Hanover College Football Draws Mt. Union In First Round Of NCAA DIII Tournament

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 6:54 PM

By Hanover College release

In Alliance, Ohio Saturday at noon

 The 2019 NCAA Division III National Playoff field was announced Saturday evening as the Hanover Panthers drew #2 Mount Union in the opening round.

2019 NCAA DIII Football Championship Bracket

The contest is set to kickoff at noon on Saturday, Nov. 23 from Mount Union Stadium.

Hanover played their very first NCAA DIII Tournament game against the Purple Raiders in 1995 in Alliance, Ohio and fell 52-18.

The Panthers who claimed the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference title outright after going a perfect 7-0 in conference action, for the first time since the 2003 season, will be making their second consecutive playoff appearance. Prior to the 2018 season, the Panthers last appearance came in 2003.

The Panthers have burst onto the national scene receiving votes in both the D3football.com poll, as well as the AFCA Division III Coaches' Poll. The team currently ranks ninth among the NCAA north region.

Mount Union, who finished the season a perfect 10-0 overall, makes their 31st appearance in the NCAA playoffs.


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