GEORGETOWN, Ky - The NAIA has announced the postseason football pairings. No. 1 Georgetown College (10-0) will host No. 18 Bethel University (8-3) in the NAIA Football Championship Series First Round. The two Mid-South Conference foes were the league’s respective divisional champions and played back on Sept. 29. Georgetown picked up the 63-21 win.
Kickoff is set for 3:30 pm Saturday at Toyota Stadium on iHigh Field. Fox College Sports will broadcast the game.
Tickets will be sold Tuesday-Friday outside the cafeteria for regular season prices – $15 for chair backs, $12 for bleacher backs and $10 for general admission for faculty, staff, students and Tiger parents. Day of the game all prices double and there is no free admission.
For the general public prices, even early purchase, will be $30, $24 and $20.
GC is 7-0 against the Wildcats all-time. The win this season marked coaches Bill Cronin’s, Craig Mullins’, Bruce Owens’, Steve Hill’s and Marty Park’s 150th with the Orange & Black.
“Bethel is a very good team,” Cronin said. “They started the season as No. 11 in the nation, went 2-2 early on trying to find a rhythm under first-year head coach Chris Elliot. They left here 2-3 and finished the season on six-straight wins.
“I expect it to be a great game and a tough first round matchup.”
In those six games, BU beat Faulkner – which jumped in and out of the rankings this season – and Cumberland University – which finished rank No. 20 and just on the outside of being a fourth MSC playoff team.
No. 7 University of the Cumberlands (9-1) will host MidAmerica Nazarene (8-2) in a noon contest.