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MORNINGSIDE & NORTHWESTERN READY FOR FB REMATCH

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FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THE LAST SEVEN MONTHS NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE AND MORNINGSIDE UNIVERSITY WILL MEET IN THE NAIA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS SATURDAY AT OLSON STADIUM IN SIOUX CITY.

MORNINGSIDE IS RANKED 2ND IN THE NAIA, WITH A PERFECT 12-0 RECORD WHILE NORTHWESTERN IS 4TH AT 12-1, WITH ITS LONE LOSS TO THE MUSTANGS BACK ON NOVEMBER 6TH IN A 55-49 SHOOTOUT IN ORANGE CITY.

NORTHWESTERN ENDED MORNINGSIDE’S HOPES OF WINNING A THIRD STRAIGHT NATIONAL TITLE WITH A 44-41 WIN OVER THE MUSTANGS IN THE SEMI-FINALS LAST SPRING.

NORTHWESTERN COACH MATT MCCARTY SAYS HIS TEAM IS LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MATCHUP:

FBALL1 OC………NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. :14

IT WILL MATCH A PAIR OF VETERAN QUARTERBACKS: TYSON KOOIMA FOR NORTHWESTERN AND JOE DOLINCHECK FROM MORNINGSIDE.

MUSTANG COACH STEVE RYAN SAYS THEY ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH EACH OTHER:

FBALL2 OC…..UNBELIEVABLE :21

RYAN SAYS IT COULD BE A REPEAT OF THE REGULAR SEASON GAME IN WHICH THE TEAMS COMBINED FOR 60 FIRST DOWNS AND MORE THAN 11 HUNDRED YARDS OF OFFENSE.

FBALL3 OC…….TYPE GAME. :10

COACH MCCARTY SAYS THE RED RAIDERS JUST NEED TO MAKE A FEW PLAYS ON DEFENSE.

FBALL4 OC…..GET A STOP :19

RYAN SAYS IF IT IS ANOTHER SHOOTOUT EACH POSSESSION WOULD BE HUGE, AND WITH A TRIP TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE LINE, THE SCHOOL’S RIVALRY TAKES A BACK SEAT.

KICKOFF IS AT NOON AT OLSON STADIUM.

Radio Iowa contributed to this story