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Marian University to Host Its First NAIA Football Championship Series Playoff Game - 11/16/2011

After five seasons of competition, the Marian University football team won its first-ever Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) Mideast League championship on November 5, 2011. The #2-ranked Knights defeated #1-ranked Saint Xavier University 27-9 in front of a record 5,175 fans at St.Vincent Health Field. On Monday, November 7, the NAIA Coaches' Poll ranked the Knights #1. Read the complete game recap.

The Knights completed their first-ever unbeaten regular season with a 10-0 record and a 5-0 mark in the Mideast League, while Saint Xavier had its 31-game regular season winning streak snapped and sits at 9-1 on the year.

Marian University will now wait until Sunday, November 13, 2011 when the Victory Sports Network will air the 2011 NAIA Football Championship Series Selection Show. The show will be streamed at 3 p.m. and the Knights will find out who they will host in the first-ever playoff game at St.Vincent Health Field on Saturday, November 19, at 1 p.m.

Tickets for the first playoff game on November 19 are now available. Order online at