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Things to know about the 2012 NCAA Division II Football Championship
Mon Dec 10, 2012 - 9:56am    Print
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Winston-Salem State vs. Valdosta State
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Braley Stadium - Florence, Alabama
12 noon (Central Time)

• This is the 40th Division II Football Championship 

• This is the Championship Game's 27th Season in Florence, Ala.(Second Longest Streak for any NCAA Championship at one site)

• This is the first Championship Game appearance by Winston- Salem State or any team from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

• Winston-Salem State is just the second Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to reach the Championship Game, with the other being Central State of Ohio in 1983. Central State lost that game to North Dakota State, 41-21.

• Winston-Salem State will try and become just the fifth school in Division II history to go 15-0. Northwest Missouri State was the first in 1998, followed by Grand Valley State in 2006 and Minnesota-Duluth in 2008 and 2010.

• This is Valdosta State's fourth appearance in the Champion- ship Game. The Blazers won Division II titles in 2004 and 2007 and finished as the runner-up in 2002.

• This will be the 17th Championship Game appearance by a school from the Gulf South Conference and the GSC schools are 10-6 all-time in title games (Mississippi College was later stripped of the 1989 title). The GSC has the most Division II titles (9), playoff appearances (70), playoff games (155) and playoff wins (98) of any Division II Conference.


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