The Northwest Missouri State Bearcats host Grand Valley State this Saturday in a Division II semifinal with the winner advancing to the Championship game next Saturday in Florence.
The Bearcats have met Grand Valley State in the last two Championship games and lost both. In 2005, the final was 21-17 and last year, the Bearcats lost 17-14. The Lakers have won 40 straight games.
The Bearcats advanced by beating Chadron State 26-13 and held the 2nd all-time leading scorer in D-2 history to just 91 yards and no touchdowns. To hear head coach Mel Tjeerdsma, click on the link below.