The University of Central Missouri Mules will play host this afternoon to the West Texas A&M Buffaloes this Saturday in an NCAA-II playoff game at Walton Stadium/Kennedy Field. For the Mules, this will be only their second playoff appearance in school history.

The Mules finished the regular season with a mark of 9-2, and a record in the MIAA of 8-1.  West Texas A&M would finish their season at 8-3, and would finish 8-2 in the Lone Start conference. 

This will be the second NCAA Playoff appearance in school history for Central Missouri.  Their other playoff game was in 2002.  The Mules will also be making more history today as this will be their first ever home playoff game.

The Super Region Four bracket features three MIAA teams and three Lone Star Conference teams, with the top two seeds receiving first round byes.

Abilene Christian is the number one seed, awaiting the winner of the Mules-Buffaloes contest today.

Texas A&M-Kingsville is the second seed. The Javelinas will play the winner of an All-MIAA game as sixth-seeded Missouri Western will play at No. 3 seed Northwest Missouri State this Saturday.