The Northwest Missouri State University football team earned the No. 6 seed in the NCAA Super Region Three playoff bracket and will face Ashland University on Saturday, Nov. 18, in Ashland, Ohio. This will be the first all-time meeting between the Bearcats and the Eagles.

Ashland went 10-1 this season and claimed the outright GLIAC title this season. The Eagles’ lone loss of the year came in week one to Indiana (Pa.), 26-23. Indiana received the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Super Region One.

Northwest has now made 14 straight NCAA playoff appearances and 22 all time. The Bearcats are 47-15 all time in the NCAA playoffs, winning national titles in 1998, 1999, 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2016.