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For third straight year, Warhawks face Mt. Union for the championship

(Published Dec. 10, 2007, 9:38 a.m.)

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UW-Whitewater's Gabe Schultz breaks up a pass.



The UW-Whitewater football team has had a year to stew over their second straight loss to Mount Union in the NCAA Division III national championship game.

This Saturday, they'll have a chance to do something about it.

The Warhawks advanced to the 35th Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl--Division III's Superbowl--with a 16-7 win over Mary Hardin-Baylor in Perkins Stadium Saturday.

For the third straight year, they'll face Mount Union College of Ohio, who defeated Bethel College 62-14.

UW-W, 13-1, will be making its third straight NCAA III championship appearance, they will be facing a familiar opponent, on December 15.

For the third straight year the title game, played in Salem, Va., will match the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams the Division III polls.

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UW-Whitewater's Justin Beaver drags along a would-be tackler during the Warhawks 15-7 victory over Mary Hardin-Baylor Saturday.

"For these kids especially, it's a great accomplishment," UW-W coach Lance Leipold said. "From my arrival its been something they've talked about since January, about trying to finish things off and get back to this opportunity. At the press conference, when I was named head coach, the thing I tried to strive for, and still do to this day, it's not about myself. It's about the program and the tradition of the program, and the young men and coaching staff that have been here and worked hard."

The 16 points put up by Whitewater equals the lowest output of the season. UW-W also managed that total in a 26-16 loss to Saint Cloud State University on September 15.

With the win, the Warhawks' home winning streak is now at 25 games.

Mount Union will be looking for its 10th NCAA Division III Football Championship title since 1993.

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UW-Whitewater's Justin Beaver drags along a would-be tackler during the Warhawks 15-7 victory over Mary Hardin-Baylor Saturday.

Game time is set for 4:00 p.m. and will be televised live on ESPN.

Advance tickets for the Stagg Bowl go on sale Monday 9 a.m.-Wednesday noon in the UW-W ticket office. 

Advance tickets are $7 for students and $12.50 for adults. 

The adult tickets will be $15 in Salem on game day. 

Call the UW-W ticket office at (262) 472-2222 for more information.

 

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