The Ouachita Baptist University Tigers rewrote OBU football history on Saturday with their 41-20 victory over rival Henderson State University. In addition to winning the 88th Battle of the Ravine, the Tigers finished the regular season with an undefeated, untied 10-0 record for the first time in program history.
Along with claiming the Great American Conference championship outright with the win, the Tigers finished the season with a No. 1 ranking in Super Region Three of the NCAA Division II Football Championship. That means Ouachita will host a second round matchup on Saturday, Nov. 29, also a first since the Tigers have been competing in D-II.
The playoff game will pit seventh-ranked Ouachita against the winner of a first-round game between the University of Minnesota Duluth, also undefeated at 11-0, and Northwest Missouri State University, the defending national champions with a 10-1 season record. Ouachita will host the Nov. 29 postseason game in Cliff Harris Stadium where the Tigers remain undefeated in the stadium’s inaugural season. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the OBU Business Services office, 140 Cone-Bottoms Hall. Reserved tickets are $15 and general admission tickets are $8. Student tickets are $5. Reserved tickets not claimed by season ticket holders will be available to the general public beginning Tuesday, Nov. 25.
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