The contest, slated for a 6 p.m. kickoff, will pit two of the nation’s most prominent football programs in the NAIA and NCAA Division III ranks.
Morningside played in the 2012 Russell Athletic-NAIA Football National Championship Game and has made 11 consecutive post-season appearances in the NAIA Championship Series for the longest active streak in the nation. Morningside, coming off an 11-2 finish in 2014, has won four consecutive Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) championships and has a 112-23 record for a .830 winning percentage since the start of the 2004 season. The Mustangs have advanced to at least the semifinals of the NAIA Championship Series each of the last three years.
Wisconsin-Whitewater had a 15-0 record in 2014 and defeated Mount Union College 43-34 in Stagg Bowl XLII to win its sixth NCAA Division III National Championship in the last eight years. The Warhawks have won nine of the last 10 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) championships and will enter the 2015 season riding a 32-game winning streak for nation’s longest active collegiate football victory streak.
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