SALEM, Va. (AP) - It will be familiar foes squaring off Friday night when Mount Union and St. Thomas of Minnesota meet in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl to determine the Division III national champion.
It is a rematch of the 2012 showdown at Salem Stadium, which Mount Union won, 28-10.
Mount Union (14-0) is a regular in the title game, having advanced to an unprecedented 11 straight and every national championship contest except one since 2000. The Tommies (14-0) are making just their second appearance.
In some ways, the teams are mirror images of each other.
Mount Union leads all of Division III with averages of 53.6 points scored and 7.5 points allowed, and St. Thomas is second is both categories. The Tommies score 52.5 points per game, and allow just 9.9 points.