Bearcats, Mules advance in Division II playoffs

MIAA football squads to meet Saturday in Maryville

The Northwest Missouri State Bearcats and Central Missouri Mules will meet in Maryville in the NCAA Division II football quarterfinals.

Northwest defeated Central Missouri 17-16 earlier this season in an MIAA contest.

The Bearcats (11-1) got a 3-yard touchdown pass from Blake Bolles to Josh Baker with 17 seconds left Saturday to edge Texas A&M-Kingsville 35-31 in Kingsville, Texas.

In Abilene, Texas, Central Missouri (11-2) scored three times in the fourth quarter to post a 55-41 victory Saturday over Abilene Christian (11-1).

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The quarterfinal will be played next Saturday. Game time has yet to be announced.

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