North Alabama preparing for NCAA DII national championship game against Northwest Missouri State

FLORENCE, Ala. (roarlions.com) - The two winningest programs in the history of the NCAA Division II football playoffs will square off Saturday (Dec. 17), when North Alabama and Northwest Missouri State clash at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan., to determine the 2016 NCAA Division II National Champion.

Seventh ranked UNA, a three-time national champion, is making its fifth championship game appearance and advanced with a 23-13 road win over third ranked Shepherd. Top ranked Northwest Missouri State, a five-time champion, is in the championship game for the 10th time in school history after knocking off Ferris State at home, 35-20.

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