D2 football playoffs: Bracket, schedule, and live stream info for semifinals – SB Nation
And then there were four. The 2017 NCAA Division II Football Championship will conclude on Dec. 16, but first there are a pair of semifinals matchups to determine the top two. Both games in the semifinals will take place on Saturday, and can be streamed live online at ESPN3.
The first will see No. 1 Indiana (Penn.) up against No. 4 West Florida. That game begins at 12 p.m. ET. The second game will see No. 2 Texas A&M-Commerce up against No. 3 Harding, in a game that will begin at 3:30 p.m.
None of the four teams were seriously dominant in their quarterfinal matchups, which were all fairly exciting. Indiana took down Assumption, 27-22, to advance, while West Florida made it past West Alabama, 28-21, to make it into the semifinals. Texas A&M-Commerce bested Minnesota State to the tune of 31-21 in their last outing, while Harding took down Ferris State, 16-14.
West Florida is probably the most interesting name of the bunch, as they just started playing football a year ago. Indiana, on the other hand, has been playing for nearly 130 years. Indiana has made it to the playoffs 18 times, though this is their first semifinal appearance since 1999.
Despite this big difference, they both have an equal shot at making it to the finals when they face off on Saturday.
Texas A&M-Commerce has looked great this season, holding opponents below 10 points in a game six times. They have won their last eight games, and quarterback Luis Perez leads D2 in passing yards and passing touchdowns. Hardins is playing in its first ever semifinals game.
Below is all you need to know to catch Saturday’s action, including the full schedule and bracket for the semifinals.
D2 football playoffs bracket
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