No. 4 Texas A&M-Commerce is taking on No. 4 West Florida for the DIII football championship on Saturday night in Kansas City. As the first quarter winds down, TAMU-Commerce leads West Florida 14-7.

The Lions struck first with a 50-yard touchdown pass from Luis Perez to take a 7-0 lead early. West Florida responded with a 1-yard touchdown run, but the Lions took back the lead on a kickoff that was returned for a touchdown.

The Lions added to their lead with a 29-yard field goal to make it 17-7.

A 28-team bracket has been whittled down to its final pair, and from there, a national champion will emerge. The Division II title game takes place Saturday night, where two quasi-Cinderellas will battle for the right to claim their first NCAA Championship.

West Florida and Texas A&M-Commerce weren’t supposed to get this far. The sixth-seeded Argonauts’ path to the national title game ran through a pair of No. 1 seeds (West Alabama, Indiana [Pa.]) before arriving in Kansas City. The Lions, a five seed despite running through the regular season with only one loss, played their first three games of the NCAA Division II Football Tournament as an underdog before toppling Harding in the bracket’s semifinal.

Now, these two Davids-turned-Goliaths will meet on Saturday night with a national championship on the line. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ESPN2 (live stream).

Time: 6 p.m. ET Location: Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kan. TV: ESPN2 Streaming: WatchESPN Odds: N/A

UWF basketball has moved its Saturday games vs. West Alabama up to 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. The games will be played at the UWF Field House. The women’s contest will be played at 2:00 p.m. and the men’s contest at 4:00 p.m.

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