(Ann Arbor, MI) – Concordia football will be preparing this week for their second round NAIA playoff matchup against Grand View. The Cardinals advanced to the next round after a dominant 47-3 victory over #11 seed Saint Xavier in the school's first home playoff game in history. Grand View cruised with a 38-13 win over #14 seed Dickinson State to earn their spot in the second round.
This will be the second meeting between the two schools in history. The first matchup came in the 2019 NAIA playoffs when the Cardinals suffered a narrow 31-30 defeat after a blocked PAT on a late touchdown. CUAA will look to advance to the final four for the first time in school history with a win.
Grand View at a glance
Grand View enters the contest a perfect 12-0 on the year. The Vikings defeated 3 ranked opponents on the way to claiming their Heart of America North Division title. Grand View features a stingy defense, ranking #2 in the country with only 10.3 PPG allowed per game. Head coach Joe Woodley enters his 14th year at the helm of the program.
Other NAIA Playoff Matchups
#1 Lindsey Wilson vs #12 Keiser – 1:30pm
#2 Morningside vs #10 Kansas Wesleyan – 1:00pm
#4 Northwestern vs #7 Marian – 1:00pm