Bulldogs will travel to southern connecticut saturday for first round
SMITHFIELD, RI - The Bryant University football team received word this morning of its selection to the 2007 NCAA Division II Football Championship as the NCAA Division II Football Committee announced today the field of 24 teams for the 2007 NCAA Division II Football Championship.
Eight first-round games will be conducted on the campus of one of the competing institutions. In addition, two teams per region have earned first-round byes.
The Bulldogs (8-2), champions of the Northeast-10 Conference and seeded fifth in the region, will travel to New Haven, Connecticut to face fourth-seeded Southern Connecticut State (8-3) this Saturday. Kickoff at Jess Dow Field will be determined Sunday evening. This will be the second meeting of the year between the Bulldogs and Owls. Southern Connecticut defeated Bryant, 56-28 back on November 2 in New Haven, handing Bryant its first conference loss of the season.
The first-round winners will all advance to face a bye team in their region in the second round on the campus of one of the competing institutions. Second-round winners will meet in the quarterfinals at various campus sites.
Quarterfinal winners will advance to play in the semifinals on the campus of one of the competing institutions. Six teams selected per region make up the field of 24 teams.