WAYNE – Selection Sunday took place on NCAA.com where the Wayne State College football team found themselves in the 2022 NCAA Division II Football Championship field of 28.
From Gardner Hall Auditorium on the campus of Wayne State College, a watch party was held featuring players, staff, personnel and family members.
The Wildcats last made the postseason in 2008, being their only other playoff appearance. According to Wayne State College Sports Information Director, Mike Grosz: the 2008 team advanced to the playoffs before falling at Chadron State 23-17 in the NCAA Super Region 3 first round matchup to finish that season with a 9-3 record.
Super Region 4 #6-seed Wayne State College will visit #3 Minnesota State-Mankato (9-2) on Saturday, November 19 with kickoff scheduled for noon.
The Wildcats won 41-33 over Minnesota State-Mankato during Homecoming on October 8 in Wayne earlier this season.
WSC finished the regular season at 9-2 overall, a share of the NSIC regular season title and went 4-2 in the South Division as the Wildcats concluded the regular season with a 10-7 home win over MSU Moorhead (finished 6-0 at Bob Cunningham Field). Minnesota State-Mankato finished the 11-week NSIC schedule with a 40-13 home win over then #25 Winona State on November 12 (5-0 from Blakeslee Stadium). The Mavericks are also rated #19 (up four spots) in this week’s AFCA Division II Top 25 Coaches’ Poll.
Wayne State College is receiving votes just outside the top 25 coaches poll with 38 points.
Angelo State of Texas was announced as the top seed in Super Region 4 and will earn a first-round bye with an 11-0 record. Colorado School of Mines (9-2) is the #2 seed and will host fellow Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foe Colorado State Pueblo (8-3).
The other first round matchup will showcase Northern Sun Conference teams as #4 seed Bemidji State (9-2) entertains #5 seed Winona State (8-3).
Voice of the Wildcats, Aaron Scheffler will have the call on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com. Pregame show coverage is set for 11:30 a.m.
Thoughts from head Wayne State College football coach Logan Masters Sunday evening:
NCAA Division II Super Region 4 Playoff Pairings
Saturday, November 19th – First Round
Game times to be announced
#1 seed Angelo State (11-0) bye
#5 seed Winona State (8-3) at #4 seed Bemidji State (9-2)
#7 seed Colorado State Pueblo (8-3) at #2 seed Colorado School of Mines (9-2)
#6 seed Wayne State (9-2) at #3 seed Minnesota State (9-2) at noon