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North Central Cardinals Win NCAA Division III Football National Championship

Dec 16, 2022

Cardinals make program history for single-season victories

Finishing off one of the most historically dominant campaigns in the 49-year history of the NCAA's split into three divisions, the North Central College football team claimed their second Division III national title in three seasons with a 28-21 victory over the University of Mount Union (Ohio) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

The Cardinals completed an unblemished 15-0 season, establishing a new program record for single-season victories while also setting a new all-time Division III standard for rushing yards in a single season (5,325). The team's record-setting season captured the attention of many across the nation and was featured across multiple media outlets throughout the postseason. 

Check out the media coverage the Cardinals have secured throughout their postseason run:

Cardinals vs. University of Mount Union 

Cardinals vs. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 

Cardinals vs. Ithaca College 

Cardinals vs. Carnegie Mellon University

Cardinals vs. Lake Forest College

Cardinals vs. Augustana University