UWF advances to National Championship Game
INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIA (WEAR) —
It seems nothing can stop UWF Football right now.
In frosty Pennsylvania, facing top seed Indiana-Pa., the Argos burst out to a 24-0 lead and held on to win 27-17 in the NCAA D-II national semifinal matchup.
In just their second season of playing football, UWF advances to the National Championship Game next week in Kansas City.
Chris Schwarz ran for a school record of 175 yards, 141 in the 1st half, against a vaunted Crimson Hawks run defense.
Quarterback Mike Beaudry threw for two touchdowns, as the Argos were especially tough in the clutch moments converting 11 of 18 times on third down.
UWF's defense set the tone early against a prolific IUP rushing attack. With under 12 minutes left in the second quarter, the Hawks had negative 12 yards of offense.
IUP rallied to get within seven in the 4th quarter, but UWF put together a clutch 73-yard drive to set up an Austin Williams field goal to make it a two-possession game.
IUP came into the game at 13-0, the lone unbeaten in D-II, and had won 18 straight at home dating back to 2015.
UWF will face Texas A&M-Commerce in the NCAA-II Championship Game, December 16th in Kansas City.