Saturday will be busy across the state for college football teams hoping to make a push deep into the postseason. Minnesota-Duluth opens the playoffs against Saginaw Valley State of Michigan. St. Cloud State hosts Wayne State of Michigan, and St. Thomas takes on undefeated St. Scholastica.
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Defending national champion Minnesota Duluth will host Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) in the first round of the NCAA Division II football playoffs Saturday. In Division III play, another Duluth-area college -- St. Scholastica -- will make its inaugural postseason appearance at St. Thomas.
St. Scholastica football squad enters uncharted territory
Back in 2008, Duluth's St. Scholastica fielded its first college football team. This year, they’re the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference champions, undefeated at 10-0, and will play their first-ever Division III playoff game on Saturday. It’ll be a tough one. The Saints take on undefeated St. Thomas in St. Paul.
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St. Thomas hosts national quarterfinal game Saturday
The Tommies football team has lost only once since the start of the 2010 season, and that was a quarterfinal playoff loss last year to Bethel. St. Thomas hopes to avoid repeating history when it takes on St. John Fisher in St. Paul.
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