Undefeated Bearcats Head to Playoffs

Willamette University's football team finished the regular season 10-0, the first time since 1997, and opens the NCAA Division III Playoffs this Saturday, Nov. 22, by hosting Occidental College at McCulloch Stadium. Game time is noon.

"It's really an honor to represent the Northwest," said Willamette Head Coach Mark Speckman. "We're happy for our seniors, happy for our team and happy for our community."

The Bearcats moved up four spots in this week's Top 25 and are now #6 in the poll of coaches, sports information directors and media representatives.

Willamette is the #1 seed, and Occidental, with a 9-0 record, is the #2 seed in the West Region. The winner of the Willamette-Occidental game will play the winner of the first round game between defending national champion the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (9-1) and St. John's University, Minn. (8-2).