New Champions Will Be Crowned on Sunday

There will be a new national champion in at least 2 of the 3 collegiate divisions this year following the elimination of the UCF women and Valdosta State men in playoff action Saturday at the 2017 NIRSA National Flag Football Championships in Pensacola, Florida.

The University of Florida eliminated UCF in the women’s semifinals this afternoon 13-0 to advance to the championship game to face Florida A&M.  FAMU needed overtime to defeat UANL of Mexico in the other semifinal 6-0.  FAMU advances to the final for the 4th consecutive season.

In men’s playoff action, reigning champion Valdosta State was eliminated in the quarterfinals by North Carolina A&T, which remains undefeated so far this tournament.  A&T will face Texas Southern, who defeated Stephen F. Austin in other quarterfinal action.  On the other side of the bracket, UT San Antonio and Rutgers were quarterfinal winners and will meet in the semifinals Sunday morning.

2016 champion Valdosta State remains alive to defend its title in the co-rec bracket.  VSU held off an impressive Louisiana Monroe squad 19-18 to make Sunday morning’s semifinals.  VSU will face Georgia Southern which eliminated UCF.  In the other co-rec semifinal, Angelo State will meet Nebraska.

Women’s Playoff Scores
R1: Southern 26, Nebraska 7
R1: Florida 27, North Carolina A&T 0
QF: UANL 14, Southern 0
QF: Florida A&M 27, Georgia Southern 7
QF: Florida 12, Angelo State 0
QF: Central Florida 6, Howard 0 (OT)
SF: Florida 13, UCF 0
SF: Florida A&M 6, UANL 0 (OT)
F: Florida A&M vs Florida, Sunday at 10:30 am CT

Men’s Playoff Scores
R1: Kennesaw State 33, Southwestern 7
R1: Texas Southern 24, Georgia College 21
R2: Columbus State 14, Kennesaw State 6
R2: UT San Antonio 26, Loyola Marymount 7
R2: Rutgers 13, Air Force 7
R2: UCF 18, Florida A&M 14
R2: Texas Southern 32, Western Kentucky 26 (OT)
R2: Stephen F. Austin 40, Tennessee Tech 39 (4OT)
R2: Valdosta State 26, Southern 19
R2: North Carolina A&T 13, West Florida 2
QF: UT San Antonio 26, Columbus State 12
QF: Rutgers 28, UCF 19
QF: Texas Southern 41, Stephen F. Austin 20
QF: North Carolina A&T 34, Valdosta State 6
SF: UT San Antonio vs Rutgers, Sunday at 10:30 am CT
SF: Texas Southern vs North Carolina A&T, Sunday at 10:30 am CT
F: Semifinal Winners, Sunday at 1:30 pm CT

Co-Rec Playoff Scores
R1: Stephen F. Austin 48, Mississippi State 0
QF: Angelo State 59, Stephen F. Austin 6
QF: Nebraska 37, Louisiana Tech 19
QF: Valdosta State 19, Louisiana Monroe 18
QF: Georgia Southern 44, UCF 35 (OT)
SF: Angelo State vs Nebraska, Sunday at 9:00 am CT
SF: Georgia Soutehrn vs Valdosta State, Sunday at 9:00 am CT
F: Semifinal Winners, Sunday at 12 Noon CT

2018-01-06T16:37:07+00:00January 6, 2018|Categories: Flag Football, NIRSA Championship Series, Sports|

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