2013 NAIA Football National Championship

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2013 Russell Athletic NAIA Football National Championship
Logo for the 2013 NAIA Football National Championship.jpg
1 2 3 4 Total
Grand View 14 7 0 14 35
The Cumberlands 3 14 0 6 23
Date December 21, 2013
Season 2013
Stadium Barron Stadium
Location Rome, Georgia
NAIA Football National Championship
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The 2013 NAIA Football National Championship was a fpur round sixteen team tournament played between November 23 through December 21 of 2013. The tournament concluded on December 21 with a single game played as the 58th Annual Russell Athletic NAIA Football National Championship. The game matched two undefeated teams: #1 Cumberlands Patriots (13-0) against #2 Grand View Vikings. Grand View held The Cumberlands scoreless and led the game once taking the lead in the first quarter, winning with a final score of 35–0.[1]

The championship game was played at Barron Stadium in Rome, Georgia. A total of sixteen teams participated in the single-elimination tournament from across the country. Placement in the tournament was based on the final edition of the 2013 NAIA Coaches' Poll. This year's field included the top 16 teams from the final poll.[2]

Tournament bracket[edit]

1st Round
November 23
Quarterfinals
November 30
Semifinals
December 7
Championship
December 21
                       
2 Grand View (10–0) 38
15 Ottawa (KS) (8–3) 13
2 Grand View (11–0) 44
11 11 Tabor Bluejays football (10–2) 24
11 Tabor Bluejays football (9–2) 14
8 Benedictine Ravens football (10–1) 13
2 Grand View (12–0) 35
5 Morningside (IA) (11–1) 0
5 Morningside (IA) (9–1) 40
10 Rocky Mountain (8–3) 21
5 Morningside (IA) (10–1) 36
4 Baker (KS) (11–1) 28
4 Baker (KS) (10–1) 10
13 (T) Sterling (KS) (9–2) 7
2 Grand View (13–0) 35
1 Cumberlands (KY) (13–0) 23
1 Cumberlands (KY) (10–0) 56
16 St. Ambrose (IA) (7–3) 28
1 Cumberlands (KY) (11–0) 28
6 Saint Francis (IN) (9–2) 14
6 Saint Francis (IN) (8–2) 20
9 Faulkner (AL) (9–2) 13
1 Cumberlands (KY) (12–0) 34*
3 Carroll (MT) (12–1) 27
3 Carroll (MT) (10–1) 38
13 (T) Georgetown (KY) (7–3) 28
3 Carroll (MT) (11–1) 27
7 Missouri Valley (9–2) 3
7 Missouri Valley (8–2) 38
12 Northwestern (IA) (8–2) 13
  •  * denotes OT.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morningside (Iowa) at Grand View (Iowa)". DakTronics 3000. Daktronics, Inc. December 21, 2013. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "NAIA Football National Championships results". National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved December 22, 2013.