HELENA — (Editor's note: Carroll College media release)
HELENA -- The NAIA announced the final 16-team field and the first-round matchups for the NAIA Football Championship Series on Sunday.
After securing an automatic bid with a win over College of Idaho on Saturday, Carroll was selected as the 16th seed and will travel to Sioux City, Iowa to take on the top-seeded Morningside Mustangs.
The Saints finished the regular season as Frontier Conference co-champions with a 3-1 record and are in the playoffs for the first time since 2014 in their second season under head coach Troy Purcell.
Morningside is 8-0 this season and has won the last two NAIA national championships. Their last game was on Nov. 21, 2020, as they played their season in the fall.
The first-round bout between the Saints and Mustangs will take place this Saturday, April 17, at 12 p.m. in Sioux City, Iowa.