2018 Centennial-MAC Bowl Series


19306 ABOUT THE CENTENNIAL-MAC BOWL SERIES
The Centennial Conference and the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) announced on Nov. 5, 2015 their partnership to hold two postseason football games between member institutions known as the Centennial-MAC Bowl Series. In the spring of 2018, the two conferences voted and approved an additional bowl game to increase the series to three games beginning in the fall of 2018. The Centennial-MAC Bowl Series will now be the top-three teams from each conference that are not selected to the NCAA Division III Championship.
 
The format of the Centennial-MAC Bowl Series has changed with the additional game. The top seeds, second seeds, and third seeds will face each other unless the teams have already played that season. In that case, commissioners from each conference will determine new pairings. The Centennial Conference will host the top-seed and third-seed games and the MAC will host the second-seed game in even years, and vice versa in odd years.

This season (2018), the bowl games are scheduled for Saturday, November 17. The Centennial Conference (teams) will host the No. 1 seed and No. 3 seed games, while the MAC (team) will host the No. 2 seed game this year. (Originally, the top team from each conference that was not selected to the NCAA Division III Championship would host the second best team from the opposing conference not moving on to NCAAs in one game of the series.)
 

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS
The two conferences will continue to support the NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) partnership with Special Olympics by donating 25 percent of ticket revenue generated during the Bowl Series to the organization. Giving back to local and regional communities not only adds to the comprehensive learning component of Division III, but also provides a venue for passion and service.


ADMISSION

Adults $5
Students $2
Special Olympics Athletes  FREE
Children Under 6 Years Old FREE

2018 BOWL GAMES (Preview Story)

No. 1 Seed Bowl Matchup: No. 1 Susquehanna River Hawks 17, No. 1 Stevenson Mustangs 7 (F) | Box Score | Recap

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STEVENSON MUSTANGS (8-2)
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SUSQUEHANNA RIVER HAWKS (7-3)
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No. 2 Seed Bowl Matchup: No. 2 Ursinus Bears 70, No. 2 Misericordia Cougars 14 (F) | Box Score | Recap

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URSINUS BEARS (7-3)
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MISERICORDIA COUGARS (8-2)
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No. 3 Seed Bowl Matchup: No. 3 Franklin & Marshall Diplomats 21, No. 3 Lycoming Warriors 20 (F) | Box Score | Recap

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LYCOMING WARRIORS (5-5)
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FRANKLIN & MARSHALL DIPLOMATS (7-3)
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HISTORY
Centennial leads, 5-4

2018 - (Susquehanna 17, Stevenson 7 | Ursinus 70, Misericordia 14 | Franklin & Marshall 21, Lycoming 20)
In the fourth year (11/17/18), the Centennial Conference swept the bowl series. Susquehanna and Stevenson earned the top-seeds with the Rivers Hawks hosting the Mustangs. Misericordia and Ursinus earned the second-seeds with the game taking place in Dallas, Pa. Franklin & Marshall earned their third-straight bid while hosting Lycoming in the third-seed matchup.

2017 - (Franklin & Marshall 21, Widener 7 | Susquehanna 28, Albright 9)
In the third year (11/18/17), Franklin & Marshall College (F&M) and Albright College earned the top seeds and hosting rights. F&M hosted Widener University, and Albright hosted Susquehanna University. The Centennial Conference won both games for its first two victories in the annual bowl series with the MAC. The Diplomats defeated the Pride by a score of 21-7, while the River Hawks defeated the Lions by a score of 28-9.

2016 - (Delaware Valley 30, Muhlenberg 27 | Albright 28, Franklin & Marshall 23)
In the second year (11/19/16), Muhlenberg College and Albright College earned the top seeds and hosting rights. Muhlenberg hosted Delaware Valley University, and Albright hosted Franklin & Marshall College. The MAC won both games for a second-straight season. Delaware Valley won 30-27 over the Mules, while Albright won 28-23 over the Diplomats.

2015 - (Delaware Valley 20, Moravian 16 | Stevenson 14, Muhlenberg 9)
In the first year (11/21/15), Muhlenberg College of the Centennial Conference and Delaware Valley University of the MAC earned the top seeds and hosting rights. Muhlenberg hosted Stevenson University of the MAC, and Delaware Valley hosted Moravian of the Centennial Conference. The MAC won both games in the inaugural season. Stevenson won 14-9 over the Mules, while Delaware Valley won 20-16 over the Greyhounds.