The Division III Gallaudet Bison surged forward in the last few hours of the Helmet Bowl I semi-finals to secure a spot in the championship match.
But hold on.
They must face the powerful San Diego State Aztecs, who dismissed the undefeated Central Michigan Chippewas and, like third quarter Bulldogs, seem to gain momentum with every play.
The Aztecs sauntered into the National Championship bracket through a lackluster voting Mountain West Conference. The Bison fought to the top of the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference and learned how to battle. Do they have the moxie to pull off an upset? Do the Aztecs have another gear?
The Helmet Bowl National Champion will be crowned Monday, January 8 at 4 p.m. Central. The College Football world will await it's result, then turn their attention to the other Championship.
Fare thee Well
The Chipps performed like champions from the first vote on September 5 through today. Never a lost point in the Conference Championships. Never were they seriously challenged, though the Stout Blue Devils gave them a bit of a fright in Round 2 of the National Championship bracket.
The Owls. Wow, the Owls. They flew through the Big South Conference, then started asserting themselves.
Both great helmets. Both great programs. Both great Equipment Managers with strong support. Thank you!