Put down the cigars and put the champagne on ice, Bowie State, you’ve got more football to play.
BSU (9-2) will host a NCAA Division II playoff game for the second year in a row. The newly-crowned CIAA Champs will host West Alabama on Saturday after receiving a fourth seed.
It beat Fayetteville State 30-10 on Saturday for its first-ever CIAA Championship on Saturday.
BSU will be the only HBCU in the playoffs as Virginia Union is on the outside-looking in after finishing 8-2 this season.
It is the first time in three seasons since the SIAC and CIAA joined the same super-region that only one HBCU has made the postseason. Last season both BSU and Virginia State were among the seven seeds in Super Region II. Winston-Salem State and Tuskegee were selected out in 2015.
The SIAC has been shut out of the playoffs for the second consecutive season.