Delta State earns bye in Division II playoffs

Published 12:00 pm Monday, November 15, 2010

After winning a share of the Gulf South Conference championship, Delta State received a No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the NCAA Division II playoffs.

Delta State (8-3) will host either North Alabama or Valdosta State at noon on Nov. 27. The brackets were announced Sunday.

The other side of the bracket features a first-round game between Morehouse and Wingate, with the winner advancing to play Albany State. All first-round games are scheduled for this weekend.

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Delta State is making its fourth playoff appearance in five seasons. It reached the semifinals in 2006 and the quarterfinals in 2008.

The Statesmen finished the regular season with a 41-17 rout of Division III Lambuth on Saturday. Delta State rolled up a school-record 711 yards of total offense.