SJU Football wins over Thanksgiving weekend, moves to NCAA Quarterfinals

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November 26, 2018

Adam Essler carries football

A group of Johnnies celebrate in Saint John’s 45-24 win over Whitworth University Saturday, Nov. 24, at Clemens Stadium.

Photo: Sean Donohue ’16

SJU Football Website

No. 3/5 Saint John's football advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs with a 45-24 win over No. 10/11 Whitworth (Wash.) on Saturday, Nov. 24, in Collegeville.

The Johnnies (12-0 overall) travel to face No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) for a noon kickoff on Saturday, Dec. 1, in Belton, Texas.

For those who are planning to make the trip to Belton (about 55 miles north of Austin) please know that there is no charter aircraft available. However, SJU reserved a block of rooms for Friday night, Nov. 30, at the Holiday Inn in Temple, Texas roughly 3.5 miles from the stadium. The rate is $104, including breakfast, for our parents, alumni and fans. 

The reserve block is being held until Tuesday, Nov. 27, so you may click here to reserve your room. Or you may call the hotel at 254-778-5511 and use the Saint John’s University group code PFG.    

SJU is hosting a social at the hotel on Friday evening for all Johnnie fans. On Saturday morning, SJU is also hosting a pre-game social at Scores Sports Bar in Belton roughly a mile from the stadium beginning at 10 a.m. The address for Scores is 219 South East Street, Belton, TX.