MCKINNEY, TX (WTXL) — It was a game where nothing seemed to go right for the Valdosta State. The Blazers led 17-13 with 2:47 to play in the first quarter, and never led again.
Ferris State dominated in all facets of the game, despite just throwing the ball twice in the first quarter. They led 41-17 at the end of the first half, and scored 45 unanswered to win the Division II national title.
Jared Bernhardt and Tyler Minor led the Bulldogs on the ground.
Valdosta State finishes the year 12-2. Their other loss came to West Florida to close out the regular season. It's their first loss in the national title game since 2002. They'd won their last four straight appearances. It's Ferris State's first national title.