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Cougars will return to Marian for quarterfinals

Saint Francis will play at Marian in the quarterfinal round of the NAIA football players, the organization announced Sunday afternoon. Kickoff for Saturday's game has not been announced.

The No. 6-ranked Cougars (9-2) advanced with a 22-17 victory over No. 11 Baker on Saturday at Bishop Darcy Stadium.

The game in Indianapolis will be the second time that Saint Francis has visited the Knights. Earlier, Saint Francis lost at Marian 45-38 when Marian was the No. 1-ranked team.

The No. 5 Knights (9-1) advanced with a 42-32 home victory over Northwestern (Iowa) on Saturday.

2012 NAIA Football Championship Series Quarterfinal Pairings

Game 1: Bethel (Tenn.) (9-3) at Missouri Valley (11-0)

Game 2: Southern Oregon (9-2) at Morningside (Iowa) (11-0)

Game 3: Cumberlands (Ky.) (10-1) at Saint Xavier (Ill.) (10-1)

Game 4: Saint Francis (Ind.) (9-2) at Marian (Ind.) (9-1)