GREENWOOD, IN - Franklin College won the outright Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football title with a 48-25 win over rival Hanover Saturday afternoon. The Grizzlies finished the conference season with a perfect 8-0 mark.
Franklin's HCAC title was their third outright championship in four years and their sixth straight win over Hanover in the annual Victory Bell game.
The win also gives Franklin (9-1, 8-0 HCAC) the HCAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Football Tournament. The tournament field will be announced on Sunday, November 14 between 3:00 and 3:30 PM on ESPNews. This will be the Grizzlies' third trip to the tournament in the last four years.