Franklin Claims HCAC Football Title with 48-25 Triumph over Hanover

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.