Central Methodist football visits Northwestern of Iowa for the program’s first-ever NAIA-FCS playoff appearance Saturday. Head coach David Calloway explains what makes the 16th-ranked Eagles special.
9-2 CMU defeated Evangel 17-7 last week to claim its first outright Heart South Division title since 1975. Calloway reflects on the rise of a program that won 27 percent of its games since 1993.
Central Methodist topped fifth-ranked Baker 21-19 two weeks ago. The Wildcats held the last six division titles. The Eagles average almost 30 points per game. Calloway credits CMU’s offensive line.
Calloway evaluates the Eagle defense.
CMU’s playoff opponent Northwestern College of Orange City, Iowa competes in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Northwestern owns the four seed in the playoffs while Central Methodist secured 13th.