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Mississippi College Choctaws football

The Mississippi College Choctaws football team represents Mississippi College. The school's teams are known as the Choctaws. Its major rival is Millsaps College in nearby Jackson. After a more than 40-year hiatus, the two teams began meeting on the football field again in 2000. The rivalry is dubbed the Backyard Brawl.

Mississippi College Choctaws
2018 Mississippi College Choctaws football team
First seasonc. 1907
Head coachJohn Bland
LocationClinton, Mississippi
ConferenceGulf South Conference
Past conferencesSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Conference titles4
ColorsBlue and Gold[1]
         
WebsiteGoChoctaws

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
"Goat" Hale.

The first year of the team was in 1907.[2][3] The 1921 team was led by Hall of Famer Edwin "Goat" Hale.[4]

The team won the Division II National Championship in 1989, however, Mississippi College's football tournament participation, along with its NCAA Division II national football championship, were vacated by the NCAA Committee on Infractions for recruiting violations.

Program achievementsEdit

Gulf South Conference Champions 1979, 1988, 1990
NCAA Division II Team Playoff Participants 1979, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
NCAA Division II Regional Championships 1989, 1990
NCAA Division II National Championships 1989

All-time record vs. Gulf South Conference teamsEdit

Official record (including any NCAA imposed vacates and forfeits) against all current GSC opponents:

Opponent Won Lost Tied Percentage Streak First
Delta State 15 22 2 .410 Lost 7 1935
Florida Tech 0 5 0 .000 Lost 5 2014
North Greenville 0 0 0 2019
Shorter 3 2 0 .600 Won 3 2014
Valdosta State 8 10 1 .447 Lost 9 1982
West Alabama 19 24 2 .444 Lost 8 1946
West Florida 0 3 0 .000 Lost 3 2016
West Georgia 8 9 0 .471 Lost 8 1984
Totals 53 75 5 .417

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Colors & Fonts - Identity Manual". Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  2. ^ "Choctaws Football Record Book" (PDF). 2015-07-09. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  3. ^ "The Official Site of Mississippi College Choctaws - History of Mississippi College Athletics". Gochoctaws.com. 1963-11-23. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  4. ^ "Edwin Hale". College Football Hall of Fame. Footballfoundation.org. 1983-03-25. Retrieved 2016-05-20.