ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) - With Henderson State's 42-7 victory over Ouachita Baptist in the Southern Bancorp Battle of the Ravine this past Saturday, the Reddies moved up to No. 6 in the American Football Coaches Association poll released Monday afternoon.
The Reddies completed the regular-season with a perfect 10-0 record and claimed the outright Great American Conference championship with the win over the Tigers.
Henderson State also earned a spot in the NCAA Division II football playoffs for the first time in school history, with the Reddies receiving an opening round bye. The Reddies will play host to the winner of the No. 3 seed Missouri Western State or the No. 6 seed Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday, November 24 at Carpenter-Haygood Stadium with kickoff scheduled at Noon.
The Reddies lead the nation in scoring averaging 53.3 points per game. Henderson is third nationally in total offense averaging 520.5 yards per contest including 374.2 yards passing per game.
Henderson State is one of only six teams in the country that remains undefeated, with the Reddies along with Minnesota State-Mankato having the longest current winning streak at 12.