They've taken it one game at a time. Now, it's one for all time.
UW-Whitewater's football team takes its 44-game winning streak - fifth-longest in NCAA history, any division or level - into the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl in Salem, Va., at 6 p.m. Friday (ESPN2).
For the seventh consecutive year, the Warhawks' opponent in the Division III championship game is the University of Mount Union of Alliance, Ohio.
Here they are. Again. The Warhawks (14-0) and Purple Raiders (14-0), ranked Nos. 1 and 2 in the nation all season, have been on a collision course since they started practice four months ago.
The teams have met in the last six championship games and have split them, with Mount Union winning in 2005, '06 and '08 and Whitewater winning in 2007, '09 and '10. The combined point totals in those games? Mount Union 171, Whitewater 170.
The Warhawks know what the Purple Raiders are going to do and vice versa. This is a rivalry game between familiar foes. They are going to line up and slug...