Coach: Clark Swisher.
Of interest: South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference champions.
Northern defeated three Nebraska teams this season: Chadron 40-0, Nebraska-Wesleyan 27-0 and Kearney State 27-13.
In the NAIA semifinals, host Lenoir-Rhyne University defeated the Wolves 20-7 in Hickory, N.C., on Dec. 1 before 6,800 fans. The Bears got off to a 20-0 start in the first half. Central Oklahoma won the national title over Lenoir-Rhyne 28-13 on Dec. 8 in the Camellia Bowl in Sacramento, Calif.
PLAYERS: Greg Wiitala, Scott Evenson, Norm Neu, Ted Van Kampen, Steve Henneberg, Tom Scherwerts, Jim Maher, Ken Kraft, Joe Phipps, Jim Stout, Jim Breitag, Tom Gauer, Larry Vickers, Elroy Likness, Wayne McGruder, Neil Bien, Ken Holler, Bob Dockter, Harry Little, Bob Braun, Andy Parks, Bob Taylor, Roger Youngman, Ray Mack, Clayton Olson, Nick Forman, Ron Nelson, Dave Little, Bob Sherwood, Don Pitkin;
Mike Williams, Raphael Mack, Jim Judd, John Stoecker, Ray Barnett, Clarence Stern, Ron Wicks, Dave Sebring, Bob Huber, Joe McMacken, Ronald Holtz, Byron Nuttall, Ross McDonald, Jerry Schlekeway, Harold Pardew, Norg Sanderson, Doug Glader, Dave Watson, Larry Hanks, Morris Bates, Bill Nagy, Mike Cefalo, Barry Erickson.
W…@School of Mines…46-19
At Hickory, N.C.