KANSAS CITY, Mo. - By virtue
of winning five of its final six games of the season, Union garnered
some national attention as the Bulldogs received a vote in the final regular-season edition of the NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25, the national office announced Sunday.
Union got off to a 2-3 start to the season but finished strong to end the year with a 7-4 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the Mid-South Conference West.
Over the past three years, the Bulldogs have won 20 games to equal the
most successful three-year span in program history. Union also won 20
games during the 1992-94 campaigns.
The Bulldogs set the program record for most points scored in a
season with 440 and for best point-per game average at 40.0. The
previous marks were 369 total points in 2008 and 33.4 average in 1994.
Union also set season records for total offense (5,206) and most rushing
This marks the first time Union received votes in the NAIA Poll since being ranked as high as No. 10 during the 2009 season.
To view the entire poll, click here.