The Husson Eagles football team's dream season got an unexpected pleasant surprise Sunday evening. Husson will host the first round NCAA Divsion III playoff game against MIT on Saturday.

The Eagles won the ECFC conference title when they beat Mt. Ida College 41-21 to complete a perfect 7-0 conference schedule and an 8-1 overall record.

That meant a first ever NCAA playoff game and when the NCAA Selection Show unveiled the brackets Sunday evening, Husson was chosen to host MIT. The entire Eagles team was there and exploded with joy.

The game will have a kickoff time of noon on Saturday at the John Winkin Sports Complex on the Bangor campus.

MIT is the champion of the New England Football Conference and the Engineers completed a perfect 7-0 conference record and a 9-0 overall record.

NOTE:  More information of  the NCAA playoff game and reaction from Husson players and coaches during today's Morning Pitch Show starting at 6am on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket.

Courtesy Husson Athletics