Valdosta State University (No. 1 seed):
Hometown: Valdosta, Georgia
Head Coach & Record: In just his third seasons at the helm, Kerwin Bell has been able to return the Blazers to national prominence as he has a 25-7 record in these three seasons.
2018 Record: 12-0
Top Players: Sophomore quarterback Rogan Wells, freshman linebacker Jameon Gaskin, freshman running back Jamar Thompkins
Playoff Tidbit: The Blazers are the last chance to have a repeat champion this season, as they are the only previous National Champions remaining in this field of four.
Notable Alumni: West Virginia Head Football Coach Dana Holgorsen, Atlanta Falcons Offensive Tackle Ryan Schraeder, Actress Pauley Perrette
Minnesota State University, Mankato (No. 2 seed):
Hometown: Mankato, Minnesota
Head Coach & Record: Since taking over in 2008, Todd Hoffner has transformed the Mavericks into a perennial contender, with a record of 92-20 in the past nine seasons.
2018 Record: 13-0
Top Players: Junior running back Nate Gunn, junior linebacker Alex Goettl, junior wide receiver Shane Zylstra
Playoff Tidbit: Minnesota State-Mankato is looking to get back to its second National Championship Game appearance since 2014.
Notable Alumni: Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver Adam Thielen, Boston Bruins Forward David Backes, Minnesota Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor
Ferris State University (No. 3 seed):
Hometown: Big Rapids. Michigan
Head Coach & Record: Tony Annese took over a struggling program and has transformed it into a national powerhouse with a 74-14 record in seven seasons.
2018 Record: 14-0
Top Players: Junior quarterback Jayru Campbell, freshman wide receiver Sy Barnett, junior defensive end Austin Edwards
Playoff Tidbit: The Bulldogs are making their second semifinal appearance in the last three seasons.
Notable Alumni: Former Tennessee Head Football Coach Butch Jones, Red Wings Coach Jeff Blashill, Chicago Blackhawks Forward Chris Kunitz
Notre Dame College (No. 4 seed):
Hometown: South Euclid, Ohio
Head Coach & Record: Mike Jacobs is in just his third season leading the Falcons. In those three seasons, he has led Notre Dame to its three most successful seasons in school history. Overall he has a record of 30-5.
2018 Record: 13-0
Top Players: Freshman running back Jaleel McLaughlin, junior defensive lineman Sha’Haun Williams, junior wide receiver Marvelle Ross
Playoff Tidbit: Having by far the best season in their program’s history, the Falcons are making their first semifinal appearance.
Notable Alumni: MMA Fighter Joey Davis, UFC Fighter Cody Garbrandt, Former NCAA Basketball Player and Current Fox Sports Basketball Analyst Doug Gottlieb
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