No. 1 Northwestern hosts Dordt in NAIA playoffs Saturday

Top ranked and defending national champion Northwestern opens the NAIA playoffs at home against Dordt.

Northwestern is unbeaten and has been top ranked all season.

That’s Red Raiders coach Matt McCarty. Northwestern beat Dordt during the regular season 35-14 back in October.

Dordt coach Joel Penner says they are excited about the rematch.

Penner says his team has grown up since suffering two regular season losses.

Penner says they will need to do a better job of making plays to have a chance.