The past three seasons have seen one of these two teams win the national championship behind a perfect 12-0 season. East Mississippi won the title in 2011 and 2013, while the Reivers earned the crown in 2012.
This game has been close to four months in the making as both teams began the season at No. 1 and No. 2 in the preseason rankings. Despite swapping places during the year, neither the Lions nor Iowa Western relinquished the top two spots in the poll during the season.
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