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The University of the Cumberlands football team is headed to the NAIA national championship game.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WBIR) -- The University of the Cumberlands football team is 13-0 and will play for an NAIA national championship.

The Patriots will face Grand View University in Rome, Georgia on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 4:30 p.m.

You can watch the game on ESPN3.

There are several Knoxville-area players on the team's roster.

Head Coach John Bland was an All-State player at Farragut.

"It's been exciting for our team, our coaches, finding out it's exciting for everybody else too which I knew it would," Bland said."

"More people are calling, alumni, from all different places, ones, alumni that I've coached, 8 years ago, 7 years ago plus, guys that played here back in 1985-88 when they first started football. It's been a joy to see all that, everybody coming together."

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