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Elmhurst College Bluejays Make History After Scoring First-Ever Playoff Victory Saturday

Are you a Bluejay football parent or superfan? Will you be attending Game 2? We'd love for you to blog about the game and add photos on Elmhurst Patch!

Elmhurst College, for the first time in its history, made it to the NCAA Football Championships, and on Saturday the Bluejays won their first playoff game to advance to Round 2.

The 17th-ranked Bluejays beat 10th-ranked Coe College 27-24 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Saturday.

An article on the Bluejays website quotes head coach Tim Lester:

"This is certainly a historic win for our program. We weren't going to be content to just make the playoffs, and our guys just kept fighting and found a way to win late like they have all season long."

Read the full, play-by-play article here.

Score by Quarters 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total Coe 3 14 7 0 24 Elmhurst 3 10 7 7 27

For a detailed scoring summary, click here.

Elmhurst earned an at-large playoff bid after winning the conference title in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championship Nov. 10. It was the Bluejays' first CCIW Championship since 1980.

The Bluejays' overall record is 10-1, with their only loss to North Central College Sept. 29. For all the scores, click here. After each game, click "details" to read the game coverage.

The Bluejays will face 4th ranked University of St. Thomas next Saturday, Nov. 24. The time and place have not yet been announced.

We invite any superfans or Bluejay football parents attending the next playoff game to keep us updated by blogging about it on Patch. It's so easy. Just sign in to Elmhurst Patch and click here to get started adding commentary, box scores and photos.

Alan Brinkmeier November 18, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Let's hope EC gets to host St. Thomas (Minn) at Langhorst Field. Go Bluejays! Stand up and cheer......
Joanne Kurek November 18, 2012 at 01:56 AM
They totally underestimated out talent and desire to win! Great job boys !! :)
Eri November 18, 2012 at 06:22 AM
As much as I am not a sports fan, I still have school pride... GO BLUEJAYS!!!!
Alan Brinkmeier November 18, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Well said,...
Dan November 18, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Way to go Elmhurst!! Proud Alum.
Alan Brinkmeier November 18, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Bluejays play the second round playoff game at O'Shaughnessy Stadium, Saint Paul, Minn. against St. Thomas. Go Bluejays!
ConcernedElhmhurstTaxpayer November 18, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Make elmhurst proud! Go team!
Alan Brinkmeier November 19, 2012 at 02:43 PM
EC plays the second round NCAA playoff football game in Saint Paul, Minn. against St. Thomas. Go Bluejays!
Natalie Stevens (Editor) November 20, 2012 at 03:49 PM
As an Elmhurst alum: Go Bluejays! So excited for this!
Alan Brinkmeier November 23, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Good luck EC in football playoffs! Go Bluejays! Stand up and cheer...... Beat St. Thomas.
Alan Brinkmeier November 24, 2012 at 06:37 PM
EC leads St. Thomas 14-7 at the end of the quarter.
Alan Brinkmeier November 24, 2012 at 07:07 PM
St. Thomas (Minn) vaults ahead 21 - 14 at halftime against Elmhurst College. On a turnover fumble returned 90 yards for a TD, St. Thomas stopped an EC potential scoring drive and scored for the lead.
Alan Brinkmeier November 24, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Final St. Thomas (Minn) 24, Elmhurst College 17. Excellent season Bluejays!

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