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Blazers learn playoff opponent

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By: Joey Donia

November 9, 2008

Valdosta, GA (WALB)

The Valdosta State Blazers' quest to defend their 2007 National Championship will start Saturday in Valdosta.

VSU learned it will host Carson-Newman in the first round of the Division II football playoffs.  

The Blazers have been seeded No. 3 in the Super Region Two bracket, while Carson Newman is seeded No. 6.

Carson Newman (7-3) finished second in the South Atlantic Conference.

The Eagles were ranked number 4 in last week's super regional poll but dropped to the 6 seed after a 1 point loss to Tusculum College.

The winner of the game will face second-seeded North Alabama in Florence on Saturday, November 22.

According to a statement from the VSU athletic department, tickets will first be made available to season ticket holders starting at 9:00 Monday, November 10 until 5:00 Wednesday, November 12. After the deadline any remaining tickets will be made available to the general public.  

Kick off for Saturday's game is 1:00 at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium