Published on November 20, 2016 by Philip Poole  
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Samford University’s football Bulldogs received an at-large bid to the 2016 NCAA Football Championship Series playoffs and play at Youngstown State University Nov. 26 in a first-round game.

The 23rd ranked Bulldogs are one of four Southern Conference teams to make the 24-team playoff.

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.