Graceland will kickoff the college football season Saturday night with a matchup against Southern Nazarene University in the annual Wheat Bowl in Great Bend, Kansas. The Yellowjackets are coming off an 8-2 season and are nationally ranked. It is the second time Southern Nazarene has played in the Wheat Bowl, which matches N-A-I-A teams. It is the sixth year the school has offered football and is no stranger to Graceland coach Chris Welch as he grew up near their campus.Welch says Southern Nazarene has become a consistent winner having posted a winning record in each of its first five seasons.With a veteran team coming back and a national ranking of 23 the Yellowjackets have high hopes for this season but the first game always presents some question marks.It’s a seven o’clock kickoff.
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