By Tim Peterson
Azusa Pacific fell to Colorado Mesa 33-24 Saturday afternoon in the regular season finale but the Cougars found out Sunday that they advanced to the Division II playoffs.
Azusa Pacific (9-2) will travel to South Dakota to face undefeated Sioux Falls (11-0) in the first round this Saturday.
The Cougars went unbeaten in the GNAC and both of their losses were to teams that are also in the D-II post season. APU fell to Colorado School of Mines, along with Colorado Mesa, teams that also both went 9-2.