BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bethel captured the 2022 Mid-South Conference Football Regular Season title on Saturday.

The Wildcats defeated Cumberland (Tenn.) 27-17. Bethel trailed 17-0 in the third quarter before closing out the game with 27-straight points.

Bethel captures its sixth overall title and first since 2018. The Wildcats earn the MSC’s automatic bid into the NAIA Playoffs.

The Wildcats finish the regular season with an 11-0 record and a perfect 9-0 mark in conference play. Bethel entered Saturday ranked eighth in points per game averaging 40.9 a game. The Wildcats are eighth in yards per game (436.5) and fifth in passing yards per game with 294.5.

The full NAIA Playoff field gets revealed on Sunday night.