The 1998 and 1999 Northwest Missouri State Football National Championship teams have been named to the 2017 Class of the Missouri Sports Hall Of Fame. The official induction ceremony will take place November 12th in Independence. The 1998 Bearcats went 15-0 with a 24-6 win over Carson Newman. The 1999 squad also beat Carson Newman in the title game 58-52 in 4 overtimes. Northwest finished 14-1 that season.