ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown's Muhlenberg College's football team is hoping to make history this weekend.
The team is hosting the Division III national semifinal Saturday with a first-ever championship appearance in sight.
Just after finals the typical scene around Muhlenberg's campus is spartan at best.
"Lot of cabin fever. People get antsy, end of the year so everyone wants to get out of here," said senior Max Krinsky.
However this year the season has changed.
"A lot of people are sticking around, a lot of people are staying," said senior Karolyn Kawa.
Kawa and Krinsky are two of the 200 students who got permission to stay in their dorms this weekend instead of running right home for winter break.
"This is the biggest game we've ever had, so it's really exciting," Kawa said.
The football team is hosting the Division III national semifinals vs. North Central from Illinois.
Berg Bookstore Manager Karen Normann already has her finger on the order button for Monday morning.
"Put an "if win" order for the following game," she said. "Hopefully they'll be national champions," she said.
Which leads to more stuff to sell.
A win Saturday would lead to the school's first ever championship game appearance.
For Senior wide receiver Ryan Dimmick the student support is a much-needed home field advantage.
"A lot of people are realizing what we have as a team, how special we are. It means the world to us to have those people here tomorrow," he said.
"Do you want to make a prediction about tomorrow?" WFMZ's Bo Koltnow asked.
"I think Mules 35 North Central 21," he said.
The game starts at noon and tickets are first come first serve.
Rain is expected for the game Saturday. Kickoff is at noon.