Western Michigan (10-0) will meet the St. Louis Slam (9-0) for the league title. The Slam defeated the Jacksonville Dixie Blues (9-1), 40-32, in the American Conference championship in Oakville, St. Louis, on Saturday.
The Philadelphia Liberty Belles - of the Women's Football Alliance semipro tackle league - squandered a fourth-quarter lead and fell to the Western Michigan Mayhem, 28-21, in the National Conference championship game in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Saturday.
Western Michigan's Lisa Ludtke intercepted a pass on the Liberty Belles' 44-yard line to set up the game-winning drive early in the final quarter.
Marirose Roach, the Belles' leading rusher, scored her team's first two touchdowns on a 13-yard run and 60-yard reception. Jeannette Hibbs motored for 70 yards for the Belles' go-ahead score in the third quarter. A win on Saturday would have given the Belles (9-1) a trip to New Orleans for the WFA National Championship game on Aug. 15.