Max Meylor passed for 188 yards and a touchdown and ran for 85 yards and a score to help Wisconsin-Whitewater beat St. John's 35-32 in the semifinals of the Division III playoffs.

Wisconsin-Whitewater (13-1) will face North Central (Ill.) in the championship on Friday night.

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Meylor led the Warhawks on a 46-yard drive that used 5:33 and was capped by Wojciech Gasienica's 37-yard field goal for a 35-32 lead with 2:10 remaining.

On the Johnnies (12-2) first play of the ensuing possession, Jackson Erdmann's pass was intercepted by Matt Anderson. It was the first appearance in the DIII semifinals since 2003.