(CBS) — North Central College won its first-ever Division III football championship on Friday night.

The Cardinals dominated University of Wisconsin Whitewater and rolled to a 41-14 victory in the Stagg Bowl.  Quarterback Broc Rutter, who won the Gagliardi Trophy for the best player in Division III college football,  broke the Division III career passing mark with a late game touchdown pass.

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Cardinals running back Ethan Greenfield scored three touchdowns.

North Central jumped out to a 27-0 lead at halftime. North Central had 284 yards of total offense (185 passing, 100 rushing) in the first half, while the Warhawks finished with 138 yards (80 passing, 58 rushing).

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Wisconsin-Whitewater was trying to win the title for the first time since 2014, when it completed a back-to-back run.

The Warhawks won national crowns six times between 2007 and 2014.

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Whitewater won the two prior games against North Central, 59-28 in the second round of the 2007 DIII Championship and then 20-10 in the quarterfinals of the 2010 DIII Championship.