When looking at Morningside's statistics from last season, it almost makes no sense to compare them to other GPAC teams. Instead, put the Mustangs' numbers against the rest of the NAIA.
Last season, Morningside was third in the country in total offense with 483.9 yards per game. The Mustangs tied for the top scoring defense, giving up an average of 13.2 points per game. Against the run, Morningside was second — only to fellow GPAC member Nebraska Wesleyan — allowing 66.9 yards per game.
The Mustangs dominance wasn't limited to the GPAC.
The Mustangs fell 30-27 in overtime to Marian Colleg in the national championship game and are ranked No. 1 ranking in this year's NAIA preseason poll.