LIVE: Mexico’s Top CONADEIP Schools Battle in Championship

The two best teams in college football in Mexico will go head to head Saturday to decide the 2016 CONADEIP (La Comisión Nacional Deportiva Estudiantil de Instituciones Privadas) championship.

The UDLAP Aztecas (Aztecas la Universidad de las Américas) will play the ITESM Borregos of Monterrey (Puebla y los Borregos del ITESM Monterrey) at Estadio Templo del Dolor in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico.

The CONADEIP is the only full scholarship league in Mexico. Upwards of 15,000 fans are expected to be on hand to watch the renewal of this heated rivalry.

This is the eighth meeting between these two clubs in a championship final and the Borregos lead 5-3. The last time they played each other in the final was 2015 when Monterrey won 17-6. In the only game they have played against each other in 2016, UDLAP prevailed 35-28.

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Action from the 2015 championship final

The Aztecas, coached by Eric Fisher, booked their ticket to the final after demolishing all competition in the regular season and again in the playoffs. After running the table in the regular season with an 11-0 record, the Aztecas had no trouble with the Borregos Puebla, whipping them 42-10 in the semifinal. Monterrey (7-4), under head coach Carlos Altamirano, blanked Borregos Toluca 17-0 in the other.

These two teams have played in some memorable games but their rivalry is now defined by the triple overtime semifinal game in 2004 that the Aztecas finally won 52-49.

Kickoff: Saturday November 26, 1 PM (2 PM EST, 8 PM CET)

Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.