Pittsburg State football rolls Fort Hays, hosts UIndy in first round of NCAA playoffs Saturday
On Saturday, Pittsburg State football completed their first undefeated season since 2004, earning a berth in the NCAA football playoffs. KRPS’ Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
The Gorillas won their 11 conference games this season by an average of over 17 points. A 14 to 13 victory of Emporia State on the road in late September was their closest margin of victory.
A 39 point blow out of Lincoln University who were winless this year was their largest margin of victory so far this season. It’s also the first time that Pittsburg State football has won the MIAA title outright since 2011.
The last time they shared a piece of the title was in 2014. Eddie Lomshek, play-by-play announcer for the Pitt State Gorillas on Saturday as time expired and the Gorillas defeated Fort Hays State.
“Everyone living large here at the Jungle. Pittsburg State has a school record. 11 conference wins. And they have first undefeated regular season since 2004.”
The NCAA Division 2 football selection show was held Sunday afternoon, and the Gorillas will host the University of Indianapolis Greyhounds Saturday at Carnie Smith Stadium in Pittsburg.