Pittsburg State football manhandles UIndy, will play defending National Champs Saturday
Pittsburg State football moved on to the second round of the Division II NCAA playoffs Saturday with a dominating victory over the University of Indianapolis. KRPS's Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
The Gorillas shut out the UIndy Greyhounds, 35-0, on a cold and sunny Saturday afternoon at Carnie Smith Stadium in Pittsburg.
Pittsburg State's special teams got the Gorillas on the board early with a 97-yard kickoff return on the game's opening play. Pittsburg State play-by-play announcer Eddie Lomshek with the call.
"Far side at the three-yard line, near side at the 10, he's at the 15, 20, catches the seam, 25, 30, only the kicker to beat at the 40. Kobe Katlis is going to go, the 20, the 10, the 5, touchdown Gorillas."
The Gorilla's defense forced six turnovers, including five interceptions. The victory sends the MIAA champion onto the second round, where Pitt State, now 12-0, will meet the 5th-ranked Ferris State University Bulldogs next Saturday in Big Rapids, Mich.
The defending NCAA Division II national champions, who are 10-1 this season, posted a 41-7 victory over Davenport University Saturday in their first-round match-up. Kickoff between the Gorillas and Bulldogs in Michigan this Saturday at noon.