Gorillas Earn No. 2 Seed, Bye in NCAA-II Playoffs - KOAM TV 7

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Gorillas Earn No. 2 Seed, Bye in NCAA-II Playoffs


PITTSBURG — The Pitt State football team earned the No. 2 seed in Super Region Four when the 24-team NCAA Division II playoff field was announced Sunday (Nov. 13).

The Gorillas, who captured the 2011 MIAA Championship with a 51-28 victory over Missouri Southern Saturday (Nov. 12), earned a bye in the first round of the post-season by virtue of the No. 2 seed in the six-team Super Region.

Pitt State will host the winner of a first-round match-up pitting No. 3 seed Washburn and No. 6 seed Abilene Christian on Nov. 26 at Carnie Smith Stadium.  Kickoff for the second-round action is set for 1 p.m. (CST).

Tickets for the post-season game will go on sale at 8:30 a.m. Monday (Nov. 14) at the PSU Ticket Office.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and PSU Students (with I.D.) and $12 for PSU sky box holders.  All tickets on game day will be $12.

PSU season ticket holders have until Tuesday, Nov. 22, to purchase their seats.  All unsold season tickets will be released and made available to the general public on Wednesday, Nov. 23.  Per NCAA rules, there will be no complimentary tickets to the contest, including PSU player tickets.

The first 200 PSU students to sign up for game tickets will receive them for free, compliments of the Pittsburg State University administration.

For additional ticket information, please call the PSU Ticket Office at (620) 235-4796 or call PSU Athletics at (620) 235-4389.                                                                                                                  

The Gorillas are making their 17th trip to the NCAA Division II playoffs - their first berth since 2008.  Pitt State has posted a 20-15 record in NCAA post-season play.  The Gorillas have made 23 trips to NAIA or NCAA playoff competition overall.

Pitt State has compiled a 21-7 record in home playoff action.

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