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Pitt State/MSSU Football Game Tabbed as ESPN3 National Game of the Week

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The Pittsburg State University football team's Oct. 31 match-up against MIAA rival Missouri Southern State University has been selected as the NCAA Division II Football National Game of the Week.
 
The match-up between the Gorillas and Lions at Brandenburg Field/Carnie Smith Stadium will be available live on ESPN3.
 
ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually.  It is accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. 
 
The network is currently available to more than 99 million homes at no additional cost to fans that receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider.  The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks.
 
This marks the first time since the 2007 season that a Pitt State regular season home game has been selected as the national game of the week.  The Gorillas defeated Texas A&M-Commerce, 28-14, on Aug. 25, 2007, as the Division II National Game of the Week.
 
This is Pitt State's second appearance on ESPN3 – the first since the Gorillas defeated Delta State University, 49-23, in the NCAA Division II national semifinals at Carnie Smith Stadium on Dec. 10, 2011, as Pitt State ultimately captured the Division II national championship that season.
 
"We are tremendously excited to host an NCAA Division II National Game of the Week match-up at Carnie Smith Stadium," PSU Athletics Director Jim Johnson said. "This is a great opportunity for us to showcase one of the premiere football programs playing in the absolute premiere Division II stadium and college game day environment. I am sure Gorilla Nation will wholeheartedly join us in showcasing Pittsburg State on a national stage."

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