On Saturday, two of the premier football teams in Division II will renew their rivalry as Northwest Missouri State travels to Pittsburg, KS. for a NCAA Division II National Quarterfinal matchup with Pittsburg State. The kickoff will be at 1 p.m. at Carnie Smith Stadium.
With two come-from-behind wins, the Bearcats hope to represent Super Region Four in next week’s semi-finals and avenge a regular season loss to the Gorillas. Northwest took a 38-31 overtime win last weekend against #2 ranked Midwestern State, and Pitt State scored 24 unanswered points in its 31-22 win over Washburn.
Back on October 1st, Pitt State pulled off a win in Fall Classic X at Arrowhead Stadium, by hitting a field goal as time expired to hand the Bearcats a 38-35 loss. That loss snapped a 49 game conference win streak for Northwest.
The Bearcats also lost to Missouri Western during the regular season and beat the Griffons 35-29 in the first round of the playoffs.