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No. 9 CSU-Pueblo looks for revenge in playoff rematch against No. 4 Mavericks

Posted: 10:42 PM, Nov 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-28 00:42:21-05
No. 9 CSU-Pueblo looks for revenge in playoff rematch against No. 4 Mavericks

PUEBLO — For the third straight year the Colorado State University-Pueblo football team has a NCAA Division II Playoff matchup at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The No. 9 ThunderWolves head to Mankato, Minnesota, Saturday, Nov. 30 for a 1 p.m. mountain and 12 p.m. central battle with the No. 4 Mavericks in round two of the 2019 NCAA Division II Playoffs.

Minnesota State went 11-0 during the regular season and were outright champions of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. MSU ranks No. 4 in the AFCA poll and No. 3 in d2football.com.

CSU-Pueblo won the NCAA Division II National Championship in 2014 against the Mavericks by the score of 13-0. The last two seasons the Pack have traveled to Mankato with losses in the first round in 2017 (16-13 OT) and in the second round in 2018 (24-10).

The Pack advanced to the second round after blanking Augustana University, 17-0.

The ThunderWolves are riding a nine-game winning streak into Saturday's game. The Pack are 11-1 overall and have reached 11 wins for the seventh time in program history.