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.