Daily Archives: Dec. 6, 2011

How Pittsburg State came back from the dead

Picked to finish fifth in the MIAA, the Pittsburg State football team will host Delta State on Saturday in the NCAA Division II semifinals, just one win away from putting themselves in an unthinkable spot … playing for a national title one year after going 6-6 and two years after posting the team’s first losing record in over 3 decades.

I was at the Gorillas’ 41-16 quarterfinal win over Northwest Missouri on Saturday, the third time I’ve watched them play this year. Two years ago, if you remember, this program was bottoming out.

Here’s 5 reasons Pittsburg State was able to come back from the dead:

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