The NCAA Division II football championship game Saturday at Sporting Park is set.
Two No. 2 regional seeds, Minnesota State-Mankato and Colorado State-Pueblo, will each seek their first national title in their first championship game appearance. The game kicks off at 3 p.m. and will air on ESPN2.
Minnesota State-Mankato eliminated Pittsburg State from the Division II playoffs in the second round. The Mavericks, 14-0 and from the Northern Sun Conference, beat top-seeded Concord (W.Va.) 47-13 in the national semifinals behind 177 yards and four touchdown passes from Ricky Lloyd.
Colorado State-Pueblo, 13-1, is from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The ThunderWolves edged No. 6 seed West Georgia 10-7 on Zach Boyd’s 38-yard fourth-quarter touchdown catch in the semifinals.
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