Pittsburg State scored touchdowns on two of its first three possessions and Chadron State managed just 256 yards of offense losing to the Gorillas 14-3. PSU scored after just three plays when redshirt freshman Solomon Watkins ran 34 yards down the sideline with less than a minute gone off the clock.
Pittsburg State added another touchdown on its third possession when quarterback Zac Dickey went 13 yards up the middle on an option keeper to conclude a 44-yard drive. Chadron State put together a nine-play, 40-yard drive early in the second quarter that ended when redshirt freshman Michael Ziola booted a 46-yard field goal. It was his fifth field goal in just two games.
After the field goal, the Eagles were unable to get closer than the Pittsburg 39-yard line the remainder of the game, and the Chadron State defense held PSU out of the end zone the rest of the game.