Pittsburg State football defeats Missouri Western with massive second quarter

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Pittsburg State University football team logged another win on Saturday with a 34-14 win over Missouri Western State University.

The Gorillas took a 7-0 lead less than 13 seconds into the game with a Dallis Flowers 98-yard touchdown return.

Dallis Flower, Pittsburg State cornerback, says, “Coach really felt like we should just take it from the jump. He said we needed a house call at the beginning of the game to get us rolling, so they kicked me the ball, I got the opportunity. I had great blockers. I just ran off them, it was great. It was a good return, good setup.”

Brian Wright, Pittsburg State head coach, says, “Those special teams plays like that are huge momentum setters for your football team, and once again we did it, this week in special teams there on that kickoff return, and I really think it got us going for the rest of the game.”

They went on to put up 17 points in the second quarter alone, solidifying a 24-point halftime lead. Though the Griffons were able to put up 14 points in the second half, it wasn’t enough to lift them over Pittsburg State.

Pitt State improves to 6-2 on the season. They’ll be back in action on Saturday, October 30 at home against Central Oklahoma. Kickoff is slated for 1:00 p.m. at Carnie Smith Stadium.

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