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RiverHawks host #23 Pitt State at Doc Wadley

9/12/18

Week 3: Northeastern State (0-2) vs. #23 Pitt State (2-0) at 7 p.m.
Tahlequah, Okla. | Gable Field at Doc Wadley Stadium

 
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Northeastern State Game Notes
Pitt State Game Notes

Déjà Vu
Northeastern State and Pitt State will face each other for the second straight season in week-three at Doc Wadley Stadium.  With a change in MIAA opponent rotation in 2018, the Gorillas and RiverHawks did not see a switch in location this season.  Next season's meeting will still be in week-three but will be hosted by PSU.  This will be the first time since 1967-68 that the Gorillas have visited Doc Wadley Stadium in consecutive years.

On This Date
Northeastern State has played on Sept. 15 nine previous times with its last coming in 2012 at Washburn.  With Pitt State coming in ranked in this week's AFCA Coaches' Poll, this will be the third straight time NSU will play a team inside the top-25 on Sept. 15.  The last time NSU played a home contest on this date was in 1984 and resulted in a 20-14 win over Central Arkansas.

Against Ranked Teams
For the third straight week, Northeastern State will be facing a team appearing in the AFCA National Coaches' Poll.  The Gorillas entered the third week of the poll at number-23.

Move The Chains
Northeastern State converted nine third-down conversions at Central Missouri on 23 attempts which was the most since Oct. 21, 2016 vs. Nebraska-Kearney in a 31-21 win.  

Quarterback Notebook
  • Cade Yeager was 13-for-30 with 98 passing yards last week at Central Missouri.  The NSU sophomore now has 2015 career passing yards but did not have a touchdown in the loss.
  • NSU junior quarterback Jake Pruitt saw his first action in a RiverHawks' uniform playing most of the second half.
Receiver Notebook
  • Isaiah Upshaw made his season debut for the RiverHawks in week-two with two catches for 19 yards.
  • Ryheem Brummitt led NSU receivers with five catches for 46 yards.
Running Back Notebook
  • Bacone junior transfer Kevin Jackson ran the ball a team high 11 times in his debut for NSU.
  • Last Thursday's contest at UCM was the first time since Sept. 19, 2015 vs. Missouri Western State that the RiverHawks had more rushing yards than passing.
  • Northeastern State had five different players lineup in the backfield at Central Missouri.
Offensive Line Notebook
  • Junior tackle Caleb Hash has started in 24 straight games 
  • Junior center Jason Staggs has started in 18 games and has played seven straight.
Special Teams Notebook
  • Freshman Brady Ellsworth impressed in week-two with four punts that landed inside the 20-yard line, which was tied for second most in the RiverHawks NCAA Division II era.
  • Ellsworth connected on his first career field goal in the RiverHawks' opening drive of the game.
Secondary Notebook
  • Redshirt-freshman Ty Nichols was tied with a team high six tackles at Central Missouri, he also was credited with one broken up pass.
  • Ashton Antwine started his 13th game last week against Central Missouri. 
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