Pack Football enters 2019 season No. 9 in AFCA Preseason Poll

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WACO, Texas The Colorado State University-Pueblo football team is ranked No. 9 in the American Football Coaches Association Preseason Poll, announced by the organization Monday. The ThunderWolves begin the season on the road with a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference test at Dixie State University, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.

The Pack are on the road for the first two weeks of the season and then open the home portion of the schedule Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. against No. 17 in the preseason poll, Colorado School of Mines. The contest at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl is a RED OUT.

CSU-Pueblo was ranked No. 7 in the final 2018 AFCA poll after a 11-2 overall record and a trip to the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. The ThunderWolves recorded a 9-1 record in RMAC play to share the conference title, their seventh in the last eight years, with Mines.

The ThunderWolves were a unanimous pick to finish first in the RMAC Preseason Coaches' Poll, while Mines was second in the preseason list.

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