Kansas City, Mo. – Northwest Missouri won the outright MIAA title as rivalry week was on the docket in the final week of the regular season. The MIAA football squads will learn their post-season fate on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. with a selection show at www.ncaa.com.
#16 Emporia State 34, #23 Washburn 23
#16 Emporia State took a 24-6 halftime advantage and held on for the victory over #23 Washburn in the Turnpike Tussle. ESU finished with 436 yards of total offense as were 8-1 to close out the regular season.
For the Hornets Brent Wilson was 25 of 35 for 362 yards and two touchdown. Ray Ray Davis made 10 catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns and Kavaski Ervin made seven catches for 129 yards and one score. On defense Ashton Reichmann had nine tackles and Kadeem Satchell and Ryan Louia each picked off a pass. For the Ichabods Joel Piper was 14 of 32 for 223 yards and a touchdown. Vershon Moore rushed for 61 yards and a touchdown and Mark Fancer caught a pass for a score. Defensively Calvin Kenney had 11 tackles and DJ Wakes picked off a pass.
Northeastern State 45, Central Oklahoma 38
Northeastern State held off a second half charge from Central Oklahoma to close out the regular season with a win. NSU took advance of five UCO interceptions as they finished 2-9 on the year.
For the RiverHawks Terrance Dixon rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown. Thor Long passed for 161 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 90 yards and two scores. On defense Langston Jones led the way with 15 total tackles and two interceptions. For the Bronchos Joshua Birmingham carried the ball 17 times for 114 yards and two touchdowns. T.J. Eckert passed for 385 yards and three touchdowns while Marquez Clark had 156 yards receiving. On defense Tanner Koons had 12 tackles and Chase Talbert picked off a pass.
Lincoln 51, Southwest Baptist 28
Lincoln scored 27 points in the fourth quarter as the defeated Southwest Baptist in the season’s final game. LU racked up 634 yards of total offense as they ended up 3-8 on the regular season.
For the Blue Tigers Jacob Morris threw for 182 yards and rushed for 147 yards and four touchdowns. Morris Henderson rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown as Isam Pegues and Percy Turner also each had one rushing score. On defense Kendrick Causey had 13 tackles and Markuice Savage picked off two passes. For the Bearcats Joey Dominguez was 22 of 42 for 302 yards and a touchdown. Marc Strickland rushed for two scores and Evan Ray caught a touchdown pass. On defense Derrick Fofanah had 12 tackles and Evan Ray picked off a pass.
Fort Hays State 56, Nebraska-Kearney 17
Fort Hays State scored 28 unanswered second half points as they picked up a win at home over Nebraska-Kearney. FHSU had 711 yards in the game holding UNK to just 266 as they finished 6-5 on the year.
For the Tigers Treveon was 20 of 27 for 357 yards and five touchdowns. Andre Smith carried the ball 24 times for 210 yards and two scores as Ed Williams and Keaton Callins each caught two touchdowns. On defense Alex Schmidtberger had ten tackles and picked off a pass as did Michael Jordan. For the Lopers Romero Cotton rushed for 94 yards and scored a touchdown. Tyler McKeone was 19 of 25 for 163 yards and a touchdown. On defense Tyke Kozeal led the way with 13 tackles while Kellen Werner and Kenny Hill each made 10 stops.
Missouri Southern 35, #6 Pittsburg State 21
Missouri Southern held #6 Pittsburg State to just 229 yards of total offense as they pulled off an upset on the road. MSSU had 372 yards on the ground as they finished the regular season with a 7-3 record.
For the Lions Jay McDowell rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 43 yards and a score. Terrance Allen and Jocqui Davis rushed for scores and Michael Nelson hauled in a touchdown catch. On defense Johnqu McBride, Demon Haire and Gatlin Ridgeway each made seven stops. For the Gorillas Jeff Seybold carried the ball 17 times for 80 yards and a touchdown. Anthony Abenoja passed for 134 yards and a touchdown and rushed for a score as well. On defense Nate Dreiling led the way with 14 tackles and Tyler Disney made 12 stops.
#2 Northwest Missouri 51, #19 Missouri Western 21
#2 Northwest Missouri rushed out to a 24-7 halftime lead and held on to defeated #19 Missouri Western wrap up an outright MIAA title. NWMSU held MWSU to just 293 yards of total offense as they went a perfect 11-0 in the regular season.
For the Bearcats Robert Burton carried the ball 16 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns. Trevor Adams was 14 of 21 for 237 yards and a two touchdowns, adding two rushing scores as well. On defense DJ Gnader had 12 total tackles Brandon Dixon intercepted a pass. For the Griffons Travis Partridge was 14 of 36 for 178 yards and two touchdowns. Raphael Spencer had 15 carries for 72 yards and a touchdown. Defensively Stephen Juergens had nine tackles and Yomi Alli picked off a pass.