November 10, 2007—Emporia State held Pittsburg State, the leading
rushing team in the MIAA, to a season low 203 yards rushing but
surrendered 380 passing yards in a 62-0 loss to the Gorillas on Saturday
in Pittsburg, Kan.
ESU fell behind 14-0 after the first quarter but gave up 27 points in
the second quarter to trail 41-0 at the half.
Safeties Jake Richter and Jeff Hoag led ESU with ten tackles apiece
while Jared Acree had six tackles and an interception for the Hornets.
Colby Rainey led ESU in rushing with 29 yards on six carries. Eric
Runge was eight of 13 for 61 yards while Jerrod Sparling was five of
nine for 41 yards for the Hornets.
It is the first time ESU has been shutout since falling 14-0 to
Northwest Missouri in 2005. The 62 point margin is the largest margin of
victory in the series and the worst loss for ESU since a 77-0 loss at
Colorado State in 1967.
The Hornets end the season 3-8 and will open the 2008 season against
Western State (Colo.) on August 30, 2008 in Welch Stadium.