TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Washburn football team fell 28-14 to Central Missouri Saturday afternoon in Yager Stadium. Washburn (2-2, 1-1 MIAA) will hit the road for their next contest as they will travel to St. Joseph, Mo., to take on Missouri Western.
On Central Missouri's second drive of the game, Stinson Dean's pass was picked off by Cary Williams, who returned it 49 yards for a Washburn touchdown and a 7-0 lead. However that would be Washburn's only score of the first half as Central Missouri took a 21-7 lead into the break.
Central knotted the score on the ensuing drive after Williams' pick-six as Glenn Milner scored from six yards out with 2:33 on the first quarter clock.
After the team's traded drives and a Washburn turnover, Central's Milner scored his second touchdown of the afternoon on a 21-yard scamper with 11:15 in the second quarter.
The Mules would add another score with 14 seconds left in the opening half as Justin Gore scored from five yards out and Central took a 21-7 lead into the break.
The Mules would score on their first drive of the second half as Milner rushed in from three yards out to put the Mules up 28-7.
Washburn would score their final points of the game on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Brill to Drameagon Powers with 1:52 left in the third quarter.
Both teams were held scoreless in the final quarter.
Defensively for the Ichabods, Zach Watkins led the team with a game-high 20 tackles, the most since the 1998 season. He had eight solo stops to go with 12 assisted tackles. He also added two tackles for loss and a pass break-up.
Jarod Tetuan was also in double figures with 11 tackles, including four solo stops and Aaron Hicks had his first career interception for the Ichabods in the fourth quarter.
Ra'Shawn Mosley had 15 carries for 62 yards.
UCM's Milner finished with 119 yards on 28 carries and three touchdowns.
Washburn was held to 142 total yards with 122 coming in the second half.