Kansas City, Mo. – Only four undefeated teams remain as MIAA football closes the book on week seven.
Central Missouri 48, Central Oklahoma 16
Central Missouri racked up 602 yards of total offense as they picked up a win on the road at Central Oklahoma. UCM put up 327 of those yards in the air as they moved to 3-4 on the year.
For the Mules Hayden Hawk was 23 of 26 for 321 yards and three touchdowns. LaVance Taylor carried the ball 17 times for 153 yards and two touchdowns and Ronrei Lloyd pulled down two touchdown catches. Ricky Spratley led the defense with 13 tackles and Ryan Berry made seven stops. For the Bronchos T.J. Eckert was 21 of 30 for 200 yards and a touchdown. Marquez Clark caught 12 passes for 123 yards and a score.
Nebraska-Kearney 24, Lincoln 14
Nebraska Kearney put up 17 points in the third quarter as a picked up a win at home over Lincoln. UNK rushed for 306 yards as they moved to 2-5 on the season.
For the Lopers Tyler McKeone had 87 yards rushing and 38 yards passing as he scored two touchdowns on the ground. Romero Cotton carried the ball 27 times for 107 yards and a score. On defense Kellen Werner led the way with 14 total tackles and Tyke Kozeal intercepted a pass. For the Blue Tigers Jacob Morris was 20 of 33 for 227 yards and two touchdown. Morris Henderson rushed for 72 yards and Maurice Woodard and Andre Borney pulled in touchdown catches. On defense Kendrick Causey had 15 total tackles on the afternoon.
#20 Emporia State 52, Lindenwood 21
#20 Emporia State racked up 561 yards of total offense as they picked up a victory over Lindenwood on the road. ESU held LWU to just 254 yards of total offense as they moved to 7-0 for the year.
For the Hornets Brent Wilson was 25 of 34 for 295 yards and four touchdowns. Ray Ray Davis caught 11 passes for130 yards and three scores while Antonio Brown rushed for two scores. On defense Gary Fortune and Deveon Dinwiddie had interceptions and Julian Dozier picked off a pass and returned it 35 yards. For the Lions Dillon Miller was 20 of 34 for 197 yards and three touchdowns. Alex Robinson, Jordan Gater and Jaron Alexander each pulled in touchdown catches. On defense Dillon Hawkins led the team with 15 tackles and Pierre Desir pulled down an interception.
Eastern New Mexico 35, Northeastern State 14
Northeastern State was held to 250 yards of total offense as they fell to Eastern New Mexico at home. NSU had 109 yards on the ground and 141 through the air as they fell to 0-7 on the year.
For the RiverHawks Thor Long was 11 of 27 for 141 yards and a touchdown. Terrance Dixon rushed for a score and Cruz Williams hauled in a touchdown catch. On defense Langston Jones made a game high 18 tackles and Kyler Harris had 15 stops.
Fort Hays State 56, Southwest Baptist 14
Fort Hays State forced five total turnovers as they picked up a win over Southwest Baptist in the MIAA Television Network Game of the Week. FHSU racked up 14 points off of those turnovers as they moved to 3-4 on the year.
For the Tigers Treveon Albert was seven for ten for 107 yards and two touchdowns. Ed Smith carried the ball for two touchdowns and Andre Smith and Treveon Albert each added on score on the ground. On defense Michael Terry had 16 tackles and a 94 yard fumble return and Nathan Lindsey and Shane Smith returned interceptions for touchdowns. For the Bearcats Jay Dominguez was 20 for 30 for 200 yards and two touchdowns. Derwyn Lauderdale hauled in nine passes for 113 yards and a touchdown and Nehemiah Gross pulled in the other touchdown pass. On defense Shaquille Shedd has eight tackles and Johnathan Drury had a pick off.
#2 Northwest Missouri 24, #7 Pittsburg State 15
#2 Northwest Missouri used two safeties and four turnovers to knock off #7 Pittsburg State in the Fall Classic. NWMSU held PSU to 223 yards of total offense as they remained a perfect 7-0 on the season.
For the Bearcats Brady Bolles passed for 114 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 52 yards and two scores. Rueben Thomas caught five passes for 61 yards and a touchdown. Defensively Eric Reimer led the way with 12 total tackles and 2.5 sacks as D.J. Gnader and Bryce Enyard each had an interception. For the Gorillas Anthony Abenoja was 12 of 26 for 196 yards and a touchdown. Jeff Seybold ran for a score and Marquise Cushon pulled dwon a touchdown pass. On defense Tyler Disney made 13 tackles and Keeston Terry made 11 stops.
#4 Missouri Western 35, Missouri Southern 21
#4 Missouri Western scored all the points in the second half to overcome a 21-17 deficit and win on the road at Missouri Southern. MSSU had more offense but could not overcome six turnovers as MWSU moved to 7-0 on the season.
For the Griffons Travis Partridge was 15 of 28 for 244 yards and three touchdowns. Josh Walker caught two passes for 144 yards and one touchdown as Stephon Weaver and Daylon Harper also pulled in scores through the air. On defense Nick Williams led the way with 12 tackles and Michael Jordan and Kirk Resseguie had an interception each. For the Lions Chris Barnwell led the ground attack with 21 carries for 128 yards. Jay McDowell, JJ Jones and Giresse Forchu each found the end zone on the ground. Defensively Paco Varoi had nine tackles, 1.5 tackles for a a loss and forced a fumble.