Kansas City, Mo. – The weather turned a little wet and chilly for many teams as the books close on week five of MIAA Football.
#24 Emporia State 52, Lincoln 14
#24 Emporia State scored the first 45 points of the game as they picked up a victory on the road at Lincoln. ESU rushed for 254 and passed for 233 yards as they used a balanced attack to move to 5-0 on the season.
For the Hornets Antonio Brown carried the ball 16 times for 102 yards and four touchdowns. Brent Wilson was 11 of 20 for 123 yards and one score also rushing for one as Corben Jones also notched a passing touchdown. Josh Monteagudo led the ESU defense with seven total tackles as Brandon Gentz and Chris Poston picked off a pass each. For the Blue Tigers Percy Turner rushed for 135 yards and passed for 67 with two total touchdowns. On defense Kendrick Causey led the way with nine total tackles.
#3 Northwest Missouri 40, Northeastern State 12
#3 Northwest Missouri held Northeastern State to just 244 yards of offense as they picked up a win on the road. NWMSU racked up 538 yards of their own as they remained unbeaten on the year.
For the Bearcats Trevor Adams threw for 212 yards and two touchdowns while Brady Bolles added 134 yards and a score. Phil Jackson and Billy Creason added scores on the ground while three different receivers pulled in scores. On the defensive side Eric Reimer had 10 tackles while Kevin Berg and DJ Gnader each made eight stops. For the RiverHawks Cory Meaders had 115 yards through the air and one touchdown. Terrance Dixon carried the ball 24 times for 68 yards and a score. On defense Langston Jones led the way with 14 tackles and Kyler Harris added 12 stops.
#10 Pittsburg State 28, Abilene Christian 20
#10 Pittsburg State used 11 third quarter points to put the game away in a win over NCAA Division I FCS Abilene Christian at home. PSU’s defense was strong as they held ACU to just 270 yards to move to 5-0 on the year.
For the Gorillas Jeff Seybold carried the ball 24 times for 115 yards and three touchdowns. Anthony Abenoja passed for 196 yards and rushed for 41 on the day. On defense Nate Dreiling had 11 tackles and Tyler Disney added 10 stops.
#15 Washburn 44, Southwest Baptist 21
#15 Washburn scored 17 unanswered leading just 21-14 to put the game away and pick up a win on the road at Southwest Baptist. WU held SBU to just 13 total rushing yards as they moved to 5-0 on the year.
For the Ichabods Mitch Buher was 14 of 26 for 261 yards and two touchdowns. On the ground Cody Heiman rushed for 132 yards and two scores. For the WU defense Isaac Wright led the way with nine tackles while Ryan Macken and Jordan Nelson each added six stops. For the Bearcats Willie Tindal was 18 of 38 for 230 yards and a touchdown also rushing for a score. On defense Antwaun Lewis had 11 stops and Jonathan Drury returned an interception for a touchdown.
Nebraska-Kearney 56, Lindenwood 6
Nebraska-Kearney scored the first 42 points of the game to pick up a win over Lindenwood in the MIAA Television Network Game of the Week. UNK rushed for 365 yards on the day picking up their first win of the year and knocking LWU to 3-2 this season.
For the Lopers Romero Cotton carried the ball 36 times for 215 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Luke McNitt carried the ball 24 times for 111 yards and three scores. On defense Dillon Loschen had six total tackles and Damien Wilson led a defense that picked off four passes with two interceptions on the day. For the Lions Ben Gomez was 13 of 25 for 133 yards and one touchdown. Alex Robinson had five catches for 60 yards and Sam Sealer pulled down a touchdown catch. Defensively Roderick Ryles led the way with 10 tackles while Cortland Dunlap and Clint Koons added nine stops each.
Missouri Southern 21, Central Missouri 14
Missouri Southern scored 21 straight points after an early Central Missouri touchdown and held on the for the victory. MSSU racked 427 rushing yards while moving to 4-1 as UCM fell to 2-3 on the year.
For the Lions Jay McDowell carried the ball 21 times for 225 yards and one touchdown. J.J. Jones carried the ball just three times in the game but took two of those carries into the end zone. Gatlin Ridgeway led the defense with eight tackles and one sack while Demon Haire had six stops. For the Mules Hayden Hawk was 16 of 32 for two touchdowns. Ronrei Lloyd had seven catches for 108 yards while Ray Harris and Sean Gorman pulled down touchdown catches. Defensively Ricky Spratley had 14 tackles while Ryan Berry added 11 stops.
#6 Missouri Western 63, Central Oklahoma 30
In a game that saw more than 900 yards of total offense Missouri Western came out on top of Central Oklahoma on the road. MWSU racked up 522 offensive yards of their own as they moved to 5-0 on the season.
For the Griffons Travis Partridge threw for 203 yards and one touchdown and he scored four rushing touchdowns. Dalton Krysa scored two touchdowns and Raphael Spencer had 221 rushing yards and a touchdown. Michael Jordan and John Oglesby each had six tackles to lead the way on defense. For the Bronchos Adrian Nelson had 187 yards passing and added two touchdowns on the ground. T.J. Eckert added 124 yards passing on the night and Joshua Birmingham added 68 yards rushing. Thomas Hill led the way for the UCO defense with nine stops on the night.
Fort Hays State 34, William Jewell 17
Fort Hays State took a 21-10 lead into the half and made it stand up to pick up a homecoming victory over William Jewell. FHSU racked up 271 rushing yards as they picked up their first win of the season.
For the Tigers Treveon Albert carried the ball eight times for 76 yards and two touchdowns. Andre Smith led the way on the ground with 123 yards and Ed Smith had two touchdowns on the ground. Justin McPhail led the way with eight tackles as Michael Jordan, Zach Nash and Shane Smith made interceptions.