Kansas City, Mo. – Just five teams remain unbeaten as the week four comes to a close in the MIAA.
#3 Northwest Missouri 53, Nebraska-Kearney 7
#3 Northwest Missouri held Nebraska-Kearney to 124 yards of total offense as they picked up the win in Maryville. NWMSU managed 510 yards of their own as they moved to 4-0 on the season.
For the Bearcats Trevor Adams was 17 of 24 for 224 yards with three touchdowns also rushing for a team best 47 yards. Clint utter made five catches for 78 yards and pulled down two scores. On defense Jacob Vollstedt and Eric Reimer had six tackles and Kevin Berg and Bryce Enyard each had an interception. For the Lopers Luke McNitt passed for 45 yards while Bronson Marsh and Daniel DeShazer each had 30 yards rushing. Defensively Tyke Kozeal scored the lone UNK touchdown by returning a first quarter interception 74 yards.
#24 Emporia State 45, Northeastern State 24
#24 Emporia State used 24 second half points to build on a four point halftime lead and pick up a victory over Northeastern State at home. ESU put up 411 yards through the air as they moved to 4-0 on the season.
For the Hornets Brent Wilson was 27 of 41 for five touchdowns also carrying the ball for a team best 75 yards. Austin Willis continued his streak of 100-yard games catching nine passes for 152 yards and two scores. On defense for ESU Deshawn Dinwiddie had 11 tackles and Tariq Allen added eight stops. For the RiverHawks Terrance Dixon carried the ball 27 times for 132 yards and two touchdowns. Thor Long was 18 of 30 for 218 yards and one score. On defense Victor Jones had nine tackles and picked off a pass.
#12 Pittsburg State 59, Lincoln 38
#12 Pittsburg State rolled up 777 yards of total offense as the picked up a win over Lincoln to move to 4-0. The two times combined for 1,304 yards of total offense and over 500 yards on the ground.
For the Gorillas Anthony Abenoja was 28 of 36 for 442 yards and five touchdowns. Jeff Seybold carried the ball 18 times for 181 yards and two scores and John Brown caught nine passes for 237 yards and four touchdowns. On defense Nate Dreiling led the way with 10 tackles and Dino Teague pulled down an interception. For the Blue Tigers Morris Henderson carried the ball 14 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns. Jacob Morris was 15 of 29 for 266 yards and two touchdowns hitting Khirey Draine three times for 127 yards and two scores. Markuice Savage had 13 tackles to lead the defense and Tevin Brock picked off a pass.
#18 Washburn 28, Central Oklahoma 19
Washburn scored 14 points in the third quarter and held on to pick up a victory at home over Central Oklahoma. WU used 349 yards through the air to move to 4-0 on the season.
For the Ichabods Mitch Buhler was 17 of 29 for 349 yards and two touchdowns. Vershon Moore scored two touchdowns on the ground and added a catch for a score. Bryce Atagi led the way for the defense with 12 total tackles as Jaime Myers and Dwayne Joseph picked off a pass. For the Bronchos Adrian Nelson was 22 of 37 for 308 yards and a touchdown. Joshua Birmingham and Jake Gandara each scored on the ground and Marquez Clark caught a pass for a touchdown. Devoris Dozier led the way on defense with 12 tackles and Tray Fagins picked off a pass for UCO.
Lindenwood 27, Missouri S&T 10
Lindenwood scored the first 17 points and didn’t look back as the earned a victory over Missouri S&T. LWU held the Miners to just 298 yards of total offense as the moved to 3-1 on the year.
For the Lions Dillon Miller was 21 of 40 for 249 yards and a touchdown hitting Jaron Alexander for the score. Marvin Byrd rushed for 79 yards on the a score on 23 carries. On defense A.J. Chappelle led the way with 11 tackles while Wesley Thomas had two picks and De’Andre Green returned an interception for a touchdown.
Southwest Baptist 38, Missouri Southern 33
Southwest Baptist overcame a 27-14 halftime deficit to knock off previously undefeated Missouri Southern. The Bearcats scored 24 second half points as they picked up their first win of the season.
For the Bearcats Will Tindal was 22 of 32 for 399 yards and three touchdowns. Derwyn Lauderdale had 130 yards and Evan Ray 122 yards as they each pulled down touchdown catches. Shaquille Shedd and Johnathan Drury had nine tackles each to lead SBU. For the Lions five different players scored rushing touchdowns as they accumulated 315 yards on the ground. Chris Barnwell carried the ball 18 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns. Jay McDowell, Michael Nelson and Terrance Allen each scored on the ground as well. Gatlin Ridgeway led the way with nine total tackles and also added an interception.
#6 Missouri Western 52, Fort Hays State 21
#6 Missouri Western put up 28 points in the third quarter as they won at home against Fort Hays State. MWSU used four turnovers to pick up their fourth straight win of the season.
For the Griffons Travis Partridge threw for 152 yards and two touchdowns on the night. Raphael Spencer led the way on the ground with 84 yards and two touchdowns. On defense Stephen Juergens led the way with nine tackles and Marc Harrison and Kirk Resseguie each had interceptions. For the Tigers Treveon Albert was 23 of 39 for 283 yards and two touchdowns. Ed Smith added a touchdown on the ground and in the air for the Tigers. Justin McPhail led the way for the FHSU defense with 10 tackles and an interception.
Central Missouri 44, Truman 16
Central Missouri used 24 fourth quarter points to distance themselves to a win on the road at Truman. UCM racked up 477 yards of total offense as they moved to 2-2 on the season.
For the Mules Hayden Hawk was 28 of 31 for 301 yards and a touchdown. LeVance Taylor rushed for 92 yards and a score while Ronrei Lloyd caught nine passes for 156 yards and a score. Defensively Ryan Berry led the way with nine total tackles on the evening.