Kansas City, Mo. – Week ten sets up a week 11 match-up between the last two one loss football teams in the MIAA. That game, Missouri Western at Northwest Missouri, will be the MIAA Television Game of the Week.
Southwest Baptist 26, Central Oklahoma 14
Southwest Baptist scored 16 straight points in the four quarter to picked up their second win of the season. SBU forced three turnovers and forced three and outs on three of UCO’s four drives in the fourth quarter.
For the Bearcats Dan Connors was 34 of 49 for 262 yards and one touchdown and John Colliver completed a pass for a touchdown. Via Via Manuma carried the ball seven times for 94 yards and a fourth quarter touchdown. On defense Jameson Manuma had 14 tackles on defense and Chris Muhammad and Austin Autwell picked off passes. For the Bronchos Adrian Nelson was 13 of 28 for 180 yards and a touchdown. Joshua Birmingham carried the ball 29 times for 171 yards and a score. On defense Drake Ballew had 14 tackles and Devoris Dozier added ten stops.
Central Missouri 14, Fort Hays State 12
Central Missouri took a 14-3 halftime lead and held off the Fort Hays State comeback to earn the road win. Fort Hays State had more yards of total offense but only managed one touchdown in the game.
For the Mules Colter Smith was 27 of 38 for 247 yards and two touchdowns. Ronrei Lloyd caught four passes for 62 yards and a touchdown while LaVance Taylor rushed for 59 yards and had 52 yards receiving. On defense Patrick Lewis and Paul Hughes each had nine tackles. For the Tigers Anthony Sheppard passed for 54 and ran for 80 yards and a touchdown. Tarean Austin was 20 of 38 for 168 yards rushing for 42 yards. On defense Michael Jordan led the team with 13 total tackles.
Missouri Western 56, Washburn 28
Missouri Western scored 50 or more points for the third straight week and second straight week with more than 300 yards rushing. The 418 yards on the ground for the Griffons was their most of the season.
For MWSU Michael Hill carried the ball 26 times for 259 yards and three touchdowns. Travis Patridge was 9 of 20 for 151 yards and a touchdown rushing for 42 yards and three scores. On defense Ray Cottman had eight tackles while Dan Ritter and David Bass added seven tackles each. For the Ichabods Joel Piper was 13 for 24 for 153 yards and two touchdowns. Hayden Groves carried the ball 18 times for 123 yards and a touchdown. Willie Williams had 14 tackles and Bryce Atagi added 11 stops.
Northeastern State 45, Lincoln 21
After Lincoln tied up the game at 14-14 Northeastern State scored 31 straight points to get their third straight victory. NSU racked up 492 yards of total offense and forced three Blue Tiger turnovers.
For the RiverHawks Johnny Deaton was 9 of 17 for 146 yards and three touchdowns. Terrance Dixon carried the ball 10 times for 103 yards an two scores. On defense Langston Jones had 11 tackles and Victor Johnson had ten tackles and an interception. For the Blue Tigers Jacob Morris passed for 206 yards and rushed for 77 and one touchdown. Donald Malone carried the ball nine times for 36 yards and a touchdown. On defense Timmy Dunn had 10 tackles and Justin Ferguson had one interception.
Missouri Southern 34, Truman 10
After Truman took a 10-0 lead MSSU would score the next 34 points to earn their sixth win of the season. The Lions rushed for 409 yards and held the Bulldogs to just 215 yards of total offense.
For the Lions Ne’Ronte Threatt carried the ball 14 times for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Kellen Cox rushed for 105 yards and two scores while Griesse Forchu rushed for 54 yards and a score. On defense Brian Rodgers had nine tackles and recovered a fumble. Conrad Schottel was 20 of 37 for 156 yards and Garrett White carried the ball 14 times for 48 yards and a touchdown. Derek Koon hit a 22 yard field goal to give Truman their other score. Michael Elliot had 12 tackles to lead the team on defense.
Lindenwood 44, Pittsburg State 33
LWU earned a 44-33 upset win over Pittsburg State on the road as they made a 24-12 halftime lead standup. There were no turnovers in the game and Pittsburg State was just three for six in the red zone.
For the Lions Dillon Miller was 9 for 14 for 226 yards and three touchdowns. Denodus O’Bryant rushed for 147 yards and a score and caught two passes for 167 yards and two scores. Connor Harris had 15 tackles to lead the Lindenwood defense. For the Gorillas Anthony Abenoja was 19 of 28 for 303 yards and two touchdown, rushing for 65 yards and a score. Andrew Castaneda caught five passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns. On defense Nate Dreiling led the team with 11 total tackles.
Northwest Missouri 55, Emporia State 10
Northwest Missouri held the ESU offense to just 295 yards as they moved to 9-1 on the season. The Bearcats racked up 532 yards of total offense and forced three Hornet turnovers.
For the Bearcats Trevor Adams was 10 of 18 for 146 yards and a touchdown. Jordan Simmons rushed for 90 yards and three scores while James Franklin rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns. On defense Collin DeBuysere had seven tackles, one interception and one sack. For the Hornets Tyler Eckenrode was 20 of 33 for 240 yards. Ray Ray Davis carried the ball 32 yards for the Hornets only touchdown. Josh Taylor had 15 total tackles and Chris Poston picked off a Bearcat pass.
Nebraska-Kearney 59, South Dakota Mines 7
After South Dakota Mines scored the first touchdown of the game Nebraska-Kearney scored 59 straight points on their way to a 59-7 victory. UNK finished with 618 yards holding the Hardrockers to just 197 total yards on the day.
Ricky Trinidad carried the ball 23 times for 134 yards and two touchdowns for the Lopers. Matt Berry rushed for 126 yards and touchdown passing for 135 yards in the game. Tommy Flanagan added two touchdowns on the ground finishing with 65 yards rushing. On defense Sam Kuck had seven tackles and picked off a Hardrocker pass.