MIAA Football Pushes Past Halfway Point

By: MIAA, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: MIAA, posted by Kinch O'Kelley

Kansas City, Mo. – All five ranked MIAA teams remained undefeated as week six came to an end for MIAA football.

#15 Washburn 58, Lincoln 7
#15 Washburn scored the first 51 points of the ballgame as they picked up a victory at home over Lincoln. WU had 495 yards of total offense as they remained unbeaten at 6-0 on the season.

For the Ichabods Vershon Moore had 14 carries for 88 yards and three touchdowns. Mitch Buhler was 15 of 19 for 271 yards and a touchdown as both March Fancher and Tore’ Hurst had touchdown catches. On defense Bryce Atagi led the way with eight tackles and an interception as Willie Williams also picked off a pass. For the Blue Tigers Morris Henderson had 26 carries for 97 yards and a touchdown. Percy Turner was 24 or 42 for 245 yards on the afternoon. Defensively for LU Kendrick Causey led the way with 12 tackles.

#3 Northwest Missouri 72, Central Oklahoma 10
#3 Northwest Missouri rolled up 687 yards of total offense to pick up a win at home over Central Missouri. They held UCO to just 297 yards of offense as they moved to 6-0 on the year.

For the Bearcats Trevor Adams threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns and Brady Bolles threw for 121 yards and a score. On the ground Robert Burton and Justin Fulks each scored two touchdowns in the game. Defensively DJ Gnader led the way with six total tackles as Travis Manning and Dylan Chadwick each had interceptions. For the Bronchos TJ Eckert was 14 of 31 for 229 yards through the air. Joshua Birmingham rushed for 45 yards and provided the lone UCO touchdown. For the defense Tanner Koons had nine tackles including two for a loss and was joined by Antonio Jenkins with nine stops.

Fort Hays State 31, Lindenwood 17
Fort Hays State scored the first 24 points and then held on at Lindenwood. FHSU racked up 490 yards of total offense as they picked up their first MIAA win and moved to 2-4 overall on the year.

For the Tigers Treveon Albert was 14 of 18 for 187 yards and three touchdowns, rushing for 125 yards as well. Andre Smith ran for 138 yards and a touchdown while Ed Williams, Keaton Callins and Marshall Musil caught TD passes. On defense Justin McPhail had eight tackles and Michael Jordan and DeAndre James picked off passes. For the Lions Dillon Miller was 25 of 38 for 306 yards and a touchdown. Jaron Alexander caught five passes for 143 yards and a touchdown while Marvin Byrd rushed for 70 yards and a score. Clint Koons led the defense with ten tackles as Pierre Desir had an interception.

#6 Missouri Western 54, Northeastern State 10
#6 Missouri Western scored 31 points in the first quarter as they picked up a win at home over Northeastern State. MWSU rolled up 547 yards of total offense as they moved to a perfect 6-0 on the season.

For the Griffons Travis Partridge was 18 of 28 for 219 yards and a touchdown through the air while he rushed for 46 yards and two scores. Raphael Spencer carried the ball eight times for 115 yards and two touchdowns. On defense Stephen Juergens had seven total tackles and one tackles for a loss. For the RiverHawks Terrance Dixon carried the ball 13 times for 61 yards and a touchdown. Through the air Thor Long was 17 of 33 for 143 yards. On defense Langston Jones and Kyler Harris each had 12 tackles and Vernon Jones picked off a pass.

#10 Pittsburg State 31, Central Missouri 21
#10 Pittsburg State scored 14 points in the final minute of the first half to come from behind and win on the road at Central Missouri. PSU’s touchdown with six seconds left in the first half proved to be part of the difference as they moved to 6-0 on the year.

For the Gorillas Anthony Abenoja was 20 of 30 for 290 yards and three touchdowns, also rushing for 64 yards and a score. John Brown caught 12 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns. Nate Dreiling led the defense with eight tackles as both he and Aries Herrion picked off passes on the day. For the Mules Hayden Hawk was 24 of 43 for 362 yards and three touchdowns. Tristan McClelland caught two touchdown passes and Ronrei Lloyd caught eight passes for 176 yards and one score. On defense Ricky Spratley finished with 13 tackles and Alex Perlin had 12 stops while Adrian Perricone picked off a pass.

Missouri Southern 45, South Dakota Mines 20
Missouri Southern held South Dakota Mines to just 290 total yards as they picked up a win on the road. MSSU rushed for 429 yards as they moved to 5-1 on the year.

For the Lions Michael Nelson led the rushing attack with five carries for 107 yards and a touchdown. Chris Barnwell added 81 yards and two scores and Ejay Johnson also rushed for a touchdown. Jay McDowell threw for 125 yards and two scores hitting Will Cuffee with all his passes.

#23 Emporia State 63, Southwest Baptist 17
#23 Emporia State had 747 yards of total offense as they picked up a homecoming win over Southwest Baptist. ESU had 501 yards through the air in the MIAA Television Network Game of the Week as they moved to 6-0 on the year.

For the Hornets Brent Wilson was 19 of 25 for 385 yards and three touchdowns on the day. On the ground Dozie Iwuagwa and Antonio Brown each scored two touchdowns while Jordan Tice and Ray Ray Davis added one touchdown each on the ground. On defense Jordan Sanders led the way with 12 tackles and Ashton Reichmann and Curtis Shorts picked off passes. For the Bearcats Joey Dominguez was 19 of 32 for 215 yards and a touchdown. Derwyn Lauderdale caught 12 passes for 135 yards and Zachary Sohn caught 10 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown. Defensively Shaquille Shedd had nine tackles including two tackles for a loss.

#20 (FCS) Central Arkansas 31, Nebraska-Kearney 0
Nebraska-Kearney struggled to move the ball as they fell 31-0 on the road at Division I FCS Central Arkansas. UNK trailed just 10-0 at the half, but could not come from behind as they fell to 1-5 on the year.

For the Lopers Luke McNitt was 10 of 21 for 75 yards through the air. Romero Cotton carried the ball 15 times for 42 yards to pace the UNK ground attack. On defense Kellen Werner, Boone Anderson and Tyke Kozeal each had nine stops.

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