Kansas City, Mo. – Two undefeated teams remain after some games came down to the wire in week nine of MIAA football.
Central Missouri 56, Nebraska-Kearney 0
Central Missouri held Nebraska-Kearney to just 223 yards of total offense as they picked up a win on the road. UCM managed 561 yards of total offense as they moved to 5-4 on the season.
For the Mules Hayden Hawk was 23 of 26 for 328 yards and four touchdowns. Ronrei Lloyd caught 12 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown while Anthony Kirkwood added eight catches for 91 yards and two scores. On defense Ricky Spratley and Alex Perlin each finished with six total stops. For the Lopers Romero Cotton carried the ball 15 times for 63 yards. Through the air Bronson Marsh was 8 of 15 for 99 yards. Defensively Tyke Kozeal led all players with 17 tackles while Kellen Werner had 13 stops.
#14 Emporia State 35, #12 Missouri Western 30
#14 Emporia State had six turnovers including one with less than 20 seconds to pick up a win on the road at #12 Missouri Western. MWSU outgained ESU by more than 100 yards, but could not overcome the turnovers as ESU remained unbeaten.
For the Hornets Brent Wilson was 19 of 32 for 159 yards and three touchdowns. Antonio Brown rushed for 109 yards as Dozie Iwuagwa scored two rushing touchdowns and Kavaski Ervin caught two touchdown scores. Tariq Allen and Josh Monteagudo each had 12 tackles and pulled down an interception. For the Griffons Travis Partridge threw for 298 yards and two touchdowns adding 130 yards on the ground and a score. Stephon Weaver caught 10 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown. On defense John Oglesby had 11 tackles and Michael Jordan and Jorge Belcher each picked off a pass.
#7 Pittsburg State 70, Northwestern Oklahoma State 0
#7 Pittsburg State held serve at home holding Northwestern Oklahoma State to just 128 yards of total offense. PSU managed 634 yards of total offense as they moved to 8-1 on the year.
For the Gorillas Anthony Abenoja was 10 of 12 for 256 yards and four touchdowns. Jeff Seybold rushed for 125 yards and three touchdowns and John Brown caught four passes for 132 yards with two scores. Defensively Tyler Disney led the way with six tackles and Aries Herrion and Dylan Case each picked off a pass.
Fort Hays State 63, South Dakota Mines 17
Fort Hays State forced three turnovers as they picked up a win at home over South Dakota Mines. For the Tigers it was their fifth straight win pushing them to 5-4 on the season.
For FHSU Treveon Albert was 11 of 20 for 247 yards and two touchdowns and Edin Kovac also added two TD passes. Albert also added a rushing score as Andre Smith scored twice on the ground and Keaton Callins caught two touchdown passes. On defense Michael Jordan had 10 total tackles to lead the team as well as picking off a pass.
Northeastern State 31, Southwest Baptist 3
Northeastern State racked up 305 yards on the ground as they picked up a win at home over Southwest Baptist. NSU allowed only a field goal to SBU as they picked up their first win of the season.
For the RiverHawks Steven Hopper carried the ball 25 times for 228 yards and three touchdowns. Terrance Dixon added 79 yards rushing and a score. On defense Langston Jones pulled down 16 tackles and Darrain Winston picked off a pass. For the Bearcats Joey Dominguez was 18 of 36 for 166 yards. Derwyn Lauderdale caught 12 passes for 115 yards in the game. Zach Moore led the way on defense for SBU with nine total stops.
Central Oklahoma 49, Lincoln 42
Central Oklahoma racked up 475 yards of offense as they won a shootout at home over Lincoln. LU added 447 yards of offense to the game as UCO picked up their first win of the year.
Joshua Birmingham carried the ball 29 times for 130 yards and four touchdowns. Adrian Nelson threw for 104 yards and one touchdown which was caught by Connor Pulley and Marquez Clark added a special teams touchdown and had 165 yards receiving. On defense Kenny Allen has 14 stops and Thomas Hill made 10 tackles. For the Blue Tigers Jacob Morris was 17 of 31 for 200 yards and three touchdowns. He also added 110 yards rushing with one score while Morris Henderson added 181 yards rushing with one touchdown. On defense Markuice Savage had nine tackles while Kendrick Causey and Timmy Dunn added eight stops each.
#2 Northwest Missouri 52, #8 Washburn 21
#2 Northwest Missouri jumped out to a 28-0 lead and held on to win at home over #8 Washburn. NWMSU racked up 481 yards of total offense and forced six turnovers to remain unbeaten on the year.
For the Bearcats Trevor Adams was 23 of 27 for 306 yards and three touchdowns. Billy Creason had 77 yards on the ground with one score and Brady Bolles rushed for two touchdowns. DJ Gnader led the defense with seven tackles and Bryce Enyard picked off two passes. For the Ichabods Mitch Buhler was 16 of 35 for 194 yards and two touchdowns. Dajuan Beard caught seven passes for 89 yards and Tore’ Hurst and Connor Crimmins pulled in two touchdown grabs. On defense Bryce Atagi led the way with nine total tackles and Cameron Jackson added one and a half sacks.