Youngstown State combined a strong defensive effort and a solid ground attack to knock off the Missouri State Bears, 49-21 Saturday (Sept. 29) evening in the Gateway Football Conference opener for both squads. The Penguins (4-1, 1-0) rushed for 304 yards and scored five times on the ground while limiting the Bears (3-2, 0-1) to 305 yards of total offense.
The Washburn Ichabods offensive line dominated the Griffons defensive line as the Ichabods running backs ran for 293 yards on the day. The Ichabods had 444 yards of total offense to the Griffons 246 and The Missouri Western Griffons (3-2, 1-2 MIAA) fell to the Washburn Ichabods (3-2, 2-1 MIAA) today by a score of 31-24 in St. Joseph, Mo.
Despite 218 yards and four touchdowns by Glenn Milner, the Central Missouri Mules fell in double overtime to the 19th ranked Pittsburg State Gorillas, 38-31 on Saturday at Walton Stadium/Kennedy Field. It was the first double overtime game for the Mules since 1997 against Truman.
The Mules (3-2, 2-1 MIAA) scored a go ahead touchdown in the first overtime and forced the Gorillas (4-1, 2-1 MIAA) into a fourth and goal from the six, but back-up quarterback Chadd Snyder scrambled to the right and dove for the goal line and flipped into the endzone to knot it at 31. The Gorillas started with the ball first in the second OT and scored in three plays forcing UCM to find the goal line on its possession. A Stinson Dean pass was high on fourth down and six from the 21 and the Gorillas stormed the field to celebrate.
Northwest Missouri State set a program record for points scored in an 86-13 win against Southwest Baptist Saturday at Bearcat Stadium. The Bearcats scored touchdowns on their first seven possessions and beat SBU for the 13th straight time.
Northwest led 36-0 at the end of the first quarter and 56-6 at halftime. It was the most points scored in a quarter and a half in school history. The Bearcats outgained SBU 617-211.
The Truman State Bulldog offense came alive in the third quarter and ran away with a 26-11 win over Fort Hays State on Saturday night at Stokes Stadium. Truman (3-2/1-2 MIAA) began scoring their points with 1:18 left in the third quarter to down the Tigers (3-2/1-2 MIAA) and pick up their sixth straight win at home.
Adam Hinspeter threw for 267 yards on 28-33 passing and had three touchdowns as the Missouri Southern football team defeated the visiting Emporia State Hornets 42-19 tonight at Fred G. Hughes Stadium. Southern (4-1, 2-1) move to 4-1 for the first time since the 2002 season