Emporia State 37, Lincoln 26
Emporia State set an MIAA record with seven field goals from three different kickers as they moved to 5-0 with a 37-26 over Lincoln. ESU kicker Eli Kuhns tied an ESU record by hitting four field goals.
For the Hornets Tyler Eckenrode was 22 of 36 for 197 yards while Derwin Hall ran for 60 yards and two touchdowns. Jordan Sanders led the team with nine tackles and an interception. For the Blue Tigers Lewis Larson threw for 157 yards and two touchdowns and Morris Henderson scored two TD’s on the ground. O’Hara Fluellen led the team with 13 tackles and three pass breakups.
Fort Hays State 37, Truman 23
Fort Hays State scored 16 points in the in the fourth quarter as they earned their first win of the season 37-23 on the road at Truman. FHSU never trailed in the game as they finished with a season high 541 yards of total offense.
For FHSU Tarean Austin rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns as well as throwing for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Layton Hickel led the teams with 15 tackles and had one for a loss. For the Bulldogs Conrad Schottel was 34 of 59 for 384 yards and two touchdowns as Dallas Grier caught 10 passes for 127 yards and a TD. Richie Schumacher and Michael Elliot each had nine tackles to lead the defense.
Washburn 42, Southwest Baptist 14
Washburn held Southwest Baptist to just 145 yards of total offense as they rebounded with a 42-14 victory at home. The Ichabods forced 12 punts and allowed just 13 first downs as they racked up 408 yards of total offense of their own.
Joel Piper was 7-12 through the air for 128 yards and three touchdowns as Tore’ Hurst caught two for scores. Bryce Atagi had a team high 14 tackles including two tackles for a loss. For SBU MJ Swortwood threw for 67 yards and rushed for one touchdown. Jameson Manuma and Shaquille Shedd each had 11 tackles to lead the Bearcats.
Central Missouri 35, Missouri Southern 10
Central Missouri held the Missouri Southern rushing attack in check as they moved to 4-1 with a 35-10 victory at home. UCM had 425 yards of total offense as they did not incur a penalty on the afternoon.
For the Mules Colter Smith was 20 of 33 for 299 yards and two touchdowns as Ronrel Lloyd caught eight passes for 197 yards and two TD’s. Patrick Lewis led the UCM defense with 12 tackles. For the Lions Kellen Cox threw for 131 yards and one touchdown and Dallas Herdon added a 23 yard field goal. Elijah Swen had seven tackles to lead the Lion defense.
Lindenwood 49, Nebraska-Kearney 28
Lindenwood racked up 511 yards of total offense and held Nebraska-Kearney to just 219 as they picked up a 49-28 win. The Lions scored 42 points in the first half and held on for the win as UNK scored 21 unanswered in the fourth quarter.
For the Lions Ben Gomez was 27 of 45 for 480 yards and and MIAA record tying six touchdowns. He connected with Andrew Helmick for a school record 200 yards and two scores. On defense Jaz Granderson and Connor Harris each had eight tackles. For the Lopers, using their fifth quarterback in five weeks, Sean Flanagan threw for 167 yards and a score and rushed for 99 yards and two scores. Defensively Ryan Lendrum had seven tackles and one interception.
Northwest Missouri 66, Northeastern State 6
Northeastern State scored on their first drive before Northwest Missouri scored 66 straight points in a 66-6 in the MIAA Television Network Game of the Week. The Bearcats had 654 yards of total offense as they had more than 300 on the ground and through the air.
Trevor Adams, returning from injury, threw for 272 yards and two scores for NWMSU. Brady Bolles and Jordan Simmons both added two touchdowns on the ground. Preston Bostwick led the teams with six tackles and Brandon Dixon added five stops. For the RiverHawks Johnny Deaton completed 14 of 25 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown. Victor Willias led the team with 12 tackles including one for a loss.
Missouri Western 45, Central Oklahoma 23
Missouri Western took a 21-0 lead into halftime and scored 14 points in the final 30 seconds to pull out a 45-23 victory. Central Oklahoma cut the Griffon lead to just eight points before MWSU answered with two scores in the final minute to put the game away.
For the Griffons Michael Hill rushed for a game high 143 yards and one touchdown and Travis Partridge threw for 224 yards and a score. Stephen Juergens had nine tackles while Ben Pister added seven tackles and a sack. For the Bronchos Adrian Nelson threw for 244 yards and touchdown and Joshua Birmingham rushed for 80 yards and two scores. On defense Devoris Dozier had 10 tackles and Herbert Byrd finished the game with two sacks.