For the first week this season all fourteen teams were involved in conference match-ups as week three draws to a close. It was also a record breaking night as four MIAA records fell in the Emporia State-Central Oklahoma game.
#3 Northwest Missouri 49, Fort Hays State 14
#3 Northwest Missouri scored 35 points in the first half as they picked up a victory on the road at Fort Hays State. NWMSU rolled up 519 yards of total offense while holding FHSU to just 365 yards on the night.
For the Bearcats Trevor Adams threw for 165 yards and two scores and Brady Bolles finished with 72 yards passing and one score. Bill Creason carried the ball just eight times for 26 yards but managed three touchdowns on the ground. Eric Reimer finished with a team best six tackles on the night. For the Tigers Treveon Albert was 14 of 22 for 158 yards through the air. Andre Smith rushed for 107 yards while Edward Smith and Albert each scored rushing touchdowns. Shane Smith finished with 10 tackles and Michael Jordan added eight stops on the night.
#6 Missouri Western 31, Nebraska-Kearney 19
#6 Missouri Western scored the game first 21 points and held on for a win on the road at Nebraska-Kearney. MWSU used a balanced attack on the night throwing for 277 yards while rushing for 210 on the afternoon.
For the Griffons Travis Partridge was 22 of 35 for 277 yards and two touchdowns. Stephon Weaver ended up on the right end of both those scores racking up 50 yards receiving. Nick Williams led the way with 10 total tackles and Marcus Thompson picked off two UNK passes. For the Lopers Bronson Marsh passed for 241 yards and rushed for 201 yards and three touchdowns. Kellen Warner had 15 total tackles and Tyke Kozeal added 11 stops.
Central Missouri 47, Lindenwood 28
Central Missouri scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to pick up their first victory of the season. UCM amassed 587 yards of total offense in a game that saw well over 1,000 total yards.
For the Mules Hayden Hawk was 31 of 39 for 401 yards and five touchdowns. LaVance Taylor had 101 yards on the ground and Ronrei Lloyd caught five passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Ricky Spratley had 11 tackles to lead the way and Zach Quines picked off his second pass of the season. For the Lions Dillon Miller was 29 of 52 for 390 yards and three touchdowns. Alex Robinson caught seven passes for 167 yards and two scores and Marvin Byrd had 12 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown. On the other side of the ball Dillon Hawkins had 12 tackles and Roderick Ryles made 10 stops.
Missouri Southern 59, Lincoln 10
Missouri Southern scored 42 points in the first half as they sprinted out to a victory over Lincoln on their home field. Missouri Southern came just 20 yards shy of an MIAA record as they racked up 607 total rushing yards in the game.
For the Lions five different players carried the ball five or more times as Chris Barwell had 161 yards rushing and a score and JJ Jones had 109 yards and two touchdowns. Giresse Forcu had 57 yards rushing and also found the end zone twice. On defense Gatlin Ridgeway had 14 total tackles and Demon Haire picked off a pass. For the Blue Tigers Jacob Morris was 26 of 40 for 232 yards while Morris Henderson added 68 yards rushing and a touchdown. Khirey Draine caught six passes for 128 yards on the night. Kendrick Causey led the way on defense with 15 stops as John McCain added a fumble recovery.
#14 Pittsburg State 59, Southwest Baptist 7
Pittsburg State scored 56 straight points after just managing three in the quarter as they knocked off Southwest Baptist in Pittsburg. PSU held SBU to a league week low of 202 yards on the week allowing just seven points and 12 first downs.
For the Gorillas Anthony Abenoja was 11 of 20 for 293 yards and three touchdowns through the air. Jeff Seybold carried the ball 16 times for 104 yards and three scores. Tyler Disney led the way with nine tackles and Keeston Terry pulled down an interception. For the Bearcats Willie Tindal was 10 of 24 for 115 yards and the lone SBU score. Derwyn Lauderdale had two catches for 30 yards catching the lone score. Shaquille Shedd led the way on defense with nine stops on the night.
Emporia State 54, Central Oklahoma 38
Four individual MIAA records fell* as Emporia State picked up a victory on the road at Central Oklahoma. The game was high scoring and high yardage as 92 points were scored and 1,265 total yards were gained.
For the Hornets Brent Wilson set MIAA records by throwing for 522 yards and a total of seven touchdowns and set another new MIAA record with 571 yards of total offense. Austin Willis caught eight passes for 196 yards and a score and Ray Ray Davis caught 16 passes for 181 yards and an MIAA record five touchdowns. Kadeem Satchell and Deveon Dinwiddie each had nine tackles and Chris Poston and Gary Fortune picked off passes. For the Bronchos Adrian Nelson was 26 of 42 for 362 yards and a touchdown. Joshua Birmingham carried the ball 15 times for 93 yards and three scores. Adrian Shoecraft had 11 tackles and Thomas Hill and Levonte Douglas each had nine stops.
* Wilson’s 522 yards broke the MIAA record of 493 shared by Eric Czerniewski of UCM in 2010 and Matt Ticich of TSU in 2007.
Wilson’s seven touchdown passes broke the MIAA record of six shared by seven players.
Wilson’s 571 yards of total offense broke the MIAA record of 533 set by Josh Chapman of MSSU in 2002.
Davis five touchdown receptions broke the MIAA record of four shared by six players.
Game recaps courtesy of TheMIAA.com