The Northwest Missouri State Bearcat football team lost in the second round of the Division II playoffs Saturday at Ferris State 27-21. The Bearcats finish the year at 10-3. Ferris State was ranked 2nd in the country.

The Bearcats were down 7-0 just three plays into the game as the Bulldogs scored on a two-yard touchdown run by Marvin Campell that was set up by a 71-yard pass play from Jevon Shaw to Sy Barnett.  Northwest played catch-up the entire game.

Northwest was down 27-14 late in the fourth quarter when the Bearcats drove 88 yards on eight plays and scored on a two-yard touchdown pass from Braden Wright to Alec Tatum with just :14 left. The Bearcats recovered an onside kick and gained 20 yards to get to the Ferris State 34-yard line with :05 left in the game. However, quarterback Brayden Wright was sacked and fumbled as time expired.

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