The MIAA footballseason got off to a wild start with all but three of the MIAA teams hitting thefield on Thursday night.
Washburn 58, Nebraska-Kearney 13 Washburn outscored Nebraska-Kearney 24-6 in the first half as they rolled to a58-13 victory on the road. The Ichabods racked up 352 passing yards and rushedfor 168 as they moved to 1-0 on the season.
For WU Mitch Buhler was 16 of 29 for 273 yards and three touchdown. Jordan Hartmade three catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns while Kameron Stewart alsoadded a touchdown. Bryce Atagi led the way with nine tackles on defense whileWillie Williams added two interceptions. For UNK Bronson Marsh threw for 163yards and carried the ball for 79 yards and a touchdown. On defense DillonLoschen had nine tackles while Boone Anderson returned an interception for atouchdown.
Missouri Southern 52, Central Oklahoma 38 Missouri Southern jumped out to a 35-14 halftime lead at home over CentralOklahoma and held on for their first victory. The game saw 984 yards of totaloffense between the two teams.
For the Lions Jay McDowell was 10 for 11 for 232 yards and two touchdown whilerushing for 121 yards and two TD's. On the receiving end Giresse Forchu caughtthe ball three times for 107 yards and a score. On defense for MSSU Jason Brownhad a team leading nine tackles and Michael Burks pulled down an interception.For the Bronchos on offense Joshua Birmingham carried the ball 29 times for 169yards and four touchdowns. Adrian Nelson had 328 yards and a touchdown throughthe air. Aaron Shoecraft had nine tackles and Mike Harris had the lone UCO sack.
Emporia State 43, Fort Hays State 13 Emporia State scored the first 17 points of the game and held FHSU to just 13in the game as they picked up a season opening win. The Hornet racked up 591yards of total offense while holding FHSU to 207 yards in the game.
For the Hornets Brent Wilson passed for 301 yards and three touchdowns rushingfor 74 yards and two scores. Austin Willis caught nine passes for 216 yards andthree touchdowns. On defense for ESU Jordan Sanders and Neil Shortel eachfinished with five tackles and the Hornets picked off two passes on the night.For the Tigers Treveon Albert had 163 yards passing and two touchdowns hittingKeaton Callins five times for two scores. On defense for FHSU Justin McPhailled the way with 14 tackles on the night.
#3 Northwest Missouri 45, #18 Saginaw Valley 24 Northwest Missouri scored 21 points in the second quarter to create some spaceand earn a victory over #18 Saginaw Valley State. The Bearcats got 333 passingyards and forced three turnovers to take the victory.
For the Bearcats Trevor Adams was 15 of 20 for 285 yards and a touchdown. Onthe ground Billy Creason ran for 55 yards and a touchdown while Robert Burtoncarried the ball for 51 yards and two scores. On defense for NWMSU Eric Reimerhad 12 total tackles while Travis Manning pulled down an interceptions.
Lindenwood 24, Lincoln 22 Lindenwood outscored Lincoln 24-3 over the first three quarter and overcame 19Blue Tiger points in the fourth quarter to pull out a win. Lindenwood finished with377 yards through the air to earn the season opening victory.
For the Lions Dillon Miller was 34 of 52 for 363 yards and two touchdowns.Jordan Gater caught ten passes for 107 yards to lead all receivers on thenight. On defense Connor Harris had 17 tackles while Pierre Desir pulled downseven. For LU Jacob Morris threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns. MorrisHenderson finished with 99 yards rushing on the evening. On defense MarkuiceSavage had 10 tackles and Brian Smith finished with nine.
#6 Central Missouri 26, Central Missouri 23 #6 Missouri Western scored with 14 seconds to play to pull out a victory on theroad over Central Missouri. MWSU trailed 16-7 into the third quarter but usedtwo long scoring plays to get back into the game.
For the Griffons Travis Partridge threw for 198 yards and three touchdowns.Raphael Spencer carried the ball for 91 yards and scored the other MWSU TD. Ondefense Stephen Juergens and Nick Williams added 10 stops. For the Mules HaydenHawk was 28 of 42 for 322 yards and two touchdowns. Collen Rosine and AnthonyKirkwood each pulled down touchdown receptions. Zach Quines had nine tackles ondefense while Tevin Teamer pulled down an interception and returned it for atouchdown.
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