Nebraska-Kearney at EmporiaState Emporia State will return home to face Nebraska-Kearney as they look to move to2-0. ESU earned a win on the road at Fort Hays State while UNK lost at home toWashburn in week one. For the Hornets Brent Wilson threw for 301 yards andthree touchdowns during the opening week of the season. He also carried theball 13 times for 74 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns. On defense NeilShortell and Jordan Sanders each finished with five tackles while Deveon Dinwiddieand Corben Albila each had a pickoff. For the Lopers Bronson Marsh threw for163 yards and he ran for 79 yards and scored a touchdown. Stephan Rush added 58yards on the ground. Defensively Dillon Loschen had nine tackles and BooneAnderson intercepted a pass which he returned for a touchdown.
Missouri Southern atNortheastern State Missouri Southern will look to move to 2-0 as they travel to Northeastern Statein the MIAA Television Network Game of the Week. MSSU earned a victory at homeover Central Oklahoma while NSU dropped a match-up on the road at PittsburgState. For the Lions Jay McDowell was 10 of 11 for 232 yards and two touchdownsalso rushing for 121 yards and two scores. Girese Forchu caught three passesfor 107 yards and a score. On defense Jason Brown had nine tackles whileMichael Burks pulled down an interception. For the RiverHawks Thor Long threwfor 103 yards and rushed for 14 yards and a score. Joel Rockmore racked up 99yards on the ground on 19 carries. Defensively Langston Jones had 12 tackleswhile Victor Johnson added eight stops during the season opener.
Grambling State at Lincoln Lincoln will face Grambling State in the Missouri Classic from ArrowheadStadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Blue Tigers fell just short of a victory on theroad at LIndenwood in the opening week of the season. For the Blue Tigers JacobMorris was 20 of 35 for 226 yards and two touchdowns. Morris Henderson rushedfor 99 yards and score and Andre Borney and Bryson Winfrey each caught TDpasses. On defense Makuice Savage had ten total tackles while Keldon Warfieldpulled down an interception. For Grambling State Cedric Skinner is averaging 91yards per game rushing. On defense Arkez Cooper has 14 total tackles along withone interception on the year.
Fort Hays State at Washburn Washburn will be home for the first time this season when they face Fort HaysState. The Ichabods won on the road against Nebraska-Kearney while Fort HaysState fell at home to Emporia State in week one. For the Ichabods Mitch Buhlerwas 16 of 29 for 273 yards and three touchdowns. Jordan Hart caught threepasses for 150 yards and scored twice. Bryce Atagi had a team best nine tackleswhile Willie Williams pulled down two interceptions. For the Tigers TreveonAlbert threw for 163 yards and two touchdowns. Keaton Callins caught fivepasses for 52 yards and two scores. Justin McPhail led the way on the defensewith 14 tackles and Daniel Lindsey had one interception.
Central Missouri at #3Northwest Missouri Central Missouri will hit the road to face #3 Northwest Missouri in week two.NWMSU is coming off a big win over then #22 Saginaw Valley State while CentralMissouri lost a barn burner against #6 Missouri Western. For the BearcatsTrevor Adams was 15 of 20 for 285 yards and a touchdown. Robert Burton had twotouchdowns on the ground while Clint Utter caught four passes for 160 yards anda score. On defense Eric Reimer had 11 tackles, Travis Manning picked off apass and Brandon Dixon returned a fumble for a TD. For the Mules Hayden Hawkwas 28 of 42 for 322 yards and two touchdowns. Tristan McCelland had 87receiving yards and Cullen Rosine and Anthony Kirkwood caught passes forscores. Defensively Zach Quines had nine tackles and Tevin Teamer returned aninterception for a touchdown.
#16 Pittsburg State atCentral Oklahoma #16 Pittsburg State will hit the road looking to move to 2-0 on the season. PSUearned a victory at home over Northeastern State and UCO fell on the road atMissouri Southern. MIAA Offensive Athlete of the Week Anthony Abenoja led theGorillas with 228 yards passing and three scores while rushing for 86 yards anda score. Jeff Seybold rushed for 132 yards and a score and Steven Sullivan alsoadded a TD. On defense Nate Dreiling led the way with nine tackles. For theBronchos Joshua Birmingham had a big night on the ground rushing for 169 yardsand four touchdowns. Adrian Nelson threw for 328 yards and a score. On defenseAdrian Shoecraft had nine tackles during the season opener.
Lindenwood at SouthwestBaptist Lindenwood will hit the road in search of their second win as they travel toSouthwest Baptist. LWU held on for a win over Lincoln at home while SBU fell onthe road at Truman State. For the Lions Dillon Miller threw for 363 yards andtwo touchdowns. On the ground Marvin Byrd carried the ball 13 times for 79yards and a score. On the other side of the ball Connor Harris had 17 tacklesand Andre Green pulled down an interception. For the Bearcats Willie Tindal was28 of 42 for 448 yards and three touchdowns. Derwyn Lauderdale had 13 catchesfor 179 yards and two touchdowns while Evan Ray caught three passes for 142yards and a score. Ray also had an interception on the defensive side of theball.
Missouri S&T at#6 Missouri Western Missouri Western will look to stay undefeated as they welcome Missouri S&Tfor a non-league contest. For the Griffons Travis Partridge threw for 197 yardsand three scores in the season opener. Raphael Spencer rushed for 91 yards anda score while Stephon Weaver, Derek Libby and Reggie Jordan each had TDcatches. Stephen Juergens had 14 tackles and John Oglesby added two sacks ondefense. The Miners are led by Zenel Hudson who ran for 96 yards and twoscores. Reed Brown had 365 yards passing and threw for two scores. DefensivelyZach Melber had 12 tackles and Sean Martin 11 stops in the season opener.
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