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MIAA football rushes into week five


Press Release MIAA Conference: 

Abilene Christian atPittsburg State
#10 Pittsburg State will look to pick up the MIAA's second win over an NCAADivision I FCS school when they welcome Abilene Christian. The Gorillas are ledby MIAA Offensive Athlete of the Week John Brown who is averaging 133 yards pergame receiving and has nine total touchdowns. Anthony Abenoja is averaging 294yards passing with 14 touchdowns through the air. On defense Nate Dreiling isleading the way with 19 total tackles and Avery Adair has a team best threesacks. For the Wildcats John David Baker is averaging 278 yards passing with 17touchdowns. Darian Hogg had five receiving touchdowns and Taylor Gabriel hasthree scores. On defense for ACU Angel Lopez and Thor Woerner have 40 tackleseach while Woerner and Blake Rudd each have two interceptions.

Northwest Missouri atNortheastern State
#3 Northwest Missouri will take their perfect record on the road toNortheastern State in week five. For the Bearcats Trevor Adams and Brady Bolleshave combined for nine touchdowns through the air while Bolles has added threeon the ground. Billy Creason has six rushing touchdowns and Clint Utter hasfour touchdowns receiving. On defense Eric Reimer has 29 tackles and leads theteam with two sacks. For the RiverHawks Joel Rockmore is averaging 122 yardsper game rushing and Terrance Dixon has three touchdowns on the ground. ThorLong is averaging 135 yards per game passing along with two touchdowns hittingNick Whitlow with both of his passes. On the defensive side of the ballLangston Jones leads the way with 53 total tackles and Kyler Harris has twointerceptions.

Washburn at SouthwestBaptist
#15 Washburn will take to the road looking to stay undefeated on the season.For the Ichabods Mitch Buhler is averaging 266 yards per game passing with 11touchdowns. On the ground Vershon Moore and Donnie Lockhart are leading the waywith three touchdowns each, on the receiving end Jordan Hart has three scores.On defense Bryce Atagi has 36 tackles and two interceptions, Willie Williamsand Isaac Wright also have two picks each. For the Bearcats Willie Tindal isaveraging 304 yards per game passing with nine touchdowns and also has twoscores on the ground. Receiving Derwyn Lauderdale is averaging 125 yards pergame with five scores. Defensively Shaquille Shedd has 40 stops while IvanHodges has two interceptions. 

Emporia State at Lincoln
#24 Emporia State hits the road in week number five looking to stay unbeatenwith a trip to Lincoln. For the Hornets Brent Wilson is averaging 383 yards pergame passing with 19 touchdowns and he also has two on the ground. ReceivingAustin Willis is averaging 175 yards per game with eight touchdowns and Ray RayDavis is averaging 96 yards per game with seven scores. Defensively Tariq Allenand Deshawn Dinwiddie each have 30 tackles and Chris Poston and Gary Fortuneeach have two interceptions. For the Blue Tigers Morris Henderson is averaging115 yards per game rushing with six touchdowns. Jacob Morris is averaging 251yards per game through the air with five touchdowns. Kendrick Causey is leadingthe defense with 42 tackles and Brian Smith has forced two fumbles.

Lindenwood atNebraska-Kearney
Lindenwood will travel to Nebraska-Kearney in the MIAA Television Network Gameof the Week. For the Lions Dillon Miller is averaging 320 yards per game withseven touchdowns on the year. Marvin Byrd has four touchdowns rushing throughfour games and Alex Robinson has four touchdown catches. On defense ConnorHarris has 33 total tackles while Pierre Desir, Wesley Thomas, Brian Hawthorneand D'Andre Green each have two interceptions. For the Lopers Bronson Marsh isaveraging 166 yards passing and 99 yards rushing with six total touchdowns.Luke McNitt and Noah Housh each have touchdown catches on the year while McNittadded a rushing score. Of defense Kellen Werner has 43 total tackles and TykeKozeal had 41 stops.

Central Missouri at MissouriSouthern
Central Missouri will take a two game winning streak on the road to MissouriSouthern, looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season. For theMules Hayden Hawk is averaging 327 yards per game passing with 11 touchdowns.Ronrei Lloyd is averaging 108 yards per game receiving with five touchdowns andAnthony Kirkwood has added three touchdown catches. On defense Ryan Berry isleading the way with 28 tackles while Zach Quines has two interceptions. ForMissouri Southern seven different players have scored touchdowns on the ground.Chris Barnwell, Jay McDowell and Giresse Forchu lead the way with four each. GatlinRidgeway leads the defense with 35 total stops on the year.

Missouri Western at Central Oklahoma
#6 Missouri Western will look to stay unbeaten as they travel to CentralOklahoma in week five action. For the Griffons Travis Partridge is averaging 185yards passing with nine touchdowns and 44 yards rushing per game with twoscores. Raphael Spencer is averaging 113 yards rushing with five touchdowns andStephon Weaver has four touchdown catches. On defense Stephen Juergens has 34total tackles while Marcus Thompson and Marc Harrison each have two picks. Forthe Bronchos Joshua Birmingham is averaging 121 yards per game rushing with 10scores. Adrian Nelson has hit Marquez Clark four times for touchdowns throughthe air. Adrian Shoecraft leads the way with 36 total tackles.


William Jewell at Fort Hays State
Fort Hays State will welcome William Jewell to town as they look to pick uptheir first win of the season. For the Tigers Treveon Albert is averaging 180yards per game passing with five touchdowns. Keaton Callins has three receivingtouchdowns while Ed Smith has two scores on the ground. On defense JustinMcPhail has 36 tackles, two sacks and one interception. For the Cardinal SeanShelton  has six total touchdown passes and two on the ground. On defenseJack Bissonnette has 27 tackles and Nick Messer has two interceptions. 

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