Northwest Missouri wrapped up at least a share of the MIAA Championship as week ten left only them undefeated.
South Dakota Mines 34, Nebraska-Kearney 26
Nebraska-Kearney scored 26 points in the second half, but could not complete the comeback in a non-league loss to South Dakota School of Mines. UNK racked up 254 rushing yards as they fell to 3-7 on the season.
Luke McNitt finished with 87 yards rushing and a touchdown while Romero Cotton added 82 yards and a score. McNitt also added a touchdown pass and Stephan Rush had two touchdown catches. On defense Tyke Kozeal led the way with 13 tackles and Matt Bowman had 12 stops.
#2 Northwest Missouri 48, #10 Emporia State 21
#2 Northwest Missouri held #10 Emporia State to just 260 yards as they stayed undefeated on the season. NWMSU racked up 483 yards of their own as they handed ESU their first loss of the season.
For the Bearcats Trevor Adams was 24 of 35 for 291 yards and five touchdowns. Jason Jozaites and Bryce Young each hauled in two touchdown passes on the afternoon. On defense DJ Gnader led the way with seven total tackles and picked off a pass. For the Hornets Kavaski Ervin caught five passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Brent Wilson was 12 of 23 for 131 yards and a touchdown. On defense Jordan Sanders had a team best 11 tackles and Ashton Reichmann made 10 stops.
#22 Missouri Western 34, #15 Washburn 31
#22 Missouri Western took a 17-7 first half lead and then held off a fourth quarter charge to defeated #15 Washburn on the road. MWSU had 319 rushing yards as they moved to 8-2 on the season.
For the Griffons Raphael Spencer carried the ball 27 times for 193 yards and two touchdowns. Travis Partridge threw for 133 yards and a touchdown also rushing for 77 yards and a score. On defense Stephen Juergens led the way with eight tackles and Marc Harrison picked off a pass. For the Ichabods Joel Piper was 26 of 39 for 343 yards and four touchdowns. He hit Dejuan Beard for two scores and Tore’ Hurst and Mark Fancher also hauled in touchdown passes. On defense Bryce Atagi led the way with ten total tackles.
Central Oklahoma 38, Southwest Baptist 31
Central Oklahoma took a 21-10 lead into halftime and then held on to pick up a win at Southwest Baptist. The game saw over 800 yards of total offense as the Bronchos moved to 2-7 on the year.
For UCO Joshua Birmingham had 188 yard rushing with two touchdowns, also catching a pass for 64 yards and a score. T.J. Eckert finished 16 of 31 on the day for 223 yards and a touchdown. On defense Mike Harris led the way with nine total tackles and Kenny Allen made three tackles for a loss. For the Bearcats Joey Dominguez was 17 of 33 for 258 yards and three touchdowns. Via Manuma made three catches for 99 yards, two of which resulted in touchdowns. On defense Shaquille Shedd led the way with nine total tackles.
Central Missouri 48, Fort Hays State 34
Central Missouri used 20 fourth quarter points to complete a comeback win over Fort Hays State at home. UCM racked up 504 yards of total offense to move to 6-4 on the season.
For the Mules Hayden Hawk was 27 of 35 for 330 yards and four touchdowns. Ronrei Lloyd caught five passes for 111 yards and a touchdown as four different targets hauled in a touchdown catch. On defense Alex Perlin led the way with nine tackles and an interception. For the Tigers Treveon Albert was 21 of 41 for 313 yards and four touchdowns. Keaton Callins made eight catches for 149 yards and two touchdowns as Ed Smith also hauled in two touchdown passes. Defensively Michael Terry and Justin McPhail each had nine tackles and Michael Jordan picked off a pass.
Missouri Southern 55, Lindenwood-Belleville 0
Missouri Southern scored 34 first half points on their way to a victory at home over Lindenwood-Belleville. MSSU racked up 590 yards of total offense as they improved to 5-3 on the season.
Giresse Furchu led the Lions rushing game carrying the ball 14 times for 149 yards. JJ Jones had six carries for 71 yards and two touchdowns as seven different Lions found the end zone. On defense Elijah Swen and Demond Horsley each pulled down interceptions.
Lincoln 42, Northeastern State 33
Lincoln trailed at the half, but used a strong fourth quarter to pull out a win over Northeastern State at home. The game saw over 900 yards of total offense as the Blue Tigers improved to 2-8 on the year.
For LU Jacob Morris was 17 of 23 for 212 yards and four touchdowns as he added 102 yards on the ground. Morris Henderson carried the ball 21 times for 149 yards and two touchdowns while Khiry Draine pulled down two touchdown catches. On defense Timmy Dunn had eight tackles and Jamell Tombah and Tyrone Moore each made seven stops. For the RiverHawks Thor Long passed for 201 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 106 yards on the day. Terrance Dixon had 79 yards rushing and scored twice. On defense Ken Davis led the way with 11 tackles and Langston Jones and Chandler Barr each had eight stops.
#6 Pittsburg State 41, Lindenwood 6
#6 Pittsburg State used a 21 point third quarter to put the game out of reach and pick up a win on the road at Lindenwood. PSU got 250 yards of offense on the ground as they moved to 9-1 for the season.
For the Gorillas Jeff Seybold had 17 carries for 134 yards and two touchdowns. Anthony Abenoja finished the day 9 for 15 for 194 yards and two scores. On defense Nate Dreiling led the way with nine total tackles and DeVante Busby picked off a pass. For the Lions Ben Gomez was 13 of 20 for 135 yards and a touchdown. Tyrian Taylor pulled in the lone touchdown pass making four catches for 30 yards. On defense Clint Koons had eight total tackles and Pierre Desir forced a fumble.