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SMALL COLLEGES Gorillas avoid upset at home

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at 7:14 a.m.

Top-ranked Pittsburg State needed a fourth-quarter rally to defeat Central Missouri 30-21 on Saturday in Pittsburg.

Trailing 21-17 early in the final period, the Gorillas scored the final 13 points of the game — on a 1-yard touchdown run by Mandel Dixon and a 2-yard touchdown pass from Tony Abenoja to Brady Letchworth that sealed the win.

Hutchinson product Nate Dreiling led the Pittsburg State defense with 11 tackles as the Gorillas improved to 5-0 overall and 5-0 in Big 12 play headed into next Saturday’s Fall Classic at Arrowhead against No. 8 Northwest Missouri.

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Central Missouri077721

P—Brown 13 pass from Abenoja (Frazell kick)

P—Tillman 1 run (Frazell kick)

CM—Smith 12 run (Jamieson kick)

CM—Taylor 15 run (Jamieson kick)

P—Frazell 32 field goal

CM—Smith 1 run (Jamieson kick)

P—Dixon 1 run (kick failed)

P—Letchworth 2 pass from Abenoja (Frazell kick)

Individual statistics

Rushing — Pittsburg State, Castaneda 1-0, Brown 1-4, Abenoja 5-16, Spradling 18-136, Tillman 4-2, Wilson 7-32, Dixon 3-2, team 1-0. Central Missouri, Taylor 16-82, Watson 1-0, Smith 14-54, Washington 1-3.

Passing — Pittsburg State, Castaneda 1-1-32-0, Abenoja 23-38-336-1. Central Missouri, 16-32-256-0.

Receiving — Pittsburg State, Castaneda 4-53, Brown 9-157, Dixon 1-12, Rampy 9-144, Letchworth 1-2. Central Missouri, Taylor 1-11, Watson 3-88, Cannon 1-14, Cooper 2-8, Lloyd 8-123, Johnson 1-12.

No. 25 Emporia State 19, Southwest Baptist 15 — Tyler Eckenrode threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns — all in the second half — as the Hornets rallied from a 15-0 halftime deficit to improve to 6-0 for the first time since 1988. Eckenrode left the game with a leg injury in the first half and backup Brent Wilson threw two interceptions in his place.

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Southwest Baptist870015

SB—Muhammad 97 kickoff return (kick failed)

SB—Wallace safety

SB—Connors 8 run (Colliver kick)

ES—Richardson 46 pass from Eckenrode (Jonas kick)

ES—Schiltz 6 pass from Eckenrode (pass failed)

ES—Willis 73 pass from Eckenrode (pass failed)

Individual statistics

Rushing — Emporia, Tice 12-67, Ervin 1-26, Hall 7-16, Wilson 5-11, Iwuagwa 2-6, team 2-0, Eckenrode 4-4. Southwest Baptist, Connors 21-66, McWright 17-42, Harris 2-1.

Passing — Emporia, Eckenrode 17-29-322-0, Wilson 0-4-2-0. Connors 19-29-173-0, Swortwood 1-2-2-0.

Receiving — Emporia, Schiltz 7-83, Davis 3-85, Willis 2-74, Richardson 2-63, Tice 2-10, Hall 1-7. Sohn 8-92, Lauderdale 5-32, Mourik 3-34, Duhaney 2-6, Lilly 1-0, Frezzell 1-2.

No. 20 Washburn 51, Lincoln 18 — Quarterbacks Mitch Buhler and Joel Piper combined for 268 passing yards and five touchdowns to lead the Ichabods to the rout at Jefferson City, Mo.

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Lincoln0414018

W—FG Linn 23

L—Fluellen safety

W—Kobbemann 20 pass from Buhler (kick blocked)

L—Hopson PAT return

W—Mertz 14 pass from Piper (Linn kick)

L—Guion 13 pass from Morris (Ashley kick)

W—Hart 23 pass from Buhler (Linn kick)

W—Mertz 12 pass from Buhler (Linn kick)

L—Morris 3 run (Ashley kick)

W—Groves 1 run (Linn kick)

W—Fancher 24 pass from Piper (Linn kick)

W—Dewey 26 run (Linn kick)

Individual statistics

Rushing — Washburn, Groves 12-45, Hart 1-30, Dewey 5-24, Stewart 6-12, Brown 1-9, Piper 1-(-7). Lincoln, Malone 14-37, Brock 1-28, Morris 12-24, Larson 7-9, Tenner 5-7, Woodard 2-1, Ryan 1-1.

Passing — Washburn, Buhler 8-16-0 124, Piper 9-16-1 144. Lincoln, Morris 15-22-1 142, Larson 10-19-1 100.

Receiving — Washburn, Kobbeman 4-86, Hart 3-68, Mertz 3-21, Gourley 2-21, Groves 2-10, Fancher 1-24, Crimmins 1-20, Kostelac 1-8. Lincoln, Woodard 8-89, Borney 5-49, Tenner 3-14, Malone 3-9, Smith 2-30, Mark 1-32, Guion 1-13, Trammell 1-4, Wade 1-2.

KCAC

Tabor 56, No. 20 Kansas Wesleyan 31 — Tabor mixed up an already complicated KCAC title race with the upset of Kansas Wesleyan at Hillsboro, the first league loss for the Coyotes, who dropped into a five-way tie for first in the league.

Tabor’s James Monroe led all players with 205 rushing yards and four touchdowns while teammate Simon McKee added 159 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

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Tabor721145656

K—Stecker 28 field goal

T—McKee 3 run (Cannon kick)

T—Monroe 1 run (Cannon kick)

K—McClain 17 pass from Dallas (Stecker kick)

T—McKee 7 run (Cannon kick)

T—Monroe 11 run (Cannon kick)

T—Monroe 13 run (Cannon kick)

T—Polk 6 pass from McKee (Cannon kick)

K—McClain 36 pass from Dallas (Stecker kick)

K—Dallas 9 run (kick failed)

T—Johnson 3 run (Cannon kick)

K—McClain 41 pass from Dallas (McClain pass from Dallas)

T—Monroe 4 run (Cannon kick)

Individual statistics

Rushing — Wesleyan, Giesen 17-55, Jackson 1-0, Dallas 7-32, Cook 1-5, Turner 3-6, McClain 1-0. Tabor, Monroe 32-205, McKee 19-159, Johnson 10-40, Polley 5-36, Harrison 4-34, Rozzell 6-33, Galvez 1-15, Bradley 2-13, team 2-0.

Passing — Wesleyan, Dallas 20-35-304-3. Tabor, McKee 3-8-37-0.

Receiving — Wesleyan, McClain 7-149, Myers 7-55, Vela 2-72, Geason 2-14, Peck 1-14, Giesen 1-0. Tabor, Davis 1-25, Giffin 1-6, Polk 1-6.

Saint Mary 34, Bethany 20 — Saint Mary’s Mike Keese threw for 265 yards and four touchdowns as the Spires wn by two touchdowns at Leavenworth. Bethany’s Brandon Martino led all players with 129 receiving yards and one touchdown.

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Saint Mary71413034

B—House 1 run (Ratchless kick)

SM—Cooper 51 pass from Keese (Spaulding kick)

SM—Young 52 pass from Keese (Spaulding kick)

SM—Cooper 18 pass from Keese (Spaulding kick)

B—Linnebur 1 run (kick failed)

SM—Williams 17 pass from Keese (kick failed)

B—Martino 4 pass from House (Ratchless kick)

SM—Hearn 3 run (Spaulding kick)

Individual statistics

Rushing — Bethany, Linnebur 21-74, Martino 1-0, Waggoner 1-0, Grist 1-(-1). Saint Mary, Hearn 16-81, Amos 7-28, Ryan 6-28, Keese 3-15.

Passing — Bethany, House 24-39-263-0, Waggoner 3-5-28-0. Saint Mary, Keese 18-31-265-1, Foster 0-1-0-1.

Receiving — Bethany, Martino 11-129, Johnson 9-72, Thompson 4-64, Wollenberg 3-26. Saint Mary, Young 8-121, Cooper 5-100, Ryan 2-13, Williams 1-17.

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