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Small colleges: Pittsburg State, Emporia State remain unbeaten

  • Published Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at 8:38 p.m.

Pittsburg State kepts its share of the MIAA football lead Saturday by beating Central Missouri 31-21 in Warrensburg, Mo.

The Gorillas (6-0, 5-0 MIAA) got 290 passing yards and three touchdowns from Anthony Abernoja. John Brown caught 12 balls for 199 yards and two of the touchdowns.

Pitt State took a 31-21 lead with 8:50 to play on Connor Frazell’s 28-yard field goal, then held Central Missouri to three first downs before a punt. The Gorillas then ran out the final 6:08, kneeling on the ball at the UCM 1 for the final three plays.

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P – Abenoja 15 run (Frazell kick)

C – McClelland 8 pass from Hawk (Gebhardt kick)

C – Lloyd 73 pass from Hawk (Gebhardt kick)

P – Brown 5 pass from Abenoja (Frazell kick)

P – Combes 1 pass from Abenoja (Frazell kick)

P – Brown 30 pass from Abenoja (Frazell kick)

C – McClelland 16 pass from Hawk (Gebhardt kick)

P – Frazell 28 FG

Individual statistics

Rushing — Pittsburg State, Seybold 22-90, Abenoja 19-64, Cushon 3-47, Sullivan 6-21, Team 2-(-2); Central Missouri, Hawk 10-29, Taylor 9-20, Harris 5-14, Kirkwood 1-4, Team 1-(-1), Lloyd 1-(-7).

Passing — Pittsburg State, Abenoja 20-30-290-1; Central Missouri, Hawk 24-43-362-2.

Receiving — Pittsburg State, Brown 12-199, Lutman 3-19, Combes 2-28, Daniel 1-19, Swartz 1-18, Cushon 1-7; Central Misssouri, Lloyd 8-176, McClelland 5-72, Taylor 3-37, Gorman 3-20, Kirkwood 2-11, Toalson 1-26, Rosine 1-10, Bakker 1-10.

Other MIAA

Emporia State 63, Southwest Baptist 17 — The host Hornets set a school record with 747 yards of offense, led by quarterback Brent Wilson’s 385 passing yards. Wilson completed 19 of 25 passes and had three touchdown throws.

Emporia State (6-0) led 49-7 at halftime and averaged 8.7 yards per play. Backup quarterback Corben Jones completed 10 of 12 passes for 116 yards.

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E – Brown 15 run (Kuhns kick)

E – Davis 41 pass from Wilson (Kuhns kick)

E – Davis 1 run (Kuhns kick)

E – Willis 52 pass from Wilson (Kuhns kick)

S – McWright 5 run (Colliver kick)

E – Iwuagwa 55 run (Kuhns kick)

E – Davis 12 pass from Wilson (Kuhns kick)

E – Tice 11 run (Kihns kick)

S – Colliver 35 FG

E – Brown 4 run (Kuhns kick)

S – Sohn 9 pass from Dominguez (Colliver kick)

E – Iwuagwa 1 run (Kuhns kick)

Individual Statistics

Rushing — Southwest Baptist, McWright 12-42, Manuma 7-38, Dominguez 5-9, Tindal 1-5, Gross 6-(-2); Emporia State, Iwuagwa 11-73, Wilson 8-57, Brown 11-47, Banister 7-32, Tice 7-31, Jones 1-10, Davis 1-1, Team 2-(-2), Willis 1-(-3).

Passing — Southwest Baptist, Dominguez 19-32-215-1, Tindal 12-18-114-1; Emporia State, Wilson 19-25-385-0, Jones 10-12-116-0.

Receiving — Southwest Baptist, Lauderdale 12-135, Sohn 10-115, Nolan 4-32, Ross 2-31, Ray 1-10, Frezzell 1-7, Gross 1-(-1); Emporia State, Davis 7-166, Willis 5-83, Foote 4-82, Smithton 3-22, Klumpe 2-55, Richard 2-31, Tice 2-29, Ervin 1-20, Iwuagwa 1-8, Lohrentz 1-5, Walker 1-0.

No. 15 Washburn 58, Lincoln 7 — The host Ichabods scored the first 51 points, giving up only a fourth-quarter touchdown to improve to 6-0. Mitch Buhler threw for 271 yards and Vershon Moore scored three times for Washburn.

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W—Moore 6 run (Linn kick)

W—Moore 13 run (Linn kick)

W—Wooten fumble recovery (Linn kick)

W—Hurst 19 pass from Buhler (Linn kick)

W—Linn 25 field goal

W—Heiman 2 run (Linn kick)

W—Moore 25 run (Linn kick)

W—Buhler 2 run (kick failed)

L—Henderson 4 run (Fishel kick)

W—Fancher 20 pass from Piper (Lutz kick)

Individual Statistics

Rushing — Lincoln, Henderson 26-97, Tenner 4-16, Turner 10-10, Pegues 1-0. Washburn, Moore 14-88, Heiman 10-36, Phillips 5-32, Kolmer 7-24, Eickhoff 2-10, Hawkins 2-4, LeBlanc 2-4, Piper 1-(-2), Mi.Buhler 2-(-4).

Passing — Lincoln, Turner 24-42-245-2. Washburn, Mi. Buhler 15-19-271-0, Piper 2-4-32-0, Williams 0-1.

Receiving — Lincoln, Winfrey 6-113, Borney 6-50, Woodard 5-22, Draine 3-47, Tenner 2-8, Pegues 1-8, Mark 1-(-3). Washburn, Kobberman 6-94, Hurst 4-91, Moore 4-58, Ma. Buhler 1-28, Fancher 1-20, Phillips 1-12.

Fort Hays State 31, Lindenwood 17 — Treveon Albert threw for 187 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 125 yards in visiting Fort Hays’ win.

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FH—Callins 18 pass from Albert (O’Brien kick)

FH—Williams 51 pass from Albert (O’Brien kick)

FH—O’Brien 46 field goal

FH—Musil 8 pass from Albert (O’Brien kick)

L—Neal 26 field goal

L—Byrd 11 run (Neal kick)

L—Alexander 41 pass from Miller (Neal kick)

FH—Smith 17 run (O’Brien kick)

Individual Statistics

Rushing — Fort Hays, Smith 26-138, Albert 19-125, Smith 5-40. Lindenwood, Byrd 17-70, Roby 9-66, Miller 4-(-12).

Passing — Fort Hays, Albert 14-18-187-1. Lindenwood, Miller 25-38-306-2.

Receiving — Fort Hays, Callins 6-79, Williams 2-57, Salat 2-26, Maxi 1-12, Smith 1-8, Musil 1-8, Smith 1-(-3). Lindenwood, Roby 9-90, Alexander 5-143, Taylor 5-34, Sealer 2-15, Robinson 2-15, Byrd 1-8, Stewart 1-1.

KCAC

Southwestern 28, Bethany 21 — Joe Vargas’ 29-yard touchdown catch from Brady May with 14 seconds to go was the game-winner for host Southwestern. Bethany had tied the game with 3:36 to go on Chris Mayer’s 32-yard field goal.

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S—Pullen 15 run (Mayer kick)

B—Lyter 23 field goal

B—Molette 21 pass from Dovenbarger (Lyter kick)

S—Pullen 7 run (Mayer kick)

B—Lyter 22 field goal

S—Pullen 6 run (Mayer kick)

B—Carraway 84 run blocked field goal (Evans run)

S—Vargas 29 pass from May (Mayer kick)

Individual Statistics

Rushing — Bethany, Thomas 14-105, Bell 11-48, Linnebur 10-18, Dovenbarger 14-17, Evans 3-8. Southwestern, Pullen 32-183, Strohl 8-26,

Vargas 1-5, Crandall 3-5, May 2-(-7).

Passing — Bethany, Dovenbarger 11-22-200-3. Southwestern, May 6-16-84-0, Crandall 2-2-11-0.

Receiving — Bethany, Evans 4-91, Molette 3-64, Thomas 2-40, Bell 2-5. Southwestern, Vargas 4-52, Bannister 4-43.

Sterling 54, Bethel 9 — Sterling scored the game’s first 38 points for a KCAC win at North Newton.

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S—Langford 1 run (Juarez kick)

S—Schmidt 23 pass from Langford (Juarez kick)

S—safety, punt snap into end zone

S—Smith 58 kickoff return (Juarez kick)

S—Bray 29 pass from Langford (Juarez kick)

S—safety, punt snap into end zone

S—Hudspeth 67 pass from Langford (kick failed)

B—Anderson 29 field goal

S—Schmidt 10 pass from Langford (kick failed)

S—Ramirez 23 field goal

S—Lee 29 interception return (Ramirez kick)

B—DeBus 10 run (kick failed)

Individual Statistics

Rushing — Sterling, Langford 20-117, Bray 8-47, Hudspeth 5-27, Edwards 5-27, Lopez 7-25, Frame 3-17, Miller 2-2, Carr 1-2, Team 0-1, Howard 1-(-5). Bethel: Scott 31-173, L. Pouncy 1-2, Hughes 2-4, Pratt 4-(-1), DeBus 3-(-3), Bronson 1-(-20), Neglio 2-(-61).

Passing — Sterling, Langford 11-17-170-0, Frame 3-3-10-0. Bethel, DeBus 9-20-16-3-1, Pratt 7-15-54-3.

Receiving — Sterling, Hudspeth 4-44, Bray 3-72, Schmidt 3-41, Abousamra 1-13, Westerfield 1-7, Campbell 1-2, Coleman 1-1. Bethel, Alexander 7-138, Silva 2-12, Aikens 2-8, Carter 1-25, Hernandez 1-11, Garrett 1-10, Hughes 1-7, L. Pouncy 1-6.

Tabor 54, Kansas Wesleyan 28 — Owen Cole returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and Cody Coleman had 116 rushing yards and three touchdowns on eight carries as Tabor beat visiting KWU. KWU’s Trey Dallas threw for 319 yards and three touchdowns.

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T – Coleman 18 run (Slavens kick)

K – McClain 48 pass from Dallas (Stecker kick)

T – Monroe 46 run (Slavens kick)

K – McClain 23 pass from Dallas (Stecker kick)

T – Cole 96 KO ret. (Slavens kick)

T – Antoine 3 fumble ret. (Slavens kick)

T – Coleman 18 run (kickk blocked)

K – Sachs 38 pass from Dallas (Stecker kick)

T – Coleman 39 run (pass failed)

K – Sachs 63 run (Stecker kick)

T – Monroe 19 pass from Nelson (Slavens kick)

T – Nelson 13 run (Slavens kick)

Individual statistics

Rushing — Kansas Wesleyan, Sachs 23-147, Dalls 7-25, Donahue 1-3; Tabor, Monroe 34-187, Coleman 8-116, Nelson 6-24, Cole 5-31, Wilson 5-24, Anderson 5-16, Bebermeyer 4-11, McKee 2-9, Team 1-0.

Passing — Kansas Wesleyan, Dallas 22-44-319-1; Tabor, Nelson 9-15-166-1.

Receiving — Kansas Wesleyan, McClain 5-90, Geason 5-61,, Vela 4-52, Sachs 3-49, Ruiz 3-47, Peck 1-21, Dallas 1-(-1), Tabor, Bauer 2-56, Simmons 2-27, Coleman 2-18, Anderson 1-42, Monroe 1-19, Cole 1-4.

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