Pittsburg State raced out to a 28-0 lead in the first half on the way to a shocking, 35-17 upset of undefeated, No. 1 Northwest Missouri on Saturday in front of a school-record 11,002 fans in Maryville, Mo.
Pittsburg State wide receiver Gavin Lutman torched Emporia State for an MIAA record 268 receiving yards and four touchdowns as the Gorillas blasted Emporia State 45-17 in Pittsburg in the two in-state rivals’ first meeting since 2011.
Fort Hays State scored on a fumble recovery by Ed Williams on its first possession after a Pittsburg State interception in the Tigers’ end zone, and that was all the scoring needed as Fort Hays grabbed the MIAA upset of the season and its first win over the Gorillas since 1978.
Iowa Western’s Tyus Mason scored on a 6-yard touchdown run in overtime to lift the No. 2 Reivers past No. 6 Butler, 36-30, on Saturday night in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in a rematch of the 2012 NJCAA title game.