No. 16 Missouri Western used big plays and Pittsburg State miscues to notch a 63-14 victory over the No. 7 Gorillas before a record PSU homecoming crowd of 11,910 in Pittsburg.
Pittsburg State scored on the opening drive, going 87 yards and scoring when quarterback Tony Abenoja passed six yards to John Brown.
The Griffons tied it with a 48-yard strike from quarterback Travis Partridge to running back Michael Hill.
Partridge added a 64-yard scoring pass to Derek Libby for a 14-7 lead, and defensive end David Bass intercepted a batted ball and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown and a 21-7 margin.
Partridge added two more touchdown tosses in the second quarter, one after Missouri Western had halted a Pitt State drive by recovering a fumble.
After PSU scored first, Missouri Western scored 56 straight points.
Pitt State’s Nate Dreiling was in on eight tackles and recorded a half-sack.
PSU’s Brown had a career-best 13 catches for 153 yards.
P—Brown 6 pass from Abenoja (Frazell kick)
W—Hill 48 pass from Partridge (Anderson kick)
W—Libby 64 pass from Partridge (Anderson kick)
W—Bass 55 iinterception return (Anderson kick)
W—Wight 35 pass from Partridge (Anderson kick)
W—Jordan 7 pass from Partridge (run failed)
W—Hill 2 run (Ferbet pass from Partridge)
W—Hill 5 run (Anderson kick)
W—Hill 10 run (Anderson kick)
The Ichabods improve to 7-1 overall and in MIAA play.
James Neal’s 34-yard field goal had given Linenwood a 16-12 lead with 3:42 to play in the third quarter.
L—FG Neal 27
W—Groves 2 run (kick blocked)
L—O’Bryant 88 run (Neal kick)
W—FG Linn 29
L—FG Neal 32
W—FG Linn 19
L—FG Neal 34
W—Buhler 1 run (Linn kick)
Tyler Eckenrode hit 26 of 39 passes for 422 yards and three touchdowns for ESU.
Shjuan Richardson caught 11 passes for 217 yards for Emporia State.
Emporia State will play host to Missouri Western at 6 p.m. Thursday.
T—White 11 run (Koon kick)
E—FG Kuhns 43
E—Richardson 81 pass from Eckenrode (Jonas kick)
T—FG Koon 29
E—Iwuagwa 15 run (Jonas kick)
E—Davis 19 pass from Eckenrode (Jonas kick)
E—Iwuagwa 1 run (Jonas kick)
E—Hall 1 run (Jonas kick)
T—Breen 15 run (Koon kick)
E—Davis 38 pass from Eckenrode (Jonas kick)
E—Iwuagwa 15 run (Jonas kick)
T—Orlando 5 pass from Breen (Koon kick)
Cooper finished with 115 rushing yards in 13 carries.
Fort Hays improved to 3-5 in both MIAA and overall.
Anthon Sheppard accounted for Fort Hays’ first two touchdowns on blocked punts.
L—Trammell 46 pass from Morris (kick blocked)
F—Sheppard blocked punt in end zone (O’Brien kick)
F—Sheppard 25 blocked punt return (O’Brien kick)
F—Austin 5 run (O’Brien kick)
L—Woodard 6 pass from Morris (Ashley kick)
L—Henderson 23 run (pass failed)
L—Malone 2 run (Ashley kick)
F—Cooper 63 run (O’Brien kick)
Friends scored 43 straight points.
F—Scott 3 (Pohlman kick)
F—Bauer 9 pass from Bristow (Pohlman kick)
F—Lenhart 88 interception return (Hankerson run)
F—Hankerson 7 run (Pohlman kick)
F—Hankerson 6 run (Pohlman kick)
F—Allen 30 pass from Bristow (Pohlman kick)
B—Martino 30 pass from House (Retchless kick)
S—Noller 25 interception return (Dunn kick)
O—Hilliger 10 pass from Gimzo (Stamp kick)
S—Schmidt 20 pass from Cardone (Dunn kick)
O—FG Stamp 15
O—Wood 15 pass from Gimzo (Sigala kick)
O—Hilliger 30 pass from Gimzo (Sigala kick)
O—Wilkerson 11 pass from Gimzo (Sigala kick)
S—Hudspeth 29 run (Dunn kick)
O—Hilliger 24 pass from Gimzo (Sigala kick)
K—Giesen 9 run (Stecker kick)
K—Roberts 49 pass from Dallas (Stecker kick)
K—Myers 13 pass from Dallas (Stecker kick)
K—Turner 2 run (Stecker kick)
K—Tuerner 7 run (Stecker kick)
B—Sykes 18 run (kick blocked)
K—Gleason 17 pass from Dallas (Stecker kick)
K—Ausama 11 run (Stecker kick)
B—Suchsland 3 run (run failed)
SM—FG Spaulding 23
SM—Young 8 pass from Keese (Spaulding kick)
SM—Mata 1 run (Spaulding kick)
SM—Young 42 pass from Keese (Spaulding kick)
SM—Amos 48 run (Spaulding kick)
SW—Strohl 4 run (Mayer kick)
SM—Bernal 5 run (Spaulding kick)
Hutch held Fort Scott to 48 rushing yards, but the Greyhounds got 211 passing yards.
H—Mayes 25 blocked punt return (Mesh kick)
F—Ward 11 pass from Jordan (Whitrock kick)
H—Cook 22 pass from Lane (kick blocked)
H—Lane 2 run (Mesh kick)
H—Campbell 34 interception return (Mesh kick)
F—Hoskin 36 pass from Hagan (Whitrock kick)
H—Johns 13 pass from Barnes (Mesh run)