Dec 04, 2019 4:04 AM

Northwest's Owen named AFCA First Team All-American

Posted Dec 04, 2019 4:04 AM

Northwest Missouri State junior offensive tackle Tanner Owen has been named to the American Football Coaches Association's first-team all-America squad.


Owen (Kearney, Missouri/Kearney HS/Univ. of Missouri) has started all 38 games of his collegiate career and is a two-time first-team all-MIAA selection. Owen bolsters a Bearcat offense that ranks No. 1 in the nation in red zone scoring offense. The Bearcats have scored 39 out of 40 times in the red zone for a 97.5% scoring clip. The Bearcats rank No. 6 in the nation in scoring offense (44.8 points per game). The Bearcats have scored 38 rushing touchdowns and 29 passing touchdowns in 2019.


He becomes Northwest's 23rd AFCA first-team all-America choice in the program's history. 


Owen and the Bearcats will travel to Ferris State on Saturday for the Super Region 3 title game. Kick is set for 12 p.m. (CT) at Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids, Michigan.


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Bearcats' Dreamer named MIAA men's basketball Player of the Week

Northwest Missouri State freshman Wes Dreamer has been named the MIAA's men's basketball athlete of the week.


In a matchup of undefeated Division II foes, the true freshman Dreamer took off. Dreamer scored 29 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked three shots as No. 1-ranked Northwest moved to 7-0 and dropped the Prairie Stars to 5-1. Dreamer made seven of his first eight shots from three-point and land and finished the game 10-of-13 from the field, including 7-of-10 from distance.


Dreamer (Lincoln, Nebraska) is shooting 61.5% from the field, while averaging 9.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.


Northwest will open MIAA play this Thursday at Lincoln and Saturday at Central Missouri.


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