By MATT PIKE
St. Joseph Post
Missouri Western falls for first time in 2022
The Griffons were unable to overcome an early deficit and an over two hour weather delay against Emporia State, falling 36-12 to the Hornets. Read the full recap HERE.
Bearcats sack their way to victory
The Northwest Missouri State Bearcats sacked the quarterback eight times and held Central Missouri to 103 total yards of offense on way to a 24-7 win over the Mules.
The win for the Bearcats marked the 14th straight win at Bearcat Memorial Stadium as they improved to 3-0 on the season.
The Bearcats defense was the story of the game as along with the eight sacks, the defense held the Mules to negative three yards of rushing. The Bearcats have now only allowed 37 yards on the ground all season.
Of the eight sacks, four were recorded by Senior defensive lineman Elijah Green, which was only a half sack away from breaking the single game sack record at Northwest held by Matt Uhde since he set the record in 1995. Green also recorded a team best six tackles.
The Mules also did a decent job holding Northwest in check. Northwest came into the contest averaging 533 yards on offense and were held to only 346 total yards (181 rushing, 165 passing). Senior running back Jamar Moya accounted for 159 all purpose yards (16 carries for 91 yards, 7 catches for 69 yards) and two scores.
The Bearcats will hit the road next for a matchup with Central Oklahoma. Central Oklahoma is coming off a 40-21 loss to Missouri Southern. Kickoff is set for 2pm.
Ravens stay undefeated in series against Clarke
For the first time the Benedictine Ravens took the field as a ranked program against the Clarke University Pride on Saturday.
The #15 Ravens forced five turnovers, with two of the five leading to points, en route to the 36-18 victory.
Quarterback Garrett Kettle passed for 266 yards going 19-32 and throwing two touchdowns while running back Rayshon Mills ran for 49 yards and two scores. Sophomore cornerback Fabian Njika had one interception which he took 40 yards for a defensive score as well.
The Ravens are now 3-1 on the season and will return home for its annual Family Weekend on Saturday for a matchup with Graceland. Kickoff is set for 1pm.
Tigers bounce back, win final tune-up game before SEC play
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Luther Burden III raced 78 yards on a punt return for a score and Missouri defeated Abilene Christian 34-17.
Quarterback Brady Cook and Dominic Lovett connected on a 79-yard touchdown pass in the first half that helped Missouri build a 17-3 halftime lead. Lovett posted career highs with seven catches for 132 yards and two scores.
The Wildcats scored their only touchdown thanks to a Missouri turnover. On first down from the Tigers 9-yard line in the third quarter, David Oke stripped the ball from Cook and Alexander Duke recovered the ball in the end zone, pulling the Wildcats within 24-10.
Missouri will begin SEC play on Saturday in a matchup against Auburn on the road. Kickoff is set for 11am and will be broadcast on ESPN.
Jayhawks off to best start since 2009 following win over Cougars
Jalon Daniels threw for 158 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 123 yards and two scores as Kansas improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2009 with a 48-30 win over Houston.
Daniels finished 14 of 23 and threw touchdown passes of 5, 60 and 8 yards and had touchdown runs of 12 and 9 yards. He found 11 different receivers and threw touchdown passes to Torry Locklin, Jared Casey and Luke Grimm.
The Jayhawks will look to improve to 4-0 as they return to Lawrence for the first time in two weeks to take on Duke. Kickoff is at 11am and will be broadcast on FS1
Tulane rallies to upset Kanas State in Manhattan
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Michael Pratt overcame two costly interceptions with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Tyrick James with 4:27 left and Tulane upset Kansas State 17-10.
K-State came into the game favored by two touchdowns. The Green Wave stopped the Wildcats on fourth-and-short twice in the third quarter and again in the fourth. K-State finished 1 for 5 on fourth down.
It was Tulane’s first road victory over a Power-5 conference school since beating Rutgers in 2010. Rutgers was part of the Big East that season.
Adrian Martinez threw for 150 yards and one touchdown going 21-for-31 in the loss. Junior running back Deuce Vaugh saw a streak of eight straight games with 100 rushing yards or more snapped, rushing for 81 yards on 20 carries.
The Wildcats will hit the road to begin Big 12 conference play Saturday against Oklahoma. Kickoff is set for 7pm and will be broadcast on Fox.
Cornhuskers fall in first game following Scott Frost firing
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Dillon Gabriel threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and sixth-ranked Oklahoma hammered Nebraska 49-14 in the Cornhuskers’ first game following the firing of Scott Frost.
OU posted its most lopsided victory over Nebraska since a 45-10 win in 1990. The Sooners have won seven of eight against the team it used to battle for conference championships year-in and year-out in the old Big Eight.
The Huskers have lost 19 straight against Top 25 opponents and nine in a row against Bowl Subdivision teams. Oklahoma scored 35 straight points after Nebraska opened with a six-play, 77-yard touchdown drive.
The Cornhuskers will have a week off before their next matchup when they meet Indiana on October 1st. Time is currently to be determined.