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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI- COLUMBIA

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Mizzou is playing South Carolina Saturday night.








LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY

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Game Recap: Football | 9/7/2017 10:42:00 PM
Lindenwood Sets School Rushing Record In Home-Opening Victory

Next Game:
(RV) Washburn University

The Lindenwood football team won its home opener on Thursday night at Hunter Stadium with a 49-10 victory over Northeastern State. The win was the first one as a Lion for new head coach Jed Stugart.

Play of the Game
Lindenwood appeared ready to take a 21-0 lead into halftime when it attempted a Hail Mary in the final seconds of the half. Northeastern State appeared to have the play well covered, but after a RiverHawk player tipped the ball, it ended up in the hands of Deantrell Prince for a touchdown. That gave the Lions a 28-0 lead, and they put the game away by scoring on its first three possessions of the second half.

Offensive Numbers
- Lindenwood set a school record by rushing for 417 yards. Shakeem Wharton led the team with 103 yards, followed by Calen Campbell with 86, Najee Jackson with 82, and Nash Sutherlin with 70.
- The Lions finished with 686 yards of total offense, the fourth-highest in program history.

Defensive Numbers
- Lindenwood did not allow a point in the first half for the first time since the Oct. 15, 2016 game versus Emporia State. The RiverHawks had just 142 yards at the break, including 27 on the ground.
- Lindenwood held Northeastern State to just four-of-14 on third-down plays for the contest.

First Quarter (Lindenwood led 7-0)
- Lindenwood took the opening drive 86 yards for a touchdown. Campbell scored on a nine-yard run.
- The Lions defense forced three punts, and gave up only 26 yards in the period.

Second Quarter (Lindenwood led 28-0)
- Najee Jackson threw three touchdowns to Kendell Sparks (2 yards), DeSean Warren (55 yards), and Deantrell Prince (43 yards).
- Lindenwood's defense forced three more punts and a turnover on downs.

Third Quarter (Lindenwood led 42-3)
- Northeastern State got on the board with a 39-yard field goal on its first possession of the second half.
- After that, the Lions defense forced a punt and its first turnover of the season with a fumble recovery.
- Lindenwood's offense scored on both of its possessions with a one-yard run by Wharton and a 65-yard run by Campbell.

Fourth Quarter (Lindenwood won 49-10)
- On his first collegiate pass, Max Meylor threw a 50-yard touchdown to Justin Smith.
- Northeastern State rounded out the scoring by going 10 plays and 68 yards to score its first touchdown with 6:42 left in the game.

Key Statistics
- Jackson finished the game with 208 passing yards and three touchdowns, and he completed 71 percent of his passes. He also rushed for 82 yards.
- Warren led the receivers with five catches for 94 yards and one score.
- Darrius Williams led the defense with 13 tackles, his second straight double-figure tackle game. Drew Seers, a true freshman, earned his first start and had 10 tackles.
- CJ Bivens had team-highs of 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack.

Game Notes:
- Lindenwood improves to 1-1 on the season, and Northeastern State falls to 0-2.
- The 49 points were the most by the Lions since their home opener last season.
- Lindenwood is 2-2 all-time against Northeastern State.
- The Lions are 21-7 all-time in its home opener, including a 5-1 mark since moving to the MIAA.
- Lindenwood is now 6-4 all-time in Thursday night contests, and has won three straight Thursday games at Hunter Stadium.
- Jed Stugart is the fourth of six Lindenwood head coaches to win his first game at Hunter Stadium.
- Shakeem Wharton had his first 100-yard rushing game, and Calen Campbell's 65-yard run was the longest of his career.
- Lindenwood's total offensive yards were the most since the ninth game of the 2010 season.
- The Lions will be at home again next week with a Saturday, Sept. 16, game against Washburn. Both teams will come into that game with a 1-1 record. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.



MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

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SPARTANS FALL TO #24 COUGARS IN HOME OPENER

 

Saint Xavier (Ill.) picked-up right where it left off against Marian (Ind.) just over a week ago on Saturday. Alex Martinez threw for 346 yards six touchdowns as the Cougars defeated the Spartans 48-13 in the 2017 Missouri Baptist Home Opener.

 

Missouri Baptist (0-2) looked for improvements in its second game of year four, but turnovers once again plagued the offense as the Saint Xavier attack came-in as-advertised.

 

Saint Xavier won the toss and elected to defer, which put Chase Brown on the field for the first time in 2017. The sophomore signal caller marched the Spartans to its first, first down of the game, but a fumble gave the Cougars great field position and set-up the visitor’s first touchdown of the day.

 

Quarterback Alex Martinez connected with Mark Strbjak for a nine-yard score to give the Cougars a 7-0 lead.

 

Saint Xavier capitalized on another turnover shortly after. After an interception at the Cougar 49-yard line, Tionte McDaniel snagged the errant pass, intended for Bryson Barnes, and returned it 22 yards to set-up another score. Nick Czeszewski was the recipient of the touchdown pass, an 18-yard connection, to make it 14-0.

 

The Cougars extended the lead to 21-0 on the first drive of the second quarter on the way to the lopsided victory.

 

Missouri Baptist picked-up a pair of touchdowns in the game, the first of which came toward the end of the second quarter. Brown hooked-up with Mike Biekert for a 13-yard score to make it 28-6.

 

Missouri Baptist picked-up another score on an impressive drive led by a big run from Kendall Davis. The Edwardsville High School product broke-off a 28-yard scamper to the Saint Xavier nine-yard line. On the next play, D’Ante Cox got his first touchdown of 2017 with an acrobatic grab to make it 41-13. That was, however, as close as it got for the Spartans.

 

Kendall Davis led the offense on Saturday for the Spartans as the sophomore continues to impress. The running back averaged 5.1 yards per carry on 14 rushes in the game.

 

D’Ante Cox picked-up his most productive game of the season. The freshman caught five passes for 48 yards and a touchdown in the game.

 

Connor Bomstad continued a big senior season on defense. The strong safety led the team with eight tackles, including one tackle for a loss.

 

The running attack continued to be a bright spot for the Spartans in game two. As a team, Missouri Baptist gained 137 of its 291 yards on the ground.

 

Saint Xavier was led by Nick Czeszewski. The sophomore wide receiver snagged four passes for 134 yards and three touchdowns.

 

Mike Ivlow led the ground attack for the Cougars. The senior from Channahon, Ill., posted 104 yards on the ground and a touchdown.

 

Missouri Baptist will get a chance to enjoy some home cooking for two more weeks in a row as the team will play host to Wisconsin-River Falls on Saturday, September 16. Kickoff is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at CBC Field.


WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

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WashU Football Holds onto Founders Cup with 28-12 Win Over Chicago
St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 9, 2017 – The Washington University in St. Louis football team maintained possession of the Founders Cup with a 28-12 victory over the University of Chicago Maroons Saturday at Francis Field in St. Louis.

The Founders Cup, which commemorates the first football game played between two University Athletic Association (UAA) schools, was introduced in 1987.

WashU improved to 1-1 while Chicago fell to 0-2. Despite the Maroons striking first with a field goal in the second quarter, the Bears defense held strong, ultimately holding Chicago to 281 yards of total offense and 12 points.

Sophomore linebacker Jarrod Huther had a career-high 16 tackles, including 1.5 for loss, while senior defensive lineman Nick Leduc posted a career-high seven tackles and 2.5 sacks. The Bears held Chicago 6-of-23 on third down conversions, and recorded eight sacks.

WashU restricted Chicago to 164 yards in the first half and forced two turnovers. Junior linebacker Jake Coon’s interception and 25-yard return with less than a minute to play in the second quarter led to the Bears go ahead score by sophomore quarterback Johnny Davidson.

Following Coon’s INT, Davidson rushed three-consecutive plays for 36 yards and a TD to give WashU a 14-10 lead. The Bears previously scored on an 11-yard pass from junior quarterback Ryan Arthur to senior wide receiver Marcus Ramspott.

“We had a lot of good things happen today,” said head coach Larry Kindbom. “Defensively we played hard and did a good job against the run game. Offensively we stubbed our toes a few times but what happened is we kept moving forward.”

The Bears turned the ball over nine times but totaled a season-high 446 yards (271 passing, 175 rushing).

WashU quickly added to its lead in the third quarter with a play-action pass from Davidson to sophomore tight end Mitchel Groen for a 17-yard strike. The Red & Green’s final scoring play came with 13 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

Junior wide receiver DeAndre Wilson’s diving catch on a 22-yard pass from Davidson led to a quarterback scamper for the final three yards. Davidson’s score pushed WashU ahead 28-10 on senior Dan Kalvaitis’ fourth successfully converted extra point of the game.

WashU hosts No. 15-ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (0-2) on Saturday, Sept. 16, in the final game of a three-game homestand. The Warhawks’ 0-2 start is the first since 1999. Kickoff is set for Noon.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU and Chicago met for the 36th time in school history, with the Bears ho


SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY (SLU) 

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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI- ST. LOUIS (UMSL)


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