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Game Recap: Football | 10/14/2017 5:21:00 PM
Football Falls on Homecoming Against Emporia State

The Lindenwood football team dropped its Homecoming contest on Saturday afternoon at Hunter Stadium by a 41-30 score to Emporia State.

Play of the Game
After Lindenwood cut the lead to 20-17 early in the fourth quarter, its defense had Emporia State on a third-and-two in Emporia State territory. The Hornet's Braxton Marstall completed a six-yard pass to Justin Brown to move the chains. Three players later, the Hornets scored a touchdown, and Lindenwood was never able to get within one possession again.

Offensive Shootout
Both teams had big offensive numbers in the game. Emporia State finished with 612 total yards of offense, including 421 through the air. Lindenwood had 466 yards of offense, with 367 being passing yards.
Lindenwood averaged 7.5 yards per play, compared to 6.9 for the Hornets. Emporia State ran 104 plays in the game though, 29 more than the Lions.
Emporia State was 16-of-23 on third-down conversions, and also converted its only fourth-down play. The Lions were five-of-15 on third-down, and one-of-three on fourth-down.

First Quarter (Emporia State led 14-0)
Emporia State never trailed in the game after scoring the first 14 points. On its first play, the Hornets had a pass play for 72 yards, eventually leading to a touchdown 1:15 into the game.
After trading punts, the Lions had their first good scoring chance, but a 47-yard field goal went just wide right.
Emporia State went up 14-0 after a 13 play drive later in the half, scoring on a five-yard touchdown pass.

Second Quarter (Emporia State led 14-7)
The Lions scored on the first official play of the second quarter when Calen Campbell broke a 49-touchdown run.
Lindenwood's defense did not allow another point in the half, forcing one turnover, a punt, a missed field goal, and the end of the half. The Lions also did not score, and only got into Hornets' territory one time.

Third Quarter (Emporia State led 20-14)
Lindenwood tied the game after an Emporia State turnover gave the Lions the ball at the Emporia State 38-yard line. Jackson rushed the ball in from eight yards out after completing three straight passes.
Emporia State took the lead right back with a 15-play drive. That drive included a fourth-down conversion, and the Hornets scored a nine-yard rushing play.

Fourth Quarter (Emporia State won 41-30)
A wild fourth quarter started with the Lions kicking a field goal to make the score 20-17 early in the quarter.
Emporia State scored touchdowns on its next three possessions to pull away for the win, including two straight after the Lions got within three.
Lindenwood also scored two more touchdowns. Jackson completed a seven-yard pass to Shakeem Wharton for one score, and he had a three-yard pass to Kai Collier for the other touchdown.
Emporia State recovered two onside kicks, and it ran out of the clock after the final one.

Career Statistics
Campbell went over 1,000 career rushing yards on his touchdown run. He finished the game with 1,025 yards.
DeSean Warren broke into Lindenwood's top-10 list for career receiving yards. He is tenth on the list with 1,453 yards.

Key Statistics
Jackson had 398 total offense yards, the sixth-most in program history, and his 367 passing yards were the 13th-most. He had three touchdowns with two passing and one rushing.
DeSean Warren finished with eight receptions for 121 yards. He had his fourth career 100-yard rushing game.
Nine different players caught passes for the Lions, including seven receptions for 89 yards for Kendell Sparks.
CJ Bivens led the defense with 17 tackles, shattering his previous career high of 10. He has two double-figure tackle games this season.
Darrius Williams had 11 tackles, his fifth double-figure tackle game.
Nate Blanchard had 3.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks.
Ace Rogers had an all-around line of five tackles, one forced fumble, one interception, and one pass breakup. He is the first person to intercept Emporia State's quarterback this season.
Nick Granberry had a fumble recovery, which was forced by Williams.
Punter Michael Crowder averaged 48.6 yards per punt, including a long of 65, and had two inside the 20-yard line.

Game Notes:
Lindenwood falls to 2-5 on the season, while Emporia State goes to 4-3.
Emporia State improves to 6-0 all-time against Lindenwood, including 3-0 at Hunter Stadium.
Lindenwood falls to 19-9 all-time in its Homecoming contest.



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Missouri Baptist allowed 594 yards of total offense from Concordia (Mich.) on Saturday in a 66-21 loss at home.

Missouri Baptist (2-5, 1-2 MSFA) tied the game early with an Austin Schultz four yard touchdown run to make it a 7-7 game. Concordia, however, utilized bruising running back Joe Connor to give his team a two touchdown lead after one quarter. Connor rushed for 129 yards in the opening 15 minutes and posted two scores to make it a 21-7 lead for the visitors.

The Cardinals extended that lead on the first play of the second quarter with a booming field goal from Josh Kukulies. The junior from Hopkins, Mich., crushed a 51-yard kick through the uprights to extend the lead to 24-7.

By the end of the half, Concordia had gained full control. The Cardinals had amassed 270 yards of total offense and led 45-7 at the break. For the game, Concordia rushed for 349 yards.

Concordia had more in store for the Spartans in the second half. The Cardinals, led by a balanced running attack and an efficient Seth Suida, continued to pile pressure on the Missouri Baptist defense with another 21 points in the final 30 minutes.

Missouri Baptist was led by Dontrail Johnson with seven total tackles. D’Ante Cox led the Spartan receivers with three receptions and 61 yards.

The Spartans will wrap-up the home slate of games in 2017 next weekend for homecoming when they will play host to the No. 1-ranked Saint Francis (Ind.). Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. at CBC.


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WashU Football Snaps Losing Skid with Win Over Buena Vista
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 14, 2017 – The Washington University in St. Louis football team snapped a four-game losing streak with a 55-20 win over Buena Vista University Saturday at Francis Field in St. Louis.

WashU limited Buena Vista to a season-low 317 yards of total offense, including 38 rushing yards on 33 carries. Junior defensive back Chandler Elmore made a career-high 11 tackles (seven solo) to lead the defensive unit.

The Bears snapped a four-game losing streak to improve to 2-5, while Buena Vista fell to 3-3.

Sophomore defensive lineman Michael Prescott scored a pair of touchdowns in the win for WashU. Prescott had a fumble recovery in the end zone in the second quarter, and then recovered a fumble and scampered 20 yards for a TD in the fourth.

WashU jumped out to a 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter after sophomore John Fisher and senior David Nees found the end zone. WashU had 150 yards of total offense in the opening quarter, and was 2-of-2 on fourth down.

Prescott jumped on a fumble in the end zone midway through the second quarter to push WashU’s lead to 21-0. After a three-and-out, sophomore quarterback Johnny Davidson found senior tight end Mark McMillin open for a three-yard TD reception to extend the lead to 28-0.

WashU held a 28-7 halftime advantage, limiting Buena Vista to three rushing yards. Davidson was 16-of-20 for 121 yards and a TD.

The Bears added a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter after Davidson scampered in from 17 yards and tossed a five-yard touchdown pass to McMillin to make it 41-7.

Prescott added a 20-yard fumble return for a TD in the fourth, and then junior running back Logan Bash added a one-yard TD run to round out the scoring.

Davidson totaled 242 yards of total offense in the win. He completed 23-of-31 for 173 yards and two TDs and also ran for 69 yards on four carries and a TD.

Freshman wide receiver Nick Cione had four catches for 52 yards, and also returned four punts for 118 yards (29.5 average). Cione had a 51-yard punt return in the fourth quarter.

WashU has a bye week before returning to action on Saturday, Oct, 28, at No. 16-ranked Case Western Reserve University (6-0, 1-0 UAA).