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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI- COLUMBIA

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To read our Mizzou recap go to this article:

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LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY

For information on other Lindenwood Lions sports: http://www.lindenwoodlions.com/

 

The Lindenwood football team traveled to Northwest Missouri Saturday for a 2 p.m. game in Bearcat Stadium in Maryville, Mo.

Football Falls to No. 1 Northwest Missouri
The Lindenwood football team took on the defending national champion and number one team in the country, Northwest Missouri, on Saturday in Maryville, Mo. The Lions had a great defensive effort but still fell to the Bearcats by a 19-7 score.

Play of the Game
Northwest Missouri had a 14-0 lead with under a minute remaining in the second quarter. The Bearcats punted the ball and downed it at the one-yard line. On the next play, Northwest Missouri earned a safety when the Lindenwood runner was stopped in the endzone. The Bearcats then used good field position after the safety to kick a field goal on the final play of the half. That score made it 19-0, and neither team scored for the final 30 minutes.

Lindenwood's Defense
- Northwest Missouri came into the game averaging over 30 points a game. The Lions allowed just two touchdowns and 19 total points.
- The Bearcats were held to 123 rushing yards, 263 passing yards, and 386 total yards, all below their season averages.
- Northwest Missouri had to punt the ball seven times, and also turned it over on downs once.

First Quarter (Northwest Missouri led 7-0)
- The Lions got in an early hole after Northwest Missouri got its first possession near midfield. It needed eight plays to go 55 yards and to go up 7-0.
- The teams traded punts the rest of the quarter, as neither team had over 70 yards in the quarter.

Second Quarter (Northwest Missouri led 19-0)
- On its first drive of the quarter, the Bearcats had the longest drive of the game by going 90 yards for a touchdown. They completed two third-and-short on the 13 play drive.
- Lindenwood picked up three first downs on its next drive and got to the Bearcats 35-yard line, but the drive stalled on a turnover on downs.
- Northwest Missouri downed a punt at the one on its next possession, leading to the safety and field goal in the final minute.

Third Quarter (Northwest Missouri led 19-0)
- Lindenwood won the field position battle in the third quarter, with Northwest Missouri starting inside the 20 all three times.
- Every drive of the quarter ended in punts as neither offense could score any points.

Fourth Quarter (Northwest Missouri won 19-0)
- Northwest Missouri opened the quarter in the Lindenwood red zone, but the defense held and the Bearcats missed a field goal attempt.
- Lindenwood had its best drive late in the quarter with a 12-play, 59-yard drive. The Lions had first-and-10 at the Northwest Missouri 21, but it got just two yards before a turnover on downs.

Key Statistics
- Northwest Missouri finished with 386 yards, while the Lions had 169. The Lions were held to just six on the ground, including 58 lost yards.
- Neither team had a turnover in the contest, the second straight year for that.
- Najee Jackson finished with 163 passing yards, and Deantrell Prince had a team-high seven receptions for 80 yards.
- CJ Bivens led the defense with 15 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, and 1.0 sack.
- Darrius Williams and Antonio Davis each had a pass breakup.

Game Notes:
- Lindenwood falls to 2-6 on the season, while Northwest Missouri improves to 8-0.
- Northwest Missouri leads the all-time series by a 4-0 margin.
- The 19 points were the lowest amount that the Lions allowed in the series history with Northwest Missouri. The previous low was 47 points.


MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

  For information on the Missouri Baptist Spartans other sports: http://www.MBUSpartans.com)

 

SPARTAN FAST START NOT ENOUGH AGAINST No. 1 COUGARS

Missouri Baptist kept pace with the No. 1 team in the nation for the first half, but in the second, the dynamic shifted. Nick Ferrer finished the day with six passing touchdowns as the University of St. Francis (Ind.) Cougars defeated the Spartans 56-23.

Missouri Baptist (2-6, 1-3 MSFA) had a near perfect start on Saturday as the team marched 70 yards on nine plays for the first score of the game. Thanks in part to a pass interference call on the drive, Kendall Davis finished things off with a three-yard touchdown run to make it a 7-0 game. The Spartans nearly made it 10-0, but Ethan Metzler’s field goal attempt from 31-yards out was wide left.

St. Francis responded at the end of the quarter. Justin Green began to find daylight though the Spartan defensive line and led the team downfield for its first score of the game. Green, the No. 2 running back in the nation scampered in for a 15-yard score to tie the game at 7-7.

Just moments later, the No. 1-ranked Cougars took their first lead of the game. Green picked-up to runs for a total of 46 yards on the drive before Nick Ferrer hooked-up with Will Chrisman for a 19-yard touchdown to make it a 14-7 game.

The see-saw battle continued as the Spartans brought out a little trickery. On the next drive, D’Ante Cox took the snap, flipped it back to Dominic Demarath who fired a pass to Cox for a 38-yard score to tie the game at 14-14.

St. Francis needed only one play of its own to tie it as Ferrer continued to impress. The Cougar quarterback found Duke Blackwell for a 50-yard touchdown pass and catch.

Down by a score, the Spartan defense got in on the action. On senior day, Donvontae Johnson made a big play as he forced a fumble by Andreas Gomez-Espino and rumbled 78 yards to pay dirt. A botched two-point conversion allowed the Cougars to keep their lead.

The Cougars added a score to make it 28-20 before tipped interception gave the visitors another shot at the end zone with 54 second remaining in the half.

Ferrer completed the first pass to Casey Coll for a 13-yard touchdown to put the Cougars up 35-20 at the half.

After the break, the scoring slowed to a drizzle in the third quarter. Donvontae Johnson picked-off Ferrer and put the Spartans deep into St. Francis territory. Ethan Metzler knocked-down a 41-yard field to make it a 45-23 game, but the Cougars responded aggressively.
Ferrer found Sean Boswell open over the middle, who hauled-in a 52-yard score to make it a 45-23 lead just minutes into the final quarter of play.

The Cougars added another pair of touchdowns in the final quarter as they extended their record to 8-0 in 2017.

The Spartans were led defensively by Donvontae Johnson. The senior finished second in tackles with nine, but a forced fumble, fumble recovery and an interception, and made his case for MSFA Defensive Player of the Week in the coming week.

In his second start of 2017, Tim Brenneisen tossed for 204 yards on the day to lead the quarterback corps.

Ferrer had an impressive day on the St. Francis side. The senior signal-caller tossed six touchdowns and 446 yards overall. The Cougars finished the day with 686 total yards of offense.

Missouri Baptist ended the 2017 home schedule on Saturday and will head out on the road for the final three games of the season beginning with Trinity International (Ill.) next weekend in Deerfield, Ill.


WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

 For information on the Washington University Bears other sports: http:/www.Washubears.com  

Football Falls to No. 1 Northwest Missouri
University of Nebraska at Kearney logo
ood football team took on the defending national champion and number one team in the country, Northwest Missouri, on Saturday in Maryville, Mo. The Lions had a great defensive effort but still fell to the Bearcats by a 19-7 score.

Play of the Game
Northwest Missouri had a 14-0 lead with under a minute remaining in the second quarter. The Bearcats punted the ball and downed it at the one-yard line. On the next play, Northwest Missouri earned a safety when the Lindenwood runner was stopped in the endzone. The Bearcats then used good field position after the safety to kick a field goal on the final play of the half. That score made it 19-0, and neither team scored for the final 30 minutes.

Lindenwood's Defense
- Northwest Missouri came into the game averaging over 30 points a game. The Lions allowed just two touchdowns and 19 total points.
- The Bearcats were held to 123 rushing yards, 263 passing yards, and 386 total yards, all below their season averages.
- Northwest Missouri had to punt the ball seven times, and also turned it over on downs once.

First Quarter (Northwest Missouri led 7-0)
- The Lions got in an early hole after Northwest Missouri got its first possession near midfield. It needed eight plays to go 55 yards and to go up 7-0.
- The teams traded punts the rest of the quarter, as neither team had over 70 yards in the quarter.

Second Quarter (Northwest Missouri led 19-0)
- On its first drive of the quarter, the Bearcats had the longest drive of the game by going 90 yards for a touchdown. They completed two third-and-short on the 13 play drive.
- Lindenwood picked up three first downs on its next drive and got to the Bearcats 35-yard line, but the drive stalled on a turnover on downs.
- Northwest Missouri downed a punt at the one on its next possession, leading to the safety and field goal in the final minute.

Third Quarter (Northwest Missouri led 19-0)
- Lindenwood won the field position battle in the third quarter, with Northwest Missouri starting inside the 20 all three times.
- Every drive of the quarter ended in punts as neither offense could score any points.

Fourth Quarter (Northwest Missouri won 19-0)
- Northwest Missouri opened the quarter in the Lindenwood red zone, but the defense held and the Bearcats missed a field goal attempt.
- Lindenwood had its best drive late in the quarter with a 12-play, 59-yard drive. The Lions had first-and-10 at the Northwest Missouri 21, but it got just two yards before a turnover on downs.

Key Statistics
- Northwest Missouri finished with 386 yards, while the Lions had 169. The Lions were held to just six on the ground, including 58 lost yards.
- Neither team had a turnover in the contest, the second straight year for that.
- Najee Jackson finished with 163 passing yards, and Deantrell Prince had a team-high seven receptions for 80 yards.
- CJ Bivens led the defense with 15 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, and 1.0 sack.
- Darrius Williams and Antonio Davis each had a pass breakup.

Game Notes:
- Lindenwood falls to 2-6 on the season, while Northwest Missouri improves to 8-0.
- Northwest Missouri leads the all-time series by a 4-0 margin.
- The 19 points were the lowest amount that the Lions allowed in the series history with Northwest Missouri. The previous low was 47 points.