Missouri Western knocks off #5 Fort Hays State

The Missouri Western State University football team defeated its first ranked opponent since 2012 Thursday night.

Posted: Sep 7, 2018 8:14 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, MO.)— For the first time since 2012, Missouri Western has knocked off a ranked opponent. 

The Griffons (1-1) defeated fifth-ranked Fort Hays State Thursday night, 23-13, at Spratt Stadium. 

Missouri Western put up 13 fourth-quarter points, which proved to be the difference maker. 

Former Central Indian Derek Gray, Jr. broke a 10-10 tie early in the fourth quarter to give Western a 17-10 advantage. 

A few minutes later, the Griffons forced a Fort Hays State punt and senior linebacker James Husky caught the line drive punt and returned for a score to make it 23-13. 

The Griffons defense allowed less than 40 yards rushing in the victory. 

Missouri Western heads on the road next week to take on Central Missouri, who beat Northeastern State Thursday night. 

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