Northwest Football has no issues with Northeastern State

(Courtesy Bearcat Athletics) The No. 11-ranked Northwest Missouri State Bearcat football team breezed to a 62-17 road victory over the Northeastern State University RiverHawks.

Posted: Oct 27, 2018 11:07 PM

TAHLEQUAH, OK.- The No. 11-ranked Northwest Missouri State Bearcat football team breezed to a 62-17 road victory over the Northeastern State University RiverHawks.

Northwest (8-1 overall) accumulated 568 total yards and 25 first downs. Northeastern State (0-9 overall) was limited to 193 total yards (29 rushing yards) and 10 first downs.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Braden Wright accounted for five touchdowns and 227 yards of total offense. Wright rushed for three scores (6, 6, 48) and tossed two more touchdowns (9, 16) - all in the first half.

The Bearcats scored touchdowns on their first four drives and built a 28-3 lead less than a minute into the second quarter.

Northwest's scoring onslaught continued in the last 2:45 of the half as the Bearcats scored 17 points on a field goal and two touchdowns to boost the halftime lead to 45-3.

Alec Tatum returned a punt 53 yards with 13:53 left in the third quarter and Northwest held a 52-3 advantage over Northeastern State.

The RiverHawks found the end zone for the first time with 9:17 left in the third quarter when Jay Baker threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Mark Wheeland. The RiverHawks used a short field after an interception to go 32 yards in three plays for the touchdown.

Northwest extended the lead back to 62-10 following a 41-yard touchdown pass from Jadyn Kowalski to LaTroy Harper and a 32-yard field goal from Parker Sampson.

Sampson booted two field goals (50, 32) on the day and kicked off 11 times. Sampson had four touchbacks on kickoffs. The 50-yard field goal was a career-best for Sampson.

The Bearcats had another miscue midway through the fourth when Harper misplayed a punt and the RiverHawks recovered at the 6-yard line. NSU converted the chance into a touchdown on a 6-yard pass from Brice Waggle to Cory Jones with 6:56 left to cap the scoring.

Northwest will return home and take on Fort Hays State next Saturday at 1:35 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium.

(Courtesy Bearcat Athletics)

Article Comments

Saint Joseph
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 74°
Maryville
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 73°
Savannah
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 74°
Cameron
Scattered Clouds
71° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 71°
Fairfax
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 74°
We are waking up to mostly cloudy skies and temperatures into the middle to upper 60s this Monday morning. Monday is looking to be another dry & quiet day for us with partly sunny skies skies. Showers and a few thunderstorms are expected to develop to our south near Kansas City and the I-70 corridor so we can't rule out a slim chance for a stray shower for us. Highs are going to be a few degrees below average in the lower 80s.
KQTV Radar
KQTV Temperatures
KQTV Alerts

 

Community Events