Northwest blows by FHSU
Published on -9/16/2012, 7:28 PM
By The Hays Daily News
MARYVILLE, Mo. -- The Fort Hays State University football team dropped to 0-3 after running into No. 13 Northwest Missouri State University.
The NCAA Division II national powerhouse crushed the Tigers 48-10 on Saturday.
Northwest Missouri (2-1, 1-1 MIAA) took control from the beginning of the game and used a 20-point second quarter to take a 34-3 halftime lead. The Bearcats scored a touchdown in the third and fourth quarters before FHSU finally got in the end zone with 10 minutes remaining in the fourth.
The Bearcats outgained FHSU in total yardage, 543 to 223, and in first downs, 33 to 14.
This is the third game in a row FHSU's defense has allowed more than 500 yards of total offense after losing 41-18 at Emporia State University and 45-20 against No. 15 Washburn University.
FHSU freshman running back Addie Brown led the team in rushing, carrying the ball 23 times for 72 yards and a touchdown. Junior quarterback Austin Tarean completed 9 of 24 passes for 96 yards.
Junior wide receiver Keaton Callins led FHSU in receiving with three catches for 43 yards, and junior wide receiver Tanner Hageman recorded two for 36 yards.
Northwest Missouri scored the opening touchdown with a 7-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Tyler Seals to senior running back Jordan Simmons, and FHSU responded with a 59-yard drive that ended with a 37-yard field goal by freshman Drew O'Brien.
However, from then on, it was all Northwest Missouri as the Bearcats scored 41 unanswered.
The Tigers' lone touchdown came from Brown, who scampered in on a 2-yard run to cap a nine-play, 80-yard drive with 10:04 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Northwest used two quarterbacks throughout the game: Seals and redshirt freshman Brady Bolles.
Seals completed 12 of 19 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns, while Bolles was 11 of 14 for 109 yards and an interception.
Bolles also led his team in rushing with 111 yards and a touchdown.
Northwest Missouri junior running James Franklin had the second-most rushing yards with 77, and he also scored a touchdown.