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Emporia State football slips in national ranking, moves up in regional ranking

The Emporia State football team has slipped to 16th in this weeks National Coaches Poll and moves up to 6th in the regional rankings. That comes after the Hornets suffered their first loss, 48-21 at the hands of Northwest Missouri State.

 Minnesota State Mankato remains the top ranked team in the National Coaches poll followed by Northwest Missouri State at number 2. Colorado State Pueblo is ranked number 3, Henderson State 4th, Minnesota Duluth 5th and Pittsburg State 6th. Missouri Western is ranked 19th and Washburn 23rd.

In the this weeks regional rankings the Hornets moved up to 6th. Northwest Missouri State remains the top ranked team. Minnesota State Mankato is second. Henderson State is third, then its Minnesota Duluth and Pittsburg State. The top 6 teams after this weeks play will advance to the play-offs.

What started as a back-and-forth affair between the MIAA's top defense in No. 2 Northwest Missouri and the conference's top offense in No. 10 Emporia State saw Northwest Missouri take control shortly before halftime. The Bearcats continued to flex their muscle in the second half, cruising to a 48-21 win over ESU and claiming at least a share of the MIAA conference championship.

NWMSU used long, time-consuming drives and short fields to keep Emporia State at bay. Case in point: the first two Bearcat drives of the game. NWMSU started the game with the ball and drove the length of the field to the ESU 2 before the Hornet defense stiffened, but a blocked punt on Emporia State's ensuing possession gave the Bearcats the ball at the ESU 21. NWMSU punched the ball into the end zone in five plays but missed the extra point.

Quarterback Brent Wilson then connected with Kavaski Ervin on a 45-yard touchdown pass to give the Hornets a 7-6 advantage late in the first quarter. It was a lead the Hornets would take into the second quarter, but Northwest then took the lead for good in grind-it-out fashion, capping off a 17-play, 85-yard drive with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Trevor Adams to Jason Jozaites.

The Bearcats used a 74-yard touchdown pass on a third-and-13 to take a 20-7 lead before halftime. Adams scrambled, connecting with Bryce Young to give Northwest the momentum going into halftime.

Some charity by the Hornets helped at the start of the second half. A screen pass was intercepted deep in the Hornet end, and Adams hooked up with Robert Burton on a 6-yard scoring pass to take a 27-7 lead.

Emporia State had to punt on its following possession, but NWMSU quarterback Brady Bolles fumbled at the Hornet 31 and ESU responded -- driving 69 yards in 12 plays before Dozie Iwaugwa scored on  1-yard run. However, the Bearcats marched right back down the field, moving 75 yards in nine plays before Adams and Young linked up on a 5-yard pass to make the score 34-14.

Using a short field after a punt, the Bearcats moved 45 yards in six plays to take the 41-14 lead. Following a blocked punt deep in Emporia State territory, Billy Creason took it in from five yards out for a 48-14 advantage.

ESU quarterback Corben Jones threw a 44-yard scoring pass to Ervin to end the scoring.

Northwest dominated statistically, outgaining ESU 483 yards to 260, obtaining 25 first downs to Emporia State's 14 and holding the ball for almost 34 minutes. Individually, Wilson was 12-of-23 for 131 yards a touchdown and an interception. He was also sacked seven times. Jones was 2-for-2 for 78 yards and a TD in mop-up duty. Ervin led the receiving corps, catching five balls for 114 yards and two scores. Antonio Brown ran 13 times for 68 yards.

Defensively, Jordan Sanders led ESU with 11 tackles. Ashton Reichmann had 10.

The loss snaps Emporia State's 10-game winning streak dating back to 2012 and toughens the road for ESU to reach the playoffs. Emporia State entered Saturday seventh in Super Region III despite being 8-0 and the top six teams make the playoff field.

Now 8-1 overall and in the MIAA, ESU now prepares to host archrival Washburn on Nov. 16 to end the regular season. Washburn, meanwhile, is riding a two-game skid after losing to Northwest Missouri last week and to Missouri Western on Saturday. Pregame coverage will begin at noon on Mix 104.9 FM and KVOE.com.

 

 

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Date

Opponent

Time/Result

09/06/14
vs Southeast Missouri State  W- 34-28
09/13/14 at Duke  L - 41-3
09/20/14 vs Central Michigan  W 24-10
09/27/14 vs Texas  L 23-0
10/04/14 at West Virginia  L 33-14
10/11/14 vs Oklahoma State  L 27-20
10/18/14 at Texas Tech  L 34-21
11/01/14 at Baylor  L 60-14
11/08/14 vs Iowa State  W- 34-14
11/15/14 vs TCU  L 34-30
11/22/14 at Oklahoma  L 44-7
11/29/14 at Kansas State  3:00p

All games broadcast on KVOE AM 1400.

Emporia State University Womens Basketball

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DATE

OPPONENT

TIME/RESULT

11/3/14 Kansas State L 54-50
11/6/14 Evangel W 73-47
11/14/14 Texas Womens University W 76-61
11/15/14 Midwestern State W 62-51
11/22/14 Southwestern College  W 91-40
11/25/14 Henderson State  7:00p
11/29/14 Southwestern Oklahoma State  3:30p
12/3/14 Northwest Missouri State  5:30p
12/6/14 Newman  5:30p
12/13/14 at Southwest Baptist  1:30p
12/17/14 at Southern Arkansas  6:00p
12/20/14 at Missouri Southern  1:00p
1/3/15 Lincoln  1:30p
1/5/15 Lindenwood  5:30p
1/8/15 at Missouri Western  5:30p
1/10/15 at Central Missouri  1:30p
1/14/15 at Pittsburg State  5:30p
1/21/15 at Northeastern State  5:30p
1/24/15 at Central Oklahoma  1:30p
1/28/15 Fort Hays State  5:30p
2/1/15 Nebraska Kearney  1:30p
2/4/15 Washburn  5:30p
2/7/15 at Fort Hays State  2:00p
2/12/15 Northeastern State  5:30p
2/14/15 Central Oklahoma  1:30p
2/19/15 at Nebraska Kearney  5:30p
2/21/15 at Washburn  5:00P
2/25/15 Pittsburg State  5:30p
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Coverage of all games on Mix 104.9

Kansas Basketball

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DATE

OPPONENT

TIME/RESULT

11/3/14 Washburn W, 85-53
11/11/14 Emporia State W, 109-56
11/14/14 UC Santa Barbara W 69-59
11/18/14 Kentucky L 72-40
11/24/14 Rider (Orlando Classic) 7:00p
11/27/14 Rhode Island (Orlando Classic) 1:30p
11/28/14 Tennesse or Santa Clara (Orlando Classic) TBD
11/30/14 (Orlando Classic Final) TBD
12/5/14 Florida 8:00p
12/10/14 at Georgetown 7:00p
12/13/14 Utah 2:15p
12/20/14 Lafayette 2:00p
12/22/14 at Temple 6:00p
12/30/14 Kent State 7:00p
1/4/15 UNLV 12:30p/3:30p
1/7/15 at Baylor 8:00p
1/10/15 Texas Tech 2:00p
1/13/15 Oklahoma State 6:00p
1/17/15 at Iowa State TBA
1/19/15 Oklahoma 8:00p
1/24/15 at Texas 1:00p
1/28/15 at TCU 8:00p
1/31/15 Kansas State 1:00p
2/2/15 Iowa State 8:00p
2/7/15 at Oklahoma State 1:00p
2/10/15 at Texas Tech 8:00p
2/14/15 Baylor 12:00p0
2/16/15 at West Virginia 8:00p
2/21/15 TCU 3:00p
2/23/14 at Kansas State 8:00p
2/28/15 Texas TBA
3/3/15 West Virginia 8:00p
3/7/15 at Oklahoma TBA
3/11-14/15 Big 12 Tournament  

All games broadcast on KVOE AM 1400.

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DATE

OPPONENT

TIME/RESULT

09/07/14 vs Tennesse Titans  L 26-10
09/14/14 at Denver Broncos  L 24-17
09/21/14 at Miami Dolphins  W 34-15
09/29/14 vs New England Patriots  W 41-14
10/05/14 at San Francisco 49ers  L 22-17
10/12/14 bye  
10/19/14 at San Diego Chargers W 23-20
10/26/14 vs St. Louis Rams W 34-7
11/02/14 vs New York Jets W 24-10
11/09/14 at Buffalo Bills W 17-13
11/16/14 vs Seattle Seahawks W 24-20
11/20/14 at Oakland Raiders  L 24-20
11/30/14 vs Denver Broncos  7:30p
12/07/14 at Arizona Cardinals 3:05P
12/14/14 vs Oakland Raiders 12:00p
12/21/14 at Pittsburgh Steelers 12:00p
12/28/14 vs San Diego Chargers 12:00p

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DATE

OPPONENT

TIME/RESULT

08/30/14 vs Stephen F. Austin  W 55-16
09/06/14 at Iowa State  W- 32-28
09/18/14 vs Auburn  L 20-14
09/27/14 vs UTEP  W 58-28
10/04/14 vs Texas Tech  W 45-13
10/18/14 at Oklahoma  W 31-30
10/25/14 vs Texas  W 23-0
11/01/14 vs Oklahoma State  W 48-14
11/08/14 at TCU  L 41-20
11/20/14 at West Virginia  W 26-20
11/29/14 vs Kansas  3:00P
12/06/14 at Baylor  tba
     

Coverage of all games on Country 101.7 FM

 

Emporia State University Men Basketball

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DATE

OPPONENT

TIME/RESULT

11/11/14 at Kansas L 109-56
11/14/14 vs Concordia St. Paul (Las Vegas) W 61-52
11/15/14 vs St. Cloud State (Las Vegas) L 87-77
11/18/14 at Newman L 86-80
11/25/14 at Northwestern Oklahoma State 3:00p
11/28/14 vs Eastern New Mexico (West Texas A&M) 2:30p
11/29/14 vs West Texas A&M 7:00p
12/3/14 Northwest Missouri State 7:30p
12/6/14 Rockhurst 7:30p
12/13/14 at Southwest Baptist 3:30p
12/16/14 McPherson College 7:00p
12/20/14 at Missouri Southern 2:00p
12/31/14 Sterling College 1:30p
1/3/15 Lincoln 3:30p
1/5/15 Lindenwood 7:30p
1/8/15 at Missouri Western 7:30p
1/10/15 at Central Missouri 3:30p
1/14/15 at Pittsburg State 7:30p
1/21/15 at Northeastern State 7:30p
1/24/15 at Central Oklahoma 3:30p
1/28/15 Fort Hays State 7:30p
2/1/15 Nebraska Kearney 3:30p
2/4/15 Washburn 7:30p
2/7/15 at Fort Hays State 4:00p
2/12/15 Northeastern State 7:30p
2/14/15 Central Oklahoma 3:30p
2/19/15 at Nebraska Kearney 7:30p
2/21/15 at Washburn 7:00p
2/25/15 Pittsburg State 7:30p
3/2-8?15 MIAA Tournament  
3/15-18/15 NCAA Regional  

Coverage of all games on Mix 104.9

Kansas State Basketball

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DATE

OPPONENT

TIME/RESULT

11/9/14 Washburn W 68-56
11/14/14 Southern Utah W 98-68
11/17/15 UMKC W 83-73
11/21/15 at Long Beach State L 69-60
11/24/14 Purdue (Maui) W 88-79
11/25/14 VS Missouri or Arizona  5:30p
11/26/14 (Maui) 5:30p or 8:00p
12/2/14 Nebraska Omaha 7:00p
12/6/14 At Tennessee 2:15p
12/9/14 Bradley 7:00p
12/14/14 Savannah State 5:00p
12/20/14 Texas A&M (Sprint Center) 6:00p
12/28/14 Texas Southern 2:00p
12/31/14 Georgia 3:00p
1/3/15 at Oklahoma State TBA
1/7/15 TCU 8:00p
1/10/15 at Oklahoma 6:00p
1/14/15 Texas Tech 7:00p
1/17/15 Baylor 2:00p
1/20/15 at Iowa State 6:00p
1/24/15 Oklahoma State 11:00a
1/27/15 West Virginia 6:00p
1/31/15 at Kansas 1:00p
2/4/15 at Texas Tech 8:00p
2/7/15 Texas 3:00p
2/11/15 at West Virginia 6:00p
2/14/15 Oklahoma 7:00p
2/18/15 at TCU 7:00p
2/21/15 at Baylor 12:00p
2/23/15 Kansas 8:00p
2/28/15 Iowas State TBA
3/7/15 at Texas TBA
3/11-14/15 Big 12 Tournament TBA

Games in BOLD are home games