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Missouri State handles North Dakota State 64-50

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Alize Johnson scored 17 points and hauled in 10 rebounds to lead Missouri State to a 64-50 win over North Dakota State on Sunday. Dequon Miller added 12 points and Ronnie Rousseau III had 10 for Missouri State (4-1). The Bears sealed it at the free throw line, getting 13 of 18 to North Dakota State's season-low 1 of 4. Missouri State took control with a...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrett’s superheroics spur comeback as DePaul beats Missouri State at the buzzer

Most superheros put on their mask when it’s time to save the day. Billy Garrett Jr. had to take his off to be the hero for DePaul on Wednesday. Senior guard Billy Garrett Jr. caught fire in crunch time Wednesday to lead DePaul to its third win of the season. (Photo: Jesse Kramer / thecatchandshoot.com) Garrett, DePaul’s senior point guard, scored 19 points in the final 12...
Via The Catch and Shoot
9 days ago

Garrett’s superheroics spur comeback as DePaul beats Missouri State at the buzzer

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Most superheros put on their mask when it’s time to save the day. Billy Garrett Jr. had to take his off to be the hero for DePaul on Wednesday. Senior guard Billy Garrett Jr. caught fire in crunch time Wednesday to lead DePaul to its third win of the season. (Photo: Jesse Kramer / thecatchandshoot.com) Garrett, DePaul’s senior point guard, scored 19 points...
Via The Catch and Shoot
9 days ago

Youngstown State runs all over Missouri State, 65-20

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Martin Ruiz ran for 183 yards and three touchdowns and spearheaded a running attack that amassed 572 yards and scored seven touchdowns as Youngstown State ran all over Missouri State 65-20 in the Penguins regular season finale Saturday. Youngstown State (8-3, 6-2) entered Saturday a game behind both North Dakota and South Dakota in the Missouri Valley Football...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

McGlaston leads Bradley over SE Missouri St 84-78

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) JoJo McGlaston scored 12 of his career-high 19 points in the second half and Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye added 16 points as Bradley defeated Southeast Missouri State 84-78 on Friday night. Freshman Darrell Brown recorded a career-high 15 points. Brown's 3-pointer 12 seconds into the game gave Bradley (2-1) a lead it would never surrender. The Braves led 38-35 at...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the Missouri Valley Football Conference: Week 12

#15 Youngstown State @ Missouri State – 2:00 p.m. ESPN3 The Penguins are most certainly guaranteed a playoff spot regardless of the outcome on Saturday. They hold a 7-3 overall record and 5-2 record in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. A win against Missouri State would only further strengthen their resume. The team, though, is treating this game as a “must win” situation...
Via EndZoneScore
15 days ago

Southeast Missouri State comes back to beat W. Illinois

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) Antonius Cleveland had 20 points, six rebounds and three blocks to help Southeast Missouri State sneak by Western Illinois 74-71 on Wednesday night. Milos Vranes added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Redhawks (2-1). Trey Kellum scored 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting. Western Illinois had a 12-point lead midway through the second half. But a Vranes' 3-pointer...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Missouri State cruises behind school-record 15 3-pointers

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Alize Johnson had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Dequon Miller also scored 20 points, and Missouri State set a school record with 15 3-pointers in a 91-65 victory over Jacksonville State on Sunday. Johnson, a junior-college transfer, was coming off a 16-point performance in Friday's victory over Alabama A&M while Miller, a senior who averaged double figures...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois Basketball wins season opener

The University of Illinois basketball team won their first game of the season this weekend. The Illini played Southeast Missouri State University and won 81-62. Guard Malcolm Hill once again led the way for the Illini in this game. After having a great season last year, it is good to see that the momentum is still in his favor. Hill will be a huge factor in Illinois’ success this...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

UT-Martin undefeated at home, beats SE Missouri St. 24-10

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) Troy Cook threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns as Tennessee-Martin defeated Southeast Missouri State 24-10 on Saturday to remain unbeaten at home. The Skyhawks (7-4, 6-1 Ohio Valley Conference) secured their first undefeated home season since 1991. Londell Lee hauled in four passes for 113 yards and one score, and Caylon Weathers grabbed five for 56 yards...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruder scores 18, Missouri State beats Alabama A&M 96-62

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Austin Ruder and Jarrid Rhodes combined to hit 10 3-pointers and score 34 points and Missouri State beat Alabama A&M 96-62 in the season opener for both teams on Friday night. Ruder hit six 3-pointers and finished with 18 points while Rhodes made 6 of 7 field-goal attempts, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, and scored 16. Alize Johnson added 16 more...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Missouri State QB reaches plea deal in animal cruelty case

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri State quarterback Breck Ruddick has pleaded guilty to permitting a dog to run at large, and a charge of animal cruelty will be deferred.Ruddick was suspended in September after being charged when a friend's dog suffered a broken jaw and missing teeth.The city of Springfield announced Thursday that Ruddick will have to pay a fine of at least $500, be on...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Missouri State quarterback reaches plea deal in dog case

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Missouri State University quarterback Breck Ruddick has pleaded guilty to permitting a dog to run at large, and a charge of animal cruelty will be deferred. Ruddick was suspended in September after being charged when a friend's dog suffered a broken jaw and missing teeth. The city of Springfield announced Thursday that Ruddick will have to pay a fine of...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Missouri Valley Football Conference week 9 recap

Missouri State 38 Southern Illinois 35 Despite an early 21-7 lead, SIU dropped it’s fifth-straight game to stay winless in Missouri Valley Football Conference play. The Salukis had one offensive touchdown in the second half and just one first down in the final ten minutes. The Bears’ redshirt freshman kicker Zach Drake knocked in a 32-yard field goal with 10 seconds left in the...
Via EndZoneScore
October 31, 2016

Watch this Division II team score an incredible three-lateral touchdown

You weren't watching Northwest Missouri State - Pittsburg State play Saturday. It would have been ridiculous if you were — there's a lot of good college football and while both schools are historic Division II powers, this game was hardly entertaining.Until it became wildly entertaining.Call it what you want — a fat guy touchdown or something else, but this is a spectacular...
Via FOX Sports
October 29, 2016

Drake's FG gives Missouri St. 38-35 win over S. Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Zach Drake kicked a 32-yard field goal with 10 seconds left in the game to cap Missouri State's 38-35 come-from-behind win over Southern Illinois on Saturday. Trailing 21-7 at the break, Missouri State (4-4, 2-3 Missouri Valley Conference) dominated the second half. The Bears closed to 28-21 going into the final quarter. Deion Holliman returned a punt 57...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: NWMSU uses three laterals to score a 93 yard TD on interception return

Who is NWMSU? That’s Northwest Missouri State and they may have pulled off the play of the day here against Pittsburg State. NWMSU gets the interception as time is expiring in the half and runs the ball half-way down the field before seemingly throwing it up for grabs when getting tackled. Two laterals later and the Bearcats were in the end zone in what could be the play of the...
Via The Student Section
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Northwest Missouri State football team records play of the day

The Northwest Missouri State football team gave us the most impressive touchdown of the day, converting three laterals to successfully return an interception just over 90 yards for a score. Bearcats safety Kevin Berg picked off Pittsburg State Gorillas quarterback John Roderique, before starting the incredible chain of events that led to the touchdown. The pick-six gave Northwest...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 29, 2016

In the Valley: Week 9 match-ups to watch

Deondre Barnett (Southern Illinois) vs. Dylan Cole (Missouri State) These two teams have struggled this season. Southern Illinois is winless in the Missouri Valley Football Conference while Missouri State is coming off a 61-7 loss against Northern Iowa. That doesn’t mean they don’t have some superstars on their team and these two are players that come to mind. Barnett, a defensive...
Via EndZoneScore
October 26, 2016

Missouri Valley Football Conference week 8 recap

Northern Iowa 61 Missouri State 7 Northern Iowa head coach Mark Farley didn’t let on who he was going to start at quarterback against Missouri State. It would appear he made the right choice in Eli Dunne. The sophomore quarterback threw for 418 yards and two touchdowns and had great protection from his offensive line. The Bears stood no chance as their quarterback Brodie Lambert...
Via EndZoneScore
October 24, 2016

Tennessee Tech edges Southeast Missouri State 21-20

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Michael Birdsong threw for 170 yards and a touchdown to help lift Tennessee Tech to a 21-20 win over Southeast Missouri State on Saturday. Dontez Byrd hauled in the 10-yard go-ahead touchdown throw from Birdsong with 3 minutes left in the opening half to put Tennessee Tech (3-5, 3-3 Ohio Valley Conference) up 21-17. Birdsong completed 14 of 23 passes and...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Dunne shines in 1st start, N. Iowa beats Missouri St. 61-7

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) Eli Dunne threw for 418 yards and two touchdowns in his debut as a starter as Northern Iowa dominated Missouri State 61-7 on Saturday. Dunne, a sophomore, completed 25 of 33 attempts with no interceptions. Northern Iowa has not had anyone throw for 400-plus yards since Pat Grace threw for 445 against South Dakota in 2009. Dunne threw for 308 yards and one...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Around the Missouri Valley Football Conference: Week 8

Missouri State @ Northern Iowa – 1:00 p.m. ESPN3 The Panthers are coming off a two game road trip that saw them lose to both South Dakota and Youngstown State late. It has led to head coach Mark Farley leave the question open about who is going to start at quarterback this Saturday against Missouri State. The Bears will be looking for just their second-ever win in Cedar Falls and...
Via EndZoneScore
October 21, 2016

Five takeaways from North Dakota State’s 27-3 win over Missouri State

The North Dakota State defense turned in another stellar performance on their way to a 27-3 victory over Missouri State. Here are five takeaways from Saturday’s victory. The Bison offense ran for 269 yards despite playing without a fullback. This is noteworthy because NDSU relies heavily on the fullback in the run game. Senior King Frazier had 126 yards on 19 carriers and two...
Via EndZoneScore
October 10, 2016

North Dakota State travels to Missouri State to take on the Bears

The North Dakota State Bison are coming off an impressive 31-10 win over Illinois State in their homecoming last weekend. The Missouri State Bears are coming off an impressive 45-24 win of their own. It was the first Missouri Valley Football Conference head coach Dave Steckel. His next task is to try defeat a NDSU team that has scored a combined 100 points on MSU in the last two...
Via EndZoneScore
October 06, 2016
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