Fort Hays State spoiled Pittsburg State’s homecoming game with a 54-41 victory Saturday in Pittsburg, Kan.
Jacob Mezera completed 31 of 38 passes for 446 yards and five touchdowns for the Tigers, 5-1. Mezera added 62 rushing yards and a touchdown in eight carries.
Charles Tigner caught eight passes for 160 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Tigers, while Shaquille Cooper added seven catches for 98 yards and a TD.
Brandon Brown booted four field goals for Fort Hays State.
John Roderique competed 27 of 43 pases for 301 yards and four touchdowns for the Gorillas, 4-2. He threw two TD passes to Brenner Clemons, who caught 11 passes for 138 yards.
Michael Rose ran 14 times for 139 yards, including an 84-yard touchdown for Pittsburg State.
Fort Hays State led 24-20 at the half, then increased its lead to 38-20 with a pair of third-quarter scores.
Northwest Missouri State 56, Central Oklahoma 10: Kyle Zimmerman passed for five touchdowns, and Shawn Bane Jr. caught three touchdown passes in the road win for the Bearcats, who are ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division II. Northwest Missouri scored 42 points in the first half.
North Dakota State 27, Missouri State 3: King Frazier ran for 126 yards and two touchdowns as North Dakota State, the top-ranked team in the FCS poll, remained unbeaten with a win in Springfield. The Bison held the Bears to 176 yards of total offense.
Central Missouri 36, Nebraska-Kearney 16: Central Missouri racked up 455 yards of total offense in its victory in Warrensburg, Mo. Garrett Fugate passed for 297 yards and four touchdowns for the Mules. Central Missouri’s Justus McMullen caught two passes, one for a 35-yard touchdown, and the other for a 67-yard score.
Washburn 45, Missouri Southern 13: The Ichabods set a school-record with six interceptions in a win in Joplin, Mo. Washburn coach Craig Schurig picked up career win No. 100.
Quincy (Ill.) 55, William Jewell 14: Eric Poindexter broke the Great Lakes Valley Conference single-game receiving record with 317 yards in 20 catches in Quincy’s road win. Robbie Kelly passed for 447 yards passing and five touchdowns for the Hawks.
Ottawa 55, McPherson 52: Bonner Springs’ Connor Byers ran for 179 yards and three touchdowns and passed for another TD in Ottawa’s home win.
Emporia State 47, Northeastern State 27: Braxton Marstall passed for 211 yards and ran for 64 yards and two touchdowns in the Hornets’ win in Tahlequah, Okla.
Missouri Western 37, Lindenwood 29: Josh Caldwell rushed for 184 yards in 28 carries in the Griffons’ win in St. Charles, Mo.
Benedictine 45, Culver-Stockton 14: The Ravens outscored the Wildcats 31-7 in the second half in their win in Canton, Mo. Jacob Koester threw five touchdown passes for Benedictine. Matt Gunterman was 36 of 61 passing for 482 yards, setting a Culver-Stockton record for attempts.
Truman State 26, Southwest Baptist 16: Jaden Barr passed for 245 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ win in Bolivar, Mo.
Kennesaw State 49, Missouri S&T 16: The Miners trailed 28-16 through three quarters before the Owls, an NCAA Division I FCS team, broke away in the final period for the win in Kennesaw, Ga.
Saint Joseph’s 27, Lincoln 17: Dennis Vinson completed 34 passes for 432 yards in the Blue Tigers’ loss in Jefferson City.
Saint Mary 17, Bethel 10: Spires, 4-2, win their homecoming game.