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NSU Sports

September 14, 2013

RiverHawks stumped by Missouri Southern


Et cetera

- NSU's Langston Jones had 21 tackles while trying to stop Missouri Southern's triple option. The senior linebacker had five solo tackles and 16 assists.

- The game was broadcast on the MIAA Network. It was NSU's only game on the network this season, while Missouri Southern will be on it for a second straight week when it hosts the Blue Tigers this Saturday in Joplin, Mo.

- With six seconds left in the game, Missouri Southern opted to punt from inside NSU's territory. Dominick O'Neill booted the ball inside the RiverHawks' 5-yard line before it rolled out of bounds. By the time the play had ended, the final seconds had ticked off the clock.

- NSU running back Joel Rockmore had 217 all-purpose yards. He picked up 145 yards on the ground, 54 on kickoff returns and 18 yards on one catch.

- Missouri Southern scored on all three of its possessions in the first half. In the second half, the Lions punted on all six of their drives.

Missouri Southern 17, Northeastern State 14

Mo. Southern        7      10       0       0      --     17

Northeastern St.  14        0       0       0      --     14

First quarter

NORTHEASTERN STATE — Nick Whitlow 6-yard pass from Thor Long (Drew Patton kick), 11:05.

MISSOURI SOUTHERN — Giresse Forchu 9-yard run (Sean Seefeldt kick), 6:04.

NORTHEASTERN STATE — Terrance Dixon 3-yard run (Patton kick), 0:41.

Second quarter

MISSOURI SOUTHERN — Jay McDowell 1-yard run (Seefeldt kick), 9:56.

MISSOURI SOUTHERN — Seefeldt 31-yard field goal, 0:00.

        MSSU    NSU

First downs    15    18

  Rush        12    11

  Pass        2    5

  Penalty        1    2

Rush-yds        54-243    39-218

Pass comp    3    7

Pass att        5    16

INT thrown    0    1

Pass yds        38    85

Total yds        281    303

Punt-avg        6-40.0    3-36.7

Fumble-lost    1-0    1-0

Penalty-yds    7-64    4-35

Individual stats


Missouri Southern: Giresse Forchu 19-81, Jay McDowell 14-62, Chris Barnwell 11-50, Michael Nelson 6-35, JJ Jones 2-14, Ejay Johnson 2-1.

Northeastern State: Joel Rockmore 22-145, Terrance Dixon 13-35, Prince McJunkins 2-28, Thor Long 2-10.


Missouri Southern: McDowell 3-5-0 38.

NSU: Long 7-16-1 85.


Missouri Southern: Terrance Allen 1-18, Jocqui Davis 1-11, Josh Jones 1-9.

NSU: McJunkins 2-35, Marco Renteria 2-17, Rockmore 1-18, Dixon 1-9, Nick Whitlow 1-6.

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