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October 30, 2013

Inside the MIAA

A weekly look inside the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

(Continued)

Players of the week

(Weekly honors handed out by the league)

- Offense - Jeff Seybold (Pittsburg State): The junior running back carried the ball a career-high 24 times to post 179 yards and three touchdowns in the Gorillas’ win over Missouri Western. Seybold now leads the MIAA in touchdowns scored (16).

- Defense - Josh Powell (Central Missouri): The 6-foot-3 freshman defensive end was a menace in Northeastern State’s backfield all day, racking up three sacks to lead the Mules to a seven-sack effort.

- Special teams - Zach Gebhardt (Central Missouri): The senior kicker for the Mules scored 15 points in a blowout against Northeastern State. Gebhardt made field goals of 33, 30 and 34 yards while also booting six extra points.

Around the league

- Bearcats top region rankings: The NCAA posted the first round of region rankings on Monday, and Northwest Missouri State found itself atop the poll in Region Three. Behind the Bearcats is Minnesota State-Mankato, Minnesota Duluth, St. Cloud State and Henderson State to round out the top five. Pittsburg State is in the No. 6 spot, making the Gorillas the final team to make the Division II playoff field if the season were to end today. Other MIAA teams in the top 10 are: Missouri Western (No. 7), Washburn (No. 8) and Emporia State (No. 9).

- Clark collecting yardage: Central Oklahoma’s Marquez Clark is second in the nation in all-purpose yardage. The junior wide receiver for the Bronchos is averaging 238.1 yards per contest, which has him behind West Chester’s Rondell White, who has an average of 251.6. Clark is leading the MIAA in receptions per game with 8.3.

- Top tacklers: Northeastern State has two of the top three tacklers in the MIAA. Linebacker Langston Jones leads the league with 13.9 per game, and safety Kyler Harris is posting 10.3 a contest.

- Eight and oh: Washburn’s 8-0 start is the program’s first since 1907. That season, the Ichabods played only eight games.

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