Missouri Western’s completed a second half comeback this week in their home opener on Military Appreciation Night in St Joseph. Missouri Western defeated Fort Hays State 38-31 and evened their record at 1-1 on the season.
Missouri Western trailed 17-10 at halftime after both teams held the lead within the half, but Missouri Western then scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to get the win. In the third quarter, Fort Hays State answered an interception return for touchdown by Missouri Western to reclaim a 24-17 lead, but a scoop-and-score tied the game again. Missouri Western then intercepted another pass that set up the field position for a Griffons’ touchdown run. An 86-yard TD pass finished off the Griffons’ scoring at 38-24. Fort Hays State scored again at 4:41 left in the game to get back to within a touchdown, but Missouri Western bled most of the clock the rest of the way.
Missouri Western will host Emporia State next on Saturday evening, September 18th, at 6pm.