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Emporia, KS

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Sluggish early, Hornets power past Northeastern State

The No. 24 Emporia State football team shook off a sluggish two-plus quarters to subdue Northeastern (Okla.) State 45-24 at Welch Stadium on Saturday.

Quarterback Brent Wilson threw his first interception as a Hornet, but also threw for 410 yards and five touchdowns -- two each to Austin Willis and Kavaski Ervin, one to Ray Ray Davis. Antonio Brown also ran for a 3-yard score, the first non-passing TD for the Hornets this season.

ESU trailed after the first drive as Northeastern State,  drove 75 yards in six plays. The Hornets responded quickly as Wilson threw touchdown scores to Willis and Ervin. Northeastern tied the game at 14 when Thor Long connected with Nick Whitlow and only trailed 21-17 at halftime.

Emporia State, however, stretched the advantage to 24-17 after a 41-yard field goal by Eli Kuhns, the first of four straight secod-half scores by the Hornets. Wilson threw touchdown strikes to Davis and Willis to stretch the lead to 38-17 and put the game out of reach early in the fourth quarter.

For the game, ESU amassed 585 yards, including 174 on the ground. Northeastern State totaled 402 yards but picked up less than 150 after halftime. The Hornets also lost the possession time battle for the first season, holding the ball for just under 27 minutes.

Northeastern State came into the game shorthanded, already losing eight starters for the season before Saturday's game started, and left Emporia even more shorthanded. Starting quarterback Thor Long, the Riverhawks' third-string quarterback when the season started, left the game in the fourth quarter with an apparent upper-body injury and did not return.

With the win, ESU now moves to 4-0 overall and in the MIAA. Northeastern State falls to 0-4. The Hornets travel to play Lincoln at 2 pm Oct. 5, with pregame at 1 pm on Mix 104.9 FM and KVOE.com. Hornet Talk airs at 12:20 pm Monday from Bruffs Sports Bar and Grill on Mix 104.9 FM and KVOE.com.

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MIAA Scores
Northwest Missouri State 53  Nebraska Kearney 7
Pittsburg State 59  Lincoln 38
Washburn 28  Central Oklahoma 19
Southwest Baptist 38  Missouri Southern 33
Missouri Western 52  Fort Hays State 21
Lindenwood 27  Missouri S&T 10
Central Missouri 44  Truman State 23

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09/04/14 vs Missouri Southern
 W 53-28
09/11/14 at Central Missouri
 L 50-31
09/20/14 vs Central Oklahoma  L - 24-14
09/27/14 at Northeastern State  W 42-35 2OT
10/04/14 vs Lindenwood  W 37-22
10/11/14 at Pittsburg State  L 45-17
10/18/14 vs Fort Hays State  L 24-21
10/25/14 @ Missouri Western  2:07p
11/01/14 at Washburn  1:00p
11/08/14 vs Northwest Missouri State  2:07p
11/16/14 @ Nebraska Kearney  1:00p

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vs Southeast Missouri State  W- 34-28
09/13/14 at Duke  L - 41-3
09/20/14 vs Central Michigan  W 24-10
09/27/14 vs Texas  L 23-0
10/04/14 at West Virginia  L 33-14
10/11/14 vs Oklahoma State  L 27-20
10/18/14 at Texas Tech  L 34-21
11/01/14 at Baylor  tba
11/08/14 vs Iowa State  tba
11/15/14 vs TCU  tba
11/22/14 at Oklahoma  tba
11/29/14 at Kansas State  tba

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09/05/14 Northern Heights at Council Grove NH wins 35-18
09/12/14 Southern Coffey County at Lebo
Lebo  58-14
09/19/14 Hartford at Madison
Madison 62-14
09/26/14 Lyndon at Chase County
Lyndon 39-12
10/03/14 Lebo at Burlingame
Burlingame 58-8
10/10/14 Madison at Peabody
Peabody 48-0
10/17/14 Lebo at Madison
Madison 64-30
10/24/14 Olpe at Chase County
Olpe 26-14
10/30/14 Northern Heights at Chase County

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09/05/14 at Washburn Rural  W 45-44
09/12/14 at Junction City  L 17-0
09/19/14 vs Topeka West  W 75-7
09/26/14 vs Topeka High  L 63-21
10/03/14 at Shawnee Heights  W 9-7
10/10/14 vs Topeka Seaman  L 35-20
10/17/14 vs Kapaun Mt. Carmel  L 21-0
10/24/14 vs Wichita Heights  L 41-28
10/31/14 at Andover  7:00p

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09/07/14 vs Tennesse Titans  L 26-10
09/14/14 at Denver Broncos  L 24-17
09/21/14 at Miami Dolphins  W 34-15
09/29/14 vs New England Patriots  W 41-14
10/05/14 at San Francisco 49ers  L 22-17
10/12/14 bye  
10/19/14 at San Diego Chargers W 23-20
10/26/14 vs St. Louis Rams 12:00p
11/02/14 vs New York Jets 12:00p
11/09/14 at Buffalo Bills 12:00p
11/16/14 vs Seattle Seahawks 12:00p
11/20/14 at Oakland Raiders  7:25p
11/30/14 vs Denver Broncos  7:30p
12/07/14 at Arizona Cardinals 3:05P
12/14/14 vs Oakland Raiders 12:00p
12/21/14 at Pittsburgh Steelers 12:00p
12/28/14 vs San Diego Chargers 12:00p

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08/30/14 vs Stephen F. Austin  W 55-16
09/06/14 at Iowa State  W- 32-28
09/18/14 vs Auburn  L 20-14
09/27/14 vs UTEP  W 58-28
10/04/14 vs Texas Tech  W 45-13
10/18/14 at Oklahoma  W 31-30
10/25/14 vs Texas  9:00A (11:00a)
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12/06/14 at Baylor  tba

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