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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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Emporia State University Football

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DATE

OPPONENT

TIME/RESULT

09/04/14 vs Missouri Southern
 7:00p
09/11/14 at Central Missouri
 7:00p
09/20/14 vs Central Oklahoma  2:00p
09/27/14 at Northeastern State  6:00p
10/04/14 vs Lindenwood  2:00p
10/11/14 at Pittsburg State  2:00p
10/18/14 vs Fort Hays State  2:00p
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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09/06/14
vs Southeast Missouri State  6:00p
09/13/14 at Duke  2:30p
09/20/14 vs Central Michigan  tba
09/27/14 vs Texas  tba
10/04/14 at West Virginia  tba
10/11/14 vs Oklahoma State  tba
10/18/14 at Texas Tech  tba
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 7:00p
09/12/14 Southern Coffey County at Lebo
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09/19/14 Hartford at Madison
7:00p
09/26/14 Lyndon at Chase County
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10/03/14 Lebo at Burlingame
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10/10/14 Madison at Peabody
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10/17/14 Lebo at Madison
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10/24/14 Olpe at Chase County
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10/30/14 Northern Heights at Chase County
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09/05/14 at Washburn Rural  7:00p
09/12/14 at Junction City  7:00p
09/19/14 vs Topeka West  7:00p
09/26/14 vs Topeka High  7:00p
10/03/14 at Shawnee Heights  7:00p
10/10/14 vs Topeka Seaman  7:00p
10/17/14 vs Kapaun Mt. Carmel  7:00p
10/24/14 vs Wichita Heights  7:00p
10/31/14 at Andover  7:00p

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09/14/14 at Denver Broncos  3:25p
09/21/14 at Miami Dolphins  3:25p
09/29/14 vs New England Patriots  7:30p
10/05/14 at San Francisco 49ers  3:25p
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10/19/14 at San Diego Chargers 3:05p
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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09/06/14 at Iowa State 11:00am
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09/27/14 vs UTEP  tba
10/04/14 vs Texas Tech  tba
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11/08/14 at TCU  tba
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11/29/14 vs Kansas  tba
12/06/14 at Baylor  tba
   

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