(KMAland) — Iowa, UNI, Drake, Northwest Missouri State, Missouri and K-State were all winners in regional college football Saturday.
State of Iowa (4-7, 1-7): Iowa State found its way to another loss, falling 14-10 to Texas Tech (6-5, 4-4). Hunter Dekkers threw for 294 yards and a touchdown for Easton Dean for 24 yards. Xavier Hutchinson finished with eight receptions for 101 yards. Harlan alum Will McLaughlin had a fumbled recovery and Gerry Vaughn pitched in 11 tackles. O’Rien Vance also had strong defensive play with two lost tackles and a sack under eight tackles.
Iowa (7-4, 5-3): A fourth-half fumble and Minnesota interception helped Iowa get past the Gophers on a late field goal by Drew Stevens (7-4, 4-4), 13-10. The offense managed very little in the second half, but Spencer Petras finished the game with 221 passing yards, including 95 to Sam LaPorta. Petras also scored the team’s only touchdown with a quarterback sneak. Jack Campbell had 10 tackles and an interception, and Deontae Craig recovered from a fumble in the 15th minute after a dominant drive in Minnesota.
Northern Iowa (6-5, 5-3): Northern Iowa beat South Dakota 58-14 (3-8, 2-6). Theo Day threw for 380 yards and five touchdowns, combining with Sergio Morancy for 135 yards and one touchdown on four receptions. Sam Snow, Woodbine alum Layne Pryor, Noah Abbott and Quan Hampton also had touchdown receptions for UNI. Thomas Jefferson alum Cameron Baker added a fumbling recovery to the Panthers’ defense.
Drake (3-8, 3-5): Luke Bailey threw for 150 yards and two touchdowns to lead Drake to a 24-0 win over Valparaiso (5-6, 4-4). Brandon Langdok had 80 of those yards on a reception and scored a touchdown. Dorian Boyland rushed for 77 yards and an own touchdown for the Bulldogs. Tanner Pollock and Matt Hartlieb led the defense with one interception each.
Nebraska (3-8, 2-6): Wisconsin (6-5, 4-4) scored 12 points in the fourth quarter, beating Nebraska 15-14. Casey Thompson was returning from injury and threw two touchdowns to Trey Palmer, who had four catches for 47 yards that day. Ernest Hausman put on a great defensive display for the Huskers with 12 tackles, and Malcom Hartzog added an interception.
Northwest Missouri (10-2): No. 8 Northwest Missouri State was previously undefeated and No. 3-ranked Ouachita Baptist (11-1), 47-17, put to flight. Mike Hohensee threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns, found Kashan Griffin five times for 109 yards and a score and Cole Hembrough five times for 88 yards and another touchdown. Jay Harris rushed for two touchdowns. On defense, Zach Howard had two sacks, Trevon Peak recovered from a fumble, and Josh Turner grabbed an interception.
Missouri (5-6): Missouri rolled to a 45-14 win over New Mexico State (4-6). Brady Cook threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns, including two for Luther Burden III. Barrett Banister had seven receptions and 91 yards as a team-best, and Cody Schrader added 70 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
State of Kansas (8-3, 6-2): Will Howard had a strong game for K-State with 294 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to a 48-31 win over West Virginia (4-7, 2-6). Malik Knowles led the receiving corps with 111 yards and a touchdown. Brendan Mott led the defense with eight tackles, three sacks and three tackles for loss. Cincere Mason picked up a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Kansas (6-5, 3-5): Kansas had few chances in a 55-14 loss to Texas (7-4, 5-3). Jalon Daniels threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns for the Jayhawks and received 98 yards and four receptions from Quentin Skinner. Kenny Logan Jr. led the defense with 10 tackles.