Griffons Match Best Start in School History

Published 10/12 2013 11:11PM

Updated 10/13 2013 12:17AM

(ST. JOSEPH) With the cruise control on early in Saturday's game, the Griffons matched the best start in program history.

Four different players found the end zone as sixth-ranked Missouri Western topped Northeastern State 54-10 at Spratt Stadium on Homecoming Weekend.

The Griffons (6-0, 5-0) found the end zone four times in the first quarter, three coming through quarterback Travis Partridge. After scrambling for MWSU's first two scores, the senior connected with Alex Ferbet for the tight end's first score of the year. 

After rounding out the opening frame with a 24-7 lead, Raphael Spencer, Dom Thomas, and Tra Brown all rushed for touchdowns. Spencer, who ran for 118 yards on eight carries, scored in both the first and third quarters.

MWSU's defense forced two interceptions while linebacker Nick Williams sacked NSU quarterback Thor Long, forcing a fumble that he then recovered. 

The Griffons face their first opponent with a win on their record next Saturday when they head to Missouri Southern. 

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