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Northwest Earns a Share of MIAA Title in Win

The Bearcats remain undefeated in their win over Emporia State.
(EMPORIA, Kan.) No. 2 Northwest clinched a share of the MIAA regular season title for the first time since 2010 with a 48-21 win over No. 10 Emporia State.

Trevor Adams had a career-high six touchdowns -- five through the air and one on the ground -- to lead the Bearcats offensive attack.

The Northwest (10-0) defense held Emporia State (9-1) to just 51 rushing yards, and had seven sacks in the contest. Redshirt freshman Collin Bevins led the way with three sacks, and junior Matt Longacre added 2 1/2.

The Bearcats broke through in the first quarter on a quarterback sneak by Adams to boost Northwest to a 6-0 lead after the extra point was missed.

The Hornets didn't waste any time driving down the field in four plays including a 45-yard touchdown pass from Brent Wilson to Kavaski Ervin to put Emporia State on top 7-6.

Northwest responded with a five-yard touchdown pass to Jason Jozaites and a 74-yard strike to senior Bryce Young to take a 20-7 lead into halftime.

The third quarter was much of the same with touchdown passes to Young and Robert Burton III to outscore Emporia State 14-7 in the frame.

Jozaites second score of the game came on a 21-yard strike from Adams to open a 41-14 lead. Billy Creason capped the day off for the Bearcats breaking through the line from two-yards out. Creason leads Northwest with ten touchdowns through ten games.

Burton led the 'Cats in rushing with 78 yards on 16 carries, and Creason and Brady Bolles added 40 yards on the ground.

Eight different receivers caught passes for Northwest in the contest. Reuben Thomas had five catches for 50 yards, and Young finished with three receptions for 88 yards and two touchdowns.

The Bearcats wrap up the final week of the regular season with a road contest against rival Missouri Western. Kickoff from St. Joseph is set for 1:30pm.
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