Head coach Jerry Partridge, players give their thoughts after Missouri Western's 17-10 loss.
Minnesota State scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the 4th quarter to beat Missouri Western.
Junior tight end Reggie Jordan and his brother, freshmen defensive back Mike, are playing their best football at the most crucial time for the Griffons.
Michael Hill is one of three Division II football players still in the running for the Harlon Hill Trophy.
Missouri Western and Northwest are well-represented on the all-Super Region team.
Missouri Western defensive lineman David Bass is a finalist for the Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year award.
Saturday's game boasts a battle of the nation's sixth-ranked run defense and the eighth-best rushing attack.
The Griffons pull off four intereceptions, handle Henderson State for a 45-21 win.
Michael Hill, Ben Pister and Jeremy Weston kept their football careers in St. Joseph.
Travis Partridge accounts for seven touchdowns as Missouri Western defeats Minnesota-Duluth, 57-54.
Travis Partridge is the first Western quarterback to ever make the All-MIAA 1st Team.
Missouri Western and Northwest will play host in the first round of the national playoffs on Saturday.
Missouri Western wins first outright MIAA Championship with 21-20 comeback win over the Bearcats.