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Missouri State University 2010 Bears Football Schedule

Date

Opponent

Site

Time

Thu., Sept. 2

Eastern Kentucky University

Springfield

6:00 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 11

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kan.

6:10 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 25

Illinois State University*

Normal, Ill.

6:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 2

Youngstown State University*

Springfield

1:00 p.m.

(Family Weekend)

Sat., Oct. 9

Murray State University

Murray, Ky.

3:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 16

Indiana State University*

Terre Haute, Ind.

3:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 23

Western Illinois University*

Springfield

1:00 p.m.

Springfield

2:00 p.m.

(Homecoming)

Sat., Oct. 30

Southern Illinois University* (Missouri State Showcase)

Sat., Nov. 6

South Dakota State University*

Brookings, S.D.

1:00 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 13

University of Northern Iowa*

Cedar Falls, Iowa

4:05 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 20

North Dakota State University*

Springfield

1:00 p.m.

¾ Home Games (bold) at Plaster Field, Springfield, Mo. ¾ *Missouri Valley Football Conference games ¾ Times listed are Springfield times and are subject to change ¾ All games broadcast on KTXR (101.3 FM), Springfield and the Missouri State Football Radio Network

¾ Tickets are available by calling (417) 836-7678, (888) 476-7849, or on-line at MissouriStateTix.com

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Missouri State University Football Guide Quick Facts

Missouri State University

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Coaching Staff

Year Founded ........................................................ 1905 Location ................................................ Springfield, Mo. Address ........................................ 901 S. National Ave. ............................................... Springfield, MO 65897 University Web Site ..................www.MissouriState.edu Switchboard ......................................... (417) 836-5000 University President.................. Dr. James E. Cofer, Sr. Enrollment (Fall 2008) ........................................ 22,938 Nickname..............................................................Bears School Colors ...................................Maroon and White National Affiliation ...................... NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference Affiliation............... Missouri Valley Football

2009 Record .............................................................6-5 Missouri Valley Football Conference........4-4 (tie 5th) Home ....................................................................3-3 Away .....................................................................3-2 Starters Returning/Lost........................................... 17/5 Offense ................................................................. 8/3 Defense................................................................. 9/2 Specialists ........................................................... 2/5 Lettermen Returning/Lost ..................................... 41/18 Offense ............................................................... 19/9 Defense............................................................... 21/8 Specialists ............................................................. 1/1 First Season .......................................................... 1909 All-Time Record (98 years) ........... 438-439-39 (.499) All-Time Plaster Field Record ....... 195-145-12 (.580) NCAA Division I Appearances ......2 (1990) (1-2 record)

Head Coach...............................Terry Allen (UNI, 1979) Career Record ....................................113-85 (17 yrs.) Record at Missouri State ........................18-26 (4 yrs.) Def. Coordinator ......D.J. Vokolek (Neb-Kearney, 1992) at MSU................................. Associate Head Coach & Inside Linebackers/5th season Off. Coordinator ...Rob Christophel (Austin Peay, 1984) at MSU.................................Quarterbacks/4th season Assistant Coach......................... Rob Bolks (UNI, 1974) at MSU.........Def. Secondary & Recruiting/5th season Assistant Coach.............. Sean Coughlin (Drake, 2001) at MSU............................... Offensive Line/5th season Assistant Coach... Bob Montgomery (Iowa State, 2004) at MSU......... Tight Ends & Special Teams/3rd season Assistant Coach....Courtney Sanders (Arkansas, 2002) at MSU......................... Defensive Tackles/3rd season Assistant Coach............ Mike Chandler (Kansas, 2000) at MSU..................................... Recievers/2nd season Assistant Coach.. Wayne Chambers (Oklahoma, 2005) at MSU .....................Outside Linebackers, 1st season Assistant Coach.... Gerald Davis (Missouri State, 2008) at MSU ............................. Running Backs, 1st season

Intercollegiate Athletics Athletics Site .................. www.MissouriStateBears.com Facebook ............www.Facebook.com/MissouriStBears Twitter ...................... www.Twitter.com/MissouriStBears Director of Athletics...................................... Kyle Moats Phone................................................ (417) 836-5244 Fax .................................................... (417) 836-6344 Associate Directors of Athletics ..................................... ........................................... Casey Comoroski (SWA) ........ Brian Hicks (Academics/Student Development) ................................... Tiffany Akre (Business Affairs) Assistant Directors of Athletics ............................... Rick Kindhart (Communications) ..............................Padraic McMeel (External Affairs) ............................................Kyle Yates (Compliance) Faculty Athletics Representative ..... Dr. Bruce Johnson Ticket Office .......................................... (417) 836-7678 Tickets On Line ................... www.MissouriStateTix.com

Plaster Sports Complex Capacity ............................................................. 16,300 Surface ........................................................... Field Turf Built............................................1941 (renovated 1991) Press Box Phone .................................. (417) 836-5976 Media Will Call & Entry .................West side of stadium Postgame Interview Area.......PSC Racquetball Lounge

Athletics Communications Director of Athletics Communications & Football Liaison.......................................Rick Kindhart Email ............................ rkindhart@missouristate.edu Office Phone ..................................... (417) 836-5402 Direct Line ......................................... (417) 836-4585 Cell Phone ........................................ (573) 239-8439 Home Phone ..................................... (417) 581-5819 Fax .................................................... (417) 836-4868 Office Location..............Hammons Student Center, 138 Shipping...................................MSU Sports Information 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO 65897 Assistant SID ............................................ Eric Doennig Assistant SID ...........................................Ben Adamson Assistant SID/Web & New Media ...................Tim Bohn Sports Information Assistant ........................Kevin Kane Graduate Assistants .......... Jake Gossage, Brian Lynch Radio Rights Holder ................ Meyer Communications Network Flagship Station ...............KTXR (101.3 FM) Play-by-Play ................................................ Art Hains Color Commentator............................................. TBA

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Strength & Conditioning Coach ............. Terry Sauerbry Football Athletic Trainer .................. Steve Sawchak, AT Equipment Manager .........................Cory Starr, E.M.,C Football Office Phone ........................... (417) 836-5343 The 2010 Missouri State Football Guide was produced by the Missouri State University Office of Athletics Communications, Rick Kindhart director. Additional content was provided by staff members Brian Lynch, Ben Adamson, Eric Doennig, Tim Bohn, Kevin Kane and Jake Gossage, with cover design by Justin Wagler. Special thanks to Stacey Funderburk and Amy Schuldt from the MSU Office of Publications for their contributions and assistance. Photography is courtesy of MSU Photographic Services, John Wall, director and Kevin White, senior photographer. Additional photo contributions by Springfield News-Leader, Philadelphia Eagles, Kevin Arkin, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, San Jose SaberCats, Toronto Argonauts, New York Giants, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, Miami Heat, Chicago Fire, Getty Images, Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, UNI Sports Information and contributing opponents.

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2010 Missouri S Footbal Table of C „ Season Outlook Quick Facts................................................................................................. 1 Table of Contents.....................................................................................2-3 2010 Season Outlook ..............................................................................4-8 2010 Preseason Depth Chart ................................................................. 4, 6 2010 Schedule and Notes .......................................................................... 8

Spring Semester Academic Standouts ..................................................... 57 Most-Popular Majors for 2010 Bears ........................................................ 58 Alphabetical Roster .............................................................................64-65 Numerical Roster ...................................................................................... 66 Squad Breakdown .................................................................................... 66

„ This Is Missouri State University

„ Coaching Staff

Traditions ............................................................................................. 10-11 Facilities...............................................................................................12-13 Strength & Conditioning.......................................................................14-15 University .............................................................................................16-17 Student Life .........................................................................................18-19 Academics ...........................................................................................20-21 Spirit ......................................................................................................... 22 In the Community ..................................................................................... 23 Springfield............................................................................................24-25 In the Pros ...........................................................................................26-27 In the Spotlight.....................................................................................28-29 Media Coverage ....................................................................................... 30

Head Coach Terry Allen .......................................................................68-71 Associate Head Coach D.J. Vokolek ........................................................ 72 Assistant Coach Rob Christophel ............................................................. 73 Assistant Coach Rob Bolks ...................................................................... 74 Assistant Coach Sean Coughlin ............................................................... 75 Assistant Coach Courtney Sanders.......................................................... 76 Assistant Coach Bob Montgomery ........................................................... 77 Assistant Coach Mike Chandler ............................................................... 78 Assistant Coach Wayne Chambers .......................................................... 79 Assistant Coach Gerald Davis .................................................................. 80 Student Assistants ................................................................................... 81 All-Time Roster of Assistant Coaches ...................................................... 81 Team Support Staff and Gameday Personnel ......................................... 82

„ Meet the Bears

„ Administration

2010 Missouri State Player Bios..........................................................32-63 Spring Strength Testing Leaders .............................................................. 35 Bears’ Helmets Through the Years ........................................................... 40 Missouri State Seniors.............................................................................. 43 Player Birthdates ...................................................................................... 46 2010 Recruiting Class Summary .............................................................. 52

President, Dr. James E. Cofer, Sr. ............................................................ 84 Athletics Director, Kyle Moats ................................................................... 85 Senior Athletics Staff ...........................................................................86-89 Athletics Staff Photo Directory .............................................................90-91 Athletics Staff Directory ............................................................................ 92

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State University ll Guide Contents „ 2009 Review Season in Review ................................................................................94-97 2009 Final Statistics ............................................................................98-99 2009 Season Superlatives...................................................................... 100 2009 Game-by-Game Individual Statistics ............................................. 101 2009 Games Started and Honors ........................................................... 102 2009 Senior Stats and Honors ............................................................... 103 2009 Game-by-Game Reviews .......................................................104-109 2009 Spring Game Review..................................................................... 109 NFL Combine, Draft, Pro Day ................................................................. 110

„ Missouri Valley Football Conference Welcome to Valley Football ............................................................. 112-113 MVFC Directory and Contact Information............................................... 113 2009 MVFC Final Team Leaders ............................................................ 114 2009 MVFC Final Individual Leaders ..................................................... 115 2009 MVFC Football Honors .................................................................. 116 All-Time MVFC Football Standings ........................................................ 117 Bears’ Valley Football Honors.......................................................... 118-121 NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs ................................................................ 122

„ Records and History Game-by-Game Results ..................................................................124-128 All-Time Coaching Summary .................................................................. 128 Series Records vs. All Opponents .......................................................... 129 Bears vs. Ranked Opponents................................................................. 129 Year-by-Year Summary ...................................................................130-131 Postseason History and Results............................................................. 132

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Year-by-Year Team Statistics .................................................................. 133 Homecoming Summary .......................................................................... 134 Bears Ranked in the Top 25 ................................................................... 134 Chronology of Athletics Affiliation ........................................................... 135 Athletics Mission Statement ................................................................... 135 Year-by-Year Individual Statistical Leaders .....................................136-137 All-Time Single-Game Superlatives ........................................................ 138 Last Time it Happened............................................................................ 139 All-Time Team Captains.......................................................................... 139 All-Time Lettermen ..........................................................................140-141 All-Time Bears’ Football Honors ......................................................142-143 Missouri State Individual Records ...................................................144-149 Missouri State Team Records..........................................................150-151 Plaster Field Records ............................................................................. 151 Opponent Records ................................................................................. 151 Plaster Sports Complex ...................................................................152-153 Missouri State Attendance Records ....................................................... 153 Bears in the NFL & NFL Draft History..................................................... 154

„ Opponents 2010 Missouri State Opponents ......................................................156-161 MVFC Composite Schedule ................................................................... 161 All-Time Series History vs. 2010 Opponents .......................................... 162 Missouri State Athletics Hall of Fame ..................................................... 163 Missouri State Media Information ....................................................164-165 Missouri State Ticket Information ........................................................... 166

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Season Outlook

2010 Season Outlook Bears Chomping at the Bit

To say preseason anticipation surrounding Missouri State football is high would be an understatement. As head coach Terry Allen begins his fifth campaign with the Bears, his nucleus of 17 returning starters and 67 squad members has MSU fans buzzing. The Bears showed great progress in 2009, demonstrating an uncanny ability to perform well on the road and giving both conference playoff representatives, Southern Illinois and South Dakota State, a run for their money. As 2010 dawns, Allen and his squad want to translate the momentum and progress made last season into wins this season. On the 20-year anniversary of MSU’s last playoff team, nothing would make the Bears happier than to find a spot in the expanded 20-team Division I Championship playoffs. “That’s always the goal,” said Allen. “But with so much talent returning and the expectations we have of our young players, I think we can certainly be part of the conversation.” Allen is the first to admit that playoff discussions are only possible through hard work and on-field results. That’s where he hopes having six all-Missouri Valley Football Conference performers returning will help. Leading the way is three-time All-MVFC selection David Arkin (Sr., ., OL, Wichita, Kan.), an All-America candidate date who is rated as one of the top offensive sive linemen in the Division I Championship hip p Subdivision. Arkin will anchor the offenfensive attack from the left tackle slot this his season and be in charge of protecting ng Cody Kirby (Sr., QB, Rogers, Ark.) from the blind side. Kirby was an honorable mention all-MVFC signal caller last season after fter claiming second-team league honorss in 2008 and MVFC Freshman of the Year ear laurels in 2007. He is poised to make ea run at several MSU and league career eer passing records, having made 30 consecutive onsecutive starts. He is just shy of 6,000 career passing yards ds and has completed 60-percent of his passes while accounting unting for 57 touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, look for the senior trio of Antoine Wilkinson (LB, B, Magnolia, Miss.), Waylon Richardet (DE, Perryville, ryville, Mo.) and Skylar Smith (SS, Springfield, Mo.) to take on leadership roles for their respective units. Wilkinson was named MVFC Newcomer of the Year and was a first-team all-conference pick in his first season with the Bears last season. The All-America candidate was the first MSU player since 2004 to eclipse the century mark in total tackles and will hold down one of the middle linebacker spots this season with a great nose for the ball and impressive skills in all facets.

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Preseason Offensive Two-Deep LT Arkin Aumen WR Saffold Starnes

LG Simmons Kutter

OC Dahl Chojnacki or Menke QB Kirby Wooden

TB Johnston Douglas

RG Shapel Terhaar

B WR Williams Dotson

RT Duron Hahn

TE W. Miller Wade or Thayer WR Wooden Starnes

Richardet was as second-team all-conference selection a year ago and was named MVFC Defensive Player of the Week twice. The fifth-year senior is a key part of the three-man defensive line and brings an aggressive style of play up front that resulted in two fumble recoveries, a blocked kick, an interception and 2.5 sacks last season. second-team last season after Smith jumped to MVFC’s M notching 94 tackles in the secondary. He was the team leader in solo tackles (49) and broke up five passes. Also returning from fro the all-conference team is punter Jordan Chiles (Jr., Hillsboro, Ill.) who averaged 40.1 Ch yards per punt his sophomore season with six 50yard kicks and 13 downed inside the 20. He finished 24th nationally in punting average and should 24t bring consistency and confidence to the brin special teams after earning the starting job the spec past two years.

Quarterbacks Qua Kirby is motivated to make an impact on the program his senior season, and his confidence in spring drills seemed to carry the offense more and more each week. His 183-yard performance in the Maroon and White game in April included completions on 13 of 18 attempts for an impressive .722 percentage to carry that m momentum into fall camp. Last seas season, he threw for a career-high 2,120 yards to go along with another career-best 61.8-percent compl completion percentage. He was also nationally ranked in passing p efficiency and total offense. Even though his 16 interceptions in 2009 exceeded the 15 he threw in his first two seasons combined, all indications point to Kirby carrying the offensive load on his shoulders this t fall by using his speed, toughness and arm strength strengt to generate the scoring drives the squad needs. Redshirt freshman Trevor Wooden (High Springs, back up Kirby and serve as the primary kick Fla.) will ba holder. He proved to be a capable team leader in spring drills and appears to be the heir apparent for the starting job down the road. He was 17-for-25 in three spring scrimmages and turned heads in the Maroon and White Game with 84 yards on four receptions as a receiver. Wooden’s athleticism makes him a threat in any situation, and Allen has indicated the redshirt freshman playmaker will be on the field in a variety of roles.

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Season Outlook Fellow redshirt freshman Tim Williams (Springfield, Mo.) will also be in the mix at quarterback. He demonstrated his arm strength with 77 yards on eight completions this spring and has a bright future in store if he continues to develop.

Running Backs After missing the entire 2009 season with a knee injury suffered in fall camp, Stephen Johnston (Jr., Mansfield, Texas) is back in the saddle and emerged from spring drills as the team’s top tailb tailback. Johnston averaged n nearly six yards per carry a as a sophomore in 2008 a and tallied three touchdowns. His size and speed d m make him a tough load to b bring down, and his fourth season with the program has the potential to be his best. Pushing Johnston will w be Chris Douglas (Jr., Lawrenceville, Ga.) who was as the Bears’ top ground attacker this spring with 150 atta attacke rushing yards in three scrimmages. mage Last year, he produced 4.5 yards per carry and scored y four touchdowns in his first season seas at Missouri State. If the oft-injured Douglas can remain healthy, he has the rem ability abili to bounce off tacklers and stretch long runs which s can only help the Bears improve a ground attack that ranked rank fifth in the league last season. Team pick Mikael CooperMVFC All-Newcomer T Falls (So., Springfield, Mo.) led Missouri State in rushing as a true freshman in 2009 with 424 yards on a team-high 92 carries, despite starting just two contests. How fast he recovers from a torn ACL he suffered this April will dictate how much he can contribute in 2010. However, if he returns in top form, the Bears’ backfield will shift to a strength for the upcoming campaign. The late addition of former Missouri prep star Drew Temple (So., Kansas City, Mo.) over the summer is also significant to note. With great power, speed and a low center of gravity, Temple was perhaps the state’s top prospect out of Rockhurst High School three years ago. Stops at Big 12 schools Missouri and Kansas have followed, and despite not playing in a game since his high school senior season in 2007, his upside as a potential feature back could pay dividends.

Wide Receivers Missouri State returns three of its top five pass receivers from a year ago with 16 combined starts from youngsters Cadarrius Dotson (So., Memphis, Tenn.), Jermaine Saffold (Jr., Grandview, Mo.) and Adrian Williams (So., Jacksonville, Fla.). Dotson was one of two MSU offensive players, along with running back Cooper-Falls, to earn MVFC All-Newcomer honors last year. As a true freshman, he caught 28 passes which

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ranked second on the squad behind All-America tight end Clay Harbor. This spring, he averaged nearly 16 yards per catch and solidified his spot among the team’s front runners at wideout. Williams emerged from the spring as the big surprise, collecting more than 10 yards per catch and surpassing Dotson on the summer depth chart. He caught 10 balls for 90 yards as a true freshman in 2009. Saffold has the size of a feature receiver and was the squad’s top receiver in spring drills. He caught 14 passes for 157 yards in three spring games and is coming off a 25-reception season in 2009 that netted 439 yards. His yardage total and three touchdowns were second on the club to Harbor, while his reception total ranked third. Veterans Justin Fuselier (Sr., Tulsa, Okla.) and Adrian Taylor (Jr., Memphis, Tenn.) are both expected to make full recoveries from spring injuries and should challenge for starting positions as well. Fuselier earned the starting call three times in the squad’s last five games in 2009, while Taylor’s big-play ability, speed and vertical leap make him a dangerous weapon in any situation. Fourth-year squadman Ian Starnes (Jr., Springfield, Mo.) and speedy Dan Reichert (So., Harrisonville, Mo.), who sat out the 2009 season in residence to meet NCAA transfer rules, are also primed to see significant playing time this fall. Starnes has reliable hands and is a natural leader, while Reichert’s reputation as a speedster will make him a welcome addition.

Offensive Line All you need to know about the Bears’ offensive line this season is: four returning starters and an All-America candidate. In short, that sums up the high expectations of the o-line this season. Living up to those expectations willl not be easy. For the ring leader, David id Arkin (Sr., Wichita, Kan.), it will mean n a shift from right guard, where he was ranked as the No. 1 player in Division I FCS football this summer, to left tackle. Protecting Kirby’s blind side is certainly a valid reason for the shift with Arkin grading out at 87 percent last season and earning All-MVFC honors for the third straight season. Helping Arkin on the left side will be fourth-year junior Travis Simmons (Mexico, Mo.) who was a three-game starter last season after missing all of 2008 with an injury. His contributions will be critical if the Bears are to dominate the offensive line and execute in all phases of the game. Erik Dahl (Sr., Olathe, Kan.) and Bob Shapel (Sr., Iola, Kan.) have been college teammates for three seasons, including time at Butler (Kan.) Community College. They started nine games together at MSU in 2009 with Dahl looking to return to his duties at center and

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Season Outlook Shapel moving from left tackle to right guard. The move will give the pair closer proximity and give the Bears more options up front. Jake Duron (Sr., Springdale, Ark.) is the only lineman returning to his familiar spot after he graded out at 81 percent with 58 knockdowns a year ago at right tackle. Senior Brent Chojnacki (Florissant, Mo.) leads the reserves up front. He started all 11 games in 2008 at center and will be a key factor in the trenches in 2010. The rest of the returnees are impressive young squad members who should be ready for regular game action this fall. Tackles Justin Aumen (RFr., Milford, Kan.) and Kyle Hahn (RFr., O’Fallon, Mo.) will provide depth, as well as guards Kurt Kutter (RFr., O’Fallon, Mo.), Philip Terhaar (So., O’Fallon, Ill.) and center Harrison Menke (So., Joplin, Mo.).

Tight Ends The Bears may have to take a tight end “by committee” approach in the preseason in hopes of finding the right combination of personnel for the upcoming season. Tight ends coach Bob Montgomery was quick to point out this spring that teams cannot replace the talent of a player like All-American Clay Harbor -- who was a fourth-round draft pick by the Eagles this spring -- but as a unit, they have the talent to do the job. Leading the charge is Wes Miller (Sr., St. Joseph, Mo.), a fifth-year squad member who had three receptions and a touchdown a year ago, while earning four starts. Pushing Miller will w be Matt Thayer (So., Bellevue, Neb.), a transfer Belle from Iowa Western Community C College, and third-year sophomore Garett Wade soph (Lebanon, Mo.) who played in (Leba all 11 games a year ago and made a stellar catch in the Maroon and White Game this Maro spring. Second-year squad sprin member Matt Swan (RFr., mem Springfield, Mo.) could also Sprin and will bring adsee time t ditional depth and experience dition to a kkey spot up front.

Linebackers Line Sim Simply put, the Bears may have the deepest linebacker unit in i the conference this season. seas With all four starters returnWi ing and a 10 lettermen bringing a combined com 24 years experience to the corps, Missouri State will be fully armed for its se second season in a 3-4 scheme. sche On the outside, the Bears feature a vicious pair of hard-hitting rd returning starters in Michael Keck (Jr., Harrisonville, Mo.) and Terian Washingto Washington (Sr., Pine Bluff, Ark.). Both men started all a 11 games last year,

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and both are impact players. Keck was named to the conference AllNewcomer team after turning in 65 tackles, 6.5 TFLs and 2.5 sacks in his first year with the Bears after transferring from Missouri, while Washington is a fourthyear senior who notched 49 total stops and 7 for loss with five passes defended a year ago. The Bears will have ee other er the luxury of three en at the OLB posireturning lettermen th and n challenge tions to add depth a Block (Sr., for starting roles.. Sam Kolby Hurt (Sr., Ozark, Mo.) and Ko r three-year letterBoonville, Mo.) are ar performers who will push a men and fifth-year he Sam Linebacker spot. Hurt and Washington at the So Lee’s Summit Rodney Kelly (So., Summit, Mo Mo.)) will also back up Keck at the Will LB position. Returning squad men Rick Dansdill (RFr., Lake St. Louis, Mo.) and Chad Jones (So., Ocala, Fla.) are both talented young outside linebackers who should also contribute in 2010. Dansdill shared the team’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year Award as a true freshman and should transition easily to linebacker after spending 2009 in the secondary. Leading the way among the inside backers is 2009 MVFC Newcomer of the Year and first-team all-conference selection Antoine Wilkinson (Sr., Magnolia, Miss.). He is one of the top 10 middle linebackers in America, according to several publications, and the preseason All-American brings a predator’s mentality behind the line of scrimmage. With equal skills in ball pursuit and pass coverage, Wilkinson accumulated 113 tackles last season, becoming the first Bear since 2004 to reach the century mark in total stops. He also broke up a team-best eight passes, forced two fumbles and snagged an interception. Also helping up the middle will be Adam Beauchamp (Sr., His big-play abilities and physical presence in the middle should help keep opponents in check again after he notched 80 tackles

Preseason Defensive Two-Deep DE Richardet Grady

OLB T. Washington Block or Hurt

NT Ruder Ferguson

ILB Ingram Beauchamp CB Scarborough Anderson

SS Smith Wright

DE Moore Day

OLB Keck Kelly or Hurt

ILB Wilkinson Callender FS D. Miller Lee

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Season Outlook a year ago. Like Wilkinson, he is ranked among the top 30 inside linebackers in the FCS and should push for postseason league honors again after making the MVFC All-Newcomer squad last season. Beauchamp missed the spring season while recovering from an injury but appears primed for a healthy return when camp opens. David Ingram (Jr., Siloam Springs, Ark.) had a great spring running with the first unit in Beauchamp’s absence and will also be a key ILB. He and Byron Hightower (Sr., Raytown, Mo.) will push the returning starters and create great competition in the middle with seven combined seasons under their respective belts. Also up the middle, Ryan Callender (So., Dallas, Texas) played in all 11 games as a true freshman in 2009. Fellow returning squad member Chad Moses (So., Jacksonville, Fla.) rounds out the talented group of inside backers.

Defensive Backs The Bears’ defense features nine returning starters overall, including three in the defensive secondary. Derek Miller (Sr., Olathe, Kan.) looks to hold down the free safety spot after he snagged a team-high four interceptions and tallied 70 total stops a year ago. The two-year starter begins his fifth season with the Bears and should be pivotal as a leader on the defensive unit. Likewise, fellow fifth-year senior Skylar Smith (Springfield, Mo.) will work the strong safety position for the third straight season. Smith was a second-team all-conference pick in 2009 and notched 94 total tackles with five pass break-ups to help anchor the defensive backfield. The success of the Miller-Smith tandem will be critical if the Bears are to improve on the 208 yards per game they allowed through the air last season. On the corners, look for junior Jimmie Strong (Texarkana, Texas) to return to his post at the right corner where he started all 11 games a year ago. He accumulated 42 tackles last season and broke up four passes with one interception. Coming off a strong spring, Strong looks to be poised for a breakthrough campaign. The left corner job appears to be wide open with redshirt freshman Howard Scarborough (Tulsa, Okla.) and third-year man Andre Anderson (So., Muskogee, Okla.) emerging as the preseason favorites. The Bears should get plenty of help from their impressive crop of newcomers in the secondary, but can also count on significant contributions from junior Jarrett Wright (Grandview, Mo.) and Anthony Lee (So., Bonner Springs, Kan.), safeties who played in all 11 games last year. Lee was also the top tackler in the Maroon and White Game this spring and also tallied an interception in that contest. Corner Darius Blow (Jr., Grandview, Mo.) should also provide key depth at the corner spots.

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look on the line in 2010 with plenty of experience to lead the way. Waylon Richardet (Sr., Perryville, Mo.), an All-MVFC Second Team defensive end will move from right end to left end this season and create havoc on the other side of the ball. In 2009, Richardet was twice named conference defensive player of the week and notched 43 tackles, including six for loss. He recorded 2.5 sacks, recovered two fumbles and had an interception. Richardet’s move to left end was due in part to the opening at nose tackle created by the departure of 2009 senior Mike Daniels. The nose tackle spot will be filled by Mikel Ruder (Jr., Lawrence, Kan.) who had a breakout season a year ago as the left tackle starter in all 11 games. Ruder was in on 46 tackles last season, tops among the Bears’ defensive linemen. He knocked down two passes, recorded three sacks and contributed four sacks. The right end spot will likely go to Levi Moore (Sr., Mountain View, Mo.) with competition from fellow letterman Joe Day (So., O’Fallon, Mo.). Moore approaches the game with the heart of a lion and has a nose for the ball. The fifth-year senior started two games in 2007, and has battled his way back into the discussion as a starter with hard work. His leadership on special teams and as a reserve lineman a year ago has left a lasting mark as he pushes for a breakout season. Day tied for fifth on the team in tackles for loss last season and looks to take his game to the next level in his third year with the program. He also had 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 2009. Providing additional depth will be Tevan Ferguson (So., Nashville, Tenn.) who got one start at nose tackle in his Missouri State debut in 2009 and will support Ruder this season. On the ends, Anthony Grady (RFr., Texarkana, Ark.), Curtis King (RFr., Memphis, Tenn.) and Chris Current (Jr., St. Louis, Mo.) grew up quickly this spring and seemed up to the challenge to give additional depth up front at key positions.

Special Teams The one constant on special teams is honorable mention All-MVFC punter Jordan Chiles (Jr., Hillsboro, Ill.). The two-year starter upped his average to 40.1 yards per attempt in 2009 and

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Season Outlook finished as one of the top 25 punters in the nation. He enters his junior season with 17 career punts of 50 yards are more and 30 career kicks down inside the opponents’ 20-yard line. Chiles is also a formidable kicker and will challenge for the starting job with the vacancy left behind by outgoing senior Matt Hottelman. Hottelman handled kickoffs the past four seasons as well as field goals and PATs the last two years. Chiles will have competition from Jason Bromley (Sr., Cassville, Mo.) who returns to the program after a year away from football. Bromley finished the spring 2-for-3 in field goals in three scrimmages, including a 42-yarder in the Maroon and White Game. Incoming freshman Austin Witmer (Grand Island, Neb.) should also have the opportunity to win the kicking job after a successful prep career that culminated in a Nebraska Shrine Bowl appearance in June. Another special teams question mark will be punt and kick return duties. Saffold was the team’s top kickoff returner in 2009, averaging 20.5 yards per return on 13 tries, while Dotson returned five kickoffs for a 16.8 average. Both men appear to be viable options this season. Dotson could also be the team’s first choice on punt return assignments, along with Reichert. New long snapper Kaleb Mueller (Jr., Paola, Kan.) was a welcome addition this spring after transferring from Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College, and Wooden should take over the holding duties on field goals and extra points.

The Schedule The Bears will open their 29th NCAA Division I campaign with a Thursday night home game against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 2. The Colonels are coming off a 5-6 season, but tied for second in the Ohio Valley Conference with a 5-3 league record that included a road win over OVC champion Eastern Illinois. The Bears then embark on their annual game against a Football Bowl Subdivision program with Kansas State on Sept. 11. The Wildcats of coach Bill Snyder return more than 40 lettermen from a squad that tied for second in the Big 12 North. The other non-conference road opponent on this year’s schedule is Murray State on October 9, Missouri State’s fifth game of the season. The Ohio Valley Conference squad was 3-8 in 2009, including a 35-10 loss in Springfield. MSU’s fifth-year head coach Terry Allen says he likes the early challenges on his 2010 slate and thinks they will help prepare the Bears for the difficult road ahead in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. “We are really looking forward to the tests this year’s sched-

2010 Bears Travel Itinerary at Kansas State

at Indiana State

Depart Springfield on Friday, Sept. 10 via charter coach to Junction City, Kan. Stay at Jct. City Courtyard by Marriott (785) 210-1500. Return after Saturday’s 6:10 p.m. game.

Depart Springfield on Friday, Oct. 15 via charter coach to Effingham, Ill. Stay Friday evening at Effingham Hilton (217) 540-7777. Return after Saturday’s 3:00 p.m. game.

at Illinois State

at South Dakota St.

Depart Springfield on Friday, Sept.24 via charter coach to Doubletree Hotel, Bloomington, Ill. (309) 664-6446 Return after Saturday’s 6:00 p.m. game.

Depart Springfield on Friday, Nov. 5 via charter air. Stay Friday night at Ramada Inn, Sioux Falls (605) 336-1020. Return after Saturday’s 1 p.m. game.

at Murray State

Depart Springfield on Friday, Nov. 12 via charter coach to Ames, Iowa. Stay Friday evening at Ames Hilton Garden Inn (515) 233-8000. Return after Saturday’s 4:05 p.m. game.

Depart Springfield on Friday, Oct. 8 via charter coach to Baymont Inn, Metropolis, Ill. (618) 5245678. Return after Saturday’s 3:00 p.m. game.

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at Northern Iowa

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2010 Missouri State Schedule Date

Opponent

Site

Time

Thu., Sept. 2 Sat., Sept. 11 Sat., Sept. 25 Sat., Oct. 2

Eastern Kentucky University Kansas State University Illinois State University* (FCS) Youngstown State University*

Springfield Manhattan, Kan. Normal, Ill. Springfield

6:00 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 9 Sat., Oct. 16 Sat., Oct. 23

Murray State University Indiana State University* Western Illinois University*

Murray, Ky. Terre Haute, Ind. Springfield

3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 30

Southern Illinois University*

Springfield

2:00 p.m.

Brookings, S.D. Cedar Falls, Iowa Springfield

1:00 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

(Family Weekend)

(Homecoming) (Missouri State Showcase)

Sat., Nov. 6 Sat., Nov. 13 Sat., Nov. 20

South Dakota State University* University of Northern Iowa* North Dakota State University*

¾ Home Games (bold) at Plaster Field, Springfield, Mo. ¾ *Missouri Valley Football Conference games ¾ Times listed are Springfield times and are subject to change ¾ All games broadcast on KTXR (101.3 FM) and the Missouri State Football Radio Network ¾ Tickets are available by calling (417) 836-7678, (888) 476-7849, or at MissouriStateTix.com

ule will provide,” said Allen. “Eastern Kentucky is a great opponent to open the season with, and will tell us a lot of things about our squad early. The road games at Kansas State and Murray State will absolutely push us and prepare us for conference play. Of course, our ultimate goal is to be competitive in the Missouri Valley Football Conference and continue to climb the ladder in our league this season.” After the game at Kansas State in week two, the Bears get a week off before beginning MVFC play at Illinois State on Sept. 25. The Redbirds should be one of the preseason front-runners for the conference title after winning four of their last five MVFC games to close out a breakthrough 6-5 campaign in 2009. The Bears will then return to Plaster Field to take on Youngstown State on Oct. 2 for a Family Weekend contest. The Bears have won two in a row against the Penguins who will feature a new head coach in hometown product Eric Wolford. Following the road game at Murray State on Oct. 9, Missouri State will wrap a two-game road series at Indiana State on Oct. 16. The much-improved Sycamores have dropped six of the last seven to the Bears, but split the last four head-to-head meetings in Terre Haute with two overtime games in that span. After playing four of their first six contests on the road, the Bears will make it a true Homecoming on Oct. 23 when they host Western Illinois and then take on defending league champion Southern Illinois on Oct. 30. The Bears earned a dramatic come-from-behind win at WIU last season, while Missouri State’s 464 yards in total offense against Southern Illinois in the season finale was the most allowed by the Salukis all season. The squad’s final two conference road games will be at 2009 playoff participant South Dakota State on Nov. 6 and at perennial league power Northern Iowa on Nov. 13. The two Valley foes finished second and third, respectively, in the conference a year ago and combined to win nine of their 11 home games. Missouri State will close out the 2010 campaign on Nov. 20 against North Dakota State at Plaster Field. The Bears defeated the Bison in Fargo, 21-17, last season to hand NDSU just its second-ever loss in a Harvest Bowl contest and just its 19th home loss in a span of 18 seasons

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Traditions ------------------------------------------------------10-11 Facilities ------------------------------------------------------- 12-13 Strength & Conditioning --------------------------------- 14-15 University ----------------------------------------------------- 16-17 Student Life -------------------------------------------------- 18-19 Academics ---------------------------------------------------- 20-21 Spirit -----------------------------------------------------------------22 In the Community -----------------------------------------------23 Springfield ---------------------------------------------------- 24-25 In the Pros ---------------------------------------------------- 26-27 In the Spotlight ---------------------------------------------- 28-29 Media Coverage -------------------------------------------------30 Missouri State Media Outlets -------------------------------31


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TRADITION Going to the Big Dance Since moving to NCAA Division I in 1982-83, MSU teams have made 47 NCAA championship appearances. In addition, numerous individuals have represented the University at NCAA championship events. MSU Division I team appearances: Women’s Basketball (13) 1991 1992 (Final Four) 1993 (Sweet 16) 1994 1995 1996 1998 1999 2000 2001 (Final Four) 2003 2004 2006 Volleyball (8) 1982 1990 1993 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 Baseball (7) 1987 1995 1996 1997 1999 2002 2003 (CWS)

The Missouri State Lady Bears have been one of the nation’s most-successful women’s basketball programs over the last two decades, racking up 20 Missouri Valley Conference titles, thirteen 20+ win seasons, and 13 NCAA Tournament berths, including three Sweet 16 appearances and trips to the Final Four in 1992 (above) and 2001.

Men’s Basketball (6) 1987 1988 1989 1990 1992 1999 (Sweet 16) Softball (5) 1983 1996 1997 1998 2006 Football (2) 1989 1990 Men’s Soccer (3) 1997 1999 2009 Women’s Golf (1) 2001 Men’s Golf (1) 1993 Women’s Soccer (1) 2000

Winston Wi t G Garland l d led l d the th Bears B to t their th i firstt ttwo Division I postseason appearances, including a 65-60 win over fourth-seeded Clemson in MSU’s first-ever NCAA Tournament contest in 1987. As a senior, Garland set a school single-season record for scoring (720) that still stands today en route to earning All-America honors from the UPI, Sporting News and Basketball Weekly.

Under U d the h guidance id offNSCAA/MONDOMid NSCAA/MONDO Midwest Region Coach of the Year Jon Leamy, the 2009 Missouri State Men’s Soccer team earned its first MVC championship in 10 years and the third NCAA Tournament bid in program history. The Bears posted a 12-5-2 record en route to a No. 19 national ranking in the NSCAA’s final regular-season poll.


National Championships Eight Missouri State teams have been crowned national champions at all levels of competition during the first 104 years of intercollegiate athletics at MSU. The 2009-10 men’s basketball team became the most recent to claim a postseason national title, winning the College Insider Tournament (CIT). MSU national championship teams include:

JJackie ki Stil Stiles sett th the NCAA record d for f career points (3,393) as well as the single-season scoring (1,062) record as a senior at Missouri State. Stiles garnered the Honda Awards Program Broderick Cup and was the Wade Trophy recipient as the nation’s top women’s college basketball player in 2001, when she led MSU to its second Final Four in nine years.

The 2009-10 Th 2009 10 Missouri Mi i State S B Bears off secondd year head coach Cuonzo Martin posted the fifthbest turnaround in the nation, capping the year by sweeping the Collegiate Insider’s Tournament field for the eighth national tournament title in MSU history. The Bears’ 24-12 record came just one year after an 11-20 campaign in Martin’s first year at the helm.

2010 Men’s Basketball College Insider Tournament (CIT) 2005 Women’s Basketball National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) 1979 Women’s Field Hockey AIAW Division II 1974 Softball AIAW Division I 1974 Men’s Cross Country NCAA Division II 1963 Men’s Golf NCAA Division II 1953 Men’s Basketball NAIA National Tournament 1952 Men’s Basketball NAIA National Tournament MSU Athletics Highlights Head baseball coach Keith Guttin wrapped up his 28th year leading the Missouri State program with a 959 607 (.612) career record. A 10-time conference coach of the year honoree, Guttin has led the Bears to seven NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2003 College World Series. Under Guttin, 11 Bears have earned AllAmerica honors, while 97 MSU standouts have gone on to sign professional contracts.

The 2003 Baseball Th B b ll Bears B shocked h k d Nebraska N b k and d Ohio Ohi State S iin NCAA regional i l play l to advance d to the h College World Series for the first time as a Division I program. Led by future Major Leaguers Shaun Marcum and Brad Ziegler, the Bears captured the MVC regular-season crown and finished the campaign with a 40-26 overall record.

Under third-year head coach Nyla Milleson, the Missouri State Lady Bears returned to postseason play for the first time in four years with a 22-11 campaign. The MSU women posted their highest regular-season conference finish (third) in five seasons, and ran their WNIT win streak to seven games with victories over Oral Roberts and Samford, before falling to Illinois in the third round of the event.


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FACILITIES

JQH Arena has been the home of the Missouri State Bears basketball teams since its official opening in November 2008. The world-class arena seats more than 11,000 and has a state-of-the-art video scoreboard. Hotel developer John Q. Hammons made JQH Arena possible with a donation of $30 million.

John Q. Hammons Student Center is the home of the MSU volleyball and swimming teams, which has a main arena capacity of 4,646 permanent reserved seats.

Turner Family Practice Court, located in the east gym of Hammons Student Center, provides the Missouri State men’s and women’s basketball programs expanded options for practice schedules. The hardwood floor brings with it the history of the Bear’s program, as it was in use in HSC’s main arena from 1985 until February of 2006.

Plaster Strength Center is one of the largest of its kind in the Missouri Valley Conference. Strength Coach Terry Sauerbry and his staff supervise the free weight based facility.

The Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex is the home of Missouri State football, track and field, soccer and field hockey teams. The 16,600-seat complex includes a synthetic grass football field and an eight-lane synthetic all-weather track surface. Its jumbotron scoreboard adds to any athletics experience with replays, graphics and live statistics. The complex also includes indoor amenities such as racquetball courts, locker rooms, five classrooms and a fitness center.

Bears Golf Facilities include many of the area’s premier courses, including Hickory Hills Country Club, Highland Springs Country Club, Millwood Golf and Racquet Club, Rivercut Golf Course (pictured above), Twin Oaks Country Club and Branson Creek Golf Club.


Hammons Field is located just blocks from the Missouri State campus. The 8,000 seat, natural grass stadium includes 28 luxury suites, five party decks, six food and beverage outlets, a souvenir shop and a club lounge. Financed by MSU alumnus John Q. Hammons, the facility is home to the Missouri State Bears and the Double-A Springfield Cardinals.

Killian Softball Stadium opened in March 2009 as the new home to the Missouri State softball team. Operated by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, the East Springfield venue offers seating for up to 1,200 spectators and will serve as host to the 2011 MVC Softball Championship this coming May.

The Missouri State Cross Country Facility was unveiled as the new home course for MSU at Springfield Underground in 2007. The MSU Cross Country Facility hosted the 2008 MVC Championship, as well as the 2009 NCAA Midwest Regional Championship last November.


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SPORTS MEDICINE Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services The Missouri State Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services staff has more than 90 years combined experience in athletic training. Included are director Jim Penkalski; Robin Meeks, assistant director; and athletic trainers Shannon Derricks, Tyler Landgraf, Amy Luke and Steve Sawchak. All are certified by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and licensed by the Missouri State Board of Healing Arts. Three intern athletic trainers join the full-time staff, along with a host of athletic training students who work with studentathletes under the supervision of staff members. A great asset is the involvement of physicians and medical personnel from the community and Missouri State’s Taylor Health and Wellness Center. Located adjacent to the Turner Family Practice Court inside Hammons Student Center, the Jim D. Morris Family Strength and Conditioning Center is the primary strength and conditioning facility of both Missouri State basketball programs. Under the direction of Prevention, Rehabilitation and Physical Performance Coordinator Mitch Hauschildt, the Bears and Lady Bears have access to state-of-the-art training programs and equipment.


Strength and Conditioning Physical development of more than 500 student-athletes to increase athletic performance, decrease the chance or severity of injury and enhance sport-specific athletics development are the goals of MSU Strength and Conditioning. Head strength coach Terry Sauerbry supervises the 7,200-square-foot Plaster Strength Center that is utilized by all 16 sports. Sauerbry and his staff guide the student-athletes through programs designed to improve individual skills and overall team per formance. The programs integrate all phases of development, including free weights, multi-joint exercises, plyometrics, conditioning, flexibility, speed and nutrition. The strength and conditioning staff works with coaches and Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services to develop programs suited for each sport and its student-athletes. Areas of concern in each participant are identified and a strength program is put in place to address all items with the ultimate goal of improving competitive performance.

The strength and conditioning staff works with coaches and Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services to develop programs suited for each sport and its student-athletes. Areas of concern in each participant are identified and a strength program is put in place to address all items with the ultimate goal of improving competitive performance.


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UNIVERSITY Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons. The University’s identity is distinguished by its statewide mission in public affairs, requiring a campus-wide commitment to foster competence and responsibility in the common vocation of citizenship. The academic experience is grounded in a general education curriculum which draws heavily from the liberal arts and sciences. This foundation provides the basis for mastery of disciplinary and professional studies. It also provides essential forums in which students develop the capacity to make wellinformed, independent critical judgments about the cultures, values and institutions in society. The task of developing educated persons obligates the University to expand the store of human understanding through research, scholarship and creative endeavor, and drawing from that store of understanding, to provide service to the communities that support it. In all of its programs, the University uses the most effective methods of discovering and imparting knowledge and the appropriate use of technology in support of these activities. The University functions through a multi-campus system that is integrated to address the needs of its constituents.


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Campus Overview Missouri State has more than 60 buildings on the Springfield campus. Academics Classes take place in many buildings on the Springfield campus. A few highlights: Craig Hall – Home of the College of Arts and Letters and the Coger Theatre Ellis Hall – Home of the Music Department; has a 250-seat recital hall Glass Hall – Home of the College of Business Administration Hill Hall – Home of the College of Education Karls Hall – Home of the William H. Darr School of Agriculture McDonald Hall and Arena – Home of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department Professional Building – Home of the College of Health and Human Services Siceluff Hall – Home of the English Department and the Modern and Classical Languages Department Strong Hall – Home of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs Temple Hall – Home of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences

Libraries The Missouri State University Library System is composed of four libraries: the Duane G. Meyer Library, the Music Library and the Greenwood Laboratory School Library (all in Springfield), and the Paul G. Evens Library of Fruit Science (Mountain Grove). The Meyer Library offers more than 2 million books and printed materials. The library contains more than 926,000 state and federal government documents and is the only United Nations document depository in the state. Downtown presence TheSpringfieldcampushasseveralbuildings located in the city’s historic downtown. They include the Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center, the Park Central Office Building, the Jim D. Morris Center for Continuing Education and the Great Southern Building. The University also leases the Levy/Wolf Building on Park Central Square for some offices and outreach programs. IDEA Commons The Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship and Art Commons is a geographic area in downtown Springfield that includes several Missouri State facilities: Brick City (an Art and Design department building) and the Roy Blunt Jordan Valley Innovation Center (a scientific research center). The IDEA Commons is an urban research park that will also include privately owned residential, retail and entertainment facilities. It creates an environment that generates creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship for the benefit of the Springfield region.

Missouri State University is one of the 13 four-year, public supported institutions of higher education in Missouri. Located in the state’s third largest city, Missouri State is within a 500mile radius of nearly 50 percent of the U.S. population. In addition to the main campus in Springfield, the Missouri State system is comprised of a two-year branch campus in West Plains, a research campus in Mountain Grove and an extended campus that coordinates telecommunicationbased delivery of distance education among and by the three campuses. More than half of the freshmen entering in fall 2009 were in the top 25 percent of their high school classes. About 23 percent were in the top 10 percent.


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STUDENT LIFE Missouri State Campus The Missouri State campus is located on 225 acres in the heart of Springfield. The campus is compact - students easily walk from one class to the next in just a few minutes. MSU students experience college life at its best, with more than 250 student organizations from which to choose. During the fall 2009 semester, Missouri State University’s enrollment on Springfield campus was 20,842. Where Students are From Missouri State students in fall 2009 are from all of Missouri’s 114 counties and from 48 other states, 2 United States territories and 84 countries. 2009 Freshmen Class - Springfield Campus Total first-time freshmen enrollment: 2,588 Female: 1,533 (59.2 percent) Male: 1,055 (40.8 percent)


Residence Halls More than 4,000 students live in 10 University residence halls and apartment complexes. Missouri State’s nationally recognized residence halls are among the finest in the country.

Missouri State Bookstore Serving Missouri State University since 1905, the Missouri State Bookstore provides a full line of textbooks, official apparel, academic supplies, convenience items, study aids and a complete line of computer hardware and software, available at academic prices.

Taylor Health and Wellness Center Located on campus adjacent to Plaster Student Union, Taylor Health and Wellness Center consists of a full-time professional staff of board-certified physicians, RNs, LPNs, registered pharmacists and lab and X-ray technicians. All students are eligible for care at the Center.

Robert W. Plaster Student Union The PSU is the hub of the campus community. It has a post office, bank, convenience store, movie theater, bowling alley, study areas and many dining options. PSU is home to many student groups and University organizations.

Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts This 2,200-seat, multipurpose performance facility brings to campus touring Broadway musical productions, entertainment performances and an emerging concert artist’s recital series. It is the home of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.

Maroon Madness The largest student group on campus, Maroon Madness, is increasing school spirit and student attendance at athletic events. Students in Maroon Madness enjoy reserved seating in JQH Arena and Plaster Sports Complex.


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ACADEMICS The University offers more than 150 undergraduate programs and nearly 50 graduate programs, as well as select certificate and doctorate degrees. Many of these programs are the state’s strongest and largest of their kind. Participate in Public Affairs Missouri State is proud of its mission in public affairs. The components of the public affairs mission are ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. Through this mission, students develop understanding of issues that affect the local community, the world at large and the environment. The courses they take challenge them to become informed and active citizens. On top of that, opportunities for volunteering and service-learning put students in realworld situations. Missouri State holds a Public Affairs Week and Public Affairs Conference each year to further express the components of the mission. Speakers address topics such as citizenship, democracy, diversity, the economy and sustainability.


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Honors College The Honors College provides a program of enhanced, advanced study and recognition for students of unusually strong academic achievement and motivation. The College exists to provide these students with intellectual opportunities beyond those generally found in traditional programs, including smaller and enriched classes and the option to pursue their own research and creative interests.

The Competitive Edge Missouri State students gain a competitive edge through the state’s largest internship program. Students have the opportunities to experience cuttingedge research and interact with nationally recognized faculty and private-industry partners, paving the way for graduates to succeed at top graduate and professional schools across the nation.

Missouri State is one of only 81 institutions - and the only school in Missouri - to be honored by The Princeton Review in its book, Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement.

ACT Scores The average ACT score for Missouri State’s incoming freshmen in fall 2009 was 24.0, higher than the 21.6 average for Missouri high-school graduates. Student-to-Faculty Ratio Missouri State has a total of 826 fulltime faculty members and 397 part-time faculty members on the Springfield campus. The student-to-faculty ratio is approximately 20:1. Studying Around the Globe About 200 Missouri State students participate in study-away programs each year. Many programs allow students to immerse themselves in a foreign culture, which helps them learn both inside and outside of the classroom. Missouri State has an International Center that promotes international education and creates more international opportunities for students and faculty. Our students have the opportunity to study almost anywhere.


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SPIRIT Spirit Groups The Missouri State Pride Bands, Cheer Squad and Sugar Bears Dance Team provide key elements to the total gameday package. The Missouri State Band program is comprised of 18 different bands, including the 300-member Pride Marching Band, which performs at each Missouri State home football game.

Missouri State Fight Song Bear Mascot The Bear has been a part of Missouri State athletics since a joint committee of MSU students and faculty members chose it as mascot during the 1906-07 school year. The committee also picked maroon and white as the official school

Missouri State Alma Mater Sing we praises Now to our Alma Mater, All hail Maroon and White Missouri State, we pledge devotion May you live ever in truth and right, May you live ever in truth and right

Uphold tradition, our school we hold so dear, We will be loyal throughout our college years, Fight for victory as we stand up and cheer, Let’s hear it for the Bears, B-E-A-R-S-Bears, M-I-S-S-O-U-R-I-State


IN THE COMMUNITY Bears’ Community Service Projects Adopt-A-Family Adopt-A-Street American Cancer Society Relay for Life American Heart Association Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Ozarks Boys and Girls Club Dance Bear-a-Thon benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Friends of the Library Healing Garden at Cox Hulston Center Hickory Hills Elementary Sports Spectacular Day Horace Mann Elementary Read Across America and Book Exchange Light the Night benefitting Leukemia Foundation of the Ozarks McBride Elementary Food Drive Ozarks Literacy Council PortlandElementaryCharacterEducation Rotary Clubs of Springfield Rockin’ Ribs Shoe Bank benefitting Springfield Public Schools Weaver Elementary School Just Read! Program The Kitchen Special Olympics

Missouri State student-athletes are active in a wide variety of community service and outreach programs, including Habitat for Humanity (top left), Just Read! and Read Across America (right and lower left) and The Kitchen (middle left).


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SPRINGFIELD Missouri State University calls Springfield home. The hub of the Ozarks and the third-largest city in the state of Missouri, Springfield is known across the region as “The Queen City of the Ozarks.” The Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area is one of the country’s fastest growing and most scenic regions, covering five counties in southwest Missouri with a total population of 390,986.


What to do in Springfield Here is a sample of the great things going on in Springfield. Almost everything in town is within 20 minutes of the Missouri State campus. Movie theaters (including a multiplex and an independent cinema both in walking distance from campus) Hammons Field (home to our Baseball Bears and the Springfield Cardinals minor league team) Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Battlefield Mall Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World (one of Missouri’s largest tourist attractions) Dickerson Park Zoo Mediacom Ice Park (skating and hockey) Springfield Symphony Orchestra Springfield Ballet Springfield Art Museum Springfield Regional Opera Springfield Conservation Nature Center Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Springfield has a strong commitment to the arts. First Friday Art Walk is held downtown every month. Venues display photography, pottery, painting, blown glass and more. The annual Artsfest is held on historic Walnut Street, just a short walk from campus. The beautiful Ozarks can be experienced in so many ways. Springfield has many parks, each with a different personality. There’s a Japanese stroll garden, bike trails, a dog park and more.


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IN THE PROS

Cl H Clay Harbor b Philadelphia Eagles

Matt Pickens Colorado Rapids

Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies 2005 N.L. Rookie of the Year 2006 N.L. MVP

Ross Detwiler Washington Nationals

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Former Bears in Major Sport Leagues NFL Steve Ache Bob Dees Clay Harbor* (Philadelphia Eagles) Charlie Mitchell Tom Mullen Mike Murphy Brad St. Louis Jason Whittle

Sh Shaun M Marcum Toronto Blue Jays

J ki Stiles Jackie S il Fourth Overall Pick, 2001 WNBA Draft 2001 WNBA Rookie of the Year

NBA Blake Ahearn Don Anielak Winston Garland Curtis Perry MLS Chris Brunt Matt Caution Justin Douglass Doug Lascody Lance Parker Matt Pickens* (Colorado Rapids) Jamal Sutton Burch Wylie

MLB Scott Bailes Mark Bailey Matt Cepicky Ross Detwiler* (Washington Nationals) Bart Evans Bill Mueller Jeff Gray* (Chicago Cubs) 2003 A.L. Batting Champion Jason Hart Ryan Howard* (Philadelphia Phillies) Shaun Marcum* (Toronto Blue Jays) Bill Mueller Matt Palmer* (Los Angeles Angels) John Rheinecker Brad Ziegler* (Oakland Athletics) Brad Ziegler Oakland Athletics MLB record-holder for consecutivescorelessinnings at the start of a career

*includes players active on major league rosters (current team)


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IN THE SPOTLIGHT Missouri State is covered by a wide variety of media in Springfield and the surrounding area. Missouri State athletes are routinely featured on all four local television networks, as well as on the pages of local publications the Springfield News-Leader and 417 Magazine. Now in its third decade broadcasting Missouri State Athletics, Springfieldbased Meyer Communications will once again carry the Bears and Lady Bears on its radio airwaves in 2010-11. All MSU football and men’s and women’s basketball games, home and away, will be carried live on Meyer’s network of stations. Flagship station, KTXR (101.3 FM), serves as the primary home for MSU athletics, with “The Jock” 98.7 FM, and KBFL 99.9 FM/1060 AM also providing platforms for the Bears and Lady Bears in the event of programming conflicts. Meyer also broadcasts select Bears’ volleyball, baseball and softball contests, as well as MSU coaches’ shows for football and men’s and women’s basketball. All MSU games carried by Meyer can also be heard online at www.RadioSpringfield.com.

Bears on the Web The Missouri State Athletics website provides the latest information on Missouri State Athletics and is maintained by the MSU Athletics Communications office. Follow Bears online at www.MissouriStateBears.com, where you will find the most recent news, game results, schedules and rosters for all 16 Missouri State varsity athletic programs. The official website of Missouri State Athletics is hosted by JumpTV. Live stats for select Missouri State athletic events are accessible on the MSU Athletics site. Additionally, streaming video for select Bears and Lady Bears home games, as well as road games when possible, will be available via Bears Live, a subscription-based multimedia service, which can be accessed on MissouriStateBears.com.


Bears on Twitter and Facebook Also, check out Missouri State Athletics on Twitter and Facebook. To keep up with the all things Maroon and White, visit www.Twitter.com/MissouriStBears andwww.Facebook.com/MissouriStBears. Collegiate Licensing Company In May 2009, Missouri State University reached an agreement with Collegiate Licensing Company to manage the University’s trademark licensing program. A division of IMG Worldwide, CLC is the oldest and largest collegiate licensing agency in the U.S., providing fullservice capabilities in brand protection, management and development. Nelligan Sports Marketing

In an effort to maximize its athletics exposure and marketing potential, Missouri State University has entered into a long-term contract with Nelligan Sports Marketing to exclusively represent the University’s corporate sponsorship program. The long-term partnership will focus heavily on intercollegiate athletics initiatives, such as broadcast media rights, marketing and sponsorship programs, but will also benefit the entire University by maximizing business-to-business opportunities and revenue potential. NSM is based in Little Falls, N.J., and represents some of the elite college properties in the country, including such institutions as Brown University, UC Santa Barbara, Colorado State University, Eastern Michigan University, Florida Atlantic University, the University of Louisville, Marquette University, Middle Tennessee State University, Princeton University, Providence College, Rutgers University and West Virginia University. It also represents many athletic organizations, such as the Colonial Athletic Association and its 12-member institutions, Horizon League, Pac-10 Conference, Patriot League, Champs Sports Bowl and Capital One Bowl.


MEDIA MISSOURI SOUTLETS TATE

Print

Radio

Television

Springfield News-Leader (daily) 651 Boonville, Springfield, MO 65801 (417) 837-1347; Fax: (417) 864-6677 Sports Editor: Pam Clark MSU Beat Writer: Lyndal Scranton

KTXR (101.3 FM) KWTO (560 AM, 98.7 FM) 3000 E. Chestnut, Springfield, MO 65802 (417) 862-3751 (KTXR); 862-5600 (KWTO) Fax: (417) 869-7275 Sports Director: Rob Evans Tom Ladd

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The Standard (Tue./Thu.) 901 S. National, Springfield, MO 65897 (417) 836-5272; Fax: (417) 836-6738 Sports Editor: Jon Poorman St. Louis Post-Dispatch (daily) 900 N. Tucker, St. Louis, MO 63101 (314) 340-8170; Fax: (314) 340-3070 Sports Editor: Reid Laymance Kansas City Star (daily) 1729 Grand, Kansas City, MO 64018 (816) 234-4355; Fax: (816) 234-4360 Sports Editor: Mike Fannin Associated Press -Mo./Kan. Bureau 215 W. Pershing Rd. Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 421-4844 or (800) 852-4844 Fax: (816) 421-4844 News Editor: Chris Clark Sports Reporter: Doug Tucker Springfield Correspondent: Marcus Kabel Big O Sports 211 E. Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806 (417) 869-4848; Fax: (417) 869-6201 Editor: Tom Mast

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Cornerback 5-11 „ 172 „ Sophomore Muskogee, Okla. Muskogee High One Letter

Offensive Tackle 6-5 „ 302 „ Senior Wichita, Kan. Kapaun High Three Letters

Third-year squad member who will push for regular playing time at cornerback this fall. 2009: Saw action in eight games as a redshirt freshman … Tallied 16 total tackles … His 12 solo stops tied for 11th on the team … Recorded six total tackles, including five solos, in season opener at Arkansas (9/5/09) … Tallied five stops against Northern Iowa at home (9/26/09) with four solo tackles and a forced fumble ... Notched first career interception in win at Youngstown State (10/3/09). 2008: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Named MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week after team’s win at Indiana State (11/22/08). High School: Two-year starter and four-year letterman at receiver and safety for coach Matt Hennessy at Muskogee (Okla.) CAREER STATS SUMMARY High ... As a senior, he collected 39 Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------receptions for 335 yards and three 2009 8-0 12 4 16 1.0 0-0 1-0 1 1-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------touchdowns, while tallying 85 tackles Total 8-0 12 4 16 1.0 0-0 1-0 1 1-0 and four interceptions on defense ... CAREER HIGHS Led the Roughers to a cumulative 27Tackles: 6 (at Arkansas, 9/5/09); Solos: 5 (at Arkansas, 9/5/09); 12 record and a pair of state semifinal TFL: 1 (vs. UNI, 9/26/09); Sacks: None; Interceptions: 1 (at appearances his final three seasons Youngstown State, 10/3/09). ... Earned all-state, all-conference, HONORS MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 11/22/08. Muskogee Phoenix All-Area and team MVP honors as a senior in 2007 ... Was also a standout track performer, breaking the school record in the 800-meter run his sophomore and junior seasons. Personal: Andre Allen Anderson was born 1/11/90 in Muskogee, Okla. ... Son of Allen and Donna Anderson of Muskogee, Okla. ... Majoring in Electronic Arts/Computer Animation ... Has two brothers, Allen, Jr. and Elijah, and three sisters, Alicia, Tiffany and Candice ... Father (Allen) played football at Oklahoma.

A preseason first-team All-America pick by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview and The College Sporting News, Arkin is a three-time all-conference offensive lineman who will anchor the Bears’ up front this season … Steele also ranks Arkin as the No. 1 guard in Division I FCS football … Tabbed for preseason All-America honors by several publications, including Consensus Draft Services … Enters 2010 with 33 consecutive starts. 2009: Earned All-MVFC First Team honors after grading out at 87 percent with 71 knockdowns and starting all 11 games … Started the first nine games at right guard before transitioning to left tackle for the final two games, due to team injuries … Twice named MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week after grading out at 81 percent with seven knockdowns in the Bears’ first-ever win at Youngstown State (10/3/09) and grading out at 87 percent with six knockdowns in HONORS a 31-7 home win over Indiana State All-Missouri Valley Football Conference: 2007 (2nd), 2008 (2nd), (11/7/09), his first-ever start at tackle 2009 (1st); MVFC All-Academic Team: 2007 (2nd), 2008 (2nd), … Named Missouri State’s Offensive 2009 (1st); MVFC Presidents Council Academic Award: 2009Lineman of the Year for the third straight 10; MVC State Farm Good Neighbor Award: Fall 2008; MVFC Preseason All-Conference: 2008, 2009; MVFC All-Newcomer season … Earned team’s Pound the Team: 2007; MVFC Offensive Lineman of Week 8/30/07, 9/22/07, Rock Award as Offensive Lineman of 10/3/09, 11/7/09; MSU Offensive Lineman of Year: 2007, 2008, 2009; MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of Year: 2006; MSU the Week four times for his efforts vs. Offensive Player of the Week: 9/6/07, 11/3/07, 9/13/08, 10/25/08, UT Martin (9/12/09), Youngstown State 11/8/08; MSU Offensive Lineman of the Week: 8/30/07, 9/15/07, (10/3/09), Indiana State (11/7/09) and 9/29/07, 10/20/07, 11/3/07, 11/10/07, 9/13/08, 10/4/08, 10/25/08, 11/8/08, 9/12/09, 10/3/09, 11/7/09, 11/14/09; MSU Offensive Scout at No. 1 Southern Illinois (11/14/09) ... Team Player of Week: 10/21/06. Earned nod on MVFC All-Academic Squad First Team. 2008: Started all 11 games at right guard and anchored Missouri State offensive line that averaged 312.9 yards per game ... Graded out at 86 percent for the season ... Earned second-team All-MVFC honors and All-Academic Second Team distinction ... Named Missouri State’s Offensive Player of the Week and Offensive Lineman of the Week in games against Oklahoma State (9/13/08), Southern Illinois (10/25/08) and Northern Iowa (11/8/08) ... Also earned Offensive Lineman of the Week in Western Illinois game (10/4/08) ... Claimed MSU Offensive Lineman of the Year honors ... Awarded Missouri Valley Conference State Farm Good Neighbor Award for fall semester. 2007: Started all 11 games at right guard ... Named All-MVFC second team and AllAcademic second team ... Earned MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week laurels in wins over Missouri S&T (8/30/07) and Central Arkansas (9/22/07) ... Secured MSU’s Offensive Lineman of the Week award six times in games against Missouri S&T (8/30/07), Kansas State (9/15/07), Youngstown State (9/29/07), Southern Illinois (10/20/07), Northern Iowa (11/3/07) and Southeast Missouri (1/10/07) ... Claimed MSU Offensive Player of the Week laurels twice, including win over UT Martin (9/6/07) and home game against UNI (11/3/07) ... Named team’s Offensive Lineman of the Year. 2006: Redshirted his freshman year at Missouri State ... Named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for Indiana State game (10/21/06) and earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year award. High School: Was a consensus Kansas all-state performer for coach Dan Adlehardt’s Crusaders as a senior at Kapaun Mt. Carmel High in Wichita ... Earned a selection in the 2006 Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star Game ... Was also an all-city defensive lineman with 47 tackles and three sacks his senior season, helping his squad to a 6-4 record and a sectional championship ... Started all 28 games his last three seasons ... Was also a twotime letterman in wrestling.

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Personal: David John Arkin was born10/7/87 in Wichita, Kan. ... Son of Kevin and Donna Arkin of Wichita, Kan. ... Majoring in Construction Management with minors in Real Estate and Finance (3.71 GPA).

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Noah ASHLEY

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Wide Receiver 6-2 „ 170 „ Freshman Culver City, Calif. Culver City High

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High School: Was a four-year starter at wide receiver for Culver City High School and head coach Jahmal Wright … A first-team all-Ocean League receiver his senior year, Ashley collected 39 receptions for 620 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2009 while helping the Centaurs to a 9-2 record and a second straight league championship ... His junior season, he caught 20 balls for 285 yards and two touchdowns, earning all-Ocean League honorable mention … Was a basketball and a track and field standout ... He holds Culver City High record in the triple jump … Two-time letterman in football, basketball and track. Personal: Noah Thomas Ashley was born 9/29/91 in Los Angeles, Calif. … Son of Nancy Ashley and the late Carlton Ashley of Culver City, Calif. … Plans to major in Business … The oldest of four, he has a brother, Duncan, and two sisters, Amelia and Yasmine ... Also recruited by Idaho and Villanova.

Justin AUMEN 76 Offensive Tackle 6-5 „ 281 „ Redshirt Freshman Milford, Kan. Junction City High Squad (1 year) Versatile redshirt freshman offensive lineman who will provide impressive size and needed depth at tackle this season after an impressive debut in 2009. 2009: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State … Was the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for his efforts in HONORS helping the team prepare for its Oct. 17 MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/17/09. win at Western Illinois. High School: Helped coach Randall Zimmerman’s Junction City (Kan.) High squad to a Kansas Class 6A state title and perfect 13-0 season in 2008 as starting left tackle ... Recognized by four organizations as a first-team all-state perrformer as a senior in addition to earning first-team All-Centennial League honors his junior and senior seasons ... Selectedd to play in the Kansas Shrine Bowl and also garnered second-team all-state honors in 2007 ... Teams were a collective 22-2 record his final two seasons ... Earned a Rivals.com two-star rating and was ranked No. 86 in the Scout.com m Midland Hot 150 ... Was also a three-year ar track letterman as a standout shot putter.. Personal: Justin Mark Aumen was born 5/14/91 in Manhattan, Kan. ... He is the son of Jeff and Connie Aumen of Milford, Kan. ... Majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology ... Has a brother, Christopher.

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Linebacker 6-0 „ 255 „ Senior Prescott Valley, Ariz. „ One Letter Bradshaw Mountain High Glendale (Ariz.) Community College Part of the nucleus of four returning starting linebackers who will be the hub of the Missouri State defense this season … Ranked by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview as the No. 30 inside linebacker in Division I FCS football. 2009: Earned Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team honors after starting all 11 games at mack (middle) linebacker … Finished third on the squad, 13th in the MVFC and 128th nationally in total tackles (80) … Recorded nine or more tackles in five games, including season-highs 10 stops at home against UT Martin (9/12/09) and Illinois State (10/31/09) … Had season-high six solo tackles in home win over Murray State (9/19/09) … Notched nine tackles three straight games against UNI (9/26/09), at Youngstown State (10/3/09) and against South Dakota State (10/10/09) … Tied for fifth on the team in pass break-ups with three. CAREER STATS SUMMARY Glendale Community College: Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Two-year starter at middle linebacker 2009 11-11 24 56 80 1.5 1-7 0-0 3 1-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------for coach Mickey Bell at Glendale (Ariz.) Total 11-11 24 56 80 1.5 1-7 0-0 3 1-0 Community College ... Was first-team all-Western States Football League and CAREER HIGHS 10 (vs. UT Martin, 9/12/09 and vs. Illinois State, 10/31/09); all-Arizona Community College Athletics Tackles: Solos: 6 ( vs. Murray State, 9/19/09); TFL: 1.5 (at Youngstown Conference pick as a sophomore as State, 10/3/09); Sacks: 1 (at Youngstown State, 10/3/09); Interceptions: None. well as NJCAA all-region ... Helped the Gauchos finish the season with an HONORS Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer: 2009. 8-2 record and No. 9 national ranking in 2008. High School: Standout fullback and linebacker at Bradshaw Mountain High in Prescott Valley, Ariz., rushing for a school record 2,220 yards and earning Arizona Running Back of the Year honors after leading the state in rushing as a senior ... Named regional player of the year in 2006, while being awarded the Pat Tillman Award and the Terrell Suggs Award ... He also was a thrre-time all-region selection and was named Arizona’s Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year for coach Chuck Apap’s Bears ... Single-game prep rushing highs were 302 yards, 34 points and five touchdowns.

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Personal: Adamson Anthony Beauchamp was born 8/29/87 in LaJolla, Calif. ... Son of Rob and Theresa Beauchamp of Prescott Valley, Ariz. ... Majoring in Construction Management ... Has two brothers, Bobby and Grayson, and four sisters, Desi, Carla, Brooke and Serena.

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Sam BLOCK

Andrew BEISEL

Linebacker 6-2 „ 215 „ Freshman Fenton, Mo. Rockwood Summit High

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High School: Was one of the most-prolific tacklers in the St. Louis area his senior season, tallying 155 total stops for the Rockwood Summit Falcons, which ranked sixth among all high school players in the metro area ... Played on the other side of the ball at tight end … Had a 3.9 grade-point average and claimed first-team all-conference honors as a linebacker and a tight end, while earning second-team all-state distinction by the Missouri sportswriters and sportscasters ... He also claimed first-team all-district and third-team St. Louis Post-Dispatch all-metro honors for coach Mike Belers … Named Rockwood Summit’s Defensive Player of the Year his junior and senior seasons and won the team’s Most Valuable Player award his senior season … Was a three-year letterwinner in football and baseball, where he pitched and played the outfield and first base. Personal: Andrew David Beisel was born 7/15/91 in St. Louis, Mo. … Son of David and Cathy Beisel of Fenton, Mo. … Is undecided on a major … Has one brother, Eric.

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High School: Part of the Arkansas Class 5A runners-up at Camden (Ark.) Fairview High in 2009 ... Earned all-state honors as a senior cornerback and a part-time wide receiver … Collected 13 interceptions as a senior, including three returned for touchdowns … Is a noted kick returner and was selected to play in the Arkansas High School All-Star game … The allconference standout helped coach Buck James’ Cardinals to a 10-4 overall record … Was a three-time letterwinner on teams that went a combined 27-11 overall and 17-4 in conference. Personal: Sybhrian Javier Berry was born 10/10/91 in Camden, Ark. … Son of Robert Berry and Donna Murphy … Plans to major in Business … Has two siblings, Robert and Trevion.

7 Linebacker 6-2 „ 221 „ Senior Ozark, Mo. Ozark High Three Letters Fifth-year squad member and three-time letterman who looks to provide leadership and challenge for time at outside linebacker. 2009: Played nine games during his fourth season with the Bears, collecting seven total tackles … Picked up four tackles in home loss to Illinois State (10/31/09) … Was in on two stops in 31-7 home win over Indiana State (11/7/09) … Recipient of 2009 Bears Team Award along with senior Tyler Horner. 2008: Earned four starts at middle linebacker and played nine games overall … Was seventh on the squad in tackles (46) ... Earned MSU Coors Player of the Week honors in his third start of the season against Southern Illinois (10/25/08) after matching career high with 10 tackles, snagging an CAREER STATS SUMMARY interception and recovering a fumble Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------... Also posted 10 tackles in win over 2007 11-5 24 36 60 1.5 0-0 2-52 1 1-1 Youngstown State (10/11/08) ... Col2008 9-4 11 35 46 1 0-0 1-10 0 2-1 lected six stops vs. Washburn (9/4/08) 2009 9-0 1 6 7 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------and three tackles and a forced fumble Total 29-9 36 77 113 2.5 0-0 3-62 1 3-2 at Oklahoma State (9/11/08) in starting CAREER HIGHS roles. Tackles: 10 (4 times, last vs. Southern Illinois, 10/25/08); Solos: 7

(at UT Martin, 9/6/07); TFL: 1 (vs. Indiana State, 10/27/07 and vs. 2007: Started first five games and North Dakota State, 11/15/08); Sacks: None; Interceptions: 1 (3 averaged 8.6 times, last vs. Southern Illinois, 10/25/08). tackles during HONORS that span ... Bears Team Award: 2009; MSU Player of the Week: 10/25/08; MSU Defensive Player of the Week: 8/30/07, 10/27/07. Named MSU Defensive Player of the Week in win over Missouri S&T (8/3/07) after recording seven tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery ... Tallied 10 tackles in win over Central Arkansas (9/22/07) ... Earned his second Defensive POW honors of the season after win over Indiana State (10/27/07) with 10 tackles and a 35-yard interception return.

2006: Redshirted as a true freshman at Missouri State. High School: Guided coach Chris Allison’s Ozark Tigers to back-to-back playoff appearances and Central Ozarks Conference titles in 2004 and 2005 ... Was named 2005 Defensive Player of the Year by the Southwest Missouri Coaches Association after his team finished the regular season 10-0 with six shutouts ... Earned All-Ozarks, all-conference and All-SMCA honors as a senior and was named Central Ozarks Defensive Player of the Year. Personal: Samuel Nathan Block was born 5/18/87 in Ames, Iowa ... Son of King and Glenna Block of Ozark, Mo. ... Majoring in Pre-Health (individualized)... Has a brother, King II.

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Waylon Richardet* ..........................505 Kurt Kutter ......................................435 Garett Wade ...................................430 David Arkin .....................................430 Jake Duron .....................................420 Terian Washington. .........................420 Sam Block ......................................410 Levi Moore ......................................405 Skylar Smith ...................................405 Erik Dahl .........................................405 Bob Shapel .....................................405

Vertical Jump

Adrian Taylor. ............................... 38.5” Chris Douglas .............................. 37.5” Jordan Chiles............................... 36.0” Derek Miller.................................. 35.5” Justin Fuselier ............................. 35.0”

Power Clean

Travis Simmons ..............................350 Chris Moses....................................350 Kurt Kutter ......................................345 David Arkin .....................................340 Jake Duron .....................................330 Stephen Johnston...........................330 Skylar Smith ...................................325 Terian Washington. .........................320 Mikel Ruder ....................................315 Bob Shapel .....................................315 Cody Kirby ......................................315 * Participated only in bench press testing due to injury

Back Squat

Cody Kirby ......................................660 Kurt Kutter ......................................630 Jake Duron .....................................625 Chris Current ..................................600 Mikel Ruder ....................................585 Kyle Hahn .......................................585 Joe Day ..........................................565 Philip Terhaar..................................565 Bob Shapel .....................................560 David Arkin .....................................550 Wes Miller .......................................550

Broad Jump

Kaleb Mueller..................................9’9” Matt Thayer ....................................9’7” Anthony Lee ...................................9’7” Chad Jones. ...................................9’7” Rodney Kelly ..................................9’6” Jermaine Saffold.............................9’6” Antoine Wilkinson ...........................9’6”

Strength Index

Cody Kirby ...................................807.5 Chris Douglas ..............................750.6 Skylar Smith ................................738.7 Stephen Johnston........................728.6 Kurt Kutter ...................................714.5 Jarrett Wright ...............................706.2 Jake Duron ..................................696.8 Sam Block ...................................687.4 Justin Fuselier .............................683.2 Chris Current ...............................675.3

Jason BROMLEY 38 Kicker 5-10 „ 214 „ Senior Cassville, Mo. Cassville High Squad (3 Years) Returns to the squad for his senior year after a previous stint with the Bears from 200608 … Will back up Jordan Chiles at punter and will compete for the starting role as the team’s place kicker … Finished the spring 2-of-3 on field goals, connecting on attempts from 40 and 42 yards, and was 2-for-2 on PATs. 2008: Served as a backup to starter Matt Hottelman and was part of the team’s traveling squad ... Did not see playing time in any games … Made good on three extra points in spring 2008 Maroon and White Game. 2007: Redshirted his second season at Missouri State

Darius BLOW 36 Cornerback 5-9 „ 205 „ Junior Grandview, Mo. Grandview High Squad (3 Years) Veteran cornerback will see time in the defensive backfield ... Finished the Maroon and White Game (4/24/10) with two tackles and a pass break up. 2009: Played in five games, totaling two solo tackles … Recorded a tackle for a threeyard loss 10/17/09 at Western Illinois … Named MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the 9/19/09 win over Murray State. 2008: Did not earn playing time during the 2008 season due to injuries. 2007: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for Indiana State game (10/27/07). High School: Two-year starter and four-year squad member as a cornerback, safety and quarterback for coach Jason Godfrey at Grandview (Mo.) High ... Earned KC Suburban Mid-6 All-Conference honors as a senior while earning Bulldog MVP and captain honors ... Was also a three-year track letterman, specializing in the 100-meter dash and long jump.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2008 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2009 5-0 2 0 2 1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 5-0 2 0 2 1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 1 (at Western Illinois, 10/17/09, and vs. Indiana State, 11/7/09); Solos:1 (at Western Illinois, 10/17/09, and vs. Indiana State, 11/7/09); TFL: 1 (at Western Illinois, 10/17/09); Sacks: None; Interceptions: None.

2006: Did not play in any games his freshman season at Missouri State as backup to starter Nathan Stokes. CAREER STATS SUMMARY High School: Received all-conferYear G KO Yds. Avg TB PAT-A FG-A Lg Pts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ence, all-district, Joplin Globe all-area 2006 0 0 0 0.0 0 0-0 0-0 -- 0 and all-state selection both his senior 2008 0 0 0 0.0 0 0-0 0-0 -- 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------and junior seasons as a kicker-punter Total 0 0 0 0.0 0 0-0 0-0 -- 0 for coach David Large and the Cassville Wildcats ... Made a school-record long 44-yard field goal his senior season … Helped the Wildcats go 11-0 and win their conference his senior season … Helped Cassville soccer squad to a 23-5-1 record and third-place finish in state his senior season … Also was starting catcher three years for the Cassville baseball team … Named to Big 8 Conference All-Academic team all four years. Personal: Jason Thomas Bromley was born 11/19/87 in Snellville, Ga. … Son of Mark and Marina Bromley of Cassville, Mo. … Majoring in Construction Management … Has two sisters, Melissa Humphrey and Jessica Rodenbaugh.

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High School: A three-year starter for coach Jim Schottmueller at McCluer North High in Florissant, Mo., Burgess was rated the No. 23 prospect in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Super 30 list after earning first-team all-metro laurels ... Helped the Stars average 301.3 yards per game of total offense and earned all-conference and all-state honors twice ... MaxPreps.com named him to the All-Missouri second team (all classes) after helping McCluer North claim its third straight district title and post a 6-5 record in 2009. Personal: Joseph James Burgess was born 11/15/91 in St. Charles, Mo. … Son of Angela Burgess of Florissant, Mo. … Plans to major in Education and hopes to later coach … Has one sister, Rosemary ... Also recruited by Nebraska and Kansas State.

HONORS Personal: Darius Walter Griffen Blow MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/27/07, 9/19/09. was born 10/25/87 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Cornelius and Sherryl Blow of Grandview, Mo. ... Majoring in Construction Management ... Has two sisters, Desiree’ and D’Andria ... Father (Cornelius) was a four-year letterman for the Bears (1981-84).

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Julian BURTON

Wide Receiver 5-10 „ 185 „ Freshman Cordova, Tenn. White Station High

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High School: Was a Tennessee all-state performer for the 2009 Class 6A state champion White Station squad of coach Devin Rutherford ... Scored 32 touchdowns in two seasons with just under 2,000 all-purpose yards … Snatched seven interceptions and was a two-time Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps selection … In the state championship game, he earned offensive and defensive MVP honors … Did it all for White Station, playing wide receiver, running back, cornerback, returning punts and kicks, and even punting … Helped the Spartans to a combined 48-9 record in his four years on the team … Was a three-year starter on the football team and a two-year starter for the basketball team … Won the basketball state championship his junior season.

High School: A solid defender and a two-time Oklahoma all-state pick … Tallied 353 career tackles for coach Lance Manning at Norman Northside High … His three varsity seasons netted eight sacks and two interceptions while claiming all-district and allconference honors twice … The three-year starter was also a standout running back for the Timberwolves … Finished high school career with a 3.7 GPA.

Personal: Julian Aaron Burton was born 2/29/92 in Memphis, Tenn. … Son of Marlon Watson and Carol Burton of Cordova, Tenn. … Is undecided on a major … His father, Marlon, played football for Clemson University from 1991-1995 ... Also recruited by Memphis, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, Alabama State and Hampton.

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Ryan CALLENDER 56 Linebacker 6-1 „ 215 „ Sophomore Dallas, Texas Hillcrest High One Letter Talented sophomore who had an immediate impact a year ago as a true freshman and should get plenty of reps this fall at middle linebacker. 2009: Played in all 11 games as a true freshman … Was a key special teams performer … Notched three tackles on the seaCAREER STATS SUMMARY son, including solo stops against UT Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R Martin (9/12/09) and Western Illinois -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2009 11-0 2 1 3 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 (10/17/09) … Named Defensive Scout -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-0 2 1 3 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Team Player of the Week for team’s 31-7 win over Indiana State (11/7/09). CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 1 (3 times, most recently at Western Illinois, 10/17/09);

High School: A two-time all-district Solos: 1 (2 times, most recently at Western Illinois, 10/17/09); TFL: linebacker at Hillcrest (Texas) High who None; Sacks: None; Interceptions: None. also played wide receiver as a standout HONORS prep performer ... He was team captain MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 11/7/09. as a senior and helped coach Andy Todd’s Panthers to a 7-4 record in 2008 and a berth in the Texas Class 4A playoffs. Personal: Ryan D. Callender was born 12/15/90 in Shreveport, La. ... Son of Tommy Tryant and Brenda Rhineheart of Dallas, Texas ... Plans to major in History ... Has three brothers, Tommy, Ronald and Anthony, and two sisters, Kim and Mikkia.

Personal: Nicholas Richard Canavan was born 6/26/91 in Orlando, Fla. … Son of Richard and Karen Canavan of Norman, Okla. … Plans to major in Business and hopes to continue on to law school … Has one sister, Kaitlyn.

37 Punter 5-11 „ 183 „ Junior Hillsboro, Ill. Hillsboro High Two Letters Chiles has established himself as one of the top punters at the FCS level and will anchor the Bears’ punting operations this season. 2009: Earned honorable mention All-Missouri Valley Football Conference and All-Academic honors after averaging 40.1 yards on 46 punts, which ranked fourth in the MVFC and 24th nationally … Had six punts of 50 yards or more and landed 13 inside the 20 … Banged a 75-yard punt in season finale at No. 1 Southern Illinois (11/14/09), a career long to earn MSU Special Teams Player of the Week honors … Averaged 43.2 yards on eight punts, including a 72-yarder, against Northern Iowa (9/26/09) to earn the team’s special teams POW honor … Had eight punts fair caught and one touchback in 2009 … Helped the Bears rank 29th nationally in net punting, the team’s highest statistical rank. 2008: Earned MVFC All-Newcomer CAREER STATS SUMMARY Team distinction after posting a 37.9 Year G No. Yds. Avg Lg TB FC i20 50+ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------punting average on 60 attempts as a 2008 11 60 2274 37.9 64 2 9 17 11 true freshman ... Posted three punts 2009 11 46 1845 40.1 75 1 8 13 6 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------over 50 yards and a 42.8 average on Total 22 106 4119 38.9 75 3 17 30 17 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------nine attempts at UNI (11/8/08) to earn Misc.: Career tackles: 2; Career punts blocked: 3. MSU Player of the Week honors ... CAREER HIGHS Booted season-long punt of 64 yards at Punts: 9 (at UNI, 11/8/08); Long: 75 (at Southern Illinois, 11/14/09). UNI ... Averaged 43.3 yards on seven HONORS punts at Oklahoma State (9/13/08) to All-Missouri Valley Football Conference: 2009 (HM); MVFC AllNewcomer: 2008; MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence claim MSU Special Teams Player of Award: 2009-10; MVFC All-Academic: 2009 (HM); MSU Player the Week honors ... Posted a 62-yard of the Week: 11/8/08; MSU Special Teams Player of the Week: punt at South Dakota State (11/1/08) 9/13/08, 9/26/09, 11/14/09. ... Over the last five games, he pinned opponents inside the 20-yard line 11 times. High School: Led team with 176 points as a senior for coach Rich Stewart at Hillsboro (Ill.) High, earning all-conference and honorable mention all-state honors ... Invited to Ill. Coaches Association All-Star Game ... Averaged 40.0 yards per punt in 2007 while making 12-of-17 field goals, with a long of 48 ... Lettered in baseball, basketball and soccer. Personal: Jordan Alan Chiles was born 3/15/90 in Springfield, Ill. ... Son of Alan and Kathy Chiles of Hillsboro, Ill. ... Has two brothers Tommy and Drew, and a sister, Audra … Majoring in Exercise and Movement Science (3.46 GPA).

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Brent CHOJNACKI 74 Center 6-3 „ 275 „ Senior Florissant, Mo. Hazelwood Central High Three Letters Three-year letterman and fifth-year squad member who will challenge for time at center and on special teams while providing valuable leadership and 29 games of experience. 2009: Saw action in seven games behind starter Erik Dahl … Did not start any games, but was instrumental in key situations and special teams … Part of offensive line that helped Bears to 327.3 yards per game in total offense ... Named to Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll. HONORS 2008: Started all 11 games at center Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll: 2009-10. ... Helped MSU to a top-50 national ranking in fewest sacks allowed (2.36) and 69th best rushing offense (130.0), despite injuries to primary rushers during the season ... Squad also averaged 312.9 yards in total offense. 2007: Played in 10 games behind three-year starter David Tillman to earn his first letter … Team averaged 36.3 points and 414.3 yards per game. 2006: Redshirted as a true freshman at Missouri State. High School: Helped lead the Hawks of Hazelwood Central High to the Class 6 state finals as a senior in 2005 ... Was a four-year starter at offensive tackle ... Anchored offensive line for a team that averaged 27.2 points and 325 yards per game ... Named by St. Louis Post-Dispatch as one of St. Louis’ top-30 recruits ... Also lettered in track. Personal: Brent Michael Chojnacki was born 9/21/87 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Steve and Barb Chojnacki of Florissant, Mo. ... Majoring in Physical Education (3.07 GPA) ... Has two brothers, Jeff and Ryan.

Zack COOLEY

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High School: Was a Missouri second-team all-state offensive tackle in 2009 by both the coaches and sportswriters for coach Will Christian at Lebanon High … Earned firstteam all-conference, all-district and all-Ozarks first-team distinction at offensive tackle and defensive end for the Yellowjackets … Claimed first-team Academic All-State honors … In 2008, he was an honorable mention on the all-conference and all-district teams … Began his football career at Lebanon High as a tight end … Was also a three-year starter for the basketball team … Threw shot put and discus for the track and field squad ... Participated in the Missouri Lions Club All-Star Game in the summer of 2010. Personal: Zack Ray Cooley was born 9/12/91 in Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. … Son of the late Tony Cooley and Anna Cooley Henson of Lebanon, Mo. … Is undecided on a major … Has three siblings, Nick Maddux, Alex Cooley and Sam Henson … His brother Nick is a 2010 graduate of Missouri State, and his grandfather, Bill Maddux, attended MSU in the 1960s ... He was also recruited by Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois.

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Mikael COOPER-FALLS 29 Tailback 5-11 „ 198 „ Sophomore Springfield, Mo. Hillcrest High One Letter A talented and speedy running back who became a regular the last half of the 2009 season and established himself as a running back of the future … Finished the spring scrimmage series with 17 carries for 38 yards and two touchdowns, but was injured (knee) in the Maroon and White Game (4/24/10). 2009: Earned Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team honors … Led the team in rushing yards (424) despite starting just two games and playing nine … Finished 10th in the league in rushing and 18th in total offense … Named MSU Media Player of the Week and team Offensive Player of the Week after a 105-yard rushing effort at North Dakota State (10/24/09) on 16 carries with a touchdown in his first-ever career start … Also collected 69 yards on 16 carries in win at Western Illinois (10/17/09) … Ended the season with games of 59 yards and CAREER STATS SUMMARY 58 yards, respectively against Indiana Year G-GS TC Yds Avg TD Lg Rec Yds. TD -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------State (11/7/09) and at Southern Illinois 2009 9-2 92 424 4.6 2 57 7 31 0 (11/14/09), getting 4.3 yards per carry -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 9-2 92 424 4.6 2 57 7 31 0 during that stint … Scored first career -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------touchdown in home win over UT Martin Misc.: 100-Yard Rushing Games: 1. (9/12/09) … Earned double-figure CAREER HIGHS Carries: 16 (at Western Illinois, 10/17/09, and at North Dakota State, carries each of the last five games 10/24/09); Yards: 105 (at North Dakota State, 10/24/09); TDs: 1 and averaged 62.8 rushing yards per (2 times, last at North Dakota State, 10/24/09); Receptions: 2 (vs. game during that stretch … Also tied for Illinois State, 10/31/09, and vs. Indiana State, 11/7/09); Rec. Yards: 14 (vs. Illinois State, 10/31/09). seventh on the team in receptions with HONORS seven catches for 31 yards. Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer: 2009; MSU

High School: Four-year starter at Player of the Week: 10/24/09; MSU Offensive Player of the Week: 10/24/10. running back and corner back at Hillcrest High in Springfield where he averaged 9.4 yards per carry and scored 15 touchdowns in 2008 ... The second-team Class 5 All-State standout rushed for 1,200 yards, earning all-Ozarks Conference, all-region and second-team all-area honors for coach John Beckham as a senior, while guiding Hillcrest to the Class 5 state playoffs ... He was also a first-team all-Ozarks Conference pick as a junior, tallying 990 rushing yards with 17 touchdowns ... Qualified for the Class 4 state track meet in the long jump and 100-meter dash as a junior. Personal: Mikael Dewayne Cooper-Falls was born 8/9/89 in Fayette, Mo. ... Son of Anne Falls of Springfield, Mo. ... Undecided on major ... Has a brother, Lee, and two sisters, Lexyanna and Mianna.

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High School: Helped Timberland High to a 9-2 record his senior season and a 19-3 total ledger his final two seasons as a starter for the Wolves … Earned all-district honors in 2009 after collecting 100 tackles, an interception, a sack and a safety … A two-time allGateway Athletic Conference pick for coach Craig Collins … Also played wide receiver hiss senior season … Was a member of two GAC North championship teams … Also started three seasons for the basketball team at forward and guard. Personal: Mike Love Crutcher was born 3/26/91 in St. Louis, Mo. … Son of Rick and Bobbie Appelbaum of Wentzville, Mo. … Plans to major in Criminal Justice … Has three siblings, Kate, Richard and Danny Appelbaum.

Chris CURRENT Erik Dahl

59 Defensive End 5-11 „ 230 „ Junior St. Louis, Mo. Jennings High Squad (3 Years) The fourth-year junior defensive end will battle for time in the trenches this fall with steady work ethic and solid fundamentals. 2009: Did not earn playing time during the 2009 season … Named the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Western Illinois road win (10/17/09). 2008: Did not earn playing time during the 2008 season ... Was a two-time Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week in wins at Southeast Missouri (9/20/08) and Illinois State (10/18/08). 2007: Redshirted his first season at MSU ... Earned MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year honors and Defensive Scout Team POW honors for win over Missouri S&T (8/30/07). CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R High School: Four-year starter at -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2008 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 DT and LB for coach Ryan Wallace at 2009 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Jennings High ... Helped the Warriors to -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 a 9-2 playoff run and earned first-team HONORS all-state, Post-Dispatch All-Metro, All MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year: 2007; MSU Suburban East Conference in 2006 ... Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 8/30/07, 9/20/08, Tallied 172 total tackles, including 144 10/18/08, 10/17/09. solo stops with three sacks and six fumble recoveries as a senior ... Claimed St. Louis American and Suburban East Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors ... Was honorable mention all-metro as a junior and was a three-time All-Suburban East Conference performer ... Had 106 tackles and 6 sacks as a junior ... Also lettered in basketball, baseball and track. Personal: Christopher Andrew Current was born 2/19/89 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Queen Current of St. Louis ... Majoring in Construction Management ... Has two sisters, Pamela and Victoria.

Erik DAHL 66 Center 6-3 „ 299 „ Senior Olathe, Kan. Shawnee Mission NW High „ Butler (Kan.) CC One Letter Standout lineman and competitive veteran who looks to retain his status as the Bears’ starting center this season. 2009: Started all 11 games at center in his first season at Missouri State … Graded out at 77 percent for the season with 41 knockdowns … Earned team Pound the Rock Award as outstanding offensive lineman for his HONORS efforts in narrow loss to South Dakota MSU Offensive Lineman of the Week: 10/10/09. State (10/10/09) … Helped offensive unit average 327.3 yards per game total offense. Butler CC: A two-time NJCAA All-American at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan., Dahl was part of back-to-back national NJCAA championships in 2007 and 2008 ... He was also a two-time all-Jayhawk Conference and all-Region VI selection, while helping the Grizzlies to a 23-1 record in his two seasons ... Butler’s ball carriers averaged 4.3 yards per carry and scored 26 touchdowns in 2008 behind its talented offensive line, while accounting for 2,332 passing yards and 23 aerial touchdowns. High School: Was a two-year starter and letterman at Shawnee Mission Northwest High in Shawnee, Kan., where he was team captain and a second-team all-Sunflower Conference two-way performer for coach Aaron Barnett ... Also earned honorable mention all-Sun County and all-Johnson County as a senior in 2006. Personal: Erik James Dahl was born 4/29/89 in Shawnee, Kan. ... Son of Tom and Helen Dahl of Olathe, Kan. ... Majoring in Accounting (3.38 GPA) ... Has two sisters, Ashley and Kelly

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Tailback 5-10 „ 213 „ Senior Tampa, Fla. Gaither High Three Letters

Returns from a redshirt season to add size and determination to the defensive secondary … Broke up a pass in the Maroon and White Game (4/24/10). 2009: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State … Named the Defensive Scout Team Co-Player of the Year along with Anthony Grady … Was a two-time MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the UNI game (9/26/09) and road win at North Dakota State (10/24/09). High School: Earned St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro honorable mention as an athlete after claiming first-team Class 5 all-state honors as a defensive back and all-Metro Catholic Conference distinction at receiver and DB ... Part of three conference championship and two district championship HONORS teams as a four-year letterman and MSU Defensive Scout Team Co-Player of the Year: 2009; MSU three-year starter for coach Pat Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/26/09, 10/24/09. Mahoney at DeSmet High in St. Louis ... Named to St. Louis Post-Dispatch Super 30 juniors and top 10 safeties in 2007 while claiming all-MCC honors ... Was also a two-year basketball letterman for the Spartans. Personal: Richard Patrick Dansdill was born 8/29/90 in Lake St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Richard and Susan Dansdill of Lake St. Louis ... Majoring in Marketing Management (3.0 GPA) ... Has two sisters, Colleen and Kelsey ... Will be a fourth-generation Division I football player after his great grandfather Clint Duff (Idaho, 1924-28), grandfather Pat Duff (USC, 195155), and father Richard (Missouri, 1975-80) ... Also had three uncles play Division I athletics, including uncle David (Kansas football), uncle Pat Duff (Missouri football) and uncle John Duff (Saint Louis basketball).

The dean of the Missouri State tailbacks this season, Davis is in his fifth year with the team and brings speed, elusiveness and game savvy to the backfield … Totaled 20 carries for 63 yards in two spring scrimmages. 2009: Finished fourth on the team in rushing (284) with three touchdowns while earning his third letter … Also caught seven passes for 85 yards, including a season-long 57-yarder – the team’s longest reception of the season – in win at Youngstown State (10/3/09) … Played nine games and got six starts as a junior … Posted season-high 55 rushing yards and game-high 118 all-purpose yards at YSU to earn team’s Offensive Player of the Week honors … Also scored touchdowns at Arkansas (9/5/09) and against UT Martin (9/12/09) … Averaged 45.8 yards per game during a four-game stint from 9/12/09 to 10/3/09 … Tied for fourth on the team in scoring CAREER STATS SUMMARY (18 points). Year G-GS TC Yds Avg TD Lg Rec Yds. TD -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2008: Saw action in four games 2006 3-0 16 29 1.8 1 13 0 0 0 ... Posted season-high 23 yards on 2007 5-0 39 190 4.9 0 30 0 0 0 2008 4-0 11 37 3.4 0 12 2 7 0 five carries in win at Indiana State 2009 9-6 77 284 3.7 3 14 7 85 0 (11/22/08) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 21-6 143 540 3.8 4 30 9 92 0 with one pass Misc.: 100-Yard Rushing Games: 1. reception and one tackle on CAREER HIGHS Carries: 19 (vs. Missouri S&T, 8/30/07); Yards: 113 (vs. Missouri special teams S&T, 8/30/07); TDs: 1 (4 times, last at Youngstown State, 10/3/09); ... Also carried Receptions: 2 (vs. UNI, 9/26/09, and at Youngstown State, 10/3/09); four times for 11 Rec. Yards: 63 (at Youngstown State, 10/3/09). yards, including HONORS a season-long MSU Offensive Player of the Week: 10/3/09; MSU Offensive run of 12 yards, Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/28/06, 10/4/08. at UNI (11/8/08). 2007: Played five games in a reserve role ... Carried 19 times for 113 yards in season opener against Missouri S&T (8/30/07) ... Had career-long 30-yard rushing play in Missouri S&T game ... Had eight carries for 32 yards against Southeast Missouri in season finale (11/10/07) ... Finished fifth on the team in net rushing (190). 2006: Received a medical redshirt following a season-ending injury ... Carried 16 times for 29 yards in three games played before injury ... Season highlight was eight carries for 17 yards and his first career touchdown at Oklahoma State (9/2/06). High School: Rushed for 1,201 yards and 11 touchdowns on 201 carries as a senior at Gaither High in Tampa, Fla. ... Named team MVP in 2006 for coach Mark Kantor’s team ... Also averaged 12.4 yards per punt return ... Lettered three years at Hillsborough (Fla.) High (2003-05) for coach Earl Garcia whose teams were a combined 30-6 in Davis’ three seasons. Personal: Jonathan Tyrone Davis was born 5/11/88 in Tampa, Fla. ... Son of Miarita Webb of Tampa ... Majoring in Exercise and Movement Science ... Has eight siblings.

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Joe DAY

Division I Championship Game Moves to Texas

11 Defensive End 6-2 „ 242 „ Sophomore O’Fallon, Mo. Fort Zumwalt West High One Letter Third-year squad member who will bring abundant skills to the defensive end unit and push regulars Levi Moore and Waylon Richardet. 2009: Played 10 games as a redshirt freshman … Finished 13th on the squad in total tackles (17), including a season-high four in win at North Dakota State (10/24/09) … Tied for fifth on the squad in tackles for loss with four … Also had 1.5 sacks … Notched a pair of solo tackles and three total stops in win at Western Illinois (10/17/09) … Also secured three total tackles against Illinois State (10/31/09). 2008: Redshirted his first season at MSU ... Named MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year and earned Scout Team Player of the Week honors three times, for the Washburn game (9/4/08), the Youngstown CAREER STATS SUMMARY State game (10/11/08) and the South Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Dakota State game (11/1/08). 2009 10-0 7 10 17 4.0 1.5-5 0-0 0 1-0

Bench Press-- After 13 years in Chattanooga, the Division I Football ChampiINDIANAPOLIS WaylonSubdivision Richardet* ..........................505 onship title game will move to Frisco, Texas, for a three-year run, the Kurt Kutter ......................................435 NCAA announced on March 1. Garett Wade ...................................430 David Arkin .....................................430 Frisco emerged from a pool of several cities that submitted bids to serve as the Jakesite Duron .....................................420 host for the championship game for the next three years, beginning with the Terian Washington. .........................420 2010 season. The Southland Conference will host the championship at Pizza Hut Sam on Block ......................................410 Park January 7, 2011. Levi Moore ......................................405 Skylar Smith ...................................405 The game will be the culmination of a newly expanded 20-team Erik championship DahlAs .........................................405 bracket. result, the game will be played a few weeks later than in the past. Bob Shapela.....................................405 The decision to award the championship to Frisco was recommended by the Vertical Jump Division I Football Championship Committee and approved by the Administrative Adrian Taylor. ............................... 38.5” Committee of the Division I Championships/Sports Management Cabinet. Chris Douglas .............................. 37.5” Jordan Chiles............................... 36.0” “This is a great day for the city of Frisco,” Derek Miller......................................... said Tom Burnett, commissioner of 35.5” the Southland Conference. Justinstrong Fuselier ................... “The community, 35.0” fan base, football and Colby Broadnax .............. dedication to putting 35.0” on an event that will excite theClean participants inPower the championship Travis Simmons ........... game is something we 350confi are dent we can Chris Moses................. do. We are thrilled the 350 feels the same NCAA Kurt Kutter ................... by us with 345awarding this championship.” David Arkin .................. 340 Pairings for the 2010 Jake Duron ................. Championship will be announced on Sunday, November 21.

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High School: Four-year starter and Total 10-0 7 10 17 4.0 1.5-5 0-0 0 1-0 letterman for coach Paul Day at Fort CAREER HIGHS Zumwalt West High in O’Fallon, Mo. ... Tackles: 4 (at North Dakota State, 10/24/09); Solos: 2 (at Western Illinois, 10/17/09); TFL: 1 (3 times, last vs. Illinois State, 10/31/09); Helped the Jaguars to a 9-2 season, Sacks: 1 (vs. Murray State, 9/19/09); Interceptions: None. a third straight conference title and a HONORS state playoff appearance his senior MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year: 2008; MSU Deyear in 2007 as a standout defensive fensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/4/08, 10/11/08, 11/1/08. end and tight end ... Earned first-team all-state honors by the AP and coaches association and was named Class 6 Defensive Player of the Year ... Was also a three-time Gateway Athletic Conference performer, earning GAC South Defensive Player of the Year laurels as a senior after tallying 24 tackles for loss ... Was also a two-time all-district standout and earned St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro honors while being named by the St. Louis Rams and St. Louis Post-Dispatch as one of the top-20 prospects in St. Louis ... Finished prep career with 53 tackles for loss, 18.5 sacks and five forced fumbles ... Was also a varsity wrestler at Zumwalt West, competing at the 215-pound class. Personal: Joe Michael Day was born 12/31/89 in Marshall, Mo. ... Son of Paul and Jennifer Day of O’Fallon, Mo. ... Majoring in Physical Education ... Has a brother, Tanner, and a sister, Jessica ... His parents were both standout athletes (football and soccer) at Missouri Valley College.

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Chris DOUGLAS 4 Tailback 5-9 „ 205 „ Junior Lawrenceville, Ga. Peachtree Ridge High „ Fort Scott CC One Letter

Cadarrius Dotson

Cadarrius DOTSON 1 Wide Receiver 5-9 „ 170 „ Sophomore Memphis, Tenn. Kirby High One Letter Talented returning starter who will look for a breakout campaign in 2010 after an impressive debut as a true freshman a year ago … Collected six receptions for 94 yards in three-game spring scrimmage series. 2009: Finished second on the squad in receptions (28) as a true freshman, behind AllAmerican tight end Clay Harbor, and was the only Bear besides Harbor to have a reception in every game … Named to Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team … Started seven of the 11 games in which he appeared … Had seven multiple-reception games … Ranked 17th in the MVFC in receptions per game … Scored first career touchdown in home win over Murray State (9/19/09) … Posted season-highs in receptions (five) and yards (38) in home win over Indiana State (11/7/09) … Also had 38 receiving yards in Murray State game … Tallied his only CAREER STATS SUMMARY other touchdown of the year against Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Illinois State (10/31/09). 2009 11-7 3 9 0 28 244 8.7 2 28 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------High School: Three-year starter and Total 11-7 3 9 0 28 244 8.7 2 28 letterman at Kirby High in Memphis, Misc.: 100-Yard Receiving Games: 0. Kickoff Returns: Tenn. ... Averaged 20.4 yards per punt 5-84, 0 TD; Punt Returns: 1-0. return as a senior, earning him allCAREER HIGHS region and All-Memphis Metro laurels Receptions: 5 (vs. Indiana State, 11/7/09); Rec. Yards: 38 (vs. Murray State, 9/19/09, and vs. Indiana State, 11/7/09); TDs: 1 (2 times, ... Was also a prolific wide receiver, last vs. Illinois State, 10/31/09); Carries: 2 (at North Dakota State, gathering in 37 passes for 709 yards 10/24/09); Rush Yds.: 6 (at North Dakota State, 10/24/09); Long (19.2 yards per reception) for coach Kick Return: 35 (at Youngstown State, 10/3/09). Chester Flowers’ Cougars ... Accounted HONORS Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer: 2009. for seven receiving touchdowns, three rushing touchdowns and a punt return score in 2008 ... Also played defensive back two seasons.

Powerful running back who will challenge for the starting job this season after making his Bears’ debut last season … Led Bears in rushing during spring scrimmages (48 att., 150 yards), including a game-high 63 yards in Maroon and White game (4/24/10). 2009: Played all 11 games, earning a start in the season finale at No. 1 Southern Illinois … Finished 15th in the MVFC in rushing (325) and 23rd in total offense … Was second on the squad behind Cooper-Falls in yards per carry (4.5) and tied for team lead in touchdowns (four) with All-American tight end Clay Harbor … Posted 106 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown against SIU (11 /14/09) … Tallied 72 yards on just six carries (12.0 ypc) with two touchdowns in home win over Indiana State (11/7/09) … Also scored a touchdown in win at Western Illinois (10/17/09) … Averaged 89.0 yards per game over the last two contests with three touchdowns. CAREER STATS SUMMARY Fort Scott CC: Redshirted during the Year G-GS TC Yds Avg TD Lg Rec Yds. TD -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2008 season for coach Jeff Simms at 2009 11-1 72 325 4.5 4 65 7 55 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College. Total 11-1 72 325 4.5 4 65 7 55 0 Pasadena City College: Regular Misc.: 100-Yard Rushing Games: 1. running back and kick returner at Pasa- CAREER HIGHS Carries: 17 (at Southern Illinois, 11/14/09); Yards: 106 (at Southern dena (Calif.) City College … Helped Illinois, 11/14/09); TDs: 2 (vs. Indiana State, 11/7/09); Receptions: coach Kenny Lawler’s Lancers to a 6-4 3 (at Youngstown State, 10/3/09); Rec. Yards: 38 (at Youngstown record as a true freshman, averaging State, 10/3/09). 5.0 yards per carry with a long rush of 17 yards … Collected 135 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries … Also had 18 receptions for 163 yards and two scores with a long catch of 31 yards … Returned 11 kicks for 230 yards and a 20.9 average, including a long return of 65 yards. High School: Three-year starter and four-year letterman for coach Blair Armstrong at Peachtree Ridge (Ga.) High … Helped Lions to a 11-3-1 record his senior year and share of the Georgia Class 5A state title as part of a 1-2 punch with classmate Brandon Davis … Earned Gwinnett Prep Rally Player of the Month honors as a senior … Carried 89 times for 700 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior … Ran a 4.49 40-yard dash at the Atlanta combine in 2006 … Finished fourth in the Georgia state meet as a senior in the Class 5A 100-meter dash (10.95) … Was a two-star recruit by Scout.com as a senior. Personal: Christopher Michael Douglas was born 6/11/89 in Memphis, Tenn. … Son of Michael and Mary Douglas of Lawrenceville, Ga. … Has a sister, Dominique … Majoring in Criminology with a minor in Sociology … Wants to be a firefighter after college.

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Personal: Cadarrius Dotson was born 10/25/90 in Memphis, Tenn. .... Son of Tabatha Boyd of Memphis ... Undecided on major.

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Jake DURON 78 Offensive Tackle 6-5 „ 308 „ Senior Springdale, Ark. Springdale High Three Letters Fourth-year squad member and returning starter at right tackle who is ranked as the No. 23 offensive tackle in Division I FCS football by Phil Steel’s College Football Preview. 2009: Started all 11 games at right tackle, grading out at 81 percent for the season with 58 knockdowns, both second on the squad only to Arkin … Twice earned Pound the Rock Award as Missouri State Offensive Lineman of the Week for his efforts in wins over Murray State (9/19/09) and at North Dakota State (10/24/09). 2008: Saw action in nine games as a sophomore while missing a pair of games with an injury ... Provided needed depth at tackle and special teams. 2007: Earned time in six ballgames to earn his first letter. High School: Named Offensive HONORS Lineman of the Year for coach Kevin MSU Offensive Lineman of the Week: 9/19/09, 10/24/09. Johnson’s Springdale (Ark.) Bulldogs as a senior ... Earned invite to Kirk Herbstreit’s Ohio vs. USA Event after senior season and was an Arkansas Student-Athlete of the Year nominee ... Helped squad to 14-0 state championship season as a junior ... Team was also conference champions and USA Today No. 2 ranked team in 2005. Personal: Jacob Curtis Duron was born 5/27/89 in El Paso, Texas ... Son of Bob and Jackie Duron of Springdale, Ark. ... Father played three seasons at UTEP (DT) ... Majoring in Political Science with minors in General Business and Logistics ... Has three brothers, Jason, Jaxon and Jordan.

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Tevan FERGUSON 95 Defensive Tackle 6-3 „ 313 „ Sophomore Nashville, Tenn. Whites Creek High One Letter A capable nose tackle who should push starter Mikel Ruder this fall and challenge for playing time up the middle. 2009: Played all 11 games his first season at Missouri State, including his only start of the year in his Division-I debut at Arkansas (9/5/09) … Finished 12th on the squad in total tackles with 19 … Secured season-high four tackles in win over UT Martin (9/12/09) … Had three total tackles at Arkansas (9/5/09), against Northern Iowa (9/26/09) and against South Dakota State (10/10/09) … Capped season with two tackles at No. 1 Southern Illinois (11/14/09) … Also blocked one kick at Western Illinois (10/17/09) and had a half sack at Southern Illinois (11/14/09) in his first college season.

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CAREER STATS SUMMARY High School: Spent the 2008-09 Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R school year at Fork Union (Va.) Military -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2009 11-1 4 15 19 0.5 0.5-1 0-0 0 0-0 Academy … Three-year starter for -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-1 4 15 19 0.5 0.5-1 0-0 0 0-0 coach Anthony Law at Whites Creek (Tenn.) High … Was a two-time allCAREER HIGHS Tackles: 4 (vs. UT Martin, 9/12/09); Solos: 1 (4 times, last at SIU, region pick for the Cobras … Tallied 11/14/09); TFL: 0.5 (at SIU, 11/14/09); Sacks: 0.5 (at SIU, 11/14/09); a career-high 15 tackles in one game Interceptions: None. as a sophomore … Played defensive tackle, offensive guard and tackle in high school. Personal: Tevan Demarius Ferguson was born 5/13/90 in Nashville, Tenn. … Son of Tracy Farmer of Nashville … Has a sister, Antinique … Majoring in Business Education.

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Justin FUSELIER 6 Wide Receiver 5-10 „ 187 „ Senior Tulsa, Okla. Booker T. Washington High Three Letters Three-year letterman who will be looked upon this fall to provide necessary leadership among the Bears’ receivers … Suffered a knee contusion in the team’s second spring scrimmage after collecting a team-best four catches for 40 yards in the first scrimmage. 2009: Played 10 games, earning three starts during his junior season … Started three straight games from 10/17/09 to 10/31/09 that included road wins at Western Illinois and North Dakota State … Finished eighth on the team with five receptions for 51 yards, including a reception in each of his CAREER STATS SUMMARY three starts … Posted season-high Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng 22 yards on his lone catch at Western -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2007 6-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 Illinois (one 0/one 7/09) as part of the 2008 11-10 0 0 0 20 321 16.1 3 77 Bears’ comeback efforts in Macomb … 2009 10-3 0 0 0 5 51 10.2 0 22 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Finished with three receptions for 22 Total 27-13 0 0 0 25 372 14.9 3 77 yards at home and two receptions for Misc.: 100-Yard Receiving Games: 0. 29 yards on the road. CAREER HIGHS 2008: Caught 20 passes for 321 Receptions: 5 (vs. Western Illinois,10/4/08); Rec. Yards: 99 (at Illinois State, 10/18/08); TDs: 1 (3 times, last at Illinois State, yards, both fourth on the squad, to go 10/18/08). with three touchdowns in his first year HONORS at receiver ... Was also fourth on the MSU Offensive Player of the Week: 10/4/08. team in scoring (18) ... Caught passes in eight games ... Secured five catches for 92 yards, including a 67-yard TD vs. Western Illinois (10/4/08) ... Earned MSU Coors Player of the Week honors for WIU game ... Scored game-winning TD on a 77-yard strike from Kirby at Illinois State (10/18/08) to complete a career-best 99-yard day ... Also scored a touchdown in the season opener against Washburn (9/4/08) ... Corralled four catches for 30 yards against Southern Illinois (10/25/08). 2007: Played in six ballgames as a defensive back, collecting four tackles and an interception ... Lone pick of the season came against Indiana State (10/27/07) ... Had one solo tackle in three different games, including season finale win over Southeast Missouri (11/10/07). 2006: Redshirted as a true freshman at Missouri State. High School: Four-year letterman and two-year starter for coach Antwain Jimmerson at Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington High ... Helped Hornets to state runner-up finishes in 2003 and 2005 ... Earned district Wide Receiver of the Year, honorable mention all-state and second-team all-city honors as a senior ... Also averaged 20 points per game as a senior guard for the basketball team ... Four-year letterman in track as a sprinter and jumper. Personal: Justin Evan Fuselier was born 10/16/87 in Tulsa, Okla. ... Son of Kennard Fuselier and Pebbles Williams of Tulsa ... Has two brothers, Kennard III and Jamee ... Majoring in Psychology with a minor in Communication.

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High School: Earned Class 6 second-team all-state honors in 2009 while leading Fox to a 9-3 record and a state playoff appearance … Was a first-team all-conference, all metro and all-district pick his senior season for the Warriors of coach Nick Gianino … Helped anchor an offensive line that averaged 330 yards per game of total offense … A member of two Mississippi Valley Conference Champions … His junior season, he was a second-team all-conference selection and helped lead the team to the semifinals of the Class 6 state playoffs. Personal: Richard T. Galbierz, II was born 3/31/92 in St. Louis, Mo. … Son of Michael and Tracy Galbierz of Fenton, Mo. … Is undecided on a major.

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High School: Tallied 67 tackles, 11 sacks, 17 tackles for loss and an interception return for a touchdown as a senior in 2009 for coach Anthony Flynn’s Ribault High Trojans in Jacksonville, Fla. … Played both defensive tackle and offensive guard … Selected to play in the Florida Shrine Bowl … Named Class 2A District 3 Offensive Lineman of the Year … Also earned all-district and all-conference honors as an offensive lineman and was named to the Florida Times-Union All-Metro second team as a defensive tackle … Was an alldistrict selection his junior year. Personal: Samuel Lee Goode was born 12/27/91 in Jacksonville, Fla. … Son of Janice Melton of Jacksonville, Fla. … Plans to major in Sports Medicine or Broadcasting … Has two siblings, Daveen and Sandy.

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Defensive End 6-7 „ 271 „ Redshirt Freshman Texarkana, Ark. Arkansas High Squad (1 Year)

Linebacker 6-1 „ 241 „ Senior Raytown, Mo. Raytown South High Three Letters

The physical Grady will provide plenty of size for the defensive front … Had three assisted tackles in the Maroon and White Game (4/24/10). 2009: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State … Named the MSU Defensive Scout Team Co-Player of the Year with Rick Dansdill … Earned MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for home win over UT-Martin (9/12/09) and for Illinois State (10/31/09) game. High School: Helped Arkansas High in Texarkana, Ark., to back-to-back Class 6A state championships in 2006 and 2007 as a two-year starter and letterman for coach Bill Keopple ... In 2008, the Razorbacks were 5-7, but made the state playoffs behind a solid defensive effort ... Recorded 58 tackles, HONORS 18 tackles for loss, 9 sacks and broke MSU Defensive Scout Team Co-Player of the Year: 2009; MSU up 14 passes his senior season ... Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/12/09, 10/31/09. Played in the Arkansas All-Star Game and was named to the Arkansas Class 6A All-State squad as well as claiming All-Southwest Arkansas and All-6A South Conference honors. Personal: Anthony Scott Grady was born 8/6/90 in Texarkana, Texas ... Son of Kevin Grady and Wendy Glass of Texarkana, Ark. ... Undecided on a major ... Has five brothers, Chris, Jack, Nick, Gabe, and Kaden.

Kyle HAHN 64 Offensive Tackle 6-7 „ 319 „ Redshirt Freshman O’Fallon, Mo. St. Dominic High Squad (1 Year) Found his position on the offensive line and making a name for himself with immense potential to go with his size. HONORS MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/24/09. 2009: Redshirted his first season at MSU … Named MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Bears’ 10/24/09 win against North Dakota State. High School: Was a second-team all-AAA Conference pick in 2008 for coach Bob Leonard’s Crusaders at St. Dominic High School in O’Fallon, Mo. ... Helped his team to a 6-4 record as a senior while earning East Central All-District laurels as an offensive tackle and defensive end ... Was part of two conference championship teams as a sophomore and junior, also claiming second-team all-league distinction as a junior ... Was a threeyear starter in basketball and also competed in baseball and track. Personal: Kyle Thomas Hahn was born 9/26/90 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Tom and Karen Hahn of O’Fallon, Mo. ... Majoring in Criminology ... Has a sister, Kelsey.

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Fifth-year senior who will be counted for leadership and intensity as a regular contributor at middle linebacker this fall … Was in on five total tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/24/10). 2009: Accumulated 13 tackles in eight games played, including a pair of sacks … Also broke up a pair of passes … Tallied season-high four tackles in home opener against UT Martin (9/12/09) with three assists … Recorded three solo stops in win over Murray State (9/19/09) … Finished 15th on the team in total tackles. 2008: Started eight games, including seven at middle linebacker, and was third on the squad in tackles (71) with a pair of tackles for loss ... Secured 17 tackles and a pass break-up against Western Illinois CAREER STATS SUMMARY (10/4/08) to earn MSU Coors Player of Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------the Week honors ... Also had double2007 11-0 5 9 14 0.5 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 figure tackle game in win at Indiana 2008 11-8 29 42 71 2.0 0-0 1-0 3 0-0 State (11/22/08) with 11 stops, including 2009 8-0 6 7 13 2.0 2-11 0-0 2 0-0 five solos ... Collected his only intercep- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 30-8 40 58 98 4.5 2-11 1-0 5 0-0 tion of the season in win at Illinois State (10/18/08) ... Matched season high with CAREER HIGHS five solo tackles and eight total against Southern Illinois (10/25/08) ... Also had eight tackles in win at Southeast Missouri (9/20/08) and at South Dakota State (11/1/08).

Tackles: 17 (vs. Western Illinois, 10/4/08); Solos: 5 (vs. Southern Illinois, 10/25/08); TFL: 1 (2 times, last vs. Indiana State, 11/7/09); Sacks: 1 (2 times, last vs. Indiana State, 11/7/09); Interceptions: 1 (at Illinois State, 10/18/08).

HONORS MSU Player of the Week: 10/4/08; MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 11/4/06.

2007: Saw action in all 11 games, including five at Plaster, to finish the year with 14 tackles ... Secured six tackles, including a pair of solo tackles, in win over Southeast Missouri (11/10/07) in season finale ... Recorded five stops in home win over Indiana State (10/27/07) ... Matched season high with two solo stops in season opener against Missouri S&T (8/30/07). 2006: Redshirted as a true freshman at Missouri State ... Claimed MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for the Illinois State game (11/4/06). High School: Was a three-time all-state performer for coach David Allie at Raytown South High ... Claimed second-team all-state as a senior after honorable mention distinction as a sophomore and junior ... Guided the Cardinals to a 7-3 record as a senior in 2005 to help them to back-to-back Kansas City Suburban Small 6 conference titles ... Named first-team KC All-Metro and secondteam all-area his senior year ... Was also a three-time all-conference and all-district performer at linebacker ... Also started two seasons for legendary basketball coach Bud Lathrop and earned one letter in baseball.

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Personal: Byron Hightower, Jr. was born 2/22/88 in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of Byron Hightower, Sr. and Davetta Whitmill of Raytown, Mo. ... Majoring in International Business Administration with a minor in French ... Has a sister Deja, and a brother, Deantay.

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David INGRAM 17 Linebacker 6-2 „ 237 „ Junior Siloam Springs, Ark. Shiloh Christian Academy Two Letters

Kolby Hurt

Expected to push returning starter Adam Beauchamp for time at middle linebacker this season with his great play-making abilities …Had four tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/24/10).

Kolby HURT

2009: Tied Byron Hightower for 15th on the team in total tackles with 13 after playing in all 11 games … Finished the season with five solo tackles over a two-game span, including three against No. 1 Southern Illinois (11/14/09) … Also had multiple tackles in home win over Indiana State (11/7/09) and in season opener at Arkansas (9/5/09).

22 Linebacker 6-1 „ 233 „ Senior Boonville, Mo. Boonville High Three Letters Fifth-year senior outside linebacker who may be poised for a breakout campaign after a solid spring … Former Missouri State All-American tight end Clay Harbor calls Hurt the “toughest player (on the Bears’ defense) to block.” 2009: Played in all 11 games and was a regular contributor on defense and special teams … Finished the season with 10 tackles, including four stops in the home win over Indiana State (11/7/09) … Also notched two tackles against No. 1 Southern Illinois in season finale in Carbondale (11/14/09) … Ended the season with six tackles over a two-game span … His six solo tackles ranked 15th on the team. 2008: Played eight games as a sophomore and recorded 18 tackles ... His 14 solo stops were 10th on the team ... CAREER STATS SUMMARY Recorded five solo stops at Oklahoma Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------State (9/13/08) ... Had season-high six 2007 9-0 6 7 13 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 tackles, including three solos, in win at 2008 8-0 14 4 18 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Southeast Missouri (9/20/08) ... Had 2009 11-0 6 4 10 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------three other games with two tackles. Total 28-0 26 15 41 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2007: Collected 13 total tackles, CAREER HIGHS including six solo stops in nine games Tackles: 6 (at Southeast Missouri, 9/20/08); Solos: 5 (at Oklahoma State, 9/13/08); TFL: None; Sacks: None; Interceptions: None.

played ... Tallied four tackles in home win over Indiana State (10/27/07) ... HONORS Earned MSU Special Teams Player of MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/13/07; MSU Special Teams Player of the Week: 10/6/07, 11/7/09. the Week after home win over Illinois State (10/6/07) and MSU Defensive Scout Team POW for Western Illinois game (10/13/07) ... Also had three tackles in win over Central Arkansas (9/22/07) and at Youngstown State (9/29/07).

2008: Earned MVFC All-Newcomer Team honors and was 13th on the team in total tackles as a redshirt freshman ... Played in all 11 games, earning two starts ... Tallied 15 stops in overtime win at Indiana State CAREER STATS SUMMARY (11/22/08) with 1.5 tackles for loss and Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------five solo stops ... Also accumulated six tackles at South Dakota State (11/1/08) 2008 11-2 13 14 27 2.5 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 2009 11-0 8 5 13 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------... Tied for fifth on the team in tackles Total 22-2 21 19 40 2.5 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 for loss (2.5). CAREER HIGHS 2007: Redshirted his first year at Tackles: 15 (at Indiana State, 11/22/08); Solos: 5 (at Indiana State, 11/22/08); TFL: 1.5 (at Indiana State, 11/22/08); Sacks: None; Missouri State. Interceptions: None.

High School: Helped coach Josh HONORS Floyd’s Shiloh Christian Academy team Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer: 2008. to Arkansas 1AAA state title and 14-0 record his senior year ... Was a threeyear starter at the Springdale, Ark., school, earning all-conference honors in 2006 and honorable mention all-conference laurels as a junior while helping his squad to back-toback league titles ... Also lettered in baseball and track at Shiloh and helped the baseball team to a regional title his junior year. Personal: David Jeffery Ingram was born12/20/87 in Longview, Texas ... Son of Craig and JoAnn Ingram of Siloam Springs, Ark. ... Majoring in Criminology with a minor in Management ... Has three brothers, Jon, Daniel and Andrew, and two sisters, Julie and Rachel.

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High School: Was a two-time all-Missouri River Valley Conference pick for coach Jeff Wallace at Boonville (Mo.) High ... Was an all-district linebacker for the Pirates in 2005 while being named to the KMZU Dream Team and earning an Old Spice Red Zone nomination ... Also earned team’s Offensive MVP Award at running back.

High School: Guided Springfield’s Hillcrest High to its first-ever playoff victory and a 7-5 overall record in 2009 ... Threw for 2,775 yards and 35 touchdowns to earn Class 4 consensus all-state honors, along with all-Ozark Conference and all-Southwest Missouri distinction ... Completed 156-of-299 passes and rushed for 570 yards and seven touchdowns for coach John Beckham ... Named team captain and Hillcrest Offensive Player of the Year … Posted a 3.9 grade-point average and was chosen to three first-team all-state football academic teams … Also played two years of baseball and basketball.

Personal: Kolby Andrew Hurt was born 1/20/88 in Columbia, Mo. ... Son of Henry Hurt and Marie Perry of Boonville, Mo. ... Majoring in Criminology with a minor in Sociology … Has two sisters, Karaunda and Kistina, and a brother, Kelvon.

Personal: Mitchell Douglas Jenkins was born 10/23/91 in Adrian, Mich. … Son of Douglas and Bonnie Jenkins of Springfield, Mo. … Plans to be a Pre-Med student … Has one sibling, Deja.

2006: Redshirted his first year at MSU.

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Stephen JOHNSTON 26 Tailback 5-11 „ 223 „ Junior Mansfield, Texas Mansfield Summit High Two Letters Emerged from spring drills as the team’s top running back, but will have to earn the spot in the fall … Finished three spring scrimmages with 40 carries for 102 yards and two touchdowns, along with five receptions for 40 yards. 2009: Earned a medical redshirt after suffering a season-ending knee injury in fall camp. 2008: Saw action in eight games in an injury-plagued sophomore campaign ... Started his first college game at home versus North Dakota State (11/15/08) and secured a career high with 15 carries ... Had career-best 87 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns in win over Youngstown State (10/11/08) to earn MSU Offensive Player of the Week honors ... Recorded a 70-yard rush against WestCAREER STATS SUMMARY ern Illinois (10/4/08) and finished with Year G-GS TC Yds Avg TD Lg Rec Yds. TD -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------73 yards on just two carries ... Carried 2007 11-0 51 270 5.3 1 18 2 10 0 nine times for 60 yards and a touch2008 8-1 61 354 5.8 3 70 4 18 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------down in win at Illinois State (10/18/08) with a career-high two receptions for 15 Total 19-1 112 624 5.6 4 70 6 28 0 Misc.: 100-Yard Rushing Games: 0. yards ... Carried 14 times for 51 yards in season opener against Washburn CAREER HIGHS Carries: 15 (vs. North Dakota State, 11/15/08); Yards: 87 (vs. (9/4/08). Youngstown State, 10/11/08); TDs: 2 (vs. Youngstown State,

10/11/08); Receptions: 2 (at Illinois State, 10/18/08); Rec. Yards: 15 2007: Saw action in all 11 games as (at Illinois State, 10/18/08). a true freshman ... Tallied season-high AWARDS 77 yards on nine carries with his only MSU Offensive Player of the Week: 10/11/08 touchdown of the season in home win over Missouri S&T (8/30/07) ... Carried 11 times for 55 yards in home win over Indiana State (10/27/07) ... Also tallied 41 ground yards in win over Southeast Missouri (11/10/07) ... Factored in five tackles on special teams, including three solo stops and two tackles against Indiana State.

High School: Was a three-time letterman and two-year starter for his coach and former Missouri State quarterback Kyle Geller at Mansfield Summit High just outside of Arlington, Texas ... Helped team to a 7-4 record and a playoff appearance, as well as a 6-1 conference finish in 2006 ... Carried 106 times for 766 yards (7.3 per carry) his senior year while collecting 200 receiving yards ... Earned Texas 5A all-state and first-team all-district honors as team captain ... Shared Most Valuable Running Back honors as a senior with former Missouri State teammate Brandon Oliver ... Was also a standout hurdler and sprinter for the Jaguars.

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Personal: Stephen Allen Johnston was born 7/20/89 in Frankfurt, Germany ... Son of Regina Johnston of Mansfield, Texas ... Majoring in Broadcast Journalism.

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Player (Will Turn) Waylon Richardet* ..........................505 8/9/1989........ Mikael Cooper-Falls (21) Kurt Kutter ......................................435 8/6/1990................ Anthony Grady (20) Garett Wade ...................................430 8/29/1987.........Adam Beauchamp (23) David Arkin .....................................430 8/29/1990................. Rick Dansdill (20) Jake Duron .....................................420 Terian Washington. .........................420 9/9/1988...................Michael Keck (22) Sam Block ......................................410 9/12/1991.................. Zack Cooley (19) Levi Moore ......................................405 9/15/1989................... Matt Thayer (21) Skylar Smith ...................................405 9/21/1987.............Brent Chojnacki (23) Erik Dahl .........................................405 9/21/1990..................Tim Williams (20) Bob Shapel .....................................405 9/26/1990......................Kyle Hahn (20) 9/29/1991..................Noah Ashley (19)

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Adrian Taylor. ............................... 10/7/1987....................David Arkin38.5” (23) Chris Douglas .............................. 10/7/1990..............Trevor Wooden37.5” (20) Jordan Chiles............................... 10/10/1991.................. Brian Berry36.0” (19) Derek Miller.................................. 10/13/1990................... Matt Swan35.5” (20) Justin Fuselier ............................. 10/15/1991................ Isaac Umesi35.0” (19) Colby Broadnax ........................... 10/16/1987.............Justin Fuselier35.0” (23) 10/18/1991..................Eric Pearce (19) Power Clean 10/22/1991..... Martin Montgomery (19) Travis Simmons ..............................350 10/23/1991...........Mitchell Jenkins (19) Chris Moses....................................350 10/23/1991......... Caleb Schaffitzel (19) Kurt Kutter ......................................345 10/25/1987.................Darius Blow (23) David Arkin .....................................340 10/25/1990........ Cadarrius Dotson (20) Jake Duron .....................................330 11/3/1988 .............Chris Earnhardt (22) Stephen Johnston...........................330 11/6/1988 ............... Jimmie Strong (22) Skylar Smith ...................................325 11/14/1988 ...........Travis Simmons (22) Terian Washington. .........................320 11/15/1991 ................ Joe Burgess (19) Mikel Ruder ....................................315 11/19/1987 Jason Bromley (23) Bob Shapel............ .....................................315 11/21/1989 Kaleb Mueller (21) Cody Kirby .............. ......................................315 11/24/1988 ............Wes Stammers (22) * Participated only in bench press testing due to injury 12/13/1988............... Dan Reichert (22) 12/15/1990........... Ryan Callender (20) 12/17/1990................Vernon Scott (20) 12/20/1987...............David Ingram (23) 12/23/1991.............Geoff Stanford (19) 12/31/1989.......................Joe Day (21) 12/31/1989................Chad Jones (21) 1/7/1989..................... Willie White (22) 1/10/1988.................... Levi Moore (23) 1/11/1990 ............ Andre Anderson (21) 1/12/1990................. Drew Temple (21) 1/18/1988..................... Wes Miller (23) 1/20/1988..................... Kolby Hurt (23) 1/23/1990..................Anthony Lee (21) 1/23/1990..................Garett Wade (21) 1/26/1989....................Ian Starnes (22)

Birthdate Player (Will Turn) 2/3/1991............... Adrian Williams (20) 2/5/1989............. Jermaine Saffold (22) 2/19/1989.................Chris Current (22) 2/18/1992................Austin Witmer (19) 2/22/1988......Byron Hightower, Jr. (23) 2/22/1991.... Howard Scarborough (20) 2/27/1988..........Antoine Wilkinson (23) 2/29/1992................. Julian Burton (19) 3/1/1991....................Joey Mendel (20) 3/8/1990.................... Chris Moses (21) 3/15/1990................ Jordan Chiles (21) 3/17/1988................. Adrian Taylor (23) 3/20/1988...................Mikel Ruder (23) 3/26/1991................Mike Crutcher (20) 3/31/1992........... Richard Galbierz (19) 4/7/1989...........Charlie Thompson (22) 4/11/1990 ................ Philip Terhaar (21) 4/21/1991..............Andrew Jordan (20) 4/29/1989........................Erik Dahl (22) 5/8/1989.......... Terian Washington (22) 5/11/1988 ............. Jonathan Davis (23) 5/13/1990............ Tevan Ferguson (21) 5/15/1991.................Justin Aumen (20) 5/18/1987.....................Sam Block (24) 5/27/1989....................Jake Duron (22) 5/31/1989.................Jarrett Wright (22) 6/2/1987............Waylon Richardet (24) 6/4/1987....................Skylar Smith (24) 6/5/1992.....................Josh Mattes (19) 6/10/1988.....................Cody Kirby (23) 6/11/1989 ................Chris Douglas (22) 6/21/1989.............Harrison Menke (22) 6/24/1992...............Jordan Rainey (19) 6/26/1991................Nick Canavan (20) 6/27/1987...................Derek Miller (24) 6/29/1990.................Rodney Kelly (21) 6/29/1991.....................Kurt Kutter (20) 7/5/1991..............Cameron Ridder (20) 7/10/1991.............. Chandler Eden (20) 7/15/1991............... Andrew Beisel (20) 7/20/1989......... Stephen Johnston (22) 7/28/1989....................Bob Shapel (22)

Chad JONES 53 Linebacker 6-1 „ 215 „ Sophomore Ocala, Fla. Forest High Squad (2 Years) Third-year squad member who has battled through injuries at Missouri State and looks to contribute depth to one of the league’s top linebacker units. 2009: Did not see playing time during the 2009 season. 2008: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State. High School: Four-year starter and two-time letterman at linebacker and defensive end for coach David Hodges at Forest High in Ocala, Fla. ... The Wildcats were 4-6 his senior season ... He also earned three letters in wrestling, track and weight lifting ... Was a versatile track athlete with top performances in the shot put and discus, hurdles and sprints. Personal: Chad Jones was born 12/31/89 in Gainesville, Fla. ... Son of Sherwayne Forde and Kenya Jones of Ocala, Fla. ... Majoring in Agricultural Business ... Has a brother, Sherwayne, and two sisters, Aja and Sierra.

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Linebacker 6-4 „ 227 „ Junior Harrisonville, Mo. Harrisonville High One Letter

Linebacker 6-1 „ 211 „ Sophomore Lee’s Summit, Mo. Lee’s Summit West High One Letter

Highly-regarded outside linebacker who should return to his starting role in 2010 … Tallied four tackles in the Maroon and White Game (4/24/10) … Ranked as the No. 26 Division I FCS outside linebacker by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview. 2009: Earned Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer honors after finishing fifth on the squad in tackles (65) and starting all 11 games at outside linebacker … Tied for team lead in forced fumbles (two) and fumble recoveries (two), while finishing second on the squad in tackles for loss (6.5) … Also notched 2.5 sacks, tied for third on the team, for a team-high 25 yards … Recorded a career-high 11 tackles in home venture against Illinois State (10/31/09) … Accumulated nine stops in home win over UT Martin (9/12/09) to earn MSU Media Player of the Week, Missouri State Defensive Player of the Week and “game ball” honors … Was also named CAREER STATS SUMMARY team Defensive Player of the Week in Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------win at Western Illinois (10/17/09) after accumulating four solo tackles, a forced 2008* 1-0 1 0 1 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2009 11-11 27 38 65 6.5 2.5-25 0-0 1 2-2 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------fumble, a sack and two TFLs … Had Total 12-11 28 38 66 6.5 2.5-25 0-0 1 2-2 eight stops in home win over Indiana *at Missouri State (11/7/09) … Tallied six tackles at Arkansas (9/5/09), versus Murray State CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 11 (vs. Illinois State, 10/31/09); Solos: 6 (vs. UT Martin,

(9/19/09) and at Youngstown State 9/12/09); TFL: 2 (2 times, last at Western Illinois, 10/17/09); Sacks: 1 (2 times, last at Western Illinois, 10/17/09); Interceptions: None. (10/3/09) … Averaged 7.7 tackles per game over the last three contests … HONORS Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer: 2009; MSU Tied for 24th in the MVFC in tackles Player of the Week: 9/12/09; MSU Defensive Player of the Week: for loss (0.59 per game) and ranked 9/12/09, 10/17/09. among the top 350 players nationally ... Recorded three sacks and eight tackles in the 2009 Maroon and White spring game after transferring from Missouri. Missouri: Keck was redshirted as a true freshman in 2007 ... Was slotted No. 2 on the team’s spring 2007 depth chart at linebacker ... In 2008 preseason, he was No. 2 on the Tigers’ depth chart at defensive end ... Had nine stops in the team’s 2008 spring game ... Played in 2008 season opener against Illinois in St. Louis and tallied one tackle. High School: Was a Class 3 all-state, all-district and all-conference honoree each of his last three seasons at Harrisonville (Mo.) High as a defensive end and outside linebacker for coach Fred Bouchard ... Wildcats were a collective 53-3 in his four seasons, including three Missouri Class 3 state titles and one runner-up (double overtime) finish … Had his senior season impacted by a knee injury, but returned before the end of the year and helped lead his team to an undefeated, 14-0 season and a Class 3 state title … Ended senior season (2006) with 65 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles and two recovered fumbles, and also scored a defensive TD on a fumble return of 68 yards ... Had 148 tackles, 12 sacks and three forced fumbles as a junior … Registered 90 tackles and 8 QB sacks as a sophomore in 2004, and preceded that with 70 tackles and six sacks as a freshman … His four Show-Me Bowl appearances included four tackles for loss, a fumble recovery, a blocked kick, a 48-yard interception return and two sacks ... Was a two-time Bobby Bell Award finalist, winning that honor in 2006-07 ... A Parade Magazine All-American was rated as the state’s No. 1 overall prospect by Super Prep and also as an All-American who rated as the nation’s No. 11 overall weak-side linebacker recruit … Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 1 overall prospect in the state of Missouri and as the No. 4 weak-side defensive end in the nation … Ranked by Prep Star as the No. 16 overall prospect (any position) in the Midlands region and as the nation’s No. 26 defensive line prospect in 2006-07 … Also played basketball and track at Harrisonville. Personal: Michael J. Keck was born 9/9/88 in Kansas City, Mo. ... Grandmother is Charlotte Keck … Son of Bartholomew Keck and Tina Silver of Harrisonville, Mo. ... Majoring in Criminology with a minor in History.

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Will compete at outside linebacker and add depth to one of the best LB units in the league … Had five tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/24/09). 2009: Played in all 11 games as a CAREER STATS SUMMARY redshirt freshman … Factored in nine Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------official tackles for the season, including 2009 11-0 5 4 9 1.5 0.5-3 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------two solo stops in win at Western Illinois Total 11-0 5 4 9 1.5 0.5-3 0-0 0 0-0 (10/17/09) … Also had two tackles in CAREER HIGHS season opener at Arkansas (9/5/09) … Tackles: 2 (at Arkansas, 9/5/09, and at Western Illinois, 10/17/09);

Also tallied 1.5 TFLs and a half sack. Solos: 2 (at Western Illinois, 10/17/09); TFL: 1 (vs. Murray State, 9/19/09); Sacks: 0.5 (vs. Indiana St., 11/7/09); Interceptions: None. 2008: Redshirted his first MSU HONORS season ... Named MSU Defensive MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/25/08. Scout Team Player of the Week for the Southern Illinois game (10/25/08). High School: Two-year starter for coach Royce Boehm at Lee’s Summit (Mo.) West High ... Helped the Titans to a 14-0 season and Class 4 state title in 2007 while earning consensus first-team all-state honors ... Had 3.5 TFLs and three sacks in the state championship against Parkway Central ... Claimed All-Suburban Small 6 honors twice, Independence Examiner All-Area and Kansas City Star All-Metro distinction ... Recorded a school record 11.5 sacks as a senior ... Tallied 36 career tackles for loss and 19.5 career sacks, both school records ... Titans were 12-1 and state semifinalists his junior year. Personal: Rodney D. Kelly was born 6/29/90 in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of Ronald and Stacey Kelly of Lee’s Summit, Mo. ... Majoring in Community Recreation with a minor in Sociology ... Has two brothers, Ronald, Jr. and Nick.

Curtis KING 55 Defensive End 6-2 „ 275 „ Redshirt Freshman Memphis, Tenn. Trezevant High Squad (1 Year) Redshirt freshman who will provide depth as he moves from defensive tackle to end. 2009: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State. High School: Two-year starting lineman for Trezevant High in Memphis, Tenn., for coach Teli White ... Earned All-Memphis Metro at defensive tackle in 2008 and was also named to the All-Tennessee Defensive team as well as all-state and all-region laurels ... Helped guide the Bears to the Class 3A playoffs and a 6-5 record as a senior while recording 86 total tackles, 54 solos and 16 sacks ... Was named to the all-Mid South team in 2008 ... Posted 62 tackles and 9 sacks as a junior ... Had 32 tackles with 5 sacks in 2006. Personal: Curtis King was born 8/31/90 in Memphis, Tenn. ... Son of Curtis and Carolyn Isom of Memphis ... Has two sisters, Ashley and Nicole ... Undecided on a major.

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Cody KIRBY 13 Quarterback 5-11 „ 202 „ Senior Rogers, Ark. Rogers High Three Letters Three-year starter who enters 2010 as arguably the top signal caller in the Missouri Valley Football Conference ... Enters final season ranked No. 1 in Missouri State history in TD passes (37) and No. 2 in passing yards (5,876), completions (511), attempts (859), and plays (1,136), third in total offense (6,309) and 4th in completion percentage (59.5%) … Ranked as the No. 12 Division I FCS quarterback by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview … Was 47-for-79 in three spring scrimmages for 509 yards … Enters season with 30 consecutive starts (14-16) and 13 career 200-yard passing games. 2009: Earned All-MVFC honorable mention honors after ranking fourth in the conference in total offense (2,116), passing yards (2,114) and pass efficiency (123.8) … Was 51st nationally among all NCAA FCS quarterbacks in pass efficiency and 52nd in total offense (192.36) … Finished the year 181-for-293 (.618) for 2,120 yards and 11 touchdowns, the fourth-best season in MSU STATS SUMMARY history in passing yardage … Collected CAREER Year G-GS Att Cmp Yds TD Int TC Yds TD Lg -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------MSU Offensive Player of the Week 2007 11-8 246 149 1742 11 8 88 218 8 21 honors after going 19-for-32 for 248 2008 11-11 320 181 2014 15 7 98 213 9 24 yards and two TDs against Illinois State 2009 11-11 293 181 2120 11 16 91 2 3 18 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(10/31/09) … Fired for a career-best Total 33-30 859 511 5876 37 31 277 433 20 24 341 yards in fourth-quarter, comeMisc: 300-Yard Passing Games: 1; 200-Yard Passing from-behind win at Western Illinois Games: 13; 100-Yard Rushing Games: 0. Record as Starter: 14-16. (10/17/09) … Set career standards for attempts (46), completions (29) CAREER HIGHS Pass Att.: 46 (vs. South Dakota State, 10/10/09); Completions: 29 and yards (288) the previous week in (vs. South Dakota State, 10/10/09); Pass Yards: 341 (at Western Ilnarrow 24-17 loss to eventual league linois, 10/17/09); TD Passes: 4 (vs. Illinois State, 10/6/07); Longest champ South Dakota State (10/10/09), Pass: 77 (to Justin Fuselier at Illinois State, 10/18/08); Carries: 23 (vs. North Dakota State, 11/15/08); Rush Yards: 66 (at Indiana while getting a season-high 59 rushing State, 11/22/08); Rush TDs: 3 (at Illinois State, 10/18/08); Longest yards … Posted additional 200-yard Rush: 24 (vs. North Dakota State, 11/15/08); Total Offense: 347 efforts in wins over Murray State (vs. South Dakota State, 10/10/09). (9/19/09) with 223 yards (17-for-28) and HONORS at Youngstown State (10/3/09) with 252 All-Missouri Valley Football Conference: 2008 (2nd), 2009 (HM); MVFC Freshman of the Year: 2007; MVFC All-Newcomer: 2007; yards (19-for-28) … Also passed for MVFC Preseason All-Conference: 2008; MSU Player of the Year: season-best three touchdowns in win 2008; MVFC Offensvie Player of the Week: 9/22/07, 10/6/07, over Murray State … Was preseason 10/18/08; MSU Player of the Week: 9/15/07, 9/22/07, 10/6/07, 11/10/07, 10/18/08, 11/22/08. MSU Offensvie Player of the Week: All-MVFC honorable mention at QB. 9/22/07, 10/18/08, 11/22/08, 10/31/09.

2008: Earned All-MVFC Second Team honors and finished second in the league in passing yards per game (183.1), third in total offense (202.5) and 10th in touchdowns scored (nine) ... Named Missouri State Coors Player of the Year and was just the third sophomore in school history to be named co-captain ... Became the fastest MSU quarterback ever to reach 3,000 career passing yards (10/25/08) when he matched a career-high 22 completions against Southern Illinois in his 18th career game ... Finished SIU game with 243 passing yards ... Threw gametying touchdown pass to Chris Geisz as time expired and rushed for winning touchdown in overtime (19 yards) in season finale at Indiana State (11/22/08) to earn MSU Coors Player of the Week and MSU Offensive POW honors ... His 66 rushing yards in win at Indiana State were a career high ... Engineered a 20-point 4th quarter in 34-28 comeback win at Illinois State (10/18/08), including a 77-yard game-clinching TD pass to Justin Fuselier with 4:50 remaining to earn MVFC Offensive Player of the Week, MSU Coors POW and MSU Offensive POW honors ... Finished Illinois State game with 254 passing yards and career-highs 314 yards total offense and three rushing TDs ... Posted season-best 261 passing yards on 42 attempts in season opener against Washburn (9/4/08) ... Threw for 246 yards and three TDs vs. Western Illinois (10/4/08) ... Was 15-for-28 for 217 yards versus North Dakota State (11/15/08) ... Completed 20-of-27 passes for 195 yards and two TDs in win at Southeast Missouri (9/20/08) ... Finished season with seven games of one

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2007: Named MVFC Freshman of the Year and named to MVFC All-Newcomer squad as a true freshman ... Took over starting QB duties in team’s fourth game to engineer a fourth-quarter comeback win over Central Arkansas (9/22/07), 42-38, scoring the gamewinning touchdown ... Completed 22-of-38 passes for 247 yards and two TDs in UCA game while rushing for three more scores to earn MVFC Offensive Player of the Week, MSU Coors POW and MSU Offensive POW laurels ... Passed for season highs 277 yards and four TDs in 58-41 win over Illinois State (10/6/07) to claim MVFC Offensive Player of the Week and MSU Coors Player of the Week ... Also threw for 255 yards in season finale win over Southeast Missouri (11/10/07), completing 18-of-21 passes with a pair of TDs and was named MSU Coors Player of the Week ... Also earned Coors POW honors after passing for 62 yards in reserve capacity at Kansas State (9/15/07). High School: Earned Arkansas 7A Player of the Year honors his senior year by the Arkansas Democrat and Hooten’s Arkansas Magazine after notching 3,500 passing yards with 34 TDs, in addition to rushing for 18 TDs and 800 yards for the Rogers (Ark.) High Mountaineers of coach Ronnie Peacock ... Helped team to 12-1 record and state runnerup showing in a one-point state finals loss ... Named to AP Super Team, KURM Dream Team and Max Emfinger All-America Team while earning Vanderbilt Top Gun Award at Music City 7-on-7 event ... Also completed more than 66 percent of his passes in 2006 and had just six interceptions in over 400 attempts ... Passed for 520 yards vs. Fort Smith Northside his senior year ... High school teammate of former Bears WR Chad Peachey ... Was also a four-year baseball letterman as a pitcher and infielder. Personal: Cody Bartlett Kirby was born 6/10/88 in Memphis, Tenn. ... Son of Bob and Betty Kirby of Bentonville, Ark. ... Majoring in Exercise and Movement Science ... Father played football at Central Arkansas.

Kirby Game-by-Game Stats 2007 Opponent Att Cmp Yds TD Int Lg TC Yds. TD Lg ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Aug 30, 2007 MISSOURI S&T 8 5 63 0 1 17 4 37 1 16 Sep 6, 2007 at UT Martin 8 5 51 0 0 20 5 53 2 21 Sep 15, 2007 at Kansas State 17 9 62 0 0 14 9 0 0 8 Sep 22, 2007* CENTRAL ARKANSAS 38 22 247 2 1 30 9 40 3 10 Sep 29, 2007* at Youngstown State 31 19 183 1 1 31 11 24 1 19 Oct 6, 2007* ILLINOIS STATE 24 17 277 4 0 64 12 31 0 8 Oct 13, 2007* at Western Illinois 30 15 159 1 2 33 9 1 0 4 Oct 20, 2007* at Southern Illinois 33 17 176 0 2 24 11 -21 0 9 Oct 27, 2007* INDIANA STATE 12 10 183 1 0 49 4 21 0 9 Nov 3, 2007* UNI 24 12 86 0 1 13 4 9 1 5 Nov 10, 2007* SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 21 18 255 2 0 34 10 23 0 18 Totals 246 149 1742 11 8 64 88 218 8 21 2008 Opponent Att Cmp Yds TD Int Lg TC Yds. TD Lg ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sep. 4, 2008* WASHBURN 42 21 261 2 2 32 12 53 0 21 Sep 13, 2008* at Oklahoma State 15 3 25 1 0 15 3 15 0 8 Sep 20, 2008* at Southeast Missouri 27 20 195 2 0 33 7 10 1 8 Oct. 4, 2008* WESTERN ILLINOIS 34 20 246 3 1 67 5 -17 0 2 Oct 11, 2008* YOUNGSTOWN STATE 14 11 127 1 0 34 10 56 2 23 Oct 18, 2008* at Illinois State 27 17 254 1 0 77 9 59 3 16 Oct 25, 2008* SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 40 22 253 1 1 26 7 -17 0 9 Nov 1, 2008* at South Dakota State 32 21 165 2 0 21 9 14 0 13 Nov 8, 2008* at UNI 26 14 78 0 1 14 5 -22 0 0 Nov 15, 2008* NORTH DAKOTA ST. 28 15 217 1 1 32 23 -4 2 24 Nov 22, 2008* at Indiana State 35 17 193 1 1 25 8 66 1 19 Totals 320 181 2014 15 7 77 98 213 9 24 2009 Opponent Att Cmp Yds TD Int Lg TC Yds. TD Lg ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sep 5, 2009* at Arkansas 20 12 107 0 2 26 11 -1 0 5 Sep 12, 2009* UT MARTIN 16 9 103 0 1 24 8 36 1 18 Sep 19, 2009* MURRAY STATE 28 17 223 3 2 39 10 -12 0 3 Sep 26, 2009* UNI 30 17 116 1 1 14 8 -16 0 12 Oct 3, 2009* at Youngstown State 28 19 252 1 1 57 4 3 0 5 Oct 10, 2009* SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 46 29 288 1 3 48 14 59 0 15 Oct 17, 2009* at Western Illinois 32 18 341 1 1 53 10 -59 0 10 Oct 24, 2009* at North Dakota State 12 9 104 1 0 28 8 20 1 13 Oct 31, 2009* ILLINOIS STATE 32 19 248 2 0 47 6 -22 0 5 Nov 7, 2009* INDIANA STATE 22 16 158 1 2 21 6 -10 1 5 Nov. 14, 2009* at Southern Illinois 27 16 180 0 3 31 6 4 0 11 Totals 293 181 2120 11 16 57 91 2 3 18 * Indicates game started

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Kurt KUTTER 68 Offensive Guard 6-3 „ 308 „ Redshirt Freshman O’Fallon, Mo. Timberland High Squad (1 Year) Returns from a redshirt year to compete for playing time at the offensive guard spots. 2009: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State … Named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the 9/19/09 home win over Murray State ... Named to MVFC Honor Roll for 2009-10. HONORS High School: A four-year starter MVFC Honor Roll: 2009-10; MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/19/09. at left guard and defensive tackle for coach Craig Collins at Timberland High in Wentzville, Mo. ... Was named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top 20 players list after helping the Wolves to a 10-1 record and Class 5 district title in 2008 ... Team won two straight league titles and made back-to-back playoff appearances, including quarterfinals in 2007... Was a two-time all-Gateway Conference pick and earned Class 5 All-State and second-team Post-Dispatch All-Metro honors ... Was a standout shot and discus thrower. Personal: Kurt Allen Kutter was born 6/29/91 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Scott Kutter of Kansas City, Mo., and Carol Kutter of Lake St. Louis, Mo. ... Majoring in Mathematics and Engineering (3.41 GPA) ... Has two brothers, Kyle and Cody.

Anthony LEE 35 Safety 6-1 „ 213 „ Sophomore Bonner Springs, Kan. Bonner Springs High One Letter Third-year squad member who will back up Derek Miller at free safety and will provide essential depth and experience to the MSU secondary. 2009: Played in all 11 games as a redshirt freshman … Proved to be a reliable special teams performer and role player in his CAREER STATS SUMMARY second season with the program … Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Earned only tackle with a solo stop in 2009 11-0 1 0 1 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------home win over Murray State (9/19/09). Total 11-0 1 0 1 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2008: Redshirted his first year at CAREER HIGHS Missouri State. Tackles: 1 (vs. Murray State, 9/19/09); Solos: 1 (vs. Murray State,

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High School: A powerful runner with great speed and athleticism, Mattes made the transition from receiver to running back for his senior year at Lebanon High School … Earned all-district, academic all-conference, and all-Ozarks Conference honors for the second straight season for coach Will Christian ... In 2009, he had 200 carries for 1,224 yards, second-most in school history, and scored a school-record 20 touchdowns while helping the Yellowjackets to a 5-5 record … Was named the team’s offensive MVP … In 2008, he had 45 receptions for 486 yards as the team’s feature receiver and garnered first-team all-conference and all-district recognition ... A member of the all-time winningest class to come through Lebanon High, he helped lead the Yellowjackets to their first-ever playoff appearance in 2008 … Was an all-state sprinter and triple jumper. Personal: Joshua Brian Mattes was born 6/5/92 in Springfield, Mo. … Son of Matt and Debra Mattes of Eldridge, Mo. …Plans to major in Business … His one sibling, Will, who also attends Missouri State ... Also recruited by Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois.

Joey MENDEL 33 Running Back 6-1 „ 202 „ Redshirt Freshman Springfield, Mo. Glendale High Squad (1 Year) The Springfield native will provide depth to the offensive backfield this season after an injury-plagued campaign in 2009. 2009: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State with a knee injury. High School: Proved to be a versatile standout for coach Joel Heman at Glendale High School in Springfield, Mo., as a three-year starter at running back, punter and defensive end ... Missed half of the 2008 season with an ACL injury ... Carried 17 times for 133 yards in a senior season game against Joplin ... In 2007, he was a second-team AllOzarks Conference punter and running back, while claiming Southwest Missouri Football Coaches Association second-team honors at both positions ... He is also a distinguished discus thrower for the Falcons’ track team, lettering four years and serving as a sprinter for three seasons. Personal: Joseph Michael Mendel was born 3/1/91 in Springfield, Mo. .... Son of Mark and Chris Mendel of Springfield, Mo. ... Majoring in Biology ... Has a sister, Emily ... Father, Mark, played college football at Nebraska.

9/19/09); TFL: None; Sacks: None; Interceptions: None. High School: Helped the Bonner Springs (Kan.) High Braves to Kaw Valley Conference and district titles his senior year as a safety, receiver and running back ... Was a four-year starter for coach Lew Kasselman and also played quarterback, running back and cornerback during his career.

Personal: Anthony O. Lee, Jr. was born 1/23/90 in Kansas City, Kan. ... Son of Anthony O. Lee, Sr. and Cheree Lee of Kansas City, Kan. ... Majoring in Administrative Management ... Has a brother, Prentice, and a sister, Alisha.

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Derek MILLER 10 Safety 6-3 „ 196 „ Senior Olathe, Kan. Olathe East High Three Letters Fifth-year senior and two-year starter who will hold down the free safety spot this fall … Ranked 14th at Division I FCS free safety by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview.

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Harrison MENKE 63 Center 6-4 „ 280 „ Sophomore Joplin, Mo. Joplin High Squad (2 Years) The former offensive tackle will back up senior Erik Dahl at center this fall in his third season with the program. 2009: Played in three games, including the season opener against Arkansas. 2008: Redshirted his first season HONORS at Missouri State ... Earned MSU OfMSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year: 2008; MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/18/08, 11/8/08. fensive Scout Team Player of the Year honors ... Named MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week twice for road games against Illinois State (10/18/08) and UNI (11/8/08).

2009: Finished fourth on the team in total tackles (70) to rank tied for 19th in the MVFC and 212th nationally … Led squad with four interceptions to rank tied for eighth in the league and tied for 51st nationally … Finished with five passes defended and one fumble recovery … Had two interceptions for 15 yards in win over Murray State (9/19/09) … Posted season-best 13 tackles in narrow 24-17 loss to South Dakota State (10/10/09) … Also had double-figure tackles with 10 in win at Western Illinois (10/17/09) … Recorded nine tackles in season opener at Arkansas (9/5/09), including four solos … Earned MSU Defensive Player of the Week and “game ball” recipient in road win at North Dakota State (10/24/09) with six total tackles and a CAREER STATS SUMMARY key fumble recovery … Was fourth on Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------the team in solo stops (26) ... MVFC 2007 11-11 38 44 82 1 0-0 1-14 2 0-2 Commissioner’s Academic Excellence 2008 9-1 26 16 42 1 0-0 0-0 1 3-0 2009 11-11 26 44 70 0.5 0-0 4-25 5 0-1 Award and Honor Roll. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 31-23 90 104 194 2.5 0-0 5-39 8 3-3 2008: Finished ninth on the team in tackles (42), despite missing two games CAREER HIGHS 14 (at Western Illinois, 10/13/07); Solos: 7 (at UT Martin, with injuries ... Returned a blocked punt Tackles: 9/6/07); TFL: 1 (at UNI, 11/8/08); Sacks: None; Interceptions: 2 36 yards for a touchdown and matched (Murray State, 9/19/09). a season high with seven tackles HONORS Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer: 2007; MVFC against Southern Illinois (10/25/08) ... Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award & Honor Roll: Also recorded seven tackles against 2009-10; MSU Defensive Player of the Week: 10/6/07; 10/24/09; Western Illinois (10/4/08) ... Had six MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/26/06. solo tackles, seven total stops and a tackle for loss at UNI (11/8/08) ... Forced a pair of fumbles against North Dakota State (11/15/08) ... Secured six total tackles in road win at Illinois State (10/18/08). 2007: Earned MVFC All-Newcomer honors after starting all 11 games at free safety and finishing third on the team in tackles (82) as a redshirt freshman ... Recorded doublefigure tackles three times in a four-game stretch (9/22 to 10/13/07) ... Had career-high 14 tackles, including four solos, at Western Illinois (10/13/07) ... Posted 13 stops with five solos and a half sack in win over Illinois State (10/6/07) to earn MSU Defensive Player of the Week honors ... Finished with 12 tackles in home win over Central Arkansas (9/22/07) ... Secured career-high seven solo tackles and nine total in win at UT-Martin (9/6/07) ... Posted a 14-yard interception return in win over Indiana State (10/27/07) ... Factored in nine tackles, including five solos against UNI (11/3/07). 2006: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State ... Named MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for Oklahoma State game (9/2/06).

High School: Three-year starter and letterman for coach Doug Buckmaster at Joplin (Mo.) High as a standout center and offensive tackle ... Was a second-team all-state selection as a senior in 2007 while claiming All-Ozark Conference laurels three years and Springfield News-Leader All-Ozark honors as a junior and senior ... Also earned all-district and Joplin Globe All-Area honors twice while starting 30 straight games ... Helped the Eagles to a 7-3 record and Ozark Conference title his junior season ... Was also a twoyear starter at center for the Joplin basketball team.

High School: Four-year starter who helped team to a 31-4 record as starting quarterback for coach Jeff Meyers’ Olathe (Kan.) East Hawks ... Was consensus Kansas all-state quarterback as a senior in 2005 as well as earning all-Sunflower Conference, all-Johnson County, Kansas City Star all-Metro and all-city honors ... Earned Johnson County Player of the Year, Olathe News Player of the Year and Sunflower Conference Player of the Year laurels his senior year, while breaking nine school and conference records ... Also earned second-team all-state distinction as a punter his senior season, helping him earn the honor of All-Metro All-Purpose POY ... Was also an honorable mention all-state quarterback as sophomore ... Hawks won three straight district and regional championships with Miller at the helm, advancing all the way to the state finals his senior year ... Was a three-year starter on the basketball team and earned one baseball letter.

Personal: Harrison Stephen Menke was born 6/21/89 in Lincoln, Neb. ... Son of Stephen and Tami Menke of Joplin, Mo. ... Majoring in Political Science with a minor in Criminology ... Has a brother, Evan.

Personal: Derek Cy Miller was born 6/27/87 in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Son of Dustin and Tammy Miller of Olathe, Kan ... Majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology ... Has a brother, Hayes.

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Wes MILLER

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89 Tight End 6-4 „ 261 „ Senior St. Joseph, Mo. Benton High Three Letters Three-year letterman who brings experience and size to the cast of candidates vying to fill the starting tight end spot vacated by All-American senior Clay Harbor … Had four catches for 34 yards in three spring scrimmages. 2009: Played 10 games, earning four starts as the second tight end … Finished season with three receptions for 43 yards and a touchdown … Had a 27-yard touchdown reception, the first TD and longest reception of his career, in home win over Murray State (9/19/09) … Earned MSU Offensive Player of the Week honors for Murray State game … Also had receptions against South Dakota State (10/10/09) and Illinois State (10/31/09) … Named MSU Special Teams Player of the Week for Illinois State game ... Named to Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for 2009-10. 2008: Saw action in 10 games and was a regular contributor at tight end and on special teams ... Recorded a tackle in win at Southeast Missouri (9/20/08). 2007: Got into seven ballgames and caught a 15-yard pass in his collegiate debut against Missouri S&T (8/30/07) ... Also had a reception against UNI (11/3/07). 2006: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2007 7-0 0 0 0 2 16 8.0 0 15 2008 10-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2009 10-4 0 0 0 3 43 14.3 1 27 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 27-4 0 0 0 5 59 11.8 1 27 Misc.: 100-Yard Receiving Games: 0. CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 1 (5 times, last vs. Illinois State, 10/31/09); Rec. Yards: 27 (vs. Murray State, 9/19/09); TDs: 1 (vs. Murray State, 9/19/09).

HONORS Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll: 2009-10; MSU Offensive Player of the Week: 9/19/09; MSU Special Teams Player of the Week: 10/31/09; MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/14/06, 11/4/06, 11/6/07.

High School: Four-year starter for coach Derek Wilson at Benton High in St. Joseph, Mo. ... Earned all-city, all-district, all-Midland Empire Conference and KKWK All-Regional honors as a senior tight end, defensive end and long snapper in 2005 ... Also earned all-city and all-conference honors as a sophomore and junior ... Was also a four-year basketball and baseball starter for the Cardinals, claiming all-city and all-district honors as a pitcher and first baseman. Personal: Wesley Thomas Miller was born 1/18/88 in St. Joseph, Mo. ... Son of Tom and Kathy Miller of St. Joseph, Mo. ... Majoring in Exercise and Movement Science ... Has a brother, Ryan.

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High School: After recording 85 total tackles his senior season, Montgomery helped coach Bobby Bolding’s Pine Bluff (Ark.) High Zebras to an Arkansas Class 6A runner-up finish and 9-5 campaign … The all-state defensive end also tallied 20 sacks, 15 TFLs and recovered three fumbles as a senior … He earned all-conference laurels and was picked to play in the Arkansas All-Star Game ... In 2008, he was an honorable mention all-conference pick for a conference championship squad ... Finished 2008 season with 41 tackles, five sacks and a fumble recovery … Had 25 tackles and four sacks as a sophomore. Personal: Martin Ben-Arthur Montgomery was born 10/22/91 in Pine Bluff, Ark. … Son of John and Regina Montgomery of Pine Bluff … Plans to major in History and hopes to teach high school … Has five siblings, John, Larry, James, Kenesha and Jasmon.

Levi MOORE 99 Defensive End 6-3 „ 255 „ Senior Mountain View, Mo. Liberty High Three Letters Three-year letterman and fifth-year squad member who should snag a starting role at defensive end this fall with Mikel Ruder moving to nose tackle … Notched a pair of tackles, including one for loss in the Maroon and White Game (4/24/10). 2009: Played 10 games in reserve on the d-line and was also a key part of the special teams units … Finished with 11 total tackles … Had season-high four tackles in home win over UT Martin (9/26/09) … Notched two solo stops against UNI (9/26/09) … Also recorded two tackles apiece at Youngstown State (10/3/09) and at No. 1 Southern Illinois (11/14/09) … Was awarded team’s inaugural Tough Son of a Bear Award. 2008: Played in all 11 games and was a key DL reserve and special teams contributor ... Posted career-high five tackles vs. Western Illinois (10/4/08) to claim MSU Defensive Player of the Week honors ... Had multiple tackles at Oklahoma State (9/13/08) and at Illinois State (10/18/08). CAREER STATS SUMMARY 2007: Played in every game and Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------started two at nose tackle ... Recorded 2007 11-2 5 11 16 1.5 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 three solo tackles in first career start 2008 11-0 3 10 13 0.5 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2009 10-0 4 7 11 1.5 1-6 0-0 1 0-0 at UT Martin (9/6/07) ... Also had three -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------tackles in home games vs. Missouri Total 32-2 12 28 40 3.5 1-6 0-0 1 0-0 S&T (8/30/07), UNI (11/3/07) and CAREER HIGHS Southeast Missouri (8/30/07) ... Had 1.5 Tackles: 5 (vs. Western Illinois, 10/4/08); Solos: 3 (at UT Martin, 9/6/07); TFL: 1 (2 times, last vs. UT Martin, 9/12/09); Sacks: 1 (vs. tackles for loss the last two games. UT Martin, 9/12/09); Interceptions: None. 2006: Redshirted his first season at HONORS MSU ... Earned Defensive Scout Team MSU Defensive Player of the Week: 10/4/08; Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/30/06; MSU Tough Son of a Bear Award: 2009. POW award for Youngstown State game (9/30/06). High School: Recorded 155 tackles and earned third-team all-state honors as a senior for coach Darin Acklin at Liberty High School in Mountain View, Mo. ... Was a four-time alldistrict and three-time all-South Central Association pick ... Posted career-high 29 tackles in a game as a junior to add to his 168 season total ... Finished career with 525 tackles in four seasons ... Was also a standout thrower and hurdler for the track team. Personal: Levi Moore was born 1/10/88 in Savannah, Ga. ... Son of G. Boyd and Kimberly Moore of Mountain View ... Majoring in Animal Science ... One brother, Jon-Boyd.

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Chris MOSES

Eric PEARCE

54 Linebacker 6-0 „ 222 „ Sophomore Jacksonville, Fla. Episcopal High Squad (2 Years) Will try to utilize his great speed to be a contributing member of the Bears’ linebacker corps this season as he enters his third season with the program. 2009: Did not see any game time during injury-plagued 2009 season. 2008: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Named MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week after North Dakota State game (11/15/08).

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2009 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 HONORS

High School: Four-year letterman MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 11/15/08. and starter for coach David Hess at Episcopal High in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Helped his team to a 7-4 record and Class 2B district title with 101 tackles, 12 for loss, three sacks and a pair of interceptions his senior year in 2007 ... Claimed second-team all-state and Jacksonville all-city honors his senior year and collected team Extra Yard Award four times his last two seasons. Personal: Christopher Allen Moses was born 3/8/90 in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Son of Kriscita Moses of Jacksonville, Fla. ... Majoring in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Development ... Has a brother, Michael.

Kaleb MUELLER

Defensive Tackle 6-2 „ 280 „ Freshman Springdale, Ark. Har-Ber High

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High School: The 2009 Arkansas all-state defensive lineman helped his Har-Ber squad to an Arkansas Class 7A state title and a 12-1 overall record … He was a two-time all-conference pick for coach Chris Wood’s Wildcats and was selected to play in the Arkansas High School All-Star Game after producing 46 total tackles and seven sacks as a senior … The KURM Football Dream Team named him the Defensive Lineman of the Year … A four-year starter on the defensive line, he was a member of three conference championship teams and left with a 32-7 cumulative record … Named Har-Ber’s Outstanding Defensive Lineman his last two seasons. Personal: Eric Michael Pearce was born 10/18/91 in Fayetteville, Ark. … Son of Mike and Denise Pearce of Springdale, Ark. … Plans to major in Biology and to continue his education with veterinary school … Has one sister, Megan.

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High School: Established himself as a top-shelf prospect in 2009, earning Class 6 firstteam all-state honors for the Joplin Eagles of coach Doug Buckmaster … Named Joplin High Offensive Lineman of the Year … Was first-team all-conference and all-district his senior season after claiming second-team laurels from the district and league in 2008 … Helped Joplin to an Ozark Conference title his junior season. Personal: Jordan Thomas Rainey was born 6/24/92 in Joplin, Mo. … Son of Johnny and Diane Rainey of Joplin, Mo. …Plans to major in Physical Education … Has two brothers, Josh and Jake ... Also recruited by Arkansas, Kansas State, and Arkansas State.

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58 Long Snapper 6-2 „ 221 „ Junior Paola, Kan. Paola High Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College One of the top-rated long snappers in the junior college ranks joined the Bears early in 2010 and enjoyed a successful spring season. Fort Scott CC: Rated as one of the top-12 long snappers in the nation by Scout.com, Mueller was part of coach Jeff Sims’ Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College squad that was 11-1 in 2009 and finished as national runners-up … The Greyhounds were 7-0 in the Jayhawk Conference and Region VI champions. High School: Was a four-year starter for Paola High School and coach Mike Dumpert … Saw time at linebacker, defensive end, running back and long snapper … Also competed in track and field, throwing the javelin and shot put. Personal: Kaleb Dane Mueller was born 11/21/89 in Olathe, Kan. … Son of Jason and Marilyn Mueller of Paola, Kan. … Plans to major in Administrative Management (3.11 GPA) … Has one sister, Briana.

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Name Pos Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown High School Noah Ashley WR 6-2 170 Fr. Culver City, Calif. Culver City High Andrew Beisel LB 6-2 215 Fr. Fenton, Mo. Rockwood Summit Brian Berry CB 5-9 175 Fr. Camden, Ark. Fairview High Joe Burgess OL 6-6 300 Fr. Florissant, Mo. McCluer North High Julian Burton WR 5-10 185 Fr. Memphis, Tenn. White Station High Nick Canavan LB 6-0 210 Fr. Norman, Okla. Northside High Zack Cooley OL 6-5 275 Fr. Lebanon, Mo. Lebanon High Michael Crutcher DB 6-2 200 Fr. Wentzville, Mo. Timberland High Richard Galbierz OL 6-3 285 Fr. Arnold, Mo. Fox High Sam Goode DT 6-3 310 Fr. Jacksonville, Fla. Ribault High Mitchell Jenkins QB 6-3 203 Fr. Springfield, Mo. Hillcrest High Josh Mattes RB 6-2 225 Fr. Lebanon, Mo. Lebanon High Martin Montgomery DE 6-3 235 Fr. Pine Bluff, Ark. Pine Bluff High Kaleb Mueller LS 6-2 221 Jr. Paola, Kan. Paola High** Eric Pearce DT 6-2 280 Fr. Springdale, Ark. Har-Ber High Jordan Rainey OL 6-5 310 Fr. Joplin, Mo. Joplin High Caleb Schaffitzel DB 6-0 205 Fr. Fair Grove, Mo. Fair Grove High Matt Thayer TE 6-4 249 So. Bellevue, Neb. Bellevue East High* Isaac Umesi CB 5-10 175 Fr. Richland Hills, Tex Richland High Willie White WR 6-3 205 Jr. Kingsland, Ga. Camden Co. High*** Austin Witmer K 6-5 180 Fr. Grand Island, Neb. G.I. Central Catholic Late Additions/Walk-Ons/Transfers Chris Earnhardt DE 6-5 265 Jr. Springfield, Mo. Hillcrest High ****** Chandler Eden WR 5-10 175 Fr. Strafford, Mo. Strafford High Andrew Jordan LB 6-2 210 Fr. Nixa, Mo. Nixa High Cameron Ridder WR 6-1 180 Fr. Springfield, Mo. Kickapoo High Vernon Scott RB/WR 6-0 168 RFr Muskogee, Okla. Muskogee High***** Geoff Stanford LB 6-1 215 Fr. Wichita, Kan. East High Drew Temple TB 5-9 195 So. Kansas City, Mo. Rockhurst High**** * Transfer from Iowa Western Community College ** Transfer from Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College *** Transfer from Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College **** Transfer from University of Kansas (2009) and Missouri (2008). ***** Transfer from Colorado State ****** Transfer from Missouri

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Waylon RICHARDET 46 Defensive End 6-1 „ 273 „ Senior Perryville, Mo. St. Vincent’s High Three Letters

Waylon Richardet

Dan REICHERT 23 Wide Receiver 5-11 „ 165 „ Junior Harrisonville, Mo. Harrisonville High „ Mid-America Nazarene Squad (1 Year) Returns to game action after sitting out 2009 as a transfer in residence and 2008 as a redshirt … Hauled in two passes during the first two spring scrimmages. 2009: Sat at the 2009 season in residence at Missouri State as a transfer from MidAmerican Nazarene in Olathe, Kan. ... HONORS Two-time MSU Offensive Scout Team MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/26/09, 11/7/09. Player of the Week for his contributions for the UNI (9/26/09) and Indiana State (11/7/09) games. Mid-America Nazarene: Was redshirted in 2008 at NAIA power Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan. ... Named Scout Team Player of the Year for coach Jeff Stugart’s Heart of America Conference champs who finished 10-1 overall and ranked No. 4 nationally. Southwest Baptist: Was a squad member his freshman season for the Bearcats at Division II Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. High School: Earned Missouri Football Coaches Association Class 3 All-State FirstTeam honors as a senior tight end ... Caught a team-high 36 passes for 636 yards and two touchdowns for coach Fred Bouchard’s Class 3 championship team in 2006 ... Also part of state championship team in 2005 at Harrisonville and state runners-up in 2004 ... Teams were a combined 39-3 in his three varsity football seasons ... Posted a 4.48-second 40-yard dash time at the Greater Kansas City Combine on 5/9/06, which ranked No. 2 among all receivers and No. 5 overall ... Was a three-time state medalist in the 4x400 relay in track and also medaled once in the 4x200 relay. Personal: Dan Reichert was born 12/13/88 in Kansas City, Mo. … Son of Craig and Sandra Reichert of Harrisonville, Mo. … Majoring in Psychology with a minor in Coaching … Has a brother, David … His grandfather Redford Reichert played basketball at Missouri.

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One of the top defensive ends in the Missouri Valley, Richardet looks to build on his breakthrough season of 2009 and anchor the MSU defensive line this fall … Ranked as the No. 16 defensive end in Division I FCS football by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview … Tallied three tackles in Maroon and White spring game (4/24/10). 2009: Started all 11 games at right end, earning All-MVFC Second Team honors … Finished eighth on the team with 43 total tackles, tops among MSU linemen, including 18 solo stops and six tackles for loss ... Also had an interception, two fumble recoveries and 2.5 sacks on the season … Earned MVFC Defensive Player of the Week, MSU Defensive Player of the Week and “game ball” honors for team’s first-ever win at Youngstown State (10/3/09) after he had eight total tackles, four solos, killed a YSU drive at the CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R MSU three-yard line with an intercep-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2007 11-0 5 6 11 2 1-2 0-0 0 1-0 tion, blocked a field goal and had 1.5 2008 11-7 12 13 25 1.5 1.5-4 0-0 1 0-0 TFL … Also claimed MVFC Defensive 2009 11-11 18 25 43 6 2.5-14 1-8 2 0-2 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Player of the Week, MSU Player of the Total 33-18 35 44 79 9.5 5-20 1-8 3 1-2 Week and MSU Defensive Player of the Week honors for the Bears’ 35-10 home MISC: Kickoff Returns: 11-185 (16.8), 1 TD CAREER HIGHS win over Murray State (9/19/09) after Tackles: 8 (at Youngstown State, 10/3/09); Solos: 4 (at Youngstown recovering a fumble in the end zone for State, 10/3/09); TFL: 2.5 (vs. Murray State, 9/19/09); Sacks: 1.5 a touchdown, collecting 1.5 sacks, 2.5 (vs. Murray State, 9/19/09); Interceptions: 1 (at Youngstown State, 10/3/09); Long Kickoff Return: 75 (vs. Southeast Missouri, tackles for loss and snagging six total 11/10/07). stops … Also had six total tackles and a fumble recovery in Illinois State game HONORS All-Missouri Valley Football Conference: 2009 (1st); MVFC (10/31/09) … Posted five tackles in sea- Defensive Player of the Week: 9//19/09, 10/3/09; MVFC Honor son finale at Southern Illinois (11/14/09) Roll: 2009-10; MSU Defensive Lineman of the Year: 2009; MSU Weight Lifter of the Year: 2008, 2009; MSU Player of the Week: … Named MSU Special Teams 9/19/09; MSU Defensive Player of the Week: 9/19/09, 10/3/09; Player of the Week after collecting three MSU Special Teams Player of the Week: 9/22/07, 11/10/07, 9/5/09, MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/2/06. tackles in season opener at Arkansas (9/5/09) … Earned team Weightlifter of the Year Award and MSU Defensive Lineman of the Year honors. 2008: Started seven of 11 games ... Posted season-high five tackles at South Dakota State (11/1/08) with 1.5 sacks ... Also tallied four tackles against Southern Illinois (10/25/08) and at UNI (11/8/08) ... Returned three kickoffs, including two against Western Illinois (10/4/08) and season-long 11 yarder vs. North Dakota State (11/15/08) ... Named team’s Lifter of the Year at postseason banquet. 2007: Played in all 11 games and tallied 11 total tackles ... Earned MSU Special Teams Player of the Week honors after returning a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown in win over SEMO (11/10/07) with two tackles and a forced fumble ... Also earned MSU Special Teams POW with a 25-yard kick return to set up the game-winning TD and two tackles in win over Central Arkansas (9/22/07). 2006: Redshirted as a true freshman at MSU ... Claimed MSU Defensive Scout Team POW laurels for Oklahoma State game (9/2/06). High School: Four-year starter for coach Keith Winkler at St. Vincent High in Perryville, Mo. ... Helped St. Vincent to a Class 1 state title and 13-1 record his junior year ... Was a first-team all-state linebacker in 2005 and also earned honors as a defensive lineman, punter and fullback ... Tabbed conference player of the year and KTTJ Player of the Year as a senior, while claiming all-conference and all-district laurels three seasons ... Was also a standout basketball and baseball performer. Personal: Waylon M. Richardet was born 6/2/87 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. ... Son of Rick and Patrice Richardet of Perryville, Mo. ... Majoring in Construction Management ... Has two sisters, Megan and Amanda

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High School: A four-year starter and letterman at Kickapoo High in Springfield, Mo. ... Helped coach Kuper Kruel’s team to back-to-back 5-5 seasons as a junior and senior ... Was also a three-year starter and letterman for the Chiefs’ basketball squad, including three seasons under Missouri State alum Roy Green ... Was also a standout sprinter on the Kickapoo track team three seasons for coach Jeremy Goddard ... Biggest sports thrill was winning MAYB basketball national championship twice. Personal: Brandon Ridder was born 7/5/91 in Springfield, Mo. … Son of Robert and Karrie Ridder of Springfield … Plans to major in History Education … Has two brothers, Matthew and Jared ... Plans to become a teacher or coach after college.

Mikel RUDER 97 Defensive Tackle 6-5 „ 289 „ Junior Lawrence, Kan. Free State High Two Letters Fourth-year squad member and two-time letterman who will move from defensive end to nose tackle this season to fill the void left by senior Mike Daniels up front … Had a pair of tackles in the Maroon and White Game (4/24/10) to cap a solid spring. 2009: Started all 11 games at left end … Finished seventh on the team in total tackles (46) to go with three sacks, four tackles for loss and a pair of pass break-ups …Tied for 20th in the MVFC in sacks … Named MSU Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week for his role in home win over Indiana State (11/7/09) after a career-high 10 tackles, five solo stops and 2.5 sacks … Had six tackles in home win over UT Martin (9/12/09) and against Illinois State (10/31/09) … Had five stops in back-to-back games against UNI (9/26/09) and road win at Youngstown (10/3/09) … Averaged 6.0 tackles per game over the last three contests of the season. CAREER STATS SUMMARY 2008: Saw action in all 11 ball games Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------... Posted 15 total tackles, including 2008 11-0 6 9 15 1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2009 11-11 16 30 46 4 3-12 0-0 2 0-0 career-high five stops with three solos -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 22-11 22 39 61 5 3-12 0-0 2 0-0 at UNI (11/8/08) ... Posted three assisted tackles against SIU (10/25/08) CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 10 (vs. Indiana State, 11/7/09); Solos: 5 (vs. Indiana State, and finished the year with two tackles in each of the final two games -- versus 11/7/09); TFL: 2.5 (vs. Indiana State, 11/7/09); Sacks: 2.5 (vs. Indiana State, 11/7/09); Interceptions: None. North Dakota State (11/15/08) and at HONORS Indiana State (11/22/08). MSU Player of the Week: 11/7/09; MSU Defensive Player of the Week: 11/7/09; MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the

Jermaine Saffold

Jermaine SAFFOLD 85 Wide Receiver 6-1 „ 205 „ Junior Grandview, Mo. Grandview High One Letter Coming off his first college season, Saffold showed his speed and size frequently and looks to become the consistent receiver the Bears need him to be this fall … Retrieved 14 passes for 157 yards in three spring scrimmages, leading the team. 2009: Played in 11 games, earning five starts … Ranked 14th in the MVFC in receiving yards per game (39.9) and tied for 19th in receptions per game (2.3) … Completed his first MSU season as the team’s No. 2 receiver, collecting 25 passes for 439 yards and three touchdowns … Had season-high five catches for 65 yards in home win over Indiana State (11/7/09) to earn MSU Offensive Player of the Week honors … Collected his first 100-yard game against South Dakota State (10/10/09) with four catches for 101 yards … Ended the season with a 77-yard game on three catches at Southern Illinois (11/14/09) … Scored touchdowns in wins over CAREER STATS SUMMARY Murray State (9/19/09) and Western IlG-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------linois (10/17/09) as well as Illinois State Year 2009 11-5 0 0 0 25 439 17.6 3 48 contest (10/31/09) … Finished season -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-5 0 0 0 25 439 17.6 3 48 averaging 63.7 yards per game over the last three contests and receptions in Misc.: 100-Yard Receiving Games: 1; Kickoff Returns: 13266 (20.5). nine straight ball games. CAREER HIGHS 2008: Sat out the 2008 season in Receptions: 5 (vs. Indiana State, 11/7/09); Rec. Yards: 101 (vs. South Dakota State, 10/10/09); TDs: 1 (3 times, last vs. Illinois State, residence at Missouri State ... Named 10/31/09); Long Kickoff Return: 45 (at Arkansas, 9/5/09). MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of HONORS the Week for the South Dakota State MSU Offensive Player of the Week: 11/7/09; MSU Offensive game (11/1/08). Scout Team Player of the Week: 11/1/08.

2007: Redshirted as a true freshman Week: 9/6/07. at MSU ... Earned MSU Defensive Scout Team POW honors for win at UT Martin (9/6/07).

2007: Redshirted as a true freshman in his only season at Central Missouri in Warrensburg ... The Mules were 7-4 under coach Willie Fritz.

High School: Three-year starter for coach Robert Lisher at Free State High in Lawrence, Kan. ... First-team all-state as a senior in 2006 as a two-way lineman ... Claimed all-Sunflower League honors twice ... Collected 77 solo tackles as a senior and 202 in his career ... Selected to play in 2007 Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star Game.

High School: Was a standout two-sport athlete at Grandview (Mo.) High where he was a starter and all-conference performer for coach Jason Godfrey ... Helped the Bulldogs to a 7-4 record and state playoff appearance his junior season ... High school teammate of Bears’ DB Jarrett Wright ... Finished 10th in the Class 4 state track meet in the 100-meter dash as a senior and also took fourth at the highly competitive KU Relays (10.91).

Personal: Mikel Miller Ruder was born 3/20/88 in Wichita, Kan. ... Son of Greg and Diane Ruder of Lawrence, Kan. ... Majoring in Hospitality and Restaurant Admin. ... Has two brothers, Mark and Matthew, and a sister, Arika ... Grandfather William Hougland played on 1952 and 1956 US gold medal basketball squads and 1952 Kansas NCAA champs.

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Personal: Jermaine Onzell Saffold was born 2/5/89 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Keith and Robbin Adkins of Grandview, Mo. ... Majoring in Criminology with a minor in Sociology ... Has two brothers, Marvell and Keith.

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Howard SCARBOROUGH Bob SHAPEL 2

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Offensive Guard 6-4 „ 302 „ Senior Iola, Kan. Iola High „ Butler Community College One Letter

Hopes to fill the cornerback void, opposite Jimmie Strong, left by Cedric Alvis’ graduation … Had two tackles in the Maroon and White Game (4/24/10).

Starter at tackle last year, Shapel will transition to guard in 2010 and is the preseason favorite to hold down the right guard job.

2009: Redshirted his freshman season at Missouri State … Was MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the final HONORS regular season game against Southern MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 11/14/09. Illinois (11/14/09).

2009: Starting left tackle for all nine games he played before missing the final two games of the season with an injury HONORS … Graded out at 78 percent for the MSU Offensive Lineman of the Week: 9/15//09. season and finished third on the squad with 53 knockdowns … Earned MSU Pound the Rock Award as Offensive Lineman of the Week in his team debut against Arkansas (9/5/09) … Helped Bears’ offense average 327.3 yards per game.

High School: Captained Tulsa (Okla.) Union High School to the 2008 Class 6A state championship after registering 96 tackles, four interceptions and a fumble recovery in 2008 ... Was a three-year starter for coach Kirk Fridrich as a safety and wide receiver ... Team posted back-to-back 13-1 seasons in 2007 and 2008 with a state runner-up finish in 2007 after an 8-4 campaign his sophomore year ... Played in the Oklahoma All-State Game in Tulsa and was named to four different all-state squads his senior season ... Carried 19 times for 40 yards and had five receiving touchdowns on 16 catches for 208 yards as a junior for the Redskins. Personal: Howard Scarborough was born 2/22/91 in Tulsa, Okla. ... Son of Howard, Sr. and Vanessa Scarborough of Tulsa ... Majoring in Physical Education ... Has a brother, Reggie, and sister, Vasha.

Caleb SCHAFFITZEL

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Butler CC: Was a member of the two-time NJCAA national champion Butler Community College program the past two seasons and helped teammate Erik Dahl anchor the team’s highly-touted offensive line ... Was an all-Jayhawk League offensive tackle in 2008 and was instrumental in the team’s 16-0 league run and 23-1 overall record the past two seasons ... Team was Jayhawk League, region and national champions both seasons at Butler. High School: Was a four-year starter at Iola (Kan.) High School for coach Dean Taylor ... Was an all-conference lineman for the Mustangs, also earning first-team all-area defensive honors and Kansas 4A all-state honorable mention distinction in 2006 ... Started on both the offensive and defensive lines all four seasons ... Was a three-year letterman in track as a stellar shot and discus thrower. Personal: Robert Jay Shapel was born 7/28/89 in Iola, Kan. ... Son of Randall and Yetti Shapel of Iola, Kan. ... Majoring in Exercise and Movement Science ... Has two brothers, Agung and John, and a sister, Ellen.

High School: One of the most prolific rushers and scorers in Missouri high school history, Schaffitzel broke state career records for touchdowns (141) and all-purpose yards (10,512), while accumulating 8,551 career rushing yards and 119 rushing touchdowns … The two-time all-state and four-time all-district standout started 47 straight games for coach Jason O’Neal as a two-way performer … He also accumulated 432 career tackles as an all-star safety with 11 interceptions … His senior season, he accounted for 50 total touchdowns and carried 275 times for 2,711 yards to help him tally 3,302 all-purpose yards for the Eagles … Scored 335 points as a junior on 52 total touchdowns, including 44 on the ground ... His final two years, he led the Eagles to a Schaffitzel Among All-Time Missouri Prep Record Holders combined 25-2 record and state playoff semifinal and quarterfiSeason Performances No. Rank Touchdowns (2008) ............................. 52 2nd nal appearances … Also started Touchdowns (2009) ............................. 50 t3rd two seasons for the Fair Grove Points Scored (2008) ......................... 335 2nd baseball team. All-Purpose Yards (2008) ............... 3,380 3rd All-Purpose Yards (2009) ............... 3,202 5th Personal: Caleb Jay Schaf-

Career Performances No. Touchdowns....................................... 141 Points Scored .................................... 921 All-Purpose Yards ......................... 10,512 Rushing Attempts ............................ 1016 Rushing Yards ................................ 8,551 Rushing Yards Per Game ............... 181.9 Rushing Touchdowns .........................119 Tackles............................................... 432

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fitzel was born 10/23/91 in Springfield, Mo. … Son of Tony and Gaye Schaffitzel of Fair Grove, Mo. … Is undecided on a major … Has a sister, Erika … His mother, Gaye, attended Missouri State.

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Skylar SMITH 21 Safety 5-11 „ 200 „ Senior Springfield, Mo. Kickapoo High Three Letters

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Travis SIMMONS 71 Offensive Guard 6-2 „ 289 „ Junior Mexico, Mo. Mexico High Two Letters Two-time letterman and four-year squad member who will challenge for the starting job at left guard this fall after earning starts in three of the last four games to end the 2009 campaign. HONORS 2009: Played eight games and Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll: 2009-10; MSU Offensive Lineman of the Week: 10/17//09. started three ball games in his redshirt sophomore campaign … Came off the bench to earn MSU Offensive Lineman of the Week honors for team’s 17-16 road win at Western Illinois with the Pound the Rock Award … Started three of the final four games of the season, all three at left guard … Saw significant time in final six games of the campaign ... Named to Missouri Valley Football Conference Academic Honor Roll for 2009-10. 2008: Earned a redshirt year with an injury and transitioned to offensive line. 2007: Played in eight games as a defensive tackle and on special teams, recording four tackles ... Posted a pair of assisted tackles in home win over Indiana State (10/27/07) ... Also had stops in wins over Missouri S&T (8/30/07) and Illinois State (10/6/07). High School: Four-year starter at OT and DT for coach Bernie Rothrock at Mexico (Mo.) High ... Was a three-time all-North Central Missouri Conference and all-district pick, also claimed all-state honors his junior and senior years ... Was also a four-year track letterman. Personal: Travis Lamar Simmons was born 11/14/88 in Mexico, Mo. ... He is the son of Ann Bruce of Mexico, Mo. and Thomas Simmons of Fulton, Mo. ... Majoring in Administrative Management ... Has two brothers, Herbert and Thomas

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Fifth-year senior and two-year starter at safety who looks to hold down the strong safety post this season … Ranked as the No. 13 strong safety in Division I FCS football by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview … Posted three tackles, 2.5 for loss and broke up a pair of passes in the Maroon and White CAREER STATS SUMMARY spring game (4/24/10). Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2009: Claimed All-MVFC second2007 5-0 0 3 3 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2008 11-10 43 36 79 0 0-0 1-0 4 0-1 team honors after accounting for 94 2009 11-11 49 45 94 3.5 0-0 0-0 5 0-1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------tackles, a team-high 49 solo stops, 3.5 Total 27-21 92 84 176 3.5 0-0 1-0 9 0-2 TFLs and five defended passes as a junior … Started all 11 games at strong CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 12 (vs. South Dakota State, 10/10/09); Solos: 7 (5 times, safety … Finished fifth in the MVFC last at Southern Illinois, 11/14/09); TFL: 1 (5 times, last at Southern and tied for 51st nationally in total Illinois, 11/14/09); Sacks: None; Interceptions: 1 (at Southeast tackles per game (8.55) … Recorded Missouri, 9/20/08). double-figure tackles in four games, HONORS All-Missouri Valley Football Conference: 2008 (HM), 2009 including a career-high 12 stops (2nd); MSU Player of the Week: 9/13/08; MSU Defensive Player against South Dakota State (10/10/09) of the Week: 9/4/08, 11/14/09; MSU Special Teams Player of to earn MSU Special Teams Player the Week: 10/10/09; MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/14/06. of the Week honors by the coaching staff … Returned a fumble 55 yards for a touchdown in home win over Murray State (9/19/09) and was awarded the game ball by the coaching staff … Notched 11 tackles, including seven solos, in games against North Dakota State (10/24/09) and Southern Illinois (11/14/09) … His efforts against No. 1 ranked SIU earned him MSU Defensive Player of the Week distinction … Tallied 10 tackles against Illinois State (10/31/09) … Earned MVFC All-Academic Team honorable mention honors and was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 7 Second Team … Averaged 10.3 tackles per game over the last four games of the season. 2008: Started 10 games and finished second on the squad in total tackles (79), while earning All-MVFC honorable mention honors ... Posted 11 tackles and a fumble recovery at Oklahoma State (9/13/08) to earn MSU Coors Player of the Week honors ... Notched nine stops in win at Illinois State (10/18/08), with career-high seven solo tackles ... Recorded eight tackles three times, including games against Youngstown State (10/11/08), South Dakota State (11/1/08) and UNI (11/8/08) ... Had only interception of the season in win at Southeast Missouri (9/20/08) ... Snagged MSU Defensive Player of the Week laurels in Washburn game (9/4/08) after breaking up a pair of passes, logging seven tackles and recording an 11-yard tackle for loss. 2007: Played in five games as a redshirt freshman, tallying three tackles ... Had two assisted tackles at Western Illinois (10/13/07) and one in win over Southeast Missouri (11/10/07). 2006: Redshirted his first year at MSU ... Earned MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for Western Kentucky game (10/14/06). High Shcool: Was a two-time all-state running back and three-year starter for coach Kurt Thompson at Kickapoo High in Springfield, Mo. ... Carried 190 times for 1,369 yards (7.2) with 21 touchdowns and averaged 41.5 yards per punt as a senior in 2005 ... Scored 14 touchdowns as a junior with 198 carries for 1,542 yards (7.8) ... Was also a three-time All-Ozark Conference, two-time all-district and two-time all-region pick ... Was also a standout sprinter and jumper on the Chiefs’ track team. Personal: Skylar Wayne Smith was born 6/4/87 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Darrell and Kelly Smith of Springfield ... Majoring in Real Estate/Finance (3.20) ... Has a sister, Jamie.

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Meet the Bears Spring Semester Academic Standouts Brent Chojnacki .............................3.75 Physcial Education

Wes Miller ......................................3.43 Exercise & Movement Science

Tim Williams ..................................3.71 Physical Education

Matt Swan......................................3.38 Undecided

David Arkin ....................................3.60 Construction Management

Jimmie Strong................................3.25 Therapeutic Recreation

Matt Thayer ...................................3.58 Criminology

Derek Miller ...................................3.19 Cell & Molecular Biology

Jonathan Davis ..............................3.50 Exercise & Movement Science

Sam Block .....................................3.18 Individualized Pre-Health

Chad Peachey ...............................3.49 Entertainment Management

Philip Terhaar.................................3.11 Construction Management

Jordan Chiles.................................3.49 Exercise & Movement Science

John Mayberry ...............................3.00 General Business

Kurt Kutter .....................................3.45 Mathematics

Skylar Smith ..................................3.00 Finance List includes current and former Bears who compiled a 3.00 grade point average or better for the spring 2010 academic semester (listed with major)

Ian STARNES 12 Wide Receiver 6-5 „ 217 „ Junior Springfield, Mo. Glendale High Squad (3 Years) A tall, physical receiver who looks for an increased offensive role during his fourth season at Missouri State ... Had a solid spring season, including a five-reception, 35-yard game in the second scrimmage. CAREER STATS SUMMARY 2009: Played in six games, including Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng the first three of the year … Contributed -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2008 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 on special teams. 2009 6-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2008: Squad member who did not Total 6-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 see playing time during his second HONORS campaign ... Named MSU Offensive MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/20/08. Scout Team Player of the Week for the Southeast Missouri State game (9/20/08).

Jimmie STRONG 24 Cornerback 5-10 „ 186 „ Junior Texarkana, Texas Texas High Two Letters Two-year letterman and four-year squad member who should lead the Bears at right corner this fall … Tallied an athletic, drive-stopping interception in team’s first spring scrimmage (4/10/10). 2009: Started all 11 games at corner- CAREER STATS SUMMARY back and finished with 42 tackles, five Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------passes defended and one interception 2008 11-0 7 4 11 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2009 11-11 25 17 42 1 0-0 1-31 5 0-0 … Finished ninth on the squad in total -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------tackles … Notched season-high seven Total 22-11 32 21 53 1 0-0 1-31 5 0-0 tackles in season opener at Arkansas CAREER HIGHS (9/5/09) … Had a 31-yard intercepTackles: 7 (at Arkansas, 9/5/09); Solos: 5 (at Arkansas, 9/5/09, and at Youngstown State, 10/3/09); TFL: 1 (at Southern Illinois, tion return in 24-14 home win over UT 10/24/09); Sacks: None; Interceptions: 1 (vs. UT Martin, 9/12/08). Martin (9/12/09) to go with three solo tackles … Matched season-best five solo tackles in squad win at Youngstown State (10/3/09) … Claimed six total tackles at home against Illinois State (10/31/09) and five against Northern Iowa (9/26/09). 2008: Played in all 11 games as a redshirt freshman, posting 11 tackles, including seven solo stops ... Recorded career-high four tackles in win at Indiana State (11/22/08), including three solo tackles ... Had three tackles and a pair of solos in win at Southeast Missouri (9/20/08) ... Factored in a pair of tackles at UNI (11/8/08). 2007: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State. High School: Helped Texarkana (Texas) High to the third round of the Texas state playoffs as a senior in 2006 ... Posted team-high six interceptions for coach Barry Norton, earning all-district honors twice and all-Northeast Texas laurels as a senior ... Had 16 receptions for 352 yards as a senior and blocked four punts as a junior ... Also played baseball and track. Personal: Jimmie L. Strong was born 11/6/88 in Texarkana, Texas ... Son of Jimmie, Sr. and Brenda Strong of Texarkana, Texas ... Majoring in Therapeutic Recreation ... Has a brother, Ladarrius, and two sisters, Ashlee and Aailyah.

2007: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State. High School: Was a four-year starter and letterman for coach Gary Hurst at Glendale High in Springfield, Mo. ... Helped the Falcons to a 5-6 record and district title as a senior as starting quarterback and defensive back ... Attended the Elite 11 Quarterback camp and earned Max Emfinger All-American honors as a senior as well as claiming all-district, all-conference and all-Southwest Missouri honors as a junior and senior ... Was awarded the Bill Wainwright Player of the Year Award for Springfield as a senior, while leading the Ozark Conference in rushing, scoring and total offense ... Also attended the Nike Football Training Camp ... Was a two-year track letterman with specialization in the sprints and sprint relays ... Also earned one letter in golf. Personal: Ian Taylor Starnes was born 1/26/89 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Rodger Starnes and Kristen Hurst of Springfield ... Majoring in Marketing Management ... Has a brother, Patrick, and a sister, Emily.

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Adrian TAYLOR 9 Wide Receiver 6-3 „ 190 „ Junior Memphis, Tenn. Fairley High Two Letters Two-year letterman brings needed height, speed and upper-class experience to the Bears’ receiving corps … Did not participate in spring scrimmages due to a leg injury. 2009: Played in eight games in his second active season at Missouri State … Snagged one pass for 39 yards in 35-10 home CAREER STATS SUMMARY win over Murray State (9/19/09). Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Matt SWAN 82 Tight End 6-3 „ 230 „ Redshirt Freshman Springfield, Mo. Glendale High Squad (1 Year) Second-year squad member who will transition to tight end this fall from wide receiver … Had three receptions for 30 yards in three spring scrimmages. 2009: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Named to Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for 2009-10. HONORS High School: An all-around athlete Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll: 2009-10 in three sports at Glendale High School in Springfield, Mo., Swan brings good speed and versatility to the Bears ... Missed the 2008 season with an injury ... The large-framed receiver and tight end garnered All-Ozarks Conference honors in 2007 for coach Joel Heman’s Falcons and was also named to the Southwest Missouri Football Coaches Association team after scoring the game-winning touchdown to clinch the district title ... Helped the Falcons to consecutive district titles in 2006-07 and three straight playoff appearances ... Was also named to the All-Ozarks Conference Academic Team in 2007 and 2008 ... Scored seven touchdowns in a single game in 2005 ... Also participated in basketball and track. Personal: Matthew Timothy Swan was born 10/13/90 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Tim and Patty Swan of Springfield, Mo. ... Majoring in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3.45 GPA) ... Has three sisters, Kenzie, Rae and Marie.

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2008: Played in all 11 games as a redshirt freshman, collecting five receptions in the last seven games for 51 yards ... Had one reception in five different games, including a seasonlong 23-yard catch vs. Southern Illinois (10/25/08) ... Collected a 12-yard firstdown catch in road win at Indiana State (11/22/08).

2008 11-0 0 0 0 5 51 10.2 0 23 2009 8-0 0 0 0 1 39 39.0 0 39 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 19-0 0 0 0 6 90 15.0 0 39 Misc.: 100-Yard Receiving Games: 0. CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 1 (5 times, last vs. Murray State, 9/19/09); Rec. Yards: 39 (vs. Murray State, 9/19/09); TDs: None; Long Reception: 39 (vs. Murray State, 9/19/09).

HONORS MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/15/07.

2007: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State ... Earned Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for Kansas State game (9/15/07). High School: Was a two-year standout at Fairley High in Memphis, Tenn., for coach Rahman Slocum ... Bulldogs made a playoff appearance and finished 10-3 overall and 5-1 in the conference his senior season in 2006 ... He also won the Tennessee state high jump title (6-foot-8). Personal: Adrian Glenn Taylor was born 3/17/88 in Memphis, Tenn. ... Son of Alvin Taylor and Angela Jackson of Memphis ... Majoring in Exercise and Movement Science. Starnes and Kristen Hurst of Springfield.

Bears by Most-Popular Academic Majors Criminology.................................................................................................................8 (Chris Douglas, Kyle Hahn, Kolby Hurt, David Ingram, Michael Keck, Jermaine Saffold, Matt Thayer, Charlie Thompson) Construction Management .........................................................................................6 (David Arkin, Adam Beauchamp, Darius Blow, Chris Current, Waylon Richardet, Philip Terhaar) Exercise and Movement Science ...............................................................................6 (Jordan Chiles, Jonathan Davis, Cody Kirby, Wes Miller, Bob Shapel, Adrian Taylor) Physical Education .....................................................................................................4 (Brent Chojnacki, Joe Day, Howard Scarborough, Tim Williams) Administrative Management .......................................................................................3 (Anthony Lee, Kaleb Mueller, Travis Simmons) Hospitality and Restaurant Administration ..................................................................3 (Mikel Ruder, Garrett Wade, Terian Washington) Psychology .................................................................................................................3 (Justin Fuselier, Chris Moses, Dan Reichert) Accounting ..................................................................................................................2 (Erik Dahl, Trevor Wooden) Cell and Molecular Biology .........................................................................................2 (Justtin Aumen, Derek Miller) Marketing Management ..............................................................................................2 (Rick Dansdill, Ian Starnes) Political Science .........................................................................................................2 (Jake Duron, Harrison Menke) Undecided ..................................................................................................................5 (Mikael Cooper-Falls, Cadarrius Dotson, Anthony Grady, Curtis King, Adrian Williams) (Declared majors as of June 1, 2010)

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Drew TEMPLE

Tailback 5-9 „ 195 „ Sophomore Kansas City, Mo. Rockhurst High „ Univ. of Missouri

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Potential feature back who was one of Missouri’s top high school prospects in the class of 2008 ... Brings speed, power and depth to the top of the Missouri State running back rotation. Missouri: Signed out of high school with coach Gary Pinkel and the Missouri Tigers ... Redshirted during his true freshman season in 2008 during which the team went 10-4, including an overtime win in the Alamo Bowl ... Was completely out of football during the 2009 season. High School: Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 7 overall player in the state of Missouri (any position) after his senior season at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City in 2007 ... Helped lead coach Tony Severino’s Hawklets to a perfect 13-0 season and Missouri Class 6 state title as a senior ... Rushed for 174 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a 63-yard TD scamper, in the 2007 Show-Me Bowl in St. Louis, a 28-9 win over Mehlville ... Finished senior campaign as a consensus first-team all-state running back with 1,500 rushing yards on 183 carries with 22 touchdowns and an 8.2-yard rushing average ... Broke school record with a 28-1yard rushing effort his senior season on just 18 carries ... Also named to Kansas City Star All-Metro squad ... Missed most of his junior season due to an injury ... Tallied over 500 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore while helping Rockhurst reach the Class 6 semifinals ... Rivals.com listed him as the No. 31 running back in the nation his senior year ... Named to Midlands All-Region team by SuperPrep Magazine ... Hawklets were a combined 47-4 in his four seasons ... ESPN.com noted Temple’s ability to run harder than his listed measurables and is a well-rounded prospect. Personal: Tony Temple was born 1/12/90 in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of Tony and Diana Temple of Kansas City ... Plans to major in Business ... Younger brother of former Missouri standout Tony Temple ... Was recruited out of high school by Missouri, Kansas, Tennessee, Boston College, Kansas State and Iowa ... Plans to own his own business after college.

Philip TERHAAR 60 Offensive Guard 6-3 „ 295 „ Sophomore O’Fallon, Ill. O’Fallon Township High Squad (1 Year) Is a versatile offensive guard who will serve as a valuable asset on the depth chart this season. 2009: Played in the home finale, a win against Indiana State (11/7/09), in his first collegiate season. High School: Played two years of high school football at O’Fallon (Ill.) Township High and started at offensive and defensive tackle his senior season ... Accumulated 25 total tackles as a senior in 2007 ... Team was 4-5 in 2007 and 5-5 in 2006 when he started twice and had five tackles ... Was also a starter on the lacrosse team at O’Fallon Township that went 19-2 ... Participated in track one season. Personal: Philip Mark Terhaar was born 4/11/90 in Bellflower, Calif. ... Son of Mark and Terri Terhaar of O’Fallon, Ill. ... Majoring in Construction Management (3.17 GPA) ... Has two brothers, Toby and Luke, and three sisters, Elizabeth, Rachel and Martha.

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87 Tight End 6-4 „ 249 „ Sophomore Bellevue, Neb. Bellevue East High Iowa Western Community College Skilled newcomer who looks to make an immediate impact in his first season with the Bears ... Notched four receptions for 33 yards in three spring scrimmages. Iowa Western CC: A 2009 MFC All-Region tight end as a freshman at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa ... Had 15 catches for 175 yards and a pair of touchdowns as a true freshman ... Was also an academic all-conference pick for the Reivers of coach Scott Strohmeier ... Helped his squad to a 5-4 mark in the program’s inaugural season. High School: Was an all-conference and all-state pick as a high school senior at Bellevue (Neb.) East High for coach Jerry Lovell … Was an all-district selection his junior year and an all-district honorable mention his sophomore season … Also played linebacker for the Chieftans … Was a National Honor Society member. Personal: Matt Ross Thayer was born 9/15/89 in Omaha, Neb. … Son of Ronald and Robin Thayer of Bellevue, Neb. … Plans to major in Criminology (3.81 GPA) … Has a sister, Amanda.

Charlie THOMPSON 70 Offensive Tackle 6-5 „ 265 „ Junior St. Louis, Mo. Parkway West High One Letter Fourth-year squad member who should once again contribute to the Bears’ depth at offensive line this fall ... Missed spring season with an injury. 2009: Played in four games as a third-year sophomore … Earned first playing stint of the campaign in season opener at Arkansas (9/5/09) and saw the field twice over a threegame span to end the season. HONORS 2008: Played just one game as a MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/29/07. redshirt freshman, seeing the field at Oklahoma State (9/13/08) ... Was a standout practice and scout team leader. 2007: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for Youngstown State game (9/29/07). High School: Four-year starter at right tackle for coach Mike Roth’s Parkway West Longhorns in St. Louis ... Earned St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro honors as team captain his senior season while not surrendering a sack ... Earned first-team all-Suburban South as a senior and third-team as a junior ... Helped the Longhorns to an 8-3 record and trip to the state quarterfinals as a senior ... Also competed in wrestling and track. Personal: Charles William Thompson was born 4/7/89 in Chesterfield, Mo. ... Son of the late William Thompson and Elizabeth Thompson of St. Louis, Mo. ... Majoring in Criminology ... His late father, William, played football at Missouri.

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Isaac UMESI

Terian WASHINGTON

Cornerback 5-10 „ 180 „ Freshman North Richland Hills, Texas Richland High

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High School: A highly-touted corner, he was a Texas Class 5A first-team all-district performer in District 3 for the Rebels of Richland High … Also snagged second-team alldistrict honors as a junior in 2008 … In two years as a starter, he accumulated 69 tackles, nine pass break ups, three fumble recoveries, one interception and one tackle for loss … Named a Top-100 player by the Dallas Morning News (No. 74), a Top 50 recruit by the Fort Worth Star Telegram (top four defensive back) and a Top-10 prospect at the Coppel Combine … Exceptional 4.4 speed and a 33-inch vertical, Rivals.com ranked him as a three-star prospect … Ran sprints and jumped in the long and triple jumps for four years at Richland. Personal: Isaac Ikechukwu Umesi was born 10/15/91 in Fort Worth, Texas … Son of Emmanuel and Rosalyn Umesi of Richland Hills, Texas … Is undecided on a major … Has one sister, Jessika ... Also recruited by Kansas, Baylor and Colorado State.

Garett WADE 80 Tight End 6-5 „ 250 „ Sophomore Lebanon, Mo. Lebanon High One Letter Wade starts his second season as a tight end and should push upper classmen Wes Miller and Matt Thayer for extended time … Can also play fullback … Snagged an athletic 21-yard pass reception in the team’s second spring scrimmage (4/17/10). 2009: Played in all 11 games as a converted tight end from the offensive line … Did not record any receptions, but had a solid blocking game and was a key contributor on special teams.

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39 Linebacker 6-4 „ 246 „ Senior Pine Bluff, Ark. Pine Bluff High Three Letters Returning starter at outside linebacker who looks for a breakthrough senior campaign after a great spring …. Had a 55-yard fumble return, three pass break-ups and a sack in three spring 2010 scrimmages. CAREER STATS SUMMARY 2009: Started all 11 games at outside Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------linebacker and finished sixth on the 2007 11-4 8 15 23 2.5 2-16 0-0 0 0-0 2008 10-4 11 24 35 4.5 2.5-20 0-0 0 0-0 squad in total tackles with 49 … Led 2009 11-11 22 27 49 7 2-21 0-0 5 1-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------the team with seven tackles for loss, ranking 19th in the conference and top- Total 32-19 41 66 107 14 6.5-57 0-0 5 1-0 300 nationally in that statistic … Also CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 8 (3 times, last at Western Illinois, 10/17/09); Solos: 5 (at accumulated a pair of sacks and five Western Illinois, 10/17/09); TFL: 2.5 (at Illinois State, 10/18/08); pass break-ups … Posted back-to-back Sacks: 2 (at Illinois State, 10/18/08); Interceptions: None. games with eight tackles, including HONORS games versus South Dakota State MSU Defensive Player of the Week: 10/18/08. (10/10/09) and a 17-16 win at Western Illinois (10/17/09) … Had season-high five solo stops at WIU … Also had six tackles on three occasions, including four solo tackles in home win over Murray State (9/19/09). 2008: Accumulated 35 tackles to tie for 10th on the squad, despite starting just four games ... Led squad with 4.5 tackles for loss, including TFLs in five different games ... Posted career-high eight tackles in season finale win at Indiana State (11/22/08) ... Compiled career-best four solo tackles and finished with six total stops in win at Illinois State (10/18/08), including two sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss to earn MSU Defensive Player of the Week honors ... Also had six tackles and a sack in season opener against Washburn (9/4/08) ... Posted three tackles in four games, including a pair of solo stops at Oklahoma State (9/13/08) and in win over Youngstown State (10/11/08). 2007: Played in all 11 games as a true freshman, collecting 23 tackles and earning four starts ... Posted season-best seven tackles in home win over Indiana State (10/27/07) ... Collected first career sack in win over Illinois State (10/6/07) with a pair of tackles ... Dropped three ball carriers at Youngstown State (9/29/07) ... Also posted two tackles on five occasions throughout his rookie campaign.

MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/13/08. 2008: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Named MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Oklahoma State game (9/13/08).

High School: Was a threeyear starter and one-time all-conference defensive end for coach Joe Hart at Pine Bluff (Ark.) High ... Also earned AllPine Bluff Commercial honors in 2007 ... Was also a starting center on the Pine Bluff High basketball team, helping his team to a conference title.

High School: As a senior, he collected 117 tackles, six sacks and forced four fumbles to lead the 5-5 Lebanon (Mo.) High Yellowjackets of coach Will Christian ... Earned all-district, all-conference and first-team all-state at defensive end, while landing a spot on the Springfield News-Leader all-Ozarks team ... Claimed all-district defensive end, all-Ozarks Conference and academic all-conference honors three times ... Earned second-team allstate defensive end as a junior and second-team all-district as an offensive guard in 2006 ... Was also a standout basketball player for the Yellowjackets. Personal: William Garett Wade was born 1/23/90 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Mike and Stephanie Wade of Lebanon, Mo. ... Majoring in Hospitality and Restaurant Administration ... Has a brother, Mikenon.

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Personal: Terian Teray Washington was born 5/8/89 in Pine Bluff, Ark. ... Son of Paulette Washington and the late Johnny Washington of Pine Bluff, Ark. ... Majoring in Hospitality and Restaurant Administration ... Has a sister, Alisha.

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Antoine WILKINSON

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Linebacker 6-2 „ 237 „ Senior Magnolia, Miss. Amite County High „ SW Mississippi CC One Letter Arguably the best inside linebacker in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, Wilkinson looks to match his impressive debut performance of a year ago … He is ranked as the No. 7 inside linebacker in Division CAREER STATS SUMMARY I FCS football by Phil Steele’s College Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Football Preview and a preseason All2009 11-11 42 71 113 5 0-0 1-10 9 2-1 American by several other publications, -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-11 42 71 113 5 0-0 1-10 9 2-1 including Consensus Draft Services 2009: Started all 11 games at middle CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 20 (vs. Illinois State, 10/31/09); Solos: 10 (vs. Illinois State,

linebacker … Named MVFC Newcomer 10/31/09); TFL: 1.5 (at Southern Illinois, 11/14/09); Sacks: None; Interceptions: 1 (vs. Indiana State, 11/7/09). of the Year, All-MVFC First Team and HONORS MSU’s Defensive MVP for the season All-Missouri Valley Football Conference: 2009 (1st); MVFC … Led squad with 113 total tackles, Newcomer of the Year: 2009; MVFC All-Newcomer Team: 2009; making him the first MSU player since MSU Defensive MVP: 2009; MSU Player of the Week: 9/5/09, 9/26/09, 10/31/09; MSU Defensive Player of the Week: 9/5/09, 2004 to hit the century mark … Had 10/10/09, 10/31/09. nine or more stops in eight games and double-figure tackles in six contests … Earned MSU Media Player of the Week honors three times, for a team-high 11 tackles at Arkansas in his Division-I debut (9/5/09), his 13 tackles against Northern Iowa (9/26/09) and an amazing (career high) 20 tackles, including 10 solos, against Illinois State (10/31/09) … Earned MSU Defensive Player of the Week distinction three times for games against Arkansas, Illinois State and South Dakota State (10/10/09) … Secured 13 tackles in home win over Indiana State (11/7/09), 12 tackles and three pass break-ups against South Dakota State and 10 stops against North Dakota State (10/24/09) … Tied for 20th nationally in total tackles per game (10.3) and was third in the MVFC … Finished fourth on the squad in tackles for loss (five) and led team in pass break-ups (eight) … Recorded only interception of the season in win over Indiana State … Averaged 12.0 tackles per game over the last six contests.

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Willie WHITE

Wide Receiver 6-4 „ 205 „ Junior Kingsland, Ga. Camden County High „ Coffeyville Com. College

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Coffeyville CC: Broke his wrist in a season-ending injury during 2009 preseason two-aday practices at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College. Georgia Tech: Redshirted his freshman year at Georgia Tech, then suffered a meniscus injury his second season at the Atlanta school. High School: One of the nation’s top receiving prospects as a high school senior in 2007 at Camden County (Ga.) High School … Was a three-star recruit by YahooSports. com in the class of 2007 with a 4.5 second 40-yard dash time … Also was a Rivals.com Top-50 receiver prospect (No. 38 nationally) and No. 14 overall prospect in Georgia … Had 15 catches for 219 yards and a pair of touchdowns as a prep senior along with 42 tackles and two interceptions as a defensive back.

Southwest Mississippi CC: Tallied 50 total tackles and 6.5 sacks in 2008 at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit, Miss. ... Pushed coach Charles Anthony’s Bears that season as one of the top juco pass rushers and tacklers ... He played Bears Earn Preseason in the Mississippi Juco All-Star Game in All-Conference Honors December. by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview

Player (Pos.) Team David Arkin (OL) .....................................1st Waylon Richardet (DL) ...........................1st Antoine Wilkinson (LB) ...........................1st Adam Beauchamp (LB) ........................ 2nd Jordan Chiles (P) .................................. 2nd Chris Douglas (TB) ............................... 2nd Jake Duron (OL) ................................... 2nd Michael Keck (LB) ................................ 2nd Cody Kirby (QB) ................................... 2nd Derek Miller (FS) .................................. 2nd kylar Smith (SS) ................................ 2n Skylar 2nd

High School: Attended Amite County High in Liberty, Miss., where he was an all-district tight end and linebacker as a senior in 2006 ... Also helped two sprint relay teams qualify for the state meet in track and field. Personal: Antoine O’Neal Wilkinson was born 2/27/88 in New Orleans, La. ... Son of Mary Wilkinson of Magnolia, Miss. ... Majoring in Sociology with a minor in Criminology ... Has two brothers, DeAraba and Lathomas, and a sister, Janet.

Personal: Willie Alphonso White, Jr. was born 1/7/89 in Evanston, Ill. … Son of Willie and Sherry White of Kingsland, Ga. …Plans to major in Criminology … Has two siblings, Sherice and Sherwanda

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Adrian WILLIAMS 19 Wide Receiver 6-0 „ 195 „ Sophomore Jacksonville, Fla. First Coast High One Letter A young and talented wideout, Williams looks to build on his outstanding rookie season in 2010 with his big-play abilities and speed … Caught eight passes for 82 yards in 2010 spring scrimmage series, including three receptions for 37 yards in the Maroon and White Game (4/24/10). CAREER STATS SUMMARY 2009: Started four games, including Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------the first three games of the year, and 2009 11-4 0 0 0 10 90 9.0 0 24 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------played in all 11 games overall … Had Total 11-4 0 0 0 10 90 9.0 0 24 10 receptions for 90 yards on the Misc.: 100-Yard Receiving Games: 0; Kickoff Returns: 1-0. season to finish fifth on the team in catches and yardage … Had receptions CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 3 (vs. UT Martin, 9/12/09); Rec. Yards: 38 (vs. UT in seven different games … Notched Martin, 9/12/09); TDs: None; Long Reception: 24 (vs. UT Martin, three receptions for 38 yards, including 9/12/09). a season-long 24-yard catch, in 24-14 home win over UT Martin (9/12/09) … Also had a pair of receptions for 20 yards versus South Dakota State (10/10/09). High School: With a great blend of speed and toughness, he collected 582 receiving yards on 22 catches (26.5) and eight touchdowns as a senior at First Coast High in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Clocked a 4.47 40-yard dash at the Scout.com combine in March 2008, earning first-team all-combine honors at receiver ... Helped coach Marty Lee’s Buccaneers to a 7-5 senior season that culminated in the Florida Class 4A playoffs, earning him second-team all-Gateway Conference and all-district honors ... Caught 14 balls for 334 yards (23.9) as a junior with five touchdowns as part of two straight district championship squads ... Was also a standout 100- and 200-meter sprinter. Personal: Adrian D. Williams was born 2/3/91 in Heilbronn, Germany ... Son of Adrian M. and Jennifer Williams of Jacksonville, Fla. ... Undecided on major ... Has a brother, Austin.

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Tim WILLIAMS 14 Quarterback 6-0 „ 180 „ Redshirt Freshman Springfield, Mo. Hillcrest High Squad (1 Year) The redshirt freshman enters fall camp as the team’s No. 3 quarterback ... Was 8-of-16 passing for 77 yards in three spring scrimmages. 2009: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State … Was the MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the season HONORS opener against Arkansas (9/5/09). MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/5/09. High School: Two-year letterman and starter at Hillcrest High in Springfield ... During his senior season with coach John Beckham, he passed for 350 yards and five touchdowns on 10/3/08 against Lebanon ... Also collected a pair of interceptions, a fumble recovery and a defensive touchdown his senior season ... Threw for nine touchdowns and more than 1,000 yards his junior season ... Also gained one start as a freshman for the Hornets. Personal: Tim Williams was born 9/21/90 in Springfield, Mo. ... He is the son of Dan and Connie Williams of Springfield ... Majoring in Physical Education ... Has two brothers, Derek and Matthew, and three sisters, Kendra, Kelsey, and Kinzie.

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High School: A four-year letterman at Grand Island (Neb.) Catholic High, Witmer kicked 76 extra points and converted 24 field goals during his prep career for the Crusaders … Earned first-team all-state honors in 2008 and 2009 after claiming honorable mention all-state distinction in 2007 for coach Charlie Shoemaker … He was all-conference and all-district three seasons and averaged 57.9 yards per kickoff in 2009 while helping his team to an 8-2 season ... Was a four-year starter for the soccer team and played basketball. Personal: Austin M. Witmer was born 2/18/92 in Joplin, Mo. … Son of Gary and Sharon Witmer of Grand Island, Neb. … Plans to major in Accounting … Has three siblings, Aaron, Alex and Audra … Also recruited by Minnesota and Nebraska-Kearney

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Jarrett WRIGHT 41 Safety 5-10 „ 199 „ Junior Grandview, Mo. Grandview High Two Letters Two-year letterman and fourth-year squad member who will push starter Skylar Smith at strong safety this season and provide additional depth and experience at a key spot. 2009: Played in all 11 games, including time at safety and on special teams … Finished campaign with four tackles, all on CAREER STATS SUMMARY the road … Had two tackles in 17-7 Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------win at Youngstown State (10/3/09) … 2008 4-0 4 0 4 1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Also recorded a solo stop at Arkansas 2009 11-0 2 2 4 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(9/5/09) in season opener and an Total 15-0 6 2 8 1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 assisted tackle at North Dakota State CAREER HIGHS (10/24/09). Tackles: 2 (at Oklahoma State, 9/13/08, and at Youngstown State,

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Trevor WOODEN 18 Quarterback / Wide Receiver 6-2 „ 227 „ Redshirt Freshman High Springs, Fla. Gainesville High Squad (1 Year)

10/3/09); Solos: 2 (at Oklahoma State, 9/13/08); TFL: 1 (at Okla2008: Played in four road games homa State, 9/13/08); Sacks: None; Interceptions: None. as a redshirt freshman ... Collected season-high two tackles at Oklahoma State (9/13/08), both solo stops ... Also had one tackle for loss at Oklahoma State ... Tallied solo tackles at South Dakota State (11/1/08) and at UNI (11/8/08).

2007: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State. High School: Was a Suburban Mid-Six All-Conference pick at cornerback for coach Jason Godfrey at Grandview (Mo.) High ... Was a two-year starter and three-year letterman for the Bulldogs, helping the team to a 7-3 mark his junior year ... Team was also 9-3 his freshman year, advancing to the state quarterfinals. Personal: Jarrett Lawson Wright was born 5/31/89 in Gary, Ind. ... Son of Roger, Sr. and Henriatta Wright of Grandview, Mo. ... Majoring in Entertainment Management ... Is the younger brother of former Bears’ safety Roger Wright (2006-08) ... Also has a sister, Daris.

The talented quarterback will serve as Cody Kirby’s backup and could see some time as a wide receiver … Emerged as a triple threat during the spring season, as he went 17-for-25 for 147 yards passing, carried the ball 19 times for 70 yards and a TD and led the team with four receptions and 84 HONORS yards in the Maroon and White Game MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year: 2009; MSU Of(4/24/10) … Made an impressive, over- fensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/3/09, 10/31/09. the-shoulder catch for a 50-yard gain in the Maroon and White Game, the team’s longest play from scrimmage during the spring. 2009: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State … Named the MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year … Was the Offensive Scout Team POW for the Youngstown State (10/3/09) and Illinois State (10/31/09) games. High School: Was a Florida Class 5A second-team all-state quarterback in 2008 after throwing for 1,899 yards with 16 touchdowns while compiling more than 2,300 yards total offense and accounting for 24 touchdowns ... He threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns in a game on 9/4/08 against Eagle View (Fla.) Academy ... Helped coach Ryan Smith’s Hurricanes to a 5-5 finish his senior season and earned all-district honors by the Gainesville Sun and FACA. Personal: Trevor Maurice Wooden was born 10/7/90 in Gainesville, Fla. ... Son of Trevor, Sr. and Teresa Wooden of High Springs, Fla. ... Majoring in Accounting ... Has a brother, Trent, and a sister Taylor ... Father (Trevor) played football at Central Florida.

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2010 Alphabetical Roster No.

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

Birthdate

Hometown

High School

31 77 86 76 43

Andre Anderson* David Arkin*** Noah Ashley Justin Aumen ^ Adam Beauchamp*

CB OT WR OT LB

5-11 6-5 6-2 6-5 6-0

172 302 170 281 255

So. Sr. Fr. RFr. Sr.

1/11/90 10/7/87 9/29/91 5/14/91 8/29/87

Muskogee, Okla. Wichita, Kan. Culver City, Calif. Milford, Kan. Prescott Valley, Ariz.

Muskogee High Kapaun High Culver City High Junction City High Bradshaw Mtn. High

Matt Hennessy Dan Adelhardt Jahmal Wright Randall Zimmerman Chuck Apap

52 25 7 36 38

Andrew Beisel Brian Berry Sam Block*** Darius Blow ^ Jason Bromley ^

LB CB LB CB K

6-2 5-9 6-2 5-9 5-10

215 175 221 205 214

Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr.

7/15/91 10/10/91 5/18/87 10/25/87 11/19/87

Fenton, Mo. Camden, Ark. Ozark, Mo. Grandview, Mo. Cassville, Mo.

Rockwood Summit High Fairview High Ozark High Grandview High Cassville High

Mike Bellers Buck James Chris Allison Jason Godfrey David Large

62 3 56 44 37

Joe Burgess Julian Burton Ryan Callender* Nick Canavan Jordan Chiles**

OL WR LB LB P

6-6 5-10 6-1 6-0 5-11

300 185 215 210 183

Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr.

11/15/91 2/29/92 12/15/90 6/26/91 3/15/90

Florissant, Mo. Cordova, Tenn. Dallas, Texas Norman, Okla. Hillsboro, Ill.

McCluer North High White Station High Hillcrest High Northside High Hillsboro High

Jim Schottmueller Devin Rutherford Andy Todd Lance Manning Rich Stewart

74 72 29 27 59

Brent Chojnacki*** Zack Cooley Mikael Cooper-Falls* Mike Crutcher Chris Current^

OC OL TB DB DE

6-3 6-5 5-11 6-2 5-11

275 275 198 200 230

Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr.

9/21/87 9/12/91 8/9/89 3/26/91 2/19/89

Florissant, Mo. Lebanon, Mo. Springfield, Mo. Wentzville, Mo. St. Louis, Mo.

Hazelwood Central High Lebanon High Hillcrest High Timberland High Jennings High

John Pukala Will Christian John Beckham Craig Collins Ryan Wallace

66 42 5 11 1

Erik Dahl* Rick Dansdill^ Jonathan Davis*** Joe Day* Cadarrius Dotson*

OC LB TB DE WR

6-3 6-3 5-10 6-2 5-9

299 217 213 242 170

Sr. RFr. Sr. So. So.

4/29/89 8/29/90 5/11/88 12/31/89 10/25/90

Olathe, Kan. Lake St. Louis, Mo. Tampa, Fla. O’Fallon, Mo. Memphis, Tenn.

Shawnee Mission NW DeSmet High Gaither High Ft. Zumwalt West High Kirby High

Aaron Barnett Pat Mahoney Mark Carlton Paul Day Chester Flowers, Jr.

4 78 92 83 95

Chris Douglas* Jake Duron*** Chris Earnhardt Chandler Eden Tevan Ferguson*

TB OT DE WR DT

5-9 6-5 6-5 5-10 6-3

205 308 265 175 313

Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So.

6/11/89 5/27/89 11/3/88 7/10/91 5/13/90

Lawrenceville, Ga. Springdale, Ark. Springfield, Mo. Strafford, Mo. Nashville, Tenn.

Peachtree Ridge High Springdale High Hillcrest High Strafford High Whites Creek High

Blair Armstrong Kevin Johnson Gary Turner Tim Hester Anthony Law

6 57 94 64 48

Justin Fuselier*** Richard Galbierz Anthony Grady^ Kyle Hahn^ Byron Hightower, Jr.***

WR OL DE OT LB

5-10 6-3 6-7 6-7 6-1

187 285 271 319 241

Sr. Fr. RFr. RFr. Sr.

10/16/87 3/31/92 8/6/90 9/26/90 2/22/88

Tulsa, Okla. Fenton, Mo. Texarkana, Ark. O’Fallon, Mo. Raytown, Mo.

Booker T. Washington High Fox High Arkansas High St. Dominic High Raytown South High

Antwain Jimmerson Nick Gianino Bill Keopple Bob Leonard David Allie

22 17 15 26 53

Kolby Hurt*** David Ingram** Mitchell Jenkins Stephen Johnston** Chad Jones ^

LB LB QB TB LB

6-1 6-2 6-3 5-11 6-1

233 237 203 223 215

Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. So.

1/20/88 12/20/87 10/23/91 7/20/89 12/31/89

Boonville, Mo. Siloam Springs, Ark. Springfield, Mo. Mansfield, Texas Ocala, Fla.

Boonville High Shiloh Christian Acad. Hillcrest High Mansfield Summit High Forest High

Jeff Wallace Josh Floyd John Beckham Kyle Geller David Hodges

45 49 47 13 68

Andrew Jordan Michael Keck* Rodney Kelly* Cody Kirby*** Kurt Kutter^

LB LB LB QB OG

6-2 6-4 6-1 5-11 6-3

210 227 211 202 308

Fr. Jr. So. Sr. RFr.

4/21/91 9/9/88 6/29/90 6/10/88 6/29/91

Nixa, Mo. Harrisonville, Mo. Lee’s Summit, Mo. Rogers, Ark. O’Fallon, Mo.

Nixa High Harrisonville High Lee’s Summit West High Rogers High Timberland High

Richard Rehagen Fred Bouchard Royce Boehm Ronnie Peacock Craig Collins

35 32 33 63 10

Anthony Lee* Josh Mattes Joey Mendel^ Harrison Menke ^ Derek Miller***

S RB RB OC S

6-1 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-3

213 225 202 280 196

So. Fr. RFr. So. Sr.

1/23/90 6/5/92 3/1/91 6/21/89 6/27/87

Bonner Springs, Kan. Eldridge, Mo. Springfield, Mo. Joplin, Mo. Olathe, Kan.

Bonner Springs High Lebanon High Glendale High Joplin High Olathe East High

Lew Kasselman Will Christian Joel Heman Doug Buckmaster Jeff Myers

89 91 99 54 58

Wes Miller*** Martin Montgomery Levi Moore*** Chris Moses ^ Kaleb Mueller

TE DE DE LB LS

6-4 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-2

261 235 255 222 221

Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Jr.

1/18/88 10/22/91 1/10/88 3/8/90 11/21/89

St. Joseph, Mo. Pine Bluff, Ark. Mountain View, Mo. Jacksonville, Fla. Paola, Kan.

Benton High Pine Bluff High Liberty High Episcopal High Paola High

Derek Wilson Bobby Bolding Darren Acklin David Hess Mike Dumpert

61 69 23 46 88

Eric Pearce Jordan Rainey Dan Reichert^ Waylon Richardet*** Brandon Ridder

DT OL WR DE WR

6-2 6-5 5-11 6-1 6-4

280 310 165 273 180

Fr. Fr Jr. Sr. Fr.

10/18/91 6/24/92 12/13/88 6/2/87 7/5/91

Springdale, Ark. Joplin, Mo. Harrisonville, Mo. Perryville, Mo. Springfield, Mo.

Har-Ber High Joplin High Harrisonville High St. Vincent’s High Kickapoo High

Chris Wood Doug Buckmaster Fred Bouchard Keith Winkler Kuper Kruel

97 85 2 34 16

Mikel Ruder** Jermaine Saffold* Howard Scarborough^ Caleb Schaffitzel Vernon Scott

DT WR CB DB RB/WR

6-5 6-1 5-9 6-0 6-0

289 205 180 205 168

Jr. Jr. RFr. Fr. RFr.

3/20/88 2/5/89 2/22/91 10/23/91 12/17/90

Lawrence, Kan. Grandview, Mo. Tulsa, Okla. Fair Grove, Mo. Muskogee, Okla.

Free State High Grandview High Union High Fair Grove High Muskogee High

Bob Lisher Jason Godfrey Kirk Fridrich Jason O’Neil Matt Hennesy

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Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

Birthdate

Hometown

High School

75 71 21 40 51

Bob Shapel* Travis Simmons** Skylar Smith*** Wes Stammers Geoff Stanford

OG OG S S LB

6-4 6-2 5-11 6-0 6-0

302 289 200 190 200

Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr.

7/28/89 11/14/88 6/4/87 11/24/88 12/23/91

Iola, Kan. Mexico, Mo. Springfield, Mo. Owensville, Mo. Wichita, Kan.

Iola High Mexico High Kickapoo High Owensville High East High

High School Coach Dean Taylor Bernie Rothrock Kurt Thompson Randy Crowe Brian Byers

12 24 82 9 20

Ian Starnes ^ Jimmie Strong** Matt Swan^ Adrian Taylor** Drew Temple

WR CB TE WR TB

6-5 5-10 6-3 6-3 5-9

217 186 230 190 195

Jr. Jr. RFr. Jr. So.

1/26/89 11/6/88 10/13/90 3/17/88 1/12/90

Springfield, Mo. Texarkana, Texas Springfield, Mo. Memphis, Tenn. Kansas City, Mo.

Glendale High Texas High Glendale High Fairley High Rockhurst High

Gary Hurst Barry Norton Joel Heman Rahmann Slocum Tony Severino

60 87 70 30 80

Philip Terhaar^ Matt Thayer Charlie Thompson* Isaac Umesi Garett Wade*

OG TE OT CB TE

6-3 6-4 6-5 5-10 6-5

295 249 265 180 250

So. So. Jr. Fr. So.

4/11/90 9/15/89 4/7/89 10/15/91 1/23/90

O’Fallon, Ill. Bellevue, Neb. St. Louis, Mo. North Richland Hills, Texas Lebanon, Mo.

O’Fallon Township High Bellevue East High Parkway West High Richland High Lebanon High

Brandon Joggerst Jerry Lovell Mike Roth Gene Wier Will Christian

39 8 50 19 14

Terian Washington*** Willie White Antoine Wilkinson* Adrian Williams* Tim Williams^

LB WR LB WR QB

6-4 6-4 6-2 6-0 6-0

246 205 237 195 180

Sr. Jr. Sr. So. RFr.

5/8/89 1/7/89 2/27/88 2/3/91 9/21/90

Pine Bluff, Ark. Kingsland, Ga. Magnolia, Miss. Jacksonville, Fla. Springfield, Mo.

Pine Bluff High Camden County High Amite County High First Coast High Hillcrest High

Rick Hart Jeff Herron Charles Jackson Marty Lee John Beckham

90 18 41

Austin Witmer Trevor Wooden^ Jarrett Wright**

K QB/WR S

6-5 6-2 5-10

180 227 199

Fr. RFr. Jr.

2/18/92 10/7/90 5/31/89

Grand Island, Neb. High Springs, Fla. Grandview, Mo.

G.I. Central Catholic High Gainesville High Grandview High

Charlie Shoemaker Ryan Smith Jason Godfrey

*indicates number of Missouri State football letters earned; ^ indicates returning squad member; (Roster as of August 9, 2010) Head Coach: Terry Allen (5th season) Asst Coaches: D.J. Vokolek, Rob Christophel, Rob Bolks, Sean Coughlin, Courtney Sanders,Bob Montgomery, Mike Chandler, Wayne Chambers, Gerald Davis. Student Assistants: Brandon Hilt, Johnny Wacker.

2010 Transfer Information: Chris Earnhardt is a transfer from Missouri; Kaleb Mueller is a transfer from Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College; Vernon Scott is a transfer from Colorado State; Drew Temple is a transfer from Kansas; Matt Thayer is a transfer from Iowa Western Com. College; Willie White is a transfer from Coffeyville (Kan.) Com. College .... 2009 Transfer Information: Adam Beauchamp is a transfer from Glendale (Ariz.) Com. College, Chris Douglas is a transfer from Fort Scott (Kan.) Com. College; Erik Dahl is a transfer from Butler (Kan.) Com. College; Michael Keck is a transfer from Missouri, Dan Reichert is a transfer from Mid-America Nazarene; Bob Shapel is a transfer from Butler (Kan.) Community College, Antoine Wilkinson is a transfer from SW Mississippi Community College.

Pronunciation Guide Justin Aumen ........................................................OWW-min Adam Beauchamp ............................................... BEE-chum Andrew Beisel...........................................................BEE-sill Darius Blow ...........................................DARE-ee-us BLOW Joe Burgess..........................................................burr-JESS Nick Canavan ...................................................... can-a-VAN Brent Chojnacki ......................................... shuh-KNOCK-ee Mikael Cooper-Falls...............................................mick-ALE Erik Dahl ...................................................................... DOLL Nick Detelich........................................................ DEET-litch Cadarrius Dotson....................................... kuh-DARE-ee-us Jake Duron ................................................................der-ON Tevan Ferguson .......................................rhymes with seven Justin Fuselier ..............................................fyoo-suh-LEER Richard Galbierz ................................................. gal-BEERS Kyle Hahn ...................................................................HONN Josh Mattes ........................................................... MATT-iss Joey Mendel ........................................................ men-DELL Harrison Menke ......................................................MEN-key Levi Moore .................................................................lee-VIE Dan Reichert...........................................................RYE-kurt Waylon Richardet ........................................... rih-SHAR-day Mikel Ruder .............................................. Michael ROO-der Jermaine Saffold................................................... SAFF-fold Howard Scarborough...................................... SCAR-burrow Caleb Schaffitzel...............................................shuh-FITZ-ul Bob Shapel .......................................................... SHAPE-ull Ian Starnes ...................................................................EE-in Philip Terhaar........................................................... tur-HAR Isaac Umesi .......................................................YOU-messy Terian Washington .............................................TARE-ee-un Antoine Wilkinson .................................................ANN-twon Coach D.J. Vokolek ..........................................VOE-kuh-lek Coach Rob Christophel ................................. CHRIS-tuh-full Coach Sean Coughlin...........................................COFF-linn

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Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown

No Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown

Cadarrius Dotson* WR Howard Scarborough^ CB Julian Burton WR Chris Douglas* TB Jonathan Davis*** TB

5-9 5-9 5-10 5-9 5-10

170 180 185 205 213

So. Memphis, Tenn. RFr. Tulsa, Okla. Fr. Cordova, Tenn. Jr. Lawrenceville, Ga. Sr. Tampa, Fla.

47 48 49 50 51

Rodney Kelly* Byron Hightower, Jr.*** Michael Keck* Antoine Wilkinson* Geoff Stanford

LB LB LB LB LB

6-1 6-1 6-4 6-2 6-0

211 241 227 237 200

So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr.

Lee’s Summit, Mo. Raytown, Mo. Harrisonville, Mo. Magnolia, Miss. Wichita, Kan.

6 7 8 9 10

Justin Fuselier*** Sam Block*** Willie White Adrian Taylor** Derek Miller***

WR LB WR WR S

5-10 6-2 6-4 6-3 6-3

187 221 205 190 196

Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr.

Tulsa, Okla. Ozark, Mo. Kingsland, Ga. Memphis, Tenn. Olathe, Kan.

52 53 54 56 57

Andrew Beisel Chad Jones ^ Chris Moses ^ Ryan Callender* Richard Galbierz

LB LB LB LB OL

6-2 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-3

215 215 222 215 285

Fr. So. So. So. Fr.

Fenton, Mo. Ocala, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla. Dallas, Texas Fenton, Mo.

11 12 13 14 15

Joe Day* Ian Starnes ^ Cody Kirby*** Tim Williams^ Mitchell Jenkins

DE WR QB QB QB

6-2 6-5 5-11 6-0 6-3

242 217 202 180 203

So. O’Fallon, Mo. Jr. Springfield, Mo. Sr. Rogers, Ark. RFr. Springfield, Mo. Fr. Springfield, Mo.

58 59 60 61 62

Kaleb Mueller Chris Current^ Philip Terhaar^ Eric Pearce Joe Burgess

LS DE OG DT OL

6-2 5-11 6-3 6-2 6-6

221 230 295 280 300

Jr. Jr. So. Fr. Fr.

Paola, Kan. St. Louis, Mo. O’Fallon, Ill. Springdale, Ark. Florissant, Mo.

16 17 18 19 20

Vernon Scott RB/WR 6-0 168 RFr. Muskogee, Okla. David Ingram** LB 6-2 237 Jr. Siloam Springs, Ark. Trevor Wooden^ QB/WR 6-2 227 RFr. High Springs, Fla. Adrian Williams* WR 6-0 195 So. Jacksonville, Fla. Drew Temple TB 5-9 195 So. Kansas City, Mo.

63 64 66 68 69

Harrison Menke ^ Kyle Hahn^ Erik Dahl* Kurt Kutter^ Jordan Rainey

OC OT OC OG OL

6-4 6-7 6-3 6-3 6-5

280 319 299 308 310

So. Joplin, Mo. RFr. O’Fallon, Mo. Sr. Olathe, Kan. RFr. O’Fallon, Mo. Fr Joplin, Mo.

21 22 23 24 25

Skylar Smith*** Kolby Hurt*** Dan Reichert^ Jimmie Strong** Brian Berry

Springfield, Mo. Boonville, Mo. Harrisonville, Mo. Texarkana, Texas Camden, Ark.

70 71 72 74 75

Charlie Thompson* Travis Simmons** Zack Cooley Brent Chojnacki*** Bob Shapel*

OT OG OL OC OG

6-5 6-2 6-5 6-3 6-4

265 289 275 275 302

Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr.

26 27 29 30 31

Stephen Johnston** TB 5-11 223 Jr. Mike Crutcher DB 6-2 200 Fr. Mikael Cooper-Falls* TB 5-11 198 So. Isaac Umesi CB 5-10 180 Fr. Andre Anderson* CB 5-11 172 So.

Mansfield, Texas Wentzville, Mo. Springfield, Mo. N. Richland Hills, Tex. Muskogee, Okla.

76 77 78 80 82

Justin Aumen ^ David Arkin*** Jake Duron*** Garett Wade* Matt Swan^

OT OT OT TE TE

6-5 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-3

281 302 308 250 230

RFr. Milford, Kan. Sr. Wichita, Kan. Sr. Springdale, Ark. So. Lebanon, Mo. RFr. Springfield, Mo.

32 33 34 35 36

Josh Mattes Joey Mendel^ Caleb Schaffitzel Anthony Lee* Darius Blow ^

Fr. Eldridge, Mo. RFr. Springfield, Mo. Fr. Fair Grove, Mo. So. Bonner Springs, Kan. Jr. Grandview, Mo.

83 85 86 87 88

Chandler Eden Jermaine Saffold* Noah Ashley Matt Thayer Brandon Ridder

WR WR WR TE WR

5-10 6-1 6-2 6-4 6-4

175 205 170 249 180

Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr.

37 38 39 40 41

Jordan Chiles** P 5-11 183 Jason Bromley ^ K 5-10 214 Terian Washington*** LB 6-4 246 Wes Stammers S 6-0 195 Jarrett Wright** S 5-10 199

Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

89 90 91 92 94

Wes Miller*** Austin Witmer Martin Montgomery Chris Earnhardt Anthony Grady^

TE K DE DE DE

6-4 6-5 6-3 6-5 6-7

261 180 235 265 271

Sr. St. Joseph, Mo. Fr. Grand Island, Neb. Fr. Pine Bluff, Ark. Jr. Springfield, Mo. RFr. Texarkana, Ark.

42 43 44 45 46

Rick Dansdill^ Adam Beauchamp* Nick Canavan Andrew Jordan Waylon Richardet***

RFr. Lake St. Louis, Mo. Sr. Prescott Valley, Ariz. Fr. Norman, Okla. Fr. Nixa, Mo. Sr. Perryville, Mo.

S LB WR CB CB

RB RB DB S CB

LB LB LB LB DE

5-11 6-1 5-11 5-10 5-9

6-2 6-1 6-0 6-1 5-9

6-3 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-1

200 233 165 186 175

225 202 205 213 205

217 255 210 210 273

Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr.

Hillsboro, Ill. Cassville, Mo. Pine Bluff, Ark. Owensville, Mo. Grandview, Mo.

95 Tevan Ferguson* 97 Mikel Ruder** 99 Levi Moore***

St. Louis, Mo. Mexico, Mo. Lebanon, Mo. Florissant, Mo. Iola, Kan.

Strafford, Mo. Grandview, Mo. Culver City, Calif. Bellevue, Neb. Springfield, Mo.

DT 6-3 313 So. Nashville, Tenn. DT 6-5 289 Jr. Lawrence, Kan. DE 6-3 255 Sr. Mountain View, Mo.

*indicates number of Missouri State football letters earned; ^ indicates returning squad member; (Numerical roster as of August 9, 2010)

Head Coach: Terry Allen (5th season); Asst Coaches: D.J. Vokolek, Rob Christophel, Rob Bolks, Sean Coughlin, Courtney Sanders, Bob Montgomery, Mike Chandler, Wayne Chambers, Gerald Davis. Student Assistants: Brandon Hilt, Johnny Wacker.

2010 Transfer Information: Kaleb Mueller is a transfer from Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College; Vernon Scott is a transfer from Colorado State; Drew Temple is a transfer from Kansas; Matt Thayer is a transfer from Iowa Western Community College; Willie White is a transfer from Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College.

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Missouri State Squad Notes Total Squad Members (as of Aug. 9, 2010) ................ 88 ____________________________________________ By Class Seniors ....................................................................... 20 Juniors ........................................................................ 20 Sophomores ............................................................... 16 Freshmen ................................................................... 32 Redshirt Freshmen ................................................. 11 First-time Freshmen ................................................ 21 ____________________________________________ By Experience Lettermen Returning ................................................... 41 Three-Year Lettermen ............................................. 15 Two-Year Lettermen .................................................. 8 One-Year Lettermen ............................................... 18 Offensive Lettermen................................................ 19 Defensive Lettermen ............................................... 21 Specialty Lettermen .................................................. 1 Other Returning Squad Members............................... 19 Newcomers................................................................. 28 Incoming Freshman ................................................ 21 Junior College Transfers ........................................... 3 Senior College Transfers .......................................... 3 Other Walk-Ons ........................................................ 1 Lettermen Not Returning ............................................ 18 Offense ..................................................................... 9 Defense..................................................................... 8 Specialists ................................................................. 1 Starters Returning/Not Returning* ........................... 17/5 Offense .................................................................. 8/3 Defense.................................................................. 9/2 (Specialists............................................................2/5) * minimum 6 games started.

____________________________________________ By Position Offense ....................................................................... 44 Backs (12) Quarterbacks ......................................................... 4 Tailbacks................................................................ 5 Running Backs ...................................................... 3 Wide Receivers (12) Tight Ends (4) Offensive Linemen (16) Offensive Tackles .................................................. 5 Offensive Guards .................................................. 4 Offensive Centers.................................................. 3 Offensive Line ....................................................... 4 Defense ...................................................................... 40 Defensive Linemen (10) Defensive Ends ..................................................... 7 Defensive Tackles ................................................. 3 Linebackers (17) Defensive Backs (13) Safeties ................................................................. 5 Cornerbacks .......................................................... 7 Defensive Backs.................................................... 1 Specialists .................................................................... 4 Punters...................................................................... 1 Kickers ...................................................................... 2 Long Snappers.......................................................... 1 By Home State Missouri ...................................................................... 44 Kansas ........................................................................ 9 Arkansas ..................................................................... 8 Florida ......................................................................... 5 Oklahoma ................................................................... 5 Tennessee .................................................................. 4 Texas ............................................................................ 4 Georgia ....................................................................... 2 Illinois .......................................................................... 2 Nebraska .................................................................... 2 Arizona ....................................................................... 1 California .................................................................... 1 Mississippi .................................................................. 1

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Coaches and Staff

Head Coach Terry Allen ---------------------------------- 68-71 Associate Head Coach D.J. Vokolek ----------------------72 Assistant Coach Rob Christophel -------------------------73 Assistant Coach Rob Bolks ---------------------------------74 Assistant Coach Sean Coughlin ---------------------------75 Assistant Coach Courtney Sanders ----------------------76 Assistant Coach Bob Montgomery -----------------------77 Assistant Coach Mike Chandler----------------------------78 Assistant Coach Wayne Chambers -----------------------79 Assistant Coach Gerald Davis ------------------------------80 Student Assistants ---------------------------------------------81 All-Time Roster of Assistant Coaches -------------------81 Team Support Staff and Gameday Personnel --------82

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Head Coach Terry Allen, 5th season

Terry Allen enters his fifth season at the helm of the Missouri State program with a solid nucleus of returning talent and high hopes for the season ahead. Allen was named Missouri State’s 19th head football coach on December 20, 2005. In his inaugural season at Missouri State, Allen inherited a senior-heavy team that finished 2-9. However, the Bears dropped four games by a touchdown or less that season and dropped another contest by 10 points. The team landed three players on the 2006 all-conference list and set the foundation for the program’s future. Allen then took his charges to an exciting

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6-5 campaign in 2007, the biggest improvement for a Missouri State team in 19 years. The Bears were 5-1 at home in year two and produced 36.3 points per game, MSU’s best scoring average ever for an 11-game season. MSU also scored 49.5 points a game for the team’s six home contests. Missouri State played eight straight ranked teams in 2007 and knocked off three of them. Once again, three Bears landed on the All-MVFC squad in 2007 as sophomore tight end Clay Harbor and freshman lineman David Arkin joined Nathan Stokes for league honors. Harbor was also named to the AP Third-Team All-America squad, while senior TB Gerald Davis set a school record with 19 rushing touchdowns. In 2008, the Bears continued to make strides under Allen’s leadership. Despite a 4-7 overall record, the substance of the team’s performance showed a 3-3 road mark, which matched

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the school’s most road victories since 1996. Likewise, the team’s 3-5 record in the newlook Missouri Valley Football Conference equalled the team’s most league wins since 1993. MSU also lost two games by margins of eight points or less along the way. Even more impressive in 2008 was the effort put forth by the program’s inventory of underclassmen. Harbor, a junior earned All-MVFC first team honors for the second straight year, while moving up to Second Team on the AP All-America list. Joining Harbor on the all-conference squad were sophomore guard Arkin and second-year quarterback Cody Kirby. In 2009, the Bears notched their second winning campaign in three years under Allen, once again going 6-5 and 4-4 in the MVFC. Missouri State was 3-2 on the road, including first-ever wins at Youngstown State and North Dakota State to complement the squad’s first victory at Western Illinois since 2001. Eight players were recognized by the MVFC as all-conference performers, including first-teamers Harbor, Arkin and Valley Newcomer of the Year Antoine Wilkinson (LB). Harbor became Allen’s first Missouri State player drafted into the NFL when he was snagged in the fourth round of the 2010 Draft by the Eagles. Now in his second stint in the league, Allen left the Valley (then Gateway Conference) in 1996 and came back a decade later to find the league had changed in look and quality. When he left UNI after the 1996 season, his 75-26 (.743) record made him the winningest coach in league history. His Panther teams won or shared league titles seven straight seasons from 1990-96 and competed in the NCAA playoffs each of his last seven seasons at UNI. The Panthers advanced to the national semifinals in 1992 and 1996. Allen was named MVFC Coach of the Year five times in his last six seasons at UNI and was named Kodak Regional Coach of the Year in 1992 and 1996. Allen’s UNI teams did not lose a home conference game in his eight years as head coach. He lost two games in those eight seasons to Illinois State and the other league schools only beat him once each. Starting in 1992, UNI was nationally ranked

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Coaches & Staff for 87 consecutive weeks. Allen followed more than 20 years at UNI with five seasons as head coach at Kansas (1997-2001). He later spent four seasons as associate head coach, tight ends coach and special teams coordinator at Iowa State (2002-05). Allen’s teams were 20-33 his five seasons as head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks. Included in that tenure were wins over nationally-ranked Colorado, a win over Oklahoma, and three victories over arch-rival Missouri. He also guided Kansas to its 500th all-time win in 1997 and opened his final season at KU with a 24-10 win over Missouri State in 2001. Allen’s KU and UNI tenures finished with a collective 95-59 overall record, including a 63-4 record when his teams were ahead at halftime. Allen’s squads were 31-15 in games decided by seven points or fewer. He also tutored nine future NFL players during that stint, including Arizona Cardinals all-pro quarterback Kurt Warner who was the 1999 and 2001 NFL Offensive Player of the Year for the St. Louis Rams. Former all-pro linebacker Bryce Paup, the 1995 NFL Defensive Player of the Year with the Buffalo Bills, also played for Allen. Moving to Iowa State as associate head

coach in 2002, Allen renewed a lengthy relationship with Cyclones head coach Dan McCarney who was Allen’s prep track coach in Iowa City. In Allen’s four seasons at Iowa State, the Cyclones went to three bowl games with Allen coaching special teams. Allen graduate from UNI with a degree in physical education in 1979 and immediately joined Stan Sheriff’s Panther staff as a graduate assistant coach. He moved to a full-time position the next year and stayed on the staff when Sheriff retired and handed the reins to Darrell Mudra in 1983. During his decade as a UNI assistant, Allen had responsibility at various times for quarterbacks, offensive backs and wide receivers. Allen was a standout prep quarterback at West High School in Iowa City and would start three seasons as UNI’s top QB. In his 16-year head coaching career, he has mentored 18 AP All-America players and 186 all-conference selections. Allen’s father, Robert, was a football player and national champion swimmer at Iowa. The elder Allen served as an Iowa assistant football coach and head men’s swimming coach for 16 years. Allen and his wife, Lynn, have three children; Angela, Chase and Alex.

Terry Allen Coaching Resume Year

School

Staff Position

Record

Pct.

*Conf.

Pct.

Place

Postseason

1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988

Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa

Grad. Assistant/Quarterbacks Asst. Coach/Offensive Backs Asst. Coach/Offensive Backs Asst. Coach/Offensive Backs Asst. Coach/Off. Coord./QBs Asst. Coach/Off. Coord./QBs Asst. Coach/Off. Coord./QBs Asst. Coach/Off. Coord./QBs Asst. Coach/Off. Coord./QBs Asst. Coach/Wide Receivers

6-5 7-4 5-6 4-6-1 6-5 9-2 11-2 7-3-1 10-4 5-6

.545 .636 .454 .409 .545 .818 .846 .681 .714 .454

4-1 2-2 2-1 2-0-1 1-2 2-1 5-0 4-2 6-0 3-3

.800 .500 .667 .833 .333 .667 1.000 .667 1.000 .500

2nd 3rd T 1st T 1st 3rd T 1st 1st T 2nd 1st 4th

------NCAA Quarterfinals -NCAA Semifinals --

1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996

Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa

Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach

8-3 8-4 11-2 12-2 8-4 8-4 8-5 12-2

.727 .667 .846 .857 .667 .667 .615 .857

4-2 5-1 5-1 5-1 5-1 6-0 5-1 5-0

.667 .833 .833 .833 .833 1.000 .833 1.000

T 2nd 1st-tie 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

-NCAA First Round NCAA Quarterfinals NCAA Semifinals NCAA First Round NCAA First Round NCAA Quarterfinals NCAA Semifinals

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001

Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas

Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach

5-6 4-7 5-7 4-7 2-6

.454 .364 .416 .364 .250

3-5 1-7 3-5 2-6 1-5

.375 .125 .375 .250 .167

5th 5th T 4th 5th T 6th

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2002 2003 2004 2005

Iowa State Iowa State Iowa State Iowa State

Associate Coach/TEs/Sp. Tms. Associate Coach/TEs/Sp. Tms. Associate Coach/TEs/Sp. Tms. Associate Coach/TEs/Sp. Tms.

7-7 2-10 7-5 7-4

.500 .167 .584 .636

4-4 0-8 4-4 4-4

.500 .000 .500 .500

T 1st 6th T 1st T 2nd

Humanitarian Bowl -Independence Bowl Houston Bowl

2006 2007 2008 2009

Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State

Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach

2-9 6-5 4-7 6-5

.222 .545 .364 .545

1-6 2-4 3-5 4-4

.143 .333 .375 .500

T 7th T 5th T 6th T 5th

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113-85

.571

60-54

.526

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6-7 in FCS Playoffs

17-Year Totals as Head Coach

Terry Allen is 75-26 at UNI (8 years), 20-33 at Kansas (5 years), and 18-26 at Missouri State (4 years) *Conference affiliations: Mid-Continent (1979-84), Missouri Valley Football Conference (formerly Gateway Conference), (1985-96 and 2006-present), Big 12 Conference (1997-2005). All Big 12 places are North Division finishes. Career Honors: Bruce Craddock Missouri Valley Football Conference Coach of the Year 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996; AFCA Kodak Region IV Coach of the Year 1992, 1996; Eddie Robinson FCS Coach of the Year Finalist 1996.

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Terry Allen vs. All Opponents VALLEY FOOTBALL OPPONENTS W-L Illinois State ...........................................9-4 Indiana State ........................................10-2 Missouri State ..........................................8-1 North Dakota State ................................1-1 Northern Iowa ........................................0-4 South Dakota State................................0-2 Southern Illinois ....................................8-5 Western Illinois ......................................9-3 Youngstown State .................................3-3 OTHER OPPONENTS W-L Alabama-Birmingham ..............................3-0 Arkansas..................................................0-1 Augustana (S.D.) .....................................1-0 Baylor ......................................................1-1 Boise State ..............................................0-1 Boston University.....................................0-1 Cal State Northridge ................................1-0 Central Arkansas .....................................1-1 Cincinnati .................................................0-1 Clarion University ...................................1-0 Colorado ..................................................2-3 Eastern Illinois .........................................7-1 Eastern Kentucky ..................................0-0 Eastern Washington ...............................3-0 Ferris State ..............................................1-0 Fort Hays State .......................................1-0 Idaho........................................................2-2 Idaho State ..............................................2-0 Iowa .........................................................0-1 Iowa State................................................4-4 Jacksonville State ...................................1-0 Kansas State ..........................................1-6 Lock Haven..............................................1-0 Mankato State .........................................0-1 McNeese State ........................................4-2 Marshall ...................................................0-3 Missouri ...................................................3-2 Missouri S&T ...........................................1-0 Montana ..................................................0-1 Moorhead (Minn.) State ...........................1-0 Morgan State ...........................................1-0 Murray State ...........................................2-0 Nebraska .................................................0-5 North Texas .............................................1-0 Northern Arizona......................................1-0 Notre Dame .............................................0-1 Oklahoma ................................................1-2 Oklahoma State .......................................0-5 Sam Houston State .................................0-1 San Diego State ......................................0-1 Southeast Missouri State.........................2-0 Southern Methodist .................................1-1 Southern Utah .........................................1-0 Southwest Baptist ....................................1-0 St. Cloud State ........................................1-0 Stephen F. Austin State ...........................1-1 Tennessee-Martin ....................................2-0 Texas .......................................................0-2 Texas A&M...............................................0-2 Texas Christian ........................................1-0 Texas State ..............................................1-1 Texas Tech...............................................1-2 UCLA .......................................................0-1 Washburn ................................................0-1 Weber State.............................................1-0 Western Kentucky ...................................2-1 William and Mary .....................................1-0 Winona State ...........................................1-0 Wyoming..................................................0-1 2010 opponents in bold face

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Coaches & Staff Terry Allen Coaching Ledger Northern Iowa 1989

8-3 8-4 11-2 12-2

Mankato State ...................................................L at Kansas State ................................................ W Fort Hays State................................................. W at Missouri State* ..............................................L at Western Illinois* ............................................ W at Indiana State* ............................................... W Ferris State ....................................................... W Eastern Illinois* ................................................. W at Illinois State* ..................................................L Southern Illinois*............................................... W Eastern Washington ......................................... W

1990

Southern Illinois*............................................... W at Iowa State......................................................L at Oklahoma State .............................................L at Idaho State ................................................... W Illinois State* ..................................................... W Western Illinois* ................................................ W at Indiana State* ................................................L at Eastern Illinois* ............................................. W Missouri State* ................................................. W Clarion .............................................................. W Northern Arizona............................................... W at Boise State+ ..................................................L

1991

McNeese State ................................................. W Augustana (S.D.) .............................................. W at Southern Illinois*............................................L at Idaho............................................................. W Morgan State .................................................... W at Illinois State* ................................................. W at Western Kentucky ........................................ W at Missouri State* ............................................. W Indiana State* ................................................... W at Western Illinois* ............................................ W Eastern Illinois* ................................................. W Weber State+.................................................... W at Marshall+ .......................................................L

1992

at McNeese State ............................................. W Idaho State ....................................................... W at Iowa State..................................................... W Illinois State* ..................................................... W Western Kentucky ............................................ W at Southern Illinois*........................................... W Idaho................................................................. W at Indiana State* ............................................... W at Eastern Illinois* ..............................................L Western Illinois* ................................................ W Missouri State* ................................................. W Eastern Washington+ ....................................... W McNeese State+ ............................................... W Youngstown State+............................................L

1993

8-4 8-4 8-5 12-2

at McNeese State ..............................................L at Wyoming........................................................L Jacksonville State ............................................. W Texas State ....................................................... W at Missouri State* ............................................. W Indiana State* ................................................... W Eastern Illinois* ................................................. W at Western Illinois* .............................................L at Illinois State* ................................................. W Moorehead (Minn.) State .................................. W Southern Illinois*............................................... W at Boston University+ ........................................L 2ot

1994

at Iowa State..................................................... W at Texas State ....................................................L Missouri State* ................................................. W McNeese State ..................................................L at Indiana State* ............................................... W at Eastern Illinois* ............................................. W Illinois State* ..................................................... W Western Illinois* ................................................ W at Idaho..............................................................L at Southern Illinois*........................................... W Eastern Washington ......................................... W at Montana+ ......................................................L

1995

at Stephen F. Austin...........................................L at Iowa ...............................................................L Lock Haven....................................................... W at Western Illinois* ............................................ W Eastern Illinois* ................................................. W Indiana State* ................................................... W Southern Illinois*............................................... W at Missouri State* ............................................. W at Illinois State* ..................................................L Idaho..................................................................L Winona State .................................................... W at Murray State+ ............................................... W at Marshall+ .......................................................L

1996

at Southern Utah .............................................. W St. Cloud State ................................................. W Stephen F. Austin.............................................. W at Iowa State......................................................L McNeese State ................................................. W Illinois State* ..................................................... W Missouri State* ................................................. W at Southern Illinois*........................................... W at Youngstown State ......................................... W at Indiana State* ............................................... W Western Illinois* ................................................ W Eastern Illinois+ ................................................ W William & Mary+ ............................................... W at Marshall+ .......................................................L

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Kansas 1997 14-22 10-8 43-15 22-37 21-10 24-21 39-3 31-28 13-32 38-14 47-21

1998 30-9 6-35 23-33 44-10 31-0 50-14 23-33 16-10 20-17 52-12 36-16 3-20 30-5 45-22 20-21 36-14 56-6 17-14 49-21 22-0 49-21 24-17 18-17 38-21 13-41 21-18 49-11 27-10 41-14 34-6 30-25 27-26 34-13 15-21 37-6 37-12 17-14 29-7 7-19 10-27 42-45 35-14 34-13 20-14 17-10 31-27 23-25 20-19 48-0 49-17 21-27 28-14 19-20 12-7 24-34 11-10 19-7 24-17 36-27 12-21 39-7 27-17 20-23

2006

5-6 4-7 5-7 4-7 2-6

24-0 17-10 15-7 7-34 20-17 7-17 6-42 0-35 34-24 16-48 31-45

2-9 6-5 4-7 6-5

at Oklahoma State .............................................L Southwest Baptist ............................................. W at Central Arkansas ...........................................L Sam Houston State ...........................................L Youngstown State* ............................................L at Northern Iowa*...............................................L Western Kentucky* ............................................L at Indiana State* ................................................L Southern Illinois*................................................L at Illinois State* ..................................................L Western Illinois* ................................................ W

2007

Oklahoma State* ..............................................L 28-38 at Missouri* ........................................................L 23-41 Illinois State .................................................... W 63-21 at Alabama-Birmingham .................................. W 4ot 39-37 Texas A&M* .....................................................L 21-24 at Baylor* ...........................................................L 24-31 at Nebraska* ....................................................L 0-41 Colorado*.......................................................... W 33-17 Kansas State* ..................................................L 6-54 North Texas ..................................................... W 23-14 at Iowa State* ....................................................L 20-23

Missouri S&T .................................................... W at Tennessee-Martin ......................................... W at Kansas State .................................................L Central Arkansas .............................................. W at Youngstown State* ........................................L Illinois State* ..................................................... W at Western Illinois* .............................................L at Southern Illinois*............................................L Indiana State* ................................................... W Northern Iowa*...................................................L Southeast Missouri State.................................. W

1999

2008

at Notre Dame ..................................................L Cal-State Northridge ....................................... W at Colorado*.......................................................L San Diego State ..............................................L Southern Methodist ......................................... W at Kansas State* ...............................................L at Texas A&M* ...................................................L Missouri* ........................................................... W Nebraska* ........................................................L Baylor* .............................................................. W at Oklahoma State* ..........................................L Iowa State* ....................................................... W

2000

at SMU .............................................................L Alabama-Birmingham ..................................... W Southern Illinois ............................................... W at Oklahoma* ...................................................L Kansas State* ...................................................L at Missouri* ....................................................... W Colorado*.......................................................... W Texas Tech* ......................................................L at Nebraska* ....................................................L Texas* ................................................................L at Iowa State* ...................................................L

2001

Missouri State .................................................. W UCLA ................................................................L at Colorado*.......................................................L at Texas Tech* .................................................. W ot Oklahoma* .........................................................L Missouri* ............................................................L at Kansas State* ...............................................L Nebraska* ..........................................................L *Conference games; +NCAA FCS Playoff games

13-18 71-14 17-51 13-41 27-9 9-50 17-34 21-0 17-24 45-10 13-45 31-28 17-31 23-20 42-0 16-34 13-52 38-17 23-15 39-45 17-56 16-51 17-38 24-10 17-41 16-27 34-31 10-38 34-38 6-40 7-51

10-52 45-14 14-16 17-20 10-37 7-38 14-17 22-28 17-27 14-38 24-21 62-17 51-44 10-61 42-38 21-49 58-41 10-31 10-45 63-7 17-38 55-17

Wasbhurn ..........................................................L at Oklahoma State .............................................L at Southeast Missouri State.............................. W Western Illinois* .................................................L Youngstown State* ........................................... W at Illinois State* ................................................. W Southern Illinois*................................................L at South Dakota State* ......................................L at Northern Iowa*...............................................L North Dakota State*...........................................L at Indiana State* ............................................... W ot

2009

27-35 13-57 45-18 21-33 42-28 34-28 17-23 13-43 0-42 27-48 27-24

at Arkansas ........................................................L Tennessee-Martin ............................................. W Murray State ..................................................... W Northern Iowa*...................................................L at Youngstown State* ....................................... W South Dakota State* ..........................................L at Western Illinois* ............................................ W at North Dakota State*...................................... W Illinois State* ......................................................L Indiana State* ................................................... W at Southern Illinois .............................................L

10-48 24-14 35-10 7-35 17-7 17-24 17-16 21-17 14-24 31-7 24-44

Allen Summary UNI Total Record ................... 75-26 No. of Seasons ............... 8

KU 20-33 5

MSU 18-26 4

Total 113-85 17

Home ........................... 48-4 Away ........................... 27-22

16-14 4-19

11-12 7-14

75-30 38-55

Conference Record ......... 40-7 Home ........................... 23-0 Away ............................ 17-7

10-28 7-12 3-16

10-19 5-10 5-9

60-54 35-22 25-32

Nonconference Record... 35-19 Home ........................... 25-4 Away ........................... 10-15

10-5 9-2 1-3

8-7 6-2 2-5

53-31 40-8 13-23

Shutouts ........................... 4-0 Overtime ........................... 0-1

3-2 2-0

0-1 1-0

7-3 3-1

10 Points or Less ............ 27-14 7 Points or Less ............... 24-9 3 Points or Less ............... 15-6

10-9 6-7 5-2

9-9 7-6 3-3

46-32 37-22 23-11

Justin Hartwig Pittsburgh Steelers

Bryce Paup Buffalo Bills

Kansas (1998-2001)

UNI (1986-89)

7-26 13-34 55-10 38-7 17-7 27-10 13-0 19-17 29-31 12-16 48-3 35-34 24-41 31-21 44-7 38-12 23-42 43-10 47-10 38-31 33-7 23-10 34-19 30-6 21-14 38-35 14-31

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Alabama-Birmingham ..................................... W Texas Christian ................................................ W Missouri* .......................................................... W at Cincinnati ......................................................L Oklahoma* ....................................................... W at Texas Tech* ..................................................L at Colorado*.......................................................L Nebraska* ..........................................................L Iowa State* ..................................................... W at Kansas State* ..............................................L at Texas* ...........................................................L

Kurt Warner Arizona Cardinals UNI (1990-93)

Clay Harbor Philadelphia Eagles

Dedric Ward Miami Dolphins UNI (1993-96)

Missouri State (2006-09)

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NFL Connection

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Terry Allen Era Single-Game Superlatives MSU U Game High Highs hs hs Indi Individual dividual Team m ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rushes 25 Michael Cooper, vs. Sam Houston State (Sept. 23, 2006) 58 vs. Missouri S&T (Aug. 30, 2007) Yards Rushing 133 Kingjack Washington, vs. Youngstown State (Oct. 11, 2008) 397 vs. Missouri S&T (Aug. 30, 2007) Yds Per Rush --6.8 vs. Missouri S&T (Aug. 30, 2007) TD Rushes 5 Gerald Davis, vs. Indiana State (Oct. 27, 2007) 7 vs. Missouri S&T (Aug. 30, 2007) vs. Indiana State (Oct. 27, 2007) Pass attempts 46 Cody Kirby, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) 46 vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) Pass completions 29 Cody Kirby, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) 29 vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) Yards Passing 341 Cody Kirby, at Western Illinois (Oct. 17, 2009) 341 at Western Illinois (Oct. 17, 2009) Yds Per Pass --16.4 vs. Indiana State (16-262) (Oct. 27, 2007) TD Passes 4 Cody Kirby, vs. Illinois State (Oct. 6, 2007) 4 vs. Illinois State (Oct. 6, 2007) vs. Southwest Baptist (Sept. 9, 2006) Total Plays 60 Cody Kirby, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) 82 vs. Washburn (Sept. 4, 2008) Total Offense 347 Cody Kirby, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) 690 vs. Missouri S&T (Aug. 30, 2007) Yards Per Play --8.5 vs. Missouri S&T (81-690) (Aug. 30, 2007) Points 30 Gerald Davis, vs. Indiana State (Oct, 27, 2007) 63 vs. Missouri S&T (Aug. 30, 2007) Receptions 11 Clay Harbor, at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) --Yards Receiving 171 Clay Harbor, at Western Illinois (Oct. 17, 2009) --TD Receptions 1 Done 53 times, last by Clay Harbor at Southern Ill. (Nov. 14, 2009) --Field Goals 3 Nathan Stokes, at UT Martin (Sept. 6, 2007) 3 at UT Martin (Sept. 6, 2007) Nathan Stokes, at Indiana State (Oct. 21, 2006) at Indiana State (Oct. 21, 2006) Punts 9 Jordan Chiles, at Northern Iowa (Nov. 8, 2008) 9 at Northern Iowa (Nov. 8, 2008) Nathan Stokes, at Northern Iowa (Oct. 27, 2006) at Northern Iowa (Oct. 27, 2006) Tackles 20 Antoine Wilkinson, vs. Illinois State (Oct. 31, 2009) 89 vs. Southern Illinois (Oct. 25, 2008 at Northern Iowa (Nov. 8, 2008) Sacks 2.5 Mikel Ruder, vs. Indiana State (Nov. 7, 2009) 8 vs. Murray State (Sept. 19, 2009) Interceptions 2 Derek Miller, vs. Murray State (Sept. 19, 2009) 4 at Southeast Missouri (Sept. 20, 2008) Jeremy Dawson, vs. Western Kentucky (Oct. 14, 2006) vs. Indiana State (Oct. 27, 2007) First Downs --35 vs. Missouri S&T (Aug. 30, 2007) at Indiana State (Nov. 22, 2008) Penalties --11 at Illinois State (Oct. 18, 2008) vs. North Dakota State (Nov. 15, 2008) Penalty Yards --99 vs. Washburn (Sept. 4, 2008) Turnovers --5 at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) Opponent Game Highs Individual Team ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rushes 41 Herb Donaldson, vs. Western Illinois (Oct. 4, 2008) 65 vs. Western Illinois (Oct. 13, 2007) Yards Rushing 314 Herb Donaldson, at Western Illinois (Oct. 13, 2007) 508 vs. Western Illinois (Oct. 13, 2007) Yds Per Rush --9.6 vs. North Dakota State (Nov. 15, 2008) TD Rushes 4 Deji Karim, at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) 7 at Oklahoma State (Sept. 13, 2008) Pass Attempts 44 Houston Lillard, at Southeast Missouri (Sept. 20, 2008) 53 at Southeast Missouri (Sept. 20, 2008) Pass Completions 30 Houston Lillard, at Southeast Missouri (Sept. 20, 2008) 35 at Southeast Missouri (Sept. 20, 2008) Yards Passing 439 Nathan Brown, vs. Central Arkansas (Sept. 22, 2007) 447 at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) Yds Per Pass --12.5 at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) TD Passes 4 Bobby Reid, at Oklahoma State (Sept. 2, 2006) 4 at Oklahoma State (Sept. 2, 2006) Total Plays 51 Houston Lillard, at Southeast Missouri (Sept. 20, 2008) 82 vs. Central Arkansas (Sept. 22, 2007) vs. Indiana State (Oct. 27, 2007) Total Offense 444 Nathan Brown, vs. Central Arkansas (Sept. 22, 2007) 591 at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) Yards Per Play --9.8 vs. North Dakota State (Nov. 15, 2008) Points 24 Herb Donaldson, vs. Western Illinois (Oct. 4, 2008) 61 at Kansas State (Sept. 15, 2007) Receptions 15 Jordy Nelson, at Kansas State (Sept. 15, 2007) --Yards Receiving 209 Jordy Nelson, at Kansas State (Sept. 15, 2007) --TD Receptions 2 Done 4 times, last by D.P. Eyman, vs. Northern Iowa (Sept. 26, 2009) --Field Goals 3 Done 3 times, last by Peter Reifenrath, at South Dakota St. (Nov. 1, 2008) 3 Done 3 times, last at South Dakota State (Nov. 1, 2008) Punts 8 Curtis Parks, vs. Sam Houston State (Sept. 23, 2006) 8 vs. Sam Houston State (Sept. 23, 2006) Chris Johansen, at Indiana State (Oct. 21, 2006) at Indiana State (Oct. 21, 2006) Tackles 19 Andy Jones, at Indiana State (Oct. 21, 2006) 94 vs. Illinois State (Oct. 31, 2009) Sacks 4.0 Jacob Ford, at Central Arkansas (Sept. 16, 2006) 8 vs. North Dakota State (Nov. 15, 2008) Interceptions 2 General Parnell, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) 3 Done 3 times, last by vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) Jason Perry, vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 30, 2006) First Downs --30 at Kansas State (Sept. 15, 2007) Penalties --16 at Kansas State (Sept. 15, 2007) Penalty Yards --162 at Kansas State (Sept. 15, 2007) Turnovers --6 vs. Indiana State (Oct. 27, 2007) Longest Plays Missouri State Opponents ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rush 70 Stephen Johnston, vs. Western Illinois (Oct. 4, 2008) 80 Tyler Roehl, vs. North Dakota State (Nov. 15, 2008) TD Pass 77 Cody Kirby to Justin Fuselier, at Illinois State (Oct. 18, 2008) TD 72 Bobby Reid to D’Juan Woods, at Ok. St. (Sept. 2, 2006) TD Kickoff Return 95 Brandon Oliver, at Southeast Missouri (Sept. 20, 2008) TD 96 Perrish Cox, at Oklahoma State (Sept. 2, 2006) TD Punt Return 88 Eric Davs, at Central Arkansas (Sept. 16, 2006) TD 80 Dean Murphy, at Kansas State (Sept. 15, 2007) TD Interception Return 58 Jeremy Dawson, vs. Western Kentucky (Oct. 14, 2006) TD 80 Mike McElroy, at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) TD Punt 75 Jordan Chiles, at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) 73 Doug Spada, vs. Southeast Missouri (Nov. 10, 2007) Nathan Stokes, Nathan Stokes, at Southern Illinois (Oct. 20, 2007) Field Goal 53 Matt Hottelman at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) 54 Chris James, vs. Western Kentucky (Oct. 14, 2006)

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D.J. Vokolek Defensive Coordinator, 5th season

D.J. Vokolek is the Bears’ fifth-year defensive coordinator, and coaches the Missouri State inside linebackers. He has also been the Bears’ assistant head coach since he joined the staff of head coach Terry Allen in 2006. Vokolek came to Missouri State after holding the same three positions on the staff of 2005 Conference co-champion and NCAA FCS finalist Northern Iowa. The Bears changed to a 3-4 look in 2009, under Vokolek’s leadership, and improved by nearly 120 yards per game in total defense. The upgrade in defensive scheme

and depth should be evident again this season with nine returning starters and 21 lettermen from the 2009 squad. In his first four seasons at Missouri State, Vokolek has boasted six MVFC All-Newcomer selections, including 2009 Valley Newcomer of the Year Antoine Wilkinson, and 13 allconference picks on the defensive side of the ball.

Vokolek moved to UNI on the staff of Panthers’ head coach Mark Farley in 2003 as assistant head coach and linebackers coach. He added the position of co-defensive coordinator in 2004 and assumed all the defensive duties for the 2005 campaign. Vokolek went to UNI after having spent six years as an assistant coach at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. From 1997 to 1999 he was linebacker coach and academic coordinator for the Mavericks and coached linebackers as defensive coordinator at UNO from 2000 to 2002. A native of Lincoln, Neb., Vokolek was a four-year gridder at Nebraska-Kearney, serving as team captain three seasons and winning NCAA Division II All-Nebraska honors three times as a linebacker. He graduated from UNK in 1992 with a degree in biology and was a graduate assistant for three seasons at Nebraska-Omaha, earning his master’s degree in physical education at UNO in 1996. He coached the defensive secondary at Wayne State for one season before returning to UNO for a six-year stint there. Vokolek has administrative responsibilities on the football staff including facilities and grounds, training room and medical liaison, marketing and promotion, and a number of other assignments to assist coach Allen. The club’s primary recruiter for the state of Oklahoma, Vokolek and his wife, Pam, have two children, Travis and Leah.

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1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

Nebraska-Omaha Nebraska-Omaha Nebraska-Omaha Wayne State (Neb.) Nebraska-Omaha Nebraska-Omaha Nebraska-Omaha Nebraska-Omaha Nebraska-Omaha Nebraska-Omaha Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa

Graduate Assistant Graduate Assistant Graduate Assistant Asst. Coach/Defensive Backs Asst. Coach/Linebackers Asst. Coach/Linebackers Asst. Coach/Linebackers Defensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Asst. Head Coach/Linebackers Co-Defensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator

2006 2007 2008 2009

Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State

Defensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator

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2-9 1-10 3-8 3-7 8-3 9-3 7-4 11-2 8-3 6-5 10-3 7-4 11-4

.182 .091 .273 .300 .727 .750 .636 .846 .727 .545 .769 .636 .733

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2-9 6-5 4-7 6-5

.222 .545 .364 .545

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Rob Christophel Offensive Coordinator, 4th season

Rob Christophel moves into his fourth season on the Missouri State staff as the Bears’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Upon arrival at MSU, Christophel installed a no-huddle attack which produced the highest scoring average in school history for an 11-game season in 2007 as the Bears averaged 36.3 points. The Bears averaged 49.5 points a game at Plaster Field that season, going 5-1 in home games. In 2008, the Bears’ offense produced 312.9 yards per game, an All-American tight end in Clay Harbor, and four All-

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Missouri Valley Football Conference selections. In 2009, Harbor collected AP All-America and first-team All-MVFC honors for the third straight year, while 2008 Valley Freshman of the Year Cody Kirby was an honorable-mention

all-conference quarterback for the Bears. Offensive lineman David Arkin earned his third All-MVFC honors for the third season. Christophel, a veteran with more than 20 years of offensive coaching experience at the college level, came to Missouri State after spending five campaigns as offensive coordinator and quarterback coach at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. ULL ranked seventh in Division FBS rushing offense in 2005 while leading the Sun Belt Conference in nine offensive categories. In 2006, the Ragin’ Cajuns were 14th nationally and first in the Sun Belt in rushing offense and second in total offense. From 1997 to 2002, Christophel was offensive coordinator and quarterback coach at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn., where the offensive units he guided were among the top 10 in passing offense and total offense in the NAIA from 19982000. Christophel held a similar position from 1992 to 1997 at Idaho State University of the Big Sky Conference. He was wide receivers coach three years and quarterback/receiver coach for five years in a tenure at Murray State University from 1984 to 1992. A native of Reading, Ohio, Christophel is a 1984 graduate of Austin Peay State. Christophel and his wife, Paula, have two sons, Tyler and Eric.

Rob Christophel Coaching Resume Year 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

School Murray State Murray State Murray State Murray State Murray State Murray State Murray State Murray State Idaho State Idaho State Idaho State Idaho State Idaho State Lambuth University Lambuth University Lambuth University Lambuth University Lambuth University Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State

Staff Position Asst. Coach/Wide Receivers Asst. Coach/Wide Receivers Asst. Coach/Wide Receivers Asst. Coach/Quarterbacks/WR Asst. Coach/Quarterbacks/WR Asst. Coach/Quarterbacks/WR Asst. Coach/Quarterbacks/WR Asst. Coach/Quarterbacks/WR Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator

Record 9-2 4-3-1 7-4-1 6-5 4-6 6-4-1 2-9 3-8 3-8 2-9 6-5 6-5 4-7 4-6 7-3 8-4 7-4 3-6 3-9 4-8 4-7 6-5 6-6 6-5 4-7 6-5

Pct. .818 .563 .625 .545 .400 .591 .182 .273 .273 .182 .545 .545 .364 .400 .700 .667 .636 .333 .250 .333 .364 .545 .500 .545 .364 .545

Postseason --NCAA FCS First Round ------------NAIA Second Round NAIA First Round ----------

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Rob Bolks Asst. Coach/Defensive Backs, 5th season

Rob Bolks begins his fifth season at Missouri State this fall after joining the staff assembled in 2006 when Terry Allen took over the Bears’ program. Like defensive coordinator D.J. Vokolek, Bolks resumed a lengthy acquaintance with Allen when the two came to MSU together. Bolks will again supervise the Bears’ defensive secondary after having held a similar position at UNI as the Panthers shared the league crown and advanced to the NCAA FCS championship in 2005. Bolks will feature three returning starters in the secondary in 2009, including two-

time All-Missouri Valley Football Conference safety Skylar Smith, 2008 MVFC All-Newcomer free safety Derek Miller, and corner Jimmie Strong. Bolks is a native of Hull, Iowa, and played in two bowl games as a defensive back during his career at Iowa State. He earned a bachelor’s degree from ISU in 1974 in physical education and spent two

years as a graduate assistant. He was a high school head coach for three seasons at Allamakee High in Waukon, Iowa, and then started a five-year run at three Kansas junior colleges, including service in 1980 as an assistant at Highland Community College, in 1981 and 1982 as an assistant at Independence Community College, and from 1983 to 1984 at Butler County Community College. Bolks moved to UNI in 1985 to coach the Panther defensive backfield and serve as recruiting coordinator for four seasons, then spent one year at Murray State, one year at Vanderbilt, two seasons at Western Illinois and three years at Idaho State. He was a high school coach in Cedar Falls during the 1997 season and then moved to Allen’s staff at Kansas, serving as director of football operations from 1998-2001. Bolks became defensive coordinator at UNI in 2002 and took over as recruiting coordinator in 2003 while coaching the Panther secondary all four years. Bolks is MSU’s recruiting coordinator, including setting up all campus visits. He manages the football operations budget and oversees team travel. His recruiting areas include Kansas City, northeast Missouri and northern Kansas. Bolks’ wife, Lori, from LaPorte City, Iowa, is a graduate of Idaho State and teaches and coaches at Ozark High School.

Rob Bolks Collegiate Coaching Resume* Year 1975 1976 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

School Iowa State Iowa State Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Murray State Vanderbilt Western Illinois Western Illinois Idaho State Idaho state Idaho State Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State

Staff Position Record Graduate Assistant 4-7 Graduate Assistant 8-3 Asst. Coach/Defensive Backs 11-2 Recruiting Coordinator/Def. Backs 7-3-1 Recruiting Coordinator/Def. Backs 10-4 Recruiting Coordinator/Def. Backs 5-6 Asst. Coach/Defensive Backs 6-4-1 Asst. Coach/Outside Linebackers 5-6 Asst. Coach/Defensive Backs 7-4 Asst. Coach/Defensive Backs 4-7 Asst. Coach/Defensive Backs 6-5 Asst. Coach/Defensive Backs 6-5 Asst. Coach/Defensive Backs 4-7 Director of Football Operations 4-7 Director of Football Operations 5-7 Director of Football Operations 4-7 Director of Football Operations 2-6 Defensive Coordinator 5-6 Asst. Coach/DBs/Recruiting Coord. 10-3 Asst. Coach/Defensive Backs 7-4 Asst. Coach/Defensive Backs 11-4 Asst. Coach/Defensive Backs 2-9 Asst. Coach/Defensive Backs 6-5 Asst. Coach/Defensive Backs 4-7 Asst. Coach/Defensive Backs 6-5

Pct. .364 .727 .846 .681 .714 .454 .591 .455 .636 .364 .545 .545 .364 .364 .416 .364 .250 .455 .769 .636 .733 .222 .545 .364 .545

Postseason --NCAA Semifinals -NCAA Semifinals -------------NCAA FCS Quarterfinals -NCAA FCS Championship -----

(*) Bolks also coached high school teams from 1977-79 and 1987 as well as Highland Community College (1980), Independence Community College (1981-82) and Butler County Community College (1983-84). He was defensive coordinator all five years at the juco level, combining to go 34-18-1.

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Sean Coughlin Asst. Coach/Offensive Line, 5th season

Sean Coughlin begins his fifth season at Missouri State after joining the Bears’ staff in 2006 as one of eight new assistants when head coach Terry Allen took over the Bears’ program. Coughlin came with Allen to Missouri State from Iowa State. He worked with the Bears’ tight ends and fullbacks his first two years and took over offensive line coaching duties in 2008. After working four new starters into the offensive line alignment in 2007, Coughlin returned four starters to the trenches in 2008, which helped the Bears boast one

of the league’s top pass protection units two years ago. Last year, newcomers Erik Dahl and Bob Shapel helped mold a solid front line that included 2009 MVFC first-teamer David Arkin, along with Jake Duron and senior Andy Watts. Over the past three seasons alone, Coughlin has boasted eight MVFC Offensive Linemen of the Week, including Arkin on four occasions.

In 2010, Coughlin’s line will include four returning starters -- Arkin, Dahl, Shapel and Duron -- in addition to Travis Simmons who got the starting call three times last season. Coughlin is a 2001 Drake University graduate and has a background as a standout offensive lineman from his playing days. A three-time all-Pioneer Conference offensive guard at Drake, he was a first-team all-conference choice from 1998-2000 at Drake and earned All-America honors from Football Gazette his final two seasons. He was the Drake team captain in 2000. Coughlin coached three seasons at his alma mater and worked the 2001 and 2002 seasons as assistant offensive line coach and tight ends coach for the Bulldogs. He tutored the Drake offensive line in 2003, coaching two all-conference first team linemen. He joined the Iowa State offensive staff in 2004 and spent two seasons there alongside Allen. The Kildeer, Ill., native earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Drake in 2001 and a masters in higher education from Iowa State in 2006. He assists with various computer-related projects and is the liaison on the staff for compliance and summer team camps. Coughlin’s primary recruiting areas are Tulsa and eastern Oklahoma, as well as the state of Illinois. He is also the team’s NFL Liasion and video exchange coordinator. Coughlin and his wife Michelle have two daughters Madison and Natalia.

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Drake Drake Drake Iowa State Iowa State

Asst. Coach/Offensive Line/TE Asst. Coach/Offensive Line/TE Asst. Coach/Offensive Line Graduate Assistant/Offensive Line Graduate Assistant/Offensive Line

5-5 5-6 6-6 7-5 7-5

.500 .455 .500 .636 .733

---Independence Bowl Houston Bowl

2006 2007 2008 2009

Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State

Asst. Coach/TE/Fullbacks Asst. Coach/TE/Fullbacks Asst. Coach/Offensive Line Asst. Coach/Offensive Line

2-9 6-5 4-7 6-5

.222 .545 .364 .545

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Courtney Sanders Asst. Coach/Defensive Line, 3rd season earned his master’s degree in 2006. While at Arkansas, he worked on the Razorbacks’ football staff in a variety of assignments from 2001-08. Among those tasks was working in quality control on both offense and defense, including film breakdown and academic monitoring of studentathletes. He was also a graduate assistant on the defensive side of the football, and worked for one season in the strength and conditioning department at Arkansas. During his tenure with the Razorbacks, he worked alongside several future NFL players, including Eagles’ offensive tackle Jason Peters, Atlanta defensive end Jamaal Anderson, and Chicago Bears’ defensive tackle Marcus Harrison, among others. He is responsible for recruiting the state of Arkansas while serving as a liaison with the Bears’ strength and conditioning program. Coach Sanders and his wife, Veronica, are the parents of a daughter, Courtland.

Courtney Sanders begins his third full season on the Bears’ coaching staff after coming to Missouri State in May 2008. He will once again coach the Bears’ defensive linemen this season as the Bears return six lettermen up front, including a pair of starters in the 3-4 front. In 2009, Sanders coached second-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference defensive end Waylon Richardet, and fellow starter Mikel Ruder. The pair combined to start 22 games and accumulate 89 total

tackles, including 10 for loss. Sanders is a native of Stamps, Ark., where he was a four-sport athlete in high school with numerous all-state honors in football as a senior. He played football for three seasons for the Boll Weevils at Arkansas-Monticello and graduated in 2002 from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where he also

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Postseason

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Arkansas Arkansas Tech Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas

Student Assistant/Strength Asst. Coach/Running Backs Asst. Coach/Off. Quality Control Asst. Coach/Def. Quality Control Asst. Coach/Def. Quality Control Asst. Coach/Def. Quality Control Graduate Assistant/Def. Line/LB

7-5 4-7 9-4 5-6 4-7 10-4 8-5

.583 .364 .692 .455 .364 .714 .615

Cotton Bowl -Independence Bowl --Capital One Bowl Cotton Bowl

2008 2009

Missouri State Missouri State

Asst. Coach/Defensive Tackles Asst. Coach/Defensive Line

4-7 6-5

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Bob Montgomery Asst. Coach/Tight Ends, 3rd season

Former Iowa State standout Bob Montgomery begins his third season with the Bears after joining the program in the spring of 2008 as the program’s tight end coach. He also assists with special teams assignments for the coaching staff. Montgomery’s coaching tenure with MSU has included mentoring the best tight end in

Division I FCS football in Clay Harbor. Harbor was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft after sweeping FCS All-America honors his senior season and settin gthe school record for career receptions (150) and consecutive games with a pass reception (33). Harbor went on to earn First-Team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors for the third straight season in 2009 and was one

of five Bears named to the MVFC All-Silver Anniversary Team squad. This season, Montgomery will look to three-year letterman Wes Miller and sophomore letterman Garett Wade to provide similar depth, work ethic and dependability at the tight end position this season. Transfer Matt Thayer and returning squad member Justin Purvis will also push for time this fall, giving the 2010 group more of a tight-end-by-committee feel. Montgomery spent three seasons as offensive line coach and running game coordinator at Bryant (R.I.) University. He was associate head coach in 2007. Over three years, Bryant averaged 390.3 yards a game and 200 yards per game on the ground. The Bulldogs won Northeast 10 Conference championships and advanced to the NCAA Division II playoffs in 2006 and 2007. Montgomery also was strength and conditioning coordinator. A 2004 Iowa State graduate in exercise sports medicine, he was on the ISU Dean’s List six times and was a four-year letterman and three-year offensive line starter for the Cyclones. Montgomery was a Big 12 Conference all-academic pick four times and an all-Big 12 pick as a junior and senior. He received the ISU Scholar-Athlete Award four times and was the football team captain as a senior. Montgomery was also an assistant coach at Ames (Iowa) High in 2004-05. Montgomery’s wife, Kirby, is a native of Lincoln, Neb., and an Iowa State graduate. The couple welcomed their first child, Kinsley, to the Bears family on May 18, 2009.

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Record

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2005 2006 2007

Bryant University Bryant University Bryant University

Asst. Coach/Offensive Line Asst. Coach/Offensive Line Associate Head Coach/Off. Line

7-3 8-3 8-3

.700 .727 .727

-NCAA Div. II First Round NCAA Div. II First Round

2008 2009

Missouri State Missouri State

Asst. Coach/Tight Ends Asst. Coach/Tight Ends

4-7 6-5

.364 .545

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Mike Chandler Asst. Coach/Receivers, 2nd season

No stranger to Terry Allen and his staff, Mike Chandler joined the Missouri State staff this fall as wide receivers coach. Chandler is a 2000 graduate of the University of Kansas where he earned a degree in economics. While at KU, he earned team MVP and team captain honors in 1999, while earning Big 12 All-Academic

Team honors. He played his last three seasons with the Jayhawks for Terry Allen, while current MSU assistant Rob Bolks was director of football operations. From Kansas, Chandler went to the Charleston (S.C.) Swampfoxes of the Arena Football League where he played from 2000-03 and earned team captain honors in his first season. He was a standout receiver and defensive back for the Swampfoxes during his

three seasons with the club. He also enjoyed professional stints with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League, Buffalo (N.Y.) Destroyers of the Arena Football, and a brief stay with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2001. After pro football, he went into private business before beginning his coaching tenure in April 2005 at Colleton County (S.C.) High School as wide receivers coach and assistant offensive coordinator. He spent nearly two seasons in that capacity before advancing to the college ranks in January 2007 with an appointment at Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College. He helped guide FSCC to the No. 1 nationally-ranked offense and No. 2 scoring offense, while coaching quarterbacks and running backs. He also served as strength and conditioning coordinator and video supervisor at Fort Scott before coming to Missouri State in August, 2009 as a part-time assistant. Chandler earned full-time coaching status at Missouri State in the spring of 2010 after a superior effort during the 2009 season that saw his receivers earn two league awards, including All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honorable mention honors by Jared Emery and MVFC All-Newcomer status by freshman Cadarrius Dotson. For the 2010 season, he will return 50-percent of the club’s total receptions, including Dotson and fellow starter Jermaine Saffold, along with part-time starters Justin Fuselier and Adrian Williams. Chandler is single and currently resides in Springfield.

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Fort Scott CC Fort Scott CC

Asst. Coach/QBs/Running Backs Asst. Coach/QBs/Running Backs

9-3 9-2

.800 .818

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6-5

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Wayne Chambers Asst. Coach/Outside Linebackers 1st Season he helped mentor future NFL players Clint Ingram, Curtis Lofton, Nic Harris and Lendy Holmes. He also helped OU to a 36-5 record, two Big 12 titles and two BCS National Championship appearances in three seasons as a player. From 2002-03, he collected 50 total tackles, 29 solo tackles, 10 tackles for loss, one sack and one fumble caused. He notched a career-high 12 tackles against Missouri and 10 against UCLA. Chambers was considered one of the top 15 inside linebackers in the nation out of high school. After missing the 2004 season with an injury, Chambers completed his undergraduate years working as a student assistant coach and helping with linebackers and the special teams. He leaves Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s in human resources.

Wayne Chambers brings a history of success to his first full-time coaching assignment, as the Kansas City, Mo., native will coach outside linebackers for the Bears. Chambers was a three-year performer (2002-04) at Oklahoma under Bob Stoops, where he made the transition into coaching. After spending 2007 as a defensive quality

control and administrative assistant, Chambers served as a graduate assistant coach at Oklahoma in 2008 and 2009 under Stoops, working primarily with defensive backs and the offensive scout team, in addition to assisting with recruiting. The Sooners were a combined 20-7 in those two seasons with an appearance in the BCS Championship game in January 2009 and Sun Bowl appearance last season. While on the Sooners staff,

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Staff Position

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Univ. of Oklahoma Univ. of Oklahoma Univ. of Oklahoma Univ. of Oklahoma Univ. of Oklahoma

Student Asst./Linebackers Student Asst./Linebackers Administrative Asst./Linebackers Graduate Asst./Defensive Backs Graduate Asst./Defensive Backs

Record

Pct.

Postseason

8-4 11-3 11-3 12-2 8-5

.667 .786 .786 .857 .615

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Gerald Davis Asst. Coach/Running Backs 1st Season ya ard ds on n 156 carries in his final season. yards The Pattonville High product notched a school record five rushing touchdowns against Indiana State (10/2707) and claimed Coors Player of the Year honors as a senior co-captain. He also had two 100yard rushing games as a senior, including a career-high 123-yard effort against Illinois State (10/6/07). He inherits a deep backfield that includes MVFC All-Newcomer Mikael Cooper-Falls, as well as veterans Jonathan Davis, Chris Douglas and Stephen Johnston, in addition to highly-touted newcomer Drew Temple. The group started nine of the Bears 11 games and collectively rushed 241 times for 999 yards, nine touchdowns and a 4.1 yards per carry average.

When Bears fans last saw Gerald Davis, he was racking up touchdowns on his way to a record-setting senior season in 2007. This year, fans will once again see the familiar face on the sidelines as a first-year, part-time assistant coach working with the team’s running backs. Before completing his degree at Missouri

State in 2008, Davis played two seasons for Terry Allen and set Missouri State’s singleseason records for most touchdowns (19) and points (114). The St. Louis, Mo., native was a four-year letterman from 2004-07. He guided the Bears to a 6-5 campaign in 2007 and was named honorable mention AllMVFC after earning the team’s Most Valuable Player Award. He rushed for a team-best 830

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Brandon Hilt Student Asst., 3rd season

All-Time Bears’ Assistant Coaches

Bra Brandon and ndon Hilt Hililtt enters hiss third third d season sea eason as a student stude entt assistant as for coach Allen’s staff. Hilt, a native of Ozark, Mo., was unable to continue his football career after being sidelined by a preseason injury in 2008. He is in his fourth season with the Bears, joining the team in the fall of 2006. He redshirted his first year at MSU and then tallied 20 tackles and two sacks as a redshirt freshman defensive tackle in 2007. He was a coaches association first-team all-state pick and an AP second-team all-state defensive lineman at Ozark (Mo.) High in 2005. He also claimed all-district, all-Ozarks and allSouthwest Missouri honors while helping the Tigers to a 10-1 campaign that included district and conference titles his senior season. Born 1/3/88 in Springdale, Ark., Brandon is the son of Vince and Jana Hilt of Sparta, Mo. He is majoring in hospitality and restaurant administration at Missouri State.

Johnny Wacker Student Asst., 2nd season Johnny Wacker returns to the MSU staff this fall in his second year a student assistant coach after two previous seasons on the Bears’ roster as a linebacker (2007-08). He played in three games as redshirt freshman in 2008, collecting one assisted tackle. The Administrative Management major was a four-year starter and letterman for Coach A.J. Ofidile at Rock Bridge High in Columbia, Mo., as a linebacker, tight end and center. He earned all-state, all-district and all-area honors as a senior after recording 120 tackles and four-and-a-half sacks for the Bruins. He helped Rock Bridge earn a district title in 2005 after posting 119 tackles as a sophmore while earning all-district laurels. He was also a discus thrower on the Rock Bridge track team, placing ninth in the Missouri Class 4 state track meet as a junior. Wacker was born 9/5/88 in Columbia, Md., and is the son of Fredric and Dawn Wacker of Columbia, Mo.

Wes Bair .....................................................1968-70 Chester Barnard ........................................1921-23 Gary Barnett ..............................................1974-76 Tim Beck.....................................................1996-98 Reuben Berry ............................................1966-68 Shannon Bills..............................................1994-95 h Rob Bolks .....................................2006-present John Bond .................................................1986-90 Mike Bonfiglio ................................................. 1985 Bob Boyce ..................................................1992-98 Rod Boykin .................................................2004-05 Steve Brickey ................................................... 2006 Mark Caballero .......................................1999-2000 Jamar Cain .................................................2006-08 Dana Chambers .....................................1999-2002 h Wayne Chambers .........................2010-present h Rob Christophel ...........................2007-present Jim Colbert ................................................1985-86 J.H. Collins .................................................1924-37 Phil Collins .................................................1972-73 Butch Conner .............................................1980-84 h Sean Coughlin..............................2006-present Brian Cox ....................................................2000-02 Kim Dameron .............................................1986-91 Dennis Danielson ............................................ 2003 Dennis Darnell ............................................2004-05 h Gerald Davis .................................2010-present Dennis Descoteau ........................................... 1998 Ron Dickerson, Jr. .......................................2002-04 Doug Downing ........................................1999-2000 Fred Dreer ...................................................... 1948 Dan Enos ......................................................... 1999 Tim Flannigan .................................................. 2001 Andy Follett .................................................2004-07 Mike Foster .................................................2000-03 Doug Gardner .............................................1991-93 Josh Gehring ................................................... 2005 Kyle Geller ....................................................... 1997 Bud Glazier ..................................................... 1956 Claud Groves .............................................1947-51 Hank Guenther ............................................... 1971 J.C. Harper .................................................1992-98 Ralph Harrison ................................................ 1953 John Heavner .................................................. 2005 Johnnie Hollinger ........................................1986-88 Michael Hunter ...........................................2007-09 Brenton Illum ..............................................2004-05 Rick Jones ..................................................1992-94 Chris Kapilovic ............................................2006-07 Chris Klieman .................................................. 1999 Walt Klinker.................................................2001-03 Mike Kolling ................................................1992-96 Mickey Kwiatkowski ...................................1977-80 Derrick LeBlanc ..........................................2006-07 Ed Lechner ................................................1956-61 Scott Long ..................................................2004-05 Darryl Mason .............................................1987-88 Ron McCrone .................................................. 2003 Deion Melvin ...........................................1999-2005 Jim Mentis .................................................1962-64 Courtney Messingham .....................1999-02, 2008 Perry Miller ................................................1970-71 Gene Mitz ....................................................... 1985 Russ Mollet ................................................1982-85 Ted Monachino ................................................ 1999 h Bob Montgomery .........................2008-present Mike McCarty ............................................1965-68 A.J. McDonald ................................ 1925-33, 38-46 Dan McNamara .........................................1972-81 Rick Nelson ...............................................1988-98 Bill O’Neill ..................................................1970-85 Keith Ochs ...................................................... 1967 Don Peddie ................................................1969-70 Joe Pendry ...................................................... 2003 Kitt Rawlings ...............................................1997-98 Ozzie Riley ................................................1987-98 Jay Rodgers..................................................... 2004 Bill Rowe ....................................................1963-66 h Courtney Sanders ........................2008-present John Scott, Jr. ................................................. 2009 Aldo Sebben ..............................................1952-55 Donny Simmons..........................................2000-03 George Simpson ........................................1962-64 Frank Sovich ................................................... 1965 Steve Spencer ...........................................1981-84 Harry Taylor .................................................... 1974 Ron Totarsky ...............................................1994-97 Alex Trombetta ...........................................1962-71 Bob Vanatta .................................................... 1952 Mike Vaught ...............................................1986-91 h D.J. Vokolek ..................................2006-present Charley Wade .................................................. 1995 Dedric Ward ..................................................... 2006 Mitch Ware .................................................1982-97 Kirk Welch........................................................ 2000 Dale Williams .............................................1965-71 Gary Withrow .................................................. 1969 Dave Wommack .........................................1986-91 NOTE: List does not include graduate assistants, student coaches, or business managers. Prior to the 1960s, the staff consisted of the head coach and one assistant coach.

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Team Support & Gameday Personnel

Keith Boaz

Stewart Davis

Bryan Hicks

Rick Kindhart

Jim Penkalski

Sophie Pierpoint

Terry Sauerbry

Director Plaster Sports Complex, JQH Arena

Director of Marketing and Promotions

Director of Achievement Ctr. for Inter. Athletics

Director of Athletics Communications

Dir. of Athletic Medical & Rehab. Services

Director of Athletic Relations & Fundraising

Director of Strength and Conditioning

Noble Bowman

Matt Flanders

Matt Howdeshell

Bob Kincaid

Dr.Brian Mahaffey

Steve Sawchak

Cory Starr

Team Chaplain

Team Chaplain

Team Video Coordinator

Student Retention Services Coord.

Head Team Physician

Football Athletic Trainer

Equipment Manager

Achievement Center for Intercollegiate Athletics Director .......................................................................................... Bryan Hicks Assistant Director ............................................................................Dan Raines Graduate Assistants ............................................Marcus Brown, Brant Combs, ...........................................................................................Nikki Vandepopulier Administrative Assistant ..............................................................Joan Newman

Athletic Medical & Rehabilitation Services Director ........................................................................................Jim Penkalski Assistant Director ..........................................................................Robin Meeks Football Athletic Trainer ............................................................Steve Sawchak Asst. Athletic Trainers................. Shannon Derricks, Amy Luke, Tyler Landgraf Rehabilitation Specialist & Performance Coord. ..................... Mitch Hauschildt Graduate Assistants ...................... Tim Brazeal, Allison Beckett, Clay Holman Athletic Training Administrative Assistant .......................................Becky Grant

Marketing and Development Director of Marketing & Promotions ............................................ Stewart Davis Graduate Assistants ...........................................Megan Keane, Katie Streck Director of Athletics Relations & Fundraising .......................... Sophie Pierpoint Bears Fund Administrative Asst. .....................................................Julie Wright General Manager, Nelligan Sports Marketing ..........................Mary-Bec Gwyn

Equipment. Manager ............................................................................................ Cory Starr Student Assistant .............................................................................Will Mattes

Game Operations. Public Address .................................................................................Rick Jester PA Spotter ..................................................................................... Dan Bernard Scoreboard Operator .................................................................. Steve Largent Official Timer .................................................................................... Gary Ward 25-Second Clock/Officials’ Liaison...............................................Jimmy Wright Music and Video Board Producer ............................................... Stewart Davis In-House Video .................................................. Brandon Hite, Kelly Magruder

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Athletics Communications Director ........................................................................................ Rick Kindhart Assistant Directors .............................. Ben Adamson, Eric Doennig, Tim Bohn Graduate Assistants ...............................................Jake Gossage, Brian Lynch Student Workers/Interns .............................Megan Hartzell, Meredith Pearson Gameday Stat Crew........................................ Mark Stillwell, Jared Brockman, .......................................................... Mark Bunge, Gary Dixon, Rick Martin, .........................................................................Dale Moore, Richard Schuldt

Medical Staff Head Team Physician ..........................................................Dr. Brian Mahaffey Team Physicians ...................................... Dr. Rick Seagrave, Dr. Victor Wilson

Plaster Sports Complex Executive Dir. Athletic & Entertainment Facilities..................Randy Blackwood HSC/Plaster Sports Complex Director ............................................. Keith Boaz Assistant Director .......................................................................... Laree Moore Administrative Assistant ........................................................ Brenda O’Connell Athletics Box Office* Manager ...............................................Shannon Stanton Electronic Systems Coordinator.......................................................Matt Jones Custodian I, Plaster Sports Complex ..............................................Brian Jones

Strength & Conditioning Director ......................................................................................Terry Sauerbry Assistant Director ........................................................................................TBA

Team Video Coordinator .............................................................................Matt Howdeshell Student Assistants ...................Isaac Ransom, Kyle Winterowd, Steve Collins, ............................................ Andrew Koppenall, Todd Cooper, Andrew Collins, ..................................................................... Andrew McCormick, Jeremy Rios

MissouriStateTix.com *The MSU Athletics Box Office is located at JQH Arena with satellite locations in Plaster Student Union, Craig Hall and Juanita K. Hammons Hall, and on-line at www.MissouriStateTix.com.

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President First Year at Missouri State

Dr. James E. Cofer, Sr., began his first year as president of Missouri State University on August 2. He was introduced to the campus and Springfield community as the school’s 10th president on May 14, following a nationwide search. Cofer came to Springfield after serving as president of the University of Louisiana at Monroe since 2002. He replaced Dr. Michael T. Nietzel, who had been MSU’s president since July 2005. Additionally, Cofer will be a tenured professor in MSU’s College of Business Administration. “I am deeply honored by the Board’s decision and its confidence in me,” Cofer said on May 14. “I have been a fan of Missouri State University for many years and I look forward to continuing the good work that has been done here. Working with the faculty, staff, students, community, governmental leaders and all other constituent groups, I think we can create and achieve a shared vision for the university.” Cofer earned a reputation as the leader of an “extraordinary renaissance” at the University of Louisiana at Monroe over his eight years as president. When he and his wife, Deborah, arrived at ULM in 2002, they immediately began the “Reclaiming Our Campus” campaign, which involved more than 2,000 students, faculty, staff, community leaders, and area citizens who cleaned, planted flowers and repainted the campus. Shortly thereafter, Cofer developed an ambitious visionary plan that included more than $80 million in new construction and renovations on campus. Students, whose academic achievements continue to proliferate every year, now enjoy the newest, up-to-date residence halls, state-of-the-art “smart classrooms,” a completely-renovated Student Union Building and multiple campus security improvements. In 2007, students rated ULM higher than ever before – breaking a record for student satisfaction at the institution and surpassing student satisfaction at the national level. With the help of engaged faculty, ULM also patterned its mathematics and English course redesigns after the National Center for Academic Transformation’s Roadmap to Redesign philosophy, utilizing sound methodology, student-centered learning, clear assessment criteria and effective technology incorporation in 2007. To further encourage student success, ULM implemented living-learning communities, peer and faculty mentoring programs, extensive undergraduate research initiatives and advanced technological modalities. Cognizant of adult learners and today’s busy student, Cofer advocated “anytime, anywhere, anyplace instruction,” resulting in additional online courses and degree programs at ULM. Cofer earned his Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in December 1998. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1971 and his MBA in 1975, both from Mississippi State University. Prior to becoming president of the University of Louisiana at Monroe in March of 2002, Cofer served as vice president for finance and administration for the University of Missouri System from 1998-2002. Prior to that, he was vice president for finance and administration for the University of Arkansas System from 1995-98; Eisenhower Fellow in Budapest, Hungary, in 1995-96; and vice chancellor for fiscal affairs and treasurer of the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia from 1991-95. He also has held positions in finance and administration with the Mississippi Power and Light Company; Murray State University; the State of Mississippi; and the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. Cofer and his wife, Deborah, have two children and two grandchildren.

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Dr. Belinda McCarthy

Ken McClure

Provost

Vice President for Administrative and Information Services

Dr. Jim Baker

Dr. Earle Doman

Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Vice President for Student Affairs

Brent Dunn

Dr. Bruce Johnson

Vice President for University Advancement

Chairman, Faculty Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics

University Administrative Council Dr. James E. Cofer President

Dr. Carey Adams

Dean, College of Arts and Letters

Dr. Jim Baker

V.P. for Research and Economic Development

Dr. Drew Bennett

Chancellor, Missouri State-West Plains

Dr. Earle Doman

V.P. for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Brent Dunn

V.P. for University Advancement

Nila Hayes

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Kincaid

Chief of Staff/Asst. to President for Univ. Relations

John McAlear

Secretary to the Board of Governors

Dr. Belinda McCarthy Provost

Ken McClure

V.P. for Administrative and Information Services

June McHaney

Director, Internal Audit

Kyle Moats

Director of Athletics

Dr. Helen Reid

Dean, College of Health and Human Services

Clif Smart

General Counsel

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Director of Athletics Second Year at Missouri State

Missouri State University’s search for its new director of athletics concluded May 28, 2009, with the introduction of Kyle Moats as the University’s 10th A.D. Moats came to the University after serving as associate athletics director for national marketing at the University of Louisville since 2005. Moats began his duties at Missouri State in July 2009, replacing Bill Rowe, who retired after spending 27 years as Missouri State’s top athletics administrator and more than a half century at the university as a student, coach and administrator. In a busy first year on the job, Moats wasted little time in laying groundwork for the future of Missouri State Athletics. From day one he emphasized the importance of fostering a strategic vision in the current landscape of intercollegiate athletics by involving all corners of the campus community in developoing a long-range plan for the MSU Athletics. Moats played a key role in Missouri State’s new partnership with Nelligan Sports Marketing (NSM), announced in February 2010. The agreement will result in the outsourcing of the departments’ marketing and corporate sales operations while maximizing revenue potential for MSU Athletics. Additionally, Moats was instrumental in MSU’s negotiations for a new television contract this past summer. Prior to his arrival in Springfield, Moats spent four years as associate athletics director for national marketing at Louisville. In that capacity, he coordinated the Cardinals’ efforts in national awareness, marketing, branding and group ticket sales. He also worked closely with Nelligan, which manages the exclusive marketing rights for Cardinal Athletics. Moats oversaw the Louisville band and spirit squads as the liaison with student government and student spirit groups. Prior to joining the Louisville staff, Moats served as senior associate athletic director for two years at Marquette University, where oversaw the Golden Eagles’ Blue and Gold Fund, media relations, ticket operations, special events, licensing, radio, television, marketing and promotions and sponsorships with NSM. He also worked 14 years in the University of Kentucky athletics department, including his last three there as associate athletics director for marketing (2000-02). Moats joined the UK staff as a graduate assistant in the athletics office in 1989, and in 1991 was promoted to coordinator of promotions and special events. He became the Wildcats’ director of marketing, promotions and licensing in 1993 before being named assistant athletics director for marketing in 1996. He served as tournament manager for the 1993 NCAA Golf Championships and the 1996 and 1998 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament events in Lexington. A native of Dixon, Ill., Moats is a 1988 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. While at SIUE, Moats was a three-year letterwinner in golf and was a student assistant basketball coach for the Cougars from 1985-1988. He earned a master’s degree in sports management from the University of Kentucky in 2001. Moats and his wife, Leeann, have two children, Kirk and Lauren.

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Kyle Moats was introduced as Missouri State University’s 10th director of athletics on May 28, 2009.

Moats Resume Summary Professional Background Years School 1985-88 SIUE 1989-91 1991-93

Kentucky Kentucky

1993-96

Kentucky

1996-2004 2004-06 2006-09

Kentucky Marquette Louisville

2009-present

Missouri State

Position Student-Athlete (Golf) Student Assistant Coach (MBB) Graduate Assistant Coordinator of Promotions and Special Events Director of Marketing, Promotions and Licensing Assistant AD for Marketing Senior Associate AD Associate AD for National Marketing Director of Athletics

Education Southern Illinois University Edwardsville B.S. in Physical Education, 1988 University of Kentucky M.S. in Sports Management, 2001

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Associate Director of Athletics/SWA Eighth Year at Missouri State

Casey Comoroski enters her third full year as associate director of athletics and her eighth year overall at Missouri State. Comoroski oversees the operations of several of the institution’s 16 men’s and women’s sports programs. In addition, she has oversight of the Bears’ compliance, athletic training and strength and conditioning programs and serves as the primary personnel administrator for intercollegiate athletics. Comoroski joined the MSU staff in March 2003 as assistant director of athletics for compliance, a post in which she served until succeeding Darlene Bailey as associate athletics director in September of 2006. A native of Nanticoke, Pa., Comoroski came to MSU from Coastal Carolina University, where she had been assistant athletics director for compliance since 1998. At Coastal Carolina, Comoroski’s responsibilities included overseeing budgets for some of the school’s 17 sports, working in game operations, supervising the hosting of conference championships and directing summer sports camps. She was honored as the Big South Compliance Director of the Year in 2000. Comoroski graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1994 and earned a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut in 1996. She served one year as an intern in the Syracuse University athletics compliance office and spent two years in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference compliance section. A four-year starter in women’s basketball at St. Bonaventure, Comoroski was inducted into the school’s athletics hall of fame in February of 2007. Additionally, she will be inducted into the Luzerne County (Pa.) Sports Hall of Fame in August.

Associate Director of Athletics for Student Development Second Year at Missouri State Bryan Hicks begins his second year as Missouri State’s associate athletics director for student development. Prior to his arrival in Springfield in August 2009, Hicks spent 12 years at the University of Louisville and five as assistant athletic director for academics, overseeing the academic responsibilities for the Cardinal football team and stadium computer lab. The Huntsville, Ala., native also served on the University’s Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality, the Directors Council for University Wide Advising and coordinated U of L’s Student-Athletes of Color Combining Opportunity and Responsibility for Excellence. A college basketball and baseball standout at Tuskegee University, he received his bachelors degree in marketing from Alabama A&M in 1992 and earned his master’s degree in public administration (MPA) from Portland State in 1996. He had served as a compliance coordinator, associate director for academic services, and an academic advisor prior to taking on his current role at Louisville in 2003. He also has coaching and multicultural admissions experience at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Ore. He and his wife, Kellie, are the parents of three children, Hailey, Sydney and Garrett.

Associate Director of Athletics for Business Administration Second Year at Missouri State

Intercollegiate Athletics Committee Bruce Johnson (Chair), Faculty Athletics Representative Stan Adamson, College of Business Administration Charlotte Hardin, Multicultural Student Services James Hutter, College of Natural and Applied Sciences Jeanne Phelps, College of Health and Human Services Emmett Sawyer, College of Education Lorene Stone, College of Humanities and Public Affairs Roger Stoner, College of Arts and Letters Emily Matthews, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Ex-Officio: Tiffany Akre, Casey Comoroski, Rachelle Darabi, Kyle Moats, Kyle Yates

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Tiffany (Wilson) Akre will begin her second year on the Missouri State Athletics staff, after joining the department as associate director of athletics for business affairs last September. Akre is a native of Farmington, Mo., and has an extensive background in accounting, payroll, and business affairs for a number of organizations. Most recently, she spent eight years as vice president of finance for McQueary Brothers Drug Company in Springfield. In 2008, she was named senior team leader for McQueary’s finance acquisition team. As the associate athletic director for business administration, Akre is responsible for all phases of the business operation for the athletic department, which includes development and management of the annual budget and the supervision of daily business operations. She also serves as sport administrator for men’s and women’s golf. A 1997 graduate of Missouri State, Akre is also an on-line instructor for the University of Phoenix. She also holds an MBA from Regis University in Denver.

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Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications

Assistant Director of Athletics for External Affairs

Third Year at Missouri State

Fourth Year at Missouri State

Missouri State alumnus Rick Kindhart is in his third year directing MSU’s athletics communications efforts and his second as assistant director of athletics. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department, he is the primary contact for Bears’ football and men’s basketball and serves on the University Marketing Council and the NCAA Self-Study Committee. Kindhart came to Missouri State in July 2008 after serving as assistant executive director for communications for the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) for a total of 11 years. Kindhart began his stint at MSHSAA in 1996 as communications and publications director and filled that role until 2000, when he accepted the job of statistics coordinator for the NCAA in Indianapolis. He returned to MSHSAA in 2001 and was promoted to assistant executive director on July 1, 2005. Kindhart graduated cum laude from Missouri State University in 1991,and received his master’s degree in 1993 from Southeast Missouri State, where he served as assistant sports information director from 1991-93. From 1993-96, he was sports information director at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. He is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America, Society for American Baseball Research, and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and is the recipient of numerous regional and national writing and publication awards. He and his wife, Christy, have two children, Matt and Shelby.

Padraic McMeel enters his third full year at Missouri State after assuming the post of assistant director of athletics for external affairs in February 2008. In his first two-plus years at MSU, McMeel has directed the implementation of the seat selection program for JQH Arena, the Bears’ and Lady Bears’ new state-of-the-art $67 million basketball facility which opened in November 2008. McMeel is also charged with overseeing the efforts of the Missouri State athletics marketing staff. McMeel came to Missouri State after serving as associate director of the Golden Knights Club (GKC) and director of premium seating at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. In that position, he was responsible for suite and club seat sales and assisted with GKC annual giving. He spent a year as assistant director of GKC before becoming associate director in 2006. Prior to his stint at UCF, McMeel spent time in the athletic departments at Illinois State and Central Michigan. He earned his undergraduate degree in sport administration from Central Michigan in 1994 and received his master’s degree from CMU in athletic administration in 2005. McMeel lives in Springfield with his wife, Ashley, and daughter, Logan.

Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance Third Year at Missouri State Faculty Athletics Representative 33rd Year at Missouri State

Dr. Bruce Johnson is in his 15th year as the chairman of the MSU faculty committee on intercollegiate athletics and the university’s voting representative to the annual NCAA convention. Johnson, a 1962 graduate of the University of MissouriColumbia, retired from his faculty position in the MSU Department of Agriculture in July 2009 after 31 years at the school. He continues to teach on a part-time basis. Johnson earned his master’s degree in 1965 from Iowa State and his doctorate from Missouri in 1970. Johnson, whose son, Phil, was MSU’s starting quarterback in 1993, has served on the MSU faculty senate and the faculty relations committee and has won a number of awards during his teaching career.

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Kyle Yates begins his third year as assistant director of athletics for compliance after joining the Missouri State athletics staff in July 2008. Yates came to MSU after spending three years as assistant director of athletics compliance at TCU. His duties included monitoring the activity of coaches and staff for NCAA rules compliance, as well as the oversight of maintenance on the TCU athletics compliance web site. At Missouri State, Yates is responsible for the organization and overall administration of the MSU athletic department’s NCAA compliance program, including the certification of eligibility and coordination of financial aid for student-athletes. He is also charged with monitoring coaches’ activities relative to rules compliance, and administering educational measures for athletics staff members. A 2004 graduate of Texas A&M, Yates completed his MBA from TCU in 2007.

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Executive Director of Athletic and Entertainment Facilities 27th Year at Missouri State Springfield native Randy Blackwood is entering his 27th year at Missouri State and his sixth as executive director of athletic and entertainment facilities. Blackwood earned his bachelor’s degree in speech and theatre from Missouri State in 1980. He has been involved in public assembly venue management since 1981, serving as the Fine Arts Auditorium Manager at the University of Georgia for four years before returning to his alma mater in 1984. During his tenure at MSU, Blackwood has been involved in the administration of Hammons Student Center and Plaster Sports Complex, including the last nine years as director of the two facilities. On July 1, 2005, he was named executive director of the University’s three top public venues, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, Hammons Student Center, and Plaster Sports Complex. In 2008, Blackwood added another on-campus facility to the list of venues he oversees with the opening of JQH Arena. Blackwood is a graduate of Leadership Springfield and a member of the International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM). He is also a member of the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. Blackwood resides in Springfield with his wife, Joyce OwenBlackwood.

Director of Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services

The Bears Fund is the annual fund-raising program for Missouri State intercollegiate athletics that was established in 1981 in conjunction with the move of MSU athletics to NCAA Division I status. The fund’s name stands for “Building Excellence in Athletics through Recruiting and Scholarships,” and its impact on Missouri State Athletics has grown substantially throughout the 29 years of its existence. The 2009-10 drive netted over $2.75 million, marking the 22nd year in a row in which total contributions to The Bears Fund have gone beyond $1 million. The fund is administered by the Missouri State University Foundation with additional input from coaching and administrative staff members in intercollegiate athletics. Contributors of $50 or more during each year are recognized as members at various giving levels in The Bears Fund, and, as such, receive benefits within the athletic program, including game program recognition, online athletics newsletter, and parking and postseason ticket considerations. Bears Fund gifts may be earmarked for specific sports or general use and the money is used to enhance MSU athletics, particularly in the areas of scholarships and recruiting. Contributions may be cash, gifts in kind of goods or services, matching gifts from employers, bequests or life income trusts and honorary or memorial gifts. An additional fund-raising event that’s a popular latesummer social event for MSU fans is the Missouri State Auction Benefiting Athletics. Held in August for each of the past 23 years, the auction has generated additional income for athletic uses with an evening of food, fun and entertainment. Individuals and businesses donate goods or services for sale at the auction, and the income derived from that sale goes to intercollegiate athletics. Items available for purchase at the auction since it began in 1987 have included automobiles, a thoroughbred racehorse, country club memberships, advertising packages, travel opportunities including road trips with MSU athletic teams, furs, jewelry, sports memorabilia, and unique items such as the chance to join MSU coaches on the sidelines during varsity contests. Fifteen of the last sixteen auctions have netted more than $100,000 for MSU Athletics, and the 2009 auction raised more than $110,000.

21st Year at Missouri State

Jim Penkalski enters his second full year as director of Missouri State Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services and his 21st year overall at MSU. Penkalski took over as head of the MSU athletic training program in March 2009 following the retirement of Ivan Milton. Penkalski oversees a staff of six full-time certified athletic trainers, three intern athletic trainers and a host of student trainers. A Broadview Heights, Ohio, native, Penkalski also fills the role of primary athletic trainer for baseball and has worked with a number of MSU athletic programs throughout his tenure. Penkalski competed in football and wrestling at Brecksville High before completing his undergraduate degree in physical education from Kent State in 1987. He then moved on to Northern Michigan for his graduate studies, completing his master’s degree in 1989. Penkalski and his wife, Missy, have three children, Amanda, Katelyn and Russell.

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Administration Missouri State University Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. In addition, the University does not discriminate on any basis not related to the applicable educational requirements for students or the applicable job requirements for employees. The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to Jana Estergard, Equal Opportunity Officer, Siceluff Hall 296, 901 South National, Springfield, Missouri 65897, (417) 836-4252.

Intercollegiate Athletics Mission Statement \

(Approved by the Board of Governors October 1995, revised November 1999, December 2001, October 2003)

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Fifth Year at Missouri State

Terry Sauerbry enters his fifth year as head strength and conditioning coach for the 16 MSU intercollegiate sports in 201011. Sauerbry began his current role at MSU in 2006 after serving in a similar capacity at the University of Rhode Island. He established the Rhode Island athletics strength and conditioning program where none had previously existed. Like MSU, Rhode Island is an NCAA FCS school. Prior to his tenure at Rhode Island, Sauerbry was associate strength coach at Temple University from 1998 to 2005. Previously, he was an assistant strength coach at the University of Maryland from 1997 through 1998. A native of Langhome, Pa., Sauerbry competed as a studentathlete on the football team at Maryland before graduating from the school in 1998 with a degree in kinesiological sciences. He also earned a master’s degree in sports administration from Temple in 2000.

Abridged Version Missouri State University (MSU) is committed to an intercollegiate athletics program which complements the mission of the University and operates in accordance with the principles and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. As a member of various athletics conferences, MSU is committed to academic and athletics excellence, sound fiscal management practices, enhancement of the physical and educational welfare of student-athletes, equal opportunity, character development, principles of amateurism, as well as the fundamental values of sportsmanship, civility, and the common virtue of good citizenship.

Director of JQH Arena/HSC/PSC Eighth Year at Missouri State

Keith Boaz enters his fifth year as director of JQH Arena/ Hammons Student Center/Plaster Sports Complex and his eighth year overall as a member of the Missouri State athletics staff. Boaz began his work at MSU in a dual role as assistant director of athletics development and marketing and assistant director of Hammons Student Center/Plaster Sports Complex in August 2003. A 2002 graduate of Missouri State, Boaz served as assistant director of operations at Jordan Valley Ice Park before joining the University’s staff. Boaz lives in Springfield with his wife, Bethany, their daughter, Averie, and son, Bradie.

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Ben Adamson

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Ronald Boyce

Tiffany Akre

Terry Allen

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Keith Boaz Director, HSC/PSC

Assistant Director, Athletics Communications

Rob Brewer

Dawn Callahan

Wayne Chambers

Mike Chandler

Rob Christophel

Associate A.D., Business Administration

Director of Track & Field and Cross Country

Head Coach, Women’s Soccer

Casey Comoroski

Sean Coughlin

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Paul Evans

Assistant Coach, Baseball

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Gerald Davis

Assistant Coach, Football

Stewart Davis

Assistant Coach, Football

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Josh Ganson

Keith Guttin

Assistant Coach, Women’s Soccer

Brent Hobbs

Assistant Coach, Track & Field

Tim Bohn

Assistant Coach, Football

Shannon Derricks

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jon Harris

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Padraic McMeel (Central Michigan, ’94) Assistant A.D. for External Affairs Stewart Davis (Missouri St., ’04) Director of Marketing & Promotions Mary-Bec Gwyn (Kentucky, ’01) NSM General Manager Art Hains (SMU, ’76) University Marketing Specialist Sophie Pierpoint (Missouri St., ’01) Director of Athletics Relations & Fundraising Megan Keane (Saint Mary’s [Ind.], ’08) Graduate Assistant Katie Streck (Wilmington College, ’08) Graduate Assistant Julie Wright Administrative Assistant

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Coaches and Support Staff Keith Guttin (Missouri-St. Louis, ’78) Brent Thomas (Missouri St., ’82) Paul Evans (Southern Illinois, ’81) Cuonzo Martin (Purdue, ’00) Jon Harris (Marquette, ’02) Steve Woodberry (Kansas, ’94) Kent Williams (Southern Illinois, ’03) Trevyor Fisher (Missouri St., ’05) Brenda Essary Nyla Milleson (Kansas St., ’85) Trish Marsh (Missouri S&T, ’92) Carly Stubblefield (Missouri St., ’02) Camryn Whitaker (W. Kentucky, ’05) Bethany Creed (Drury, ’06) Barbara Scott Dawn Callahan (Maine, ’97) Gabby Gomez Sosa (Missouri St., ’05) Terry Allen (UNI, ’79) D.J. Vokolek (Nebraska-Kearney, ’92) Rob Christophel (Austin Peay, ’84) Rob Bolks (Iowa St., ’74) Wayne Chambers (Oklahoma, ’07) Mike Chandler (Kansas, ’00) Sean Coughlin (Drake, ’01) Gerald Davis (Missouri St., ’08) Bob Montgomery (Northwestern St., ’97) Courtney Sanders (Arkansas, ’02) Neal Stafford (Missouri, ’02) Kevin Kane (UNI, ’84) Jon Leamy (Roanoke, ’82) Mike Seabolt (West Texas A&M, ’00) David Stockton (Midwestern St., ’06) Rob Brewer (Lynchburg, ’77) Josh Ganson (Graceland, ’97) David Stockton (Midwestern St., ’06) Holly Hesse (Creighton, ’82) Sue Frederick (Creighton, ’89) Beth Perine (Ohio St., ’82) Jack Steck (Indiana St., ’65) David Collins (Drury, ’05) Jim Huelskamp (Nebraska, ’89) Ignacio Gayo (Missouri St., ’09) Ronald Boyce (Murray St., ’89) Greg Hipp (Appalachian St.,’93) Brent Hobbs (Clemson, ’05) Melissa Stokes (San Diego St., ’91) Jeni Jones (Florida, ’99) Jeremiah Larsen (BYU, ’06)

Head Baseball Coach Assistant Baseball Coach Assistant Baseball Coach Head Men’s Basketball Coach Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Director of Basketball Operations Men’s Basketball Administrative Assistant Head Women’s Basketball Coach Associate Head Women’s Basketball Coach Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Director of Women’s Basketball Operations Women’s Basketball Administrative Assistant Head Field Hockey Coach Assistant Field Hockey Coach Head Football Coach Associate Head Football Coach-Defensive Coordinator Assistant Football Coach-Offensive Coordinator Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football Coach Head Men’s Golf Coach Head Women’s Golf Coach Head Men’s Soccer Coach Associate Head Men’s Soccer Coach Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach Head Women’s Soccer Coach Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach Head Softball Coach Associate Head Softball Coach Associate Head Softball Coach Head Men’s/Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach Associate Head Men’s/Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach Men’s/Women’s Diving Coach Men’s/Women’s Swimming & Diving Graduate Assistant Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Assistant Track & Field/Head Cross Country Coach Assistant Track & Field Coach Head Volleyball Coach Associate Head Volleyball Coach Assistant Volleyball Coach

Facility and Support Staff Terry Sauerbry (Maryland, ’98) TBA Cory Starr (Kansas, ’01) Danny Weathermon Shannon Stanton (Missouri St., ’92) Randy Blackwood (Missouri St., ’80) Keith Boaz (Missouri St., ’00) Laree Moore (Missouri St., ’88) Brenda O’Connell

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Men’s Equipment Manager Women’s Equipment Manager Athletics Ticket Manager Executive Director Athletic & Entertainment Facilities Director, Hammons/Plaster/JQH Arena Assistant Director, Hammons/Plaster/JQH Arena Hammons Student Center Administrative Assistant

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2009 Season in Review

Season in Review ------------------------------------------ 94-97 2009 Final Statistics --------------------------------------- 98-99 2009 Season Superlatives---------------------------------- 100 2009 Game-by-Game Individual Statistics ------------ 101 2009 Games Started and Honors ------------------------ 102 2009 Senior Stats and Honors ---------------------------- 103 2009 Game-by-Game Reviews ---------------------- 104-109 2009 Spring Game Review --------------------------------- 109 NFL Combine, Draft, Pro Day ----------------------------- 110

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Bears Continue Climbing MVFC Ladder Non-Conference Non Conferrenc Conference ce Slate Sla ate Sets the th he Pace Pace The Bears opened the 2009 campaign with three straight nonconference games, and it didn’t take long for the team to find its identity. A 48-10 setback against Arkansas in the season opener in Little Rock demonstrated the Bears had plenty to work on over the next 10 games, but did show glimpses of good things in store. Newcomer Antoine Wilkinson brought down 11 Razorbacks in his Missouri State debut, including eight solo tackles. Firstyear running backs Mikael Cooper-Falls and Chris Douglas also showed promise, combining for 72 yards on 16 carries, while senior Matt Hottelman nailed a career-long 53-yard field goal. al. Arkansas set a school record with 447 passing yards, and d the announced crowd of 55,572 was the second-largest in Missouri souri State history. Razorbacks’ quarterback Ryan Mallett was 17-for7-for22 for 309 yards in his Arkansas debut. Despite the Bears controlling the field position battle for a good portion of the game, Arkansas converted touchdown drives of 74, 83, 77, 99 and 78 yards on the night while holding Missouri State scoreless in the second half. The next week, the Bears inspired the home fans with a 24-14 win over Tennessee-Martin in their Plaster Field opener. MSU accumulated 185 yards on 45 rushing attempts to control the clock and the pace while attempting just 16 passes on the afternoon. The Bears scored all three of their touchdowns on the ground as Cody Kirby, Cooper-Falls and Jonathan Davis each found paydirt. The Skyhawks missed three field goals and could not capitalize on three MSU turnovers in the game. Wilkinson continued to strike fear into opposing offenses with nine tackles, while fellow linebackers Adam Beauchamp amp and Michael Keck notched 10 and nine tackles, respectively, in the win. The team’s third and final non-conference battle in Week 3 saw the Bears overcome an early 3-0 deficit to turn back visiting Murray State, 35-10, on a rainy afternoon at Plaster Field. Missouri State scored a pair of defensive touchdowns in the second quarter to build a 28-3 halftime lead and put the game out of reach. A 55-yard fumble return by Skylar Smith and an end zone recovery by Waylon Richardet sparked the win. Richardet earned Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week laurels for his performance. Beauchamp and Smith each finished with eight tackles, while the Bears’ offense rolled up 392 yards, including 223 yards through the air by Kirby who was 17-for-28. Three Bears scored their first career touchdowns as Cadarrius Dotson, Jermaine Saffold and Wes Miller each caught TD passes from Kirby.

League Play Starts with Two Ranked Teams Taking a 2-1 record into conference play, Missouri State would host its third home game in as many weeks when it welcomed the No. 3 ranked Northern Iowa Panthers to town. A season-high home crowd of 15,038 packed Plaster Field for one of the most-anticipated games of the Terry Allen era. Despite an interception by senior Cedric Alvis on UNI’s opening drive, the Bears punted on their first five possessions while the Panthers built a 21-0 advantage. In the second half, a fumbled UNI punt set up a short, 10-yard

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touchdown drive by UNI, which put the game out of reach on an 89-yard scoring drive with 3:11 to go in the third quarter that made it 35-0 at the time. The Bears rallied late with an 80-yard drive that consumed 16 plays and more than five minutes when Kirby hit Clay Harbor from five yards out to break up the shutout. Wilkinson notched a team-high 13 tackles in the contest to pace the Bears’ defense, while punter Jordan Chiles chalked up a 72yard punt in the game. With a 2-2 ledger, the Bears took to the road for the first time since the season opener with a trip to Youngstown State. Even though MSU had defeated the Penguins in Springfield in 2008, the Bears had never won in Youngstown and knew they had their hands full with a noisy Stambaugh Stadium crowd of nearly 17,000. An early 52-yard touchdown strike from Kirby to Harbor on the Bears’ opening sequence was the catalyst for ag good night as Allen’s squad scored the gam game’s first 10 points. After th the teams exchanged second-quarter intercept interceptions, the Bears took a 10-7 lead into the half before befo collecting the game-clinching score with a ke key defensive stand in the third quarter. Early in the period, the Bears forced a YSU turnover as Wilkinson pulled the ball loose from Kevin Smith, Sm and Keck recovered it at the Penguins’ 36 36-yard line. Seven plays later, Davis carried it into the end zone from four yards out to give the Bears a 17 17-7 lead with 11:19 left in the third. N ith team t Neither was able to put points on the board from there, and Allen managed the clock well enough in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Richardet once again earned MVFC Defensive Player of the Week honors after a stellar effort that included an interception, a blocked kick and eight total tackles. The Bears tallied 398 yards in total offense in their first-ever win in Youngstown. Kirby was 19-for-28 for 252 yards, while Harbor had 101 receiving yards on six catches. Beauchamp’s nine tackles led the defense. The win at Youngstown State sent the Bears back home to face another Top 25 foe when the South Dakota State Jackrabbits came calling for the first time. The 19th-ranked SDSU squad scored 14 unanswered points after Matt Hottelman’s 49-yard field goal put the Bears up 3-0 early. Missouri State rallied with a 19-play, 72-yard touchdown drive on the opening series of the second quarter to make it a 14-10 game on a six-yard touchdown carry by senior Miguel Warren. South Dakota State, which would eventually make the Division I playoffs and finish as league runners-up, extended its lead to 2410 late in the third quarter when Thomas O’Brien connected with Glen Fox from 19 yards out to cap an amazing 80-yard drive. The score remained until late in the fourth when Kirby manufactured his own 80-yard drive and capped the 16-play drive with Above: Clay Harbor (84) had 101 receiving yards in the win at Youngstown State; Opposite, right: Matt Hottelman (20) kicked the game-winning field goal with 36 seconds remaining at Western Illinois; Opposite top: Jared Emery (4) also helped out in the WIU win with four receptions for 91 yards.

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2009 Season Review a five-yard pass to Jared Emery to keep the Bears within striking distance, 24-17. The Bears converted two fourth-down plays and a third-down play on the drive. The Bears forced SDSU into a three-and-out punt on its next sequence, giving the ball back at the MSU 18 and 3:41 on the clock. Kirby then went to work, first connecting with Dotson for 13 yards on fourth down to the MSU 24, then going deep to Saffold for 17 yards to midfield on a third-and-14 play. Kirby then reeled off three spectacular completions in a row to get the ball to the SDSU six. A 19-yard strike to Saffold to the SDSU 31 set up a nine-yard completion to Harbor at the 22, followed by a sensational 16-yard catch by Emery to the six. With time running down, Kirby rolled right and fired the potential game-tying pass into the end zone where General Parnell intercepted his second Kirby pass of the afternoon. He returned the pick to the MSU 37 before his Jackrabbits ran out the clock to secure a 24-17 win. Kirby broke a Bears’ record with 29 completions as 10 different players caught passes. He finished 29-for-46 for 288 yards -- all career highs at the time -- but was picked off three times. Saffold surpassed the 100-yard mark with four catches for 101, while Emery caught seven balls for 67 yards, and Harbor had six catches for 53 yards. Derek Miller had 13 tackles while Wilkinson and Smith each accounted for 12 total stops to highlight the MSU defensive efforts. South Dakota State’s Kyle Minett finished with 105 yards on 26 carries to become the first Bears’ opponent to eclipse 100 rushing yards in 2009.

Rocking the Road With an even 3-3 ledger, the Bears took the road for arguably their most critical stretch of the 2009 campaign. Away contests at Western Illinois and North Dakota State had Allen and his staff talking opportunities with the team. The first step was to try to upend Western Illinois in Macomb, something the team had not done since 2001. Despite falling behind 16-0 midway through the second quarter, the Bears clawed their way back into the game before pulling off a thrilling 17-16 win. A 37-yard field goal by Hottelman with 36 seconds to play sealed the victory, earning Hottelman Missouri Valley Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week honors. The game-winning field goal seemed improbable just a few minutes earlier. The Bears broke up the shutout just before halftime with a 33-yard strike from Kirby to Saffold to make it 16-7 at the intermission. MSU stepped up the defensive pressure ssure in the second half, forcing four Leatherneck rneck punts, ending two series on downs, and nd allowing WIU to run just 26 total plays on itss final six drives. The defense once again gave the offense a chance, and with 9:21 to go,, the Bears mounted a 93-yard, 12-play mega drive that was capped by a two-yard run by Douglas and make it a 16-14 contest. The touchdown drive left 5:42 on the clock, and it looked as if WIU would take advantage of its chance to put the game out of reach. Leathernecks quarterback Wil Lunt completed what appeared to be a 42-yard TD pass to Terrium Crump on third-

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and-six, but the play was called back on n an an ineligible receiver downfield penalty, and nd the he Bears forced the Leathernecks to punt two t o tw plays later. MSU then took over at its own nine, setting up the winning, 72-yard drive that led ed d to t r. Hottelman’s 37-yard boot six plays later. On the drive, Kirby found Harbor for a he 44-yard completion on the first play to the WIU 38. Kirby then carried 10 yards to the 28 before Davis moved the ball to the 20 on methree straight carries, setting up the gamewinner by Hottelman. Kirby finished with a career-high 341 cludpassing yards on 18-for-32 passing, includfening an amazing 171 yards to MVFC Offenad sive Player of the Week Harbor who had ns for eight catches. Emery had four receptions 91 yards. Derek Miller, with 10 tackles, and Wilkinson with nine, led the defense. The momentum of the victory in Macomb carried the Bears to Fargo to play North Dakota State in the Bears’ first-ever trip to the FargoDome. MSU played opportunistic football throughout the game and used three big defensive sequences backed up against their own goal line late in the game to pull out a 21-17 league win. The victory gave MSU four straight conference road victories, dating back to 2008 and handed the Bison just their second Harvest Bowl loss in 35 tries. In the final 12 minutes, the Bears recovered an NDSU fumble on their own one-yard line, held the Bison to a field goal on a second drive, and then got four straight stops inside the 45 on the final North Dakota State possession of the game to get the ball back with 1:25 to go and the Bison out of timeouts. The second-half defensive heroics overshadowed a seasonbest running effort by the Bears who tallied 220 rushing yards on 52 carries, including a 105-yard effort by Cooper-Falls. The Springfield native carried 16 times in the team’s first 100-yard effort of the year, including the game-clinching touchdown on a 57-yard run just two plays into the third quarter that gave MSU a 21-14 lead. The Bears never trailed in the game and got on the board first after Luther Roweton blocked a Bison punt on the home team’s opening drive, setting up the Bears at the NDSU 17. Three plays later, Kirby rolled into the end zone. Kirby also hooked up with Harbor on a 10-yard touchdown pass to wrap a 14-play, 72-yard drive late in the second quarter and break a 7-7 tie at the time. With the running success, Kirby was just 9-for-12 through the air for 104 yards, including three completions to Harbor. Smith had 11 tackles to lead the stellar defensive effort, while Wilkinson stopped 10 Bison on the evening.

Playoff Talk Creates Buzz, Heartbreak After the pair of impressive road wins, the Bears returned home October 31 for their annual homecoming game and a shot at resurging Illinois State. The possibility of a win over Illinois State and an upcoming visit from last-place Indiana State in Week 10 had fans of the 5-3 Bears talking about playoff possibilities for the first time in several seasons. Home wins over the Redbirds and Sycamores would leave the Bears at 7-3

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2009 Season Review with one week to go, and it appeared football fever had returned to the Ozarks. The Redbirds, however, had other plans, and used a physical ground attack to grind out a 24-14 win over MSU, paying the Bears back for spoiling their homecoming in Normal a year earlier. With the game tied 14-14 late in the second quarter, Illinois State converted a 38-yard touchdown pass from freshman QB Matt Brown to Brandon Venson as time expired to take a sevenpoint lead into the locker room. The Bears never fully recovered from the blow, and despite several key defensive stands by MSU, the Redbirds, who won five of their last six in league play, held on for the win. The Bears rallied early in the fourth quarter with a drive to the Illinois State 32, but Hottelman missed a 49-yard field goal with the wind at his back, and the Redbirds responded with an 11-play, 43-yard scoring drive to the MSU 25 which set up a 42-yard field goal by Zach Kutch to give ISU a double-figure lead and the win. Kirby was 19-for-32 for 248 yards in the game, including a 102yard receiving day by Harbor on eight receptions. Wilkinson also stood out with 20 total tackles on the defensive side, in addition to a pass break-up and tackle for loss, to lead four MSU defenders in double figures in tackles.

Impressive Finish The setback against Illinois State did not dampen the Bears’ hopes of a solid season. A week later, MSU finished out the home slate with a 31-7 win over a young Indiana State squad. The 349-yard outburst by the Bears capped a 3-3 home season as Chris Douglas scored a pair of touchdowns on runs of 15 and 43 yards in a 72-yard afternoon, while Cooper-Falls tallied 59 yards on 14 carries. Kirby completed 73-percent of his passes on a 16-for-22 effort for 158 yards and rushed for a touchdown. Saffold and Dotson each had five pass receptions, while Emery scored a secondquarter touchdown in the impressive win. Wilkinson once again led the Bears’ defense with 13 total tackles, pushing him over 100 total tackles for the season and making him the first MSU player to reach that milestone since Darryl Johnson in 2004. Wilkinson kinson also had an interception in the game, while Mikel Ruder contribntributed 2.5 sacks and a career-high -high 10 tackles. The 6-4 Bears then headed ed east for their season finale against league front runner and No. 1 ranked Southern Illinois in the he Salukis’ final regular-season game at historic McAndrew Stadium. m. Missouri State outgained the n, top-ranked team in the nation, 464-358, and gave up just 13 3 first downs, but the Bears’ season-high on-high five turnovers was the difference ence in a 44-24 loss. ha The game started out with promising opening drive as Douglas scored his second long-yardyardage touchdown in as many weeks, s’ fourth going 65 yards on the Bears’ play of the game to cap an 83-yard opening drive. He finished with a team-high 106 yards on 17 carries

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Bottom, left: Mike Daniels (90) capped a solid senior season with 10 starts at nose tackle and notched 34 total tackles on the year; Below, right: Cedric Alvis (3) capped a stellar five-year career with a memorable effort at SIU in the season finale; Opposite: Coach Terry Allen celebrated his fourth season at Missouri State with eight all-conference players and five all-newcomer picks.

Turnovers then bit the Bears three times later in the quarter. After the Salukis tied the game, MSU drove to the SIU 11 when Douglas fumbled a pitch from Cody Kirby, and SIU recovered at its own 16 to kill a 74-yard drive by the Bears. Then after forcing SIU to punt four plays later, Cedric Alvis broke the team’s longest punt return of the season, racing 22 yards before SIU jarred the ball loose at the Bears’ 39 and recovrd touchdown run by ering it there. A three-yard Deji Karim followed five plays later made it 14-7 at the 2:41 mark. On the ensuing series,, Kirby was intercepted by the Salukis and returned 34 yards forr a -7 with touchdown to make it 21-7 g period. 1:16 to go in the opening 7, convertSIU soon made it 27-7, ing a fourth-and-three at sthe MSU 27 with a circuslike touchdown pass under heavy pressure. Moments later, after the n Bears failed to convert on a fourth-and-one at the d SIU 42, Karim scampered 73 yards on SIU’s first play of the next drive to make it 34-7. Jordan Chiles’ careerlong 75-yard punt was one of just a few significant highlights for MSU in the second quarter. It was the longest punt of the season in the MVFC. He also had a 67-yard punt later in the quarter. Derek Miller later intercepted a Salukis pass in the end zone with 1:47 to go in the half, his fourth of the season. In the seco second half, the Bears scored on three of their five possessions, inc including an impressive five-play, 63-yard drive manufactured by b senior reserve QB Tyler Horner in his final game. He connected conn with fellow senior Harbor on the Bears’ final play of the season for an eight-yard touchdown pass. Harb Harbor finished with a career-high 11 catches for 111 yards yards, giving him four 100-yard games this season and six fo for his career, both of which tied MSU records. Harbor finis nished the season with 59 receptions for 729 yards and com completed his run with the Bears as the squad’s all-time rec receptions leader (150). Earlier in the half, senior Matt Hottelman connected o on a 40-yard field goal, the 15th of his career, with 4:21 to go in the third to make it a 41-10 game. Another B Bear senior Miguel Warren capped an 8-play, 80-yard d drive with 6:05 left in the fourth quarter on a sevenyyard touchdown run to make it 41-17 at the time Smith led the Bears on defense with 11 tackles, w while Wilkinson contributed eight. K Kirby was 16-for-27 for 180 yards but matched a caree career high with three interceptions, and the 464 yards the Bear Bears tallied was the most all season against the league champ Saluk Salukis. MSU also scored two rushing touchdowns against a program that th had allowed just three all season.

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2009 Season Review Honors & Milestones Clay Harbor was Mr. Everything for the Bears in 2010, and his long list of laurels was capped with the ultimate honor -- becoming a pro. He became the 16th Bear to be selected in the NFL draft when the Philadelphia Eagles snatched him up as the 125th overall pick and the 27th selection of the fourth round on April 24. It was the second-highest selection ever of a Missouri State player. He earned Division I FCS All-America honors from the Associated Press, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Sports Network and College Sporting News, in addition to claiming a unanimous selection on the College Sporting News Fab 50 team. The native of Dwight, Ill., earned a spot on the MVFC Silver Anniversary team and earned First-Team All-MVFC honors for the third straight season. Harbor posted the most receptions by a tight end in the conference and second-most nationally. He also led all tight ends in the Championship Subdivision in receiving yards per game (66.3) and ended his career with receptions in 33 straight games, 150 catches and 1,906 yards. Likewise, Harbor’s postseason included trips to the East-West Shrine Game and the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game as well as an impressive performance at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis and Missouri State’s first NFL Pro Day at Plaster Field. Joining Harbor on the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s first team were offensive lineman David Arkin, who earned his third all-conference honor in as many seasons, as well as MVFC Newcomer of the Year in linebacker Antoine Wilkinson. Second-Team All-MVFC honors went to safety Skylar Smith and defensive end Waylon Richardet, while quarterback Cody Kirby, receiver Jared Emery and punter Jordan Chiles were named honorable mention. Joining Wilkinson on the All-Newcomer Team were fellow linebacker transfers Adam Beauchamp and Michael Keck as well as a pair of true freshmen in tailback Mikael Cooper-Falls and receiver Cadarrius Dotson.. Likewise, Arkin (first team), Chiles (honorable mention) and Smith (honorable mention) were named to the MVFC All-Academicc team, along with Jared Emery (first team) and Matt Hottelman (honorable mention). It was Emery’s third straight selection to the All-Academic team and Arkin’s second. The Bears matched a decade-high total for wins with their 6-5 overall record and notched three road victories for the second straight campaign. Kirby broke the MSU record for career touchdown passes (37), as well as the single-game completion record with 29 in the e South Dakota State game. Harbor became MSU’s career leader in pass receptions (150) and shattered the consecutive games record for receptions (33). 3). Somis Sports listed Missouri State as the 15th mostimproved team in the nation at season’s end, while fellow MVFC programs Illinois State (6th), Youngstown State (10th) and Southern Illinois (14th) also made the ratings. The Bears also finished 39th out of the 134 FCS programs in average home attendance (9,570) with a net of 57,417 in six home games.

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Missouri Valley Football Conference 2009 Final Standings FINAL Southern Illinois South Dakota St. Northern Iowa Illinois State hMissouri State Youngstown State North Dakota St. Indiana State Western Illinois

Conf. 8-0 7-1 5-3 5-3 4-4 4-4 2-6 1-7 0-8

PF 262 214 255 194 148 153 200 69 82

PA 114 105 121 197 174 163 205 303 195

ALL 11-2 8-4 7-4 6-5 6-5 6-5 3-8 1-10 1-10

PF 442 333 367 255 217 232 321 99 154

PA 207 209 145 280 246 243 315 390 304

2009-10 MVFC Academic Awards

2009 Division I FCS Playoffs

President’s Council Academic Award (3.80 GPA) David Arkin

First Round Montana* 61, South Dakota State 48 Stephen F. Austin* 44, Eastern Wash. 33 Richmond* 16, Elon 13 Appalachian St* 20, South Carolina St. 13 Villanova* 38, Holy Cross 28 New Hampshire 49, McNeese State* 13 Southern Illinois* 48, Eastern Illinois 7 William & Mary* 38, Weber State 0

Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award (3.20 GPA) David Arkin, Jordan Chiles, Jared Emery, Wes Miller, Jacob Murphy, Chad Peachey Honor Roll Award (3.00 GPA) David Arkin, Justin Aumen, Jordan Chiles, Brent Chojnacki, Jared Emery, Brandon Hilt, Kurt Kutter, Derek Miller, Wes Miller, Jacob Murphy, Chad Peachey, Waylon Richardet, Travis Simmons, Matt Swan, Miguel Warren. MVFC All-Academic Team First Team - David Arkin, Jared Emery Honorable Mention - Jordan Chiles, Matt Hottelman, Skylar Smith

Quarterfinals Montana* 51, Stephen F. Austin 0 Appalachian State 35, Richmond* 31 Villanova* 46, New Hampshire 7 William & Mary 24, Southern Illinois* 3 Semifinals Montana* 24, Appalachian State 17 Villanova* 14, William & Mary 13 National Championship at Chattanooga, Tenn. Villanova 23, Montana 21

*host institution

In the final NCAA rankings, Missouri State’s highest na national statistical rating was 29th in net punting (34 (34.63), and 51st in scoring defense (22.4) and sa sacks (1.91). The Bears were also fourth in the co conference in net punting. Individually, Chiles was 24th nationally in punting (40.1), while Wilkinson tied for 20th in tackles pe per game (10.27). Wilkinson was also third in the MVFC, while Skylar Smith was fifth (8.55) in tackles. Chiles was fourth in punting in the co conference, and Kirby ranked fourth in passing efficiency (123.85) and total offense (192.36). MSU’s 4-4 finish in the league gave the Bears their most conference wins since 1992 and 1993 when Jesse Branch guided the Bears to 38 wins over a five-year span. The team’s 10 seniors helped the program turn in a fifth-place conference finish for the second time in three seasons, including a 3-1 se re record in road conference games. The team’s fou four game road winning streak in the league -wh which began in 2008 and ended at SIU -- was the tea team’s longest since the program turned in seven str straight road wins in the MIAA from 1965-67. Six of the squad’s 10 seniors participated in graduation ceremonies in December 2009 and gr one more walked the stage in the spring of 2010. on

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2009 Final Statistics RUSHING G TC Gain Lost Net Ave. TD Lg. PerG ___________________________________________________________ Cooper-Falls,Mikael 9 92 435 11 424 4.6 2 57 47.1 Warren,Miguel 11 85 382 17 365 4.3 2 39 33.2 Douglas,Chris 11 72 348 23 325 4.5 4 65 29.5 Davis,Jonathan 9 77 287 3 284 3.7 3 14 31.6 Dotson,Cadarrius 11 3 11 2 9 3.0 0 8 0.8 Kirby,Cody 11 91 255 253 2 0.0 3 18 0.2 TEAM 6 7 0 34 -34 -4.9 0 0 -5.7 Total.......... 11 427 1718 343 1375 3.2 14 65 125.0 Opponents...... 11 421 1831 259 1572 3.7 15 73 142.9 PASSING G Effic. Cmp-Att-Int. Pct. Yds. TD Lg. PerG ___________________________________________________________ Kirby,Cody 11 124.02 181-293-16 61.8 2120 11 57 192.7 Horner,Tyler 11 230.87 4-6-0 66.7 78 1 40 7.1 Dotson,Cadarrius 11 326.80 1-1-0 100.0 27 0 27 2.5 Total.......... 11 126.83 186-300-16 62.0 2225 12 57 202.3 Opponents...... 11 129.29 189-311-11 60.8 2288 13 58 208.0 RECEIVING G No. Yds. Ave. TD Lg. PerG ___________________________________________________________ Harbor,Clay 11 59 729 12.4 4 53 66.3 Dotson,Cadarrius 11 28 244 8.7 2 28 22.2 Saffold,Jermaine 11 25 439 17.6 3 48 39.9 Emery,Jared 11 24 370 15.4 2 47 33.6 Williams,Adrian 11 10 90 9.0 0 24 8.2 Warren,Miguel 11 8 6 0.8 0 4 0.5 Davis,Jonathan 9 7 85 12.1 0 57 9.4 Douglas,Chris 11 7 55 7.9 0 17 5.0 Cooper-Falls,Mikael 9 7 31 4.4 0 9 3.4 Fuselier,Justin 10 5 51 10.2 0 22 5.1 Miller,Wes 10 3 43 14.3 1 27 4.3 Taylor,Adrian 8 1 39 39.0 0 39 4.9 Kirby,Cody 11 1 27 27.0 0 27 2.5 Peachey,Chad 4 1 16 16.0 0 16 4.0 [------------- PAT -------------] SCORING TD FG Kick Rush Rec Pass DXP Sfty Pts ___________________________________________________________ Hottelman,Matt 0 7-12 28-28 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 49 Douglas,Chris 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 24 Harbor,Clay 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 24 Kirby,Cody 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 Davis,Jonathan 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 Saffold,Jermaine 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 Emery,Jared 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Cooper-Falls,Mikael 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Warren,Miguel 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Dotson,Cadarrius 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Richardet,Waylon 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Miller,Wes 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Smith,Skylar 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Total.......... 28 7-12 28-28 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 217 Opponents...... 32 7-15 31-32 0-0 0 0-0 0 1 246 *Field Goal distances (made in italics): Matt Hottelman (53, 23, 52, 43, 20, 49, 42, 37, 33, 49, 27, 40). 7-for-12 (.583) Opponents (20, 24, 46, 33, 38, 22, 37, 18, 35, 35, 39, 35, 42, 43, 31). 7-for-15 (.467) Hottelman/Dist. - 1-19 (0-0); 20-29 (3-3); 30-39 (1-2); 40-49 (2-5); 50+ (1-2). Bk (1).

TOTAL OFFENSE G Plays Rush Pass Total PerG ___________________________________________________________ Kirby,Cody 11 384 2 2120 2122 192.9 Cooper-Falls,Mikael 9 92 424 0 424 47.1 Warren,Miguel 11 85 365 0 365 33.2 Douglas,Chris 11 72 325 0 325 29.5 Davis,Jonathan 9 77 284 0 284 31.6 Horner,Tyler 11 6 0 78 78 7.1 Dotson,Cadarrius 11 4 9 27 36 3.3 TEAM 6 7 -34 0 -34 -5.7 Total.......... 11 727 1375 2225 3600 327.3 Opponents...... 11 732 1572 2288 3860 350.9

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KICKOFF RETURNS No. Yds. Ave. TD Lg. ___________________________________________________________ Saffold,Jermaine 13 266 20.5 0 45 Warren,Miguel 12 239 19.9 0 64 Dotson,Cadarrius 5 84 16.8 0 35 Richardet,Waylon 4 49 12.2 0 15 Wade,Garett 2 17 8.5 0 14 Williams,Adrian 1 0 0.0 0 0 Total.......... 37 655 17.7 0 64 Opponents...... 37 1008 27.2 1 91 PUNT RETURNS No. Yds. Ave. TD Lg. ___________________________________________________________ Alvis,Cedric 5 37 7.4 0 22 Warren,Miguel 3 3 1.0 0 3 Roweton,Luther 1 28 28.0 0 0 Dotson,Cadarrius 1 0 0.0 0 0 Total.......... 10 68 6.8 0 22 Opponents...... 21 163 7.8 0 33 ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G ___________________________________________________________ Harbor,Clay 11 0 729 0 0 0 729 66.3 Saffold,Jermaine 11 0 439 0 266 0 705 64.1 Warren,Miguel 11 365 6 3 239 0 613 55.7 Cooper-Falls,Mikael 9 424 31 0 0 0 455 50.6 Douglas,Chris 11 325 55 0 0 0 380 34.5 Emery,Jared 11 0 370 0 0 0 370 33.6 Davis,Jonathan 9 284 85 0 0 0 369 41.0 Dotson,Cadarrius 11 9 244 0 84 0 337 30.6 Williams,Adrian 11 0 90 0 0 0 90 8.2 Alvis,Cedric 11 0 0 37 0 38 75 6.8 Richardet,Waylon 11 0 0 0 49 8 57 5.2 Fuselier,Justin 10 0 51 0 0 0 51 5.1 Miller,Wes 10 0 43 0 0 0 43 4.3 Taylor,Adrian 8 0 39 0 0 0 39 4.9 Strong,Jimmie 11 0 0 0 0 31 31 2.8 Kirby,Cody 11 2 27 0 0 0 29 2.6 Roweton,Luther 5 0 0 28 0 0 28 5.6 Miller,Derek 11 0 0 0 0 25 25 2.3 Wade,Garett 11 0 0 0 17 0 17 1.5 Peachey,Chad 4 0 16 0 0 0 16 4.0 Wilkinson,Antoine 11 0 0 0 0 10 10 0.9 TEAM 6 -34 0 0 0 0 -34 -5.7 Total.......... 11 1375 2225 68 655 112 4435 403.2 Opponents...... 11 1572 2288 163 1008 310 5341 485.5 KICKOFFS No. Yds Avg TB OB Ret. Net YdLn ___________________________________________________________ Hottelman,Matt 47 2961 63.0 8 2 ---Total.......... 47 2961 63.0 8 2 1008 38.1 31 Opponents...... 47 2855 60.7 5 5 655 44.7 25 PUNTING No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd ___________________________________________________________ Chiles,Jordan 46 1845 40.1 75 1 8 13 2 TEAM 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 Total.......... 48 1845 38.4 75 1 8 13 2 Opponents...... 41 1609 39.2 62 8 8 15 1 INTERCEPTIONS No. Yds. Ave. TD Lg. ___________________________________________________________ Miller,Derek 4 25 6.2 0 15 Alvis,Cedric 2 38 19.0 0 22 Strong,Jimmie 1 31 31.0 0 31 Brown,Antonio 1 0 0.0 0 0 Wilkinson,Antoine 1 10 10.0 0 10 Richardet,Waylon 1 8 8.0 0 8 Anderson,Andre 1 0 0.0 0 0 Total.......... 11 112 10.2 0 31 Opponents...... 16 310 19.4 2 80 FUMBLE RECOVERIES No. Ret-Yds. Ave. TD Lg. ___________________________________________________________ Richardet,Waylon 2 0 0.0 1 0 Keck,Michael 2 0 0.0 0 0 Smith,Skylar 1 1-55 55.0 1 55 Wilkinson,Antoine 1 0 0.0 0 0 Miller,Derke 1 0 0.0 0 0 Total.......... 7 1-55 55.0 2 55 Opponents...... 7 2-92 46.0 1 88

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2009 Final Statistics DEFENSE G UT AT TT TFL-Yd Sks-Yd PBU QBH FF BK ___________________________________________________________ Wilkinson,Antoine 11 42 71 113 5.0-10 . 8 1 2 . Smith,Skylar 11 49 45 94 3.5-12 . 5 . . . Beauchamp,Adam 11 24 56 80 1.5-7 1.0-7 3 . 1 . Miller,Derek 11 26 44 70 0.5-1 . 1 . . . Keck,Michael 11 27 38 65 6.5-35 2.5-25 1 2 2 . Washington,Terian 11 22 27 49 7.0-33 2.0-21 5 3 1 . Ruder,Mikel 11 16 30 46 4.0-14 3.0-12 2 . . . Richardet,Waylon 11 18 25 43 6.0-23 2.5-14 1 1 . 1 Strong,Jimmie 11 25 17 42 1.0-3 . 4 . . . Alvis,Cedric 11 23 11 34 0.5-1 . 3 . 1 . Daniels,Mike 10 11 23 34 3.5-24 3.5-24 . . . 1 Ferguson,Tevan 11 4 15 19 0.5-1 0.5-1 . 1 . 1 Day,Joe 10 7 10 17 4.0-16 1.5-5 . 1 1 . Anderson,Andre 8 12 4 16 1.0-1 . . . 1 . Hightower,Byron 10 6 7 13 2.0-11 2.0-11 2 . . . Ingram,David 11 8 5 13 . . . . . . Ribbing,Travis 11 4 7 11 1.0-7 1.0-7 . . 1 . Chappelear,Travis 10 3 8 11 . . 1 . . . Moore,Levi 10 4 7 11 1.5-6 1.0-6 1 . . . Hurt,Kolby 11 6 4 10 . . . . . . Kelly,Rodney 11 5 4 9 1.5-6 0.5-3 . . . . Hottelman,Matt 11 5 2 7 . . . . . . Block,Sam 9 1 6 7 . . . . . . McDonough,Connor 9 3 4 7 0.5-0 . . . . . Broadnax,Colby 11 2 2 4 . . . . . . Wright,Jarrett 11 2 2 4 . . . . . . Callender,Ryan 11 2 1 3 . . . . . . Detwiler,Grant 8 . 3 3 . . . . . . Blow,Darius 5 2 . 2 1.0-3 . . . . . Dotson,Cadarrius 11 1 1 2 . . . . . . Williams,Adrian 11 2 . 2 . . . . . . Miller,Wes 10 . 1 1 . . . . . . Cooper-Falls,Mikael 9 1 . 1 . . . . . . Fuselier,Justin 10 1 . 1 . . . . . . Harbor,Clay 11 1 . 1 . . . . . . Douglas,Chris 11 1 . 1 . . . . . . Saffold,Jermaine 11 1 . 1 . . . . . . Watts,Andrew 10 1 . 1 . . . . . . Simmons,Travis 8 . 1 1 . . . . . . Shapel,Bob 9 1 . 1 . . . . . . Chiles,Jordan 11 1 . 1 . . . . . . Davis,Jonathan 9 1 . 1 . . . . . . Lee,Anthony 11 1 . 1 . . . . . . Guillaume,Sam 4 1 . 1 1.0-2 . . . . . Date Opponent Time Result ___________________________________________________________ Sept. 5 at Arkansas 6 p.m. L 10-48 attendance 55,572 (game at Little Rock, Ark.) ___________________________________________________________ Sept. 12 Tennessee-Martin (Mediacom) 6 p.m. W 24-14 attendance 9,357 ___________________________________________________________ Sept. 19 Murray State (Mediacom) 6 p.m. W 35-10 attendance 5,530 (rain) ___________________________________________________________ Sept. 26 (3) Northern Iowa* (FS Midwest/FCS) 1 p.m. L 7-35 attendance 15,038 (Family Weekend) ___________________________________________________________ Oct. 3 at Youngstown State* 5 p.m. W 17-7 attendance 16,727 ___________________________________________________________ Oct. 10 (19) South Dakota State* 2 p.m. L 17-24 attendance 10,592 (MSU Showcase) ___________________________________________________________ Oct. 17 at Western Illinois* 3:05 p.m. W 17-16 attendance 12,478 ___________________________________________________________ Oct. 24 at North Dakota State* 6 p.m. W 21-17 attendance 15,122 (Havest Bowl) ___________________________________________________________ Oct. 31 Illinois State* (Mediacom) 1 p.m. L 14-24 attendance 12,115 (Homecoming) ___________________________________________________________ Nov. 7 Indiana State* (Mediacom) 1 p.m. W 31-7 attendance 4,785 ___________________________________________________________ Nov. 14 at (1) Southern Illinois* (Mediacom) 1 p.m. L 24-44 attendance 11,516 ___________________________________________________________ * Missouri Valley Football Conference game; National Rankings and TV info. in parentheses

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2009 Season Review TEAM STATISTICS MSU Opp. ___________________________________________________________ SCORING 217 246 Points Per Game 19.7 22.4 Touchdowns Scored 28 32 PAT-Attempts 28-28 31-32 PAT Percentage 100% 97% Two-Point Conversions 0-0 0-0 Field Goals-Attempts 7-12 7-15 Safeties Scored 0 1 Defensive PATs 0 0 ___________________________________________________________ FIRST DOWNS 198 208 Rushing 89 86 Passing 91 111 Penalty 18 11 ___________________________________________________________ RUSHING YARDAGE 1375 1572 Yards gained rushing 1718 1831 Yards lost rushing 343 259 Rushing Attempts 427 421 Average Per Rush 3.2 3.7 Average Per Game 125.0 142.9 TDs Rushing 14 15 ___________________________________________________________ PASSING YARDAGE 2225 2288 Comp-Att-Int 186-300-16 189-311-11 Average Per Pass 7.4 7.4 Average Per Catch 12.0 12.1 Average Per Game 202.3 208.0 TDs Passing 12 13 ___________________________________________________________ TOTAL OFFENSE 3600 3860 Total Plays 727 732 Average Per Play 5.0 5.3 Average Per Game 327.3 350.9 ___________________________________________________________ KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 37-655 37-1008 Kick Return Average 17.7 27.2 ___________________________________________________________ PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 10-68 21-163 Punt Return Average 6.8 7.8 ___________________________________________________________ INT RETURNS: #-Yards 11-112 16-310 Interception Return Average 10.0 31.0 ___________________________________________________________ FUMBLES-LOST 14-7 15-7 ___________________________________________________________ PENALTIES-Yards 54-492 68-594 Average Per Game 44.7 54.0 ___________________________________________________________ PUNTS-Yards 48-1845 41-1609 Average Per Punt 38.4 39.2 Net punt average 34.6 33.7 ___________________________________________________________ TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 30:17 29:42 ___________________________________________________________ 3rd-DOWN Conversions 56/152 61/150 3rd-Down Pct 37% 41% ___________________________________________________________ 4th-DOWN Conversions 12/23 8/23 4th-Down Pct 52% 35% ___________________________________________________________ SACKS BY-Yards 21-136 29-171 ___________________________________________________________ MISC YARDS 0 -26 ___________________________________________________________ ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 1-2 ___________________________________________________________ RED-ZONE SUMMARY 21-31 25-36 Red-Zone Scoring Percentage 68% 69% Red-Zone Touchdowns 17 19 Red-Zone Touchdown Percentage 55% 53% Red-Zone Field Goals 4-6 6-10 Red-Zone Turnovers/Downs/End Half 3-3-1 4-3-0 ___________________________________________________________ TOTAL DRIVES/AVG FIELD POSITION 126-29.2 126-30.6 Started in Opponent’s Territory 14 23 TD-FG-FGA-Punts 26-7-12-48 29-7-15-41 Safety-Turnovers-Downs-End Half 1-22-7-10 0-18-15-8 ___________________________________________________________ ATTENDANCE 57,417 111,415 Games/Avg Per Game 6/9,570 5/22,283 Total Games/Avg Per Game 11/15,348 --___________________________________________________________ SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total Missouri State ........................ 64 63 45 45 0 217 Opponents ............................. 75 96 45 30 0 246 ___________________________________________________________

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2009 Superlatives MSU G Game ame Highs Indiv Individual vidu id d al a Team ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rushes 17 Chris Douglas at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) 52 at North Dakota State (Oct. 24, 2009) Yards Rushing 106 Chris Douglas at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) 222 at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) Yds Per Rush (10 att) 6.6 Mikael Cooper-Falls (16-105), at North Dakota State (Oct. 24, 2009) 4.7 at Southern Illinois (47-222) (Nov. 14, 2009) TD Rushes 2 Chris Douglas at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) 3 vs. Tennessee-Martin (Sept. 12, 2009) vs. Indiana State (Nov. 7, 2009) Pass attempts 46 Cody Kirby vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) 46 vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) Pass completions 29 Cody Kirby vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) 29 vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) Yards Passing 341 Cody Kirby at Western Illinois (Oct. 17, 2009) 341 at Western Illinois (Oct. 17, 2009) Yds Per Pass (20 att) 10.7 Cody Kirby (32-341) at Western Illinois (Oct. 17, 2009) 10.7 at Western Illinois (32-341) (Oct. 17, 2009) TD Passes 3 Cody Kirby vs. Murray State (Sept. 19, 2009) 3 vs. Murray State (Sept. 19, 2009) Total Plays 60 Cody Kirby vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) 78 vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) Total Offense 347 Cody Kirby vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) 464 at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) Yards Per Play 7.8 Cody Kirby (32-249) at Youngstown State (Oct. 3, 2009) 6.0 at Southern Illinois (77-464) (Nov. 14, 2009) Points 12 Chris Douglas at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) 35 vs. Murray State (Sept. 19, 2009) Receptions 11 Clay Harbor at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) --Yards Receiving 171 Clay Harbor at Western Illinois (Oct. 17, 2009) --TD Receptions 1 Done 12 times, last by Clay Harbor at SIU (Nov. 14, 2009) --Field Goals 1 Done 7 times, last by Matt Hottelman at SIU (Nov. 14, 2009) 1 Done 7 times, last at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) Punts 8 Jordan Chiles vs. Northern Iowa (Sept. 26, 2009) 8 vs. Northern Iowa (Sept. 26, 2009) Punting Avg (3 att) 54.7 Jordan Chiles (3-164) at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) 54.7 at Southern Illinois (3-164) (Nov. 14, 2009) Tackles 20 Antoine Wilkinson vs. Illinois State (Oct. 31, 2009) 80 at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) vs. Northern Iowa (Sept. 26, 2009) vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) Sacks 2.5 Mikel Ruder vs. Indiana State (Nov. 7, 2009) 8 vs. Murray State (Sept. 19, 2009) Interceptions 2 Derek Miller vs. Murray State (Sept. 19, 2009) 3 at Youngstown State (Oct. 3, 2009) First Downs --22 at Western Illinois (Oct. 17, 2009) at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) Penalties --7 vs. Tennessee-Martin (Sept. 12, 2009) Penalty Yards --66 vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) Turnovers --5 at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) Opponent Game Highs Individual Team ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rushes 39 Dre Gibbs, at Western Illinois (Oct. 17, 2009) 49 vs. Illinois State (Oct. 31, 2009) Yards Rushing 162 Dre Gibbs, at Western Illinois (Oct. 17, 2009) 203 at North Dakota State (Oct. 24, 2009) Yds Per Rush (min 10) 8.4 Deji Karim (14-117), at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) 5.5 at North Dakota State (Oct. 24, 2009) TD Rushes 3 Deji Karim, at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) 3 vs. Northern Iowa (Sept. 26, 2009) at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) Pass Attempts 41 Jeff Ehrhardt, vs. Murray State (Sept. 19, 2009) 41 at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) vs. Murray State (Sept. 19, 2009) Pass Completions 23 Brandon Summers, at Youngstown State (Oct. 3, 2009) 30 at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) Yards Passing 309 Ryan Mallett, at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) 447 at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) Yds Per Pass (mn 20)14.0 Ryan Mallett (22-309), at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) 12.5 at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) TD Passes 2 Done 4 times, last by Matt Brown, vs. Illinois State (Oct. 31, 2009) 3 at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) Total Plays 43 Brandon Summers, at Youngstown State (Oct. 3, 2009) 76 vs. Illinois State (Oct. 31, 2009) Total Offense 311 Ryan Mallett, at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) 591 at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) Yards Per Play 13.5 Ryan Mallett (23-311), at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) 8.3 at Arkansas (71-591) (Sept. 5, 2009) Points 18 Deji Karim, at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) 48 at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) Receptions 11 Donald Jones, at Youngstown State (Oct. 3, 2009) --Yards Receiving 139 Jarius Wright, at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) --TD Receptions 2 D.P. Eyman, vs. Northern Iowa (Sept. 26, 2009) --Field Goals 2 Alex Tejada, at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) 2 at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) Punts 6 Kienan Cullen, vs. Murray State (Sept. 19, 2009) 6 vs. Murray State (Sept. 19, 2009) Punting Avg (min 3) 45.2 Dean Priddy (4-181), vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) 45.2 vs. South Dakota State (4-181) (Oct. 10, 2009)) Tackles 12 Done 3 times, last by Eddie Beson, at North Dakota St. (Oct. 24, 2009) 94 vs. Illinois State (Oct. 31, 2009) Sacks 3.0 Austen Lane, vs. Murray State (Sept. 19, 2009) 6 at Western Illinois (Oct. 17, 2009) Interceptions 2 General Parnell, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) 3 vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) First Downs --29 at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) Penalties --11 at Western Illinois (Oct. 17, 2009) Penalty Yards --130 at Western Illinois (Oct. 17, 2009) Turnovers --4 vs. Murray State (Sept. 19, 2009) at Youngstown State (Oct. 3, 2009) Longest Plays Missouri State Opponents ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rush 65 Chris Douglas at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) 73 Deji Karim, at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) TD Pass 57 Cody Kirby to Jonathan Davis at Youngstown State (Oct. 3, 2009) 58 Ryan Mallett to Jarius Wright, at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) Kickoff Return 64 Miguel Warren vs. Murray State (Sept. 19, 2009) 91 Dennis Johnson, at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) TD Punt Return 22 Cedric Alvis at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) 33 Derric Townsel, vs. Murray State (Sept. 19, 2009) D.J. McNorton, at North Dakota State (Oct. 24, 2009) Interception Return 31 Jimmie Strong vs. Tennessee-Martin (Sept. 12, 2009) 80 Mike McElroy, at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) TD Fumble Return 55 Skylar Smith vs. Murray State (Sept. 19, 2009) TD 88 Patrick Stoudamire, at Western Illinois (Oct. 17, 2009) TD Punt 75 Jordan Chiles at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) 62 Ben Nowicki, at Youngstown State (Oct. 3, 2009) Field Goal 53 Matt Hottelman at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) 42 Zach Kutch, vs. Illinois State (Oct. 31, 2009)

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2009 Game-By-Game Statistics RUSHING No-Yds/TD Cooper-Falls,Mikael..................92-424/2 Warren,Miguel ..........................85-365/2 Douglas,Chris ...........................72-325/4 Davis,Jonathan .........................77-284/3 Dotson,Cadarrius............................3-9/0 Kirby,Cody ....................................91-2/3 TEAM...........................................7--34/0

ARK 5-34/0 2-6/0 11-38/0 6-8/1 11--1/0 1--3/0

UTM MURRAY UNI 8-38/1 7-35/0 DNP 12-54/0 6-79/0 14-34/0 6-19/0 13-28/0 3-4/0 10-42/1 8-39/0 9-47/0 8-36/1 10--12/0 8--16/0 1--4/0 -

YSU DNP 9-36/0 5-9/0 15-55/1 4-3/0 2--3/0

SDSU 2-3/0 8-25/1 4-10/0 4-19/0 14-59/0 -

WIU 16-69/0 1-3/0 2-7/1 5-16/0 10--59/0 1--19/0

NDSU 16-105/1 10-34/0 5-32/0 9-28/0 2-6/0 8-20/1 2--5/0

ILSU 11-23/0 11-30/0 6--22/0 -

INSU 14-59/0 12-40/0 6-72/2 DNP 1-3/0 6--10/1 -

SIU 13-58/0 11-54/1 17-106/1 DNP 6-4/0 -

PASSING Att-Comp-Int Kirby,Cody ............................293-181-16

ARK 20-12-2

UTM 16-9-1

YSU 28-19-1

SDSU 46-29-3

WIU 32-18-1

NDSU 12-9-0

ILSU 32-19-0

INSU 22-16-2

SIU 27-16-3

Yards/TD ...........................................2120/11

107/0

103/0

223/3

116/1

252/1

288/1

341/1

104/1

248/2

158/2

180/0

Horner,Tyler ....................................6-4-0

2-1-0

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Yards/TD .................................................78/1

MURRAY UNI 28-17-2 30-17-1

16/0

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RECEIVING No-Yds/TD Harbor,Clay...............................59-729/4 Dotson,Cadarrius......................28-244/2 Saffold,Jermaine.......................25-439/3 Emery,Jared .............................24-370/2 Williams,Adrian ...........................10-90/0 Warren,Miguel ................................8-6/0 Davis,Jonathan .............................7-85/0 Douglas,Chris ...............................7-55/0 Cooper-Falls,Mikael......................7-31/0 Fuselier,Justin...............................5-51/0 Miller,Wes .....................................3-43/1 Taylor,Adrian .................................1-39/0 Kirby,Cody ....................................1-27/0 Peachey,Chad ..............................1-16/0

ARK 4-61/0 3-17/0 2-22/0 1-10/0 2--3/0 1-16/0

UTM 3-30/0 2-26/0 1-9/0 3-38/0 DNP

MURRAY 2-15/0 4-38/1 3-47/1 2-44/0 1-2/0 1-3/0 1-2/0 1-6/0 1-27/1 1-39/0 -

UNI 7-43/1 1-6/0 4-44/0 1-11/0 2-7/0 2-5/0 DNP DNP

YSU 6-101/1 4-22/0 2-18/0 1-9/0 1-1/0 2-63/0 3-38/0 DNP DNP

SDSU 6-53/0 4-29/0 4-101/0 7-67/1 2-20/0 2--1/0 1-2/0 1--2/0 1-12/0 1-7/0 DNP

WIU 8-171/0 1-3/0 1-33/1 4-91/0 1-6/0 1-6/0 1-9/0 1-22/0 DNP

NDSU 3-31/1 1-24/0 1-5/0 1-28/0 1-5/0 1-4/0 1-7/0 DNP DNP

ILSU 8-102/0 2-27/1 2-49/1 1-34/0 1-2/0 1-7/0 2-14/0 1-4/0 1-9/0 DNP DNP

INSU 1-11/0 5-38/0 5-65/0 2-28/1 DNP 1-8/0 2-8/0 1-27/0 -

SIU 11-111/1 1-14/0 3-77/0 3-36/0 DNP 1-4/0 DNP DNP DNP -

TOTAL TACKLES UA-A-TOT Wilkinson,Antoine ..................42-71--113 Smith,Skylar ........................... 49-45--94 Beauchamp,Adam .................. 24-56--80 Miller,Derek............................. 26-44--70 Keck,Michael .......................... 27-38--65 Washington,Teri ...................... 22-27--49 Ruder,Mikel............................. 16-30--46 Richardet,Waylon ................... 18-25--43 Strong,Jimmie......................... 25-17--42 Alvis,Cedric..............................23-11--34 Daniels,Mike ............................11-23--34 Ferguson,Tevan ........................ 4-15--19 Day,Joe..................................... 7-10--17 Anderson,Andre........................ 12-4--16 Hightower,Byron ......................... 6-7--13 Ingram,David .............................. 8-5--13 Moore,Levi ...................................4-7--11 Ribbing,Travis ..............................4-7--11 Chappelear,Trav ..........................3-8--11 Hurt,Kolby ................................... 6-4--10 Kelly,Rodney................................. 5-4--9 McDonough,Connor ..................... 3-4--7 Hottelman,Matt ............................. 5-2--7 Block,Sam .................................... 1-6--7 Wright,Jarrett ................................ 2-2--4 Broadnax,Colby ............................ 2-2--4 Callender,Ryan ............................. 2-1--3 Detwiler,Grant ............................... 0-3--3 Blow,Darius................................... 2-0--2 Chiles,Jordan................................ 1-0--1 Guillaume,Sam ............................. 1-0--1 Lee,Anthony ................................. 1-0--1

ARK 3-8 3-3 0-3 4-5 1-5 3-0 0-2 1-2 5-2 1-1 DNP 1-2 5-1 1-1 0-3 1-4 1-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 0-1 DNP 1-0 -

UTM 3-6 6-3 2-8 2-3 6-3 3-3 2-4 0-2 3-0 2-1 1-2 1-3 DNP 1-0 1-3 0-1 2-2 0-1 0-1 DNP DNP 1-0 DNP -

MURRAY 1-2 5-3 6-2 1-2 2-4 4-2 1-2 3-3 0-1 2-1 1-2 0-1 1-1 3-0 1-1 2-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 2-0 1-0 DNP 1-0

UNI 4-9 2-5 1-8 4-4 2-3 1-3 2-3 1-1 2-3 0-1 1-5 0-3 0-1 4-1 0-1 2-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 DNP -

YSU 2-3 5-2 4-5 2-1 2-4 3-3 3-2 4-4 5-0 4-3 2-0 1-1 0-1 0-2 1-1 1-0 0-1 1-1 DNP DNP -

SDSU 4-8 3-9 1-8 2-11 0-3 1-7 0-3 1-2 0-4 3-2 1-3 0-3 0-1 1-1 DNP 0-1 0-1 DNP 0-2 DNP DNP -

WIU 4-5 3-1 3-3 1-9 4-0 5-3 1-1 1-1 2-1 2-1 1-3 1-1 2-1 1-1 1-0 DNP 2-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 DNP -

NDSU 3-7 7-4 3-4 3-3 2-1 0-3 0-2 0-2 1-2 4-1 2-1 1-3 0-1 0-1 1-0 0-1 DNP 1-0 0-1 1-1 DNP DNP -

ILSU 10-10 5-5 0-10 2-2 2-9 1-1 1-5 2-4 3-3 3-0 1-3 1-2 DNP DNP 1-0 0-1 1-0 0-1 1-0 0-4 DNP DNP -

INSU 3-10 3-6 2-4 3-2 4-4 1-2 5-5 2-2 3-1 1-0 0-2 0-1 1-1 DNP 0-2 2-0 1-2 3-1 0-1 1-1 1-1 1-0 DNP 1-0 -

SIU 5-3 7-4 2-1 2-2 2-2 1-1 3-2 1-0 1-0 1-2 1-1 1-0 DNP 3-0 0-2 1-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 DNP DNP -

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2009 Starters, Honors & Misc. Bears’ Career Starts - 2009 Personnel OFFENSE 06 Offensive Linemen David Arkin (33) .....................-Brent Chojnacki .....................-Erik Dahl (11) .........................-Jake Duron (11) .....................-Bob Shapel ...........................-Travis Simmons (2) ..............-*Andrew Watts (3) .................-Tight Ends *Clay Harbor (34)................... 2 Wes Miller .............................-Receivers Cadarrius Dotson (3) .............-*Jared Emery (6) ...................-Justin Fuselier ......................-Jermaine Saffold (2) ..............-Adrian Williams .....................-Quarterbacks *Tyler Horner ......................... 4 Cody Kirby (30)......................-Running Backs Mikael Cooper-Falls ..............-Jonathan Davis .....................-Chris Douglas (1)...................-Stephen Johnston..................-Kingjack Washington .............-*Miguel Warren .....................-DEFENSE 06 Defensive Linemen *Mike Daniels (10) .................-Tevan Ferguson .....................-*Connor McDonough .............-Levi Moore .............................-Waylon Richardet (11) ...........-Mikel Ruder (11) ....................-Linebackers Adam Beauchamp (11) ..........-Sam Block .............................-Byron Hightower ....................-David Ingram .........................-Michael Keck (11) ..................-Terian Washington (11) ..........-Antoine Wilkinson (11) ...........-Defensive Backs *Cedric Alvis (22) ...................-Derek Miller (12) ....................-Skylar Smith (11) ...................-Jimmie Strong (11) ................--

07 08 09

2009 Starters by Game: at Arkansas

UTM

Murray

UNI

at YSU

SDSU

at WIU

at NDSU

ILSU

INSU

at SIU

XWR

Emery

Emery

Emery

Emery

A. Williams

Saffold

Fuselier

Fuselier

Fuselier

Saffold

Saffold

LT

Shapel

Shapel

Shapel

Shapel

Shapel

Shapel

Shapel

Shapel

Shapel

Arkin

Arkin

LG

Watts

Watts

Watts

Watts

Watts

Watts

Watts

Simmons

Watts

OC

Dahl

Dahl

Dahl

Dahl

Dahl

Dahl

Dahl

Dahl

Dahl

Dahl

Dahl Watts

Ttl

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11 -11 11 9 3 10

33 11 11 11 9 3 12

RG

Arkin

Arkin

Arkin

Arkin

Arkin

Arkin

Arkin

Arkin

Arkin

Watts

10 11 -- --

11 4

34 4

RT

Duron

Duron

Duron

Duron

Duron

Duron

Duron

Duron

Duron

Duron

Duron

TE

Harbor

Harbor

Harbor

Harbor

Harbor

Harbor

Harbor

Harbor

Harbor

Harbor

Harbor

-- -2 1 -- 10 -- --- --

7 10 3 5 4

7 13 13 5 4

ZWR

Saffold

Saffold

Emery

Emery

Emery

Emery

Emery

Emery

Kirby

Kirby

Kirby

Kirby

Kirby

Kirby

Kirby

Kirby

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-11

4 30

-- -2 -- -6 -- -1 -- 1 -1 9 --- 1 2 07 08 09

2 6 1 1 10 3 Ttl

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10 1 --11 11

10 1 7 2 18 11

-4 8 2 -4 --

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11 9 8 2 11 19 11

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11 11 11 11

22 23 21 11

(Consecutive starts at end of season in parentheses) * 2009 Seniors (10 total)

2009 National & Conference Honors All-America 1st Team (AP, WCFF, TSN, CSN)..........Clay Harbor (TE) MVFC All-Conference First Team ................Clay Harbor (TE), David Arkin (OG), ..................................................Antoine Wilkinson (LB) Second Team... Skylar Smith (S), Waylon Richardet (DE) Honorable Mention .. Cody Kirby (QB), Jordan Chiles (P), ........................................................ Jared Emery (WR) MFVC All-Newcomer Team Newcomer of Year ........................Antoine Wilkinson (LB) First Team .....Adam Beauchamp (LB), Michael Keck (LB) .......Mikael Cooper-Falls (TB), Cadarrius Dotson (WR) MVFC All-Academic Team First Team .............. Jared Emery (WR), David Arkin (OG) Honorable Mention .............................. Jordan Chiles (P), ............................Matt Hottelman (K), Skylar Smith (S) MVFC Academic Honor Roll Presidents Council Academic Award ....David Arkin (OG), ........................................................ Jared Emery (WR) Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award .................. ........ Arkin, Jordan Chiles (P), Emery, Wes Miller (TE), .......................Jacob Murphy (P), Chad Peachey (WR) Honor Roll.................... Arkin, Justin Aumen (OL), Chiles, ................. Brent Chojnacki (OC), Emery, Brandon Hilt, ... Kurt Kutter (OL), Derek Miller (S), W. Miller, Murphy, ...... Peachey, Waylon Ricahrdet (DE), Travis Simmons .............. (OG), Matt Swann (WR), Miguel Warren (TE)

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A.Williams A.Williams A.Williams Kirby

BWR/TE C.Dotson

Kirby

Kirby

W.Miller

C.Dotson

W.Miller C.Dotson C.Dotson

W.Miller

TB

Davis

Davis

Davis

Warren

Davis

Davis

Davis

LE

Ruder

Ruder

Ruder

Ruder

Ruder

Ruder

Ruder

Daniels

Daniels

NT

Ferguson

Daniels

Daniels

RE

Richardet

Richardet

Richardet

SLB BLB MLB

Richardet Richardet

Daniels

Daniels

Richardet

Richardet

Simmons Simmons

W.Miller C.Dotson C.Dotson C.Dotson Cooper-Falls Cooper-Falls Ruder

Ruder

Daniels

Daniels

Richardet Richardet

Warren

Douglas

Ruder

Ruder

Daniels

Daniels

Richardet

Richardet

T.Washington T.Washington T.Washington T.WashingtonT.Washington T.Washington T.Washington T.WashingtonT.Washington T.Washington T.Washington Wilkinson

Wilkinson

Wilkinson

Wilkinson Wilkinson

Wilkinson

Wilkinson

Wilkinson Wilkinson

Wilkinson

Wilkinson

Beauchamp Beauchamp Beauchamp Beauchamp Beauchamp Beauchamp Beauchamp Beauchamp Beauchamp Beauchamp Beauchamp

WLB

Keck

Keck

Keck

Keck

Keck

Keck

Keck

Keck

Keck

Keck

LCB

Alvis

Alvis

Alvis

Alvis

Alvis

Alvis

Alvis

Alvis

Alvis

Alvis

Alvis

S.Smith

S.Smith

S.Smith

S.Smith

S.Smith

S.Smith

S.Smith

S.Smith

S.Smith

S.Smith

S.Smith

SS

Keck

FS

Miller

Miller

Miller

Miller

Miller

Miller

Miller

Miller

Miller

Miller

Miller

RCB

Strong

Strong

Strong

Strong

Strong

Strong

Strong

Strong

Strong

Strong

Strong

Missouri State Per-Game Rankings

2009 Missouri State Penalty Breakdown Offense No False Start ..................................................14 Holding .......................................................10 Personal Foul ...............................................2 Chop Block ...................................................1 Facemask .....................................................1 Pass Interference .........................................1 Illegal Block ..................................................1 Illegal Motion ................................................1 Offsides ........................................................1 Delay of Game..............................................1 Illegal Snap ...................................................1 Total........................................................34

Yds. 71 96 30 15 15 15 10 5 5 5 5 272

Defense Personal Foul ...............................................3 Facemasking ................................................2 Pass Interference .........................................2 Offsides ........................................................2 Holding .........................................................1 Illegal Substitution ........................................1 Total........................................................11

45 30 30 10 10 3 128

Special Teams Illegal Block ..................................................3 Roughing the Kicker .....................................2 Illegal Helmet-to-Helmet Contact..................1 Holding .........................................................1 Illegal Formation ...........................................1 Offsides ........................................................1 Total..........................................................9

27 30 15 10 5 5 92

By Quarter First Quarter ...............................................10 Second Quarter ..........................................20 Third Quarter ..............................................18 Fourth Quarter ..............................................6

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2009 2009 Category 2008 2009 MVFC NCAA Rushing Offense .................. 130.00 ...... ......125.00 125.00 ........ ........5 5............. 74 Passing Offense .................. 182.91 ...... ......201.73 201.73 ........ ........5 5............. 53 Total Offense ....................... 312.91 ...... ......326.73 326.73 ........ ........7 7............. 74 Scoring Offense ..................... 24.18 ........ ........19.73 19.73 ........ ........7 7............. 81 Rushing Defense ................. 301.18 ...... ......142.91 142.91 ........ ........5 5............. 60 Pass Efficiency Defense ...... 126.71 ...... ......129.32 129.32 ........ ........7 7............. 82 Total Defense....................... Defense....................... 470.27 ...... ......350.91 350.91 ........ ........5 5............. 64 Scoring Defense .................... 35.36 ........ ........22.36 22.36 ........ ........5 5............. 51 Net Punting ............................ 35.00 ........ ........34.63 34.63 ........ ........4 4............. 29 Punt Returns............................ Returns............................ 9.77 .......... ..........6.80 6.80 ........ ........9 9............. 72 Kickoff Returns ...................... 18.76 ........ ........17.70 17.70 ........ ........9 9........... 105 Turnover Margin .................... +0.27 ......... .........-0.45 -0.45 ........ ........7 7............. 83 Pass Defense ...................... 169.09 ...... ......208.00 208.00 ........ ........8 8............. 79 Passing Efficiency ............... 119.62 ...... ......126.67 126.67 ........ ........7 7............. 52 Sacks ....................................... 0.91 .......... ..........1.91 1.91 ........ ........5 5............ t51 Tackles For Loss Loss...................... ...................... 3.82 .......... ..........4.82 4.82 ........ ........7 7............. 97 Sacks Allowed ......................... 2.36 .......... ..........2.73 2.73 ........ ........8 8........... 105 Members - MVFC (9) Division I FBS (118).

2009 Yards After Catch Rec. Clay Harbor ................................. 59 Cadarrius Dotson......................... 28 Jermaine Saffold.......................... 25 Jared Emery ................................ 24 Adrian Williams ............................ 10 Miguel Warren ............................... 8 Jonathan Davis .............................. 7 Mikael Cooper-Falls....................... 7 Chris Douglas ................................ 7 Justin Fuselier ............................... 5 Wes Miller ...................................... 3 Cody Kirby ..................................... 1 Adrian Taylor.................................. 1 Chad Peachey ............................... 1

YAC 281 129 115 87 42 12 71 38 45 27 13 29 17 3

Avg. 4.8 4.6 4.6 3.6 4.2 1.5 10.1 5.4 6.4 5.4 4.3 29.0 17.0 3.0

Lng 36 28 16 15 10 5 36 12 18 15 8 29 17 3

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2009 Senior Stats & Honors Cedric Alvis (CB, Columbia, Mo.) Π38 G, 22 GS Π115 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 6 interceptions (1TD), 16 PBU, 5 punt returns (37 yds.) Π2009 Missouri State Co-Captain ΠFour-Time Letterman Π2008 MVFC Honorable Mention All-Conference ΠMSU Defensive Player of the Week (11/10/07, 11/8/08, 11/22/08) Π2008 Bears Team Award Recipient Mike Daniels (DT, Leesburg, Ga.) Π21 G, 10 GS Π45 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks ΠTwo-Time Letterman ΠMSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week (9/5/09) Jared Emery (WR, Mountain Grove, Mo.) Π36 G, 13 GS Π47 receptions, 661 yards, 4 TD ΠThree-Time Letterman Π2009 Arthur Briggs Award recipient Π2009 MVFC Honorable Mention All-Conference Π2009 MVFC All-Academic Team (1st team) Π2009 MVFC Presidents Council Academic Award Π2008 MVFC All-Academic Team (honorable men.) Π2007 MVFC All-Academic Team (2nd team) ΠMSU Coors Player of the Week (10/10/09) ΠMSU Offensive Player of Week (10/10/09) ΠMSU Special Teams Player of the Week (11/3/07) Clay Harbor, TE, Dwight, Ill.) Π44 G, 34 GS Π150 receptions, 1906 yards, 10 TD ΠReceptions in 33 consecutive games, MSU record ΠMSU all-time leader in pass receptions (150) Π2009 Missouri State Co-Captain ΠFour-Time Letterman ΠFourth-Round Draft Pick by Philadelphia Eagles Π2009 First-Team All-American by Associated Press, Walter Camp Football Foundation, The Sports Network, and College Sporting News ΠCollege Sporting News Fab 50 (unanimous) Π2009 MVFC First-Team All-Conference ΠMVFC All-Silver Anniversary Team ΠTexas vs. the Nation All-Star game, East-West Shrine Game, and NFL Combine participant Π2009 MSU Coors Player of the Year Π2009 MSU Offensive MVP

2009 Bears Football Team Awards Media Player of the Year: Clay Harbor Team MVP: Clay Harbor Defensive Player of Year: Antoine Wilkinson Offensive Player of Year: Clay Harbor Arthur Briggs Award: Jared Emery Bears Team Award: Tyler Horner, Sam Block Special Teams Player of Year: Matt Hottelman Defensive Lineman of Year: Waylon Richardet Offensive Lineman of Year: David Arkin Offensive Scout Team Player of Year: Trevor Wooden Defensive Scout Team Co-Players of Year: Anthony Grady and Rick Dansdill Training Room Award: Chris Douglas Weight Lifter of the Year: Waylon Richardet Tough Son of a Bear Award: Levi Moore

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2009 Bears’ Weekly Awards (as determined by coaching staff)

at Arkansas (Sept. 5) Offense ............................................Clay Harbor, TE Defense ................................. Antoine Wilkinson, LB Special Teams ....................... Waylon Richardet, DE Offensive Lineman...........................Bob Shapel, OT Scout Team Offense ......................Tim Williams, QB Scout Team Defense ..................... Mike Daniels, DT

vs. Tennessee-Martin (Sept. 12)

Clay Harbor Œ 2008 Associated Press Second-Team All-America Œ 2008 The Sports Network Honorable Mention AllAmerica Œ 2008 MVFC First-Team All-Conference Œ 2008 MSU Offensive MVP Œ 2007 AP Honorable Mention All-America Œ 2007 MVFC First-Team All-Conference Œ 2007 MSU Offensive MVP Œ MVFC Offensive Player of the Week (10/17/09) Œ MSU Coors Player of the Week (10/20/07, 9/13/08, 11/15/08, 10/17/09) Œ MSU Offensive Player of the Week (10/6/07, 9/13/08, 11/15/08, 9/5/09, 10/17/09, 11/14/09) Tyler Horner (QB, Dayton, Ohio) Œ 31 G, 4 GS Œ 90 completions, 157 att., 1075 yards, 5 TD Œ Three-Time Letterman Œ MSU Offensive Player of the Week (11/4/06) Œ MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week (10/13/07) Œ 2009 MSU Bears Team Award Recipient Matt Hottelman (K, O’Fallon, Mo.) Œ 44 G Œ 105 points, 15-for-24 FG, 60-for-61 PAT Œ 213 kickoffs, 12,963 yards, 39 touchbacks Œ 22 Tackles (MSU record for kicker) Œ Four-Time Letterman Œ 2009 MVFC All-Academic Team (honorable men.) Œ 2009 MSU Special Teams Player of the Year Œ 2007 MVFC Football Honor Roll Œ MVFC Special Teams Player of Week (10/17/09) Œ MSU Coors Player of the Week (9/4/08) Œ MSU Special Teams Player of the Week (9/9/06, 9/15/07, 9/4/08, 10/17/09) John Mayberry (OT, Oceanside, Calif.) Œ 28 GP, 0 GS Œ Three-Time Letterman Œ MSU Special Teams Player of the Week (10/27/07) Connor McDonough (DE, Belton, Mo.) Œ 26 G, 7 GS Œ 54 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 1 interception, 1 PBU, 1 FR Œ Three-Time Letterman Miguel Warren (TB, Raytown, Mo.) Œ 18 G, 3 GS Œ Two-Time Letterman Œ 2009 MVFC Academic Honor Roll Œ 2007 MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year Œ MSU Special Teams Player of the Week (9/19/09) Œ MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week (9/6/07, 11/10/07, 9/4/08) Andy Watts (OG, Springfield, Mo.) Œ 25 G, 12 GS Œ Three-Time Letterman

Offense ................................... MSU Running Backs Defense .........................................Michael Keck, LB Special Teams ................. PAT/Field Goal Block Unit Offensive Lineman...........................David Arkin, OG Scout Team Offense ..................... Elliott Brown, WR Scout Team Defense ..................Anthony Grady, DT

vs. Murray State (Sept. 19) Offense .............................................. Wes Miller, TE Defense ................................. Waylon Richardet, DE Special Teams .............................Miguel Warren, TB Offensive Lineman........................... Jake Duron, OT Scout Team Offense ..........................Kurt Kutter, OL Scout Team Defense ...................... Darius Blow, CB

vs. Northern Iowa (Sept. 26) Special Teams ................................ Jordan Chiles, P Scout Team Offense .................... Dan Reichert, WR Scout Team Defense .....................Rick Dansdill, DB

at Youngstown State (Oct. 3) Offense ...................................... Jonathan Davis, TB Defense ................................. Waylon Richardet, DE Special Teams ................. PAT/Field Goal Block Unit Offensive Lineman...........................David Arkin, OG Scout Team Offense ..................Trevor Wooden, QB Scout Team Defense ................Luther Roweton, DB

vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10) Offense ......................................... Jared Emery, WR Defense ................................. Antoine Wilkinson, LB Special Teams ..................................Skylar Smith, S Offensive Lineman.............................. Erik Dahl, OC Scout Team Offense ......... Kingjack Washington, TB Scout Team Defense .....................Nick Detelich, LB

at Western Illinois (Oct. 17) Offense ............................................Clay Harbor, TE Defense ........................................Michael Keck, DE Special Teams ..............................Matt Hottelman, K Offensive Lineman................... Travis Simmons, OG Scout Team Offense ..................... Justin Aumen, OL Scout Team Defense ....................Chris Current, DE

at North Dakota State (Oct. 24) Offense ...............................Mikael Cooper-Falls, TB Defense .............................................Derek Miller, S Special Teams .............................Luther Roweton, S Offensive Lineman........................... Jake Duron, OT Scout Team Offense .......................... Kyle Hahn, OL Scout Team Defense ....................... Rick Dansdill, S

vs. Illinois State (Oct. 31) Offense .............................................Cody Kirby, QB Defense ................................. Antoine Wilkinson, LB Special Teams ................................... Wes Miller, TE Scout Team Offense ..................Trevor Wooden, QB Scout Team Defense .................. Anthony Grady, DL

vs. Indiana State (Nov. 7) Offense .................................. Jermaine Saffold, WR Defense .......................................... Mikel Ruder, DE Special Teams ................................... Kolby Hurt, LB Offensive Lineman........................... David Arkin, OT Scout Team Offense .................... Dan Reichert, WR Scout Team Defense ................. Ryan Callendar, LB

at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14) Offense ............................................Clay Harbor, TE Defense ............................................Skylar Smith, S Special Teams ................................ Jordan Chiles, P Offensive Lineman........................... David Arkin, OT Scout Team Offense ......... Kingjack Washington, TB Scout Team Defense ....... Howard Scarborough, DB

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2009 Season Review Game

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Sept. 5, 2009, Little Rock, Ark.

Missouri State Bears.........................................10 Arkansas Razorbacks ...................................... 48

The Bears gave up a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on the opening play of the game and didn’t settle in until Arkansas was up 14-0 early in the first quarter, eventually falling to the Razorbacks, 48-10, at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Ark. The announced crowd of 55,572 was the second-largest in Missouri State history. Bears’ QB Cody Kirby threw an interception on the team’s opening sequence after the Bears advanced past midfield and seemed to be moving the ball well against the Southeastern Conference foe. After Arkansas converted the turnover into seven points to make it 14-0, Kirby marched the Bears to the Arkansas 36 before the team settled for a career-long 53-yard field goal by Matt Hottelman to make it 14-3. Arkansas took just 99 seconds to drive 74 yards on its next possession to go up 21-3, and then capped an 83-yard drive in 16 plays, consuming just under eight minutes to make it 28-3. The Bears then put together their biggest drive of the evening, marching 53 yards on 10 plays for their only touchdown. After Clay Harbor was blatantly held in the endzone on a fourth-and-five play, the Bears were given new life after the pass interference flag gave MSU a first-and-goal at the two. From there, Jonathan Davis carried it in to the end zone for the first MSU touchdown of the season and making the score 28-10. Newcomers Chris Douglas and Mikael Cooper-Falls accounted for 38 and 34 rushing yards, respectively to lead the Bears, while Kirby passed for 107 yards on 12-of-20 with two interceptions. Harbor led six Bears’ receivers with catches on the night, collecting four passes for 61 yards and extending his consecutive games with a reception streak to 23. Defensively, the Bears were led by newcomer Antoine Wilkinson who brought down 11 Razorbacks, including eight solos, while Derek Miller had nine tackles and seven solos. Arkansas’ 447 passing yards was a new school record. MSU won the field position battle, but the Razorbacks were unphased, converting scoring drives of 74, 83, 77, 99 and 78 yards on the night. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Missouri State Bears (0-1) Arkansas Razorbacks (1-0) Scoring Summary: 1st 14:42 AR 08:37 AR 03:16 MSU 01:37 AR 2nd 07:36 AR 02:11 MSU 00:14 AR 3rd 11:13 AR 06:09 AR 4th 09:55 AR

3 21

7 10

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10 48

Dennis Johnson 91 yd kickoff return (Alex Tejada kick) Michael Smith 15 yd run (Alex Tejada kick), 6-46, 3:20 Matt Hottelman 53 yd field goal, 9-56, 5:21 Broderick Green 1 yd run (Alex Tejada kick), 4-74, 1:39 Van Stumon 2 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Alex Tejada kick), 16-83, 7:58 Jonathan Davis 2 yd run (Matt Hottelman kick), 10-53, 5:25 Alex Tejada 20 yd field goal, 10-77, 1:57 Joe Adams 40 yd pass from Ryan Mallett (Alex Tejada kick), 7-99, 1:34 Alex Tejada 24 yd field goal, 6-58, 2:21 Cobi Hamilton 1 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Alex Tejada kick), 10-78, 4:45

Team Statistics FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

MSU 16 36-82 123 22-13-2 58-205 0-0 0-0 6-126 1-0 5-41.6 0-0 5-42 29:36 4 of 13 0 of 0 1-1 0-0

ARK 29 30-144 447 41-30-1 71-591 0-0 2--2 2-115 2-5 1-36.0 2-0 8-60 30:24 3 of 10 3 of 3 6-6 3-15

Individual Statistics RUSHING: Missouri State: Chris Douglas 11-38; Mikael Cooper-Falls 5-34; Jonathan Davis 6-8; Miguel Warren 2-6; Cody Kirby 11-(-1); TEAM 1-(-3). Arkansas: Ronnie Wingo, Jr. 8-50; Michael Smith 4-43; Broderick Green 10-30; Knile Davis 1-15; Brandon Barnett 2-5; D. Curtis 1-3; Ryan Mallett 1-2; Dennis Johnson 3-(-4). PASSING: Missouri State: Cody Kirby 12-20-2-107; Tyler Horner 1-2-0-16. Arkansas: Ryan Mallett 17-22-0-309; Tyler Wilson 13-19-1-138. RECEIVING: Missouri State: Clay Harbor 4-61; Cadarrius Dotson 3-17; Jared Emery 2-22; Miguel Warren 2-(-3); Chad Peachey 1-16; Adrian Williams 1-10. Arkansas: Jarius Wright 6-139; Joe Adams 4-70; Cobi Hamilton 4-56; Greg Childs 4-50; London Crawford 2-44; D.J. Williams 2-20; Michael Smith 2-19; Ben Cleveland 1-11; Dennis Johnson 1-10; Reggie Fish 1-9; D. Curtis 1-9; Ronnie Wingo, Jr. 1-8; Van Stumon 1-2. TACKLES: Missouri State: Antoine Wilkinson 11; Derek Miller 9; Jimmie Strong 7; Andre Anderson 6; Michael Keck 6; Skylar Smith 6. Attendance: 55,572. Kickoff time: 6:07 p.m. End of Game: 9:12 p.m. Total elapsed time: 3:05. Officials: R: Ken Williamson; U: Wally Hough; HL: Jay Vines; LJ: Dirk Bell; BJ: Tony Josselyn; FJ: Blake Parks; SJ: Michael Williams. Temperature: 81. Wind: ESE 3mph. Weather: Scattered Clouds

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Sept. 12, 2009, Plaster Field, Springfield

UT Martin Skyhawks ..........................................14 Missouri State Bears ....................................... 24

Missouri State’s defense stepped up its pressure on visiting Tennessee-Martin in the second half, as the Bears overcame three turnovers to secure a 24-14 win over the Skyhawks. It was the fewest points allowed by Missouri State’s defense in 15 games as the Bears improved to 1-1 on the season. After the Bears built a 17-7 halftime lead, UT Martin drove 44 yards to the Missouri State 16 on its opening possession of the third quarter only to miss a 33-yard field goal. The Bears responded by driving 80 yards on 12 plays for their third touchdown of the day on a nine-yard carry by Mikael Cooper-Falls (Fr., TB, Springfield, Mo.) to make it 24-7. The Skyhawks battled 78 yards on 13 plays on their next possession for the final score of the game, a one-yard touchdown run by Tevin Barksdale, to make it 24-14. But, the Bears forced UTM into another missed field goal, their third of the game, in the fourth quarter and later got a a fourth-down stop on the Missouri State 25 with 4:14 to play. The Skyhawks outgained the Bears 322-288, but Missouri State’s ground attack produced 185 yards on 45 carries, including a team-best 54 yards by Miguel Warren, to control the clock. With the ground success, the Bears threw only 16 times on the afternoon, as Cody Kirby completed nine attempts for 103 yards -- and just 20 yards in the second half -- with one interception. UTM had 127 rushing yards on 37 carries, but quarterback Cade Thompson completed 21-of-34 passes for 195 yards. In the first half, the Bears fumbled on the first play of the game, but bounced back on a 23-yard field goal by Matt Hottelman to break up a scoreless game at the 6:44 mark of the opening quarter. Later in the first period, Jonathan Davis scored his second touchdown in as many games on a five-yard trot to cap a five-play, 35-yard drive. The Bears scored the final play of the half, going 60 yards on six plays in 1:55, as Kirby kept it from 11 yards out for his 18th career rushing touchdown to extend Missouri State’s lead to 17-7. Kirby finished the first half 6-for-11 through the air for 83 yards, including three catches for 38 yards by freshman Adrian Williams. Early in the second quarter, Clay Harbor extended his consecutive games reception streak to 24 and finished with 3 receptions for 30 yards. The Bears had several stars on defense, including linebackers Adam Beauchamp, Antoine Wilkinson, and Michael Keck. Beauchamp had a team-high 10 tackles, while Wilkinson posted nine stops. Keck had nine total tackles, six solos, and two tackles for loss. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ UT Martin Skyhawks (1-1) Missouri State Bears (1-1) Scoring Summary: 1st 06:44 MSU 00:56 MSU 2nd 11:15 UTM 09:20 MSU 3rd 05:15 MSU 00:14 UTM

0 10

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14 24

Matt Hottelman 23 yd. field goal, 11-54, 6:07 Jonathan Davis 2 yd. run (Matt Hottelman kick), 5-35, 1:57 Brandyn Young 5 yd. run (Tom Hansen kick), 11-72, 4:35 Cody Kirby 11 yd. run (Matt Hottelman kick), 6-60, 1:55 Mikael Cooper-Falls 9 yd. run (Matt Hottelman kick), 12-80, 4:56 Tevin Barksdale 1 yd. run (Tom Hansen kick), 13-78, 4:53

Team Statistics FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

UTM 21 37-127 196 35-22-1 72-323 1-4 0-0 4-73 1-10 2-31.0 1-0 6-68 30:42 5 of 14 1 of 3 2-3 1-9

MSU 18 45-185 103 16-9-1 61-288 0-0 0-0 1-37 1-31 2-40.5 2-2 7-53 29:18 8 of 13 0 of 0 4-4 1-6

Individual Statistics RUSHING: UT Martin (37-127): Miguel Barnes 18-83; Brandyn Young 13-45; Tevin Barksdale 3-6; Kenny Jones 1-5; Dexter Anoka 1-(-6); Cade Thompson 1-(-6). Missouri State (45-185): Miguel Warren 12-54; Jonathan Davis 10-42; Mikael Cooper-Falls 8-38; Cody Kirby 8-36; Chris Douglas 6-19; Team 1-(-4). PASSING: UT Martin (22-35-1/196): Cade Thompson 22-35-1/196. Missouri State (9-16-1/103): Cody Kirby 9-16-1/103. RECEIVING: Missouri State: Adrian Williams 3-38; Clay Harbor 3-20; Cadarrius Dotson 2-26; Jared Emery 1-9. UT Martin: Eunique Williams 5-53; Stephen Shiver 4-57; Danny Chamberlain 3-27; Dexter Anoka 3-23; Bryan Milligan 3-13; Mike HIcks 2-22; Jeremy Buchanan 1-2; Brandyn Young 1-(-1). TACKLES: Missouri State: Adam Beauchamp 10; Michael Keck 9; Skylar Smith 9; Antoine Wilkinson 9; Terian Washington 6; Mikel Ruder 6. Attendance: 9,357. Kickoff time: 3:00 p.m. End of Game: 5:45 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:45. Officials: R: Wally Righton; U: Jeff Otterby; HL: Jim Swider; LJ: Justin Ingalls; BJ: Gary Crull; FJ: Marvin Shade; SJ: Jack Forde. Temperature: 82. Wind: NNE 13mph. Weather: Partly Cloudy

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2009 Season Review Game

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Sept. 19, 2009, Plaster Field, Springfield

Murray State Racers ..........................................10 Missouri State Bears........................................35

Behind a pair of defensive touchdowns and 392 yards of total offense, Missouri State turned back Murray State, 35-10, in the Bears’ final non-conference game of the season. Playing in wet conditions most of the day, Missouri State overcame an early 3-0 deficit to roll off 35 unanswered points and improve to 2-1 on the season. Murray State took the early advantage on a 22-yard field goal by Kienan Cullen that bounced off the left upright and through on the game’s opening drive. The drive was Murray State’s longest in yards (65) and plays (10) on the afternoon. The Bears retaliated with a 10-play, 62-yard touchdown drive of their own as Cody Kirby hit freshman Cadarrius Dotson from eight yards out to cap the four-minute, 22-second series and give Missouri State a 7-3 advantage. After Murray State turned the ball over on downs at the Missouri State 27, the Bears marched 73 yards for another score just over two minutes later. This time it was Kirby connecting with Jermaine Saffold for a 26-yard TD strike to make it 14-3. In the second quarter, Missouri State’s defense rose up with a series of sensational plays. The first momentum builder came on a 55-yard fumble recovery and return by Skylar Smith to make it 21-3. Later in the quarter, after Murray State killed a Bears’ drive at the Racers’ three-yard line with an interception by Harry McCall, Travis Ribbing came off the left end three plays later to sack Jeff Ehrhardt, forcing the ball loose. Waylon Richardet jumped on the fumble in the end zone for a touchdown to increase the Bears’ lead to 28-3. The Bears ended the first half with a missed 52-yard field goal by Matt Hottelman, and then drove to the Murray State 26 on their first possession of the second half, only to see Hottelman miss a 43-yarder. Both kicks were wide left. On its third possession of the third quarter, Missouri State drove 76 yards on just five plays for their final score of the day as Kirby hit tight end Wes Miller in the end zone to make it 35-3 with 1:03 to play in the period. The Racers produced their only touchdown early in the fourth quarter as Ehrhardt connected with DeAngelo Nelson down the left sideline for a 35-yard touchdown score. Murray State would stop the Bears on downs in the red zone on the next two possessions, but could pull no closer as the rains intensified late in the ball game. Murray State was held to just 27 rushing yards on 30 carries. The Bears used their balanced rushing attack to account for 169 yards on 44 carries, including Miguel Warren’s career-high 79 yards on six carries. Kirby was 17-for-28 through the air for 223 yards and 3 touchdowns. It was Kirby’s first three-TD effort since Oct. 4, 2008. Score by Quarters

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0 14

0 7

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10 35

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Sept. 26, 2009, Plaster Field, Springfield

(3) Northern Iowa Panthers ..........................35 Missouri State Bears............................................7

No. 3 Northern Iowa outgained Missouri State 396-185 on Saturday, but the Bears rallied for a 16-play touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter to break up the shutout in a 35-7 Panthers win before 15,038 at Plaster Field in the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener for both teams. The crowd was the ninth-largest home crowd ever for the Bears. The game was dictated by a fast-paced first half by the Panthers. After the Bears intercepted UNI’s Pat Grace on the Panthers’ opening drive of the game, UNI reeled off touchdown drives in three of its next four possessions to build a 21-0 halftime lead. The Bears were unable to convert the interception by Cedric Alvis, the fifth of his career, into points and punted on their first five possessions. After turning the ball over on their opening series for the first time in 2009, the Panthers found their mark. With 3:50 to play in the opening quarter, Jarred Herring capped an 83-yard touchdown drive with a three-yard carry to make it 7-0. UNI tacked on seven more points at the 6:17 mark of the second quarter as Grace ran for paydirt from 11 yards out. Just over four minutes later, Grace connected with D.P Eyman for a 27-yard touchdown pass to make it 21-0. The Panthers’ third touchdown drive of the first half consumed 75 yards on just six plays. The Bears drove to the UNI 30 on their final drive of the half and passed up a field goal opportunity with seven seconds to go. Cody Kirby‘s pass into the corner of the end zone as time expired was picked off by Quentin Scott to end the half. Missouri State went three-and-out on the opening possession of the second half, then returned the favor to the Panthers, forcing them to give up the ball after three plays. However, the ensuing punt was fumbled by Miguel Warren at the MSU 10 yard line, setting up a one-yard touchdown run by Carlos Anderson three plays later. The final dagger came on Northern Iowa’s next possession when the Bears pinned the Panthers in at their own 11. Grace led his team 89 yards on nine plays for the team’s final touchdown of the game as he connected with Eyman for a 26-yard catch and run on a third-and-12 play. The Bears’ late touchdown drive consumed 16 plays. Kirby connected with Clay Harbor on a third-and-goal from the five for Missouri State’s only score. Harbor had a game-high seven receptions for 43 yards. Jonathan Davis led all Bears’ rushers with nine carries for 47 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry. Starter Miguel Warren carried 14 times for 34 yards, and Kirby was 17-for-30 for 116. He was sacked four times, all in the first half. Also highlighting Missouri State’s efforts was a 72-yard punt by sophomore Jordan Chiles in the second quarter that matched the seventh-longest kick in school history.

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Murray State Racers (1-2) Missouri State Bears (2-1) Scoring Summary: 1st 11:52 MUR 07:24 MSU 02:01 MSU 2nd 07:07 MSU 03:48 MSU 3rd 01:03 MSU 4th 14:13 MUR

Kienan Cullen 22 yd field goal, 10-65 3:08 Cadarrius Dotson 8 yd pass from Cody Kirby (Hottelman,Matt kick), 10-62, 4:22 Jermaine Saffold 26 yd pass from Cody Kirby (Hottelman,Matt kick), 7-73, 2:35 Skylar Smith 55 yd fumble recovery (Hottelman,Matt kick) Waylon Richardet 0 yd fumble recovery (Hottelman,Matt kick) Wes Miller 27 yd pass from Cody Kirby (Hottelman,Matt kick), 5-76, 2:18 DeAngelo Nelson 35 yd pass from Jeff Ehrhardt (Kienan Cullen kick), 4-50, 1:42

Team Statistics FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

MURRAY 15 30-27 250 42-21-2 72-277 0-0 3-56 5-167 2--8 6-43.0 3-2 6-76 26:41 4 of 15 0 of 3 1-1 3-16

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Northern Iowa Panthers (3-1) Missouri State Bears (2-2)

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MSU 18 44-169 223 29-17-2 73-392 1-55 0-0 3-117 2-15 4-38.5 1-0 5-40 33:19 4 of 15 1 of 3 1-4 7-41

Scoring Summary: 1st 03:50 UNI 2nd 06:17 UNI 01:59 UNI 3rd 10:05 UNI 03:11 UNI 4th 00:07 MSU

Jarred Herring 3 yd run (Billy Hallgren kick), 13-83, 5:53 Pat Grace 11 yd run (Billy Hallgren kick), 6-50, 3:28 D.P. Eyman 27 yd pass from Pat Grace (Billy Hallgren kick), 6-75, 2:16 Carlos Anderson 1 yd run (Billy Hallgren kick), 3-10, 1:12 D.P. Eyman 26 yd pass from Pat Grace (Billy Hallgren kick), 9-89, 3:53 Clay Harbor 5 yd pass from Cody Kirby (Matt Hottelman kick), 16-80, 5:14

Team Statistics FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

UNI 22 43-194 202 24-17-1 67-396 0-0 0-0 1-20 1-59 4-42.2 2-1 9-80 32:02 6 of 12 1 of 1 3-3 4-28

MSU 15 34-69 116 30-17-1 64-185 0-0 1-0 5-85 1-22 8-43.2 3-1 6-61 27:58 6 of 16 0 of 2 1-2 2-14

Individual Statistics RUSHING: Murray State: Prince Nwagbara 10-52; Charlie Jordan 7-10; Ja-Von Trotter 1-(-3); Kienan Cullen 1-(-15), Jeff Ehrhardt 11-(-17). Missouri State: Miguel Warren 6-79; Jonathan Davis 8-39; Mikael Cooper-Falls 7-35; Chris Douglas 13-28; Cody Kirby 10-(-12). PASSING: Murray State: Jeff Ehrhardt 21-42-2/250. Missouri State: Cody Kirby 17-28-2/223; Tyler Horner 0-1-0/0. RECEIVING: Murray State: Derrick Townsel 7-91; Marcus Harris 7-69; DeAngelo Nelson 2-46; Patrick Robertson 2-25; Ja-Von Trotter 2-14; Alex Estes 1-5. Missouri State: Cadarrius Dotson 4-38; Jermaine Saffold 3-47; Jared Emery 2-44; Clay Harbor 2-15; Adrian Taylor 1-39; Wes Miller 1-27; Justin Fuselier 1-6; Miguel Warren 1-3; Adrian Williams 1-2; Mikael Cooper-Falls 1-2. TACKLES: Missouri State: Adam Beauchamp 8, Skylar Smith 8, Terian Washington 6, Waylon Richardet 6, Michael Keck 5.

Individual Statistics RUSHING: Northern Iowa: Pat Grace 12-65; Derrick Law 14-49; Jarred Herring 4-38; Carlos Anderson 11-37; D.P. Eyman 1-7; TEAM 1-(-2). Missouri State: Jonathan Davis 9-47; Miguel Warren 14-34; Chris Douglas 3-4; Cody Kirby 8-(-16). PASSING: Northern Iowa: Pat Grace 17-24-1/202. Missouri State: Cody Kirby 17-30-1/116. RECEIVING: Northern Iowa: D.J. Hord 5-61; D.P. Eyman 4-51; Maurice Turner 3-29; Carlos Anderson 3-23; Schuylar Oordt 1-29; Derrick Law 1-9. Missouri State: Clay Harbor 7-43; Jermaine Saffold 4-44; Jonathan Davis 2-7; Chris Douglas 2-5; Jared Emery 1-11; Cadarrius Dotson 1-6. . TACKLES: Missouri State: Antoine Wilkinson 13, Adam Beauchamp 9, Derek Miller 8, Skylar Smith 7, Mike Daniels 6..

Attendance: 5,530. Kickoff time: 3:05 p.m. End of Game: 5:57 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:52. Officials: R: Don Willard; U: Mike Stumberg; HL: Pete Schiavone; LJ: D. Schinderle; BJ: Roger Quinlan; FJ: Richard Townsend; SJ: Craig Patrick. Temperature: 64. Wind: NE 5 mph. Weather: Light rain

Attendance: 15,038. Kickoff time: 1:07 p.m. End of Game: 4:07 p.m. Total elapsed time: 3:00. Officials: R: Jerry Frump; U: Scott Jones; HL: Tom Stapleton; LJ: Patrick Brown; BJ: Jay Flora; FJ: Rick Holmes; SJ: Rick Fahnestock. Temperature: 69. Wind: W SW 9 mph. Weather: Mostly sunny

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Oct. 3, 2009, Stambaugh Stadium, Youngstown, Ohio

Missouri State Bears......................................... 17 Youngstown State Penguins ............................7

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Oct. 10, 2009, Plaster Field, Springfield

(19) South Dakota St. Jackrabbits.............. 24 Missouri State Bears......................................... 17

The Bears (3-2, 1-1) earned their first-ever win at Youngstown State, holding the Penguins scoreless in the second half, forcing four turnovers and throwing for 252 yards in a 17-7 conference victory. The Bears jumped out of the gates quickly in the first quarter, taking the game’s opening possession and marching 64 yards on just four plays to take a 7-0 lead. On the fourth play of the drive, quarterback Cody Kirby found All-America tight end Clay Harbor for a 52-yard touchdown strike. Harbor collected the pass at the 22 and strolled into the endzone as Kirby was flushed out of the pocket and found Harbor for a career-long reception. After forcing the Penguins to punt on their first series, the Bears scored again, driving all the way to the YSU one-yard line before settling for a 20-yard field goal by Matt Hottelman to make it 10-0. The scoring driving include a 57-yard completion from Kirby to Jonathan Davis at the Youngstown eight-yard line. An illegal participation penalty against the Penguins move the ball to the four, but the Bears couldn’t punch it in on three straight rushing attempts and settled for the field goal. Youngstown State drove into Bears’ territory on its first possession of the second quarter, going to the Bears 41 before Brandon Summers’ pass was picked off by Derek Miller at the Bears’ 20-yard line. It was Miller’s third interception of the season. However, Youngstown was able to put points on the board on its next series after forcing the Bears to punt for a second straight possession. Summers’ hit Donald Jones for a 32-yard touchdown pass to cap an 11-play, 76-yard touchdown drive to make it 10-7 with 3:34 to play in the first half. The Bears attempted to rally and drove to the YSU 30 as time wound down in the second quarter. However, Kirby was intercepted on a one-handed snag by Lenny Wicks at the one-yard line to keep the score 10-7 at the intermission. To open the second half, the Bears forced another Youngstown turnover as Antoine Wilkinson pried the ball loose from Kevin Smith, and Michael Keck recovered the fumble at the Penguins’ 36 yard line. Seven plays later, Jonathan Davis carried it into the end zone from four yards out to give the Bears a 17-7 lead. The Bears’ second touchdown drive included a key third-and-15 completion to Harbor for a 17-yard gain to the 23. A 15-yard completion to Jermaine Saffold two plays later moved the sticks to the eight, and two four-yard carries by Davis put points on the board. The Bears secured the win in the fourth quarter by burning 5:08 off the clock late in the period, including a 14-yard scamper by Davis on a third-and-11, and a 13-yard run by Warren on a third-and-8, before Youngstown forced MSU to punt and had the ball on its own 22 with 2:24 left in the game. The Penguins were able to pick up 25 yards over the next 1:06, but turned the ball over on downs with 1:18 to play. Kirby finished the night 19-28 for 252 yards and a touchdown, with Harbor serving as his favorite target with six grabs for 101 -- his third career 100-yard game.

A fourth-quarter rally by Missouri State against No. 19 South Dakota State fell just short as the Bears drove to the six-yard line before a key interception by the Jackrabbits in the end zone with 38 seconds to play gave SDSU a 24-17 conference win. The fourth-quarter rally came on the heels of a 16-play, 80-yard touchdown drive by the Bears with 5:29 to play in the game to cut South Dakota State’s lead to 24-17. A five-yard touchdown pass from Cody Kirby to Jared Emery capped the impressive march down the field that consumed more than six minutes. MSU converted two fourth-down plays and one third-down on the drive. After the score, the Bears’ defense forced SDSU into a three-and-out punt from its own 43. Dean Priddy’s ensuing kick pinned the Bears in at their own 18 with 3:41 left in the game. Kirby then went to work, first connecting with Cadarrius Dotson for 13 yards on fourth down at the MSU 24, then going deep to Jermaine Saffold for 17 yards to midfield on a third-and-14 play. Kirby then reeled off three spectacular completions in a row to get the ball to the six. A 19-yard completion to Jermaine Saffold to the SDSU 31 set up a nine-yard completion to Clay Harbor on the next play to the 22. A sensational 16-yard grab by Emery then took the ball to the six. That’s where General Parnell intercepted Kirby’s pass in the corner of the end zone on the next play and returned it 63 yards to the MSU 37 before SDSU ran out the clock. It was Parnell’s second pick of the game. Kirby finished 29-for-46 for 288 yards -- all career highs at the time -- but was intercepted three times. His 29 completions was an MSU record. Ten different Bears caught passes, including a game-high seven by Emery who finished with 67 yards, while Harbor caught six balls for 53 yards, and Saffold had four catches for a careerbest 101 yards, making him the team’s second 100-yard receiver in as many weeks. Missouri State outgained South Dakota State by a 404 to 344 margin, marking the Bears’ first 400-yard game of the season and the first time MSU had outgained an opponent in a loss since the 2008 opener against Washburn. In the first half, coach Terry Allen’s squad took their opening drive to the SDSU 32-yard line before a 49-yard field goal by Matt Hottelman gave Missouri State a 3-0 lead. Then after falling behind 14-3, the Bears rallied with a 19-play, 72-yard touchdown drive on the opening sequence of the second quarter. Miguel Warren capped the drive with a six-yard touchdown carry, the second of his career, to make it a 14-10 game. The drive consumed the most plays of any MSU scoring drive in 2009 and took 7:37. SDSU then tacked on a field goal with 1:39 to go in the first half, and a TD pass at the 2:31 mark of the third quarter to build a 24-10 lead before the late MSU rally.

Score by Quarters

Scoring Summary: 1st 09:30 MSU 04:34 SDSU 02:16 SDSU 2nd 09:33 MSU 01:39 SDSU 3rd 02:31 SDSU 4th 05:29 MSU

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Scoring Summary: 1st 13:34 MSU 06:57 MSU 2nd 03:34 YSU 3rd 11:19 MSU

Clay Harbor 52 yd pass from Cody Kirby (Matt Hottelman kick), 4-64, 1:26 Matt Hottelman 20 yd field goal, 8-77, 4:25 Donald Jones 32 yd pass from Brandon Summers (Stephen Blose kick), 11-76, 5:19 Jonathan Davis 4 yd run (Matt Hottelman kick), 7-36, 3:01

Team Statistics FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

MSU 16 35-100 252 28-19-1 63-352 0-0 1-0 2-50 3-18 6-39.8 0-0 5-30 30:08 7 of 14 0 of 0 2-2 1-7

YSU 22 35-147 251 39-23-3 74-398 0-0 2-29 3-89 1-16 2-54.0 1-1 4-28 29:52 7 of 15 1 of 3 0-2 1-0

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ South Dakota St. Jackrabbits (4-1) 14 Missouri State Bears (3-3) 3

3 7

7 0

0 7

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Matt Hottelman 49 yd field goal, 10-58, 3:54 Kyle Minett 3 yd run (Peter Reifenrath kick), 10-75, 4:50 Saunders Montague 23 yd pass from Thomas O’Brien (Reifenrath kick), 5-32, 2:18 Miguel Warren 6 yd run (Matt Hottelman kick), 19-72, 7:37 Peter Reifenrath 18 yd field goal, 7-67, 3:36 Glen Fox 19 yd pass from Thomas O’Brien (Peter Reifenrath kick), 10-80, 4:49 Jared Emery, 5 yd pass from Cody Kirby (Matt Hottelman kick), 16-80, 6:02

Team Statistics FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

SDSU 15 38-133 211 21-14-0 59-344 0-0 2-0 4-79 3-77 4-45.2 0-0 2-15 28:16 6 of 13 0 of 1 4-5 1-4

MSU 21 32-116 288 46-29-3 78-404 0-0 1-3 3-40 0-0 4-39.0 0-0 6-66 31:44 6 of 17 5 of 5 2-3 1-10

Individual Statistics RUSHING: Missouri State: Jonathan Davis 15-55; Miguel Warren 9-36; Chris Douglas 5-9; Cody Kirby 4-3; TEAM 2-(-3). Youngstown State: Kevin Smith 16-80; Dana Brown 15-72; Brandon Summers 4-(-5). PASSING: Missouri State: Cody Kirby 19-28-1/252. Youngstown State: Brandon Summers 23-393/251. RECEIVING: Missouri State: Clay Harbor 6-101; Cadarrius Dotson 4-22; Chris Douglas 3-38; Jonathan Davis 2-63; Jermaine Saffold 2-18; Adrian Williams 1-9; Miguel Warren 1-1. Youngstown State: Donald Jones 11-130; Devin Barnes 9-113; Kevin Smith 1-8; Aaron Pitts 1-1; David Rogers 1-(-1). . TACKLES: Missouri State: Adam Beauchamp 9, Waylon Richardet 8, Cedric Alvis 7, Skylar Smith 6, Terian Washington 6, Michael Keck 6.

Individual Statistics RUSHING: SDSU: Kyle Minett 26-105; Tyler Duffy 5-34; Tyrel Kool 3-9; Team 1-(-2); Thomas O’Brien 3-(-13). Missouri State: Cody Kirby 14-59; Miguel Warren 8-25; Jonathan Davis 4-19; Chris Douglas 4-10; Mikael Cooper-Falls 2-3. PASSING: SDSU: Thomas O’Brien 14-21-0/211. Missouri State: Cody Kirby 29-46-3/288. RECEIVING: SDSU: Glen Fox 7-87; Mike Steffen 3-68; Saunders Montague 2-33; Aaron Rollin 1-18; Colin Cochart 1-5. Missouri State: Jared Emery 7-67; Clay Harbor 6-53; Jermaine Saffold 4-101; Cadarrius Dotson 4-29; Adrian Williams 2-20; Miguel Warren 2-(-1); Justin Fuselier 1-12; Wes Miller 1-7; Jonathan Davis 1-2; Mikael Cooper-Falls 1-(-2). TACKLES: Missouri State: Derek Miller 13, Antoine Wilkinson 12, Skylar Smith 12, Adam Beauchamp 9, Terian Washington 8.

Attendance: 16,727. Kickoff time: 6:00 p.m. (ET); End of Game: 8:30 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:30. Officials: R: Wally Righton; U: Jeff Otterby; HL: Jim Swider; LJ: Ray Cirata: BJ: Gary Crull; FJ: Marvin Shade; SJ: Jack Forde. Temperature: 61. Wind: SSW 10 mph. Weather: Overcast, cool

Attendance: 10,592. Kickoff time: 2:00 p.m. End of Game: 4:47 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:47. Officials: R: Justin Ingalls; U: Bobby Colosimo; HL: Mike Carr; LJ: Eric Oliver; BJ: Kerry Rockwell; FJ: Don Cunningham; SJ: Pat Brown, Jr. Temperature: 54. Wind: N NE 12 mph. Weather: Clear and sunny

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Oct. 17, 2009, Stambaugh Stadium, Youngstown

Missouri State Bears......................................... 17 Western Illinois Leathernecks ....................16

A 72-yard drive in the final two-and-a-half minutes propelled the Missouri State Bears (4-3, 2-2) to a 17-16 conference win over Western Illinois. The game-winning, 37-yard field goal by Matt Hottelman with 36 seconds to go gave MSU its only lead of the game as it overcame a 16-0 deficit. After taking over at his own 18 with 2:24 on the clock, Missouri State quarterback Cody Kirby completed a 44-yard pass to Clay Harbor on the first play from scrimmage to the WIU 38. Kirby then carried 10 yards to the 28 before Jonathan Davis moved the ball to the 20 on three straight carries, setting up a game-winner by Hottelman. The six-play, 72-yard drive consumed 1:48. WIU was able to complete one pass on its final desperation drive, but never advanced past midfield. Kirby’s 341 passing yards was a career high and the most in the Terry Allen era. He finished 18-of-32, including eight catches by Harbor for a career-high 171 yards. Missouri State outgained the Leathernecks (1-5, 0-3) 358 to 262, despite committing the game’s only three turnovers. WIU made things difficult on the Bears early. MSU was forced to punt after just three plays, marking its first three-and-out opening drive of the season. The ensuing snap to punter Jordan Chiles sailed over his head and through the end zone for a safety to make it 2-0 Leathernecks with 7:14 to play in the opening quarter. WIU’s Dre Gibbs finished with 39 carries and a game-high 162 yards on the day, making him just the second 100-yard rusher against the Bears this season. After WIU made it 16-0, the Bears retaliated with a 33-yard touchdown completion from Kirby to Jermaine Saffold to cap a seven-play, 76-yard drive with 4:01 to go in the half. Matt Hottelman’s extra point made it 16-7. It was Saffold’s second touchdown of the season and second-longest play of his career. The Bears were rock solid on defense in the second half, forcing four WIU punts and ending two series on downs in the final 30 minutes, while allowing the Leathernecks to run just 26 plays on their final six drives of the game. MSU pulled within 16-14 with 5:42 to go on a two-yard touchdown run by Chris Douglas to cap a 12-play, 93-yard drive in the fourth quarter. Kirby completed five of seven passes on the drive, including completions of 22 and 28 yards to Harbor. On its next series, WIU had a chance to put the game away as Wil Lunt completed what appeared to be a 42-yard touchdown pass on third-and-six at the MSU 42, but the play was called back on an ineligible receiver downfield penalty, and the Bears forced the Leathernecks to punt two plays later. The Bears then took over at their own nine, setting up the game-winning drive. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Missouri State Bears (4-3) 0 Western Illinois Leathernecks (1-5) 2 Scoring Summary: 1st 07:14 WIU 2nd 14:19 WIU 07:20 WIU 04:02 MSU 4th 05:42 MSU 00:36 MSU

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MSU 22 35-17 341 32-18-1 67-358 0-0 1-0 3-40 0-0 3-35.7 3-2 5-40 28:23 4 of 11 0 of 1 2-4 2-16

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Oct. 24, 2009, FargoDome, Fargo, N.D.

Missouri State Bears.........................................21 North Dakota State Bison ................................ 17

Missouri State played opportunistic football on offense and used three big defensive sequences backed up against their own goal line late in the game to pull out a 21-17 league win over North Dakota State in the FargoDome. The Bears claimed their fourth straight league road win, dating back to last season. It was just the second Harvest Bowl loss for the Bison in 35 tries. With NDSU operating deep in MSU territory three times in the final 12 minutes of the contest, the Bears got a fumble recovery on their own one-yard line, held the Bison to a field goal on a second drive, and then got four straight stops inside the Bears 45 on the final NDSU possession to get the ball back with 1:25 to play and North Dakota State out of time outs. The Bears got off to a flying start, holding NDSU to a three-and-out on its opening possession before Luther Roweton blocked the ensuing punt, setting the Bears up at the Bison 17. Three plays later, Cody Kirby rolled left on a misdirection play and scrambled untouched into the end zone to give Missouri State an early 7-0 lead with just under 12 minutes to go in the opening period. The run was the junior quarterback’s 19th career rushing touchdown. After forcing the Bison to punt again on their next possession, the Bears wasted a huge opportunity, driving from their own 20 to the NDSU 15 before Matt Hottelman missed a 33-yard field goal attempt, wide right, neutralizing a 65-yard drive. It looked as if the damage would be minimal after the Bears’ defense held the Bison to another three-and-out on their next series. However, two personal fouls extended the Bison drive to the Bears’ 27. Two plays later, Joe Mohler hit Lee Vandal for a 21-yard touchdown strike to tie the game, 7-7. The Bears continued moving the ball on their third drive. On third-and-one at their own 49, Chris Douglas ran 51 yards for what appeared to be a go-ahead touchdown, but the play was called back with a holding penalty. Kirby, however showed his resiliance and scrambled out of the pocket to his left and hit Clay Harbor in stride for a first down to the NDSU 49 on the next play. Nine plays later, Kirby found Harbor in the end zone for a 10-yard TD strike, the ninth of Harbor’s career, to make it 14-7 with 5:26 to go in the half. After NDSU tied the game again, Cooper-Falls rushed 57 yards for a Bears touchdown on the second play of the third quarter to put them up for good, 21-14. With 8:14 to go in the fourth, Jordan Chiles’ punt was blocked on the Bears’ fourth series of the half, setting the Bison up at the Bears 17-yard line. However, Paschall carried to the one yard line before fumbling, where Derek Miller picked it up for the Bears with 6:58 to play. NDSU added a late field goal, but the Bears defense held strong again in the final two minutes to secure the win. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Missouri State Bears (5-3) North Dakota State Bison (1-7)

TEAM safety Dre Gibbs 8 yd run (Brian Egan kick), 5-50, 2:20 Patrick Stoudamire 88 yd fumble recovery (Brian Egan kick) Jermaine Saffold 33 yd pass from Kirby,Cody (Matt Hottelman kick), 7-76, 3:10 Chris Douglas 2 yd run (Matt Hottelman kick), 12-93, 3:41 Matt Hottelman 37 yd field goal, 6-72, 1:48

Team Statistics FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

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WIU 14 43-157 105 14-8-0 57-262 1-88 1-6 5-112 1-15 5-40.6 1-0 11-124 31:30 3 of 12 0 of 1 1-3 6-35

7 0

7 14

7 0

0 3

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Scoring Summary: 1st 11:55 MSU Cody Kirby 13 yd run (Matt Hottelman kick), 3-17, 1:23 2nd 12:56 NDSU Lee Vandal 21 yd pass from Jose Mohler (Ryan Jastram kick), 9-80, 3:45 05:26 MSU Clay Harbor 10 yd pass from Kirby,Cody (Matt Hottelman kick), 14-72, 7:25 03:12 NDSU Pat Paschall 2 yd run (Ryan Jastram kick), 5-83, 2:05 3rd 14:11 MSU Mikael Cooper-Falls 57 yd run (Matt Hottelman kick), 2-60, 0:49 4th 03:01 NDSU Ryan Jastram 35 yd field goal, 3-(-6), 1:47 Team Statistics FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

MSU 15 52-220 104 12-9-0 64-324 0-0 1-28 3-24 0-0 5-30.0 3-0 4-46 33:07 6 of 14 0 of 1 2-3 0-0

NDSU 18 37-203 126 21-9-0 58-329 0-0 5-47 3-76 0-0 5-33.8 2-1 5-40 26:53 3 of 11 0 of 2 2-4 2-6

Individual Statistics RUSHING: Missouri State: Mikael Cooper-Falls 16-69; Jonathan Davis 5-16; Chris Douglas 2-7; Miguel Warren 1-3; TEAM 1-(-19); Cody Kirby 10-(-59). Western Illinois: Dre Gibbs 39-162; TEAM 1-(-1); Wil Lunt 3-(-25). PASSING: Missouri State: Cody Kirby 18-32-1/341. Western Illinois: Wil Lunt 8-13-0/105; TEAM 0-1-0/0. RECEIVING: Missouri State: Clay Harbor 8-171; Jared Emery 4-91; Jermaine Saffold 1-33; Justin Fuselier 1-22; Mikael Cooper-Falls 1-9; Adrian Williams 1-6; Jonathan Davis 1-6; Cadarrius Dotson 1-3. Western Illinois: Lito Senatus 4-62; Justin Rideau 2-21; Terrium Crump 1-16; Matt Warner 1-6. TACKLES: Missouri State: Derek Miller 10, Antoine Wilkinson 9, Terian Washington 8, Adam Beauchamp 6, Michael Keck 4, Skylar Smith 4, Mike Daniels 4.

Individual Statistics RUSHING: Missouri State: Mikael Cooper-Falls 16-105; Miguel Warren 10-34; Chris Douglas 5-32; Jonathan Davis 9-28; Cody Kirby 8-20; Cadarrius Dotson 2-6; TEAM 2-(-5). North Dakota State: Pat Paschall 26-148; D.J. McNorton 5-29; Sam Ojuri 3-15; Jose Mohler 3-11. PASSING: Missouri State: Cody Kirby 9-12-0/104. North Dakota State: Jose Mohler 9-21-0/126. RECEIVING: Missouri State: Clay Harbor 3-31; Jared Emery 1-28; Cadarrius Dotson 1-24; Justin Fuselier 1-7; Adrian Williams 1-5; Jermaine Saffold 1-5; Miguel Warren 1-4. North Dakota State: W. Holloway 3-30; Lee Vandal 2-24; Gary Williams 1-48; S. Washington 1-11; Titus Mack 1-7; Thor Brown 1-6. TACKLES: Missouri State: Skylar Smith 11, Antoine Wilkinson 10, Adam Beauchamp 7, Derek Miller 6, Cedric Alvis 5.

Attendance: 12,478. Kickoff time: 3:05 p.m.; End of Game: 5:45 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:40. Officials: R: Ron Snodgrass; U: Brett Denker; HL: Ron Hudson; LJ: Ric Hinkamper; BJ: Kerry Rockwell; FJ: Chep Hurth; SJ: Greg Nelson. Temperature: 54. Wind: NW 8 mph. Weather: Cool, partly cloudy

Attendance: 15,122. Kickoff time: 6:00 p.m. End of Game: 8:38 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:38. Officials: R: Wally Righton; U: Jeff Otterby; HL: Jim Swider; LJ: Marc Angell; BJ: Gary Crull; FJ: Marvin Schade; SJ: Jack Forde. Temperature: 70 (indoors). Wind: 0 mph (indoors). Weather: Indoors (38, rainy outdoors).

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Oct. 31, 2009, Plaster Field, Springfield

Illinois State Redbirds .................................... 24 Missouri State Bears.........................................14

Visiting Illinois State held Missouri State scoreless in the second half and added a fourth-quarter field goal to secure a 24-14 win over the Bears in league play. Illinois State spoiled MSU’s homecoming with a steady running attack led by Cliffton Gordon. The sophomore running back carried 30 times for 122 yards, including 67 in a stalemate of a second half, while freshman quarterback Matt Brown added 133 yards and two touchdowns through the air. After falling behind 21-14 at the half, Missouri State had opportunities in the second half, but it could not convert them into points. The longest drive of the half took the Bears to the Illinois State 32 early in the fourth quarter, but with the wind at his back, Matt Hottelman missed a 49-yard field goal wide left. The Redbirds responded with an 11-play, 43-yard drive to the MSU 25 which set up a 42-yard field goal by Zach Kutch to give ISU a double-figure lead, 24-14. MSU would turn the ball over on downs twice in the fourth quarter, including what looked to be a promising drive into ISU territory in the final two minutes. However, the drive stalled at the ISU 36 when Cody Kirby’s fourth-and-eight pass attempt sailed well over his target’s head to end the threat. Illinois State took over with 1:09 remaining and ran out the clock to return the favor after the Bears upended the Redbirds on their Homecoming in Normal a year ago. Kirby finished with 248 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 19-of-32 pass attempts. The junior posted his 13th career 200-yard passing game. Tight end Clay Harbor also had a big game for the Bears with eight receptions for 102 yards to move into sole possession of first place on the school’s all-time receptions list with 138. It was the All-American’s third 100-yard receiving game of the season and fifth of his career. Antoine Wilkinson led four Bears defenders in double-figures in tackles with a career-high 20 stops. He also had a pass break-up and one tackle for loss. At the end of the first half, a desperation pass into the end zone as time expired put Illinois State up 21-14. The 38-yard pass from Brown to Brandon Venson into the end zone bounced off two Bears before Venson reeled it in to give the Redbirds a sevenpoint advantage for the third time in the game. The Bears bounced back from a rocky start that saw ISU convert a whiffed punt into seven points early in the game. MSU bounced back with a quick-strike score with 5:03 to play in the opening quarter on a 47-yard pass from Kirby to Jermaine Saffold, his second touchdown reception of the season. After ISU regained the lead 14-7, the Bears then rallied for a 10-play, 79-yard touchdown drive that concluded with Kirby connecting with Cadarrius Dotson for a 28-yard touchdown catch-and-run to make it 14-14 before Browns’s last-second desperation TD pass. Illinois State outgained the Bears 311 to 279 in the game. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Illinois State Redbirds (4-4) Missouri State Bears (5-4) Scoring Summary: 1st 12:14 ILS 05:03 MSU 2nd 14:53 ILS 10:03 MSU 00:00 ILS 4th 06:38 ILS

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Geno Blow 1 yd run (Zach Kutch kick), 4-16, 1:28 Jermaine Saffold 47 yd pass from Cody Kirby (Matt Hottelman kick), 2-49, 0:34 Cody White 15 yd pass from Matt Brown (Zach Kutch kick), 12-59, 5:02 Cadarrius Dotson 28 yd pass from Cody Kirby (Matt Hottelman kick), 10-79, 4:45 Brandon Venson 38 yd pass from Matt Brown (Zach Kutch kick), 17-82, 4:58 Zach Kutch 42 yd field goal, 11-43 6:09

Team Statistics FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

ILSU 19 49-178 133 27-18-0 76-311 0-0 2-6 2-55 0-0 4-33.8 2-1 8-70 34:04 12 of 19 1 of 2 2-2 4-31

MSU 14 29-21 248 32-19-0 61-269 0-0 1-1 4-63 0-0 4-30.5 1-1 2-14 25:56 6 of 15 1 of 4 0-0 0-0

Individual Statistics RUSHING: Illinois State: Cliffton Gordon 30-122; Geno Blow 11-43; Matt Brown 6-17; TEAM 2(-4). Missouri State: Jonathan Davis 11-30; Mikael Cooper-Falls 11-23; Jordan Chiles 1-(-10), Cody Kirby 6-(-22). PASSING: Illinois State: Matt Brown 18-27-0/133. Missouri State: Cody Kirby 19-32-0/248. RECEIVING: Illinois State: Eyad Salem 6-28; Tyrone Walker 3-28; Ben Ericksen 3-(-6); Brandon Venson 1-38; Cody White 1-15; Cliffton Gordon 1-11; Ben Graves 1-9; Casey Cline 1-8; Geno Blow 1-2. Missouri State: Clay Harbor 8-102; Jermaine Saffold 2-49; Cadarrius Dotson 2-27; Mikael Cooper-Falls 2-14; Jared Emery 1-34; Wes Miller 1-9; Jonathan Davis 1-7; Justin Fuselier 1-4; Miguel Warren 1-2. TACKLES: Mo. State: Antoine Wilkinson 20, Michael Keck 11, Skylar Smith 10, Adam Beauchamp 10. Attendance: 12,115. Kickoff time: 1:00 p.m. End of Game: 3:41 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:41. Officials: R: Bill Etzler; U: John Hanneke; HL: Frank Bullock; LJ: Gary Barrett; BJ: Jamie Birr; FJ: Paul Vallina; SJ: John Smith. Temperature: 55. Wind: W/NW 16 mph. Weather: Sunny

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Nov. 7, 2009, Plaster Field, Springfield

Indiana State Sycamores ..................................7 Missouri State Bears.........................................31

Missouri State was able to convert three Indiana State turnovers into 14 points and accumulated five sacks to turn back the visiting Sycamores, 31-7. The win marked the fourth time this season that MSU has responded from a loss with a victory the following week. The Bears got on the board first, driving 71 yards on 15 plays on their first possession of the game that set up a 27-yard field goal by senior Matt Hottelman to jump out to a 3-0 advantage. MSU passed nine times on its opening drive, accounting for nearly 40 percent of its pass attempts for the game. Midway through the second quarter, the Bears struck again when Cedric Alvis forced the ball loose from ISU running back Antoine Brown at the Sycamores’ 30-yard line, and Michael Keck recovered. Five plays later, Cody Kirby hit Jared Emery for an 11-yard touchdown strike to make it 10-0. It was Emery’s fourth career TD reception, and Kirby’s 37th career touchdown pass, a Missouri State record. In the second half, Kirby led the Bears to paydirt again on their opening drive of the third quarter. MSU took advantage of a short field after a sky kick by ISU on the opening kickoff of the half set up coach Terry Allen’s team at the Missouri State 48. Seven plays later, Kirby carried it into the end zone himself to put the Bears up 17-0. The Bears put the game out of reach moments later when the Sycamores’ first play of the half was intercepted by Cedric Alvis at the ISU 43 and returned to the 16. Six plays later, Chris Douglas scored on a rush from 15 yards out to make it 24-0. After ISU reserve quarterback Chris Stutzriem capped a nine-play, 63-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown carry at the 5:27 mark of the fourth quarter to break up the shutout, Douglas scored again for the Bears on the very next play. The MSU sophomore tailback scampered 43 yards for the longest career rush to lead 31-7. Douglas became the first Bear this season to score multiple touchdowns in a game, putting an exclamation point on a career day with a game-high 72 yards. The Bears matched a season rushing best with 4.2 yards per carry as its backfield by committee collected 164 yards on 39 carries with three touchdowns. Kirby finished 16-for-22 for 158 yards and a touchdown as he improved to 8-8 at home as a starter. MSU also evened its all-time record at 438-438-39. Indiana State’s three quarterbacks combined for 192 yards, including 82 by starter Ryan Roberts, while Brown’s 16 carries for 47 yards led the Sycamores. Also of note for Missouri State, Antoine Wilkinson finished with a game-high 13 tackles which put him over 100 tackles on the season, making him the first Bear to reach that milestone since Darryl Johnson in 2004. Mikel Ruder also had a career game with 10 tackles, including 2.5 sacks. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Indiana State Sycamores (1-9) Missouri State Bears (6-4) Scoring Summary: 1st 07:06 MSU 2nd 07:34 MSU 3rd 10:52 MSU 07:52 MSU 4th 05:27 INS 05:15 MSU

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Matt Hottelman 27 yd field goal, 15-71, 5:56 Jared Emery 11 yd pass from Kirby,Cody (Matt Hottelman kick), 5-30, 2:05 Cody Kirby 2 yd run (Matt Hottelman kick), 7-52, 4:01 Chris Douglas 15 yd run (Matt Hottelman kick), 6-27, 2:51 Chris Stutzriem 1 yd run (Braul Martinez kick), 9-63, 2:09 Chris Douglas 43 yd run (Matt Hottelman kick), 1-43, 0:10

Team Statistics FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

INSU 20 41-116 192 34-18-2 75-308 0-0 2-2 3-58 2--2 3-31.7 1-1 2-10 30:23 9 of 18 0 of 3 1-3 3-21

MSU 21 39-164 185 23-17-2 62-349 0-0 2-2 1-11 2-26 3-39.3 0-0 4-45 29:37 3 of 11 3 of 4 4-5 5-25

Individual Statistics RUSHING: Indiana State: Antoine Brown 16-47; Reece Craig 5-42; Ryan Roberts 8-29; Matt Seliger 5-6; Darrius Gates 3-1; Brock Lough 1-1; Chris Stutzriem 3-(-10). Missouri State: Chris Douglas 6-72; Mikael Cooper-Falls 14-59; Miguel Warren 12-40; Cadarrius Dotson 1-3; Cody Kirby 6-(-10). PASSING: Indiana State: Ryan Roberts 9-18-1-82; Matt Seliger 6-12-1-76; Chris Stutzriem 3-4-0-34. Missouri State: Cody Kirby 16-22-2-158; Cadarrius Dotson 1-1-0-27. RECEIVING: Indiana State: Michael Mardis 4-51; Alex Jones 3-40; Reece Craig 3-31; Bryant Kent 3-25; Larry Lacotti 2-16; Tanner Riley 1-19; Darrius Gates 1-9; Koby Kraemer 1-1. Missouri State: Jermaine Saffold 5-65; Cadarrius Dotson 5-38; Jared Emery 2-28; Mikael Cooper-Falls; Cody Kirby 1-27; Clay Harbor 1-11; Chris Douglas 1-8. TACKLES: Mo. State: Antoine Wilkinson 13, Mikel Ruder 10, Skylar Smith 9, Michael Keck 8, Adam Beauchamp 6. Attendance: 4,785. Kickoff time: 1:00 p.m. End of Game: 3:38 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:38. Officials: R: Wally Righton; U: Jeff Otterby; HL: Jim Swider; LJ: Ric Hinkamper; BJ: Gary Crull; FJ: Marvin Shade; SJ: Jack Forde. Temperature: 73. Wind: SW 14 mph. Weather: Sunny

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Nov. 14, 2009, McAndrew Stadium, Carbondale, Ill.

Missouri State Bears........................................ 24 (1) Southern Illinois Salukis ......................... 44

Missouri State outgained No. 1 Southern Illinois 464-358 and allowed just 13 first downs, but a season-high five turnovers by the Bears was the difference in a 44-24 loss in the Salukis’ final regular-season game at McAndrew Stadium. The Bears concluded their season 6-5 overall -- tying the program’s high water mark for for victories this decade -- and 4-4 in the league. Coach Terry Allen’s team trailed 34-7 at halftime as four first-half miscues by the Bears led directly to 14 Saluki points. However, in the second half, the Bears scored on three of their five possessions, including an impressive five-play, 63-yard drive manufactured by senior reserve Tyler Horner in his final game. He connected with fellow senior Clay Harbor on the Bears’ final play of the season for an eight-yard touchdown pass. Harbor finished with a career-high 11 catches for 111 yards, giving him four 100-yard games this season and six for his career, both of which tied MSU records. Harbor finished the season with 59 receptions for 729 yards and completed his run with the Bears as the squad’s all-time receptions leader (150). In the third quarter, Matt Hottelman connected on a 40-yard field goal to make it 41-10. In the fourth, another Bears’ senior, Miguel Warren, capped an 8-play, 80-yard drive with 6:05 remaining with a seven-yard touchdown run to make it 41-17. The game started with a promising opening drive as Chris Douglas went 65 yards on the Bears’ fourth play of the game to cap an 83-yard touchdown drive. He finished with a team-high 106 yards on 17 carries. However, the Salukis countered with a big third-and-eight conversion from their own 26 with a 56-yard completion from Paul McIntosh to Joe Allaria. Three plays later Deji Karim carried it into the end zone to tie the game, 7-7, with 11:30 left in the first. Turnovers then bit the Bears three times later in the quarter. After the Salukis tied the game, MSU drove to the SIU 11 when Douglas fumbled a pitch from Cody Kirby, and SIU recovered at its own 16 to kill a 74-yard drive into the red zone. After forcing SIU to punt four plays later, Cedric Alvis broke the Bears’ longest punt return of the season, racing 22 yards before SIU jarred the ball loose at the Bears’ 39 and recovering it there. A three-yard touchdown run by Karim followed five plays later made it 14-7. On the ensuing series, Kirby was intercepted by Brandon Williams and returned 34 yards for a Salukis touchdown to make it 21-7. SIU soon made it 27-7, converting a fourth-and-three at the MSU 27 with a circus-like touchdown pass by McIntosh, who was under heavy pressure. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Missouri State Bears (6-5) Southern Illinois Salukis (9-1) Scoring Summary: 1st 13:09 MSU 11:30 SIU 2:41 SIU 1:16 SIU 2nd 13:49 SIU 10:32 SIU 3rd 6:58 SIU 4:21 MSU 4th 6:05 MSU 2:33 SIU 0:45 MSU

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Chris Douglas 65 yd run (Matt Hottelman kick), 4-83, 1:51 Deji Karim 7 yd run (Kyle Dougherty kick), 6-76, 1:34 Deji Karim 3 yd run (Kyle Dougherty kick), 5-39, 2:07 Brandon Williams 34 yd interception return (Kyle Dougherty kick) Marc Cheatham 27 yd pass from Paul McIntosh (Dougherty kick failed), 4-34, 1:18 Deji Karim 73 yd run (Kick Dougherty kick), 1-58, 0:11 Mike McElroy 80 yd interception return (Kyle Dougherty kick) Matt Hottelman 40 yd field goal, 8-37, 2:33 Miguel Warren 7 yd run (Matt Hottelman kick), 8-80, 3:24 Kyle Dougherty 31 yd field goal, 7-32, 3:24 Clay Harbor 8 yd pass from Tyler Horner (Matt Hottelman kick), 5-63, 1:43

Team Statistics FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

MSU 22 47-222 242 30-19-3 77-464 0-0 2-34 6-62 1-0 3-54.7 2-2 5-55 34:01 2 of 13 2 of 4 2-3 1-1

SIU 13 37-183 175 14-9-1 51-358 0-0 1-9 5-164 3-138 5-38.6 0-0 7-60 25:59 3 of 11 1 of 1 3-4 2-15

Individual Statistics RUSHING: Missouri State: Chris Douglas 17-106; Mikael Cooper-Falls 13-58; Miguel Warren 11-54; Cody Kirby 6-4. Southern Illinois: Deji Karim 14-117; Lucien Walker 7-34; Paul McIntosh 8-34; Jonate Govan 2-9; Steve Strother 2-7; Richard White 2-3; TEAM 2-(- 21). PASSING: Missouri State: Cody Kirby 16-27-3-180; Tyler Horner 3-3-0-62. Southern Illinois: Paul McIntosh 8-12-1-150; Bobby Brenneisen 1-2-0-25. RECEIVING: Missouri State: Clay Harbor 11-111; Jermaine Saffold 3-77; Jared Emery 3-36; Cadarrius Dotson 1-14; Chris Douglas 1-4. Southern Illinois: Joe Allaria 2-57; Deji Karim 2-27; Marc Cheatham 1-27; Beau Hoffman 1-25; Bruce Morris 1-20; Steve Strother, Ryan Kernes 1-5. TACKLES: Mo. State: Skylar Smith 11, Antoine Wilkinson 8, Waylon Richardet 5. Attendance: 11,516. Kickoff time: 2:06 p.m. End of Game: 4:57 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:51. Officials: R: Marc Angell; U: Rich Ristau; HL: Mike Deutsch; LJ: Ray Cirata; BJ: Kurt Walderbach; FJ: Dorran Stewart; SJ: Pat Dolphin. Temperature: 70. Wind: S 12 mph. Weather: Mostly cloudy.

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Spring April 24, 2010, Plaster Field, Springfield Maroon (defense) ................................................. 2 Game White (offense) ......................................................9 If there were any questions about the talent of Missouri State’s crop of young football players, they were answered in the Bears’ annual Maroon and White Scrimmage at Plaster Field. The low-scoring scrimmage was threatened by mid-day rain, but after starting a few minutes later than scheduled, proved to be an exciting affair. Junior running back Chris Douglas carried 17 times for a game-high 63 yards to set the pace in the backfield. Meanwhile, redshirt freshman quarterback Trevor Wooden stole the show as a multi-positional threat, leading the second offensive unit and pulling in four receptions for 84 yards as a wideout with the first unit. On the defensive side, sophomores Anthony Lee and Ryan Callender shared game-high honors with six stops apiece. Lee also came up with a big interception to kill a drive by the offense at the two-yard line. Colby Broadnax, Byron Hightower and Rodney Kelly also contributed five tackles. A 50-yard pass from Cody Kirby to Wooden in the first half was the longest play of the day as Wooden fought through a near deflection to come down with a juggling catch on the near sideline. Wooden’s athleticism was evident throughout the contest as he also carried six times for 41 yards with a team-long 19 yard carry. For the afternoon, the High Springs, Fla., native accumulated 125 all-purpose yards and was 3-for-6 for 17 yards at quarterback. Kirby finished 13-for-18 for 183 yards and a touchdown -- a six-yard completion to Stephen Johnston to end the first half and the only touchdown of the game. The offense also scored on a 27-yard field goal by Jordan Chiles in the first quarter. Also helping the receiving corps were Jermaine Saffold with four catches for 48 yards, Adrian Williams (3-37), and Johnston (3-20). The defensive squad scored a safety late in the second quarter and finished with a pair of sacks, five pass break-ups, seven tackles for loss, a forced fumble, and Lee’s interception. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Maroon (defense) White (offense)

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Scoring Summary: 1st 6:17 WHI Jordan Chiles 27 yd field goal, 11-70, 5:43 2nd 2:28 MAR Team safety 0:00 WHI Stephen Johnston 6 yd. pass from Cody Kirby (no PAT), 7-43, 1:28 Individual Statistics RUSHING: Chris Douglas 17-63; Trevor Wooden 6-41; Stephen Johnston 15-25; Tim Williams 1-7; Mikael Cooper-Falls 4-5; Cody Kirby 4-0; Team 2-(-30).. PASSING: Cody Kirby 13-18-0, 183, 1 TD; Tim Williams 3-5-0, 21; Trevor Wooden 3-6-1, 17; Lyle Cox 0-2-0, 0. RECEIVING: Trevor Wooden 4-84; Jermaine Saffold 4-48; Adrian Williams 3-37; Stephen Johnston 3-20; Jon Bemis 2-14; Ian Starnes 1-12; Matt Thayer 1-6; Justin Purvis 1-0. PUNTING: Jason Bromley 2-36.0; Jordan Chiles 3-35.3. TACKLES: Anthony Lee 6, Ryan Callender 6, Colby Broadnax 5, Rodney Kelly 5, Byron Hightower 5, Derek Miller 4, David Ingram 4, Kobly Hurt 4, Michael Keck 4, Nick Detelich 4, Tevan Ferguson 4.

Final 2010 Spring Scrimmage Cumulative Stats Rushing G Chris Douglas ..............................3 Stephen Johnston........................3 Trevor Wooden ............................3 Jonathan Davis ............................2 Mikael Cooper-Falls.....................3 Cody Kirby ...................................3 Tim Williams ................................3 Team ............................................3 Totals.......................................3 Passing G Cody Kirby ...................................3 Trevor Wooden ............................3 Tim Williams ................................3 Lyle Cox .......................................1 Totals.......................................3 Receiving G Jermaine Saffold..........................3 Adrian Williams ............................3 Ian Starnes ..................................3 Cadarrius Dotson.........................3 Stephen Johnston........................3 Trevor Wooden ............................3 Justin Fuselier .............................2 Wes Miller ....................................3 Matt Thayer .................................3 Matt Swan....................................3 Chris Douglas ..............................3 Dan Reichert................................3 Justin Purvis ................................3 Jon Bemis ....................................3 Chad Peachey .............................3 Garrett Wade ...............................3 Mikael Cooper-Falls.....................3

Att 48 40 19 20 17 23 3 4 174 Att 79 25 16 2 122 Rec 14 8 7 6 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1

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Missouri State Pro Day

The 2010 NFL Scouting Combine was held Feb. 24 to March 2 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Described as a job fair for prospective new NFL players, the event puts players through a series of drills, tests and interviews with more than 600 NFL personnel including head coaches, general managers and scouts. Clay Harbor of Missouri State ranked among the top five tight ends in every event in which he tested, including the bench press. His 30 reps on the 225-pound bench press was the most by any tight end at the combine since 2007.

Clay Harbor Performances at 2010 NFL Combine Event Time/Distance TE Rank 40-Yard Dash......................... 4.69 seconds 4th 225-Pound Bench Press........ 30 reps 1st Vertical Jump ......................... 40.0 inches 2nd Broad Jump ........................... 120.0 inches t2nd 20-Yard Shuttle ...................... 4.37 seconds 5th Note: Twenty tight ends were invited to the 2010 NFL Combine

A total of 12 NFL teams were represented at Missouri State’s first Pro Day on Friday, March 19, 2010. The event saw a total of six players, including three from Missouri State, go through the paces at Plaster Field. The most notable performance came from Missouri State’s Clay Harbor who ran the 40 in 4.58 to improve upon his NFL Combine time in that event. He also ran a 4.36 in the short shuttle and a 7.12 in the three-cone drill.

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Above: Clay Harbor visits with NFL personnel after his performance at Missouri State’s first NFL Pro Day on March 19. Harbor improved on his 40-yard dash time with an impressive 4.58 effort. Left: Harbor shows perfect form in a pass receiving drill at the Missouri State Pro Day. MSU’s all-time receptions leader finished his Bears’ career with 150 catches. Below: Former Bears’ linemen Kevaughn Brown (bottom left) and Mike Daniels (bottom right) pursued their NFL dreams with respectable performances at the 2010 Missouri State Pro Day at Plaster Field.

Clay Harbor TE, Eagles Clay Harbor became the 16th Bear drafted by a National Football League team and the first since 2000 when the Philadelphia Eagles called his name as the 27th pick of the fourth round and 125th overall. He is the secondhighest MSU pick ever with Tom Mullen going as the 28th overall pick to the Giants in 1974. He was the ninth tight end selected and fourth player picked in the draft who did not play for an FBS program.

Top 10 Tight Ends, 2010 NFL Draft Name, University Rd. Pick Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma 1 21 (21) Rob Gronkowski, Arizona 2 10 (42) Ed Dickson, Oregon 3 6 (70) Tony Moeaki, Iowa 3 29 (93) Jimmy Graham, Miami 3 31 (95) Aaron Hernandez, Florida 4 15 (113) Dennis Pitta, BYU 4 16 (114) Garrett Graham, Wisconsin 4 20 (118) Clay Harbor, Missouri State 4 27 (125) Michael Hoomanawanui, Illinois 5 1 (132)

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Welcome to Valley Football -------------------------- 112-113 MVFC Directory and Contact Information ------------ 113 2009 MVFC Final Team Leaders -------------------------- 114 2009 MVFC Final Individual Leaders ------------------- 115 2009 MVFC Football Honors------------------------------- 116 All-Time MVFC Football Standings---------------------- 117 Bears’ Valley Football Honors ---------------------- 118-121 NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs ---------------------------- 122

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Missouri Valley Football Conference

Welcome to Valley Football The past four seasons have dealt great change to the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Within that span, the league has lost a member, gained two members and changed its name. Despite those developments, a quality nationally competitive product has been a constant for the league, which celebrated its Silver Anniversary in 2009. The Missouri Valley Football Conference enters its 26th year of existence this fall and has proven to be one of the nation’s premier NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) leagues. There’s not much that has eluded the conference in its first 25 years of existence. The league’s first two-plus decades have included national championships, national players of the year, national coaches of the year, No. 1 national rankings, and countless All-Americans. Strong coaching and great players have helped make the league a national force, but the stability and leadership of Commissioner Patty Viverito -- the only commissioner the league has ever known -- has helped make the Missouri Valley Football Conference a standard bearer on the FCS scene. Indeed, all signs point to continued national prominence for the Missouri Valley Football Conference as it enters its 26th season in 2010. In June 2008, presidents of the ninemember Gateway Football Conference and the 10-member Missouri Valley Conference approved a rebranding initiative that changed the football conference name from the Gateway Football Conference to the Missouri Valley Football Conference. It represented the second name change for the football league. Initially, the conference competed as the Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference (1985-91) and the Gateway Football Conference (1992-2007). Although the league shares the Missouri Valley name, the football-playing members compete under a separate administrative umbrella, as the Missouri Valley Conference and the Missouri Valley Football Conference will remain separate entities. While the 2009 season didn’t produce a national championship, it was a successful one, as Southern Illinois and South Dakota State represented the conference in the playoffs, marking the 15th-straight season in which at least two teams have participated in post-season play. For three-straight weeks to close out the regular season, Southern Illinois enjoyed the No. 1 national ranking, while RB Deji Karim of Southern Illinois and DE Danny Batten of South Dakota State were finalists in

the Walter Payton Award and Buck Buchanan voting, finishing third, respectively. The Missouri Valley Football Conference has two recent national championships (Western Kentucky - 2002; Youngstown State - 1997), and league members Youngstown State (3) and Southern Illinois (1) own additional titles prior to their league membership, meaning six FCS championship trophies are housed on league campuses, in addition to three (Youngstown State twice and UNI in 2005) runner-up finishes. Only five FCS leagues possess more than a single FCS championship trophy, and the Missouri Valley Football Conference is among that elite. In recent years, the league has established itself as a leader among FCS conferences. During the past 13 years, the league has two national championships, and eight other semifinal trips. The league’s 36-27 playoff mark in that span is third-best among all FCS leagues, and the conference has had four teams reach the title game since 1997. The Missouri Valley Football Conference success is not limited to the immediate past. During the decade of the 1990’s, current members of the league compiled a 34-19 mark in the FCS playoffs, bettered only by the Southern Conference, whose members were

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All-Time MVFC Champions 1985 - Northern Iowa* 1986 - Eastern Illinois 1987 - Northern Iowa 1988 - Western Illinois 1989 - Missouri State 1990 - Northern Iowa/Missouri State* 1991 - Northern Iowa 1992 - Northern Iowa 1993 - Northern Iowa 1994 - Northern Iowa 1995 - Northern Iowa/Eastern Illinois* 1996 - Northern Iowa 1997 - Western Illinois 1998 - Western Illinois 1999 - Illinois State 2000 - Western Illinois 2001 - Northern Iowa 2002 - Western Illinois/Western Kentucky* 2003 - Northern Iowa/Southern Illinois* 2004 - Southern Illinois 2005 - UNI/Southern Ill.*/Youngstown St.# 2006 - Youngstown State 2007 - Northern Iowa 2008 - Southern Illinois/Northern Iowa* 2009 - Southern Illinois *Denotes at-large NCAA qualifier, other league champions received automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament; #Youngstown State (2005) became first conference co-champion not to receive an at-large NCAA berth.

37-19 in that decade. Team accomplishments have helped solidify the Missouri Valley Football Conference as an FCS elite, but individuals at the league’s member institutions are the real source of pride within the conference. Thanks to great players and strong coaching, the Missouri Valley Football Conference has reached and will maintain its place among the FCS best. Last year, despite tough scheduling, six teams in the conference had winning records, marking the first time that’s ever happened in the 25-year history of the league. The Missouri Valley Football Conference has had four teams (or more) with better than .500 records in the same season 16 times now, including the past 12 seasons. In 1997, Youngstown State grabbed the crowned jewel for the conference, as the league had one of its most successful seasons. In addition to claiming the league’s first national championship, the Penguins finished the year ranked No. 1, marking the first time a league member has held that spot in a season-ending poll. That year, Western Illinois was at No. 6, marking the first time the league ended the year with two teams ranked among the top six. In 1999, the Missouri Valley Football Conference trumped that, as Youngstown State finished the year No. 2, and Illinois State was No. 3. UNI also finished in the top 20 in both nationally recognized polls. In 2002, Western Kentucky added to the league’s national championship trophy case with an FCS crown, while both WKU (No. 1) and Western Illinois (No. 5) finished among the nation’s top five in the season-ending polls. The Hilltoppers became the first school to earn victories against the tourney’s top three seeds en route to its national championship. In 2003, four Valley teams represented the league in the 16-team NCAA playoffs, marking the first time any league has sent that many to the playoffs in the same year. In 2004, Southern Illinois spent a leaguerecord 11 weeks as the nation’s top-ranked team, while all eight league teams received votes for the Top 25 at some point in the season. LB Boomer Grigsby of Illinois State earned a National Defensive Player of the Year honor, while SIU’s Jerry Kill was National Coach of the Year. In 2005, UNI became the fourth league school to reach the FCS championship game since 1997, while Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky combined to hold the nation’s No. 1 ranking in the top-25 polls for five weeks.

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Missouri Valley Football Conference In 2006, Youngstown State won its second-straight league championship and the Penguins were joined in the playoff field by Illinois State and Southern Illinois. That marked only the second time in league history the league had more than two teams qualify for the 16-team playoff field. SIU’s Arkee Whitlock was a national player of the year award winner (College Sporting News) and was third in the Walter Payton Award balloting. In 2008, six teams were nationally ranked in the same poll, marking the first time in league history that had happened. Those six teams were ranked for four-straight weeks. North Dakota State held the nation’s No. 1 spot for its first two weeks as a conference member, while rookie coach Dale Lennon of Southern Illinois became just the third to win Coach of the Year honors in his first league season. The original Gateway Conference was founded as a women’s athletic organization in August 1982, following the dissolution of the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. In September of that year, Patty Viverito was named the first commissioner of the newly founded conference, a position she maintains today. Before moving to its permanent headquarters in St. Louis, the conference spent three organizational months on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. In July of 1992, the 10-team conference disbanded as its women’s programs realigned with their men’s teams in their respective conferences. The league assumed its new name on July 1, 1992, becoming the Gateway Football Conference, an NCAA FCS football league comprised of seven Midwest institutions. The Gateway Conference football division was born on August 21, 1985, when the Gateway Conference President’s Council voted to add a FCS football division for six of its members to the previously all-women’s athletics organization. Founding members of the football division were Eastern Illinois, Illinois State, UNI, Southern Illinois, Southwest Missouri State (now Missouri State), and Western Illinois. The creation of the football division marked the first time in college annals that football was added to a women’s conference. In June of 1986, Indiana State became the seventh member of the conference.

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In the 25 years of the football division, league membership has been stable -- with only five fluctuations since 1986. Eastern Illinois left the league to join the Ohio Valley Conference in 1996, while Youngstown State joined the conference in 1997 to return league membership to its original seven-member status. League membership reached what was then an all-time high of eight members for the start of the 2001 season with the addition of Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers left the league after six years to join the Sun Belt (FBS). North Dakota State and South Dakota State joined for the start of the 2008 season, giving the league nine members for the first time. The Missouri Valley Football Conference is among 10 FCS conferences that receive automatic bids to the NCAA FCS Championship. The conference has had an automatic bid since 1986, as the FCS Football Committee waived the league’s two-year waiting period and granted the league an automatic bid after just one year. The Missouri Valley Football Conference is the only automatic FCS qualifying conference that sponsors football as its only sport, as the league completed its service to women’s athletics following the 1991-92 season. Although the league no longer sponsors women’s sports, the league has an historical place in the development of intercollegiate women’s athletics. The 10 founders of the original Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference currently belong to three conferences. Eight members joined their men’s programs in the Missouri Valley: Bradley, Drake, Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, UNI, Southern Illinois, and Wichita State. Eastern Illinois is now in the Ohio Valley Conference, while Western Illinois competes in the Summit. Members of the Missouri Valley Football Conference (and initial year of membership) include Illinois State University (1985), Indiana State University (1986), Missouri State University (1985), North Dakota State University (2008), the University of Northern Iowa (1985), South Dakota State University (2008), Southern Illinois University (1985), Western Illinois University (1985), and Youngstown State University (1997). Five Missouri Valley Football Conference members also compete in the Missouri Valley

PATTY VIVERITO Commissioner

MIKE KERN

BILL CAROLLO

Assistant Commissioner

Supervisor of Officials

Valley Football Office 1818 Chouteau Avenue St. Louis, Missouri 63103 Phone - (314) 421-2268 Fax - (314) 421-3505 Media Email - kern@mvc.org Web - www.Valley-Football.org Commissioner Patty Viverito Assistant Commissioner Mike Kern Secretary Maxine Day Supervisor of Officials Bill Carollo

Valley Football Membership Eastern Illinois University (1985-1995) Illinois State University (1985-present) Indiana State University (1986-present) Missouri State University (1985-present) North Dakota State University (2008-present) University of Northern Iowa (1985-present) South Dakota State University (2008-present) Southern Illinois University (1985-present) Western Illinois University (1985-present) Western Kentucky University (2001-2006) Youngstown State University (1997-present)

Conference (Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, and Southern Illinois). Three league schools compete in the Summit League (North Dakota State, South Dakota State, and Western Illinois), while Youngstown State competes in the Horizon League for its other sports. In its decade of operation, the Gateway sponsored championships in ten women’s sports and football. The women’s sports were basketball, cross country, golf, indoor and outdoor track & field, swimming and diving, tennis, softball, volleyball and, early on, field hockey.

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2009 Final MVFC Team Leaders SCORING TD FG Avg G OFFENSE G T D XP 2XP DX DXP XP F G Saf Pts A g _________________________________________________________ Southern Illinois 13 55 19 53 0 0 1 442 34.0 Northern Iowa 11 46 15 46 0 0 0 367 33.4 North Dakota State 11 43 7 40 1 0 0 321 29.2 South Dakota State 12 40 18 37 1 0 0 333 27.8 Illinois State 11 27 22 25 0 0 1 255 23.2 Youngstown State 11 29 9 27 2 0 0 232 21.1 Missouri State 11 28 7 28 0 0 0 217 19.7 Western Illinois 11 21 2 20 0 0 1 154 14.0 Indiana State 11 12 5 12 0 0 0 99 9.0

OPPONENT 1ST DOWNS G Rush Pass Pen Total Per/G OPP PO P ON _________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 11 64 92 13 169 15.4 Youngstown State 11 91 96 13 200 18.2 South Dakota State 12 73 114 15 202 16.8 Western Illinois 11 91 91 21 203 18.5 Illinois State 11 93 89 21 203 18.5 North Dakota State 11 87 110 8 205 18.6 Missouri State 11 86 111 11 208 18.9 Indiana State 11 110 100 12 222 20.2 Southern Illinois 13 97 122 20 239 18.4

SCORING DEFENSE G TD XP 2XP DXP FG Saf Pts Avg _________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 11 16 11 14 1 0 0 145 13.2 Southern Illinois 13 25 11 22 1 0 0 207 15.9 South Dakota State 12 26 10 23 0 0 0 209 17.4 Youngstown State 11 31 8 31 0 0 1 243 22.1 Missouri State 11 32 7 31 0 0 1 246 22.4 Illinois State 11 35 12 34 0 0 0 280 25.5 Western Illinois 11 34 22 32 0 0 1 304 27.6 North Dakota State 11 41 9 40 1 0 0 315 28.6 Indiana State 11 50 13 47 1 0 1 390 35.5

3RD-DOWN CONVERSION PCT. G Conv Att Pct _________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 11 64 139 46.0 Youngstown State 11 69 165 41.8 Illinois State 11 69 170 40.6 Southern Illinois 13 66 165 40.0 South Dakota State 12 65 168 38.7 North Dakota State 11 52 136 38.2 Missouri State 11 56 152 36.8 Western Illinois 11 39 137 28.5 Indiana State 11 40 149 26.8

TOTAL OFFENSE G Rush Pass Plays Yards Avg/P TD Yds/G _________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 11 2080 2510 719 4590 6.4 42 417.3 North Dakota State 11 2418 1983 691 4401 6.4 40 400.1 Southern Illinois 13 2853 2280 822 5133 6.2 48 394.8 Illinois State 11 1086 2710 771 3796 4.9 25 345.1 South Dakota State 12 1588 2507 793 4095 5.2 37 341.2 Youngstown State 11 1313 2378 748 3691 4.9 26 335.5 Missouri State 11 1375 2219 727 3594 4.9 26 326.7 Western Illinois 11 1071 1908 676 2979 4.4 18 270.8 Indiana State 11 1076 1022 613 2098 3.4 12 190.7 TOTAL DEFENSE G Rush Pass Plys Yards Avg TD Yds/G _________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 11 1051 1888 689 2939 4.3 13 267.2 South Dakota State 12 1232 2243 818 3475 4.2 19 289.6 Youngstown State 11 1513 2018 702 3531 5.0 29 321.0 Southern Illinois 13 1569 2654 903 4223 4.7 23 324.8 Missouri State 11 1572 2288 732 3860 5.3 28 350.9 Western Illinois 11 1880 2066 735 3946 5.4 31 358.7 North Dakota State 11 1678 2298 698 3976 5.7 37 361.5 Illinois State 11 1843 2270 698 4113 5.9 35 373.9 Indiana State 11 2169 2102 734 4271 5.8 45 388.3 RUSHING OFFENSE G Att Yds Avg TD Yds/G _________________________________________________________ North Dakota State 11 422 2418 5.7 25 219.8 Southern Illinois 13 526 2853 5.4 30 219.5 Northern Iowa 11 424 2080 4.9 20 189.1 South Dakota State 12 430 1588 3.7 20 132.3 Missouri State 11 427 1375 3.2 14 125.0 Youngstown State 11 400 1313 3.3 8 119.4 Illinois State 11 361 1086 3.0 12 98.7 Indiana State 11 379 1076 2.8 9 97.8 Western Illinois 11 370 1071 2.9 9 97.4 RUSHING DEFENSE G Rushes Yards Avg. TD Yds/G _________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 11 357 1051 2.9 4 95.5 South Dakota State 12 397 1232 3.1 10 102.7 Southern Illinois 13 479 1569 3.3 9 120.7 Youngstown State 11 405 1513 3.7 18 137.5 Missouri State 11 421 1572 3.7 15 142.9 North Dakota State 11 416 1678 4.0 19 152.5 Illinois State 11 395 1843 4.7 18 167.5 Western Illinois 11 445 1880 4.2 17 170.9 Indiana State 11 459 2169 4.7 31 197.2 PASS OFFENSE G Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds Avg TD Yds/G _________________________________________________________ Illinois State 11 272 410 8 66.3 2710 6.6 13 246.4 Northern Iowa 11 173 295 11 58.6 2510 8.5 22 228.2 Youngstown State 11 223 348 14 64.1 2378 6.8 18 216.2 South Dakota State 12 218 363 12 60.1 2507 6.9 17 208.9 Missouri State 11 186 300 16 62.0 2219 7.4 12 201.7 North Dakota State 11 149 269 10 55.4 1983 7.4 15 180.3 Southern Illinois 13 182 296 9 61.5 2280 7.7 18 175.4 Western Illinois 11 163 306 15 53.3 1908 6.2 9 173.5 Indiana State 11 112 234 13 47.9 1022 4.4 3 92.9 PASS DEFENSE G Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds Avg TD Yds/G _________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 11 204 332 12 61.4 1888 5.7 9 171.6 Youngstown State 11 182 297 12 61.3 2018 6.8 11 183.5 South Dakota State 12 242 421 18 57.5 2243 5.3 9 186.9 Western Illinois 11 159 290 5 54.8 2066 7.1 14 187.8 Indiana State 11 177 275 10 64.4 2102 7.6 14 191.1 Southern Illinois 13 237 424 23 55.9 2654 6.3 14 204.2 Illinois State 11 171 303 14 56.4 2270 7.5 17 206.4 Missouri State 11 189 311 11 60.8 2288 7.4 13 208.0 North Dakota State 11 177 282 3 62.8 2298 8.1 18 208.9

PASS EFFICIENCY G Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds TD Effic _________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 11 173 295 11 58.6 2510 22 147.3 Southern Illinois 13 182 296 9 61.5 2280 18 140.2 Youngstown State 11 223 348 14 64.1 2378 18 130.5 Illinois State 11 272 410 8 66.3 2710 13 128.4 North Dakota State 11 149 269 10 55.4 1983 15 128.3 South Dakota State 12 218 363 12 60.1 2507 17 126.9 Missouri State 11 186 300 16 62.0 2219 12 126.7 Western Illinois 11 163 306 15 53.3 1908 9 105.5 Indiana State 11 112 234 13 47.9 1022 3 77.7 PASS DEF. EFFICIENCY G Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds TD Effic _________________________________________________________ South Dakota State 12 242 421 18 57.5 2243 9 100.7 Southern Illinois 13 237 424 23 55.9 2654 14 108.5 Northern Iowa 11 204 332 12 61.4 1888 9 110.9 Youngstown State 11 182 297 12 61.3 2018 11 122.5 Western Illinois 11 159 290 5 54.8 2066 14 127.2 Illinois State 11 171 303 14 56.4 2270 17 128.6 Missouri State 11 189 311 11 60.8 2288 13 129.3 Indiana State 11 177 275 10 64.4 2102 14 138.1 North Dakota State 11 177 282 3 62.8 2298 18 150.2 KICKOFF RETURNS G Ret Yds TD Avg _________________________________________________________ Southern Illinois 13 39 970 1 24.9 Northern Iowa 11 30 693 1 23.1 South Dakota State 12 44 988 0 22.5 Indiana State 11 58 1230 0 21.2 Illinois State 11 46 959 0 20.8 North Dakota State 11 56 1121 0 20.0 Youngstown State 11 40 790 0 19.8 Western Illinois 11 60 1180 1 19.7 Missouri State 11 37 655 0 17.7 PUNT RETURN AVG G Ret Yds TD Avg _________________________________________________________ Western Illinois 11 21 236 1 11.2 North Dakota State 11 26 289 2 11.1 Illinois State 11 18 180 0 10.0 Northern Iowa 11 19 178 1 9.4 Youngstown State 11 18 150 0 8.3 South Dakota State 12 31 249 1 8.0 Indiana State 11 13 101 0 7.8 Southern Illinois 13 29 212 1 7.3 Missouri State 11 10 68 0 6.8 PUNTING G No. Yards Avg/P PR Avg TB Net/P _________________________________________________________ Southern Illinois 13 55 2305 41.9 123 2.2 8 36.8 Western Illinois 11 65 2447 37.6 144 2.2 2 34.8 South Dakota State 12 61 2475 40.6 192 3.1 8 34.8 Missouri State 11 48 1845 38.4 163 3.4 1 34.6 Illinois State 11 52 1927 37.1 110 2.1 2 34.2 North Dakota State 11 50 1886 37.7 184 3.7 4 32.4 Northern Iowa 11 43 1545 35.9 70 1.6 5 32.0 Youngstown State 11 52 1911 36.8 264 5.1 9 28.2 Indiana State 11 76 2572 33.8 426 5.6 2 27.7 TURNOVER MARGIN G Fum Int Tot Fum Int Tot Mar Per/G _________________________________________________________ Southern Illinois 13 10 23 33 7 9 16 +17 1.31 Illinois State 11 5 14 19 5 8 13 +6 0.55 South Dakota State 12 6 18 24 7 12 19 +5 0.42 Youngstown State 11 9 12 21 3 14 17 +4 0.36 Northern Iowa 11 8 12 20 7 11 18 +2 0.18 North Dakota State 11 9 3 12 6 10 16 -4 -0.36 Missouri State 11 7 11 18 7 16 23 -5 -0.45 Indiana State 11 4 10 14 8 13 21 -7 -0.64 Western Illinois 11 11 5 16 13 15 28 -12 -1.09 FIRST DOWNS G Rush Pass Pen Total Per/G _________________________________________________________ Southern Illinois 13 135 97 15 247 19.0 Northern Iowa 11 102 112 15 229 20.8 South Dakota State 12 76 125 12 213 17.8 North Dakota State 11 111 90 11 212 19.3 Illinois State 11 53 143 15 211 19.2 Youngstown State 11 78 109 13 200 18.2 Missouri State 11 89 91 18 198 18.0 Western Illinois 11 73 87 15 175 15.9 Indiana State 11 58 46 11 115 10.5

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OPPONENT 3RD DOWN PCT. G Conv Att Pct _________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 11 40 153 26.1 Southern Illinois 13 65 190 34.2 South Dakota State 12 64 182 35.2 Illinois State 11 51 144 35.4 Western Illinois 11 61 161 37.9 Missouri State 11 61 150 40.7 Indiana State 11 61 142 43.0 North Dakota State 11 64 144 44.4 Youngstown State 11 65 144 45.1 SACKS BY G Sacks Yards _________________________________________________________ Southern Illinois 13 36 247 South Dakota State 12 29 212 Northern Iowa 11 27 188 Illinois State 11 25 181 North Dakota State 11 22 147 Missouri State 11 21 136 Western Illinois 11 21 154 Indiana State 11 15 117 Youngstown State 11 14 83 PENALTIES G No Yds Avg/G _________________________________________________________ South Dakota State 12 54 485 40.4 Missouri State 11 54 492 44.7 Indiana State 11 72 566 51.5 Youngstown State 11 68 627 57.0 North Dakota State 11 70 639 58.1 Southern Illinois 13 79 764 58.8 Northern Iowa 11 77 695 63.2 Western Illinois 11 80 698 63.5 Illinois State 11 75 698 63.5 FIELD GOALS G Made Att Pct _________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 11 15 19 .789 Southern Illinois 13 19 25 .760 Illinois State 11 22 29 .759 South Dakota State 12 18 27 .667 Missouri State 11 7 12 .583 Youngstown State 11 9 16 .562 North Dakota State 11 7 14 .500 Indiana State 11 5 12 .417 Western Illinois 11 2 8 .250 4TH-DOWN CONVERSION PCT. G Conv Att Pct _________________________________________________________ Southern Illinois 13 7 9 77.8 Missouri State 11 12 23 52.2 Northern Iowa 11 5 10 50.0 Youngstown State 11 7 16 43.8 Illinois State 11 6 15 40.0 North Dakota State 11 4 12 33.3 Indiana State 11 4 13 30.8 Western Illinois 11 5 19 26.3 South Dakota State 12 2 8 25.0 OPPONENT 4TH DOWN PCT. G Conv Att Pct _________________________________________________________ Western Illinois 11 2 7 28.6 Illinois State 11 4 14 28.6 Northern Iowa 11 5 15 33.3 Southern Illinois 13 10 29 34.5 Missouri State 11 8 23 34.8 Youngstown State 11 6 13 46.2 South Dakota State 12 11 22 50.0 Indiana State 11 7 13 53.8 North Dakota State 11 6 9 66.7

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2009 Final MVFC Individual Leaders RUSHING G G Att Yd Att Yds s A Avg g TD Long Yds Yd Yds/G s/ s/G s/ _________________________________________________________ Pat Paschall, NDSU 10 207 1397 6.7 16 91 139.7 Deji Karim, SIU 13 240 1693 7.1 18 93 130.2 Kyle Minett, SDSU 12 270 1304 4.8 16 64 108.7 Dre Gibbs, WIU 11 246 1110 4.5 6 25 100.9 Kevin Smith, YSU 10 182 780 4.3 4 25 78.0

SCORING S CORING G TD D XPT X FG 2XP XP P Pts Pts/G _________________________________________________________ Pat Paschall, NDSU 10 16 0 0 0 96 9.6 Deji Karim, SIU 13 20 0 0 0 120 9.2 Kyle Minett, SDSU 12 17 0 0 0 102 8.5 Kyle Dougherty, SIU 13 0 19 53 0 110 8.5 Zach Kutch, ILS 11 0 22 25 0 91 8.3

Derrick Law, UNI Carlos Anderson, UNI Cliffton Gordon, ILS Geno Blow, ILS M. Cooper-Falls, MSU

Billy Hallgren, UNI Stephen Blose, YSU Peter Reifenrath, SDSU Matt Hottelman, MSU D. Barnes, YSU

10 10 11 9 9

123 114 150 125 92

714 541 542 440 424

5.8 4.7 3.6 3.5 4.6

4 4 7 4 2

68 23 24 42 57

71.4 54.1 49.3 48.9 47.1

11 11 10 11 11

0 0 0 0 8

13 9 9 7 0

43 27 20 28 0

0 0 0 0 0

82 54 47 49 48

7.5 4.9 4.7 4.5 4.4

PASSING G Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds TD Avg/G _________________________________________________________ Matt Brown, ILS 11 226 352 6 64.2 2369 11 215.4 B. Summers, YSU 11 219 341 14 64.2 2329 17 211.7 Pat Grace, UNI 11 155 253 8 61.3 2280 20 207.3 Cody Kirby, MSU 11 181 293 16 61.8 2120 11 192.7 Chris Dieker, SIU 8 101 173 5 58.4 1327 10 165.9

SCORING (TDs) G TD Rush Pass Ret PAT Pts Pts/G _________________________________________________________ Pat Paschall, NDSU 10 16 16 0 0 0 96 9.6 Deji Karim, SIU 13 20 18 1 1 0 120 9.2 Kyle Minett, SDSU 12 17 16 1 0 0 102 8.5 Cliffton Gordon, ILS 11 8 7 1 0 0 48 4.4 D. Barnes, YSU 11 8 0 8 0 0 48 4.4

Nick Mertens, NDSU T. O’Brien, SDSU Wil Lunt, WIU Paul McIntosh, SIU Ryan Roberts, INS

Pat Grace, UNI Dre Gibbs, WIU Ryan Roberts, INS Eyad Salem, ILS Donald Jones, YSU

9 11 9 9 11

106 126 104 78 60

197 220 196 116 124

8 9 12 3 5

53.8 1348 57.3 1448 53.1 994 67.2 888 48.4 561

9 149.8 11 131.6 4 110.4 8 98.7 1 51.0

11 11 11 11 11

8 6 6 6 6

8 6 5 0 0

0 0 1 6 6

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

48 36 36 36 36

4.4 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3

PASS EFF G Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds TD Eff. _________________________________________________________ Pat Grace, UNI 11 155 253 8 61.3 2280 20 156.7 Paul McIntosh, SIU 9 78 116 3 67.2 888 8 149.1 Chris Dieker, SIU 8 101 173 5 58.4 1327 10 136.1 B. Summers, YSU 11 219 341 14 64.2 2329 17 129.8 Matt Brown, ILS 11 226 352 6 64.2 2369 11 127.6

INTERCEPTIONS G Int Yds TD Long Int/G _________________________________________________________ E.J. Jones, ILS 10 6 34 0 20 0.60 Mike McElroy, SIU 13 7 131 1 80 0.54 Korey Lindsey, SIU 13 6 27 0 13 0.46 Quentin Scott, UNI 11 5 131 1 59 0.45 Lance Caldwell, SIU 11 5 103 1 75 0.45

Cody Kirby, MSU T. O’Brien, SDSU Nick Mertens, NDSU Wil Lunt, WIU Ryan Roberts, INS

Conrad Kjerstad, SDSU Derek Domino, SDSU Chris Garrett, ILS Derek Miller, MSU Andre Blackmon, INS

11 11 9 9 11

181 126 106 104 60

293 220 197 196 124

16 9 8 12 5

61.8 2120 57.3 1448 53.8 1348 53.1 994 48.4 561

11 124.0 11 120.9 9 118.2 4 90.2 1 81.0

12 12 11 11 9

5 5 4 4 2

93 42 62 25 26

0 2 2 0 0

40 22 32 15 26

0.42 0.42 0.36 0.36 0.22

RECEIVE YDS/GAME G Rec Yds TD Long Avg/C Yds/G _________________________________________________________ Eyad Salem, ILS 11 92 943 6 41 10.2 85.7 Lito Senatus, WIU 11 65 819 5 51 12.6 74.5 Donald Jones, YSU 11 77 790 6 39 10.3 71.8 D. Barnes, YSU 11 60 762 8 55 12.7 69.3 Clay Harbor, MSU 11 59 729 4 53 12.4 66.3

TACKLES G Solo Ast Total Avg/G Sack _________________________________________________________ Kyle Glazier, WIU 11 50 70 120 10.9 2 Aaron Archie, INS 11 52 65 117 10.6 2 Antoine Wilkinson, MSU 11 47 66 113 10.3 0 Preston Evans, NDSU 10 48 48 96 9.6 1 Skylar Smith, MSU 11 49 45 94 8.5 0

Glen Fox, SDSU Mike Steffen, SDSU D.J. Hord, UNI Joe Allaria, SIU D.P. Eyman, UNI

Alex Sewall, INS Dony McCleskey, INS Josh Mahoney, UNI Derek Domino, SDSU B. Kreczmer, WIU

12 12 11 13 11

62 42 36 52 42

787 745 601 698 540

4 4 5 4 4

63 62 57 86 47

12.7 17.7 16.7 13.4 12.9

65.6 62.1 54.6 53.7 49.1

10 11 11 12 11

33 45 30 44 39

51 46 59 53 49

84 91 89 97 88

8.4 8.3 8.1 8.1 8.0

0 1 1 2 7

RECEPTIONS/GAME G Rec Yds TD Long Avg/C Rec/G _________________________________________________________ Eyad Salem, ILS 11 92 943 6 41 10.2 8.4 Donald Jones, YSU 11 77 790 6 39 10.3 7.0 Lito Senatus, WIU 11 65 819 5 51 12.6 5.9 D. Barnes, YSU 11 60 762 8 55 12.7 5.5 Clay Harbor, MSU 11 59 729 4 53 12.4 5.4

SACKS G Solo Ast Yds Total Avg/G _________________________________________________________ James Ruffin, UNI 11 8 5 64 13 1.18 Danny Batten, SDSU 12 8 2 64 10 0.83 Kyle Walker, SIU 12 7 2 52 9 0.75 Kyle Russo, SIU 13 4 4 32 8 0.62 Doni Phelps, ILS 11 6 2 54 8 0.73

Glen Fox, SDSU Joe Allaria, SIU D.P. Eyman, UNI Mike Steffen, SDSU Tyrone Walker, ILS

Coulter Boyer, NDSU B. Kreczmer, WIU Brandin Jordan, SIU Wes Lane, UNI Garrett Johnson, NDSU

12 13 11 12 11

62 52 42 42 37

787 698 540 745 485

4 4 4 4 3

63 86 47 62 81

12.7 13.4 12.9 17.7 13.1

5.2 4.0 3.8 3.5 3.4

10 11 12 11 9

5 6 4 3 5

1 0 2 3 1

43 41 44 34 31

7 7 6 6 6

0.70 0.64 0.50 0.55 0.67

TOTAL OFFENSE G Rush Pass Plays Total Yds/G _________________________________________________________ Pat Grace, UNI 11 297 2280 346 2577 234.3 Matt Brown, ILS 11 57 2369 399 2426 220.5 B. Summers, YSU 11 16 2329 407 2313 210.3 Cody Kirby, MSU 11 2 2114 384 2116 192.4 Nick Mertens, NDSU 9 173 1348 264 1521 169.0

TACKLES FOR LOSS G Solo Ast Yds Total Avg/G _________________________________________________________ Wes Lane, UNI 11 12 8 68 16.0 1.45 Danny Batten, SDSU 12 13 5 78 15.5 1.29 James Ruffin, UNI 11 11 6 73 14.0 1.27 Buddy Dudczak, WIU 11 8 5 44 10.5 0.95 Rod Hardy, INS 11 9 3 37 10.5 0.95

Pat Paschall, NDSU Deji Karim, SIU Thomas O’Brien, SDSU Kyle Minett, SDSU Dre Gibbs, WIU

Matthew Gratzek, NDSU Coulter Boyer, NDSU Kyle Walker, SIU B. Kreczmer, WIU Brandin Jordan, SIU

10 13 11 12 11

1397 1693 99 1304 1110

0 0 1448 0 0

207 240 236 270 246

1397 1693 1349 1304 1110

139.7 130.2 122.6 108.7 100.9

11 10 12 11 12

7 8 8 8 6

7 5 3 2 5

37 54 57 44 49

10.5 10.5 9.5 9.0 8.5

0.95 1.05 0.79 0.82 0.71

ALL PURPOSE YDS. G Rush Rcv PR KR Yds Avg/G _________________________________________________________ Deji Karim, SIU 13 1693 212 0 433 2338 179.8 Pat Paschall, NDSU 10 1397 186 0 0 1583 158.3 Kyle Minett, SDSU 12 1304 143 0 0 1447 120.6 Todd Speight, WIU 11 8 15 236 1047 1306 118.7 Dre Gibbs, WIU 11 1110 47 0 0 1157 105.2

FUMBLES FORCED G Num Avg/G _________________________________________________________ Coulter Boyer, NDSU 10 4 0.40 Austen Wozniak, INS 10 2 0.20 Antoine Wilkinson, MSU 11 2 0.18 James Ruffin, UNI 11 2 0.18 B. Kreczmer, WIU 11 2 0.18

D. Barnes, YSU Jarred Herring, UNI Geno Blow, ILS Carlos Anderson, UNI Kevin Smith, YSU

Rod Hardy, INS Michael Keck, MSU

11 11 9 10 10

21 86 440 541 780

762 516 137 110 92

0 55 0 0 0

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102.9 98.9 92.4 89.8 87.2

11 11

2 2

0.18 0.18

FUMBLES RECOVERED G Num Avg/G FUM MB M BLES RECOVERE RED D _________________________________________________________ Matthew Gratzek, NDSU 11 2 0.18 Steven Morse, SIU 11 2 0.18 Waylon Richardet, MSU 11 2 0.18 Victor Visoky, WIU 11 2 0.18 B. Kreczmer, WIU 11 2 0.18 Michael Keck, MSU 11 2 0.18 PASSES DEFENDED G Brup Int Total Avg/G _________________________________________________________ P. Stoudamire, WIU 11 16 1 17 1.55 Chris Garrett, ILS 11 8 4 12 1.09 Richard Bowman, NDSU 9 9 0 9 1.00 Conrad Kjerstad, SDSU 12 6 5 11 0.92 E.J. Jones, ILS 10 3 6 9 0.90 Mike McElroy, SIU Antoine Wilkinson, MSU Quentin Scott, UNI Lenny Wicks, YSU Korey Lindsey, SIU

13 11 11 9 13

4 8 4 5 4

7 1 5 2 6

11 9 9 7 10

0.85 0.82 0.82 0.78 0.77

PUNT RETURN AVG. G Ret Yds TD Long Avg _________________________________________________________ Todd Speight, WIU 11 21 236 1 88 11.2 E.J. Jones, ILS 10 12 107 0 24 8.9 S. Montague, SDSU 12 26 213 0 49 8.2 Korey Lindsey, SIU 13 24 124 0 23 5.2 KICK RETURN AVG. G Ret Yds TD Long Avg _________________________________________________________ Darrius Gates, INS 11 19 514 0 57 27.1 S. Washington, NDSU 10 20 509 0 70 25.5 Jarred Herring, UNI 11 19 431 1 88 22.7 Chris Garrett, ILS 11 17 359 0 41 21.1 Todd Speight, WIU 11 50 1047 1 93 20.9 Geno Blow, ILS 9 13 255 0 44 19.6 D. Barnes, YSU 11 20 391 0 29 19.5 PUNTING G Punt Yds Long Avg _________________________________________________________ Scott Ravanesi, SIU 13 54 2288 67 42.4 Dean Priddy, SDSU 12 60 2470 64 41.2 Ben Nowicki, YSU 10 38 1543 67 40.6 Jordan Chiles, MSU 11 46 1845 75 40.1 John Prelvitz, NDSU 11 47 1845 57 39.3 Chris Fuchs, WIU Kevin Mazur, ILS Kyle Bernard, UNI Gabe Mullane, INS

11 11 11 11

64 51 42 71

2447 1927 1545 2560

52 70 58 61

38.2 37.8 36.8 36.1

FIELD GOALS G FG FGA Pct. FG/G _________________________________________________________ Zach Kutch, ILS 11 22 29 75.9 2.00 Kyle Dougherty, SIU 13 19 25 76.0 1.46 Billy Hallgren, UNI 11 13 17 76.5 1.18 Peter Reifenrath, SDSU 10 9 12 75.0 0.90 Stephen Blose, YSU 11 9 16 56.2 0.82 Kyle Harris, SDSU Matt Hottelman, MSU Braul Martinez, INS Brian Egan, WIU

12 11 11 10

9 7 5 2

15 12 12 8

60.0 58.3 41.7 25.0

0.75 0.64 0.45 0.20

FIELD GOAL PCT. G FG FGA Long Pct. _________________________________________________________ Billy Hallgren, UNI 11 13 17 42 76.5 Kyle Dougherty, SIU 13 19 25 49 76.0 Zach Kutch, ILS 11 22 29 52 75.9 PAT KICKING PCT. G Made Att Pct. _________________________________________________________ Billy Hallgren, UNI 11 43 43 100.0 Matt Hottelman, MSU 11 28 28 100.0 Stephen Blose, YSU 11 27 27 100.0 Zach Kutch, ILS 11 25 25 100.0 Brian Egan, WIU 10 20 20 100.0 Peter Reifenrath, SDSU 10 20 20 100.0 Kyle Dougherty, SIU 13 53 55 96.4 SCORING BY KICKERS G PATs FGs Pts Pts/G _________________________________________________________ Kyle Dougherty, SIU 13 53-55 19-25 110 8.5 Zach Kutch, ILS 11 25-25 22-29 91 8.3 Billy Hallgren, UNI 11 43-43 13-17 82 7.5 Stephen Blose, YSU 11 27-27 9-16 54 4.9 Peter Reifenrath, SDSU 10 20-20 9-12 47 4.7 Matt Hottelman, MSU Kyle Harris, SDSU Brian Egan, WIU Braul Martinez, INS

11 12 10 11

28-28 17-17 20-20 12-12

7-12 9-15 2-8 5-12

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First Team Pat Grace, UNI ...................................................................................Sr. Deji Karim, Southern Illinois ...............................................................Sr. Pat Paschall, North Dakota State .......................................................Sr. John Goode, Southern Illinois ............................................................So. Donald Jones, Youngstown State .......................................................Sr. Eyad Salem, Illinois State ...................................................................Sr. Clay Harbor, Missouri State .............................................................Sr. David Arkin, Missouri State .............................................................Jr. Keith Buckman, North Dakota State ...................................................Sr. Ryan McKnight, South Dakota State ..................................................Jr. David Pickard, Southern Illinois ..........................................................So. Austin Steichen, UNI ..........................................................................Sr. Zach Kutch, Illinois State ....................................................................Sr.

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Chris Arthurs, Southern Illinois ...........................................................Sr. Danny Batten, South Dakota State.....................................................Sr. James Ruffin, UNI ..............................................................................Sr. Mychal Savage, Youngstown State ....................................................Sr. Derek Domino, South Dakota State ...................................................Jr. Brandin Jordan, Southern Illinois........................................................Sr. Josh Mahoney, UNI ............................................................................Sr. Antoine Wilkinson, Missouri State..................................................Jr. Korey Lindsey, Southern Illinois .........................................................Jr. Mike McElroy, Southern Illinois...........................................................Jr. Quentin Scott, UNI..............................................................................Sr. Patrick Stoudamire, Western Illinois ...................................................Sr. Scott Ravanesi, Southern Illinois ........................................................Sr. Todd Speight, Western Illinois ............................................................Jr.

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Second Team Matt Brown, Illinois State ....................................................................Fr. Dre Gibbs, Western Illinois .................................................................Sr. Kyle Minett, South Dakota State.........................................................Jr. Ryan Mahaffey, UNI ...........................................................................Jr. Joe Allaria, Southern Illinois ...............................................................Jr. Glen Fox, South Dakota State ............................................................Sr. Schuylar Oordt, UNI ...........................................................................Jr. Nick Bledsoe, Illinois State .................................................................So. Bryan Boemer, Southern Illinois .........................................................So. Austin Howard, UNI ............................................................................Sr. Casey Knips, South Dakota State ......................................................Sr. Eric Rodemoyer, Youngstown State ...................................................Jr. Kyle Dougherty, Southern Illinois........................................................Jr.

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Eric Brunner, Illinois State ..................................................................So. Matthew Gratzek, North Dakota State ................................................Jr. Wes Lane, UNI ...................................................................................Sr. Waylon Richardet, Missouri State ...................................................Jr. Aaron Archie, Indiana State ................................................................Fr. Preston Evans, North Dakota State....................................................So. Kyle Glazier, Western Illinois ..............................................................Jr. Chauncey Mixon, Southern Illinois .....................................................Sr. Kelvyn Hemphill, Illinois State ............................................................Jr. Conrad Kjerstad, South Dakota State ................................................Jr. Skylar Smith, Missouri State ...........................................................Jr. Lenny Wicks, Youngstown State ........................................................Sr. Dean Priddy, South Dakota State .......................................................Jr. Deji Karim, Southern Illinois ...............................................................Sr.

Honorable Mention Missouri State: P Jordan Chiles, WR Jared Emery, QB Cody Kirby • Illinois State: DB Chris Garrett, LB EJ Jones, DL Doni Phelps • Indiana State: RS Darrius Gates, DL Rod Hardy, DB Donye McCleskey • North Dakota State: OL Ryan Foster, C Austin Richard • UNI: RB Carlos Anderson, PK Billy Hallgren, WR D.J. Hord, LB Jamar Thompson • South Dakota State: TE Colin Cochart, LB Chris Johnson, LB Jimmy Rogers • Southern Illinois: QB Chris Dieker, TE Ryan Kernes, DB Marty Rodgers • Western Illinois: LB Buddy Dudczak, FB Josh Gabelmann, WR Lilo Senatus • Youngstown State: WR Dominique Barnes, S Andre Elliott, QB Brandon Summers

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All-Academic Team First Team QB Matt Barr, Western Illinois WR Joe Allaria, Southern Illinois OL David Arkin, Missouri State PK Stephen Blose, Youngstown State RB Tyler Duffy, South Dakota State WR Jared Emery, Missouri State LB Kyle Glazier, Western Illinois TE Ryan Kernes, Southern Illinois DB Conrad Kjerstad, S. Dakota St. LB Josh Mahoney, UNI RB Kyle Minett, South Dakota State LB Ryan Patton, Southern Illinois Second Team SS Kyle Belmont, North Dakota State DL Ben Boothby, UNI DL Eric Brunner, Illinois State DE Chance Coda, Southern Illinois LB Chris Johnson, South Dakota State FS Mike McElroy, Southern Illinois TE Ryan Mahaffey, UNI OL Brian Mellott, Youngstown State QB Nick Mertens, North Dakota State DL Dan Millington, Indiana State P Gabe Mullane, Indiana State OT David Pickard, Southern Illinois Honorable Mention Missouri State: P Jordan Chiles, PK Matt Hottelman, DB Skylar Smith • Illinois State: RB Cliffton Gordon • Indiana State: S Alex Sewall • North Dakota State: LS Jeff Curtis • South Dakota State: LB Derek Domino, WR Matt Hylland, WR Brad Iverson, OL Casey Knips, P Dean Priddy, LB Jimmy Rogers • Southern Illinois: NT Tony Colletti, DE Jason Seaman • Western Illinois: WR Myers Hendrickson, FB Rick Richardson • Youngstown State: QB Marc Kanetsky, P Ben Nowicki, WR Aaron Pitts

All-Newcomer Team Offense RB Carlos Anderson, UNI QB Matt Brown, Illinois State RB Mikael Cooper-Falls, Missouri St. WR Cadarrius Dotson, Missouri State OL Jon Fick, South Dakota State OL Andy Kowicki, Youngstown State QB Paul McIntosh, Southern Illinois QB Thomas O’Brien, South Dakota OT Andrew Radakovich, Youngstown St. WR Justin Rideau, Western Illinois WR Tyrone Walker, Illinois State Defense LB Aaron Archie, Indiana State LB Adam Beauchamp, Missouri State SS Sir Demarco Bledsoe, Youngstown St. LB Austin Davis, Illinois State LB Taylor Hill, Youngstown State LB Elijah Hodge, UNI . LB Brandon Jemison, North Dakota LB Michael Keck, Missouri State DE Kyle Russo, Southern Illinois LB Antoine Wilkinson, Missouri State LB Mike Zimmer, Illinois State

Players of the Week Sept. 5: Matt Barr, WIU (Co-Off.); Pat Grace, UNI (Co-Off.); Brandin Jordan, SIU (Def.); Scott Ravanesi, SIU (ST); Mike Lamphear, WIU (OL). Sept. 12: Pat Grace, UNI (Off.); Derek Domino, SDSU (Def.); Kyle Harris, SDSU (ST); Austin Richard, NDSU (OL). Sept. 19: Cliffton Gordon, ILSU (Off.); Waylon Richardet, MSU (Def.); Todd Speight, WIU (ST); Bryan Boemer, SIU (OL). Sept. 26: Kyle Minett, SDSU (Off.); Jake Steffen, SDSU (Def.); Scott Ravanesi, SIU (ST); Gerry Ebel, NDSU (OL). Oct. 3: Eyad Salem, ILSU (Off.); Waylon Richardet, MSU (Def.); Kevin Mazur, ILSU (ST); David Arkin, MSU (OL). Oct. 10: Deji Karim, SIU (Off.); General Parnell, SDSU (Def.); Dean Priddy, SDSU (ST), Austin Steichen, UNI (OL). Oct. 17: Clay Harbor, MSU (Off.); Brandon Williams, SIU (Def.); Matt Hottelman, MSU (ST); Josh Jellison, INSU (OL). Oct. 24: Ryan Roberts, INSU (Off.); Korey Lindsey, SIU (Def.); Kyle Harris, SDSU (ST); Ryan McKnight, SDSU (OL). Oct. 31: Paul McIntosh, SIU (Off); Coulter Boyer, NDSU (Def.); Bryce Morris, SIU (ST); Nick Bledsoe, ILSU (OL). Nov. 7: Deji Karim, SIU (Off.); Lance Caldwell, SIU (Def.); Zach Kutch, ILSU (ST), David Arkin, MSU (OL). Nov. 14: Brandon Summers, YSU (Off.); Quentin Scott, UNI (Def.); Tyrel Kool, SDSU (ST); Austin Richard, NDSU (OL). Nov. 21: Brandon Summers, YSU (Off.); E.J. Jones, ILSU (Def.); Zach Kutch, ILSU (ST); David Pickard, SIU (OL). Off. - Offensive Player of the Week Def. - Defensive Player of the Week ST - Special Teams Player of the Week OL - Offensive Lineman of the Week

Offensive Player of the Year: Deji Karim (RB), Southern Illinois Co-Defensive Players of the Year: James Ruffin (DE), Northern Iowa; ... Danny Batten (DE), South Dakota State Coach of the Year: Dale Lennon, Southern Illinois

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All-Time MVFC Final Standings 1985 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 5-0 29.2 12.2 11-2 30.2 16.3 hMissouri State 2-2-1 25.6 25.6 6-4-1 31.9 23.8 Western Illinois 2-3 17.0 24.0 5-5 20.5 23.0 Southern Illinois 2-3 22.0 21.6 4-7 29.7 23.3 Eastern Illinois 2-3 20.4 27.6 6-5 23.7 24.7 Illinois State 1-3-1 10.4 16.0 6-3-2 18.7 14.2

1992 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _____________________________________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 5-1 32.3 15.2 12-2 21.8 14.4 hMissouri State 4-2 24.0 20.7 6-5 26.0 20.9 Western Illinois 4-2 29.3 24.7 7-4 31.7 23.8 Eastern Illinois 2-4 23.2 29.8 5-6 25.1 26.8 Illinois State 2-4 22.3 22.0 5-6 26.3 22.2 Indiana State 2-4 24.8 30.1 4-7 29.0 31.3 Southern Illinois 2-4 31.5 42.8 4-7 31.8 37.2

1986 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _________________________________________________________ Eastern Illinois 5-1 34.2 16.2 11-2 37.2 16.5 Southern Illinois 4-2 21.0 21.8 7-4 21.4 20.2 Northern Iowa 4-2 33.0 19.0 7-3-1 31.5 20.1 Illinois State 3-3 18.3 19.0 5-5 18.2 17.8 Western Illinois 2-4 17.5 22.2 6-5 17.5 19.3 hMissouri State 1-5 12.3 28.5 3-7 12.7 26.3 Indiana State 1-5 13.8 26.0 3-8 15.1 27.6

1993 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _____________________________________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 5-1 26.6 18.7 8-4 29.2 19.8 hMissouri State 4-2 23.5 23.2 7-4 24.6 22.6 Western Illinois 4-2 18.0 16.5 4-7 17.2 22.5 Illinois State 2-3-1 22.8 18.8 6-4-1 24.2 19.9 Eastern Illinois 2-3-1 26.5 23.5 3-7-1 22.7 28.2 Indiana State 2-4 17.2 23.3 4-7 21.3 24.4 Southern Illinois 1-5 22.2 32.8 2-9 22.9 34.1

1987 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _________________________________________________________

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Northern Iowa Western Illinois hMissouri State Eastern Illinois Indiana State Southern Illinois Illinois State

6-0 5-1 3-3 3-3 2-4 2-4 0-6

32.3 23.7 21.0 16.3 12.3 19.3 12.2

11.8 22.0 12.0 16.3 26.7 19.5 28.8

10-4 7-4 5-6 5-6 5-6 3-8 3-7

33.1 23.9 17.7 14.5 17.8 15.1 17.5

21.8 22.4 13.2 18.2 24.6 20.7 24.0

1988 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _________________________________________________________ Western Illinois hMissouri State Indiana State Northern Iowa Eastern Illinois Southern Illinois Illinois State

6-0 4-2 4-2 3-3 2-4 2-4 0-6

27.0 28.5 21.5 19.5 17.7 15.8 12.5

18.3 21.0 15.7 20.2 22.8 22.2 22.3

10-2 5-5 5-6 5-6 5-6 4-7 1-10

31.3 25.2 18.6 26.6 18.6 18.3 12.3

17.7 20.0 23.5 21.7 19.0 23.8 24.7

1989 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _________________________________________________________ hMissouri State 5-1 31.2 17.3 10-3 33.4 22.5 Eastern Illinois 4-2 21.2 15.2 9-4 21.4 13.8 Northern Iowa 4-2 24.8 23.7 8-3 27.5 19.2 Illinois State 4-2 19.7 17.5 5-6 17.3 21.8 Indiana State 2-4 16.5 20.3 4-7 20.2 21.8 Western Illinois 1-5 11.0 22.2 4-7 18.6 19.5 Southern Illinois 1-5 17.8 26.0 2-9 20.2 26.4

1994 Northern Iowa Western Illinois Eastern Illinois Illinois State hMissouri State Indiana State Southern Illinois

Conf. 6-0 4-2 4-2 3-3 2-4 2-4 0-6

PF 23.5 23.7 21.3 20.0 18.1 15.7 14.8

PA 12.5 21.3 15.0 13.8 23.8 18.3 27.5

ALL 8-4 8-3 6-5 5-5-1 4-7 5-6 1-10

PF 22.6 32.8 23.0 22.2 19.7 22.4 14.2

PA 17.0 20.2 20.2 17.4 23.9 15.8 31.9

1995 Eastern Illinois Northern Iowa Indiana State Illinois State Southern Illinois Western Illinois hMissouri State

Conf. 5-1 5-1 3-3 3-3 2-4 2-4 1-5

PF 22.6 23.8 19.0 19.8 13.0 14.7 15.5

PA 13.0 12.0 17.3 19.3 27.8 21.7 17.3

ALL 10-2 8-5 7-4 5-6 5-6 4-7 4-7

PF 27.3 25.9 21.5 18.7 18.0 24.3 20.0

PA 16.8 18.2 16.9 17.5 26.4 22.9 18.5

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1996 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _____________________________________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 5-0 36.6 14.6 12-2 32.7 18.2 hMissouri State 3-2 24.6 20.6 7-4 25.9 16.3 Western Illinois 3-2 18.4 17.4 9-3 22.5 15.4 Indiana State 3-2 17.6 17.8 6-5 23.3 21.3 Southern Illinois 1-4 18.8 28.4 5-6 27.5 27.5 Illinois State 0-5 15.2 32.0 3-8 20.5 28.7

hMissouri State Northern Iowa Eastern Illinois Illinois State Western Illinois Indiana State Southern Illinois

5-1 5-1 3-3 3-3 3-3 1-5 1-5

34.8 28.3 15.8 20.0 19.7 22.0 10.7

17.2 13.8 22.3 21.8 25.2 27.2 23.8

9-3 8-4 5-6 5-6 3-8 4-7 2-9

34.4 27.8 16.4 18.0 17.6 23.9 15.8

18.3 17.4 19.9 17.2 28.5 26.3 28.5

1991 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa Southern Illinois Western Illinois hMissouri State Indiana State Eastern Illinois Illinois State

5-1 4-2 4-2 3-3 2-4 2-4 1-5

25.0 21.5 18.0 26.0 14.8 24.8 12.8

15.0 20.3 16.5 20.2 29.0 23.0 19.0

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11-2 7-4 7-4-1 6-4-1 5-6 4-7 5-6

28.2 21.6 23.2 29.5 20.8 27.9 19.8

12.2 24.6 15.2 19.9 22.0 24.0 16.0

6-1 6-1 4-3 4-3 3-4 2-5 2-5 1-6

31.7 22.3 16.3 21.4 17.3 17.6 25.3 21.3

18.1 9.0 16.1 17.3 25.7 27.3 32.6 27.0

11-2 12-3 7-4 6-5 5-7 5-6 4-8 4-7

36.2 28.8 19.5 22.6 18.8 20.6 34.5 23.2

18.5 16.4 18.3 22.7 26.5 26.0 30.0 26.7

2003 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _________________________________________________________ Southern Illinois 6-1 33.0 21.9 10-2 36.4 19.1 Northern Iowa 6-1 27.9 20.6 10-3 30.0 18.9 Western Illinois 5-2 38.6 30.4 9-4 36.3 25.5 Western Kentucky 5-2 29.7 17.3 9-4 32.8 16.8 Illinois State 3-4 27.0 26.1 6-6 26.5 24.4 Youngstown State 2-5 21.1 32.6 5-7 23.4 23.6 hMissouri State 1-6 24.1 30.0 4-7 26.2 25.1 Indiana State 0-7 15.3 37.9 3-9 14.2 29.7 2004 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _________________________________________________________ Southern Illinois Western Kentucky Northern Iowa hMissouri State Western Illinois Illinois State Youngstown State Indiana State

7-0 6-1 5-2 3-4 2-5 2-5 2-5 2-5

44.0 35.0 28.4 25.6 19.7 26.0 24.6 20.1

12.6 17.7 18.6 31.1 39.3 34.6 28.0 41.6

10-2 9-3 7-4 6-5 4-7 4-7 4-7 4-7

42.6 29.2 31.9 26.8 28.3 25.6 24.5 22.1

13.2 18.9 18.0 29.5 37.2 32.0 24.7 37.7

2005 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 5-2 23.6 21.0 11-4 29.9 23.8 Youngstown State 5-2 26.4 15.3 8-3 27.8 16.2 Southern Illinois 5-2 32.4 27.1 9-4 34.5 22.9 Illinois State 4-3 40.7 25.3 7-4 39.2 21.3 Western Kentucky 4-3 29.1 27.6 6-5 30.8 26.5 Western Illinois 3-4 29.1 30.9 5-6 32.0 33.7 hMissouri State 2-5 22.9 32.6 4-6 27.3 31.2 Indiana State 0-7 21.1 45.7 0-11 17.5 43.3 2006 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _________________________________________________________ Youngstown State Illinois State Northern Iowa Southern Illinois Western Kentucky Western Illinois hMissouri State Indiana State

1998 Conf. PF PA Western Illinois 5-1 19.3 7.5 Illinois State 4-2 33.8 30.2 hMissouri State 3-3 24.2 24.0 Northern Iowa 3-3 24.5 22.8 Youngstown State 3-3 17.7 26.0 Indiana State 2-4 20.3 22.7 Southern Illinois 1-5 20.5 27.2

2007 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 6-0 35.8 14.0 12-1 36.1 16.8 Southern Illinois 5-1 34.8 16.7 12-2 37.9 17.4 Youngstown State 3-3 28.7 19.5 7-4 27.4 18.5 Western Illinois 3-3 18.8 19.0 6-5 24.8 19.5 hMissouri State 2-4 29.8 35.2 6-5 36.3 35.3 Illinois State 2-4 31.3 30.2 4-7 29.5 30.7 Indiana State 0-6 10.3 55.2 0-11 11.2 49.2

ALL 11-3 8-4 5-6 7-4 6-5 5-6 3-8

PF 22.0 36.1 28.9 26.2 22.7 23.7 23.5

PA 9.4 26.6 25.8 17.4 23.7 25.0 26.9

1999 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _________________________________________________________

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Western Illinois Western Kentucky Youngstown State Illinois State Indiana State Northern Iowa Southern Illinois hMissouri State

1997 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _____________________________________________________________________________________ Western Illinois 6-0 32.5 17.0 11-2 31.3 17.6 Northern Iowa 5-1 31.2 27.5 7-4 28.0 30.8 Youngstown State 4-2 29.3 13.7 13-2 30.5 15.3 hMissouri State 3-3 23.5 25.7 5-6 24.2 25.6 Indiana State 2-4 11.0 24.3 3-8 10.8 22.5 Southern Illinois 1-5 23.8 29.5 3-8 21.6 29.1 Illinois State 0-6 17.7 31.3 2-9 20.0 30.2 _____________________________________________________________________________________

Jesse Branch’s 1989 and 1990 Bears won back-to-back conference titles and went 18-4 in the regular season in that span.

2002 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _________________________________________________________

Illinois State Youngstown State Northern Iowa hMissouri State Western Illinois Indiana State Southern Illinois

6-0 5-1 3-3 2-4 2-4 2-4 1-5

39.5 29.3 30.3 30.0 36.8 30.8 37.2

32.2 25.7 29.0 29.2 31.0 34.5 52.5

11-3 12-3 8-3 5-6 7-4 3-8 5-6

34.8 28.1 36.4 33.9 34.8 25.8 38.5

25.4 24.1 23.1 24.1 21.9 33.9 39.3

2000 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _________________________________________________________ Western Illinois 5-1 31.8 18.3 9-3 34.8 17.6 Youngstown State 4-2 22.2 16.8 9-3 26.6 16.3 Illinois State 4-2 25.5 15.0 7-4 32.8 20.1 Northern Iowa 3-3 32.2 27.3 7-4 36.1 27.7 hMissouri State 2-4 15.7 20.0 5-6 21.5 18.2 Southern Illinois 2-4 20.0 25.5 3-8 18.9 28.7 Indiana State 1-5 10.2 34.5 1-10 11.1 37.1 2001 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 6-1 23.6 17.1 11-3 26.9 24.3 Youngstown State 5-2 31.0 19.9 8-3 33.5 17.4 Western Kentucky 5-2 28.4 13.0 8-4 26.5 12.2 Western Illinois 4-3 27.0 24.7 5-5 25.7 29.0 hMissouri State 3-4 23.6 28.4 6-5 27.0 24.6 Indiana State 2-5 17.1 29.6 3-8 15.3 31.5 Illinois State 2-5 26.9 33.9 2-9 23.5 34.1 Southern Illinois 1-6 15.6 26.6 1-10 15.2 30.8

6-1 5-2 5-2 4-3 4-3 2-5 1-6 1-6

32.4 30.3 29.7 31.1 24.7 27.4 15.4 18.0

18.0 21.4 23.1 23.1 22.0 29.9 29.4 42.1

11-3 9-4 7-4 9-4 6-5 5-6 2-9 1-10

31.4 29.0 31.0 34.5 23.5 30.3 17.6 21.5

23.1 20.2 22.6 19.7 23.9 25.2 28.0 44.8

2008 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 7-1 29.1 12.9 12-3 29.2 17.7 Southern Illinois 7-1 31.1 17.8 9-3 29.4 21.3 South Dakota St. 6-2 36.0 21.0 7-5 35.6 29.0 Western Illinois 4-4 29.3 24.6 6-5 32.3 21.7 North Dakota St. 4-4 28.1 21.9 6-5 29.9 19.2 hMissouri State 3-5 22.6 33.6 4-7 24.2 35.4 Youngstown State 3-5 24.6 32.9 4-8 22.5 29.3 Illinois State 2-6 29.9 32.1 3-8 28.4 30.9 Indiana State 0-8 9.3 43.3 0-12 8.4 42.3 2009 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _________________________________________________________ Southern Illinois South Dakota St. Northern Iowa Illinois State hMissouri State Youngstown State North Dakota St. Indiana State Western Illinois

8-0 7-1 5-3 5-3 4-4 4-4 2-6 1-7 0-8

32.8 26.8 31.9 24.2 18.5 19.1 25.0 8.6 10.2

14.2 13.1 15.1 24.6 21.8 20.4 25.6 37.9 24.4

11-2 8-4 7-4 6-5 6-5 6-5 3-8 1-10 1-10

34.0 27.8 33.4 23.2 19.7 21.1 29.2 9.0 14.0

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Bears’ Valley Football Honors Players and Coaches of the Year

John Wilcox, OC ...................................... First Team Chris Kapilovic, OT .................................. First Team Chris Reed, OG ....................................... First Team Michael Fox, DL....................................... First Team Bill Walter, DL .......................................... First Team Marcus Shipp, DB.................................... First Team Matt Irvin, OG ..................................... Second Team Richard Grote, PK .............................. Second Team Robert Harbolt, LB .............................. Second Team Tim McDuffey, OT .......................Honorable Mention Sean Richardson, LB..................Honorable Mention Brett Von Willer, P.......................Honorable Mention

1985

James Houston, LB ........ Co-Def. Player of the Year

1987 Matt Soraghan, LB.......Defensive Player of the Year

1989 DeAndre Smith, QB ..... Offensive Player of the Year Jesse Branch ............................... Coach of the Year

1990 DeAndre Smith, QB ..... Offensive Player of the Year Jesse Branch ............................... Coach of the Year

1991

1995

Tim McDuffey, OT .................................... First Team Matt Irvin, OG .......................................... First Team Bill Walter, DL .......................................... First Team Marcus Shipp, DB.................................... First Team Adrion Smith, DB ..................................... First Team Sean Richardson, LB.......................... Second Team Paul Carney, QB .........................Honorable Mention Hale Hitchcock, RB.....................Honorable Mention Anthony Pegues, RB ..................Honorable Mention

Jason Cannon, WR ...............Newcomer of the Year

1996 Mike Miano, DL............Defensive Player of the Year

2007 Cody Kirby, QB .......................Freshman of the Year

2009 Antoine Wilkinson, LB............Newcomer of the Year

All-Conference Selections 1985

Keith Williams, RB ................................... First Team David Heim, OC....................................... First Team Brad Sellenriek, OT ................................. First Team Kevin Bor, OG.......................................... First Team James Houston, LB ................................. First Team Preston Estes, DL.................................... First Team B.J. Torbett, WR ................................. Second Team Danny Gasser, PK .............................. Second Team Mike Chatman, DB ............................. Second Team Mike Atzen, P...................................... Second Team

1992 1996 Valley Defensive Player of the Year Mike Miano.

1986 Chris Tayrien, OG .................................... First Team Tony Gilbert, RB ................................ Second Team Preston Estes, DL.............................. Second Team Ken Braden, LB ......................... Honorable Mention

1987 Preston Estes, DL................................... First Team Matt Soraghan, LB.................................. First Team Ken Braden, LB ...................................... First Team Doug Gardner, OT ............................. Second Team Mark Christensen, OG ....................... Second Team Craig Phillips, DB............................... Second Team Chris Potthast, PK .............................. Second Team Jon Frangoulis, P....................... Honorable Mention

1988 Doug Gardner, OC................................... First Team Mark Christensen, OG ............................ First Team James Turnage, LB ................................ First Team Brian Eddy, OT .................................. Second Team James Bowens, DL............................ Second Team Craig Phillips, DB............................... Second Team Rodney McConico, RB .............. Honorable Mention

1989 DeAndre Smith, QB ................................. First Team Phillip Collins, RB .................................... First Team Tony Gilbert, RB ...................................... First Team Greg Bolda, OC ....................................... First Team Brian Eddy, OT ........................................ First Team Mark Christensen, OG ............................. First Team Michael Fox, DL....................................... First Team James Turnage, LB ................................. First Team John Douglass, OT ............................. Second Team Chris Reed, OG .................................. Second Team Bill Walter, DL ..................................... Second Team

1990 1989-90 MVFC Offensive Player of the Year DeAndre Smith

DeAndre Smith, QB ................................. First Team Eric Jenkins, RB ...................................... First Team Ken Kelly, TE ........................................... First Team

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Matt Irvin, OG .......................................... First Team Adrion Smith, DB ..................................... First Team Will LaClear, OT ................................. Second Team Richard Grote, PK .............................. Second Team Rick Perry, DL..................................... Second Team Bill Dulin, LB ....................................... Second Team Shumone Burnett, DB......................... Second Team Anthony Pegues, RB ..................Honorable Mention Jonah White, RB.........................Honorable Mention Damon Frost, LB ........................Honorable Mention

1993 Cameron Flemming, LB........................... First Team Adrion Smith, DB ..................................... First Team Chuck Calhoun, WR ........................... Second Team Luke Hake, OC ................................... Second Team David Dow, OT .................................. Second Team Bobby Godwin, DL.............................. Second Team Anthony Pegues, RB ..................Honorable Mention DeLaun Fowler, LB .....................Honorable Mention Mike Strickland, LB .....................Honorable Mention

1994 Luke Hake, OL.................................... Second Team Brad Kubik, OL ................................... Second Team Tom Procter, DL .................................. Second Team DeLaun Fowler, LB ............................. Second Team Willie Parks, DB .................................. Second Team Dee Debro, RB ...........................Honorable Mention

Three-Time First Team All-Conference Selections Adrion Smith, DB ................................. 1991-93 Travis Brawner, PK .............................. 1997-99 Brad St. Louis, TE ............................... 1997-99 Clay Harbor, TE ................................... 2007-09

Four-Time All-Conference Selections (1st, 2nd, HM) Brad Kubik, OL ....................................1994-97 Corky Martin, LB ..............................1997-2000

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1995 Luke Hake, OL......................................... First Team DeLaun Fowler, LB ................................. First Team Chris Hurst, P ......................................... First Team Jason Cannon, WR ........................... Second Team Brad Kubik, OL ................................... Second Team Mike Miano, DL................................... Second Team Willie Parks, DB .................................. Second Team Phil Perkins, WR.........................Honorable Mention Bennie McLin, LB .......................Honorable Mention Branyon Davis, DB .....................Honorable Mention

1996 Michael Cosey, RB .................................. First Team Brad Kubik, OL ........................................ First Team Wayne Boyer, PK .................................... First Team Earenest Grayson, DL ............................. First Team Mike Miano, DL........................................ First Team Bennie McLin, LB .................................... First Team Jake Cannon, WR .............................. Second Team Paxton Parker, OL .............................. Second Team Travis Richardson, DB ........................ Second Team Jeremy Hoog, QB ...................... Honorable Mention Jason Whittle, OL ...................... Honorable Mention Tom Procter, DL ..........................Honorable Mention Wayne Boyer, P ..........................Honorable Mention

1997 Brad St. Louis, TE ................................... First Team Brad Kubik, OL ........................................ First Team Travis Brawner, PK ................................. First Team Corky Martin, LB ...................................... First Team Maurice Daniels, RB ........................... Second Team Jason Whittle, OL ............................... Second Team Corey Brunsvold, DL .......................... Second Team Jeremy Hoog, QB ...................... Honorable Mention Jason Cannon, WR ....................Honorable Mention Mitch Minick, DL .........................Honorable Mention Travis Brawner, P .......................Honorable Mention

1998 Brad St. Louis, TE ................................... First Team Travis Brawner, PK .................................. First Team Derek Jensen, QB .............................. Second Team

Maurice Daniels, RB .......................... Second Team Tony Flint, OL ..................................... Second Team Frank Emeterio, DL ............................ Second Team Corky Martin, LB ................................. Second Team Isaac Harvin, DB................................ Second Team Jeff Hewitt, WR ...........................Honorable Mention Jerry Arnold, DL ..........................Honorable Mention Mike Gailey, DB ..........................Honorable Mention

1999 Brad St. Louis, TE ................................... First Team Travis Brawner, PK .................................. First Team Jason Ringena, RB............................ Second Team Jason Stealy, OL................................ Second Team Corky Martin, LB ................................. Second Team Jeff Killeen, DB ................................... Second Team Jay Rodgers, QB ........................Honorable Mention Eric Owens, OL ..........................Honorable Mention Luis Almanzar, DL...................... Honorable Mention Travis Brawner, P .......................Honorable Mention

2000 Jeff Hewitt, WR ....................................... First Team Luis Almanzar, DL.................................... First Team Jason Ringena, RB............................. Second Team Jake Harriger, OL ............................... Second Team Mark Marcos, WR ............................... Second Team Eric Owens, OL .................................. Second Team Mario Turner, DL ................................. Second Team Corky Martin, LB ................................. Second Team James Broyles, OL .....................Honorable Mention Brian Long, PK ...........................Honorable Mention Donte King, DB ...........................Honorable Mention Brent Withers, DB .......................Honorable Mention

2001 Jake Harriger, OL .................................... First Team Enoch Smith, DL...................................... First Team Mark Marcos, WR ............................... Second Team Eric Owens, OL .................................. Second Team P.J. Jones, LB ..................................... Second Team Austin Moherman, QB ................Honorable Mention Jeff Bristol, OL ............................Honorable Mention Eddie Pena, P.............................Honorable Mention

2002 Crockett Ladd, OL ................................... First Team Mark Marcos, WR ............................... Second Team Darryl Robinson, LB ........................... Second Team Darryl Warren, DB .............................. Second Team Eddie Linscomb, RB ...................Honorable Mention Nate Schurman, RB....................Honorable Mention Colin Johnson, DB ......................Honorable Mention

In 2009, Tight end Clay Harbor became Missouri State’s fourth player to earn All-MVFC First Team honors three seasons.

Cody Pratt, RB............................Honorable Mention Matt Bucholz, TE ........................Honorable Mention Travis Brown, OL ........................Honorable Mention Torre Endsley, DB .......................Honorable Mention Jon Scifres, P .............................Honorable Mention

2005 Michael Sparks, WR ........................... Second Team Justin Williamson, OL ......................... Second Team Jon Scifres, PK ................................... Second Team Lee Baker, RB ............................Honorable Mention Steve Kohenskey, OL .................Honorable Mention Deyontae Batiste, DL..................Honorable Mention

2006 Chris Wash, DL................................... Second Team Nathan Stokes, P................................ Second Team Eric Davis, RS .................................... Second Team Payne Hall, TE............................Honorable Mention Justin Williamson, OL .................Honorable Mention Derrick Byrd, LB .........................Honorable Mention

2007 Clay Harbor, TE ....................................... First Team David Arkin, OL................................... Second Team Nathan Stokes, P................................ Second Team Gerald Davis, RB ........................Honorable Mention Nathan Stokes, PK .....................Honorable Mention Marcus Colbert, DB ....................Honorable Mention Roger Wright, DB .......................Honorable Mention

2003

2008

Nate Schurman, FB ............................ Second Team Brad Durham, OL ............................... Second Team Steve Watson, DL ............................... Second Team Steven Rush, WR .......................Honorable Mention Jon Zweygardt, OL .....................Honorable Mention Joe Taylor, DL .............................Honorable Mention Torre Endsley, DB .......................Honorable Mention

Clay Harbor, TE ....................................... First Team Cody Kirby, QB ................................... Second Team David Arkin, OL................................... Second Team Roger Wright, DB ............................... Second Team Cedric Alvis, DB ..........................Honorable Mention Chris Geisz, WR .........................Honorable Mention Skylar Smith, DB ........................Honorable Mention

2004

2009

Steven Rush, WR .................................... First Team Jon Scifres, PK ........................................ First Team Steve Watson, DL .................................... First Team Darren Barnett, DB .................................. First Team Preston Portee, FB ............................. Second Team Brad Durham, OL ............................... Second Team Jovon Lewis, DB ................................. Second Team Steven Rush, RS ................................ Second Team

Clay Harbor, TE ....................................... First Team David Arkin, OL........................................ First Team Antoine Wilkinson, LB.............................. First Team Waylon Richardet, DL ......................... Second Team Skylar Smith, DB ................................ Second Team Jordan Chiles, P .........................Honorable Mention Cody Kirby, QB ...........................Honorable Mention Jared Emery, WR .......................Honorable Mention

Three-time All-MVFC first-team selection Travis Brawner

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Jeremy Hoog, QB .....................................Freshman Ryan Bravo, OL .............................................. Junior Brad Kubik, OL .........................................Freshman Kevin Lightburn, LB ........................................ Junior Chris Hurst, P ................................................. Junior

1995 Jason Cannon, WR ............................... Sophomore Michael Cosey, RB ......................................... Junior Mike Miano, DL............................................... Junior Branyon Davis, DB .........................................Senior

1996 Chance Thurman, WR ..............................Freshman Mike Blount, DB .............................................. Junior

1997 Corey McGriff, RB .......................................... Junior Travis Brawner, PK ................................ Sophomore Mitch Minick, DL .............................................Senior Corky Martin, LB .......................................Freshman Shawn Lockhart, DB .............................. Sophomore

1998 Justin Craun, OL.................................... Sophomore Eric Owens, OL ........................................Freshman Tacoma Fontaine, WR .................................... Junior Jeff Hewitt, WR ...................................... Sophomore P.J. Jones, LB ...........................................Freshman Mike Gailey, DB ........................................Freshman Isaac Harvin, DB............................................. Junior

1999 Jay Rogers, QB ..............................................Senior Luis Almanzar, DT .......................................... Junior Donte King, CB ............................................... Junior

2000 James Broyles, OL .........................................Senior Austin Moherman, QB .................................... Junior Elliot Smith, OG .............................................. Junior

2001 Steve Ennis, RB ............................................. Junior Eddie Linscomb, RB ....................................... Junior Mark Marcos, WR ........................................... Junior Crockett Ladd, OC .......................................... Junior Carlos Banks, CB .................................. Sophomore Daryl Warren, CB .................................. Sophomore

2002 Brandon Chambers, LB .................................. Junior Darryl Robinson, LB ....................................... Junior

2003 Cody Pratt, TB ................................................ Junior Steven Rush, WR ........................................... Junior Michael Sparks, WR .............................. Sophomore Torre Endsley, DB ........................................... Junior Kevin Sears, LB ........................................Freshman

Western Illinois ...................................... 65 Missouri State ...................................... 64 Illinois State ........................................... 56 Northern Iowa ........................................ 52 Southern Illinois ..................................... 48 Youngstown State .................................. 36 Indiana State ......................................... 31 Western Kentucky ................................. 27 Eastern Illinois ......................................... 3 South Dakota State ................................. 3 North Dakota State .................................. 1

Travis Brawner, PK ......................... 1997-98-99 Jeff Killeen, DB ............................... 1997-98-99

Two-Time First Team All-Academic Selections

2004 Darren Barnett, CB ......................................... Junior Darryl Johnson, LB ......................................... Junior

Matt White, TE ................................. 1998-2000 Jason Whittle, OT ................................ 1995-96

2005 Lee Baker, TB .................................................Senior Scott Carroll, QB.................................... Sophomore Deyontae Batiste, DT .....................................Senior Greg Lovely, CB ............................................. Junior

Four-Time All-Academic Selections (1st, 2nd, HM) Chris Geisz, WR ........................2005-06-07-08

Three-Time All-Academic Selections (1st, 2nd, HM)

2006 Eric Davis, WR ...................................... Sophomore Tamarkus McElvane, WR ............................... Junior Jeron Poole, LB .............................................. Junior

2007 David Arkin, OG ........................................Freshman Kevaughn Brown, OT ..................................... Junior Clayton Dickehut, DE ..................................... Junior Cody Kirby, QB .........................................Freshman Derek Miller, CB........................................Freshman Kingjack Washington, TB..........................Freshman

2008 Jordan Chiles, P .......................................Freshman David Ingram, LB ......................................Freshman

2009 Antoine Wilkinson, LB..................................... Junior Adam Beauchamp, LB.................................... Junior Michael Keck, LB ................................... Sophomore Mikael Cooper-Falls, RB...........................Freshman Cadarrius Dotson, WR..............................Freshman

All-Academic Team Selections 1994

Ryan Touhey, OT ................................ Second Team Chris Nicoll, C .............................Honorable Mention Corey Roy, SS ............................Honorable Mention

1995 Ryan Bravo, OG ..................................... First Team Jason Whittle, OT ................................... First Team Jeremy Hoog, QB .............................. Second Team Ryan Estes, FB.......................... Honorable Mention Kyle Geller, QB .......................... Honorable Mention Tom Proctor, DT......................... Honorable Mention Corey Roy, TE ........................... Honorable Mention

1996 All-Time MVFC All-Newcomer Selections

Three-Time First Team All-Academic Selections

Montoi Dixon, WR................................... First Team Jake Jacobsmeyer, DT ............................ First Team Corey Roy, TE ......................................... First Team Ryan Touhey, OG .................................... First Team Jason Whittle, OT ................................... First Team Brad Duke, LB .................................... Second Team Ryan Estes, SS .................................. Second Team Jeremy Hoog, QB ............................... Second Team Tom Procter, DE ................................. Second Team

1997 Travis Brawner, PK .................................. First Team Jeff Killeen, DB ........................................ First Team Jake Jacobsmeyer, DL ....................... Second Team Brad St. Louis, TE .............................. Second Team

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Ryan Touhey, OL ............................ 1994-95-97 Corey Roy, TE ................................ 1994-95-96 Travis Brawner, PK ......................... 1997-98-99 Jeff Killeen, DB ............................... 1997-98-99 Brad St. Louis, TE .......................... 1997-98-99 Matt White, TE ............................ 1998-99-2000 Jason Whittle, OL ........................... 1995-96-97 Jared Emery, WR ........................... 2007-08-09 Ryan Touhey, OL ............................... Second Team Jason Whittle, OT .............................. Second Team Brad Duke, LB ............................Honorable Mention

1998 Travis Brawner, PK ................................. First Team Derek Jensen, QB ................................... First Team Jeff Killeen, DB ........................................ First Team Matt White, TE ......................................... First Team Frank Emeterio, DL ............................ Second Team Robert Rose, WR ............................... Second Team Brad St. Louis, TE .............................. Second Team

1999 Travis Brawner, PK .................................. First Team Jeff Killeen, DB ........................................ First Team Chance Thurman, WR ............................. First Team Matt White, TE ............................Honorable Mention

2000 Jerry Arnold, DT....................................... First Team Matt White, TE ......................................... First Team Jason Ringena, TB ............................. Second Team

2001 Jason Ringena, RB................................. First Team Sean Adams, WR ............................... Second Team Eric Owens, OT .................................. Second Team Jeff Bristol, OT ............................Honorable Mention

2002 Zach Dechant, TB................................... First Team Crockett Ladd, OC ................................... First Team Mark Marcos, WR .................................... First Team Jeff Bristol, OT ............................Honorable Mention

2003 Brad Durham, OC ............................... Second Team

2004 Brad Durham, OC ............................... Second Team

2005 Kevin Sears, LB .................................. Second Team Chris Geisz, WR .........................Honorable Mention Mike Radon, FS ..........................Honorable Mention David Tillman, OC...................... Honorable Mention

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1994

2002

Payne Hall, TE........................................ First Team Chris Geisz, WR ................................. Second Team Mike Radon, FS ..........................Honorable Mention Kevin Sears, LB ......................... Honorable Mention David Tillman, OC...................... Honorable Mention

Jeremy Hoog, QB, Offensive .......................Sept. 10 Luke Hake, OC, Offensive Lineman ............Sept. 17 Kevin Lightburn, LB, Defensive .................... Oct. 15 Jerry Freeny, SS, Defensive ......................... Oct. 29 Brad Kubik, OT, Offensive Lineman ...............Nov. 5 DeLaun Fowler, LB, Defensive .....................Nov. 12

Pat Fleming, LB, Defensive ...........................Sept. 7 Zach Dechant, RB, Co-Offensive ................Sept. 21 Crockett Ladd, OC, Offensive Lineman .......Sept. 21

2007 David Tillman, OC.................................... First Team Jared Emery, WR ............................... Second Team Chris Geisz, CB ..........................Honorable Mention

2008 David Arkin, OG .................................. Second Team Chris Brehmer, DT .............................. Second Team Chris Geisz, WR ................................. Second Team Clayton Dickehut, DE .................Honorable Mention Jared Emery, WR .......................Honorable Mention

2009 David Arkin, OG ....................................... First Team Jared Emery, WR .................................... First Team Jordan Chiles, P .........................Honorable Mention Matt Hottelman, K .......................Honorable Mention Skylar Smith, DB ........................Honorable Mention

Valley Players of the Week 1985

Rod Witt, FB, Offensive .................................Sept. 7 Dempster Jackson, CB, Defensive ................Sept. 7 Keith Williams, RB, Offensive .....................Sept. 14 Keith Williams, RB, Offensive ........................ Oct. 5 James Houston, LB, Defensive ................... Oct. 19 Preston Estes, DE, Defensive .......................Nov. 2 Preston Estes, DE, Defensive .....................Nov. 16

1986 Matt Soraghan, LB, Defensive........................Nov. 1

1987 Matt Soraghan, LB, Defensive.....................Sept. 14 Matt Soraghan, LB, Defensive.....................Sept. 28 DeAndre Smith, QB, Offensive ....................... Oct. 5 Matt Soraghan, LB, Defensive......................Nov. 16

1988 James Turnage, DT, Defensive ...................Sept. 24 DeAndre Smith, QB, Offensive .......................Nov. 5

1989 DeAndre Smith, QB, Offensive ......................Sept. 2 Phillip Collins, HB, Offensive ......................Sept. 16 Tony Gilbert, HB, Offensive .......................... Oct. 30 James Turnage, LB, Defensive ....................Nov. 20

1990 Richard Grote, PK, Offensive ......................Sept. 17 Cameron Flemming, LB, Defensive.............Sept. 24 DeAndre Smith, QB, Offensive ....................... Oct. 1 DeAndre Smith, QB, Offensive ..................... Oct. 29 Robert Harbolt, LB, Defensive ......................Nov. 12

1991 Paul Carney, QB, Offensive ............................ Oct. 7 Adrion Smith, CB, Defensive .......................... Oct. 7 Adrion Smith, CB, Defensive ........................ Oct. 21

1992 Adrion Smith, DB, Defensive .......................Sept. 19

1993 David Tow, OT, Offensive Lineman................Sept. 6 Luke Hake, OC, Offensive Lineman ............Sept. 20 Anthony Pegues, RS, Special Teams ............. Oct. 4 Phil Johnson, QB, Offensive..........................Oct. 11 Adrion Smith, DB, Defensive ..........................Nov. 8

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1995 Phil Perkins, WR, Offensive ..........................Sept. 9 Luke Hake, OG, Offensive Lineman ............... Oct. 7 Wayne Boyer, PK, Special Teams ................ Oct. 14 Luke Hake, OG, Offensive Lineman ............. Oct. 21 Jason Cannon, WR, Co-Offensive ............... Oct. 21 DeLaun Fowler, LB, Defensive ..................... Oct. 28 Jeremy Hoog, QB, Offensive ........................ Nov. 11 Paxton Parker, OC, Offensive Lineman........ Nov. 11 Dee Debro, RB, Offensive ............................Nov. 18

1996 Paxton Parker, OC, Offensive Lineman........Aug. 31 Jeremy Hoog, QB, Offensive .......................Sept. 14 Wayne Boyer, P/PK, Special Teams ............Sept. 14 Michael Cosey, RB, Offensive .....................Sept. 28 Wayne Boyer, P/PK, Special Teams ............Sept. 28 Michael Cosey, RB, Offensive ........................ Oct. 5 Davis Moore, LB, Defensive ........................... Oct. 5 Brad Kubik, OT, Special Teams ...................... Oct. 5 Wayne Boyer, P/PK, Special Teams ............... Oct. 5 Michael Cosey, RB, Offensive ......................Nov. 16 Jason Whittle, OT, Offensive Lineman .........Nov. 16

1997 Jason Sykes, FS, Defensive..........................Sept. 6 Jeff Killeen, FS, Special Teams .....................Sept. 6 Maurice Daniels, RB, Offensive...................Sept. 20 Brad Kubik, OT, Offensive Lineman ............Sept. 20 Brad Kubik, OT, Offensive Lineman ............... Oct. 4 Travis Brawner, P/PK, Special Teams ............ Oct. 4 Ryan Touhey, OG, Offensive Line .................Oct. 11 LeKeith Hampton, LB, Defensive ................. Oct. 18 Travis Brawner, P/PK, Special Teams .......... Oct. 18

1998 Tony Flint, OG, Offensive Lineman................. Oct. 3 Aaron Light, OC, Offensive Lineman ............ Oct. 31 Derek Jensen, QB, Offensive .........................Nov. 7 Justin Craun, OT, Offensive Lineman .............Nov. 7 Travis Brawner, P/PK, Special Teams ..........Nov. 14

1999 Jeff Hewitt, RS, Special Teams ...................Sept. 19 Justin Craun, OT, Offensive Lineman ..........Sept. 26 Corky Martin, LB, Defensive ........................... Oct. 3 Jason Stealy, OG, Offensive Lineman.......... Oct. 31 Aisali Faapouli, DT, Defensive ......................Nov. 14 Aaron Light, OC, Offensive Lineman ............Nov. 14 Luis Almanzar, DT, Defensive .......................Nov. 21 Travis Brawner, P/PK, Special Teams ..........Nov. 21

2000 Eddie Pena, P, Special Teams.......................Sept. 2 Austin Moherman, QB, Offensive ................... Oct. 7 Jason Ringena, RB, Offensive ..................... Nov. 11

2001 Lee Coleman, KR, Special Teams .................Sept. 8 Jake Harriger, OG, Offensive Lineman......... Oct. 13 Jeff Bristol, OT, Offensive Lineman .............. Oct. 27 Brian Long, PK, Special Teams .................... Oct. 27 P.J. Jones, LB, Defensive .............................Nov. 17 Elliott Smith, OL, Offensive Lineman ............Nov. 17

2003 Cody Pratt, RB, Offensive ............................Aug. 30 Torre Endsley, DB, Defensive .......................Aug. 30 Michael Sparks, RS, Special Teams............Sept. 13 Michael Sparks, RS, Special Teams...............Nov. 1 Steven Rush, WR, Offensive ..........................Nov. 8 Brad Druham, OL, Offensive Lineman ...........Nov. 8 Steven Rush, RS, Special Teams.................Nov. 15

2004 Brad Durham, OC, Offensive Lineman ........Sept. 11 Travis Brown, OT, Offensive Lineman ............ Oct. 2 Darren Barnett, CB, Defensive .......................Nov. 6 Jon Scifres, PK, Special Teams....................Nov. 13

2005 Mike Radon, S, Defensive .............................Sept. 3 Justin Williamson, OT, Offensive Lineman ..Sept. 17 Justin Williamson, OT, Offensive Lineman ..... Oct. 8

2006 Eric Davis, KR, Special Teams ....................Sept. 16 Marcus Colbert, CB, Special Teams ............. Nov. 11

2007 Gerald Davis, RB, Offensive..........................Sept. 1 David Arkin, OT, Offensive Lineman ..............Sept. 1 Nathan Stokes, PK, Special Teams ...............Sept. 8 Cody Kirby, QB, Offensive ...........................Sept. 22 David Arkin, OG, Co-Offensive Lineman .....Sept. 22 Seth Reichert, OG, Co-Offensive Lineman .Sept. 22 Cody Kirby, QB, Offensive .............................. Oct. 6 Kevaughn Brown, OT, Offensive Lineman...... Oct. 6 Nathan Stokes, P/PK, Special Teams .......... Oct. 27

2008 Kevaughn Brown, OT, Offensive Lineman.....Sept. 8 Roger Wright, S, Defensive ...........................Oct. 11 Cody Kirby, QB, Offensive ............................ Oct. 18 Seth Reichert, OG, Offensive Lineman ........ Oct. 18

2009 Waylon Richardet, DL, Defensive ................Sept. 19 Waylon Richardet, DL, Defensive ................... Oct. 3 David Arkin, OG, Offensive Lineman .............. Oct. 3 Clay Harbor, TE, Offensive ........................... Oct. 17 Matt Hottelman, K, Special Teams ............... Oct. 17 David Arkin, OG, Offensive Lineman .............. Oct. 3

Valley Football All-Decade Team (1985-94) DeAndre Smith, QB (1987-90) ................ First Team (Offensive Player of the Decade)

Mark Christensen, OL (1986-89) ............. First Team Bill Walter, DL (1988-91).......................... First Team Adrion Smith, DB (1990-93) .................... First Team Matt Irvin, OL (1989-92) .............Honorable Mention Michael Fox, DL (1989-90) .........Honorable Mention Matt Soraghan, LB (1985-87) .....Honorable Mention Marcus Shipp, DB (1989-91) ......Honorable Mention

Valley Football All-Silver Anniversary Team (1985-09) Travis Brawner (1996-99) ................... Punter/Kicker Clay Harbor (2006-09) ...............................Tight End DeAndre Smith (1987-90)..................... Quarterback Adrion Smith (1990-93) ......................... Cornerback Brad St. Louis (1996-99) ...........................Tight End

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NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs First Round Sat., Nov. 27

Second Round Sat., Dec. 4

Quarterfinals Dec. 10-11

Semifinals Dec. 17-18

Championship Fri., Jan. 7

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(2) Pizza Hut Park Frisco, Texas

NATIONAL CHAMPION

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All rounds, except Championship, on campus sites Selections announced Sunday, November 21

NCAA Division I FCS Championship Game Results Year Result

Winning Coach

Game Site

1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Rudy Hubbard Roy Kidd Jim Criner Dave Kragthorpe Roy Kidd Rey Dempsey Dave Arnold Erk Russell Erk Russell Pat Collins Jimmy Satterfield Erk Russell Tim Stowers Jim Tressel Jim Donnan Jim Tressel Jim Tressel Don Read Bob Pruett Jim Tressel Mark Whipple Paul Johnson Paul Johnson Joe Glenn Jack Harbaugh K. C. Keeler Mickey Matthews Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Jerry Moore Mike London Andy Talley

Wichita Falls, Texas Orlando, Fla. Sacramento, Calif. Wichita Falls, Texas Wichita Falls, Texas Charleston, S. C. Charleston, S. C. Tacoma, Wash. Tacoma, Wash. Pocatello, Idaho Pocatello, Idaho Statesboro, Ga. Statesboro, Ga. Statesboro, Ga. Huntington, W. Va. Huntington, W. Va. Huntington, W. Va. Huntington, W. Va. Huntington, W. Va. Chattanooga, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn.

Florida A&M 35, Massachusetts 28 Eastern Kentucky 30, Lehigh 7 Boise State 31, Eastern Kentucky 29 Idaho State 34, Eastern Kentucky 23 Eastern Kentucky 17, Delaware 14 Southern Illinois 43, Western Carolina 7 Montana State 19, Louisiana Tech 6 Georgia Southern 44, Furman 42 Georgia Southern 48, Arkansas State 21 Northeast Louisiana 43, Marshall 42 Furman 17, Georgia Southern 12 Georgia Southern 37, Stephen F. Austin 34 Georgia Southern 36, Nevada 13 Youngstown State 25, Marshall 17 Marshall 31, Youngstown State 28 Youngstown State 17, Marshall 5 Youngstown State 28, Boise State 14 Montana 22, Marshall 20 Marshall 49, Montana 29 Youngstown State 10, McNeese State 9 Massachusetts 55, Georgia Southern 43 Georgia Southern 59, Youngstown State 24 Georgia Southern 27, Montana 25 Montana 13, Furman 6 Western Kentucky 34, McNeese State 14 Delaware 40, Colgate 0 James Madison 31, Montana 21 Appalachian State 21, Northern Iowa 16 Appalachian State 28, Massachusetts 17 Appalachian State 49, Delaware 21 Richmond 24, Montana 7 Villanova 23, Montana 21

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Attendance 13,604 5,500 8,157 11,003 11,257 15,950 9,125 5,306 4,419 11,513 11,500 25,725 23,204 12,667 31,304 29,218 27,674 32,106 30,052 14,771 17,501 20,052 17,156 12,698 12,360 14,281 16,771 20,236 22,808 23,010 17,823 14,328

Valley Football NCAA Division I FCS Playoff Results by School Team Yrs. W L Pct. ___________________________________________ *Youngstown State 11 25 7 .781 (1987-89-90-91-92-93-94-97-98-00-06) ___________________________________________ Northern Iowa 14 18 14 .563 (85-87-90-91-92-93-94-95-96-01-03-05-07-08) ___________________________________________ Southern Illinois 8 8 7 .533 (1983-03-04-05-06-07-08-09) ___________________________________________ *Western Kentucky 8 8 7 .533 (1987-88-97-00-01-02-03-04) ___________________________________________ Illinois State 3 3 3 .500 (1998-99-06) ___________________________________________ Western Illinois 8 5 8 .385 (1988-91-96-97-98-00-02-03) ___________________________________________ *Eastern Illinois 5 3 5 .375 (1982-83-86-89-95) ___________________________________________ Missouri State 2 1 2 .333 (1989-90) ___________________________________________ *Indiana State 2 1 2 .333 (1983-84) ___________________________________________ *South Dakota State 1 0 1 .000 (2009) ___________________________________________ *Eastern Illinois left the Valley after 1995; Indiana State joined in 1986; Youngstown State joined in 1997, North Dakota State and South Dakota State joined in 2008; Western Kentucky joined in 2001 and left after 2006. Won-loss records include FCS national championships by Southern Illinois in 1983; Youngstown State in 1991, 1993, 1994 and 1997; and Western Kentucky in 2002.

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Game-by-Game Results------------------------------- 124-128 All-Time Coaching Summary ------------------------------ 128 Series Records vs. All Opponents ---------------------- 129 Bears vs. Ranked Opponents ----------------------------- 129 Year-by-Year Summary -------------------------------- 130-131 Postseason History and Results------------------------- 132 Year-by-Year Team Statistics ------------------------------ 133 Homecoming Summary ------------------------------------- 134 Bears Ranked in the Top 25 ------------------------------- 134 Chronology of Athletics Affiliation ---------------------- 135 Athletics Mission Statement ------------------------------ 135 Year-by-Year Individual Statistical Leaders ---- 136-137 All-Time Single-Game Superlatives --------------------- 138 Last Time it Happened--------------------------------------- 139 All-Time Team Captains ------------------------------------- 139 All-Time Lettermen ------------------------------------- 140-141 All-Time Bears’ Football Honors ------------------- 142-143 Missouri State Individual Records ---------------- 144-149 Missouri State Team Records ----------------------- 150-151 Plaster Field Records ---------------------------------------- 151 Opponent Records-------------------------------------------- 151 Plaster Sports Complex------------------------------- 152-153 Missouri State Attendance Records -------------------- 153 Bears in the NFL & NFL Draft History ------------------ 154 MissouriStateBears.com

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Game-By-Game Results 1909

1910

Coach Corliss Buchanan 10/11 Drury .............................. W 10/17 at Missouri S&T ............... 11/14 Central Missouri .............. 11/24 at Pittsburg State ............. 12/3 at Drury ............................ Total (1-4) ....................

1911

Coach Corliss Buchanan 9/30 at Arkansas...................... 10/14 at Missouri S&T ............... 10/28 at Central Missouri .......... 11/4 Verona Town .................. W 11/11 at Drury ............................ 11/25 at Saint Louis................... 11/30 at Pittsburg State ............. Total (1-6) ....................

0 24 15 6 11 56

L L L

0 100 0 37 0 34 16 0 L 6 16 L 0 28 L 0 5 22 220

0-3 6-0 4-2 2-2-2

Coach Arthur Briggs 10/18 at Missouri S&T ............... L 10/25 Drury ................................ L 11/28 at Pittsburg State ............. L Total (0-3) ....................

Arthur Briggs Z 1912-33

1912

L L L L

3 0 0 5 9 17

0 0 6 6 15 0 27

0 64 0 79 0 150 0 293

1913 - No Team 1914

Coach Arthur Briggs 9/25 Marshfield HS ................ W 10/3 Monett HS ..................... W 10/9 Marionville College ........ W 10/23 Pittsburg State ............... W 10/31 Kansas Mines ................ W 11/14 at Marionville College .... W Total (6-0) ....................

3-2 1-2 3-4 2-6

1925

Coach Arthur Briggs 10/19 NW Missouri State* ....... W 56 10/26 at Truman State* ........... W 23 11/2 at Missouri Wesleyan* ..... L 0 11/16 SE Missouri State .......... W 30 11/29 at Drury* .......................... L 0 Total (3-2) .................... 109

1918

Coach Paul Andrews 11/2 Pittsburg State ............... W 14 11/22 at Arkansas...................... L 6 11/28 at Missouri Wesleyan ...... L 0 Total (1-2) .................... 20

1919

Coach Arthur Briggs 10/11 Pittsburg State ................. 10/17 Kemper Academy .......... W 10/25 at Camp Pike ................... 11/8 Missouri Valley* ............. W 11/14 at Missouri S&T ............... 11/22 Missouri Wesleyan* ......... 11/27 SE Missouri State .......... W Total (3-4) ....................

1920

Coach Arthur Briggs 10/2 at Camp Pike ................... 10/9 at Pittsburg State ............ 10/15 Missouri S&T ................... 10/22 at Missouri Wesleyan ...... 10/29 Missouri Valley............... W 11/5 at William Jewell .............. 11/12 at SE Missouri State ...... W 11/19 Culver-Stockton ............... 11/25 Drury ................................ Total (2-6) ....................

1921

3-5

Coach Arthur Briggs 9/30 at Arkansas Tech ............. 10/7 Missouri Wesleyan .......... 10/14 at Missouri S&T ............... 10/20 SE Missouri State .......... W 10/28 Tarkio ............................... 11/4 William Jewell .................. 11/11 at Missouri Valley........... W 11/24 Drury .............................. W Total (3-5) ....................

1922

7-0 7-2

Coach Arthur Briggs 9/28 NW Missouri State ......... W 10/13 SE Missouri State .......... W 10/27 Tarkio ............................. W 11/3 at Missouri Wesleyan .... W 11/11 Central Wesleyan .......... W 11/17 Culver-Stockton ............. W 11/30 at Drury .......................... W Total (7-0) ....................

0 14 13 7 L 5 47 49 0 L 0 32 L 7 14 26 0 100 114

L 6 13 L 7 13 L 0 33 L 15 33 26 14 L 0 14 35 0 cancelled L 7 10 96 130

L L L

0 21 0 10 6 66 7 0 L 0 2 L 0 10 14 7 16 13 43 129

33 67 50 7 84 19 28 288

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Coach Arthur Briggs 10/8 Marionville College ........ W 97 10/15 at Missouri S&T ............... L 20 10/23 at Pittsburg State ............. L 15 10/29 Arkansas (Freshman) .... W 26 11/12 at Central Methodist ...... W 16 11/25 at Drury .......................... W 15 Total (4-2) .................... 189

0 51 21 19 0 7 62

1924

21 0 23 0 6 7 57

Coach Arthur Briggs 9/27 at Saint Louis................... L 0 10/4 at Arkansas...................... L 0 10/17 NW Missouri State* ......... L 0 10/25 Central Missouri* ............. L 0 10/31 at SE Missouri State* ...... L 6 11/7 Little Rock College .......... L 13 11/15 Truman State* ............. T 0 11/27 Missouri S&T ................. W 13 Total (1-6-1, 0-3-1 MIAA) 32

1915

1916

Coach Arthur Briggs 10/6 at Westminster (Mo.)* ...... L 6 10/27 Verona Acad. (Mo.)........ W 77 11/3 Pittsburg State ................. L 2 11/17 at NW Missouri St.* ....... W 46 11/24 Truman State* ............. T 6 11/30 at Drury* ...................... T 7 Total (2-2-2) ................. 144

Coach Arthur Briggs 9/29 Memphis ........................ W 20 10/6 at Missouri ....................... L 0 10/11 SE Missouri State .......... W 46 10/19 Culver-Stockton ............. W 32 10/26 Cumberland ................... W 17 11/2 at NW Missouri State ..... W 14 11/17 Arkansas-Little Rock ..... W 32 11/22 at Missouri Valley............. L 0 11/29 McKendree .................... W 26 Total (7-2) .................... 187

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32 39 20 6 39 19 155

1923

0 0 17 0 19 36

6 0 0 6 6 0 0 18

0 10 3 2 0 7 6 14 0 42

1926

3-5

Coach Arthur Briggs 9/20 Southwest Baptist.......... W 10/2 at Saint Louis................... 10/8 at SE Missouri State* .... W 10/15 McKendree .................... W 10/22 NW Missouri State* ......... 10/29 Central Missouri* ............. 11/12 at Truman State* ............. 11/25 Missouri S&T ................... Total (3-5, 1-3 MIAA)...

1932 48 0 19 0 40 10 3 7 127

0 0 0 7 0 0 3 13 23

46 0 6 10 0 0 7 0 69

0 12 0 0 3 7 44 21 87

Coach Arthur Briggs 9/24 Southwest Baptist.......... W 94 9/30 Lyon ............................... W 12 10/8 at Saint Louis................... L 0 10/15 at Central Missouri* ......... L 0 10/28 at NW Missouri State* ... W 15 11/4 Truman State* ................. L 0 11/11 SE Missouri State* ........ W 6 Total (4-3, 2-2 MIAA)... 127

0 0 7 20 6 6 0 39

1927

1928

L

L L L L

4-3 7-1-1

Coach Arthur Briggs 9/21 McKendree .................... W 9/29 Shurtleff ......................... W 10/6 at Saint Louis................. W 10/12 Lyon ............................... W 10/19 at SE Missouri State* .... W 10/26 NW Missouri State* ....... W 11/2 at Truman State* ......... T 11/9 Central Missouri* ........... W 11/16 at Central Methodist ........ L Total (7-1-1, 3-0-1 MIAA)

1929

6-2-1

Coach Arthur Briggs 9/27 McKendree .................... W 10/5 at Benedictine................ W 10/11 SE Missouri State* ........ W 10/18 at NW Missouri State* ..... L 10/25 Lyon ............................... W 11/1 Truman State* ............. T 11/8 Sterling ............................ L 11/15 at Central Missouri* ....... W 11/21 Pittsburg State ............... W Total (6-2-1, 2-1-1 MIAA)

1930

4-5

Coach Arthur Briggs 9/19 Shurtleff ........................... 9/26 McKendree .................... W 10/3 Benedictine.................... W 10/10 Central Missouri* ........... W 10/17 Kansas Wesleyan ............ 10/31 at Truman State* ............. 11/7 at Pittsburg State ............. 11/14 NW Missouri State* ......... 11/21 at SE Missouri State* .... W Total (4-5, 2-2 MIAA)...

1931 8 47 3 7 9 14 0 10 98

4-2-2

Coach Arthur Briggs 9/26 Ozark Wesleyan ............ W 10/3 at Saint Louis............... T 10/16 McKendree .................... W 10/24 at Central Missouri* ......... L 10/31 SE Missouri State* ........ W 11/6 Truman State* ............... W 11/13 at NW Missouri State* . T 11/27 Missouri S&T ................... L Total (4-2-2, 2-1-1 MIAA)

28 26 7 12 40 14 0 6 0 133

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 13

22 7 6 0 32 0 0 6 14 87

6 6 0 7 6 0 21 0 10 56

1933

Coach Arthur Briggs 9/29 Lyon ............................... W 10/6 Chilocco Indian School .. W 10/13 at NW Missouri State* ..... 10/20 Truman State* ................. 10/27 at Missouri S&T ............... 11/3 SE Missouri State* .......... 11/10 at Central Missouri* ......... Total (2-5, 0-4 MIAA)...

L L L L

5-2-1

Coach Arthur Briggs 10/2 Benedictine.................... W 10/9 at NW Missouri State* ..... L 10/16 Connors State .............. W 10/30 Truman State* ............. T 11/6 Doane (Neb.) ................. W 11/13 at Central Missouri* ....... W 11/20 SE Missouri State* ........ W 11/26 at Pittsburg State ............. L Total (5-2-1, 2-1-1 MIAA)

6 13 44 6 20 0 13 0 7 14 7 13 6 25 7 26 20 6 130 103

22 0 59 0 48 20 34 0 183

0 7 6 0 0 14 6 20 53

L L L L L

0 0 31 34 20 0 0 85

27 0 32 0 6 19 0 32 6 40 13 22 6 21 90 134

1934

1-5-1 3-4-1

Coach A.J. McDonald 9/27 Lyon ............................. T 0 0 10/5 at Northeastern St. (Okla.) L 6 33 10/12 NW Missouri State* ......... L 12 13 10/19 at Truman State* ............. L 0 52 11/2 at SE Missouri State* ...... L 7 29 11/9 Central Missouri* ........... W 6 0 11/16 Missouri S&T ................... L 0 49 Total (1-5-1, 1-3 MIAA) 31 176

1935

Coach A.J. McDonald 9/27 Northeastern Okla. A&M.. L 10/4 Northeastern State (OK).. L 10/11 at NW Missouri State* ..... L 10/19 at Missouri S&T* ............ W 10/25 Truman State* ................. L 11/1 at Central Missouri* ..... T 11/8 Central Methodist .......... W 11/15 SE Missouri State* ........ W Total (3-4-1, 2-2-1, MIAA)

13 6 0 7 0 13 14 6 59

14 18 7 2 27 13 0 0 81

Coach A.J. McDonald 9/25 at NE’ern Okla. A&M ... T 6 10/2 Northwestern Okla. State L 0 10/9 Central Missouri* ............. L 0 10/16 at Truman State* ............. L 2 10/23 NW Missouri State* ......... L 0 10/30 at SE Missouri State* ...... L 0 11/6 at Central Methodist ...... W 34 11/13 Missouri S&T* .............. T 13 Total (1-5-2, 0-4-1 MIAA) 55

6 14 13 14 13 20 0 13 93

1936 L

3-2-2 2-5

Coach Arthur Briggs 9/23 Lyon ............................... W 26 10/7 NW Missouri State* ....... W 7 10/14 at Truman State* ............. L 7 10/28 Missouri S&T* .................. L 7 11/4 at SE Missouri State* .... W 29 11/11 Central Missouri* ......... T 0 11/24 Pittsburg State ............. T 0 Total (3-2-2, 2-2-1 MIAA) 76

A.J. McDonald Z 1934-37

4-2 1-4 1-6

1917

Coach Walter Langston 10/6 Springfield HS ............... W 29 10/12 Monett HS ..................... W 11 10/19 Drury ................................ L 0 11/6 Aurora HS ...................... W 28 11/19 at Drury ............................ L 6 11/25 at Pittsburg State ........... W 6 Total (4-2) .................... 80

1937

1-5-2 0-8-1

Coach A.J. McDonald 9/24 Central Arkansas ............. 10/1 Central Methodist ........ 10/8 SE Missouri State* .......... 10/15 at NW Missouri State* ..... 10/22 at Central Missouri* ......... 10/30 Missouri JV ...................... 11/5 Truman State* ................. 11/13 at Missouri S&T* .............. 11/24 at Northwestern Okla....... Total (0-8-1, 0-5 MIAA)

L 0 26 T 7 7 L 0 33 L 0 47 L 0 19 L 19 38 L 6 20 L 0 35 L 18 20 50 245

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1939

7 0 0 0 13 19 12 20 71

0 0 20 7 13 7 7 0 54

7-1-1

Coach Howard Blair 9/29 Northeastern St. (Okla.) W 12 0 10/6 Southeastern Okla. St. .. W 19 14 10/13 at NW Missouri State* ..... L 0 21 10/21 Truman State* ............... W 27 0 10/28 at Missouri S&T* ............ W 20 6 11/4 Nebraska-Kearney .......... cancelled 11/10 at Central Missouri* ..... T 13 13 11/17 SE Missouri State* ........ W 6 0 11/23 Hastings ........................ W 25 21 11/30 Arkansas-Pine Bluff ....... W 7 0 Total (7-1-1, 3-1-1 MIAA) 129 75

1940

10-0

Coach Howard Blair 9/27 Northeastern St. (Okla.) W 10/4 at Pittsburg State ........... W 10/11 at Truman State* ........... W 10/18 NW Missouri State* ....... W 10/25 Southwestern ............... W 11/2 Missouri S&T* ................ W 11/8 Central Missouri* ........... W 11/15 at SE Missouri State* .... W 11/21 Arkansas-Pine Bluff ....... W 11/30 Hastings ........................ W Total (10-0, 5-0 MIAA)

1941

38 34 28 13 20 27 13 21 34 51 279

1942

1947

2-7-1

L 6 12 L 0 14 L 0 7 L 19 26 25 21 L 0 12 12 7 L 0 27 62 126

7-2-1

Coach Tommy O’Boyle 9/19 at Rockhurst .................. W 9/26 Benedictine.................... W 10/3 at Pittsburg State ........... W 10/10 at Truman State* ........... W 10/18 NW Missouri State* ..... T 10/24 Northeastern Okla. St. ... W 10/31 Missouri S&T* ................ W 11/8 Central Missouri* ........... W 11/14 at SE Missouri State* ...... L 11/27 Southwestern .................. L Total (7-2-1, 3-1-1 MIAA)

20 21 21 14 7 13 14 13 0 6 129

0 6 0 6 7 6 7 0 13 20 65

Coach Tommy O’Boyle 9/17 Rockhurst ...................... W 18 9/25 at Benedictine................ W 14 10/1 Pittsburg State ............... W 13 10/8 at NW Missouri State* ..... L 13 10/15 Truman State* ............... W 12 10/22 Austin ............................ W 25 10/30 at Missouri S&T* ............ W 18 11/5 at Central Missouri* ....... W 25 11/13 SE Missouri State* ........ W 54 11/20 Northeastern State ........ W 21

0 6 0 14 6 6 0 0 0 0

1948

9-2

Mo-Kan Bowl, Kansas City, Mo.

12/4

vs. Emporia State ............ L 20 Total (9-2, 4-1 MIAA)... 233

0 0 0 7 14 20 3 7 21 0 0 72

12 14 6 24 13 19 0 6 14 13 7 7 0 13 21 0 6 19 7 14 86 129

34 66

5-4-1

Coach Fred Thomsen 9/17 Central Arkansas ........... W 9/24 Northeastern State ........ W 9/30 at Pittsburg State ............. L 10/7 at Truman State* ........... W 10/14 NW Missouri State* ..... T 10/22 at Austin........................... L 10/29 Missouri S&T* .................. L 11/5 Central Missouri* ........... W 11/11 at SE Missouri State* .... W 11/19 at Emporia State.............. L Total (5-4-1, 3-1-1 MIAA)

24 6 29 6 14 27 33 12 14 14 0 33 7 33 28 18 21 6 13 44 183 199

5-4-2

Coach Fred Thomsen 9/16 at Central Arkansas ......... L 9/22 at Northeastern State .... W 9/30 Pittsburg State ............... W 10/6 Truman State* ............. T 10/14 at NW Missouri State* ... W 10/20 at Delta State................... L 10/28 at Missouri S&T* .............. L 11/4 at Central Missouri* ....... W 11/11 SE Missouri State* ........ W 11/18 Emporia State.............. T 11/23 Missouri Valley................. L Total (5-4-2, 3-1-1) ......

1951

6-3-1

Coach Fred Thomsen 9/15 Central Arkansas ........... W 9/22 Northeastern State .......... L 9/29 at Pittsburg State ............. L 10/4 NW Missouri State* ....... W 10/11 at Truman State* ......... T 10/20 at Delta State................. W 10/27 Missouri S&T* ................ W 11/3 Central Missouri* ........... W 11/9 at SE Missouri State* .... W 11/17 Missouri Valley................. L Total (6-3-1, 4-0-1) ......

1952

3-6

Coach Fred Thomsen 9/19 at Benedictine................ W 9/27 Pittsburg State ................. 10/4 Truman State* ................. 10/9 at NW Missouri State* ..... 10/16 Missouri JV ...................... 10/25 at Missouri S&T* .............. 10/31 at Central Missouri* ......... 11/8 SE Missouri State* ........ W 11/15 Nebraska Wesleyan ...... W Total (3-6, 1-4 MIAA)...

1953

3-6

Coach Bill Dellastatious 9/19 Benedictine...................... 9/26 at Pittsburg State ............. 10/2 at Truman State* ............. 10/10 NW Missouri State* ....... W 10/17 Eastern New Mexico ....... 10/24 at SE Missouri State* ...... 10/31 Missouri S&T* ................ W 11/7 Central Missouri* ........... W 11/14 Washburn ........................ Total (3-6, 3-2 MIAA)...

1954

1949

Coach Howard Blair 9/18 at Rockhurst ................... L 9/25 at Murray State ................ L 10/2 at Pittsburg State ............. L 10/9 Memphis .......................... L 10/23 NW Missouri State* ....... W 10/31 Southwestern .............. T 11/7 Missouri S&T* .................. L 11/14 Central Missouri* ........... W 11/20 at SE Missouri State* ...... L 11/26 Central Oklahoma ........... L Total (2-7-1, 2-2 MIAA)

2-6

Coach Howard Blair 9/20 Rockhurst ........................ 10/4 Pittsburg State ................. 10/11 at NW Missouri State* ..... 10/19 Truman State* ................. 10/25 Northeastern Okla. St. ... W 11/2 at Missouri S&T* .............. 11/8 at Central Missouri* ....... W 11/16 SE Missouri State* .......... Total (2-6, 1-4 MIAA)...

6 0 0 12 0 7 25 12 7 69

Fred Thomsen Z 1949-52

8-3

Coach Howard Blair 9/19 Southeastern Okla. St. .. W 46 9/26 Culver-Stockton ............. W 33 10/3 Pittsburg State ............... W 19 10/10 at NW Missouri State* ... W 13 10/18 Truman State* ............... W 19 10/25 Northeastern Okla. St. ..... L 14 11/1 at Missouri S&T* .............. L 0 11/8 at Central Missouri* ......... L 0 11/14 SE Missouri State* ........ W 32 11/21 Baker ............................. W 40 11/26 Southwestern ................ W 6 Total (8-3, 3-2 MIAA)... 222

0 0 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 6 20

1946

1950 0 6 0 20 25 18 33 12 6 120

2-6

Coach Bill Dellastatious 9/17 Missouri Valley............... W 9/24 Fort Hays State ............... 10/2 at Missouri S&T* .............. 10/9 at Central Missouri* ....... W 10/15 Truman State* ................. 10/23 at NW Missouri State* ..... 10/30 SE Missouri State* .......... 11/13 at Washburn .................... Total (2-6, 1-4 MIAA)...

1955

13 21 13 7 20 7 19 19 41 14 7 47 34 35 27 12 35 0 14 14 0 26 223 202

19 0 7 40 0 28 19 6 19 19 27 26 13 7 31 6 7 6 7 14 149 152

6 0 L 0 14 L 14 19 L 27 31 L 7 47 L 20 25 L 6 7 7 0 32 14 119 157

L L L

6 14 0 6 7 27 13 0 L 12 29 L 7 28 19 6 19 7 L 7 27 90 144

21 7 L 0 6 L 12 18 13 7 L 0 20 L 6 20 L 0 27 L 6 14 58 119

2-6-1

Coach Harold Stratton 9/16 at Missouri Valley............. L 9/24 at Fort Hays State ........... L 10/1 Emporia State................ W 10/8 Missouri S&T* .................. L 10/15 Central Missouri* ............. L 10/21 at SE Missouri State* ...... L 10/29 at Truman State* ............. L 11/5 NW Missouri State* ....... W 11/11 Washburn .................... T Total (2-6-1, 1-4 MIAA)

0 14 7 19 27 26 7 13 0 13 0 14 7 21 20 14 21 21 89 155

Aldo Sebben Z 1956-60

Howard Blair Z 1938-46

1938

Coach Howard Blair 9/30 at Central Methodist ...... W 10/7 Northeastern St. (Okla.) T 10/14 at Truman State* ............. L 10/21 NW Missouri State* ......... L 10/29 Central Missouri* ......... T 11/11 Missouri S&T* ................ W 11/18 at SE Missouri State* .... W 11/26 Southwestern (Kan.)...... W Total (4-2-2, 2-2-1 MIAA)

5-1-2

Coach Howard Blair 9/21 at Central Missouri .......... L 9/29 Rockhurst ...................... W 10/5 at Pittsburg State ......... T 10/13 at Missouri S&T ............. W 10/20 at Rockhurst .................. W 10/26 Missouri S&T ................. W 11/3 Northeastern Okla. A&M W 11/10 Pittsburg State ............ T 11/22 Missouri JV ...................... L Total (5-2-2) .................

1956

3-6

Coach Aldo Sebben 9/15 William Jewell .................. 9/22 at Pittsburg State ............. 9/29 at Emporia State.............. 10/6 Missouri Valley................. 10/13 SE Missouri State* ........ W 10/20 at Missouri S&T* ............ W 10/27 at NW Missouri State* ... W 11/3 Truman State* ................. 11/9 at Central Missouri* ......... Total (3-6, 3-2 MIAA)...

1957

L L L L

6 27 7 19 0 13 6 7 25 0 9 7 10 7 L 19 26 L 0 14 82 120

4-4-1

Coach Aldo Sebben 9/14 at William Jewell .......... T 9/21 Pittsburg State ................. L 9/28 Emporia State................ W 10/5 at Missouri Valley........... W 10/12 NW Missouri State* ....... W 10/19 at Truman State* ........... W 10/26 Central Missouri* ............. L 11/2 at SE Missouri State* ...... L 11/9 Missouri S&T* .................. L Total (4-4-1, 2-3 MIAA)

1958

4-5

Coach Aldo Sebben 9/13 Benedictine...................... 9/20 at Pittsburg State ........... W 9/27 at Emporia State............ W 10/4 Missouri Valley................. 10/10 at Truman State* ............. 10/18 NW Missouri State* ....... W 10/25 at SE Missouri State* ...... 11/1 at Central Missouri* ....... W 11/8 Missouri S&T* .................. Total (4-5, 2-3 MIAA)...

1959

4-5

Coach Aldo Sebben 9/12 at Benedictine................ W 9/19 Pittsburg State ................. 9/26 Emporia State................ W 10/3 at Missouri Valley........... W 10/10 Truman State* ................. 10/17 at NW Missouri State* ..... 10/24 SE Missouri State* .......... 10/31 Central Missouri* ........... W 11/7 at Missouri S&T* .............. Total (4-5, 1-4 MIAA)...

1960

2-7

Coach Aldo Sebben 9/17 at Pittsburg State ............. 9/24 at Emporia State.............. 10/1 Missouri Valley................. 10/8 Benedictine...................... 10/15 at Central Missouri* ....... W 10/22 Missouri S&T* ................ W 10/29 at Truman State* ............. 11/5 NW Missouri State* ......... 11/12 at SE Missouri State* ...... Total (2-7, 2-3 MIAA)...

7 7 0 13 33 13 37 13 3 0 32 26 6 35 0 20 0 3 118 130

L 21 25 7 6 14 0 L 7 34 L 7 39 13 0 L 6 19 19 14 L 19 36 113 173

L

L L L L

19 6 7 18 12 7 13 6 20 33 12 14 7 17 28 8 8 32 126 141

L L L L

0 6 0 6 0 29 0 22 19 6 20 7 L 0 24 L 13 16 L 0 21 52 137

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1961

4-4-1

Coach Orville Pottenger 9/16 Pittsburg State ................. L 9/23 Emporia State................ W 9/30 at Missouri Valley......... T 10/7 at Benedictine................ W 10/14 Central Missouri* ............. L 10/21 at Missouri S&T* .............. L 10/28 Truman State* ................. L 11/4 at NW Missouri State* ... W 11/11 SE Missouri State* ........ W Total (4-4-1, 2-3 MIAA)

1962

5-3-1

7 14 14 7 35 20 13 13 33 0 0 21 27 0 28 3 20 60 177 138

9-1

21 14 13 47 27 59 42 15 13

0 0 6 0 16 0 0 6 12

11/30 vs. Northern Illinois .......... L 14 Total (9-1, 5-0 MIAA)... 265

21 61

Mineral Water Bowl, Excelsior Springs, Mo.

21 0 21 13 L 14 35 49 L 0 42 L 7 202 L

7-4

7 55 6 7 10 6 7 7 0 19

Mineral Water Bowl, Excelsior Springs, Mo.

11/26 vs. Adams State .............. L 8 14 Total (7-4, 5-0 MIAA)... 211 138

4-6

Coach Jim Mentis 9/16 at Emporia State............ W 9/23 Texas A&M-Commerce .... 9/30 at Washburn .................. W 10/7 Pittsburg State ................. 10/14 at Missouri S&T* ............ W 10/21 Truman State* ................. 10/28 at NW Missouri State* ... W 11/4 SE Missouri State* .......... 11/11 Central Missouri* ............. 11/18 at Hillsdale College.......... Total (4-6, 2-3 MIAA)...

2-8

Coach Jim Mentis 9/21 Central Oklahoma ........... 9/28 at Texas A&M-Commerce 10/5 at Pittsburg State ............. 10/12 Illinois-Chicago ................ 10/19 at Truman State* ............. 10/26 NW Missouri State* ....... W 11/2 at SE Missouri State* ...... 11/9 at Central Missouri* ......... 11/16 Missouri S&T* ................ W 11/22 Southern Illinois ............... Total (2-8, 2-3 MIAA)...

L L L L L L

27 13 15 37 30 7 0 7 21 9 0 16 7 6 0 31 9 40 6 14 115 180

L 7 34 L 0 52 L 20 27 L 14 21 L 13 24 30 21 L 6 19 L 7 35 14 9 L 6 68 117 310

14 17 3 0 17 0 13 14 0 14 92

1969

Jim Mentis Z 1965-68

0-10

Coach Don Cross 9/20 at Central Oklahoma ....... 9/27 at Lincoln ......................... 10/4 Pittsburg State ................. 10/11 Hillsdale College.............. 10/18 Truman State* ................. 10/25 at NW Missouri State* ..... 11/1 SE Missouri State* .......... 11/8 Central Missouri* ............. 11/15 at Missouri S&T* .............. 11/22 Southern Illinois ............... Total (0-10, 0-5 MIAA)

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0 25 0 35 14 34 0 9 0 23 16 20 29 33 13 52 12 45 7 41 91 317

2-7-1

Coach Don Cross 9/19 Central Oklahoma ........... L 9/26 at Pittsburg State ............. L 10/2 at Illinois-Chicago .......... W 10/10 at SE Missouri State* ...... L 10/17 Central Missouri* ............. L 10/24 at Missouri S&T* .......... T 10/31 Henderson State ............. L 11/7 Truman State* ................. L 11/14 at NW Missouri State* ... W 11/21 Lincoln*............................ L Total (2-7-1, 1-4-1 MIAA)

1971

Don Cross Z 1969-75

6-4

Coach Orville Pottenger 9/19 Emporia State................ W 9/26 at Akron University .......... 10/3 Henderson State ........... W 10/10 at Pittsburg State ........... W 10/17 at SE Missouri State* ...... 10/24 at Central Missouri* ....... W 10/31 Missouri S&T* ................ W 11/7 at Truman State* ............. 11/14 NW Missouri State* ....... W 11/21 Lamar Tech ...................... Total (6-4, 3-2 MIAA)...

7-3

Coach Jim Mentis 9/17 Emporia State................ W 48 9/24 at Lamar Tech .................. L 12 10/1 Washburn ...................... W 21 10/8 at Pittsburg State ............. L 6 10/15 Missouri S&T* ................ W 39 10/22 at Truman State* ........... W 27 10/29 NW Missouri State* ....... W 20 11/5 at SE Missouri State* .... W 20 11/12 at Central Missouri* ....... W 10 11/19 Southern Illinois ............... L 0

1968

Coach Orville Pottenger 9/14 Pittsburg State ............... W 9/21 at Emporia State............ W 9/28 Drake ............................. W 10/12 at NW Missouri State* ... W 10/19 SE Missouri State* ........ W 10/26 Central Missouri* ........... W 11/2 at Missouri S&T* ............ W 11/9 Truman State* ............... W 11/16 Akron University ............ W

1964

1966

1967

Coach Orville Pottenger 9/15 at Pittsburg State ............. L 9/22 at Emporia State............ W 9/29 Missouri Valley............... W 10/6 Benedictine.................. T 10/13 NW Missouri State* ....... W 10/20 at SE Missouri State* ...... L 10/27 at Central Missouri* ....... W 11/3 Missouri S&T* ................ W 11/10 at Truman State* ............. L Total (5-3-1, 3-2 MIAA)

1963

0 21 19 12 7 7 7 0 14 22 6 13 7 12 34 7 15 6 109 100

1970

Coach Jim Mentis 9/18 at Emporia State............ W 38 13 9/25 Okla. Panhandle State .. W 35 13 10/2 at Drake ........................... L 8 24 10/9 Pittsburg State ............... W 13 0 10/16 SE Missouri State* ........ W 27 13 10/23 Central Missouri* ........... W 35 14 10/30 at Missouri S&T* ............ W 14 0 11/6 Truman State* ................. L 0 28 11/13 at NW Missouri State* ... W 41 15 11/20 at Southern Illinois ........... L 6 19 Total (7-3, 4-1 MIAA)... 217 139

1-8-1

Coach Don Cross 9/18 at Central Oklahoma ....... L 9/25 Pittsburg State ................. L 10/2 Illinois State ..................... L 10/9 SE Missouri State* .......... L 10/16 at Central Missouri* ......... L 10/23 Missouri S&T* .............. T 10/30 at Eastern Illinois ............. L 11/6 at Truman State* ............. L 11/13 NW Missouri State* ....... W 11/20 Lincoln*............................ L Total (1-8-1, 1-4-1 MIAA)

1972

4-6

Coach Don Cross 9/16 Central Oklahoma ........... 9/23 at Pittsburg State ........... W 9/30 at Illinois State ................. 10/7 at SE Missouri State* ...... 10/14 Central Missouri* ........... W 10/21 at Missouri S&T* ............ W 10/28 Eastern Illinois ............... W 11/4 Truman State* ................. 11/11 at NW Missouri State* ..... 11/18 Lincoln*............................ Total (4-6, 2-4 MIAA)...

1973

3-7

Coach Don Cross 9/15 at Central Oklahoma ....... 9/22 Pittsburg State ................. 9/29 Illinois State ..................... 10/6 SE Missouri State* .......... 10/13 at Central Missouri* ......... 10/20 Missouri S&T* ................ W 10/27 at Evansville .................... 11/3 at Truman State* ............. 11/10 NW Missouri State* ....... W 11/17 Lincoln*.......................... W Total (3-7, 3-3 MIAA)...

1974

0 28 13 56 26 13 0 24 14 28 14 14 12 14 20 35 31 8 18 19 148 239

0 33 7 10 18 21 6 35 13 16 20 20 21 32 16 20 26 13 7 13 134 213

L 18 39 37 20 L 7 42 L 7 10 31 25 3 0 41 37 L 7 20 L 7 14 L 27 52 185 259

L 0 21 L 13 14 L 3 20 L 6 13 L 13 17 49 32 L 14 42 L 14 20 24 19 17 0 153 198

7-3

Coach Don Cross 9/14 Emporia State................ W 24 13 9/21 at Pittsburg State ........... W 26 3 9/28 at Illinois State ................. L 0 28 10/5 Missouri Southern ......... W 41 26 10/12 Central Missouri* ........... W 37 26 10/19 at SE Missouri State* ...... L 20 39 10/26 at NW Missouri State* ... W 29 24 11/9 Lincoln*.......................... W 55 3 11/16 Truman State* ............... W 31 7 11/23 Missouri S&T* .................. L 31 35 Total (7-3, 4-2 MIAA)... 294 204

1975

6-4-1

Coach Don Cross 9/13 at Emporia State.............. L 9/20 Pittsburg State ............... W 9/27 at Eastern Illinois ......... T 10/4 at Missouri Southern ..... W 10/11 at Central Missouri* ......... L 10/18 SE Missouri State* .......... L 10/25 NW Missouri State* ....... W 11/1 Arkansas-Pine Bluff ....... W 11/8 at Lincoln*...................... W 11/15 at Truman State* ........... W 11/22 Missouri S&T* .................. L Total (6-4-1, 3-3 MIAA)

Rich Johanningmeier Z 1976-85

1965

32 36 21 8 7 7 29 20 14 24 3 17 25 21 16 13 41 14 38 19 7 20 233 199

1976

5-6

Coach Rich Johanningmeier 9/11 Emporia State................ W 9/18 at Pittsburg State ............. 9/25 Eastern Illinois ................. 10/2 Missouri Southern ........... 10/9 at NW Missouri State* ..... 10/16 Truman State* ................. 10/23 at Missouri S&T* ............ W 10/30 at Arkansas Pine Bluff ..... 11/6 at SE Missouri State* .... W 11/13 Lincoln*.......................... W 11/20 Central Missouri* ........... W Total (5-6, 4-2 MIAA)...

1977

28 0 L 6 10 L 0 41 L 13 27 L 16 18 L 6 20 10 0 L 13 23 30 17 65 0 34 12 221 168

6-3-1

Coach Rich Johanningmeier 9/10 at Emporia State............ W 9/17 Pittsburg State ............... W 9/24 Harding .......................... W 10/1 at Northwestern Okla....... L 10/8 NW Missouri State* ..... T 10/15 at Truman State* ............. L 10/22 Missouri S&T* ................ W 11/5 SE Missouri State* ........ W 11/12 at Lincoln*...................... W 11/19 at Central Missouri* ......... L Total (6-3-1, 3-2-1 MIAA)

1978

33 6 16 7 41 14 17 20 10 10 0 49 26 17 14 10 41 20 7 14 205 167

8-3

Coach Rich Johanningmeier 9/9 at Arkansas Tech ............. L 13 26 9/16 at Pittsburg State ........... W 44 16 9/23 at Harding ........................ L 3 18 9/30 Northwestern Oklahoma W 55 14 10/7 Lincoln*.......................... W 68 17 10/14 at NW Missouri State* ... W 58 22 10/21 at Missouri S&T* ............ W 37 13 10/28 Evangel ........................... L 21 33 11/4 Central Missouri* ........... W 38 7 11/11 Truman State* ............... W 12 10 11/18 at SE Missouri State* .... W 38 6 Total (8-3, 6-0 MIAA)... 387 182

1979

7-4

Coach Rich Johanningmeier 9/8 Arkansas Tech ............... W 9/15 Pittsburg State ............... W 9/22 Harding .......................... W 9/29 at Northeastern Okla. ...... 10/6 at Lincoln*........................ 10/13 NW Missouri State* ......... 10/20 Missouri S&T* ................ W 10/27 at Evangel ..................... W 11/3 at Central Missouri* ....... W 11/10 at Truman State* ........... W 11/17 SE Missouri State* .......... Total (7-4, 3-3 MIAA)...

1980

6-5

Coach Rich Johanningmeier 9/6 Missouri Southern ........... 9/13 at Pittsburg State ............. 9/20 at Harding ...................... W 9/27 Northeastern Oklahoma .. 10/4 at SE Missouri State* .... W 10/11 Central Missouri* ........... W 10/18 at Missouri S&T* .............. 10/25 at Northern Iowa .............. 11/1 Truman State* ............... W 11/8 at NW Missouri State* ... W 11/15 Lincoln*.......................... W Total (6-5, 5-1 MIAA)...

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42 24 41 37 10 0 34 40 22 24 22 31 27 3 17 7 60 14 48 0 29 36 352 216

L 15 17 L 0 7 29 13 L 7 25 36 29 21 14 L 16 27 L 0 41 7 3 19 8 27 0 177 184

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Coach Rich Johanningmeier 9/12 at Eastern Illinois*............ L 9/19 Harding .......................... W 9/26 at Western Illinois* ........... L 10/3 SE Missouri State .......... W 10/10 at Central Missouri ...... T 10/24 Northern Iowa* ................ L 10/31 at Truman State ............... L 11/7 North Alabama................. L 11/14 at Lincoln ....................... W 11/21 at Nicholls State .......... T Total (3-5-2, 0-3 MCC)

1982

5-6

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1985

6-4-1

Coach Rich Johanningmeier 8/31 at Drake ......................... W 9/7 at Southern Illinois* ....... W 9/14 Illinois State*................ T 9/21 Northern Iowa* ................ L 9/28 Western Kentucky ......... W 10/5 at Truman State ............. W 10/19 at Eastern Illinois*............ L 10/26 (19) Murray State ............ L 11/2 at Western Illinois* ......... W 11/9 Central Missouri ............ W 11/16 at Nicholls State .............. L Total (6-4-1, 2-2-1 MVFC)

21 9 35 13 36 12 40 0 7 19 6 24 22 11 7 33 3 12 7 34 17 14 201 181

17 12 13 13 35 0 10 24 37 26 20 33 25 10 29 28 24 30 31 6 241 182

1988

5-5

Coach Jesse Branch 9/3 at (18) Northwestern State 9/10 Missouri Southern ......... W 9/17 (12) Western Illinois* ....... 9/24 at Northern Iowa* .......... W 10/1 at Northern Illinois ........... 10/8 at Indiana State* .............. 10/15 (8) Western Kentucky ...... 10/29 Eastern Illinois*.............. W 11/5 Southern Illinois* ........... W 11/12 at Illinois State*.............. W Total (5-5, 4-2 MVFC)..

1989

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20 7 18 13 9 21 19 20 42 0 21 27 3 7 31 15 13 17 13 10 6 8 195 145

8 24 56 12 31 35 26 9 3 17 24 27 14 21 41 21 28 24 21 10 252 200

10-3

Coach Jesse Branch 9/2 (8) Northwestern State .. W 20 9/9 (14) Indiana State* ........ W 31 9/16 at Western Illinois* ......... W 31 9/23 at Austin Peay ............... W 41 9/30 Northern Iowa* .............. W 37 10/7 Illinois State*.................. W 42 10/14 at Western Kentucky ....... L 33 10/21 at Southern Illinois* ....... W 31 10/28 (20) Alcorn State............ W 59 11/11 at Eastern Illinois*............ L 15 11/18 at Liberty ........................ W 31

7-4

Coach Jesse Branch 9/4 SE Missouri State .......... W 9/11 at Oklahoma State........... 9/18 at North Texas ................. 9/25 Indiana State* ................ W 10/2 (11) Northern Iowa* ......... 10/9 Illinois State*.................. W 10/16 Jacksonville State.......... W 10/23 at Southern Illinois* ....... W 10/30 at Eastern Illinois*............ 11/6 at Western Illinois* ......... W 11/13 Samford ......................... W Total (7-4, 4-2 MVFC)..

1994

4-7

Coach Jesse Branch 9/10 North Texas ..................... 9/17 at (9) Northern Iowa* ....... 9/24 Western Illinois* ............... 10/1 Eastern Illinois*................ 10/8 at Illinois State*................ 10/15 Liberty .............................. 10/22 at Indiana State* ............ W 10/29 Central State (Okla.) ...... W 11/5 Southern Illinois* ........... W 11/12 at Tulsa ............................ 11/19 at Jacksonville State...... W Total (4-7, 2-4 MVFC)..

24 10 L 7 45 L 33 34 31 21 L 14 20 40 28 24 7 22 17 L 13 35 21 18 42 14 271 249

Coach Del Miller 9/5 at Tulsa ............................ 9/12 Harding .......................... W 9/19 at Arkansas State ............ 10/3 at (17) Northern Iowa* ... W 10/10 (5) Western Illinois* ......... 10/17 at Indiana State* .............. 10/24 SE Missouri State .......... W 10/31 Southern Illinois* ........... W 11/7 at (17) Illinois State* ...... W 11/14 (24) Cal State-Northridge 11/21 Youngstown State* .......... Total (5-6, 3-3 MVFC)..

1998

9-3

24 41 26 7 3 7 0 30 14 20 6

4-7

11/24 (13) Idaho ........................ L 35 41 Total (9-3, 5-1 MVFC).. 413 219

Coach Del Miller 9/2 (3) McNeese State .......... 9/9 Truman State ................. W 9/16 at Oklahoma State........... 9/23 at Eastern Illinois*............ 9/30 Illinois State*.................... 10/7 Indiana State* .................. 10/14 at Southern Illinois* ......... 10/21 at Western Illinois* ......... W 10/28 (11) Northern Iowa* ......... 11/11 at SE Missouri State ...... W 11/18 Jacksonville State.......... W Total (4-7, 1-5 MVFC)..

1991

1996

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6-4-1

Coach Jesse Branch 8/31 at Tulsa ............................ L 9/14 McNeese State .............. W 9/21 Prairie View A&M ........... W 9/28 at North Texas ............. T 10/5 at (15) Southern Illinois* W 10/12 at Western Illinois* ........... L 10/19 Indiana State* ................ W 10/26 at Arkansas State .......... W 11/2 (4) Northern Iowa* ........... L 11/9 Illinois State*.................. W 11/16 Eastern Illinois*................ L Total (6-4-1, 3-3 MVFC)

13 34 7 3 61 0 21 21 17 13 21 26 68 19 37 20 0 22 21 6 29 35 295 199

7-4

Coach Del Miller 8/31 at Oklahoma State........... 9/7 at (3) McNeese State .... W 9/14 Truman State ................ W 9/21 at Tennessee-Martin ...... W 9/28 Jacksonville State.......... W 10/5 Southern Illinois* ........... W 10/19 at (3) Northern Iowa* ....... 10/26 at Illinois State*.............. W 11/2 (13) Western Illinois* ....... 11/9 (23) Youngstown State .... 11/16 at Indiana State* ............ W Total (7-4, 3-2 MVFC)..

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8 9 47 42 16 28 27 14 36 35 22 7 41 7 7 37 22 23 27 35 13 45 266 282

L 14 49 52 12 L 24 28 24 21 L 13 20 L 14 24 45 10 28 13 49 42 L 38 42 L 17 24 318 285

20 26 7 12 ot 24 31 21 38 14 28 19 27 10 7 22 14 33 27 L 28 38 19 15 217 263

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11/25 (8) Maine ....................... W 38 35 12/2 at (3) Stephen F. Austin ... L 25 55 Total (10-3, 5-1 MVFC) 434 288 Coach Jesse Branch 9/1 at UNLV ......................... W 31 9/8 at Tulsa ............................ L 28 9/15 at Indiana State* ............ W 33 9/22 Austin Peay ................... W 34 9/29 Washburn ...................... W 38 10/6 Southern Illinois* ........... W 31 10/13 at Alcorn State ............... W 38 10/20 Illinois State*.................. W 45 10/27 Western Illinois* ............. W 35 11/3 at (17) Northern Iowa* ..... L 17 11/10 Eastern Illinois*.............. W 48

5-6

Coach Del Miller 8/28 Pittsburg State ................. 9/6 at Jacksonville State...... W 9/13 (20) McNeese State ........ 9/20 Tennessee-Martin .......... W 10/4 at Southern Illinois* ....... W 10/11 Indiana State* ................ W 10/18 Illinois State*.................. W 10/25 at (3) Western Illinois* ..... 11/1 (25) Northern Iowa* ......... 11/8 at Arkansas State ............ 11/15 at (4) Youngstown State* . Total (5-6, 3-3 MVFC)..

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1997 L 13 16 66 15 35 10 L 14 48 16 13 L 14 17 24 21 13 10 51 12 L 28 31 L 12 37 286 230

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1990 31 24 40 28 17 17 17 38 47 7 59 33 27 28 21 36 27 17 37 3 28 31 351 262

5-6

Coach Jesse Branch 9/5 Central Oklahoma ......... W 9/12 at (15) Southern Illinois* W 9/19 Nicholls State .................. 9/26 at Western Illinois* ........... 10/3 Indiana State* ................ W 10/17 at Northern Illinois ........... 10/24 at Eastern Illinois*............ 10/31 Illinois State*.................. W 11/7 (7) Northern Iowa* ........... 11/14 at Louisiana Tech........... W 11/21 at Southern University ..... Total (5-6, 3-3 MVFC)..

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Coach Jesse Branch 9/5 at (19) McNeese State .... 9/12 Washburn ..................... W 9/19 North Texas ................... W 9/26 at Pacific .......................... 10/3 Western Illinois* ............. W 10/10 at Tulsa ............................ 10/17 at Illinois State*.............. W 10/24 Eastern Illinois*.............. W 11/7 Southern Illinois* ........... W 11/14 at Indiana State* .............. 11/21 at (3) Northern Iowa* ....... Total (6-5, 4-2 MVFC)..

Del Miller Z 1995-98

6-3-1

Coach Rich Johanningmeier 9/1 at Drake ......................... W 9/8 Western Illinois* ........... T 9/15 at Central Missouri ........ W 9/22 at Northern Iowa* ............ L 9/29 Truman State ................. W 10/6 at Murray State ................ L 10/13 at Western Kentucky ..... W 10/27 Eastern Illinois*.............. W 11/3 Southeastern Louisiana... L 11/10 Southern Illinois ............. W Total (6-3-1, 1-1-1 MCC)

3 17 0 10 10 7 51 3 44 26 21 3 35 16 17 21 19 30 7 36 7 28 214 197

1992 17 16 10 14 10 27 3 45 0 31 10 6 19 42 20 34 14 35 24 13 127 263

Randy Ball Z 1999-2005

6-5

Coach Rich Johanningmeier 9/10 at Western Illinois* ......... W 9/17 Northern Iowa* .............. W 9/24 at Lincoln ....................... W 10/1 SE Missouri State .......... W 10/8 at Murray State ................ 10/15 Southern Illinois ............... 10/22 at Drake ......................... W 10/29 at Nicholls State .............. 11/5 at Eastern Illinois*............ 11/12 at Illinois State ................. 11/19 Truman State ................. W Total (6-5, 2-1 MCC)....

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3-7

Coach Jesse Branch 9/6 at Illinois State*.............. W 9/13 at Indiana State* .............. 9/20 Western Illinois* ............... 9/27 at (11) Northern Iowa* ..... 10/4 (12) Nicholls State ........... 10/11 at Jackson State ............ W 10/18 Middle Tennessee State .. 10/25 (8) Eastern Illinois* .......... 11/1 (18) Southern Illinois* ...... 11/8 at Central Missouri ........ W Total (3-7, 1-5 MVFC)..

1987

Coach Rich Johanningmeier 9/4 at North Alabama............. 9/11 at Northern Iowa* ............ 9/18 at Harding ...................... W 9/25 Lincoln ........................... W 10/2 at SE Missouri State ...... W 10/9 Central Missouri ............ W 10/16 Western Illinois* ............. W 10/23 at Murray State ................ 10/30 Nicholls State .................. 11/6 Eastern Illinois*................ 11/13 at Southern Illinois ........... Total (5-6, 1-2 MCC)....

1983

1986 14 23 21 18 7 19 23 11 6 6 17 20 20 27 21 28 47 7 20 20 196 179

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2 31 30 17 7 35 7 9 ot 17 20 9 16 ot 30 33 13 7 17 19 39 3 49 14 220 204

5-6

Coach Randy Ball 9/2 at Arkansas (at Little Rock) ....... 9/9 Missouri Southern ......... W 9/16 at McNeese State ........... 9/30 (3) Youngstown State* ..... 10/7 at Indiana State* ............ W 10/14 (7) Western Illinois* ......... 10/21 Southern Illinois* ........... W 10/28 at Northern Iowa* ............ 11/4 Tennessee-Martin .......... W 11/11 SE Missouri State .......... W 11/18 at Illinois State*................ Total (5-6, 2-4 MVFC)..

2001 L ot 20 23 12 7 44 13 39 7 34 9 24 17 L 31 38 24 13 L 17 23 L 13 17 27 12 285 179

5-6

Coach Randy Ball 9/4 at Tulsa ............................ 9/11 Texas Southern ............. W 9/18 Henderson State ........... W 9/25 (11) Illinois State*............. 10/2 at (18) Western Illinois* . W 10/16 (8) Northern Iowa* ........... 10/23 at SE Missouri State ........ 10/30 at Southern Illinois* ......... 11/6 at (13) Youngstown St.* ... 11/13 Tennessee-Martin .......... W 11/20 Indiana State* ................ W Total (5-6, 2-4 MVFC)..

6-5

Coach Randy Ball 9/1 at Kansas ........................ 9/8 Midwestern State........... W 9/15 at SE Missouri State ...... W 9/22 at (8) Western Kentucky* 10/6 (15) Northern Iowa* ......... 10/13 at (5) Youngstown State* . 10/20 Indiana State* .................. 10/27 at (16) Western Illinois* . W 11/3 Drake ............................. W 11/10 at Southern Illinois* ....... W 11/17 Illinois State*.................. W Total (6-5, 3-4 MVFC)..

L 21 45 37 7 50 3 L 42 46 27 17 L 17 29 L 23 28 L 49 52 L 14 17 62 7 31 14 373 265

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0 38 48 3 L 2ot 19 26 L 13 19 24 7 L 10 14 27 9 L 13 31 52 6 24 7 L 7 40 237 200

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2003

4-7

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26 14 28 26 24 44 28 21 17 24 20 30 ot 20 23 7 31 38 28 23 28 24 25 255 294

6-5

Coach Randy Ball 9/2 Drake ............................. W 9/11 Sam Houston State ....... W 9/18 Union College ................ W 9/25 at Tulsa ............................ 10/2 Western Illinois* ............. W 10/9 at Illinois State*................ 10/16 at Indiana State* ............ W 10/23 (1) Southern Illinois* ........ 10/30 at Northern Iowa* ............ 11/6 (5) Western Kentucky*..... 11/13 Youngstown State* ........ W Total (6-5, 3-4 MVFC)..

2005

Coach Randy Ball 8/28 East Central (Okla.) ....... W 9/13 at Oklahoma State........... 9/20 at SE Missouri State ...... W 9/27 Bacone .......................... W 10/4 at Youngstown State* ...... 10/11 at (9) Western Kentucky* 10/18 (11) Northern Iowa* ......... 10/25 at (4) Southern Illinois* .... 11/1 Indiana State* ................ W 11/8 Illinois State*.................... 11/15 at (10) Western Illinois* ... Total (4-7, 1-6 MVFC)..

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48 0 3 42 17 10 51 14 7 34 6 9 20 26 6 20 45 10 43 48 42 63 288 276

4-6

Coach Randy Ball 9/3 at Arkansas...................... 9/10 Quincy ........................... W 9/17 SE Missouri State .......... W 9/24 at Sam Houston State ..... 10/1 at (2) Southern Illinois* .... 10/8 (6) Northern Iowa* ......... W 10/15 at (3) Western Kentucky* 10/22 at (14) Youngstown St.* ... 10/29 Indiana State* ................ W 11/5 Illinois State*.................... 11/12 at Western Illinois* ........... Total (4-6, 2-5 MVFC)..

2007

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31 26 33 31 45 0 7 49 36 31 31 34 31 28 3 27 20 42 24 28 34 28 295 324

L 17 49 51 14 45 21 cancelled L ot 23 30 24 21 L 28 37 L 7 31 31 27 L 23 48 L 24 34 273 312

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4-7

Coach Randy Ball 8/29 East Central (Okla.) ....... W 9/7 at (23) Hampton ............ W 9/14 at Kansas ........................ 9/21 SE Missouri State .......... W 9/28 (21) Youngstown State* ... 10/5 at Illinois State*................ 10/12 at Indiana State* ............. 10/19 (25) Western Kentucky*... 10/26 Southern Illinois* ........... W 11/2 (8) Western Illinois* ......... 11/16 at Northern Iowa* ............ Total (4-7, 1-6 MVFC)..

2006

2-9

Coach Terry Allen 9/2 at Oklahoma State........... 9/9 Southwest Baptist.......... W 9/16 at Central Arkansas ......... 9/23 Sam Houston State ......... 9/30 (8) Youngstown State* ..... 10/7 at (14) Northern Iowa* ..... 10/14 Western Kentucky* .......... 10/21 at Indiana State* .............. 10/28 (19) Southern Illinois* ...... 11/4 at (8) Illinois State* .......... 11/11 Western Illinois* ............. W Total (2-9, 1-6 MVFC)..

L 10 52 45 14 L 14 16 L 17 20 L 10 37 L 7 38 L 14 17 L 22 28 L 17 27 L 14 38 24 21 194 308

Missouri State In MVFC Preseason Polls Year 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993

Poll 7th 7th 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd

Teams 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

1stV --2 5 5 3 -7

Finish t6th t3rd t2nd 1st t1st 4th t2nd t2nd

Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001

Poll 3rd 4th 2nd 4th 4th 5th 4th 6th

Teams 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 8

1stV ---1 --2 1

Finish t5th 7th t2nd 4th t3rd t4th t5th 5th

Year 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Poll 5th 7th 7th 5th 7th 6th 7th 7th

Teams 8 8 8 8 8 7 9 9

1stV 1 1 -------

Finish 8th 7th 4th 7th t7th t5th t6th t5th

6-5

Coach Terry Allen 8/30 Missouri S&T ................. W 9/6 at (20) Tenn.-Martin ....... W 9/15 at Kansas State ............... 9/22 Central Arkansas ........... W 9/29 at (10) Youngstown St.* ... 10/6 (22) Illinois State* .......... W 10/13 at (19) Western Illinois* ... 10/20 at (9) Southern Illinois* .... 10/27 Indiana State* ................ W 11/3 (1) Northern Iowa* ........... 11/10 SE Missouri State .......... W Total (6-5, 2-4 MVFC)..

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62 17 51 44 10 61 42 38 21 49 58 41 10 31 10 45 63 7 17 38 55 17 399 388

2008 Coach Terry Allen 9/4 Washburn ........................ 9/13 at Oklahoma State........... 9/20 at SE Missouri State ...... W 10/4 (21) Western Illinois* ....... 10/11 Youngstown State* ........ W 10/18 at Illinois State*.............. W 10/25 (13) Southern Illinois* ...... 11/1 at South Dakota State* .... 11/8 at (4) Northern Iowa* ....... 11/15 North Dakota State* ........ 11/22 at Indiana State* ........... W Total (4-7, 3-5 MVFC)..

4-7

L 27 35 L 13 57 45 28 L 21 33 42 28 34 28 L 17 23 L 13 43 L 0 42 L 27 48 ot 27 24 266 389

2009 Coach Terry Allen 9/5 at Arkansas (at Little Rock) ....... 9/12 Tennessee-Martin ............ 9/19 Murray State .................... 9/26 (3) Northern Iowa* ........... 10/3 at Youngstown State* ...... 10/10 (19) South Dakota State* 10/17 at Western Illinois* ........... 10/24 at North Dakota State* .... 10/31 Illinois State*.................... 11/7 Indiana State* .................. 11/14 at (1) Southern Illinois* .... Total (6-5, 4-4 MVFC)..

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10 48 24 14 35 10 7 35 17 7 17 24 17 16 21 17 14 24 31 7 24 44 217 246

Missouri State All-Time Coaches Summary Coach Walter Langston Corliss Buchanan Arthur Briggs Paul Andrews Andrew McDonald Howard Blair Tommy O’Boyle Fred Thomsen Bill Dellastatious Harold Stratton Aldo Sebben Orville Pottenger Jim Mentis Don Cross Rich Johanningmeier Jesse Branch Del Miller Randy Ball Terry Allen

Seasons Coached 1 (1909) 2 (1910-11) 20 (1912, 14-17, 19-33) 1 (1918) 4 (1934-37) 7 (1936-42, 45-46) 2 (1947-48) 4 (1949-52) 2 (1953-54) 1 (1955) 5 (1956-60) 4 (1961-64) 4 (1965-68) 7 (1969-75) 10 (1976-85) 9 (1986-94) 4 (1995-98) 7 (1999-05) 4 (2006-08)

Overall Record 4-2-0 2-10 76-59-10 1-2 5-22-5 38-21-6 16-4-1 19-17-4 5-12 2-6-1 17-27-1 24-12-2 20-21 23-45-3 58-44-5 55-44-1 21-23 34-42 18-26

Pct. .667 .167 .559 .333 .234 .631 .786 .525 .294 .278 .389 .658 .488 .345 .565 .555 .477 .447 .409

Conference Record* --15-20-6 -3-14-2 16-11-2 7-2-1 11-6-3 4-6-0 1-4-0 10-15-0 13-7-0 13-7-0 14-25-2 27-17-3 31-23-0 7-10-0 15-32-0 10-19

Pct. --.439 -.211 .586 .750 .625 .400 .200 .400 .650 .650 .366 .606 .574 .412 .319 .345

Conf. Points Titles Scored -80 -39 1 2365 -20 0 195 1 969 1 360 1 674 0 148 0 89 0 491 1 753 1 660 0 1238 1 2545 2 2490 0 1089 0 2018 0 11076

Ave. 13.3 3.3 16.3 6.7 6.1 14.9 17.1 16.9 8.7 9.9 10.9 19.8 16.1 17.4 23.8 24.9 24.8 26.6 24.5

Points Allowed 27 276 1279 36 590 545 140 710 263 155 701 391 766 1629 1918 2056 950 1942 1331

Ave. 3.4 23.0 8.8 12.0 18.4 8.4 6.7 17.8 15.5 17.2 15.6 10.3 18.7 23.0 17.9 20.6 21.6 25.6 30.3

*MSU Conference Affiliation: Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association, 1924-1980; Mid-Continent Conference, 1981-1984; Missouri Valley Football Conference, 1985-present. Pct. .559 .565 .555 .631 .447

Winning Pct. (min 3 yrs.) Years Record 1. Orville Pottenger .................. 1961-64....................... 24-12-2 ................ 2. Howard Blair ........................ 1936-46....................... 38-21-6 ................ 3. Rich Johanningmeier ........... 1976-85....................... 58-44-5 ................ 4. Arthur Briggs ........................ 1912-17, 1919-33 ....... 76-59-10 .............. 5. Jesse Branch ....................... 1986-94....................... 55-44-1 ................

Pct. .658 .631 .565 .559 .555

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Total Wins Years Record 1. Arthur Briggs ........................ 1912-17, 1919-33 ....... 76-59-10 .............. 2. Rich Johanningmeier ........... 1976-85....................... 58-44-5 ................ 3. Jesse Branch ....................... 1986-94....................... 55-44-1 ................ 4. Howard Blair ........................ 1936-46....................... 38-21-6 ................ 5. Randy Ball ........................... 1999-2005................... 34-42....................

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Series Records vs. All Opponents MV MVFC VF V FC SCHOOLS LS S MSU MS U Rec Record cord co Illinois State University, Normal ................. 14-15-1 Indiana State University, Terre Haute ........... 16-8-0 North Dakota State University., Fargo .......... 1-1-0 Northern Iowa, Univ. of, Cedar Falls............. 5-25-0 South Dakota State Univ., Brookings ............ 0-2-0 Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale ........... 16-16-0 Western Illinois University, Macomb.......... 13-15-1 Youngstown (Ohio) State University............ 3-11-0 MISSOURI SCHOOLS MSU Record Central Methodist College, Fayette.................... 4-1-1 Central Missouri State, Warrensburg ............. 33-24-5 Central Wesleyan College, Warrenton ............... 1-0-0 Culver-Stockton College, Canton ...................... 3-0-0 Drury University, Springfield .............................. 4-8-1 Evangel University, Springfield .......................... 1-1-0 Lincoln University, Jefferson City ..................... 10-5-0 Marionville College, Marionville ......................... 3-0-0 Missouri Southern State Univ., Joplin ................ 5-2-0 Missouri, University of-Columbia ....................... 0-2-0 Missouri Univ. of Science & Tech., Rolla........ 27-29-3 Missouri Valley College, Marshall ...................... 7-7-1 Missouri Wesleyan College, Cameron ............... 1-5-0 Northwest Missouri State, Maryville .............. 32-22-4 Ozark Wesleyan College, Carthage .................. 1-0-0 Rockhurst College, Kansas City ........................ 4-2-0 Saint Louis University, St. Louis......................... 1-4-1 Southeast Mo. State, Cape Girardeau ........... 46-28-0 Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar................. 3-0-0 Tarkio College, Tarkio ........................................ 1-1-0 Truman State University, Kirksville................. 21-33-7 Westminster College, Fulton.............................. 0-1-0 William Jewell College, Liberty .......................... 0-3-1 OTHER SCHOOLS

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Adams State College, Alamosa, Colo................ 0-1-0 Akron, University of, Akron, Ohio....................... 1-1-0 Alcorn State University, Lorman, Miss. .............. 2-0-0 Arkansas State University, Jonesboro ............... 1-2-0

Arkansas as Te Tec Tech h University, University, Russellvil Univ Russellville lle e ........ ............... . ......... 1-2-0 Arkansas, University of, Fayetteville .................. 0-6-0 Arkansas, University of-Little Rock .................... 1-1-0 Arkansas, University of-Monticello .................... 2-0-0 Arkansas, University of-Pine Bluff ..................... 1-1-0 Austin College, Sherman, Texas ........................ 1-1-0 Austin Peay State U., Clarksville, Tenn. ............. 2-0-0 Bacone College, Muskogee, Okla...................... 1-0-0 Baker University, Baldwin City, Kan. .................. 1-0-0 Benedictine College, Atchison, Kan................... 8-3-1 California State Univ-Northridge........................ 0-1-0 Central Arkansas, Univ. of, Conway................... 3-3-0 Central State Univ., Wilberforce, Ohio ............... 1-0-0 Central Oklahoma, Univ. of, Edmond................. 1-7-0 Cumberland Univ., Cumberland, Tenn. .............. 1-0-0 Delta State University, Cleveland, Miss.............. 1-1-0 Doane College, Crete, Neb................................ 1-0-0 Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa .................. 6-1-0 East Central University, Ada, Okla..................... 2-0-0 Eastern Illinois University, Charleston ............. 5-13-1 Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond ....... 0-0-0 Eastern New Mexico Univ., Portales.................. 0-1-0 Emporia (Kan.) State University ...................... 14-6-0 Evansville (Ind.), University of ........................... 0-1-0 Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan. .............. 0-2-0 Hampton (Va.) University ................................... 1-0-0 Harding University, Searcy, Ark.......................... 6-1-0 Hastings (Neb.) College..................................... 2-0-0 Henderson State U., Arkadelphia, Ark............... 2-1-0 Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich. ...................... 0-2-0 Illinois, University of-Chicago............................. 1-1-0 Jackson (Miss.) State University ........................ 1-0-0 Jacksonville (Ala.) State University .................... 5-0-0 Kansas School of Mines, Weir City .................... 1-0-0 Kansas State University, Manhattan .............. 0-1-0 Kansas, University of, Lawrence ....................... 0-2-0 Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina .................. 0-1-0 Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas................... 0-2-0 Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va. ...................... 1-1-0 Louisiana Tech University, Ruston ..................... 1-0-0

Bears vs. Ranked Opponents 10/26/85 #19 Murray State ....................................L 21-36

11/9/96

#23 Youngstown State (Bears #6) ..........L 13-17

9/27/86 10/4/86 10/25/86 11/1/86

#11 at Northern Iowa ................................L 3-45 #12 Nicholls State .....................................L 0-31 #8 Eastern Illinois ...................................L 20-34 #18 Southern Illinois ...............................L 14-35

9/13/97 10/25/97 11/1/97 11/15/97

#20 McNeese State ................................L 16-28 #3 at Western Illinois.................................L 3-37 #25 Northern Iowa ..................................L 22-23 #4 at Youngstown State ..........................L 13-45

9/12/87 11/7/87

#15 at Southern Illinois ......................... W 18-13 #7 at Northern Iowa ................................L 13-17

10/3/98 10/10/98 11/7/98 11/14/98

#17 at Northern Iowa ............................ W 24-21 #5 Western Illinois...................................L 13-20 #17 at Illinois State ............................... W 49-42 #24 Cal. State-Northridge .......................L 38-42

9/25/99 10/2/99 10/16/99 11/6/99

#11 Illinois State ......................................L 42-46 #18 at Western Illinois........................... W 27-17 #8 Northern Iowa ....................................L 17-29 #13 at Youngstown State ........................L 14-17

9/3/88 #18 at Northwestern State ........................L 8-24 9/17/88 #12 Western Illinois.................................L 31-35 10/15/88 #8 Western Kentucky ..............................L 14-21 9/2/89 9/9/89 10/28/89 11/24/89 12/2/89

#8 Northwestern State .......................... W 20-10 #14 Indiana State (Bears #10) .............. W 31-10 #20 Alcorn State (Bears #7).................. W 59-18 #8 Maine (Bears #9) ............................. W 38-35 #2 at Stephen F. Austin (Bears #9) .........L 25-55

11/3/90 #17 at Northern Iowa (Bears #2) ............L 17-20 11/24/90 #13 Idaho (Bears #8) ..............................L 35-41 10/5/91 11/2/91

#15 at Southern Illinois (Bears #19) ..... W 17-13 #4 Northern Iowa (Bears #17) ..................L 0-22

9/5/92 #19 at McNeese State (Bears #20) ........L 13-16 11/21/92 #3 at Northern Iowa (Bears #22) ............L 12-37 10/2/93

#11 Northern Iowa...................................L 14-20

9/17/94

#9 at Northern Iowa ..................................L 7-12

9/2/95 #3 McNeese State ....................................L 2-31 10/28/95 #11 Northern Iowa...................................L 17-19 9/7/96 #3 at McNeese State (Bears #21) .......... W 12-7 10/19/96 #3 at Northern Iowa (Bears #5) ..............L 31-38 11/2/96 #13 Western Illinois (Bears #7) ...............L 12-23

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