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OC harrison MENKE

TE matt THAYER

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HC terry ALLEN

OLB rodney KELLY

WR adrian WILLIAMS

S anthony “LT” LEE

2012 Schedule Date

Opponent

Site

Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Oct. 1 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 17

at Kansas State at Louisville Murray State Southern Illinois* at South Dakota State* at Indiana State* South Dakota* at Illinois State* Western Illinois* (Homecoming) North Dakota State* at Northern Iowa*

Manhattan, Kan. Louisville, Ky. Springfield Springfield Brookings, S.D. Terre Haute, Ind. Springfield Normal, Ill. Springfield Springfield Cedar Falls, Iowa

Time

6:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Home games (bold) played at Plaster Field *Missouri Valley Football Conference game All starting times are Central and subject to change

OLB pat FORNADEL

OLB nate DAVIS

CB james CAINE

WR duane ATTEBERRY


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2012 Football Guide SEASON OUTLOOK

Table of Contents .............................................. 1 Season Outlook ..............................................2-7 Quick Facts ........................................................ 4 What’s Returning............................................... 5 2012 Schedule.................................................. 6 Travel Itinerary ................................................... 7 Numerical Roster .............................................. 7 Alphabetical Roster ........................................... 8

The University ............................................84-85 Student Life ............................................... 86-87 Academics ................................................. 88-89 Spirit .................................................................90 In the Community ............................................91 Springfield.................................................. 92-93 In the Pros ................................................. 94-95 In the Spotlight .......................................... 96-97 Media Outlets ..................................................98

PLAYERS

VALLEY FOOTBALL

Returning Player Bios ................................ 10-28 Pronunciation Guide ................................. 29-32 Alphabetical Roster .........................................33 Numerical Roster ............................................34

COACHES

Terry Allen .................................................. 36-39 D.J. Vokolek .....................................................40 Rob Christophel ...............................................41 Sean Coughlin .................................................42 Courtney Sanders ...........................................43 Bob Montgomery .............................................44 Mike Chandler .................................................45 Wayne Chambers ............................................46 B.J. Stotser.......................................................47 Taiwo Onatolu ..................................................48 Gerald Davis ....................................................49 Gameday Staff & Support ..............................50

2011 SEASON IN REVIEW

2011 Review.............................................. 52-61 2011 MVFC Standings ....................................61 2011 MSU Final Statistics ........................ 62-63 2011 Season Superlatives .............................64 2011 Player Game-by-Game Stats.................65 2011 Player Honors ........................................66 2011 Games Started ......................................66 Final NCAA Rankings.......................................66 2011 Senior Statistics & Honors ...................67 Game-by-Game Summaries/Stats ........... 68-73 Maroon & White Game Summary/Stats........73 2011 Pro Day, NFL Draft Summary ............... 74

ADMINISTRATION & STAFF

2012 MSU Football Guide

The 2012 Missouri State Football Guide was written and designed by Assistant Athletics Director for Communications, Rick Kindhart with cover design by Eric Doennig. Additional content was produced and designed by Eric Doennig and Adam Samson with proofing assistance from Ben Adamson, Tim Bohn, Kevin Agee and Keith Pickens. Photos are courtesy of MSU Photographics Services, John Wall director and Kevin White, assistant director. Additional images were contributed or pulled from MSU archives, UNI Sports Information, and various NFL properties. For additional information on Missouri State University football please contact us at (417) 836-5402 or visit www.MissouriStateBears.com. (Version 1, Aug. 1, 2012)

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Interim President Clif Smart ...........................70 Administrative Council .................................... 71 Director of Athletics Kyle Moats ..................... 71 Associate Directors of Athletics......................72 Assistant Directors of Athletics ......................73 Key Department Directors .........................74-75 Athletics Staff Phone Directory ......................76

THE MSU EXPERIENCE

Tradition ..................................................... 78-79 Facilities ..................................................... 80-81 Sports Medicine ..............................................82 Strength & Conditioning .................................83

Welcome to Valley Football ...................100-101 MVFC Directory and Contact Information ....101 2011 MVFC Final Team Leaders ..................102 2011 MVFC Final Individual Leaders...........103 2011 MVFC Football Honors ........................104 All-Time MVFC Football Standings................105 Bears’ Valley Football Honors...............106-109 NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs ........................110

RECORDS & HISTORY

Game-by-Game Results ........................112-116 MSU Coaching Records ................................116 All-Time Series Records ................................117 Bears vs. Top 25 ...........................................117 Year-by-Year Win-Loss Summary ..........118-119 MSU Postseason History ............................. 120 Year-by-Year Team Statistics .........................121 Year-by-Year Individual Stat Leaders... 122-123 100-Yard Rushers and Receivers .................124 All-Time Team Captains.................................124 200-Yard Passers ......................................... 125 All-Time Missouri State Helmet Designs ..... 125 Last Time It Happened................................. 125 All-Time Lettermen ................................126-127 All-Time Individual Awards & Honors .. 128-129 Individual Records................................ 130-135 Retired Jerseys ............................................. 135 Team Records ........................................136-137 Plaster Field Records ....................................137 Opponent Records ........................................137 Bears On Homecoming ................................ 138 Missouri State in the Top 25 ....................... 138 All-Time Assistant Coaches.......................... 139 Bears in Overtime ........................................ 139 Chronology of Athletics Affiliation................ 139 Plaster Field ...........................................140-141 Attendance Records ......................................141 Bears in the Pros ...........................................142

OPPONENTS & MEDIA INFO.

2012 Missouri State Opponents ..........144-149 2012 MVFC Composite Schedule ................149 Detailed Series History vs. 2012 Opponents150 Missouri State Athletics Hall of Fame ..........151 Missouri State Media Information .......152-153 Missouri State Ticket Information ................154

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WR - Julian Burton

K - Austin Witmer

RB - Vernon Scott

Bears bring balance of old and new to Plaster in ‘12 A solid nucleus of returning talent combined with a host of newcomers will provide for an interesting mix for the 2012 Missouri State Bears. MSU will open the fall with 22 players in camp who combined to start 151 games during the 2011 campaign. That experience will look differently depending on which part of the field one focuses. The defensive secondary includes four returning starters, for instance, but three are sophomores, and one missed more than half of the 2011 season with an injury. On the other hand is the offensive backfield which includes

a returning cast of five young, speedy and hungry running backs waiting for their opportunity to impress after playing understudy roles in 2011. A health collection of newcomers and transfers should also evolve quickly for the Bears, including some that arrived after press time for this publication. Their contributions will play a huge role in the team’s ultimate success this fall. Picked last in the Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason poll for the second year in a row, the 2012 Bears present an interesting enigma as the curtain opens on season seven of the Terry Allen era:

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With a wealth of experience returning at several key positions, including 22 players who started games a year ago, the Missouri State Bears brace themselves for what promises to be an entertaining campaign ahead. “We have a lot of players returning with experience,” said head coach Terry Allen, who begins his seventh season at the helm of the MSU program. “Our quarterback situation changes things a little bit on where we are headed into the season, but I think we have a good mix of returning players and juco guys who can make an immediate impact. I’m confident in our running backs and our returning starters on the (offensive) line, and (tight end) Matt Thayer is a good football player. On defense, we will be better and have a lot of guys back who played valuable roles for us last season.” The Bears will have 32 lettermen and 14 primary starters -- including nine on the defensive side -- back from last season. Even though the club’s 2-9 ledger in 2011 lacked consistency, the Bears seemed to gain momentum late in the year and ended the season by splitting their final four contests. MSU posted victories in its final two road games, lost a double-overtime decision at home and dropped an eight-point decision at Plaster Field in mid-November. Pushing through an 0-7 start wasn’t easy, but getting past one of the nation’s toughest early-season schedules by mid-October had to seem like a breath of fresh air down the stretch. This fall, the schedule appears to be less brutal, particularly after MSU takes on a pair of FBS opponents in the first two weeks. Trips to Kansas State (Sept. 1) and Louisville (Sept. 15) will set up a pair of home games against Murray State (Sept. 15) and Southern Illinois (Sept. 22) to get the year started. The 2012 schedule features just two FCS playoff teams from last year, but MSU won’t see defending champion North Dakota State or perennial league power Northern Iowa until November. “When you look at last year and having to play the first four on the road, and then come home to play Northern Iowa and then go to North Dakota State, we had our hands full early,” Allen said. “Once we weathered that storm, I thought we did some good things and ended the season on a good note. This year, we hope we can carry some of that momentum forward and use the experience of 2011 to push us.” Offensive coordinator Rob Christophel returns four starting linemen and tight end Matt Thayer among the squad’s primary starters. He says he likes the personnel on his side of the ball, including a host of returnees who are critical pieces to the puzzle this fall. “We have 14 lettermen back and a bunch of other returners who give us a chance to be a good offensive football team,” Christophel explained. “As a whole, this is probably the largest group of returnees at all positions we’ve had since I’ve been here. Our veterans will have to shoulder the burden this year, but I am real excited about all the experience coming back in all the personnel groups.” With nine true starters and 17 lettermen back on the defensive side, defensive coordinator D.J. Vokolek said the strength of his unit will be depth and increased competition at key spots. “One of the biggest things we took from last year is that we gained a lot of experience, he said. “Guys like Andrew Beisel, Mike Crutcher, Caleb Schaffitzel, Sybhrian Berry, Martin Montgomery and Nate Davis all played huge roles for us last year, and

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most of those guys were freshmen or sophomores. Our hope on defense is to play more people and use a deep rotation. We have to stop the run and pressure the passer. The big thing we worked on this spring is creating turnovers. That’s something we have to do better.”

up the offense. In the situation we’re in, he could see playing time this season.” A Look at the Quarterbacks

QUARTERBACK

RUNNING BACK

„ Kierra Harris (6-0, 198, So., Texarkana, Ark., 1L) „ Brodie Lambert (6-1, 195, Fr., Mansfield, Texas) „ Alex Lawson (6-1, 200, Fr., Battlefield, Mo.)

The Bears spent the spring installing a new-look One of the most intriguing aspects of the Missouri offense that catered to the strengths of returning State offense this fall will be its running backs. MSU starter Trevor Wooden who led the Missouri Valley returns just 12 percent of its rushing yards from last Football Conference in total offense in 2011. When season, but has much greater depth in the backfield Wooden was dismissed from the team on May 10, this season. the Bears devoted the rest of the summer to finding Vernon Scott is the squad’s top returning rusher a suitable replacement. and held down that top spot through the spring. He Accelerating the progress of sophomore Kierra carried 42 times for 167 yards last season and had Harris appears to be one option for Missouri State one start. He kept that momentum going this spring, as the Texarkana, Ark., product is the Bears’ only carrying 22 times for 106 yards and a pair of scores returning signal caller on the roster. Harris started in three scrimmage opportunities. the 2011 season opener at Arkansas as a true “Vernon Scott is going to be a good player,” freshman and went 8-for-14 for 70 yards and a Christophel explained. “Last year he didn’t get much touchdown against the No. 15 Razorbacks. He also time, but we’re excited to see him get a chance.” appeared in the game at No. 12 Oregon two weeks Waiting in the wings this fall is a pair of redshirt later and went 2-for-2 passing. 2012 MISSOURI STATE QUICK FACTS He also went 42-forMissouri State University Team Information 76 through the air this Year Founded .................................................1905 2011 Record.......................................................2-9 spring and accounted Location ......................................... Springfield, Mo. Home / Away ........................................ 0-4 / 2-5 for 335 passing yards Address .................................. 901 S. National Ave. MVFC (Home/Away) ............. 2-6, t7th (0-4/2-2) with the No. 2 offense. ........................................ Springfield, MO 65897 Basic Offense ......................... Spread (No Huddle) “Kierra is very talent- Web Site............................www.MissouriState.edu Basic Defense ............................................30 (3-4) ed and very athletic,” Switchboard ..................................(417) 836-5000 Lettermen Returning/Not Returning ........... 33/22 Interim President...........................Clfton M. Smart Offense (24).............................................. 14/10 Christophel said. “He has an above-average Enrollment (Fall 2011) ................................22,866 Defense (28)............................................. 18/10 arm, is athletic enough Nickname....................................................... Bears Kickers/Punters/Deep Snappers (3)...........1/2 School Colors............................ Maroon and White Starters Returning/Not Returning..................14/8 to be able to run, but National Affiliation ................NCAA Division I (FCS) Offense ..........................................................5/6 he has the presence Conference ...Missouri Valley Football Conference Defense..........................................................9/2 to stay in the pocket Primary Specialists .......................................3/3 Intercollegiate Athletics and not panic. He has Other Squad Returning/Not Returning ....... 19/12 proven he has a tough Athletics Site .......... www.MissouriStateBears.com Coaching Staff Director of Athletics...............................Kyle Moats shell when he does Phone ........................................ (417) 836-5244 Head Coach ............................................Terry Allen make mistakes, but Alma Mater ....................... Northern Iowa, 1979 Faculty Athletics Representative ......James Hutter Career Record.........................120-100/20th yr. the biggest challenge Ticket Office .....(417) 836-7678, (888) 476-7849 is going to be patience Tickets Web Site ......... www.MissouriStateTix.com Record at Missouri State ..............25-41/7th yr. Football Office Phone ...............(417) 836-5343 and taking time to unAthletics Communications Defensive Coordinator ........................ D.J. Vokolek derstand the offense.” Main Office Phone ........................(417) 836-5402 Alma Mater ................ Nebraska-Kearney, 1992 Texas native and Fax .............................................(417) 836-4868 at MSU ..... Assoc. Head Coach/Safeties/7th yr. true freshman Brodie Plaster Field Press Box .............(417) 836-5976 Offensive Coordinator ...................Rob Christophel Lambert comes to On-Line ................... www.MissouriStateBears.com Alma Mater ............................Austin Peay, 1984 Facebook .......www.Facebook/MissouriStBears at MSU .............................. Quarterbacks/6th yr. Springfield this fall Twitter..........www.Twitter.com/MissouriStBears Assistant Coach...............................Sean Coughlin looking to make some Office ....................Hammons Student Center, 138 Alma Mater .....................................Drake, 2001 noise as well. The Shipping/Overnight Address .............................. at MSU ............................. Offensive Line/7th yr. MVP of the 2011 Red 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO 65897 Assistant Coach.......................... Bob Montgomery Bull Game Breakers Primary Football Liaison .................. Rick Kindhart Alma Mater ............................. Iowa State, 2004 National Championship Email ..................RKindhart@missouristate.edu at MSU ......... Tight Ends/Special Teams/5th yr. 7-on-7 Tournament led Direct Line ................................(417) 836-4585 Assistant Coach......................... Courtney Sanders Cell Phone.................................(417) 849-5865 Alma Mater ............................... Arkansas, 2002 his James Martin High Secondary Football Liaison ...............Eric Doennig at MSU ............................ Defensive Line/5th yr. School team to a 12-2 Assistant Director ...........Ben Adamson, Tim Bohn Assistant Coach...............................Mike Chandler record and trip to the Graduate Assts ........... Adam Samson, Kevin Agee Alma Mater .................................. Kansas, 2000 Texas 5A quarterfiRadio Flagship Station ................KTXR (101.3 FM) at MSU ........................... Wide Recievers/4th yr. nals last year. In the Play-by-Play Announcer ........................Art Hains Assistant Coach..........................Wayne Chambers process, he compiled Color .................................................... Rob Bolks Alma Mater ..............................Oklahoma, 2005 more than 1,700 at MSU ...................Outside Linebackers/3rd yr. Plaster Sports Complex Assistant Coach................................Taiwo Onatolu yards in total offense Home Facility ...................................... Plaster Field Alma Mater ................. Nebraska-Omaha, 2006 and accounted for 19 Seating Capacity .........................................16,300 at MSU .................... Inside Linebackers/2nd yr. touchdowns. Surface ......................................................FieldTurf Assistant Coach.................................... B.J. Stotser “The biggest quesOpened .............................1941 (renovated 1991) Alma Mater .......................Northern Iowa, 2005 tion mark on offense All-Time Home W-L ......200-149-12 (.580), 70 yrs at MSU ................Defensive Backs/2nd season is the trigger guy and Press Box Phone ...........................(417) 836-5976 Assistant Coach..................................Gerald Davis how Kierra Harris proAlma Mater .......................Missouri State, 2008 History at MSU ............................Running Backs/3rd yr. gresses,” Christophel First Year of Football ......................................1909 Football Strength Coach ..................Jeremiah Frey said. “It will also be All-Time Record 445-454-39 (.495), 100 seasons Football Athletic Trainer ........... Steve Sawchak, AT important to see how All-Time Playoff Record .........1-2 (2 appearances) Equipment Manager ..................Cory Starr, E.M.,C Brodie Lambert picks

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Season Outlook freshman workhorses who are poised to make a difference. Ryan Heaston is a former Old Spice Player of the Year in his home state of Tennessee and was a state champion in the 200- and 400-meter dashes. Maddy Johnson helped Webb City (Mo.) to a 43-1 record in his three years as a starter and was a consensus all-state pick for back-to-back Missouri Class 4 state championship teams. Also returning is junior Mikael Cooper-Falls, a 2009 MVFC All-Newcomer Team pick who led MSU in rushing as a true freshman and picked up 105 ground yards in a Bears’ win at North Dakota State in 2009. The Springfield native has missed back-to-back seasons with opposing knee injuries, but will be a significant piece of the team’s offensive firepower this year. Converted linebacker Josh Mattes moves to the offensive backfield this fall and has the size to block and pass protect when called upon. Newcomer Cedric Miller II from Memphis also brings the Bears a great option and has impressive size and speed. “It’s a position where we have a lot of depth and options,” Christophel explained. “We don’t have a lot of gameday experience there, but we do have great speed and some great young talent.” A Look at the Running Backs „ Vernon Scott (6-0, 170, Jr., Muskogee, Okla., 2L) „ Ryan Heaston (5-10, 174, RFr., Cordova, Tenn.) „ Maddy Johnson (5-8, 170, RFr., Webb City, Mo.) „ Josh Mattes (6-2, 223, So., Eldridge, Mo.) „ Cedric Miller II (6-0, 205, Fr., Memphis, Tenn.) „ Mikael Cooper-Falls (5-11, 201, Jr., Springfield, Mo., 1L) „ Benny Jones (5-8, 171, So., St. Louis, Mo.)

WIDE RECEIVER Including tight end Matt Thayer, the Bears will return four of their seven top receivers from 2011. Gone is All-MVFC first-teamer Jermaine Saffold who signed a free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns in April, but leading the charge of returnees is three-year starter Cadarrius Dotson. Dotson snagged 22 receptions for 214 yards a year ago and has 88 career catches. He led the club with 14 receptions for 170 yards this spring and is the early favorite to start at the slot receiver position this season. Julian Burton, who played eight games as a redshirt freshman last year, has been one of the squad’s top return men the last two years. He will move to outside receiver this fall in hopes of better utilizing his speed. He had 11 receptions for 94 yards in 2011 and averaged 7.3 yards per punt return. Dorian Buford posted 10 receptions for 98 yards last fall and earned three starts in his first season at MSU. He’s the preseason favorite to take over the Z receiver spot permanently this fall and has the size and speed to be a game changer. “Our depth looks good, but we lack a lot of true playing experience,” said wide receivers coach Mike Chandler. “I’d really like to see Julian Burton step up this season, and I think we’d all like to see Cadarrius Dotson make strides for his senior year. Dorian Buford can play all three positions, and that is big for us.” Backing up the big three will be senior Adrian Williams who had a bounce-back spring after struggling for playing time the last couple of years. He started four games in 2009, and rediscovered some of that magic in April with a game-high 6 receptions for 53 yards in the Maroon and White Spring Game. Redshirt freshman Eric Christophel also had a good spring and is a fundamentally-sound slot man who is one of the team’s best blocking receivers.

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WHAT’S RETURNING IN 2012 Total Squad Members..................... 60.5%..................52/86 Total Lettermen ............................... 60.0%..................33/55 Offense ......................................... 58.3%..................14/24 Defense ........................................ 64.3%..................18/28 Specialists .................................... 33.3%......................1/3 All-Conference Players ................... 16.7%......................1/6 Rushing Yards ................................ 12.0%............188/1564 Total Carries ................................. 12.5%................55/439 Passing Yards................................... 4.3%..............83/1945 Pass Attempts................................. 6.6%................16/244 Receiving Yards.............................. 34.3%............667/1945 Receptions.................................... 43.6%................65/149 Total Offense .................................... 7.7%............271/3509 Scoring ........................................... 35.1%................78/222 Offensive Touchdowns ................... 2.1%....................6/29 PATs ............................................ 100.0%..................25/25 Field Goals ................................. 100.0%......................5/5 Punting Yards ................................... 0.0%................0/2720 Punt Return Yards ........................ 108.5%..............140/129 Punt Returns................................. 94.7%..................18/19 Kickoff Return Yards ....................... 80.4%............ 932/1159 Kickoff Returns ............................. 80.9%..................51/63 Total Tackles ................................... 73.2%..............635/868 Sacks ............................................ 69.4%...............12.5/18 Interceptions ................................... 33.3%......................1/3

Returning squadman Duane Atteberry will miss time due to a spring injury, while newcomers Tre Kelley, Zac Hoover, Marvell Saffold, Eric Brown and Adam Judnich will all get their opportunities to impress. “I’m not afraid to play freshmen,” said Chandler. “I’ve done that the last couple of years, so those guys will get their chance. Of the new players, Eric Christophel has all the tools. He’s scrappy, mixes it up in run blocking and just makes plays.” A Look at the Wide Receivers „ Cadarrius Dotson (5-9, 170, Sr., Memphis, Tenn., 3L) „ Julian Burton (5-10, 189, So., Cordova, Tenn., 1L) „ Dorian Buford (6-0, 178, Jr., Florissant, Mo., 1L) „ Adrian Williams (6-0, 187, Sr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1L) „ Eric Christophel (5-10, 173, RFr., Nixa, Mo.) „ Duane Atteberry (5-7, 165, Sr., Buffalo, Mo.) „ Tre Kelley (6-3, 195, Fr., Edmond, Okla.) „ Zac Hoover (6-0, 180, Fr., Grain Valley, Mo.) „ Marvell Saffold (5-10, 175, So., Grandview, Mo.) „ Eric Brown (6-4, 197, Jr., St. Louis, Mo.) „ Adam Judnich (5-9, 174, So., LaQuinta, Calif.)

TIGHT END All-America candidate Matt Thayer headlines a solid group of Bear tight ends this fall. Thayer started all 11 games in 2011 and doubled his number of receptions from his sophomore season to snag 20 passes for 247 yards and 3 touchdowns. The squad’s only returning All-MVFC selection is big, has great hands and blocks well, which all make him a triple threat up front. “We look for Matt to keep coming along and step into a greater leadership role in a lot of aspects,” said tight ends coach Bob Montgomery. “He made a lot of progress this spring and has really worked on making plays in space.” Backing up Thayer will be fourth-year junior Matt Swan. He returned in week 4 after an injury sidelined him early in 2011, and was one of the club’s top special teams players. He has added size and continues to develop with every opportunity. Also returning are Richard Darden and Daniel Wood who both redshirted a year ago as true freshmen, but showed great progress this spring. Darden had two key receptions in spring drills and accounted for 30 yards. “I feel good about our group,” Montgomery said. “We have four players back from last year, including our primary starter Matt Thayer. As long as Matt can

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stay healthy, I think we’ll be pretty good.” A Look at the Tight Ends

„ Matt Thayer (6-4, 242, Sr., Bellevue, Neb., 2L) „ Matt Swan (6-3, 237, Jr., Springfield, Mo., 2L) „ Richard Darden (6-3, 230, RFr., Memphis, Tenn.) „ Daniel Wood (6-5, 227, RFr., Mena, Ark.) „ Ryan Boatright (6-4, 233, Fr., Tulsa, Okla.)

OFFENSIVE LINE With four starters back in the trenches, MSU is looking for substantial improvement up front this season. A young front five helped compile 319 yards per game last season while surrendering 2.2 sacks per game. MSU will look to improve those numbers this time around in addition to making strides in the running game where the Bears finished eighth in the MVFC a year ago at 142.2 yards per outing. “We have more experience this year and have four starters back with a lot of guys who have played in the program,” said MSU offensive line coach Sean Coughlin. “There will be a good battle for playing time with eight or nine guys who can play, so depth will be the key. We also have a lot of players who can play multiple positions, which makes us much more versatile.” Coughlin and the Bears look for big things out of senior right tackle Randy Richards who earned a starting role in 2011 as a first-year transfer. He stood out in spring drills and appears to be ready for a breakthrough campaign. Likewise, senior center Harrison Menke played every snap as a junior and is considered the team’s leader up front this fall. He earned the squad’s Offensive Lineman of the Year Award last season and has a reputation as a hard worker. “I expect our two seniors Randy Richards and Harrison Menke to lead us up front,” said Coughlin. “Menke is a blue-collar type of worker who does so much, and Randy has improved like night and day from his arrival last year. He has good foot work and great natural ability. Those guys will dictate a lot for us.” Also returning are starters Kurt Kutter and Zack Cooley who will play left guard and left tackle, respectively. Both started all 11 games in 2011 and have five combined years of experience in the program. Cooley earned a spot on the FCS allfreshman squad, and both players have added size over the offseason to take their efforts up a notch. Richard Galbierz saw ample playing time in 2011 and will challenge for the right guard spot along with fourth-year man Kyle Hahn. Transfer Patrick Blanar and third-year squadman Jordan Rainey comprise a nice left-side tandem that will push for more time this season. Redshirt freshmen Robert Booker and Jake Lasater will also provide depth and continue to push their way up the depth chart this fall. A Look at the Offensive Linemen

„ Harrison Menke (6-4, 275, Sr., Joplin, Mo., 1L) „ Randy Richards (6-4, 310, Sr., Royal Palm Bch, Fla., 1L) „ Zack Cooley (6-5, 295, So., Lebanon, Mo., 1L) „ Kurt Kutter (6-3, 299, Jr., O’Fallon, Mo., 2L) „ Richard Galbierz (6-3, 291, So., Fenton, Mo., 1L) „ Kyle Hahn (6-7, 320, Jr., O’Fallon, Mo., 1L) „ Jordan Rainey (6-5, 291, So., Joplin, Mo.) „ Robert Booker (6-3, 295, So., Ozark, Mo.) „ Jake Lasater (6-6, 318, RFr., St. Charles, Mo.) „ Patrick Blanar (6-3, 305, Jr., El Mirage, Ariz.) „ Patrick Morse (6-4, 299, Fr., Springdale, Ark.) „ Jake Arthur (6-5, 300, RFr., Eldridge, Iowa) „ Riley Shantz (6-4, 295, Fr., Springfield, Mo.) „ A.J. Eaves (6-5, 294, Fr., Lamar, Mo.) „ Sam Schwartze (6-4, 280, Fr., Springfield, Mo.)

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2012 Football Guide DEFENSIVE LINE The Bears’ defensive line will feature three players who started at least seven games last season and have a combined seven years experience. MSU will also have additional depth on the d-line, giving position coach Courtney Sanders reason to be optimistic. “We have guys who can play -- who can run and make plays,” said Sanders. “It’s hard to replace a guy like (fifth-year senior) Mikel Ruder, but I like the talent we have this year, and I think finding a leader and playing as a unit will be the key to our success.” Ruder brought down 48 ball carriers in 2011 and started all 11 games en route to earning All-MVFC second-team distinction. But returnees Tevan Ferguson, Martin Montgomery and Eric Pearce combined for 22 starts and 97 total tackles a year ago while maturing significantly in the process. “Those three guys had great springs,” Sanders said. “We will count on them to lead us. With the depth we should have, we just need to work as a unit and stay healthy.” The Bears will get the services of defensive ends Anthony Grady and Corey Feagin back after they missed all of 2011 with injuries. Juco transfers Spencer Emerson, who arrived this spring, and C.J. Randall will also add depth and push for significant playing time along with redshirt freshman James Barnes who emerged from the spring as a serious contender for defensive reps. “The surprise of the spring was James Barnes, and if Corey Feagin can stay healthy, he can really help us too,” Sanders said. “I am also really excited about C.J. Randall. He can compete for a starting position, has maturity and great leadership potential.” A Look at the Defensive Linemen

„ Martin Montgomery (6-3, 248, Jr., Pine Bluff, Ark., 2L) „ Tevan Ferguson (6-3, 307, Sr., Nashville, Tenn., 3L) „ Eric Pearce (6-2, 288, Jr., Springdale, Ark., 2L) „ Anthony Grady (6-7, 289, Jr., Texarkana, Ark., 1L) „ Spencer Emerson (6-2, 320, Jr., Des Moines, Iowa) „ James Barnes (5-10, 247, RFr., St. Louis, Mo.) „ Corey Feagin (6-4, 254, RFr., Cedar Hill, Texas) „ C.J. Randall (6-6, 272, Jr., Chandler, Ariz.) „ Khellan Bruce (6-2, 285, Fr., Memphis, Tenn.)

INSIDE LINEBACKER With MVFC All-Newcomer selection and returning starter Andrew Beisel serving as the cornerstone of the Bears’ middle linebackers, the foundation looks solid for 2012 up the middle. Fourth-year standout Ryan Callender also provides the squad with solid experience after he started a pair of ball games last fall and brought down 47 ball carriers. “Obviously Beisel and Callender are our top guys,” said ILB coach Taiwo Onatolu. “Beisel has accepted a leadership role and that is a very big step. He does everything right on and off the field.” On the field, Beisel posted a team-high 84 tackles with six for loss and a pair of forced fumbles as a redshirt freshman last year. Onatolu says Beisel’s presence will push everyone and raise the bar for performance and playing time for a number of players. “Last year we lacked depth,” Onatolu said. “This year, we’ll hopefully have a good rotation and the depth to keep guys rested and healthy.” Onatolu likes juco transfers Seginald Chaney and Tim Piccarreto to challenge for playing time right away. Chaney was in camp this spring and impressed enough to earn the top spot at the Buck LB spot. Piccarreto is a high-energy player who stays active and leads by example.

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Redshirt freshman Christian Hoffmann has added size over the off-season and appears poised to play a key role this fall. Meanwhile, sophomore Geoff Stanford enters his third season in the program after an impressive spring kept him in contention for serious playing time. Johnny Onoh rounds out the group after transferring from Southwest Baptist University where he played in eight games as a freshman in 2010. A Look at the Inside Linebackers

„ Andrew Beisel (6-2, 237, So., Fenton, Mo., 1L) „ Seginald Chaney (5-11, 215, So., Jacksvonville, Fla.) „ Christian Hoffmann (6-1, 227, RFr., Joplin, Mo.) „ Tim Piccarreto (6-2, 240, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz.) „ Ryan Callender (6-1, 219, Jr., Dallas, Texas, 2L) „ Geoff Stanford (6-0, 220, So., Wichita, Kan., 1L) „ Johnny Onoh (6-0, 232, So., Branson, Mo.)

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER On a team with just 11 seniors, two projected senior starters will anchor the outside linebacker jobs this fall for the Bears at a position that includes just four returnees. Nate Davis burst onto the scene a year ago as a transfer from Garden City (Kan.) Community College and started the last two games of the season while compiling 44 total tackles and recovering a pair of fumbles. Fellow senior Rodney Kelly’s rise to the top of the depth chart came in 2011 when he started all 11 games and collected 46 tackles. “I’m looking for the two seniors to go out with a bang this season,” said outside linebackers coach Wayne Chambers. “They know what we’re looking for, and they should be finishing my sentences in position meetings. I think Kelly is ready to make an impact, and I hope he can pick up where he left off this spring.”

Junior Nick Canavan will also be in the mix after he started 9 games as a sophomore and has compiled 103 tackles in his first 19 college games. Another of the team’s seniors, Pat Fornadel played all 11 games a year ago, including special teams assignments and will add depth and a solid frame. Westminster transfer Marcel Roberson and local standout Dylan Cole round out the outside linebackers and bring a wealth of physical talent and athleticism to coach Chambers’ troops. “I’m hoping Nick (Canavan) will come out of the shadows and ready to take over,” said Chambers. “Pat (Fornadel) brings strength, power and determination every play. Those guys will play a lot, and we will bank on them and our senior leadership to get it done.” A Look at the Outside Linebackers

„ Nate Davis (6-2, 211, Sr., Liberal, Kan., 1L) „ Rodney Kelly (6-1, 206, Sr., Lee’s Summit, Mo., 3L) „ Nick Canavan (6-0, 210, Jr., Norman, Okla., 2L) „ Pat Fornadel (6-0, 225, Sr., Pittsburgh, Pa., 1L) „ Marcel Roberson (5-9, 238, So., Kansas City, Mo.) „ Dylan Cole (6-0, 206, Fr., Rogersville, Mo.)

CORNERBACK Talented junior Sybhrian Berry headlines the MSU corners after he started nine times as a sophomore and notched 44 tackles with a team-high 7 pass break-ups. Berry has impressive speed and will continue to improve in the secondary while providing a solid return man on special teams. Also back is junior Howard Scarborough whose sophomore year ended prematurely after an injury in week five sidelined him for the remainder of the year. He started all 11 games as a redshirt freshman in 2010 and will be counted on for big things at right

2012 MISSOURI STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Date

Opponent

Site / TV

Time

Sat., Sept. 1

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kan.

6:00 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 8

University of Louisville

Louisville, Ky.

2:30 p.m.

WHAS-TV 11, Louisville

Sat., Sept. 15

Murray State University

Springfield

7:00 p.m.

Mediacom

Sat., Sept. 22

Southern Illinois University* (Missouri State Showcase / Military Appreciation Day)

Sat., Sept. 29

South Dakota State University*

Springfield

1:00 p.m.

Mediacom

Brookings, S.D.

6:00 p.m.

Mediacom

Sat., Oct. 6

Indiana State University*

Terre Haute, Ind.

1:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 13

University of South Dakota*

Springfield

1:00 p.m.

(Missouri State Showcase / Youth Day)

Sat., Oct. 20

Illinois State University*

Sat., Oct. 27

Western Illinois University* (Homecoming)

Sat., Nov. 3

North Dakota State University* (Senior Day)

Sat., Nov. 17

University of Northern Iowa*

Mediacom

Normal, Ill.

1:00 p.m.

Springfield

1:00 p.m.

Mediacom

Springfield

1:00 p.m.

Mediacom

Cedar Falls, Iowa

4:00 p.m.

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cornerback this fall in MISSOURI STATE TEAM TRAVEL SUMMARY his fourth season in the program. at Kansas State at Indiana State Depart Springfield on Friday, Aug. Depart Springfield at 1 p.m. on “Everybody coming Friday, Oct. 5 via charter coach to back has played and has 31 via charter coach to Junction City, Kan. Stay at Courtyard by Effingham, Ill. Stay at Hilton Garden experience,” said B.J. Marriott, 310 Hammons Dr., (785) 210-1500. Return Inn, 1301 Ave. of Mid America, (217) 540-7777. Return Stotser, MSU’s secondafter Saturday’s game. via charter coach after Saturday’s game. ary coach. “Sybhrian at Louisville at Illinois State is instrumental to what Depart Springfield at 1 p.m. on we’re doing, Howard has Depart Springfield on Friday, Sept. via charter air to Louisville, Ky. Friday, Oct. 19 via charter coach for some quality experience, 7Stay at Galt House, 140 N. 4th St., Bloomington, Ill. Stay DoubleTree and James Caine is (502) 589-5200. Return via charter air after game. Inn, 10 Brickyard Dr., (309) 664-6446. Return by starting to pick things up. charter coach after Saturday’s game. at South Dakota State I’m excited about what Depart Springfield on Friday, Sept. at Northern Iowa we have.” Depart Springfield on Saturday, Nov. 28 via charter air to Sioux Falls, S.D. Caine played in 10 17 via charter air to Cedar Falls, Stay at Best Western Hotel and Congames as a first-year Iowa. Return via charter air after 4 ference Center, 3200 W. Maple St., (605) 336-0650. p.m. game at the UNI-Dome. Return via charter air after Saturday’s game. transfer in 2011 and will look to add to his playing time this fall behind including a 54-yarder as a short-season freshman Scarborough. in 2010. Backing up Berry will be Webb City product Vernon Scott had a team-high 18 kickoff returns Jarvis Jones who is a tremendous athlete and true last season, while Caleb Schaffitzel closed out the freshman talent who has the ability to contribute immediately, along with third-year squad member Evan 2011 season with 5 kickoff returns late in the year with a 33.6 average and season-high 75 yard effort Williams who earned MSU’s Defensive Scout Team at Youngstown State. Sybhrian Berry (8.4 punt return Player of the Year in 2011. average and 16.7 kickoff return average) also figures A Look at the Cornerbacks to be in the mix. „ Sybhrian Berry (5-9, 179, Jr., Camden, Ark., 2L) Long-snapping duty will likely go to returning „ Howard Scarborough (5-9, 172, Jr., Tulsa, Okla., 2L) squadman Hunter Hays who inherited that role this „ James Caine (5-11, 180, Sr., St. Louis, Mo., 1L) spring from 2011 senior Kaleb Mueller. Incoming „ Jarvis Jones (6-1, 190, Fr., Webb City, Mo.) freshman Colby Wickwar will also compete for time. „ Evan Williams (5-11, 190, So., Mountain Grove, Mo.) Another new face, Chris Sullens, was the summer favorite to be the club’s top punter this season after SAFETY he averaged 38.0 yards per punt on 11 attempts this It didn’t take long for redshirt freshmen Caleb spring. Junior kicker Austin Witmer has been Jordan Schaffitzel and Mike Crutcher to make names for Chiles’ understudy at punter the past two seasons themselves in 2011. The tandem combined for and can also step in if necessary. 153 total tackles with Crutcher earning MVFC AllWitmer averaged 61.9 yards per kickoff last seaNewcomer honors and being named a finalist for the son (43 attempts), was 25-for-26 on extra points and Jerry Rice Award. is 11-for-19 in his career in field goal kicking. His role This season, more is expected of the third-year as the club’s top place kicker seems eminent, and cast members who enter the fall as the favorites to his confidence will only boosted this fall with a solid return to their familiar starting roles. effort in spring drills. “Schaffitzel and Crutcher gained a wealth of experience last year,” said Vokolek. “They are treA Look at the Specialists mendous athletes and we will expect big things from „ Austin Witmer (6-5, 187, Jr., PK, Grand Island, Neb., 2L) both of them.” „ Chris Sullens (6-0, 181, RFr., P, Camdenton, Mo.) Pushing the returning starters and giving MSU „ Hunter Hays (6-0, 195, So., LS, Clinton, Mo.) „ Colby Wickwar (6-0, 200, Fr., LS Nixa, Mo.) needed depth at a key position will be senior Anthony “LT” Lee, junior transfers Art Rucker and SERIES NOTES Jeremiah Plowden, and squadman Keenan Berry. The Bears will open the season at Kansas State, “LT Lee is an experienced safety who will play a program that Allen is familiar with both from his a big role, and Art Rucker is a juco guy who was a time at MSU and previously at Kansas. He will take wide receiver, and did a great job moving to safety the Bears to Manhattan for the third time and is 1-7 this spring,” said Vokolek. “I like what Plowden all-time against the Wildcats overall. brings and what we have seen out of him so far.” This fall will see the Bears play Louisville and A Look at the Safeties league newcomer South Dakota for the first time. „ Caleb Schaffitzel (6-0, 214, So., Fair Grove, Mo., 1L) MSU is 1-6 all-time against non-conference foe Mur„ Mike Crutcher (6-2, 214, So., Wentzville, Mo. ,1L) „ Anthony “L.T.” Lee (6-1, 214, Sr., Bonner Springs, Kan., 3L) ray State which visits Plaster on Sept. 15. The Bears will not play Youngstown State this „ Jeremiah Plowden (5-11, 180, Jr., Wichita, Kan.) season, one of MSU’s two conference wins last year, „ Art Rucker (6-2, 204, Jr., Shawnee, Kan.) „ Keenan Berry (6-2, 201, So., Springfield, Mo.) but get a visit from Western Illinois which the Bears „ Alex Kostas (6-1, 197, RFr., Warrensburg, Mo.) have defeated three straight times. Allen’s troops are 2-2 all-time against defending SPECIAL TEAMS national champ North Dakota State and have won MSU will have no shortage of experienced punt two of the last three against the Bison, while claiming and kick returners in camp this fall. The Bears return three wins in the last five meetings against fellow six of the eight players who fielded kickoffs last searoad opponent Indiana State. son and three of their four punt returners. MSU will look to snap losing streaks against its Topping the list of candidates is Julian Burton who other four conference opponents, primarily UNI (6), had a team-high 10 punt returns (7.3) and notched South Dakota State (4) and Illinois State (3), all road 17 kick returns (18.8) as a redshirt freshman in 2011. foes. The Bears have split the last two meetings with Burton has a career kickoff return average of 21.9, Southern Illinois which beat the Bears in 2011.

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2012 NUMERICAL ROSTER No. Name 1 Cadarrius Dotson *** 2 Howard Scarborough ** 3 Julian Burton * 4 James Caine * 5 Mikael Cooper-Falls * 6 Nate Davis * 7 Vernon Scott ** 8 Cedric Miller II 9 Brodie Lambert 10 Kierra Harris ^ 11 Ryan Heaston ^ 12 Eric Christophel ^ 13 Alex Lawson 15 Dorian Buford * 17 Tre Kelley 18 Jarvis Jones 19 Adrian Williams * 20 Mike Crutcher * 21 Ryan Callender ** 22 Maddy Johnson ^ 23 Eric Brown 24 Evan Williams ^ 25 Sybhrian Berry ** 26 Tim Piccarreto + 27 Duane Atteberry ^ 29 Art Rucker + 30 Jeremiah Plowden + 31 Dylan Cole 32 Josh Mattes ^ 33 Hunter Hays ^ 34 Caleb Schaffitzel * 35 Anthony “L.T.” Lee *** 36 Seginald Chaney + 37 Sam Rehagen 38 Marcel Roberson + 39 Keenan Berry ^ 40 Daniel Wood ^ 41 Chris Sullens 42 Alex Kostas 43 Benny Jones ^ 44 Nick Canavan ** 45 Christian Hoffmann ^ 47 Rodney Kelly *** 48 Dalton Freeze 49 Pat Fornadel * 51 Geoff Stanford * 52 Andrew Beisel * 53 Colby Wickwar 54 Khellan Bruce 55 Randy Richards * 56 Rufus Sullivan ^ 57 Richard Galbierz * 58 Johnny Onoh + 60 Robert Booker ^ 61 Eric Pearce ** 63 Harrison Menke * 64 Kyle Hahn * 65 Riley Shantz 67 Jake Arthur ^ 68 Kurt Kutter ** 69 Jordan Rainey ^ 71 Sam Schwartze 72 Zack Cooley * 74 A.J. Eaves 75 Patrick Morse ^ 77 Patrick Blanar + 78 Jake Lasater ^ 79 Spencer Emerson + 80 Ryan Boatright 82 Matt Swan ** 83 Zac Hoover 85 Marvell Saffold 86 Adam Judnich+ 87 Matt Thayer ** 88 Richard Darden ^ 90 Austin Witmer ** 91 Martin Montgomery ** 92 C.J. Randall + 93 James Barnes ^ 94 Anthony Grady * 95 Tevan Ferguson *** 99 Corey Feagin ^

Pos. WR CB WR CB RB OLB RB RB QB QB RB WR QB WR WR CB WR S ILB RB WR CB CB ILB WR S S OLB RB LS S S ILB DB OLB S TE P S RB OLB ILB OLB DB OLB ILB ILB LS NT OT OLB OG ILB OC NT OC OG OC OT OG OT OL OT OL OG OG OT NT TE TE WR WR WR TE TE K DE DE DE DE NT DE

Ht. 5-9 5-9 5-10 5-11 5-11 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-0 5-10 5-10 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-1 5-8 6-4 5-11 5-9 6-2 5-7 6-2 5-11 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-1 5-11 5-10 5-9 6-2 6-5 6-0 6-1 5-8 6-0 6-1 6-1 6-4 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-7 6-4 6-5 6-3 6-5 6-4 6-5 6-5 6-4 6-3 6-6 6-2 6-4 6-3 6-0 5-10 5-9 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-3 6-6 5-10 6-7 6-3 6-4

Wt. 170 172 189 180 201 211 170 205 195 198 174 173 200 178 195 190 187 210 219 170 197 190 179 240 165 204 180 206 223 195 214 214 215 190 238 201 227 181 197 171 210 227 206 200 225 220 237 200 285 310 235 291 232 295 288 275 320 295 300 299 281 280 295 294 299 305 318 320 233 237 180 175 174 242 230 187 248 272 247 289 307 254

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James Barnes

OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-5 / 300 / RFr. / SQ Eldridge, Iowa / North Scott High

DEFENSIVE END 5-10 / 247 / RFr. / SQ St. Louis, Mo. / Trinity Catholic High

2011: Was injured during his freshman season at MSU and redshirted in his first campaign in Springfield ... Named to MVFC and MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in spring 2012.

Top backup candidate at left defensive end headed into the fall ... Had two tackles in Maroon and White spring game (4/21/12).

High School: Was a two-year starter and letterman for Coach Kevin Tippet at North Scott High in Eldridge, Iowa ... Earned Iowa Class 4A All-State honors by Iowa Newspaper Association, Des Moines Register and Iowa Preps as well as Quad City Times All-Metro ... Team averaged 348 yards per game in total offense his senior year and won first-ever playoff game, while averaging 35.5 points ... Helped Lancers to a 9-2 overall record and 8-1 record in the Mississippi Athletic Conference (MAC) as a senior in 2010 ... Earned all-conference honors in 2010 and was picked to play in the Iowa Shrine Bowl ... Was also a standout heavyweight wrestler in high school, going 24-5 as a senior and 19-4 as a junior and finishing third in districts both years ... Tied national record for fastest fall with a foursecond pin his senior season ... Two-year letterman in track as a shot putter.

2011: Redshirted in 2011 ... Named Defensive Scout Player of Week (9/17/11) vs. Oregon.

Personal: Jake William Arthur was born 2/16/93 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Bill and Lynn Arthur of Eldridge, Iowa ... Has a sister, Paige, a former MSU soccer player ... Both his parents are Missouri State athletics HONORS alums with Bill playing football and Lynn MVFC Honor Roll: 2012; Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2011. running track ... Undecided on major.

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WIDE RECEIVER 5-7 / 165 / Sr. / SQ Buffalo, Mo. / Buffalo High A hard-nosed and hard-working team player with a great attitude, Atteberry put together a solid spring. 2011: Played in two ball games with valuable experienced at Oregon (9/17/11) and eventual FCS national champion North Dakota State (10/15/11) ... Named MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year for second straight season. 2010: Named MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year ... Did not play in any games ... Earned MVFC Honor Roll status after compiling a 3.0 GPA in Criminal Justice ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for his efforts to prepare the defense for the Illinois State game (9/25/10). High School: Was a three-sport standout at Buffalo (Mo.) High where he earned three letters for Coach Ed Hula’s Bisons ... Was a three-time Offensive Player of the Year at BHS and earned All-Ozark Conference honorable mention laurels in 2007 and 2008 ... Rushed for career-high 221 yards in a game his senior season ... Played receiver, running back, defensive back and kick returner ... Was also team captain and Offensive MVP his senior season ... Was also a standout point guard for the Buffalo basketball squad and center fielder on the baseball team as a senior. Personal: Duane W. Atteberry was born 5/31/90 in Bolivar, Mo. ... Son of Dennis and Tammy Atteberry of Buffalo, Mo. ... Has a brother, Corey and sister, Tessa ... Majoring in Criminology with a minor in Sociology ... Aspires to be a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2010 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2011 2-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 2-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 Misc.: 100-Yard Receiving Games: 0.

CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 0. Rec. Yards: 0. TDs: 0.

HONORS MVFC Honor Roll: 2010; MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year: 2010, 2011; MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/25/10; Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2010, Spring 2012.

High School: Was a Class 3 first-team all-state defensive lineman as a senior in 2010 for coach Leon Hite at Trinity Catholic High in St. Louis ... Helped the Titans to a 6-4 mark his senior year after a 7-3 junior year ... Earned AAA all-conference honors on both sides of the ball and St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro second team honors ... Recorded 40 tackles, 7 sacks, 20 solos and 4 forced fumbles in 2010 ... Was a Class 3 All-State second teamer in 2009, also claiming all-conference honors for a district championship squad with 60 tackles, 11 sacks and 20 solos. Personal: James Ellis Barnes, Jr., was born 12/31/91 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of James Barnes, Sr., and Karen Barnes ... Has four siblings -- Jordan, Jackson, JaVaughn, and D’landol ... Father was a running back at HONORS MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of Week: (9/17/11) Oklahoma ... Undecided on major.

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INSIDE LINEBACKER 6-2 / 237 / So. / 1L Fenton, Mo. / Rockwood Summit High The team’s top tackler from 2011 returns to his post this fall with expectations of anchoring the MSU defense from his Mac linebacker spot ... Had 5 tackles and a 27-yard interception return in the Maroon and White spring game (4/21/12). 2011: Became the first Bears’ freshman since 1998 to lead the team in tackles when he brought down 84 ball carriers in his redshirt freshman campaign ... Earned MVFC All-Newcomer honors after finishing 10th in the league in total stops ... Started 9 games and matched team high with 6 tackles for loss and 2 fumble recoveries along with 3 forced fumbles ... Also collected 2.5 sacks ... Posted 7 tackles in collegiate debut at Arkansas (9/3/11) ... Had 11 total stops at Eastern Kentucky (9/10/11) and at Southern Illinois (9/24/11) ... Was in on 6 solo stops in win at Western Illinois (10/22/11) ... Earned MSU Defensive Player of the Week laurels for the EKU and WIU games as well as double-overtime game against South Dakota State (10/29/11) ... Was on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll both semesters and also earned the MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award and MVFC Honor Roll honors. 2010: Redshirted as a true freshman ... Earned MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for efforts in preparing for South Dakota State (11/6/10) ... Earned MVFC Honor Roll distinction. High School: Was one of the top tacklers in the St. Louis area in 2009, tallying 155 stops for the Rockwood Summit Falcons, which ranked sixth in the metro area ... Claimed firstteam all-conference honors as a linebacker and a tight end, while earning second-team all-state distinction by the Missouri sportswriters ... He also claimed all-district and thirdteam St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro honors for Coach Mike Belers … Named Summit’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009 and won the team’s Most Valuable Player award his senior season … Was a three-year letterman 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. … Has a brother, Eric ... Majoring in general business.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2011 11-9 38 46 84 6.0 2.5-16 0-0 0 3-2 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-9 38 46 84 6.0 2.5-16 0-0 0 3-2 CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 11 (at Eastern Ky., 9/10/11 and at SIU, 9/24/11); Solos: 6 (at Western Ill., 10/22/11); TFL: 1.5 (at N.D. State, 10/15/11); Sacks: 1.0 (at Western Ill., 10/22/11); Interceptions: None.

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HONORS MVFC All-Newcomer Team: 2011; MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award: 2011; MVFC Honor Roll: 2010, 2011; MSU Defensive Player of the Week: 9/10/11, 10/22/11, 10/29/11; MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 11/6/10; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012.

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SAFETY 6-2 / 201 / So. / SQ Springfield, Mo. / Hillcrest High

OFFENSIVE GUARD 6-3 / 305 / Jr. / TR El Mirage, Ariz. / Cactus High

Listed third on the summer depth chart at strong safety, but is coming off a solid spring season that included 4 tackles and an interception in the spring game (4/21/12).

Joined the Bears this spring as a transfer from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College ... Expected to push for playing time at left guard this fall.

2011: Redshirted in 2011 after walking on to the squad in the fall ... Earned MSU Special Teams Scout Team Player of the Week laurels for Oregon game (9/17/11).

Scottsdale CC: Two-year starter for Coach Doug Madowski at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College ... Started 21 straight games on the Artichokes’ offensive line ... Led squad to a 7-4 mark and runner-up finish in the WSFL as a sophomore in 2011 and 13-8 overall mark in his two seasons.

High School: Was a two-sport standout at Hillcrest High in Springfield, Mo., starting a year at cornerback for Coach John Beckham ... Earned all-conference honors at defensive back his senior season in 2009, while gaining Springfield Quarterback Club honors as Outstanding Defensive Back ... Was team captain his senior season ... Was also a two-year standout in wrestling for the Hornets, going 36-10 and finishing sixth in the state meet as a senior (152) ... Was a two-year team captain in wrestling. Personal: Keenan Marquise Berry was born 1/3/91 in Olathe, Kan. ... Son of Nelson Berry and Kayla Perkins of Springfield HONORS ... Has five siblings -- Derek, Ashley, Brittany, Drake, and Muriel ... Majoring in MSU Special Teams Scout Team Player of Week: (9/17/11) Psychology.

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Front runner to defend his starting assignment at left cornerback for the Bears this fall ... Should also be a contender for kickoff and punt return duties after a solid sophomore season with those assignments. 2011: Started 9 games at left corner as a second-year sophomore and accumulated 44 total tackles with a team-high 7 pass break-ups ... Had punt returns of 28 and 27 yards in comeback win at Youngstown State (11/19/11) to earn MSU Special Teams Player of the Week ... Accumulated 7 tackles in season opener at Arkansas (9/3/11) ... Posted careerhigh 9 tackles against Indiana State (11/12/11) with a pair of pass break-ups and a fumble recovery ... Averaged team-best 8.4 yards on 7 punt returns ... Also had 3 kickoff returns for a 16.7 average, including a 25-yard return at Eastern Kentucky (9/10/11) ... Broke up 2 passes in Maroon and White Spring Game (4/16/11). 2010: Tallied 10 tackles as a true freshman, including 4 in the season finale win over No. 17 North Dakota State, an eventual Division I quarterfinalist ... Played all 11 games in a reserve capacity ... Blocked a PAT at Illinois State (9/25/10) ... Returned 6 kickoffs at Murray State (10/9/10) for 154 yards, including a season-long 57-yarder ... Also had a pair of tackles at Murray State ... Broke up 2 passes in win over No. 20 Youngstown State (10/2/10) ... Led team with 15 kickoff returns and 353 yards (23.5 avg.). High School: Part of the Arkansas Class 5A runners-up at Camden (Ark.) Fairview High in 2009 ... Earned all-state honors as a cornerback and a part-time receiver in 2009 … Collected 13 interceptions as a senior, including 3 returned for TD … Is a noted kick returner and was selected to play in the Arkansas High School All-Star game … The all-conference standout helped Coach Buck James’ Cardinals to a 10-4 overall record … Was a threetime 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 … Has two siblings, Robert and Trevion ... Majoring in Technology Management.

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CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 9 (vs. Indiana State, 11/12/11); Solos: 4 (at Western Ill., 10/22/11 and vs. S.D. State, 10/29/11); TFL: 1.0 (vs. N.D. State, 11/20/10 and at Western Ill., 10/22/11); Sacks: None; Interceptions: None. Kickoff Returns: 6 (at Murray State, 10/9/10). Long: 57 (at Murray State, 10/9/10); Punt Returns: 2 (3 times); Long: 55 (at Youngstown State, 11/19/11).

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Robert Booker

CENTER 6-3 / 295 / RFr. / SQ Ozark, Mo. / Ozark High

CORNERBACK 5-9 / 179 / Jr. / 2L Camden, Ark. / Fairview High

Kickoff Returns: 18-403 (22.4). Punt Returns: 7-59 (8.4)

Personal: Patrick Stephen Blanar was born 10/21/92 in Phoenix, Ariz. ... Son of Ed and Tammy Blanar of El Mirage, Ariz. ... Sister, Nicole ... Majoring in Communication Studies.

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Sybhrian Berry

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2010 11-0 7 3 10 1.0 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 2011 11-9 23 21 44 1.0 0-0 0-0 7 0-1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 22-9 30 24 54 2.0 1-8 0-0 9 0-1

High School: Was a two-year starter and three-time letterman for coach Larry Fetkenheir at Cactus High in Glendale, Ariz. ... Helped the Cobras to a 13-1 record and 2009 Arizona state title his senior season while earning all-state, all-region and Arizona Top 25 distinction ... Was also part of a regional championship team as a sophomore and earned all-region first team honors in 2008 and 2009 ... Team was 30-7 in his three seasons on varsity ... Also participated in baseball and track (shot put) in high school.

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Will push returning starter Harrison Menke for playing time at center this fall after a solid spring and a freshman season spent learning the MSU system. 2011: Redshirted his first season at MSU ... Named MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of Week for Oregon game (9/17/11). High School: Earned Missouri all-state second-team honors at right tackle and was also an academic all-state honoree as a senior for Coach Chris Allison at Ozark (Mo.) High ... Two-year starter ... Named to the All-Ozark Conference second team as a senior in 2010. Personal: Robert Edward Booker, Jr. was born 12/16/92 in Prescott, Ariz. ... Son of Robert, Sr. and Leslie Booker of Ozark, Mo. ... HONORS Two sisters, Alexis and Micheal ... Majoring in Exercise & Movement Science.

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Eric Brown

WIDE RECEIVER 6-4 / 197 / Jr. / SQ St. Louis, Mo. / Hazelwood East High After a solid spring, the speedy and sizeable Brown looks poised to contribute to the Bears’ offense this fall ... Had 3 receptions for 19 yards in Maroon & White Game (4/21/12) ... Finished spring with 12 catches for 126 yards in three scrimmages. 2011: Had 2 receptions for 16 yards during spring scrimmages ... Did not make fall roster. North Carolina Central: Was a redshirt backup QB as a true freshman in 2009 for Coach Mose Rison at North Carolina Central University ... Did not play football in 2010. High School: Was starting quarterback for the 11-3 Class 5 state championship team at Hazelwood East High in St. Louis as senior in 2008 ... Threw for 287 yards in 39-34 state finals against Raytown South ... Fired game-winning 29-yard TD pass with no time on the clock in dramatic Show-Me Bowl finish ... Was 12-for-22 with 3 touchdowns in state title game ... Finished season 127-for-233 (.545) for 1,885 yards and 17 touchdowns. Personal: Eric L. Brown II was born 11/10/90 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Eric Brown I and Teresa Hicks of St. Louis ... Has four siblings -- Britney, Broc, Corbe, and Brandi ... Father played for Tulsa and the Kansas City Chiefs ... Plans to major in Psychology.

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Dorian Buford

WIDE RECEIVER 6-0 / 178 / Jr. / 1L Florissant, Mo. / McCluer North High As the summer favorite to start at the Z receiver spot, the Bears look for big things from Buford this fall ... Notched 7 catches for 105 yards in spring scrimmages, including a 37yard TD reception in Maroon and White Game (4/21/12). 2011: Notched 10 receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown in his first season at MSU ... Had catches in 7 of the 10 games he played and earned three starts, including first career start in game at Oregon (9/17/11) ... Posted first career TD on homecoming against South Dakota State (10/26/11) .. Had multiple receptions three times, including the SDSU game, at Arkansas (9/3/11) and win at Western Illinois (10/22/11) ... Had season-long reception of 20 yards at Eastern Kentucky (9/10/11) ... Named MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of Week for Arkansas game ... Tallied 8 receptions for 113 yards in three spring scrimmage appearances, second only to senior Jermaine Saffold in both categories. High School: Two-year starter at slot receiver for Coach Jim Schotmueller at McCluer North High in Florissant, Mo. ... Had 18 catches for 182 yards and a touchdown as a senior ... Helped the Stars to a 6-6 record and Class 6 playoff appearance his senior campaign (2008) ... Stars were 8-3 his junior season en route to a conference and district title ... Had 10 receptions for 113 yards and a pair of touchdowns as a junior ... Played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Riverview Gardens High in St. Louis for Coach John Atwell and was a starter at receiver his sophomore year. Personal: Dorian LaVel Buford was born 5/14/91 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of DeMoris and Achilla Buford of Florissant, Mo. ... Has three siblings - DeMoris, Aaliyah and DeVaughn ... Majoring in Criminology.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2011 10-3 0 0 0 10 98 9.8 1 20 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 10-3 0 0 0 10 98 9.8 1 20 Misc.: 100-Yard Receiving Games: 0. Tackles: 1.

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CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 2 (done 3 times); Rec. Yards: 20 (at Eastern Ky., 9/10/11); TDs: 1 (vs. South Dakota St., 10/26/11); Long Rec.: 20 (at Eastern Ky., 9/10/11).

HONORS MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of Week (9/3/11).

Julian Burton

WIDE DE RECEIVER 5-10 / 189 / So. / 1L Cordova, Tenn. / White Station High Speedy receiver and kick returner who had a solid spring with 5 receptions for 76 yards in the spring scrimmage series ... Will vie for starting B wide receiver spot.

PLAYERS Memphis 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. Personal: Julian Aaron Burton was born 2/29/92 in Memphis, Tenn. … Son of Marlon Watson and Carol Burton of Cordova, Tenn. … His father, Marlon, played football for Clemson University from 1991-1995 ... Majoring in Sport and Park Administration.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2010 3-0 0 0 0 4 67 16.8 0 39 2011 8-3 3 19 0 11 94 8.5 0 19 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-3 3 19 0 15 162 10.8 0 39 100-Yard Receiving Games: 0. Tackles: 1. Kickoff Returns: 22-482 (21.9). Punt Returns: 14-108 (7.7).

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CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 5 (at Eastern Ky., 9/10/11); Rec. Yards: 64 (at Kansas State, 9/11/10); TDs: None; Long Rec: 39 (at Kansas State, 9/11/10). Kickoff Returns: 5 (at Oregon, 9/17/11 and at SIU, 9/24/11); Long: 54 (at Illinois State, 9/25/11); Punt Returns: 4 (vs. Eastern Kentucky (9/3/10); Long: 32 (at SIU, 9/24/11).

James Caine

CORNERBACK ORNERBACK 5-11 / 180 / Sr. / 1L St. Louis, Mo. / Hazelwood East High Hard worker and contributor who will push for time at right cornerback this fall ... Had 3 solo tackles and a pass break-up in the Maroon and White spring game (4/21/12). 2011: Played in 10 games in his first campaign at MSU ... Recorded 2 tackles at Oregon (9/17/11) ... Notched a pair of solo stops at Division I champion North Dakota State (10/15/11) ... Posted 5 solo tackles on the season, which was 19th on the club ... Recorded a tackle in the Maroon and White spring game (4/16/11). Iowa Western CC: Played the 2009 season at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa ... Helped lead Coach Scott Strohmeier’s Reivers to a 5-4 season in their inaugural campaign. High School: Was a two-time All-Suburban North Conference pick and three-year starter for Coach Mike Jones at Hazelwood East High in St. Louis ... Had 80 total tackles, 2 sacks and 4 tackles for loss as a senior free safety in 2007 ... Helped Hawks to back-to-back 8-2 seasons his junior and senior campaigns ... Notched 53 tackles and 3 interceptions, including a touchdown return, his junior season. Personal: James Caine was born 9/6/89 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of James Caine and Rhonda Marion of St. Louis, Mo. ... Has a brother, Romell, and sister, Raieasha ... Majoring in Sociology.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2011 10-0 5 2 7 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 10-0 5 2 7 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 2 (at Oregon, 9/10/11 and at N.D. State, 10/15/11); Solos: 2 (at N.D. State, 10/15/11); TFL: None; Sacks: None; Interceptions: None.

2011: Played in 8 games as a redshirt freshman, starting 3 ... Collected 11 receptions for 94 yards to tie for fourth on the club in catches ... Snagged 5 passes for 44 yards at Eastern Kentucky (9/10/11) ... Notched 3 receptions for 33 yards, including a season-long 19 yarder against Northern Iowa (10/1/11) ... Posted season-high 120 all-purpose yards at Oregon (9/17/11) with 3 carries for 19 yards and 91 yards on 5 kickoff returns ... Led team with 10 punt returns for 73 yards (7.3), including a season-long 32 return at Southern Illinois (9/24/11) ... Posted team-high 319 kickoff return yards on 17 attempts (18.8) with a long return of 30 yards in season opener at Arkansas (9/3/11) ... Was fifth on the team in all-purpose yards (505). 2010: Received a medical redshirt ... Played in 3 games as a true freshman before a season-ending clavicle injury at Illinois State (9/25/10), suffered at the end of a 54-yard kickoff return ... Had 3 receptions for 64 yards, including a 39-yard catch, at Kansas State (9/11/10) ... Also returned 4 kickoffs for 109 yards at K-State with a long of 34 ... Notched 4 punt returns in season opener against Eastern Kentucky (9/3/11), including a 22-yarder, the second-longest by any Bear all season ... Finished ninth on the club in all-purpose yards (265) and third in all-purpose yards per game (88.3). 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 2 seasons with just under 2,000 all-purpose yards … Snatched 7 interceptions and was a two-time

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Ryan Callender

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2010 8-0 22 28 50 6.0 1-5 1-15 3 0-0 2011 11-9 21 32 53 3.5 1.5-14 0-0 0 1-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 19-9 43 60 103 9.5 2.5-19 0-15 3 1-0

INSIDE NSIDE LINEBACKER 6-1 / 219 / Jr. / 2L Dallas, Texas / Hillcrest High

2011: Played all 11 games and started the first two contests of the season ... Posted 47 total tackles, which ranked seventh on the club ... Notched 8 total stops in season opener at Arkansas (9/3/11) and at Oregon (9/17/11) with 5 solo stops, a forced fumble and a tackle for loss against the Ducks ... Posted season-high 9 tackles against Illinois State (10/8/11) ... Posted a half sack at Division I champion North Dakota State (10/15/11) ... Was in on seven tackles at Eastern Kentucky (9/10/11). 2010: Played just 2 games before a season-ending injury that resulted in a medical redshirt ... Recorded a tackle in each of the first 2 games, vs. Eastern Kentucky (9/3/10) and at Kansas State (9/11/10) ... Received a medical redshirt. 2009: Played in all 11 games as a true freshman … Was a key special teams performer … Notched 3 tackles on the season, including solo stops against UT Martin (9/12/09) and Western Illinois (10/17/09) … Named Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for team’s 31-7 win over Indiana State (11/7/09). High School: A two-time all-district linebacker at Hillcrest (Texas) High who also played wide receiver as a standout prep performer ... He was team captain 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 ... Has three brothers, Tommy, Ronald and Anthony, and two sisters, Kim and Mikkia ... Majoring in Criminology.

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MVFC All-Newcomer Team: 2010. MSU Defensive Player of the Week: 10/16/10, 11/13/10. MSU Special Teams Player of the Week: 11/6/10. Phil Steele’s College Football Preview: All-MVFC (2nd).

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Will push for a starting job at the Buck linebacker spot along with newcomer Seginald Chaney ... Coming off a breakout season that featured a pair of starts.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2009 11-0 2 1 3 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2010 2-0 0 2 2 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2011 11-2 16 31 47 1.5 0.5-3 0-0 1 1-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 22-2 18 34 52 1.5 0.5-3 0-0 1 1-0

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CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 9 (vs. Illinois State, 10/8/11); Solos: 5 (at Oregon, 9/17/11); TFL: 1 (at Oregon, 9/17/11); Sacks: 0.5 (at N.D. State, 10/15/11); Interceptions: None.

HONORS MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 11/7/09.

Tackles: 9 (at Murray State, 10/9/10 and vs. Illinois State, 10/8/11); Solos: 6 (at Murray State, 10/9/10 and at UNI, 11/13/10); TFL: 2.5 (at Murray State, 10/9/10); Sacks: 1 (at Southern Illinois, 9/24/11); Interceptions: 1 (at Youngstown State, 10/2/10).

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Seginald Chaney

INSIDE NSIDE LINEBACKER 5-11 / 215 / So. / TR Jacksonville, Fla. / Terry Parker High Highly-regarded juco transfer who will push for the starting Buck linebacker spot and have three seasons of eligibility at MSU ... Enrolled at Missouri State in January and participated in spring drills ... Contributed 6 tackles, one for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12). Independence (Kan.) CC: Compiled 69 tackles and a pair of sacks as a freshman at Independence (Kan.) Community College ... Held starting linebacker role in 2011 and also playing special teams ... Redshirted as a true freshman in 2010. High School: Was a three-year starter for coaches Jim Scible (2008) and Greg Stanton (2006-07) at Terry Parker High in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Led Braves to a 7-3 record as a standout linebacker his senior season ... Participated in the Florida Shrine Game after his senior season ... Played offensive line as a sophomore. Personal: Seginald Rashad Chaney was born 10/17/90 in Selma, Ala. ... Son of Robert and Annette Chaney of Jacksonville, Fla. ... Has three brothers -- Mark, Bobby and Kendrick -- and a sister, Lashonda ... Majoring in Sociology.

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Eric Christophel

WIDE RECEIVER 5-10 / 173 / RFr. / SQ Nixa, Mo. / Nixa High

Nick Canavan

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER 6-0 / 210 / Jr. / 2L Norman, Okla. / Northside High

Will push for time at the slot receiver this fall behind returnee Cadarrius Dotson ... Had a great spring with 4 receptions for 30 yards in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/11) and 7 catches for 53 yards in three spring scrimmages.

Solid returnee who started 9 games last year at outside linebacker and will compete with Rodney Kelly for the starting Will linebacker spot this fall. 2011: Started 9 of 11 games ... Finished fifth on the squad in total tackles with 53, including 21 solo stops ... Produced season-high 9 tackles against Illinois State (10/8/11) ... Brought down 7 ball carriers at Southern Illinois (9/24/11) with 5 solo stops and a sack ... Also contributed 7 tackles at No. 4 North Dakota State (10/15/11) and against South Dakota State on homecoming (10/29/11) ... Had 5 solo stops in win at Western Illinois (10/22/11) ... Recovered a key fumble at No. 15 Arkansas (9/3/11) in season opener. 2010: Was the only MSU player to earn MVFC All-Newcomer Team laurels ... Pushed into duty in Week 4 to pull his redshirt ... Made an immediate impact with an interception in his debut game against No. 20 Youngstown State (10/2/10) ... Started 6 of the next 7 contests, finishing the year with 50 total tackles in 8 games to tie for fourth on the team ... Had season-high 9 tackles at Murray State (10/9/10), including 6 solos, and scored a touchdown on a blocked punt ... Also had 6 solo tackles at No. 16 Northern Iowa (11/13/10) to earn MSU Defensive Player of the Week honors ... Also tabbed for Defensive Player of the Week honors after accumulating 8 tackles at Indiana State (10/16/10).

2011: Redshirted his freshman season at MSU ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of Week (10/15/11) for North Dakota State ... Named to Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and MVFC Honor Roll for fall 2011 semester. High School: Collected 14 receptions for 330 yards and 5 touchdowns as a senior for the Nixa (Mo.) High Eagles ... Coach Richard Rehagen’s team went 6-5 in 2010 and advanced to the state playoffs for the second time in as many years ... Averaged 29.0 yards per kickoff return and 10.1 yards per punt return ... As a junior, he had 33 catches for 640 yards and 6 touchdowns ... He also notched 700 yards in returns as a kick and punt return specialist in 2009 and recorded 3 picks in the defensive secondary ... Team was 9-4 in 2009 ... Voted all-district and all-conference as a junior and senior while earning all-state distinction as a senior defensive back ... Was also a standout second baseman for the Nixa baseball squad. Personal: Eric Matthew Christophel was born 6/16/93 in Pocatello, Idaho ... Son of MSU Offensive Coordinator Rob Christophel HONORS and Paula Christophel of Nixa, Mo. MVFC Honor Roll: 2011; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2011; MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of Week: (10/15/11). ... Has a brother, Tyler ... Majoring in Advertising and Promotion.

High School: Was a two-time Oklahoma all-state pick for Coach Lance Manning at Norman Northside High … His three varsity seasons netted 353 tackles, 8 sacks and 2 interceptions ... Two time all-district and all-conference honoree for the Timberwolves. Personal: Nicholas Richard Canavan was born 6/26/91 in Orlando, Fla. … Son of Richard and Karen Canavan of Norman, Okla. … Has a sister, Kaitlyn ... Majoring in Accounting.

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Zack Cooley

OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-5 / 295 / So. / 1L Lebanon, Mo. / Lebanon High Highly-regarded starter at left tackle who looks to improve even more for his third season in the program in 2012.

PLAYERS Personal: Mikael Dewayne Cooper-Falls was born 8/9/89 in Fayette, Mo. ... Son of Anne Falls of Springfield, Mo. ... Has a brother, Lee, and two sisters, Lexyanna and Mianna ... Majoring in Criminology.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds Avg TD Lg Rec Yds. TD -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2009 9-2 92 424 4.6 2 57 7 31 0 2010 Injured 2011 Injured -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 9-2 92 424 4.6 2 57 7 31 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------100-Yard Rushing Games: 1. Tackles: 1.

CAREER HIGHS Carries: 16 (at Western Illinois, 10/17/09, and at N.D. State, 10/24/09); Rush Yards: 105 (at N.D. State, 10/24/09); Long Rush: 57 (at N.D. State, 10/24/09); TDs: 1 (2 times); Receptions: 2 (vs. Illinois State, 10/31/09, and vs. Indiana State, 11/7/09); Rec. Yards: 14 (vs. Illinois State, 10/31/09); Long Rec.: 9 (at Western Illinois (10/17/09).

HONORS MVFC All-Newcomer: 2009; MSU Player of the Week: 10/24/09; MSU Offensive Player of the Week: 10/24/10.

2011: Started all 11 games at left tackle for the Bears in 2011 ... Had an assignment grade of 98 percent for the season and an execution grade of 75 percent ... His overall season grade of 82 percent was highlighted by 57 knock-down blocks ... Earned a spot on the inaugural College Sports Journal FCS All-Freshman Team ... Named MSU Offensive Lineman of the Week on Oct. 22 for win at Western Illinois. 2010: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State ... Earned Athletic Director’s Honor Roll status in spring of 2011 after turning in a solid 3.53 GPA for the semester. 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 first-team 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: Zachary 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. … Has three siblings, Nick Maddux, Alex Cooley and Sam Henson … His brother Nick is a 2010 graduate of Missouri State, and his grandfather, Bill HONORS Maddux, attended MSU in the 1960s College Sports Journal FCS All-Freshman Team: 2011; MSU Of... He was also recruited by Northern fensive Lineman of the Week: 10/22/11; MSU Athletic Director’s Iowa and Southern Illinois ... Majoring in Honor Roll: Spring 2011. Accounting.

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RUNNING UNNING BACK 5-11 / 201 / Jr. / 1L Springfield, Mo. / Hillcrest High

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Mike Crutcher

SAFETY 6-2 / 210 / So. / 1L Wentzville, Mo. / Timberland High After a breakthrough freshman campaign in 2011, Crutcher looks to return to his starting spot at free safety this fall and add to his impressive list of accolades.

2011: Suffered ACL injury in spring workouts and missed his entire sophomore season. Had 20 carries for 49 yards (2.5) in three spring scrimmages in 2011 before the injury.

2011: Started all 11 games at free safety ... Collected 83 total stops, just one shy of the team lead and led the Bears in solo tackles with 45 ... Named to MVFC All-Newcomer Team ... Finished 14th in the Jerry Rice Award (FCS National Freshman of the Year) national voting ... Registered 10 tackles in his collegiate debut at Arkansas (9/3/11) to earn MSU Media Player of Week laurels ... Turned in season-high 13 tackles against eventual Division I champion North Dakota State (10/15/11), with 7 solo stops ... Had an interception and broke up two more passes in win at Western Illinois (10/22/11) ... Turned in 9 tackles in back-to-back home games against Northern Iowa (10/1/11) and Illinois State (10/8/11) ... Had at least seven tackles in eight games.

2010: Finished the 2010 spring scrimmage series with 17 carries for 38 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but was injured (knee) in the Maroon and White Game (4/24/10) ... Was issued a medical redshirt.

2010: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State ... Earned MVFC Honor Roll distinction with a 3.25 GPA during fall 2010 semester ... Named MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week in preparing the offense for the game at Kansas State (9/11/10).

2009: Earned Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team honors … Led the team in rushing yards (424) despite starting just 2 games and playing 9 … 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 58 yards, respectively against Indiana State (11/7/09) and at Southern Illinois (11/14/09), getting 4.3 yards per carry during that stint … Scored first career touchdown in home win over UT Martin (9/12/09) … Earned double-figure carries each of the last 5 games and averaged 62.8 rushing yards per game during that stretch … Also tied for seventh on the team in receptions with 7 catches for 31 yards.

High School: Helped Timberland High to a 9-2 record his senior season and a 19-3 total ledger his final 2 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 all-Gateway Athletic Conference pick for Coach Craig Collins … Also played wide receiver his senior season … Was a member of a pair of GAC North championship teams … Also started 3 seasons for the basketball team at forward and guard.

The team’s top rusher in 2009, Cooper-Falls enters his fourth season in the program and looks to bounce back from a knee injury that kept him sidelined for all of the 2011 season, including 2012 spring drills.

High School: Four-year starter at 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.

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Personal: Mike Love Crutcher was born 3/26/91 in St. Louis, Mo. … Son of Rick and Bobbie Appelbaum of Wentzville, Mo. … Has three siblings, Kate, Richard and Danny ... Majoring in Criminology.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2011 11-11 45 38 83 1.0 0-0 1-0 4 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-11 45 38 83 1.0 0-0 1-0 4 0-0 CAREER HIGHS

HONORS MVFC All-Newcomer Team: 2011;Jerry Rice Award Watch List Finalist: 2011 (14th); MVFC Honor Roll: 2010. MSU Media Player of Week: 9/3/11; MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/11/10. MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2010.

Tackles: 13 (at N.D. State, 10/15/11); Solos: 7 (at N.D. State, 10/15/11); TFL: 1.0 (at Arkansas, 9/3/11); Sacks: None; Interceptions: 1 (at Western Ill., 10/22/11).

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Richard Darden

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Cadarrius Dotson

TIGHT END 6-3 / 230 / RFr. / SQ Memphis, Tenn. / Ridgeway High

WIDE IDE RECEIVER 5-9 / 170 / Sr. / 3L Memphis, Tenn. / Kirby High

After redshirting last season, Darden had a productive spring and looks to challenge for time this fall as a backup to starter Matt Thayer ... Had 2 receptions for 30 yards in 2012 spring scrimmages.

MSU’s top returning receiver, Dotson will be looked upon for leadership and solid numbers this fall at the slot receiver position ... Had 14 catches for 170 yards in three scrimmages this spring, including a 29-yard grab in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12).

2011: Redshirted his freshman season at Missouri State.

2011: Started 2 of the last 3 games and played all 11 to finish second on the club with 22 receptions for 214 yards and a pair of touchdowns ... Averaged 9.7 yards per reception ... Had best game in the season finale with a career-high 7 receptions in win at Youngstown State (11/19/11) for a season-high 74 yards and two scores ... Earned MSU Offensive Player of the Week for the YSU game ... Had a season-long 32-yard reception at No. 12 Oregon (9/17/11) ... Had a 5-reception effort against South Dakota State (10/26/11) ... Was sixth on the team in all-purpose yards (302) and fourth in kickoff returns (6-for-85) ... Ranked 24th in the Valley in receptions per game (2.0).

High School: Helped lead Coach Duron Sutton’s Ridgeway High Roadrunners to an undefeated (7-0) league record and 13-1 overall mark that culminated in a Tennessee state semifinal appearance in 2010 ... Had 29 catches, 450 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2010 ... Earned a spot in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game ... Also played as a power forward for the Roadrunners’ basketball team, which was ranked ninth in Tennessee. Personal: Richard Ashante Darden was born 5/30/93 in Memphis, Tenn. ... Son of Richard Darden and Shaundra Gatewood of Memphis ... Has two brothers, Sean-Gregory and Xavier ... Comes from a football tradition, with both his father (Austin Peay) and grandfather (Tennessee State) earning Division I FCS All-American status ... Undecided on major.

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OUTSIDE UTSIDE LINEBACKER 6-2 / 211 / Sr. / 1L Liberal, Kan. / Liberal High Broke onto the scene last fall with a splash and earned a starting role late in the 2011 campaign ... Will push for the starting job at Sam linebacker ... Posted 5 tackles, including 3 solos and a tackle for loss in Maroon and White Game (4/21/11). 2011: Played all 11 games in his first season at Missouri State, collecting starts in the final two games of the year ... Named CFPA National LB of the Week honorable mention and MSU Media Player of the Week for his efforts against Indiana State (11/12/11) which included 10 tackles, 1.5 for loss, a sack, a fumble recovery and a pass break-up ... Registered 8 tackles in the season finale at Youngstown State with 7 solo tackles and a pair of QB hurries ... Collected 15 total stops in his first three games, including 6 at Oregon (3/17/11) with 4 solo tackles ... Had 5 solo tackles and a fumble recovery in win at Western Illinois (10/22/11) ... Also logged 5 tackles at Eastern Kentucky (9/10/11) with one for loss. Garden City CC: Was an honorable mention all-conference linebacker as a sophomore at Garden City (Kan.) Community College ... In 2010, he had 85 tackles for the 3-6 Broncbusters and head Coach Lucas Aslin and was second in the conference in tackles for loss in 2010. High School: Was an all-state running back at Liberal (Kan.) High where he earned Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors for the Redskins of Coach Tom Schroeder as a senior in 2008 ... Started 3 seasons at running back and also saw time at defensive end, as well as running back ... Was also a four-year letterman in both wrestling and track.

2010: Started 10-of-11 games and finished second on the club in receptions (38) and yards (495) ... Had streak of 21 straight games with a reception snapped in season finale against North Dakota State (11/20/10) ... Had 6 catches in win over No. 18 Western Illinois (10/23/10) ... Posted 5 grabs for 103 yards and his only TD of the season in win over No. 20 Youngstown State (10/2/10) ... Also had a 12-yard carry against YSU ... Had at least 4 receptions in 7 contests ... Finished 13th in the MVFC in receptions per game (3.45) and 15th in receiving yards per game (45.0). 2009: Finished second on the squad in receptions (28) as a true freshman, behind All-American 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 7-of-11 games … Had 7 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 (5) and yards (38) in home win over Indiana State (11/7/09) … Also had 38 receiving yards in Murray State game … Tallied his only other touchdown of the year against Illinois State (10/31/09). High School: Three-year starter and letterman at Kirby High in Memphis, Tenn. ... Averaged 20.4 yards per punt return as a senior, earning him all-region and All-Memphis Metro laurels ... Was also a prolific wide receiver, gathering in 37 passes for 709 yards (19.2 yards per reception) for Coach Chester Flowers’ Cougars ... Accounted for 7 receiving touchdowns, 3 rushing touchdowns and a punt return score in 2008 ... Also played defensive back two seasons. Personal: Cadarrius Dotson was born 10/25/90 in Memphis, Tenn. .... Son of Tabatha Boyd of Memphis ... Majoring in Fashion Merchandising.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2009 11-7 3 9 0 28 244 8.7 2 28 2010 11-10 10 46 0 38 495 13.0 1 43 2011 11-3 2 3 0 22 214 9.7 2 32 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 33-20 15 58 0 88 953 10.8 5 43 100-Yard Receiving Games: 1. Kickoff Returns: 11-169 (15.4); Punt Returns: 1-0 (0.0). Tackles: 3.

Receptions: 7 (at Youngstown State, 11/19/11); Rec. Yards: 103 (vs. Youngstown State, 10/2/10); Long Rec.: 43, vs. Southern Illinois, 10/30/10); TDs: 2 (at Youngstown State, 11/19/11); Carries: 2 (3 times); Rush Yards: 19 (vs. Youngstown State, 10/2/10); Long Rush: 12 (vs. Youngstown State, 10/2/10); Long Kick Return: 35 (at Youngstown State, 10/3/09).

HONORS MVFC All-Newcomer Team: 2009. MSU Offensive Player of the Week: 11/19/11.

Personal: Nathaniel Anthony Davis was born 2/10/91 in Liberal, Kan. ... Has four siblings Cody, Cheyenne, Devon and Bryton ... Majoring in Criminology.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2011 11-2 25 19 44 4.0 2-8 0-0 1 0-2 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-2 25 19 44 4.0 2-8 0-0 1 0-2

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CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 10 (vs. Indiana State, 11/12/11); Solos: 7 (at Youngstown State, 11/19/11); TFL: 1.5, vs. Indiana State, 11/12/11); Sacks: 1 (vs. S.D. State, 10/29/11 and vs. Indiana State, 11/12/11; Interceptions: None.

HONORS CFPA National LB of the Week (HM) 11/12/11; MSU Media Player of the Week: 11/12/11.

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John Edwards

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Corey Feagin

CORNERBACK NERBACK 5-9 / 183 / So. / TR St. Louis, Mo. / Cardinal Ritter High

DEFENSIVE END 6-4 / 254 / RFr. / SQ Cedar Hill, Texas / Cedar Hill High

Transfer from Valparaiso University, Edwards participated in spring drills ... Will spend the 2012 campaign in residence per NCAA transfer rules.

Promising young defensive end who looks to push for playing time at the left end this fall.

Valparaiso: Played all 11 games at cornerback for the Crusaders as a true freshman ... Tallied 49 tackles and 4 pass break-ups for Coach Dale Carlson in 2011 to finish fifth on the team ... His 33 solo tackles ranked fourth on the squad ... Notched season-high 16 total tackles, including 13 solos against Morehead State (10/1/11) ... Recorded 6 stops at Youngstown State (9/10/11) with 4 solos ... Also had 4 solo stops in games at Drake (10/22/11) and at Marist (11/5/11) ... Also returned 4 kickoffs for 60 total yards (15.0), including a season-long 22-yard return at Davidson (11/19/11). High School: A four-year letterwinner as a running back and linebacker for Coach Brian Simmons at Cardinal Ritter High in St. Louis ... Earned All-State third-team accolades in both 2008 and 2010 ... Archdiocesan Athletic Association Running Back of the Year and Punt Returner of the Year as a senior ... AAA Skill Position Player of the Year in 2010 ... First Team All-AAA linebacker as a sophomore and earned second team All-AAA running back honors as a junior ... Twice named team’s Offensive Player of the Year ... Earned Post-Dispatch All-Metro second team honors in 2010 ... Scored 23 touchdowns as a senior and 21 as a junior ... Rushed for 1,471 yards as a senior team captain ... Also ran track. Personal: John M. Edwards was born 2/20/93 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Jimmie and Stacy Edwards of St. Louis ... Has two siblings, Murphy and Ashlay ... Majoring in Athletic Training.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2011* 11-11 33 16 49 0.0 0-0 0-0 4 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-11 33 16 49 0.0 0-0 0-0 4 0-0

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 16 (vs. Morehead State, 10/1/11); Solos: 13 (vs. Morehead State, 10/1/11); TFL: None; Sacks: None; Interceptions: None.

* at Valparaiso Kickoff Returns: 4-60 (15.0)

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Spencer Emerson

NOSE TACKLE 6-2 / 320 / Jr. / TR Des Moines, Iowa / Dowling High Sizeable defensive lineman who was in spring camp in April for the Bears and quickly moved up the depth chart at nose tackle ... Transfer will have two seasons with the Bears ... Earned a spot on the MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in the spring. Ellsworth CC: Played last two seasons at Ellsworth (Iowa) Community College for Coach Mike Virden. High School: Was part of four conference championship teams for Coach Tom Wilson at Dowling Catholic High in West Des Moines, Iowa ... Maroons were 13-1 his senior season in 2009 and finished as state runners-up ... Was an elite all-state first-team pick in 2009 as well as an all-conference and all-city selection ... Dowling High was 9-3 and reached the state quarterfinals his junior year ... Was also a three-year letterman in wrestling and was a standout thrower on the track team. Personal: Spencer Mezie Okoli-Emerson was born 3/2/92 in Clive, Iowa ... Son of Austin Okoli and Michelle Russell of Des Moines, HONORS Iowa ... Has six siblings -- Cody, Tobi, MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Spring 2012. Koci, Lota, Gweneth and Wyatt ... Majoring in Ceramics.

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2011: Redshirted his freshman season at Missouri State after sustaining a shoulder injury in the preseason. High School: A second-team all-district performer in one of the toughest districts in Texas, Feagin was a DT and DE starter for an 8-4 Cedar Hill High team coached by Joey McGuire ... Helped lead the Longhorns to a state playoff berth in 2010 ... Team was 11-2 his junior year as a letterman and backup defensive end ... Was also a standout discus thrower and shot putter. Personal: Corey E. Feagin was born 8/23/93 in Arlington, Texas ... Son of Norman Feagin and Lavinda Copeland of Cedar Hill, Texas ... Has three brothers, Jerome, Vincent and Marcus ... Majoring in Special Education.

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Tevan Ferguson

NOSE TACKLE 6-3 / 307 / Sr. / 3L Nashville, Tenn. / Whites Creek High Versatile defensive lineman who started at all three positions last season for the Bears ... Preseason favorite to take over starting duties at nose tackle this fall ... Turned in a gamehigh 8 tackles in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/11), including 6 solo stops and a sack. 2011: Started 8 of the 11 games, including four at nose tackle and three at right end ... Tallied 24 total tackles on the season, which was 13th on the club ... Produced a season-high 6 tackles against Indiana State (11/12/11) with a half-tackle for loss to earn MSU Defensive Player of the Week laurels ... Registered 3 solo tackles in season finale at Youngstown State (11/19/11) ... Brought down 4 ball carriers at home against Illinois State (10/8/11) ... Had a QB hurry in the season opener at Arkansas (9/3/11) and two the following week at Eastern Kentucky (9/10/11). 2010: Played 9 games backing up starter Mikel Ruder at nose tackle ... Finished with 18 tackles, 14th on the club ... Notched 5 tackles in win over No. 18 Western Illinois (10/23/10) at Plaster Field, including 4 assists ... Brought down 4 Youngstown State ball carriers (10/2/10) in home win over No. 20 Penguins ... Recorded his only sack and TFL of the campaign in win over Southern Illinois (10/30/10). 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 4 tackles in win over UT Martin (9/12/09) … Had 3 total tackles at Arkansas (9/5/09), against Northern Iowa (9/26/09) and against South Dakota State (10/10/09) … Capped season with 2 tackles at No. 1 Southern Illinois (11/14/09) … Also blocked a kick at Western Illinois (10/17/09). High School: Spent the 2008-09 school year at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy … Three-year starter for Coach Anthony Law at Whites Creek (Tenn.) High … Was a two-time all-region pick for the Cobras … Tallied a career-high 15 tackles in one game 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 Hospitality and Restaurant Administration.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2009 11-1 4 15 19 0.5 0.5-1 0-0 0 0-0 2010 9-0 5 13 18 0.5 0.5-5 0-0 0 0-0 2011 11-8 11 13 24 0.5 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 31-9 20 41 61 1.5 1.0-6 0-0 0 0-0

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 6 (vs. Indiana State, 11/12/11); Solos: 3 (at Youngstown State, 11/19/11); TFL: 0.5 (3 times); Sacks: 0.5 (2 times); Interceptions: None.

HONORS MSU Defensive Player of the Week: 11/12/11.

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Pat Fornadel

57

Richard Galbierz

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER 6-0 / 225 / Sr. / 1L Pittsburgh, Pa. / Mt. Lebanon High

OFFENSIVE GUARD 6-3 / 291 / So. / 1L Fenton, Mo. / Fox High

Gritty senior looks to provide depth at outside linebacker this season for the Bears ... Had a great spring, including a tackle in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12).

Galbierz continues to make huge strides as he enters his third season in the program ... Will compete with Kyle Hahn for the starting job at right guard this fall.

2011: Played in all 11 games and brought down 12 ball carriers ... Posted season-high 4 tackles at Division I champion North Dakota State (10/15/11) ... Notched 3 total tackles at No. 12 Oregon (9/17/11) ... Also had a pair of stops against Illinois State (10/8/11) ... Had 4 tackles and a TFL in the Maroon and White Spring Game (4/16/11)

2011: Played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman, primarily at left guard ... Saw action in every contest except the season opener at Arkansas (9/3/11).

2010: Was on the Bears’ practice squad as a walk-on ... Earned MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for his efforts in preparing the offense for MSU’s win over No. 20 Youngstown State (10/2/10).

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-Mississippi valley 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 a pair of Mississippi Valley Conference championship and undefeated squads … 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 ... Also a standout shot put and discus thrower for Fox.

St. Vincent College: Played 2 seasons at linebacker for Coach Bob Colbert at NCAA Division III Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. ... The Bearcats were 1-9 his freshman year in 2008 and 0-10 during his sophomore campaign ... Played in 3 games in 2008, recording 1 tackle. High School: Started 2 seasons for Coach Chris Haering at Mt. Lebanon (Pa.) High ... Was a standout running back and linebacker, tallying 92 tackles, 62 solo stops and a pair of fumble recoveries his senior year ... Was first-team All-WPIAL his senior campaign in 2007 for the 4-6 Blue Devils ... Squad was 6-4 his junior year. Personal: Patrick Crawford Fornadel was born 3/8/90 in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... Son of Ed and Joyce Fornadel who now reside in Kansas City ... Brother, Joe, played football at Wofford ... Comes from a football family, including his father who played at West Virginia and uncles who played at Penn State and James Madison.... Majoring in Criminology.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2010 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2011 11-0 5 7 12 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-0 5 7 12 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 4 (at N.D. State, 10/15/11); Solos: 1 (5 times); TFL: None; Sacks: None; Interceptions: None.

HONORS MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/2/10.

2010: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for the win over Southern Illinois (10/30/10).

Personal: Richard T. Galbierz, II was born 3/31/92 in St. Louis, Mo. … Son of Michael and Tracy Galbierz of Fenton, Mo. … Majoring HONORS in Psychology. MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/30/10.

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Anthony Grady

DEFENSIVE END 6-7 / 289 / Jr. / 1L Texarkana, Ark. / Arkansas High With last season’s health issues behind him, Grady looks to become a factor on the MSU defensive line again this fall ... He has the size, speed and determination to impact games and will push for time at right end this fall ... Had a tackle and broke up a pass in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/11). 2011: A foot injury sidelined him for the entire season. 2010: Saw action in all 11 games as a redshirt freshman ... Tallied season-high 4 tackles at Indiana State (10/16/10) with a half sack ... Also recorded 3 total stops in home win over No. 20 Youngstown State (10/2/10) ... Posted first career sack in his collegiate debut against Eastern Kentucky (9/3/10) ... Was also in on a pair of plays at South Dakota State (11/6/10) with a solo stop against the Jackrabbits. 2009: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State … Named the MSU Defensive Scout Team Co-Player of the Year … 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, 18 tackles for loss, 9 sacks and broke up 14 passes his senior season ... 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. ... Has five brothers, Chris, Jack, Nick, Gabe, and Kaden ... Majoring in Criminology.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2010 11-0 3 8 11 1.5 1.5-17 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-0 3 8 11 1.5 1.5-17 0-0 0 0-0 CAREER HIGHS

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HONORS MSU Defensive Scout Team Co-Player of the Year: 2009; MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/12/09, 10/31/09.

Tackles: 4 (at Indiana State, 10/16/10); Solos: 1 (3 times); TFL: 1.0 (vs. Eastern Kentucky, 9/3/10); Sacks: 1.0 (vs. Eastern Kentucky, 9/3/10); Interceptions: None.

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Kyle Hahn

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Hunter Hays

OFFENSIVE GUARD 6-7 / 320 / Jr. / 1L O’Fallon, Mo. / St. Dominic High

LONG SNAPPER 6-0 / 195 / So. / SQ Clinton, Mo. / Clinton High

Projected to push for the starting spot at right guard, Hahn has the size to make a difference up front for the Bears as he enters his fourth year in the program.

Hays will compete to take over regular long snapping duties Bears this season ... Spent the spring working with the team’s special teams to solidify his skills at this level.

2011: Played in all 11 games as a third-year sophomore, primarily at right tackle and on special teams ... Was named to MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for spring 2012 semester.

2011: Did not play in any games, but was part of the MSU practice squad and spent a good portion of the fall shadowing standout long snapper Kaleb Mueller ... Landed a spot on the MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in both the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters ... Also named to MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award and MVFC Honor Roll lists.

2010: Gained solid experience as a redshirt freshman ... Did not play in any games, but earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for his efforts in preparing the defense for the shutout win over No. 17 North Dakota State (11/20/10). 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 back-to-back conference championship teams as a sophomore and junior, also claiming second-team all-league distinction as a junior ... Was a three-year 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. ... Has a sister, Kelsey ... Majoring in Criminology.

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Kierra Harris

Coming off a productive spring, Harris entered the summer as the only experienced MSU quarterback ... Was 18-for-33 for 108 yards in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12) with 120 yards of total offense ... In three scrimmages this spring, he was a combined 42-for-76 for 335 yards and a pair of touchdowns. 2011: Played in just two games as a true freshman, but was on the field for both FBS contests, including a start at No. 15 Arkansas in the season opener (9/3/11) ... Was 8-for-14 for 70 yards against the Razorbacks, including a 33-yard touchdown strike ... Played in two series at No. 12 Oregon (9/17/11) and collected 21 yards of total offense on 2-for-2 passing for 13 yards and 3 carries for 8 yards, including a long of 13 ... Finished his first campaign with a pass efficiency rating of 114.20 and 10-for-16 (.625) completion percentage. High School: Was a two-time Arkansas Class 6A all-state quarterback who was named Southwest Arkansas Player of the Year as a senior in 2010 ... Also a three-year starter for Coach Phillip Miller’s Razorbacks, earning all-area and Class 6A South all-conference honors in 2009 and 2010 ... Passed for more than 5,500 career yards and 50 touchdowns and rushed for more than 1,500 yards and 21 touchdowns ... As a senior, he passed for 2,300 yards with 25 touchdowns and rushed for 970 yards with 12 touchdowns ... Helped Arkansas High to a 7-7 record in 2010 ... Compiled 1,600 passing yards, 12 touchdowns and 2,150 yards of total offense as a junior ... In 2008, he accounted for 1,500 passing yards, 13 passing TDs and 1,830 yards total offense as a sophomore. Personal: Kierra Rasheen Harris was born 10/14/92 in Texarkana, Ark. ... Son of James and Andrea Coleman of Texarkana ... Has two sisters, LaCreisha and LaCourtney ... Majoring in Kinesiology.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds TD At-C Yds. Pct. TD Int -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2011 2-1 8 -1 0 16-10 83 .625 1 1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 2-1 8 -1 0 16-10 83 .625 1 1 200-Yard Passing Games: 0; 100-Yard Rushing Games: 0.

High School: Four-year letterman and two-year starter at running back and defensive back for Coach Mike Long at Clinton (Mo.) High ... Was part of an 8-2 effort his sophomore season in 2007 ... Was team captain in 2008 and 2009, earning all-conference honors both seasons and KMZU Dream Team distinction as a senior ... Also played left field for the baseball team four seasons. Personal: Hunter Lee Hays was born 7/30/91 in Clinton, Mo. ... Son of Clint and Onalee Hays of Clinton ... Has a brother, HONORS Brandon, and two sisters, Hana and MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award: 2011; Haylee ... Majoring in Cell and Molecular MVFC Honor Roll: 2011; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall Biology. 2011, Spring 2012.

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QUARTERBACK 6-0 / 198 / So. / SQ Texarkana, Ark. / Arkansas High

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Ryan Heaston

RUNNING BACK 5-10 / 174 / RFr. / SQ Cordova, Tenn. / Cordova High Bears fans will finally get a look at the speedy Ryan Heaston this fall as he heads into fall camp listed behind Vernon Scott on the depth chart at running back ... Carried 25 times for 155 in three spring scrimmages (6.2 yards per carry), including a 30-yard carry in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12). 2011: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Indiana State game (11/12/11). High School: The Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year for the state of Tennessee, Heaston earned the city of Memphis’ Bramlett Award by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... In 2010, he rushed 146 times for 1,278 yards with 15 touchdowns with 11 catches for 237 yards and a touchdown ... He also returned 8 kickoffs for 261 yards, and 6 punts for 215 yards and a touchdown as a senior ... He was a team captain and a member of the Tennessee East-West All-Star team ... Named AAA, District 14 Player of the Year ... Led the Coach John Dowtin’s Wolves to a 5-5 record in 2010 ... Was an all-region running back, kick returner and punt returner in 2009 and 2010 ... Team was 6-5 his junior year and 8-3 his sophomore season ... Was a Tennessee AAA (large-class) state champion in four different track events, including the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes ... He won back-toback 400-meter titles in 2010 and 2011 with identical winning times (48.58) and was part of state championship 4x400 relay teams twice and 4x800 relay team once ... Part of the 2009 Cordova track team that won the state AAA title under Coach Jason Wood. Personal: Ryan Evan Heaston was born 6/24/93 in Memphis, Tenn. ... Son of Russell and Sharon Heaston of Cordova, Tenn. ... Has a brother, Ashton ... Cousin Marlon Heaston played at SIU ... Majoring in Middle HONORS School Education. MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of Week: 11/12/11.

CAREER HIGHS Pass Att.: 14 (at Arkansas, 9/3/11); Completions: 8 (at Arkansas, 9/3/11); TD Passes: 1 (at Arkansas, 9/3/11); Int.: 1 (at Arkansas, 9/3/11); Longest Pass: 33 (to Jermaine Saffold, at Arkansas, 9/3/11); Rush Att.: 5, (at Arkansas, 9/3/11); Rush Yds.: 8 (at Oregon, 9/17/11); TDs: None; Longest Rush: 13 (at Oregon, 9/17/11).

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Christian Hoffmann

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Benny Jones

INSIDE NSIDE LINEBACKER 6-1 / 227 / RFr. / SQ Joplin, Mo. / Webb City High

RUNNING BACK 5-8 / 171 / So. / SQ St. Louis, Mo. / Cardinal Ritter High

After a productive redshirt campaign in 2011, Hoffman is expected to play behind Andrew Beisel at Mac linebacker this fall and gain experience at a key position ... Broke up a pass in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12).

A rugged walk-on performer who will provide key depth at running back and special teams this fall, Jones is back in the fold after collecting 12 carries in spring scrimmages ... Had 7 carries for 42 yards in first spring scrimmage (4/17/12).

2011: Redshirted his first campaign at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for the Indiana State game (11/12/11).

2011: Was a key part of the MSU practice squad ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for the Eastern Kentucky game (9/10/11).

High School: Tallied 125 tackles, forced 3 fumbles and recorded a pair of sacks as a senior for Coach John Roderique at Webb City (Mo.) High in 2010 ... Was a consensus allstate pick as a senior, helping the Cardinals to a combined 43-1 record over 3 years and MSHSAA Class 4 titles in 2008 and 2010 ... Squad also claimed three straight conference and district titles from 2008-10 ... Was Central Ozarks Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... Named defensive MVP of the East-West “Grin Iron” Classic, played in Springfield ... Team was 15-0 in 2010, as he earned all-district and all-area honors ... Cardinals were 13-1 and reached state semifinals in 2009 as he claimed third-team allstate distinction as well as all-district and all-conference ... Was also part of a 15-0 team in 2008 ... High school teammate of fellow MSU freshman Maddy Johnson ... Also lettered as a forward on the basketball team and track sprinter at Webb City.

High School: Was a two-year starter for coaches Ralando Merriweather (2010) and Brian Simmons (2009) at Cardinal Ritter High in St. Louis ... Was part of a 2008 Lions’ squad that went undefeated through the regular season and finished second in the state.

Personal: John Christian Hoffmann was born 10/13/92 in Joplin, Mo. ... Son of John and Nancy Hoffmann of Joplin ... Has a HONORS sister, Lauren ... Undecided on college MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of Week: 11/12/11. major.

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Personal: Benny Jones III was born 7/27/93 in St. Louis ... Son of Benny Jones, Jr. and Cassandra Pinkston of St. Louis ... Has two brothers, Brandon and Wendell and HONORS MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of Week: 11/12/11. a sister, Jessica ... Undecided on major.

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OUTSIDE LINEBACKER 6-1 / 206 / Sr. / 3L Lee’s Summit, Mo. / LS West High Projected starter at Will Linebacker, Kelly is a fifth-year squad and three-time letterman member who will provide a steady presence on the outside ... Recorded 4 tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/21/12).

RUNNING BACK 5-8 / 170 / RFr. / SQ Webb City, Mo. / Webb City High Will compete for time at running back this fall after pushing his way up the depth chart in the spring ... Carried 14 times for 30 yards in two spring scrimmages ... High school teammate of fellow redshirt freshman Christian Hoffman (ILB). 2011: Redshirted his freshman season at Missouri State. High School: Helped guide Webb City (Mo.) High and Coach John Roderique to a 15-0 record and Class 4 title in 2010 ... Carried 165 times for 1,800 yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior to earn consensus Missouri all-state distinction ... Named Offensive Player of the Year in Class 4 and the Central Ozarks Conference for 10.9 yards per carry average ... Also claimed all-district, all-area and all-SWMFBCA honors in 2010 ... Named offensive MVP of the East-West “Grin Iron” Classic, played in Springfield ... ... Teammate of fellow Missouri State signee Christian Hoffmann ... Was instrumental in leading Coach John Roderique and the Cardinals to a combined 43-1 record the last 3 seasons with state titles in 2008 and 2010 ... Team was 13-1 in 2009 and reached state semifinals ... He earned second-team all-conference honors as a junior ... Was also a standout point guard on the Cardinals’ basketball team. Personal: Maddison Blair Johnson was born 2/23/93 in Joplin, Mo. ... Son of Gary “Cat” and Wendy Johnson of Webb City, Mo. ... Father was a high school basketball legend in Missouri (Joplin Memorial High) who went on to play at Oral Roberts and was drafted by the New Jersey Nets ... Majoring in General Business.

2011: Started all 11 games at Will linebacker as a junior and brought down 46 ball carriers ... Finished second on the club with 2 forced fumbles and was ninth in tackles ... Posted career-high 7 tackles at Eastern Kentucky (9/10/11) and against Northern Iowa (10/1/11) ... Also had a sack in the UNI game ... Recorded 4 solo tackles in back-to-back games at EKU (9/10/11) and at No. 12 Oregon (9/17/11) ... Had 3 tackles, a forced fumble and a pair of QB hurries in win at Western Illinois (10/22/11) ... Posted 6 tackles and a pass break-up in season finale win at Youngstown State (11/19/11) ... Had 4 or more tackles in 7 games. 2010: Played all 11 games, securing 14 tackles ... Was 16th on the club in total tackles and eighth on the team in tackles for loss (3.0) ... Recorded 6 tackles at No. 25 Illinois State (9/25/10), including 4 solo stops ... Also brought down 3 ball carriers against Eastern Kentucky (9/3/10) and at Murray State (10/9/10) ... Also tallied 1.5 sacks for 11 yards in EKU game in season opener ... Had 3 tackles in Maroon and White Spring Game (4/16/11). 2009: Played in all 11 games as a redshirt freshman … Factored in 9 official tackles for the season, including 2 solo stops in win at Western Illinois (10/17/09) … Also had 2 tackles in season opener at Arkansas (9/5/09) … Also tallied 1.5 TFLs and a half sack ... Had 5 tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/24/09). 2008: Redshirted his first MSU season ... Named MSU Defensive 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 3 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. ... Has two brothers, Ronald, Jr. and Nick ... Majoring in Sport and Park Administration.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2009 11-0 5 4 9 1.5 0.5-3 0-0 0 0-0 2010 11-0 7 7 14 3.0 1.5-11 0-0 0 0-0 2011 11-11 23 23 46 4.0 1.5-15 0-0 2 2-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 33-11 35 34 69 4.5 3.5-29 0-0 2 2-0

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CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7 (at Eastern Ky., 9/10/11 and vs. UNI, 10/1/11); Solos: 4 (3 times); TFL: 1.5 (vs. Eastern Kentucky, 9/3/10); Sacks: 1.5 (vs. Eastern Kentucky, 9/3/10).

HONORS MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/25/08.

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Jake Lasater

SAFETY 6-1 / 197 / RFr. / SQ Warrensburg, Mo. / Warrensburg High

OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-6 / 318 / RFr. / SQ St. Charles, Mo. / Francis Howell High

Second-year MSU student who went through spring camp with the Bears in 2012 ... Will try to gain valuable experience this fall and provide depth at strong safety.

A steadily-improving and sizeable lineman, Lasater is expected to contribute as a back up to returning starter Randy Richards at right tackle for his second season in the program.

High School: Was a three-sport standout at Warrensburg (Mo.) High where he was a three-year starter at safety and wide receiver for Coach Scott Grinde (2010) and Wiley Meade (2007-09) ... Was part of a 6-4 conference championship run as a senior in which he earned All-West Central Conference honors at WR and DB ... Had 32 receptions for 474 yards and 5 touchdowns in 2010 along with 42 tackles ... Was also part of the KMZU Dream Team and landed a spot in the Lions Club All-Star Game ... Was all-conference as a junior DB after recording 4 interceptions and 49 tackles to go along with 34 receptions for 508 yards and 5 TDs ... Tallied 16 catches for 160 yards as a sophomore with 15 tackles and a pair of picks on the defensive side ... Also played varsity basketball and baseball.

2011: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Named to MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in fall and spring semesters ... Also earned a spot on the prestigious MVFC Honor Roll in his first campaign in the league.

Personal: Alex Elias Kostas was born 3/9/93 in Warrensburg, Mo. ... Won of Leo Kostas and Rita Schaefer ... Has two sisters, Erica and Andrea ... Majoring in Finance.

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High School: One of the top prep linemen in the St. Louis area in 2010, Lasater helped the Francis Howell High Vikings of Coach Bryan Koch to an 11-2 record and state playoff appearance as a senior ... Earned second-team all-state honors as a senior ... Was a two-time All-GAC South pick and two-year starter ... Part of back-to-back undefeated GAC South conference championship squads ... Team was 8-3 and made the playoffs in 2009 ... Has a reputation as a hard worker and solid practice standout ... Solid academic performer who earned academic all-conference honors as a junior and senior with a 3.98 GPA. Personal: Jacob Lee Lasater was born 12/30/92 in St. Charles, Mo. ... Son of Robert and Patricia Lasater of St. Charles ... Has a HONORS brother, Jason, and two sisters, Tiffany MVFC Honor Roll: 2011; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall and Jennifer ... Majoring in Computer 2011, Spring 2012. Science.

OFFENSIVE GUARD 6-3 / 299 / Jr. / 2L O’Fallon, Mo. / Timberland High Returning starter who brings a wealth of experience as a fourth-year squad member ... Heads into the fall as the favorite to earn the starting job at left guard this season. 2011: Started all 11 games at right guard ... Recorded his first career tackle in win at Youngstown State (11/19/11) ... Earned a spot on the MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the fall 2011 semester and became a three-time MVFC Honor Roll selection in 2011. 2010: Played in all 11 games as a redshirt freshman ... Graded out at 73 percent for the season ... Was part of a seven-man line rotation that helped build the Bears into the 13th-best offense in the nation (425.45) and 11th-best rushing attack (214.18) ... Earned a number of academic awards, including the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award and MVFC Honor Roll. 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. High School: A four-year starter 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 back-to-back 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 HONORS Lake St. Louis, Mo. ... Has two brothMVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award: 2010; ers, Kyle and Cody ... Majoring in Civil MVFC Honor Roll: 2009, 2010, 2011; MSU Offensive Scout Team Engineering. Player of the Week: 9/19/09; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011.

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SAFETY 6-1 / 214 / Sr. / 3L Bonner Springs, Kan. / Bonner Spgs High

RUNNING BACK 6-2 / 223 / So. / SQ Eldridge, Mo. / Lebanon High

Fifth-year senior who will push for returning starter Caleb Schaffitzel for time at strong safety this season.

Showed great run and pass blocking ability from the offensive backfield this spring and showed versatility in a variety of roles, including fullback ... Had 20 carries for 45 yards in three spring scrimmages, including 10 carries for 30 yards in the second scrimmage.

2011: Played all 11 games his junior season ... Finished with 14 total tackles on the campaign ... Had multiple stops on four occasions, including 2 solo tackles at No. 15 Arkansas (9/3/11) in season opener ... Also registered a pair of tackles at No. 12 Oregon (9/17/11), against Northern Iowa (10/1/11) and in season finale win at Youngstown State (11/19/11) ... Earned MSU Special Teams Player of the Week for homecoming game against South Dakota State (10/29/11) ... Named to MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for Spring 2012 semester. 2010: Played in all 11 games and was a solid backup in the secondary and on special teams ... Recorded 5 tackles at Kansas State (9/11/10), including 2 solo tackles ... Recorded 4 stops at Murray State (10/9/10) with a pair of solos ... Finished the season with credited tackles in 3 straight ball games ... Earned MVFC Honor Roll and MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll distinction for his 3.50 GPA during the fall 2010 semester. 2009: Played in all 11 games as a redshirt freshman … Proved to be a reliable special teams performer and role player in his second season with the program … Earned only tackle with a solo stop in home win over Murray State (9/19/09). 2008: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State. 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. ... Has a brother, Prentice, and a sister, Alisha ... Majoring in Sport and Park Administration.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2009 11-0 1 0 1 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2010 11-0 6 6 12 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2011 11-0 6 8 14 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 33-0 13 14 27 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 5 (at Kansas State, 9/11/10); Solos: 2 (3 times); TFL: None; Sacks: None; Interceptions: None.

HONORS MVFC Honor Roll: 2010; MSU Special Teams Player of the Week: (10/29/11); MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2010, Spring 2012.

2011: Moved from running back to outside linebacker, but injuries kept Mattes sidelined again during his redshirt freshman campaign. 2010: Earned a redshirt after an injury-plagued freshman season. 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 ...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. …Has a brother, Will who works with the MSU equipment staff ... Majoring in Sport and Park Administration.

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Harrison Menke

CENTER 6-4 / 275 / Sr. / 1L Joplin, Mo. / Joplin High Returning starter at center who will anchor an offensive line that returns four starters ... Receiving consideration for multiple preseason awards, including a No. 19 preseason ranking among FBS centers by Phil Steele. 2011: Played every snap as a fourth-year junior to earn starts in all 11 games at center ... Named MSU Offensive Lineman of the Year ... Named by CollegeSportsMadness.com to the all-conference squad ... Earned MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week after grading out 85 percent for the win at Youngstown State (11/19/11) and powering an offense that generated a season-high 38 points, 389 yards of total offense and 20 first downs in the season finale ... MSU Offensive Lineman of the Week for win at Youngstown State and game at Eastern Kentucky (9/10/11) in which the Bears produced 411 total yards ... Named to MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for spring 2012 semester. 2010: Spent his sophomore season backing up starting senior Erik Dahl ... Added depth to a unit that led the Bears to the 13th-ranked offense (425.45) in the Division I FCS ranks and the 11th-best rushing attack (214.18) ... Earned MVFC Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll distinction after posting a 3.0 GPA during the fall 2010 semester. 2009: Played in 3 games, including the season opener against Arkansas (9/5/09). 2008: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Offensive 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). 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 3 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 ... Also a two-year starter at center for the Joplin basketball team. HONORS Personal: Harrison Stephen Menke MVFC Honor Roll: 2010; MSU Offensive Lineman of the Year: 2011; MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year: 2008; MVFC was born 6/21/89 in Lincoln, Neb. ... Offensive Lineman of the Week: 11/19/11; MSU Offensive Scout Son of Stephen and Tami Menke of Team Player of the Week: 10/18/08, 11/8/08; MSU Offensive Joplin, Mo. ... Is a survivor of the 2011 Lineman of the Week: 9/10/11, 11/19/11; MSU Athletic Director’s Joplin tornado ... Has a brother, Evan ... Honor Roll: Fall 2010, Spring 2012; CollegeSportsMadness.com All-MVFC: 2011. Majoring in Political Science.

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Johnny Onoh

DEFENSIVE END 6-3 / 248 / Jr. / 2L Pine Bluff, Ark. / Pine Bluff High

INSIDE NSIDE LINEBACKER 6-0 / 232 / So. / TR Branson, Mo. / Branson High

Projected starter at left defensive end, Montgomery begins his third campaign in the MSU trenches after a sensational spring ... Had 4 tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/21/12) ... Had 6 sacks in the first spring scrimmage (3/31/12).

Transfer from SBU who will provide depth and size at inside linebacker for the Bears this fall ... Earned MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in spring 2012.

2011: Started seven games his sophomore season, including the last four at left defensive end ... Tallied 47 total tackles to tie for seventh on the team, including a team-best 6.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks ... Recorded 7 total tackles in each of the first two contests, including the season opener at No. 15 Arkansas (9/3/11) and at Eastern Kentucky (9/10/11) ... Earned MSU Defensive Player of the Week for game at Arkansas ... Had 2.0 tackles for loss against South Dakota State (10/26/11) ... Compiled season-high 4 solo tackles and a fumble recovery in win at Western Illinois (10/22/11) ... Posted back-to-back weeks with 5 tackles in games against Illinois State (10/8/11) and at Division I national champion North Dakota State (10/15/11). 2010: Was a solid reserve as a true freshman, playing all 11 games and earning a start at Indiana State (10/16/10) ... Finished season with 15 total tackles and a sack to finish 15th on the squad in total stops ... Had season-high 7 tackles at Murray State (10/9/10) with 5 solo stops and his only sack of the campaign ... Also tallied 3 tackles at No. 16 UNI (11/13/10) ... Dropped a pair of ball carriers and had a QB hurry at South Dakota State (11/6/10).

Southwest Baptist: Played 2010 season at Division II Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. ... Played in 8 games as a true freshman linebacker and recorded 8 total tackles for the season, including 3 solo stops for Coach Keith Allen ... Team was 7-4 in his only season with SBU. High School: A three-year starter for Coach Steve Hancock at Branson (Mo.) High, Onoh was a standout offensive and defensive lineman for the Pirates ... Recorded 35 solo tackles as a senior at Branson High in 2009 ... Lettered all four seasons and helped Pirates to a 6-5 ledger as a senior ... Team was 7-4 and qualified for the Class 4 playoffs his junior year in 2008. Personal: Jonathan Daniel Onoh was born 6/17/92 in Gettysburg, Md. ... Son of Stephen and Mystraine Onoh of Branson, Mo. ... Has two sisters, Kendra and Jennifer ... HONORS MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Spring 2012. Majoring in Accounting.

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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 in 2009 … The all-state defensive end also tallied 20 sacks, 15 TFLs and recovered 3 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, 5 sacks and a fumble recovery … Had 25 tackles and 4 sacks in 2007.

DEFENSIVE END 6-2 / 288 / Jr. / 2L Springdale, Ark. / Har-Ber High

Personal: Martin Ben-Arthur Montgomery was born 10/22/91 in Pine Bluff, Ark. … Son of John and Regina Montgomery of Pine Bluff … Has five siblings, John, Larry, James, Kenesha and Jasmon ... Majoring in Sociology.

Hard-nosed veteran who is the preseason front-runner to take over starting duties at right end this fall ... Coming off a rugged spring that saw him dominate at times up front ... Recorded 5 total tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/21/12).

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2010 11-1 8 7 15 1.0 1.0-5 0-0 0 0-0 2011 11-7 18 29 47 6.0 3.0-21 0-0 0 1-1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 22-8 26 36 62 7.0 4.0-26 0-0 0 1-1

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CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7 (3 times); Solos: 5 (at Murray State, 10/9/10); TFL: 2.0 (vs. S.D. State, 10/26/11); Sacks: 1 (3 times); Interceptions: None.

HONORS MSU Defensive Player of the Week: 9/3/11.

Patrick Morse

OFFENSIVE GUARD 6-4 / 299 / RFr. / SQ Springdale, Ark. / Springdale High Coming off a spring where he progressed and showed promise in the offensive trenches ... Will add depth at the guard spots this fall and build for the program’s future. 2011: Gained valuable experience and size while redshirting his first season at Missouri State. High School: Two-year starter at right tackle for Springdale (Ark.) High, he finished the season with an 87-percent grade his senior season for the Bulldogs ... Earned Class 7A West all-conference honors and was selected to several all-star games in 2010 ... Helped guide Shane Patrick’s team to a 6-5 record his senior season ... Played every snap as a junior and senior ... Also lettered as a freshman and sophomore. Personal: Patrick Kevin Andrew Morse was born 6/11/93 in Russellville, Ark. ... Son of Kevin Morse and Andrea Mobley of Springdale, Ark. ... Has a sister, Elandra ... Undecided on major.

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2011: Started the first seven games of the year at nose tackle ... Tallied 26 total tackles for the season, including 3 for loss and 1.5 sacks ... Named MSU Defensive Player of the Week at No. 12 Oregon (9/17/11) with a pair of solo tackles ... Posted season-high 5 stops against Illinois State (10/8/11) ... Recorded 3 solo tackles, a sack and 4 total stops on homecoming against South Dakota State (10/29/11) ... Also had 2 solo tackles in Southern Illinois (9/24/11) ... Had multiple tackles in 8-of-11 ball games. 2010: Played in 10 games as a true freshman, finishing with 7 total tackles and a sack ... Notched a pair of tackles in home win over Southern Illinois (10/30/10) ... Recorded first career sack in win over No. 17 North Dakota State (11/20/10) ... Finished year with solo stops in back-to-back games, including game at No. 16 UNI (10/13/10). 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 7 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. Personal: Eric Michael Pearce was born 10/18/91 in Fayetteville, Ark. … Son of Mike and Denise Pearce of Springdale, Ark. … Has a sister, Megan ... Majoring in General Business.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2010 10-0 2 5 7 1.0 1.0-8 0-0 0 0-0 2011 11-7 11 15 26 3.0 1.5-14 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 21-7 13 20 33 4.0 2.5-22 0-0 0 0-0

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 5 (vs. Illinois State, 10/8/11); Solos: 3 (vs. S.D. State, 10/29/11); TFL: 1 (3 times); Sacks: 1 (vs. N.D. State, 11/20/10 and vs. S.D. State, 10/29/11); Interceptions: None.

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Jordan Rainey

OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-5 / 281 / So. / SQ Joplin, Mo. / Joplin High Projected as the No. 2 left tackle for the upcoming season, Rainey enters his third year in the program primed to contribute and set the work standard for the club’s newcomers. 2011: Gained valuable experience as a second-year squadman and reserve guard ... Named to Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for spring 2012 semester. 2010: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State. 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. … Has two HONORS brothers, Josh and Jake ... Undecided MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Spring 2012. on major ... Also recruited by Arkansas, Kansas State, and Arkansas State.

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OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-4 / 310 / Sr. / 1L Royal Palm Beach, Fla. / RPB High

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Marcel Roberson

Personal: Marcel Nathaniel Roberson was born 12/8/91 in Garden City, Kan. ... Son of Roderick and Patricia Myers of Kansas City, Mo. ... Has two sisters, Jasmine and Juliana ... Majoring in Exercise and Movement Science.

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SAFETY 6-2 / 204 / Jr. / TR Shawnee, Kan. / Shawnee Mission N. Projected as the team’s No. 2 free safety behind Mike Crutcher, Rucker turned heads this spring and provided needed depth at a key position ... Had 2 solo tackles and a pass break up in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12) ... Also landed a spot on the MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the spring 2012 semester.

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER 5-9 / 238 / So. / TR Kansas City, Mo. / Lee’s Summit N. High

Fort Scott CC: Played two seasons as a receiver for Coach Curtis Horton at Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College ... Team was 4-4 in 2011 and 3-6 his freshman season.

Roberson made a great impression in the spring and steadily climbed up the depth chart at Sam linebacker ... Listed at No. 2 on summer two-deep ... Had 2 tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/21/12) with a tackle for loss. Westminster College: Played linebacker during the 2010 season at Westminster (Mo.) College, a Division III program, and finished with 3 tackles ... Was part of Coach John Welty’s 5-5 team as a true freshman. High School: Had team-high 70 tackles as a senior in 2009 at Lee’s Summit (Mo.) North High ... Was captain in 2009 for Coach Ty Kohl’s Broncos and earned Suburban Big 7 all-conference honorable mention distinction ... Played baseball and football at Northeast

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High School: Was a three-year starter at a smorgasboard of positions -- including QB, WR, DB and LB -- for Coach Ryan Majors at Shawnee Mission (Kan.) North High ... Earned All-Sunflower League honorable mention honors three straight seasons from 200709 ... Named team captain and SMN Male Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Was also a three-year starter on the basketball team and was a jumper on the track team. Personal: Arthur Lewis Rucker, Jr., was born 9/6/91 in Overland Park, Kan. ... Son of Arthur Sr. and Cynthia Rucker of ShawHONORS nee, Kan. ... Has a brother, Kevin, and MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Spring 2012. two sisters, Angelica and Alexandria ... Majoring in Political Science.

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CORNERBACK ORNERBACK 5-9 / 172 / Jr. / 2L Tulsa, Okla. / Union High Talented two-year starter who is expected to return to his home at right cornerback this fall and lead the MSU secondary ... Had 5 tackles and a pass break up in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12). 2011: After missing the season opener, Scarborough started three of the next four games to start the 2011 campaign before suffering a season-ending injury against Northern Iowa (10/1/11) ... Produced 21 tackles in just four games, which ranked tied for 15th on the squad ... Brought down a career-high 11 ball carriers at Southern Illinois (9/24/11) with 7 solo stops ... Had 5 tackles at No. 12 Oregon (9/17/11), including 4 solos ... Was also in on 4 tackles at Eastern Kentucky (9/10/11) with 3 solo tackles. 2010: Started all 11 games at left cornerback as a redshirt freshman ... Finished sixth on the club with 47 total tackles and tallied 8 passes defended and 3 fumble recoveries ... Had season high 7 tackles in each of the first 2 contests -- vs. Eastern Kentucky (9/3/10) and at Kansas State (9/11/10) with 6 solo stops in each game ... Had first career interception at Indiana State (10/16/10) with 6 tackles and a pair of pass break-ups ... Had 5 total tackles and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown in win over No. 20 Youngstown State ... Posted 6 tackles, including 5 solos, at South Dakota State (11/6/10) ... His 3 fumble recoveries matched the 10th-best season total in Bears’ history ... Had an 11-yard fumble recovery return vs. Southern Illinois (10/30/10). 2009: Redshirted his freshman season at Missouri State … Was MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the final regular season game against Southern Illinois (11/14/09).

PLAYERS 2010: Redshirted in his first season at Missouri State ... Named MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for his efforts in preparing for the Murray State game (10/9/10) ... Earned MVFC Honor Roll status for his 4.0 GPA ... Also named to MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll both semesters ... Accumulated 6 tackles in the Maroon and White spring game (4/16/11) with 3 solo stops. 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 at Fair Grove (Mo.) High 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 2 years, he led the Eagles to a combined 25-2 record and state playoff semifinal and quarterfinal appearances … Also started 2 seasons for the Fair Grove baseball team. Personal: Caleb Jay Schaffitzel was born 10/23/91 in Springfield, Mo. … Son of Tony and Gaye Schaffitzel of Fair Grove, Mo. … Has a sister, Erika … His mother, Gaye, attended Missouri State ... Majoring in Wildlife Conservation and Management.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2011 10-7 31 39 70 1.0 0.0-0 0-0 3 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 10-7 31 39 70 1.0 0.0-0 0-0 3 0-0 Kickoff Returns: 5-168 (33.6). Punt Returns: 1-8 (8.0)

HONORS MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award: 2011; MVFC Honor Roll: 2010, 2011; MSU Special Teams Player of Week: 9/17/11, 11/12/11, 11/19/11; MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/9/10; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012.

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 12 (vs. Illinois State, 10/8/11); Solos: 7 (vs. Illinois State, 10/8/11); TFL: 1.0 (at Youngstown State, 11/19/11); Sacks: None; Interceptions: None; Long Int. Return: 0. Long KO Ret.: 75 (at Youngstown State, 11/19/11); Long Punt Ret.: 8 (vs. Indiana State (11/12/11).

High School: Captained Tulsa (Okla.) Union High School to the 2008 Class 6A state championship after registering 96 tackles, 4 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 in 2006 ... 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 5 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 ... Has a brother, Reggie, and sister, Vasha ... Majoring in Sport and Park Administration.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2010 11-11 37 10 47 0 0.0-0 1-0 8 0-3 2011 4-3 14 7 21 0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 15-14 51 17 68 0 0.0-0 1-0 8 0-3

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HONORS MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 11/14/09.

Caleb SchaffItzel

SAFETY 6-0 / 214 / So. / 1L Fair Grove, Mo. / Fair Grove High Projected starter at strong safety who is coming off an incredible rookie season. 2011: Started 7 of the last 8 games of his redshirt freshman campaign at strong safety ... Had 70 total tackles to rank 14th in the MVFC and fourth on the team and was third on the squad with 31 solo tackles ... Earned MSU Special Teams Player of the Week honors three times, including the season finale win at Youngstown State (11/19/11) in which he returned 4 kickoffs for 158 yards, including a 75-yarder ... Was also Special Teams POW for games at Oregon (9/17/11) and against Indiana State (11/12/11), a game in which he tallied 10 tackles ... Had 12 tackles, including 7 solos, in home game against Illinois State (10/8/11) ... Had 9 stops on homecoming against South Dakota State (10/29/11) ... Brought down 8 ball carriers on the road at No. 4 North Dakota State and in win at Youngstown State (11/19/11) ... Averaged 7.6 tackles in games he started ... Earned MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll distinction both in the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012 ... Also recognized on the MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award list and MVFC Honor Roll.

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Riley Shantz

RUNNING UNNING BACK 6-0 / 170 / Jr. / 2L Muskogee, Okla. / Muskogee High

CENTER 6-4 / 295 / Fr. / SQ Springfield, Mo. / Glendale High

Second-leading returnee in all-purpose yards (468) behind Julian Burton ... Preseason favorite to take over running back duties this fall, the versatile and athletic Scott will be in his third season in the MSU program and looks poised for a breakthrough ... Carried 22 times for 106 yards and a pair of touchdowns in three spring scrimmages.

A December 2011 high school graduate, Shantz enrolled at Missouri State in the spring of 2012 and participated in spring workouts for the Bears ... Made the MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the spring 2012 semester ... Will spend his freshman season learning the ropes on the offensive line and providing depth at center.

2011: Was injured for the season opener at Arkansas (9/3/11), but played the last 10 games ... Earned his only start for the North Dakota State game (10/15/11) and responded with a season-high 66 rushing yards on 13 carries, including an 18-yard burst ... Finished with 126 all-purpose yards vs. No. 4 NDSU ... Tallied career-high 14 carries at No. 12 Oregon (9/17/11) and finished with 50 yards and 106 all-purpose yards ... Had 4 kickoff returns of 20 yards or more, including a season-long 23-yarder against South Dakota State (10/26/11) ... Had 2 tackles on special teams in win at Western Illinois (10/22/11) ... Was fourth on the squad in rushing with 42 carries for 167 yards.

High School: Three-year starter at guard and center for Coach Joel Heman at Glendale High in Springfield ... Led team to an 8-2 overall record, district title (5-0) and Ozark Conference runner-up (6-1) finish in 2011 as a standout center ... Was a second-team Class 5 all-state pick as a senior as well as all-conference, all-district and All-Ozarks honoree.

2010: Played all 11 games as a redshirt freshman in his first year at MSU, splitting time between defensive back and running back ... Carried 23 times for 103 yards to finish fourth on the club in rushing yards ... Also tallied 12 total tackles on defense and had 4 kickoff returns for 85 yards (21.3) ... Started twice at right cornerback in games against Youngstown State (10/2/10) and Murray State (10/9/10) ... Had 5 tackles at Illinois State (9/25/10) and 4 stops and pass break-up in YSU game ... Had a 42-yard kickoff return at Murray State (10/9/10) ... Carried 9 times for 17 yards in season opener against Eastern Kentucky (9/3/10) ... Had season-high 38 yards on 4 carries in win over No. 17 North Dakota State (11/20/10) ... Posted season-high 53 all-purpose yards in game at No. 16 Northern Iowa (11/13/10) and earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week ... Also had 5 carries for 32 yards and his only reception of the season at Kansas State (9/11/10) ... Was second on the club in carries during the four 2011 spring scrimmages, toting 36 times for 130 yards and 2 scores. Colorado State: Redshirted as a true freshman receiver in 2009 for the Colorado State Rams in Fort Collins, Colo. … Participated in community service projects as part of the team’s football outreach initiatives for Coach Steve Fairchild. High School: Had 26 receptions for 274 yards and a pair of touchdowns as a senior at Muskogee (Okla.) High for Coach Matt Hennesey … Also notched 668 rushing yards on 120 carries with 60 tackles and 7 break-ups … Was a four-year letterman and two-year starter for the Roughers at running back and defensive back … Helped team to a 7-4 record and was named district player of the year as a senior after claiming all-state honors by three of the four selection agencies … Posted a season-best 243-yard rushing game in win over Page his senior season in which he had an 80-yard TD rush and an 80-yard TD receptions … Was a two-star prospect by Rivals.com as a senior …Had 223 rushing yards as a junior on 36 carries to go with 5 receptions for 86 yards (17.2) … Carried 48 times for 223 yards and 4 scores as a sophomore … Was also a standout sprinter at Muskogee, helping team to a Frontier Conference title in 2008 … Logged personal track bests of 21.36 (200m) and 49.2 (400m) in high school, finishing fifth in the Oklahoma Class 6A state meet in 2008 in the 200 dash … Was timed at 4.4 in the 40-yard dash. Personal: Vernon Scott, Jr., was born 12/17/90 in Pine Bluff, Ark. … He is the son of Vernon Sr., and Shirley Scott of Muskogee, Okla. … Youngest of four children with two older sisters, Verneisha and Cynithra, and an older brother, Nelson … Majoring in Criminology ... Also recruited by Arkansas, Kansas State and Tulsa ... Recruited by Oklahoma for track.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds Avg TD Lg Rec Yds. TD -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2010 11-2 23 103 4.5 0 26 1 13 0 2011 10-1 42 167 4.0 0 18 2 14 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-2 23 103 4.5 0 26 1 13 0

Personal: Clayton Riley Shantz was born 7/4/93 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Joe and Debbie Shantz of Springfield ... Has a HONORS brother, Ben ... Father played football at Arkansas ... Majoring in Construction MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Spring 2012. Management.

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Geoff Stanford

INSIDE NSIDE LINEBACKER 6-1 / 220 / So. / 1L Wichita, Kan. / East High High-energy defensive specialist who will provide depth and quickness to the linebacker corps this fall ... Led White team with 5 tackles, including 4 solos in Maroon and White spring game (4/21/12) with a forced fumble. 2011: Played in 7 games, primarily on special teams, as a redshirt freshman and earned his first letter ... Recorded a pair of tackles, including a solo stop, against eventual national champion North Dakota State (10/15/11) ... Also brought down a ball carrier at Southern Illinois (9/24/11) in the conference opener ... Earned the MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award and made the MVFC Honor Roll for the season and was named to MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll both semesters. 2010: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Named MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year ... Named MSU Scout Team Player of the Week for his efforts in win over Eastern Kentucky (9/3/10) and game at No. 16 Northern Iowa (11/13/10) ... Also named to MVFC Honor Roll as a true freshman for his 3.86 GPA in fall semester. High School: Was an all-state linebacker and team defensive MVP for Coach Brian Byers at East High in Wichita, Kan., where he was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at LB … Earned all-city honors 3 seasons by the Wichita Eagle … Team captain his final 2 seasons … Earned US Marine Corps Honor, Courage and Commitment Award as a sophomore … Was a member of a state playoff qualifier squad his freshman season that was 5-4 in the regular season … Has a 34-inch vertical and registered a 4.7-second 40yard dash ... National Merit Commended Scholar and IB Diploma recipient. Personal: Geoffrey K. Stanford was born 12/23/91 in Wichita, Kan. … Son of Jim and Geniese Stanford of Hesston, Kan. … Has a sister, Sarah … Majoring in Exercise and Movement Science.

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Carries: 13 (at Oregon, 9/17/11); Rush Yards: 66 (at N.D. State, 10/15/11); Long Rush: 26 (vs. N.D. State, 11/20/10); TDs: None; Receptions: 1 (3 times); Rec. Yards: 13 (at Kansas State, 9/11/10); Long Rec.: 13 (at Kansas State, 9/11/10); Tackles: 5 (at Illinois State, 9/25/10); Kickoff Returns: 5 (vs. UNI, 10/15/11); Long KO Ret.: 42 (at Misc.: 100-Yard Rushing Games: 0. Kickoff Returns: 22-372 Murray State, 10/9/10). (16.9). Tackles: 14.

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CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2011 7-0 2 1 3 0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 7-0 2 1 3 0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0-0 CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 2 (at N.D. State, 10/15/11); Solos: 1 (at Southern Ill., 9/24/11 and at N.D. State, 10/1/11); TFL: None; Sacks: None; Interceptions: None.

HONORS MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award: 2011; MVFC Honor Roll: 2010, 2011; MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year: 2010; MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/3/10, 11/13/10; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012.

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Chris Sullens

PUNTER 6-0 / 181 / RFr. / SQ Camdenton, Mo. / Camdenton High Was the team’s primary punter this spring and will challenge for the starting job again this fall ... Punted for both teams in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12) and punted 11 times for 418 yards (38.0) with a pair of 48-yard kicks and 5 downed inside the 20. 2011: Tried out for the squad as a true freshman but did not make the Bears’ 90-man roster ... Stayed committed to making the team and found a roster spot in the spring as the squad’s primary punter. High School: A three-sport standout at Camdenton (Mo.) High, Sullens played punter, wide receiver and defensive back for legendary Coach Bob Shore’s Lakers ... Earned Class 5 all-state honors as a senior in 2010 ... Had punts of 73 and 80 yards as a prep senior with the 80-yarder coming in the state quarterfinals against Kirkwood ... Also had 8 tackles against Kirkwood ... Was a three-year starter for CHS ... Started four seasons as a shooting guard on the Lakers’ basketball team and lettered twice in track. Personal: Chris A. Sullens was born 11/24/92 in Jefferson City, Mo. ... Son of Dale and Terri Sullens of Camdenton, Mo. ... Has a brother, Brandon and sister, Hannah ... Undecided on major.

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OUTSIDE LINEBACKER 6-3 / 235 / RFr. / SQ Lebanon, Mo. / Lebanon High An athletic and instinctive edge rusher, Sullivan is a linebacker/defensive end hybrid with top-flight pass rushing skills. 2011: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State. High School: As a senior, he had a team-leading 14.5 sacks for the Ozark Conference and district champion Lebanon Yellowjackets coached by Will Christian ... The Yellowjackets were a perfect 10-0 in the regular season before losing in the first round of the playoffs in 2010 ... Sullivan was a first-team all-state, all-district, all-conference and all-Ozark performer, certifying himself as one of the top defensive players in Missouri ... Played DE and WR in high school ... Also recorded 91 tackles and 13 tackles for loss his senior season. Personal: Rufus Christopher Sullivan was born 2/3/93 in Leesburg, Fla. ... Son of Trudy Sullivan of Lebanon, Mo. ... Has eight siblings ... Plans to major in Physical Therapy.

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TIGHT END 6-3 / 237 / Jr. / 2L Springfield, Mo. / Glendale High Entering his fourth season in the program, the athletic and sizeable local talent looks to make his mark in 2012 ... He will push for time as the Bears’ second tight end this fall behind Matt Thayer ... Had 2 receptions in Maroon and White Game (4/21/12) and capped spring ball with 6 receptions for 58 yards in three scrimmages. 2011: Missed the first four games of the season with an injury, but played the final 7 contests of the campaign ... Had a special teams tackle at No. 4 and eventual national champion North Dakota State (10/15/11) in the FargoDome ... Named MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for South Dakota State game (10/29/11) ... Landed on MVFC Honor Roll for third straight year and was also part of the prestigious MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll both semesters. 2010: Played in 8 games as a redshirt freshman ... Earned MSU Special Teams Player of the Week honors for games at Murray State (10/9/10) and at No. 16 Northern Iowa (11/13/10) ... Blocked a kick at Murray State (10/9/10) in which he was credited with a 14yard return ... Posted a tackle at South Dakota State (11/6/10) ... Earned MVFC Honor Roll status for second year in a row and MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll both semesters.

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PLAYERS 2009: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Named to Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for 2009 season ... Named to MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll both semesters. High School: A three-sport standout at Glendale High in Springfield, Mo., Swan 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 7 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. ... Has three sisters, Kenzie, Rae and Marie ... Majoring in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2010 8-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2011 7-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 15-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

HONORS MVFC Honor Roll: 2009, 2010, 2011. MSU Special Teams Player of the Week: 10/9/10, 11/13/10. MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/29/11 ; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012.

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Matt Thayer

TIGHT END 6-4 / 242 / Sr. / 2L Bellevue, Neb. / Bellevue East High Ranked No. 7 in the preseason among all Division I FCS tight ends, Thayer is highly regarded as a potential pro prospect who has the size, speed and hands to play at the next level ... Capped an impressive spring with 3 receptions for 27 yards in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12). 2011: Started all 11 games at tight end earned All-MVFC honorable mention honors ... Finished with pass receptions in 10 contests ... Was third on the team in receptions with 20 and second in receiving yards (247) and TDs (3) ... Snagged College Football Performance Awards honorable mention honors for National Tight End of the Week after collecting 3 receptions for 50 yards and 2 touchdowns against South Dakota State (10/29/11) ... Was MSU Offensive Player of the Week twice -- for SDSU game and for his efforts at No. 12 Oregon (9/17/11) after he had 3 receptions for 46 yards against the Ducks, including a 30-yard reception ... Had a 16-yard TD reception at Southern Illinois (9/24/11) in league opener ... Had a career-long 36-yard reception in win at Western Illinois (10/22/11) .. Named to MVFC Honor Roll as well as earning MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll honors both semesters ... Had 7 receptions for 68 yards (9.7) in four spring 2011 scrimmages. 2010: Made an immediate impact in his first season at MSU, playing in all 11 games and earning 4 starts ... Had receptions in 7 games ... Finished the year with 10 catches for 109 yards to finish tied for sixth on the club in receptions ... Had his only TD of the year at Illinois State (9/25/10), a 24-yard catch ... Also had a 20-yard kickoff return at ISU ... Had 2 receptions for 29 yards in season opener against Eastern Kentucky (9/3/10) ... Also had a pair of catches at South Dakota State (11/6/10). Iowa Western CC: Was MFC All-Region tight end as a freshman in 2009 at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs ... Had 15 catches for 175 yards and a pair of touchdowns as a freshman ... Was also an academic all-conference pick for the Reivers of Coach Scott Strohmeier ... Helped team 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 as a sophomore … Was also a LB for the Chieftans. Personal: Matt Ross Thayer was born 9/15/89 in Omaha, Neb. … Son of Ronald and Robin Thayer of Bellevue, Neb. … Has a sister, Amanda ... Majoring in Criminology.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2010 11-4 0 0 0 10 109 10.9 1 24 2011 11-11 0 0 0 20 247 12.4 3 36 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 22-15 0 0 0 30 356 11.9 4 36 Misc.: 100-Yard Rec Games: 0. Tackles: 3. KO Ret: 2-24 (12.0)

CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 4 (4 at N.D. State, 10/15/11); Rec. Yards: 50 (vs. S.D. State, 10/29/11); TDs: 2 (vs. S.D. State, 10/29/11); Long Reception: 36 (at Western Illinois, 10/22/11).

HONORS All-MVFC: 2011 (HM); CFPA National Tight End of Week: 10/29/11 (HM); MVFC All-Academic Team: 2011 (2nd); MVFC Honor Roll: 2011; MSU Offensive Player of the Week: 9/17/11, 10/29/11; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2012.

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Personal: Adrian D. Williams was born 2/3/91 in Heilbronn, Germany ... Son of Adrian M. and Jennifer Williams of Jacksonville, Fla. ... Has a brother, Austin ... Majoring in Sport and Park Administration.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2009 11-4 0 0 0 10 90 9.0 0 24 2010 1-0 0 0 0 1 7 7.0 0 7 2011 2-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 14-4 0 0 0 11 97 8.8 0 24

CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 3 (vs. UT Martin, 9/12/09); Rec. Yards: 38 (vs. UT Martin, 9/12/09); TDs: None; Long Reception: 24 (vs. UT Martin, 9/12/09).

HONORS MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Spring 2012.

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CORNERBACK 5-11 / 190 / So. / SQ Mtn. Grove, Mo. / Mtn. Grove High Third-year squad member who will provide depth and experience at cornerback this fall ... Had a pair of tackles in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12). 2011: Played in the season finale at Youngstown State (11/19/11) in his first college appearance ... Earned MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of Year ... Named MSU Special Teams Scout Player of Week for Eastern Kentucky (9/10/11) game ... Also earned MSU Defensive Scout Player of Week for league opener at Southern Illinois (9/24/11). 2010: Redshirted in his first season with the program ... Named MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for efforts in preparing the Bears’ offense for the Indiana State game (10/16/10).

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High School: A three-sport standout at Mountain Grove (Mo.) High, Williams was a threeyear starter and four-year letterman for Coach Steve Ary’s Panthers ... Earned All-South Central Association honors 3 years, including first-team honors twice ... Was third-team all-state as a senior in 2009 ... Helped squad to four straight SCA titles and state playoff appearances, including a 9-3 record his senior year and impressive 11-2 run to the state semifinals his freshman year ... Rushed for 1,370 yards on 162 carries and 19 TDs as a junior, including a 269-yard rushing game with 4 scores against Thayer (9/4/09) ... Recorded 67 total tackles as a junior ... Also lettered in track and basketball.

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Personal: Evan Burleson Williams was born 11/21/91 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Burl and Bridget Williams of Mountain Grove, Mo. ... Has a brother, Logan, and two sisters, Courtney and Kenzie ... Mother is superintendent of Mountain Grove Schools HONORS MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of Year: 2011; MSU Special and MSU alum ... Majoring in ConstrucTeams Scout Player of Week: 10/16/10, 9/10/11; MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/16/10, 9/24/11. tion Management.

WIDE RECEIVER 6-0 / 187 / Sr. / 1L Jacksonville, Fla. / First Coast High Had a breakout effort in the Maroon and White spring game (4/21/12) with a game-high 6 receptions for 53 yards to help the Maroon team to a 16-3 win ... Enters the summer listed at No. 2 at the X wide receiver spot and looks to capitalize on his senior season. 2011: Saw action in just two games as a junior ... Got into the Bears’ game at No. 4 North Dakota State (10/15/11), the eventual Division I national championship team ... Also played a role in the MSU win at Youngstown State (11/19/11) in the season finale. 2010: Played in the Illinois State game (9/25/10) and had his only reception of the season -- for 7 yards -- in overtime loss to the Redbirds ... Also had a tackle in that game ... Caught 8 passes for 82 yards in 2010 spring scrimmage series, including 3 receptions for 37 yards in the Maroon and White Game (4/24/10) ... Had 1 reception during the fourgame spring 2011 scrimmage series. 2009: Started 4 games, including the first 3 games of the year, and played in all 11 games overall … Had 10 receptions for 90 yards on the season to finish fifth on the team in catches and yardage … Had receptions in 7 different games … Notched 3 receptions for 38 yards, including 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 8 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 5 touchdowns as part of back-to-back district championship squads ... Was also a standout 100- and 200-meter sprinter.

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KICKER 6-5 / 187 / Jr. / 2L Grand Island, Neb. / GI Central Catholic High

TIGHT END 6-5 / 227 / RFr. / SQ Mena, Ark. / Mena High

Enters his third season as the Bears’ top place kicker ... Looks to continue to produce as a consistent scorer and special teams performer ... Was 6-for-9 on field goal attempts in spring scrimmages, including makes from 47 and 48 yards ... Was also a perfect 7-for-7 on extra points in spring ball.

Stellar athlete who will push for time at tight end this fall after spending his freshman year learning the ropes as a redshirt ... Saw significant playing time in spring drills.

2011: Finished third on the team in scoring (40) and was 25-for-26 on extra points and 5-for-10 on field goals ... Averaged 61.9 yards on 43 kickoff attempts with 12 touchbacks ... Finished fifth in the MVFC in field goals per game (0.45) ... Was 5-for-5 on extra points with 8 points in win at Youngstown State (11/19/11) ... Had his only multiple field goal effort against Indiana State (11/12/11) with a 2-for-3 day and 8 points ... Was 4-for-4 on extra points with a field goal and his only tackle of the year in win at Western Illinois (10/22/11) ... Was also 4-for-4 on extra points on homecoming against South Dakota State (10/29/11) ... Kicked off a season-high 7 times at YSU with 4 touchbacks ... Averaged a perfect 70 yards per kickoff twice, including UNI game (10/1/11) and Indiana State game (11/12/11) ... Landed a spot on the MVFC All-Academic Team as an honorable mention selection ... Was also an MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award honoree ... Earned a spot on the MVFC Honor Roll and MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll both semesters.

High School: Tallied 108 tackles, 23 for loss, 6 sacks, 9 pass break-ups on defense and scored 3 touchdowns on 8 pass receptions for 65 yards as a senior at Mena (Ark.) High in 2010 ... Helped Coach Jeff Weaver and the Bearcats to a 9-4 season while earning Class 4A District 4 all-conference honors three years ... Was team captain in 2010 and had a 3.95 GPA ... Team improved from 2-8 his junior year to a state playoff quarterfinal team his senior season ... Had 55 total tackles as a junior with 30 solos, 3 sacks and a pair of pass break-ups.

2011: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State ... Named to MVFC Honor Roll and MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for fall 2011 semester.

Personal: Daniel Edward Wood was born 9/2/93 in Martin, Tenn. ... Son of Larry and Sherry Wood of Mena, Ark. ... Has a sister, Rachael ... Undecided on major.

2010: Played all 11 games, but took over PAT/field goal duties in game 7 against Western Illinois (10/23/10) ... Earned Sports Network National Special Teams Player of the Week and MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week following win over Southern Illinois (10/30/10) by going 3-for-3 on field goals and 6-for-6 on PATs with 4 touchbacks on kickoffs ... Knocked season-long 42-yard field goal through at South Dakota State (11/6/10) ... Finished season 10-for-10 on extra points and 6-for-9 on field goals ... His only 3 FG misses were in the season finale, in which he redeemed himself with the game-winning 22-yarder in a 3-0 win over No. 17 North Dakota State ... Averaged 60.3 yards on 59 kickoffs with 9 touchbacks ... Kicked off 11 times in SIU game and 10 times at Murray State (10/9/10) ... Earned MVFC Honor Roll distinction after posting a 4.00 GPA during his first semester in the program. 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 … Played his senior season for Coach Charlie Shoemaker and his first three years for Coach Scott Rezac ... Earned first-team all-state honors in 2008 and 2009 after claiming honorable mention all-state distinction as a sophomore … He was all-conference and all-district three seasons and averaged 57.9 yards per kickoff his senior year while helping his team to an 8-2 season ... Was also 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. … Has three siblings, Aaron, Alex and Audra … Majoring in Accounting.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G KO Yds. Avg TB PAT-A FG-A Lg Pts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2010 11 59 3559 60.3 9 10-10 6-9 42 28 2012 11 43 2663 61.9 12 25-26 5-10 44 40 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 22 102 6222 61.0 21 35-36 11-19 44 68 Misc.: Tackles: 3.

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HONORS Sports Network National Special Teams Player of the Week: 10/30/10; CFPA National Special Teams HM: 10/30/10; MVFC All-Academic Team: 2011 (HM); MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award: 2011; MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week: 10/30/10; MVFC Honor Roll: 2010, 2011; MSU Special Teams Player of the Week: 10/23/10, 10/30/10; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012.

Field Goals: 3 (vs. Southern Ill., 10/30/10); FG Att.: 4 (vs. N.D. State, 11/20/10); Long FG: 44 (vs. Indiana State, 11/12/11); PATs: 6 (vs. Southern Ill., 10/30/10); PAT Att.: 6 (vs. Southern Ill., 10/30/10); Kickoffs: 11 (vs. Southern Ill., 10/30/10); Touchbacks: 4 (vs. Southern Ill., 10/30/10 and at Youngstown St. (11/19/11); Points: 15 (vs. Southern Ill. (10/30/10).

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2012 Newcomers TIGHT END 6-4 / 233 / Fr. / HS Tulsa, Okla. / Jenks High

Bowl win over John Burroughs in St. Louis ... Named MHSFCA Offensive Player of the Year in 2011 as well as Central Ozarks Co-Offensive Player of the Year and SWMFCA Offensive Player of the Year ... Was also all-conference, all-region, All-Ozarks and all-district at both RB and DB in 2011 ... Carried 210 times for 1,492 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior with 1,816 all-purpose yards and 20 scores ... Was a third-team all-state RB in 2010 as well as all-district, All-Ozarks, all-region and all-conference ... Played for four state playoff teams and three district championship teams and finished his career with 4,172 rushing yards and 61 ground touchdowns ... Also competed in math competitions in high school.

Will provide depth and size to a solid group of Bears tight ends this season and provide a great foundation for the future at a key position.

Personal: Dylan McKalob Cole was born 5/19/94 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Tacoma Bailey and Traci Cole of Rogersville, Mo. ... Has three siblings -- Devon, Daelyn and Danae ... Plans to major in Computer Science.

80 Ryan Boatright

High School: Was an all-district pick at tight end in 2011 for Coach Allan Trimble at Jenks (Okla.) High ... Started three seasons and finished with 41 receptions for 5 touchdowns ... Helped lead Jenks to an 11-3 record and Oklahoma state semifinal appearance in 2011 as well as state finals trips in 2009 (12-2) and 2010 (13-1) ... Was also a four-year starter at center on the Jenks basketball team and played one season of baseball. Personal: Ryan Vincent Boatright was born 9/27/93 in Tulsa, Okla. ... Son of Everett and Chrystal Boatright of Tulsa ... Has a brother Braden and a sister, Jessica ... Plans to major in Entrepreneurship.

74 A.J. Eaves

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-5 / 294 / Fr. / HS Lamar, Mo. / Lamar High Another big-time local recruit, Eaves has the size and skills to make a long-term impact on the program ... Will provide immediate depth up front this season and begin his acclamation to the college level.

54 Khellan Bruce

NOSE TACKLE 6-2 / 285 / Fr. / HS Memphis, Tenn. / Central High Another of the Bears’ solid Memphis-area recruits, Bruce will have an opportunity to learn the college game behind veteran Tevan Ferguson and juco transfer Spencer Emerson at nose tackle this fall.

High School: Played right guard as a high school senior in 2011 for Coach Scott Bailey at Lamar (Mo.) High ... Helped lead an offense that finished 14-1, compiled more than 6,500 total yards and earned the Missouri Class 2 state title his senior season ... Earned Class 2 all-state and All-Ozarks honors in 2011 as well as all-conference and All-Ozarks recognition ... Provided spark for Lamar offense to rack up 442 yards of total offense in 2011 Show-Me Bowl victory over Lafayette County ... Was third-team all-state as a junior along with second-team all-conference and first-team all-district for the 2010 state semifinalists ... Team was 10-4 his junior year ... Was part of four straight district championship and state playoff teams at Lamar ... Also played basketball and baseball.

High School: Four-year starter on the defensive line at Central High in Memphis, Tenn. ... Recorded 46 tackles, 14 for loss, 2 sacks and 3 blocked kicks for Coach Lynord Crutchfield his senior season ... Earned preseason all-state honors as well as all-city, all-district, all-metro, and all-conference postseason honors for the Warriors in 2011 ... Was a second-team all-district and all-city defensive tackles his junior season ... Also helped the Central track team to three straight conference titles as a standout shot and discus thrower ... Also participated in powerlifting at Central High.

Personal: Austin James Eaves was born 7/19/94 in Nevada, Mo. ... Son of Dave and Mandy Eaves of Lamar, Mo. ... Has two brothers, Brandon and Jimmie, and a sister, Brandy ... Plans to major in Athletic Training.

Personal: Khellan Jamaal Bruce was born 6/21/94 in Dallas, Texas ... Son of Milan Bruce of Memphis ... Has four siblings, Keshon, Kiara, Corey and Sean ... Undeclared on major.

DEFENSIVE BACK 6-4 / 200 / Fr. / HS Stockton, Mo. / Stockton High

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OUTSIDE LINEBACKER 6-0 / 206 / Fr. / HS Rogersville, Mo. / Logan-Rogersville High A sensational athlete and revered local product, Cole will bring the Bears a versatile young recruit this season with the ability to impact the program for years to come ... Will start the year as an outside linebacker but will be versatile enough to play where he is needed. High School: Was a Missouri Class 3 consensus all-state running back after he compiled 2,002 rushing yards on 225 carries for 33 touchdowns for the state champions at Logan-Rogersville High in 2011 ... Also caught 23 passes for 511 yards and another 10 scores for the Wildcats and Coach Doug Smith ... Logan-Rogersville was 14-1 his senior year ... Registered 102 total tackles, 7 for loss and a pair of interceptions as a senior at linebacker ... Rushed for 75 yards and had 5 tackles in the 2011 Show-Me

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Multi-position specialist who can provide depth and scout team assistance in a variety of areas this fall for the Bears. High School: Was a three-sport standout at Stockton (Mo.) High ... Played wide receiver, outside linebacker, strong safety and punter for Coach Kirk Welch’s Tigers in 2011, earning all-state honors at receiver and all-league honors at WR and OLB ... Had 65 receptions for 1005 yards and 13 TDs as a senior, including an 11-reception game ... Also earned all-district distinction at WR and P in 2011 with all-area honors at WR ... Was part of an 8-3 playoff squad his junior season that earned a share of the MidLakes Conference title ... Was also all-district, all-conference, and all-area at DB and WR in 2010 along with second-team all-state at defensive back ... Had 4 interceptions in a single game his junior year and 2 interception returns for touchdowns ... Was also a starting power forward on the basketball team and three-year track letterman. Personal: Dalton S. Freeze was born 2/15/94 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Kevin and Judith Freeze of Stockton, Mo. ... Has a sister, Dakota ... Plans to major in Agricultural Business.

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2012 Newcomers 70 David Godsey

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-4 / 265 / Fr. / HS Kansas City, Mo. / Raymore-Peculiar High One of three talented freshman recruits on the offensive line, Godsey has the speed and strength to make a lasting impression at MSU ... Has played offensive tackle the last three years and will likely begin his career at that position. High School: Was a three-year letterman for Coach Tom Kruse at Raymore-Peculiar (Mo.) High School ... Was a Suburban Big 6 all-conference selection at offensive tackle as a senior in 2011 ... Selected to the Blue-Gray All-Star Game after his senior year ... Was a Top 100 selection at the NUC Combine in the summer of 2011 ... Earned Suburban Big 6 second-team all-league honors as a junior ... Was part of two playoff teams (2008-09) and a conference championship squad (2009) ... Also participated in track and basketball in high school and is a black belt in tae kwan do. Personal: David A. Godsey was born 12/1/93 in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of David and Liz Godsey of Kansas City, Mo. ... Has a brother, Brandon ... Plans to major in History Education.

83 Zac Hoover

WIDE RECEIVER 6-0 / 180 / Fr. / HS Grain Valley, Mo. / Grain Valley High Athletic, strong and speedy newcomer who has great promise for the Bears’ future ... Will work this fall to adjust to the Missouri State offense and work his way up the depth chart at receiver. High School: A Missouri Class 4 all-state selection as a senior, Hoover accounted for 26 touchdowns in 2011 for Coach Jimmy Tucker at Grain Valley (Mo.) High ... Pulled in 15 touchdown receptions as a senior ... Also accounted for 1,600 all-purpose yards, including 11 rushing touchdowns ... Named second-team all-state as a senior by the AP and third team by the coaches ... Also claimed all-conference, all-area and all-metro honors along with KMZU Dream Team distinction as a senior ... Posted a 94-yard TD reception as a senior ... Was also all-conference and all-area as a junior and was part of a state playoff team in 2009 ... Finished his career with 108 receptions and 38 touchdowns ... Was an all-state wrestler, finishing third in the Class 2 state tournament as a junior (31-12) and fifth as a senior (41-8) ... Was also sixth in Class 3 in the 110 high hurdles as a junior and 13th in the 300 intermediate hurdles as a senior. Personal: Zachary Lynn Hoover was born 10/13/93 in Kansas City, Kan. ... Son of Dan and Lynette Hoover of Grain Valley, Mo. ... Has two brothers, Tanner and Bryan, and two sisters, Madelynn and Kaylynn ... Plans to major in Kinesiology.

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CORNERBACK 6-1 / 190 / Fr. / HS Webb City, Mo. / Webb City High Sensational local talent who has the athleticism to play multiple positions ... The Bears will start him at left cornerback and hope to use his speed and physical nature to push for playing time there with starter Sybhrian Berry.

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High School: A standout receiver and defensive back at Webb City (Mo.) High, team captain Jones tallied 30 catches for 712 yards and 7 touchdowns for Coach John Roderique as a senior ... Helped lead the Cardinals to back-to-back Missouri Class 4 titles and 15-0 seasons in 2010 and 2011 ... Teams were 43-1 in his three seasons as a letterman for the Cardinals ... Was a first-team all-state defensive back as well as all-district, all-conference, all-region and All-Ozarks selection in 2011 ... Snagged 13 receptions for 186 yards as a junior while earning honorable mention all-region distinction ... Had 45 catches for 944 yards in his career ... Ran a 10.94 in the 100-meter dash at the 2011 Class 4 state meet to finish fourth and followed that with a 10.81 to finish third at the 2012 state meet ... Was also sixth at the 2012 state meet in the 200-meter dash (21.95) after anchoring the fourth-place 4x100 relay team in 2011. Personal: Jarvis Trevonn Jones was born 6/25/93 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Tony and Lisa Jones of Webb City, Mo. ... Has a brother Tony and sister Anisha ... Plans to major in Biology and would like to work at a zoo.

86 Adam Judnich

WIDE RECIEVER 5-9 / 174 / So. / TR LaQuinta, Calif. / LaQuinta High A high-energy transfer receiver, Judnich came to MSU in late summer ... Planned to walk on at Boise State this fall after one season at College of the Desert (Calif.) before coming to Springfield. College of the Desert: Was a wide receiver and kickoff return specialist in 2011 at College of the Desert in Palm Springs, Calif. ... Roadrunners were 6-4 overall in his lone season at Desert, which averaged 39.1 points and 433.1 yards per game for Coach Dean Dowty. High School: Was a three-year starter and letterman for Coach Dan Armstrong at LaQuinta (Calif.) High ... Helped the Blackhawks to a 10-3 ledger his senior season in 2010 after he pulled in 36 passes for 542 yards and three touchdowns ... Earned AllDesert Valley League honors three years ... Was an Academic All-CIF selection in 2010 ... Collected 30 receptions for 703 yards and six touchdowns as a junior for an 8-4 club, while averaging 28.3 yards per kickoff return ... Earned All-CIF first team honors in 2009 ... Was an All-CIF second-team pick as a sophomore after averaging 23.6 yards per kickoff return and snagging 16 receptions for 335 yards and a pair of scores. Personal: Adam Lee Judnich was born 8/25/92 in Oroville, Calif. ... Son of Tracy and Shauna Judnich of Inolio, Calif. ... Has a sister, Sierra ... Undecided on major..

17 Tre Kelley

WIDE RECEIVER 6-3 / 195 / Fr. / HS Edmond, Okla. / Santa Fe High Another of the Bears’ solid new receivers, Kelley is an Oklahoma all-stater who has great hands and impressive speed ... Will try to push his way up the crowded depth chart at WR this fall and make an impact early. High School: Was an all-state receiver for Coach Lance Manning at Santa Fe High in Edmond, Okla. ... Snagged 52 receptions for 746 yards and 7 touchdowns as a senior for the Wolves ... Selected to play in the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-Star Game in July 2012 ... Earned all-state, All-Vype, and all-city for the district champs in 2011 ... Was also named the Class 6A co-receiver of the year for District 2 ... Made the Vype All-Central Oklahoma second team in 2011, along with All-Edmond first team honors ... Was injured his junior season and did not play. Personal: Trivone Jenkins Kelley was born 2/11/93 in Edmond, Okla. ... Son of Nola Kelley of Edmond, Okla., and the late Wendell Kelley, Sr. ... Has three brothers, Wendell, Jr., Kendell, and Randell, and a sister, Jacci ... Undecided on major.

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2012 Newcomers 9 Brodie Lambert

QUARTERBACK 6-1 / 195 / Fr. / HS Arlington, Texas / James Martin High A natural leader and versatile athlete, Lambert will look to impress right away when he begins fall camp ... He is a proven winner and valuable asset for the program’s future. High School: Helped the James Martin High Warriors in Arlington, Texas, to the Texas Division I Class 5A quarterfinals and a 12-2 record as a senior ... Lost to eventual state champion Carroll in the 2011 quarterfinals ... Earned all-district first-team honors in 2011 for Coach Bob Wager’s squad and was invited to the TCU Elite 11 QB Camp ... Was 16-for-21 for 299 yards and a pair of TDs in the 2011 season opener vs. Plano West ... Threw for 3 TDs against Flower Mound in week 3 ... Engineered an offense that produced 40.4 points per game his senior year ... Finished 2011 season 99-for-200 passing for 1,469 yards and 15 TDs and also rushed for 232 yards and 4 scores ... Was also the team’s primary punter as a junior and senior ... Was named MVP of the Red Bull Game Breakers National Championship 7-on-7 Tournament in the summer of 2011 ... Backed up Michigan-bound Russell Bellomy as a sophomore and junior ... Made the playoffs and finished 10-3 and 9-4, respectively, his junior and sophomore seasons.

points ... Coached by his father, Cedric Miller I, he earned all-state, all-conference and all-metro honors to help the Jaguars to a 7-3 finish and state playoff appearance in 2011 ...Collected 675 yards on just 75 carries as a junior, but earned his reputation as an all-conference and all-metro defensive back with 112 tackles, 23 for loss and a pair of interceptions ... Notched 68 tackles, 15 for loss and 3 picks as a sophomore ... Was a standout sprinter and was part of a state championship 4x100 relay team in 2010 and winning 4x100 and 4x200 relays in 2012 ... Ran an 11.03 100-meter dash ... Also played varsity soccer two seasons. Personal: Cedric Deshone Miller II was born 10/27/93 in Memphis, Tenn. ... Son of Cedric D. Miller I and Antonico Thomas of Memphis ... Has four siblings -- Kylan, Cameron, Kristian, and Jonathan ... Undecided on major.

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INSIDE LINEBACKER 6-2 / 240 / Jr. / TR Phoenix, Ariz. / Poudre High Talented juco transfer who will provide the Bears’ defense with needed depth up the middle and should push returning starter Andrew Beisel at the Mac linebacker spot.

Personal: Brodie William Lambert was born 11/23/93 in Arlington, Texas ... Son of Gregg and Kendra Lambert of Arlington ... Father played football at Texas Tech ... Has a brother, Jordan, and a sister Mallory ... Plans to major in General Business.

Glendale CC: Finished third on the team in total tackles with 57 and led squad in forced fumbles for Coach Mickey Bell at Glendale (Ariz.) Community College in 2011 ... Led Glendale to an 8-4 record and berth in the Valley of the Sun Bowl last season ... Team was 8-3 and finished as conference runners-up his freshman season at Glendale.

13 Alex Lawson

High School: Earned all-conference and all-state distinction as a senior at Poudre High in Fort Collins, Colo. ... Helped Coach Steve Bradley’s team to a 10-3 record and state semifinal run as a standout middle linebacker his senior season (2008) ... Posted 111 total tackles and earned second-team all-state and first-team all-conference distinction as a senior ... Was also a three-year letterman in wrestling.

QUARTERBACK 6-1 / 200 / Fr. / HS Battlefield, Mo. / Kickapoo High

Personal: Timothy James Piccarreto was born 6/15/91 in Fort Collins, Colo. ... Son of Scott Piccarreto and Jackie Hazard of Phoenix, Ariz. ... Has four brothers, Jasper, Josh, Levi and Gabe, and a sister, Nona ... Plans to major in Exercise and Movement Science.

Highly-regarded signal caller who will bring energy and a reputation as a hard worker to the Bears’ program at a key position this fall. High School: Was 78-for-149 for 749 yards and 7 touchdowns as a senior for Coach Joel Wells at Springfield’s Kickapoo High ... Also had 419 rushing yards and 6 TDs on the ground ... Earned all-district and all-conference honors his senior year while serving as team captain ... Team was 6-4 overall and 5-1 in the Ozark Conference in 2011 ... Completed 23-of-44 passes for 391 yards and 5 scores as a junior to go with 101 rushing yards ... Earned team most-improved honors in 2010 ... Was injured for his sophomore season ... Also was a four-year starting pitcher on the Chiefs’ baseball team. Personal: Alexander Michael Lawson was born 1/19/94 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Mike and Kelli Lawson of Battlefield, Mo. ... Has a brother, Christopher ... Grandfather Benny was Alex’s offensive coordinator at Kickapoo ... Plans to major in Economics.

30 Jeremiah Ploweden SAFETY 5-11 / 180 / Jr. / TR Wichita, Kan. / Southeast High

Skilled defensive back who will transfer to Missouri State this fall from Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College ... Will likely push for time at free safety and give the Bears another option at a key defensive spot. Fort Scott CC: Was a two-year starter for Coach Curtis Horton at Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College, earning honorable mention all-conference distinction as a sophomore ... Tallied 34 tackles, including 6 for loss, in 8 games in 2011.

8 Cedric Miller II

High School: Was a three-sport standout at Southeast High in Wichita, Kan., where he played basketball, football and track ... Passed for over 1,200 yards as a senior and earned all-city honorable mention laurels ... Also played cornerback for Coach Gary Guzman’s Golden Buffalo ... Had career-best efforts of 46 feet in the triple jump and 22 feet in the long jump.

RUNNING BACK 6-0 / 205 / Fr. / HS Memphis, Tenn. / Southwind High A big running back with the game-changing speed, Miller was a great catch for Missouri State and will be a big part of the program’s future at a key position.

Personal: Jeremiah Plowden was born 11/14/91 in Wichita, Kan. ... Son of Dwight and Racheal Plowden of Wichita ... Has a brother, Joshua, and a sister, Moriah ... Plans to major in Criminology and later attend law school.

High School: Rushed 232 times for 1,975 yards and 31 touchdowns as a prep senior in 2011 at Memphis (Tenn.) Southwind High ... Also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns as a senior and compiled 2,495 all-purpose yards while averaging 22.3

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2012 Newcomers 92 C.J. Randall

High School: Was a three-year letterman and two-year starter for Coach Ron Freeman at Grandview (Mo.) High ... Started at wide receiver and free safety in 2008 and 2009 ... Earned All-Suburban Small 6 honorable mention honors at wide receiver his junior season ... Also was a standout sprinter on the Grandview track team.

DEFENSIVE END 6-6 / 272 / Jr. / TR Chandler, Ariz. / Mesquite High

Personal: Marvell Pierre Saffold was born 10/31/91 in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of Keith and Robbin Adkins of Grandview, Mo. ... Younger brother of former Bear and current Cleveland Browns’ prospect Jermaine Saffold ... Has two other brothers, Keith and Alex ... Plans to major in Criminology.

A standout junior college defensive end, Randall will compete for time right away this fall for the Bears, primarily at right end where returnees Eric Pearce and Anthony Grady provide a solid nucleus ... At 6-foot-6, is one of the team’s tallest players.

71 Sam Schwartze

Glendale CC: Posted 41 tackles, 8 for loss and 3 sacks as a sophomore for Coach Mickey Bell at Glendale (Ariz.) Community College ... Led team to an 8-4 record and berth in the Valley of the Sun Bowl in 2011 ... Also played in the Sun Bowl as a freshman ... Teammate of fellow MSU signee Tim Piccarreto. High School: Earned all-conference, all-region and all-state as a defensive lineman for Coach Mike Reardon at Mesquite High in Gilbert, Ariz. ... Part of a 7-4 squad as a senior in 2009 that won the conference title and advanced beyond the first round in the state playoffs for the first time in school history ... Was also team captain as a senior ... Was co-captain on a 20-5 basketball team his senior year as a power forward/center and helped team to two playoff appearances in three years... Also competed in track at Mesquite as a standout thrower. Personal: Cullan Joel Randall was born 3/26/92 in Mesa, Ariz. ... Son of Sage Randall of Chandler, Ariz. ... Has a brother, Aaron ... Plans to major in Computer Science.

37 Sam Rehagen DEFENSIVE BACK 5-10 / 190 / Fr. / HS Nixa, Mo. / Nixa High

A well-rounded athlete and local standout, Rehagen is expected to bring a reliable and versatile player to the Bears’ roster this fall. High School: Helped his father Richard Rehagen’s squad to a 10-2 record and state playoff appearance in 2011 ... Passed for 814 yards and 8 touchdowns at quarterback, accounted for 1447 yards in total offense and collected 48 tackles at defensive back in 2011 ... Earned all-state first team honors at defensive back as well as all-district, allconference and All-Ozarks distinction at QB and DB ... Snagged 24 receptions for 418 yards and three scores as a junior ... Also tacked on 54 tackles and 3 picks in 2010 en route to all-conference and all-district honors in the secondary ... Was part of three state playoff squads and finished his career with school records for games played (34) and interceptions (11) as well as a combined 25-11 varsity record. Personal: Samuel William Rehagen was born 6/19/93 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Richard and Lorinda Rehagen of Nixa, Mo. ... Has two brothers, Ryan and Zach ... Plans to major in Kinesiology.

85 Marvell Saffold

WIDE RECEIVER 5-10 / 175 / So. / HS Grandview, Mo. / Grandview High

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-4 / 280 / Fr. / HS Springfield, Mo. / Springfield Catholic High Loaded with energy and potential, local product Sam Schwartze promises to bring a solid presence on the Bears’ offensive line for years to come ... Is expected to gain valuable experience in the trenches this fall and provide needed depth up front. High School: Two-year starter at left tackle for Coach Bobby Cornelison at Springfield (Mo.) Catholic High ... Was limited to four games as a senior due to a foot injury, but did not allow a sack ... Earned all-conference and all-district honorable mention honors in 2011 after garnering first-team honors as a junior on both teams ... Part of three district championship teams, including a 9-3 team in 2011 and 10-2 squad in 2010 ... Did not allow any sacks in 12 games as a junior ... Also threw the discus his freshman year. Personal: Samuel Frederick Schwartze was born 6/28/94 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Carl and Vikki Schwartze of Springfield ... Has a sister, Megan who is an MSU alum ... Also has an older brother Natey, who passed away in 2000 ... Plans to major in Education.

53 Colby Wickwar LONG SNAPPER 6-0 / 200 / Fr. / HS Nixa, Mo. / Nixa High

A local standout with a solid football background, Wickwar will begin his career at long snapper with hopes of providing additional depth at a key special teams spot ... Will get ample reps this fall to make an impression and climb the depth chart. High School: Was a three-year starter at long snapper for Coach Rich Rehagan at Nixa (Mo.) High and was a starter on the offensive line as a senior ... Helped lead Eagles to a 10-2 record, district title and a state playoff berth in 2011 ... He earned honorable mention all-conference distinction as a senior and was named NHS Special Teams MVP ... Attended Kohl’s national showcase events before his junior and senior seasons, placing second at the Texas event in 2010 and 7th at the Orlando event in 2010 ... Was ranked 11th nationally at the 2011 Kohl’s Scholarship Showcase Camp. Personal: Colby Mace Wickwar was born 1/2/93 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Phil and Lisa Wickwar of Nixa, Mo. ... Has a step brother, Nate, and step sister, Abby ... Father played football at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. ... Plans to major in Kinesiology.

With lightning-fast speed and a familiar pedigree, newcomer Marvell Saffold will push for time at wide receiver this fall as a welcome addition to the MSU receiver corps ... Even though he has been away from football for two years, his ability to accellerate from the line makes him an immediate asset.

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Jake Arthur ^ Duane Atteberry ^ James Barnes ^ Andrew Beisel * Keenan Berry ^

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300 165 247 237 201

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2/16/93 5/31/90 12/31/92 7/15/91 1/3/91

Eldridge, Iowa Buffalo, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. Fenton, Mo. Springfield, Mo.

North Scott High Buffalo High Trinity Catholic High Rockwood Summit High Hillcrest High

Kevin Tippet Ed Hula Leon Hite Mike Bellers John Beckham

25 77 80 60 23

Sybhrian Berry ** Patrick Blanar + Ryan Boatright Robert Booker ^ Eric Brown

CB OG TE OC WR

5-9 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-4

179 305 233 295 197

Jr. Jr. Fr. RFr. Jr.

2L TR HS 1SQ TR

10/10/91 10/21/92 9/27/93 12/16/92 11/10/90

Camden, Ark. El Mirage, Ariz. Tulsa, Okla. Ozark, Mo. St. Louis, Mo.

Fairview High Cactus High Jenks High Ozark High Hazelwood East High

Buck James Larry Fetkenheir Allen Trimble Chris Allison Mike Jones

54 15 3 4 21

Khellan Bruce Dorian Buford * Julian Burton * James Caine * Ryan Callender **

NT WR WR CB ILB

6-2 6-0 5-10 5-11 6-1

285 178 189 180 219

Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr.

HS 1L 1L 1L 2L

6/21/94 5/14/91 2/29/92 9/6/89 12/15/90

Memphis, Tenn. Florissant, Mo. Cordova, Tenn. St. Louis, Mo. Dallas, Texas

Central High McCluer North High White Station High Hazelwood East High Hillcrest High

Lynord Crutchfield Jim Schottmueller Devin Rutherford Mike Jones Andy Todd

44 36 12 31 72

Nick Canavan ** Seginald Chaney + Eric Christophel ^ Dylan Cole Zack Cooley *

OLB ILB WR OLB OT

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

210 215 173 206 295

Jr. So. RFr. Fr. So.

2L TR 1SQ HS 1L

6/26/91 10/17/90 6/16/93 5/19/94 9/12/91

Norman, Okla. Jacksonville, Fla. Nixa, Mo. Rogersville, Mo. Lebanon, Mo.

Northside High Terry Parker High Nixa High Logan-Rogersville High Lebanon High

Lance Manning Jim Scible Richard Rehagen Doug Smith Will Christian

5 20 88 6 1

Mikael Cooper-Falls * Mike Crutcher * Richard Darden ^ Nate Davis * Cadarrius Dotson ***

RB S TE OLB WR

5-11 6-2 6-3 6-2 5-9

201 210 230 211 170

Jr. So. RFr. Sr. Sr.

1L 1L 1SQ 1L 3L

8/9/89 3/26/91 5/30/93 2/10/91 10/25/90

Springfield, Mo. Wentzville, Mo. Memphis, Tenn. Liberal, Kan. Memphis, Tenn.

Hillcrest High Timberland High Ridgeway High Liberal High Kirby High

John Beckham Craig Collins Duron Sutton Tom Schroeder Chester Flowers, Jr.

74 --79 99 95

A.J. Eaves John Edwards + Spencer Emerson + Corey Feagin ^ Tevan Ferguson ***

OL CB NT DE NT

6-5 5-9 6-2 6-4 6-3

294 183 320 254 307

Fr. So. Jr. RFr. Sr.

HS TR TR 1SQ 3L

7/19/94 2/20/93 3/2/92 8/23/93 5/13/90

Lamar, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. Des Moines, Iowa Cedar Hill, Texas Nashville, Tenn.

Lamar High Cardinal Ritter High Dowling Catholic High Cedar Hill High Whites Creek High

Scott Bailey Brian Simmmons Tom Wilson Joey McGuire Anthony Law

49 48 57 --94

Pat Fornadel * Dalton Freeze Richard Galbierz * David Godsey Anthony Grady *

OLB DB OG OL DE

6-0 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-7

225 200 291 265 289

Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr.

1L HS 1L HS 1L

3/8/90 2/15/94 3/31/92 12/1/93 8/6/90

Pittsburgh, Pa. Stockton, Mo. Fenton, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Texarkana, Ark.

Mt. Lebanon High Stockton High Fox High Raymore-Peculiar High Arkansas High

Chris Haering Kirk Welch Nick Gianino Tom Kruse Bill Keopple

64 10 33 11 45

Kyle Hahn * Kierra Harris ^ Hunter Hays ^ Ryan Heaston ^ Christian Hoffmann ^

OG QB LS RB ILB

6-7 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-1

320 198 195 174 227

Jr. So. So. RFr. RFr.

1L 1SQ 1SQ 1SQ 1SQ

9/26/90 10/14/92 7/30/91 6/24/93 10/13/92

O’Fallon, Mo. Texarkana, Ark. Clinton, Mo. Cordova, Tenn. Joplin, Mo.

St. Dominic High Arkansas High Clinton High Cordova High Webb City High

Bob Leonard Phillip Miller Mike Long John Dowtin John Roderique

83 22 43 18 86

Zac Hoover Maddy Johnson ^ Benny Jones ^ Jarvis Jones Adam Judnich+

WR RB RB CB WR

6-0 5-8 5-8 6-1 5-9

180 170 171 190 174

Fr. RFr. So. Fr. So.

HS 1SQ 1SQ HS TR

10/13/93 2/23/93 7/27/93 6/25/93 8/25/92

Grain Valley, Mo. Webb City, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. Webb City, Mo. LaQuinta, Calif.

Grain Valley High Webb City High Cardinal Ritter High Webb City High LaQuinta High

Jimmy Tucker John Roderique Rolando Merriweather John Roderique Dan Armstrong

17 47 42 68 9

Tre Kelley Rodney Kelly *** Alex Kostas Kurt Kutter ** Brodie Lambert

WR OLB S OG QB

6-3 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-1

195 206 197 299 195

Fr. Sr. RFr. Jr. Fr.

HS 3L HS 2L HS

2/11/93 6/29/90 3/9/93 6/29/91 11/23/93

Edmond, Okla. Lee’s Summit, Mo. Warrensburg, Mo. O’Fallon, Mo. Arlington, Texas

Santa Fe High Lee’s Summit West High Warrensburg High Timberland High James Martin High

Lance Manning Royce Boehm Scott Grinede Craig Collins Bob Wager

78 13 35 32 63

Jake Lasater ^ Alex Lawson Anthony “L.T.” Lee *** Josh Mattes ^ Harrison Menke *

OT QB S RB OC

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

318 200 214 223 275

RFr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr.

1SQ HS 3L 2SQ 1L

12/30/92 1/19/94 1/23/90 6/5/92 6/21/89

St. Charles, Mo. Battlefield, Mo. Bonner Springs, Kan. Eldridge, Mo. Joplin, Mo.

Francis Howell High Kickapoo High Bonner Springs High Lebanon High Joplin High

Bryan Koch Joel Wells Lew Kasselman Will Christian Doug Buckmaster

8 91 75 58 61

Cedric Miller II Martin Montgomery ** Patrick Morse ^ Johnny Onoh + Eric Pearce **

RB DE OG ILB NT

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

205 248 299 232 288

Fr. Jr. RFr. So. Jr.

HS 2L 1SQ TR 2L

10/27/93 10/22/91 6/11/93 6/12/92 10/18/91

Memphis, Tenn. Pine Bluff, Ark. Springdale, Ark. Branson, Mo. Springdale, Ark.

Southwind High Pine Bluff High Springdale High Branson High Har-Ber High

Cedric Miller, Sr. Bobby Bolding Shane Patrick Steve Hancock Chris Wood

26 30 69 92 37

Tim Piccarreto + Jeremiah Plowden + Jordan Rainey ^ C.J. Randall + Sam Rehagen

ILB S OT DE DB

6-2 5-11 6-5 6-6 5-10

240 180 281 272 190

Jr Jr. So. Jr. Fr.

TR TR 2SQ TR HS

6/15/91 11/14/91 6/24/92 3/26/92 6/19/93

Phoenix, Ariz. Wichita, Kan. Joplin, Mo. Chandler, Ariz. Nixa, Mo.

Poudre High Southeast High Joplin High Mesquite High Nixa High

Steve Bradley Gary Guzman Doug Buckmaster Mike Reardon Richard Rehagen

55 38 29 85 2

Randy Richards * Marcel Roberson + Art Rucker + Marvell Saffold Howard Scarborough **

OT OLB S WR CB

6-4 5-9 6-2 5-10 5-9

310 238 204 175 172

Sr. So. Jr. So. Jr.

1L TR TR HS 2L

1/24/91 12/8/91 9/6/91 10/31/91 2/22/91

Royal Palm Beach, Fla. Kansas City, Mo. Shawnee, Kan. Grandview, Mo. Tulsa, Okla.

Royal Palm Beach High Lee’s Summit North High Shawnee Mission North Grandview High Union High

Eric Patterson Ty Kohl Ryan Majors Ron Freeman Kirk Fridrich

34 71 7 65 51

Caleb Schaffitzel * Sam Schwartze Vernon Scott ** Riley Shantz Geoff Stanford *

S OL RB OC ILB

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

214 280 170 295 220

So. Fr. Jr. Fr. So.

1L HS 2L HS 1L

10/23/91 6/28/94 12/17/90 7/4/93 12/23/91

Fair Grove, Mo. Springfield, Mo. Muskogee, Okla. Springfield, Mo. Wichita, Kan.

Fair Grove High Springfield Catholic High Muskogee High Glendale High East High

Jason O’Neil Bobby Cornelison Matt Hennesey Joel Heman Brian Byers

41 56 82 87 53

Chris Sullens Rufus Sullivan ^ Matt Swan ** Matt Thayer ** Colby Wickwar

P OLB TE TE LS

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

181 235 237 242 200

RFr. RFr. Jr. Sr. Fr.

HS 1SQ 2L 2L HS

11/24/92 2/3/93 10/13/90 9/15/89 1/2/93

Camdenton, Mo. Lebanon, Mo. Springfield, Mo. Bellevue, Neb. Nixa, Mo.

Camdenton High Lebanon High Glendale High Bellevue East High Nixa High

Bob Shore Will Christian Joel Heman Jerry Lovell Rich Rehagan

19 24 90 40

Adrian Williams * Evan Williams ^ Austin Witmer ** Daniel Wood ^

WR CB K TE

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

187 190 187 227

Sr. So. Jr. RFr.

1L 2SQ 2L 1SQ

2/3/91 11/21/91 2/18/92 9/2/93

Jacksonville, Fla. Mountain Grove, Mo. Grand Island, Neb. Mena, Ark.

First Coast High Mountain Grove High G.I. Central Catholic High Mena High

Marty Lee Steve Ary Charlie Shoemaker Jeff Weaver

Head Coach: Terry Allen. Assistant Coaches: D.J. Vokolek, Rob Christophel, Sean Coughlin, Courtney Sanders, Bob Montgomery, Mike Chandler, Wayne Chambers, Taiwo Onatolu, B.J. Stotser, Gerald Davis. * Letters earned at Missouri State; ^ Returning squad members; + 2012 Transfers

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Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

Hometown

No. Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

Hometown

Cadarrius Dotson *** Howard Scarborough ** Julian Burton * James Caine * Mikael Cooper-Falls *

WR CB WR CB RB

5-9 5-9 5-10 5-11 5-11

170 172 189 180 201

Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr.

Memphis, Tenn. Tulsa, Okla. Cordova, Tenn. St. Louis, Mo. Springfield, Mo.

51 52 53 54 55

Geoff Stanford * Andrew Beisel * Colby Wickwar Khellan Bruce Randy Richards *

ILB ILB LS NT OT

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

220 237 200 285 310

So. So. Fr. Fr. Sr.

Wichita, Kan. Fenton, Mo. Nixa, Mo. Memphis, Tenn. Royal Palm Bch, Fla.

6 7 8 9 10

Nate Davis * Vernon Scott ** Cedric Miller II Brodie Lambert Kierra Harris ^

OLB RB RB QB QB

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

211 170 205 195 198

Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So.

Liberal, Kan. Muskogee, Okla. Memphis, Tenn. Arlington, Texas Texarkana, Ark.

56 57 58 60 61

Rufus Sullivan ^ Richard Galbierz * Johnny Onoh + Robert Booker ^ Eric Pearce **

OLB OG ILB OC NT

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

235 291 232 295 288

RFr. So. So. RFr. Jr.

Lebanon, Mo. Fenton, Mo. Branson, Mo. Ozark, Mo. Springdale, Ark.

11 12 13 15 17

Ryan Heaston ^ Eric Christophel ^ Alex Lawson Dorian Buford * Tre Kelley

RB WR QB WR WR

5-10 5-10 6-1 6-0 6-3

174 173 200 178 195

RFr. RFr. Fr. Jr. Fr.

Cordova, Tenn. Nixa, Mo. Battlefield, Mo. Florissant, Mo. Edmond, Okla.

63 64 65 67 68

Harrison Menke * Kyle Hahn * Riley Shantz Jake Arthur ^ Kurt Kutter **

OC OG OC OT OG

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

275 320 295 300 299

Sr. Jr. Fr. RFr. Jr.

Joplin, Mo. O’Fallon, Mo. Springfield, Mo. Eldridge, Iowa O’Fallon, Mo.

18 19 20 21 22

Jarvis Jones Adrian Williams * Mike Crutcher * Ryan Callender ** Maddy Johnson ^

CB WR S ILB RB

6-1 6-0 6-2 6-1 5-8

190 187 210 219 170

Fr. Sr. So. Jr. RFr.

Webb City, Mo. Jacksonville, Fla. Wentzville, Mo. Dallas, Texas Webb City, Mo.

69 71 72 74 75

Jordan Rainey ^ Sam Schwartze Zack Cooley * A.J. Eaves Patrick Morse ^

OT OL OT OL OG

6-5 6-4 6-5 6-5 6-4

281 280 295 294 299

So. Fr. So. Fr. RFr.

Joplin, Mo. Springfield, Mo. Lebanon, Mo. Lamar, Mo. Springdale, Ark.

23 24 25 26 27

Eric Brown Evan Williams ^ Sybhrian Berry ** Tim Piccarreto + Duane Atteberry ^

WR CB CB ILB WR

6-4 5-11 5-9 6-2 5-7

197 190 179 240 165

Jr. So. Jr. Jr Sr.

St. Louis, Mo. Mountain Grove, Mo. Camden, Ark. Phoenix, Ariz. Buffalo, Mo.

77 78 79 80 82

Patrick Blanar + Jake Lasater ^ Spencer Emerson + Ryan Boatright Matt Swan **

OG OT NT TE TE

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

305 318 320 233 237

Jr. RFr. Jr. Fr. Jr.

El Mirage, Ariz. St. Charles, Mo. Des Moines, Iowa Tulsa, Okla. Springfield, Mo.

29 30 31 32 33

Art Rucker + Jeremiah Plowden + Dylan Cole Josh Mattes ^ Hunter Hays ^

S S OLB RB LS

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

204 180 206 223 195

Jr. Jr. Fr. So. So.

Shawnee, Kan. Wichita, Kan. Rogersville, Mo. Eldridge, Mo. Clinton, Mo.

83 85 86 87 88

Zac Hoover Marvell Saffold Adam Judnich+ Matt Thayer ** Richard Darden ^

WR WR WR TE TE

6-0 5-10 5-9 6-4 6-3

180 175 174 242 230

Fr. So. So. Sr. RFr.

Grain Valley, Mo. Grandview, Mo. LaQuinta, Calif. Bellevue, Neb. Memphis, Tenn.

34 35 36 37 38

Caleb Schaffitzel * Anthony “L.T.” Lee *** Seginald Chaney + Sam Rehagen Marcel Roberson +

S S ILB DB OLB

6-0 6-1 5-11 5-10 5-9

214 214 215 190 238

So. Sr. So. Fr. So.

Fair Grove, Mo. Bonner Sprgs, Kan. Jacksonville, Fla. Nixa, Mo. Kansas City, Mo.

90 91 92 93 94

Austin Witmer ** Martin Montgomery ** C.J. Randall + James Barnes ^ Anthony Grady *

K DE DE DE DE

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

187 248 272 247 289

Jr. Jr. Jr. RFr. Jr.

Grand Island, Neb. Pine Bluff, Ark. Chandler, Ariz. St. Louis, Mo. Texarkana, Ark.

39 40 41 42 43

Keenan Berry ^ Daniel Wood ^ Chris Sullens Alex Kostas Benny Jones ^

S TE P S RB

6-2 6-5 6-0 6-1 5-8

201 227 181 197 171

RSo. Springfield, Mo. RFr. Mena, Ark. RFr. Camdenton, Mo. RFr. Warrensburg, Mo. So. St. Louis, Mo.

95 99 -----

Tevan Ferguson *** Corey Feagin ^ John Edwards + David Godsey

NT DE CB OL

6-3 6-4 5-9 6-5

307 254 183 265

Sr. RFr. So. Fr.

Nashville, Tenn. Cedar Hill, Texas St. Louis, Mo. Kansas City, Mo.

44 45 47 48 49

Nick Canavan ** Christian Hoffmann ^ Rodney Kelly *** Dalton Freeze Pat Fornadel *

OLB ILB OLB DB OLB

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

210 227 206 200 225

Jr. RFr. Sr. Fr. Sr.

1 2 3 4 5

Norman, Okla. Joplin, Mo. Lee’s Summit, Mo. Stockton, Mo. Pittsburgh, Pa.

As of - Aug. 1, 2012

*indicates number of Missouri State football letters earned; ^ indicates returning squad member; + indicates 2012 transfer player

Head Coach: Terry Allen. Assistant Coaches: D.J. Vokolek, Rob Christophel, Sean Coughlin, Courtney Sanders, Bob Montgomery, Mike Chandler, Wayne Chambers, Taiwo Onatolu, B.J. Stotser, Gerald Davis.

Transfer Information 2012 Transfers: Patrick Blanar is a transfer from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College; Seginald Chaney is a transfer from Independence (Kan.) Community College; John Edwards is a transfer from Valparaiso and will sit out the 2012 season in residence; Spencer Emerson is a transfer from Ellsworth (Kan.) Community College; Adam Judnich is a transfer from College of the Desert (Calif.); Johnny Onoh is a transfer from Southwest Baptist; Tim PiCommunity Collegearreto is a transfer from Glendale (Ariz.) Community College; Jeremiah Plowden is a transfer from Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College; C.J. Randall is a transfer from Glendale (Ariz.) Community College: Marcel Roberson is a transfer from Metropolitan (Neb.) Community College; Art Rucker is a transfer from Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College. 2011 Transfers: James Caine is a transfer from Iowa Western Community College; Nate Davis is a transfer from Garden City (Kan.) Community College; Randy Richards is a transfer from College of Sequoias (Calif.). 2010 Transfers: Vernon Scott is a transfer from Colorado State; Matt Thayer is a transfer from Iowa Western Community College.

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Terry Allen The 2012 season will mark Terry Allen’s seventh year at the helm of the Missouri State program. Allen was named Missouri State’s 19th head football coach on December 20, 2005 and has produced 41 all-conference players and 24 academic all-conference players in his first six campaigns in Springfield. 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 lost 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 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. MSU also knocked off three ranked opponents in 2007 and landed three on the All-MVFC squad. Sophomore tight end Clay Harbor and freshman lineman David Arkin joined kicker Nathan Stokes for honors. Harbor was also named to the AP ThirdTeam 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

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mark, which matched the school’s most road victories since 1996. Likewise, the team’s 3-5 record in the new-look 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. MSU was 3-2 on the road, including first-ever wins at Youngstown State and North Dakota State along with 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 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. The 2010 season saw the Bears go undefeated at home, marking the first time since 1992 that an MSU team had gone unbeaten at Plaster. The Bears also knocked off three Top 25 opponents -- No. 20 Youngstown State, No. 18 Western Illinois and No. 17 North Dakota State. MSU also beat two Division I playoff opponents, including eventual national quarterfinalist NDSU, en route to tying for third place in the competitive

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MVFC standings. The Bears landed seven players on the 2010 All-MVFC Team, including Arkin and Wilkinson on the first team. Arkin became the second Bear picked in the NFL Draft in as many years when the Dallas Cowboys picked him up in the 2011 fourth round, capping a consensus AllAmerica season for the standout tackle. One of the nation’s toughest schedules saw the 2011 Bears struggle out of the gates before winning their final two road games and spoiling the playoff hopes of a solid Youngstown State team in the season finale. MSU dropped four contests by a touchdown or less in the 2-9 run, including one double overtime decision. Running back Chris Douglas and receiver Jermaine Saffold signed NFL free agent contracts after the 2012 draft, with six MSU players earning all-conference honors -- including Saffold on the first team -- and three making the Valley All-Academic Team. Prior to his arrival in Springfield, Allen’s 75-26 record between 1989 and 1996 at UNI made him the winningest coach in MVFC history at the time. 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 years, including runs to the national semifinals in 1992 and 1996. UNI was also undefeated at home in conference play during his tenure in Cedar Falls. 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. Start-

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COACHES ing in 1992, UNI was nationally ranked for 87 consecutive weeks. Allen followed more than 20 years at UNI with five seasons as head coach at Kansas (1997-2001) and later four seasons as associate head coach, tight ends coach and special teams coordinator at Iowa State. The Jayhawks were 20-33 Allen’s five seasons as head coach at Kansas. Included in that tenure were wins over nationallyranked Colorado and three victories over Missouri. He also guided KU to its 500th all-time win in 1997 and opened his final season with a 24-10 win over MSU. Allen’s KU and UNI tenures finished with a collective 95-59 overall record, including a 63-4 record when his teams led at the half. He also tutored nine future NFL players during that stint, including all-pro quarterback Kurt Warner who was the 1999 and 2001 NFL Offensive Player of the Year for the St. Louis Rams. The 1995 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Bills’ linebacker Bryce Paup, 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 four seasons at Iowa State, the Cyclones went to three bowl games with Allen coaching special teams. A 1979 physical education graduate of UNI, Allen immediately joined Stan Sheriff’s staff after his playing career ended. He took the role of graduate assistant coach in the fall of 1979 and then 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 started three seasons as UNI’s top QB. In his head coaching career, he has mentored 19 AP All-America players and 199 all-conference selections. Allen’s father, Robert, played football and was an NCAA champion swimmer at Iowa. He also served as an assistant football coach and head swim coach for 16 years. Allen and his wife, Lynn, have three children; Angie, 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

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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 2010 2011

Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State

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

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

.222 .545 .364 .545 .455 .222

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

.143 .333 .375 .500 .500 .250

T 7th T 5th T 6th T 5th T 3rd T 7th

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120-100

.545

66-64

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Terry Allen was 75-26 at UNI (8 years), 20-33 at Kansas (5 years), and is 25-41 at Missouri State (6 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 ...........................................9-6 Indiana State ........................................10-4 Missouri State ..........................................8-1 North Dakota State ................................2-2 Northern Iowa ........................................0-6 South Dakota .........................................0-0 South Dakota State................................0-4 Southern Illinois ....................................9-6 Western Illinois .................................... 11-3 Youngstown State ....................................5-3 OTHER OPPONENTS W-L Alabama-Birmingham ..............................3-0 Arkansas..................................................0-2 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 ....................................1-1 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 ..........................................1-7 Lock Haven..............................................1-0 Louisville ................................................0-0 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 ...........................................2-1 Nebraska .................................................0-5 North Texas .............................................1-0 Northern Arizona......................................1-0 Notre Dame .............................................0-1 Oklahoma ................................................1-2 Oklahoma State .......................................0-5 Oregon.....................................................0-1 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 2012 opponents in bold face

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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 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

Missouri State

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

2006

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

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

2007

Oklahoma State* ..............................................L at Missouri* ........................................................L Illinois State .................................................... W at Alabama-Birmingham .................................. W 4ot Texas A&M* .....................................................L at Baylor* ...........................................................L at Nebraska* ....................................................L Colorado*.......................................................... W Kansas State* ..................................................L North Texas ..................................................... W at Iowa State* ....................................................L

1999

13-18 71-14 17-51 13-41 27-9 9-50 17-34 21-0 17-24 45-10 13-45 31-28

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 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

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

28-38 23-41 63-21 39-37 21-24 24-31 0-41 33-17 6-54 23-14 20-23

17-31 23-20 42-0 16-34 13-52 38-17 23-15 39-45 17-56 16-51 17-38

Missouri State .................................................. W UCLA ................................................................L at Colorado*.......................................................L at Texas Tech* .................................................. W ot Oklahoma* .........................................................L Missouri* ............................................................L at Kansas State* ...............................................L Nebraska* ..........................................................L

24-10 17-41 16-27 34-31 10-38 34-38 6-40 7-51

*Conference games; +NCAA FCS Playoff games

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

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

2010

Kansas (1998-2001)

Terry Allen’s

Clay Harbor Philadelphia Eagles

62-17 51-44 10-61 42-38 21-49 58-41 10-31 10-45 63-7 17-38 55-17 27-35 13-57 45-18 21-33 42-28 34-28 17-23 13-43 0-42 27-48 27-24 10-48 24-14 35-10 7-35 17-7 17-24 17-16 21-17 14-24 31-7 24-44

at Arkansas ........................................................L 7-51 at Eastern Kentucky ..........................................L 24-28 at Oregon...........................................................L 7-56 at Southern Illinois*............................................L 18-20 Northern Iowa*...................................................L 7-42 Illinois State* ......................................................L 13-38 at North Dakota State*.......................................L 21-51 at Western Illinois* ............................................ W 31-17 South Dakota State* ..........................................L 2ot 36-43 Indiana State* ....................................................L 20-28 at Youngstown State* ....................................... W 38-34

Justin Hartwig Pittsburgh Steelers

Missouri State (2007-10)

10-52 45-14 14-16 17-20 10-37 7-38 14-17 22-28 17-27 14-38 24-21

Eastern Kentucky ............................................. W 31-9 at Kansas State .................................................L 24-48 at Illinois State* ..................................................L 2ot 41-44 Youngstown State* ........................................... W 35-25 at Murray State ..................................................L 59-72 at Indiana State* ................................................L ot 35-38 Western Illinois* ................................................ W 31-28 Southern Illinois*............................................... W 51-41 at South Dakota State* ......................................L 10-31 at Northern Iowa*...............................................L 14-38 North Dakota State*.......................................... W 3-0

2011

David Arkin Dallas Cowboys

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

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

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Terry Allen Era Single-Game Superlatives MSU Game Highs Individual Team ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rushes 25 Michael Cooper, vs. Sam Houston State (Sept. 23, 2006) 60 at Indiana State (Oct. 16, 2010) Yards Rushing 191 Chris Douglas, at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) 436 at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) Yds Per Rush --12.2 at Murray State (36-436) (Oct. 9, 2010) 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) at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) 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 348 Cody Kirby, vs. Southern Illinois (Oct. 30, 2010) 365 vs. Southern Illinois (Oct. 30, 2010) 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) Trevor Wooden vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) vs. Southwest Baptist (Sept. 9, 2006) Total Plays 60 Cody Kirby, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) 86 vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) Total Offense 384 Cody Kirby, vs. Southern Illinois (Oct. 30, 2010) 690 vs. Missouri S&T (Aug. 30, 2007) Yards Per Play --12.1 at Murray State (50-607) (Oct. 9, 2010) 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 207 Jermaine Saffold, vs. Illinois State (Oct. 8, 2011) --TD Receptions 2 Done 4 times, last by Cadarrius Dotson at Youngstown (Nov. 19, 2011) 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) Austin Witmer, vs. Southern Illinois (Oct. 30, 2010) vs. Southern Illinois (Oct. 30, 2010) Punts 9 Nathan Stokes, at Northern Iowa (Oct. 27, 2006) 9 at Northern Iowa (Oct. 27, 2006) Jordan Chiles, at Northern Iowa (Nov. 8, 2008) at Northern Iowa (Nov. 8, 2008) Tackles 20 Antoine Wilkinson, vs. Illinois State (Oct. 31, 2009) 102 vs. Illinois State (Oct. 8, 2011) 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) Jimmie Strong vs. Western Ill. (Oct. 23, 2010) First Downs --35 vs. Missouri S&T (Aug. 30, 2007) at Indiana State (Nov. 22, 2008) Penalties --11 Done 3 times, last at North Dakota State (Oct. 15, 2011) Penalty Yards --99 vs. Washburn (Sept. 4, 2008) at North Dakota State (Oct. 15, 2011) 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 --9.7 at Oregon (Sept. 17, 2011) TD Rushes 4 Deji Karim, at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) 7 at Oklahoma State (Sept. 13, 2008) Ashton Leggett, at Illinois State (Sept. 25, 2010) Pass Attempts 50 Matt Brown, at Illinois State (Sept. 25, 2010) 53 at Southeast Missouri State (Sept. 20, 2008) Pass Completions 32 Casey Brockman, at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) 35 at Southeast Missouri State (Sept. 20, 2008) Yards Passing 570 Casey Brockman, at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) 570 at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) Yds Per Pass --13.9 at Murray State (41-570) (Oct. 9, 2010) TD Passes 7 Casey Brockman, at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) 7 at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) Total Plays 62 T.J. Pryor, vs. Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 3, 2010) 94 at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) Total Offense 586 Casey Brockman, at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) 816 at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) Yards Per Play --10.6 at Oregon (64-681) (Sept. 17, 2011) Points 30 Marcus Harris, at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) 72 at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) Receptions 15 Jordy Nelson, at Kansas State (Sept. 15, 2007) --Yards Receiving 213 Marcus Harris, at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) --TD Receptions 5 Marcus Harris, at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) --Field Goals 3 Done 6 times, last by Matt Voigtlander, at NDSU (Oct. 22, 2011) 3 Done 5 times, last at Illinois State (Sept. 25, 2010) Punts 8 Done 3 times, last by Jordan Berry, vs. Eastern Ky. (Sept. 3, 2010) 8 Done 3 times, last vs. Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 3, 2010) Tackles 24 Kyle Glazier vs. Western Ill. (Oct. 23, 2010) 100 at Indiana State (Oct. 16, 2010) vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) 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 4 times, last by at Southern Illinois (Sept. 24, 2011) Jason Perry, vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 30, 2006) First Downs --32 at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) 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 97 Chris Douglas, at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) TD 90 LaMichael James, at Oregon (Sept. 17, 2011) TD Pass 91 Trevor Wooden to Jermaine Saffold, vs. Illinois State (Oct. 8, 2011) TD 80 Austin Sumner to Dale Moss vs. S.D. State (Oct. 26, 2011) 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 91 Jimmie Strong, at Western Illinois (Oct. 22, 2011) TD 80 Mike McElroy, at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) TD Punt 75 Nathan Stokes, at Southern Illinois (Oct. 20, 2007) 73 Doug Spada, vs. Southeast Missouri (Nov. 10, 2007) Jordan Chiles, at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) Field Goal 53 Matt Hottelman at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009) 54 Chris James, vs. Western Kentucky (Oct. 14, 2006)

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Defensive Coordinator, 7th year

D.J. Vokolek D.J. Vokolek is in his seventh season as the Bears’ defensive coordinator in 2012, and also assists with coaching duties in the defensive secondary. He has been the Bears’ assistant head coach since he joined the staff of head coach Terry Allen in 2006. Vokolek also has administrative responsibilities on the MSU staff including facilities, medical liaison, marketing and promotion. Vokolek came to MSU after holding the same three positions on the staff of the 2005 conference co-champion and NCAA Division I runner-up Northern Iowa program. The 2011 season saw a number of new faces on the defensive side of the ball for the Bears, including a freshman nucleus that made up three of the team’s top four tacklers. Andrew Beisel (ILB), Mike Crutcher (S), and Caleb Schaffitzel (S) combined for 237 total stops, with Beisel and Crutcher

earning MVFC All-Newcomer honors. The previous campaign was highlighted by a season-ending shutout over No. 17 North Dakota State, a program that ultimately advanced to the 2010 Division I quarterfinals. The win marked MSU’s first shutout win during the Terry Allen era. The 2010 Bears also finished 24th nationally and third in the MVFC in sacks per game (2.45), while ranking 30th in turnover margin (+0.36) behind 11 interceptions. Under Vokolek, the Bears changed to a 3-4 front in 2009 and improved by nearly 120 yards per game in total defense. In his first six seasons at MSU, Vokolek has boasted nine MVFC All-Newcomer selections, including 2009 Newcomer of the Year Antoine Wilkinson, and 18 all-conference picks on the defensive side of the ball. Prior to his time in Springfield, Vokolek was on the staff of UNI 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 Cedar Falls after six years as an assistant coach at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. From 1997-99 he was linebackers coach and academic coordinator for the Mavericks and coached linebackers as defen-

sive coordinator at UNO from 2000 to 2002. Among the many outstanding recruits he landed at UNO was current MSU assistant coach Taiwo Onatolu. 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 and his wife, Pam, have two children, Travis and Leah.

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School

Staff Position

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 2010 2011

Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State

Defensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator Defensive Coordinator

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Pct.

Postseason

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 5-6 2-9

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Offensive Coordinator, 6th year

Rob Christophel Rob Christophel is in his sixth season on the Missouri State staff as the Bears’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. After helping engineer an offense that ranked 20th nationally in pass efficiency last year, Christophel and the Bears have spent the off season streamlining an already-potent spread offensive scheme that should provide additional excitement. Upon his arrival in Springfield in 2007, Christophel installed a no-huddle, spread offense that produced the highest scoring average in school history for an 11-game season in 2007 as the Bears averaged 36.3 points. The Bears also averaged 49.5 points at home and went 5-1 at Plaster. In 2008, the Bears’ offense produced 312.9 yards per game, an All-American tight end in Clay Harbor, and four All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selections. Harbor collected AP All-America and first-team All-MVFC honors for the third straight year in 2009, and was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the NFL Draft.

Likewise, the 2010 offensive unit produced a consensus All-American in OT David Arkin who was picked by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. The 2010 Bears finished 13th in the nation in total offense (425.45) and 11th in rushing yards per game (214.18), while committing just 13 turnovers in 11 games. Behind first-team all-MVFC receiver Jermaine Saffold and the league’s top producer of total offense Trevor Wooden, MSU posted the nation’s 20th-best pass efficiency in 2011 (145.03), which ranked just behind Youngstown for the league lead. A veteran with more than 20 years experience at the college level, Christophel came to Missouri State after spending five campaigns as offensive coordinator and quarterback coach at Louisiana-Lafayette. ULL ranked seventh in Division FBS rushing offense in 2005 while leading the Sun Belt 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. He was also receivers coach three years and QB/ WR coach for five years at Murray State from 1984 to 1992. A native of Reading, Ohio, Christophel is a 1984 graduate of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn. He and his wife, Paula, have two sons, Tyler and current Bears’ wide receiver Eric.

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Year 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

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

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

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State

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

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

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

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Sean Coughlin Sean Coughlin is in his seventh season at Missouri State and coaches the Bears’ offensive line unit. Coughlin came with Allen in 2006 to Missouri State from Iowa State where he worked alongside the current MSU head coach as a graduate assistant and offensive line assistant. Coughlin worked with the Bears’ tight ends and fullbacks his first two years and took over offensive line coaching duties in 2008. Over the last five seasons, Coughlin’s linemen have earned MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors 11 times. A year ago, the Bears had four new starters up front, but found success in center Harrison Menke who played every offensive snap and Zack Cooley who claimed freshman All-America distinction by College Sports Journal. In 2010, standout lineman David Arkin earned consensus All-America and secondteam Academic All-America honors before being picked by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Fellow 2010 graduate Jake Duron also moved to

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Asst. Coach/Offensive Line, 7th year

the NFL ranks by signing a free agent deal with the New York Jets and later pursuing a pro career in the arena leagues. With four seniors in the 2010 starting lineup, Coughlin’s trench workers helped MSU average 425.45 yards per game last season, which ranked 13th in the Division I FCS ranks and second in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The Bears also tallied 214.18 yards per game on the ground which ranked 11th in the nation. In 2009, newcomers Erik Dahl and Bob Shapel helped mold a solid front line that included All-MVFC first-teamer David Arkin. Arkin would eventually become a four-time All-MVFC performer. 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 and highest scoring offenses. 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 sea-

sons at his alma mater, working the 2001 and 2002 seasons as assistant offensive line coach and tight ends coach for the Bulldogs. He led 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 working with the offensive line while pursuing his master’s degree in higher education (2006). The Kildeer, Ill., native earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Drake in 2001. He is the NFL liaison on the MSU coaching staff and coordinates MSU’s Pro Day, all compliance efforts and summer team camps. Coughlin is also the team’s computer project coordinator and video exchange contact. Coughlin has one daughter, Natalia.

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Record

Pct.

Postseason

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

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 2010 2011

Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State

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

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

.222 .545 .364 .545 .455 .222

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COACHES

Asst. Coach/Defensive Line, 5th year

Courtney Sanders The 2012 campaign marks Courtney Sanders’ fifth season on the Bears’ coaching staff after coming to Missouri State in May of 2008. He will once again coach the Bears’ defensive linemen this season for a unit that includes three returning starters to the trenches. Eric Pearce, Tevan Ferguson and Martin Montgomery will return for the defensive unit up front in 2011 after combining for 97 total stops last season. The Bears averaged 1.64 sacks per game a year ago and got a solid performance from senior Mikel Ruder who earned All-MVFC second-team honors from his left defensive end spot. MSU averaged 1.64 sacks in 2011 and fought through a variety of injuries, including a season-ending setback to returning letterman Anthony Grady, but finished the year with noticeable improvement.

In 2010, the Bears’ front three included seniors Levi Moore and Waylon Richardet who combined for 79 tackles in the 3-4 set. The 2010 Bears ranked 24th nationally in sacks per game (2.45) and were 69th in rushing defense. In his second season with the Bears in 2009, Sanders coached second-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference defensive end Richardet, and fellow starter Ruder. The pair combined for 22 starts and accumulate 89 total tackles, including 10 for loss. Since his arrival, Sanders has helped the Bears’ pass rush improve dramatically, from 0.91 sacks per game in 2008 to a nationally-ranked 2.45 average in 2010. 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 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 student-athletes. He was also a graduate assistant on the defensive side of the football, and worked for one season in the strength and conditioning department. 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. In addition to his duties as the Bears’ defensive line coach, he is responsible for recruiting the state of Arkansas while serving as a liaison with the Bears’ strength and conditioning program. Sanders and his wife, Veronica, are the parents of two daughters, Courtland and Layla Star, born July 26.

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Bears

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School

Staff Position

Record

Pct.

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 2010 2011

Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State

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

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

.364 .545 .455 .222

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Asst. Coach/Tight Ends & Special Teams, 5th year

Bob Montgomery Former Iowa State standout Bob Montgomery is in his fifth 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 personnel and instruction for the MSU coaching staff. Montgomery’s coaching tenure with MSU has included mentoring arguably the best tight end in Missouri Valley Football Conference history in consensus All-American Clay Harbor. Harbor was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft after sweeping FCS AllAmerica honors his senior season and setting the school record for career receptions (150) and consecutive games with a pass reception (33). Harbor earned First-Team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors three straight seasons and was one of five Bears named to the MVFC All-Silver Anniversary Team squad. In 2010, he accepted the challenge of replacing Harbor by bringing fifth-year se-

nior Wes Miller into the fold as the primary starter, while junior college transfer Matt Thayer also earned time in the starting lineup and emerged as a physical presence on the offensive line. The pair combined to 17 catches for 173 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but more importantly provided ample blocking up front for the 11th-best rushing attack in the Division I FCS ranks. In 2011, Thayer broke through with All-MVFC honorable mention honors as a junior, finishing third on the team with 20 receptions for 247 yards and three touchdowns. Likewise, Montgomery’s special teams group have been equally impressive over the years with four-year starting punter Jordan Chiles also earning All-MVFC honorable mention status in 2011 after ranking 31st nationally in punting average and earning the MVFC President’s Council Academic Excellence Award as well as Academic All-MVFC first team. Montgomery started his coaching career with three seasons as offensive line coach and running game coordinator at Bryant (R.I.) University, advancing to 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 the 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. He was a Big 12 Conference allacademic 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 also is an Iowa State graduate. The couple are parents of two daughters, Kinsley and Kollins.

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School

Staff Position

Record

Pct.

Postseason

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

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2008 2009 2010 2011

Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State

Asst. Coach/Tight Ends Asst. Coach/Tight Ends Asst. Coach/Tight Ends & ST Asst. Coach/Tight Ends & ST

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

.364 .545 .455 .222

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COACHES

Asst. Coach/Wide Receivers, 3rd year

Mike Chandler Wide receivers coach Mike Chandler is in his third season on the Missouri State staff and heads into the 2012 campaign with arguably some of the most-skilled personnel on the Bears’ roster. 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 current MSU head coach Terry Allen. 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 put together a stellar pro career as a 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 for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. 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. In 2010, he continued to advance the MSU receiving corps with 12 different players registering pass receptions during a 5-6 campaign. Junior standout Jermaine Saffold earned All-MFVC secondteam honors after collecting 53 catches for 869 yards and coming just shy of breaking the

school receiving yards record in a season. Likewise, Dotson picked up where he left off his freshman year and had 38 catches, including a reception in each of his first 21 games as a Bear. In 2011, Saffold broke the MSU singleseason (913) and career (2,221) records for receiving yards and earned All-MVFC first-team distinction before signing a freeagent contract with the Cleveland Browns. His 45 catches led all MSU receivers, and he ranked 25th nationally in receiving yards per game (83.00). The 2012 squad will look for Dotson to step up even more for his senior season, along with juniors Julian Burton and Dorian Buford and newcomer Eric Brown. The trio of returnees had 43 catches last fall and make up a dangerous set of targets for the MSU passers. Chandler is single and currently resides in Springfield.

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Staff Position

Record

Pct.

Postseason

2007 2008

Fort Scott CC Fort Scott CC

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

9-3 9-2

.800 .818

Region VI Runner-up Region VI Semifinals

2009 2010 2011

Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State

Asst. Coach/Wide Recievers Asst. Coach/Tight Ends & ST Asst. Coach/Tight Ends

6-5 5-6 2-9

.545 .455 .222

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Asst. Coach/Outside Linebackers, 3rd year

Wayne Chambers Wayne Chambers begins his third season with the Missouri State coaching staff in 2012. The long-time Oklahoma mainstay will guide the Bears’ outside linebackers in the squad’s 3-4 defensive set. During his first season in the Missouri State program, he boasted one All-Missouri Valley Football Conference performer in honorable mention pick Terian Washington who started 10 times for the Bears as a senior and picked up 50 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. Likewise, Chambers helped true freshman Nick Canavan burst into the Bears’ lineup in week 4 en route to an MVFC All-Newcomer Team performance that included 50 stops, 6 TFLs and an interception. With the help of the outside linebackers, the Bears finished 24th in the nation in sacks per game (2.45) and were 30th in the Division I FCS ranks in turnover margin

(0.36), ranking third in the competitive MVFC in both categories. In 2011, Canavan collected 9 starts and finished fifth on the team in total tackles (53), while junior Rodney Kelly emerged as a full-time starter and collected 46 stops, including 23 solo tackles. Junior Nate Davis also factored into the mix with 44 tackles, a pair of starts and a share of the team lead in fumble recoveries. With 143 tackles between them, the standout trio of outside backers returns in 2012 to provide a balanced and experienced core for Chambers to work with. Chambers, a native of Kansas City, Mo., was a three-year performer (2002-04) at Oklahoma under head coach 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. He also assisted in the recruiting efforts for the Sooners. OU was a combined 20-7 in those two seasons with an appearance in the BCS Championship game in January 2009 and Sun Bowl appearance in 2009-10. While on the Sooners staff, he helped mentor future NFL players Clint Ingram, Curtis Lofton, Nic Harris, Lendy Holmes, Dominque Franks, Brian Jackson and Quinton

Carter. As a player, Chambers guided Oklahoma to a 36-5 record, two Big 12 titles and two BCS National Championship appearances in three seasons. From 2002-03, he collected 50 total tackles, 29 solo tackles, 10 tackles for loss, one sack and a caused fumble. He notched a career-high 12 tackles against Missouri and 10 against UCLA and 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 graduated from Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in marketing (2005) and a master’s in human relations (2009). Chambers is single and lives in Springfield.

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Staff Position

Record

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Postseason

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

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

.667 .786 .786 .857 .615

--Fiesta Bowl Fiesta Bowl BCS Championship Game Sun Bowl

2010 2011

Missouri State Missouri State

Asst. Coach/Outside LB Asst. Coach/Outside LB

5-6 2-9

.455 .222

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COACHES

Asst. Coach/Defensive Backs, 2nd year

B.J. Stotser Now in his seventh season with the Missouri State program, B.J. Stotser joined the Missouri State coaching staff on a full-time basis on June 27, 2011. Stotser first came to the MSU program in August of 2006 as a graduate assistant during Terry Allen’s first season at MSU and assisted long-time defensive backs coach Rob Bolks in the Bears’ secondary. During his time as a graduate assistant, he served as a lab professor for PED 100 courses and assisted with anatomy labs for the Health, Physical Education and Leisure professors. He maintained his status as a GA through the 2008 season when he completed his master’s in sports management from Missouri State. In December 2008, he stayed on with the MSU staff as a volunteer assistant, continuing to work with the defensive backs, but

also assuming additional duties such as advance scouting, breaking down game film, defensive game plan and scouting reports, defensive signal implementation and press box coaching on game day. During the spring of 2010, Stotser changed over to assist with coaching outside linebackers before current OLB assistant coach Wayne Chambers officially began his coaching tenure. In the fall of 2011, he helped mold a young MSU secondary with freshmen Caleb Schaffitzel and Mike Crutcher accounting for 18 combined starts at safety. Crutcher earned MVFC All-Newcomer honors and was a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award as the top FCS freshman player in the nation. Stotser also helped coach standout corner Jimmie Strong who earned All-MVFC second-team honors in 2011 and broke an MSU record with a 91-yard interception return for a touchdown at Western Illinois. The native of Wellsburg, Iowa, played his college football at Northern Iowa where he was part of three Missouri Valley Football Conference championship teams in 2001, 2003 and 2005. The 2001 squad reached the NCAA Division I FCS semifinals, while the 2005 Panthers advanced to the FCS title game in a 21-16 loss

to Appalachian State. The standout cornerback at UNI completed his bachelor of arts in physical education with an emphasis in sports psychology and a minor in coaching in December 2005. Stotser and his wife, Liz, reside in Springfield. The couple has a daughter, Lilia, who turns one in November.

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Staff Position

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State

Graduate Assistant/Def. Backs Graduate Assistant/Def. Backs Graduate Assistant/Def. Backs Volunteer Assistant/Def. Backs Volunteer Assistant/Def. Backs Asst. Coach/Def. Backs

Record

Pct.

Postseason

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

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Asst. Coach / Inside Linebackers, 2nd year

Taiwo Onatolu Taiwo Onatolu begins his second full season with the Missouri State family in 2012 after joining Terry Allen’s coaching staff on July 18, 2011 as the inside linebackers coach for the Bears. Onatolu is a native of Papillion, Neb., and spent the 2007 to 2010 seasons as an assistant at the University of NebraskaOmaha. He was recruited to UNO as a standout linebacker out of Papillion-LaVista High by current MSU Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator D.J. Vokolek. He went on to start four seasons for the Mavericks, earning All-NCC first-team honors three times and All-America first-team honors in 2004. He was the North Central Conference’s most valuable linebacker in 2004 after posting 98 tackles and 5 interceptions. He was in on 71 tackles as a senior, helping him earn All-America second and third-

team honors by different agencies. He finished his four-year stint at UNO as the program’s No. 2 all-time tackler with 371 total stops. He also tallied 46.5 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, 7 interceptions and 182 solo tackles in 44 games. He helped the Mavericks to a pair of NCC titles and a 2005 playoff appearance. After completing his degree in Communication, Public Affairs & Community Service from UNO in 2006, Onatolu stayed with Coach Pat Behrns’ UNO program for two years as a graduate assistant coach, working with the squad’s linebackers. He coached All-American safety Randy Kush in 2007, the school’s all-time leader in interceptions. He moved to full-time status in March 2010 and helped UNO to a combined 29-16 ledger during his four years on staff, including NCAA Division II playoff appearances in 2007, 2008 and 2009. In his first season at Missouri State in 2011, he had the best of both worlds with a gritty and determined senior in David Ingram at one inside linebacker spot and a redshirt freshman in Andrew Beisel at the other. Beisel went on to record a team-high 84 tackles, becoming the first MSU fresh-

man since 1998 to lead the club in total stops and earned MVFC All-Newcomer Team distinction. Ingram, who started all 11 games, tallied 77 tackles and finished third on the squad. Sophomore Ryan Callendar was also in the mix at middle linebacker in 2011 and finished seventh on the squad with 47 stops and a pair of starts. Onatolu’s twin brother, Kenny, is currently a linebacker for the Carolina Panthers. He was also an All-NCC linebacker at UNO and began his pro career in the Canadian Football League. He is single and resides in Springfield.

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School

Staff Position

2007 2008 2009 2010

Nebraska-Omaha Nebraska-Omaha Nebraska-Omaha Nebraska-Omaha

Graduate Assistant/LBs Graduate Assistant/LBs Restricted Earnings Asst/LBs Assistant Coach/Linebackers

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Record

Pct.

Postseason

10-1 7-4 7-5 5-6

.909 .636 .583 .455

NCAA Div. II Playoffs NCAA Div. II Playoffs NCAA Div. II Playoffs --

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Asst. Coach/Running Backs, 3rd yr.

Gerald Davis Former Bears’ standout Gerald Davis will begin his third year on the coaching staff in 2012 and continue to handle the team’s running backs. No stranger to Missouri State football fans, Davis returned to the program in 2010 as a part-time member of the coaching staff and made an immediate impact. The Bears finished 11th in the nation in rushing offense (214.18) and 13th in total offense (425.45) in 2010 as Davis helped guide a solid group of tailbacks. Junior Chris Douglas was named to the All-Missouri Valley Football Conference squad as an honorable mention pick, while becoming MSU’s 10th 1,000-yard rusher. Douglas finished second in the nation in yards per carry (6.9) and was 27th nationally in rushing yards (95.55). Classmate Stephen Johnston accounted for 752 yards on 147 carries and had a solid comeback

season after missing the entire 2009 campaign. In 2011, the Bears replaced 80 percent of their offensive line and adjusted as the season progressed. Douglas tallied 511 yards on 146 carries, while Johnston closed out his career with 260 yards on 81 attempts. After the season, Douglas landed an NFL free agent contract with the Buffalo Bills and became Davis’ first pro signee. He will have a cast of young talent to work with in 2012 with a pair of redshirt freshmen in Ryan Heaston and Maddy Johnson joining juniors Mikael Cooper-Falls and Vernon Scott in the mix for playing time. Prior to returning to football in 2010, Davis put together a record-setting senior season in 2007 for MSU. He played two seasons for Terry Allen and set Missouri State’s single-season records for most touchdowns (19) and points (114) as a senior. 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 yards on 156 carries in his final

season. The St. Louis, Mo., native was a fouryear letterman for the Bears from 2004-07. The Pattonville High product notched a school record five rushing touchdowns against Indiana State (10/27/07) 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). Davis currently resides in Springfield and is also active in working with community youth.

Gerald Davis Coaching Resume Year

School

Staff Position

2010 2011

Missouri State Missouri State

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

Record

Pct.

Postseason

5-6 2-9

.455 .222

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Tim Williams Springfield native Tim Williams returns for his second season as a student assistant coach and will provide offensive coordinator Rob Christophel support with the team’s quarterbacks. Williams came to MSU following a successful playing career at Hillcrest High School in Springfield. He redshirted for the Bears in 2009 and was later 8-for-16 for 77 yards in three spring scrimmages in 2010 before sustaining an injury. Determined to stay involved with the Bears’ program, he hung up the pads and spent 2011 on the sidelines as a student assistant and will continue that role again this fall.

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Team Support and Gameday Personnel

Keith Boaz

Frank Cuervo

Rick Kindhart

Tom Ladd

Dr.Brian Mahaffey

Jim Penkalski

Terry Sauerbry

Director Plaster Sports Complex, JQH Arena

General Manager Nelligan Sports Marking, Spfld.

Assistant AD Athletics Communications

General Manager Collegiate Consulting

Head Team Physician

Dir. of Athletic Medical & Rehab. Services

Director of Strength and Conditioning

Marcus Brown

Jeremiah Frey

Bob Kincaid

Paul Dodson

Steve Sawchak

Cory Starr

Eric Thompson

Academic Counselor

Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach

Student Retention Services Coord.

Nelligan Sports Marketing

Football Athletic Trainer

Equipment Manager

Team Video Coordinator

Achievement Center for Intercollegiate Athletics Director ....................................................................................... Monica Jones Assistant Director ............................................................................Dan Raines Acacemic Counselors .........................................Marcus Brown, Kendra Lewis Graduate Assistant......................................................................................TBA Administrative Assistant ..............................................................Joan Newman

Athletic Medical & Rehabilitation Services Director ........................................................................................Jim Penkalski Assistant Director .................................................................Shannon Derricks, Football Athletic Trainer ............................................................Steve Sawchak Asst. Athletic Trainers...................... Suzy Anzalone, Amy Luke, Tyler Landgraf Rehabilitation Specialist & Performance Coord. ..................... Mitch Hauschildt Interns .......William Baum, Jillian Burrows, Samantha Charters, Yuichi Sasaki Athletic Training Administrative Assistant .......................................Becky Grant

Marketing and Development General Manager, Nelligan Sports Marketing ..............................Frank Cuervo Sales Manager ........................................................................................TBA Marketing Intern ..........................................................................................TBA Marketing Graduate Assistants ........................... Paul Dodson, Gina Gonzales Director, Bears Fund ..................................................................... Daniel Heflin Bears Fund Administrative Asst. .....................................................Julie Wright

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

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

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Athletics Communications Director ........................................................................................ Rick Kindhart Assistant Directors .............................. Eric Doennig, Ben Adamson, Tim Bohn Graduate Assistants ...............................................Adam Samson, Kevin Agee 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 JQH/HSC/Plaster Sports Complex Director ..................................... Keith Boaz Associate Director ......................................................................... Laree Moore Administrative Assistant ........................................................ Brenda O’Connell Electronic Systems Coordinator.......................................................Matt Jones Custodian I, Plaster Sports Complex ......................................... Mark Keuneke

Strength & Conditioning Director ......................................................................................Terry Sauerbry Assistant Director ........................................................................Jeremiah Frey

Team Video Coordinator ............................................................................... Eric Thompson Student Assistants .......................... Tyler Spittler, Andrew Burnos, Allie Killion, ....................................................................Sean Nevills, Jaclyn Titterington

Tickets Athletics Box Office* Manager ...............................................Shannon Stanton General Manager, Collegiate Consulting ...........................................Tom Ladd Sales Representatives ................................ Trevor Casterlin, Ryan Majercik *The MSU Athletics Box Office is located at the Chevy Pickup Window 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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Transitional Season Concludes With Big Strides Road Weary The football Bears opened the 2011 season with a monumental task ahead of them: play four straight road games to begin the year, including games at perennial FBS powerhouses Arkansas and Oregon. The tough September start made MSU the only team in college football -- at any level -- to play two FBS Top 15 teams as part of its non-conference slate. Opening with four straight road games for the first time in school history was even more challenging with the season opener at No. 15 Arkansas on Sept. 3. The Bears used true freshman quarterback Kierra Harris in lieu of suspended starter Trevor Wooden to engineer their offense in Fayetteville. The largest crowd (70,607) in MSU history saw the Razorbacks jump out to a 30-0 lead in the first half and outgain the visitors by a 466-163 margin in a 51-7 loss. Harris, for his part, finished 8-for-14 for 70 yards with the only bright spot being a 33-yard touchdown strike to Jermaine Saffold late in the third quarter to break up the shutout and make it a 44-7 game at the time. Sophomore Nick Canavan set up the scoring drive with a pivotal fumble recovery at the Arkansas 33-yard line. Harris and Saffold connected on the very next play, setting the stage for a season full of quick-strike plays for Saffold. The Bears had four freshman starters on the defensive side ball against the Razorbacks, including safety Mike Crutcher who tallied a team-high 10 tackles. The following week, MSU took its road act to Richmond, Ky., to battle Ohio Valley Conference power Eastern Kentucky. The eventual FCS playoff qualifier shut the Bears out in the first half and took a 14-0 lead into the third quarter. The Bears then turned the tides and outgained the Colonels 1324 in the third quarter, ending the period knocking on the door of a potential game-tying score. On third-and-goal, Chris Douglas was

Freshman quarterback Kierra Harris started the season opener at Arkansas and got in on a pair of series at Oregon two weeks later. He was 10-for-16 through the air with a touchdown against the FBS foes. (MSU Photo Services).

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When the Bears took the opening drive of the game 84 yards to paydirt, the scoreboard at sold out Autzen Stadium showed the Bears on top of the hometown Ducks early. (photo by Steve Menke).

cut down at the one-yard line, and MSU elected to call on Austin Witmer to convert an easy 18-yard field to make it 14-10 just 48 seconds into the final period. However, just as it looked like the momentum was changing for good, EKU brought the home crowd back into the game with an 88yard kickoff return for a touchdown to retake an 11-point lead with 14:11 left. MSU bounced off the canvas with a quick strike of its own on the next series. Julian Burton returned the ensuing kickoff to the Bears’ 29, setting up a 71-yard TD strike from Wooden to Saffold on the very next play to make it 21-17. Later, when the Colonels took over at their own 41 with 8:41 to go, EKU put together a 59-yard touchdown drive to seal the win. The 13-play drive was capped with a 12-yard scamper by Jeremiah Williams to end the nearly-five-minute drive and made it 28-17 with just under four minutes remaining in the contest. MSU rallied again on its next series, staying in the game with a 60-yard scoring drive that culminated in a nine-yard pass from Wooden to Saffold to make it 28-24 with 1:54 to go. However, EKU recovered the ensuing sky kick at its own 33 and ultimately ran out the clock to survive a mad comeback by the Bears. In his first career start, Wooden finished 22-for-32 for 262 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also had a team-high 71 rushing yards with a score to finish with 333 total yards and break an MSU record for passing yards in a debut performance. Saffold had six receptions for 126 yards and a pair of scores to continue his earlyseason heroics. Week 3 took the Bears to historic Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore., to battle the No. 12 Oregon Ducks. The impressive gameday atmosphere and boisterous crowd of 58,847 didn’t seem to phase the Bears in the early going as the Maroons took charge from the opening kickoff. Wooden engineered an 84-yard touchdown drive to start the game and put the visitors ahead 7-0. The nine-play drive silenced the crowd for the moment and helped boost the hopes of the Bears against one of the nation’s top programs. Douglas capped the rally with a 3-yard touchdown carry to seal the 4-minute, 38-second drive. A pair of key completions to tight end Matt Thayer were also pivotal on the drive.

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2011 REVIEW Down 14-7 early in the second quarter, the Bears were driving toward a potential game-tying touchdown when Douglas was stopped short on fourth-and-one at the Oregon 7-yard line to thwart the Bears’ threat and turn the momentum for good. From there, the afternoon quickly took a turn for the worse. LaMichael James paced the Ducks’ offense with 204 yards on 12 carries and three touchdowns as Oregon compiled 681 total yards, including 416 on the ground, in a 56-7 decision. The Bears collected 17 first downs and did not commit any turnovers. MSU also surrendered just two sacks, giving Wooden time to compile a team-high 158 yards of total offense. The four-game road swing concluded with MSU’s first trip to Salukis Stadium in Carbondale for the MVFC opener for both squads on Sept. 24. The Bears kept pace with the No. 13 Southern Illinois club

2012 Football Guide throughout and overcame a 14-12 halftime deficit late in the third quarter on a 1-yard run by Douglas. With 6 seconds to play in the third, Douglas capped a 51-yard drive to put MSU ahead 18-17. The Bears built on that momentum early in the fourth quarter by forcing an SIU fumble at the Saluki 43 with 13:05 left in the game. The Bears would manufacture a drive all the way to the Carbondale 27 before Wooden was picked off in the endzone to halt the threat. Later in the final quarter, MSU forced the home club into a punt with 6:47 to go. The Bears, however could not take advantage of the good field position and dwindling clock and punted the ball back three plays later. Finally, with less than a minute to play, SIU broke through with an 11-play, 62-yard drive to the MSU 10-yard line before settling for a game-winning field goal by Springfield native Jackson MacLachlan. MSU returned the ensuing kickoff to their own 39, but a sack and an interception in the deciding moments sealed the Bears’ fate in a 20-18 defeat. Douglas carried 14 times for a season-high 85 yards, while Saffold accumulated 122 yards on five receptions. Howard Scarborough and Andrew Beisel each had 11 tackles to lead the Bears’ defense which also accumulated three sacks.

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Jermaine Saffold, who would later sign a free-agent contract with the Cleveland Browns, had touchdown catches of 82 and 91 yards against Illinois State on Oct. 8 and finished with 207 yards on five receptions against the Redbirds, the fourth-highest single-game yardage total in MSU history. (MSU Photo Services)

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The Bears put a six-game home winning streak on the line on Oct. 1, when they hosted No. 2 Northern Iowa in their latest home opener since 1942. As it did frequently throughout the campaign, Missouri State held its ground early and was tied 7-7 early in the second quarter when Wooden scored from five yards out to knot the game. Just before the half, Wooden engineered another masterful drive to the UNI 4. But with time running out, Wooden was sacked at the 8, and then called for illegal procedure as he tried to spike the ball to stop the clock. By rule, the clock was run out to put the Bears behind 21-7 at the intermission. The 13th-largest crowd (14,827) in Plaster Field history saw MSU compile just 89 total yards in the second half. However, the Panthers tacked on 21 more points to secure a 42-7 win. Saffold was held to 3 receptions for 10 yards, and Wooden was an efficient 18-for-21 for 134 yards. The loss was the Bears’ sixth straight in the series with UNI and 12th in 13 tries against the Panthers. As Illinois State rolled into town the following week, the season’s midway point saw the MSU jump all over the visiting Redbirds in the early going. Wooden connected with Saffold for an 82-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the game to put MSU up 6-0. Later in the first quarter, the tandem hooked up again for a 91-yard catch-and-run TD, the third-longest pass play in Bears’ history to help MSU to a 13-3 halftime lead. The teams both stalled in the third quarter with ISU drawing within 13-10 midway through the period. However, the home club held strong and entered the final quarter with a three-point advantage. But the final period belonged exclusively to the visitors. Illinois State outscored the Bears 28-0 over the final 14:53, taking just 11 plays to roll up four unanswered touchdowns in the final quarter. The Bears were held to just 37 rushing yards on 28 attempts, but Saffold finished with 207 yards on five receptions for the fourth-highest single-game receiving yards total in program history. Wooden was 8-for-15 for 232 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the losing effort, while linebacker David Ingram and defensive back Caleb Schaffitzel tallied 14 and 12 tackles, respectively. The two-game home stand fell far short of team expectations as the Bears allowed 896 yards and 80 points in two games on their home turf to fall to 0-6 on the season.

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A Shot at the Champs MSU rolled into Fargo on Oct. 15 as serious underdogs against the No. 4 Bison of North Dakota State. The eventual Division I champions put together a 96-yard drive just before the end of the first half to build a 24-14 lead on the Bears and never looked back in a 51-21 decision at the FargoDome. Once again, the visitors were competitive early and trailed just 1714 before the Bison put together the 10-play drive late in the second quarter that consumed more than five-and-a-half minutes. The start to the second half proved fatal for Missouri State as the Bears lost two fumbles and gave up a long kickoff return in the first five minutes of the third quarter that set up 17 unanswered points. Marcus Williams’ 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown opened the second half for NDSU, and the Bears then fumbled the ensuing kickoff on their own 17 to set up a 33-yard field goal moments later. The Bears lost the handle on their next kickoff too, leading to a touchdown five plays later to put an exclamation point on a brief, 28-yard scoring drive by the home team. The crowd of 18,029 finally saw MSU get on the board in the second half when Wooden slipped into the endzone from one yard out to cap a 78-yard scoring drive. Wooden finished 18-for-25 for 222 yards on the day, while top rushing honors went to Vernon Scott with 13 carries for 66 yards. Ian Starnes was the Bears’ top receiver, pulling in five passes for 79 yards and his first career touchdown. Crutcher had 13 tackles on the defensive side for MSU, which surrendered 400+ yards for the fifth straight week.

Strong-Armed Rally The Bears forced four Western Illinois turnovers in the second half on Oct. 22 to secure their first victory of the 2011 season. The 3117 win over Western Illinois was not easy, however, as MSU came up with a big play by a big senior in the game’s deciding moments to notch a tally in the win column. With a 24-17 lead late in the fourth quarter, the Bears’ defense was backed up at their own 9-yard line. The Leathernecks were knocking on the door for the tying score after a 54-yard pass from Josh Hudson to Charles Chestnut had the Hanson Field faithful on their feet. With 2:15 to go, senior Jimmie Strong stepped in front of a Hudson pass and returned it 91 yards to paydirt, the longest interception return in Missouri State history, and put MSU ahead for good, 31-17. The Bears then closed out the game with another fumble recovery on WIU’s final drive of the night. Wooden had a game-high 82 rushing yards and finished with 190 yards through the air, including 138 to Saffold who had four catches. Saffold’s 50-yard reception late in the third quarter set up the goahead touchdown with 55 seconds remaining in the period. Stephen Johnston scored from two yards out to cap an impressive 88-yard drive that ultimately helped push the Bears ahead for good.

More Narrow Misses at Home On the heels of their first victory of the campaign, the Bears returned to Plaster Field on Oct. 29 for a Homecoming showdown with South Dakota State. The Bears had never defeated the Jackrabbits in three previous tries, but came out of the gates blazing with a crowd of more than 12,000 on hand for a beautiful afternoon at Plaster. SDSU drove 61 yards for a field goal on its opening drive, but the Bears wasted little time responding as Wooden notched two unanswered touchdown strikes before the end of the opening quarter to build up a 14-3 lead for the home team. A 4-yard strike to Dorian Buford midway through the first quarter put the Bears up 7-3, and later a 27-yard strike to tight end Matt Thayer made it 14-3 with less than a minute to go in the first. The Jackrabbits added six more points before the intermission,

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Jimmie Strong (right) had two of the Bears’ three interceptions in 2011, including a 91-yard “pick six” in the deciding moments at Western Illinois to help Missouri State pick up its first win of the season. (MSU Photo Services).

and later took the lead briefly at the 9-minute mark of the third with a two-play, 72-yard touchdown drive. But, Wooden and Thayer connected again at the 2:39 mark of the third to swing momentum back to the home side with a 15-yard touchdown pass. The back-and-forth final period saw SDSU climb ahead 22-21 at the 11:27 mark before the Bears wrapped up an impressive, 11play, 86-yard touchdown drive with 6:33 to go on a Wooden pass to Robert Fields. MSU then converted its only two-point conversion of the season on a pass from Wooden to Cadarrius Dotson to put MSU on top 29-22. But the momentum of the long drive soon shifted, and the Jackrabbits took exactly 33 seconds to tie the game again. An 80-yard TD pass on the first play of the ensuing series from Austin Sumner to Dale Moss tied the game at 29-29. The Bears rallied with a drive in the final two minutes to the South Dakota State 15. But a 32-yard field goal attempt by Austin Witmer said wide right to end the 10-play scoring threat, and the Jacks soon ran out the clock to force overtime. In extra time, the Bears struck first on a Wooden 1-yard touchdown carry to put the Bears up 36-29, but SDSU retaliated quickly on its first play of the first overtime when Sumner and Moss connected again from 25 yards out. Zach Zenner pushed SDSU ahead to stay moments later when he punched in a 2-yard carry on the visitors’ fourth play of the second overtime. The Bears turned the ball over on downs four plays later to end a long, three-and-a-half hour homecoming affair in disappointing fashion. Wooden tallied a career-high 338 yards of total offense, including 107 on the ground and 231 through the air with four TD passes. Saffold’s seven catches for 74 yards was a team high, but SDSU rolled up 481 total yards, including 377 through the air, with a pair of 100+ yard receiving efforts by Aaron Rollin (163) and Moss (178).

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2011 Missouri Valley Football Conference Standings FINAL Conf. North Dakota State 7-1 Northern Iowa 7-1 Illinois State 5-3 Youngstown State 4-4 Indiana State 4-4 South Dakota State 4-4 hMissouri State 2-6 Southern Illinois 2-6 Western Illinois 1-7

PF 223 214 201 266 216 219 184 176 127

PA 131 114 154 219 209 232 273 217 287

ALL 14-1 10-3 7-4 6-5 6-5 5-6 2-9 4-7 2-9

PF 470 339 307 398 315 265 222 283 168

PA 191 247 211 283 300 364 408 297 397

Perfecting the Role of Spoiler The Bears closed out the season at Youngstown State and put a three-game winning streak against the Penguins on the line against a YSU club making a late-season run at the playoffs. The game started out much like most of the season with the Bears holding their own early, but allowing a pair of late second-quarter touchdowns to fall behind 27-10 at the half. But the second half was one for the ages. Wooden was nothing short of spectacular as he rushed for 94 yards and passed for 144 in the final two quarters while accounting for three scores. Just over a minute-and-a-half into the third quarter, his 45-yard scramble for a touchdown brought the Bears back within 10. He later converted a 3-yard TD with 5:47 left in the third to cap a 57-yard, 11play drive to pull MSU within 27-24 headed into the final period. Youngstown State ground out a six-and-a-half minute drive to open the fourth quarter and pushed back ahead by double figures 34-24 on a Kurt Hess 5-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Watts, but it was Wooden and the Bears who would have the last laugh. The ensuing drive saw MSU cover 60 yards on 9 plays as a 34yard kickoff return by Schaffitzel set up a short field. Douglas capped the drive with a 1-yard TD run to make it a 34-31 game with 6:28 left. The Penguins reeled off 8 plays on their next drive, but stalled at the MSU 42 and had to punt the ball back with just over two minutes to go. Berry’s 27-yard punt return to the MSU 36 sparked the team, and Wooden completed four passes on the game-winning drive, including an 18-yarder to Saffold and 30-yarder to Robert Fields to the YSU 2-yard line. After killing the clock, Wooden completed the next pass to Dotson with 10 seconds left to seal a thrilling 38-34 win and an amazing comeback.

Awards and Honors

All-MVFC honorable mention punter Jordan Chiles finished his career ranked No. 1 in school history in punt yardage (8,986) and No. 2 in total punts (229). He ranked 31st nationally in punting average (40.6) in 2011. (MSU Photo Services).

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Saffold ended his memorable senior season by earning All-MVFC first-team honors, while defensive lineman Mikel Ruder and Strong earned second team. Honorable mention distinction went to Wooden, Thayer and punter Jordan Chiles. Chiles also led a trio of MSU players on the MVFC All-Academic team by earning first-team honors. Thayer was on the second team, and Witmer was an academic honorable mention selection. On the MVFC All-Newcomer Team, a pair of defensive freshman standouts Beisel and Crutcher earned a spot on the 24-man squad. Offensive tackle Zack Cooley was named to the 2011 College Sports Journal All-Freshman Team, and fellow freshman Mike Crutcher finished 14th in national voting for the Jerry Rice National FCS Freshman of the Year.

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2011 Final Statistics RUSHING G TC Gain Lost Net Ave. TD Lg. PerG ___________________________________________________________ Trevor Wooden 10 150 733 166 567 3.8 7 45 56.7 Chris Douglas 11 146 559 48 511 3.5 3 33 46.5 Stephen Johnston 11 81 276 16 260 3.2 1 15 23.6 Vernon Scott 10 42 177 10 167 4.0 0 18 16.7 Jordan Chiles 11 2 40 0 40 20.0 0 23 3.6 Julian Burton 7 3 19 0 19 6.3 0 12 2.7 Mitchell Jenkins 1 1 6 0 6 6.0 0 6 6.0 Cadarrius Dotson 11 2 3 0 3 1.5 0 2 0.3 Kierra Harris 2 8 21 22 -1 -0.1 0 13 -0.5 Team -4 0 8 -8 -2.0 0 0 -1.3 Total.......... 11 439 1834 270 1564 3.6 11 45 142.2 Opponents...... 11 458 2458 203 2255 4.9 22 90 205.0 PASSING G Effic. Cmp-Att-Int. Pct. Yds. TD Lg. PerG ___________________________________________________________ Trevor Wooden 10 149.66 138-223-8 61.9 1853 17 91 185.3 Kierra Harris 2 114.20 10-16-1 62.5 83 1 33 41.5 Mitchell Jenkins 1 43.90 1-4-0 25.0 9 0 9 9.0 Team -0.00 0-1-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 Total.......... 11 144.99 149-244-9 61.1 1945 18 91 176.8 Opponents...... 11 173.57 197-289-3 68.2 2637 27 80 239.7 RECEIVING G No. Yds. Ave. TD Lg. PerG ___________________________________________________________ Jermaine Saffold 11 45 913 20.3 8 91 83.0 Cadarrius Dotson 11 22 214 9.7 2 32 19.5 Matt Thayer 11 20 247 12.4 3 36 22.5 Ian Starnes 11 11 163 14.8 1 29 14.8 Julian Burton 7 11 94 8.5 0 19 13.4 Chris Douglas 11 11 62 5.6 2 19 5.6 Dorian Buford 10 10 98 9.8 1 20 9.8 Robert Fields 11 8 88 11.0 1 30 8.0 Stephen Johnston 11 8 38 4.8 0 15 3.5 Vernon Scott 10 2 14 7.0 0 11 1.4 Tim Struckhoff 10 1 14 14.0 0 14 1.4 [------------- PAT -------------] SCORING TD FG Kick Rush Rec Pass DXP Sfty Pts ___________________________________________________________ Jermaine Saffold 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 48 Trevor Wooden 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1-3 0 0 42 Austin Witmer 0 5-10 25-26 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 40 Chris Douglas 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 30 Matt Thayer 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 Cadarrius Dotson 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0 14 Ian Starnes 1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0-0 0 0 6 Jimmie Strong 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Stephen Johnston 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Dorian Buford 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Robert Fields 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Total.......... 30 5-10 25-26 0-1 1 1-3 0 0 222 Opponents...... 55 9-15 51-54 0-1 0 0-2 0 0 408 *Field Goal distances (made field goals are underlined): Austin Witmer (18-47-21-42-19-32-22-44-23-29). 5-for-10 (.500) Opponents (32-48-22-31-27-24-25-28-34-33-35-34-21-21-43). 9-for-15 (.600)

TOTAL OFFENSE G Plays Rush Pass Total PerG ___________________________________________________________ Trevor Wooden 10 373 567 1853 2420 242.0 Chris Douglas 11 146 511 0 511 46.5 Stephen Johnston 11 81 260 0 260 23.6 Vernon Scott 10 42 167 0 167 16.7 Kierra Harris 2 24 -1 83 82 41.0 Jordan Chiles 11 2 40 0 40 3.6 Julian Burton 7 3 19 0 19 2.7 Mitchell Jenkins 1 5 6 9 15 15.0 Cadarrius Dotson 11 2 3 0 3 0.3 Team -5 -8 0 -8 -1.3 Total.......... 11 683 1564 1945 3509 319.0 Opponents...... 11 747 2255 2637 4892 444.7

KICKOFF RETURNS No. Yds. Ave. TD Lg. ___________________________________________________________ Vernon Scott 18 287 15.9 0 23 Julian Burton 17 319 18.8 0 30 Jermaine Saffold 8 146 18.2 0 26 Cadarrius Dotson 6 85 14.2 0 26 Caleb Schaffitzel 5 168 33.6 0 75 Robert Fields 4 81 20.2 0 23 Sybhrian Berry 3 50 16.7 0 25 Nate Davis 2 23 11.5 0 15 Total.......... 63 1159 18.4 0 75 Opponents...... 29 755 26.0 3 90 PUNT RETURNS No. Yds. Ave. TD Lg. ___________________________________________________________ Julian Burton 10 73 7.3 0 32 Sybhrian Berry 7 59 8.4 0 28 Caleb Schaffitzel 1 8 8.0 0 8 Robert Fields 1 -11 -11.0 0 0 Total.......... 19 129 6.8 0 32 Opponents...... 32 430 13.4 2 69 ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G ___________________________________________________________ Jermaine Saffold 11 0 913 0 146 0 1059 96.3 Chris Douglas 11 511 62 0 0 0 573 52.1 Trevor Wooden 10 567 0 0 0 0 567 56.7 Julian Burton 7 19 94 73 319 0 505 72.1 Vernon Scott 10 167 14 0 287 0 468 46.8 Cadarrius Dotson 11 3 214 0 85 0 302 27.5 Stephen Johnston 11 260 38 0 0 0 298 27.1 Matt Thayer 11 0 247 0 0 0 247 22.5 Caleb Schaffitzel 10 0 0 8 168 0 176 17.6 Ian Starnes 11 0 163 0 0 0 163 14.8 Robert Fields 11 0 88 -11 81 0 158 14.4 Sybhrian Berry 11 0 0 59 50 0 109 9.9 Dorian Buford 10 0 98 0 0 0 98 9.8 Jimmie Strong 11 0 0 0 0 91 91 8.3 Jordan Chiles 11 40 0 0 0 0 40 3.6 Nate Davis 11 0 0 0 23 0 23 2.1 Tim Struckhoff 10 0 14 0 0 0 14 1.4 Mitchell Jenkins 1 6 0 0 0 0 6 6.0 Kierra Harris 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.5 Team --8 0 0 0 0 -8 -1.3 Total.......... 11 1564 1945 129 1159 91 4888 444.4 Opponents...... 11 2255 2637 430 755 93 6170 560.9 PUNTING No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd ___________________________________________________________ Jordan Chiles 67 2720 40.6 72 3 12 21 0 Total.......... 67 2720 40.6 72 3 12 21 0 Opponents...... 45 1760 39.1 63 2 5 12 0 INTERCEPTIONS No. Yds. Ave. TD Lg. ___________________________________________________________ Jimmie Strong 2 91 45.5 1 91 Mike Crutcher 1 0 0.0 0 0 Total.......... 3 91 30.3 1 91 Opponents...... 9 93 10.3 1 30 FUMBLE RECOVERIES FR Ret-Yds. Ave. TD Lg. ___________________________________________________________ Andrew Beisel 2 0-0 0.0 0 0 Nate Davis 2 0-0 0.0 0 0 Sybhrian Berry 1 0-0 0.0 0 0 Nick Canavan 1 0-0 0.0 0 0 Martin Montgomery 1 0-0 0.0 0 0 Mikel Ruder 1 0-0 0.0 0 0 Kaleb Mueller 1 0-0 0.0 0 0 Total.......... 9 0-0 0.0 0 0 Opponents...... 8 3-45 15.0 0 23

KICKOFFS No. Yds Avg TB OB Ret. Net YdLn ___________________________________________________________ Austin Witmer 43 2663 61.9 12 0 ---Jordan Chiles 1 11 11.0 0 0 ---Total.......... 44 2674 60.8 12 0 755 38.2 31 Opponents...... 72 4406 61.2 7 1 1159 43.2 26

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2011 Final Statistics DEFENSE G UT AT TT TFL-Yd Sks-Yd PBU QBH FF BK ___________________________________________________________ Andrew Beisel...........11 38 46 84 6.0-24 2.5-16 . 1 3 . Mike Crutcher ...........11 45 38 83 1.0-1 . 3 . . . David Ingram ............11 26 51 77 3.0-13 1.0-7 1 2 1 . Caleb Schaffitzel.......10 31 39 70 1.0-3 . 3 . . . Nick Canavan ...........11 21 32 53 3.5-19 1.5-14 . 1 . . Mikel Ruder ..............11 17 31 48 3.5-17 3.0-17 . 2 2 1 Martin Montgomery ..11 18 29 47 6.0-25 3.0-21 . 2 1 . Ryan Callender .........11 16 31 47 1.5-6 0.5-3 1 1 1 . Rodney Kelly.............11 23 23 46 4.0-33 1.5-15 2 2 2 . Nate Davis ................11 25 19 44 4.0-10 2.0-8 1 2 . . Sybhrian Berry..........11 23 21 44 1.0-1 . 7 . . . Eric Pearce ...............11 11 15 26 3.0-16 1.5-14 . . . . Tevan Ferguson ........11 11 13 24 0.5-1 . . 4 . . Jimmie Strong...........11 11 12 23 . . 4 . . . Jarrett Wright ..............8 12 9 21 1.0-2 . . . . . Howard Scarborough ..4 14 7 21 1.0-1 . . . . . Bernard Thomas .........9 12 5 17 1.0-1 . . . . . Anthony LT Lee.........11 6 8 14 . . . . . . Pat Fornadel .............11 5 7 12 . . . . . . Darius Blow ................6 4 5 9 0.5-1 . . . . . Chris Current ............11 5 3 8 1.5-8 1.5-8 . 1 . . Jamarius Smith ...........5 . 8 8 . . . . . . James Caine.............10 5 2 7 . . . . . . Kaleb Mueller............11 2 2 4 . . . . . . Wes Stammers ...........7 3 1 4 . . . . . . Geoff Stanford ............7 2 1 3 . . . . . . Andrew Jordan ...........4 2 1 3 . . . . . . Stephen Johnston.....11 3 . 3 . . . . . . Jermaine Saffold.......11 3 . 3 . . . . . . Jordan Chiles............11 1 1 2 . . . . . . Robert Fields ............11 2 . 2 . . . . . . Vernon Scott .............10 2 . 2 . . . . . . Dorian Buford ...........10 1 . 1 . . . . . . Kurt Kutter ................11 1 . 1 . . . . . . Matt Swan...................7 1 . 1 . . . . . . Julian Burton ..............7 1 . 1 . . . . . . Matt Thayer ...............11 1 . 1 . . . . . . Austin Witmer ...........11 1 . 1 . . . . . . Randy Richards ........11 1 . 1 . . . . . . Dan Reichert ..............8 1 . 1 . . . . 1 . Chris Moses................5 . . . . . 1 . . . Team .......................... -1 . 1 . . . . . . Total.......... 11 408 460 868 43-182 18-123 23 18 11 1 Opponents...... 11 411 396 807 71.0-245 24-154 21 14 11 . Date Opponent Time Result ___________________________________________________________ Sept. 3 at (15) Arkansas 6 p.m. L 7-51 attendance 70,607 (largest crowd in MSU history) ___________________________________________________________ Sept. 10 at Eastern Kentucky 5:30 p.m. L 24-28 attendance 9,200 ___________________________________________________________ Sept. 17 at (12) Oregon 2:30 p.m. L 7-56 attendance 58,847 ___________________________________________________________ Sept. 24 at (13) Southern Illinois* 6 p.m. L 18-20 attendance 13,271 ___________________________________________________________ Oct. 1 (2) Northern Iowa* (Mediacom) 1 p.m. L 7-42 attendance 14,826 (Family Weekend) ___________________________________________________________ Oct. 8 Illinois State* (Mediacom) 2 p.m. L 13-38 attendance 10,800 (MSU Showcase) ___________________________________________________________ Oct. 15 at (4) North Dakota State* 6 p.m. L 21-51 attendance 18,029 ___________________________________________________________ Oct. 22 at Western Illinois* 6 p.m. W 31-17 attendance 10,041 ___________________________________________________________ Oct. 29 South Dakota State* (Mediacom) 2 p.m. L 36-43 (2ot) attendance 12,312 (Homecoming) ___________________________________________________________ Nov. 12 (23) Indiana State* 1 p.m. L 20-28 attendance 5,278 ___________________________________________________________ Nov. 19 at Youngstown State* 12 p.m. W 38-34 attendance 11,102 ___________________________________________________________ * Missouri Valley Football Conference game; National Rankings and TV info. in parentheses (Times Central)

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TEAM STATISTICS MSU Opp. ___________________________________________________________ SCORING 222 408 Points Per Game 20.2 37.1 Touchdowns Scored 30 55 PAT-Attempts 25-26 51-54 PAT Percentage 96% 94% Two-Point Conversions 1-4 0-3 Field Goals-Attempts 5-10 9-15 Safeties Scored 0 0 Defensive PATs 0 0 ___________________________________________________________ FIRST DOWNS 174 243 Rushing 82 124 Passing 76 114 Penalty 16 5 ___________________________________________________________ RUSHING YARDAGE 1564 2255 Yards gained rushing 1834 2458 Yards lost rushing 270 203 Rushing Attempts 439 458 Average Per Rush 3.6 4.9 Average Per Game 142.2 205.0 TDs Rushing 11 22 ___________________________________________________________ PASSING YARDAGE 1945 2637 Comp-Att-Int 149-244-9 197-289-3 Average Per Pass 8.0 9.1 Average Per Catch 13.1 13.4 Average Per Game 176.8 239.7 TDs Passing 18 27 ___________________________________________________________ TOTAL OFFENSE 3509 4892 Total Plays 683 747 Average Per Play 5.1 6.5 Average Per Game 319.0 444.7 ___________________________________________________________ KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 63-1159 29-755 Kick Return Average 18.4 26.0 ___________________________________________________________ PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 19-129 32-430 Punt Return Average 6.8 13.4 ___________________________________________________________ INT RETURNS: #-Yards 3-91 9-93 Interception Return Average 30.3 10.3 ___________________________________________________________ FUMBLES-LOST 15-8 20-9 ___________________________________________________________ PENALTIES-Yards 57-426 68-531 Average Per Game 38.7 48.3 ___________________________________________________________ PUNTS-Yards 67-2720 45-1760 Average Per Punt 40.6 39.1 Net punt average 33.3 35.4 ___________________________________________________________ TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 29:26 30:34 ___________________________________________________________ 3rd-DOWN Conversions 42/143 68/143 3rd-Down Pct 29% 48% ___________________________________________________________ 4th-DOWN Conversions 11/18 11/14 4th-Down Pct 61% 79% ___________________________________________________________ SACKS BY-Yards 18-123 24-154 ___________________________________________________________ MISC YARDS 0 -1 ___________________________________________________________ ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 0-0 ___________________________________________________________ RED-ZONE SUMMARY 25-32 40-47 Red-Zone Scoring Percentage 78% 85% Red-Zone Touchdowns 21-32 31-47 Red-Zone Touchdown Percentage 66% 66% Red-Zone Field Goals 4-7 9-13 Red-Zone Turnovers/Downs/End Half 1-1-2 1-2-0 ___________________________________________________________ TOTAL DRIVES/AVG FIELD POSITION 138-29.9 140-33.3 TD-FG-Missed FG 30-5-5 55-9-6 Punts 67 45 Safety-Turnovers-Downs 0-17-7 0-12-3 End of Half 7 10 ___________________________________________________________ ATTENDANCE 43,217 191,097 Games Avg. Attendance Per Game 4-10,804 7-27,300 Total All Games 11-234,314 --___________________________________________________________ SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st Missouri State ........................ 61 Opponents .................................... 99

2nd 36 102

3rd 65 96

4th 53 97

OT 7 14

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2011 Superlatives MSU Game Highs Individual Team ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rushes 24 Trevor Wooden, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) 55 at Oregon (Sept. 17, 2011) vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) Yards Rushing 121 Trevor Wooden, at Youngstown State (Nov. 19, 2011) 220 vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) Yds / Rush (10 att) 7.5 Trevor Wooden (11-82) at Western Illinois (Oct. 22, 2011) 5.0 at Youngstown State (40-201) (Nov. 19, 2011) TD Rushes 2 Trevor Wooden, at Youngstown State (Nov. 19, 2011) 3 done 4 times, last at Youngstown State (Nov. 19, 2011) Pass attempts 32 Trevor Wooden, at Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 10, 2011) 32 at Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 10, 2011) Pass completions 22 Trevor Wooden, at Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 10, 2011) 22 at Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 10, 2011) Trevor Wooden, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) Yards Passing 262 Trevor Wooden, at Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 10, 2011) 262 at Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 10, 2011) Yds / Pass (15 att) 15.5 Trevor Wooden (15-232), vs. Illinois State (Oct. 8, 2011) 15.5 vs. Illinois State (15-232) (Oct. 8, 2011) TD Passes 4 Trevor Wooden, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) 4 vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) Total Plays 55 Trevor Wooden, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) 86 vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) Total Offense 338 Trevor Wooden, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) 451 vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) Yards Per Play (20 pl)10.1 Trevor Wooden (27-272), at Western Illinois (Oct. 22, 2011) 6.7 at North Dakota State (54-363) (Oct. 15, 2011) Points 12 done 5 times, last by Wooden and Dotson, at YSU (Nov. 19, 2011) 38 at Youngstown State (Nov. 19, 2011) Receptions 7 Jermaine Saffold, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) --Cadarrius Dotson, at Youngstown State (Nov. 19, 2011) Yards Receiving 207 Jermaine Saffold, vs. Illinois State (Oct. 8, 2011) --TD Receptions 2 done 4 times, last by Cadarrius Dotson, at YSU (Nov. 19, 2011) --Field Goals 2 Austin Witmer, vs. Indiana State (Nov. 12, 2011) 2 vs. Indiana State (Nov. 12, 2011) Punts 8 Jordan Chiles, at Arkansas (Sept. 3, 2011) 8 at Arkansas (Sept. 3, 2011) Jordan Chiles, at Oregon (Sept. 17, 2011) at Oregon (Sept. 17, 2011) Jordan Chiles, vs. Illinois State (Oct. 8, 2011) vs. Illinois State (Oct. 8, 2011) Punting Avg (3 att) 45.9 Jordan Chiles (8-367), at Arkansas (Sept. 3, 2011) 45.9 at Arkansas (8-367) (Sept. 3, 2011) Tackles 14 David Ingram, vs. Illinois State (Oct. 8, 2011) 102 vs. Illinois State (Oct. 8, 2011) Sacks 2.0 Mikel Ruder at Southern Illinois (Sept. 24, 2011) 3.0 at Arkansas (Sept. 3, 2011) at Southern Illinois (Sept. 24, 2011) Tackles for Loss 2.0 Mikel Ruder, at Southern Illinois (Sept. 24, 2011) 7.0 at Arkansas (Sept. 3, 2011) vs. Northern Iowa (Oct. 1, 2011) Interceptions 1 done 3 times, last by Crutcher/Strong, at Western Ill. (Oct. 22, 2011) 2 at Western Illinois (Oct. 22, 2011) First Downs -- --22 vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) Penalties -- --11 at North Dakota State (Oct. 15, 2011) Penalty Yards -- --99 at North Dakota State (Oct. 15, 2011) Turnovers -- --3 done 3 times, last at North Dakota State (Oct. 15, 2011) Opponent Game Highs Individual Team ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rushes 39 Shakir Bell, vs. Indiana State (Nov. 12, 2011) 54 at Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 10, 2011) Yards Rushing 206 Shakir Bell, vs. Indiana State (Nov. 12, 2011) 416 at Oregon (Sept. 17, 2011) Yds / Rush (min 10) 17.0 LaMichael James (12-204), at Oregon (Sept. 17, 2011) 9.7 at Oregon (43-416) (Sept. 17, 2011) TD Rushes 3 LaMichael James, at Oregon (Sept. 17, 2011) 3 done 4 times, last vs. Indiana State (Nov. 12, 2011) Pass Attempts 34 Josh Hudson, at Western Illinois (Oct. 22, 2011) 35 at Arkansas (Sept. 3, 2011) Pass Completions 21 Kurt Hess, at Youngstown State (Nov. 19, 2011) 28 at Arkansas (Sept. 3, 2011) Yards Passing 377 Austin Sumner, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) 377 vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) Yds / Pass (min 15) 13.7 Darron Thomas (15-206), at Oregon (Sept. 17, 2011) 12.6 at Oregon (21-265) (Sept. 17, 2011) TD Passes 5 Kurt Hess, at Youngstown State (Nov. 19, 2011) 5 at Oregon (Sept. 17, 2011) at Youngstown State (Nov. 19, 2011) Total Plays 40 Paul McIntosh, at Southern Illinois (Sept. 24, 2011) 76 at Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 10, 2011) Total Offense 360 Austin Sumner, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) 681 at Oregon (Sept. 17, 2011) Yards Per Play (20 pl)10.3 Tirrell Rennie (24-246), vs. Northern Iowa (Oct. 1, 2011) 10.6 at Oregon (64-681) (Sept. 17, 2011) Points 18 LaMichael James, at Oregon (Sept. 17, 2011) 56 at Oregon (Sept. 17, 2011) Receptions 8 Aaron Rollin, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) --Yards Receiving 178 Dale Moss, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) --TD Receptions 2 done 6 times, last by Will Shaw, at Youngstown State (Nov. 19, 2011) --Field Goals 3 Matt Voiglander, at North Dakota State (Oct. 15, 2011) 3 at North Dakota State (Oct. 15, 2011) Punts 6 Jason Schlautman, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) 7 vs. Indiana State (Nov. 12, 2011) Nick Liste, at Youngstown State (Nov. 19, 2011) Punting Avg (min 3) 46.8 Jordan Berry (4-187), at Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 10, 2011) 46.8 at Eastern Kentucky (4-187) (Sept. 10, 2011) Tackles 19 Ichiro Vance, at Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 10, 2011) 100 vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) Sacks 2.0 Eric Brunner, vs. Illinois State (Oct. 8, 2011) 4.0 vs. Illinois State (Oct. 8, 2011) Tackles for Loss 4.5 Ben Obaseki, vs. Indiana State (Nov. 12, 2011) 11.0 at Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 10, 2011) Interceptions 1 done 9 times, last by Jeremy Edwards, at YSU (Nov. 19, 2011) 3 at Southern Illinois (Sept. 24, 2011) First Downs --26 at North Dakota State (Oct. 15, 2011) Penalties --9 at Oregon (Sept. 17, 2011) Penalty Yards --81 at Oregon (Sept. 17, 2011) Turnovers --5 at Western Illinois (Oct. 22, 2011) Longest Plays Missouri State Opponents ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rush 45 Trevor Wooden, at Youngstown State (Nov. 19, 2011) TD 90 LaMichael James, at Oregon (Sept. 17, 2011) TD Pass 91 Trevor Wooden to Jermaine Saffold, vs. Illinois State (Oct. 8, 2011) TD 80 Austin Sumner to Dale Moss, vs. S.D. St. (Oct. 26, 2011) TD Kickoff Return 30 Julian Burton, at Arkansas (Sept. 3, 2011) 90 Marcus Williams, at North Dakota State (Oct. 15, 2011) TD Larry Patterson, at Western Illinois (Oct. 22, 2011) Punt Return 32 Julian Burton, at Southern Illinois (Sept. 24, 2011) 69 Joe Adams, at Arkansas (Sept. 3, 2011) TD Interception Return 91 Jimmie Strong, at Western Illinois (Oct. 22, 2011) 30 Varmah Sonie, vs. Northern Iowa (Oct. 1, 2011) (TD) Fumble Return 0 done 9 times 23 Jeremy Caldwell, at Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 10, 2011) Punt 72 Jordan Chiles, at Arkansas (Sept. 3, 2011) 63 Jason Schlautman, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) Field Goal 44 Austin Witmer, vs. Indiana State (Nov. 12, 2011) 35 Ryan Jastram, at North Dakota State (Oct. 15, 2011)

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2011 Player Game-by-Game Stats RUSHING Trevor Wooden Chris Douglas Stephe Johnston Vernon Scott Jordan Chiles Julian Burton Mitchell Jenkins Cadarrius Dotson Kierra Harris Team

No-Yds/TD 150-567/7 146-511/3 81-260/1 42-167/0 2-40/0 3-19/0 1-6/0 2-3/0 8-(-1)/0 4-(-8)/0

PASSING Att-Comp-Int Trevor Wooden .......................223-138-8

ARK DNP 18-72/0 7-15/0 DNP 1-6/0 5-(-9)/0 -

EKU 21-71/1 10-36/0 13-42/0 DNP DNP -

ORE 16-67/0 19-41/1 14-50/0 3-19/0 DNP 3-8/0 -

SIU 11-16/0 14-85/1 7-24/0 DNP DNP -

UNI 18-49/1 9-53/0 10-24/0 1-2/0 DNP DNP -

ILSU 9-(-4)/0 11-5/0 6-27/0 2-9/0 DNP DNP DNP -

NDSU 10-32/1 4-20/0 1-0/0 13-66/0 1-23/0 DNP DNP DNP -

WIU 11-82/1 13-27/0 19-55/1 DNP DNP 1-2/0 DNP 3-(-6)/0

SDSU 24-107/1 21-76/0 2-6/0 5-15/0 1-17/0 DNP 1-1/0 DNP 1-(-2)/0

INSU 12-26/0 15-65/0 9-31/0 4-12/0 DNP DNP -

YSU 18-121/2 12-31/1 7-36/0 3-13/0 DNP DNP DNP -

ARK DNP

EKU 32-22-0

ORE 13-6-0

SIU 19-9-3

UNI 21-18-0

ILSU 15-8-1

NDSU 25-18-0

WIU 16-8-0

SDSU 31-22-1

INSU 22-10-1

YSU 29-17-1

Yards/TD ...........................................1853/17

Kierra Harris ...............................16-10-1 Yards/TD .................................................83/1

Mitchell Jenkins ..............................4-1-0 Yards/TD ...................................................9/0

RECEIVING Jermaine Saffold Matt Thayer Cadarrius Dotson Ian Starnes Dorian Buford Julian Burton Robert Fields Chris Douglas Stephen Johnston Vernon Scott Tim Struckhoff

No-Yds/TD 45-913/8 20-247/3 22-214/2 11-163/1 10-98/1 11-94/0 8-88/1 11-62/2 8-38/0 2-14/0 1-14/0

TOTAL TACKLES UA-A-TOT Andrew Beisel......................... 38-46--84 Mike Crutcher ......................... 45-38--83 David Ingram .......................... 26-51--77 Caleb Schaffitzel..................... 31-39--70 Nick Canavan ......................... 21-32--53 Mikel Ruder ............................ 17-31--48 Ryan Callender ....................... 16-31--47 Mart Montgomery ................... 18-29--47 Rodney Kelly .......................... 23-23--46 Nate Davis .............................. 25-19--44 Sybhrian Berry ........................ 23-21--44 Eric Pearce ..............................11-15--26 Tevan Ferguson .......................11-13--24 Jimmie Strong..........................11-12--23 Jarrett Wright ............................ 12-9--21 Howard Scarborough................ 14-7--21 Bernard Thomas ....................... 12-5--17 Anthony Lee ............................... 6-8--14 Pat Fornadel ............................... 5-7--12 Darius Blow .................................. 4-5--9 Chris Current ................................ 5-3--8 Jamarius Smith ............................. 0-8--8 James Caine................................. 5-2--7 Kaleb Mueller................................ 2-2--4 Wes Stammers ............................. 3-1--4 Stephe Johnston........................... 3-0--3 Jermaine Saffold........................... 3-0--3 Andrew Jordan ............................. 2-1--3 Geoff Stanford .............................. 2-1--3 Jordan Chiles................................ 1-1--2 Vernon Scott ................................. 2-0--2 Robert Fields ................................ 2-0--2 Matt Thayer .................................. 1-0--1 Matt Swan..................................... 1-0--1 Kurt Kutter .................................... 1-0--1 Julian Burton................................. 1-0--1 Randy Richards ............................ 1-0--1 Dan Reichert................................. 1-0--1 Austin Witmer ............................... 1-0--1 Dorian Buford ............................... 1-0--1

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262/2

91/0

167/2

134/0

232/2

222/2

190/1

231/4

136/2

188/2

14-8-1

-

2-2-0

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-

-

-

-

-

-

-

70/1

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13/0

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-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4-1-0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

9/0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

ARK 1-33/1 1-1/0 2-19/0 2-7/0 1-17/0 1-4/0 1-(-2)/0 DNP -

EKU 6-126/2 3-29/0 1-13/0 1-20/0 5-44/0 3-14/0 1-4/0 2-12/0 -

ORE 1-7/0 3-46/0 1-32/0 1-5/0 1-4/0 1-10/0 -

SIU 5-122/1 1-16/1 2-15/0 1-14/0

UNI 3-10/0 2-15/0 2-22/0 3-33/0 1-13/0 4-25/0 2-13/0 1-3/0 -

ILSU 5-207/2 1-22/0 1-9/0 DNP 1-(-6)/0 -

NDSU 3-37/0 4-38/0 3-20/0 5-79/1 1-18/0 DNP 1-19/1 1-11/0 -

WIU 4-138/1 1-36/0 1--3/0 2-19/0 DNP -

SDSU 7-74/0 3-50/2 5-32/0 2-46/0 2-9/1 1-8/1 1-9/0 1-3/0 -

INSU 4-90/1 1-9/0 2-20/0 1-5/1 2-12/0 -

YSU 6-69/0 1-7/0 7-74/2 DNP DNP 2-36/0 1-2/0 DNP

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

EKU 4-7 3-4 3-6 1-3 1-3 1-4 1-6 0-7 4-3 1-4 1-0 1-2 0-1 0-1 4-2 3-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-1 DNP 1-1 DNP DNP 1-0 DNP -

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

SIU 5-6 6-2 5-2 2-0 5-2 5-1 2-0 2-1 2-2 1-2 2-1 1-1 1-0 1-2 7-4 1-0 1-0 DNP DNP 3-0 1-0 DNP 1-0 DNP -

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

ILSU 1-6 2-7 5-9 7-5 2-7 0-6 3-6 0-5 1-2 0-1 2-3 2-2 1-4 DNP 4-2 0-1 1-1 DNP 0-1 1-0 2-0 DNP DNP DNP -

NDSU 3-7 7-6 1-2 2-6 2-5 1-2 0-4 2-3 2-2 1-0 1-0 0-3 3-2 DNP DNP 2-1 0-1 1-3 DNP 0-4 2-0 0-1 1-1 0-1 1-0 DNP 1-0 DNP -

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

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

INSU 2-4 3-4 0-9 2-8 1-0 0-5 0-1 2-1 2-2 3-7 3-6 0-2 2-4 0-2 0-1 DNP DNP 0-2 DNP 1-0 1-0 DNP DNP -

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

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2011 Honors and Games Started MSU Players of the Week

Starters by Game

at Arkansas (Sept. 3) Media Player of the Week^ ............ Mike Crutcher (ILB) Offense .......................................... Chris Douglas (RB) Defense .................................Martin Montgomery (DE) Special Teams .................................Kaleb Mueller (LS) Scout Team Offense ......................Dorian Buford (WR) Scout Team Defense .................... Andrew Jordan (LB) Other.............................................. Jordan Chiles (P)% at Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 10) Media Player of the Week^ ....... Jermaine Saffold (WR) Offense ..................................... Jermaine Saffold (WR) Defense .........................................Andrew Beisel (ILB) Special Teams .................................Kaleb Mueller (LS) Offensive Lineman...................... Harrison Menke (OC) Scout Team Offense .........................Benny Jones (AT) Scout Team Defense ................... Andrew Jordan (ILB) Scout Team Special Teams ........... Evan Williams (CB) at Oregon (Sept. 17) Media Player of the Week^ .......... Trevor Wooden (QB) Offense .............................................. Matt Thayer (TE) Defense ..............................................Eric Pearce (NT) Special Teams ..............................Caleb Schaffitzel (S) Scout Team Offense ......................Robert Booker (OL) Scout Team Defense ..................... James Barnes (DL) Scout Team Special Teams ............Keenan Berry (CB) at Southern Illinois (Sept. 24) Media Player of the Week^ ................Mikel Ruder (DE) Offense ..................................... Jermaine Saffold (WR) Defense ..........................................Mikel Ruder (DE)% Special Teams .........................Stephen Johnston (RB) Scout Team Offense .................. Marcel Roberson (AT) Scout Team Defense ......................Keenan Berry (CB) Northern Iowa (Oct. 1) Media Player of the Week^ ................Jordan Chiles (P) Offense .......................................... Chris Douglas (RB) Defense .......................................... Rodney Kelly (ILB) Special Teams ...................................Jordan Chiles (P) Scout Team Offense .........................Kierra Harris (QB) Scout Team Defense ................... Jordan Gardner (DL) Illinois State (Oct. 8) Media Player of the Week^ ....Jermaine Saffold (WR)% Offense ..................................Jermaine Saffold (WR)% Defense .......................................... David Ingram (ILB) Special Teams ...................................Mikel Ruder (DE) Scout Team Offense ...........................Clay Spruill (OL) Scout Team Defense ................ James McDonald (DE) at North Dakota State (Oct. 15) Media Player of the Week^ ................Ian Starnes (WR) Offense ..............................................Ian Starnes (WR) Special Teams ............................... Jordan Chiles (P)% Scout Team Offense ...................Eric Christophel (WR) Scout Team Defense ...................... Wes Stammers (S) at Western Illinois (Oct. 22) Media Player of the Week^ .........Jimmie Strong (CB)% Offense ...................................... Trevor Wooden (QB)+ Defense .........................................Andrew Beisel (ILB) Offensive Lineman............................Zack Cooley (OT) Scout Team Offense ..................... Andrew Jordan (TE) Scout Team Defense ........................ Isaia Falealii (DT) South Dakota State (Oct. 29) Media Player of the Week^ .......Trevor Wooden (QB)% Offense ........................................... Matt Thayer (TE)% Defense .........................................Andrew Beisel (ILB) Special Teams ................................Anthony LT Lee (S) Offensive Lineman...................... Randy Richards (OT) Scout Team Offense ............................ Matt Swan (TE) Scout Team Defense ................ Defensive Scout Team Indiana State (Nov. 12) Media Player of the Week^ ............Nate Davis (OLB)% Offense ..................................... Jermaine Saffold (WR) Defense ...................................... Tevan Ferguson (DT) Special Teams ..............................Caleb Schaffitzel (S) Scout Team Offense ...................... Ryan Heaston (RB) Scout Team Defense .................. Jordan Hoffman (ILB) Youngstown State (Nov. 19) Media Player of the Week^ .....Trevor Wooden (QB)+% Offense ....................................Cadarrius Dotson (WR) Defense .................................................Defensive Unit Spec. Teams ......... Sybhrian Berry (CB), Caleb Schaffitzel (S) Offensive Lineman..................Harrison Menke (OC)++ Scout Team Offense ................... Mitchell Jenkins (QB) Scout Team Defense ...................... Wes Stammers (S)

OFFENSE

LT

LG

OC

RG

RT

YWR/TE

XWR

ZWR

QB

@Arkansas

Cooley

Simmons

Menke

Kutter

Richards

Thayer (TE)

Saffold

Fields

Harris

@Eastern Ky. Cooley

Simmons

Menke

Kutter

Richards

Thayer (TE)

Saffold

Fields

Wooden

Burton (WR)

Johnston

@Oregon

Cooley

Simmons

Menke

Kutter

Richards

Thayer (TE)

Saffold

Buford

Wooden

Burton (WR)

Douglas

@SIU

Cooley

Simmons

Menke

Kutter

Richards

Thayer (TE)

Saffold

Fields

Wooden Struckhoff (TE) Johnston

UNI

Cooley

Simmons

Menke

Kutter

Richards

Thayer (TE)

Saffold

Buford

Wooden

Illinois St. @NDSU

Cooley Cooley

Simmons Simmons

Menke Menke

Kutter Kutter

Richards Richards

Thayer (TE) Thayer (TE)

Saffold Saffold

Starnes Starnes

Wooden Dotson (WR) Johnston Wooden Struckhoff (TE) Scott

@WIU

Cooley

Simmons

Menke

Kutter

Richards

Thayer (TE)

Saffold

Starnes

Wooden Struckhoff (TE) Johnston

SDSU

Cooley

Simmons

Menke

Kutter

Richards

Thayer (TE)

Saffold

Buford

Wooden

Indiana St.

Cooley

Simmons

Menke

Kutter

Richards

Thayer (TE)

Saffold

Starnes

Wooden Struckhoff (TE) Douglas

@YSU

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RB

Struckhoff (TE) Johnston

Burton (WR)

Burton (WR)

Johnston

Douglas

Cooley

Simmons

Menke

Kutter

Richards

Thayer (TE)

Saffold

Starnes

Wooden

Dotson (WR)

DEFENSE

LE

NT

RE

SLB

BLB

MLB

WLB

LCB

SS

FS

RCB

@Arkansas

Ruder

Pearce

Ferguson

Canavan

Callendar

Ingram

Kelly

S. Berry

Wright

Crutcher

Strong

@Eastern Ky. Ruder

Pearce

Montgomery Canavan

Callendar

Ingram

Kelly

S. Berry

Wright

Crutcher Scarborough

@Oregon

Ruder

Pearce

Ferguson

Canavan

Beisel

Ingram

Kelly

S. Berry

Wright

Crutcher

@SIU

Ruder

Pearce

Ferguson

Canavan

Beisel

Ingram

Kelly

Strong

Schaffitzel

Crutcher Scarborough

UNI

Ruder

Pearce

Montgomery Canavan

Beisel

Ingram

Kelly

S. Berry

Wright

Crutcher Scarborough

Illinois St.

Ruder

Pearce

Montgomery Canavan

Beisel

Ingram

Kelly

Thomas Schaffitzel

Crutcher

Ferguson

Pearce

@NDSU

Douglas

Thomas

Strong

Ruder

Canavan

Beisel

Ingram

Kelly

S. Berry Schaffitzel

Crutcher

Strong

@WIU

Montgomery Ferguson

Ruder

Canavan

Beisel

Ingram

Kelly

S. Berry Schaffitzel

Crutcher

Strong

SDSU

Montgomery Ferguson

Ruder

Canavan

Beisel

Ingram

Kelly

S. Berry Schaffitzel

Crutcher

Strong

Indiana St. Montgomery Ferguson

Ruder

Davis

Beisel

Ingram

Kelly

S. Berry Schaffitzel

Crutcher

Strong

@YSU

Ruder

Davis

Beisel

Ingram

Kelly

S. Berry Schaffitzel

Crutcher

Strong

Montgomery Ferguson

Starters by Season

Offensive Linemen 08 09 10 +Zack Cooley (11) .......... -- --+Kurt Kutter (11)............. -- --+Harrison Menke (11) .... -- --+Randy Richards (11) .... -- --Travis Simmons (25) ..... -- 3 11 Tight Ends Tim Struckhoff (1) .......... -- --+Matt Thayer (12) .......... -- -4 Receivers +Dorian Buford .............. -- --+Julian Burton ............... -- -2 +Cadarrius Dotson (1) ... -- 7 10 Robert Fields ................. -- --Jermaine Saffold (24) .... -- 5 11 Ian Starnes (2) .............. -- --+Adrian Williams ........... -- 4 -Quarterbacks Kierra Harris .................. -- --Trevor Wooden (10) ...... -- -- 10# Running Backs +Mikael Cooper-Falls .... -- 2 -Chris Douglas (3) ........... -- 1 1 Stephen Johnston ..........1 -- 10 +Vernon Scott ............... -- -- 2#

11 Total 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 25

Defensive Linemen 08 09 +Tevan Ferguson (5)...... -- 1 +Martin Montgomery (4) -- -+Eric Pearce .................. -- -Mikel Ruder (33) ............ -- 11 Linebackers +Andrew Beisel (9) ........ -- -+Ryan Callendar ........... -- -+Nick Canavan ............. -- -+Nate Davis (2) .............. -- -David Ingram (11) ...........2 -+Rodney Kelly (11)......... -- -Defensive Backs +Sybhrian Berry (5)........ -- -+Mike Crutcher (11) ....... -- -+Howard Scarborough . -- -+Caleb Schaffitzel (6) .... -- -Jimmie Strong (6)........... -- 11 Bernard Thomas ........... -- -Jarrett Wright ................. -- --

11 Total 8 9 7 8 7 7 11 33

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Team NCAA DI Stats Rankings

Category 2010 (NCAA) 2011 MVFC NCAA Rushing Offense ............. 214.18 (11) ...... 142.18 ........ 7 ........ 69 Passing Offense ............. 211.27 (48) ...... 176.82 ........ 6 ........ 78 Total Offense ..................425.45 (13) ...... 319.00 ........ 8 ........ 95 Scoring Offense ................30.36 (24) ........ 20.18 ........ 8 ........ 96 Rushing Defense ............156.82 (69) ...... 205.00 ........ 8 ...... 107 Pass Efficiency Def.......146.02 (106) ...... 173.60 ........ 9 ...... 120 Total Defense................438.36 (107) ...... 444.73 ........ 9 .......114 Scoring Defense .............34.00 (106) ........ 37.09 ........ 9 .......112 Net Punting .......................33.21 (59) ........ 33.28 ........ 8 ........ 74 Punt Returns.......................8.81 (58) .......... 6.79 ........ 7 ........ 85 Kickoff Returns .................20.56 (58) ........ 18.40 ........ 9 ........ 99 Turnover Margin ...............+0.36 (30) ......... -0.45 ........ 6 ........ 84 Pass Defense ............... 281.55 (117) ...... 239.73 ........ 9 ...... 103 Passing Efficiency ..........125.01 (54) ...... 145.03 ........ 2 ........ 20 Sacks ..................................2.45 (24) .......... 1.64 ........ 8 ........ 89 Tackles For Loss................5.45 (t81) .......... 3.91 ........ 9 .......118 Sacks Allowed ....................2.18 (73) .......... 2.18 ........ 7 ........ 68 Members - MVFC (9) Division I FBS (117).

Individual NCAA DI Stats Leaders

Category 2011 MVFC NCAA Trevor Wooden Pass Efficiency....................... 149.66 ..............2 ...............14 Total Offense .......................... 242.00 ..............1 ...............27 Rushing .................................... 56.70 ..............9 ...............98 Jermaine Saffold Receptions Per Game................ 4.09 ..............7 ..............t96 Receiving Yards Per Game...... 83.00 ..............3 ...............25 Jordan Chiles Punting Average....................... 40.60 ..............5 ...............31

(Consecutive starts in parentheses); # Wooden’s 10 starts were at WR; Scott’s 2 starts were at CB in 2010 + Players returning for 2012

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2011 Senior Career Stats and Honors DARIUS BLOW „ OLB, 5-9, 208, Grandview, Mo., 2 Letters „ 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 2010 10-0 2 1 3 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2011 6-0 4 5 9 0.5 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 21-0 8 6 14 1.5 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 „ HONORS MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/27/07, 9/19/09.

JORDAN CHILES „ P, 5-11, 178, Hillsboro, Ill, 4 Letters „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G Punt Yds. Avg Lg TB FC i20 50+ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2008 11 60 2274 37.9 64 2 9 17 11 2009 11 46 1845 40.1 75 1 8 13 6 2010 11 56 2147 38.3 53 2 13 13 3 2011 11 67 2720 40.6 72 3 12 21 8 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 44 229 8986 39.2 75 8 42 64 28 „ HONORS All-Missouri Valley Football Conference: 2009 (HM), 2011 (HM); MVFC All-Academic Team: 2009 (HM), 2010 (2nd); 2011 (1st); MVFC All-Newcomer: 2008; MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award: 2009, 2010; MVFC Honor Roll: 2009, 2010; Preseason All-MVFC: 2011 (HM); CFPA Punter of Week (HM): 9/3/11, 10/15/11; CFPA Punter Preseason Watch List: 2011; Phil Steele College Football Preview All-MVFC: 2011 (1st); Phil Steele’s No. 22 FCS Punter: 2011; MSU Player of the Week: 11/8/08, 10/1/11; MSU Special Teams Player of the Week: 9/13/08, 9/26/09, 11/14/09, 11/6/10, 10/15/11; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2012; Arthur Briggs Award: 2011. [Ranked No. 31 in 2011 final NCAA FCS stats in punting average - 40.6]

CHRIS CURRENT „ DE, 5-11, 230, Sr., St. Louis, Mo., 1 Letter „ 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 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2010 1-0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2011 11-0 5 3 8 1.5 1.5-8 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 12-0 5 3 8 1.5 1.5-8 0-0 0 0-0 „ HONORS MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year: 2007; MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 8/30/07, 9/20/08, 10/18/08, 10/17/09.

CHRIS DOUGLAS „ RB, 5-9, 213, Sr., Lawrenceville, Ga., 3 Letters „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds Avg TD Lg Rec Yds. TD -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2009 11-1 72 325 4.5 4 65 7 55 0 2010 11-1 152 1051 6.9 11 97 17 108 1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 22-2 224 1376 6.1 15 97 24 163 1 „ HONORS MVFC All-Conference: 2010 (HM). Preseason All-MVFC: 2011; College Football Performance Awards National RB of the Week: 10/9/10. CFPA National Running Back of the Week (HM): 9/2/10; Consensus Draft Services Preseason All-America: 2011 (HM); College Football Performance Awards RB Preseason Watch List: 2011; Phil Steele’s College Football Preview All-MVFC: 2011 (2nd); Phil Steele’s No. 32 FCS RB: 2011; MSU Player of the Week: 9/2/10. MSU Offensive Player of the Week: 9/2/10, 9/3/11; MSU Team Captain: 2011.

DAVID INGRAM

JERMAINE SAFFOLD

„ ILB, 6-2, 223, Siloam Springs, Ark., 4 Letters „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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 2010 11-0 7 6 13 0 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 2011 11-11 26 51 77 3 1-7 0-0 1 1-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 44-13 54 76 130 5.5 1-7 0-0 4 1-0 „ HONORS

„ WR, 6-1, 198, Grandview, Mo., 3 Letters „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2009 11-5 0 0 0 25 439 17.6 3 48 2010 11-11 1 4 0 53 869 16.4 5 66 2011 11-11 0 0 0 45 913 20.3 8 91 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 33-27 1 4 0 123 2221 18.1 16 91 „ HONORS

Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team: 2008, MSU Team Captain: 2011; MSU Bears Team Award: 2011; MSU Defensive Player of Week: (10/8/11); MSU Game Ball Recipient: (11/19/11); MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2011.

STEPHEN JOHNSTON „ RB, 5-11, 214, Mansfield, Texas, 4 Letters CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds Avg TD Lg Rec Yds. TD -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2007 11-0 51 270 5.3 1 18 2 10 0 2008 8-1 61 354 5.8 3 70 4 18 0 2010 11-10 147 752 5.1 5 61 17 180 0 2011 11-6 81 260 3.2 1 15 8 38 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 41-17 340 1636 4.8 10 70 31 246 0 „ HONORS Team Captain: 2011; Phil Steele’s Preseason No. 29 FCS RB: 2011; MSU Player of the Week: 9/25/10, 10/16/10, 11/13/10; MSU Offensive Player of the Week: 10/11/08, 9/25/10, 10/23/10, 11/13/10; MSU Special Teams Player of Week: 9/24/11; MSU Weightlifter of the Year: 2011.

MVFC All-Conference: 2010 (2nd), 2011 (1st); Preseason AllMVFC: 2011; Phil Steele’s College Football Preview All-MVFC: 2011 (1st); Phil Steele’s No. 18 FCS WR: 2011; CFPA WR Preseason Watch List: 2011; MSU Media Player of the Year: 2011. CFPA WR of Week (HM): 9/11/10, 10/16/10, 10/30/10, 10/8/11; BSN Collegiate Showcase Watch List: 2011; MSU Media Player of Week: 9/10/11, 10/8/11; MVFC Offensive Player of the Week: 10/2/10, 9/10/11, 9/24/11, 10/8/11, 11/12/11; MSU Offensive Player of the Week: 11/7/09, 10/16/10; MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 11/1/08. [Ranked No. 25 in 2011 final NCAA FCS stats in receiving yards - 83.0; and No. 96 in receptions 4.09]

TRAVIS SIMMONS „ OG, 6-2, 290, Mexico, Mo., 4 Letters „ 38 G, 24 GS „ HONORS Team Captain: 2011; MVFC Honor Roll: 2009; MSU Offensive Lineman of the Week: 10/17//09; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2009, Spring 2011.

WES STAMMERS

„ S, 6-0, 190, Owensville, Mo., 2 Letters „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY KALEB MUELLER Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------„ LS, 6-2, 221, Paola, Kan., 2 Letters 2010 7-0 1 1 2 0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0-0 „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY 2011 7-0 3 1 4 0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 14-0 4 2 6 0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2010 11-0 2 2 4 0 0-0 0-0 0 1-0 „ HONORS 2011 11-0 2 2 4 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------MVFC Honor Roll: 2010; MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of Total 22-0 4 4 8 0 0-0 0-0 0 1-1 the Week: 10/30/10, 10/15/11, 11/19/11; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011. „ HONORS MSU Special Teams Player of the Year: 2010, 2011; MSU Special Teams Player of the Week: 9/11/10, 9/3/11, 9/10/11.

IAN STARNES

„ WR, 6-5, 207, Springfield, Mo., 2 Letters DAN REICHERT „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY „ WR, 5-11, 165, Harrisonville, Mo., 1 Letter Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng 2008 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0 0.0 0 0 2010 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2009 6-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2011 8-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2010 7-0 0 0 0 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2011 11-5 0 0 0 11 163 14.8 1 29 Total 8-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 24-5 0 0 0 11 163 14.8 1 29 „ HONORS MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/26/09, 11/7/09. „ HONORS

MIKEL RUDER „ DE, 6-5, 280, Lawrence, Kan., 4 Letters „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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 2010 11-11 13 29 42 3.5 2.5-11 0-0 2 0-0 2011 11-11 17 31 48 3.5 3-17 0-0 0 0-1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 44-33 52 99 151 12 8.5-40 0-0 4 0-1 „ HONORS All-Missouri Valley Football Conference: 2011 (2nd); Team Captain: 2011; CFPA Defensive Lineman of Week (HM) (9/24/11); MSU Defensive MVP: 2011; MSU Defensive Lineman of the Year: 2011; MSU Bears Team Award: 2011; MSU Player of the Week: 11/7/09, 9/24/11; MSU Defensive Player of the Week: 11/7/09, 9/3/10, 9/24/11; MSU Special Teams Player of the Week: 10/8/11; MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/6/07.

Jermaine

SAFFOLD

WILLIE WHITE „ WR, 6-4, 186, Kingsland, Ga., 2 Letters „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2010 11-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2012 5-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 16-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 „ HONORS (None).

JARRETT WRIGHT „ S, 5-10, 187, Grandview, Mo., 4 Letters „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2008 4-0 4 0 4 1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2009 11-0 2 2 4 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2010 11-0 4 2 6 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2011 7-4 12 9 21 1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 33-4 22 13 35 2 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 „ HONORS (None).

2011 Bears Football Team Awards Media Player of the Year: Jermaine Saffold

MSU Media Player of Week: 10/15/11; MSU Offensive Player of Week: 10/15/11; MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/20/08; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2011.

Defensive Players of Year: Mikel Ruder

JIMMIE STRONG

Offensive Players of Year: Trevor Wooden

„ CB, 5-10, 190, Texarkana, Texas, 4 Letters „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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 2010 9-9 22 9 31 1 0-0 4-75 6 0-0 2011 11-8 11 12 23 0 0-0 2-91 6 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 42-28 65 42 107 2 0-0 7-197 17 0-0 „ HONORS All-Missouri Valley Football Conference: 2011 (2nd); Preseason All-MVFC: 2011 (HM); CFPA DB Preseason Watch List: 2011; Phil Steele’s College Football Preview All-MVFC: 2011 (2nd); BSN Collegiate Showcase Watch List: 2011; MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award: 2010; MVFC Honor Roll: 2010; CFPA National DB of the Week (HM): 10/23/10, 10/22/11; MSU Media Player of the Week: 10/22/11; MSU Game Ball Recipient: 10/22/11. MSU Defensive Player of the Week: 10/23/10; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2010.

Arthur Briggs Award: Jordan Chiles Bears Team Award: Stephen Johnston David Ingram Special Teams Player of Year: Kaleb Mueller Defensive Lineman of Year: Mikel Ruder Offensive Lineman of Year: Harrison Menke Offensive Scout Team Player of Year: Duane Atteberry Defensive Scout Team Player of Year: Evan Williams Weight Lifter of the Year: Stephen Johnston Tough Son of a Bear Award: Stephen Johnston David Ingram

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Sept. 3, 2011, Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, Ark.

Missouri State Bears............................................7 (15) Arkansas Razorbacks .............................51

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Missouri State was out-gained 466-163 in a 51-7 seasonopening loss at No. 15 Arkansas. The announced crowd of 70,607 was the largest ever for an MSU football contest. The Bears collected 145 of their yards in the second half and produced their only points on a 33-yard touchdown pass from true freshman starter Kierra Harris to Jermaine Saffold in the third quarter. The one-play drive started at the UofA 33 after a forced fumble was recovered by Nick Canavan there to set up the Bears’ only points. Both teams committed just one turnover, and the Bears were penalized just four times on the night while collecting three sacks to Arkansas’ two. Chris Douglas led MSU with 18 carries for 72 yards, while Harris finished 8-for-14 with an interception and 70 yards. Special teams performers Julian Burton, Jordan Chiles and Kaleb Mueller also had big nights, with Burton collecting 110 return yards, and Chiles averaging 45.9 yards on 8 punts. As one of four freshman starters, Mike Crutcher led the MSU defense with 10 total tackles, while Ryan Callender added 8. Arkansas covered 80 yards on 10 plays on the game’s opening drive before Tyler Wilson found Jarius Wright from 33 yards out for the first score. Joe Adams’ 61-yard punt return for a TD and a missed extra point followed two-and-a-half minutes later to make it 13-0. Bobby Petrino’s squad then capped a 70-yard drive before the end of the first quarter as Kody Walker punched it into the end zone from one yard out on the 12th play of the 70-yard series. After falling behind 30-0 at the half and 44-0 late in the third, Missouri State finally got on the board with 45 seconds left in the period. A strip by Andrew Biesel and a fumble recovery by Canavan gave the Bears the ball at the Arkansas 33. On the first play of the ensuing sequence, Harris threw a strike to Saffold in the right corner end zone for the touchdown. The touchdown catch was Saffold’s ninth. Ronnie Wingo led Arkansas with 43 ground yards on 11 carries, while Wilson was 18-for-24 for 260 and a pair of scores, and Wright led all receivers with 6 catches for 108 yards. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Missouri State Bears (0-1) (15) Arkansas Razorbacks (1-0) Scoring Summary: 1st 10:32 UA 07:52 UA 00:51 UA 2nd 05:01 UA 00:14 UA 3rd 06:17 UA 04:15 UA 00:45 MSU 4th 12:20 UA

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MSU 9 31-84 79 18-9-1 49-163 0-0 1-15 4-95 0-0 8-45.9 1-0 4-25 28:31 1 of 11 1 of 1 0-1 3-15

UA 24 33-102 364 35-28-0 68-466 0-0 8-188 1-18 1-12 2-41.0 3-1 8-76 31:29 6 of 12 2 of 2 4-4 2-17

Individual Statistics RUSHING: Missouri State - Chris Douglas 18-72; Stephen Johnston 7-15; Mitchell Jenkins 1-6; Kierra Harris 5-(-9). Arkansas - Ronnie Wingo Jr. 11-43; DeAnthony Curtis 5-37; Kody Walker 9-33; Brandon Mitchell 3-5; Tyler Wilson 4-(- 5); TEAM 1-(-11). PASSING: Missouri State - Kierra Harris 8-14-1-70; Jenkins, Mitchell 1-4-0-9. Arkansas-Tyler Wilson 18-24-0-260; Brandon Mitchell 10-11-0-104.

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Sept. 10, 2011, Roy Kidd Stadium, Richmond, Ky.

Missouri State Bears........................................ 24 Eastern Kentucky Colonels .......................... 28

RICHMOND, Ky. - A solid comeback attempt by Missouri State fell short as the Bears dropped a 28-24 decision to Eastern Kentucky in non-conference play. After trailing 14-0 at the half and being outgained 276-132 after two quarters, the Bears took the opening drive of the third quarter all the way for a score. Trevor Wooden engineered a 60-yard drive that consumed 14 plays and 6 minutes, 54 seconds. He converted three third downs on the sequence and called his own number from the two-yard line for the score with 8:06 left in the third period. The Bears outgained the Colonels 132-4 in the third quarter and ended the period knocking on the door of a potential game-tying score. On third-and-goal, Chris Douglas was cut down at the one-yard line, and MSU elected to kick an 18-yard field goal. Austin Witmer converted the chip shot attempt to wrap a 14-play, 63-yard drive to make it 14-10 just 48 seconds into the final period. However, just as it looked like the momentum was changing for good, EKU brought the home crowd of 9,200 back into the game with an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Jeremy Caldwell to make it 21-10 with 14:11 to go in the contest. Missouri State bounced off the canvas with a quick strike of its own on the next series. Julian Burton returned the ensuing kickoff to the Bears’ 29, setting up a 71-yard TD strike from Wooden to Jermaine Saffold on the very next play to make it 21-17. The teams exchanged punts on the next two series, but when the Colonels took over at their own 41 with 8:41 to go, Pryor put together a 59-yard touchdown drive to seal the win for the home club. The 13-play drive was capped with a 12-yard scamper by Jeremiah Williams to end the nearly-five-minute drive and made it 28-17 with 3:55 left in the contest. MSU rallied on its next series, staying in the game with a 60-yard scoring drive that culminated in a nine-yard pass from Wooden to Saffold to make it 28-24 with 1:54 to go. The series took nine plays and consumed just over two minutes as the senior wideout collected his 11th career touchdown catch. Eastern recovered the ensuing sky kick at its own 33 and ultimately ran out the clock. In his first career start, Wooden finished 22-for-32 for 262 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also had a team-high 71 rushing yards with a score to finish with 333 total yards and break an MSU record for passing yards in a debut performance. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Jarius Wright 33 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 10-80 4:28 Joe Adams 61 yd punt return (Zach Hocker kick failed) Kody Walker 1 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 12-70 5:21 Chris Gragg 3 yd pass from Bran. Mitchell (Zach Hocker kick), 7-46 3:08 Zach Hocker 32 yd field goal, 10-63 2:42 Jarius Wright 29 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 10-90 5:09 Joe Adams 69 yd punt return (Zach Hocker kick) Saffold, Jermaine 33 yd pass from Kierra Harris (Austin Witmer kick), 1-33 0:09 Kody Walker 1 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 8-73 3:25

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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Missouri State Bears (0-2) Eastern Kentucky Colonels (1-1) Scoring Summary: 1st 12:38 EKU 2nd 08:09 EKU 3rd 08:06 MSU 4th 14:12 MSU 14:01 EKU 13:45 MSU 03:55 EKU 01:54 MSU

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Chris Moore 33 yd pass from T.J. Pryor (Luke Pray kick), 8-75 2:22 Jeremiah Williams. 7 yd run (Luke Pray kick), 4-26 1:12 Trevor Wooden 2 yd run (Austin Witmer kick), 14-60 6:54 Austin Witmer 18 yd field goal, 14-63 7:04 Jeremy Caldwell 88 yd kickoff return (Luke Pray kick) Jermaine Saffold 71 yd pass from Trevor Wooden (Austin Witmer kick), 1-71 0:16 Jeremiah Williams 12 yd run (Luke Pray kick), 13-59 4:46 Jermaine Saffold 9 yd pass from Trevor Wooden (Austin Witmer kick), 9-60 2:01

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 19 44-149 262 32-22-0 76-411 0-0 2-4 4-89 0-0 5-37.4 2-1 5-30 32:05 9 of 18 1 of 2 3-3 1-10

EKU 23 54-245 146 22-14-0 76-391 1-23 2--1 5-122 0-0 4-46.8 2-0 4-20 27:55 9 of 17 1 of 2 2-3 3-25

Individual Statistics RUSHING: Missouri State - Trevor Wooden 21-71; Stephn Johnston 13-42; Chris Douglas 10-36. Eastern Kentucky - Jeremiah Williams 24-119; T.J. Pryor 14-69; Matt Denham 9-33; H.B. Banjoman 3-24; Kyle Lumpkin 1-4; Jordan Berry 1-(-2); Team 2-(-2). PASSING: Missouri State - Trevor Wooden 22-32-0-262. Eastern Kentucky - T.J. Pryor 14-22-0-146.

RECEIVING: Missouri State - Dorian Buford 2-19; Julian Burton 2-7; Jermaine Saffold 1-33; Robert Fields 1-17; Chris Douglas 1-4; Matt Thayer 1-1; Stephen Johnston 1-(-2). Arkansas - Jarius Wright 6-108; Chris Gragg 4-18; Ronnie Wingo Jr. 3-51; Cobi Hamilton 3-38; Marquel Wade 3-28; Julian Horton 3-23; Greg Childs 2-29; Javnote Herndon 1-41; Joe Adams 1-11; Austin Tate 1-10; Kiero Small 1-7.

RECEIVING: Missouri State - Jermaine Saffold 6-126; Julian Burton 5-44; Matt Thayer 3-29; Robert Fields 3-14; Johnston, Stephen 2-12; Dorian Buford 1-20; Ian Starnes 1-13; Chris Douglas 1-4. Eastern Kentucky - Jaucady Rutledge 3-39; Tyrone Goard 3-28; Chris Moore 2-43; Jeremiah Williams 1-9; Cameron Bailey 1-8; Matt Lengel 1-6; Jeremy James 1-6; Jeremy Caldwell 1-4; Kyle Lumpkin 1-3.

TACKLES: Missouri State: Mike Crutcher 10, Ryan Callender 8, Andrew Beisel 7, Sybhrian Berry 7, Martin Montgomery 7, David Ingram 7, Caleb Schaffitzel 7.

TACKLES: Missouri State: Andrew Beisel 11, David Ingram 9, Kelly Rodney 7, Mike Crutcher 7, Ryan Callender 7, Martin Montgomery 7, Jarrett Wright 6.

Attendance: 70,607. Kickoff time: 6:08 p.m. End of Game: 9:00 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:52. Officials: Referee: David Smith; Umpire: Jeff Roberson; Linesman: Randall Kizer; Line judge: Will McDonald; Back judge: Michael Watson; Field judge: Andy Britton; Side judge: Chad Hill. Temperature: 90. Wind: E SE 7mph. Weather: Partly cloudy

Attendance: 9,200. Kickoff time: 6:00 p.m. End of Game: 8:52 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:52. Officials: Referee: Todd Dunaway; Umpire: Steve Joest; Linesman: Chris Barney; Line judge: Steve Horn; Back judge: Steve Hendley; Field judge: Mike Boshers; Side judge: Kirk Paitsel. Temperature: 75. Wind: SW 6mph. Weather: Cloudy.

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Sept. 17, 2011, Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Ore.

Missouri State Bears............................................7 (12) Oregon Ducks .............................................56

EUGENE, Ore. - LaMichael James matched a career high with three rushing touchdowns and totaled 204 yards on 12 carries, including a 90-yard touchdown run that represented the longest in the 45-year history of Autzen Stadium to help the No. 12 Oregon Ducks hold visiting Missouri State at bay. While Oregon’s offense rolled, it was the Duck’s defense that turned in perhaps the biggest play of the opening half. The Bears’ offense provided plenty of reasons for optimism early in the game, piling up 11 first downs in the opening half to surpass their total for the entire game against fellow FBS opponent Arkansas in the season opener. MSU outgained the Ducks 147-98 in the first quarter, as Wooden would connect on all four pass attempts for 80 yards in the period. But, with Missouri State driving toward a potential game-tying touchdown early in the second quarter, the Ducks’ defense rose to the occasion, stopping Chris Douglas on a fourth-and-one attempt at the seven yard line to thwart the MSU drive and spark a turning point in the game. The Ducks would score three unanswered touchdowns over the ensuing six-anda-half minutes to build a 35-7 halftime lead, then found the endzone on their first three possessions of the second half to put the game out of reach for good. Oregon’s defense did its part as well, as the Ducks totaled 10 first downs in the second half before the Bears got their first and limited MSU to 32 total yards in the third period. The outcome marked a stark contrast to the onset of the contest that saw the Bears take the opening kickoff and march down the field for a nine-play, 84-yard drive that was capped by Douglas’s three-yard touchdown run. The early score gave MSU its first lead over an FBS program since it led Arkansas 3-0 in 2005. Trevor Wooden hooked up with junior tight end Matt Thayer on a pair of key completions to set up the drive. On a third and five from the Missouri State 21 yard line, Wooden found a wide open Thayer down the sideline for a 30-yard gain. Following an 18-yard scamper by Wooden, the MSU signal-caller found Thayer once again, this time for an eight-yard gain to the Oregon 16. A 12-yard pickup by freshman Julian Burton moved the ball to the Ducks three, and Douglas punched home his first touchdown of the season to punctuate the drive at the 10:22 mark. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Missouri State Bears (0-3) (12) Oregon Ducks (2-1) Scoring Summary: 1st 10:22 MSU 07:21 ORE 03:18 ORE 2nd 12:11 ORE 08:36 ORE 05:33 ORE 3rd 13:43 ORE 09:32 ORE 04:45 ORE

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Sept. 24, 2011, Salukis Stadium, Carbondale, Ill.

Missouri State Bears.........................................18 (13) Southern Illinois Salukis ..................... 20

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A back-and-forth second half ultimately fell the way of the home team, and Southern Illinois defeated Missouri State by a 20-18 count in the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener for both teams. Missouri State took its first lead of the night, 18-17, on a one-yard touchdown run by Chris Douglas with six seconds left in the third quarter and started to take charge throughout the fourth quarter. After the two-point conversion failed, the Bears soon forced a Salukis fumble at their own 43 with 13:05 to go. MSU would then drive to the SIU 27 before Trevor Wooden was picked off in the end zone to end the threat. The Bears’ defense came up with another big series after that and forced the No. 13 Salukis into a punt from their own 31 with 6:47 to play. However, the Bears would punt it back just three plays later, and Southern took over at its own 28 to set up the game-winning drive. SIU drove 62 yards on 11 plays to the MSU 10-yard line before settling for a 27-yard field goal by Jackson MacLachlan -- a Springfield, Mo., native -- to give the Salukis a 20-18 lead with 50 seconds remaining. The Bears returned the ensuing kickoff to their own 39, but a sack set the Bears back to their own 31 before Wooden was picked off for the third and final time of the game on the next play with 12 seconds to go, giving MSU its 11th straight road loss. Wooden finished 9-for-19 for 167 yards and two touchdowns. He was sacked just twice and finished with 183 yards of total offense. Chris Douglas added 85 yards on 14 carries, while Jermaine Saffold caught five passes for 122 yards for his seventh career 100-yard receiving game. Jewel Hampton carried 21 times for 119 yards for SIU, while Paul McIntosh finished 13-for-24 passing for 206 yards, while adding 60 ground yards on 16 carries. The Salukis scored on the game’s opening drive when McIntosh punched it in from 12 yards out to make it 7-0. The seven-play, 46-yard drive was set up by a long opening kickoff return that put SIU in Missouri State territory to start the game. Missouri State didn’t take long to retaliate as Wooden connected with Saffold for a 76-yard touchdown pass on the Bears’ first play from scrimmage moments later. The extra point attempt failed when the snap eluded holder Ian Starnes to make it a 7-6 game. The Bears trailed 14-12 at the half and fell behind 17-12 early in the third. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Chris Douglas 3 yd run (Austin Witmer kick), 9-84 4:38 LaMichael James 1 yd run (Alejandro Maldonado kick), 10-56 3:01 Lavasier Tuinei 8 yd pass from D. Thomas (Alejandro Maldonado kick), 4-37 1:10 Colt Lyerla 7 yd pass from Darron Thomas (Alejandro Maldonado kick), 3-93 0:37 LaMichael James 90 yd run (Alejandro Maldonado kick), 1-90 0:14 Lavasier Tuinei 34 yd pass from D. Thomas (Alejandro Maldonado kick), 3-47 0:51 LaMichael James 50 yd run (Alejandro Maldonado kick), 4-75 1:17 Colt Lyerla 26 yd pass from Bryan Bennett (Alejandro Maldonado kick), 9-74 2:26 Eric Dungy 22 yd pass from Bryan Bennett (Alejandro Maldonado kick), 9-76 2:56

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Individual Statistics RUSHING: Missouri State - Trevor Wooden 16-67; Vernon Scott 14-50; Chris Douglas 19-41; Julian Burton 3-19; Kierra Harris 3-8. Oregon - LaMichael James 12-204; Tra Carson 9-82; DeAnthony Thomas 10-67; Ayele Forde 8-32; Anthony Blake 3-21; Bryan Bennett 1-10. PASSING: Missouri State - Trevor Wooden 6-13-0-91; Kierra Harris 2-2-0-13. Oregon - Darron Thomas 11-15-0-206; Bryan Bennett 5-6-0-59. . RECEIVING: Missouri State - Matt Thayer 3-46; Cadarrius Dotson 1-32; Julian Burton 1-10; Jermaine Saffold 1-7; Ian Starnes 1-5; Dorian Buford 1-4. Oregon - Lavasier Tuinei 4-90; Rahsaan Vaughn 2-64; Colt Lyerla 2-33; DeAnthony Thomas 2-13; Ben Butterfield 2-5; LaMichael James 1-27; Eric Dungy 1-22; Tra Carson 1-6; Justin Hoffman 1-5.

Missouri State Bears (0-4) Southern Illinois Salukis (2-1) Scoring Summary: 1st 10:40 SIU 10:22 MSU 2nd 12:02 SIU 07:29 MSU 3rd 11:41 SIU 00:06 MSU 4th 00:50 SIU

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McIntosh, Paul 12 yd run (MacLachlan, Jac kick), 7-46 4:20 Jermaine Saffold 76 yd pass from Trevor Wooden (Ian Starnes rush fail), 1-76 0:13 McIntosh, Paul 16 yd run (MacLachlan, Jac kick), 11-86 5:19 Matt Thayer 16 yd pass from Trevor Wooden (Wooden pass failed), 9-81 4:28 MacLachlan, Jac 31 yd field goal, 6-61 1:45 Chris Douglas 1 yd run (Trevor Wooden pass failed), 7-51 3:19 MacLachlan, Jac 27 yd field goal, 11-62 4:01

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 14 32-125 167 19-9-3 51-292 0-0 3-36 5-69 0-0 6-42.0 0-0 6-40 23:35 4 of 11 0 of 0 2-2 3-22

SIU 24 50-207 211 25-14-0 75-418 0-0 5-24 3-91 3-9 4-37.2 4-1 7-27 36:25 5 of 14 0 of 1 4-5 2-11

Individual Statistics RUSHING: Missouri State - Chris Douglas 14-85; Stephen Johnston 7-24; Trevor Wooden 11-16. Southern Illinois - Jewel Hampton 21-119; Paul McIntosh 16-60; Shariff Harris 5-21; Steve Strother 6-14; TEAM 1-(-2); Kory Faulkner 1-(-5). PASSING: Missouri State - Trevor Wooden 9-19-3-167. Southern Illinois - Paul McIntosh 13-24-0-206; Kory Faulkner 1-1-0-5. RECEIVING: Missouri State - Jermaine Saffold 5-122; Cadarrius Dotson 2-15; Matt Thayer 1-16; Tim Struckhoff 1-14. Southern Illinois - Cam Fuller 6-120; Jewel Hampton 2-27; Steve Strother 2-23; MyCole Pruitt 1-19; John Lantz 1-11; LaSte McKinney 1-6; Ray Agnew 1-5.

TACKLES: Missouri State: Ryan Callender 8, Nate Davis 6, Caleb Schaffitzel 6, Howard Scarborough 5, Rodney Kelly 4.

TACKLES: Missouri State: Howard Scarborough 11, Andrew Beisel 11, Mike Crutcher 8, Nick Canavan 7, David Ingram 7, Mikel Ruder 5.

Attendance: 58,847. Kickoff time: 12:36 p.m. End of Game: 3:23 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:47. Officials: Referee: Terry Leyden; Umpire: Jerry Meyerhoff; Linesman: Patrick Turner; Line judge: Michael Feldman; Back judge: Steve Hudson; Field judge: Steve Strimling; Side judge: Larry Farina. Temperature: 66. Wind: S SE 6mph. Weather: Partly cloudy

Attendance: 13,271. Kickoff time: 6:00 p.m. End of Game: 8:50 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:50. Officials: Referee: Jerry Frump; Umpire: Scott Jones; Linesman: Jake Kemp; Line judge: Pat Brown; Back judge: Kurt Walderbach; Field judge: Larry Smith; Side judge: Arthur Lucky; . Temperature: 62. Wind: NE 5mph. Weather: Partly cloudy.

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Oct. 1, 2011, Plaster Field, Springfield, Mo.

(2) Northern Iowa Panthers .......................... 42 Missouri State Bears............................................7

SPRINGFIELD – No. 2 Northern Iowa scored twice in the first four minutes of the second half to pull away from Missouri State here in a 42-7 Panthers win. UNI (3-1) improved to 2-0 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference and ended a six-game home win streak for the Bears (0-5, 0-2). Freshman David Johnson carried 18 times for 114 yards and a pair of scores to lead Northern Iowa, while Tirrell Rennie completed 13-of-16 passes for 209 yards and finished with 246 yards of total offense. UNI dominated the second half and tallied 442 total yards, while holding MSU to 2-of-11 on third down. The Bears out-gained the visitors in the first half by a 176-173 margin, but missed a pair of red zone opportunities to fall behind 21-7 at the intermission. MSU went three-and-out on its opening series, but UNI fumbled the ensuing punt to give the ball back to the Bears at the UNI 46. UNI ‘s defense held again, forcing the home club into another punt three players later. UNI then set up shop at its own 13 and covered the remaining 87 yards in nine plays to take an early 7-0 lead on a 7-yard run by Chad Owens. Missouri State drove all the way to the UNI 8-yard line on its next sequence before a fumble gave the ball back to the Panthers. Even though the Bears missed a key opportunity to end the 67-yard drive, MSU tied the game 7-7 just under five minutes later. Trevor Wooden capped a short, 30-yard drive at the 13:22 mark of the second period. The drive was set up when Dan Reichert partially blocked a UNI punt deep in Panthers territory that Julian Burton returned to the 30. Seven plays and just over three minutes later, the Bears had pulled even. UNI ‘s second substantial drive of the opening half soon followed as Rennie led the Panthers 80 yards on 10 plays to make it 14-7. Johnson capped the drive with a four-yard TD run, his first of two scores on the afternoon. The Bears tried to retaliate in the final moments of the first half, as Wooden engineered a masterful drive to the UNI 4. With time running out, he was sacked by Garrett Scott at the 8-yard line. He tried to kill the clock with one second to go, but the Bears were called for illegal procedure, and the clock was run out by rule. The crowd of 14,827 was the 13th largest in Plaster Field history and largest since UNI‘s last visit to Springfield in 2009 (15,038). Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa (3-1) Missouri State (0-5) Scoring Summary: 1st 06:12 UNI 2nd 13:22 MSU 09:33 UNI 04:53 UNI 3rd 13:12 UNI 11:08 UNI 4th 05:04 UNI

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UNI 21 37-187 255 23-19-0 60-442 0-0 2-4 1-26 1-30 4-36.2 1-1 4-45 29:24 4 of 8 0 of 0 4-4 3-21

MSU 14 38-128 134 21-18-1 59-262 0-0 2-6 7-96 0-0 7-40.1 2-2 5-34 30:36 2 of 11 2 of 2 1-2 2-17

Individual Statistics RUSHING: Northern Iowa - David Johnson 18-114; Tirrell Rennie 8-37; Zach Cutkomp 8-33; Chad Owens 1-7; TEAM 2-(-4). Missouri State - Chris Douglas 9-53; Trevor Wooden 18-49; Stephen Johnston 10-24; Vernon Scott 1-2. PASSING: Northern Iowa - Tirrell Rennie 13-16-0-209; Jared Lanpher 6-7-0-46. Missouri State - Trevor Wooden 18-21-1-134. RECEIVING: Northern Iowa - Terrell Sinkfield; Jarred Herring 4-77; Brett LeMaster 3-24; Kevin Vereen 3-21; David Johnson 1-16; Austin Wells 1-12; Josh Collins 1-9; Chad Owens 1-2. Missouri State - Chris Douglas 4-25; Julian Burton 3-33; Jermaine Saffold 3-10; Cadarrius Dotson 2-22; Matt Thayer 2-15; Stephen Johnston 2-13; Robert Fields 1-13; Vernon Scott 1-3. TACKLES: Missouri State - Mike Crutcher 9, David Ingram 9, Jarrett Wright 7, Rodney Kelly 7, Sybhrian Berry 6, Nick Canavan 6. Attendance: 14,827. Kickoff time: 1:04 p.m. End of Game: 3:43 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:39. Officials: Referee: Justin Ingalls; Umpire: Brett Denker; Linesman: Frank Bullock; Line judge: Eric Oliver; Back judge: Gary Crull; Field judge: Chep Hurth; Side judge: Jack Forde. Temperature: 65. Wind: E NE 3mph. Weather: Sunny.

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Oct. 8, 2011, Plaster Field, Springfield, Mo.

Illinois State Redbirds ....................................38 Missouri State Bears.........................................13

SPRINGFIELD -- In a tale of two halves, the Bears let a 13-3 halftime advantage get away, surrendering 35 unanswered points to visiting Illinois State in the second half in a 38-13 home loss to the Redbirds. ISU racked up 270 total yards after the break and outscored MSU 28-0 in the fourth quarter to turn the tables. Ashton Leggett led the ISU charge, rushing for a game-high 181 yards on 23 carries and punctuating the Redbirds’ second-half surge with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns. Matt Brown threw for a pair of touchdowns in the second half, including the go-ahead score to Tyrone Walker on the first play of the fourth quarter. MSU led 13-3 at the half before the Redbirds kicked their offense into high gear in the third period. On their first series of the second half, Brown engineered a 13-play drive that chewed up six minutes and ended on a 13-yard scoring pass to Milton Colbert for Illinois State’s first touchdown of the day. Brown threw for 42 of the Redbirds’ 51 yards on the drive to pull ISU to within three points. Early in the fourth quarter, Brown connected with Walker on a 17-yard touchdown pass that gave the visitors their first lead of the day. They would tack on seven more when Donovan Harden returned a Jordan Chiles’ punt 45 yards to the MSU four, and Leggett took it in two plays later to give ISU an 11-point cushion. ISU added two more touchdowns, getting a career-long 75-yard TD jaunt from Leggett, and a Cliffton Gordon three-yard run to close out the scoring. Illinois State outgained the Bears by a 454 to 269 margin, thanks in large part to a rushing attack that piled up 316 yards on 49 attempts for the day. The Redbird defense did its job as well, holding the Bears to eight first downs and 37 rushing yards. A strong opening period saw the Bears take a 13-3 lead on the strength of two of the longest pass completions in school history. Trevor Wooden hooked up with Jermaine Saffold for touchdown strikes of 82 and 91 yards to lead the Bears to their 10-point halftime advantage. Missouri State wasted little time in establishing an early 6-0 lead, as Wooden found Saffold deep down the middle of the field on the game’s very first play from scrimmage for an 82-yard score. The long score tied two previous plays for the seventh-longest completion in MSU history. Wooden connected with Saffold again late in the period to make it 13-3 when he beat ISU’s coverage near midfield and raced 91 yards for the longest completion in Plaster Field history and the third-longest in the 100-year history of the program. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Illinois State Redbirds (3-3) Missouri State Bears (0-6)

Chad Owens 7 yd run (Tyler Sievertsen kick), 9-87 4:27 Trevor Wooden 5 yd run (Austin Witmer kick), 7-30 3:09 David Johnson 4 yd run (Tyler Sievertsen kick), 10-80 3:49 Varmah Sonie 30 yd interception return (Tyler Sievertsen kick) David Johnson 1 yd run (Tyler Sievertsen kick), 5-74 1:43 Jarred Herring 26 yd pass from Tirrell Rennie (Tyler Sievertsen kick), 4-38 1:23 Kevin Vereen 11 yd pass from Jared Lanpher (Tyler Sievertsen kick), 13-97 6:44

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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28 0

38 13

Jermaine Saffold 82 yd pass from T. Wooden (Austin Witmer kick failed), 1-82 0:17 Aussieker,Nick 24 yd field goal, 14-69 7:38 Jermaine Saffold 91 yd pass from Trevor Wooden (Austin Witmer kick), 2-96 0:47 Colbert,Milton 13 yd pass from Brown,Matt (Aussieker,Nick kick), 13-51 6:00 Walker,Tyrone 17 yd pass from Brown,Matt (Aussieker,Nick kick), 3-31 0:47 Leggett,Ashton 4 yd run (Aussieker,Nick kick), 2-4 0:46 Leggett,Ashton 75 yd run (Aussieker,Nick kick), 2-78 0:58 Gordon,Cliffton 3 yd run (Aussieker,Nick kick), 4-70 1:51

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

ISU 23 49-316 138 23-16-1 72-454 0-0 5-83 3-55 1-0 3-41.7 1-0 2-15 36:31 4 of 12 2 of 2 5-7 4-25

MSU 8 28-37 232 15-8-1 43-269 0-0 1-0 7-121 1-0 8-42.9 2-1 6-36 23:29 1 of 10 0 of 1 0-0 0-0

Individual Statistics RUSHING: Illinois State - Ashton Leggett 23-178; Cliffton Gordon 12-84; Darrelynn Dunn 6-28; Erik Smith 2-17; Cameron Hunt 3-9; Matt Brown 3-0. Missouri State - Stephen Johnston 6-27; Vernon Scott 2-9; Chris Douglas 11-5; Trevor Wooden 9-(-4). PASSING: Illinois State - Matt Brown 16-23-1-138. Missouri State - Trevor Wooden 8-15-1-232. RECEIVING: Illinois State - Tyrone Walker 7-73; Lechein Neblett 4-32; Milton Colbert 1-13; Cliffton Gordon 1-9; Donovan Harden 1-7; Ashton Leggett 1-4; Darrelyn Dunn 1-0. Missouri State - Jermaine Saffold 5-207; Cadarrius Dotson 1-22; Dorian Buford 1-9; Chris Douglas 1-(-6). TACKLES: Missouri State: David Ingram 14; Caleb Schaffitzel 12; Ryan Callender 9; Nick Canavan 9; Mike Crutcher 9; Andrew Beisel 7. Attendance: 10,800. Kickoff time: 2:05 p.m. End of Game: 4:58 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:53. Officials: Referee: Greg Blum; Umpire: Rich Ristau; Linesman: Ray Cirata; Line judge: Gary Jagodzinsk; Back judge: Pat Dolphin; Field judge: Dorran Stewart; Side judge: Don Cunningham. Temperature: 78. Wind: S 12mph. Weather: Sunny.

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Oct. 15, 2011, FargoDome, Fargo, N.D.

Missouri State Bears.........................................21 (4) North Dakota State Bison .........................51

FARGO, N.D. -- The Bears surrendered two lost fumbles and a long kickoff return in the first five minutes of the third quarter that set up 17 North Dakota State points as the eventual Division I champions blew open a tight contest and rolled to a 51-21 Missouri Valley Football Conference victory over the Bears before 18,029 fans. NDSU’s Marcus Williams took the second-half kickoff 90 yards down the right sideline to score. After the ensuing kickoff, Missouri State fumbled on its own 17 on its first play from scrimmage to set up a short field for a Bison field goal, and the Bears‘ lost the handle on the return of the next kickoff and NDSU scored again for a 41-14 bulge by the mid-point of the third period. The Bears dented the nation’s top-ranked scoring defense for three touchdowns but had no answer for the Bison attack as NDSU scored six touchdowns and three field goals on its first nine possessions before the Bears stopped NDSU and forced the first Bison punt with four minutes left in the game. The game started like an offensive highlight film. The teams combined for five straight scoring possessions with four early lead changes in the game, but NDSU managed points on all four of its first half possessions for a 24-14 halftime advantage. Bison sophomore quarterback Brock Jensen was unstoppable early, hitting a perfect 15-of-15 passing the first half. He found senior wide receiver Warren Holloway six times for 109 yards in the first half as Holloway, among NDSU’s all-time top five in receptions and receiving yards, hauled in scoring aerials of 31 and 47 yards. Each score erased a Bears’ lead and RB D.J. McNorton rambled in from the 20 two minutes before halftime to push the Bison lead to 10. The Bears had two impressive drives to grab the lead twice in the opening 30 minutes. Trevor Wooden nailed Ian Starnes for 29 yards to cap an 84-yard drive that gave MSU a 7-3 edge. The Bears tallied on a 69-yard drive the next time they had the ball with Wooden finishing the job on a 19-yard throw to Chris Douglas at the start of the second as MSU moved in front 14-10. The Bears moved 50 yards just before half and Austin Witmer had the length on a bid for a career-best 47-yard field goal on the last play of the half but the kick was wide. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Missouri State (0-7) North Dakota State (6-0)

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Scoring Summary: 1st 1st 09:47 NDSU Jastram,Ryan 34 yd field goal, 7-31 3:32 05:50 MSU Ian Starnes 29 yd pass from Trevor Wooden (Austin Witmer kick), 9-84 3:51 01:37 NDSU Holloway,Warren 31 yd pass from Jensen,Brock (Jastram,Ryan kick), 8-74 4:08 2nd 14:31 MSU Chris Douglas 19 yd pass from Trevor Wooden (Austin Witmer kick), 7-69 2:00 11:06 NDSU Holloway,Warren 47 yd pass from Jensen,Brock (Jastram,Ryan kick), 7-75 3:19 02:11 NDSU McNorton,DJ 20 yd run (Jastram,Ryan kick), 10-96 5:31 3rd 14:49 NDSU Williams,Marcus 90 yd kickoff return (Jastram,Ryan kick) 09:08 NDSU Jastram,Ryan 33 yd field goal, 10-14 5:38 06:48 NDSU Veldman,Matt 10 yd pass from Jensen,Brock (Jastram,Ryan kick), 5-28 2:09 02:22 MSU Trevor Wooden 1 yd run (Austin Witmer kick), 9-78 4:20 4th 12:45 NDSU Jastram,Ryan 35 yd field goal, 9-72 4:32 11:27 NDSU McNorton,DJ 9 yd run (Jastram,Ryan kick), 1-9 0:07 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 19 29-141 222 25-18-0 54-363 0-0 0-0 10-180 0-0 4-44.8 4-3 11-99 22:30 2 of 8 1 of 1 2-2 1-5

NDSU 26 41-212 216 24-20-0 65-428 1-0 3-23 4-148 0-0 2-44.5 0-0 7-48 37:30 5 of 9 0 of 0 6-6 2-17

Individual Statistics RUSHING: Missouri State - Vernon Scott 13-66; Trevor Wooden 10-32; Jordan Chiles 1-23; Chris Douglas 4-20; Stephen Johnston 1-0. North Dakota State - D.J. McNorton14-92; Sam Ojuri 13-69; Derrick Lang 9-37; Brock Jensen 3-11; Esley Thorton 2-3. PASSING: Missouri State - Trevor Wooden 18-25-0-222. North Dakota State - Brock Jensen 19-23-0211; Esley Thorton 1-1-0-5. RECEIVING: Missouri State - Ian Starnes 5-79; Matt Thayer 4-38; Jermaine Saffold 3-37; Cadarrius Dotson 3-20; Chris Douglas 1-19; Dorian Buford 1-18; Vernon Scott 1-11. North Dakota State - Warren Holloway 6-109; Ryan Smith 6-48; Matt Veldman 5-38; DJ McNorton 1-14; Moody,Nate 1-5; Sam Ojuri 1-2. TACKLES: Missouri State - Mike Crutcher 13, Andrew Beisel 10, Caleb Schaffitzel 8, Nick Canavan 7. Attendance: 18,029. Kickoff time: 6:07 p.m. End of Game: 9:00 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:53. Officials: Referee: Wally Righton; Umpire: Ed Feaster; Linesman: Jim Swider; Line judge: Jeff Meslow; Back judge: Roger Quinlan; Field judge: Marvin Shade; Side judge: Rick Holmes;. Temperature: 70. Wind: Indoors. Weather: Indoors.

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Oct. 22, 2011, Hanson Field, Macomb, Ill.

Missouri State Bears.........................................31 Western Illinois Leathernecks .................... 17

MACOMB, Ill. – Four second-half take-aways propelled Missouri State to a 31-17 win over Western Illinois in Missouri Valley Football Conference play. The win snapped an eight-game Hanson Field winning streak by the Leathernecks and secured MSU’s first win of 2011. The final nail in the coffin came with 2:15 to play when senior Jimmie Strong halted a threatening WIU drive with a 91-yard interception return for a touchdown, the longest in Bears’ history. The pick six came on the heels of a 54-yard pass completion to Charles Chestnut that set the home club up at the MSU 9 for the potential game-tying score. MSU closed out the game with a fumble recovery on WIU’s fourth turnover of the final period. Trevor Wooden completed 8-of-16 passes for 190 yards for the Bears who won on the road for the first time in 13 tries and also posted a game-high 82 rushing yards. Jermaine Saffold caught four passes for 138 yards and a touchdown, coming just two yards shy of becoming MSU’s all-time receiving yards leader. The Leathernecks got 269 passing yards by Josh Hudson who was 20-for-34 with a pair of interceptions. Terriun Crump had seven receptions for 67 yards to lead WIU, while Kevin Palermo posted a game-high 14 tackles. With 7:56 to go in the third, the Bears extended their 14-10 halftime lead on a 19-yard field goal by Austin Witmer to overcome a pair of first-half misses by the sophomore. The score was set up by a 57-yard pass from Wooden to Saffold to the WIU two-yard line just three players earlier. The Bears could not punch it into the end zone, but settled for the chip-shot FG to go up by seven. The lead didn’t last long as WIU got 33 yards on the ensuing kickoff to its own 38. Six plays later, Josh Hudson found Larry Patterson wide open on the far sideline for Patterson’s second catch of the season. He bolted to the end zone for his second score of the night to tie the game 17-17 after the Pat Smith PAT with 5:21 on the clock. Feeling the opportunity for their first victory, the Bears used the momentum of a 50yard completion from Wooden to Saffold to set up the go-ahead score on the ensuing drive. Stephen Johnston punched it in from the two-yard line to put the Bears up 24-17 with 55 seconds left in the third, and Strong’s pick later sealed the win. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Missouri State (1-7) Western Illinois (2-5) Scoring Summary: 1st 14:48 WIU 09:53 MSU 2nd 07:23 MSU 00:05 WIU 3rd 07:56 MSU 05:21 WIU 00:55 MSU 4th 02:15 MSU

7 7

7 3

10 7

7 0

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Larry Patterson 90 yd kickoff return (Pat Smith kick) Trevor Wooden 14 yd run (Austin Witmer kick), 9-74 4:35 Jermaine Saffold 20 yd pass from Trevor Wooden (Austin Witmer kick), 1-20 0:05 Pat Smith 21 yd field goal, 14-82 3:33 Austin Witmer 19 yd field goal, 8-69 3:38 Larry Patterson 38 yd pass from Hudson, Josh (Pat Smith kick), 6-62 2:28 Stephen Johnston 2 yd run (Austin Witmer kick), 8-88 4:21 Jimmie Strong 91 yd interception return (Austin Witmer kick)

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 19 47-160 190 16-8-0 63-350 0-0 3--12 3-54 2-91 6-36.2 1-0 6-61 34:18 3 of 13 0 of 0 4-5 2-14

WIU 18 32-79 269 34-20-2 66-348 0-0 1--1 6-192 0-0 5-37.2 3-3 9-73 25:42 8 of 15 1 of 1 1-3 0-0

Individual Statistics RUSHING: Missorui State - Trevor Wooden 11-82; Stephen Johnston 19-55; Chris Douglas 13-27; Cadarrius Dotson 1-2; Team 3-(-6). Western Illinois - Caulton Ray 18-60; Bryce Flowers 10-28; Josh Hudson 4-(-9). PASSING: Missouri State - Trevor Wooden 8-16-0-190. Western Illinois - Josh Hudson 20-34-2-269.. RECEIVING: Missouri State - Jermaine Saffold 4-138; Dorian Buford 2-19; Matt Thayer 1-36; Cadarrius Dotson 1-(-3). Western Illinois - Terriun Crump 7-67; Charles Chestnut 5-97; Bryce Flowers 3-21; Larry Patterson 1-38; Justin Morgan 1-31; Myles Daughtry 1-8; Aaron Muhammad 1-5; Caulton Ray 1-2. TACKLES: Missouri State: Nick Canavan 6; Mike Crutcher 6; Andrew Beisel 6, Nate Davis 5, Sybhrian Berry 5, Mikel Ruder 5. Attendance: 10,041. Kickoff time: 6:05 p.m. End of Game: 9:05 p.m. Total elapsed time: 3:00. Officials: Referee: Bill Etzler; Umpire: Steve Flanagan; Linesman: Tim O’Dey; Line judge: Gary Barrett; Back judge: Jamie Birr; Field judge: Paul Vallina; Side judge: John Smith. Temperature: 70. Wind: NW 9mph. Weather: Clear.

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Oct. 29, 2011, Plaster Field, Springfield, Mo.

South Dakota State Jackrabbits ................. 43 Missouri State Bears............................ 36 (2ot)

SPRINGFIELD – Missouri State racked up 451 yards, but came up just short in a 43-36 double-overtime loss to visiting South Dakota State in Missouri Valley Football Conference action. The Jackrabbits spoiled the Bears’ homecoming with a two-yard touchdown run by Zach Zenner, who finished with a team-high 77 rushing yards, in the second overtime to secure the come-from-behind win. The Bears could not answer on their second overtime possession and turned the ball over on downs four plays later, three yards shy of the first-down marker at the 15. The Bears had a chance to go ahead late in regulation as they marched to the SDSU 15 with less than two minutes to play. However, an Austin Witmer 32-yard field goal sailed wide right to end the 10-play scoring threat, and the Jackrabbits ran out the clock to settle for a chance in overtime with the game tied 29-29. In the extra period, the Bears took command quickly, covering the 25 yards in just four plays to go ahead 36-29 on a one-yard run by Trevor Wooden. South Dakota State retaliated on the very next play with a 25-yard strike from Austin Sumner to Dale Moss to knot the score at 36. It took Sumner just four plays to put SDSU ahead for good in the second overtime. Sumner finished 20-for-31 for 377 yards and four touchdowns, including two TD strikes to Moss who had seven catches for 178 yards. Aaron Rollin had a game-high eight receptions for SDSU for 163 yards. Wooden led MSU’s charge with 338 yards of total offense, including a game-high and career-high 107 rushing yards on 24 carries. He also passed for 231 yards, going 22-for-31 with a career-best four touchdowns. He became the first MSU signal caller to throw for four scores since Cody Kirby on Oct. 6, 2007 against Illinois State. Jermaine Saffold had 7 receptions for 74 yards and became MSU’s career leader in receiving yardage (2,062). Matt Thayer added three catches for 50 yards for MSU with a pair of touchdowns, while Chris Douglas tallied 76 rushing yards on 21 carries. Score by Quarters South Dakota State (3-6) Missouri State (0-5) Scoring Summary: 1st 11:07 SDSU 08:03 MSU 00:31 MSU 2nd 05:23 SDSU 3rd 09:00 SDSU 02:39 MSU 4th 11:27 SDSU 06:33 MSU 06:20 SDSU OT 15:00 MSU 15:00 SDSU 15:00 SDSU

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JustinSyrovatka 21 yd field goal, 9-61 3:53 Dorian Buford 4 yd pass from Trevor Wooden (Austin Witmer kick), 7-52 3:04 Matt Thayer 27 yd pass from Trevor Wooden (Austin Witmer kick), 1-27 0:07 Aaron Rollin 5 yd pass from Austin Sumner (Austin Sumner pass failed), 9-90 2:57 Tyrel Kool 12 yd run (Austin Sumner rush failed), 2-72 0:22 Matt Thayer 15 yd pass from Trevor Wooden (Austin Witmer kick), 11-73 6:14 Brandon Hubert 3 yd pass from Austin Sumner (JustinSyrovatka kick), 7-29 2:45 Robert Fields 8 yd pass from Wooden (C. Dotson pass from Wooden), 11-86 4:47 Dale Moss 80 yd pass from Austin Sumner (JustinSyrovatka kick), 1-80 0:13 Trevor Wooden 1 yd run (Austin Witmer kick), 4-25 0:00 Dale Moss 25 yd pass from Austin Sumner (JustinSyrovatka kick), 1-25 0:00 Zach Zenner 2 yd run (JustinSyrovatka kick), 4-25 0:00

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 18 34-104 377 31-20-0 65-481 0-0 0-0 2-50 1-18 6-39.0 2-1 7-46 24:08 5 of 14 1 of 1 5-5 2-10

MSU 22 55-220 231 31-22-1 86-451 0-0 1-11 5-58 0-0 5-35.6 1-0 5-34 35:52 8 of 18 1 of 4 4-5 4-27

Individual Statistics RUSHING: South Dakota State - Zach Zenner 16-77; Tyrel Kool 10-46; Dom Clare 1-(-2); Austin Sumner 7-(-17). Missouri State-Trevor Wooden 24-107; Chris Douglas 21-76; Jordan Chiles 1-17; Vernon Scott 5-15; Stephen Johnston 2-6; Cadarrius Dotson 1-1; Team 1-(-2).

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Nov. 12, 2011, Plaster Field, Springfield, Mo.

(23) Indiana State Sycamores .................... 28 Missouri State Bears........................................ 20

SPRINGFIELD -- Indiana State’s Shakir Bell rushed 39 times for 206 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the No. 23 Sycamores past Missouri State, 28-20. The win pushed ISU to 6-4 overall and 4-3 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, while the Bears closed out their home slate with an 0-4 mark at Plaster Field. Bell put the Sycamores ahead 14-0 with a pair of first-half touchdowns. The leading rusher in the Division I FCS ranks scored on a 23-yard TD carry at the 3:05 mark of the opening quarter put the visitors on top 7-0 to cap a 12-play, 73-yard scoring effort. He later made it 14-0 early in the second quarter with a two-yard score at the 10:46 mark, capping an 11-play drive with his 13th touchdown carry of the year. Missouri State converted a pair of second-quarter field goals to cut into the early 14-point deficit and make it a 14-6 game at the break. In the final 4:09 of the first half, sophomore Austin Witmer knocked through a 22-yard chip shot to cap a 60-yard drive, and then tacked on a career-long 44-yarder as time expired to bring the Bears back within eight at the intermission. In the second half, the Bears forced a fumble on Indiana State’s first play of the third quarter and turned it into a touchdown three plays later. Nate Davis jumped on the Bell fumble at the ISU four-yard line to give the Bears new life, and Trevor Wooden found senior Chris Douglas in the flat for a five-yard TD pass to make it a 14-13 game on the third play of the possession. MSU forced the visitors into punts on their next two possessions, but Indiana State rallied late in the third quarter. After the Bears were forced to punt from their own 15, the Sycamores got a 28-yard punt return from Donald Spencer to set up shop at the MSU 30. Two plays later, Spencer was on the receiving end of a 36-yard touchdown pass from Ronnie Fouch to make it a 21-13 game. Still in the game, the Bears came up with a huge opportunity early in the fourth quarter when Martin Montgomery forced another Bell fumble, which Sybhrian Berry recovered at the Indiana State 14-yard line. With a short field in front of them, the Bears had a gift on their doorstep, but could not convert a first down on third-and-one at the Sycamore five. MSU settled for a 23-yard field goal attempt by Witmer into the wind, but the kick sailed wide right. Two possessions later, the Sycamores pulled ahead by 15 on a one-yard run by Ben Obaseki to put ISU up to stay. Score by Quarters

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Scoring Summary: 1st 03:05 INSU 2nd 10:46 INSU 04:09 MSU 00:00 MSU 3rd 13:04 MSU 06:02 INSU 4th 03:57 INSU 01:39 MSU

Shakir Bell 23 yd run (Austen Wozniak kick), 12-73 5:15 Shakir Bell 2 yd run (Austen Wozniak kick), 11-64 5:43 Austin Witmer 22 yd field goal, 7-60 3:10 Austin Witmer 44 yd field goal, 8-36 1:24 Chris Douglas 5 yd pass from Trevor Wooden (Austin Witmer kick), 3-5 1:27 Donald Spencer 36 yd pass from Ronnie Fouch (Austen Wozniak kick), 2-30 1:13 Ben Obaseki 1 yd run (Austen Wozniak kick), 9-82 4:33 Jermaine Saffold 12 yd pass from Trevor Wooden (Austin Witmer kick), 7-69 2:11

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 17 46-249 90 18-8-0 64-339 0-0 1-28 1-0 1-8 7-32.6 2-2 6-45 31:30 5 of 14 2 of 2 2-2 1-9

MSU 13 40-134 136 22-10-1 62-270 0-0 4-14 4-62 0-0 7-39.7 0-0 2-13 28:30 3 of 14 1 of 2 3-4 1-3

PASSING: South Dakota State - Austin Sumner 20-31-0-377. Missouri State - Trevor Wooden 22-311-231.

Individual Statistics RUSHING: Indiana State - Shakir Bell 39-206; Brock Lough 4-46; Ben Obaseki 1-1; Team (1-1); Ronnie Fouch 1-(-3). Missouri State - Chris Douglas 15-65; Stephen Johnston 9-31; Trevor Wooden 12-26; Vernon Scott 4-12.

RECEIVING: South Dakota State - Aaron Rollin 8-163; Dale Moss 7-178; Brandon Hubert 2-19; Tyrel Kool 2-9; Vince Benedetto 1-8. Missouri State - Jermaine Saffold 7-74; Cadarrius Dotson 5-32; Matt Thayer 3-50; Ian Starnes 2-46; Dorian Buford 2-9; Chris Douglas 1-9; Robert Fields 1-8; Stephen Johnston 1-3.

RECEIVING: Indiana State - Donald Spencer 3-52; Shakir Bell 3-16; Brock Lough 1-17; Justin Hilton 1-5. Missouri State - Jermaine Saffold 4-90; Ian Starnes 2-20; Stephen Johnston 2-12; Matt Thayer 1-9; Chris Douglas 1-5.

TACKLES: Missouri State - Caleb Schaffitzel 9, Nick Canavan 7, Sybhrian Berry 6, Andrew Beisel 6, David Ingram 5, Mike Crutcher 4, Jimmie Strong 4, Eric Pearce 4.

TACKLES: Missouri State - Nate Davis 10, Caleb Schaffitzel 10, Sybhrian Berry 9, David Ingram 9, Mike Crutcher 8, Andrew Beisel 6, Tevan Ferguson 6.

Attendance: 12,312. Kickoff time: 2:07 p.m. End of Game: 5:38 p.m. Total elapsed time: 3:31. Officials: Referee: Jerry Frump; Umpire: Scott Jones; Linesman: Jake Kemp; Line judge: Pat Brown; Back judge: Rick Fahnestock; Field judge: Larry Smith; Side judge: Art LuckyBack judge: Gary Crull; Field judge: Chep Hurth; Side judge: Jack Forde. Temperature: 63. Wind: S SE 5mph. Weather: Sunny.

Attendance: 5,278. Kickoff time: 1:05 p.m. End of Game: 3:52 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:47 Officials: Referee: Tom Stapleton; Umpire: Mark Battaglia; Linesman: Ron Hudson; Line judge: Kris Von Meter; Back judge: Kerry Rockwell; Field judge: Rick Holmes; Side judge: Greg Nelson. Temperature: 57. Wind: S 19mph. Weather: Mostly cloudy.

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Nov. 19, 2011, Plaster Field, Springfield, Mo.

Missouri State Bears........................................38 Youngstown State Penguins ........................ 34

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Missouri State responded to the head coach’s challenge at halftime and outscored Youngstown State 28-7, in the second half to stun the Penguins 38-34 in the season finale for both teams. It marked the fourth-consecutive year the Bears had defeated YSU and came one week after the Penguins upset No. 1-ranked North Dakota State, the eventual Division I champions. With the win, Missouri State ended the season at 2-9 overall and 2-6 in Missouri Valley Football Conference games. The game-winning drive began with a 33-yard punt return by Sybhrian Berry, which was the longest runback of the year for MSU. Quarterback Trevor Wooden completed two straight passes to Jermaine Saffold before a 5-yard run on 4th and 1. Within striking distance, Wooden then found freshman Robert Fields who had fought off two defenders for a 30-yard completion. With the ball at the 2-yard line, the Bears spiked the ball with less than 20 seconds remaining to set up a fade to Cadarrius Dotson for the game-winning touchdown strike as the Bears took their first lead of the game with 10 seconds left on the clock. Earlier in the half, Wooden used his feet to put up 14 points in MSU’s first two drives of the second half. His first TD run came on a 45-yard scamper on 4th and 1. The second strike was set up with a 28-yard punt return from Berry to the MSU 43yard line. In another 4th-down situation, Wooden completed a 16-yard toss to Dotson and finished off the drive with a 3-yard TD run. Youngstown State answered with a 73-yard drive and 5-yard touchdown pass from Kurt Hess. With the score, the Penguin quarterback broke the YSU single-game and season passing TD record. Hess threw for 298 yards on 21-for-31 passing with five touchdowns on the afternoon. For Missouri State’s third score of the deciding half, Chris Douglas closed out a 9-play, 60-yard touchdown drive with his 18th rushing TD of his career. Wooden provided plays both on his feet and in the air throughout the thriller, completing 17-of-29 passes for 2 TDs and 188 yards. He also averaged 6.7 yards per carry for 121 yards and 2 TDs on 18 attempts. Defensively, Andrew Beisel led the way for the visitors with 12 tackles and tied with Mike Crutcher for season-lead in tackles with 84 stops. Saffold’s 6 receptions for 69 yards pushed him into the top spot on MSU’s season and career receiving yards list. Score by Quarters

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Missouri State (2-9) Youngstown State (6-5) Scoring Summary: 1st 08:31 YSU 01:43 MSU 00:34 YSU 2nd 14:10 MSU 03:03 YSU 00:12 YSU 3rd 13:22 MSU 05:47 MSU 4th 09:28 YSU 06:28 MSU 00:10 MSU

Shaw, Will 10 yd pass from Hess, Kurt (Brown, David kick), 11-80 6:29 Cadarrius Dotson 16 yd pass from Trevor Wooden (Austin Witmer kick), 8-61 2:40 Shaw, Will 52 yd pass from Hess, Kurt (Brown, David kick), 3-80 1:09 Austin Witmer 29 yd field goal, 4--2 1:13 Bryan, C. 18 yd pass from Hess, Kurt (Brown, David kick failed), 6-54 3:11 Berassa, Jelani 12 yd pass from Hess, Kurt (Brown, David kick), 3-27 0:28 Trevor Wooden 45 yd run (Austin Witmer kick), 4-54 1:32 Trevor Wooden 3 yd run (Austin Witmer kick), 11-57 4:57 Watts, Kevin 5 yd pass from Hess, Kurt (Brown, David kick), 14-73 6:29 Chris Douglas 1 yd run (Austin Witmer kick), 9-60 2:51 Cadarrius Dotson 2 yd pass from Trevor Wooden (Austin Witmer kick), 9-64 1:54

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 20 40-201 188 30-17-1 70-389 0-0 2-55 5-173 0-0 3-35.7 1-1 4-30 24:50 3 of 12 4 of 4 5-6 1-10

YSU 24 39-138 306 33-22-0 72-444 1-22 1-13 1-1 1-16 6-39.5 0-0 5-55 35:10 9 of 16 1 of 1 4-4 3-13

Individual Statistics RUSHING: Missouri State - Trevor Wooden 18-121; Stephen Johnston 7-36; Chris Douglas 12-31; Vernon Scott 3-13. Youngstown State - Jamaine Cook 28-104; Jordan Thompson 9-27; Kevin Watts 1-17; Kurt Hess 1-(-10). PASSING: Missouri State - Trevor Wooden 17-29-1-188; Team 0-1-0-0. Youngstown State - Kurt Hess 21-31-0-298; Kevin Watts 1-2-0-8. RECEIVING: Missouri State - Cadarrius Dotson 7-74; Jermaine Saffold 6-69; Robert Fields 2-36; Matt Thayer 1-7; Chris Douglas 1-2. Youngstown State - Jelani Berassa 7-91; Christian Bryan 5-78; Kevin Watts 5-37; Will Shaw 3-92; Andre Barboza 1-8; Jamaine Cook 1-0. TACKLES: Missouri State - Andrew Beisel 12; Nate Davis 8; Caleb Schaffitzel 8; David Ingram 8; Mike Crutcher 7. Attendance: 11,102. Kickoff time: 1:00 p.m. End of Game: 3:55 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:55. Officials: Referee: Kerry Ripley; Umpire: Mike Stumberg; Head Linesman: Pete Schiavone; Line Judge: D. Schinderle; Back Judge: Kurt Walderbach; Field Judge: R. Townsend; Side Judge: McClain Hayes.

2012 Football Guide 2012 April 21, 2012, Plaster Field, Springfield, Mo. Spring Maroon........................................................................3 Game White .........................................................................16 SPRINGFIELD -- Led by 326 yards of total offense and two long touchdown passes by Trevor Wooden, the White Team defeated the Maroon Team 16-3 on April 21 in Missouri State’s annual Maroon and Whtie Spring Game at Plaster Field. This year’s format saw Wooden perform with the first-team offense and represent the White Team, while Kierra Harris quarterbacked the second-team offense and scored points for the Maroon Team. The White Team rolled up 273 yards of total offense in the first half but took just a 10-3 lead into the break. Austin Witmer put Wooden’s squad on the board first with a 48-yard field goal that capped an 11-play, 64-yard drive that began on the 5-yard line. Wooden’s 21-yard completion to Dorian Buford on a 3rd-and-1 extended the drive and put the White Team on the 35 deep in enemy territory. Andrew Beisel’s interception of Wooden and return to the five set up the tying field goal with 44 seconds remaining in the first quarter, though the White defense stood strong, holding the Maroon Team to minus-one yard on three plays before Witmer split the uprights with a 23-yarder. The White Team took a 10-3 lead with 7:57 left in the half, scoring in exactly one minute when Wooden hit Julian Burton for a 60-yard bomb on the fourth play of the drive. Wooden and Burton hooked up again late in the first half on a fourth down with 19 seconds left, but the 39-yard scramble, catch and run was nullified by Wooden throwing the ball from beyond the line of scrimmage. With a running clock in the second half, the offenses slowed considerably in the final two periods, highlighted by the Maroon defense holding the White offense out of the end zone on four tries from a 1st-and-goal at the one to end the third quarter. Then with eight seconds left in the contest, Wooden hit Buford for a 37-yard touchdown to make it a 16-3 final. Wooden finished the contest 18-for-31 passing for 268 yards to go with 58 yards rushing on 15 carries. Ryan Heaston added 54 yards on the ground on nine carries with a long of 30, Burton hauled in five passes for 96 yards, and Buford had three grabs for 67 yards. For the Maroon Team, Harris threw for 108 yards while completing 18 of 33 attempts. Zach Waranch led the ground attack with 18 yards on four carries, and Adrian Williams had six catches for 53 yards. Tevan Ferguson led all defenders with eight tackles, including a sack, while Keenan Berry intercepted Wooden in addition to Beisel’s first-half pick. The teams did not return punts or kick off. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Maroon (Team Harris) White (Team Wooden) Scoring Summary: 1st 04:12 WHI 00:44 MAR 2nd 07:57 WHI 4th 00:02 WHI

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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

MAROON 7 17-45 108 33-18-0 50-153 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-37 8-37.6 1-1 1-5 23:00 4 of 15 0 of 1 0 of 0 1-4

WHITE 21 39-147 268 31-18-2 70-416 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-39.0 1-1 2-8 25:00 6 of 13 0 of 1 1 of 2 2-5

Individual Statistics RUSHING: MAROON - Zach Waranch 4-18; Kierra Harris 4-12; Benny Jones 4-8; Eric Christophel 1-4; Josh Mattes 4-3. WHITE - Trevor Wooden 15-58; Ryan Heaston 9-54; Vernon Scott 5-21; Maddy Johnson 10-14. PASSING: MAROON - Kierra Harris 18-33-0-108. WHITE-Trevor Wooden 18-31-2-268. RECEIVING: MAROON - Adrian Williams 6-53; Eric Christophel 4-30; Eric Brown 3-19; Matt Swan 2-9; Cadarrius Dotson 1-3; Josh Mattes 1-(-1); Zach Waranch 1-(-5). WHITE - Julian Burton 5-96; Dorian Buford 3-67; Cadar. Dotson 3-47; Matt Thayer 3-27; Maddy Johnson 2-23; Ryan Heaston 2-8. TACKLES: MAROON - Tevan Ferguson 8; Seginald Chaney 6; Howard Scarborough 5; Nate Davis 5; Eric Pearce 5; Andrew Beisel 5; WHITE - Geoff Stanford 5; James Caine 3; Alex Kostas 3; Bernard Thomas 3; Chris Moses 3. Attendance: 625. Kickoff time: 1:00 p.m. End of Game: 2:25 p.m. Total elapsed time: 1:25. Officials: Referee: Ron Snodgrass; Umpire: Rodney Tucker; Head Linesman: Ron Hudson; Line Judge: Ric Hinkamper; Back Judge: Tom Healey; Field judge: R. Townsend; Side Judge: Matt Anderson. Temperature: 57. Wind: NW 5mph. Weather: Sunny.

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A total of 13 NFL teams were represented at Missouri State’s third annual Pro Day on Friday, March 16, 2012. The event saw a total of 12 players, including eight from Missouri State, go through the paces at Plaster Field. A pair of MSU players, Jermaine Saffold and Chris Douglas, stole most of the attention. Saffold had the best 40-yard time of the day at 4.36 and also registered a broad jump of 10-feet, 3 inches. Douglas, who showed up in remarkable shape, turned in a 4.47 in the 40-yard dash after spending most of his post-graduation time working out at a professional training facility.

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Top: Running back Chris Douglas participates in a pass receiving drill at Missouri State’s Pro Day on March 16. Left: MSU’s season and career record holder for pass receiving Jermaine Saffold participates in a three-cone drill. Below: Stephen Johnston (bottom left) and Willie White try their hand at various sprint and agility drills on MSU’s third annual Pro Day. Other MSU players who took part were: Jimmie Strong, Kaleb Mueller as well as alums Terian Washington and Antoine Wilkinson.

Clay Harbor 2010 MSU Records at NFL Combine 40-yard Dash Clay Harbor, TE (2010) ............................................4.62 David Arkin, OL (2011) .............................................5.36 Bench Press Clay Harbor, TE (2010)*..............................................30 David Arkin, OL (2011) ................................................25 Vertical Jump Clay Harbor, TE (2010) ...........................................40.0” David Arkin, OL (2011) ............................................29.0” Broad Jump Clay Harbor, TE (2010) .........................................120.0” David Arkin, OL (2011) ..........................................103.0” 20-Yard Shuttle Clay Harbor, TE (2010) ............................................4.37 David Arkin, OL (2011) .............................................4.63 3-Cone Drill David Arkin, OL (2011) ..............................................7.6 * Top TE performer at 2010 Combine

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n June 27, 2011, Clifton M. “Clif” Smart, III was named interim president of the university. Smart had been General Counsel at Missouri State since Dec. 1, 2007. Over the previous three-and-a-half years at Missouri State, Smart had provided legal counsel to the Board, president, faculty, staff and administrators. He had also been involved in many campus-wide initiatives, including leading the university response to the state auditor’s report on Missouri State; serving on the JQH Arena Task Force; developing a comprehensive on-line policy library for the university; and chairing or serving on a variety of searches: vice president for diversity and inclusion, chief financial officer (twice), director of admissions, director of human resources and men’s basketball coach. Smart joined The Strong Law Firm in 1992. He became a shareholder in the firm in 1995 and vice president in 1998. During his 15 years at the firm, Smart’s practice consisted primarily of representing individuals and entities in catastrophic injury, medical malpractice and commercial cases. Smart was selected to the panel of three applicants submitted to the governor for the vacant Missouri Supreme Court positions in 2002 and 2004. In February 2009, he was elected for a five-year term as one of the two lawyer members of the 31st Circuit Judicial Commission. Smart was listed in Best Lawyers in America for 2007-08 in the fields of product liability, personal injury and professional negligence. Prior to joining The Strong Law Firm, Smart worked for two years with the firm of Wright, Lindsey & Jennings in Little Rock, Ark. From 1986-90, he was with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. in Ft. Knox, Ky. Smart graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1979 where he was valedictorian. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University in 1983, graduating Summa Cum Laude. In 1986, he graduated with his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law, receiving the second highest GPA (3.95) in school history. While in law school, he received the Leflar Scholarship, was an Oxford Scholar and was on the Law Review. Smart and his wife, Gail, have two sons: Murray, a student at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, and Jim, a student at Hamilton College in New York.

Dr. Frank Einhellig

Ken McClure

Interim 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 and Dean of Students

Brent Dunn

Dr. Ken Coopwood

Vice President for University Advancement

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

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Dr. Frank Einhellig Interim Provost

Dr. Jim Baker

V.P. for Research and Economic Development

Dr. Drew Bennett

Chancellor, Missouri State University-West Plains

Dr. Kenneth Coopwood

V.P. for Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Earle Doman

V.P. for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Brent Dunn

V.P. for University Advancement

Steve Foucart

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Penni Groves

Interim General Counsel

Dr. Tammy Jahnke

Dean, College of Natural and Applied Sciences

Paul Kincaid

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

John McAlear

Secretary to the Board of Governors

Ken McClure

V.P. for Administrative and Information Services

June McHaney

Director, Internal Audit

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Director of Athletics Third Year at Missouri State

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issouri 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 developing 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 multi-year television contract with KY3, Inc. Year two for Moats in Springfield saw Missouri State finish second in the 2010-11 MVC All-Sports Trophy standings--its best finish in five years. Conference titles by men’s basketball, women’s swimming and softball, as well as postseason tournament berths for both MSU basketball programs highighted the Bears’ year. In 2011-12, Moats’ third year at the helm, Missouri State enjoyed its finest campaign in nearly a decade, capturing the Missouri Valley Conference AllSports Trophy for just the fourth time. The Bears won Valley titles in women’s swimming and diving, women’s indoor track and field, women’s basketball and women’s golf this year along with a co-championship in men’s soccer. Additionally, four MSU teams advanced to postseason play, including NCAA Tournament appearances for the Bears’ volleyball, women’s golf and baseball programs. 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 he 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). A native of Dixon, Ill., Moats is a 1988 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. Moats was a three-year letterwinner in golf and a student assistant basketball coach for the Cougars from 1985-88. 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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Moats Resume Summary Professional Background Years School 1985-88 SIUE 1989-91 1991-93

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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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Senior Associate Director of Athletics/ Senior Woman Administrator 10th Year at Missouri State

Casey Comoroski enters her fifth full year as associate director of athletics and her 10th 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 2007. Additionally, she was inducted into the Luzerne County (Pa.) Sports Hall of Fame in August 2010.

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Assistant Director of Athletics for Academics and Student Services First Year at Missouri State

Monica Jones begins her first year with Missouri State after being selected as the department’s new assistant director of athletics for academics and student services in late June. A 1995 graduate of the University of Arkansas, Jones comes to MSU after serving as interim director of student-athlete development at her alma mater. She had been assisting with the university’s student development operations, after serving as associate director of Arkansas’ student-athlete academic support and achievement since December 2008. Previously, Jones spent 2002-08 at the University of Louisville working first as assistant director of campus life and later as assistant director for advising and student support services. She began her professional career at Arkansas in 1997 as an athletic academic counselor and advanced to academic advisor for the College of Education and Health Professions in July 2000. Before moving to Louisville in December 2002, she also served as the director of multicultural student services at Arkansas. Jones is a native of Malvern, Ark., and is part of the 2011-13 class for the NACADA Emerging Leaders program and earned her master’s degree in counseling from Arkansas in 1999. She will complete her Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development from the University of Louisville in August 2013.

Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications Fifth Year at Missouri State

Intercollegiate Athletics Committee James Hutterr (Chair), Faculty Athletics Representative Casey Comoroski, Intercollegiate Athletics Rachelle Darabi, Associate Provost-Student Development & Public Affairs Samuel Dyer, College of Arts and Letters Benjamin Goss, College of Business Administration Bryan Hicks, Intercollegiate Athletics Steven Hinch, College of Education Heather C. King, Office of Financial Aid Emily Matthews, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Sarah McCallister, College of Health and Human Services Kyle Moats, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lorene Stone, College of Humanities and Public Affairs Kyle Yates, Intercollegiate Athletics

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Missouri State alumnus Rick Kindhart is in his fifth year directing MSU’s athletics communications efforts and his fourth as assistant director of athletics. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department, he is the primary contact for MSU football and men’s basketball. During his tenure at MSU, Kindhart has served on the NCAA SelfStudy Committee, University Marketing Council and is part of the Greater Springfield Public Relations Advisory Committee. During his 20 years in the sports information profession, he has earned a number of national writing and publication awards, including a CoSIDA second in the nation award in 2012 for the Missouri State men’s basketball game programs and a third in nation honor for the same MSU publication in 2010. He has also worked on the media relations teams for several national and regional events, including the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball St. Louis Regional, 2006 Final Four and 1995 Freestyle Wrestling World Championships in Atlanta. A 1991 honors graduate of MSU, Kindhart joined the MSU staff 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. He received his master’s degree in 1993 from Southeast Missouri State, where he was assistant SID from 1991-93. From 1993-96, he was sports information director at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. He and his wife, Christy, have two children, Matt and Shelby.

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Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance Fifth Year at Missouri State

Kyle Yates begins his fifth 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.

Director of JQH Arena/HSC/PSC 10th Year at Missouri State

Keith Boaz enters his seventh year as director of Missouri State’s athletics facilities and his 10th year overall as a member of the MSU 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.

Executive Director of Athletic and Entertainment Facilities 29th Year at Missouri State

Springfield native Randy Blackwood is entering his 29th year at Missouri State and his eighth 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 Owen-Blackwood.

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Beverly Miller

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Fourth District

Cathy Smith (Vice Chair)

Stephen Bough

Sixth District

Fifth District

Orvin Kimbrough

Peter Hofherr

First District

Eighth District

Stephen B. Hoven

Elizabeth Bradbury

Second District

Ninth District

John L. Winston

Paige Jenkins

Third District

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General Manager, Nelligan Sports Marketing, Inc. First Year at Missouri State

Frank Cuervo begins his first full year at Missouri State after being named general manager for Nelligan Sports Marketing, Inc., this past February. Cuervo leads the department’s sales efforts, overseeing a staff of two fulltime and several student employees with a focus on managing inventory and building client relations. Prior to his appointment with Nelligan, Cuervo spent a year and a half as the associate athletic director for external affairs at Southeast Missouri State. Cuervo joined the Redhawks administrative staff after serving as general manager and assistant vice president for ISP Sports, working with the Northern Illinois University Sports Network. Previously, he completed a three-year stint as assistant director of athletics for external operations at Indiana, where he managed the department’s marketing, ticketing and media relations efforts, as well as a stop at Missouri, where he served as director of marketing and promotions from 2001-05. Cuervo began his career in Division I athletics as a marketing coordinator at Ohio State in 1999, before moving on to Bowling Green State as assistant A.D. for marketing and sales. A 1997 graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and public relations and a minor in finance, Cuervo and his wife, Michelle, reside in Springfield.

Director of Athletic Development Second Year at Missouri State

One of the newest additions to the Missouri State athletics staff, Daniel Heflin was appointed to the post of director of athletic development last August and oversees the day-to-day operations of The Bears Fund, the MSU athletic department’s annual fundraising program. The Topeka, Kan., native came to Missouri State after a two-year stay as a development associate with the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization at fellow Missouri Valley Conference member Wichita State. At WSU, Heflin was responsible for the recruitment of new donors and the solicitation of sponsorships, while assisting with the coordination of several department fundraising events. After completing his master’s degree in sport administration from Wichita State this past spring, Heflin completed a brief stint as an account executive with AEG/Sprint Center in Kansas City. Prior to coming to Wichita State, Heflin served as an intern in the athletics development office at the University of Miami (Fla.). A first-team All-Peach Belt Conference and all-region selection in baseball as a student-athlete, Heflin earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia College in 2008.

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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 the Missouri State University Office of Equity and Diversity, 901 South National, Springfield, Missouri 65897.

Intercollegiate Athletics Mission Statement Approved by the Board of Governors October 1995, revised November 1999, December 2001, October 2003

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.

The Bears Fund 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 30 years of its existence. The 2011-12 drive netted over $2.3 million, marking the 24th 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.

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Faculty Athletics Representative 24th Year at Missouri State

Dr. James Hutter begins his second year as faculty athletics representative and his 24th overall at Missouri State in 2012. Hutter took over the role of FAR last year after serving as vice-chair of MSU’s Intercollegiate Athletics Committee (IAC) in 2010-11. Hutter has been a faculty member for Missouri State’s William H. Darr School of Agriculture since completing his Ph.D. in agriculture education from the University of Minnesota in 1991. He has been recognized by MSU on several occasions with excellence in teaching and service awards and has served on numerous committees during his tenure at MSU, including a stint as chair of the University’s Professional Education Committee. Hutter graduated from Missouri State with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education in 1984, then earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1987. A native of nearby Miller, Mo., Hutter and his wife, Leslie, reside in Republic with their two sets of twins, Tate and Hayes, and Gibbs and Tess.

General Manager, Collegiate Consulting First Year at Missouri State

After announcing its new ticketing partnership with Missouri State University in Februrary, Collegiate Consulting selected Tom Ladd as the general manager of ticket sales and service for the MSU athletics property. Ladd enters his new position after spending over 20 years in the radio broadcasting business. He began his broadcast career in Farmington, Mo., as a sports director and play-by-play announcer. His on-air play-byplay personality earned him several awards, including Missouri’s Best Play-by-Play Announcer in 1993 and 1994. He later served as operations manager, sales manager and station manager for Meyer Communications in Springfield and spent more than a decade (1995-2007) as the radio voice of the MSU Lady Bears. Ladd also spent time with the Springfield Cardinals as sales manager, helping the Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals average over capacity at Hammons Field every season under his direction. Ladd, who began his duties in late March, is originally from Marine, Ill. He attended McKendree College and Maryville University. He and his wife, Sharon, have two children, Holly and Skyler.

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Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Seventh Year at Missouri State

Terry Sauerbry enters his seventh year as head strength and conditioning coach for the 16 MSU intercollegiate sports in 2012-13. 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 student-athlete 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.

Director of Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services 23rd Year at Missouri State

Jim Penkalski enters his fourth full year as director of Missouri State Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services and his 23rd 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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Achievement Center (ACIA)

901 South National Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65897

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Monica Jones Asst. A.D. for Academics and Student Services Dan Raines Assistant Director Marcus Brown Academic Advisor Kendra Lewis Academic Advisor TBA Graduate Assistant Joan Newman Administrative Assistant

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Kyle Moats Brenda Espy Lois Goldade TBA Casey Comoroski Helen McDowell Monica Jones Rick Kindhart Kyle Yates

Director of Athletics Executive Assistant to Athletics Director Administrative Assistant Assistant Director of Athletics for Business Administration Senior Associate Director of Athletics/SWA Administrative Assistant Assistant Director of Athletics for Academics and Student Services Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance

HAMC HAMC FORA HAMC HAMC HAMC FORA HAMC FORA

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Jim Penkalski Director Shannon Derricks Assistant Director Suzie Anzalone Assistant Athletic Trainer Tyler Landgraf Assistant Athletic Trainer Amy Luke Assistant Athletic Trainer Steve Sawchak Assistant Athletic Trainer Mitch Hauschildt Rehabilitation/Performance Coordinator William Baum Intern Jillian Burrows Intern Samantha Charters Intern Yuichi Sasaki Intern Becky Grant Administrative Assistant

Athletics Communications (HAMC -- 836-5402)

Rick Kindhart Assistant A.D. for Communications Ben Adamson Assistant Director Tim Bohn Assistant Director-Web and New Media Eric Doennig Assistant Director Kevin Kane Assistant Kevin Agee Graduate Assistant Adam Samson Graduate Assistant

External Affairs (ALUM -- 836-4143)

Frank Cuervo NSM General Manager Daniel Heflin Director of Athletic Development Art Hains University Marketing Specialist TBA NSM Coordinator of Sales & Marketing Paul Dodson Athletics Marketing Graduate Assistant TBA Athletics Marketing Graduate Assistant Julie Wright Administrative Assistant

Fax Numbers Director of Athletics Athletics-Forsythe Athletics-Hammons Athletics Communications

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Coaches and Support Staff Keith Guttin Brent Thomas Paul Evans Paul Lusk Patrick Baldwin Jermaine Henderson Derrick Tilmon Sam McMahon Brenda Essary Nyla Milleson Trish Marsh Christopher Lewis Bethany Creed Steve Yang Terrie Coulter Gabby Gomez Sosa Erika Dombkowski Terry Allen D.J. Vokolek Rob Christophel Wayne Chambers Mike Chandler Sean Coughlin Gerald Davis Bob Montgomery Taiwo Onatolu Courtney Sanders B.J. Stotser Neal Stafford Kevin Kane Jon Leamy Mike Seabolt Ger Coppinger Rob Brewer Drew Fitzgerald Holly Hesse Sue Frederick Beth Perine David Collins Jim Huelskamp Josh Udermann Ronald Boyce Brent Hobbs Alick Musukuma Melissa Stokes Jeni Jones Fritz Rosenberg

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 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 Head Softball Coach Associate Head Softball Coach Associate Head Softball Coach Interim Head Men’s/Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach Men’s/Women’s Diving Coach Assistant Men’s/Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Assistant Track & Field Coach Head Cross Country Coach/Assistant Track & Field Coach Head Volleyball Coach Associate Head Volleyball Coach Assistant Volleyball Coach

Randy Blackwood Keith Boaz Laree Moore Brenda O’Connell Tom Ladd Trevor Casterlin Ryan Majercik Terry Sauerbry Jeremiah Frey Shannon Stanton Cory Starr Danny Weathermon

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

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TRADITION Going to the Big Dance Since moving to NCAA Division I in 1982-83, MSU teams have made 52 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 (10) 1982 1990 1993 2005 2006 2007 2010 2011 Baseball (8) 1987 1995 1999 2002

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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 21 Missouri Valley Conference titles, fifteen 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 (6) 1983 1996 2006 2011

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Men’s Soccer (3) 1997 1999 2009 Football (2) 1989 1990 Women’s Golf (2) 2001 2012 Men’s Golf (1) 1993

The 2011 Missouri State Softball team brought home its first MVC Tournament championship in five years last spring, claiming the title with four victories on its home field at Killian Stadium. The Bears have now won more conference tournament games (68) than any other Valley club, while their six tourney titles equals Creighton for the most championships in the 30-year history of the event.

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All-America quarterback DeAndre Smith guided the Bears to back-to-back NCAA FCS playoff berths in 1989 and 1990.

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National Championships Eight Missouri State teams have been crowned national champions at all levels of competition during the first 105 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. com Tournament (CIT). MSU national championship teams include:

Under U d th the guidance id off 17th 17th-year hheadd coachh Melissa Stokes, the Missouri State volleyball team has continued a tradition of excellence that has made the Bears one of the winningest programs in all of Division I. The Bears have appeared in six of the last seven NCAA Tournaments, claiming MVC Tournament titles in 2005 and 2008 (above).

The 2010-11 Missouri Th Mi i State S B Bears capturedd the men’s basketball program’s first Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title, finishing with a 15-3 league mark and a 26-9 overall record after advancing to the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. The previous season, the Bears swept the CollegiateInsider.com Tournament field for the eighth national tournament title in MSU history.

2010 Men’s Basketball CollegeInsider.com 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 Behind the efforts of five conference championships and four league runnerup finishes during the 2011-12 school year, Missouri State won the Missouri Valley Conference All-Sports Trophy for the fourth time. Only three Valley schools -- MSU, Illinois State and Wichita State -- have won the award since 1995. The Bears won Valley titles in women’s swimming and diving, women’s indoor track and field, women’s basketball and women’s golf this year along with a co-championship in men’s soccer.

The 2003 Baseball Bears shocked Nebraska and O Ohio SState in NCAA C regional play to advance to the College World Series for the first time as a Division I program. Led by the program’s all-time winningest coach, Keith Guttin, and 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.

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Head baseball coach Keith Guttin became the 46th Division I coach to reach the 1,000-victory plateau on March 3, kicking off a banner year for the Bears that culminated in the program’s eighth NCAA Tournament appearance.

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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 16,300-seat complex includes a FieldTurf playing surface and an eight-lane synthetic all-weather track surface. The facility’s video board 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.

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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.

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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 served as host of the 2011 MVC Softball Championship.

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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; assistant director Shannon Derricks; and athletic trainers 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 fulltime staff, along with a host of athletic training students who work with studentathletes under the supervision of staff members. Another essential asset to MSU student-athletes is the involvement of physicians and medical personnel from the community and Missouri State’s Taylor Health and Wellness Center. Brian Mahaffey, Richard Seagrave and Victor Wilson serve as team physicians, attending to the medical needs of over 350 Missouri State student-athletes.

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Strength and Conditioning Physical development of more than 350 student-athletes to increase athletic performance, decrease the chance or severity of injury and enhance sportspecific athletics development are the goals of Missouri State 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 performance. 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.

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UNIVERSITY Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive metropolitan system with a statewide mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons. The University’s identity is distinguished by its public affairs mission, which entails a campuswide commitment to foster expertise and responsibility in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. 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 Missouri State University campuses are structured to address the special needs of the urban and rural populations they serve. Missouri State University-Springfield is a selective admissions, graduate level teaching and research institution. Missouri State University-West Plains is a separately accredited open admissions campus primarily serving seven counties in south central Missouri. Missouri State University-Mountain Grove serves Missouri’s fruit industry through operation of the State Fruit Experiment Station. Missouri State Outreach provides anytime, anyplace learning opportunities through telecourses, Internet-based instruction, iTunes U and through its interactive video network.

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Did you know... Missouri State University is one of the 13 four-year, public supported institutions of higher education in Missouri.

Campus Overview The Springfield campus includes 38 educational and general buildings and 20 auxiliary enterprise facilities. 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

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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 two million books and printed materials. The library contains more than 944,000 state and federal government documents and is the only United Nations document depository in the state. Downtown presence The Springfield campus has several buildings 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.

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. Nearly 84 percent of the freshmen entering in Fall 2011 were in the top half of their high school classes.

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.

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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.

Where students are from... In Fall 2011, all of Missouri’s 115 counties were represented on Missouri State’s campus. Additionally, students from all 50 states and 85 foreign countries were enrolled at MSU. 2011 Freshmen Class - Springfield Campus Total first-time freshmen enrollment: 2,519 Female: 1,474 (58.5 percent) Male: 1,045 (41.5 percent)

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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.

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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.

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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.

Kyle Weems (basketball) and Chris Douglas (football) were two of 89 Missouri State student-athletes to complete their degrees during the 2011-12 academic year.

In addition to becoming just the third consensus first-team All-American in Missouri State football history, David Arkin (above) snagged the first CoSIDA Academic All-America honor for a Bear in 11 years. The Wichita, Kan., native picked up second-team Academic All-America recognition in 2010, before being selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

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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 2011 was 24.1, higher than the 21.6 average for Missouri high-school graduates. Student-to-Faculty Ratio Missouri State has a total of 797 fulltime faculty members on the Springfield campus. The student-to-faculty ratio is approximately 19:1, with nearly 90 percent of full-time faculty members having the most-advanced degree available in their field. 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 colors.

Uphold tradition, our school we hold so dear, We will be loyal throughout our college years, Fight for victory while 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

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

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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 Champions Committed to Kids 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 Food Harvest Ozarks Literacy Council Portland Elementary Character Education Rotary Clubs of Springfield Rockin’ Ribs Shoe Bank benefitting Springfield Public Schools Weaver Elementary School Just Read! Program The Kitchen Special Olympics

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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 (top right and lower right) Champions Committed to Kids (lower left) and Ozarks Food Harvest (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 436,712.

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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 within walking distance from campus) Hammons Field (home of the Missouri State Bears and the Springfield Cardinals, Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals) 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 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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D David id A Arkin ki Dallas Cowboys

Matt Pickens Colorado Rapids

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

Ross Detwiler Washington Nationals

Blake Ahearn Utah Jazz 2007-08 NBA D-League Rookie of the Year

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

Sh Shaun Marcu M Marcum um Milwaukee Brewers

J ki Stiles Jackie Stil Fourth Overall Pick, 200 2001 WNBA Draft 2001 WNBA Rookie of the t Year

Bill Mueller 2003 A.L. Batting Champion

NBA Blake Ahearn (Utah Jazz) Don Anielak Winston Garland Curtis Perry MLS Chris Brunt Matt Caution Justin Douglass Doug Lascody Lance Parker Matt Pickens* (Colorado Rapids) Alex Riggs Jamal Sutton Burch Wylie MLB Scott Bailes Mark Bailey Matt Cepicky Ross Detwiler* (Washington Nationals) Bart Evans Jeff Gray* (Minnesota Twins) Jason Hart Ryan Howard* (Philadelphia Phillies) Shaun Marcum* (Milwaukee Brewers) Bill Mueller Matt Palmer* (San Diego Padres) John Rheinecker Brad Ziegler* (Arizona Diamondbacks) *includes players active on pro 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 2012-13. 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. Most MSU games carried by Meyer can also be heard online at www.RadioSpringfield.com.

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Bears on the Web In August 2011, Missouri State partnered with CBSSports.com College Network on a new and enhanced athletics website for the Bears in order to provide MSU fans with improved features and overall customer service. The revamped MissouriStateBears.com uses the latest technology to provide fans with a seamless, robust experience unique to Missouri State University. MissouriStateBears.com provides up-to-date information on Bears’ baseball and all 16 MSU varsity athletic programs, including game and season cumulative statistics, rosters and in-depth biographical information on MSU student-athletes.

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Bears All-Access Keep tabs on the Bears through Bears All-Access, MSU’s new and improved online video hub which features premium and free video content and can be accessed from MissouriStateBears.com. Bears All-Access brings an improved audio and video experience to fans with live game broadcasts, exclusive behind-thescenes video, game highlights, original programming and press conferences. Both premium and free content is available through Bears All-Access. Bears on Twitter and Facebook Missouri State fans can follow the Bears on Facebook (missouristbears) and Twitter (@missouristbears) to keep up with all things Maroon and White. 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.

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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 Colorado State University, the University of Louisville, Marquette University, Princeton University, Providence College, Rutgers University and West Virginia University.

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Springfield News-Leader (daily) 651 Boonville, Springfield, MO 65801 (417) 837-1347; Fax: (417) 864-6677 Sports Editor: Kary Booher 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

Mediacom (MCC-22) 1533 S. Enterprise, Springfield, MO 65804 (417) 875-7557; Fax: (417) 883-0265 Program Director: Randy Hollis Production Manager: Corey Riggs

The Standard (Tue.) 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: Roger Hensley 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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KADI (1340 AM, 99.5 FM) 5431 W. Sunshine, Brookline, MO 65619 (417) 831-0995; Fax: (417)831-4026 Sports Director: Steve Largent KOSP (105.1 FM), KKLH (104.7 FM) KOMG (92.9 FM) 319 B E. Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65807 (417) 886-5677; Fax: (417) 886-2155 Program Director: Chris Cannon KGBX (105.9 FM), KTOZ (95.5 FM), KGMY (1400 AM, 100.5 FM), KXUS (97.3 FM) 1856 E. Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65804 Phone: 890-5555; Fax: (417) 890-5050 News Director: Jim Wesley

KOLR (Channel 10, CBS) KOZL (Channel 27, Ind.) 2650 E. Division, Springfield, MO 65803 (417) 862-6397; Fax: (417) 866-6397 Sports: Dan Lucy, Nick Carboni KSPR (Channel 33, ABC) 1359 E. St. Louis, Springfield, MO 65802 (417) 864-3352; Fax: (417) 831-4125 Sports: Mike Scott, Matt Warner, Hugh Keeton KYTV (Channel 3, NBC) KCZ (Ozarks CW) 999 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807 Phone: 268-3000; Fax: 268-3364 Sports: Ned Reynolds, Chad Plein, Joe Hickman KRBK - HD (FOX) 1701 S. Enterprise, Springfield, MO 65804 Phone: 522-0020

KTTS (1260 AM, 94.7 FM) 2330 W. Grand, Springfield, MO 65801 Phone: 869-2153; Fax: (417) 866-8537 News Director: Don Louzader

Fox Sports Midwest 700 St. Louis Union Station, Suite 300 St. Louis, MO 63103 (314) 206-7000; Fax: (314) 206-7070 News Contact: Geoff Goldman

KSMU (91.1 FM) 901 S. National, Springfield, MO 65897 Phone: 836-5878; Fax: (417) 836-5889 News Director: Missy Shelton

Metro Sports - Kansas City TWC, 8221 W. 119th Street Overland Park, KS 66213 (816) 222-5618 News Contact: Shawn Beldin

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Welcome to Valley Football The winds of change that have swept through the Division I college football landscape have not left the Missouri Valley Football Conference unscathed. In the past six seasons, the league has gained three members, lost one member and changed its name. Despite the developments, a quality, nationally competitive product has been a constant for the league. Notably, for the second time in the past 10 seasons, the league produced a national champion as North Dakota State stormed through the 2011 playoffs en route to the FCS crown in January. The league, which celebrated its Silver Anniversary in 2009, appears to be as strong as ever. It certainly is at its greatest number as 10 teams will vie for the Missouri Valley Football crown for the first time in 2012. Newest member South Dakota -- the MVFC’s 12th overall member -- has joined the conference after previously competing in the Great West Conference. The Missouri Valley Football Conference enters its 28th 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 27 seasons of competition. 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 28th season in 2012. 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 remain separate entities. Last year, two league teams (co-MVFC champions North Dakota State and UNI) rep-

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resented the conference in the FCS playoffs, marking the 17th-straight season in which at least two teams have participated in postseason play. In four games, NDSU outscored its opponents 102-27, including a 17-6 score against previously unbeaten and No. 1 ranked Sam Houston State in the national championship game. UNI also recorded a playoff win, downing Wofford before falling at Montana. In 2011, the league wasn’t short of individual national accomplishments as RB Shakir Bell of Indiana State (2nd), LB L.J. Fort of UNI (2nd), QB Austin Sumner of South Dakota State (3rd) and coach Craig Bohl of North Dakota State (4th) were all finalists in the Walter Payton, Buck Buchanan, Jerry Rice and Eddie Robinson Award voting, respectively. Additionally, RB David Johnson of UNI finished fourth in the Jerry Rice Award (Freshman of the Year) balloting. The Missouri Valley Football Conference has three recent national championships (North Dakota State - 2011; 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 seven FCS championship trophies are housed on league campuses, in addition to three (Youngstown State twice and UNI in 2005) runner-up

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 2010 - Northern Iowa 2011 - North Dakota State/Northern Iowa* *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.

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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 15 years, the league has three national championships, and eight other semifinal trips. The league has a 44-31 playoff mark in that span, and five MVFC teams have reached 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, the league compiled a 34-19 mark in the FCS playoffs, bettered only by the Southern Conference, whose members were 37-19 in that decade. Team accomplishments have helped solidify the MVFC 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 MVFC has reached and will maintain its place among the FCS best. Last year, despite tough scheduling, five teams in the conference had winning records. The Missouri Valley Football Conference has had four teams (or more) with better than .500 records in the same season 18 times now, including the past 14 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 YSU 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. WKU 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

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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. In the 27 years of the football division, league membership has been stable -- with only six 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. And the league expanded to 10 members in 2012 after the University of South Dakota was admitted in November of 2010. The MVFC is the only automatic FCS qualifying conference that only sponsors football, 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 a historical place in developing 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), the University of South Dakota (2012), South Dakota State University (2008), Southern Illinois University (1985), Western Illinois University (1985), and Youngstown State University (1997).

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PATTY VIVERITO Commissioner

MIKE KERN

BILL CAROLLO

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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) University of South Dakota (2012-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)

Five Missouri Valley Football Conference members also compete in the Missouri Valley Conference (Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, and Southern Illinois). Four league schools compete in the Summit League (North Dakota State, South Dakota, 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 & diving, tennis, softball, volleyball and, early on, field hockey.

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2011 Final MVFC Team Statistics SCORING OFFENSE G TD FG XP 2XPDXP Saf Pts Avg _________________________________________________________ Youngstown State 11 56 3 53 0 0 0 398 36.2 North Dakota State 15 61 16 54 1 0 0 470 31.3 Indiana State 11 43 7 32 2 0 0 315 28.6 Illinois State 11 40 9 38 0 0 1 307 27.9 Northern Iowa 13 41 18 39 0 0 0 339 26.1 Southern Illinois 11 37 9 34 0 0 0 283 25.7 South Dakota State 11 35 9 28 0 0 0 265 24.1 Missouri State 11 30 5 25 1 0 0 222 20.2 Western Illinois 11 23 3 21 0 0 0 168 15.3 SCORING DEFENSE G TD FG XP 2XPDXP Saf Pts Avg _________________________________________________________ North Dakota State 15 23 11 20 0 0 0 191 12.7 Northern Iowa 13 31 11 29 0 0 0 247 19.0 Illinois State 11 28 6 21 1 0 1 211 19.2 Youngstown State 11 39 5 34 0 0 0 283 25.7 Southern Illinois 11 41 5 34 1 0 0 297 27.0 Indiana State 11 37 15 33 0 0 0 300 27.3 South Dakota State 11 51 3 45 2 0 0 364 33.1 Western Illinois 11 53 10 49 0 0 0 397 36.1 Missouri State 11 55 9 51 0 0 0 408 37.1 TOTAL OFFENSE G Rush Pass Plays Yards Avg/P TD Yds/G _________________________________________________________ Youngstown State 11 2542 2503 778 5045 6.5 53 458.6 Illinois State 11 2017 2196 780 4213 5.4 37 383.0 Southern Illinois 11 2014 2142 767 4156 5.4 36 377.8 South Dakota State 11 919 3154 781 4073 5.2 33 370.3 Indiana State 11 2001 2064 632 4065 6.4 41 369.5 North Dakota State 15 2599 2590 864 5189 6.0 52 345.9 Northern Iowa 13 2182 2167 780 4349 5.6 39 334.5 Missouri State 11 1564 1945 683 3509 5.1 29 319.0 Western Illinois 11 1545 1862 723 3407 4.7 22 309.7 TOTAL DEFENSE G Rush PassPlays Yards Avg TD Yds/G _________________________________________________________ Illinois State 11 943 2300 665 3243 4.9 26 294.8 North Dakota State 15 1781 2958 987 4739 4.8 23 315.9 Southern Illinois 11 1386 2488 692 3874 5.6 38 352.2 Youngstown State 11 1607 2268 685 3875 5.7 39 352.3 Northern Iowa 13 2050 2532 918 4582 5.0 28 352.5 Indiana State 11 1858 2248 806 4106 5.1 35 373.3 South Dakota State 11 2240 2223 766 4463 5.8 44 405.7 Western Illinois 11 2299 2219 716 4518 6.3 49 410.7 Missouri State 11 2255 2637 747 4892 6.5 49 444.7 RUSHING OFFENSE G Att Yds Avg TD Yds/G _________________________________________________________ Youngstown State 11 482 2542 5.3 26 231.1 Illinois State 11 454 2017 4.4 19 183.4 Southern Illinois 11 464 2014 4.3 28 183.1 Indiana State 11 375 2001 5.3 23 181.9 North Dakota State 15 528 2599 4.9 38 173.3 Northern Iowa 13 489 2182 4.5 21 167.8 Missouri State 11 439 1564 3.6 11 142.2 Western Illinois 11 447 1545 3.5 8 140.5 South Dakota State 11 360 919 2.6 11 83.5 RUSHING DEFENSE G Rushes Yards Avg. TD Yds/G _________________________________________________________ Illinois State 11 355 943 2.7 11 85.7 North Dakota State 15 515 1781 3.5 9 118.7 Southern Illinois 11 405 1386 3.4 17 126.0 Youngstown State 11 386 1607 4.2 24 146.1 Northern Iowa 13 520 2050 3.9 16 157.7 Indiana State 11 475 1858 3.9 18 168.9 South Dakota State 11 462 2240 4.8 24 203.6 Missouri State 11 458 2255 4.9 22 205.0 Western Illinois 11 453 2299 5.1 25 209.0 PASS OFFENSE G Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds Avg TD Yds/G _________________________________________________________ South Dakota State 11 252 421 17 59.9 3154 7.5 22 286.7 Youngstown State 11 190 296 8 64.2 2503 8.5 27 227.5 Illinois State 11 211 326 7 64.7 2196 6.7 18 199.6 Southern Illinois 11 175 303 12 57.8 2142 7.1 8 194.7 Indiana State 11 136 257 10 52.9 2064 8.0 18 187.6 Missouri State 11 149 244 9 61.1 1945 8.0 18 176.8 North Dakota State 15 225 336 4 67.0 2590 7.7 14 172.7 Western Illinois 11 153 276 14 55.4 1862 6.7 14 169.3 Northern Iowa 13 170 291 6 58.4 2167 7.4 18 166.7 PASS DEFENSE G Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds Avg TD Yds/G _________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 13 254 398 18 63.8 2532 6.4 12 194.8 North Dakota State 15 269 472 21 57.0 2958 6.3 14 197.2 Western Illinois 11 144 263 8 54.8 2219 8.4 24 201.7 South Dakota State 11 197 304 11 64.8 2223 7.3 20 202.1 Indiana State 11 203 331 8 61.3 2248 6.8 16 204.4 Youngstown State 11 176 299 7 58.9 2268 7.6 15 206.2 Illinois State 11 187 310 3 60.3 2300 7.5 15 209.1 Southern Illinois 11 169 287 12 58.9 2488 8.7 21 226.2 Missouri State 11 197 289 3 68.2 2637 9.1 27 239.7

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OPPONENT 1ST DOWNS G Rush Pass Pen Total Per/G _________________________________________________________ Youngstown State 11 73 101 12 186 16.9 Southern Illinois 11 73 98 15 186 16.9 Illinois State 11 61 103 22 186 16.9 Western Illinois 11 111 84 23 218 19.8 Indiana State 11 111 106 13 230 20.9 South Dakota State 11 119 100 12 231 21.0 Missouri State 11 124 114 5 243 22.1 Northern Iowa 13 118 119 19 256 19.7 North Dakota State 15 104 142 12 258 17.2

PASS EFFICIENCY G Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds TD Effic _________________________________________________________ Youngstown State 11 190 296 8 64.2 2503 27 159.9 Missouri State 11 149 244 9 61.1 1945 18 145.0 North Dakota State 15 225 336 4 67.0 2590 14 143.1 Northern Iowa 13 170 291 6 58.4 2167 18 137.3 Indiana State 11 136 257 10 52.9 2064 18 135.7 Illinois State 11 211 326 7 64.7 2196 18 135.2 South Dakota State 11 252 421 17 59.9 3154 22 132.0 Western Illinois 11 153 276 14 55.4 1862 14 118.7 Southern Illinois 11 175 303 12 57.8 2142 8 117.9 PASS DEF. EFFICIENCY G Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds TD Effic _________________________________________________________ North Dakota State 15 269 472 21 57.0 2958 14 110.5 Northern Iowa 13 254 398 18 63.8 2532 12 118.2 Indiana State 11 203 331 8 61.3 2248 16 129.5 Youngstown State 11 176 299 7 58.9 2268 15 134.5 Illinois State 11 187 310 3 60.3 2300 15 136.7 South Dakota State 11 197 304 11 64.8 2223 20 140.7 Southern Illinois 11 169 287 12 58.9 2488 21 147.5 Western Illinois 11 144 263 8 54.8 2219 24 149.7 Missouri State 11 197 289 3 68.2 2637 27 173.6 KICKOFF RETURNS G Ret Yds TD Avg _________________________________________________________ North Dakota State 15 38 909 1 23.9 Southern Illinois 11 48 1106 0 23.0 Northern Iowa 13 47 1045 0 22.2 South Dakota State 11 46 994 0 21.6 Indiana State 11 42 894 1 21.3 Youngstown State 11 45 916 0 20.4 Illinois State 11 36 721 0 20.0 Western Illinois 11 65 1299 1 20.0 Missouri State 11 63 1159 0 18.4 PUNT RETURN AVG G Ret Yds TD Avg _________________________________________________________ Youngstown State 11 17 192 1 11.3 North Dakota State 15 32 335 2 10.5 Illinois State 11 27 254 0 9.4 Northern Iowa 13 20 167 0 8.4 South Dakota State 11 17 137 0 8.1 Southern Illinois 11 22 160 0 7.3 Missouri State 11 19 129 0 6.8 Indiana State 11 20 134 0 6.7 Western Illinois 11 18 57 0 3.2 PUNTING G No. Yards Avg/P PR Avg TB Net/P _________________________________________________________ Indiana State 11 50 2025 40.5 75 1.5 2 38.2 South Dakota State 11 57 2404 42.2 205 3.6 5 36.8 North Dakota State 15 66 2703 41.0 146 2.2 7 36.6 Illinois State 11 48 1811 37.7 44 0.9 1 36.4 Northern Iowa 13 64 2600 40.6 218 3.4 6 35.3 Youngstown State 11 53 2112 39.8 176 3.3 5 34.6 Western Illinois 11 74 2801 37.9 222 3.0 3 34.0 Missouri State 11 67 2720 40.6 430 6.4 3 33.3 Southern Illinois 11 54 2069 38.3 244 4.5 3 32.7 Gained Lost TURNOVER MARGIN G Fum Int Tot Fum Int Tot Mar Per/G _________________________________________________________ North Dakota State Northern Iowa Southern Illinois Youngstown State Illinois State Missouri State Indiana State South Dakota State Western Illinois

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FIRST DOWNS G Rush Pass Pen Total Per/G _________________________________________________________ Youngstown State 11 129 125 10 264 24.0 North Dakota State 15 120 119 17 256 17.1 Illinois State 11 106 105 19 230 20.9 Northern Iowa 13 107 98 19 224 17.2 Southern Illinois 11 116 89 16 221 20.1 South Dakota State 11 57 143 15 215 19.5 Indiana State 11 88 77 15 180 16.4 Western Illinois 11 83 82 12 177 16.1 Missouri State 11 82 76 16 174 15.8

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3RD-DOWN CONVERSION PCT. G Conv Att Pct _________________________________________________________ Youngstown State 11 65 145 44.8 Illinois State 11 72 163 44.2 North Dakota State 15 71 168 42.3 South Dakota State 11 62 157 39.5 Northern Iowa 13 61 156 39.1 Western Illinois 11 58 161 36.0 Southern Illinois 11 54 154 35.1 Indiana State 11 37 124 29.8 Missouri State 11 42 143 29.4 OPPONENT 3RD DOWN PCT. G Conv Att Pct _________________________________________________________ Indiana State 11 46 151 30.5 Illinois State 11 46 140 32.9 Southern Illinois 11 50 145 34.5 Youngstown State 11 49 141 34.8 North Dakota State 15 76 208 36.5 Western Illinois 11 57 142 40.1 Northern Iowa 13 77 189 40.7 South Dakota State 11 65 146 44.5 Missouri State 11 68 143 47.6 SACKS BY G Sacks Yards _________________________________________________________ North Dakota State 15 41 267 Illinois State 11 36 227 Southern Illinois 11 24 170 Northern Iowa 13 24 148 Youngstown State 11 22 148 Indiana State 11 22 143 South Dakota State 11 22 132 Missouri State 11 18 123 Western Illinois 11 12 176 PENALTIES G No Yds Avg/G _________________________________________________________ Missouri State 11 57 426 38.7 Northern Iowa 13 68 593 45.6 North Dakota State 15 83 722 48.1 Southern Illinois 11 65 533 48.5 Youngstown State 11 57 539 49.0 Indiana State 11 69 581 52.8 Illinois State 11 67 618 56.2 South Dakota State 11 75 643 58.5 Western Illinois 11 85 783 71.2 FIELD GOALS G Made Att Pct _________________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 13 18 20 .900 North Dakota State 15 16 18 .889 Southern Illinois 11 9 14 .643 South Dakota State 11 9 14 .643 Youngstown State 11 3 5 .600 Indiana State 11 7 13 .538 Illinois State 11 9 17 .529 Missouri State 11 5 10 .500 Western Illinois 11 3 6 .500 4TH-DOWN CONVERSION PCT. G Conv Att Pct _________________________________________________________ Illinois State 11 20 24 .833 Northern Iowa 13 4 5 .800 Youngstown State 11 10 15 .667 North Dakota State 15 6 9 .667 Missouri State 11 11 18 .611 Southern Illinois 11 12 25 .480 South Dakota State 11 8 18 .444 Indiana State 11 6 15 .400 Western Illinois 11 4 15 .267 OPPONENT 4TH DOWN PCT. G Conv Att Pct _________________________________________________________ Illinois State 11 4 16 .250 Western Illinois 11 4 12 .333 North Dakota State 15 13 32 .406 South Dakota State 11 9 20 .450 Indiana State 11 13 27 .481 Northern Iowa 13 15 27 .556 Southern Illinois 11 8 12 .667 Youngstown State 11 13 17 .765 Missouri State 11 11 14 .786

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2011 Final MVFC Individual Statistics RUSHING G Att Yds Avg TD Long Yds/G _________________________________________________________ Shakir Bell, INS 11 230 1670 7.3 14 62 151.8 Jamaine Cook, YSU 11 271 1386 5.1 13 69 126.0 Jewel Hampton, SIU 11 230 1121 4.9 17 56 101.9 Ashton Leggett, ILS 11 222 1031 4.6 11 75 93.7 Tirrell Rennie, UNI 12 179 885 4.9 9 35 73.8 Sam Ojuri, NDSU 15 187 1105 5.9 11 95 73.7 DJ McNorton, NDSU 14 197 1020 5.2 13 60 72.9 David Johnson, UNI 13 179 822 4.6 9 63 63.2 Trevor Wooden, MSU 10 150 567 3.8 7 45 56.7 Tyrel Kool, SDSU 11 151 534 3.5 4 18 48.5

SCORING G TD FG XPT 2XP Pts Pts/G _________________________________________________________ Jewel Hampton, SIU 11 17 0 0 0 102 9.3 Shakir Bell, INS 11 14 0 0 0 84 7.6 Jamaine Cook, YSU 11 14 0 0 0 84 7.6 Tyler Sievertsen, UNI 13 0 18 39 0 93 7.2 DJ McNorton, NDSU 14 16 0 0 2 98 7.0 Ryan Jastram, NDSU 15 0 16 54 0 102 6.8 Ashton Leggett, ILS 11 11 0 0 0 66 6.0 Nick Ausseiker, ILS 11 0 9 38 0 65 5.9 David Brown, YSU 11 0 3 53 0 62 5.6 Jackson MacLachlan, SIU 11 0 9 34 0 61 5.5

FUMBLES RECOVERED G Num Avg/G _________________________________________________________ Alex Sewall, INS 11 3 0.27 Eric Brunner, ILS 11 3 0.27 Ben Ericksen, ILS 11 3 0.27 Nate Davis, MSU 11 2 0.18 Mike McElroy, SIU 11 2 0.18 Kenn Boatright, SIU 11 2 0.18 Andrew Beisel, MSU 11 2 0.18 Coluter Boyer, NDSU 15 2 0.13 Brandon Jemison, NDSU 15 2 0.13 Chad Willson, NDSU 15 2 0.13

PASSING G Cmp Att Int Pct. Yds TD Avg/G _________________________________________________________ Austin Sumner, SDSU 10 182 305 9 59.7 2382 16 238.2 Kurt Hess, YSU 11 187 288 8 64.9 2468 26 224.4 Matt Brown, ILS 11 208 320 7 65.0 2187 18 198.8 Ronnie Fouch, INS 11 136 255 10 53.3 2064 18 187.6 Trevor Wooden, MSU10 138 223 8 61.9 1853 17 185.3 Brock Jensen, NDSU 15 219 326 4 67.2 2524 14 168.3 Josh Hudson, WIU 10 119 207 11 57.5 1528 12 152.8 Tirrell Rennie, UNI 12 143 244 4 58.6 1802 14 150.2 Kory Faulkner, SIU 10 133 224 8 59.4 1477 5 147.7 Marc Kanetsky, YSU 10 3 5 0 60.0 35 1 3.5

SCORING (TDs) G TD Rush Pass Ret PAT Pts Pts/G _________________________________________________________ Jewel Hampton, SIU 11 17 17 0 0 0 102 9.3 Shakir Bell, INS 11 14 14 0 0 0 84 7.6 Jamaine Cook, YSU 11 14 13 1 0 0 84 7.6 DJ McNorton, NDSU 14 16 13 3 0 1 98 7.0 Ashton Leggett, ILS 11 11 11 0 0 0 66 6.0 David Johnson, UNI 13 12 9 3 0 0 72 5.5 Tirrell Rennie, UNI 12 9 9 0 0 0 54 4.5 Sam Ojuri, NDSU 15 11 11 0 0 0 66 4.4 Tyrone Walker, ILS 11 8 0 8 0 0 48 4.4 Jelani Berassa, YSU 11 8 0 8 0 0 48 4.4

PASSES DEFENDED G Brup Int Total Avg/G _________________________________________________________ Marcus Williams, NDSU 15 15 7 22 1.47 Garrett Scott, UNI 13 9 4 13 1.00 Winston Wright, SDSU 11 7 3 10 0.91 Calvin Burnett, INS 11 8 2 10 0.91 Kieron James, WIU 11 7 3 10 0.91 Ryan Davis, WIU 11 9 0 9 0.82 Varmah Sonie, UNI 13 7 3 10 0.77 Christian Dudzik, NDSU 15 10 1 11 0.73 John Pike, NDSU 15 6 5 11 0.73 Boo Rodgers, SIU 9 5 1 6 0.67

PASS EFF G Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds TD Eff. _________________________________________________________ Kurt Hess, YSU 11 187 288 8 64.9 2468 26 161.1 Trevor Wooden, MSU10 138 223 8 61.9 1853 17 149.7 Brock Jensen, NDSU 15 219 326 4 67.2 2524 14 143.9 Ronnie Fouch, INS 11 136 255 10 53.3 2064 18 136.8 Austin Sumner, SDSU 10 182 305 9 59.7 2382 16 136.7 Matt Brown, ILS 11 208 320 7 65.0 2187 18 136.6 Tirrell Rennie, UNI 12 143 244 4 58.6 1802 14 136.3 Josh Hudson, WIU 10 119 207 11 57.5 1528 12 128.0 Kory Faulkner, SIU 10 133 224 8 59.4 1477 5 115.0

INTERCEPTIONS G Int Yds TD Long Int/G _________________________________________________________ Marcus Williams, NDSU 15 7 274 3 56 0.47 Mike McElroy, SIU 11 4 38 1 35 0.36 John Pike, NDSU 15 5 3 0 3 0.33 Jordan Smith, UNI 13 4 54 0 24 0.31 Garrett Scott, UNI 13 4 47 0 22 0.31 Kieron James, WIU 11 3 5 0 45 0.27 Terrell Wilson, SIU 11 3 22 0 16 0.27 Winston Wright, SDSU 11 3 10 0 10 0.27 Varmah Sonie, UNI 13 3 30 1 30 0.23 J.J. Swain, UNI 13 3 18 0 20 0.23

PUNT RETURN AVG. G Ret Yds TD Long Avg _________________________________________________________ Ryan Smith, NDSU 14 25 262 1 41 10.5 LaSteven McKinney, SIU 11 21 160 0 32 7.6 Leonard Riston, INS 11 20 134 0 28 6.7

RECEIVE YDS/GAME G Rec Yds TD Long Avg/C Yds/G _________________________________________________________ Dale Moss, SDSU 11 61 949 6 80 15.6 86.3 Terriun Crump, WIU 11 61 944 6 92 15.5 85.8 Jermaine Saffold, MSU 11 45 913 8 91 20.3 83.0 Aaron Rollin, SDSU 11 61 906 7 73 14.9 82.4 Tyrone Walker, ILS 11 64 787 8 64 12.3 71.5 Warren Holloway, NDSU 15 77 1003 8 67 13.0 66.9 C. Bryan, YSU 11 45 719 6 70 16.0 65.4 MyCole Pruitt, SIU 11 43 562 3 42 13.1 51.1 Jelani Berassa, YSU 11 37 552 8 69 14.9 50.2 Alex Jones, INS 10 23 501 4 80 21.8 50.1

TACKLES G Solo Ast Total Avg/G Sacks _________________________________________________________ L.J. Fort, UNI 13 67 117 184 14.2 0 Aaron Archie, INS 11 48 74 122 11.1 3 Jac Washington, INS 11 39 81 120 10.9 3 Alex Sewall, INS 11 51 63 114 10.4 1 Jordan Smith, UNI 13 51 78 129 9.9 0 Kevin Palermo, WIU 11 52 53 105 9.5 1 Mike Lien, SDSU 11 29 71 100 9.1 1 James Conley, UNI 13 52 55 107 8.2 0 Garrett Scott, UNI 13 55 50 105 8.1 1 Mike Crutcher, MSU 11 46 40 86 7.8 0

RECEPTIONS/GAME G Rec Yds TD Long Yds/G Rec/G _________________________________________________________ Tyrone Walker, ILS 11 64 787 8 64 71.5 5.8 Dale Moss, SDSU 11 61 949 6 80 86.3 5.5 Terriun Crump, WIU 11 61 944 6 92 85.8 5.5 Aaron Rollin, SDSU 11 61 906 7 73 82.4 5.5 Warren Holloway, NDSU 15 77 1003 8 67 66.9 5.1 Jermaine Saffold, MSU 11 45 913 8 91 83.0 4.1 C. Bryan, YSU 11 45 719 6 70 65.4 4.1 MyCole Pruitt, SIU 11 43 562 3 42 51.1 3.9 Lechein Neblett, ILS 11 39 358 0 33 32.5 3.5 Jelani Berassa, YSU 11 37 552 8 69 50.2 3.4

SACKS G Solo Ast Yds Total Avg/G _________________________________________________________ Coulter Boyer, NDSU 15 6 6 52 12 0.80 Nate Palmer, ILS 11 8 3 60 11 1.00 Cole Jirik, NDSU 15 5 4 44 9 0.60 Ben Obaseki, INS 11 6 3 50 9 0.82 Ben Boothby, UNI 13 7 1 44 8 0.62 Andrew Johnson, YSU 10 5 3 51 8 0.80 Shelby Harris, ILS 9 5 2 36 7 0.78 Kenn Boatright, SIU 11 6 1 40 7 0.64 Evan Frierson, ILS 11 6 1 39 7 0.64 Andy Mink, SDSU 11 5 2 31 7 0.64

TOTAL OFFENSE G Rush Pass Plays Total Yds/G _________________________________________________________ Trevor Wooden, MSU 10 567 1853 373 2420 242.0 Kurt Hess, YSU 11 165 2468 328 2633 239.4 Austin Sumner, SDSU 10 -71 2382 359 2311 231.1 Tirrell Rennie, UNI 12 885 1802 423 2687 223.9 Matt Brown, ILS 11 160 2187 354 2347 213.4 Brock Jensen, NDSU 15 173 2524 399 2697 179.8 Ronnie Fouch, INS 11 -108 2064 284 1956 177.8 Kory Faulkner, SIU 10 235 1477 322 1712 171.2 Josh Hudson, WIU 10 138 1528 287 1666 166.6 Shakir Bell, INS 11 1670 0 231 1670 151.8

TACKLES FOR LOSS G Solo Ast Yds Total Avg/G _________________________________________________________ Ben Boothby, UNI 13 12 13 60 18.5 1.42 Evan Frierson, ILS 11 13 4 66 15.0 1.36 Ben Obaseki, INS 11 10 9 59 14.5 1.32 Kenn Boatright, SIU 11 12 3 68 13.5 1.23 Eric Brunner, ILS 11 10 6 52 13.0 1.18 Theon Dixon, WIU 11 11 4 33 13.0 1.18 Coulter Boyer, NDSU 15 9 7 57 12.5 0.83 Rod Hardy, INS 11 10 5 39 12.5 1.14 Shelby Harris, ILS 9 10 5 67 12.5 1.39 Andrew Johnson, YSU 10 9 4 66 11.0 1.10

ALL PURPOSE YDS. G Rush Rcv PR KR Yds Avg/G _________________________________________________________ Shakir Bell, INS 11 1670 110 0 42 1822 165.6 Jamaine Cook, YSU 11 1386 183 0 30 1599 145.4 Zach Zenner, SDSU 11 470 130 0 754 1354 123.1 Jewel Hampton, SIU 11 1121 163 0 0 1284 116.7 Ashton Leggett, ILS 11 1031 118 0 0 1149 104.5 DJ McNorton, NDSU 14 1020 245 30 153 1448 103.4 Steve Strother, SIU 11 277 81 0 746 1104 100.4 Larry Patterson, WIU 11 69 32 3 965 1069 97.2 Jermaine Saffold, MSU 11 0 913 0 146 1059 96.3 Leonard Riston, INS 11 0 182 134 742 1058 96.2

FUMBLES FORCED G Num Avg/G _________________________________________________________ L.J. Fort, UNI 13 6 0.46 Austin Davis, ILS 11 4 0.36 Andrew Beisel, MSU 11 3 0.27 Colton Underwood, ILS 11 3 0.27 James Conley, UNI 13 3 0.23 Cory Lee, SIU 10 2 0.20 Rodney Kelly, MSU 11 2 0.18 Dirk Kool, SDSU 11 2 0.18 Nate Palmer, ILS 11 2 0.18 Andy Mink, SDSU 11 2 0.18

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KICK RETURN AVG. G Ret Yds TD Long Avg _________________________________________________________ Steve Strother, SIU 11 27 746 0 56 27.6 Zach Zenner, SDSU 11 31 754 0 78 24.3 Leonard Riston, INS 11 31 742 1 92 23.9 Carlos Anderson, UNI 12 24 555 0 42 23.1 Larry Patterson, WIU 11 42 965 1 90 23.0 Kevin Watts, YSU 11 23 480 0 41 20.9 Vernon Scott, MSU 10 18 287 0 23 15.9 PUNTING G Punt Yds Long Avg _________________________________________________________ Jason Schlautman, SDSU 11 57 2403 63 42.2 Matt Voigtlander, NDSU 15 66 2703 66 41.0 Kyle Bernard, UNI 13 64 2600 58 40.6 Jordan Chiles, MSU 11 67 2720 72 40.6 Nick Liste, YSU 11 53 2112 57 39.8 Austin Pucylowski, SIU 11 53 2031 54 38.3 Patrick Wright, ILS 11 48 1811 55 37.7 Michael Shroble, WIU 11 71 2657 68 37.4 FIELD GOALS G FG FGA Pct. FG/G _________________________________________________________ Tyler Sievertsen, UNI 13 18 20 90.0 1.38 Ryan Jastram, NDSU 15 16 18 88.9 1.07 Jackson MacLachlan, SIU 11 9 14 64.3 0.82 Nick Aussieker, ILS 11 9 17 52.9 0.82 Austin Witmer, MSU 11 5 10 50.0 0.45 David Brown, YSU 11 3 4 75.0 0.27 Pat Smith, WIU 11 3 6 50.0 0.27 Austen Wozniak, INS 11 1 2 50.0 0.09 FIELD GOAL PCT. G FG FGA Long Pct. _________________________________________________________ Tyler Sievertsen, UNI 13 18 20 48 90.0 Nick Aussieker, ILS 11 9 17 40 52.9 PAT KICKING PCT. G Made Att Pct. _________________________________________________________ Tyler Sievertsen, UNI 13 39 39 100.0 Austin Witmer, MSU 11 25 26 96.2 Nick Aussieker, ILS 11 38 40 95.0 David Brown, YSU 11 53 56 94.6 Jackson MacLachlan, SIU 11 34 36 94.4 Ryan Jastram, NDSU 15 54 59 91.5 Pat Smith, WIU 11 21 23 91.3 SCORING BY KICKERS G PATs FGs Pts Pts/G _________________________________________________________ Tyler Sievertsen, UNI 13 39-39 18-20 93 7.2 Ryan Jastram, NDSU 15 54-59 16-18 102 6.8 Nick Aussieker, ILS 11 38-40 9-17 65 5.9 David Brown, YSU 11 53-56 3-4 62 5.6 Jackson MacLachlan, SIU 11 34-36 9-14 61 5.5 Austin Witmer, MSU 11 25-26 5-10 40 3.6 Pat Smith, WIU 11 21-23 3-6 30 2.7 Austen Wozniak, INS 11 8-10 1-2 11 1.0 Jess Harris, INS 9 3-5 0-1 3 0.3

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2011 Valley Football Individual Honors All-Missouri Valley Football Conference QB RB FB WR TE OL

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First Team Kurt Hess, Youngstown State .............................................................So. Tirrell Rennie, Northern Iowa ..............................................................Sr. Shakir Bell, Indiana State ...................................................................So. Jamaine Cook, Youngstown State ......................................................Jr. Brock Lough, Indiana State ................................................................Jr. Terriun Crump, Western Illinois ..........................................................Sr. Jermaine Saffold, Missouri State ....................................................Sr. Alex Jones, Indiana State ...................................................................Sr. Bryan Boemer, Southern Illinois .........................................................Sr. Paul Cornick, North Dakota State.......................................................Sr. FN Lutz, Indiana State ........................................................................Jr. Cal McCarthy, Illinois State.................................................................Sr. Jay Teply, Northern Iowa ....................................................................Sr. Tyler Sieversten, Northern Iowa .........................................................So. Ben Boothby, Northern Iowa...............................................................Sr. Coulter Boyer, North Dakota State .....................................................Sr. Eric Brunner, Illinois State ..................................................................Sr. Ben Obaseki, Indiana State ................................................................Jr. Aaron Archie, Indiana State ................................................................Jr. L.J. Fort, Northern Iowa ......................................................................Sr. Evan Frierson, Illinois State ................................................................Jr. Chad Willson, North Dakota State ......................................................Sr. Mike McElroy, Southern Illinois...........................................................Sr. Alex Sewall, Indiana State ..................................................................Sr. Varmah Sonie, Northern Iowa ............................................................Jr. Marcus Williams, North Dakota State .................................................So. Jason Schlautman, South Dakota State .............................................Sr. Steve Strother, Southern Illinois .........................................................Jr. Second Team Matt Brown, Illinois State ....................................................................Jr. Jewel Hampton, Southern Illinois .......................................................Jr. Ashton Leggett, Illinois State ..............................................................Sr. Jordan Neukirch, Illinois State ............................................................So. Dale Moss, South Dakota State .........................................................Sr. Tyrone Walker, Illinois State ...............................................................Jr. Matt Veldman, North Dakota State .....................................................Sr. Nick Bledsoe, Illinois State .................................................................Sr. Ben Geffert, Indiana State ..................................................................Sr. David Pickard, Southern Illinois ..........................................................Sr. Mark Pratt, Youngstown State ............................................................Jr. Austin Richard, North Dakota State....................................................Sr. Ryan Jastram, North Dakota State .....................................................Sr. Nate Palmer, Illinois State ..................................................................Jr. Mikel Ruder, Missouri State .............................................................Sr. Kayon Swanson, Southern Illinois ......................................................Jr. Andrew Johnson, Youngstown State ..................................................Sr. Mike Lien, South Dakota State ...........................................................Sr. Kevin Palermo, Western Illinois ..........................................................Sr. Jordan Smith, Northern Iowa ..............................................................Sr. Jacolby Washington, Indiana State ....................................................Jr. Colten Heagle, North Dakota State ....................................................So. Otis Merrill, Illinois State .....................................................................Sr. Jimmie Strong, Missouri State ........................................................Sr. Winston Wright, South Dakota State ..................................................So. Lucas Hileman, Indiana State.............................................................Jr. Ryan Smith, North Dakota State ........................................................So.

Honorable Mention Missouri State: P Jordan Chiles, TE Matt Thayer, QB Trevor Wooden • Illinois State: LB Josh Howe, DL Colton Underwood, OT Cody White • Indiana State: QB Ronnie Fouch, DL Rod Hardy, LB Ryan Roberts • North Dakota State: WR Warren Holloway, QB Brock Jensen, P Matt Voigtlander • UNI: DL Darren Branch, RB David Johnson, RS Jarred Herring • South Dakota State: WR Aaron Rollin, FB Kyle Sheehan, OL Bryan Witzmann • Southern Illinois: DL Kenneth Boatright, PK Jackson MacLachlan, TE MyCole Pruitt • Western Illinois: DE Dwight Harris, OG Jimmy Holtschlag, DB Kieron James • Youngstown State: WR Christian Bryan, OL Chris Elkins, LB Teven Williams

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First Team DT Ben Boothby, Northern Iowa DL Eric Brunner, Illinois State P Jordan Chiles, Missouri State WR/PR Myers Henrickson, Western Illinois WR Jarred Herring, Northern Iowa QB Kurt Hess, Youngstown State OL Jimmy Holtschlag, Western Illinois TE Brad Iverson, South Dakota State LB Connor James, Southern Illinois OL FN Lutz, Indiana State CB Mike McElroy, Southern Illinois LB Kevin Palermo, Western Illinois OL David Pickard, Southern Illinois DB Alex Sewall, Indiana State TE Matt Veldman, North Dakota State

Sept. 3: Warren Holloway, NDSU (Off.); Dirk Kool, SDSU (Def.); Tyler Sieversten, UNI (ST); Jessy McMullen, SIU (L); David Johnson, UNI (NC).

Second Team P Kyle Bernard, Northern Iowa DB Julian Easterly, Indiana State FB Mike Harmon, Western Illinois DB Bo Helm, South Dakota State WR Brandon Hubert, South Dakota State DT Andrew Johnson, Youngstown State QB Marc Kanetsky, Youngstown State LB Joe Okon, Southern Illinois OL Alex Olinger, South Dakota State P Austin Pucylowski, Southern Illinois WR/RS Ryan Smith, North Dakota State OL Taylor Suess, South Dakota State TE Matt Thayer, Missouri State DE Colton Underwood, Illinois State Honorable Mention Missouri State: PK Austin Witmer • Indiana State: TE Michael Mardis • North Dakota State: DL Ryan Drevlow, FB Andrew Grothmann, OL Jesse Hinz, DL Justin Juckem • South Dakota State: OL Zach Buchner, TE Seth Daughters, RB Tyrel Kool, LB Ross Shafrath • Southern Illinois: LS Jason Stegman • Western Illinois: OL Jordan Valle

All-Newcomer Team Offense WR Christian Bryan, Youngstown State RB Jewel Hampton, Southern Illinois RB David Johnson, Northern Iowa WR Dale Moss, South Dakota State WR Lechein Neblett, Illinois State TE James O’Shaughnessy, Illinois State C Mark Pratt, Youngstown State TE MyCole Pruitt, Southern Illinois WR Donald Spencer, Indiana State QB Austin Sumner, South Dakota State RB Nikko Watson, Western Illinois RB/RS Zach Zenner, South Dakota State Defense DB Mike Banks, Illinois State LB Andrew Beisel, Missouri State DE Kenneth Boatright, Southern Illinois S Mike Crutcher, Missouri State LB Theon Dixon, Western Illinois CB Christian Dudzik, North Dakota State LB Evan Frierson, Illinois State P Lucas Hileman, Indiana State DE Nate Palmer, Illinois State P Jason Schlautman, South Dakota State LB Teven Williams, Youngstown State LB Travis Williams, Youngstown State

Sept. 10: Tirrell Rennie, UNI (Off.); Jordan Smith, UNI (Def.); Leonard Riston, ISU (ST); Chris Elkins, YSU (L); David Johnson, UNI (NC). Sept. 17: Kurt Hess, YSU (Off.); Larry Carter, ISU (Def.); Cory Little, ISU (ST); Ben Geffert, ISU (L); Dale Moss, SDSU (NC). Sept. 24: Shakir Bell, ISU (Off); Marcus Williams, NDSU (Def.); Jackson MacLachlan, SIU (ST); Paul Cornick, NDSU (L); Mike Banks, ILSU (NC). Oct. 1: Terriun Crump, WIU (Off.); Alex Sewall, ISU (Def.); Matt Veldman, NDSU (ST); Jimmy Holtschlag, WIU (L); Josh Hudson, WIU (NC). Oct. 8: Aaron Rollin, SDSU (Off.); Chad Willson, NDSU (Def.); Tyler Sievertsen, UNI (ST); Nick Bledsoe, ILSU (L); Austin Sumner, SDSU (NC). Oct. 15: Shakir Bell, ISU (Off.); Ben Obaseki, ISU (Def.); Marcus Williams, NDSU (ST); Austin Richard, NDSU (L); Evan Frierson, ILSU (NC). Oct. 22: Trevor Wooden, MSU (Off.); Shelby Harris, ILSU (Def.); Ryan Smith, NDSU (ST); Mark Pratt, YSU (L); Nate Palmer, ILSU (NC). Oct. 29: Dale Moss, SDSU (Off.); John Pike, NDSU (Def.); Ryan Jastram, NDSU; Austin Richard, NDSU (L); Austin Sumner, SDSU (NC). Nov. 5: Austin Sumner, SDSU (Off.); Colten Heagle, NDSU (Def.); Nick Liste, YSU (ST); Cal McCarthy, ILSU (L); Jared Lanpher, UNI (NC). Nov. 12: Kurt Hess, YSU (Off.); Winston Wright, SDSU (Def.); David Brown, YSU (ST); Jay Teply, UNI (L); Jewel Hampton, SIU (NC). Nov. 20: Trevor Wooden, MSU (Off.); L.J. Fort, UNI (Def.); Tyler Sievertsen, UNI (ST); Harrison Menke, MSU (L); Jewel Hampton, RB (NC). Off. - Offensive Player of the Week Def. - Defensive Player of the Week ST - Special Teams Player of the Week L - Lineman of the Week NC - Newcomer of the Week

MVFC Individual Honors Offensive Player of the Year: Shakir Bell (RB), Indiana St. Defensive Player of the Year: L.J. Fort (LB), UNI Coach of the Year: Craig Bohl, NDSU Newcomer of the Year: Jewel Hampton (RB), SIU Freshman of the Year: Austin Sumner (QB), NDSU

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All-Time MVFC 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 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 1987 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _______________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 6-0 32.3 11.8 10-4 33.1 21.8 Western Illinois 5-1 23.7 22.0 7-4 23.9 22.4 hMissouri State 3-3 21.0 12.0 5-6 17.7 13.2 Eastern Illinois 3-3 16.3 16.3 5-6 14.5 18.2 Indiana State 2-4 12.3 26.7 5-6 17.8 24.6 Southern Illinois 2-4 19.3 19.5 3-8 15.1 20.7 Illinois State 0-6 12.2 28.8 3-7 17.5 24.0 1988 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _______________________________________________________ Western Illinois 6-0 27.0 18.3 10-2 31.3 17.7 hMissouri State 4-2 28.5 21.0 5-5 25.2 20.0 Indiana State 4-2 21.5 15.7 5-6 18.6 23.5 Northern Iowa 3-3 19.5 20.2 5-6 26.6 21.7 Eastern Illinois 2-4 17.7 22.8 5-6 18.6 19.0 Southern Illinois 2-4 15.8 22.2 4-7 18.3 23.8 Illinois State 0-6 12.5 22.3 1-10 12.3 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

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 1994 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _______________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 6-0 23.5 12.5 8-4 22.6 17.0 Western Illinois 4-2 23.7 21.3 8-3 32.8 20.2 Eastern Illinois 4-2 21.3 15.0 6-5 23.0 20.2 Illinois State 3-3 20.0 13.8 5-5-1 22.2 17.4 hMissouri State 2-4 18.1 23.8 4-7 19.7 23.9 Indiana State 2-4 15.7 18.3 5-6 22.4 15.8 Southern Illinois 0-6 14.8 27.5 1-10 14.2 31.9 1995 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _______________________________________________________ Eastern Illinois 5-1 22.6 13.0 10-2 27.3 16.8 Northern Iowa 5-1 23.8 12.0 8-5 25.9 18.2 Indiana State 3-3 19.0 17.3 7-4 21.5 16.9 Illinois State 3-3 19.8 19.3 5-6 18.7 17.5 Southern Illinois 2-4 13.0 27.8 5-6 18.0 26.4 Western Illinois 2-4 14.7 21.7 4-7 24.3 22.9 hMissouri State 1-5 15.5 17.3 4-7 20.0 18.5 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 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 1998 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _______________________________________________________ Western Illinois 5-1 19.3 7.5 11-3 22.0 9.4 Illinois State 4-2 33.8 30.2 8-4 36.1 26.6 hMissouri State 3-3 24.2 24.0 5-6 28.9 25.8 Northern Iowa 3-3 24.5 22.8 7-4 26.2 17.4 Youngstown State 3-3 17.7 26.0 6-5 22.7 23.7 Indiana State 2-4 20.3 22.7 5-6 23.7 25.0 Southern Illinois 1-5 20.5 27.2 3-8 23.5 26.9

Jesse Branch’s 1989 and 1990 Bears won back-to-back conference titles and went 18-4 in the regular season in that span. 1990 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _______________________________________________________ hMissouri State 5-1 34.8 17.2 9-3 34.4 18.3 Northern Iowa 5-1 28.3 13.8 8-4 27.8 17.4 Eastern Illinois 3-3 15.8 22.3 5-6 16.4 19.9 Illinois State 3-3 20.0 21.8 5-6 18.0 17.2 Western Illinois 3-3 19.7 25.2 3-8 17.6 28.5 Indiana State 1-5 22.0 27.2 4-7 23.9 26.3 Southern Illinois 1-5 10.7 23.8 2-9 15.8 28.5

1999 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _______________________________________________________ Illinois State 6-0 39.5 32.2 11-3 34.8 25.4 Youngstown State 5-1 29.3 25.7 12-3 28.1 24.1 Northern Iowa 3-3 30.3 29.0 8-3 36.4 23.1 hMissouri State 2-4 30.0 29.2 5-6 33.9 24.1 Western Illinois 2-4 36.8 31.0 7-4 34.8 21.9 Indiana State 2-4 30.8 34.5 3-8 25.8 33.9 Southern Illinois 1-5 37.2 52.5 5-6 38.5 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

1991 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _______________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 5-1 25.0 15.0 11-2 28.2 12.2 Southern Illinois 4-2 21.5 20.3 7-4 21.6 24.6 Western Illinois 4-2 18.0 16.5 7-4-1 23.2 15.2 hMissouri State 3-3 26.0 20.2 6-4-1 29.5 19.9 Indiana State 2-4 14.8 29.0 5-6 20.8 22.0 Eastern Illinois 2-4 24.8 23.0 4-7 27.9 24.0 Illinois State 1-5 12.8 19.0 5-6 19.8 16.0

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

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

2002 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _______________________________________________________ Western Illinois 6-1 31.7 18.1 11-2 36.2 18.5 Western Kentucky 6-1 22.3 9.0 12-3 28.8 16.4 Youngstown State 4-3 16.3 16.1 7-4 19.5 18.3 Illinois State 4-3 21.4 17.3 6-5 22.6 22.7 Indiana State 3-4 17.3 25.7 5-7 18.8 26.5 Northern Iowa 2-5 17.6 27.3 5-6 20.6 26.0 Southern Illinois 2-5 25.3 32.6 4-8 34.5 30.0 hMissouri State 1-6 21.3 27.0 4-7 23.2 26.7

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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 7-0 44.0 12.6 10-2 42.6 13.2 Western Kentucky 6-1 35.0 17.7 9-3 29.2 18.9 Northern Iowa 5-2 28.4 18.6 7-4 31.9 18.0 hMissouri State 3-4 25.6 31.1 6-5 26.8 29.5 Western Illinois 2-5 19.7 39.3 4-7 28.3 37.2 Illinois State 2-5 26.0 34.6 4-7 25.6 32.0 Youngstown State 2-5 24.6 28.0 4-7 24.5 24.7 Indiana State 2-5 20.1 41.6 4-7 22.1 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 6-1 32.4 18.0 11-3 31.4 23.1 Illinois State 5-2 30.3 21.4 9-4 29.0 20.2 Northern Iowa 5-2 29.7 23.1 7-4 31.0 22.6 Southern Illinois 4-3 31.1 23.1 9-4 34.5 19.7 Western Kentucky 4-3 24.7 22.0 6-5 23.5 23.9 Western Illinois 2-5 27.4 29.9 5-6 30.3 25.2 hMissouri State 1-6 15.4 29.4 2-9 17.6 28.0 Indiana State 1-6 18.0 42.1 1-10 21.5 44.8 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 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 8-0 32.8 14.2 11-2 34.0 15.9 South Dakota St. 7-1 26.8 13.1 8-4 27.8 17.4 Northern Iowa 5-3 31.9 15.1 7-4 33.4 13.2 Illinois State 5-3 24.2 24.6 6-5 23.2 25.5 hMissouri State 4-4 18.5 21.8 6-5 19.7 22.4 Youngstown State 4-4 19.1 20.4 6-5 21.1 22.1 North Dakota St. 2-6 25.0 25.6 3-8 29.2 28.6 Indiana State 1-7 8.6 37.9 1-10 9.0 35.5 Western Illinois 0-8 10.2 24.4 1-10 14.0 27.6 2010 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _______________________________________________________ Northern Iowa 6-2 23.6 17.6 7-5 28.2 25.3 Western Illinois 5-3 27.0 19.7 8-5 42.3 29.4 hMissouri State 4-4 22.0 24.5 5-6 33.4 37.4 North Dakota St. 4-4 16.1 15.5 9-5 35.6 25.5 Indiana State 4-4 23.1 25.9 6-5 35.1 32.8 Illinois State 4-4 23.6 32.2 6-5 32.1 43.6 Southern Illinois 4-4 23.7 21.9 5-6 33.1 28.5 South Dakota St. 4-4 20.7 18.9 5-6 23.4 23.2 Youngstown State 1-7 23.6 27.2 3-8 34.4 34.7 2011 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _______________________________________________________ North Dakota State 7-1 29.1 16.4 14-1 31.3 12.7 Northern Iowa 7-1 26.8 14.3 10-3 26.1 19.0 Illinois State 5-3 25.1 19.3 7-4 27.9 19.2 Youngstown State 4-4 33.3 27.4 6-5 36.2 25.7 Indiana State 4-4 27.0 26.1 6-5 28.6 27.3 South Dakota State 4-4 27.4 29.0 5-6 24.1 33.1 Southern Illinois 2-6 22.0 27.1 4-7 25.7 27.0 hMissouri State 2-6 23.0 34.1 2-9 20.2 37.1 Western Illinois 1-7 15.9 35.9 2-9 15.3 36.1

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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

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1990

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

DeAndre Smith, QB ........... Offensive Player of the Year Jesse Branch .....................................Coach of the Year

1995 Jason Cannon, WR .................... Newcomer of the Year

1996 Mike Miano, DL................. Defensive Player of the Year

2007 Cody Kirby, QB ............................ Freshman of the Year

1992

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

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

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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 Wayne Boyer, PK ............................ Honorable Mention Chris Hurst, P .................................. Honorable Mention

1995 Luke Hake, OL...............................................First Team DeLaun Fowler, LB ....................................... First Team Chris Hurst, P ............................................... First Team Jason Cannon, WR ................................. Second Team

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 David Arkin, OL................................2007-2010

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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

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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

2003 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

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

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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

2008 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 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 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

Three-time All-MVFC first-team selection Travis Brawner

In 2010, Offensive Lineman David Arkin became just the third player in Bears’ history to earn All-MVFC honors in four seasons.

Chris Wash, DL.........................................Second Team Nathan Stokes, P......................................Second Team

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2009 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

2010 David Arkin, OL..............................................First Team Antoine Wilkinson, LB....................................First Team Jermaine Saffold, WR...............................Second Team Skylar Smith, DB ......................................Second Team Chris Douglas, RB ........................... Honorable Mention Cody Kirby, QB ................................ Honorable Mention Terrian Washington, LB ................... Honorable Mention

2011 Jermaine Saffold, WR....................................First Team Mikel Ruder, DL ........................................Second Team Jimmie Strong, DB....................................Second Team Jordan Chiles, P .............................. Honorable Mention Matt Thayer, TE ............................... Honorable Mention Trevor Wooden, QB ......................... Honorable Mention

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2012 Football Guide All-Newcomer Team Selections 1994 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

Torre Endsley, DB ........................................... Junior Kevin Sears, LB ........................................Freshman

2004 Darren Barnett, CB ......................................... Junior Darryl Johnson, LB ......................................... Junior Lee Baker, TB .................................................Senior Scott Carroll, QB.................................... Sophomore Deyontae Batiste, DT .....................................Senior Greg Lovely, CB ............................................. Junior

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

Jay Rogers, QB ..............................................Senior Luis Almanzar, DT .......................................... Junior Donte King, CB ............................................... Junior

2010

2000

2011

Nick Canavan, LB .....................................Freshman

James Broyles, OL .........................................Senior Austin Moherman, QB .................................... Junior Elliot Smith, OG .............................................. Junior

Andrew Beisel, LB ....................................Freshman Mike Crutcher, S .......................................Freshman

2001

All-Academic Team Selections

Steve Ennis, RB ............................................. Junior Eddie Linscomb, RB ....................................... Junior Mark Marcos, WR ........................................... Junior Crockett Ladd, OC .......................................... Junior Carlos Banks, CB .................................. Sophomore Daryl Warren, CB .................................. Sophomore

1994

2002

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

2003 Cody Pratt, TB ................................................ Junior Steven Rush, WR ........................................... Junior Michael Sparks, WR .............................. Sophomore

All-Time MVFC All-Newcomer Selections Western Illinois ...................................... 70 Missouri State ...................................... 67 Illinois State ........................................... 66 Northern Iowa ........................................ 55 Southern Illinois ..................................... 53 Youngstown State .................................. 43 Indiana State ......................................... 38 Western Kentucky ................................. 21 South Dakota State ................................. 8 North Dakota State .................................. 6 Eastern Illinois ......................................... 3

Two-Time First Team All-Academic Selections Matt White, TE ............................................ 1998-2000 Jason Whittle, OT ........................................... 1995-96 David Arkin, OL............................................... 2009-10

Four-Time All-Academic Selections (1st, 2nd, HM) Chris Geisz, WR ...................................2005-06-07-08

Three-Time All-Academic Selections (1st, 2nd, HM)

2007

1998

Brandon Chambers, LB .................................. Junior Darryl Robinson, LB ....................................... Junior

Travis Brawner, PK ....................................1997-98-99 Jeff Killeen, DB ..........................................1997-98-99

2006 Eric Davis, WR ...................................... Sophomore Tamarkus McElvane, WR ............................... Junior Jeron Poole, LB .............................................. Junior

Corey McGriff, RB .......................................... Junior Travis Brawner, PK ................................ Sophomore Mitch Minick, DL .............................................Senior Corky Martin, LB .......................................Freshman Shawn Lockhart, DB .............................. Sophomore

1999

Three-Time First Team All-Academic Selections

2005

David Arkin, OG ........................................Freshman Kevaughn Brown, OT ..................................... Junior Clayton Dickehut, DE ..................................... Junior Cody Kirby, QB .........................................Freshman Derek Miller, CB........................................Freshman Kingjack Washington, TB..........................Freshman

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

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Ryan Touhey, OT ................................ Second Team Chris Nicoll, C .............................Honorable Mention Corey Roy, SS ............................Honorable Mention

1995

1996 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

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

Travis Brawner, PK .................................. First Team Jeff Killeen, DB ........................................ First Team Jake Jacobsmeyer, DL ....................... Second Team Brad St. Louis, TE .............................. Second Team Ryan Touhey, OL ............................... 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 David Arkin, OL..........................................2008-09-10 Jordan Chiles, P ........................................ 2009-10-11

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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1992

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

Adrion Smith, DB, Defensive .......................Sept. 19

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

2010 David Arkin, OL........................................ First Team Jordan Chiles, P ................................. Second Team Erik Dahl, OL ..............................Honorable Mention

2011 Jordan Chiles, P ...................................... First Team Matt Thayer, TE .................................. Second Team Austin Witmer, PK.......................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

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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

1994 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

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

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

2002 Pat Fleming, LB, Defensive ...........................Sept. 7 Zach Dechant, RB, Co-Offensive ................Sept. 21 Crockett Ladd, OC, Offensive Lineman .......Sept. 21

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

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

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

1999

2010

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

Cody Kirby, QB, Offensive ...........................Sept. 11 David Arkin, OT, Offensive Lineman ............Sept. 11 Jermaine Saffold, WR, Offensive ................... Oct. 2 David Arkin, OT, Offensive Lineman ............. Oct. 23 Austin Witmer, PK, Special Teams ............... Oct. 30 Antoine Wilkinson, LB, Defensive.................Nov. 20

2011

2000

Trevor Wooden, QB, Offensive..................... Oct. 22 Trevor Wooden, QB, Offensive.....................Nov. 19 Harrison Menke, OC, Offensive Lineman .....Nov. 19

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

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2012 NCAA Division I Football Playoffs First Round First Round Sat., Nov. Sat., Nov.27 24

Second Round

Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Dec. Dec. 7-8 10-11

Second Round Sat.,Dec. Dec.41 Sat.,

Semifinals Semifinals Dec. Dec. 14-15 17-18

Championship Championship Sat. Fri.,Jan. Jan. 5, 7 2013

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(2) Pizza Hut Park Frisco, Texas

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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 Beau Baldwin Craig Bohl

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. Frisco, Texas Frisco, Texas

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 Eastern Washington 20, Delaware 19 North Dakota State 17, Sam Houston State 6

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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 13,027 20,586

Team Yrs. W L Pct. ________________________________________________________________ *North Dakota State 2 6 1 .857 (2010-11) ___________________________________________ *Youngstown State 11 25 7 .781 (1987-89-90-91-92-93-94-97-98-00-06) ___________________________________________ Northern Iowa 15 19 16 .543 (85-87-90-91-92-93-94-95-96-2001-03-05-07-08-10-11) ___________________________________________ Southern Illinois 8 8 7 .533 (1983-2003-04-05-06-07-08-09) ___________________________________________ *Western Kentucky 8 8 7 .533 (1987-88-97-2000-01-02-03-04) ________________________________________________________________ Illinois State 3 3 3 .500 (1998-99-06) ________________________________________________________________ Western Illinois 9 6 9 .400 (1988-91-96-97-98-2000-02-03-10) ________________________________________________________________ *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 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) ....................

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) ....................

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

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

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

1-6-1

6 12 16 34

0 14 13 7 L 5 47 49 0 L 0 32 L 7 14 26 0 100 114

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1923

0 0 17 0 19 36

L

32 39 20 6 39 19 155

1915

112

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

6 0 0 6 6 0 0 18

0 10 3 2 0 7 6 14 0 42

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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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4-2-2

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

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

1942

0 0 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 6 20

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

38 34 28 13 20 27 13 21 34 51 279

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

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

114

7-4

7 55 6 7 10 6 7 7 0 19

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)

L L L L L L L L L L

0 25 0 35 14 34 0 9 0 23 16 20 29 33 13 52 12 45 7 41 91 317

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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

HISTORY & RECORDS

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)...

L L L

L

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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3-5-2

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

1984

L L L L

L L L L L

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

L L L

1993 L L L L L L

L L L L L

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

6-5 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)..

1997

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)..

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

1999

9-3

1995

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

NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs

Jesse Branch Z 1986-94

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)

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.

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)..

L

L L L L

L L L L L L

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)..

2000 L

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

10 10 24 3 22 7 42 25 19 16 20

24 41 26 7 3 7 0 30 14 20 6

5-6

L

L L L L L L

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

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

NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs

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)..

L L L L

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)....

L L

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

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

L

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

L 10 24 21 6 31 28 L 7 23 L 3 27 L 20 41 L 19 25 43 28 63 14 25 24 48 31 290 271

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2007

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)..

4-7

L L L L L L L

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

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)..

48 0 3 42 17 10 51 14 7 34 6 9 20 26 6 20 45 10 43 48 42 63 288 276

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)..

2003

6-5

L L L L L

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 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)..

4-7

L

L L L L L L

2004

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 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)..

6-5

L L L L L

31 26 33 31 45 0 7 49 36 31 31 34 31 28 3 27 20 42 24 28 34 28 295 324

2005

Coach Terry Allen 9/5 at Arkansas (at Little Rock) ....... 9/12 Tennessee-Martin .......... W 9/19 Murray State .................. W 9/26 (3) Northern Iowa* ........... 10/3 at Youngstown State* .... W 10/10 (19) South Dakota State* 10/17 at Western Illinois* ......... W 10/24 at North Dakota State* .. W 10/31 Illinois State*.................... 11/7 Indiana State* ................ W 11/14 at (1) Southern Illinois* .... Total (6-5, 4-4 MVFC)..

6-5

Coach

Seasons Coached

Overall Record

Conference Pct. Record* Pct.

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

1 2 20 1 4 7 2 4 2 1 5 4 4 7 10 9 4 7 6

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 25-41

.667 .167 .559 .333 .234 .631 .786 .525 .294 .278 .389 .658 .488 .345 .565 .555 .477 .447 .379

(1909) (1910-11) (1912, 14-17, 19-33) (1918) (1934-37) (1936-42, 45-46) (1947-48) (1949-52) (1953-54) (1955) (1956-60) (1961-64) (1965-68) (1969-75) (1976-85) (1986-94) (1995-98) (1999-05) (2006-11)

--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 16-29

--.439 -.211 .586 .750 .625 .400 .200 .400 .650 .650 .366 .606 .574 .412 .319 .356

*MSU Conference Affiliation: Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association, 1924-1980; Mid-Continent Conference, 1981-1984; Missouri Valley Football Conference, 1985-present.

L 10 48 24 14 35 10 L 7 35 17 7 L 17 24 17 16 21 17 L 14 24 31 7 L 24 44 217 246

2010

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)..

4-6

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

Coach Terry Allen 9/3 Eastern Kentucky .......... W 9/11 at Kansas State ............... 9/25 at (25) Illinois State* ........ 10/2 (20) Youngstown State* . W 10/9 at Murray State ................ 10/16 at Indiana State* .............. 10/23 (18) Western Illinois* ..... W 10/30 Southern Illinois* ........... W 11/6 at South Dakota State8 ... 11/13 at (16) Northern Iowa* ..... 11/20 (17) North Dakota St.* ... W Total (5-6, 4-4 MVFC)..

5-6

31 9 L 24 48 L 2ot 41 44 35 25 L 59 72 L ot 35 38 31 28 51 41 L 10 31 L 14 38 3 0 334 374

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Terry Allen Z 2006-pres.

Coach Terry Allen 9/3 at (15) Arkansas .............. 9/10 at Eastern Kentucky ........ 9/17 at (12) Oregon ................. 9/24 at (13) Southern Illinois* .. 10/1 (2) Northern Iowa* ........... 10/8 Illinois State*.................... 10/15 at (4) North Dakota St.* ... 10/22 at Western Illinois* ......... W 10/29 South Dakota State* ........ 11/12 (23) Indiana State* .......... 11/19 at Youngstown State* .... W Total (2-9, 2-6 MVFC)..

2-9

L L L L L L L

7 51 24 28 7 56 18 20 7 42 13 38 21 51 31 17 L ot 36 43 L 20 28 34 34 222 408

2006 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)..

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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

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Coach Howard Blair, who coached the Bears to an MIAA title in 1940, talks with his 1938 team before practice.

Missouri State Head Coaching Records Career Victories Coach (Seasons) Arthur Briggs (20) R. Johanningmeier (10) Jesse Branch (9) Howard Blair (7) Randy Ball (7)

Scoring Defense (min. 4 yrs.) W-L-T 76-59-10 58-44-5 55-44-1 38-21-6 34-42

Pct. .559 .565 .555 .631 .447

Points 545 1279 391 701 710

Avg. 8.4 8.8 10.3 15.6 17.8

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Total Scoring

Coach (Seasons) Orville Pottenger (4) Howard Blair (7) R. Johanningmeier (10) Arthur Briggs (20) Jesse Branch (9)

Coach (Seasons) Points Arthur Briggs (20) 2365 Rich Johanningmeier (10) 2545 Jesse Branch (9) 2490 Randy Ball (7) 2018 Terry Allen (6) 1632

Avg. 16.3 23.8 24.9 26.6 24.7

W-L-T 24-12-2 38-21-6 58-44-5 76-59-10 55-44-1

Avg. .658 .631 .565 .559 .555

W-L-T 31-23 27-17-3 16-11-2 16-29 15-20-6 15-32 14-25-2

Avg. .574 .606 .586 .356 .439 .319 .366

Scoring Average (min. 4 yrs.)

Conference Wins Coach (Seasons) Jesse Branch (9) R. Johanningmeier (10) Howard Blair (7) Terry Allen (6) Arthur Briggs (20) Randy Ball (7) Don Cross (7)

Longest Coaching Tenure Coach (Seasons) Arthur Briggs (20) R. Johanningmeier (10) Jesse Branch (9) Howard Blair (7) Randy Ball (7) Don Cross (7)

Coach (Seasons) Howard Blair (7) Arthur Briggs (20) Orville Pottenger (4) Aldo Sebben (5) Fred Thomsen (4)

W-L-T 76-59-10 58-44-5 55-44-1 38-21-6 34-42 23-45-3

Pct. .559 .565 .555 .631 .447 .345

Coach (Seasons) Points Randy Ball (7) 2018 Jesse Branch (9) 2490 Del Miller (4) 1089 Terry Allen (6) 1632 Rich Johanningmeier (10) 2545

Avg. 26.6 24.9 24.8 24.7 23.8

Conference Titles Coach (Seasons) No. Jesse Branch (9) 2 Arthur Briggs (20) 1 Howard Blair (7) 1 Tommy O’Boyle (2) 1 Fred Thomsen (4) 1 Orville Pottenger (4) 1 Jim Mentis (4) 1 Rich Johanningmeier (10) 1

Years 1989, 90 1928 1940 1948 1951 1963 1966 1978

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Series Records vs. All Opponents MVFC SCHOOLS MSU Record Illinois State University, Normal ................. 14-17-1 Indiana State University, Terre Haute ......... 16-10-0 North Dakota State University, Fargo ........... 2-2-0 Northern Iowa, Univ. of, Cedar Falls............. 5-27-0 South Dakota, University of, Vermillion ......... 0-0-0 South Dakota State Univ., Brookings ............ 0-4-0 Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale ........... 17-17-0 Western Illinois University, Macomb.......... 15-15-1 Youngstown (Ohio) State University ................ 5-11-0 MISSOURI SCHOOLS MSU Record Central Methodist College, Fayette.................... 4-1-1 Central Missouri, Univ. of, 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 Tech University, Russellville ............... 1-2-0

Arkansas, University of, Fayetteville .................. 0-7-0 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 ............ 1-1-0 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 .............. 0-2-0 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 Louisville (Ky.), University of .......................... 0-0-0 Lyon College, Batesville, Ark. ............................ 5-0-1

McKendree College, Lebanon, Ill....................... 6-0-0 McNeese State Univ., Lake Charles, La. ........... 2-4-0 Maine, University of, Orono ............................... 1-0-0 Memphis (Tenn.), University of ......................... 1-1-0 Midwestern St., Wichita Falls, Texas.................. 1-0-0 Middle Tennessee St., Murfreesboro ................. 0-1-0 Murray (Ky.) State University .......................... 1-6-0 Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln ............. 1-0-0 Nevada, University of-Las Vegas ....................... 1-0-0 NE Okla. A&M Junior College, Miami, Okla. ...... 1-1-1 Nicholls State Univ., Thibodaux, La. .................. 0-5-1 North Alabama, University of, Florence ............. 0-2-0 North Texas, University of, Denton .................... 1-2-1 Northeastern St. U., Tahlequah, Okla. ............... 7-8-1 Northern Illinois University, DeKalb ................... 0-3-0 Northwestern Oklahoma State U., Alva ............. 1-1-0 Northwestern State, Natchitoches, La. .............. 1-1-0 Oklahoma State University, Stillwater ................ 0-6-0 Oregon, University of, Eugene........................... 0-1-0 Pacific, University of, Stockton, Calif.................. 0-1-0 Panhandle State Univ., Goodwell, Okla. ............ 1-0-0 Pittsburg (Kan.) State University.................... 19-31-3 Prairie View (Texas) A&M University ................. 1-0-0 Quincy (Ill.) University ........................................ 1-0-0 Sam Houston St. U., Huntsville, Texas............... 1-1-0 Samford University, Birmingham, Ala. ............... 1-0-0 Shurtleff College, Alton, Ill. ................................ 1-1-0 Southeastern Louisiana U., Hammond.............. 0-1-0 Southeastern Oklahoma St. U., Durant ............. 2-0-0 Southern University, Baton Rouge, La............... 0-1-0 Southwestern College, Winfield, Kan................. 3-1-1 Stephen F. Austin St., Nacogdoches, Texas ...... 0-1-0 Sterling College, Sterling, Kan........................... 0-1-0 Tennessee, University of-Martin ........................ 6-0-0 Texas A&M University-Commerce ..................... 0-2-0 Texas Southern University, Houston .................. 1-0-0 Tulsa (Okla.), University of ................................. 0-7-0 Union College, Barbourville, Ky.......................... 1-0-0 Washburn University, Topeka, Kan. ................... 4-3-1 Western Kentucky U., Bowling Green................ 2-8-0 (boldface indicates 2012 opponents)

Bears vs. Ranked Opponents 10/26/85 #19 Murray State ....................................L 21-36 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

9/12/87 11/7/87

#15 at Southern Illinois ......................... W 18-13 #7 at Northern Iowa ................................L 13-17

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 10/19/96 11/2/96 11/9/96

#3 at McNeese State (Bears #21) .......... W 12-7 #3 at Northern Iowa (Bears #5) ..............L 31-38 #13 Western Illinois (Bears #7) ...............L 12-23 #23 Youngstown State (Bears #6) ..........L 13-17

9/13/97 #20 McNeese State ................................L 16-28 10/25/97 #3 at Western Illinois.................................L 3-37

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11/1/97 #25 Northern Iowa ..................................L 22-23 11/15/97 #4 at Youngstown State ..........................L 13-45

10/28/06 #19 Southern Illinois ...............................L 17-27 11/4/06 #8 at Illinois State ...................................L 14-38

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

9/6/07 9/29/07 10/6/07 10/13/07 10/20/07 11/3/07

9/30/00 #3 Youngstown State ..............................L 13-19 10/14/00 #7 Western Illinois...................................L 10-14 9/22/01 10/6/01 10/13/01 10/27/01

#8 at Western Kentucky ............................L 7-23 #15 Northern Iowa ....................................L 3-27 #5 at Youngstown State ..........................L 20-41 #16 at Western Illinois........................... W 43-28

9/7/02 9/28/02 10/19/02 11/2/02

#23 at Hampton .................................... W 28-26 #21 Youngstown State ............................L 17-24 #25 Western Kentucky ..............................L 7-31 #8 Western Illinois...................................L 23-28

10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/15/03

#9 at Western Kentucky ..............................L 6-9 #11 Northern Iowa...................................L 20-26 #4 at Southern Illinois ...............................L 6-20 #10 at Western Illinois.............................L 42-63

10/23/04 #1 Southern Illinois................................ L 3-27 11/6/04 #5 Western Kentucky ..............................L 24-28 10/1/05 10/8/05 10/15/05 10/22/05

#2 at Southern Illinois .............................L 23-30 #6 Northern Iowa .................................. W 24-21 #3 at Western Kentucky ..........................L 28-37 #14 at Youngstown State ..........................L 7-31

9/30/06 #8 Youngstown State ..............................L 10-37 10/14/06 #14 at Northern Iowa ................................L 7-38

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#20 at Tennessee-Martin ...................... W 51-44 #10 at Youngstown State ........................L 21-49 #22 Illinois State ................................... W 58-41 #19 at Western Illinois.............................L 10-31 #9 at Southern Illinois .............................L 10-45 #1 Northern Iowa.................................. L 17-38

10/4/08 #21 Western Illinois.................................L 21-33 10/25/08 #13 Southern Illinois ...............................L 17-23 11/8/08 #4 at Northern Iowa ..................................L 0-42 9/26/09 #3 Northern Iowa ......................................L 7-35 10/10/09 #19 South Dakota State..........................L 17-24 11/14/09 #1 at Southern Illinois ......................... L 24-44 9/25/10 10/2/10 10/23/10 11/13/10 11/20/10

#25 at Illinois State ........................ L 41-44 (2ot) #20 Youngstown State .......................... W 35-25 #18 Western Illinois............................... W 31-28 #16 at Northern Iowa ..............................L 14-38 #17 North Dakota State ............................ W 3-0

9/3/11 9/17/11 9/24/11 10/1/11 10/15/11 11/12/11

#15 (FBS) at Arkansas..............................L 7-51 #12 (FBS) at Oregon ................................L 7-56 #13 at Southern Illinois ...........................L 18-20 #2 Northern Iowa ......................................L 7-42 #4 at North Dakota State ........................L 21-51 #23 Indiana State....................................L 20-28

In ranked-vs.-ranked games (5-6), the Missouri State ranking is listed in parentheses. Games vs. No. 1 teams in bold. MSU is 18-67 all-time against the FCS Top 25 (6-11 against ranked non-conference opponents and 0-2 vs. FBS Top 25). The highest-ranked team defeated by the Bears was No. 3 McNeese State (9/7/96).

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Year-by-Year Summary Year 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983

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5-0 2-0 1-1-1 2-0 1-0 3-2 1-2 2-3 5-0 6-0 1-3-1 4-1 2-3 3-1 5-0 4-1-1 3-3 4-0-1 2-1-2 2-2 1-2-1 2-3 0-3-1 0-4-1 2-1-2 6-0 7-0 7-1 2-3-1

1-0 2-2 1-1-1 1-2 0-2 0-2 1-4 1-2 2-0 1-2 0-3 0-1-2 1-2 1-2 2-1-1 2-1 1-2 1-2 1-1 0-3 0-3 1-1-1 1-2-1 0-4 2-1 1-1-1 3-0 1-2 0-4

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6-0 4-2 2-2-2 3-2 1-2 3-4 2-4 3-5 7-0 7-2 1-6-1 4-2-2 3-5 4-3 7-1-1 6-2-1 4-5 5-2-1 3-2-2 2-5 1-5-1 3-4-1 1-5-2 0-8-1 4-2-2 7-1-1 10-0 8-3 2-7-1

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-1-0 0-0-1 0-1 -1-0 0-1 2-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 -0-1 --1-0 -0-1 0-1 -0-0-1 ----2-0 1-0 -0-1

3-0 3-1 2-2-1 3-1 -1-1 2-3 1-5 4-0 3-1 0-3 2-1-1 2-3 2-2 5-1-1 4-2-1 4-5 5-1-1 3-2-1 2-5 1-4 2-4-1 1-5-2 0-5-1 3-2-1 3-1-1 7-0 6-0 1-5

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

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

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

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

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

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5-2-2 2-6 7-2-1 9-2 5-4-1 5-4-2 3-1 2-2 1-1 0-3 1-0 3-2 1-2 0-1 1-1 2-1 1-2 2-2 4-1 2-2 3-2 2-2 2-4 2-4 0-6 1-2-1 1-4 1-4 2-4 4-2 5-2-1 4-2 3-1 6-1 4-1 5-1 1-5-1 2-4 2-4

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

1-1-1 1-2 1-2 3-0 2-1 2-1-1 2-1 2-0 1-1 0-1 1-0-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 3-1 1-2 1-2 2-2 0-3 1-3 0-4 1-2 1-2 0-3 2-1 2-1 3-1 3-0 2-1 3-0 2-1 3-0 1-1-1 0-2 1-2

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1984 6-3-1 1-1-1 (3rd) 5-2 3-1-1 3-2 1985 6-4-1 2-2-1 (2nd) 4-2 2-2-1 4-2 1986 3-7 1-5 (t6th) 2-2 0-5 3-2 1987 5-6 3-3 (t3rd) 2-3 3-2 2-4 1988 5-5 4-2 (t2nd) 1-3 3-2 2-3 1989 10-3 5-1 (1st) 5-2 6-0 4-3 1990 9-3 5-1 (t1st) 4-2 6-1 3-2 1991 6-4-1 3-3 (4th) 3-1-1 4-2 2-2-1 1992 6-5 4-2 (t2nd) 2-3 5-0 1-5 1993 7-4 4-2 (t2nd) 3-2 5-1 2-3 1994 4-7 2-4 (t5th) 2-3 2-4 2-3 1995 4-7 1-5 (7th) 3-3 2-4 2-3 1996 7-4 3-2 (t2nd) 4-2 3-2 4-2 1997 5-6 3-3 (4th) 2-3 3-3 2-3 1998 5-6 3-3 (t3rd) 2-3 3-3 2-3 1999 5-6 2-4 (t4th) 3-2 4-2 1-4 2000 5-6 2-4 (t5th) 3-2 4-2 1-4 2001 6-5 3-4 (5th) 3-1 3-2 3-3 2002 4-7 1-6 (8th) 3-1 3-3 1-4 2003 4-7 1-6 (7th) 3-1 3-2 1-5 2004 6-5 3-4 (4th) 3-1 5-2 1-3 2005 4-6 2-5 (7th) 2-1 4-1 0-5 2006 2-9 1-6 (t7th) 1-3 2-4 0-5 2007 6-5 2-4 (t5th) 4-1 5-1 1-4 2008 4-7 3-5 (t6th) 1-2 1-4 3-3 2009 6-5 4-4 (t5th) 2-1 3-3 3-2 2010 5-6 4-4 (t3rd) 1-2 5-0 0-6 2011 2-9 2-6 (t7th) 0-3 0-4 2-5 Totals 445-454-39 244-238-21 160-260-16 201-216-18 285-190-23

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In 1978, Coach Rich Johanningmeier led the Bears to their first conference championship in 12 seasons with a perfect 6-0 mark in the MIAA and 8-3 ledger overall. Coach Howard Blair’s first squad in 1938 finished 5-2-2 and started a run of four consecutive winning campaigns, including a perfect and memorable 10-0 season in 1940.

The 1963 MIAA Conference champions of Coach Orville Pottenger put together a 9-1 season and outscored their opponents by a 265 to 61 margin, advancing to the Mineral Water Bowl in Excelsior Springs, Mo.

The Bears claimed their second MIAA title in a four-year span with the 1966 league crown. Coach Jim Mentis’ squad was 7-4 and played in the Mineral Water Bowl.

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Jesse Branch’s 1989 Bears won the MVFC title and were the first MSU team to qualify for the NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs, tying the school record for wins with a 10-3 record.

The 1990 squad, also led by Coach Jesse Branch, won a share of the MVFC title and ended a 9-3 season on its home field with a narrow loss to Idaho in the FCS Playoffs.

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December 4, 1948, Kansas City, Mo.

November 30, 1963, Excelsior Springs, Mo.

November 26, 1966, Excelsior Springs, Mo.

Coach Orville Pottenger’s 1963 squad had the first perfect Missouri State season in 23 years, going 5-0 in MIAA play. The Bears went to the Mineral Water Bowl to f