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ERIC PEARCE

ANTHONY GRADY

CALEB SCHAFFITZEL HOWARD D ROU O GH SCARBOROUGH KURT KUTTER

DORIAN BUFORD


Preseason All-American P 2013 PRESEASON HONORS Buck Buchanan Award Watch List CFPA Defensive Back Award Watch List Phil Steele FCS Preseason All-America Beyond Sports Network Preseason All-America The Sports Network Preseason All-America Preseason All-MVFC

PREVIOUS HONORS CFPA National Defensive Back of the Year (2012) Associated Press Third-Team All-America (2012) The Sports Network Third-Team All-America (2012) Capital One CoSIDA Second-Team Academic All-America (2012) First-Team All-MVFC (2012) First-Team Academic All-MVFC (2012) CFPA National Defensive Performer of the Week (Nov. 3, 2012) CFPA National Defensive Back of the Week (Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2012) MVFC Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2012) Captial One CoSIDA Academic All-District (2012) MSU Media Player of the Year (2012) MSU Most Valuable Player (2012) MVFC Commissioner’s Academic emic Excellence E Exce xcelle xce llence lence nce Award Award (2 (2011, (2011 011,, 2012 2 2012) 012))


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2013 Football Guide 1 - SEASON OUTLOOK

Table of Contents .............................................. 1 Season Outlook ..............................................2-7 Quick Facts ........................................................ 4 What’s Returning............................................... 5 2013 Schedule.................................................. 6 Travel Itinerary ................................................... 7 Numerical Roster .............................................. 7

9 - PLAYERS

Returning Player Bios ................................ 10-31 Newcomer Bios ......................................... 32-35 Alphabetical Roster ................................... 36-37 Geographic Breakdown by State ....................37 Numerical Roster ............................................38 Pronunciation Guide/Transfer Information ...38

39 - COACHES

Terry Allen .................................................. 40-43 D.J. Vokolek .....................................................44 Rob Christophel ...............................................45 Sean Coughlin .................................................46 Courtney Sanders ...........................................47 Mike Chandler .................................................48 Wayne Chambers ............................................49 B.J. Stotser.......................................................50 Taiwo Onatolu ..................................................51 Ben Barkema...................................................52 Gerald Davis ....................................................53 Gameday Staff & Support ..............................54

55 - 2012 SEASON IN REVIEW

Last SeasonReview ................................... 56-59 MVFC Standings ..............................................59 MSU Final Statistics .................................. 60-61 Season Superlatives .......................................62 Player Game-by-Game Stats ...........................63 Player Honors and Awards ..............................64 Games Started Report ....................................64 Final NCAA Rankings.......................................65 2012 Senior Statistics & Honors ...................65 Game-by-Game Summaries/Stats ........... 66-71 Maroon & White Game Summary/Stats........ 71 2013 Pro Day, NFL Draft Summary ...............72

73 - ADMINISTRATION & STAFF

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The 2013 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, Kevin Agee and Melanie Foehrweiser with proofing assistance from Jenn Goethel and Abby Felich. 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, July 15, 2013)

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President Clif Smart ........................................ 74 Administrative Council .................................... 74 Director of Athletics Kyle Moats .....................75 Associate & Assistant ADs ........................ 76-77 Key Department Directors ........................ 77-79 Athletics Staff Photo Directory ................. 80-81 Athletics Staff Phone Directory ......................82

83 - THE MSU EXPERIENCE

Tradition .....................................................84-85 Facilities ..................................................... 86-87 Sports Medicine ..............................................88

Strength & Conditioning .................................89 The University ............................................ 90-91 Student Life ............................................... 92-93 Academics ................................................. 94-95 Spirit .................................................................96 In the Community ............................................97 Springfield.................................................. 98-99 In the Pros .............................................100-101 In the Spotlight ......................................102-103 Media Outlets ................................................104

105 - VALLEY FOOTBALL

Welcome to Valley Football ...................106-107 MVFC Directory and Contact Information ....107 2012 MVFC Final Team Leaders..................108 2012 MVFC Final Individual Leaders...........109 2012 MVFC Football Honors ........................110 All-Time MVFC Football Standings................111 Bears’ Valley Football Honors...............112-115 NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs ........................116

117 - RECORDS & HISTORY

Game-by-Game Results ........................118-122 MSU Coaching Records ............................... 122 All-Time Series Records ............................... 123 Bears vs. Top 25 .......................................... 123 Year-by-Year Win-Loss Summary ..........124-125 MSU Postseason History ............................. 126 Year-by-Year Team Statistics .........................127 Year-by-Year Individual Stat Leaders... 128-129 100-Yard Rushers and Receivers ................ 130 All-Time Team Captains................................ 130 200-Yard Passers ..........................................131 All-Time Missouri State Helmet Designs ......131 Last Time It Happened..................................131 All-Time Lettermen ............................... 132-133 All-Time Individual Awards & Honors .. 134-135 Individual Records.................................136-141 Retired Jerseys ..............................................141 Team Records ........................................142-143 Plaster Field Records ....................................143 Opponent Records ........................................143 Bears On Homecoming .................................144 Missouri State in the Top 25 ........................144 Chronology of Athletics Affiliation.................145 All-Time Assistant Coaches...........................145 Bears in Overtime .........................................145 Plaster Field ...........................................146-147 Attendance Records ......................................147 Bears in the Pros ...........................................148

149 - OPPONENTS & MEDIA INFO.

2013 Missouri State Opponents ..........150-156 2013 MVFC Composite Schedule ................156 Detailed History vs. 2013 Opponents..........157 Media Information.................................158-159 Ticket Information .........................................160

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QB - Kierra Harris

WR - Dorian Buford

Season Outlook RB - Ryan Heaston

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DE - Anthony Grady

NT - Eric Pearce

S - Caleb Schaffitzel

Defense Hopes to Set Tone for 2013 Season Paced by a defense that features 10 returning starters, the Missouri State Bears head into the 2013 season with a lot of momentum on their side. Eighth-year head coach Terry Allen led MSU to victories in three of the club’s final five games to close out the 2012 campaign. That stretch also included a narrow four-point loss to eventual Division I FCS national champion North Dakota State. The Bears’ defense kept them in the hunt in 2012 as they gave up less than 21 points per game in Valley play with 12 interceptions against conference foes. Led by All-America safety Caleb

CB - Howard Scarborough

Schaffitzel who registered 109 tackles and 5 interceptions as a sophomore, the MSU defenders had the secondbest red zone defense in the MVFC and have all the pieces in place this fall to improve on that standard. The offense will count on wideout Dorian Buford and speedy sophomore running back Ryan Heaston for leadership, along with junior quarterback Kierra Harris. Buford had 59 catches for 642 yards a year ago to earn All-MVFC first-team honors, while Heaston was on the Valley All-Newcomer Team after leading the Bears in rushing yards and turning heads around the league.

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2013 Football Guide IN A NUTSHELL The pulse of the 2013 Missouri State football team is its defense. The Bears have 10 regular starters and 20 lettermen back on the defensive side who combined for 689 tackles in 2012. Leading the charge is All-American strong safety Caleb Schaffitzel (Jr., Fair Grove, Mo.) who registered a team-high 109 tackles as a sophomore to go with 5 interceptions. He’ll anchor an MSU secondary that has all four starters back, including free safety Mike Crutcher (Jr., Wentzville, Mo.) and cornerbacks Howard Scarborough (Sr., Tulsa, Okla.) and Sybhrian Berry (Sr., Camden, Ark.). The quartet defended 34 passes last season and is poised to have a bigger impact this fall with the veteran swagger of a combined 79 career starts. MSU also has eight returning lettermen in the trenches to fill its three defensive line spots. Workhorse nose tackle Eric Pearce (Sr., Springdale, Ark.) earned 11 starts as a junior, while Anthony Grady (Sr., Texarkana, Ark.) is widely regarded as having NFL potential after earning 2012 All-MVFC honorable mention honors and stopping 49 ball carriers. “We’ve got a chance to be a pretty good defensive football team led by Caleb (Schaffitzel) of course,” said head coach Terry Allen. “But more importantly, we’ve got a whole bunch of defensive lineman. A lot of them are seniors who have been through the ropes.” The defense, which also has six lettermen back at linebacker, played a huge role in the Bears’ turnaround last season, surrendering just 20.6 points per game in league play, including 14.7 points during MSU’s three-game win streak in October. On the offensive side, Kierra Harris (Jr., Texarkana, Ark.) came out of spring camp with the starting quarterback job in hand. As a starter, Harris sparked a 3-2 run over the Bears’ final five games last season, which also included a narrow 21-17 loss to FCS national champion North Dakota State. He completed 61 percent of his passes as a sophomore and accounted for 10 touchdowns. Six-game starter Ashton Glaser (Sr., Springdale, Ark.) will also push for time after an impressive spring. In the passing game, MSU’s favorite target will likely be senior Dorian Buford (WR, Florissant, Mo.) who snagged All-MVFC first-team honors last season with 59 receptions for 642 yards. Fellow speedster Julian Burton (Jr., Cordova, Tenn.) had a great spring and appears on track for a comeback campaign after a clavicle injury held him to just 25 receptions in 8 games last year. The MSU running game will feature more depth than any time in recent history with sophomore Ryan Heaston (So., Cordova, Tenn.) leading a cast of four returning lettermen. Heaston found a spot on the MVC All-Newcomer squad as a freshman after tallying 424 yards on 84 carries (5.0 yards per carry). Versatile senior Vernon Scott (Muskogee, Okla.) earned 11 starts in 2012, while classmate Mikael Cooper-Falls (Springfield, Mo.) led the Bears in rushing in 2009 and should also get frequent carries. MSU also has fifth-year man Matt Swan (Springfield, Mo.) poised to take over the starting role at tight end along with six lettermen and three starters back on the offensive line. “We’ve got some holes to fill on the offensive line,” Allen noted. “But, we’ll be solid at the running back position with Ryan coming back from his (rib) injury. We’ve got seven starters and a lot of veterans coming back on offense.”

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“With his progression through the spring, he’s really starting to understand things, and his impact on our Kierra Harris started the final five games of future is really important.” the 2012 campaign and helped the Bears salvage the season. He had rushing touchdowns in three A Look at the Quarterbacks straight games late in the year, guided MSU to three „ Kierra Harris (6-0, 195, Jr., Texarkana, Ark.) straight victories and finished fourth on the club in „ Ashton Glaser (6-1, 215, Sr., Springdale, Ark.) „ Brodie Lambert (6-1, 205, RFr., Arlington, Texas) ground yards. „ Alex Lawson (6-1, 201, RFr., Battlefield, Mo.) Through the air, he was consistently accurate, posting the seventh-best completion percentage (.607) in school history. He came off the bench to RUNNING BACK complete 12-of-15 passes in a solid road effort at The Bears enter the fall with an abundance of Indiana State, finished 29-for-39 through the air at talent at tailback, including five returnees. UNI and was just 3 yards shy of eclipsing the 1,000Ryan Heaston emerged from spring drills as yard plateau. the front runner for the starting job after he turned But for the Bears to take the next step, Offensive enough heads last fall to garner Freshman AllCoordinator Rob Christophel says Harris has to America distinction. Despite playing in just seven take his game to another level this season. games due to a mid-season injury, the speedster “I’m real excited about Kierra Harris,” said Chrisled the squad in rushing yards (424) and yards per tophel. “Ability wise, he has all the tools, and he is carry (5.0). He followed that up with a 110-yard perbecoming more of a student of the game. Now it’s formance in the MSU spring game and looks poised up to him to take his game a step further.” for a breakout season. After three years of being tossed around the “Heaston shows a lot of promise,” said running depth chart at Missouri, Ashton Glaser transferred backs coach Gerald Davis. “He’s gained weight, to MSU in time for 2012 fall camp. He beat Har- 2013 MISSOURI STATE QUICK FACTS ris out for the starting Missouri State University Team Information job, but failed to secure Year Founded .................................................1905 2012 Record.......................................................3-8 a win after six starts. Location ......................................... Springfield, Mo. Home / Away ........................................ 2-3 / 1-5 A closer look at the Address .................................. 901 S. National Ave. MVFC (Home/Away) .............. 3-5, 8th (2-2/1-3) ........................................ Springfield, MO 65897 Basic Offense ......................... Spread (No Huddle) numbers reveals a Web Site ............................www.MissouriState.edu Basic Defense ............................................30 (3-4) strong-armed passer Switchboard ..................................(417) 836-5000 Lettermen Returning/Not Returning ........... 41/18 who produced 257 Interim President.......................Clfton M. Smart III Offense (25) ............................................... 18/7 yards through the air Enrollment (Fall 2011) ............. 23,071 (fall 2012) Defense (31) ............................................. 20/11 at Kansas State in his Nickname....................................................... Bears Kickers/Punters/Long Snappers (3) ...........3/0 debut and 337 yards School Colors............................ Maroon and White Starters Returning/Not Returning..................17/6 in the home opener National Affiliation ................NCAA Division I (FCS) Offense ..........................................................7/4 Conference ...Missouri Valley Football Conference Defense........................................................10/2 against Murray State. Primary Specialists .......................................3/0 He also contributed Intercollegiate Athletics Other Squad Returning ......................................25 207 yards in total ofAthletics Site .......... www.MissouriStateBears.com fense at South Dakota Director of Athletics...............................Kyle Moats Coaching Staff Phone ........................................ (417) 836-5244 Head Coach ............................................Terry Allen State and went 10-forAlma Mater ........................................ UNI, 1979 Faculty Athletics Representative ......James Hutter 12 through the air at Career Record.................123-108, 21st season Ticket Offi ce .....(417) 836-7678, (888) 476-7849 Indiana State. Record at Missouri State .....28-49, 8th season Tickets Web Site ......... www.MissouriStateTix.com What was missing, Football Office Phone ...............(417) 836-5343 according to Christoph- Athletics Communications Associate Head Coach / Defensive Coord. el, was confidence and Main Office Phone ........................(417) 836-5402 .......................................................... D.J. Vokolek Fax .............................................(417) 836-4868 Alma Mater ................ Nebraska-Kearney, 1992 timing, which the coach Plaster Field Press Box .............(417) 836-5976 Positions / Exp. .....Def. Coord./DB, 8th season says is now in place for ................... www.MissouriStateBears.com Offensive Coordinator ...................Rob Christophel Glaser’s senior season. On-Line Facebook .......www.Facebook/MissouriStBears Alma Mater ............................Austin Peay, 1984 “Ashton has a ton Twitter..........www.Twitter.com/MissouriStBears Positions / Exp. ........Quarterbacks, 7th season of playing experience Office ....................Hammons Student Center, 138 Assistant Coach...............................Sean Coughlin now, and bringing Shipping/Overnight Address .............................. Alma Mater ....................................Drake, 2001 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO 65897 Positions / Exp. ...... Offensive Line, 8th season his experience and leadership skills will be Primary Football Liaison .................. Rick Kindhart Assistant Coach......................... Courtney Sanders Email ..................RKindhart@missouristate.edu Alma Mater ............................... Arkansas, 2002 critical for us,” ChrisDirect Line ................................(417) 836-4585 Positions / Exp. ......Defensive Line, 6th season tophel noted. “He had Cell Phone.................................(417) 849-5865 Assistant Coach...............................Mike Chandler a game-winning drive Secondary Football Liaison ...............Eric Doennig Alma Mater .................................. Kansas, 2000 off the bench at Illinois Email ...............EricDoennig@missouristate.edu Positions / Exp. .....Wide Recievers, 5th season State. Having two quarDirect Line ................................(417) 836-4586 Assistant Coach..........................Wayne Chambers Cell Phone................................. (417) 827-5327 Alma Mater ..............................Oklahoma, 2005 terbacks who can play Assistant Directors .........Ben Adamson, Tim Bohn Positions / Exp. ......................OLBs, 4th season is really exciting.” Radio Flagship Station ................KTXR (101.3 FM) Assistant Coach................................Taiwo Onatolu Christophel also Announcers.............. Art Hains (pbp), Rob Bolks Alma Mater ................ Nebraska-Omaha, 2006 highlighted the progPositions / Exp. ....................... ILBs, 3rd season Plaster Sports Complex ress of redshirt freshAssistant Coach ................................... B.J. Stotser Home Facility .......................Plaster Field (16,300) man Brodie Lambert Alma Mater ........................................UNI, 2005 (Arlington, Texas) who Surface ......................................................FieldTurf Positions / Exp. .. Defensive Backs, 3rd season Opened .............................1941 (renovated 1991) now has a clear under- All-Time Home W-L ......202-152-12 (.568), 71 yrs Assistant Coach................................ Ben Barkema Alma Mater ........................... Iowa State, 2007) standing of the MSU Press Box Phone ...........................(417) 836-5976 Positions / Exp. ............. Tight Ends, 1st season system entering 2013. Assistant Coach..................................Gerald Davis “I have a really good History Alma Mater ......................Missouri State, 2008 First Year of Football ......................................1909 feeling about Brodie Positions / Exp. ..... Running Backs, 4th season Record 448-462-39 (.493), 101 seasons Lambert and his ability All-Time All-Time Playoff Record .........1-2 (2 appearances) Strength & Conditioning Coach .......Jeremiah Frey to compete,” he said.

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OUTLOOK and he’s really maturing into a player who can take on a bigger role.” Seniors Vernon Scott and Mikael Cooper-Falls also provide MSU with viable ground options. Scott led the Bears in carries in 2012 (87) while starting all 11 games as a workhorse back who can block and perform on special teams. Cooper-Falls is the club’s best short-yardage back and appears healthy for his final campaign after he missed the 2010 and 2011 seasons with knee problems. Josh Mattes (Jr., Eldridge, Mo.) has emerged with his physical running style, while the versatile and speedy Cedric Miller (So., Memphis, Tenn.) should also play a larger role after he notched 5.7 yards per carry in limited action as a freshman. “When it comes to the offense, I have no worries putting any of those guys in,” said Davis. A Look at the Running Backs „ Ryan Heaston (5-10, 179, So., Cordova, Tenn.) „ Mikael Cooper-Falls (5-11, 198, Sr., Springfield, Mo.) „ Cedric Miller (6-0, 194, So., Memphis, Tenn.) „ Vernon Scott (6-0, 179, Sr., Muskogee, Okla.) „ Josh Mattes (6-2, 224, Jr., Eldridge, Mo.) „ Phoenix Johnson (5-9, 180, Fr., Webb City, Mo.) „ Calan Crowder (6-1, 200, Fr., Bartlesville, Okla.)

WIDE RECEIVER The preseason picture of the MSU wide receivers is starting to come into focus with regulars Dorian Buford, Julian Burton and Eric Christophel (So., Nixa, Mo.) slated to fill starting roles at their respective positions. Buford is the front runner at Z receiver. He was an All-MVFC first-team selection last year and will be the bread-and-butter of the Bears’ passing game this fall after he was 47th in the country in receptions for per game (5.36) as a junior. He notched three 100-yard games in 2012, started all 11 games and showed game-breaking speed. “I’m excited about having an all-conference player in Dorian coming back,” said MSU receivers coach Mike Chandler. “He’s a real hard worker, and he has been in the system long enough, he understands what we need him to do.” Burton is also a deep threat who capped the Maroon and White Game this spring with a 71-yard touchdown catch-and-run. The Bears expect him to make a difference at the X receiver spot this year after he pulled in 25 catches in just eight games last year. The fourth-year veteran has overcome an injury-riddled career, but Chandler says if Burton stays healthy, he could be the big piece MSU needs. “We’re really looking forward to seeing what we get from Julian,” said Chandler. “He obviously has a lot of potential to be a game changer if he stays healthy and we utilize him to his potential.” Christophel will anchor the B receivers after he had 10 catches and a TD as a redshirt freshman. Converted running back Maddy Johnson (So., Webb City, Mo.) will join Christophel in the slot along with returning squadman Stacey Thornton (RFr., Festus, Mo.) to add depth in a key position. Pushing for the No. 2 spot behind Buford will be a trio of speedy Kansas City-area products in Marvell Saffold (Jr., Grandview, Mo.), Zac Hoover (RFr., Grain Valley, Mo.) and Elgie Hurd (Jr., Kansas City, Mo.). Burton will get a push from returning squadman Adam Judnich (So., LaQuinta, Calif.) as well as Baker University transfer Tyren Price (So., Mansfield, Texas) who was with the team this spring. Promising freshman speedsters LeMarcus Stewart (Memphis, Tenn.) and Joseph Stampley (Wynne, Ark.) come in with high expectations and should

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WHAT’S RETURNING IN 2013 Total Squad Members..................... 71.0%..................66/93 Total Lettermen ............................... 69.5%..................41/59 Offense ......................................... 72.0%..................18/25 Defense ........................................ 64.5%..................20/31 Specialists .................................. 100.0%......................3/3 All-Conference Players ................... 50.0%......................3/6 Rushing Yards .............................. 100.0%..........1385/1385 Total Carries ............................... 100.0%..............375/375 Passing Yards............................... 100.0%..........2218/2218 Pass Attempts............................. 100.0%..............376/376 Receiving Yards.............................. 63.6%..........1410/2218 Receptions.................................... 59.5%..............128/215 Total Offense ................................ 100.0%..........3603/3603 Scoring ........................................... 87.5%..............168/192 Offensive Touchdowns ................. 80.9%..................17/21 PATs ............................................ 100.0%..................20/20 Field Goals ................................. 100.0%..................12/12 Punting Yards ............................... 100.0%..........2708/2708 Punt Return Yards ........................ 100.0%..............190/190 Punt Returns............................... 100.0%..................28/28 Kickoff Return Yards ....................... 97.4%..............480/493 Kickoff Returns ............................. 90.6%..................29/32 Total Tackles ................................... 77.8%..............705/906 Sacks ............................................ 71.7%...............16.5/23 Interceptions ................................... 91.7%.................. 11/12

also give Chandler options at the X spot. A Look at the Wide Receivers

„ Dorian Buford (6-0, 184, Sr., Florissant, Mo.) „ Julian Burton (5-10, 185, Jr., Cordova, Tenn.) „ Eric Christophel (5-10, 170, So., Nixa, Mo.) „ Marvell Saffold (5-10, 165, Jr., Grandview, Mo.) „ Maddy Johnson (5-8, 170, So., Webb City, Mo.) „ Zac Hoover (6-0, 189, RFr., Grain Valley, Mo.) „ Adam Judnich (5-9, 175, So., LaQuinta, Calif.) „ Stacey Thornton (5-8, 165, RFr., Festus, Mo.) „ Elgie Hurd (6-2, 201, Jr., Kansas City, Mo.) „ LeMarcus Stewart (6-1, 205, Fr., Memphis, Tenn.) „ Joseph Stampley (6-4, 175, Fr., Wynne, Ark.) „ Tyren Price (6-0, 177, So., Mansfield, Texas)

TIGHT END Replacing two-year starter Matt Thayer is a daunting task for new MSU tight ends coach Ben Barkema. But even though the Bears will be very young at a key spot, fifth-year man Matt Swan appears to be the heir apparent this fall. “As a group, we had a good spring,” said Barkema. “Swan did a great job of bringing the new guys along. He is smart, knows the offense and does a great job covering all positions.” Swan earned MSU Special Teams Player of the Year honors in 2012 and snagged his first two career pass receptions. After an impressive spring, he appears poised to take over regular duties at tight end and lead a solid cast at that position. Highly-touted Ryan Boatright (RFr., Tulsa, Okla.) will get his chance to shine early, while junior college transfer Gannon Sinclair also looks to factor in. Both saw significant snaps this spring and are part of the program’s long-term plans. Richard Darden (So., Memphis, Tenn.) played in eight games as a redshirt freshman in 2012 and will provide a sizeable reserve, along with freshman Adam St. Peter (Joplin, Mo.), a 6-foot-4 newcomer. “Boatright can split out, block on the line and do it all,” said Barkema. “Sinclair is a great blocker, and Darden got better this spring which will give us solid depth going into the fall.” A Look at the Tight Ends „ Matt Swan (6-3, 245, Sr., Springfield, Mo.) „ Ryan Boatright (6-4, 234, RFr., Tulsa, Okla.) „ Gannon Sinclair (6-6, 255, Jr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) „ Richard Darden (6-3, 233, So., Memphis, Tenn.) „ Adam St. Peter (6-4, 230, Fr., Joplin, Mo.)

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OFFENSIVE LINE Missouri State enters fall camp with an impressive total of 14 returning offensive linemen. But outside of the team’s three returning starters in the trenches -- Kurt Kutter (Sr., O’Fallon, Mo.), Zack Cooley (Jr., Lebanon, Mo.) and Richard Galbierz (Jr., Fenton, Mo.) -- there are only three lettermen in that core group of Bear veterans. However, offensive line coach Sean Coughlin says having good numbers leads to good depth. “I think you’ll see us play more guys than we have in the past,” Coughlin explained. “We just need to continue to build as much depth as we can to become a better group up front.” Kutter is a two-year starter who will anchor the left guard spot after carrying a 98-percent assignment grade. Coffeyville (Kan.) transfer Cameron McLain (Jr., Gardner, Kan.) will be Kutter’s understudy with Logan Bauer (RFr., Springfield, Mo.). Cooley, who was a Freshman All-America pick two years ago, has started 22 straight games at left tackle and will bring some stability to that spot. Backing him up will be fourth-year man Jordan Rainey (Jr., Joplin, Mo.), redshirt freshman Sam Schwartze (Springfield, Mo.) and newcomers David Godsey (Fr., Kansas City, Mo.) and Sam Ellifrits (Fr., Nevada, Mo.). Galbierz started all 11 games at right guard as a sophomore and is expected to pick up where he left off. Veteran and two-time letterman Kyle Hahn (Sr., O’Fallon, Mo.) will push for significant time behind him, while redshirt freshman Stephen Riley (Wentzville, Mo.) and Alex Cooley (Fr., Lebanon, Mo.) will provide depth to the right of center. Physical center Robert Booker (So., Ozark, Mo.) is the preseason favorite to take over starting duties after the departure of two-year starter Harrison Menke to graduation. Booker had an impressive spring transitioning to the club’s regular snapper, while redshirt freshman Riley Shantz (Springfield, Mo.) will back him up. At right tackle, Patrick Blanar (Jr., El Mirage, Ariz.) appears to be primed and ready for the task. “There are three or four guys who can play right tackle,” said Coughlin. “We have to replace an NFL guy in (2012 senior) Randy Richards, and I think Blanar had a really good spring at that spot.” Sophomores Patrick Morse (Springdale, Ark.), Jake Lasater (St. Charles, Mo.) and Jake Arthur (Eldridge, Iowa) will all play behind Blanar, along with newcomer Gus Carter (Fr., Republic, Mo.). “Kooley and Cutter have played a lot of football, and Galbierz is starting for a second year,” said Coughlin. “Considering all the game experience they’ve had and the time they’ve had on the field, that will help us tremendously up front.” A Look at the Offensive Linemen „ Kurt Kutter (6-3, 297, Sr., O’Fallon, Mo.) „ Zack Cooley (6-5, 293, Jr., Lebanon, Mo.) „ Richard Galbierz (6-3, 295, Jr., Fenton, Mo.) „ Robert Booker (6-3, 315, So., Ozark, Mo.) „ Patrick Blanar (6-3, 303, Jr., El Mirage, Ariz.) „ Kyle Hahn (6-7, 320, Sr., O’Fallon, Mo.) „ Jordan Rainey (6-5, 281, Jr., Joplin, Mo.) „ Cameron McLain (6-4, 295, Jr., Gardner, Kan.) „ Patrick Morse (6-4, 291, So., Springdale, Ark.) „ Riley Shantz (6-4, 295, RFr., Springfield, Mo.) „ Sam Schwartze (6-4, 286, RFr., Springfield, Mo.) „ Stephen Riley (6-4, 265, RFr., Wentzville, Mo.) „ Jake Lasater (6-6, 319, So., St. Charles, Mo.) „ Jake Arthur (6-5, 300, So., Eldridge, Iowa) „ Logan Bauer (6-3, 268, RFr., Springfield, Mo.) „ David Godsey (6-4, 265, Fr., Kansas City, Mo.) „ Gus Carter (6-4, 270, Fr., Republic, Mo.) „ Alex Cooley (6-4, 280, Fr., Lebanon, Mo.) „ Sam Ellifrits (6-6, 285, Fr., Nevada, Mo.)

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2013 Football Guide DEFENSIVE LINE Few teams in the FCS ranks have as much depth and experience on the defensive line as the 2012 Bears. With eight returning lettermen and nine returning squad members, Missouri State’s three spots on the d-line will be loaded with talent on any given play. “It’s not the depth I’m excited about,” said MSU defensive line coach Courtney Sanders. “But the most important thing is experience. We’ve got guys who have played a lot of football against quality opponents. They’re eager, they’re hungry and they want to win.” Leading the charge will be All-MVFC honorable mention pick and pro prospect Anthony Grady (Sr., Texarkana, Ark.). Besides his 6-foot-7 frame, Grady has great balance and strength to lead the pack of talent at left end. He posted 49 tackles and 5.0 sacks a year ago to lead all MSU defensive linemen and when healthy poses a constant threat in the pass rush. Sophomores James Barnes (St. Louis, Mo.) and Corey Feagin (Cedar Hill, Texas) both lettered last season and combined to bring down 27 ball carriers in reserve roles. They’ll push Grady for playing time and provide solid leadership for incoming freshman McKinze James (Camden, Ark.). At nose tackle, Eric Pearce (Sr., Springdale, Ark.) is a game-changer who brings three letters and two years as a starter to the table. His reputation, work ethic and power make him a formidable foe for opposing offensive linemen and a nasty assignment on game day. Fifth-year man Tevan Ferguson (Sr., Nashville, Tenn.) earned a medical hardship for an extra season, and he’ll rotate in at nose tackle, along with fellow senior Spencer Emerson (Des Moines, Iowa) who saw action in 10 games last fall. Redshirt freshman Khellan Bruce (Memphis, Tenn.) is the fourth man in the rotation at nose tackle and has unlimited potential as a future standout. On the right end, competition will be fierce between C.J. Randall (Sr., Chandler, Ariz.) and Martin Montgomery (Sr., Pine Bluff, Ark.). The Bears will benefit from that competition with Montgomery collecting 7.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks as a junior as a deadly pass rusher, while Randall brings a rugged presence against the rush and pass. Highly-regarded true freshmen Cecil Bratton (St. Joseph, Mo.) and Tony Jones (Wynne, Ark.) will also give the Bears some depth at right end. In all, MSU’s returning defensive linemen accounted for 22.5 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and 170 total stops a year ago. But Sanders’ troops know the potential for success this fall starts up front. A Look at the Defensive Linemen „ Anthony Grady (6-7, 289, Sr., Texarkana, Ark.) „ Eric Pearce (6-2, 306, Sr., Springdale, Ark.) „ C.J. Randall (6-6, 273, Sr., Chandler, Ariz.) „ Martin Montgomery (6-3, 267, Sr., Pine Bluff, Ark.) „ Tevan Ferguson (6-3, 305, Sr., Nashville, Tenn.) „ James Barnes (5-10, 242, So., St. Louis, Mo.) „ Spencer Emerson (6-2, 319, Sr., Des Moines, Iowa) „ Corey Feagin (6-4, 270, So., Cedar Hill, Texas) „ Khellan Bruce (6-2, 290, RFr., Memphis, Tenn.) „ Cecil Bratton (6-3, 285, Fr., St. Joseph, Mo.) „ McKinze James (6-3, 253, Fr., Camden, Ark.) „ Tony Jones (6-7, 230, Fr., Wynne, Ark.)

INSIDE LINEBACKER As a freshman in 2011, Andrew Beisel (Jr., Fenton, Mo.) led the Bears in total tackles, tackles for loss and forced fumbles en route to earning MVFC All-Newcomer honors. This season, the junior

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standout will face perhaps his biggest challenge yet as he anchors a solid group of inside linebackers. “I feel really good about what we have coming back,” said Bears’ ILB coach Taiwo Onatolu. “Beisel is going on his third year now, and he’s really experienced, so we’re going to count on him in to help us in a lot of ways this year.” The Bears will have some depth at Beisel’s “Buck” linebacker position with senior Ryan Callender (Dallas, Texas) and junior Seginald Chaney (Jacksonville, Fla.) in the wings. Callender has played in more college games than any other MSU player (35), has earned four spot starts over the past two seasons and has brought down 80 ball carriers in that span. Chaney started three times in 2012 after transferring from Independence (Kan.) Community College and is coming off a fantastic spring that saw him register 7 tackles in the Maroon and White Game. On the other side, Tim Piccarreto (Sr., Phoenix, Ariz.) emerged from the pack this spring as the favorite to start at “Mac” linebacker. He started the final two games of the 2012 campaign, registered 14 tackles in that span and posted 7 tackles in the MSU spring game. Piccarreto will get competition from emerging star Christian Hoffmann (So., Joplin, Mo.) who started five games as a redshirt freshman, finished eighth on the team in tackles (41) and also had an impressive spring campaign. Onatolu also noted that incoming freshman Erik Furmanek (Belleville, Ill.) has the tools to contribute right away and provide his group with additional depth. A Look at the Inside Linebackers „ Andrew Beisel (6-2, 238, Jr., Fenton, Mo.) „ Tim Piccarreto (6-2, 235, Sr., Phoenix, Ariz.) „ Ryan Callender (6-1, 223, Sr., Dallas, Texas) „ Christian Hoffmann (6-1, 227, So., Joplin, Mo.)

„ Seginald Chaney (5-11, 217, Jr., Jacksonville, Fla.) „ Erik Furmanek (6-3, 240, Fr., Belleville, Ill.)

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER What the Bears lack in depth at outside linebacker, they make up for in quality. Proven standout Nick Canavan (Sr., Norman, Okla.), who has started 23 college games over the last three seasons, will be the driving force for the OLBs. Canavan is tabbed to start at the “Will” linebacker spot and is second among all active Bears in career tackles (168) and tackles for loss (14.0). “Nick Canavan goes into his senior year as the leader of our group,” said MSU outside linebackers coach Wayne Chambers. “He’s a high-energy guy who plays like his hair’s on fire every snap.” Redshirt freshman Rique Bentley (Neptune Beach, Fla.) will provide a sturdy backup for Canavan after he led the squad with 14 tackles in the Maroon and White Game this spring with 3.5 tackles for loss. Returning squadman Garrett Eaton (Jr., Mountain Grove, Mo.) will also provide depth at Will. On the opposite side, redshirt freshman Dylan Cole (Rogersville, Mo.) is bursting at the seams to make his college debut. The athletic and energetic local product has added 20 pounds since he arrived on campus last fall and is the front runner at “Sam” linebacker. “Dylan is a young guy with a ton of potential who’s got the size, speed and physicality,” said Chambers. “He’s relatively new to defense, but had a really good spring for us.” Junior college transfer Jeremy Springer (Jr., Villa Rica, Ga.) was in camp this spring after ending his career at Dodge City (Kan.) Community College. He’ll push Cole for playing time after a solid spring and a 50-tackle sophomore year at Dodge City.

2013 MISSOURI STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Date

Opponent

Site / TV

Time

Thu., Aug. 29

Northwestern State University

Springfield

6:00 p.m.

(Opening Night)

Sat., Sept. 7

Mediacom

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

11:00 a.m.

BIG10 Network

Sat., Sept. 14

Murray State University

Murray, Ky.

6:00 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 21

University of Central Arkansas

Springfield

6:00 p.m.

Springfield

1:00 p.m.

(Military Appreciation Night / 1963 Team Reunion)

Sat., Sept. 28

Illinois State University* (Family Weekend)

Mediacom

Sat., Oct. 5

University of South Dakota*

Vermillion, S.D.

2:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 12

North Dakota State University*

Fargo, N.D.

1:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 19

South Dakota State University*

Springfield

1:00 p.m.

(Homecoming)

Mediacom

Sat., Oct. 26

Western Illinois University*

Macomb, Ill.

6:00 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 2

Indiana State University*

Springfield

1:00 p.m.

Carbondale, Ill.

2:00 p.m.

Springfield

1:00 p.m.

(Missouri State Showcase)

Sat., Nov. 9

Southern Illinois University*

Sat., Nov. 16

University of Northern Iowa* (Senior Day)

MVFC-TV

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

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snagged 5 interceptions and defended 11 passes ... and also at Iowa at North Dakota State Depart Springfield on Friday, Sept. Depart Springfield on Friday, Oct. 11 maintained a 3.95 GPA. 6 via charter coach to Coralville, via charter air to Fargo, N.D. Stay at His tag team partner Iowa. Stay at Marriott Hotel & ConFargo Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Ave. at free safety is Mike ference Center, 300 E. 9th St., (319) 688-4000. Return South, (701) 282-2700. Return via charter air after Crutcher (Jr., Wenby charter coach after Saturday’s game. Saturday’s game. tzville), who has also at Murray State at Western Illinois started all 22 games Depart Springfield on Friday, Sept. Depart Springfield on Friday, Oct. 25 of his MSU career. 13 via charter coach to Paducah, via charter coach to Burlington, Iowa. A rugged competitor, Ky. Stay at Drury Suites, 2930 Stay at Pzazz! Resort Hotel, 3001 Crutcher registered 67 James-Sanders Blvd., (270) 441-0024. Return by Winegard Dr., (866) 792-9948. Return by charter coach tackles in 2012 and charter coach after Saturday evening’s game. after Saturday evening’s game. posted 2 interceptions. at South Dakota at Southern Illinois “It’ll be good to have Depart Springfield on Friday, Oct. 4 Depart Springfield on Friday, Nov. 8 those two guys coming via charter air to Sioux City, Iowa. via charter coach to Cape Girardeau, back as starters as they Stay at Sioux City Hotel & ConferMo. Stay at Drury Lodge, 104 S. ence Center, 704 4th St., (712) 277-4101. Return via Vantage Dr., (573) 334-7151. Return by charter coach head into their junior charter air after Saturday’s game. after Saturday’s game. seasons,” said defensive coordinator D.J. A Look at the Outside Linebackers Vokolek. “We also moved John Edwards to safety „ Nick Canavan (6-0, 211, Sr., Norman, Okla.) along with Art Rucker, so we have to have some „ Dylan Cole (6-0, 220, RFr., Rogersville, Mo.) guys just step up.” „ Rique Bentley (6-0, 210, RFr., Neptune Beach, Fla.) Rucker (Sr., Shawnee, Kan.) played in 9 games „ Jeremy Springer (6-1, 208, Jr., Villa Rica, Ga.) last fall after coming to Springfield from Fort Scott „ Garrett Eaton (6-1, 190, Jr., Mountain Grove, Mo.) (Kan.) Community College. Edwards (So., St. Louis, Mo.) sat out the 2012 season after transferring from CORNERBACK Valparaiso where he was an 11-game starter in The Bears return both starters at cornerback 2011. Both players had great success this spring, as seniors Howard Scarborough (Tulsa, Okla.) including a 7-tackle performance by Edwards in the and Sybhrian Berry (Camden, Ark.) resume their Maroon and White Game. familiar roles this fall. The tandem has combined Additional depth at safety will come from third-year for 39 career starts and 34 passes defending in their man Alex Kostas (So., Warrensburg, Mo.), redshirt tenure at MSU. Scarborough defended 11 passes freshmen Dalton Freeze (Stockton, Mo.), Matt Miller last season alone and finished fourth on the team in (So., West Des Moines, Iowa) and highly-touted solo tackles (27), but cornerbacks coach B.J. Stotser freshman Kurran Blamey (Monett, Mo.) says he hopes the best is yet to come. A Look at the Safeties “They both had good years last year, but now is the time for them to build on what they’ve done,” said „ Caleb Schaffitzel (6-0, 214, Jr., Fair Grove, Mo.) „ Mike Crutcher (6-2, 210, Jr., Wentzville, Mo.) Stotser. “Howard has the capability. He plays smart Rucker (6-2, 194, Sr., Shawnee, Kan.) and that helps us tremendously. Sybhrian has all the „„ Art Dalton Freeze (6-4, 210, RFr., Stockton, Mo.) tools with his speed and athleticism, he just needs to „ John Edwards (5-9, 186, So., St. Louis, Mo.) stay healthy. If he can pull it all together, there’s no „ Alex Kostas (6-1, 209, So., Warrensburg, Mo.) end to the production they can give us.” „ Kurran Blamey (6-1, 200, Fr., Monett, Mo.) „ Matt Miller (5-10, 198, So., West Des Moines, Iowa) The other senior corner is Jeremiah Plowden (Wichita, Kan.) who played in all 11 games as a SPECIAL TEAMS transfer from Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College The Bears have all of their primary specialists last fall. He along with walk-on Marquis Little returning from last season, including senior kicker (Jr., St. Louis, Mo.) and freshmen Eric Greely (Fr., Austin Witmer (Grand Island, Neb.), punter Chris Liberty, Mo.) and Darius Ivy (Marked Tree, Ark.) give the Bears the necessary understudies to defend Sullens (So., Camdenton, Mo.) and long snapper Colby Wickwar (So., Nixa, Mo.). against the pass. Witmer was 12-for-16 on field goals in 2012 and “Anytime you have seniors and experience, it’s led the club in scoring (56) in his third season as a always a positive to have that leadership,” said Stotstarter. He has quietly emerged as one of the top ser. “Plowden had a good spring. Greely and Ivy are kickers in the league and complements Sullens who good additions, and it’s good for them to learn from ranked fourth in the MVFC and 33rd nationally in our veteran guys.” punting average (41.03) as a freshman in 2012. A Look at the Cornerbacks The Bears will have the rare luxury of depth at „ Howard Scarborough (5-9, 171, Sr., Tulsa, Okla.) kicker and punter with redshirt sophomore Marcelo „ Sybhrian Berry (5-9, 174, Sr., Camden, Ark.) Bonani (Lake Wales, Fla.) backing up both posi„ Jeremiah Plowden (5-11, 187, Sr., Wichita, Kan.) tions, and incoming freshman kicker Shelby Harris „ Marquis Little (5-9, 181, Jr., St. Louis, Mo.) „ Eric Greely (6-1, 185, Fr., Liberty, Mo.) (Nixa, Mo.) waiting in the wings. „ Darius Ivy (6-0, 175, Fr., Marked Tree, Ark.) Julian Burton leads a deep cast of candidates to return punts and kickoffs again this fall after averagSAFETY ing 22.0 yards per return on kick returns and 6.5 on It’s difficult to imagine any program in The Valley punts in 2012 with a team-high 21 total attempts. with as much talent at the safety positions as the A Look at the Specialists Bears boast in 2013. „ Austin Witmer (6-5, 188, Sr., K, Grand Island, Neb.) Start with All-America strong safety Caleb „ Chris Sullens (6-0, 181, So., P, Camdenton, Mo.) Schaffitzel (Jr., Fair Grove, Mo.), who is already on „ Colby Wickwar (6-0, 202, So., LS Nixa, Mo.) the Buck Buchanan Award Preseason Watch List in „ Marcelo Bonani (5-11, 165, So., P/K, Lake Wales, Fla.) addition to numerous preseason All-America honors. „ Hunter Hays (6-0, 204, Jr., LS, Clinton, Mo.) As a sophomore, he posted a team-high 109 tackles, „ Shelby Harris (5-11, 225, Fr., K, Nixa, Mo.)

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2013 NUMERICAL ROSTER No. Name 1 LeMarcus Stewart 2 Howard Scarborough *** 3 Julian Burton ** 5 Mikael Cooper-Falls ** 6 Jeremy Springer + 7 Vernon Scott *** 8 Cedric Miller * 9 Brodie Lambert ^ 10 Kierra Harris * 11 Phoenix Johnson 12 Eric Christophel * 13 Alex Lawson ^ 14 Marcelo Bonani ^ 15 Dorian Buford ** 16 Ashton Glaser * 18 Shelby Harris 19 Gannon Sinclair + 20 Mike Crutcher ** 21 Ryan Callender *** 22 Maddy Johnson * 23 Ryan Heaston * 24 Darius Ivy 25 Sybhrian Berry *** 26 Tim Piccarreto * 27 Tyren Price + 28 Calan Crowder 29 Art Rucker * 30 Jeremiah Plowden * 31 Dylan Cole ^ 32 Josh Mattes ^ 33 Hunter Hays ^ 34 Caleb Schaffitzel ** 35 Kurran Blamey 36 Seginald Chaney * 37 Marquis Little 38 Eric Greely, Jr. 39 Stacey Thornton ^ 41 Chris Sullens * 42 Alex Kostas ^ 43 Matt Miller 44 Nick Canavan *** 45 Christian Hoffmann * 46 Rique Bentley ^ 48 Dalton Freeze ^ 49 John Edwards ^ 50 Erik Furmanek 51 Garrett Eaton 52 Andrew Beisel ** 53 Colby Wickwar * 54 Khellan Bruce ^ 57 Richard Galbierz ** 60 Robert Booker * 61 Eric Pearce *** 62 Logan Bauer ^ 63 Gus Carter 64 Kyle Hahn ** 65 Riley Shantz ^ 66 Sam Ellifrits 67 Jake Arthur ^ 68 Kurt Kutter *** 69 Jordan Rainey ^ 70 David Godsey 71 Sam Schwartze ^ 72 Zack Cooley ** 73 Alex Cooley 74 Patrick Morse * 75 Cameron McLain + 76 Stephen Riley ^ 77 Patrick Blanar ^ 78 Jake Lasater ^ 79 Spencer Emerson * 80 Ryan Boatright ^ 81 Elgie Hurd ^ 82 Matt Swan *** 83 Zac Hoover ^ 85 Marvell Saffold * 86 Adam Judnich ^ 87 Adam St. Peter 88 Richard Darden ^ 89 Joseph Stampley 90 Austin Witmer *** 91 Martin Montgomery *** 92 C.J. Randall * 93 James Barnes * 94 Anthony Grady ** 95 Tevan Ferguson **** 96 Tony Jones 97 McKinze James 98 Cecil Bratton 99 Corey Feagin *

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

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

Wt. 205 171 185 198 208 179 194 205 195 180 170 201 165 184 215 225 255 210 223 170 179 175 174 235 177 200 194 187 220 224 204 214 200 217 181 185 165 181 209 198 211 227 210 210 186 240 190 238 202 290 295 315 306 268 270 320 295 285 300 297 281 265 286 293 280 291 295 265 303 319 319 234 201 245 189 165 175 230 233 175 188 267 273 242 289 305 230 253 285 270

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Jake Arthur

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OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-5 | 300 | So. | 2SQ Eldridge, Iowa | North Scott High

OFFENSIVE GUARD 6-3 | 268 | RFr. | 1SQ Springfield, Mo. | Glendale High

Experienced lineman who will push for time at right tackle during his third season at MSU.

Bauer appears to be settling in at left guard and will add depth up front this fall.

2012: An early-season concussion forced him to miss most of his redshirt freshman season ... He did not appear in any games in 2012.

2012: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State.

2011: 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. 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 HONORS as a junior and finishing third in districts MVFC Honor Roll: 2012; Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2011. both years ... Tied national record for fastest fall with a four-second pin his senior season ... Two-year letterman in track as a shot putter. 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 alumni with Bill playing football and Lynn running track ... Majoring in Agricultural Marketing and Sales.

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James Barnes

DEFENSIVE END 5-10 | 242 | So. | 1L St. Louis, Mo. | Trinity Catholic High Third-year squad member who will look to play a larger role at left end his sophomore season ... Tallied 3 total tackles in spring Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Played in all 11 games as a backup defensive end ... Posted 4 tackles, including 3 solo tackles, and 2 TFL’s and a sack in home win over South Dakota (10/13/12) ... Logged 4 total stops at South Dakota State (9/29/12) ... Posted 3 assisted tackles in home win over Western Illinois (10/27/12) ... His 4.5 tackles for loss ranked fifth on the club ... Notched 2 tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/21/12). 2011: Redshirted in 2011 ... Named Defensive Scout Player of Week (9/17/11) vs. Oregon. 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 Oklahoma ... Majoring in Facility Management.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2012 11-0 6 12 18 4.5 1.5-17 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-0 6 12 18 4.5 1.5-17 0-0 0 0-0 HONORS

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 4 (at S.D. State, 9/29/12 and vs. South Dakota, 10/13/12); Solos: 3 (vs. South Dakota, 10/13/12); TFL: 2.0 (vs. South Dakota, 10/13/12); Sacks: 1.0 (vs. South Dakota, 10/13/12); Interceptions: none.

MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of Week: (9/17/11)

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Logan Bauer

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High School: Two-year starter at left tackle for Coach Joel Heman at Glendale High in Springfield, Mo. ... Led the Chiefs to an 8-3 mark and second-place finish in the Ozark Conference in 2011 ... Was a two-time all-district selection and second-team all-conference pick as a senior ... Chiefs advanced to second round of state playoffs in 2011 ... Was also a state qualifier in wrestling as a senior and finished 36-13 overall while ranked in the top 10 among Missouri’s Class 4 heavyweights. Personal: Logan Edward Bauer was born 6/22/93 in Springfield ... Son of Terry and Marsha Bauer of Springfield ... Has a brother, Brad ... Majoring in Accounting.

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Andrew Beisel

INSIDE LINEBACKER 6-2 | 238 | Jr. | 2L Fenton, Mo. | Rockwood Summit High MSU’s projected starter at Buck linebacker, Beisel is a force up the middle and will push for league honors during his fourth season in Springfield. 2012: Started 10 of 11 games, including the last six at Buck linebacker ... Finished third on the squad and top 20 in the MVFC in tackles (73) and led the Bears in assisted tackles (54) to go with 5 TFLs ... Posted three double-figure tackle games in a five-week span, including a career-high 13 against No. 1 North Dakota State (11/3/12) with 11 assists ... Brought down 12 ball carriers in home win over South Dakota (10/13/12) ... Tallied 11 stops at Indiana State (10/6/12) to earn MSU Media Player of the Week ... Posted season high 5 solo tackles at UNI in season finale (11/17/12) ... Named an MVFC All-Academic Team honorable mention pick ... Also a preseason All-MVFC and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll selection both semesters ... Had 5 tackles and a 27-yard interception return in Maroon & White Game (4/21/12). 2011: Became the first Bears’ freshman since 1998 to lead the team in tackles (84) 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, 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 South Dakota State game (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 younger brother, Eric, who plays at Missouri ... Majoring in General Business.

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PLAYERS 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 2012 11-10 19 54 73 5.0 2-9 0-0 1 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 22-19 57 100 157 11.0 4.5-25 0-0 1 3-2 CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 13 (vs. N.D. State, 11/3/12); Solos: 6 (at Western Ill., 10/22/11); TFL: 1.5 (at N.D. State, 10/15/11); Sacks: 1.0 (done 3 times, last vs. N.D. State, 11/3/12); Interceptions: None.

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HONORS MVFC All-Newcomer Team: 2011; MVFC All-Academic Team: 2012 (HM); Preseason All-MVFC: 2012 (HM): MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award: 2011; MVFC Honor Roll: (2010, 2011, 2012); MSU Media Player of the Week: (10/6/12); 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, Fall 2012, Spring 2013).

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Sybhrian Berry

CORNERBACK 5-9 | 174 | Sr. | 3L Camden, Ark. | Fairview High Two-year starter and three-year letterman who brings solid experience and speed to the MSU secondary this fall ... Had 6 tackles, a tackle for loss and a blocked kick in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Brought down 45 ball carriers and defended 6 passes, including a pair of interceptions while starting 6 games at left corner ... Notched career-high 13 tackles against Murray State (9/15/12), including 7 solo tackles ... Picked off a pair of passes at South Dakota State (9/29/12) to earn MSU Media Player of the Week, MSU Defensive Player of the Week and honorable mention National Defensive Back of the Week by the CFPA ... Posted 9 tackles in home win over South Dakota (10/13/12) ... Registered 7 stops at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) ... Finished tied for 15th in the MVC in interceptions (0.18) and seventh on the team in tackles ... Was also second on the team in punt returns (7 for 49) and third in kickoff returns (5 for 69). 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 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).

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OUTSIDE LINEBACKER 6-0 | 210 | RFr. | 1SQ Neptune Beach, Fla. | Fletcher High Has the potential to be a significant contributor as a redshirt freshman at outside linebacker ... Was the defensive standout of the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13) with 14 total tackles, 6 solos, 2 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss. 2012: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for Southern Illinois game (9/22/12). High School: Was part of a 14-2 squad as a senior in 2011 for the Fletcher High Senators in Neptune Beach, Fla. ... Coach Josh Corey’s team was 5-0 in league play and made a deep run in the Florida 8A playoffs ... Compiled 138 tackles, 19 PBUs, 4 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles and 3 recoverHONORS ies as a senior outside linebacker and MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 9/22/12. safety ... Earned all-state first-team distinction as a senior while garnering all-conference honors and making the Florida All-Star Game ... Was a standout running back, quarterback and linebacker as a sophomore and junior at Wolfson High in Jacksonville, Fla., for coaches Greg Meyer and Walter Williams ... Had 299 all-purpose yards as a junior with 6 TDs ... Compiled more than 700 yards of total offense as a sophomore while scoring 12 touchdowns ... Played at Eastside High in Gainesville, Fla., his freshman year.

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 three-time letterwinner on teams that went a combined 27-11 overall and 17-4 in conference. Personal: Sybhrian Javier Berry was born 10/10/91 in Camden, Ark. … Son of Robert Berry and Donna Murphy … Has two siblings, Robert and Trevion ... Majoring in Technology Management.

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 2012 11-6 25 20 45 0.0 0-0 2-0 6 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 33-15 55 44 99 2.0 0-0 2-0 15 0-1 Kickoff Returns: 23-472 (20.5). Punt Returns: 14-108 (7.7)

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 13 (vs. Murray State, 9/15/12); Solos: 7 (vs. Murray State, 9/15/12); ; TFL: 1.0 (vs. N.D. State, 11/20/10 and at Western Ill., 10/22/11); Sacks: None; Interceptions: 2 (at S.D. State, 9/29/12). Kickoff Returns: 6 (at Murray State, 10/9/10). Long: 57 (at Murray State, 10/9/10); Punt Returns: 3 (at Illinois State, 10/20/12); Long: 55 (at Youngstown State, 11/19/11).

HONORS CFPA National DB of the Week: 9/29/12 (HM); MSU Media Player of Week (9/29/12); MSU Defensive Player of Week (9/29/12); MSU Special Teams Player of Week (11/19/11).

Personal: Rique Angelo Bentley was born 8/27/94 in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Son of Rico Bentley and Stephania Priester of Neptune Beach, Fla. ... Has a sister, Sharonda ... Majoring in Fashion Merchandising.

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Patrick Blanar

OFFENSIVE GUARD 6-3 | 303 | Jr. | 1SQ El Mirage, Ariz. | Cactus High After recovering from an injury during his first year at MSU, Blanar established himself as the Bears’ starter at right tackle this spring. 2012: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State after suffering a concussion. 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-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. 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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Ryan Boatright

TIGHT END 6-4 | 234 | RFr. | 1SQ Tulsa, Okla. | Jenks High A promising young tight end, Boatright looks ready to challenge for playing time as a redshirt freshman ... Had an 8-yard reception in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State. 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 ... Majoring in General Business.

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Marcelo Bonani

KICKER | PUNTER 5-11 | 165 | So. | 1SQ Lake Wales, Fla. | Lake Wales High Coming off a solid spring, Bonani is a versatile kicker who can provide the Bears depth in all phases of special teams ... Was 2-for-2 on extra points and averaged 44.0 yards per punt on 4 attempts in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Earned Athletic Director’s Honor Roll status in fall semester. Florida Atlantic: Saw action in eight games as a true freshman in 2011 at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton ... Served as the primary kickoff man with 28 kicks on the season for an average of 56.9 yards per kick and two touchbacks, one at Louisiana and one at North Texas ... Tallied a season-high 423 yards on seven kicks for an average of 60.4 yards versus UAB ... Game average high was 62.2 yards on four kicks versus Arkansas State ... Recorded one tackle on the year, a solo tackle versus Arkansas State.

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High School: Played for Coach Rod Shafer at Lake Wales (Fla.) High School where he was an all-state and first-team all-county selection by the Lakeland Ledger ... In 2010, his longest punt was a 55-yarder ... Had a total of 60 kickoffs for an average of 54 yards per kick, 45 were touchbacks ... As a senior, he was 53-of-57 in PATs and 8-of-9 in field goals, his longest was 54 yards ... Selected to play in the Florida Athletic Coaches’ Association North/South All-Star game ... Was also a standout soccer player. Personal: Marcelo Alfredo Bonani was born 6/14/92 in Matao, Brazil ... Son of Sidney and Marcia Bonani of Lake Wales, Fla. ... Has a brother, Maikon Bonani, who signed a free agent deal with the NFL Titans this spring ... Majoring in Criminology.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G KO Yds. Avg TB PAT-A FG-A Lg Pts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2011* 8 28 1593 56.9 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 8 28 1593 56.9 2 0-0 0-0 0 0

Field Goals: none; Long FG: none; PATs: none; PAT Att.: none; Kickoffs: 7 (vs. UAB, 11/26/11); Touchbacks: 1 (twice); Points: none.

* at Florida Atlantic Tackles: 1.

MVFC Honor Roll: 2012; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2012.

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Robert Booker

CENTER 6-3 | 315 | So. | 2SQ Ozark, Mo. | Ozark High Preseason front runner to take over starting duties at center ... Turned in a solid spring and has added 20 pounds since his freshman season. 2012: Played all 11 games as a redshirt freshman ... Earned MSU Offensive Lineman of the Week laurels for the home win over Western Illinois (10/27/12) ... Named MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for win over South Dakota (10/13/12). 2011: Redshirted his first season at MSU ... Named MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of Week for Oregon game (9/17/11). HONORS MSU Offensive Lineman of Week: (10/27/12); MSU Offensive High School: Earned Missouri all-state Scout Team Player of Week: (9/17/11, 10/13/12) 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. ... Two sisters, Alexis and Micheal ... Majoring in Exercise & Movement Science.

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Khellan Bruce

NOSE TACKLE 6-2 | 290 | RFr. | 1SQ Memphis, Tenn. | Central High Solid lineman who will have a chance to work at nose tackle this fall and improve during his redshirt freshman season. 2012: Redshirted his freshman season at MSU ... Earned MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for the win at No. 11 Illinois State (10/20/12). 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 HONORS preseason all-state honors as well as MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of Week: (10/20/12) all-city, all-district, all-metro, and allconference 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: 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.

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Dorian Buford

2013 Football Guide 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 2012 11-11 0 0 0 59 642 10.9 2 69 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 21-14 0 0 0 69 740 10.7 3 69 Misc.: 100-Yard Receiving Games: 3. Tackles: 2.

WIDE RECEIVER 6-0 | 184 | Sr. | 2L Florissant, Mo. | McCluer North High All-MVFC receiver who snagged 59 receptions a year ago, Buford should push for national honors as a senior. 2012: Matched the second-best season reception total (59) in Bears’ history en route to earning All-MVFC first-team honors ... Finished second in the league and 47th nationally in receptions per game (5.36) ... Was also third in the Valley and 87th nationally in receiving yards (58.36) ... Had his first of three 100-yard games in season opener at No. 22 Kansas State (9/1/12), snagging 7 receptions, including a 56 yarder to earn CFPA National WR of the Week honorable mention and MSU Media Player of the Week honors ... Had 9 catches for 112 yards, including a career-long 69 yarder, in home opener against Murray State (9/15/12) to garner MSU Offensive Player of the Week laurels ... Had 100 yards on 4 grabs in win at No. 11 Illinois State to earn Valley Offensive Player of the Week ... Also had big games at Indiana State (10/6/12) with 8 catches and at UNI (11/17/12) with 9 receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown ... Started all 11 games and led MSU in receptions (59), receiving yards (642) and all-purpose yards (642) ... Notched 7 catches for 105 yards in spring scrimmages, including a 37-yard 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.

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CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 9 (done 3 times, last at UNI, 11/17/12); Rec. Yards: 114 (at at Kansas St., 9/1/12); TDs: 1 (done 3 times, last at UNI, 11/17/12); Long Rec.: 69 (vs. Murray St., 9/15/12).

HONORS All-MVFC: 2012 (1st); CFPA National WR of the Week: 9/1/12 (HM); MVFC Offensive Player of Week: (10/20/12); MSU Media Player of the Week: (9/1/12); MSU Offensive Player of Week: (10/20/12); MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of Week (9/3/11).

Julian Burton

WIDE RECEIVER 5-10 | 185 | Jr. | 2L Cordova, Tenn. | White Station High Fourth-year standout is the favorite to start at X wide receiver ... Had team-best 7 catches for 113 yards and a 71-yard touchdown reception in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Saw action in MSU’s first 8 games -- all starts -- before suffering another seasonending clavicle injury at Illinois State (10/20/12) ... Finished fourth on the team in receptions (25) and receiving yards (374) with a pair of touchdowns ... Third on MSU’s squad in all-purpose yards (598) with a team-high 74.8 yards per game ... Averaged 22.0 yards on 6 kickoff returns and 6.5 yards on 15 punt returns ... Enjoyed best game of the season in home win over South Dakota after catching 4 passes for 98 yards and a 60-yard TD to go with 3 punt returns for 68 yards ... Earned MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week, CFPA National Punt Returner of the Week, MSU Media Player of the Week and MSU Offensive Player of the Week for South Dakota game ... Snagged 5 catches for 66 yards and a touchdown in home opener against Murray State (9/15/12) ... Also had 4 receptions for 64 yards at No. 22 Kansas State (9/1/12) in season opener ... Had a 47-yard reception at Indiana State (10/6/12) ... Had 5 receptions for 76 yards in the spring (2012) series. 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). 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 two seasons with just under 2,000 all-purpose yards … Snatched 7 interceptions and was a two-time Memphis Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps selection … Earned offensive and defensive MVP honors in state title game … Played wide receiver, running back, cornerback, returned punts and kicks, and even punted at White Station … Helped the Spartans to a combined 48-9 record in his four years … Was also a two-year starter for the basketball team, including a 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 at Clemson from 1991-1995 ... Majoring in Sport and Park Administration.

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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 2012 8-8 0 0 0 25 368 14.7 2 60 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 19-12 3 19 0 40 530 13.3 2 60 100-Yard Receiving Games: 0. Tackles: 2. Kickoff Returns: 28-614 (21.9). Punt Returns: 29-206 (7.1).

CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 5 (at Eastern Ky., 9/10/11 & vs. Murray St., 9/15/12); Rec. Yards: 98 (vs. S. Dakota, 9/29/12); TDs: 1 (vs. Murray St., 9/15/12 & vs. S. Dakota, 10/13/12); Long Rec: 60 (vs. S. Dakota, 10/13/12). 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 Ky., 9/3/10 & vs. SIU, 9/22/12); Long: 32 (at SIU, 9/24/11).

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Ryan Callender

INSIDE LINEBACKER 6-1 | 223 | Sr. | 3L Dallas, Texas | Hillcrest High Will help solidify an outstanding group of Bear inside linebackers and push for a starting role in his senior year ... Tallied 5 tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Earned a pair of starts and saw action in 11 games during a successful junior campaign ... Dropped 33 total ball carriers and had a sack ... Notched a career-high 11 total tackles at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12), including 5 solo stops ... Recorded a sack and 5 tackles in a starting role in home opener against Murray State (9/15/12) ... Contributed 5 stops against Southern Illinois (9/22/12) as a starter. 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 nationally-ranked Ducks ... Posted season-high 9 tackles against Illinois State (10/8/11) ... Had a half sack at North Dakota State (10/15/11) ... Was in on 7 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). 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.

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 2012 11-2 11 22 33 1.0 1-9 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 35-4 29 56 85 2.5 1.5-12 0-0 1 1-0

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CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 11 (at Louisville, 9/8/12); Solos: 5 (at Oregon, 9/17/11 & at Louisville, 9/8/12); TFL: 1 (at Oregon, 9/17/11 & vs. Murray St., 9/15/12); Sacks: 1.0 (vs. Murray St., 9/15/12); Interceptions: None.

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

Nick Canavan

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER 6-0 | 211 | Sr. | 3L Norman, Okla. | Northside High A three-year starter with a nose for the football, Canavan will likely hold down the Will linebacker post this fall ... Had 4 tackles and a sack in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Earned 8 starts and saw action in all 11 contests as a junior ... Finished fifth on the squad in total tackles (65) and was third on the team in assisted tackles (51) ... Averaged 8.3 tackles per game over the last four contests, all starts ... Brought down double-figure ball carriers in back-to-back weeks with 10 in a win at No. 11 Illinois State (10/20/12) and 13 at home against Western Illinois (10/27/12) ... His 4 solo tackles against Western Illinois was a season high ... Had half-sacks against WIU and No. 1 North Dakota State (11/3/12) ... Also had 8 total stops against the top-ranked Bison ... Credited with a pair of quarterback hurries in home opener against Murray State (9/15/12).

... 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). 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.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2010 8-6 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 2012 11-8 14 51 65 4.5 1-5 0-0 2 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 30-23 57 111 168 14 3.5-24 0-15 5 1-0

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CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 13 (vs. Western Ill., 10/27/12); Solos: 6 (at Murray St., 10/9/10 and at UNI, 11/13/10); TFL: 2.5 (at Murray State, 10/9/10); Sacks: 1 (at Southern Ill., 9/24/11); Interceptions: 1 (at Youngstown State, 10/2/10).

HONORS 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).

Seginald Chaney

INSIDE LINEBACKER 5-11 | 217 | Jr. | 1L Jacksonville, Fla. | Terry Parker High Part of a deep and talented pool of MSU inside linebackers, Chaney will look to contribute early and often for his junior season ... Had 7 tackles, a 28-yard fumble return and a tackle for loss in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Started 3 of the first 5 games during his first season at MSU and saw action in 8 games in all ... Brought down 13 ball carriers on the season ... Notched 4 total stops in home opener against Murray State (9/15/12) with a pair of solos ... Had 3 tackles in homecoming win over Western Illinois (10/27/12) with his first tackle for loss ... Also had 3 stops at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12). 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.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2012 8-3 4 9 13 1.0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 8-3 4 9 13 1.0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 4 (vs. Murray St., 9/15/12); Solos: 2 (vs. Murray St., 9/15/12); TFL: 1.0 (vs. Western Ill., 10/27/12); Sacks: none; Interceptions: none.

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

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Eric Christophel

WIDE RECEIVER 5-10 | 170 | So. | 1L Nixa, Mo. | Nixa High Talented young receiver who will challenge for a starting spot this fall ... Had a great spring, including 2 receptions for 21 yards in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Played in all 11 games as a redshirt freshman, including one start ... Finished with 10 receptions for 150 yards and a touchdown ... Had best outing against SIU (9/22/12) with 3 receptions for 42 yards, including a season-long 30 yarder in his only start ... Tallied 2 catches in win over South Dakota (10/13/12), including his first career TD -- a 25-yarder ... Also had 2 receptions at South Dakota State (9/29/12) ... Earned MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll distinction during fall 2012 semester ... Posted 4 receptions for 30 yards in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12).

2013 Football Guide 2011 Show-Me 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. 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 ... Undecided on major.

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 and Paula Christophel of Nixa, Mo. ... Has a brother, Tyler ... Majoring in Advertising and Promotion.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY CAREER HIGHS Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng Receptions: 3 (vs. SIU, 9/22/12); Rec. Yards: 42 (vs. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SIU, 9/22/12); ; TDs: 1 (vs. South Dakota, 10/13/12); 2012 11-1 0 0 0 10 150 15.0 1 30 Long Rec: 30 (vs. SIU, 9/22/12). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-1 0 0 0 10 150 15.0 1 30 HONORS 100-Yard Receiving Games: 0. Tackles: 2. Punt Returns: 1-2 (2.0).

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Dylan Cole

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER 6-0 | 220 | RFr. | 1SQ Rogersville, Mo. | Logan-Rogersville High A sensational athlete and fundamentally sound player, Cole proved this spring that he is ready to see plenty of playing time in 2013 ... He will push for a starting role at Sam (outside) linebacker ... Registered 7 tackles, 3 solo, and forced a fumble in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State ... Named MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year by the coaching staff ... Earned Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for week of South Dakota (10/13/12) victory ... Also landed a spot on the MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll during the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters. High School: Was a Missouri Class 3 HONORS consensus all-state running back after MVFC Honor Roll: 2012; MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year: 2012; MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of Week: he compiled 2,002 rushing yards on (10/13/12); MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: (Fall 2012, 225 carries for 33 touchdowns for the Spring 2013). 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 ... LoganRogersville 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

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OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-5 | 293 | Jr. | 2L Lebanon, Mo. | Lebanon High Cooley looks to return to his post at left tackle this fall where he has started all 22 games of his college career entering his junior season. 2012: Was the Bears’ starting left tackle in all 11 games as a sophomore ... Part of an MSU offensive line that surrendered just 15 sacks on the season and averaged 327.5 yards per game ... Earned MSU Offensive Lineman of the Week honors three times for home games against Murray State (9/15/12) and South Dakota (10/13/12) as well as the road win at No. 11 Illinois State (10/20/13) ... Named to AD’s Honor Roll in spring 2013. 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 Freshman All-America 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- HONORS College Sports Journal Freshman All-America Team: 2011; MSU team all-state offensive tackle in 2009 Offensive Lineman of Week: (10/22/11, 9/15/12, 10/13/12, 10/20/12); by both the coaches and sportswriters MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: (Spring 2011, Spring 2013). 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 2010 Missouri Lions Club All-Star Game.

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Mikael Cooper-Falls

RUNNING BACK 5-11 | 198 | Sr. | 2L Springfield, Mo. | Hillcrest High The fifth-year senior continues to give the Bears a solid option in the offensive backfield with solid power and speed ... After two previous spring injuries, he saw limited carries in the spring, but had 16 yards on 3 carries (5.3 ypc) in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Finished third on the team in rushing yards (318) and carries (73) while ranking second in yards per carry (4.4) ... Also ranked 18th in the MVFC in rushing yards per game (28.9) ... Earned the start at No. 25 South Dakota State (9/29/12) ... Averaged 15 carries and 67 yards per game over the team’s last four contests, including a 95-yard effort in the win over Western Illinois (10/27/12) with a touchdown ... Posted 78 yards on 18 carries against No. 1 North Dakota State (11/3/12) ... Set a personal high with 19 carries in win at No. 11 Illinois State (10/20/12) and earned MSU Offensive Player of the Week honors ... Scored touchdowns against South Dakota (10/13/12) and at UNI (11/17/12) ... Also had 4 receptions at UNI. 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. 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. 2009: Earned MVFC 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: 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. 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 2012 11-1 73 318 4.4 3 39 8 33 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 20-3 165 742 4.5 5 57 15 64 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------100-Yard Rushing Games: 1. Tackles: 3.

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CAREER HIGHS Carries: 19 (at Illinois St., 10/20/12); Rush Yards: 105 (at N.D. State, 10/24/09); Long Rush: 57 (at N.D. State, 10/24/09); TDs: 1 (5 times); Receptions: 4 (at UNI, 11/17/12); Rec. Yards: 17 (vs. Western Ill., 10/27/12); Long Rec.: 17 (vs. Western Ill. (10/27/12).

HONORS MVFC All-Newcomer Team: 2009; MSU Media Player of the Week: (10/24/09); MSU Offensive Player of the Week: (10/24/10, 10/20/12).

Mike Crutcher

SAFETY 6-2 | 210 | Jr. | 2L Wentzville, Mo. | Timberland High Along with classmate Caleb Schaffitzel, Crutcher helps make up a solid 1-2 punch at safety for the Bears ... Impressive free safety who should contend for postseason honors ... Did not participate in spring drills while rehabing from off-season shoulder surgery. 2012: Finished fourth on the team and 25th in the MVFC in tackles per game (6.09) after starting all 11 games at free safety ... Dropped 67 total ball carriers and posted 31 solo tackles, third best on the squad ... Notched his first of two double-figure tackle games in home opener against Murray State (9/15/12) with 5 solo tackles and a pair of pass breakups ... Brought down 10 South Dakota players (10/13/12) with 7 solos ... Contributed 9 total stops against No. 25 South Dakota State (9/29/12) with a forced fumble, an interception and 5 solos ... Registered 7 tackles and a 21-yard interception return against No. 1 North Dakota State ... Recognized as a preseason second-team all-conference player by Phil Steele’s Footbal Preview and College Sports Madness ... Received the athletic training staff’s Tough Son of a Bear Award for his endurance and toughness. 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: 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). 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. 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.

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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 2012 11-11 31 36 67 0.5 0-0 2-21 5 2-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 22-22 76 74 150 1.5 0-0 3-21 9 2-0 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 and vs. South Dakota, 10/13/12); TFL: 1.0 (at Arkansas, 9/3/11); Sacks: None; Interceptions: 1 (3 times).

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Spencer Emerson

TIGHT END 6-3 | 233 | So. | 2SQ Memphis, Tenn. | Ridgeway High

NOSE TACKLE 6-2 | 319 | Sr. | 1L Des Moines, Iowa | Dowling Catholic

The Bears will lean on fifth-year man Matt Swan to lead the tight ends, but Darden will certainly push for significant playing in his third season at Missouri State.

Sizeable nose tackle who has continued to improve during his time at MSU and will push classmates Eric Pearce and Tevan Ferguson as one of three seniors in the middle of the defensive line this fall ... Notched a TFL in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13).

2012: Played in 8 games as a redshirt freshman ... Provided the Bears with a solid and sizeable reserve and special teams presence. 2011: Redshirted his freshman season at Missouri State ... Had 2 receptions for 30 yards in 2012 spring scrimmages. 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 ... Majoring in Sport and Park Administration.

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SAFETY 5-9 | 186 | So. | 1SQ St. Louis, Mo. | Cardinal Ritter High Experienced defensive back who will be eligible for his sophomore season in 2013 after sitting out last year due to NCAA transfer rules ... Had 7 tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Spent the 2012 campaign in residence, per NCAA transfer rules. 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 at Cardinal Ritter. 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 Biology.

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 0-0 4 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-11 33 16 49 0.0 0.0-0 0-0 4 0-0

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

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2012: Played in 10 games as a junior ... Tallied 6 total tackles on the season ... Was in on two tackles at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12), including a solo stop ... Brought down a pair of Western Illinois carriers (10/27/12) with his first tackle for loss and a solo ... Also contributed a solo tackle at UNI (11/17/12) in the season finale ... Was on the Spring 2012 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll ... Arrived on campus in time to go through spring drills in 2012. Ellsworth CC: Played the 2010 and 2011 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, Iowa ... Has six siblings -- Cody, Tobi, Koci, Lota, Gweneth and Wyatt ... Majoring in Sociology.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2012 10-0 3 3 6 0.5 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 10-0 3 3 6 0.5 0-0 0-0 0 0-0

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 2 (at Louisville, 9/8/12 and vs. Western Ill., 10/27/12); Solos: 1 (done 3 times); TFL: 0.5 (vs. Western Ill. (10/27/12); Sacks: none; Interceptions: none.

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

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Corey Feagin

DEFENSIVE END 6-4 | 270 | So. | 1L Cedar Hill, Texas | Cedar Hill High Expectations for Feagin are high as he enters his third season in the program. The talented D-lineman had 3 tackles and a TFL in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Earned a pair of starts as a redshirt freshman and brought down 9 ball carriers on the season ... Posted season-high 3 tackles in home win over Western Illinois (10/27/12) ... Secured 2 tackles in games at Indiana State (10/6/12) and South Dakota (10/13/12) ... Notched his only TFL on the season in the win over WIU ... Missed some action with a foot injury late in the season. 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.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2012 10-2 2 7 9 0.5 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 10-2 2 7 9 0.5 0-0 0-0 0 0-0

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 3 (vs. Western Ill., 10/27/12); Solos: 1 (vs. South Dakota, 10/13/12 and at Ill. State, 10/27/12); TFL: none; Sacks: None; Interceptions: None.

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Tevan Ferguson

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Dalton Freeze

NOSE TACKLE 6-3 | 305 | Sr. | 4L Nashville, Tenn. | Whites Creek High

SAFETY 6-4 | 210 | RFr. | 1SQ Stockton, Mo. | Stockton High

After a knee injury cut his senior season short, Ferguson received a medical hardship and will return for his fifth season ... Expected to push Eric Pearce for starting time at NT ... Posted 7 tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13) with a sack and fumble recovery.

Second-year squad member who will provide needed depth in the defensive secondary for the Bears this fall.

2012: Fought through a knee injury before missing the final 6 games ... Posted 4 tackles at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) in his only start of the year and earned MSU Defensive Player of the Week ... Also tallied a pair of stops at No. 22 Kansas State (9/1/12) ... Served as MSU co-captain ... Earned a medical hardship at the conclusion of the season ... Landed a spot on the Fall 2012 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll ... Turned in a game-high 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 seasonhigh 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 twotime 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 2012 3-1 1 5 6 0.0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 34-10 21 46 67 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, 9/8/12); Co-Captain: 2012; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: (Fall 2012).

2012: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State. 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 Mid-Lakes 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 ...Majoring in Agricultural Finance and Management.

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OFFENSIVE GUARD 6-3 | 295 | Jr. | 2L Fenton, Mo. | Fox High Returning starter at right guard, Galbierz is a key piece to the Bears’ success up front as he enters his fourth season in the program in 2013. 2012: Was the Bears’ starting right guard in all 11 games as a sophomore ... Named MSU Offensive Lineman of the Week for the club’s game at No. 25 South Dakota State (9/29/12) ... Part of offensive line that surrendered just 15 sacks on the season and averaged 327.5 yards per game. 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: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for the team’s home win over Southern Illinois (10/30/10).

HONORS MSU Offensive Lineman of the Week: (9/29/12). MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: (10/30/10).

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. Personal: Richard T. Galbierz, II was born 3/31/92 in St. Louis, Mo. … Son of Michael and Tracy Galbierz of Fenton, Mo. … Majoring in History Education.

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Ashton Glaser

QUARTERBACK 6-1 | 215 | Sr. | 1L Springdale, Ark. | Springdale High After serving as the Bears’ starting QB his first six games at Missouri State last fall, Glaser will once again push for major playing time as a senior ... He threw for 207 yards and a touchdown in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13), including a 71-yard TD pass. 2012: Averaged 193.2 yards passing in six starts in his first season at MSU ... Had a team high 4 rushing touchdowns and was second on the club in scoring (24) ... Completed 28-of-50 passes for 337 yards and a touchdown in home opener against Murray State (9/15/12) ... His 50 pass attempts against the Racers was an MSU single-game record ... Also registered his only tackle of the season against Murray State ... Passed for 257 yards in his Missouri State debut at No. 22 Kansas State (9/1/12) on 22-for-44 passing ... Posted his first of two TD pass on the season at No. 23 Louisville ... Registered seasonbest 49 rushing yards at No. 25 South Dakota State (9/29/12) to finish with 207 yards of total offense, including a touchdown ... Posted his third 20-completion game in four weeks against Southern Illinois (9/22/12) ... Helped Bears to come-from-behind win at No. 11 Illinois State with a 5-for-5 passing effort off the bench in the second half ... Was 17-for-19 through the air over MSU’s last six games and was 7-for-7 as a backup ... Finished 10th in the MVFC in passing efficiency (95.79) and 13th in total offense (117.64) ... Was also the Bears’ primary holder on field goals and PATs. Missouri: Was 14-for-25 in the 2012 spring Black & Gold Game at Faurot Field, accumulating 213 yards and a pair of touchdowns ... Was MU’s No. 3 quarterback coming out of spring drills ... Appeared in just one game with the Tigers, a 69-0 win over MVFC foe Western Illinois in 2011 in which he carried twice for 3 yards ... Was 14-for-17 in the 2011 Missouri Spring Game for 95 yards ... Piled up 66 yards of total offense in the 2010 Black & Gold Game with an 8-for-12 passing effort for 44 yards ... Enrolled early at MU and played in the Spring 2009 game as the Tigers’ No. 4 QB, going 3-for-4 for 14 yards with 18 rushing yards. High School: Was a two-sport standout at Springdale (Ark.) High ... Was a two-year starting quarterback for Coach Kevin Johnson ... Led the Bulldogs to back to back 7-5 campaigns his junior and senior seasons ... Directed the top offense in Arkansas his senior season, throwing for 3,169 yards and 31 TDs while rushing for 351 yards and 17 more scores ... Was Arkansas Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 while earning all-state and all-conference distinction ... Ranked as the No. 8 overall prospect in the state of Arkansas as a senior by Rivals.com and was the No. 21 QB in the nation that year, according to Rivals ... ESPN.com rated him as the No. 42 quarterback in the nation for the 2008-09 class ... Threw for 2,595 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior while adding 788 yards and 13 scores on the ground ... Averaged 45.0 yards as the team’s primary punter his sophomore season in 2006 ... Was also an all-state soccer player. Personal: Ashton David Glaser was born 1/24/91 in Fayetteville, Ark. ... Son of Sean and Carin Glaser of Springdale, Ark. ... Has a younger brother, Hunter ... Majoring in Hospitality and Restaurant Administration.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds TD At-C Yds. Pct. TD Int -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2010* 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 .000 0 0 2011* 1-0 2 3 0 0-0 0 .000 0 0 2012 11-6 35 73 4 210-116 1221 .552 2 12 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 12-6 37 76 4 210-116 1221 .552 2 12

HONORS MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: (Spring 2013).

CAREER HIGHS

Pass Att.: 50 (vs. Murray St., 9/15/12); Completions: 28 (vs. Murray St., 9/15/12); TD Passes: 1 (at Louisville, 9/8/12 and vs. Murray St., 9/15/12); Int.: 4 (at S.D. State, 10/13/12); Longest Pass: 69 (to Dorian Buford, * at Missouri vs. Murray, 9/15/12); Rush Att.: 7, (at S.D. St., 9/29/12 200-Yd Passing Games: 2; 100-Yd Rushing Games: 0. Tackles: 1. and at Illinois St., 10/20/12); Rush Yds.: 49 (at S.D. State, 9/29/12); Long Rush: 21 (vs. WIU, 10/27/12).

GAME-BY-GAME SUMMARY Date Opponent Start Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds TD Lng Sack TC Yds TD Lng ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------9/17/11* MU vs. Western Ill. 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------9/1/12 at Kansas State x 44 22 1 .500 257 0 31 1 4 10 0 4 9/8/12 at Louisville x 23 14 1 .609 125 1 22 2 1 -11 0 -11 9/15/12 Murray State x 50 28 2 .560 337 1 69 1 6 -10 1 7 9/22/12 Southern Illinois x 35 20 2 .571 180 0 30 0 6 4 0 8 9/29/12 at South Dakota St. x 39 15 4 .385 158 0 28 0 7 49 1 17 10/6/12 at Indiana State x 12 10 2 .833 102 0 48 1 2 0 1 1 10/13/12 South Dakota 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10/20/12 at Illinois State 5 5 0 1.000 49 0 18 1 7 13 1 7 10/27/12 Western Illinois 2 2 0 1.000 13 0 7 0 1 21 0 21 11/3/12 North Dakota St. 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11/10/12 at Northern Iowa 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 -3 0 -3 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Anthony Grady

DEFENSIVE END 6-7 | 289 | Sr. | 2L Texarkana, Ark. | Arkansas High A returning all-conference player with pro size and potential, Grady has the ability to impact games with speed and determination from his spot at left defensive end. 2012: Earned All-MVFC honorable mention honors after bringing down 49 ball carriers as a junior, tops among MSU defensive linemen ... Started 8 of 11 games at right end ... Earned CFPA National Defensive Lineman of the Week honorable mention honors after registering 3.0 sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss, a fumble recovery and 5 total stops in comefrom-behind home win over South Dakota (10/13/12) ... Earned MSU Defensive Player of the Week honors for the South Dakota game and the home opener against Murray State (9/15/12) after registering 7 tackles and 4 solo stops against the Racers ... Notched season-high 9 tackles, including 8 solos, at No. 25 South Dakota State (9/29/12) with a pass break-up ... Second on the team in tackles for loss (8.0) and sacks (5.0) ... Finished tied for 96th nationally in sacks per game (0.45), which was 12th in the MVFC ... Also tied for 16th in the MVFC in TFLs (0.73) ... Had a tackle and broke up a pass in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12). 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 2011 Injured 2012 11-8 23 26 49 8.0 5.0-43 0-0 1 0-1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 22-8 26 34 60 9.5 6.5-60 0-0 1 0-1

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 9 (at S.D. State, 9/29/12); Solos: 8 (at S.D. State, 9/29/12); TFL: 3.5 (vs. South Dakota, 10/13/12); Sacks: 3.0 (vs. South Dakota, 10/13/12).

HONORS All-MVFC: 2012 (HM); CFPA National DL of the Week (HM): (10/13/12); MSU Defensive Scout Team Co-Player of Year: 2009; MSU Defensive Player of Week: (9/15/12, 10/13/12); MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of Week: (9/12/09, 10/31/09).

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Kyle Hahn

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Kierra Harris

OFFENSIVE GUARD 6-7 | 320 | Sr. | 2L O’Fallon, Mo. | St. Dominic High

QUARTERBACK 6-0 | 195 | Jr. | 1L Texarkana, Ark. | Arkansas High

A fifth-year man in the program, Hahn has tremendous size and experience and will push for a more significant role this fall at right guard.

After finishing the 2012 season as the Bears’ starting QB, Harris looks to pick up where he left off and resume starting duties this fall ... Was 13-for-22 passing with 100 yards of total offense in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13) ... In three spring scrimmages, he combined for 519 yards of total offense, including 462 passing yards on 42-of-74 attempts.

2012: Saw playing time in all 11 contests behind Richard Galbierz at right guard and was a primary contributor on extra points ... Earned Athletic Director’s Honor Roll status for spring 2013 semester. 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. 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 HONORS MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of Week: (10/24/09, 11/20/10); the defense for the shutout win over No. MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: (Spring 2012, Spring 2013). 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.

2012: Led Bears to a 3-2 record in five starts at quarterback over the last five games of the season, including an upset at No. 11 Illinois State (10/20/12) ... Notched a careerhigh 230 passing yards in season finale at UNI (11/17/12) and tied an MSU completions record (29-for-39) ... Threw for 3 TDs in homecoming win over Western Illinois (10/27/12) ... Passed for 214 yards and a pair of touchdowns in home win over South Dakota (10/13/12) ... Was an efficient 12-for-15 off the bench at Indiana State (10/6/12) ... Season-long 60-yard TD pass to Julian Burton vs. South Dakota ... Named MSU Offensive Player of the Week for Bears’ near-upset of No. 1 North Dakota State (11/3/12) with 13 carries for 39 yards and a TD ... Was 18-for-33 for 108 yards in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12) with 120 yards of total offense ... In three spring scrimmages, 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 2012 9-5 68 155 3 163-99 997 .607 7 8 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-6 76 154 3 179-109 1080 .609 8 9

HONORS MSU Offensive Player of the Week: (11/3/12).

CAREER HIGHS

Pass Att.: 39 (at UNI, 11/17/12); Completions: 29 (at UNI, 11/17/12); TD Passes: 3 (vs. Western Ill., 10/27/12); Longest Pass: 60 (to Jermaine Saffold 200-Yd Passing Games: 2; 100-Yd Rushing Games: 0. Tackles: 1 at Arkansas, 9/3/11 and to Julian Burton vs. South Dakota, 10/13/12); Rush Att.: 13, (vs. NDSU, 11/3/12); Rush Yds.: 39 (vs. NDSU, 11/3/12); TDs: 1 (3 times); Longest Rush: 24 (vs. Western Ill., 10/27/12).

GAME-BY-GAME SUMMARY Date Opponent Start Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds TD Lng Sack TC Yds TD Lng ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------9/3/11 at Arkansas x 14 8 1 .571 70 1 70 2 5 -9 0 4 9/17/11 at Oregon 2 2 0 1.000 13 0 13 0 3 8 0 13 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------9/1/12 at Kansas State 7 4 0 .571 66 0 56 0 2 5 0 6 9/8/12 at Louisville 5 2 0 .400 25 0 14 0 5 12 0 18 9/22/12 Southern Illinois 7 6 0 .857 38 0 11 2 8 -4 0 7 10/6/12 at Indiana State 15 12 1 .800 131 1 47 0 8 32 0 10 10/13/12 South Dakota x 33 20 0 .606 214 2 60 1 7 11 0 14 10/20/12 at Illinois State x 15 7 2 .467 141 0 46 2 8 6 1 8 10/27/12 Western Illinois x 23 13 3 .565 130 3 38 1 9 21 1 24 11/3/12 North Dakota St. x 19 6 1 .316 22 0 9 3 13 39 1 21 11/10/12 at Northern Iowa x 39 29 1 .744 230 1 38 1 8 33 0 18 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Hunter Hays

LONG SNAPPER 6-0 | 204 | Jr. | 2SQ Clinton, Mo. | Clinton High Hays will compete with Colby Wickwar for regular long snapping duties this fall ... Also has the size and athleticism to play some special teams. 2012: Saw action in 4 games as a sophomore, including time at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) and against eventual FCS national champion North Dakota State (11/3/12) ... ... Named to MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award and MVFC Honor Roll ... Earned MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll status for fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters. 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 ... Named to MVFC Commissioner’s HONORS Academic Excellence Award and MVFC MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award: (2011, Honor Roll. 2012); MVFC Honor Roll: (2011, 2012); MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: (Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013).

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 years. Personal: Hunter Lee Hays was born 7/30/91 in Clinton, Mo. ... Son of Clint and Onalee Hays of Clinton ... Has a brother, Brandon, and two sisters, Hana and Haylee ... Majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology.

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Ryan Heaston

RUNNING BACK 5-10 | 179 | So. | 1L Cordova, Tenn. | Cordova High One of the best young running backs in the MVFC, Heaston will compete with a host of returnees for the Bears’ starting job ... Netted 110 yards on 10 carries with a 48-yard TD run in Maroon & White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Earned MVFC All-Newcomer Team honors as well as College Sports Journal Freshman All-America ... Despite playing just 7 games before suffering a rib injury, he led the Bears in rushing yards (424) and registered a pair of 100-yard games ... Posted 126 yards on 22 carries against SIU (9/22/12) ... Tallied 138 all-purpose yards in home debut against Murray State (9/15/12) with 74 receiving yards, including a 67-yarder ... Had 148 ground yards on 20 carries and 183 all-purpose yards at No. 25 South Dakota State ... Earned MSU Media Player of the Week honors three straight games and was MSU Offensive Player of the Week for games at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) and at SDSU ... Was on the Jerry Rice Award and CFPA Freshman of the Year watch lists ... Named CFPA National RB Performer of the Week honorable mention nod for SDSU and Indiana

2013 Football Guide State (10/6/12) games ...Tabbed College Sports Journal Freshman of the Week honorable mention for efforts against SIU and SDSU ... Carried 25 times for 155 in three spring scrimmages (6.2 ypc) ... Had 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: Named 2010 Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year for the state of Tennessee ... As a senior, he rushed 146 times for 1,278 yards with 15 touchdowns with 11 catches for 237 yards ... Averaged 32.6 yards per kickoff return as a senior ... Was team captain in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game ... Named 3A, District 14 Player of the Year ... Led 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 3A (large-class) state champion in four different track events, including back-to-back 400-meter titles in 2010 and 2011 (48.58) and three winning relays ... Part of the 2009 3A state track championship team. 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 ... Undecided on major.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds Avg TD Lg Rec Yds. TD -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2012 7-0 84 424 5.0 0 37 15 173 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 7-0 84 424 5.0 0 37 15 173 0 100-Yard Rushing Games: 2. Tackles: 0.

CAREER HIGHS Carries: 22 (vs. Southern Ill., 9/22/12); Rush Yards: 148 (at S.D. State, 9/29/12); Long Rush: 37 (vs. Murray St., 9/15/12); TDs: None; Receptions: 5 (at S.D. State, 9/29/12); Rec. Yards: 74 (vs. Murray St., 9/15/12); Long Rec.: 67 (vs. Murray St., 9/15/12).

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HONORS College Sports Journal FCS All-America Team: 2012; MVFC All-Newcomer Team: 2012; Jerry Rice Award Watch List: 2012; CFPA National Freshman of the Year Watch List: 2012; CFPA National RB of Week (HM): (9/29/12, 10/6/12); College Sports Journal Freshman of Week (HM): (9/22/12, 9/29/12); MSU Media Player of Week: (9/15/12, 9/22/12; 9/29/12); MSU Offensive Player of Week: (9/8/12, 9/29/12); MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of Week: (11/12/11); MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: (Fall 2012).

Christian Hoffmann

INSIDE LINEBACKER 6-1 | 227 | So. | 1L Joplin, Mo. | Webb City High Solid third-year player who will make a strong push for starting duties this fall ... Registered 7 total tackles in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13), including a tackle for loss. 2012: Finished eighth on the team in tackles (41) and fifth in assisted tackles (35) ... Brought down 11 Murray State players, including 3 solo stops, in his home debut (9/15/12) and first career start ... Was in on 7 tackles at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) with a fumble recovery ... Produced 7 total tackles at Indiana State (10/6/12) with his first interception ... Had a tackle for loss and 5 total stops in win over Western Illinois (10/27/12) and 4 tackles against No. 1 North Dakota State (11/3/12) ... Broke up a pass in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12). 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). 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 player Maddy Johnson ... Also lettered as a forward on the basketball team and track sprinter at Webb City. Personal: John Christian Hoffmann was born 10/13/92 in Joplin, Mo. ... Son of John and Nancy Hoffmann of Joplin ... Has a sister, Lauren ... Majoring in Sales Managament.

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CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2012 11-5 6 35 41 1.0 0.5-2 1-5 2 0-1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-5 6 35 41 1.0 0.5-2 1-5 2 0-1

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 11 (vs. Murray St., 9/15/12); Solos: 3 (vs. Murray St., 9/15/12); TFL: 0.5 (vs. Murray St., 9/15/12 and vs. Western Ill., 10/20/12); Sacks: 0.5 (vs. Western Ill., 10/20/12); Interceptions: 1 (at Indiana St., 10/6/12).

HONORS MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of Week: (11/12/11).

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Zac Hoover

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Maddy Johnson

WIDE RECEIVER 6-0 | 189 | RFr. | 1SQ Grain Valley, Mo. | Grain Valley High

WIDE RECEIVER 5-8 | 170 | So. | 1L Webb City, Mo. | Webb City High

Athletic and speedy receiver who had a breakout spring ... Had 5 receptions for 21 yards in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13) and 11 catches for 89 yards over a two-scrimmage span.

Will compete for time at receiver and kick returner this fall after transitioning from running back late last year ... Had 2 receptions for 14 yards in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13).

2012: Redshirted his first season at MSU ... Named MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors twice -- for games at No. 25 South Dakota State (9/29/12) and at No. 11 Illinois State (10/20/12). 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 HONORS second-team all-state as a senior by MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year: 2012; MSU Ofthe AP and third team by the coaches fensive Scout Team Player of Week: (9/29/12, 10/20/12). ... 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 ... Majoring in Kinesiology.

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Elgie Hurd

WIDE RECEIVER 6-2 | 201 | Jr. | 2SQ Kansas City, Mo. | Lincoln Prep High Rugged walk-on performer who will provide depth at wide receiver this fall. 2012: Was on the MSU Offensive Scout Team but did not see action in any games ... Had a 2-yard reception during 2012 spring scrimmage series. 2011: Walked on to the Bears’ practice squad during fall workouts. High School: Was part of three Interscholastic League team championships for Coach Roger Franks at Lincoln Prep High in Kansas City ... Played multiple positions during his senior season (2010) and started at wide receiver, tight end, defensive end, safety and linebacker ... Tigers were 5-5 his senior year after back-to-back 6-4 campaigns ... He was also a four-year letterman in basketball. Personal: Elgie Dean Hurd was born 9/28/91 in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of Elgie Sr., and Yolanaa Hurd of Kansas City ... Has a brother, DeAnte’ ... Majoring in Exercise and Movement Science.

2012: Played in 7 games as a redshirt freshman and was one of the club’s primary kickoff returners over the last 3 games ... Had a pair of KO returns for 35 yards, including a long of 20 yards in the season finale at UNI (11/17/12) ... Was fifth on the club in KO returns (4) and was third in average (16.0) ... Produced 64 all-purpose yards on the season, which ranked 15th on the squad ... Carried 14 times for 30 yards in spring 2012 scrimmages. 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 ... Claimed all-district, all-area and all-SWMFBCA honors in 2010 ... Named offensive MVP of the East-West “Grin Iron” Classic, played in Springfield ... Helped Coach John Roderique’s Cardinals to a 43-1 record his last 3 seasons with state titles in 2008 and 2010 ... Team was 13-1 in 2009 and reached state semis ... Earned second-team allconference honors as a junior ... Was also a standout point guard at Webb City. 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 ... Younger brother, Phoenix, is also a running back for the Bears ... Majoring in Information Technology Service Management.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2012 7-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 7-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

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Kickoff Returns: 4-64 (16.0).

CAREER HIGHS Kickoff Returns: 2 (at UNI, 11/17/12); Long: 20 (at UNI, 11/17/12).

Adam Judnich

WIDE RECIEVER 5-9 | 175 | So. | 1SQ LaQuinta, Calif. | LaQuinta High Found a spot in the regular rotation this spring and will add needed depth to the MSU receiving corps this season ... Had 6 receptions for 67 yards in a pair of spring scrimmages. 2012: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Named to Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters. 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 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 HONORS yards and three touchdowns ... Earned MVFC Honor Roll: 2012; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: All-Desert Valley League honors three (Fall 2012, Spring 2013). 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 ... Majoring in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

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Brodie Lambert

SAFETY 6-1 | 209 | So. | 1SQ Warrensburg, Mo. | Warrensburg High

QUARTERBACK 6-1 | 205 | RFr. | 1SQ Arlington, Texas | James Martin High

A solid reserve defensive back, Kostas enters his second fall season with the Bears ... Had 4 tackles, including a pair of solo tackles, in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13).

A proven winner and valuable asset for the program’s future, Lambert enters the fall as the Bears’ No. 3 signal caller ... Was 4-for-6 for 52 yards in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13) ... For the spring series, he completed 8-of-19 passes for 80 yards.

2012: Went through spring drills in 2012 and landed a spot on the MSU scout team ... Did not play in any games in 2012 ... Earned MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in Fall 2012. 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 intercepHONORS tions and 49 tackles to go along with MVFC Honor Roll: 2012; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: 34 receptions for 508 yards and 5 TDs Fall 2012. ... 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. Personal: Alex Elias Kostas was born 3/9/93 in Warrensburg, Mo. ... Son of Leo Kostas and Rita Schaefer ... Has two sisters, Erica and Andrea ... Majoring in Finance.

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Kurt Kutter

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-3 | 297 | Sr. | 3L O’Fallon, Mo. | Timberland High Returning starter at left guard who brings a wealth of experience as a fifth-year squad member ... After a solid spring, he is the favorite to once again earn the starting job at LG. 2012: Was the Bears’ starter at left guard all 11 games ... Carried out a 98 percent assignment grade and 76 percent overall grade for his junior season ... Tallied 32 knockdown blocks ... Earned 2012 Academic All-MVC honorable mention distinction ... Was part of an MSU offensive line that surrendered just 15 sacks this season and averaged 327.5 yards per game. 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 Lake St. Louis, Mo. ... Has two brothers, Kyle and Cody ... Majoring in Civil Engineering.

2012: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week laurels for the season opener at Kansas State (9/1/12). High School: Helped the James Martin HONORS High Warriors in Arlington, Texas, to the MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of Week: (9/1/12). 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. 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 ... Majoring in General Business.

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Jake Lasater

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-6 | 319 | So. | 2SQ St. Charles, Mo. | Francis Howell High A third-year offensive lineman, Lasater will once again add depth and challenge the front runners on the depth chart at right tackle this fall. 2012: Sidelined by a concussion, Lasater did not play in any games during the 2012 season ... Earned a spot on the MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll during the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters. HONORS 2011: Redshirted his first season at Mis- MVFC Honor Roll: (2011, 2012); MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: (Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013). souri 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. 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 conference academic 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 brother, Jason, and two sisters, Tiffany and Jennifer ... Majoring in Accounting.

HONORS Academic All-MVFC Team: 2012 (HM); MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award: 2010; MVFC Honor Roll: 2009, 2010, 2011; MSU Offensive Scout Team 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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Alex Lawson

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Cedric Miller

QUARTERBACK 6-1 | 201 | RFr. | 1SQ Battlefield, Mo. | Kickapoo High

RUNNING BACK 6-0 | 194 | So. | 1L Memphis, Tenn. | Southwind High

A hard-working signal caller, Lawson begins his second season with the Bears ... Enters fall camp as the No. 4 quarterback after going 1-for-2 for 7 yards in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13) ... Completed 2-of-6 passes for 16 yards in three spring scrimmages.

A big running back with the game-changing speed, Miller shows tremendous future potential ... Had 6 carries for 11 yards in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13), but tallied 58 yards on 9 carries with a touchdown in the club’s second spring scrimmage (4/13/13).

2012: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State.

2012: Played in 7 games as a true freshman, accumulating 18 carries for 54 yards ... Produced season-high 24 yards on 5 carries at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12), including a seasonlong 17 yard run from scrimmage ... Tallied 17 yards on 5 carries at No. 22 Kansas State (9/1/12) ... Had 4 carries for 10 yards and his first touchdown in home win over Western Illinois (10/27/12) ... Was sixth on the club in net rushing yards and carries.

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 ... Majoring in Economics.

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RUNNING BACK 6-2 | 224 | Jr. | 2SQ Eldridge, Mo. | Lebanon High Fourth-year player who is one of the team’s most powerful running backs ... Can fill a variety of roles, including fullback ... Recorded 36 yards on 11 carries in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13) ... Compiled 100 yards on 31 carries during 2013 spring series.

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 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.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds Avg TD Lg Rec Yds. TD -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2012 7-0 18 54 3.0 1 17 1 -3 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 7-0 18 54 3.0 1 17 1 -3 0

CAREER HIGHS Carries: 5 (at Kansas St., 9/1/12 and at Louisville, 9/8/12); Rush Yards: 24 (at Louisville, 9/8/12); Long Rush: 17 (at Louisville, 9/8/12); TDs: 1 (vs. Western Ill., 10/27/12); Receptions: 1 (vs. South Dakota, 10/13/12).

100-Yard Rushing Games: 0. Tackles: 0.

2012: Returned to the offensive backfield for the 2012 campaign and played in 5 ball games, primarily on special teams ... Carried 3 times for 17 yards in home win over Western Illinois (10/27/12) ... Recorded an assisted tackle on special teams in the narrow loss to No. 1 North Dakota State (11/3/12) ... Earned MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll honors in the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013 ... Had 20 carries for 45 yards in three spring (2012) scrimmages, including 10 carries for 30 yards in the second scrimmage. 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 ... Majoring in Sport and Park Administration.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds Avg TD Lg Rec Yds. TD -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2011 Injured 2012 5-0 3 17 5.7 0 7 0 0 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 5-0 3 17 5.7 0 7 0 0 0 100-Yard Rushing Games: 0. Tackles: 1.

HONORS MVFC Honor Roll: 2012; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: (Fall 2012, Spring 2013).

CAREER HIGHS Carries: 3 (vs. Westerm Ill., 10/27/12); Rush Yards: 17 (vs. Westerm Ill., 10/27/12); Long Rush: 7 (vs. Westerm Ill., 10/27/12); TDs: None; Receptions: None.

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Martin Montgomery

DEFENSIVE END 6-3 | 267 | Sr. | 3L Pine Bluff, Ark. | Pine Bluff High

2013 Football Guide 2011: Redshirted his first year 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 ... Majoring in Sport and Park Administration.

A fourth-year veteran and a prolific pass rusher, Montgomery will push for the Bears’ starting job at right end this fall ... Had 5 total tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Started first 5 games of the season at left end and finished the season with 28 total tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss ... Was third on the team in TFLs and sacks (4.0) and ranked 18th in the MVFC in sacks (0.36) ... Brought down 6 ball carriers in win at No. 11 Illinois State (10/20/12), including a pair of solos and QB hurries ... Registered 4 tackles and 2 sacks in home opener against Murray State (9/15/12) with 2.5 TFLs ... Contributed 4 stops at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) with a sack and forced fumble ... Also secured 4 tackles in home games against SIU (9/22/12) and Western Illinois (10/27/12) ... CollegeSportsMadness.com listed Montgomery on its MVFC third-team all-conference postseason squad ... Had 4 tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/21/12) ... Had 6 sacks in the first spring scrimmage (3/31/12). 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). 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. 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.

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 2012 11-5 8 20 28 7.5 4.0-41 0-0 0 1-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 33-13 34 56 90 14.5 8-67 0-0 0 2-1

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CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7 (3 times); Solos: 5 (at Murray State, 10/9/10); TFL: 2.5 (vs. Murray St., 9/15/12); Sacks: 2 (vs. Murray St., 9/15/12); Interceptions: None.

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

Patrick Morse

OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-4 | 291 | So. | 1L Springdale, Ark. | Springdale High

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Eric Pearce

NOSE TACKLE 6-2 | 306 | Sr. | 3L Springdale, Ark. | Har-Ber High Solid presence on the defensive line, fourth-year standout Eric Pearce looks to solidify his place as the Bears’ starting nose tackle again this fall ... Posted 3 tackles in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Started all 11 games, including 10 starts at nose tackle ... Named MSU Defensive Lineman of the Year by the MSU coaching staff ... Brought down 7 Sycamore ball carriers at Indiana State (10/6/12) with a tackle for loss en route to earning MSU Defensive Player of the Week honors ... Posted 5 tackles in three straight games in September, including home opener against Murray State (9/15/12) ... Produced 5 tackles against SIU (9/22/12) while earning MSU Special Teams Player of the Week ... Had season-high 3 solo tackles and 5 total stops at No. 25 South Dakota State (9/29/12) ... Secured a pair of solo tackles at No. 22 Kansas State (9/1/12) and at UNI (11/17/12) ... Recorded 5 total tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/21/12). 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 allconference 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 Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

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 2012 11-11 10 26 36 0.5 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 32-18 23 46 69 4.5 2.5-22 0-0 0 0-0

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7 (at Indiana St., 10/6/12); Solos: 3 (vs. S.D. State, 10/29/11 and at S.D. State, 9/29/12); TFL: 1 (3 times); Sacks: 1 (vs. N.D. State, 11/20/10 and vs. S.D. State, 10/29/11); Interceptions: None.

HONORS MSU Defensive Lineman of the Year: 2012; MSU Defensive Player of Week: (9/17/11, 10/6/12); MSU Special Teams Player of Week: (9/22/12).

Solid third-year squad member who will vie for significant playing time at offensive tackle this fall ... One of six returning lettermen on the MSU offensive line. 2012: Played all 11 games as a redshirt freshman, including duties on the PAT unit ... Was part of a Bears’ offensive line that surrendered just 15 sacks and averaged 327.5 yards per game in total offense.

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Tim Piccarreto

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Jordan Rainey

INSIDE LINEBACKER 6-2 | 235 | Sr. | 1L Phoenix, Ariz. | Poudre High

OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-5 | 281 | Jr. | 3SQ Joplin, Mo. | Joplin High

Will push for a starting role at the Mac linebacker spot in his second year in the program ... Recorded 7 tackles in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13).

Third-year man who will push for regular playing time at both offensive tackle spots.

2012: Played in all 11 games and started the last 2 games of the season at Mac linebacker ... Recorded 9 tackles in his first career start against No. 1 North Dakota State (11/3/12) ... Secured 5 tackles in season finale at UNI (11/17/12), including season-high 3 solo stops and a tackle for loss ... Was in on 5 stops at No. 25 South Dakota State (9/29/12) ... Recorded a sack in home opener against Murray State (9/15/12) ... Finished 13th on the squad in total tackles (32) and ninth in assisted tackles (24). 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. 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. 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 ... Majoring in Exercise and Movement Science.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2012 11-2 8 24 32 2.0 1.0-11 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-2 8 24 32 2.0 1.0-11 0-0 0 0-0

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CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 9 (vs. N.D. State, 11/3/12); Solos: 3 (at UNI, 11/17/12); TFL: 1.0 (vs. Murray St., 9/15/12 and at UNI, 11/17/12); Sacks: 1.0 (vs. Murray St., 9/15/12); Interceptions: None.

Jeremiah Plowden

CORNERBACK 5-11 | 187 | Sr. | 1L Wichita, Kan. | Southeast High Will challenge for reps in the MSU defensive secondary, primarily at cornerback ... Coming off a great spring with a pair of interceptions in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Saw playing time in all 11 games as a first-year transfer junior, primarily on special teams ... Recorded a solo tackle at No. 25 South Dakota State (9/29/12) ... Broke up a pass in home win over Western Illinois (10/27/12). 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. High School: Was a three-sport standout at Southeast High in Wichita, Kan., where he played basketball, football and track ... As a standout prep QB, Plowden 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. 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 ... Majoring in Criminology.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2012 11-0 1 0 1 0.0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-0 1 0 1 0.0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 1 (at S.D. State, 9/29/12); Solos: 1 (at S.D. State, 9/29/12); TFL: None; Sacks: None; Interceptions: None.

2012: Saw action in 3 games at right tackle as a third-year sophomore ... Played behind All-MVFC tackle Randy Richards who later signed a free agent deal with the Chargers ... Named to Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for spring 2013 semester. 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.

HONORS MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: (Spring 2012, Spring 2013).

High School: Established himself as a top-shelf prospect in 2009, earning Class 6 first-team 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 secondteam 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 brothers, Josh and Jake ... Majoring in Sport and Park Administration.

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C.J. Randall

DEFENSIVE END 6-6 | 273 | Sr. | 1L Chandler, Ariz. | Mesquite High Front runner to take over starting duties at right defensive end this fall after a great spring ... Registered 6 total tackles, a tackle for loss and a forced fumble in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Played in all 11 games in his first season at MSU and started the last 4 games of the campaign at left defensive end ... Secured a pair of solo tackles in the season finale at UNI (11/17/12) ... Brought down season-high 4 ball carriers at No. 25 South Dakota State (9/29/12) ... Had a solo stop and 3 tackles in home opener against Murray State (9/15/12) ... Recorded 3 tackles at Indiana State (10/6/12) with a sack ... Tallied a team-high 4 QB hurries on the season -- done in four different ball games ... Named to MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for spring 2013 semester. 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 MSU classmate Tim Piccarreto at Glendale. 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 cocaptain 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 ... Majoring in Sociology.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2012 11-4 4 14 18 1.0 0.5-8 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11-4 4 14 18 1.0 0.5-8 0-0 0 0-0

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 4 (at S.D. State, 9/29/12); Solos: 2 (at UNI, 11/17/12); TFL: 0.5 (at Indiana St., 10/6/12 and vs. Western Ill., 10/27/12); Sacks: 0.5 (at Indiana St., 10/6/12); Interceptions: None.

HONORS MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: (Spring 2013).

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Stephen Riley

OFFENSIVE GUARD 6-4 | 265 | RFr. | 1SQ Wentzville, Mo. | Holt High

2013 Football Guide (11/17/12) with 3 punt returns for 32 yards, including a 25-yarder, plus a 16-yard kickoff return ... Also had a pair of punt returns against No. 1 North Dakota State (11/3/12). 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. Personal: Marvell Pierre Saffold was born 10/31/91 in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of Keith and Robbin Adkins of Grandview, Mo. ... Has three other brothers, Keith, Alex and former Bear Jermaine ... Majoring in Criminology.

Will add depth at right guard in his second season with the Bears. 2012: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State. High School: Earned Gateway Athletic Conference first-team honors as a senior in 2011 for Coach Ken Moore at Holt High in Wentzville, Mo. ... Was named Holt Lineman of the Year after helping the Warriors to a 6-6 campaign and state playoff run his senior year ... Played left guard and left tackle as a senior and right tackle his junior year ... Was part of another playoff squad in 2010 for Coach Chris Shields at Holt ... Was honorable mention All-GAC as a junior. Personal: Stephen A. Riley IV was born 4/29/94 in Wentzville, Mo. ... Son of Stephen A. III and Kim Riley of Wentzville ... Has a brother, Bradlee ... Majoring in Administrative Management.

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Art Rucker

SAFETY 6-2 | 194 | Jr. | TR Shawnee, Kan. | Shawnee Mission N. Projected as the team’s No. 2 strong safety behind Caleb Schaffitzel, Rucker got a lot of reps this spring and gained valuable experience at a key spot ... Produced 3 total tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Saw action in 9 games in his first season at MSU ... Recorded 3 total tackles on the season, including a solo stop at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) ... 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. 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. 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 2007-09 ... 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 Shawnee, Kan. ... Has a brother, Kevin, and two sisters, Angelica and Alexandria ... Majoring in Political Science.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2012 9-0 1 2 3 0.0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 9-0 1 2 3 0.0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0

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CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 1 (3 times); Solos: 1 (at Louisville, 9/8/12); TFL: None; Sacks: None; Interceptions: None.

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

Marvell Saffold

WIDE RECEIVER 5-10 | 165 | Jr. | 1SQ Grandview, Mo. | Grandview High Saffold’s ability to accellerate makes him a multiple threat for the Bears at both receiver and kick returner ... Had 4 catches for 84 yards in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Saw action in 5 games during his first season with the Bears ... Had an 11-yard reception at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) ... Had a four-return day in season finale at UNI

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CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec Yds. Avg TD Lng -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2012 5-0 0 0 0 1 11 11.0 0 11 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 5-0 0 0 0 1 11 11.0 0 11 Kickoff Returns: 1-16 (16.0). Punt Returns: 5-41 (8.2).

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CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 1 (at Louisville, 9/8/12); Rec. Yards: 11 (at Louisville, 9/8/12); TDs: None; Long Rec: 11 (at Louisville, 9/8/12). Kickoff Returns: 1 (at UNI, 11/17/12); Long: 16 (at UNI, 11/17/12); Punt Returns:3 (at UNI, 11/17/12); ; Long: 25 (at UNI, 11/17/12).

Howard Scarborough

CORBERBACK 5-9 | 171 | Sr. | 3L Tulsa, Okla. | Union High Three-year starter who is expected to regain his role as starter at right cornerback this fall ... Had 3 tackles, a pick and a break-up in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Started 10 games at right cornerback with 37 tackles, including 27 solos ... Had at least one pass break-up in 9 games ... Had season-high 6 tackles, including 5 solos, and a safety in win at No. 11 Illinois State (10/20/12) ... Also had 5 solo stops in season finale at UNI (11/17/12) ... Brought down 4 ball carriers at No. 22 Kansas State (9/1/12) and vs. Southern Illinois (9/22/12) ... Had only interception of the season in home win over Western Illinois (10/20/12) ... Had 3 tackles and earned MSU Special Teams Player of the Week for game at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) ... Fourth on the club in solo tackles (27) and first in PBUs (11) ... Named to MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for spring 2013 semester ... Had 5 tackles and a PBU 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 2011 before suffering a season-ending injury against UNI (10/1/11) ... Produced 21 tackles in just four games ... 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. 2009: Redshirted his freshman season at Missouri State … Was MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the final regular season game against SIU (11/14/09). High School: Captained Tulsa (Okla.) Union High School to the 2008 Class 6A state championship after registering 96 tackles, 4 interceptions in 2008 ... Was a three-year starter for Coach Kirk Fridrich at safety and receiver ... Redskins posted back-to-back 13-1 seasons in 2007 and 2008 with a 6A runner-up finish in 2007 after an 8-4 campaign in 2006 ... Consensus all-stater played in the Oklahoma All-State Game as a senior. 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 0.0-0 1-0 8 0-3 2011 4-3 14 7 21 0.0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0-0 2012 11-10 27 10 37 4.0 0.0-0 1-2 11 1-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 26-24 78 27 105 4.0 0.0-0 2-2 19 1-3

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 11 (at SIU, 9/24/11); Solos: 7 (at SIU, 9/24/11); TFL: 1 (4 times); Sacks: None; Interceptions: 1 (at Indiana St., 10/16/10 and vs. Western Ill., 10/27/12).

HONORS MSU Special Teams Player of Week: (9/8/12); MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of Week: (11/14/09); MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: (Fall 2012, Spring 2013).

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Caleb Schaff Schaffitzel itzel

SAFETY 6-0 | 214 | Jr. | 2L Fair Grove, Mo. | Fair Grove High One of the top defensive backs at the FCS level, Schaffitzel is coming off an All-America season as a sophomore and will once again push for postseason honors ... Did not participate in spring 2013 drills while rehabbing from shoulder surgery. 2012: Earned Associated Press (third team) and The Sports Network (third team) AllAmerica honors as well as Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America (second team) honors ... Named by College Football Performance Awards as 2012 FCS Defensive Back of the Year ... Earned All-MVFC first-team honors as well as Academic All-MVFC first-team distinction ... Started all 11 games at strong safety and led Bears with 109 total tackles and 5 interceptions, which ranked 23rd and tied for 10th among all FCS players ... Had the fourth-best tackles-per game average (9.91) in the MVFC and third-best interception average (0.45) ... Registered career-high 20 total tackles, including 13 solo stops at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) to earn MSU Media Player of the Week ... His tackle total at Louisville (20) was the second-highest single-game total in the MVFC in 2012 ... Earned MVFC Defensive Player of the Week and CFPA National Defensive Back of the Week laurels in back-to-back weeks for his 9 tackles and 2 interceptions in the win over Western Illinois (10/27/12) and 10 tackles and 2 interceptions against No. 1 North Dakota State (11/3/12) ... His 100-yard interception return for a TD against NDSU was the longest in MSU history and just the fifth 100-yard pick-six in MVFC history ... His effort against NDSU also earned Schaffitzel CFPA National Defensive Performer of the Week honors as well as The Sports Network, BSN and College Sports Journal FCS National Defensive Player of the Week honors ... Posted 13 stops in home opener against Murray State (9/15) ... Tallied 11 tackles at No. 25 South Dakota State (9/29/12) and in first win of the year against South Dakota (10/13/12) ... Brought down 9 ball carriers, had a 24 yard interception return and broke up 2 passes in win at No. 11 Illinois State (10/20/12) ... Had 3 kickoff returns of 23 yards or more in 5 attempts (22.4 avg.) ... Earned MSU Defensive Player of the Week honors for games at No. 22 Kansas State, vs. Southern Illinois and against No. 1 NDSU ... Named MSU Media Player of the Year and voted Team MVP by coaching staff ... Earned Athletic Director’s Honor Roll honors in fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters as well as Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District 6. 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. 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.

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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 2012 11-11 56 53 109 3.5 0.0-0 5-216 11 0-0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 21-18 87 92 179 4.5 0.0-0 5-216 14 0-0

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Associated Press All-America: 2012 (3rd); The Sports Network All-America: 2012 (3rd); Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America: 2012 (2nd); CFPA National DB of the Year: 2012; CFPA National Defensive Performer of Week: (11/3/12); CFPA National DB of the Week: (10/27/12, 11/3/12); All-MVFC: 2012 (1st); Academic AllKickoff Returns: 10-280 (28.0). Punt Returns: 1-8 (8.0). MVFC: 2012 (1st); MVFC Defensive Player of the Week: Rushing: 1-4 (0.3). (10/27/12, 11/3/12); Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District: 2012; MVFC Commissioner’s Academic CAREER HIGHS Excellence Award: 2011, 2012; MVFC Honor Roll: 2010, Tackles: 20 (at Louisville, 9/8/12); Solos: 13 (at Louisville, 9/8/12); TFL: 1.0 (4 times); Sacks: None; Interceptions: 2 (vs. Western Ill., 2011, 2012; MSU Media Player of the Year: 2012; MSU 9/27/12 and vs. N.D. State, 11/3/12); Long Int. Return: 100 (vs. N.D. Team MVP: 2012: MSU Media Player of Week: (9/8/12); MSU Defensive Player of Week: (9/1/12, 9/22/12, State, 11/3/12). Long KO Ret.: 75 (at Youngstown State, 11/19/11); Long Punt Ret.: 8 11/3/12); MSU Special Teams Player of Week: (9/17/11, 11/12/11, 11/19/11); MSU Defensive Scout Team Player (vs. Indiana State (11/12/11). of Week: (10/9/10); Other: The Sports Network, BSN, College Sports Journal FCS National Defensive Player of the Week: (11/3/12); MSU Weight Lifter of Year: 2012; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: (Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013).

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Sam Schwartze

OFFENSIVE TACKLE 6-4 | 286 | RFr. | 1SQ Springfield, Mo. | Springfield Catholic High A high-energy local product, Schwartze begins his second season in the program and will provide the Bears with depth at a key left tackle position after redshirting a year ago. 2012: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State. 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 during the 2011 season ... Earned all-conference and all-district honorable mention honors as a senior 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 alumna ... Also has an older brother Natey, who passed away in 2000 ... Majoring in Middle School Education.

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Vernon Scott

RUNNING BACK 6-0 | 170 | Jr. | 2L Muskogee, Okla. | Muskogee High A speedy back with great pass-blocking skills, Scott will vie to keep his starting role at running back for his senior season after starting all 11 games as a junior ... Posted 49 rushing yards on 10 carries in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13) and averaged 4.3 yards per carry in three spring scrimmages. 2012: Led the Bears in carries (87) and was second on the club in yards (343) while starting all 11 games at running back ... Ranked 15th in the MVFC in yards per game (31.2) ... Had season-best 64 rushing yards in season opener at No. 22 Kansas State (9/1/12), averaging 5.8 yards per carry, including a 25-yarder ... Notched 46 ground yards in home opener against Murray State (9/15/12), including his first career touchdown ... Matched season-long rush with a 25-yard scamper at Indiana State (10/6/12) ... Posted a 26-yard kickoff return against No. 1 North Dakota State (11/17/12) ... Also had a pair of pass receptions at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) and at UNI (11/17/12) ... Was fourth on the club in all-purpose yards (447) and total offense (343) ... Carried 22 times for 106 yards and a pair of touchdowns in three 2012 spring scrimmages. 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. 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.

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2013 Football Guide 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 Psychology.

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 2012 11-11 87 343 3.9 1 25 7 19 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 32-14 152 613 4.0 1 26 10 46 0

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Carries: 13 (at Oregon, 9/17/11 and vs. Murray St., 9/15/12); Rush Yards: 66 (at N.D. State, 10/15/11); Long Rush: 26 (vs. N.D. State, 11/20/10); TDs: 1 (vs. Murray St., 9/15/12). Receptions: 2 (at Louisville, 9/8/12 and at UNI, 11/17/12); Rec. Yards: 13 (at Kansas State, 9/11/10); Long Rec.: 13 (at Kansas State, 9/11/10). Misc.: 100-Yard Rushing Games: 0. Kickoff Returns: 28-457 Tackles: 5 (at Illinois State, 9/25/10). (16.3). Tackles: 14. Kickoff Returns: 5 (vs. UNI, 10/15/11); Long KO Ret.: 42 (at Murray State, 10/9/10).

HONORS MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 11/13/10.

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Riley Shantz

CENTER 6-4 | 295 | RFr. | 1SQ Springfield, Mo. | Glendale High A promising young offensive lineman in his second season in the program, Shantz will push regular center Robert Booker this fall and get valuable reps. 2012: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for game at Northern Iowa (11/17/12) ... A December 2011 high school graduate, Shantz enrolled at MSU 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. 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 HONORS all-conference, all-district and All-Ozarks MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of Week: (11/17/12); MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Spring 2012. honoree. Personal: Clayton Riley Shantz was born 7/4/93 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Joe and Debbie Shantz of Springfield ... Has a brother, Ben ... His father, Joe, played football at Arkansas ... Majoring in Administrative Management.

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Chris Sullens

PUNTER 6-0 | 181 | So. | 1L Camdenton, Mo. | Camdenton High One of the top punters in the MVFC, Sullens will begin his second season as the Bears’ primary punter ... Averaged 41.3 yards on 3 punts in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13), including a long of 51 yards.

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.

2012: Averaged 41.03 yards on 66 punts, which ranked fourth in the MVFC and 33rd nationally ... Helped the Bears rank 31st nationally in net punting (36.79) ... His 66 punts ranked tied for sixth on the MSU single-season list, and his average ranked eighth ... Named MSU Special Teams Player of the Week for games at No. 22 Kansas State (9/1/12), vs. South Dakota (10/13/12) and at UNI (11/17/12) ... His 47.2 punting average on six kicks at K-State was the fourth-best single-game average in MSU history and earned Sullens the first of three honorable mention nods in the CFPA National Special Teams Performer of the Week honors ... Also mentioned on the CFPA weekly list for the Murray State (9/15/12) and Indiana State (10/6/12) games ... College Sports Journal FCS Freshman of the Week honorable mention pick for the Indiana State game ... Had a season-long 70-yard punt at Indiana State and a 67-yarder at Kansas State ... Singlegame punt averages of 46.0 at Indiana State, 45.2 at UNI and 45.1 vs. Murray State were also notable ... Finished season with 14 punts of at least 50 yards and had at least one 50-yarder in 8-of-11 games ... Named by College Sports Madness as an all-conference third-team punter in the website’s postseason awards .... 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.

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 14-yard 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.

2011: Tried out for the squad as a true freshman but did not make the Bears’ final fall roster ... Stayed committed to making the team and found a roster spot in the spring (2012) as the squad’s primary punter.

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 ... Working on his Master’s in Business Administration.

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 ... Majoring in Sport and Park Administration.

CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G No. Yds Avg Lg TB FC i20 50+ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2012 11 66 2708 41.0 70 6 19 14 22 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 11 66 2708 41.0 70 6 19 14 22 Rushing: 1-4 (4.0). Tackles: 1.

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CAREER HIGHS Punts: 9 (vs. Southern Ill., 9/22/12); Punt Avg.: 47.2 / 6 (at Kansas St., 9/1/12); Long: 70 (at Indiana St., 10/6/12).

HONORS CFPA National Special Teams Player of Week (HM): (9/1/12, 9/15/12, 10/6/12); College Sports Journal FCS Freshman of the Week (HM): (10/6/12); MSU Special Teams Player of Week: (9/1/12, 10/13/12, 11/17/12).

Matt Swan

TIGHT END 6-3 | 245 | Sr. | 3L Springfield, Mo. | Glendale High A fifth-year squad member, Swan has the ability to lead by example in 2013 as he will push for the starting tight end job this fall ... Capped spring 2013 workouts by snagging a 12-yard reception in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Saw action in all 12 games as the Bears’ No. 2 tight end and a solid special teams performer ... Had receptions in both of the club’s FBS games -- a 7-yard grab at No. 22 Kansas State (9/1/12) and a 10-yard catch at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) ... Recorded 2 special teams tackles in home opener against Murray State (9/15/12) ... Blocked a kick at Indiana State (10/6/12) ... Named MSU Special Teams Player of the Week three times for games against Murray State, Indiana State and Western Illinois (10/27/12) ... Earned

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MSU Special Teams Player of the Year honors from the coaching staff ... Named to MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll both semesters ... Graduated with a degree in Logistics & Supply Chain Management in December 2012 ... ... Named to MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award and MVFC Honor Roll ... Had 2 receptions in Maroon and White Game (4/21/12) and capped spring ball with 6 catches for 58 yards in three scrimmages.

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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.

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 2012 11-0 0 0 0 2 17 8.5 0 10 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 26-0 0 0 0 2 17 8.5 0 10 100-Yard Rec. Games: 0. Tackles: 6. Blocked Kicks: 2.

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HONORS MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award: 2012; MVFC Honor Roll: 2010, 2011, 2012; MVFC Honor Roll: (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012). MSU Special Teams Player of the Year: 2012; MSU Special Teams Player of Week: (10/9/10, 11/13/10, 9/15/12, 10/6/12, 10/27/12); MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of Week: (10/29/11); MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: (Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013).

Stacey Thornton

WIDE RECEIVER 5-8 | 165 | RFr. | 1SQ Festus, Mo. | Crystal City High Second-year squad member who came into his own this spring after a solid scout team effort as a true freshman ... Had 2 receptions for 62 yards, including a 58-yard pass from Ashton Glaser, in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week laurels for games against Murray State (9/15/12) and Indiana State (10/6/12). HONORS High School: Was a two-sport standout MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: (9/15/12, 10/16/12). at Crystal City (Mo.) High ... He helped Coach Ken Weik’s Hornets to an 8-3 campaign and state playoff appearance in 2011 ... Started four years in football, including a 7-5 run his junior year ... Was also a four-year starter in basketball. Personal: Stacey Allen Thornton was born 11/7/93 in Festus, Mo. ... Son of Stacey and Donna Thornton of Festus ... Has a sister, Alicia, and two brothers, Tryson and Jalen ... Undecided on major.

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Colby Wickwar

LONG SNAPPER 6-0 | 202 | So. | 1L Nixa, Mo. | Nixa High After serving as the Bears’ primary long snapper in 2012, Wickwar looks to retain his starting role as a true sophomore this fall. 2012: Stepped in immediately as a true freshman and started all 11 games at long snapper ... Posted an assisted tackle at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) for his only stop of the season ... Earned a spot on the MVFC and MSU AD’s Honor Roll both semesters. High School: Was a three-year starter HONORS at long snapper for Coach Rich Rehagan MVFC Honor Roll: 2012; MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: (Fall 2012, Spring 2013). 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. ... Majoring in Kinesiology.

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Austin Witmer

KICKER 6-5 | 188 | Sr. | 3L Grand Island, Neb. | GI Central Catholic High

2013 Football Guide 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 2011 11 43 2663 61.9 12 25-26 5-10 44 40 2012 11 44 2662 60.5 23 20-22 12-16 47 56 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 33 146 8884 60.8 44 55-58 23-35 47 124 Tackles: 4. FG Blocked: 1.

CAREER HIGHS Field Goals: 3 (vs. Southern Ill., 10/30/10 and at Kansas St., 9/1/12); FG Att.: 4 (vs. N.D. State, 11/20/10); Long FG: 47 (vs. South Dakota, 10/13/12); PATs: 6 (vs. Southern Ill., 10/30/10 and vs. Western Ill., 10/27/12); PAT Att.: 6 (vs. Southern Ill., 10/30/10 and vs. Western Ill., 10/27/12); Kickoffs: 11 (vs. Southern Ill., 10/30/10); Touchbacks: 4 (3 times); Points: 15 (vs. SIU, 10/30/10).

HONORS The Sports Network National Special Teams Player of the Week: (10/30/10); CFPA National Special Teams Player of Week (HM): (10/30/10, 9/3/12); MVFC All-Academic Team: 2011 (HM), 2012 (HM); MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award: (2011, 2012); MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week: (10/30/10); BSN Special Teams Player of the Week: (10/13/12); MVFC Honor Roll: (2010, 2011, 2012); MSU Special Teams Player of the Week: (10/23/10, 10/30/10, 10/13/12, 10/20/12, 11/3/12); MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: (Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013).

After his best overall season in 2012, Witmer enters his fourth year as the Bears’ top place kicker ... Was 7-for-10 on field goal attempts in three spring scrimmages, including a long of 42 yards in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). 2012: Was the Bears’ top scorer (56) his junior year, making 12-of-16 field goals and booting through 20-of-22 extra points ... Averaged 60.5 yards on 44 kickoffs with 23 touchbacks ... Was fourth in the MVFC and tied for 28th nationally in field goals per game (1.09) while ranking 13th in the Valley in scoring (5.09) ... Booted through a career long 47 yarder in win over South Dakota (10/13/12) and later converted a 33-yarder as time expired to secure the 27-24 win ... Earned BSN National Special Teams Player of the Week for the South Dakota game and his first of three MSU Special Teams Player of the Week honors ... Also tagged for MSU Special Teams award for win at No. 11 Illinois State and vs. No. 1 North Dakota State with a 44-yard FG against the Bison ... Was an honorable mention honoree for CFPA National Special Teams Performer of the Week for his 3-for-3 field goal effort at No. 22 Kansas State in season opener (9/1/12) ... Had four multiple field goal efforts and was 4-for-7 from 40 yards or more ... Was 2-for-2 on field goals against Southern Illinois (9/22/12) with a 43-yarder ... Averaged a perfect 65.0 yards per kickoff in four ball games and tallied 13 touchbacks over a four-game span in October ... Posted 7 kickoffs in win over Western Illinois (10/27/12) ... Claimed MVFC All-Academic Team honorable mention distinction and was on the MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll both semesters ... Also named to MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award list. 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 (10/1/11) and Indiana State (11/12/11) games ... Landed a spot on the MVFC All-Academic Team as an honorable mention selection ... MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award honoree ... Earned a spot on the MVFC Honor Roll and MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll both semesters.

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Kurran Blamey

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Alex Cooley

SAFETY 6-1 | 200 | Fr. | HS Monett, Mo. | Monett High

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-4 | 280 | Fr. | HS Lebanon, Mo. | Lebanon High

A well-rounded athlete and playmaker, Blamey presents tremendous future potential for the Bears’ defensive secondary.

The brother of current MSU starting left tackle Zack Cooley, Alex is regarded as a versatile lineman who can play guard, tackle or center.

High School: Helped Monett (Mo.) High to a 10-4 record and a trip to the Missouri Class 3 semifinals in 2012 as a standout defensive back and multiple-position offensive threat ... Tallied 91 tackles and snagged four interceptions during his senior season for Coach Chad Depee ... Rushed for 999 yards and caught 25 passes for 599 yards with 18 total touchdowns for the Cubs as a senior ... Earned MFCA All-State distinction at defensive back and receiver as well as All-Ozarks first-team and SWMFCA Regional Defensive Player of the Year laurels in 2012 ... Played in SWMFCA Grin Iron All-Star Game in Springfield ... Also selected to play in the Blue/Gray All-Star Game in Tampa and recorded a 4.33 40 time with a 35-inch vertical at two combines.

High School: Was a three-year starter for Coach Will Christian at Lebanon (Mo.) High ... Earned All-Ozarks Conference honorable mention his last two years and was part of two conference championship teams, including a 9-2 campaign in 2012 ... Was also a shot putter on the track and field team at Lebanon.

Personal: Kurran Joseph Blamey was born 1/28/95 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Pat and Jane Blamey of Monett, Mo. ... Has a brother, Jake and sister, Tess ... His father played baseball at Missouri ... Plans to major in General Business.

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Cecil Bratton

NOSE TACKLE 6-3 | 285 | Fr. | HS St. Joseph, Mo. | Central High An heavily-recruited lineman with good size, speed and athleticism, Bratton is the center piece of the MSU defensive line’s future. High School: Earned Class 5 first-team all-state as well as first-team all-district 9 honors for Coach Jeff Wallace in 2012 ... Helped the St. Joseph (Mo.) Central High Indians to back-to-back 6-5 seasons his junior and senior years while earning St. Joseph NewsPress All-City honors and all-conference honors ... Had 57 tackles and 5 tackles for loss in 2012 after recording 53 tackles as a junior with a pair of sacks ... He has a 26-inch vertical and recorded a 4.9 time in the 40 to help him earn MVP honors at both the University of Missouri Football Camp and the Shuman Combine in the summer of 2012 ... Was also a thrower and sprinter on the Central High track team as well as a varsity wrestler. Personal: Cecil Lee Bratton III was born 3/27/95 in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of Cecil Jr. and Stacey Bratton of St. Joseph, Mo. ... Has three sisters, Alexandria, Shelby and Jordan ... Plans to major in General Business.

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Gus Carter

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-4 | 270 | Fr. | HS Republic, Mo. | Republic High Highly touted recruit who should help the Bears build long-term stability at a key position. High School: Earned Missouri Class 4 second-team all-state honors at Republic (Mo.) High in 2012 ... Helped Coach Kurt Thompson’s Tigers to back-to-back playoff seasons his junior and senior years, earning all-district, all-Central Ozarks Conference and SWMFCA honors both seasons ... Was an MFCA all-state and academic all-state pick in 2012 with All-Ozarks laurels ... Played in SWMFCA Grin Iron All-Star Game in Springfield ... Also played basketball and was a standout shot putter.

Personal: Alexander Benjamin Cooley was born 2/7/95 in Lebanon, Mo. ... Son of Anna Cooley Henson and the late Tony Cooley of Lebanon ... Has three brothers, Zack, Nick and Sam ... Undecided on major.

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Calan Crowder

RUNNING BACK 6-1 | 200 | Fr. | HS Bartlesville, Okla. | Bartlesville High Regarded as a tough, physical running back, Crowder is one of three young ball carriers in this year’s recruiting class who is expected to solidify a critical spot. High School: Rushed for 1,503 yards on 202 carries (7.4 ypc) in 2012 at Bartlesville (Okla.) High — the second-most yards by a ball carrier in Bruins history ... Scored 11 touchdowns and secured 15 pass receptions for 187 yards and a pair of scores for Coach John McKee as a senior ... Led the Bruins to a 6-4 campaign in 2012 ... Earned All-VYPE North Oklahoma first-team offense honors, all-district, all-conference and all-state honorable mention distinction as well as TulsaWorld all-metro second-team honors ... Also lettered in basketball as a senior. Personal: Calan Crowder was born 10/22/94 in Tulsa, Okla. ... Son of Demetruis Asphan and Sonta Crowder of Bartlesville, Okla. ... Has a brother, Tristan, and a sister, Trinity ... Undecided on major.

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Garrett Eaton

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER 6-1 | 190 | Jr. | HS Mountain Grove, Mo. | Mtn. Grove High Walk-on linebacker who joined the squad this spring ... Registered 2 tackles in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13) with a solo stop ... Named to spring 2013 AD Honor Roll. High School: Was a two-year starter and three-year letterman at outside linebacker for Coach Steve Ary at Mountain Grove (Mo.) High ... Earned All-Southern Conference Association honorable mention honors as a senior in 2010 as well as team MVP ... Was firstteam all-conference and second-team all-district as a junior for the SCA co-champions ... Helped the Panthers to back-to-back 9-3 playoff seasons as a sophomore and junior ... Also lettered in track as a junior and senior. Personal: Garrett Glen Eaton was born 3/22/93 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Glen Eaton and Connie Crewse of Mountain Grove, Mo. ... Has a brother, Nick ... Majoring in Computer Animation.

Personal: William A. Carter was born 4/24/95 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Tom and Tisha Carter of Republic, Mo. ... Has two sisters, Dottie and Sami ... Both of his parents finished degrees at Missouri State ... Plans to major in English Education.

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Sam Ellifrits

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Eric Greely

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-6 | 285 | Fr. | HS Nevada, Mo. | Nevada High

CORNERBACK 6-1 | 185 | Fr. | HS Liberty, Mo. | Liberty High

Highly touted offensive lineman who brings significant upside and can add needed depth in the offensive trenches.

A solid Kansas City-area recruit, Greely has the speed and athleticism to be a long-term impact player for the Bears for the next several seasons.

High School: Helped the Nevada (Mo.) High Tigers to an 8-3 playoff run as a senior as a starting offensive and defensive tackle ... Helped coach Wes Beachler’s squad to the second round of the playoffs in 2012 after earning consensus all-state honors and all-district, All-Ozarks and All-SWMFBCA distinction on the offensive line ... Was also allregion on the defenisve line as a senior ... Played in SWMFCA Grin Iron All-Star Game in Springfield ... Was second-team all-state on the offensive line as a junior for a 6-4 squad as well as All-SWMFBCA first-team honors on the o-line and second team on the d-line ... Earned honorable mention all-region honors on both sides as a sophomore starter ... Was also a standout baseball player and wrestler at Nevada.

High School: Played his last two high school seasons at Liberty (Mo.) High where he was a first-team all-conference DB and second-team WR as a senior as well as Class 6 all-district first team pick for Coach Chad Frigon’s Blue Jays ... Collected 15 pass receptions for 324 yards (21.6 ypr) with 4 touchdowns in 2012, including 5 receptions and a touchdown in the Class 6 state playoffs ... Was also an honorable mention all-conference selection at WR and DB his junior season ... Has a 34.5-inch vertical and runs a 4.56 40-yard dash ... Played his first two seasons at Oak Park High School in Kansas City and was a four-year starter between the two programs ... Also participated in basketball and track at Liberty.

Personal: Sam William Ellifrits was born 9/27/94 in Nevada, Mo. ... Son of Randy and Tracy Ellifrits of Nevada ... Has a sister Joy and two brothers, Jeremiah and Andy ... Older brother, Andy, earned his Master’s at MSU ... Plans to major in Physical Education.

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Erik Furmanek

Personal: Eric Craig Greely, Jr., was born 4/18/95 in New Orleans, La. ... Son of Eric Sr. and Desha Greely of Liberty, Mo. ... Has a brother, Caleb, and a sister, D’Asia ... Undecided on major.

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Shelby Harris

INSIDE LINEBACKER 6-3 | 240 | Fr. | HS Belleville, Ill. | Althoff Catholic High

KICKER 5-11 | 225 | Fr. | HS Nixa, Mo. | Nixa High

Talented prep standout from the St. Louis area, Furmanek has a winning pedigree and is coming off an honor-laden senior campaign.

Highly-touted local kicking prospect who has impressive long-term potential for MSU.

High School: Helped guide the Althoff Catholic to the Illinois Class 2A title game as a senior where he posted a team-high 10 tackles, 9 solos and a fumble recovery vs. Mercer County in the championship ... Coach Ken Turner’s Crusaders finished 10-4 overall in 2012 ... The Area Player of the Year also garnered Illinois first-team all-state honors as a senior as well as all-conference and all-city distinction ... Earned Belleville News-Democrat and Post-Dispatch Player of the Week honors as a senior ... Was also all-city and all-conference as a sophomore and junior ... Was named football team captain his final two seasons ... Two-year starting center on the Althoff basketball team. Personal: Erik Alexander Furmanek was born 10/15/94 in Belleville, Ill. ... Son of Phil and Celeste Furmanek of Belleville ... Has two sisters, Nicole and Erin ... Undecided on major.

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David Godsey

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 6-4 | 265 | Fr. | HS Kansas City, Mo. | Raymore-Peculiar High

High School: Earned academic all-state honors three years in a row after knocking through 12-of-16 field goals, producing 159 points, averaging 55.7 yards per kickoff and posting 113 touchbacks in that span ... Was 3-for-4 in field goal attempts, 42-for-46 on extra points, scored 54 points and averaged 56.6 yards on kickoffs as a senior ... Was a consensus Class 5 all-state pick in 2012 as well as all-conference, all-district and all-region ... Played in SWMFCA Grin Iron All-Star Game in Springfield ... Helped Coach Richard Rehagen’s Eagles to a 7-5 record and Class 5 playoff run as a senior ... Was on the 2012 Ray Guy Preseason All-America Watch List and was part of state quarterfinal runs his freshman and junior years. Personal: Shelby Michael Harris was born 8/11/94 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Shawn and Whitney Harris of Nixa, Mo. ... Has a sister Shaylen ... His father earned his graduate and undergraduate degrees from MSU ... Plans to major in Cell and Molecular Biology.

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Darius Ivy

CORNERBACK 6-0 | 175 | Fr. | HS Marked Tree, Ark. | Marked Tree High

After signing with the Bears as a high school senior in the spring of 2012, Godsey used 2012-13 to gain full eligibility and will begin his freshman campaign this fall.

Intelligent multi-position standout who has great speed and the ability to score points.

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.

High School: A two-time 3A all-state and three-time all-conference performer for Coach Waylon Dunn’s Indians at Marked Tree (Ark.) High ... Scored 124 points, including 18 rushing touchdowns behind 1,500 rushing yards as a senior ... Also recovered a pair of fumbles, snagged 2 interceptions and averaged 23.6 yards per kickoff return in 2012 ... Rushed for 11 touchdowns and 729 yards his junior season (2011) and produced, 1502 all-purpose yards with 116 points ... Was the 2011 and 2012 conference MVP in football and is also an all-state guard/forward in basketball for Coach Barbara Wilburn.

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 ... Undecided on major.

Personal: Darius N. Ivy was born 11/9/94 in Marked Tree, Ark. ... Has five siblings: De’Angelo, Shantell, Justice, Kingston and Nyjelika ... Plans to major in Physical Education.

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McKinze James

DEFENSIVE END 6-3 | 253 | Fr. | HS Camden, Ark. | Fairview High The future of the MSU defensive line is solid with prospects like James on the horizon ... The Arkansas native has size, speed and is a proven winner at the high school level. High School: Was part of a perfect 14-0 Class 5A state championship team his senior season (2012) for the Cardinals of Fairview High in Camden, Ark. ... Earned all-state and all-conference honors his last two seasons while becoming Fairview’s career leader in sacks and No. 2 player in career tackles ... Senior honors also included Golden Triangle and Camden News Defensive Player of the Year, Hooten Magazine Super Team and an Arkansas High School All-Star Game selection ... Contributed 102 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and 8 sacks as a junior on the heels of an 86-tackle sophomore season that included 3 sacks ... Ran a 4.8 40-yard dash at the Arkansas junior-senior prospect camp in the summer of 2012 and combined to go 42-5 in his three varsity seasons at Fairview ... Sophomore and junior teams both finished 12-2 with a state runner-up finish in 2010 ... Is also an acclaimed discus thrower for the Cardinals. Personal: McKinze R. James was born 11/8/94 in Pine Bluff, Ark. ... Son of Buck James of Camden, Ark. ... Has three brothers Cord, Ty and Grayson ... Undecided on major.

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Phoenix Johnson

RUNNING BACK 5-9 | 180 | Fr. | HS Webb City, Mo. | Webb City High Amazing athlete with lightning-quick speed and a family pedigree of outstanding athletes, Johnson will provide a solid foundation for the team’s future at a key position. High School: The brother of current MSU reciever Maddy Johnson, Phoenix rushed for 1,478 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2012 as a senior for the Webb City (Mo.) High Cardinals coached by John Roderique ... Offensive MVP of the SWMFCA Grin Iron All-Star Game in Springfield ... Earned Class 4 consensus all-state honors his last two seasons while helping Webb City to three consecutive undefeated state title runs (all 15-0) from 2010-12 ... Cardinals were a combined 54-1 during his four years, while Johnson racked up 3,816 yards and 70 career touchdowns ... Was Webb City’s team MVP his junior and senior years while claiming all-conference, all-district and All-Ozarks laurels both seasons ... Was also the starting point guard on the Cardinals’ basketball team. Personal: Phoenix S. Johnson was born 5/3/95 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 ... Older brother, Maddy, is also a wide receiver for the Bears ... Majoring in General Business.

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Tony Jones

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Marquis Little

CORNERBACK 5-9 | 181 | Jr. | HS St. Louis, Mo. | Roosevelt High Walk-on defensive back who got a number of reps in the spring, his first semester with the team ... Recorded 2 tackles in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). High School: Was a three-year starter for Coach DeAndre Campbell at Roosevelt High in St. Louis ... Helped turn the Rough Riders from an 0-10 squad his junior season into an 11-3 state playoff contender and conference championship squad as a senior in 2010 ... Snagged 3 interceptions from his safety position and also played linebacker and wide receiver his senior season. Personal: Marquis L. Little was born 7/27/91 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Johnnie Mitchell and Paulette McFadden of St. Louis ... Has one sibling, Aniya ... Majoring in Criminology.

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Cameron McLain

OFFENSIVE GUARD 6-4 | 295 | Jr. | TR Gardner, Kan. | Gardner Edgerton High Joined the Bears during the spring of 2013 after transferring from Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College ... Established himself in the rotation at left guard. Coffeyville CC: A KJCCC all-conference tackle at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College in 2012 ... Helped Coach Aaron Florez’s Ravens to a 7-4 mark as a sophomore ... Started at center his freshman season. High School: Earned Kansas all-state honors for Coach Marvin Diener at Gardner Edgerton High in Gardner, Kan., as a high school senior in 2009 ... Helped the Trailblazers to a 12-1 finish and 6A state runner-up showing his senior year ... Played in the 2010 Kansas Shrine Bowl and was an all-conference, all-county, all-metro and all-state lineman his junior and senior seasons ... Was also an all-conference pick as a sophomore. Personal: Cameron Charles McLain was born 10/26/91 in Olathe, Kan. ... Son of Louis and Shelley McLain of Edgerton, Kan. ... Has three brothers -- Spencer, Scott and Trey ... Plans to major in Psychology.

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Matt Miller

SAFETY 5-10 | 198 | So. | HS West Des Moines, Iowa | Valley High

DEFENSIVE END 6-7 | 230 | Fr. | HS Wynne, Ark. | Wynne High

Walk-on defensive back who joined the club in March and will try to land a roster spot this fall ... Recorded a solo tackle in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13) ... Named to MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for spring 2013 semester.

Athletic and promising defensive lineman who stood out at multiple positions in high school.

High School: Helped Coach Gary Swanson’s Tigers to a perfect 14-0 season and Iowa state title his senior season ... Squad reached a national ranking of No. 9 in 2011 ... Earned team captain honors and led the club in interceptions as a standout linebacker and defensive back his senior year ... Also lettered in baseball and basketball.

High School: Helped lead Coach Chris Hill’s Wynne (Ark.) High team to the Class 5A semifinals and 12-1 record in 2012 ... Earned first-team all-conference honors as a senior ... Was also a standout receiver for Coach Chris Hill his junior season and helped the Yellowjackets to an 11-3 campaign in 2011 ... Also played center for the Wynne basketball team and is a classmate of fellow MSU freshman Joseph Stampley..

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Personal: Tony G. Jones was born 11/24/94 in Wynne, Ark. ... Son of Tony and Tiffany Jones of Wynne ... Has four brothers -- Arrion, Barry, Brandon and Bryce ... Brother Arrion Dixon was an All-SEC defensive lineman at Arkansas ... Undecided on major.

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Personal: Matthew P. Miller was born 11/30/93 in Columbus, Ohio ... Son of Craig and Cathy Miller of West Des Moines, Iowa ... Has two siblings, Dan and Samie ... Majoring in Sport and Park Administration.

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Tyren Price

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Joseph Stampley

WIDE RECEIVER 6-0 | 177 | So. | TR Mansfield, Texas | Mansfield Legacy High

WIDE RECEIVER 6-4 | 175 | Fr. | HS Wynne, Ark. | Wynne High

Walk-on receiver who showed good work ethic and potential in spring workouts ... Snagged a 25-yard reception in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13).

A proven winner with good height and potential, Stampley is a solid prospect for the Bears at wideout.

Baker University: Was part of a 7-3 campaign in his only season at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan. ... Redshirted as a freshman for Coach Mike Grossner’s Wildcats during the 2011 campaign.

High School: An Arkansas Class 5A East all-state pick at wide receiver and defensive back, he was part of a 12-1 state semifinal run his senior season at Wynne (Ark.) High ... Earned all-district and all-conference honors as a senior and helped Wynne claim a conference title in 2012 ... As a junior, he helped Coach Chris Hill’s club to a 10-3 record while earning all-conference honors ... Also played basketball and is a classmate of fellow MSU freshman Tony Jones.

High School: Was a three-year starter for Coach Chris Melson at Mansfield (Texas) Legacy High Broncos ... Had 6 receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown during his senior season (2010) ... Was also a standout sprinter on the Legacy track team and starting guard on the basketball team. Personal: Tyren Shequill Price was born 5/8/93 in Houston, Texas ... Son of Torey Price as well as Ereka and Anthony Jones of Mansfield, Texas ... Has three siblings -- Toryn, Tyra and Madison ... Majoring in Entertainment Management.

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Gannon Sinclair

TIGHT END 6-6 | 255 | Jr. | TR Eden Prairie, Minn. | Eden Prairie High Transfer who will be counted on to provide immediate assistance at tight end ... Participated in spring drills and caught a pass in the club’s second scrimmage (4/13/13). North Dakota College of Science: Sinclair was an ICCAC second-team all-conference pick and first-team academic all-conference selection his sophomore season (2012) at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D. ... Had 16 catches for 234 yards and a pair of TDs as a starter in 2012 for Coach Chuck Parsons’ 6-6 Wildcats. High School: Sinclair played his high school career at Eden Prairie (Minn.) High for Coach Mike Grant’s Eagles ... Team was 8-2 his senior season. Personal: Gannon Troy Sinclair was born 2/5/93 in Edina, Minn. ... Son of Steve and Amy Sinclair of Eden Prairie, Minn. ... Has a sister, Callie ... Majoring in Exercise and Movement Science.

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Jeremy Springer

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER 6-1 | 208 | Jr. | HS Villa Rica, Ga. | Valla Rica High Will challenge for time at Sam (outside) linebacker this fall after participating in spring drills with the Bears ... Brought down 5 ball carriers in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13). Dodge City CC: Had a stellar sophomore season in 2012 at Dodge City (Kan.) Community College where he brought down 50 ball carriers ... Played in every game in two seasons for Coach Bob Majeski at Dodge City ... Redshirted his freshman year at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College. High School: Was an all-state selection as a senior in 2009 at Villa Rica (Ga.) High ... Was a two-time 4A all-region defensive lineman for Coach Bob Cleveland ... Was team captain his senior season and also earned all-area and all-region laurels.

Personal: Ronald Joseph Stampley was born 11/16/94 in Pasadena, Calif. ... Son of Anita Walker of Wynne, Ark. ... Has two brothers, L.T. and Chris, and a sister, Sherika ... Brother, L.T. Walker played football at Louisville ... Majoring in Athletic Training.

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Adam St. Peter

TIGHT END 6-4 | 230 | Fr. | HS Joplin, Mo. | Joplin High A sizeable addition at tight end, St. Peter will provide the Bears with a solid option at a key spot for the future. High School: An All-Ozarks honorable mention linebacker pick at Joplin (Mo.) High for Coach Chris Shields in 2012 ... Notched 56 tackles and 2 sacks as a linebacker and scored 6 touchdowns as a running back ... Was a four-time academic all-conference selection, two-time MFCA Academic All-State pick and SWMFCA all-region punter as a senior ... Also played basketball and was an all-conference baseball player at Joplin. Personal: Adam Sidney St. Peter was born 7/27/94 in Joplin, Mo. ... Son of Mark and Colette St. Peter of Joplin ... Undecided on major.

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LeMarcus Stewart

WIDE RECEIVER 6-1 | 205 | Fr. | HS Memphis, Tenn. | Trezevant High A fantastic all-around athlete, Stewart can give MSU a versatile option in many situations. High School: A two-time Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps selection, he caught 22 passes for 519 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2012 at Trezevant High in Memphis ... Also returned 4 punts for scores while averaging 22 yards per return as a senior for Coach Teli White ... Intercepted 4 passes and returned 3 of those for touchdowns in 2012, accumulated 58 tackles and forced a pair of fumbles during a memorable 10-3 senior season ... Was selected to play in the Liberty Bowl All-Star Game and scored a touchdown in that game ... For his career, he scored 33 touchdowns and forced a fumble in the 2010 Tennessee Class 4A championship game ... Was also a basketball standout for the Bears. Personal: LeMarcus Devon Stewart was born 5/12/94 in Memphis ... Son of Willie Stewart, Sr., of Memphis ... Has two brothers, Willie, Jr., and Duntevilis ... Undecided on major.

Personal: Jeremy Donnell Springer was born 7/2/92 in Columbus, Ga. ... Son of Mike and Tonya Springer of Villa Rica, Ga. ... Has a brother, Mike, Jr. ... . Majoring in Sociology.

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2013 Missouri State Bears - Alphabetical Roster

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No.

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

Exp.

Birthdate

Hometown

High School

High School Coach

67 93 62 52 46

Jake Arthur ^ James Barnes * Logan Bauer ^ Andrew Beisel ** Rique Bentley ^

OT DE OG ILB OLB

6-5 5-10 6-3 6-2 6-0

300 242 268 238 210

So. So. RFr. Jr. RFr.

2SQ 1L 1SQ 2L 1SQ

2/16/93 12/31/92 6/22/93 7/15/91 8/27/94

Eldridge, Iowa St. Louis, Mo. Springfield, Mo. Fenton, Mo. Neptune Beach, Fla.

North Scott High Trinity Catholic High Glendale High Rockwood Summit High Fletcher High

Kevin Tippet Leon Hite Joel Heman Mike Bellers Josh Corey

25 35 77 80 14

Sybhrian Berry *** Kurran Blamey Patrick Blanar ^ Ryan Boatright ^ Marcelo Bonani ^

CB S OT TE K/P

5-9 6-1 6-3 6-4 5-11

174 200 303 234 165

Sr. Fr. Jr. RFr. So.

3L HS 1SQ 1SQ 1SQ

10/10/91 1/28/95 10/21/92 9/27/93 6/14/92

Camden, Ark. Monett, Mo. El Mirage, Ariz. Tulsa, Okla. Lake Wales, Fla.

Fairview High Monett High Cactus High Jenks High Lake Wales High

Buck James Chad Depee Larry Fetkenheir Allen Trimble Rod Shatler

60 98 54 15 3

Robert Booker * Cecil Bratton Khellan Bruce ^ Dorian Buford ** Julian Burton **

OC NT NT WR WR

6-3 6-3 6-2 6-0 5-10

315 285 290 184 185

So. Fr. RFr. Sr. Jr.

1L HS 1SQ 2L 2L

12/16/92 3/27/95 6/21/94 5/14/91 2/29/92

Ozark, Mo. St. Joseph, Mo. Memphis, Tenn. Florissant, Mo. Cordova, Tenn.

Ozark High Central High Central High McCluer North High White Station High

Chris Allison Jeff Wallace Lynord Crutchfield Jim Schottmueller Devin Rutherford

21 44 63 36 12

Ryan Callender *** Nick Canavan *** Gus Carter Seginald Chaney * Eric Christophel *

ILB OLB OL ILB WR

6-1 6-0 6-4 5-11 5-10

223 211 270 217 170

Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So.

3L 3L HS 1L 1L

12/15/90 6/26/91 4/24/95 10/17/90 6/16/93

Dallas, Texas Norman, Okla. Republic, Mo. Jacksonville, Fla. Nixa, Mo.

Hillcrest High Norman North High Republic High Terry Parker High Nixa High

Andy Todd Lance Manning Kurt Thompson Jim Scible Richard Rehagen

31 73 72 5 28

Dylan Cole ^ Alex Cooley Zack Cooley ** Mikael Cooper-Falls ** Calan Crowder

OLB OL OT RB RB

6-0 6-4 6-5 5-11 6-1

220 280 293 198 200

RFr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr.

1SQ HS 2L 2L HS

5/19/94 2/7/95 9/12/91 8/9/89 10/22/94

Rogersville, Mo. Lebanon, Mo. Lebanon, Mo. Springfield, Mo. Bartlesville, Okla.

Logan-Rogersville High Lebanon High Lebanon High Hillcrest High Bartlesville High

Doug Smith Will Christian Will Christian John Beckham John McKee

20 88 51 49 66

Mike Crutcher ** Richard Darden ^ Garrett Eaton John Edwards ^ Sam Ellifrits

S TE OLB S OL

6-2 6-3 6-1 5-9 6-6

210 233 190 186 285

Jr. So. Jr. So. Fr.

2L 2SQ HS 1SQ HS

3/26/91 5/30/93 3/22/93 2/20/93 9/27/94

Wentzville, Mo. Memphis, Tenn. Mountain Grove, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. Nevada, Mo.

Timberland High Ridgeway High Mountain Grove High Cardinal Ritter High Nevada High

Craig Collins Duron Sutton Steve Ary Brian Simmons Wes Beachler

79 99 95 48 50

Spencer Emerson * Corey Feagin * Tevan Ferguson **** Dalton Freeze ^ Erik Furmanek

NT DE NT S ILB

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

319 270 305 210 240

Sr. So. Sr. RFr. Fr.

1L 1L 3L 1SQ HS

3/2/92 8/23/93 5/13/90 2/15/94 10/15/94

Des Moines, Iowa Cedar Hill, Texas Nashville, Tenn. Stockton, Mo. Belleville, Ill.

Dowling Catholic High Cedar Hill High Whites Creek High Stockton High Althoff Catholic High

Tom Wilson Joey McGuire Anthony Law Kirk Welch Ken Turner

57 16 70 94 38

Richard Galbierz ** Ashton Glaser * David Godsey Anthony Grady ** Eric Greely, Jr.

OG QB OT DE CB

6-3 6-1 6-4 6-7 6-1

295 215 265 289 185

Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr.

2L 1L HS 2L HS

3/31/92 1/24/91 12/1/93 8/6/90 4/18/95

Fenton, Mo. Springdale, Ark. Kansas City, Mo. Texarkana, Ark. Liberty, Mo.

Fox High Springdale High Raymore-Peculiar High Arkansas High Liberty High

Nick Gianino Kevin Johnson Tom Kruse Bill Keopple Chad Frigon

64 10 18 33 23

Kyle Hahn ** Kierra Harris * Shelby Harris Hunter Hays ^ Ryan Heaston *

OG QB K LS RB

6-7 6-0 5-11 6-0 5-10

320 195 225 204 179

Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. So.

2L 1L HS 2SQ 1L

9/26/90 10/14/92 8/11/94 7/30/91 6/24/93

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

St. Dominic High Arkansas High Nixa High Clinton High Cordova High

Bob Leonard Phillip Miller Richard Rehagen Mike Long John Dowtin

45 83 81 24 97

Christian Hoffmann * Zac Hoover ^ Elgie Hurd ^ Darius Ivy McKinze James

ILB WR WR CB DE

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

227 189 201 175 253

So. RFr. Jr. Fr. Fr.

1L 1SQ 2SQ HS HS

10/13/92 10/13/93 9/28/91 11/9/94 11/8/94

Joplin, Mo. Grain Valley, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Marked Tree, Ark. Camden, Ark.

Webb City High Grain Valley High Lincoln College Prep Marked Tree High Fairview High

John Roderique Jimmy Tucker Roger Franks Waylon Dunn Buck James

22 11 96 86 42

Maddy Johnson * Phoenix Johnson Tony Jones Adam Judnich ^ Alex Kostas ^

WR RB DE WR S

5-8 5-9 6-7 5-9 6-1

170 180 230 175 209

So. Fr. Fr. So. So.

1L HS HS 1SQ 1SQ

2/23/93 5/3/95 11/24/94 8/25/92 3/9/93

Webb City, Mo. Webb City, Mo. Wynne, Ark. LaQuinta, Calif. Warrensburg, Mo.

Webb City High Webb City High Wynne High LaQuinta High Warrensburg High

John Roderique John Roderique Chris Hill Dan Armstrong Scott Grinede

68 9 78 13 37

Kurt Kutter *** Brodie Lambert ^ Jake Lasater ^ Alex Lawson ^ Marquis Little

OG QB OT QB CB

6-3 6-1 6-6 6-1 5-9

297 205 319 201 181

Sr. RFr. So. RFr. Jr.

3L 1SQ 2SQ 1SQ HS

6/29/91 11/23/93 12/30/92 1/19/94 7/27/91

O’Fallon, Mo. Arlington, Texas St. Charles, Mo. Battlefield, Mo. St. Louis, Mo.

Timberland High James Martin High Francis Howell High Kickapoo High Roosevelt High

Craig Collins Bob Wager Bryan Koch Joel Wells DeAndre Campbell

32 75 8 43 91

Josh Mattes ^ Cameron McLain + Cedric Miller * Matt Miller Martin Montgomery ***

RB OG RB S DE

6-2 6-4 6-0 5-10 6-3

224 295 194 198 267

Jr. Jr. So. So. Sr.

3SQ TR 1L HS 3L

6/5/92 10/26/91 10/27/93 11/30/93 10/22/91

Eldridge, Mo. Gardner, Kan. Memphis, Tenn. West Des Moines, Iowa Pine Bluff, Ark.

Lebanon High Gardner Edgerton High Southwind High Valley High Pine Bluff High

Will Christian Marvin Diener Cedric Miller, Sr. Gary Swenson Bobby Bolding

74 61 56 30 27

Patrick Morse * Eric Pearce *** Tim Piccarreto * Jeremiah Plowden * Tyren Price +

OT NT ILB CB WR

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

291 306 235 187 177

So. Sr. Sr Sr. So.

1L 3L 1L 1L TR

6/11/93 10/18/91 6/15/91 11/14/91 5/8/93

Springdale, Ark. Springdale, Ark. Phoenix, Ariz. Wichita, Kan. Mansfield, Texas

Springdale High Har-Ber High Poudre High Southeast High Mansfield Legacy High

Shane Patrick Chris Wood Steve Bradley Gary Guzman Chris Melson

69 92 76 29 85

Jordan Rainey ^ C.J. Randall * Stephen Riley ^ Art Rucker * Marvell Saffold *

OT DE OG S WR

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

281 273 265 194 165

Jr. Sr. RFr. Sr. Jr.

3SQ 1L 1SQ 1L 1L

6/24/92 3/26/92 4/29/94 9/6/91 10/31/91

Joplin, Mo. Chandler, Ariz. Wentzville, Mo. Shawnee, Kan. Grandview, Mo.

Joplin High Mesquite High Holt High Shawnee Mission North Grandview High

Doug Buckmaster Mike Reardon Ken Moore Ryan Majors Ron Freeman

2 34 71 7 65

Howard Scarborough *** Caleb Schaffitzel ** Sam Schwartze ^ Vernon Scott *** Riley Shantz ^

CB S OT RB OC

5-9 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-4

171 214 286 179 295

Sr. Jr. RFr. Sr. RFr.

3L 2L 1SQ 3L 1SQ

2/22/91 10/23/91 6/28/94 12/17/90 7/4/93

Tulsa, Okla. Fair Grove, Mo. Springfield, Mo. Muskogee, Okla. Springfield, Mo.

Union High Fair Grove High Springfield Catholic High Muskogee High Glendale High

Kirk Fridrich Jason O’Neil Bobby Cornelison Matt Hennesey Joel Heman

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No.

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

Exp.

Birthdate

Hometown

High School

High School Coach

19 6 89 87 1

Gannon Sinclair + Jeremy Springer + Joseph Stampley Adam St. Peter LeMarcus Stewart

TE OLB WR TE WR

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

255 208 175 230 205

Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

TR TR HS HS HS

2/5/93 7/2/92 11/16/94 7/27/94 5/12/94

Eden Prairie, Minn. Villa Rica, Ga. Wynne, Ark. Joplin, Mo. Memphis, Tenn.

Eden Prairie High Villa Rica High Wynne High Joplin High Trezevant High

Mike Grant Bob Cleveland Chris Hill Chris Shields Teli White

41 82 39 53 90

Chris Sullens * Matt Swan *** Stacey Thornton ^ Colby Wickwar * Austin Witmer ***

P TE WR LS K

6-0 6-3 5-8 6-0 6-5

181 245 165 202 188

So. Sr. RFr. So. Sr.

1L 3L 1SQ 1L 3L

11/24/92 10/13/90 11/7/93 1/2/93 2/18/92

Camdenton, Mo. Springfield, Mo. Festus, Mo. Nixa, Mo. Grand Island, Neb.

Camdenton High Glendale High Crystal City High Nixa High G.I. Central Catholic High

Bob Shore Joel Heman Ken Weik Rich Rehagan Charlie Shoemaker

Head Coach: Terry Allen. Assistants: D.J. Vokolek, Rob Christophel, Sean Coughlin, Courtney Sanders, Mike Chandler, Wayne Chambers, Taiwo Onatolu, B.J. Stotser, Ben Barkema, Gerald Davis. * Letters earned at Missouri State; ^ Returning squad members; + 2013 transfers

Geographic Breakdown by State ARIZONA -- 3 Chandler - C.J. Randall (DE) El Mirage - Patrick Blanar (OT) Phoenix - Tim Piccarreto (ILB)

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ARKANSAS -- 11 Camden - Sybhrian Berry (CB), McKinze James (DE) Marked Tree - Darius Ivy (CB) Pine Bluff - Martin Montgomery (DE) Springdale - Ashton Glaser (QB), Patrick Morse (OT), Eric Pearce (NT) Texarkana - Anthony Grady (DE), Kierra Harris (QB) Wynne - Tony Jones (DE), Joseph Stampley (WR)

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1

1

3 3

5

46 11

1 7

4

CALIFORNIA -- 1

1 3

LaQuinta - Adam Judnich (WR)

FLORIDA -- 3 Jacksonville - Seginald Chaney (ILB) Lake Wales - Marcelo Bonani (K/P) Neptune Beach - Rique Bentley (OLB)

GEORGIA -- 1 Villa Rica - Jeremy Springer (OLB)

ILLINOIS -- 1 Belleville - Erik Furmanek (ILB)

IOWA -- 3 Des Moines - Spencer Emerson (NT) Eldridge - Jake Arthur (OT) West Des Moines - Matt Miller (S)

KANSAS -- 3 Gardner - Cameron McLain (OG) Shawnee - Art Rucker (S) Wichita - Jeremiah Plowden (CB)

MINNESOTA -- 1 Eden Prairie - Gannon Sinclair (TE)

MISSOURI -- 46

NEBRASKA -- 1

Battlefield - Alex Lawson (QB) Camdenton - Chris Sullens (P) Clinton - Hunter Hays (LS) Eldridge - Josh Mattes (RB) Fair Grove - Caleb Schaffitzel (S) Fenton - Andrew Beisel (ILB), Richard Galbierz (OG) Festus - Stacey Thornton (WR) Florissant - Dorian Buford (WR) Grain Valley - Zac Hoover (WR) Grandview - Marvell Saffold (WR) Joplin - Christian Hoffmann (ILB), Jordan Rainey (OT), Adam St. Peter (TE) Kansas City - David Godsey (OT), Elgie Hurd (WR), Lebanon - Alex Cooley (OL), Zack Cooley (OT) Liberty - Eric Greely, Jr. (CB) Monett - Kurran Blamey (S) Mountain Grove - Garrett Eaton (OLB) Nevada - Sam Ellifrits (OL) Nixa - Eric Christophel (WR), Shelby Harris (K), Colby Wickwar (LS) O’Fallon - Kyle Hahn (OG), Kurt Kutter (OG) Ozark - Robert Booker (OC) Republic - Gus Carter (OL) Rogersville - Dylan Cole (OLB) Springfield - Logan Bauer (OG), Mikael Cooper-Falls (RB), Matt Swan (TE), Sam Schwartze (OT), Riley Shantz (OC) St. Charles - Jake Lasater (OT) St. Joseph - Cecil Bratton (NT) St. Louis - James Barnes (DE), John Edwards (CB), Dalton Freeze (S), Marquis Little (CB) Warrensburg - Alex Kostas (S) Webb City - Maddy Johnson (WR), Phoenix Johnson (RB) Wentzville - Mike Crutcher (S), Stephen Riley (OG)

Grand Island - Austin Witmer (K)

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OKLAHOMA -- 5 Bartlesville - Calan Crowder (RB) Muskogee - Vernon Scott (RB) Norman - Nick Canavan (OLB) Tulsa - Ryan Boatright (TE), Howard Scarborough (CB)

TENNESSEE -- 7 Cordova - Julian Burton (WR), Ryan Heaston (RB) Memphis - Khellan Bruce (NT), Richard Darden (TE), Cedric Miller (RB), LeMarcus Stewart (WR) Nashville - Tevan Ferguson (NT)

TEXAS -- 4 Arlington - Brodie Lambert (QB) Cedar Hill - Corey Feagin (DE) Dallas - Ryan Callender (ILB) Mansfield -Tyren Price (WR)

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2013 Missouri State Bears - Numerical Roster No. Name

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

Hometown

No. Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

Hometown

LeMarcus Stewart WR Howard Scarborough *** CB Julian Burton ** WR Mikael Cooper-Falls ** RB Jeremy Springer + OLB

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

205 171 185 198 208

Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr.

Memphis, Tenn. Tulsa, Okla. Cordova, Tenn. Springfield, Mo. Villa Rica, Ga.

34 35 36 37 38

Caleb Schaffitzel ** Kurran Blamey Seginald Chaney * Marquis Little Eric Greely, Jr.

S S ILB CB CB

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

214 200 217 181 185

Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr.

Fair Grove, Mo. Monett, Mo. Jacksonville, Fla. St. Louis, Mo. Liberty, Mo.

7 8 9 10 11

Vernon Scott *** Cedric Miller * Brodie Lambert ^ Kierra Harris * Phoenix Johnson

RB RB QB QB RB

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

179 194 205 195 180

Sr. So. RFr. Jr. Fr.

Muskogee, Okla. Memphis, Tenn. Arlington, Texas Texarkana, Ark. Webb City, Mo.

39 41 42 43 44

Stacey Thornton ^ Chris Sullens * Alex Kostas ^ Matt Miller Nick Canavan ***

WR P S S OLB

5-8 6-0 6-1 5-10 6-0

165 181 209 198 211

RFr. So. So. So. Sr.

Festus, Mo. Camdenton, Mo. Warrensburg, Mo. W. Des Moines, Iowa Norman, Okla.

12 13 14 15 16

Eric Christophel * Alex Lawson ^ Marcelo Bonani ^ Dorian Buford ** Ashton Glaser *

WR QB K/P WR QB

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

170 201 165 184 215

So. RFr. So. Sr. Sr.

Nixa, Mo. Battlefield, Mo. Lake Wales, Fla. Florissant, Mo. Springdale, Ark.

45 46 48 49 50

Christian Hoffmann * Rique Bentley ^ Dalton Freeze ^ John Edwards ^ Erik Furmanek

ILB OLB S S ILB

6-1 6-0 6-4 5-9 6-3

227 210 210 186 240

So. RFr. RFr. So. Fr.

Joplin, Mo. Neptune Beach, Fla. Stockton, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. Belleville, Ill.

18 19 20 21 22

Shelby Harris Gannon Sinclair + Mike Crutcher ** Ryan Callender *** Maddy Johnson *

K TE S ILB WR

5-11 6-6 6-2 6-1 5-8

225 255 210 223 170

Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So.

Nixa, Mo. Eden Prairie, Minn. Wentzville, Mo. Dallas, Texas Webb City, Mo.

51 52 53 54 56

Garrett Eaton Andrew Beisel ** Colby Wickwar * Khellan Bruce ^ Tim Piccarreto *

OLB ILB LS NT ILB

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

190 238 202 290 235

Jr. Jr. So. RFr. Sr

Mountain Grove, Mo. Fenton, Mo. Nixa, Mo. Memphis, Tenn. Phoenix, Ariz.

23 24 25 27 28

Ryan Heaston * Darius Ivy Sybhrian Berry *** Tyren Price + Calan Crowder

RB CB CB WR RB

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

179 175 174 177 200

So. Fr. Sr. So. Fr.

Cordova, Tenn. Marked Tree, Ark. Camden, Ark. Mansfield, Texas Bartlesville, Okla.

57 60 61 62 63

Richard Galbierz ** Robert Booker * Eric Pearce *** Logan Bauer ^ Gus Carter

OG OC NT OG OL

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

295 315 306 268 270

Jr. So. Sr. RFr. Fr.

Fenton, Mo. Ozark, Mo. Springdale, Ark. Springfield, Mo. Republic, Mo.

29 30 31 32 33

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

S CB OLB RB LS

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

194 187 220 224 204

Sr. Sr. RFr. Jr. Jr.

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

64 65 66 67 68

Kyle Hahn ** Riley Shantz ^ Sam Ellifrits Jake Arthur ^ Kurt Kutter ***

OG OC OL OT OG

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

320 295 285 300 297

Sr. RFr. Fr. So. Sr.

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

69 70 71 72 73

Jordan Rainey ^ David Godsey Sam Schwartze ^ Zack Cooley ** Alex Cooley

OT OT OT OT OL

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

281 265 286 293 280

Jr. Fr. RFr. Jr. Fr.

Joplin, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Springfield, Mo. Lebanon, Mo. Lebanon, Mo.

74 75 76 77 78

Patrick Morse * Cameron McLain + Stephen Riley ^ Patrick Blanar ^ Jake Lasater ^

OT OG OG OT OT

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

291 295 265 303 319

So. Jr. RFr. Jr. So.

Springdale, Ark. Gardner, Kan. Wentzville, Mo. El Mirage, Ariz. St. Charles, Mo.

79 80 81 82 83

Spencer Emerson * Ryan Boatright ^ Elgie Hurd ^ Matt Swan *** Zac Hoover ^

NT TE WR TE WR

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

319 234 201 245 189

Sr. RFr. Jr. Sr. RFr.

Des Moines, Iowa Tulsa, Okla. Kansas City, Mo. Springfield, Mo. Grain Valley, Mo.

85 86 87 88 89

Marvell Saffold * Adam Judnich ^ Adam St. Peter Richard Darden ^ Joseph Stampley

WR WR TE TE WR

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

165 175 230 233 175

Jr. So. Fr. So. Fr.

Grandview, Mo. LaQuinta, Calif. Joplin, Mo. Memphis, Tenn. Wynne, Ark.

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

188 267 273 242 289

Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr.

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

95 96 97 98 99

Tevan Ferguson **** Tony Jones McKinze James Cecil Bratton Corey Feagin *

NT DE DE NT DE

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

305 230 253 285 270

Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So.

Nashville, Tenn. Wynne, Ark. Camden, Ark. St. Joseph, Mo. Cedar Hill, Texas

1 2 3 5 6

Pos.

Missouri State Transfers +2013 Transfers Previous School Cameron McLain .....................................Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College Tyren Price ..............................................Baker University Gannon Sinclair .......................................North Dakota State College of Science Jeremy Springer ......................................Dodge City (Kan.) Community College 2012 Transfers Previous School Patrick Blanar .........................................Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College Marcelo Bonani........................................Florida Atlantic University Seginald Chaney .....................................Independence (Kan.) Community College John Edwards ..........................................Valparaiso University Spencer Emerson ....................................Ellsworth (Kan.) Community College Ashton Glaser ..........................................University of Missouri-Columbia Adam Judnich ..........................................College of the Desert (Calif.) Tim Piccarreto..........................................Glendale (Ariz.) Community College Jeremiah Plowden ...................................Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College C.J. Randall .............................................Glendale (Ariz.) Community College Art Rucker................................................Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College 2010 Transfers Previous School Vernon Scott ............................................Colorado State University

Pronunciation Guide Logan Bauer ....................... rhymes with shower Pat Blanar ............................................bluh-NAR Andrew Beisel........................................ BYE-zul Rique Benltey ........................................... REEK Sybhrian Berry .................................. suh-BRIAN Patrick Blanar ................................... bluh-NARR Marcelo Bonani........ mar-SELL-oh bo-NON-ee Dorian Buford ...................................... BYU-ferd Nick Canavan ................................... CAN-a-van Seginald Chaney ................................................ ................. rhymes with Reginald | CHAIN-ee Eric Christophel ........................... CHRIS-tuh-full Mikael Cooper-Falls.............................mick-ALE Calan Crowder.........................................KAY-lin Richard Darden .................. rhymes with Pardon Sam Ellifrits..........................................ELL-if-ritz Corey Feagin ....................................... FAY-Ginn Tevan Ferguson ..................rhymes with SEVEN Erik Furmanek ............................FUR-muh-neck Richard Galbierz ............................... gal-BEERS David Gosey ........................................ GOD-see Ashton Glaser ......................... rhymes with laser Kyle Hahn .................................................HONN Kierra Harris ......................................... key-ERA

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Ryan Heaston ................................... HEAST-inn McKinze James ...................................McKinsey Adam Judnich ...................................JUDD-nitch Alex Kostas..............................................cost-us Jake Lasater ..................................... LASS-it-err Marquis Little ..................................... mar-KEYS Josh Mattes ......................................... MATT-iss Patrick Morse..................... rhymes with HORSE Eric Pearce ............................................... pierce Tim Piccarreto............................ PICK-uh-rett-oh Jeremiah Plowden ..............................PLOW-din Tyren Price ............................. rhymes with siren Marvell Saffold ................................... MARR-vell Howard Scarborough.................... SCAR-burrow Caleb Schaffitzel.............................shuh-FITZ-ul Riley Shantz ........................................ SHONTS LeMarcus Stewart..........................luh-MARK-us Matt Swan.........................................like the bird Colby Wickwar ..................................WICK-were Coach D.J. Vokolek ........................VOE-kuh-lek Coach Rob Christophel ............... CHRIS-tuh-full Coach Sean Coughlin.........................COFF-linn Coach Taiwo Onatolu ..tie-WOE on-uh-TOE-lou Coach B.J. Stotser............................. STOTE-sir

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

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Terry Allen 8th season at MSU Terry Allen is in his eighth season at the helm of the Missouri State program, making his head coaching tenure the fourth longest in Bears history. He was named MSU’s 19th head football coach on December 20, 2005 and has produced 47 all-conference players and 29 academic all-conference players in his first seven 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 allconference 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

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Stokes for all-league 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 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

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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 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 All-America 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

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COACHES the Valley All-Academic Team. The 2012 Bears had one of the program’s best second-half runs, turning an 0-6 start into a 3-6 ledger with a three-game Valley win streak in late October. The stretch included a road win over No. 11 Illinois State, an eventual FCS national playoff qualifier. The Bears took eventual national champion North Dakota State to the wire in a 21-17 home loss to start November, a game that saw Allen’s Bears hold the Bison to just 84 total yards in the second half with the game in the balance. Sophomore defensive back Caleb Schaffitzel joined junior receiver Dorian Buford on the 2012 All-MVFC first-team with Schaffitzel earning CFPA National Defensive Back of the Year and Academic All-America distinction. Offensive lineman Randy Richards also earned AFCA and AP All-America honors in 2012, while Schaffitzel earned AP and Sports Network All-America laurels. 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 (he currently ranks second). His Panther teams won or shared league titles seven straight seasons from 1990-96 and competed in the NCAA playoffs each of his

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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. Starting 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 nationally-ranked 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 2410 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

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 6-5 Asst. Coach/Offensive Backs 7-4 Asst. Coach/Offensive Backs 5-6 Asst. Coach/Offensive Backs 4-6-1 Asst. Coach/Off. Coord./QBs 6-5 Asst. Coach/Off. Coord./QBs 9-2 Asst. Coach/Off. Coord./QBs 11-2 Asst. Coach/Off. Coord./QBs 7-3-1 Asst. Coach/Off. Coord./QBs 10-4 Asst. Coach/Wide Receivers 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 2012

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

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

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

.222 .545 .364 .545 .455 .222 .273

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

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

T 7th T 5th T 6th T 5th T 3rd T 7th 8th

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123-108

.532

69-69

.500

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20-Year Totals as Head Coach

Terry Allen was 75-26 at UNI (8 years), 20-33 at Kansas (5 years), and is 28-49 at Missouri State (7 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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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 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 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 21 AP All-America players and 205 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 the Hawkeyes for 16 years. He and his wife, Lynn, have three children; Angie, Chase and Alex.

ALLEN VS. ALL OPPONENTS MVFC Opponents Illinois State ................10-6 Indiana State ..............10-5 Missouri State ...............8-1 North Dakota State .......2-3 UNI ...............................0-7 South Dakota ................1-0 South Dakota State ......0-5 Southern Illinois ............9-7 Western Illinois ...........12-3 Youngstown State.........5-3 Other Opponents 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 ................1-8 Lock Haven...................1-0 Louisville .......................0-1

Mankato State ..............0-1 McNeese State .............4-2 Marshall ........................0-3 Missouri ........................3-2 Missouri S&T ................1-0 Montana .......................0-1 Moorhead (Minn.) St. ....1-0 Morgan State ................1-0 Murray State .................2-2 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 Mo. State .....2-0 Southern Methodist ......1-1 Southern Utah ..............1-0 Southwest Baptist .........1-0 St. Cloud State .............1-0 Stephen F. Austin St. ....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

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

2007

30-9 6-35 23-33 44-10 31-0 50-14 23-33 16-10 20-17 52-12 36-16 3-20

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

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

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

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

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

2009

MSU head coach Terry Allen’s pregame regimen routinely involves person interaction with each player. Allen has been a Division I head coach for 20 seasons and is approaching 35 years of total coaching experience.

KANSAS 1997

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

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

1998

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

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

2000

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

2001

*Conference games; +NCAA FCS Playoff games

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

2010

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

2011

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

2012

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

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

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

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

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 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 at Kansas State .................................................L at Louisville ........................................................L Murray State ......................................................L Southern Illinois*................................................L at South Dakota State* ......................................L at Indiana State* ................................................L South Dakota* .................................................. W at Illinois State* ................................................. W Western Illinois* ................................................ W North Dakota State*...........................................L at Northern Iowa*...............................................L

9-51 7-35 23-28 6-14 7-17 17-31 27-24 24-17 42-3 17-21 13-38

MVFC CAREER VICTORIES Wins, MVFC Games Only

Yrs. Mark Farley, UNI (2001- ) ........................................ 12 Terry Allen, UNI (89-96); MSU (06- )....... 15 Randy Ball, WIU (90-98); MSU (99-05) ................... 16 Jon Heacock, Youngstown St. (2001-09) .................. 9 Don Patterson, W. Illinois (1999-09) ........................ 10 Jesse Branch, MSU (1986-94) .................................. 9

Wins, All Games

W 65 59 51 34 33 31

Yrs. W Mark Farley, UNI (2001- ) .........................................11 104 Terry Allen, UNI (89-96); MSU (06- )....... 14 103 Randy Ball, WIU (90-98); MSU (99-05) ................... 16 98

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Allen-Era Superlatives MSU Game Highs Rushes Yards Rushing Yds Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions

Individual Michael Cooper, vs. Sam Houston State (Sept. 23, 2006) 60 Chris Douglas, at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) 436 --12.2 Gerald Davis, vs. Indiana State (Oct. 27, 2007) 7 Ashton Glaser, vs. Murray State (Sept. 15, 2012) 51 Cody Kirby, vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) 29 Kierra Harris, at UNI (Nov. 17, 2012) 29 Cody Kirby, vs. Southern Illinois (Oct. 30, 2010) 365 --16.4 Cody Kirby, vs. Illinois State (Oct. 6, 2007) 4 Trevor Wooden vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) 4 --86 Cody Kirby, vs. Southern Illinois (Oct. 30, 2010) 690 --12.1 Gerald Davis, vs. Indiana State (Oct, 27, 2007) 63 Clay Harbor, at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) -Jermaine Saffold, vs. Illinois State (Oct. 8, 2011) -4 times, last by Cadarrius Dotson at Youngstown (Nov. 19, 2011) -4 times, last by Austin Witmer at Kansas State (Sept. 1, 2012) 3 3 times, last by Chris Sullens, vs. Southern Illinois (Sept. 22, 2012) 9 2 times, last by Caleb Schaffitzel, at Louisville (Sept. 8, 2012) 112 Anthony Grady, vs. South Dakota (Oct. 13, 2012) 8 6 times, last by Caleb Schaffitzel, vs. North Dakota State (Nov. 3, 2012) 4 --4 --35 --35 --11 --100 --5 --5

Team at Indiana State (Oct. 16, 2010) at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) at Murray State (36-436) (Oct. 9, 2010) 3 times, last at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) at Kansas State (Sept. 1, 2012) vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 10, 2009) at UNI (Nov. 17, 2012) vs. Southern Illinois (Oct. 30, 2010) vs. Indiana State (16-262) (Oct. 27, 2007) vs. Illinois State (Oct. 6, 2007) vs. Southwest Baptist (Sept. 9, 2006) vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) vs. Missouri S&T (Aug. 30, 2007) at Murray State (50-607) (Oct. 9, 2010) vs. Missouri S&T (Aug. 30, 2007) ------4 times, last at Kansas State (Sept. 1, 2012) 3 times, last vs. Southern Illinois (Sept. 22, 2012) vs. Murray State (Sept. 15, 2012) vs. Murray State (Sept. 19, 2009) at Southeast Missouri (Sept. 20, 2008) vs. Indiana State (Oct. 27, 2007) vs. Missouri S&T (Aug. 30, 2007) at Indiana State (Nov. 22, 2008) 3 times, last at North Dakota State (Oct. 15, 2011) vs. Southern Illinois (Sept. 22, 2012) at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) at South Dakota State (Sept. 29, 2012)

Opponent Game Highs Rushes 41 Yards Rushing 314 Yds Per Rush -TD Rushes 4 4 Pass Attempts 59 Pass Completions 41 Yards Passing 570 Yds Per Pass -TD Passes 7 Total Plays -Total Offense 586 Yards Per Play -Points 30 Receptions 15 Yards Receiving 213 TD Receptions 5 Field Goals 3 Punts 11 Tackles 24 -Sacks 4.0 Interceptions 2 First Downs -Penalties -Penalty Yards -Turnovers --

Individual Herb Donaldson, vs. Western Illinois (Oct. 4, 2008) Herb Donaldson, at Western Illinois (Oct. 13, 2007) --Deji Karim, at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) Ashton Leggett, at Illinois State (Sept. 25, 2010) Casey Brockman, vs. Murray State (Sept. 15, 2012) Casey Brockman, vs. Murray State (Sept. 15, 2012) Casey Brockman, at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) --Casey Brockman, at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) --Casey Brockman, at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) --Marcus Harris, at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) Jordy Nelson, at Kansas State (Sept. 15, 2007) Marcus Harris, at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) Marcus Harris, at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) 7 times, last by Anthony Cantele, at Kansas State (Sept. 1, 2012)) Austin Pucylowski, vs. Southern Illinois (Sept. 22, 2012) Kyle Glazier, vs. Western Ill. (Oct. 23, 2010) --Jacob Ford, at Central Arkansas (Sept. 16, 2006) 6 times, last by Martinez Davis, vs. Western Illinois (Oct. 27, 2012) ---------

Team vs. Western Illinois (Oct. 13, 2007) vs. Western Illinois (Oct. 13, 2007) at Oregon (Sept. 17, 2011) at Oklahoma State (Sept. 13, 2008) --vs. Murray State (Sept. 15, 2012) vs. Murray State (Sept. 15, 2012) at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) at Murray State (41-570) (Oct. 9, 2010) at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) vs. Murray State (Sept. 15, 2012) at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) at Oregon (64-681) (Sept. 17, 2011) at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) ------7 times, last at Kansas State (Sept. 1, 2012) vs. Southern Illinois (Sept. 22, 2012) at Indiana State (Oct. 16, 2010) vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 26, 2011) vs. North Dakota State (Nov. 15, 2008) at South Dakota State (Sept. 29, 2012) at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) at Kansas State (Sept. 15, 2007) at Kansas State (Sept. 15, 2007) vs. Indiana State (Oct. 27, 2007)

Longest Plays Rush Pass Kickoff Return Punt Return Interception Return Punt

Missouri State Chris Douglas, at Murray State (Oct. 9, 2010) TD Trevor Wooden to Jermaine Saffold, vs. Illinois State (Oct. 8, 2011) TD Brandon Oliver, at Southeast Missouri (Sept. 20, 2008) TD Eric Davs, at Central Arkansas (Sept. 16, 2006) TD Caleb Schaffitzel, vs. North Dakota State (Nov. 3, 2012) TD Nathan Stokes, at Southern Illinois (Oct. 20, 2007) Jordan Chiles, at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) Matt Hottelman at Arkansas (Sept. 5, 2009)

Yards Passing Yds Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Receptions Yards Receiving TD Receptions Field Goals Punts Tackles Sacks Interceptions First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers

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95 80 96 89 80 73 -54

Opponents John Hubert, at Kansas State (Sept. 1, 2012) TD Austin Sumner to Dale Moss vs. S.D. State (Oct. 26, 2011) TD Perrish Cox, at Oklahoma State (Sept. 2, 2006) TD Tramaine Thompson, at Kansas State (Sept. 1, 2012) TD Mike McElroy, at Southern Illinois (Nov. 14, 2009) TD Doug Spada, vs. Southeast Missouri (Nov. 10, 2007) --Chris James, vs. Western Kentucky (Oct. 14, 2006)

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D.J. Vokolek 8th season at MSU // DC D.J. Vokolek is in his eighth season as the Bears’ defensive coordinator and also assists with coaching the Bears’ safeties. He has been the Bears’ assistant head coach since he joined the staff in 2006. Vokolek also has administrative responsibilities including facilities, medical liaison, marketing and promotion. Vokolek came to MSU after serving on the staff of the 2005 conference co-champion and NCAA Division I runner-up Northern Iowa program. Last season, the Bears finished 33rd nationally in pass defense and 42nd in total defense with three MSU defenders earning All-MVFC honors. Sophomore safety Caleb Schaffitzel was a first-team all-league pick, Academic All-America selection and CFPA National Defensive Back of the Year. In 2011, a solid freshman nucleus 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 AllNewcomer 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

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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. Vokolek has boasted 12 MVFC AllNewcomer selections at Missouri State, including 2009 Newcomer of the Year Antoine Wilkinson, and 19 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 NebraskaOmaha. From 1997-99 he was linebackers coach and academic coordinator for the Mavericks and coached linebackers as defensive 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 NebraskaKearney, 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 biol-

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ogy 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.

DUTIES Associate Head Coach; Defensive Coordinator; Safeties

FAMILY wife Pam; son Travis; daughter Leah

EDUCATION Nebraska-Kearney, 1992 - bachelor’s degree (biology); Nebraska-Omaha, 1996 - master’s degree (physical education)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE Nebraska-Kearney (LB), 1987-91

COACHING EXPERIENCE 1993-95 Nebraska-Omaha (graduate assistant). 1996 Wayne State (Neb.) (assistant, DB) 1997-2002 Nebraska-Omaha (assistant, LB, def. coord.) Division II Playoffs 1998, 2000, 2001

2003-05 UNI (assistant, LB; co-defensive coordinator; defensive coordinator) Division I FCS Playoffs 2003, 2005 (finalists)

2006-present Missouri State (associate head coach; defensive coordinator)

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Rob Christophel 7th season at MSU // OC Rob Christophel is in his seventh 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 in 2011, Christophel and the Bears went through an offensive rebuilding phase last fall. MSU rebounded to average 24.6 points over its last five ball games, surrendered just 1.36 sacks per game and boasted three all-conference players. He’ll have seven starters and 18 lettermen back on the offense in 2013 including a talentrich backfield and three-fifths of a starting oline that was 22nd nationally in sacks allowed. 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 firstteam 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 1998-2000. 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

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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 who will be a sophomore this fall.

DUTIES Offensive Coordinator; Quarterbacks

FAMILY wife Paula; sons Tyler and Eric

EDUCATION Austin Peay State, 1984 - bachelor’s degree (business administration)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE Austin Peay (QB), 1980-82

COACHING EXPERIENCE 1984-86 Murray State (assistant coach, WR) Division I FCS Playoffs 1986

1987-91 Murray State (assistant coach, QB/WR) 1992-96 Idaho (offensive coordinator) 1997-2001 Lambuth University (offensive coordinator) NAIA Playoffs 1999, 2000

2001-06 Louisiana-Lafayette (offensive coordinator) 2007-present Missouri State (offensive coordinator)

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Sean Coughlin 8th season at MSU // OL Sean Coughlin is in his eighth season at Missouri State and directs 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 six seasons, Coughlin’s linemen have earned MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors 11 times. With four starters back in 2012, the Bears surrendered just 1.36 sacks per game, which ranked 22nd nationally. Coughlin also mentored AP and AFCA All-America selection Randy Richards, a two-year starter who tallied 56 knockdown blocks and posted an 85-percent overall grade for the season. In 2011, 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

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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 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. Arkin, an eventual four-time all-conference pick also earned first-team honors in 2009. 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. The 2001 Drake University graduate has a background as a standout offensive lineman from his playing days. A three-time allPioneer Conference offensive guard at Drake, he was a firstteam all-conference choice from 19982000 at Drake and earned All-America honors from Football Gazette his final two seasons. He was the Drake team captain in 2000. Coughlin coached three seasons at his alma mater, working the 2001 and 2002

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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 and summer team camps. He has a daughter, Natalia.

DUTIES Assistant Coach, Offensive Line

FAMILY daughter Natalia

EDUCATION Drake, 2001 - bachelor’s degree (history)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE Drake (OL), 1997-2000

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2001-02 Drake (assistant coach, OL/TE) 2003 Drake (assistant coach, OL) 2004-05 Iowa State (graduate assistant coach, OL) Independence Bowl 2004 Houston Bowl 2005

2006-07 Missouri State (assistant coach, TE/FB) 2008-present Missouri State (assistant coach, OL)

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Courtney Sanders 6th season at MSU // DL Courtney Sanders begins his sixth season on the Bears’ coaching staff. The talented defensive line coach came to Missouri State in May of 2008 and has quickly stockpiled a talented unit to headline the MSU defense. This fall, MSU returns 14 squad members on the defensive front, including 8 lettermen and all 3 starters. Nose tackle Eric Pearce started all 11 games, while defensive ends Anthony Grady and Martin Montgomery earned the starting call 8 and 5 times, respectively. C.J. Randall, Tevan Ferguson and Corey Feagin also earned valuable starting experience in 2012 for a d-line that tallied 2.1 sacks per game and allowed less than 200 yards per game through the air. Grady earned All-MVC honorable mention distinction and helped the Bears with 49 tackles, including 8 for loss with 5 sacks. The same core unit of Pearce, Ferguson and Montgomery combined for 97 total stops in 2011 while averaging 1.64 sacks per game. Senior Mikel Ruder earned All-MVFC secondteam honors from his left defensive end spot. 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 Arkansas Razorbacks, he worked alongside several future NFL stars, including Eagles’ offensive tackle Jason Peters, Atlanta defensive end Jamaal Anderson, and Chicago Bears’ defensive tackle Marcus Harrison, among others.

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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. He and his wife, Veronica, are the parents of two daughters, Courtland and Layla Star.

DUTIES Assistant Coach, Defensive Line

FAMILY wife Veronica; daughters Courtland, Layla Star

EDUCATION Arkansas, 2002 - bachelor’s degree (kinesiology); Arkansas, 2006 - master’s degree (education)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE Arkansas-Monticello (FB), 1995-97

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2001-02 Arkansas (strength and conditioning coach) Cotton Bowl 2001

2002 Arkansas Tech (assistant coach, RB) 2003 Arkansas (asst. coach, offense/quality control) Independence Bowl 2003

2004-06 Arkansas (asst. coach, defense/quality control) Capital One Bowl 2006

2007 Arkansas (graduate assistant, DL/LB) Cotton Bowl 2007

2008-present Missouri State (assistant coach, DL)

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Mike Chandler 4th season at MSU // WRs Wide receivers coach Mike Chandler is in his fourth season on the Missouri State staff and heads into the 2013 campaign with one of the league’s top pass receivers in his arsenal. Chandler is a 2000 graduate of the University of Kansas where he earned a degree in economics. He earned Jayhawks’ 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 200003 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

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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-MVFC second-team honors after collecting 53 catches for 869 yards. 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 single-season (913) and career (2,221) records for receiving yards and earned All-MVFC first-team distinction before sign-

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ing a free-agent contract with the Cleveland Browns. Last season, junior Dorian Buford earned first-team All-MVFC honors after pulling in 59 passes for 642 yards to lead a quartet of players with 25 catches or more. Buford ranked 2nd in the league in receptions per game (5.36), which translated to 47th nationally. Chandler has 10 returning squad members and 5 lettermen back in camp this season.

DUTIES Assistant Coach, Wide Receivers

FAMILY single

EDUCATION Kansas, 2000 - bachelor’s degree (economics)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE Kansas (WR), 1996-99 AFL Charleston Swampfoxes (WR), 2000-03 CFL British Columbia Lions (WR), 2001 NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers (WR), 2001 AFL Buffalo Destroyers (WR), 2001

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2005-07 Colleton County (S.C.) High (assistant offensive coordinator/WR) 2007-08 Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College (assistant coach, QB/RB) NJCAA Region VI Playoffs 2007, 2008

2009-present Missouri State (assistant coach, WR)

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Wayne Chambers 4th season at MSU // OLBs Wayne Chambers begins his fourth season with the Missouri State coaching staff in 2013. The long-time Oklahoma mainstay will guide the Bears’ outside linebackers. During his first season in the Missouri State program in 2010, 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 AllNewcomer 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 fulltime 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 be-

tween them, the standout trio of outside backers returns in 2012 to provide a balanced and experienced core for Chambers to work with. In 2012, Chambers’ unit featured AllMVFC honorable mention selection Nate Davis who was second on the club in total tackles (75) and solo stops (44) with teamhighs 9 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. Nick Canavan added 65 total stops to give the Bears’ starting OLB’s two of the club’s top five tacklers on the season. 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 2008-09 and Sun Bowl trip 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 OU 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

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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 2004 with an injury, Chambers completed his undergraduate years working as a student assistant 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).

DUTIES Assistant Coach, Outside Linebackers

FAMILY single

EDUCATION Oklahoma, 2007 - bachelor’s degree (business administration); Oklahoma, 2010 - master’s degree (human relations)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE Oklahoma (LB), 2002-04

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2005-06 Oklahoma (student assistant, LB) Fiesta Bowl 2006

2007 Oklahoma (administrative assistant, LB) Fiesta Bowl 2007

2008-09 Oklahoma (graduate assistant, DB) BCS Championship Game 2008 Sun Bowl 2009

2010-present Missouri State (assistant coach, OLB)

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B.J. Stotser 3rd season at MSU // CBs Now in his eighth season overall 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

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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 secondteam honors in 2011 and broke an MSU record at the time with a 91-yard interception return for a touchdown at Western Illinois. In 2012, the Bears ranked 33rd nationally in pass defense, giving up less than 200 yards per game while surrendering just 158.1 yards per game in conference play. The Bears’ secondary quadrupled its interception total from 2011 with cornerbacks Sybhrian Berry, Howard Scarborough and James Caine combining for 119 tackles and 3 picks. The native of Wellsburg, Iowa, played his college

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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 two in November.

DUTIES Assistant Coach, Cornerbacks

FAMILY wife Liz, daughter Lilia

EDUCATION Northern Iowa, 2005 - bachelor’s degree (sports psychology); Missouri State, 2008 master’s degree (sports management)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE Northern Iowa (CB), 2001-05

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2006-08 Missouri State (graduate assistant, DB) 2009-10 Missouri State (volunteer assistant, DB) 2011-present Missouri State (assistant coach, DB/CB)

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Taiwo Onatolu 3rd season at MSU // ILBs Taiwo Onatolu begins his third full season with the Missouri State family in 2013 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 Nebraska-Omaha. 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 alltime 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 freshman 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 Callender was also in the mix at middle linebacker in 2011 and finished seventh on the squad with 47 stops and a pair of starts. In 2012, Onatolu used five different starters in his rotation, including Beisel who led all middle linebackers with 73 stops in 10 games, while redshirt freshman Christian Hoffmann brought down 41 ball carriers with 5 starts in an impressive debut campaign. Onatolu’s twin brother, Kenny,

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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. Onatolu is single and resides in Springfield.

DUTIES Assistant Coach, Inside Linebackers

FAMILY single

EDUCATION Nebraska-Omaha, 2007 - bachelor’s degree (public affairs and community service)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE Nebraska-Omaha (LB), 2002-05 NFL Buffalo Bills mini camp CFL Calgary Stampeders mini camp

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2007-08 Nebraska-Omaha (graduate assistant, LB) NCAA Division II Playoffs 2007, 2008

2009 Nebraska-Omaha (restricted earnings coach, LB) NCAA Division II Playoffs 2009

2010 Nebraska-Omaha (assistant coach, LB) 2011-present Missouri State (assistant coach, ILB)

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Ben Barkema 1st season at MSU // TEs Iowa State product Ben Barkema joined the Bears’ coaching staff on Jan. 25, 2013 and will take over duties working with the squad’s tight ends and special teams unit. Barkema was the defensive line coach for Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa, during the 2012 season. He also assisted with special teams and video coordination while recruiting the states of Iowa and Wisconsin. His 2012 Peacocks’ punt return unit ranked third nationally in the NCAA Division II ranks. Prior to his time at Upper Iowa, Barkema spent three years (2009-2012) at his alma mater as a graduate assistant coach for the Iowa State Cyclones. In that capacity, he recruited the states of Missouri and Kansas, organized the offensive scout team and worked with the team’s linebackers and special teams. He also spent the 2008 season as an offensive assistant coach at Iowa State and helped with the team’s tight ends and offensive line. While at ISU, he coached four All-Big 12 players, including 2011 conference defensive player of the year A.J. Klein as well as Jake Knott (2010, 2011) and Jesse Smith (2009). As a standout player for the Cyclones, Barkema started 36 games at tight end from 2003-07. He caught 52 passes for 566 yards and scored 4 touchdowns

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during his career. He matched a career-high with 18 receptions during his senior season in 2007 and completed his college career averaging more than 10 yards per reception. His tenure in Ames also saw him play in the 2004 Independence Bowl and 2005 Houston Bowl. As a freshman, he had 2 receptions for 23 yards in the Independence Bowl win over Miami (Ohio) and tacked on 3 catches for 24 yards in a narrow Houston Bowl loss to TCU his sophomore season. The Cyclones finished 7-5 during the 2005 campaign, including three losses in overtime. His best individual game effort also came in the 2005 season when he snagged 3 receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown in a 30-16 home win over Colorado (Nov. 12, 2005). An academic standout throughout his career, he earned Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll status in the fall of 2006 and spring of 2007 and was an Academic All-Big 12 second-team selection in 2007. Bears’ head coach Terry Allen was Barkema’s position coach at Iowa State from 2003-05. Likewise, MSU offensive line coach Sean Coughlin was also on the ISU coaching staff for the 2004 and 2005 seasons during Barkema’s playing days with the Cyclones. At the conclusion of an outstanding playing career, Barkema was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent following the 2008 NFL Draft. After his playing days ended, he returned to Ames

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for the 2009 season. A native of Muscatine, Iowa, Barkema was a three-sport prep standout, earning all-state honors in football and basketball while leading his team to the state tournament in baseball. He was also Quad City Times’ 2003 Male Athlete of the Year. He earned his undergraduate (2007) and master’s (2011) degrees from Iowa State University. He completed his postgraduate work in educational leadership and policy studies.

DUTIES Assistant Coach, Tight Ends & Special Teams

FAMILY single

EDUCATION Iowa State, 2007 - bachelor’s degree (management); Iowa State, 2011 - master’s degree (educational leadership and policy studies )

PLAYING EXPERIENCE Iowa State (TE), 2004-07

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2008 Iowa State (offensive assistant, OL / TE) 2009-12 Iowa State (graduate assistant, LB / Special Teams) Insight.com Bowl 2009 New Era Pinstripe Bowl 2011

2012 Upper Iowa (assistant coach, DL) 2012-present Missouri State (assistant coach, TE / Special Teams)

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Gerald Davis 4th season at MSU // RBs Former Bears’ standout Gerald Davis will begin his fourth season on the coaching staff in 2013 and continues to coordinate 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 be-

came Davis’ first pro signee. In 2012, freshman All-American and MVFC All-Newcomer Team selection Ryan Heaston paced the efforts of the MSU backs as he tallied 424 yards in just seven games while racking up nearly 600 all-purpose yards. Junior workhorse Vernon Scott also stood out, gaining all 11 starts and tacking on 343 yards, while Mikael Cooper-Falls tallied 3 rushing touchdowns and 318 ground yards with 4.4 yards per attempt. This fall, the Bears have 100 percent of their rushing yards, including four returning lettermen, back. MSU has also signed three freshman running backs to its 2013 class to provide a solid foundation for the future. Prior to returning to Missouri State and the college football ranks in 2010, Davis put together a record-setting senior season in 2007 for MSU as a player. He started two seasons for Terry Allen and set Missouri State’s singleseason records for most touchdowns (19) and points (114) during his senior campaign. He guided the Bears to a 6-5 finish in 2007 and was named honorable mention All-MVFC 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 four-year 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

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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.

DUTIES Assistant Coach, Running Backs

FAMILY single

EDUCATION Missouri State, 2008 - bachelor’s degree (community recreation)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE Missouri State (RB), 2004-07

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2010-present Missouri State (assistant coach, RB)

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Keith Boaz

Frank Cuervo

Dr.Landon Hough

Monica Jones

Rick Kindhart

Jim Penkalski

Terry Sauerbry

Director Plaster Sports Complex, JQH Arena

General Manager Missouri State Sports Marketing

Head Team Physician

Assistant AD Academics & Student Services

Assistant AD / Dir. of Athletics Communications

Dir. of Athletic Medical & Rehab. Services

Director of Strength and Conditioning

Bob Kincaid

Jeremiah Frey

Steve Sawchak

Cory Starr

Eric Doennig

Dan Raines

Rhett Caviel

Tom Ladd

Andrew Burnos

Co-Curricular Student Ombudsperson

Football Strength and Conditioning Coach

Football Athletic Trainer

Men’s Equipment Manager

Assistant Director, Athletics Communications

Academic Counselor

Academic Counselor

Athletics Ticket Sales

Team Video Coordinator

Achievement Center for Intercollegiate Athletics Director ....................................................................................... Monica Jones Assistant Director ............................................................................Dan Raines Acacemic Counselorss........................................... Kendra Lewis, Rhett Caviel Graduate Assistant.......................................................................... A’dja Jones Administrative Assistant ..............................................................Joan Newman

Athletic Medical & Rehabilitation Services Director ........................................................................................Jim Penkalski Assistant Director .................................................................Shannon Derricks, Football Athletic Trainer ............................................................Steve Sawchak Asst. Athletic Trainers...................... Suzie Atkinson, Tyler Landgraf, Amy Luke Rehabilitation Specialist & Performance Coord. ..................... Mitch Hauschildt Interns ......................................... William Baum, Andilynn Beadles, Josh Bell, ......................................................................... Jillian Burrows, Mattie Taylor Athletic Training Administrative Assistant .......................................Becky Grant

Marketing General Manager, Nelligan Sports Marketing ..............................Frank Cuervo Sales Manager ..........................................................................Sharry Olson Marketing Staff ............ Torey Rhoads, Ryan Slattery, Chris Scott, Jenna Scott Marketing Specialist / Licensing..........................................................Art Hains

Athletics Development Director, Bears Fund ......................................................................Kevin Greim Assistant Director, Bears Fund.................................................. Austin Schilling Bears Fund Administrative Asst. .....................................................Julie Wright

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 In-House Video ................................................................................ Hite Media

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Athletics Communications Director (Primary Football Contact) ............................................. Rick Kindhart Assistant Directors .............................. Eric Doennig, Ben Adamson, Tim Bohn Graduate Assistants ........................................................................ Kevin Agee Gameday Stat Crew...................Mark Stillwell, Jared Brockman, Mark Bunge, .....................................................Rick Martin, Dale Moore, Richard Schuldt

Medical Staff Head Team Physician .......................................................... Dr. Landon Hough 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 Assistant Director ..............................................................Melissa Blankenship Administrative Assistant ........................................................ Brenda O’Connell Electronic Systems Coordinator.......................................................Matt Jones Custodian I, Plaster Sports Complex ......................................... Mark Keuneke

Strength & Conditioning Director ......................................................................................Terry Sauerbry Assistant Director (Football Strength Coach) ..............................Jeremiah Frey

Equipment & Team Video Equipment Manager.......................................................................... Cory Starr Student Assistants ...........................................................................Will Mattes Video Coordinator .....................................................................Andrew Burnos Student Assistants .......................... Eric Thompson, Tyler Spittler, Allie Killion, .......................................................Jerry McNeal, Connor Fritz, Levi Jacyna

Tickets Athletics Box Office* Manager ...............................................Shannon Stanton General Manager, Collegiate Consulting ...........................................Tom Ladd *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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Hot Finish Overshadows Early-Season Woes Rare Shot at the Contenders The Bears opened the campaign with the best that college football had to offer in 2012. In fact, MSU was the only team in college football to play two Top 25 FBS foes in non-conference play. A season-opener at No. 22 Kansas State and Heisman candidate Collin Klein preceded a trip to No. 23 Louisville and its highly-acclaimed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in early September. Both the Wildcats and Cardinals finished 11-2 overall and landed in BCS bowls in January with the clubs finishing 12 and 13, respectively, in the final AP poll. The Bears were game to take on the Wildcats in Manhattan on Sept. 1 and matched K-State punch for punch in the early rounds. Austin Witmer kicked three field goals -- from 24, 35 and 26 yards. His final 3-pointer of the night with 10:43 left in the third quarter knotted the game, 9-9, and kept the biased crowd of 50,007 in check. Klein broke the deadlock on a key third-and-18 play midway through the third quarter. An 18-yard TD pass to Tramaine Thompson broke the tie and put the Wildcats up 16-9, a score that held until early in the fourth period. In the final stanza, the Wildcats used their depth to pull away, reeling off 35 points in the period -- and the final 42 points of the game -- to claim a 51-9 victory. Missouri transfer Ashton Glaser finished his MSU debut 22-for44 through the air for 257 yards. Dorian Buford collected 7 receptions for 114 yards, and Cadarrius Dotson was equally impressive with 6 catches for 82 yards. The Bears collected 418 total yards, compared to 493 by the Wildcats, with Nate Davis’ 12 tackles pacing a rugged MSU defensive unit. For his part, Klein finished 19-for-28 for 169 yards and a pair of touchdowns to jump start his memorable season. The following week, the Bears again held their own early against a much more physical Louisville team. Down 18-0 late in the second quarter, the Bears rallied with a 73-yard touchdown drive just before the intermission, capped by a 6-yard pass from Glaser to Dotson to make it 18-7 at the break. Glaser completed all five of his pass attempts for 63 yards on the drive, which took less than two-and-a-half minutes to execute. The Bears appeared to catch a break midway through the first quarter when Louisville muffed a punt return, and the Bears’ Anthony Lee pounced on the loose ball at the Cardinal 30-yard line. But the call was overturned after an official video review indicated the punt was not touched by Louisville, which kept possession. Terry Allen’s troops accumulated just 111 total yards in the first 30 minutes with only five first downs, while Bridgewater was an efficient 21-for-26 for 259 yards for Louisville in the first half. The Cardinals pushed ahead 25-7 in the third quarter with an 11play, 75-yard drive and then put things out of reach with 10 points in the final period. UofL posted four scoring drives of at least 70 yards in a 35-7 victory and held the Bears to just 249 total yards on the day. Kierra Harris engineered a late MSU drive that started at the Bears’ 17-yard line and got them down to the Louisville 25. But a fumble there ended the Missouri State threat with Harris running down a Louisville fumble return at the 1-yard line on the play to save a touchdown. MSU’s Caleb Schaffitzel led all defenders with 20 total tackles, while Glaser finished 14-for-23 through the air for 125 yards to lead the Bears’ offense. Missouri State gained just 249 total yards, but surrendered just one sack and turned the ball over twice.

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In his first Missouri State appearance, Ashton Glaser threw for 257 yards at No. 22 Kansas State. The Bears entered the fourth quarter down 16-9, but unraveled in the final period despite an outstanding debut by the junior transfer.

Heaston and the Home Stand The Bears got their first glimpse of Plaster Field on Sept. 15 when they entertained the Murray State Racers from the Ohio Valley Conference. The rainy conditions and gray skies throughout the day did little to spoil the mood for the amped-up home opener that included postgame fireworks and a concert at Plaster. But, a 75-yard drive by Murray State capped with a touchdown early in the fourth quarter did as the Racers slipped away with a 28-23 victory. A 15-yard pass from Casey Brockman to Jaamal Berry put the Racers ahead by five with 14:20 left in the game. Missouri State would get five more possessions from there only to turn the ball over twice, punt twice and turn the ball over on downs at the Murray State 16 with 4:34 to go. The Bears led on three occasions and outgained the visitors by a 441-399 margin but struggled in clutch situations throughout the night. MSU converted just 5-of-17 third-down attempts and scored just three times in five trips to the red zone. Ashton Glaser was 28-for-50 through the air for 337 yards while accounting for a pair of touchdowns. Dorian Buford continued to shine with 9 catches for 112 yards, while freshman Ryan Heaston had a breakout effort with 64 yards on 11 carries off the bench. Murray State’s Brockman finished 41-for-59 for 313 yards to es-

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Ryan Heaston’s Plaster Field debut saw him average 5.8 yards per carry and a game-high 64 ground yards against Murray State. He followed that effort with his first 100-yard effort the next week against Southern Illinois, amassing 126 yards on 22 carries to go 153 all-purpose yards in the MVFC opener. Heaston was named MSU Media Player of the Week in both contests.

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On the Road Again The pair of narrow home losses left the Bears reeling as they headed to South Dakota State and Indiana State. Missouri State closed out the month of September at No. 25 SDSU. Aside from an 88-yard, first-quarter touchdown run from Zach Zenner -- the national rushing leader -- the Bears surrendered just 2.4 yards per carry on the night and kept fighting to erase an early 10-0 deficit. Ashton Glaser capped a 62-yard touchdown drive with a oneyard carry with 78 seconds left in the opening half to make it a 10-7 game at the break. However, whatever regrouping the Bears intended to do in the second half never developed, and the visitors could get no traction. MSU turned the ball over four times in the second half, including three interceptions by Glaser, the last of which killed a fourth-quarter drive to the SDSU 17-yard line. Earlier, South Dakota State capitalized on another MSU mishap, covering 24 yards on just four plays after Glaser’s third pick of the contest. Brandon Hubert snagged an 8-yard touchdown pass from Austin Sumner with 11:34 left in the game to make it a 17-7 game. That’s all the scoring the Jackrabbits would need as Zenner finished with 182 yards on 30 carries (6.1 ypc), while MSU’s Heaston overshadowed the top running back in the FCS ranks by posting 148 yards on 20 carries (7.4 ypc). Heaston finished with 183 allpurpose yards and turned heads nationally with his efforts. Nate Davis and Caleb Schaffitzel combined for 25 total tackles to pace the MSU defense with Davis contributing a sack, 12 solo tackles and 14 stops in the game. The next week at Indiana State, the Bears’ mishaps continued in the first half with MSU coughing up three turnovers in the first 30 minutes to fall behind 14-7 at the intermission in Terre Haute. Backup quarterback Kierra Harris then jump started the offense, engineering scoring drives on Missouri State’s first two possessions of the third quarter. A partially-blocked punt set the Bears up in ISU territory early in the second half and led to a 38-yard field goal by Witmer to make it a 14-10 game. Less than four minutes later, Harris hit Matt Thayer from 2 yards out to cap a 56-yard scoring drive and put the visitors ahead for the first time, 17-14, with 4:53 left in the third. But the league’s returning Offensive Player of the Year, Shakir Bell, put the Sycamores on his shoulders and turned the tides. Bell had been kept in check most of the afternoon, but collected 67 yards on 8 carries on ISU’s first drive of the fourth quarter, including a 24-yard touchdown. Bell finished with 113 yards on 25 carries. Down the stretch, ISU took advantage of a running-into-the-punter penalty to sustain a 54-yard scoring drive that eventually led to a 26-yard field goal to make it a 31-17 game. The drive consumed nearly six minutes in all, and when the Bears tried to rally late, ISU snagged its third interception of the afternoon to end the threat and seal the two-touchdown victory. Harris finished 12-for-15 for 131 yards, while Dorian Buford led all players with 8 receptions for 56 yards. As a team, the Bears finished with a pass completion percentage of 81.5 on 22-for-27 completions. Andrew Beisel’s 11 tackles led the MSU defense.

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The Transformation Begins Even though the Bears were competitive at times during all six of their losses to start the 2013 season, it was evident in mid-October that MSU was on the verge of a breakthrough. That breakthrough came in a big way on Oct. 13 when Missouri State entertained league newcomer South Dakota and saved its best for last. The Bears, who trailed 21-3 at halftime, scored 17 points over the final five-and-a-half minutes to post their first win of the 2012 season in dramatic fashion. Missouri State, which entered play without having scored in the fourth quarter all season, mustered just 283 yards of total offense on the day, including 173 yards in the final period. The Bears also played turnover-free football for the first time in 2012. Sophomore quarterback Kierra Harris turned in a strong performance in his first starting assignment of the season, finishing 20-of-33 for 214 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Julian Burton, the MVC Special Teams Player of the Week, totaled 166 all-purpose yards, including three punt returns for 68 yards and four receptions for 98 yards. Harris led the Bears’ late charge, connecting with Burton on a 60-yard scoring strike with 5:27 to play, then finding Eric Christophel from 25 yards out on the equalizing touchdown with just under two minutes left on the clock. The Bears’ defense also came up big late in the contest, as Andrew Beisel and Mike Crutcher teamed up to force a critical fumble that ultimately led to Christophel’s game-tying touchdown. MSU then came up with a key stop on the Coyotes’ ensuing drive, and Burton’s 30-yard punt return--a Missouri State season long-set up Austin Witmer’s second field goal of the day that handed the Bears their first home victory since a November 20, 2010 win over North Dakota State. After yielding 265 yards of total offense in the opening half, the MSU defense stiffened in the second stanza, limiting the Coyotes to 110 yards after the half. Anthony Grady played a starring role in the turnaround, totaling two of his three sacks in the second half and coming up with the key recovery of the momentum-swinging USD fumble with just over three minutes to play. The Bears’ defense also received a lift from Beisel and Crutcher, who finished with 12 and 10 tackles, respectively, while leading tackler Caleb Schaffitzel came up with 11 stops. The victory also snapped a six-game home losing streak for Missouri State and started a team transformation that carried through the end of the season.

Bears Become Road Warriors The following week, MSU posted its only road victory of the season, but it did so in grand fashion with a 24-17 win over No. 11 Illinois State, an FCS playoff qualifier in 2012. Down 14-12 with 9:25 to go, the Bears and backup quarterback Ashton Glaser went to work. Mikael Cooper-Falls helped lead the team down the field, carrying seven times on the winning drive to burn the clock and move the chains. But it was Glaser’s clutch passes that kept the Bears’ hopes alive. First, on a third-and-three play from their own 31, Glaser hit Matt Thayer for three yards to sustain the possession. Later, the junior signal caller connected with Thayer for 18 yards to the ISU 22. And finally a 15-yard completion to Tre Kelley to the Redbirds’ 11-yard line set up the winning touchdown - a two-yard run by Glaser -- two plays later. Glaser entered the game late in the first half when starter Kierra Harris took a helmet to his hip. Harris would return briefly, but Glaser completed the game-winning drive. He finished 5-for-5 through air for 49 yards to go with 13 ground yards on the possession. After the Bears took the 19-14 lead, the Redbirds muffed the

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Kierra Harris’ first start of the season came in Week 7 when he helped the Bears overcome a 21-3 deficit against league newcomer South Dakota for Missouri State’s first victory of the season.

ensuing kickoff out of bounds at their own three-yard line and set up shop there with 2:53 to play. But on the first play from scrimmage, Howard Scarborough tackled Darrelynn Dunn in the end zone for the visitors’ second safety of the afternoon to make it a 21-14 game. Austin Witmer later booted a 42-yard field goal, his second of the game, to make it 24-14. The Redbirds tacked on a 47-yard field goal with 10 seconds left in the game to sustain hope, however the ensuing kick was recovered by Matt Swan for the Bears who ran out the clock and snapped a four-game road skid.

Homecoming Heroes Slash Leathernecks Missouri State extended its overall winning streak to three with a dominant 42-3 homecoming win over Western Illinois on Oct. 27. Kierra Harris threw three first-half touchdown passes and completed all 13 of his pass attempts in the first half to help MSU build a 28-13 advantage. In fact, the Bears reeled off 35 unanswered points after a WIU field goal early in the second quarter made it a 7-3 game at the time. None of MSU’s six scoring drives took longer than two-and-ahalf minutes to complete, and Harris accounted for four of the six touchdowns. Freshmen Tre Kelley and Cedric Miller each scored their first MSU TDs. Mikael Cooper-Falls led all players with 95 rushing yards on 12 carries. The Springfield native also finished with 117 all-purpose yards to help pace MSU’s second-best rushing effort of the season -- 207 yards. On the defensive side, the Bears turned in a dominant performance by holding the Leathernecks to 224 total yards and just 6-of21 on third down. MSU also picked off three passes, including two

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2012 Missouri Valley Football Conference Standings FINAL North Dakota State* South Dakota State* Illinois State* Indiana State Southern Illinois Youngstown State Northern Iowa Missouri State Western Illinois South Dakota

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

PF 251 183 179 166 170 197 237 153 54 125

PA 116 122 172 123 121 220 182 165 242 252

ALL 14-1 9-4 9-4 7-4 6-5 7-4 5-6 3-8 3-8 1-10

PF 495 304 393 254 247 318 333 192 107 187

PA 173 213 339 157 214 261 235 279 311 346

*FCS playoff qualifier (NDSU won its second straight NCAA title)

Craig Bohl’s squad held MSU to just 149 total yards on the day. The Bison went on to win their second straight NCAA Division I title on the momentum of a nine-game winning streak to end the year. Schaffitzel posted 10 tackles and 2 interceptions, including a school-record 100-yard return in the first quarter. His efforts earned him Valley Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second week in a row as well as three national defensive player awards.

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All-MVFC first-team selection Caleb Schaffitzel earned Valley Defensive Player of the Week and CFPA National Defensive Back of the Week in back-to-back contests. His sophomore season was also highlighted with Academic All-America second-team honors and AP All-America distinction.

by Caleb Schaffitzel who also recorded 9 tackles. He was named MVFC Defensive Player of the Week and CFPA National Defensive Back of the Week for his efforts. Nick Canavan led all players with 13 total tackles for the Bears.

Bison Back in Springfield Certainly one of the most memorable games of the 2012 campaign came on Nov. 3 when the top-ranked and defending national champion North Dakota State Bison rolled into Plaster Field. The Bears held NDSU to 84 total yards in the second half and cut into a 14-7 halftime deficit with a game-tying score at the 9:34 mark of the third quarter. On MSU’s first possession of the second half, Kierra Harris capped a 62-yard drive on the 10th play with a 16-yard touchdown run. The Bears did most of their damage on the ground on the series, rushing seven times for 53 yards on the possession, including a 20-yard run by Mikael Cooper-Falls. Late in the quarter, Sam Ojuri -- who tallied a game-high 118 yards on 24 carries -- pushed the visitors ahead with a 5-yard TD run. The score was set up by a fumbled MSU punt return at its own 11 yard line just two plays earlier and proved costly for the Bears. Austin Witmer’s 44-yard field goal early in the final period drew the Bears within four, but MSU could not take advantage of several scoring opportunities from there. Missouri State forced the Bison into a pair of three-and-outs late in the game, but the home team’s offense failed to convert a fourth-and-one at the NDSU 30 on one possession. On the Bears’ final drive, Harris had rushes of 21 and 13 yards to push MSU to its own 47 before an errant pass was picked off by NDSU with 1:13 to go, clinching a 21-17 NDSU win.

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After a week off to recover from the narrow loss to North Dakota State, the Bears headed to Northern Iowa for the season finale on Nov. 17. MSU looked to be catching the perennial league front runners at a good time with UNI entering the final week of the year at 4-6 overall and the same 3-4 league record as the Bears. However, after allowing the first 38 points of the game, the Bears had to put together a pair of impressive fourth-quarter drives of 92 and 87 yards to make the final score a respectable 38-13. With 5:41 remaining in the game, the Bears scored first on a six-yard touchdown run by Mikael Cooper-Falls that capped a 13-play scoring drive covering a season-high 92 yards. A 38-yard completion from Kierra Harris to Cadarrius Dotson set up the score by Cooper-Falls. Harris finished 29-for-39 through the air for 230 yards while tying a school record for completed passes. Dotson, a senior, had 101 yards receiving in his final career effort, while Dorian Buford caught 9 passes for 73 yards. Buford’s final catch of the day was a seven-yard TD pass from Harris to cap an 87-yard scoring drive that took 12 plays. Buford’s catch came with just 18 seconds left in the game and gave the Bears 324 yards of total offense -- 179 on the final two drives of the day. UNI produced 460 total yards and 20 first downs in winning its seventh straight against MSU.

Awards and Honors Joining safety Caleb Schaffitzel on the All-MVFC first-team was receiver Dorian Buford, while offensive lineman Randy Richards claimed second-team league honors. Nate Davis (LB), Anthony Grady (DL) and Matt Thayer (TE) were honorable-mention picks. RB Ryan Heaston was the only MSU representative on the Valley All-Newcomer Team, while Schaffitzel and Thayer earned Academic All-MVFC first-team honors to set the pace for honorable mention picks Kurt Kutter (OL), Andrew Beisel (LB), Austin Witmer (K) and Thayer. The Associated Press All-America team recognized Schaffitzel and Richards as third-team picks with Richards also claiming AFCA All-America distinction. Schaffitzel was named CFPA National Defensive Back of the Year as well as Sports Network third-team All-American. The sophomore safety was also a Capital One Academic All-America second-team selection.

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2012 Final Statistics RUSHING G TC Gain Lost Net Ave. TD Lg. PerG ___________________________________________________________ Ryan Heaston 7 84 439 15 424 5.0 0 37 60.6 Vernon Scott 11 87 357 14 343 3.9 1 25 31.2 Mikael Cooper-Falls 11 73 328 10 318 4.4 3 39 28.9 Kierra Harris 9 68 277 122 155 2.3 3 24 17.2 Ashton Glaser 11 35 133 60 73 2.1 4 21 6.6 Cedric Miller 7 18 55 1 54 3.0 1 17 7.7 Josh Mattes 5 3 17 0 17 5.7 0 7 3.4 Chris Sullens 11 1 4 0 4 4.0 0 4 0.4 Caleb Schaffitzel 11 4 1 0 1 0.2 0 1 0.1 Team -2 0 4 -4 -2.0 0 0 -1.0 Total.......... 11 375 1611 226 1385 3.7 12 39 125.9 Opponents...... 11 459 2082 293 1789 3.9 16 95 162.6 PASSING G Effic. Cmp-Att-Int. Pct. Yds. TD Lg. PerG ___________________________________________________________ Ashton Glaser 11 95.79 116-210-12 55.2 1221 2 69 111.0 Kierra Harris 9 116.47 99-163-8 60.7 997 7 60 110.8 Eric Christophel 11 0.00 0-1-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 Team -0.00 0-2-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 Total.......... 11 103.99 215-376-20 57.2 2218 9 69 201.6 Opponents...... 11 121.74 208-339-12 61.4 2094 16 60 190.4 RECEIVING G No. Yds. Ave. TD Lg. PerG ___________________________________________________________ Dorian Buford 11 59 642 10.9 2 69 58.4 Matt Thayer 11 38 294 7.7 1 22 26.7 Cadarrius Dotson 9 29 374 12.9 2 48 41.6 Julian Burton 8 25 368 14.7 2 60 46.0 Ryan Heaston 7 15 173 11.5 0 67 24.7 Eric Christophel 11 10 150 15.0 1 30 13.6 Tre Kelley 11 10 68 6.8 1 17 6.2 Adrian Williams 11 8 59 7.4 0 15 5.4 Mikael Cooper-Falls 11 8 33 4.1 0 17 3.0 Vernon Scott 11 7 19 2.7 0 9 1.7 Matt Swan 11 2 17 8.5 0 10 1.5 Marvell Saffold 5 1 11 11.0 0 11 2.2 Eric Brown 2 1 7 7.0 0 7 3.5 Duane Atteberry 2 1 6 6.0 0 6 3.0 Cedric Miller 7 1 -3 -3.0 0 0 -0.4 [------------- PAT -------------] SCORING TD FG Kick Rush Rec Pass DXP Sfty Pts ___________________________________________________________ Austin Witmer 0 12-16 20-22 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 56 Ashton Glaser 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 24 Kierra Harris 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 Mikael Cooper-Falls 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 Julian Burton 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Dorian Buford 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Cadarrius Dotson 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Matt Thayer 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Caleb Schaffitzel 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Cedric Miller 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Tre Kelley 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Vernon Scott 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Eric Christophel 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Howard Scarborough 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1 2 Team 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1 2 Total.......... 22 12-16 20-22 0-0 0 0-0 0 2 192 Opponents...... 35 11-14 34-34 0-0 1 1-1 0 0 279 *Field Goal sequence (made field goals are underlined): MSU: Witmer (24, 35, 26, 41, 22, 25, 43, 33, 49, 38, 47, 33, 20,42, 44, 44). 12/16 (.750) Opponents (23, 19, 25, 19, 45, 25, 23, 32, 26, 49, 44, 47, 27, 36). 11/14 (.786)

TOTAL OFFENSE G Plays Rush Pass Total PerG ___________________________________________________________ Ashton Glaser 11 245 73 1221 1294 117.6 Kierra Harris 9 231 155 997 1152 128.0 Ryan Heaston 7 84 424 0 424 60.6 Vernon Scott 11 87 343 0 343 31.2 Mikael Cooper-Falls 11 73 318 0 318 28.9 Cedric Miller 7 18 54 0 54 7.7 Josh Mattes 5 3 17 0 17 3.4 Chris Sullens 11 1 4 0 4 0.4 Caleb Schaffitzel 11 4 1 0 1 0.1 Team -4 -4 0 -4 -1.0 Total.......... 11 751 1385 2218 3603 327.5 Opponents...... 11 798 1789 2094 3883 353.0

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KICKOFFS No. Yds Avg TB OB Ret. Net YdLn ___________________________________________________________ Austin Witmer 44 2662 60.5 23 1 ---Total.......... 44 2662 60.5 23 1 410 40.7 29 Opponents...... 59 3417 57.9 26 1 493 40.7 29 KICKOFF RETURNS No. Yds. Ave. TD Lg. ___________________________________________________________ Vernon Scott 6 85 14.2 0 26 Julian Burton 6 132 22.0 0 29 Sybhrian Berry 5 69 13.8 0 19 Caleb Schaffitzel 5 112 22.4 0 28 Maddy Johnson 4 64 16.0 0 20 Nate Davis 2 13 6.5 0 13 Tre Kelley 1 0 0.0 0 0 Ryan Heaston 1 2 2.0 0 2 Marvell Saffold 1 16 16.0 0 16 Matt Swan 1 0 0.0 0 0 Total.......... 32 493 15.4 0 29 Opponents...... 18 410 22.8 1 93 PUNT RETURNS No. Yds. Ave. TD Lg. ___________________________________________________________ Julian Burton 15 98 6.5 0 30 Sybhrian Berry 7 49 7.0 0 20 Marvell Saffold 5 41 8.2 0 25 Eric Christophel 1 2 2.0 0 2 Total.......... 28 190 6.8 0 30 Opponents...... 14 160 11.4 1 89 ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G ___________________________________________________________ Dorian Buford 11 0 642 0 0 0 642 58.4 Ryan Heaston 7 424 173 0 2 0 599 85.6 Julian Burton 8 0 368 98 132 0 598 74.8 Vernon Scott 11 343 19 0 85 0 447 40.6 Cadarrius Dotson 9 0 374 0 0 0 374 41.6 Mikael Cooper-Falls 11 318 33 0 0 0 351 31.9 Caleb Schaffitzel 11 1 0 0 112 216 329 29.9 Matt Thayer 11 0 294 0 0 0 294 26.7 Kierra Harris 9 155 0 0 0 0 155 17.2 Eric Christophel 11 0 150 2 0 0 152 13.8 Sybhrian Berry 11 0 0 49 69 0 118 10.7 Ashton Glaser 11 73 0 0 0 0 73 6.6 Tre Kelley 11 0 68 0 0 0 68 6.2 Marvell Saffold 5 0 11 41 16 0 68 13.6 Maddy Johnson 7 0 0 0 64 0 64 9.1 Adrian Williams 11 0 59 0 0 0 59 5.4 Cedric Miller 7 54 -3 0 0 0 51 7.3 Mike Crutcher 11 0 0 0 0 21 21 1.9 Josh Mattes 5 17 0 0 0 0 17 3.4 Matt Swan 11 0 17 0 0 0 17 1.5 Nate Davis 11 0 0 0 13 0 13 1.2 Jason Fitch 11 0 0 0 0 11 11 1.0 Eric Brown 2 0 7 0 0 0 7 3.5 Duane Atteberry 2 0 6 0 0 0 6 3.0 Christian Hoffmann 11 0 0 0 0 5 5 0.5 Chris Sullens 11 4 0 0 0 0 4 0.4 Howard Scarborough 11 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 Team --4 0 0 0 0 -4 -1.0 Total.......... 11 1385 2218 190 493 255 4541 412.8 Opponents...... 11 1789 2094 160 410 230 4683 425.7 PUNTING No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd ___________________________________________________________ Chris Sullens 66 2708 41.0 70 6 19 22 0 Total.......... 66 2708 41.0 70 6 19 22 0 Opponents...... 65 2563 39.4 54 7 9 25 1 INTERCEPTIONS No. Yds. Ave. TD Lg. ___________________________________________________________ Caleb Schaffitzel 5 216 43.2 1 100 Sybhrian Berry 2 0 0.0 0 0 Mike Crutcher 2 21 10.5 0 21 Christian Hoffmann 1 5 5.0 0 5 Jason Fitch 1 11 11.0 0 11 Howard Scarborough 1 2 2.0 0 2 Total.......... 12 255 21.2 1 100 Opponents...... 20 230 11.5 1 44

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2012 Final Statistics Date Opponent Attendance Result ___________________________________________________________ Sept. 1 at (22) Kansas State (N) 50,007 L 9-51 ___________________________________________________________ Sept. 8 at (23) Louisville (ESPN3) 47,553 L 7-35 ___________________________________________________________ Sept. 15 Murray State (N) (Mediacom) 10,002 L 23-28 ___________________________________________________________ Sept. 22 Southern Illinois* (Mediacom) 9,217 L 6-14 (Family Weekend) ___________________________________________________________ Sept. 29 at (25) South Dakota St.* (N) (Mediacom) 14,186 L 7-17 ___________________________________________________________ Oct. 6 at Indiana State* 8,311 L 17-31 ___________________________________________________________ Oct. 13 South Dakota* (Mediacom) 8,001 W 27-24 (MSU Showcase) ___________________________________________________________ Oct. 20 at (11) Illinois State* 6,180 W 24-17 ___________________________________________________________ Oct. 27 Western Illinois* (Mediacom) 10,076 W 42-3 (Homecoming) ___________________________________________________________ Nov. 3 (1) North Dakota State* (Mediacom) 6,253 L 17-21 ___________________________________________________________ Nov. 17 at Northern Iowa* 8,493 L 13-38 attendance 11,102 ___________________________________________________________ * Missouri Valley Football Conference game; (N) night games; National Rankings and TV info. in parentheses.

DEFENSE G UT AT TT TFL-Yd Sks-Yd PBU QBH FF FR-Yd ___________________________________________________________ Caleb Schaffitzel....... 11 56 53 109 3.5-3 . 6 . . . Nate Davis ................ 11 44 31 75 9.0-56 5.5-46 2 1 2 . Andrew Beisel........... 11 19 54 73 5.0-14 2.0-9 1 2 . . Mike Crutcher ........... 11 31 36 67 0.5-1 . 3 . 2 . Nick Canavan ........... 11 14 51 65 4.5-9 1.0-5 2 2 . . Anthony Grady.......... 11 23 26 49 8.0-48 5.0-43 1 1 . 1-(-7) Sybhrian Berry .......... 11 25 20 45 . . 4 . . . Christian Hoffmann ... 11 6 35 41 1.0-3 0.5-2 1 1 . 1-0 James Caine............. 11 18 19 37 1.0-3 . 3 . . . Howard Scarborough 11 27 10 37 4.0-7 . 11 . . 1-0 Eric Pearce ............... 11 10 26 36 0.5-0 . . . . . Ryan Callender ......... 11 11 22 33 1.0-9 1.0-9 . . . . Tim Piccarreto .......... 11 8 24 32 2.0-12 1.0-11 . . . . Martin Montgomery... 11 8 20 28 7.5-51 4.0-41 . 3 1 . Jason Fitch ............... 11 7 19 26 1.5-8 1.0-7 . 1 . . Rodney Kelly ............10 13 12 25 . . 4 1 . . James Barnes........... 11 6 12 18 4.5-22 1.5-17 . . . . C.J. Randall .............. 11 4 14 18 1.0-9 0.5-8 . 4 . . Seginald Chaney ........8 4 9 13 1.0-1 . . . . . Anthony Lee ............. 11 5 6 11 . . 1 . . 1-0 Corey Feagin ............10 2 7 9 0.5-0 . . . . . Johnny Onoh ..............6 3 4 7 . . 1 . . . Tevan Ferguson ..........3 1 5 6 . . . . . . Spencer Emerson .....10 3 3 6 0.5-1 . . . . . Pat Fornadel ...............4 1 4 5 . . . . . . Jeremy Walker .......... 11 1 4 5 0.5-1 . . . . . Keenan Berry............ 11 2 2 4 . . . . . . Matt Swan................. 11 3 1 4 . . . . . . Art Rucker.................10 1 2 3 . . . . . . Eric Christophel ........ 11 2 . 2 . . . . . . Mikael Cooper-Falls.. 11 2 . 2 . . . . . . Duane Atteberry..........2 2 . 2 . . . . . . Zac Rasmussen..........6 1 1 2 . . . . . . Jeremiah Plowden .... 11 1 . 1 . . 1 . . . Colby Wickwar .......... 11 . 1 1 . . . . . . Randy Richards ........ 11 1 . 1 . . . . . . Chris Sullens ............ 11 1 . 1 . . . . . . Josh Mattes ................5 . 1 1 . . . . . . Ashton Glaser ........... 11 1 . 1 . . . . . . Kierra Harris ...............9 1 . 1 . . . . . . Matt Thayer .............. 11 1 . 1 . . . . . . Julian Burton...............8 1 . 1 . . . . 1 1-0 Austin Witmer ........... 11 1 . 1 . . . . . . Dorian Buford ........... 11 1 . 1 . . . . . . Total........................ 11 372 534 906 57-258 23-198 41 16 6 5-(-7) Opponents...... ....... 11 392 416 808 57.0-234 15-144 41 16 9 10-76 Blocked Kicks -- MSU (1): Matt Swan 1; Opponents 3. Safeties -- MSU (2): Howard Scarborough 1, Team 1; Opponents 0.

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TEAM STATISTICS MSU Opp. ___________________________________________________________ SCORING 192 279 Points Per Game 17.5 25.4 Touchdowns Scored 22 35 PAT-Attempts 20-22 34-34 PAT Percentage 91% 100% Two-Point Conversions 0-0 1-1 Field Goals-Attempts 12-16 11-14 Safeties Scored 2 0 Defensive PATs 0 0 ___________________________________________________________ FIRST DOWNS 187 212 Rushing 71 95 Passing 99 99 Penalty 17 18 ___________________________________________________________ RUSHING YARDAGE 1385 1789 Yards gained rushing 1611 2082 Yards lost rushing 226 293 Rushing Attempts 375 459 Average Per Rush 3.7 3.9 Average Per Game 125.9 162.6 TDs Rushing 12 16 ___________________________________________________________ PASSING YARDAGE 2218 2094 Comp-Att-Int 215-376-20 208-339-12 Average Per Pass 5.9 6.2 Average Per Catch 10.3 10.1 Average Per Game 201.6 190.4 TDs Passing 9 16 ___________________________________________________________ TOTAL OFFENSE 3603 3883 Total Plays 751 798 Average Per Play 4.8 4.9 Average Per Game 327.5 353.0 ___________________________________________________________ KICKOFFS: #-Yards 44-2662 59-3417 Average Per Kick 60.5 57.9 Net kick average 40.7 40.7 ___________________________________________________________ KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 32-493 18-410 Kick Return Average 15.4 22.8 ___________________________________________________________ PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 28-190 14-160 Punt Return Average 6.8 11.4 ___________________________________________________________ INT RETURNS: #-Yards 12-255 20-230 Interception Return Average 21.2 11.5 ___________________________________________________________ FUMBLES-LOST 16-10 12-5 ___________________________________________________________ PENALTIES-Yards 66-642 64-556 Average Per Game 58.4 50.5 ___________________________________________________________ PUNTS-Yards 66-2708 65-2563 Average Per Punt 41.0 39.4 Net punt average 36.8 34.4 ___________________________________________________________ TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 26:19 33:41 ___________________________________________________________ 3rd-DOWN Conversions 59/162 75/181 3rd-Down Pct 36% 41% ___________________________________________________________ 4th-DOWN Conversions 7/15 7/14 4th-Down Pct 47% 50% ___________________________________________________________ SACKS BY-Yards 23-198 15-144 ___________________________________________________________ MISC YARDS 0 24 ___________________________________________________________ ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 0-0 ___________________________________________________________ RED-ZONE SUMMARY 26-34 32-40 Red-Zone Scoring Percentage 76% 80% Red-Zone Touchdowns 18-34 24-40 Red-Zone Touchdown Percentage 53% 60% Red-Zone Field Goals 8-10 8-10 Red-Zone Turnovers/Downs/End Half 3-2-1 3-2-1 ___________________________________________________________ ATTENDANCE (total 178,279) 43,549 134,730 Games Avg. Attendance Per Game 5-8,710 6-22,455 ___________________________________________________________ SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total Missouri State ........................ 39 48 50 55 0 192 Opponents ............................. 73 75 52 79 0 279

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2012 Single-Game Superlatives MSU Game Highs Individual Team ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rushes 22 Ryan Heaston, vs. Southern Illinois (Sept. 22) 41 vs. Southern Illinois (Sept. 22) Yards Rushing 148 Ryan Heaston, at South Dakota State (Sept. 29) 223 at South Dakota State (Sept. 29) Yds / Rush (min 10) 7.9 Mikael Cooper-Falls, vs. Western Illinois (Oct. 27) 6.0 at South Dakota State (37-228) (Sept. 29) TD Rushes 1 12 times, last at UNI (Nov. 17) 3 vs. Western Illinois (Oct. 27) Pass attempts 50 Ashton Glaser, vs. Murray State (Sept. 15) 51 at Kansas State (Sept. 1) Pass completions 29 Kierra Harris, at UNI (Nov. 17) 29 at UNI (Nov. 17) Yards Passing 337 Ashton Glaser, vs. Murray State (Sept. 15) 337 vs. Murray State (Sept. 15) Yds / Pass (min 15) 9.4 Kierra Harris, 2 times, last at Illinois State (Oct. 20) 9.5 at Illinois State (Oct. 20) TD Passes 3 Kierra Harris, vs. Western Illinois (Oct. 27) 3 vs. Western Illinois (Oct. 27) Total Plays -- --83 vs. Southern Illinois (Sept. 22) Total Offense 327 Ashton Glaser, vs. Murray State (Sept. 15) 441 vs. Murray State (Sept. 15) Points 9 Austin Witmer, 2 times, last vs. South Dakota (Oct. 13) 42 vs. Western Illinois (Oct. 27) Receptions 9 Dorian Buford, three times, last at UNI (Nov. 17) 29 at UNI (Nov. 17) Yards Receiving 114 Dorian Buford, at Kansas State (Sept. 1) 337 vs. Murray State (Sept. 15) TD Receptions 1 9 times, last at UNI (Nov. 17) 3 vs. Western Illinois (Oct. 27) Field Goals 3 Austin Witmer, at Kansas State (Sept. 1) 3 at Kansas State (Sept. 1) Punts 9 Chris Sullens, vs. Southern Illinois (Sept. 22) 9 vs. Southern Illinois (Sept. 22) Punting Avg (3 att) 47.2 Chris Sullens, at Kansas State (Sept. 1) 47.2 at Kansas State (Sept. 1) Tackles 20 Caleb Schaffitzel, at Louisville (Sept. 8) 112 vs. Murray State (Sept. 15) Sacks 3.0 Anthony Grady, vs. South Dakota (Oct. 13) 5.0 vs. South Dakota (Oct. 13) Tackles for Loss 3.5 Anthony Grady, vs. South Dakota (Oct. 13) 10.0 vs. South Dakota (Oct. 13) Interceptions 2 Caleb Schaffitzel, 2 times, last vs. North Dakota State (Nov. 3) 3 vs. North Dakota State (Nov. 3) 2 Sybhrian Berry, at South Dakota State (Sept. 29) 3 vs. Western Illinois (Oct. 27) -- --3 at South Dakota State (Sept. 29) First Downs -- --22 at South Dakota State (Sept. 29) Penalties -- --10 at South Dakota State (Sept. 29) Penalty Yards -- --100 vs. Southern Illinois (Sept. 22) Turnovers -- --5 at South Dakota State (Sept. 29) Opponent Game Highs Individual Team ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rushes 30 Zach Zenner, at South Dakota State (Sept. 29) 57 vs. South Dakota (Oct. 13) Yards Rushing 182 Zach Zenner, at South Dakota State (Sept. 29) 324 at Kansas State (Sept. 1) Yds / Rush (min 10) 12.7 John Hubert (12-159), at Kansas State (Sept. 1) 8.1 at Kansas State (40-324) (Sept. 1) TD Rushes 2 David Johnson, vs. UNI (Nov. 17) 3 2 times, last vs. South Dakota (Oct. 13) 2 Josh Vander Maten, vs. South Dakota (Oct. 13) -- --Pass Attempts 59 Casey Brockman, vs. Murray State (Sept. 15) 60 vs. Murray State (Sept. 15) Pass Completions 41 Casey Brockman, vs. Murray State (Sept. 15) 42 vs. Murray State (Sept. 15) Yards Passing 344 Teddy Bridgewater, at Louisville (Sept. 8) 344 at Louisville (Sept. 8) Yds / Pass (min 15) 10.6 Sawyer Kollmorgen, at UNI (Nov. 17) 11.1 at UNI (Nov. 17) TD Passes 2 Collin Klein, at Kansas State (Sept. 1) 3 at UNI (Nov. 17) 2 Teddy Bridgewater, at Louisville (Sept. 8) -- --2 Casey Brockman, vs. Murray State (Sept. 15) -- --2 Mike Perish, at Indiana State (Oct. 6) -- --2 Matt Brown, at Illinois State (Oct. 20) -- --2 Sawyer Kollmorgen, at UNI (Nov. 17) -- --Total Plays -- --99 vs. Murray State (Sept. 15) Total Offense 359 Teddy Bridgewater, at Louisville (Sept. 8) 493 at Kansas State (Sept. 1) Points 16 Anthony Cantele, at Kansas State (Sept. 1) 51 at Kansas State (Sept. 1) Receptions 12 Walter Powell, vs. Murray State (Sept. 15) 42 vs. Murray State (Sept. 15) Yards Receiving 106 Brett LeMaster, at UNI (Nov. 17) 344 at Louisville (Sept. 8) TD Receptions 2 Tyrone Walker, at Illinois State (Oct. 20) 3 at UNI (Nov. 17) Field Goals 3 Anthony Cantele, at Kansas State (Sept. 1) 3 at Kansas State (Sept. 1) Punts 11 Austin Pucylowski, vs. Southern Illinois (Sept. 22) 11 vs. Southern Illinois (Sept. 22) Punting Avg (min 3) 49.5 Lucas Hileman, at Indiana State (Oct. 6) 48.2 at UNI (Nov. 17) Tackles 17 Mike Zimmer, at Illinois State (Oct. 20) 99 at Illinois State (Oct. 20) Sacks 2.0 Shelby Harris, at Illinois State (Oct. 20) 3.0 4 times, last vs. North Dakota State (Nov. 3) Tackles for Loss 3.0 Shelby Harris, at Illinois State (Oct. 20) 9.0 at Illinois State (Oct. 20) Interceptions 2 4 times, last Martinez Davis, vs. Western Illinois (Oct. 27) 4 at South Dakota State (Sept. 29) First Downs -- --26 vs. Murray State (Sept. 15) Penalties -- --11 at South Dakota State (Sept. 29) Penalty Yards -- --95 at South Dakota State (Sept. 29) Turnovers -- --5 at South Dakota State (Sept. 29) Longest Plays Missouri State Opponents ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rush 39 Mikael Cooper-Falls, vs. Western Illinois (Oct. 27) 95 John Hubert, at Kansas State (Sept. 1) TD Pass 69 Ashton Glaser to Dorian Buford, vs. Murray State (Sept. 15) 60 Sawyer Kollmorgen to Carlos Anderson, at UNI (Nov. 17) TD Kickoff Return 29 Julian Burton, at South Dakota State (Sept. 29) 93 Tanner Riley, at Indiana State (Oct. 6) TD Punt Return 30 Julian Burton, vs. South Dakota (Oct. 13) 89 Tramaine Thompson, at Kansas State (Sept. 1) TD Interception Return 100 Caleb Shaffitzel, vs. North Dakota State (11/3) TD 44 Emmanuel Souarin, vs. Southern Illinois (Sept. 22) Fumble Return -7 Anthony Grady, vs. South Dakota (Oct. 13) 74 Jordon Paschal, at Louisville (Sept. 8) Punt 70 Chris Sullens, at Indiana State (Oct. 6) 54 Lucas Hileman, at Indiana State (Oct. 6) Field Goal 47 Austin Witmer, vs. South Dakota (Oct. 13) 47 Nick Aussieker, at Illinois State (Oct. 20)

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2012 Individual Game-by-Game RUSHING Ryan Heaston Vernon Scott Mikael Cooper-Falls Kierra Harris Ashton Glaser Cedric Miller Josh Mattes Chris Sullens Caleb Schaffitzel

No-Yds/TD 84-424/0 87-343/1 73-318/3 68-155/3 35-73/4 18-54/1 3-17/0 1-4/0 4-1/0

KSU 2-1/0 11-64/0 1-0/0 2-5/0 4-10/0 5-17/0 -

LOU MUR SIU 9-38/0 11-64/0 22-126/0 8-23/0 13-46/1 2-14/0 3-13/0 1-2/0 5-12/0 DNP 8-(-4)/0 1-(-11)/0 6-(-10)/1 6-4/0 5-24/0 DNP 2-2/0 DNP DNP 1-4/0 -

SDSU 20-148/0 9-26/0 DNP 7-49/1 1-0/0 DNP -

INSU 17-38/0 6-37/0 8-32/0 2-0/1 DNP DNP 1-1/0

USD DNP 9-21/0 8-36/1 7-11/0 1-1/0 DNP -

ILSU DNP 12-37/0 19-61/0 8-6/1 7-13/1 DNP DNP 2-0/0

WIU 3-9/0 4-34/0 12-95/1 9-21/1 1-21/0 4-10/1 3-17/0 1-0/0

NDSU DNP 4-10/0 18-78/0 13-39/1 DNP -

UNI DNP 9-31/0 11-33/1 8-33/0 1--3/0 -

PASSING Att-Comp-Int Ashton Glaser .......................210-116-12

KSU 44-22-1

LOU 23-14-1

MUR 50-28-2

SIU 35-20-2

SDSU 39-15-4

INSU 12-10-2

USD -

ILSU 5-5-0

WIU 2-2-0

NDSU -

UNI -

Yards/TD .............................................1221/2

257/0

125/1

337/1

180/0

158/0

102/0

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49/0

13/0

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Kierra Harris .............................163-99-8

7-4-0

5-2-0

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7-6-0

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15-12-1

33-20-0

15-7-2

23-13-3

19-6-1

39-29-1

66/0

25/0

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38/0

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131/1

214/2

141/0

130/3

22/0

230/1

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Yards/TD ...............................................997/7

Eric Christophel ..............................1-0-0 Yards/TD ...................................................0/0

RECEIVING Dorian Buford Cadarrius Dotson Julian Burton Matt Thayer Ryan Heaston Eric Christophel Tre Kelley Adrian Williams Mikael Cooper-Falls Vernon Scott Matt Swan Marvell Saffold Eric Brown Duane Atteberry Cedric Miller

No-Yds/TD 59-642/2 29-374/2 25-368/2 38-294/1 15-173/0 10-150/1 10-68/1 8-59/0 8-33/0 7-19/0 2-17/0 1-11/0 1-7/0 1-6/0 1-(-3)/0

TOTAL TACKLES UA-A-TOT Caleb Schaffitzel................... 56-53--109 Nate Davis .............................. 44-31--75 Andrew Beisel......................... 19-54--73 Mike Crutcher ........................ 31-36---67 Nick Canavan ......................... 14-51--65 Anthony Grady........................ 23-26--49 Sybhrian Berry ........................ 25-20--45 Christian Hoffmann ................... 6-35--41 James Caine........................... 18-19--37 Howard Scarborough.............. 27-10--37 Eric Pearce ............................. 10-26--36 Ryan Callender ........................11-22--33 Tim Piccarreto .......................... 8-24--32 Martin Montgomery................... 8-20--28 Jason Fitch ............................... 7-19--26 Rodney Kelly .......................... 13-12--25 C.J. Randall .............................. 4-14--18 James Barnes........................... 6-12--18 Seginald Chaney ........................ 4-9--13 Anthony Lee ................................5-6--11 Corey Feagin ................................ 2-7--9 Johnny Onoh ................................ 3-4--7 Tevan Ferguson ............................ 1-5--6 Spencer Emerson ......................... 3-3--6 Pat Fornadel ................................. 1-4--5 Jeremy Walker .............................. 1-4--5 Matt Swan..................................... 3-1--4 Keenan Berry................................ 2-2--4 Art Rucker..................................... 1-2--3 Zac Rasmussen............................ 1-1--2 Mikael Cooper-Falls...................... 2-0--2 Eric Christophel ............................ 2-0--2 Duane Atteberry............................ 2-0--2 Chris Sullens ................................ 1-0--1 Colby Wickwar .............................. 0-1--1 Austin Witmer ............................... 1-0--1 Jeremiah Plowden ........................ 1-0--1

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KSU 7-114/0 6-82/0 4-64/0 3-9/0 4-38/0 1-9/0 1-7/0 DNP DNP DNP -

LOU 2-11/0 4-50/1 3-19/0 2-30/0 1-14/0 2-5/0 1-10/0 1-11/0 DNP -

MUR 9-112/0 4-41/0 5-66/1 4-37/0 3-74/0 2-11/0 1-(-4)/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP

SIU 9-65/0 DNP 2-6/0 8-72/0 3-27/0 3-42/0 1-6/0 DNP DNP DNP -

SDSU 3-29/0 DNP 3-55/0 1-4/0 5-35/0 2-30/0 1-5/0 DNP DNP DNP -

INSU 8-56/0 3-59/0 3-56/0 3-18/1 3-30/0 1-9/0 1-5/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP

USD 4-33/0 2-20/0 4-98/1 5-21/0 DNP 2-33/1 1-17/0 1-(-5)/0 DNP DNP DNP 1-(-3)/0

ILSU 4-100/0 1-20/0 1-4/0 3-30/0 DNP 1-18/0 2-18/0 DNP DNP DNP

WIU 2-43/1 1-3/1 DNP 3-33/0 1-7/0 1-13/0 4-14/1 1-17/0 1-7/0 1-6/0 -

NDSU 2-6/0 1-(-2)/0 DNP 1-9/0 DNP 2-9/0 DNP DNP DNP

UNI 9-73/1 7-101/0 DNP 5-31/0 DNP 1-5/0 1-5/0 4-12/0 2-3/0 DNP -

KSU 3-2 10-2 1-6 4-1 2-3 2-0 3-1 1-0 2-1 3-1 2-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 2-0 1-0 0-2 1-0 1-0 1-0 DNP 1-0 -

LOU 13-7 1-1 1-0 1-4 0-2 0-2 3-4 1-6 1-1 1-2 0-1 5-6 0-2 1-3 2-2 0-1 0-3 0-2 DNP 1-3 1-1 1-2 1-0 DNP 0-1 -

MUR 6-7 2-4 5-6 3-4 4-3 7-6 3-8 1-1 1-2 1-4 2-3 1-2 2-2 2-3 1-2 1-1 2-2 0-1 DNP DNP 0-2 1-1 0-1 0-1 DNP DNP -

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

SDSU 9-2 12-2 2-2 5-4 1-4 8-1 1-0 3-0 3-0 3-2 2-0 1-4 0-1 2-2 1-3 2-2 1-1 1-0 DNP DNP DNP 1-0 1-0

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

USD 5-6 3-5 4-8 7-3 0-4 3-2 3-6 0-3 1-1 1-0 0-3 0-2 2-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 3-1 0-1 1-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-0 DNP -

ILSU 4-5 6-3 0-7 1-1 2-8 2-3 2-1 0-3 1-0 5-1 0-3 1-1 2-4 0-1 1-0 0-1 0-1 1-0 DNP 0-1 DNP DNP DNP -

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

NDSU 4-6 1-4 2-11 3-4 1-7 1-5 1-3 1-5 2-1 0-2 0-3 0-9 1-3 1-2 0-3 0-1 DNP 1-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-0 0-1 DNP -

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

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2012 Individual Starts & Awards WEEKLY TEAM AWARDS at Kansas State (Sept. 1)

Offense .................................................. Offensive Line Defense ............................................. Caleb Schaffitzel Special Teams ......................................... Chris Sullens Offensive Lineman...............................Randy Richards Scout Team Offense .............................Brodie Lambert Scout Team Defense .......................... Greg Coopwood

at Louisville (Sept. 8)

Offense ...................................................Ryan Heaston Defense ...............................................Tevan Ferguson Special Teams ............................ Howard Scarborough Scout Team Offense ................................Austin Cahoy Scout Team Defense ..............................Carlos Reams

Murray State (Sept. 15)

Offense ................................................... Dorian Buford Defense ................................................ Anthony Grady Special Teams ............................................. Matt Swan Offensive Lineman.................................... Zack Cooley Scout Team Offense ........................... Stacey Thornton Scout Team Defense ................................... Kalen Tate

Southern Illinois (Sept. 22)

Offense ...................................................... Matt Thayer Defense ............................................. Caleb Schaffitzel Special Teams ............................................Eric Pearce Scout Team Offense .................................Benny Jones Scout Team Defense ..............................Rique Bentley

at South Dakota State (Sept. 29)

Offense ...................................................Ryan Heaston Defense .................................................Sybhrian Berry Special Teams ......................................... James Caine Offensive Lineman..............................Richard Galbierz Scout Team Offense ...................................Zac Hoover Scout Team Defense .........................Marcel Roberson

at Indiana State (Oct. 6)

Defense ......................................................Eric Pearce Special Teams ............................................. Matt Swan Scout Team Offense ..... Benny Jones/Stacey Thornton Scout Team Defense .......................... Greg Coopwood

South Dakota (Oct. 13)

Offense .................................................... Julian Burton Defense ................................................ Anthony Grady Special Teams ..................Austin Witmer/Chris Sullens Offensive Lineman.................................... Zack Cooley Scout Team Offense .............................. Robert Booker Scout Team Defense ...................................Dylan Cole

Andrew Beisel (So. // LB) - Academic All-MVFC (Honorable Mention) - Preseason All-MVFC

Dorian Buford (Jr. // WR) - All-MVFC (First Team) - MVFC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 15)

Julian Burton (So. // WR) - CFPA National Punt Returner of the Week (Oct. 13) - MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Oct. 13)

Nate Davis (Sr. // LB) - All-MVVC (Honorable Mention)

Anthony Grady (Jr. // DL) - CFPA National DL of the Week (Oct. 13) - All-MVFC (Honorable Mention)

Ryan Heaston (Fr. // RB) - College Sports Journal Freshman All-America - MVFC All-Newcomer Team

Kurt Kutter (Jr. // OL) - Academic All-MVFC (Honorable Mention)

Randy Richards (Sr. // OL) - Associated Press FCS All-America (Third Team) - AFCA FCS All-America Team - All-MVFC (Second Team)

Caleb Schaffitzel (So. // S) - CFPA FCS Co-Defensive Back of the Year - Associated Press FCS All-America (Third Team) - Sports Network All-America (Third Team) - Capital One Academic All-America (Second Team) - All-MVFC (First Team) - Academic All-MVFC (First Team) - CFPA National DB of the Week (Oct. 27, Nov. 3) - Sports Network Def. Player of the Week (Nov. 3) - CFPA National Def. Player of the Week (Nov. 3) - BSN National Def. Player of the Week (Nov. 3)

Caleb Schaffitzel had 109 tackles and snagged 5 interceptions while earning CFPA National Defensive Back of the Year honors. - College Sports Journal National Def. POW (Nov. 3) - MVFC Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 27, Nov. 3)

Matt Thayer (Sr. // TE) - All-MVFC (Honorable Mention) - Academic All-MVFc (First Team) - Preseason All-MVFC

Austin Witmer (Jr. // K) - BSN National Special Teams POW (Oct. 13) - Academic All-MVFC (Honorable Mention)

2012 STARTERS BY GAME OFFENSE

LT

LG

OC

RG

RT

TE/YWR

XWR

ZWR

QB

BWR/

RB

@Kansas St.

Cooley

Kutter

Menke

Galbierz

Richards

Thayer

Burton

Buford

Glaser

Dotson

Scott

@Louisville

Cooley

Kutter

Menke

Galbierz

Richards

Thayer

Burton

Buford

Glaser

Dotson

Scott

Murray St.

Cooley

Kutter

Menke

Galbierz

Richards

Thayer

Burton

Buford

Glaser

Dotson

Scott

Offense ......................................... Mikael Cooper-Falls Defense .......................................................Nate Davis Special Teams ........................................Austin Witmer Offensive Lineman.................................... Zack Cooley Scout Team Offense ...................................Zac Hoover Scout Team Defense ..............................Khellen Bruce

Southern Ill.

Cooley

Kutter

Menke

Galbierz

Richards

Thayer

Burton

Buford

Glaser

Christophel

Scott

@SDSU

Cooley

Kutter

Menke

Galbierz

Richards

Thayer

Burton

Buford

Glaser

Cooper-Falls

Scott

@Indiana St.

Cooley

Kutter

Menke

Galbierz

Richards

Thayer

Burton

Buford

Glaser

Dotson

Scott

South Dakota

Cooley

Kutter

Menke

Galbierz

Richards

Thayer

Burton

Buford

Harris

Dotson

Scott

@ISU

Cooley

Kutter

Menke

Galbierz

Richards

Thayer

Burton

Buford

Harris

Dotson

Scott

Offense ...................................................... Matt Thayer Defense ............................................. Caleb Schaffitzel Special Teams ............................................. Matt Swan Offensive Lineman................................. Robert Booker Scout Team Offense ................................Austin Cahoy Scout Team Defense .........................Marcel Roberson

WIU

Cooley

Kutter

Menke

Galbierz

Richards

Thayer

Kelley

Buford

Harris

Dotson

Scott

NDSU

Cooley

Kutter

Menke

Galbierz

Richards

Thayer

Williams

Buford

Harris

Dotson

Scott

@UNI

Cooley

Kutter

Menke

Galbierz

Richards

Thayer

Kelley

Buford

Harris

Dotson

Scott

LE

NT

RE

SLB

BLB

MLB

WLB

LCB

SS

FS

RCB

Fitch

Davis

Chaney

Beisel

Canavan

Berry

Schaffitzel

Crutcher Scarborough

Offense ..................................................... Kierra Harris Defense ............................................. Caleb Schaffitzel Special Teams ........................................Austin Witmer Offensive Lineman...............................Randy Richards Scout Team Offense .................................... A.J. Eaves Scout Team Defense .......................... Greg Coopwood

@Louisville Montgomery Ferguson

Pearce

Davis

Chaney

Beisel

Kelly

Berry

Schaffitzel

Crutcher

Murray St.

Grady

Davis

Callender

Hoffman

Kelly

Berry

Schaffitzel

Crutcher Scarborough

Offense ............................................. Cadarrius Dotson Special Teams ......................................... Chris Sullens Scout Team Offense ................................. Riley Shantz Scout Team Defense ..............................Carlos Reams

Illinois State (Oct. 20)

Western Illinois (Oct. 27)

North Dakota State (Nov. 3)

at UNI (Nov. 17)

^ All selections by MSU coaching staff.

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DEFENSE

@Kansas St. Montgomery

Montgomery

Pearce

Pearce

Caine

Southern Ill. Montgomery

Pearce

Grady

Davis

Callender

Beisel

Canavan

Caine

Schaffitzel

Crutcher Scarborough

@SDSU

Montgomery

Pearce

Grady

Davis

Chaney

Beisel

Canavan

Caine

Schaffitzel

Crutcher Scarborough

@Indiana St.

Feagin

Pearce

Grady

Davis

Beisel

Hoffman

Canavan

Caine

Schaffitzel

Crutcher Scarborough

South Dakota

Feagin

Pearce

Grady

Davis

Beisel

Hoffman

Kelly

Berry

Schaffitzel

Crutcher Scarborough

@Illinois St.

Randall

Pearce

Grady

Davis

Beisel

Hoffman

Canavan

Berry

Schaffitzel

Crutcher Scarborough

WIU

Randall

Pearce

Grady

Davis

Beisel

Hoffman

Canavan

Berry

Schaffitzel

Crutcher Scarborough

NDSU

Randall

Pearce

Grady

Davis

Beisel

Piccarreto

Canavan

Caine

Schaffitzel

Crutcher Scarborough

@UNI

Fitch

Pearce

Randall

Kelly

Piccarreto

Beisel

Canavan

Caine

Schaffitzel

Crutcher Scarborough

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2012 Senior Stats & Honors 27 DUANE ATTEBERRY „ WR, 5-7, 165, Buffalo, Mo., 1 Letter „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec 2010 0-0 0 0 0 0 2011 2-0 0 0 0 0 2012 2-0 0 0 0 1 Total 4-0 0 0 0 1

Yds. 0 0 6 6

47 RODNEY KELLY Avg TD 0.0 0 0.0 0 6.0 0 6.0 0

Lng 0 0 6 6

Tackles: 2.

„ 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. MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2010, Spring 2012, Fall 2012.

4 JAMES CAINE „ CB, 5-11, 180, St. Louis, Mo., 2 Letters „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd 2011 10-0 5 2 7 0.0 0-0 2012 11-6 18 19 37 1.0 0-0 Total 21-6 23 21 44 1.0 0-0 „ HONORS

Int-Yd PD FF-R 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 3 0-0 0-0 3 0-0

„ OLB, 6-1, 206, Lee’s Summit, Mo., 4 Letters „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL 2009 11-0 5 4 9 1.5 2010 11-0 7 7 14 3.0 2011 11-11 23 23 46 4.0 2012 10-4 13 12 25 0.0 Total 43-15 48 46 94 4.5 „ HONORS

MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/25/08. MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2012.

35 ANTHONY “L.T.” LEE „ S, 6-1, 214, Bonner Springs, Kan., 4 Letters „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL 2009 11-0 1 0 1 0.0 2010 11-0 6 6 12 0.0 2011 11-0 6 8 14 0.0 2012 11-0 5 6 11 0.0 Total 44-0 18 20 38 0.0 „ HONORS

6 NATE DAVIS „ OLB, 6-2, 211, Liberal, Kan., 2 Letters „ 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 2012 11-10 44 31 75 9.0 5.5-46 0-0 2 2-0 Total 22-12 69 50 119 13.0 7.5-54 0-0 3 2-2 „ HONORS CFPA National LB of the Week (HM): 11/12/11; All-MVFC: 2012 (HM). MSU Defensive MVP: 2012. MSU Media Player of the Week: 11/12/11. MSU Defensive Player of the Week: 10/20/12. Others: MSU Co-Captain 2012, College Sports Madness Second-Team All-MVFC 2012.

Avg TD 8.7 2 13.0 1 9.7 2 12.9 2 11.3 7

Lng 28 43 32 48 48

100-Yard Receiving Games: 2. Kickoff Returns: 11-169 (15.4); Punt Returns: 1-0 (0.0). Tackles: 3.

„ HONORS MVFC All-Newcomer Team: 2009. MSU Offensive Player of the Week: 11/19/11, 11/17/13. MSU Media Player of the Week: 11/17/13. Others: 2013 Beyond Sports Network Collegiate Showcase, MSU Co-Captain 2012.

63 HARRISON MENKE „ OC, 6-4, 275, Joplin, Mo., 2 Letters „ 25 G, 22 GS „ HONORS MVFC Honor Roll: 2010. MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week: 11/19/11. MSU Offensive Lineman of the Year: 2011. MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year: 2008. MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/18/08, 11/8/08. MSU Offensive Lineman of the Week: 9/10/11, 11/19/11. Bears Team Award: 2012. MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Fall 2010, Spring 2012, Fall 2012. CollegeSportsMadness.com All-MVFC: 2011.

55 RANDY RICHARDS

AP All-America: 2012 (3rd Team). AFCA All-America: 2012. All-MVC: 2012 (2nd Team). MSU Offensive MVP: 2012. MSU Offensive Lineman of the Year: 2012. MSU Offensive Lineman of the Week: 10/29/11, 9/1/12, 11/3/12.Others: 2013 Beyond Sports Network Collegiate Showcase, MSU Co-Captain 2012.

87 MATT THAYER „ TE, 6-4, 242, Bellevue, Neb., 3 Letters „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec 2010 11-4 0 0 0 10 2011 11-11 0 0 0 20 2012 11-11 0 0 0 38 Total 33-26 0 0 0 68

Yds. 109 247 294 650

Avg TD 10.9 1 12.4 3 7.7 1 9.6 5

Lng 24 36 22 36

Kickoff Returns: 1-0; Tackles: 4.

98 JASON FITCH „ DE, 6-3, 297, Spencer, Okla., 1 Letter (transfer from Fla. International) „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R 2012 11-2 7 19 26 1.5 1.0-7 1-11 1 0-0 Total 11-2 7 19 26 1.5 1.0-7 1-11 1 0-0

49 PAT FORNADEL „ OLB, 6-0, 225, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2 Letters „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sk-Yd 2010 0-0 0 0 0 0.0 0-0 2011 11-0 5 7 12 0.0 0-0 2012 4-0 1 4 5 0.0 0-0 Total 15-0 6 11 17 0.0 0-0 „ HONORS

Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1-0 0-0 0-0 1 1-0

„ OT, 6-4, 310, Royal Palm Beach, Fla., 2 Letters „ 22 G, 22 GS. Tackles: 1. „ HONORS

1 CADARRIUS DOTSON Yds. 244 495 214 374 1327

Sk-Yd Int-Yd PD FF-R 0.5-3 0-0 0 0-0 1.5-11 0-0 0 0-0 1.5-15 0-0 2 2-0 0.0-0 0-0 4 0-0 3.5-29 0-0 6 2-0

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

MSU Special Teams Player of the Week: 9/29/12.

„ WR, 5-9, 170, Memphis, Tenn., 4 Letters „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec 2009 11-7 3 9 0 28 2010 11-10 10 46 0 38 2011 11-3 2 3 0 22 2012 9-9 0 0 0 29 Total 42-29 15 58 0 117

SEASON TEAM AWARDS

„ HONORS All-MVFC: 2011 (HM), 2012 (HM). CFPA National Tight End of Week: 10/29/11 (HM), 9/22/12 (HM). CFPA Preseason TE Watch List: 2012. Preseason All-MVFC: 2012 (HM). MVFC All-Academic Team: 2011 (2nd Team), 2012 (1st Team). MVFC Honor Roll: 2011. MSU Offensive Player of the Week: 9/17/11, 10/29/11, 9/22/12, 10/27/12. Arthur Briggs Award: 2012. MSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012. Others: 2013 Beyond Sports Network Collegiate Showcase, MSU Co-Captain 2012, College Sports Madness Second-Team All-MVFC 2012, CollegeSportsMadness.com & Phil Steele Preseason All-MVFC 2012 (2nd Team).

19 ADRIAN WILLIAMS Int-Yd PD FF-R 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0

MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week: 10/2/10. Bears Team Award: 2012.

„ WR, 6-0, 187, Jacksonville, Fla., 2 Letters „ CAREER STATS SUMMARY Year G-GS TC Yds TD Rec 2009 11-4 0 0 0 10 2010 1-0 0 0 0 1 2011 2-0 0 0 0 0 2012 11-1 0 0 0 8 Total 25-5 0 0 0 19 Kickoff Returns: 1-0; Tackles: 3.

„ HONORS

Yds. 90 7 0 59 156

Avg TD 9.0 0 7.0 0 0.0 0 7.4 0 8.2 0

Lng 24 7 0 15 24

Arthur Briggs Award........................... Matt Thayer (TE) Media Player of the Year ..............Caleb Schaffitzel (S) Team MVP ....................................Caleb Schaffitzel (S) Offensive MVP.............................Randy Richards (OL) Defensive MVP ................................. Nate Davis (OLB) Special Teams Player of the Year ........ Matt Swan (TE) Offensive Lineman of the Year ... Randy Richards (OT) Defensive Lineman of the Year.......... Eric Pearce (DE) Offensive Scout Team POY .............. Zac Hoover (WR) Defensive Scout Team POY ............. Dylan Cole (OLB) Bears Team Award .....................Harrison Menke (OL), .............................................. Pat Fornadel (OLB) Weight Lifter of the Year ...............Caleb Schaffitzel (S) Tough Son of a Bear Award .........Caleb Schaffitzel (S), ................................................. Mike Crutcher (S)

MEDIA PLAYERS OF WEEK Sept. 1 at Kansas State .................Dorian Buford (WR) Sept. 8 at Louisville ......................Caleb Schaffitzel (S) Sept. 15 vs. Murray State .............. Ryan Heaston (RB) Sept. 22 vs. Southern Illinois ......... Ryan Heaston (RB) Sept. 29 at South Dakota State ..... Ryan Heaston (RB) ............................................. Sybhrian Berry (CB) Oct. 6 at Indiana State ...................Andrew Beisel (ILB) Oct. 13 vs. South Dakota................Julian Burton (WR) Oct. 20 at Illinois State...................Dorian Buford (WR) Oct. 27 vs. Western Illinois ...........Caleb Schaffitzel (S) Nov. 3 vs. North Dakota State ......Caleb Schaffitzel (S) Nov. 17 at UNI .........................Cadarrius Dotson (WR)

NCAA STAT RANKINGS Category Rushing Offense Passing Offense Total Offense Scoring Offense Rushing Defense Pass Efficiency Def. Total Defense Scoring Defense Net Punting Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Turnover Margin Pass Defense Passing Efficiency Sacks Tackles For Loss Sacks Allowed

All Games Rank Avg. NCAA MVFC 125.91 87 7 201.64 67 3 327.55 93 6 17.45 107 8 162.64 64 8 121.78 40 7 353.00 42 8 25.36 53 7 36.79 31 4 6.79 79 6 15.41 120 10 -1.18 114 10 190.36 33 5 104.01 104 9 2.09 51 5 5.18 t79 5 1.36 22 3

MVFC Games Rnk 135.9 5 176.0 5 311.9 6 19.1 8 156.4 8 110.1 6 314.5 6 20.6 5 36.8 2 7.5 6 14.8 9 -1.0 10 158.1 4 103.0 8 2.0 5 --- --1.5 3

NCAA PLAYER RANKINGS Category Avg. NCAA Kierra Harris Passing Efficiency.............116.47 79 Dorian Buford Receptions Per Game ......... 5.36 47 Rec. Yds. Per Game .......... 58.36 t87 Caleb Schaffitzel Interceptions ........................ 0.45 t10 Tackles ................................. 9.91 23 Chris Sullens Punting............................... 41.03 33 Austin Witmer Field Goals........................... 1.09 t28 Nate Davis Sacks ................................... 0.50 t65 Anthony Grady Sacks ................................... 0.45 t96

MVFC 6 2 3 t3 4 4 4 t7 12

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Sept. 1, 2012, Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, Kan.

Missouri State ........................................................9 (22) Kansas State ................................................51

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Missouri State matched 22nd-ranked Kansas State blow for blow for nearly three quarters before the Wildcats reeled off 42 unanswered points to run away with a 51-9 victory before a sellout crowd of 50,007 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Kansas State rushed for 324 yards – including 222 in the second half -- on 40 total carries, and Collin Klein passed for 169 yards and a pair of second-half touchdowns. The K-State defense and special teams fueled its second-half rally. KSU got a pair of big punt returns that led to touchdowns, while its defense held MSU scoreless after a game-tying field goal at the end of the Bears’ opening drive of the second half. The Bears’ offense enjoyed success moving the football, as Missouri transfer Ashton Glaser paced the MSU offense in his debut outing, throwing for 257 yards on 22-of-44 passing. Dorian Buford turned in 114 yards on seven catches to lead the receiving corps, and Cadarrius Dotson grabbed six receptions for 82 yards to top the 1,000 career receiving yardage mark. After both defenses combined to seal the goal lines over the first 38 minutes of the contest, Klein came up with the game-changing play when he found Tramaine Thompson in the corner of the end zone on a critical third-and-14 from the Missouri State 18-yard line to put the Wildcats on top for good, 16-9. That play capped a 48yard drive over which Klein was a perfect 5-of-5 for 45 yards through the air. Just as they did all night, special teams played a pivotal role in another KSU scoring chance that ultimately handed the Wildcats their first double-digit lead of the night late in the third quarter. MSU’s Chris Sullens boomed the first of three long punts to send return man Tyler Lockett deep into his own territory, but the sophomore outran the Bears’ coverage to bring the ball all the way to the MSU 32 with a 43-yard return. Five plays later, Braden Wilson took it in from four yards out to make it 23-9. In spite of a 67-yard Sullens punt that pinned the Wildcats on the two-yard line early in the fourth period, KSU found a way once again. On the second play of the drive, John Hubert took a handoff from Klein and raced 95 yards to put KSU up, 30-9. Hubert’s dash eclipsed a Missouri State opponent record for the longest rush. The lopsided finish came in the wake of a highly competitive first half that was highlighted by a pair of field goals by MSU’s Austin Witmer who made it a 9-6 game at the intermission. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Missouri State (0-1) (22) Kansas State (1-0) Scoring Summary: 1st 09:26 KSU 00:15 MSU 2nd 03:35 KSU 02:05 MSU 00:18 KSU 3rd 10:43 MSU 07:06 KSU 4th 14:19 KSU 11:46 KSU 10:03 KSU 03:43 KSU 01:56 KSU

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Sept. 8, 2012, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Ky.

Missouri State .........................................................7 (23) Louisville ......................................................35

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Despite another competitive performance against a Top 25 FBS opponent, the Bears fell victim to a career passing day by Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in a 35-7 loss to the 23rd-ranked Cardinals at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Bridgewater, who completed 30-of-39 passes for 344 yards and a pair of touchdowns, connected with 10 different receivers in surpassing previous career highs for completions and passing yardage to help keep the Cardinals in control. UL racked up 475 yards of total offense and was a combined 11-of-17 on third and fourth downs. The Cardinals defense did its part as well, holding the MSU offense to just 249 yards on the day. Louisville was particularly effective in grounding the Bears’ rushing attack, limiting MSU to 99 yards on 31 carries. The Cardinals scored the first 18 points of the game before taking an 11-point lead into intermission. The U of L defense allowed the Bears just 111 yards of total offense and five first downs in the opening half, while Bridgewater completed 21-of-26 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown through the first 30 minutes. Louisville got the ball rolling on its second offensive possession of the day, capitalizing on a 55-yard Bridgewater completion to Charles Gaines to set up the Cardinals deep in MSU territory. After Louisville converted a fourth and one opportunity at the 11, the Bears’ defense stiffened, stopping Bridgewater at the three on a third-down rush attempt to force a 19-yard field goal by Matt Nakatani. The Bears appeared to catch a break midway through the first quarter when Gaines muffed a punt return, and MSU’s Anthony Lee pounced on the loose ball at the Cardinal 30 yard line. But the call was overturned after an official review concluded that the ball was untouched, giving Louisville a first down instead. The Cardinals took advantage of the reprieve, marching 70 yards in 12 plays over 4:08 to reach the end zone and ultimately take an 11-0 lead. Bridgewater led the charge, coming up with a trio of third-down conversions to keep the drive alive, the biggest of which was a 21-yard hookup with Andrell Smith that gave Louisville a firstand-goal at the five. Senorise Perry punched it in from three yards out two plays later, and the Cards tacked on a two-point conversion to lead 11-0 late in the first period. MSU, which didn’t register a first down until midway through the second period, finally got in gear in the closing minutes of the half. Ashton Glaser engineered the Bears’ late push, completing all five of his pass attempts for 63 yards on the drive, including a six-yard scoring toss to Cadarrius Dotson with just 0:51 to go in the half, capping a 73-yard drive that covered eight plays in just 2:27. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Anthony Cantele 23 yd field goal, 11-69 5:34 Austin Witmer 24 yd field goal, 6-53, 2:24 Anthony Cantele 19 yd field goal, 11-51, 6:23 Austin Witmer 35 yd field goal, 5-57, 1:30 Anthony Cantele 25 yd field goal, 10-58, 1:47 Austin Witmer 26 yd field goal, 11-66, 4:17 Tramaine Thompson 18 yd pass from Collin Klein (Cantele kick), 7-48, 3:37 Braden Wilson 4 yd run (Cantele kick), 5-32, 1:47 John Hubert 95 yd run (Cantele kick), 2-98, 0:51 Chris Harper 1 yd pass from Collin Klein (Cantele kick), 2-8, 0:52 Daniel Sams 46 yd run (Cantele kick), 4-68, 3:11 Tramaine Thompson 89 yd punt return (Cantele 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 26-95 323 26-51-1 77-418 0-0 1-0 4-57 0-0 6-47.2 2-1 3-30 28:14 4 of 17 1 of 2 3-4 1-7

KSU 21 40-324 169 19-28-0 68-493 0-0 3-133 2-19 1-18 4-38.5 0-0 2-15 31:46 5 of 13 0 of 0 6-6 0-0

Individual Statistics RUSHING: MSU - Vernon Scott 11-64; Cedric Miller 5-17; Ashton Glaser 4-10; Kierra Harris 2-5; Ryan Heaston 2-1; Mikael Cooper-Falls 1-0; TEAM 1-(-2). KSU - John Hubert 12-152; Collin Klein 13-54; Daniel Sams 3-61; Angelo Pease 8-38; Braden Wilson 2-9; Tyler Lockett 1-8; Robert Rose 1-2. PASSING: MSU - Ashton Glaser 22-44-1-257; Kierra Harris 4-7-0-66. KSU - Collin Klein 19-28-0-169.

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Matt Nakatani 19 yd field goal, 9-73, 4:29 Senorise Perry 3 yd run (Nakatani kick), 12-70, 4:08 Nate Nord 14 yd pass from Teddy Bridegwater (Nakatani kick), 13-83, 6:01 Cadarrius Dotson 6 yd pass from Ashton Glaser (Austin Witmer kick), 8-73, 2:27 Ryan Hubbell 2 yd pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Nakatani kick), 11-75, 5:28 Matt Nakatani 45 yd field goal, 15-67, 6:09 Corvin Lamb 1 yd run (Nakatani kick), 1-1, 0:03

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

MSU 15 31-99 150 16-28-1 59-249 0-0 0-0 6-106 0-0 5-42.0 3-1 5-32 26:14 4 of 13 2 of 3 1-1 2-21

UL 25 37-131 344 30-40-0 77-475 1-74 2-2 1-12 1-0 3-43.0 2-1 9-87 33:46 10 of 16 1 of 1 5-5 1-11

Individual Statistics RUSHING: MSU - Ryan Heaston 9-38; Cedric Miller 5-24; Vernon Scott 8-23; Mikael Cooper-Falls 3-13; Kierra Harris 5-12; Ashton Glaser 1-(-11). UL - Senorise Perry 19-72; Jeremy Wright 10-43; Teddy Bridgewater 7-15; Corvin Lamb 1-1. PASSING: MSU - Ashton Glaser 14-23-1-125; Kierra Harris 2-5-0-25. UL - Teddy Bridgewater 30-39-0344; TEAM 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING: MSU - Dorian Buford 7-114; Cadarrius Dotson 6-82; Julian Burton 4-64; Adrian Williams 4-38; Matt Thayer 3-9; Verson Scott 1-9; Matt Swan 1-7. KSU - John Hubert 6-24; Tramaine Thompson 5-52; Chris Harper 3-28; Tyler Lockett 2-6; Travis Tannahill 1-37; Curry Sexton 1-20; Angelo Pease 1-2.

RECEIVING: MSU - Cadarrius Dotson 4-50; Julian Burton 3-19; Matt Thayer 2-30; Dorian Buford 2-11; Vernon Scott 2-5; Eric Christophel 1-14; Marvell Saffold 1-11; Matt Swan 1-10. UL - Eli Rogers 6-30; Nate Nord 4-59; D. Copeland 4-41; Senorise Perry 4-41; Charles Gaines 3-73; Andrell Smith 3-48; DeVante Parker 3-25; Scott Radcliff 1-13; Jeremy Wright 1-12; Ryan Hubbell 1-2.

TACKLES: MSU - Nate Davis 12; Andrew Beisel 7; Mike Crutcher 5; Caleb Schaffitzel 5; Nick Canavan 5; Howard Scarborough 4; Sybhrian Berry 4. KSU - Jared Milo 10; Allen Chapman 5; Arthur Brown 5.

TACKLES: MSU - Caleb Schaffitzel 20; Ryan Callender 11; Sybhrian Berry 7; Christian Hoffmann 7. UL Calvin Pryor 8; Hakeem Smith 6; Daniel Brown 4.

Attendance: 50,007. Kickoff time: 6:10 p.m. End of Game: 9:30 p.m. Total elapsed time: 3:20. Officials: Referee: Scott Novak; Umpire: Rico Orsot; Linesman: Doug Moore; Line judge: Frank LeBlanc; Back judge: Lyndon Nixon; Field judge: Nick Lave; Side judge: Shane Standley. Temperature: 89. Wind: N 6-18 mph. Weather: Sunny.

Attendance: 47,553. Kickoff time: 3:35 p.m. End of Game: 6:39 p.m. Total elapsed time: 3:04. Officials: Referee: T. Jones; Umpire: R. Feeney; Linesman: T. Considine; Line judge: K. Codey; Back judge: B. Platt; Field judge: D. Gallagher; Side judge: G. Liotus. Temperature: 74. Wind: N 11 mph. Weather: Partly cloudy.

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Sept. 15, 2012, Plaster Field, Springfield, Mo.

Murray State ......................................................... 28 Missouri State ..................................................... 23

SPRINGFIELD - Despite outgaining visiting Murray State, the Bears came up short on the scoreboard in a rainy, back-and-forth 28-23 season opener at Plaster Field. Murray State quarterback Casey Brockman helped stake the Racers to a 14-point lead in the first half, then put them on top for good early in the fourth quarter with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jaamal Berry to overcome a late Missouri State lead. Murray State, which trailed the Bears on two different occasions in the second half, delivered in dramatic fashion. The two clubs traded leads throughout a competitive third quarter before Brockman’s second touchdown pass of the night with 14:20 left in the game settled the score for good. Brockman, who broke a Bears’ opponent record for passing yards (520) in the clubs’ last meeting, established Bear opponent records for pass completions (41) and attempts (59) this time, finding 11 different receivers in racking up 313 passing yards. The Bears mounted the only serious scoring threat in the game’s first 15 minutes, as quarterback Ashton Glaser hooked up with Dorian Buford on a 69-yard completion from deep in MSU territory to give the Bears a first down at the Murray State 28-yard line. However, the Racers’ Jarius Williams stepped in front of Glaser’s second-down pass for an interception. The visitors then seized control over a seven-minute stretch, using a 12-play, 72-yard drive to put the game’s first points on the board. Murray State covered the final 25 yards of its first scoring drive on the ground and took to the air for its second touchdown to lead 14-0 with just over three minutes left in the half. Missouri State got into the scoring act on its final possession of the half, moving the ball 75 yards in just 1:10 to cut its deficit to 14-7. The two offenses heated up in the third quarter, combining for 23 points and 321 yards of total offense. The Bears continued their comeback by driving the ball 71 yards to pay dirt on their first possession of the second half. Glaser, who completed all seven of his pass attempts for 59 yards on the drive, found a wide-open Julian Burton over the middle for a 32-yard strike to pull the Bears even at 14-14. Murray State wasted little time in reclaiming the lead at 21-17 on a one-yard touchdown run by Brockman to cap a 63-yard drive late in the third, but Glaser scored on a six-yard run to punctuate a 75-yard drive for the Bears, putting the home team back in the lead. The Racers later came up with a key block on Austin Witmer’s PAT try, keeping the margin at 23-21 with 1:22 left in the third. Score by Quarters

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Scoring Summary: 2nd 07:25 MUR 03:14 MUR 02:04 MSU 3rd 11:42 MSU 04:55 MSU 02:18 MUR 01:22 MSU 4th 14:20 MUR

Duane Brady 3 yd run (Benton kick), 12-72 3:02 Nevar Griffin 16 yd pass from Casey Brockman (Benton kick), 6-29, 2:10 Vernon Scott 2 yd run (Witmer kick), 7-75, 1:10 Julian Burton 32 yd pass from Ashton Glaser (Witmer kick), 10-71, 3:12 Austin Witmer 22 yd field goal, 4-6, 1:16 Casey Brockman 1 yd run (Benton kick), 10-63, 2:29 Ashton Glaser 6 yd run (kick blocked), 4-75, 0:56 Jaamal Berry 15 yd pass from Casey Brockman (Benton kick), 10-75, 2:12

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

MUR 26 39-83 316 42-60-0 99-399 1-2 3-(-9) 2-63 2-33 10-37.9 2-1 7-131 31:39 9 of 22 1 of 3 4-5 3-25

MSU 20 31-104 337 28-50-2 81-441 0-0 2-3 3-49 0-0 7-45.1 1-1 4-45 27:40 5 of 17 1 of 3 3-5 4-37

Individual Statistics RUSHING: MSU - Ryan Heaston 11-64; Vernon Scott 13-46; Chris Sullens 1-4; Ashton Glaser 6-(-10). MUR- Duane Brady 14-47; Jaamal Berry 8-41; Jordon Morrow 5-33; Spencer Phillips 1-(-2); TEAM 1-(-5); Casey Brockman 10-(-31). PASSING: MSU - Ashton Glaser 28-50-2-337. MUR- Casey Brockman 41-59-0-313; Spencer Phillips 1-1-0-3. RECEIVING: MSU - Dorian Buford 9-112; Julian Burton 5-66; Cadarrius Dotson 4-41; Matt Thayer 4-37; Ryan Heaston 3-74; Adrian Williams 2-11; Verson Scott 1-(-4). MUR- Walter Powell 12-90; Jordon Morrow 5-9; Jaamal Berry 4-44; Nevar Griffin 3-52; Dontel Watkins 3-38; Janawski Davis 3-28; Ja-Von Trotter 3-12; Duane Brady 3-11; Pat Robertson 3-9; Jeremy Harness 2-19; Josh Brown 1-4.

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Sept. 22, 2012, Plaster Field, Springfield, Mo.

Southern Illinois..................................................14 Missouri State ........................................................6

SPRINGFIELD - Southern Illinois raced out to a 14-point lead in the first 10 minutes of the contest then rode a strong performance from its defense to close out a 14-6 win over the Bears at Plaster Field. The Saluki defense forced three key turnovers, including an interception return for a touchdown, to send MSU to an 0-4 start. Despite dominating nearly every offensive statistical category and generating several scoring opportunities, the Bears never could reach the end zone against the Saluki defense. SIU held the Bears to 120 yards of offense in a scoreless second half to preserve the win, overshadowing a standout effort from the MSU defense, which limited the Salukis to 198 yards on the day and held the visitors without a third-down conversion in 13 tries. Freshman running back Ryan Heaston led the MSU offense with 126 yards on 22 rushes, while junior receiver Dorian Buford reeled in nine catches to match his personal best for receptions. Additionally, Matt Thayer hauled eight receptions for 72 yards, both representing career-best totals for the senior tight end. Missouri State outgained the Salukis 362 to 198 and recorded 20 first downs to just 11 for SIU, but a series of missed opportunities and 100 penalty yards, combined with a clutch defensive effort by SIU proved to be more than the Bears could overcome. SIU scored first, getting a key defensive play to take an early 7-0 lead. Emmanuel Souarin stepped in front of an Ashton Glaser pass and returned the ball 44 yards for a Saluki touchdown just four minutes and 59 seconds into the game. After stopping the Bears’ offense on the ensuing possession, the Salukis put together a 63-yard scoring drive to take a commanding 14-point lead. Kalokoh sparked the drive with a 36-yard run to set up SIU in the red zone, before taking a swing pass from Faulkner and trotting into the end zone with 5:54 remaining in the period. The Bears answered with an 11-play drive to put their first points on the scoreboard. Heaston ripped off a 14-yard rush, and Glaser connected on all four of his pass attempts to help MSU drive 68 yards to the SIU seven before the drive stalled. Witmer then nailed a 25-yard field-goal attempt to draw the Bears to within 14-3. Missouri State moved the ball deep into Saluki territory again on its next possession, thanks to a pair of long Glaser completions. The junior transfer connected with Eric Christophel on a key 30-yard gain on third down from the MSU 33, then hit Thayer for a 14-yard completion to push the chains to the Saluki 23. SIU forced a field goal attempt, but a running into the kicker penalty gave the Bears new life at the SIU 12. Three straight Heaston rushes moved the ball to the five, but the Salukis came up big on fourth down, stopping Heaston just shy of the first down to halt the drive. After forcing another SIU punt deep in its own territory, the Bears took over in prime position. A 26-yard punt gave MSU the ball at the SIU 30, but the Bears moved the ball just four yards before Witmer kicked a 43-yard field goal to make it 14-6. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Southern Illinois (2-2) Missouri State (0-4) Scoring Summary: 1st 10:01 SIU 05:54 SIU 01:49 MSU 2nd 06:48 MSU

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Emmanuel Souarin 44 yd interception return (MacLachlan kick) Mulku Kalokoa 12 yd pass from Kory Faulkner (MacLachlan kick), 6-63, 2:20 Austin Witmer 25 yd field goal, 11-68, 4:05 Austin Witmer 43 yd field goal, 4-4, 0:33

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

SIU 11 34-143 55 11-23-0 57-198 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-44 11-39.5 1-0 6-48 26:57 0 of 13 0 of 0 1-3 3-29

MSU 20 41-144 218 26-42-2 83-362 0-0 4-(-9) 1-28 0-0 9-33.7 1-1 9-100 33:03 6 of 19 0 of 1 1-2 1-8

Individual Statistics RUSHING: MSU - Ryan Heaston 22-126; Vernon Scott 2-14; Aston Glaser 6-4; Cedric Miller 2-2; Mikael Cooper-Falls 1-2; Kierra Harris 8-(-4). SIU - Mika’il McCall 15-80; Mulku Kalokoh 2-39; Steve Strother 8-33; LaSteven McKinney 1-3; Kory Faulkner 4-(-5); TEAM 4-(-7). PASSING: MSU - Ashton Glaser 20-35-2-180; Kierra Harris 6-7-0-38. SIU - Kory Faulkner 11-23-0-55. RECEIVING: MSU - Dorian Buford 9-65; Matt Thayer 8-72; Eric Christophel 3-42; Ryan Heaston 3-27; Julian Burton 2-6; Vernon Scott 1-6. SIU - LaSteven McKinney 4-11; David Lewis 2-16; Mika’il McCall 2-11; John Lantz 2-5; Mulku Kalokoh 1-12.

TACKLES: MSU - Sybhrian Berry 13; Caleb Schaffitzel 13; Mike Crutcher 11; Christian Hoffman 11; Anthony Grady 7; Nick Canavan 7; Nate Davis 6. MUR- Brandon Wicks 10; Qua Huzzie 8; Corey Addison 7; Darian Yahyavi 5.

TACKLES: MSU - Caleb Schaffitzel 9; James Caine 7; Anthony Grady 5; Eric Pearce 5; Ryan Callender 5; Nick Canavan 5. SIU - Bryan Presume 10; Jayson DiManche 9; Joe Okon 8; Eze Obiora 7; Cory Lee 6; Kayon Swanson 6; Ken Boatright 5.

Attendance: 10,002. Kickoff time: 7:05 p.m. End of Game: 10:30 p.m. Total elapsed time: 3:25. Officials: Referee: Tom Stapleton; Umpire: Ed Feaster; Linesman: Ron Hudson; Line judge: Patrick Brown; Back judge: Gary Crull; Field judge: Larry Smith; Side judge: Pat Brown, Jr. Temperature: 61. Wind: E 5 mph. Weather: Overcast.

Attendance: 9,217. Kickoff time: 1:04 p.m. End of Game: 3:59 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:55. Officials: Referee: Tiim O’Dey; Umpire: Jim Scifres; Linesman: Frank Bullock; Line judge: Denis Schindrle; Back judge: Roger Quinlan; Field judge: Paul Vallina; Side judge: John Smith. Temperature: 73. Wind: N 16 mph. Weather: Sunny.

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Sept. 29, 2012, Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, Brookings, S.D.

Missouri State .........................................................7 (25) South Dakota State ................................... 17

BROOKINGS, S.D. - Another gritty effort by the Missouri State defense was overshadowed by five turnovers in the Bears’ 17-7 loss to No. 25 South Dakota State. The Bears failed to find the endzone in the second half, despite numerous opportunities created by the club’s defense. For the second week in a row, freshman Ryan Heaston showcased his flashy moves with 185 all-purpose yards, including 150 rushing on 20 carries. Starting quarterback Ashton Glaser finished 15-for-39 with four interceptions and a fumble. Aside from an 88-yard scamper by Jackrabbits’ running back Zach Zenner in the first quarter, the Bears’ defense was able to limit the nation’s leading rusher to an average of 3.2 yards per carry on his other 29 attempts. Zenner eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in just fifth game of the season and finished with 182 yards on 30 carries. It looked as if the MSU offense would respond on its third drive. The Bears moved the chains with back-to-back Heaston runs of 24 and 22 yards. Two plays later though, the momentum shifted with Glaser’s first interception of the night. Starting on its own 37, SDSU then advanced the ball all the way down to the MSU 30 before Zenner coughed it up. Forced by safety Mike Crutcher, cornerback Howard Scarborough fell on the ball at the spot of the fumble. The duo of Scarborough and Crutcher came up big again as the Jackrabbits looked to recover from their turnover in the previous drive. Scarborough’s tip traveled right into the hands of Crutcher for SDSU’s second turnover of the game. But, the Bears had just one subsequent first down and were unable to capitalize. Before the end of the first half, SDSU tapped in a 23-yard field goal to lead 10-0. Heaston went to work with runs of 9 and 22 yards before receiver Julian Burton pulled down a Glaser pass and tiptoed down the sideline for a 28-yard reception to the SDSU 3-yard line. Heaston moved it ahead another two yards, before Glaser pushed it in for the score. Glaser’s one-yard run capped a five-play drive and snapped a six-quarter drought by the MSU offense. The third quarter belonged to the defensive units as the two teams combined for three turnovers, three punts and a missed field goal. That theme carried into the fourth quarter as MSU’s Sybhrian Berry killed a Jackrabbits’ drive deep in Bears’ territory. On the first play of the quarter, Berry went airborne in the endzone and pulled down his second pick of the night to become just the fourth Bear in the Terry Allen era to record two interceptions in a game. Eerily similar to the first half, Missouri State soon turned it right back over with Glaser’s third interception and fourth turnover overall. SDSU benefitted from the costly turnover and capped a short four-play drive with an 8-yard TD strike from Sumner to Brandon Hubert. With MSU attempting to rally late in the fourth, Glaser threw a fourth pick deep in the endzone. As the SDSU defender raced the other way, Burton caught him and took the ball back. However, the Bears were unable to muster a score and ultimately fell to 0-5 all-time against South Dakota State. Score by Quarters

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Scoring Summary: 1st 05:23 SDSU 2nd 02:34 SDSU 01:18 MSU 4th 11:34 SDSU

Zach Zenner 88 yd run (Syrovatka kick), 2-90, 0:48 Syrovatka 23 yd field goal, 9-66, 4:16 Ashton Glaser 1 yd run (Witmer kick), 5-62, 1:07 Brandon Hubert 8 yd pass from Austin Sumner (Syrovatka kick), 4-24, 2:02

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

MSU 22 37-223 158 15-40-4 77-381 0-0 1-3 3-52 3-0 7-37.6 1-1 10-99 25:57 4 of 15 1 of 1 1-4 2-12

SDSU 21 44-194 192 17-27-3 71-386 0-0 1-1 2-34 4-57 5-37-4 2-2 11-95 34:03 7 of 16 1 of 1 2-4 0-0

Individual Statistics RUSHING: MSU - Ryan Heaston 20-148; Ashton Glaser 7-49; Vernon Scott 9-26; Cedric Miller 1-0. SDSU - Zach Zenner 30-182; Reggie Gandy 4-9; Cam Jones 1-2; Austin Sumner 8-2; TEAM 1-(-1). PASSING: MSU - Ashton Glaser 15-39-4-157; TEAM 0-1-0-0. SDSU - Austin Sumner 17-27-3-192. RECEIVING: MSU - Ryan Heaston 5-35; Julian Burton 3-55; Dorian Buford 3-29; Eric Christophel 2-30; Tre Kelley 1-5; Matt Thayer 1-4. SDSU - Aaron Rollin 4-40; Brandon Hubert 4-38; Tyrel Kool 3-57; Vince Benedetto 3-29; Jason Schneider 2-27; Trevor Wesley 1-1. TACKLES: MSU - Nate Davis 14; Caleb Schaffitzel 11; Anthony Grady 9; Mike Crutcher 9; Eric Pearce 5; Tim Piccarreto 5; Nick Canavan 5. SDSU - Ross Shafrath 12; T.J. Lally 10; Doug Peete 7; Winston Wright 7; Marshall Peugh 6; Andy Mink 5; Bo Helm 5. Attendance: 14,186. Kickoff time: 6:04 p.m. End of Game: 9:15 p.m. Total elapsed time: 3:11. Officials: Referee: Kerry Ripley; Umpire: Brad Hudak; Linesman: Pete Schiavone; Line judge: Gary Barrett; Back judge: Kurt Walderbach; Field judge: Larry Smith. Temperature: 80. Wind: S10 mph. Weather: Sunny.

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Oct. 6, 2012, Memorial Stadium, Terre Haute, Ind.

Missouri State ...................................................... 17 Indiana State .........................................................31

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - It was a tale of two halves for the Bears, but in the end it was the league’s defending offensive player of the year who made the difference as Shakir Bell carried Indiana State to a 31-17 win over visiting Missouri State. Bell collected 113 yards on 25 carries, including a key fourth-quarter touchdown to put the game out of reach. The Bears turned the ball over three times in the first half and surrendered a long kickoff return to fall behind 14-7 at the intermission. But reserve quarterback Kierra Harris jumpstarted the MSU offense early in the third quarter with a pair of quick scoring drives to give Missouri State the lead. Harris led the Bears to scoring drives on their first two possessions of the second half. The first a 38-yard field goal by Austin Witmer at the 8:18 mark, set up by a partially-blocked punt on the Sycamores’ first drive of the second half. The Bears covered just 21 yards on the ensuing seven-play drive, but pulled within 14-10. The Bears forced ISU into a three-and-out on the home team’s next series to take over in good field position at their own 44. On second-and-10 from there, Harris hit Julian Burton in stride to the Indiana State 9 for a 47-yard completion. Three plays later, Harris hit Matt Thayer for a 2-yard pass to give the Bears a 17-14 lead. ISU bounced off the canvas with a 75-yard drive of its own. Michael Mardis had receptions of 31 and 16 yards on the six-play scoring possession, and ISU got helped by a facemask penalty against the Bears to set the Sycamores up at the MSU 16. The next play, Mike Perish hit Mardis from 16 yards out on a misdirection play to put the home club back ahead 21-17 with 1:23 left in the third quarter. After forcing the Bears into their fourth punt of the afternoon, the Sycamores then turned to Bell to seal the win. Bell, who had been held in check throughout the afternoon to that point, took the game on his shoulders and collected 67 ground yards on eight rushes on the next drive, including a 24-yard touchdown run. His scamper at the 9:23 mark of the final quarter pushed ISU ahead 28-17. It was Bell’s first carry of more than 9 yards on the day. The Bears went three-and-out on their next series and punted the ball back with 8:27 to go. Indiana State then took advantage of a running-into-the-punter penalty to sustain the drive at the 6:45 mark, then converted a pair of fourth-down plays to keep the clock running. ISU drove all the way to the MSU 9-yard line before settling for a 26-yard Tanner Fritschle field goal with 2:22 left. The Bears rallied on their final drive of the game before ISU ended the trheat with its third interception of the game. Score by Quarters

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7 14

0 0

10 7

0 10

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Scoring Summary: 1st 05:38 MSU 05:27 INS 02:16 INS 3rd 08:18 MSU 04:53 MSU 01:23 INS 4th 09:23 INS 02:22 INS

Ashton Glaser 1 yd run (Witmer kick), 8-67, 3:42 Tanner Riley 93 yd kickoff return (Fritschle kick) Demory Lawshe 26 yd pass from Mike Perish (Fritschle kick), 6-57, 2:37 Austin Witmer 38 yd field goal, 7-21, 3:20 Matt Thayer 2 yd pass from Kierra Harris (Witmer kick), 5-56, 2:21 Michael Mardis 16 yd pass from Perish (Fritschle kick), 9-69, 4:51 Shakir Bell 24 yd run (Fritschle kick), 9-69, 4:51 Fritschle 26 yd field goal, 15-54, 5:58

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 12 34-108 233 22-27-3 61-341 0-0 3-28 1-21 2-16 5-46.0 2-1 8-70 27:04 7 of 14 0 of 0 3-3 1-15

INS 17 42-153 127 11-25-2 67-280 0-0 0-0 1-93 3-36 5-42.2 1-0 1-5 32:56 4 of 15 2 of 2 2-3 0-0

Individual Statistics RUSHING: MSU - Ryan Heaston 17-38; Vernon Scott 6-37; Kierra Harris 8-32; Caleb Schaffitzel 1-1; Ashton Glaser 2-0. ISU - Shakir Bell 25-113; George Cheeseborough 10-43; Austen Wozniak 2-3; Mike Perish 4-(-5); TEAM 1-(-1). PASSING: MSU - Ashton Glaser 10-12-2-102; Kierra Harris 12-15-1-131. ISU - Mike Perish 11-24-2-127. RECEIVING: MSU - Dorian Buford 8-56; Cadarrius Dotson 3-59; Julian Burton 3-56; Ryan Heaston 3-30; Matt Thayer 3-18; Tre Kelley 1-9; Jarvis Jones 1-5. ISU - Michael Mardis 3-53; Demory Lawshe 2-38; George Cheeseborough 2-12; Austen Wozniak 2-8; Shakir Bell 1-9; Tanner Riley 1-7. TACKLES: MSU - Andrew Beisel 11; Nate Davis 10; Caleb Schaffitzel 7; Eric Pearce 7; Christian Hoffman 7; Sybhrian Berry 5. ISU - Archie Aaron 15; Jac Washington 11; Donovan Layne 7; Calvin Burnett 6; Larry King 6; Mark Sewall 6; Ben Obaseki 5. Attendance: 8,311. Kickoff time: 3:05 p.m. End of Game: 5:55 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:50. Officials: Referee: Wally Righton; Umpire: Rich Ristau; Linesman: Jim Swider; Line judge: Jess Meslow; Back judge: Jamie Birr; Field judge: Jason Frank; Side judge: Steve Thielen. Temperature: 53. Wind: W 10 mph. Weather: Mostly sunny.

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Oct. 13, 2012, Plaster Field, Springfield, Mo.

South Dakota ........................................................ 24 Missouri State ......................................................27

SPRINGFIELD – Austin Witmer’s 33-yard field goal as time expired capped Missouri State’s fourth-quarter comeback and gave the Bears a 27-24 league victory over South Dakota at Plaster Field. The Bears, who trailed 21-3 at halftime, scored 17 points over the final five-and-ahalf minutes to post their first win of the 2012 season in dramatic fashion. Missouri State, which entered play without having scored in the fourth quarter this season, mustered just 283 yards of total offense on the day. But 173 of the Bears’ yards came in the final period, and the Bears played turnover-free football for the first time in 2012. Sophomore quarterback Kierra Harris turned in a strong performance in his first starting assignment of the season, finishing 20-of-33 for 214 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Julian Burton totaled 166 all-purpose yards, including three punt returns for 68 yards and four receptions for 98 yards. Harris led the Bears’ late charge, connecting with Burton on a 60-yard scoring strike with 5:27 to play, then finding Eric Christophel from 25 yards out on the equalizing touchdown with just under two minutes left on the clock. The Bears’ defense also came up big late in the contest, as Andrew Beisel and Mike Crutcher teamed up to force a critical fumble that ultimately led to Christophel’s game-tying touchdown. MSU then came up with a key stop on the Coyotes’ ensuing drive, and Burton’s 30-yard punt return--a Missouri State season long--set up Witmer’s second field goal of the day that handed the Bears their first home victory since a November 20, 2010 win over North Dakota State. After yielding 265 yards of total offense in falling behind by 18 points in the opening half, the MSU defense stiffened in the second stanza, limiting the Coyotes to 110 yards after the half. Anthony Grady played a starring role in the turnaround, totaling two of his three sacks in the second half and coming up with the key recovery of the momentum-swinging USD fumble with just over three minutes to play. The Bears’ defense also received a lift from Beisel and Crutcher, who finished with 12 and 10 tackles, respectively, while leading tackler Caleb Schaffitzel came up with 11 stops. The late turnaround came on the heels of a dominant first-half effort from the Coyotes in their first-ever meeting with the Bears, who committed eight penalties for 75 yards in the first 30 minutes. USD quarterback Josh Vander Maten accounted for 197 yards of total offense in the half, including 80 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns, to lead USD’s attack. The Coyotes dominated most offensive categories in the opening half, including first downs (17 to 5) and time of possession (22:16 to 7:44). Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ South Dakota (1-5) Missouri State (1-6) Scoring Summary: 1st 10:10 USD 04:44 USD 01:26 MSU 2nd 00:21 USD 3rd 08:15 MSU 03:20 USD 4th 05:27 MSU 01:45 MSU 00:00 MSU

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0 17

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Marcus Sims 2 yd run (Robb kick), 10-75, 4:50 Josh Vander Maten 12 yd run (Robb kick), 8-69, 4:11 Austin Witmer 47 yd field goal, 9-31, 3:!5 Josh Vander Maten 1 yd run (Robb kick), 9-72, 3:20 Mikael Cooper-Falls 3 yd run (Witmer kick), 11-45, 4:00 Kevin Robb 44 yd field goal, 9-46, 4:50 Julian Burton 60 yd pass from Kierra Harris (Witmer kick), 1-60, 0:09 Eric Christophel 25 yd pass from Kierra Harris (Witmer kick), 4-49, 1:16 Austin Witmer 33 yd field goal, 5-25, 0:53

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

USD 25 57-211 164 13-22-0 79-375 0-0 0-0 1-12 0-0 4-40.2 2-1 5-45 39:56 9 of 16 0 of 1 3-4 1-21

MSU 17 25-69 214 20-34-0 59-283 1-(-7) 3-68 1-0 0-0 5-42.6 0-0 9-86 20:04 4 of 11 1 of 2 3-3 5-51

Individual Statistics RUSHING: MSU - Mikael Cooper-Falls 8-36; Vernon Scott 9-21; Kierra Harris 7-11; Cedric Miller 1-1. USD - Marcus Sims 23-108; Josh Vander Maten 24-73; Jasper Sanders 10-30.

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Oct. 20, 2012, Hancock Stadium, Normal, Ill.

Missouri State ..................................................... 24 (11) Illinois State .................................................. 17

NORMAL, Ill. - Missouri State rallied in the fourth quarter for the second straight week and claimed its second Missouri Valley Football Conference win, topping No. 11 Illinois State, 24-17, behind a long drive late in the game. Down 14-12 with 9:25 to go, the Bears and backup quarterback Ashton Glaser went to work. Mikael Cooper-Falls helped lead the team down the field, carrying seven times on the possession to burn the clock and move the chains. But it was Glaser’s clutch passes that kept the Bears’ hopes alive. First, on a third-and-three play from their own 31, Glaser hit Matt Thayer for three yards to sustain the possession. Later, the junior signal caller connected with Thayer for 18 yards to the ISU 22. And finally a 15-yard completion to Tre Kelley to the Redbirds’ 11-yard line set up the winning touchdown - a two-yard run by Glaser -- two plays later. Glaser entered the game late in the first half when starter Kierra Harris took a helmet to his hip. Harris would return briefly, but Glaser completed the game-winning drive. He finished 5-for-5 through air for 49 yards to go with 13 ground yards. After the Bears took the 19-14 lead, the Redbirds muffed the ensuing kickoff out of bounds at their own three-yard line and set up shop there with 2:53 to play. But on the first play from scrimmage, Howard Scarborough tackled Darrelynn Dunn in the end zone for the visitors’ second safety of the afternoon to make it a 21-14 game. The Bears recovered the on-sides free kick, then ran another 1:42 off the clock before calling on Austin Witmer who booted a 42-yard field goal, his second of the game. Witmer’s kick made it 24-14. Later, the Redbirds got a 47-yard field goal by Nick Aussieker with 10 seconds left in the game to sustain hope. The 46-yard desperation drive took just 53 seconds and seven plays. However, the ensuing kick was recovered by Matt Swan for the Bears who ran out the clock and snapped a four-game road skid. Cooper-Falls finished with 61 rushing yards on 19 carries, while Dorian Buford had a team-high four receptions for 100 yards, his third 100-yard receiving game of the campaign for MSU. MSU’s comeback came after a rough third quarter that belonged to Illinois State. The Redbirds outgained the Bears 104-24 in the quarter and took the lead at the 3:04 mark of the period on a pass from Matt Brown to Tyrone Walker from 15 yards out. The scoring grab capped a six-play scoring drive and gave the Redbirds their first lead of the afternoon, 14-9, before MSU rallied for 15 points in the final period. Score by Quarters

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9 0

0 7

0 7

15 3

24 17

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Scoring Summary: 1st 11:20 MSU 07:23 MSU 2nd 09:56 ILS 3rd 03:04 ILS 4th 12:25 MSU 02:54 MSU 02:47 MSU 01:03 MSU 00:10 ILS

Kierra Harris 1 yd run (Witmer kick), 10-79, 3:40 Team safety Tyrone Walker 4 yd pass from Matt Brown (Aussieker kick), 11-49, 5:34 Tyrone Walker 15 yd pass from Matt Brown (Aussieker kick), 6-63, 3:14 Austin Witmer 20 yd field goal, 9-62, 3:08 Ashton Glaser 2 yd run (Witmer kick), 15-88, 6:31 Howard Scarborough safety Austin Witmer 42 yd field goal, 4-5, 1:42 Nick Aussieker 47 yd field goal, 7-46, 0:53

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

MSU 17 49-115 190 12-20-2 69-305 0-0 4-49 5-59 1-24 5-37.4 1-1 6-65 28:36 8 of 15 0 of 0 3-3 1-3

ILS 15 34-78 204 19-33-1 67-282 0-0 1-1 2-14 2-0 6-36.0 2-0 5-58 31:24 6 of 15 0 of 1 2-2 3-18

Individual Statistics RUSHING: MSU - Mikael Cooper-Falls 19-61; Vernon Scott 12-37; Ashton Glaser 7-13; Kierra Harris 8-6; Caleb Schaffitzel 2-0; TEAM 1-(-2). ISU - Darrelynn Dunn 23-77; Cameron Hunt 6-13; Matt Brown 4-2; Marshaun Coprich 1-(-14).

PASSING: MSU - Kierra Harris 20-33-0-214; TEAM 0-1-0-0. USD - Josh Vander Maten 13-22-0-164.

PASSING: MSU - Kierra Harris 7-15-2-141; Ashton Glaser 5-5-0-49. ISU - Matt Brown 19-33-1-204.

RECEIVING: MSU - Matt Thayer 5-21; Julian Burton 4-98; Dorian Buford 4-33; Eric Christophel 2-33; Cadarrius Dotson 2-20; Tre Kelley 1-17; Cedric Miller 1-(-3); Mikael Cooper-Falls 1-(-5). USD - Terrance Terry 6-69; Will Powell 3-23; Tyler Wilhelm 1-39; Jay Burns 1-18; Anthony Williams 1-14; Jasper Sanders 1-1.

RECEIVING: MSU - Dorian Buford 4-100; Matt Thayer 3-30; Tre Kelley 2-18; Cadarrius Dotson 1-20; Eric Christophel 1-18; Julian Burton 1-4. ISU - Darrelynn Dunn 6-31; Tyrone Walker 5-53; Phil Dudley 3-33; Lechein Neblett 2-29; J. O’Shaughnessy 1-31; Donovan Harden 1-19; Jordan Neukirch 1-8.

TACKLES: MSU - Andrew Beisel 12; Caleb Schaffitzel 11; Mike Crutcher 10; Sybhrian Berry 9; Nate Davis 8; Anthony Grady 5. USD - Devin Taverna 10; Tyler Starr 5; Charlie Goro 5; Aaron Swift 5.

TACKLES: MSU - Nick Canavan 10, Caleb Schaffitzel 9; Nate Davis 9; Andrew Beisel 7; Howard Scarborough 6; Martin Montgomery 6; Anthony Grady 5. ISU - Mike Zimmer 17; Colton Underwood 15; Shelby Harris 12; Nate Palmer 9; Ben Ericksen 7; Austin Davis 5; Evan Frierson 5.

Attendance: 8,001. Kickoff time: 1:05 p.m. End of Game: 4:05 p.m. Total elapsed time: 3:00. Officials: Referee: Tim O’Day; Umpire: Scott Jones; Linesman: Rich Wasik; Line judge: Denis Schinderl; Back judge: Roger Quinlan; Field judge: Paul Vallina; Side judge: John Smith. Temperature: 70. Wind: S 19 mph. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Attendance: 6,180. Kickoff time: 1:00 p.m. End of Game: 3:50 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:50. Officials: Referee: Curt Johnson; Umpire: Steve Flanagan; Linesman: Frank Bullock; Line judge: Kris Van Meter; Back judge: Kurt Walderbach; Field judge: Marvin Shade; Side judge: Arthur Lucky. Temperature: 50. Wind: WSW 12 mph. Weather: Cloudy.

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Oct. 27, 2012, Plaster Field, Springfield, Mo.

Western Illinois .....................................................3 Missouri State ..................................................... 42

SPRINGFIELD – Behind three first-half touchdown passes by sophomore quarterback Kierra Harris and another dominant defensive effort, the Missouri State Bears thrilled a Homecoming crowd of 10,076 at Plaster Field with a commanding 42-3 win over Western Illinois. The Bears reeled off 35 unanswered points to seal their third straight victory, MSU’s longest win streak since the 2004 season. Harris, who recorded all 13 completions in the first half for 130 yards, led Missouri State’s quick-strike offense that posted six scoring drives on the day, none of which lasted more than 2:26. He guided the Bears on three second-quarter touchdown drives to build a 28-3 halftime advantage after the MSU defense twice set up the offense with prime field position. The Bears never looked back, adding a pair of second-half touchdowns to put the game out of reach, as their defense limited the WIU to just 220 yards for the game while forcing three interceptions. Mikael Cooper-Falls also turned in a big performance for the Bears, finishing the day with a game and season-highs of 95 yards rushing on 12 carries and 117 allpurpose yards. The Springfield native piled up 73 yards in the second half--including his second touchdown of the season--to help ice the victory for Missouri State. Sophomore safety Caleb Schaffitzel sparked the Bears’ strong defensive performance, intercepting two passes and recording nine tackles on the day. Junior Nick Canavan played a vital role for MSU as well, totaling a game-high 13 tackles and half a sack, as the Bears held the Leathernecks to 11-of-26 passing for 70 yards and limited WIU to just 6-of-20 on third down. MSU’s 39-point margin of victory marked the largest for the Bears since a 63-7 Homecoming win over Indiana State five years ago to the day. The 42-point outburst represented not only the Bears’ top point total of 2012, but also their most-productive offensive performance since a 51-41 victory over Southern Illinois in 2010. The Bears fired the first salvo of the day late in the opening quarter, as Harris’ 24-yard scamper ignited an 80-yard drive that ultimately put MSU on top, 7-0. His 38yard pass to Dorian Buford gave the Bears the early lead late in the opening period. Western Illinois answered the Bears’ first score with a 15-play march deep into MSU territory, relying heavily on a ground game that accounted for 43 of the Leathernecks’ 55 yards on the drive. WIU ran the ball on nine straight plays and had a 2nd-and-goal from the 5-yard line before a false start penalty and an incomplete pass halted the drive. The visitors instead settled for a 27-yard Pat Smith field goal. But Missouri State responded with a 21 unanswered points in the final 7:40 of the half with Harris firing two TD passes and rushing for another score. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Western Illinois (3-5) Missouri State (3-6) Scoring Summary: 1st 01:47 MSU 2nd 09:24 WIU 07:40 MSU 01:26 MSU 00:08 MSU 3rd 02:25 MSU 4th 13:19 MSU

0 7

3 21

0 7

0 7

3 42

Dorian Buford 38 yd pass from Kierra Harris (Witmer kick), 7-80, 2:26 Pat Smith 27 yd field goal, 15-55, 7:23 Cadarrius Dotson 3 yd pass from Kierra Harris (Witmer kick), 5-71, 1:38 Tre Kelley 4 yd pass from Kierra Harris (Witmer kick), 5-25, 0:59 Kierra Harris 1 yd run (Witmer kick), 6-22, 1:13 Mikael Cooper-Falls 3 yd run (Witmer kick), 5-55, 1:01 Cedric Miller 1 yd run (Witmer kick), 5-43, 1:29

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

WIU 13 50-154 70 11-26-3 76-224 0-0 1-26 2-36 3-20 7-37.0 0-0 9-61 37:12 6 of 21 2 of 5 1-1 1-12

MSU 17 37-207 143 15-25-3 62-350 0-0 3-24 1-12 3-67 4-39.0 1-0 2-15 22:48 5 of 11 0 of 0 5-5 2-20

Individual Statistics RUSHING: MSU - Mikael Cooper-Falls 12-95; Vernon Scott 4-34; Ashton Glaser 1-21; Kierra Harris 9-21; Josh Mattes 3-17; Cedric Miller 4-10; Ryan Heaston 3-9; Caleb Schaffitzel 1-0. WIU - Caulton Ray 25-75; Nikko Watson 17-72; Pat Smith 1-10; Fredson Salomon 1-7; Hayden Northern 3-3; Trenton Heard 1-(-1); Wil Lunt 2-(-12). PASSING: MSU - Kierra Harris 13-23-3-130; Ashton Glaser 2-2-0-13. WIU - Hayden Northern 6-15-3-42; Wil Lunt 4-9-0-17; Pat Smith 1-1-0-11; Nikko Watson 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: MSU - Tre Kelley 4-14; Matt Thayer 3-33; Dorian Buford 2-43; Mikael Cooper-Falls 1-17; Eric Christophel 1-13; Eric Brown 1-7; Ryan Heaston 1-7; Duane Atteberry 1-6; Cadarrius Dotson 1-3. WIU Fredson Salomon 6-46; Charles Chestnut 3-9; Cody Reardon 1-11; Mason Howington 1-4.

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Nov. 3, 2012, Plaster Field, Springfield, Mo.

(1) North Dakota State .......................................21 Missouri State ...................................................... 17

SPRINGFIELD – Despite holding the nation’s No. 1 team to 84 yards of total offense in the second half, the Bears fell short in their bid for a monumental comeback over North Dakota State, as the Bison escaped Plaster Field with a 21-17 victory. MSU held the top-ranked club in the FCS ranks to just 5 first downs after intermission and had several scoring chances late. The Bears could never come all the way back after a key turnover late in the third period set up NDSU’s go-ahead TD. Sam Ojuri rushed for a game-high 118 yards on 24 carries and scored what would prove to be the game-winning touchdown with 3:35 to play in the third period after a fumbled punt return gave the Bison a short field at the MSU 11-yard line. In spite of the game-changing turnover, the Bears created multiple scoring opportunities in the final quarter. Austin Witmer’s 44-yard field goal early in the fourth drew MSU to within 21-17 following a 12-play, 48-yard drive. The MSU defense came up with another turnover to set up the potential go-ahead drive when Mike Crutcher hauled in his second pick of the season at the NDSU 39. However, the NDSU defense came up with the first of several critical stops down the stretch on a fourth-and-one at the 30. Travis Beck forced a Mikael Cooper-Falls fumble, and Grant Olson fell on the ball to put a halt to the Bears’ drive. The Bears’ defense forced punts on two-straight NDSU possessions late in the game to give the home team a chance, but the Bison forced a three-and-out with just over seven minutes to play, then came up with a game-clinching turnover on the Bears’ final drive. After Harris ripped off rushes of 21 and 13 yards to give the Bears a first down at their own 47, Christian Dudzik intercepted an errant pass at the 1:31 mark to extinguish the Bears’ final hope for a comeback. Cooper-Falls paced the Bears’ attack for a second-straight week, finishing with 78 rushing yards, 69 of which came in the second half. Caleb Schaffitzel rallied the MSU defense with his second-straight two-interception game to go along with 10 tackles, and Andrew Beisel registered a game-high 13 stops and one sack. Schaffitzel provided one of the few highlights for the Bears in the first half, establishing a Missouri State and Plaster Field record with a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown. A pair of second-quarter touchdowns and a dominant defensive effort helped the Bison to a 14-7 halftime lead, as Brock Jensen’s 6-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Smith with 58 seconds left on the clock broke a 7-7 tie and capped a strong second period in which NDSU used a pair of long scoring drives to overcome an early deficit. The Bears found new life in the second half, marching 62 yards to pay dirt on their first possession after the break to even the score once again. MSU did most of its damage on the ground, rushing seven times for 53 yards, the last 16 of which came on Harris’s third touchdown run of the season after Cooper-Falls carried the Bears into the red zone for the first time all day with a 20-yard rush. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (1) North Dakota State (8-1) Missouri State (3-7)

0 7

14 0

7 7

0 3

21 17

Scoring Summary: 1st 03;23 MSU Caleb Schaffitzel 100 yd interception return (Witmer kick) 2nd 12:17 NDSU Brock Jensen 5 yd run (Keller kick), 14-65, 6:05 00:58 NDSU Ryan Smith 6 yd pass from Brock Jensen (Keller kick), 14-85, 6:15 3rd 09:34 MSU Kierra Harris 16 yd run (Witmer kick), 10-62, 2:58 03:35 NDSU Sam Ojuri 5 yd run (Keller kick), 2-11, 0:46 4th 13:49 MSU Austin Witmer 44 yd field goal, 12-48, 4:46 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

NDSU 18 49-159 152 14-28-3 77-311 0-0 2-6 2-8 1-10 6-39.8 0-0 5-45 39:33 9 of 19 0 of 0 3-4 3-31

MSU 11 35-127 22 6-19-1 54-149 0-0 4-13 3-58 3-148 7-39.4 3-2 5-61 20:27 4 of 14 1 of 2 1-1 3-17

Individual Statistics RUSHING: MSU - Mikael Cooper-Falls 18-78; Kierra Harris 13-39; Vernon Scott 4-10. NDSU - Sam Ojuri 24-118; John Crockett 9-39; Derrick Lang 4-6; Brock Jensen 8-2; TEAM 4-(-6). PASSING: MSU - Kierra Harris 6-19-1-22. NDSU - Brock Jensen 14-28-3-152. RECEIVING: MSU - Mikael Cooper-Falls 2-9; Dorian Buford 2-6; Matt Thayer 1-9; Cadarrius Dotson 1-(-2). NDSU - Ryan Smith 5-33; Trevor Gebhart 3-37; Kevin Vaadeland 3-28; Sam Ojuri 2-40; Derrick Lang 1-14.

TACKLES: MSU - Nick Canavan 13; Caleb Schaffitzel 9; Andrew Beisel 7; Rodney Kelly 6; Mike Crutcher 6. WIU - Theon Dixon 7; J.J. Raffelson 7; David McDaniel 6; Kevin Kintzel 6; Jonathon Rollins 6.

TACKLES: MSU - Andrew Beisel 13; Caleb Schaffitzel 10; Tim Piccarreto 9; Nick Canavan 8; Mike Crutcher 7; James Caine 6; Anthony Grady 6. NDSU - Grant Olson 13; Carlton Littlejohn 11; Kyle Emanuel 9; Travis Beck 7.

Attendance: 10,076. Kickoff time: 1:04 p.m. End of Game: 4:17 p.m. Total elapsed time: 3:13. Officials: Referee: Tom Stapleton; Umpire: Scott Jones; Linesman: Ron Hudson; Line judge: Patrick Brown; Back judge: Gary Crull; Field judge: Don Cunningham; Side judge: Nate Robinson. Temperature: 44. Wind: NE 10 mph. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Attendance: 6,253. Kickoff time: 1:05 p.m. End of Game: 3:54 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:49. Officials: Referee: Gary Sujack; Umpire: Ed Feaster; Linesman: Kole Knueppel; Line judge: Gary Jagodzinski; Back judge: Pat Dolphin; Field judge: Larry Smith; Side judge: Pat Brown, Jr. Temperature: 53. Wind: NW 13 mph. Weather: Sunny.

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Nov. 17, 2012, UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Missouri State ......................................................13 UNI ..............................................................................38

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The 2012 season finale started slowly before a late rally made the final score respectable in a 38-13 loss at UNI. The loss ended the Bears’ season at 3-8 overall and 3-5 in the MVFC, eighth in the 10-team league. After allowing the first 38 points of the game, the Bears put together a pair of impressive fourth-quarter drives of 92 and 87 yards. With 5:41 remaining in the game, the Bears scored first on a six-yard touchdown run by Mikael Cooper-Falls. The carry capped a 13-play scoring drive that saw the Bears eat up a season-high 92 yards. A 38-yard completion from Kierra Harris to Cadarrius Dotson set up the score by Cooper-Falls who finished with a team-high 33 ground yards on 11 carries. Harris finished 29-for-39 through the air for 230 yards while tying a school record for completed passes. Dotson, a senior, had 101 yards receiving in his final career effort, while Dorian Buford caught 9 passes for 73 yards. Buford’s final catch of the day was a seven-yard TD pass from Harris to cap an 87-yard scoring drive that took 12 plays. Buford’s catch came with just 18 seconds left in the game and gave the Bears 324 yards of total offense -- 179 on the final two drives of the day. UNI signal caller Sawyer Kollmorgen was 20-for-25 for 265 yards and a pair of touchdowns as UNI produced 460 total yards and 20 first downs. The Panthers wasted no time jumping on the visitors early as David Johnson took UNI’s first play from scrimmage 77 yards to paydirt to put Northern Iowa ahead 7-0. MSU fell behind 10-0 less than four minutes later after its second straight threeand-out with a 36-yard field goal by Tyler Sievertsen that capped a 39-yard scoring drive. Early in the second quarter, the Panthers tacked on seven more points on a trick play with 14:53 left in the half. Johnson took a second-down handoff, rolled right and then threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Brett LeMaster to make it 17-0. The Bears then responded with their first substantial drive of the half. Cooper-Falls entered the game and helped get the Bears into UNI territory with a solid effort in the backfield. A pair of third-down completions from Harris to Dotson kept the drive alive to the 34 before a personal-foul penalty and a Harris interception killed the threat. Just before the intermission, UNI scored another touchdown to go ahead 24-0 at the break. The Panthers capped an 80-yard, 12-play drive with an eight-yard TD pass from Kollmorgen to Terrell Sinkfield on a laser-like strike over the middle. In the third quarter, the Bears’ first legitimate threat of the day was snuffed out at the UNI 16. The Bears faked a 33-yard field goal attempt by Austin Witmer when holder Ashton Glaser took the snap and rolled left. He bobbled what looked to be a pitch intended to Witmer, and the Panthers recovered at their own 19 to end the drive and keep it a 24-0 game at the time. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Missouri State (3-8) UNI (5-6) Scoring Summary: 1st 12:55 UNI 09:14 UNI 2nd 14:53 UNI 00:09 UNI 3rd 04:44 UNI 4th 14:50 UNI 05:41 MSU 00:18 MSU

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MSU 17 29-94 230 29-40-1 69-324 0-0 3-32 4-51 0-0 6-45.2 1-1 5-60 29:24 8 of 16 0 of 1 2-3 1-7

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April 20, 2013, Plaster Field, Springfield, Mo.

Maroon......................................................................14 White .........................................................................10

SPRINGFIELD – A dramatic 71-yard touchdown pass from Ashton Glaser to Julian Burton on the final play of the afternoon put the wraps on Saturday’s annual Missouri State Spring Game at Plaster Field with Glaser leading the secondteam unit to a 14-10 come-from-behind victory. Glaser finished 8-for-17 through the air for 207 yards, while first-team starter Kierra Harris was 13-for-22 for 82 yards. Burton was one of a handful of standouts on the offensive side, securing 7 receptions for 113 yards, while Marvell Saffold notched 4 catches for 84 yards. The first-team offense had much more success on the ground than their counterparts, collecting 5.5 yards per carry and 164 yards total behind the efforts of sophomore Ryan Heaston. Heaston had 10 carries for 110 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown run to lead the first unit. Heaston’s scamper was the first score of the day and capped a four-play scoring drive that consumed 69 yards. Austin Witmer tacked on the extra point to put Harris’ White squad up 7-0. That score held until the second half when Glaser connected 58 yards with Stacey Thornton to the one-yard line. The senior QB called his own number on the next play to cap the four-play scoring drive, and Marcelo Bonani added the extra point to tie the game, 7-7. Harris and Heaston would waste no time bringing the White squad back. Heaston racked up 33 ground yards on the drive, and Harris got the Bears on the door step of another touchdown before they settled for a short, 18-yard field goal by Witmer to make it 10-7. It looked as if the White Team would put things out of reach midway through the fourth quarter with Brodie Lambert engineering a drive into the red zone again. But a fourth-down pitch to Vernon Scott was smothered by Tevan Ferguson after Dylan Cole caused the fumble. Taking over at their own six-yard line, the Maroon squad got a 23-yard carry from Heaston before Glaser hit Burton in stride for the winning score. After 109 official plays, Head Coach Terry Allen then blew the whistle and called the teams together with just over four minutes showing on the game clock. “The turnovers were disappointing, but we played five different quarterbacks. All in all, it was a pretty good day,” said Allen. “We have some guys who can make plays offensively, and I still like the potential of our defense.” The MSU defense snagged three interceptions, including two by Jeremiah Plowden and one by Howard Scarborough. Rique Bentley led all players with 10 total tackles with Seginald Chaney, Tevan Ferguson, John Edwards and Christian Hoffmann each contributing 7 total stops. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

David Johnson 77 yd run (Sievertsen kick), 1-72, 0:11 Tyler Sievertsen 36 yd field goal, 7-39, 2:39 Brett LeMaster 36 yd pass from David Johnson (Sievertsen kick), 11-89, 5:28 Terrell Sinkfield 8 yd pass from Sawyer Kollmorgen (Sievertsen kick), 12-80, 5:25 David Johnson 2 yd run (Sievertsen kick), 8-81, 4:01 Carlos Anderson 60 yd pass from Sawyer Kollmorgen (Sievertsen kick), 6-72, 2:39 Mikael Cooper-Falls 6 yd run (Witmer kick), 13-92, 4:48 Dorian Buford 7 yd pass from Kierra Harris (kick blocked), 12-87, 3:27

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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UNI 20 33-159 301 21-27-0 60-460 0-0 1-0 3-119 1-12 4-48.2 0-0 5-30 30:36 10 of 15 0 of 0 3-3 1-6

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Ryan Heaston 48 yd run (Austin Witmer kick), 5-69, 1:49 Ashton Glaser 1 yd run (Marcelo Bonani kick), 4-65, 1:21 Austin Witmer 18 yd field goal, 11-63, 5:16 Julian Burton 71 yd pass from Ashton Glaser (Marcelo Bonani kick), 3-94, 0:46

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

MAR 11 29-63 246 20-10-2 49-309 0-0 ------1-15 4-44.0 2-1 1-15 22:26 4 of 11 0 of 0 1-3 2-8

WHI 16 32-163 134 28-17-1 60-297 2-28 ------2-26 3-41.3 1-1 2-10 21:40 4 of 12 0 of 1 0-1 2-9

Individual Statistics RUSHING: MSU - Kierra Harris 8-33; Mikael Cooper-Falls 11-33; Vernon Scott 9-31; Ashton Glaser 1-(-3). UNI - David Johnson 14-116; Carlos Anderson 15-42; Sawyer Kollmorgen 4-1.

Individual Statistics* RUSHING: Ryan Heaston 10-110; Vernon Scott 10-49; Josh Mattes 11-36; Kierra Harris 6-18; Mikael Cooper-Falls 3-16; Cedric Miller 6-11; Austin Cahoy 4-7; Ashton Glaser 6-2; Brodie Lambert 2-1; Shane Hartzler 1-(-4); Alex Lawson 1-(-8); Team 1-(-12).

PASSING: MSU - Kierra Harris 29-39-1-230; Eric Christophel 0-1-0-0. UNI - Sawyer Kollmorgen 20-25-0265; David Johnson 1-1-0-36; Stephen Kaiser 0-1-0-0.

PASSING: Ashton Glaser 17-8-1, 207; Kierra Harris 22-13-1, 82; Brodie Lambert 6-4-0, 52; Shane Hartzler 1-1-0, 32; Alex Lawson 2-1-1, 7.

RECEIVING: MSU - Dorian Buford 9-73; Cadarrius Dotson 7-101; Matt Thayer 5-31; Mikael Cooper-Falls 4-12; Vernon Scott 2-3; Tre Kelley 1-5; Adrian Williams 1-5. UNI - Terrell Sinkfield 7-57; Brett LeMaster 4-106; Chad Owens 4-40; Carlos Anderson 3-66; David Johnson 2-12; Phil Wright 1-20.

RECEIVING: Julian Burton 7-113; Marvell Saffold 4-84; Zac Hoover 5-21; Stacey Thornton 2-62; Eric Christophel 2-21; Maddy Johnson 2-14; Tyren Price 1-25; Matt Swan 1-12; Dorian Buford 1-11; Daniel Wood 1-9; Ryan Boatright 1-8.

TACKLES: MSU - Andrew Beisel 8; Howard Scarborough 5; Tim Piccarreto 5; Mike Crutcher 5. UNI Jordan Gacke 12; Jake Farley 10; Wilmot Wellington 5; Dan Edem 5.

TACKLES: Rique Bentley 10; Dylan Cole 7; Tevan Ferguson 7; John Edwards 7; Seginald Chaney 7; Sybhrian Berry 6; Tim Piccarreto 6; Dalton Freeze 5; Jeremy Springer 5; Ryan Callender 5.

Attendance: 8,493. Kickoff time: 4:05 p.m. End of Game: 6:56 p.m. Total elapsed time: 2:51. Officials: Referee: Kerry Ripley; Umpire: Brad Hudak; Linesman: Pete Schiavone; Line judge: Jeffrey Johnson; Back judge: Jamie Birr; Field judge: Chep Hurth; Side judge: Greg Nelson. Temperature: 68. Wind/Weather: Dome.

INTERCEPTIONS: Jeremiah Plowden 2-26; Howard Scarborough 1-15.

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SACKS: Rique Bentley 2-10; Nick Canavan 1-4; Tevan Ferguson 1-3.

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The Bills, Browns, Lions, Packers and Chargers were represented at Missouri State’s fourth annual Pro Day on Friday, March 8. The event saw a total of nine players, including six from Missouri State, go through the NFL combine-like testing at Plaster Field. A pair of MSU seniors, Randy Richards and Matt Thayer, turned in standout performances. Three more 2012 seniors -- James Caine, Nate Davis and Jason Fitch -- also went through the paces, along with former Bear and 2012 Cleveland Browns free agent signee Jermaine Saffold. Players from Evangel and Missouri S&T also took part.

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T Top: Of Off Offensive f i lilineman Randy Richards erased any doubt about his NFL potential during his Pro Day opportunity. Left: Nate Davis participates in a three-cone drill as part of his efforts in front of NFL personnel on March 8. Bottom Left: Matt Thayer is out of the blocks quickly during his timed 40-yard dash. Bottom Right: Jason Fitch gets his bench reps in during the strength testing portion of Pro Day 2013.

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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President Sixth Year at Missouri State

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lifton M. “Clif” Smart III begins his third year as the leader of Missouri State University. He was named interim president on June 27, 2011, and served in that role until he was named the 11th president of Missouri State University on Oct. 16, 2012, after a nationwide search. He served as the University’s general counsel from December 2007 until being named interim president. As general counsel from 2007-11, Smart provided legal counsel to the Board, president, faculty, staff and administrators. He also was 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 was a shareholder in the firm from 1995-2007 and vice president since 1998. In his 15 years with the firm, his 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 and his wife, Gail, have two sons: Murray, who along with his wife, Amy, both graduated in 2012 from Southwest Baptist University and live in Rogers, Ark., with their daughter, Addy; and Jim, a junior at Hamilton College in New York.

Dr. Frank Einhellig

Ken McClure

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Dr. Jim Baker

Dr. Denita Siscoe

Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Vice President for Student Affairs

Brent Dunn

Dr. Ken Coopwood

Vice President for University Advancement

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

University Administrative Council Clif Smart President

Dr. Frank Einhellig Provost

Dr. Jim Baker

V.P. for Research and Economic Development

Dr. Drew Bennett

Chancellor, Missouri State University-West Plains

Dr. Stephanie Bryant

Dean, College of Business

Dr. Kenneth Coopwood

V.P. for Diversity and Inclusion

Brent Dunn

V.P. for University Advancement

Steve Foucart

Chief Financial Officer

Penni Groves

Interim General Counsel

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

Kyle Moats

Director of Athletics

Dr. Denita Siscoe

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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. During Moats’ tenure at MSU, he has hired five head coaches, while leading the charge for facility upgrades in a number of areas, including the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Academic Achievement Center project, the Jim D. Morris Basketball Complex, future renovations at Plaster Sports Complex, and the implementation of a longrange athletics facility improvement plan. 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. 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 All-Sports 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. This past academic year, Moats’ efforts helped make the Jim D. Morris Basketball Complex a reality. The $3.7 million construction project will feature state-of-the art locker rooms, training facilities, offices and meeting space in JQH Arena. Additionally, all 16 MSU athletic programs met the NCAA’s APR requirements this past spring, while a record 157 student-athletes posted grade-point averages of 3.25 or better over the last year. 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 a son, Kirk, and a daughter, Lauren, who plays soccer at Western Kentucky.

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

Kentucky Kentucky

1993-96

Kentucky

1996-04 2004-06 2006-09

Kentucky Marquette Louisville

2009-present

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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 11th Year at Missouri State

Casey (Comoroski) Hunt enters her sixth full year as associate director of athletics and her 11th year overall at Missouri State. Hunt 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’ athletic training and strength and conditioning programs and serves as the primary personnel administrator for intercollegiate athletics and sport administrator for MSU’s women’s basketball, track and field, cross country, men’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball programs. Hunt 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., Hunt came to MSU from Coastal Carolina University, where she had been assistant athletics director for compliance since 1998. At Coastal Carolina, Hunt’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. Hunt 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 two years in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference compliance section. A four-year starter in women’s basketball at St. Bonaventure, Hunt 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. Hunt and her husband, Clint, were married in August 2012, and reside in Springfield.

Intercollegiate Athletics Committee James Hutterr (Chair), Faculty Athletics Representative Samuel Dyer, College of Arts and Letters Benjamin Goss, College of Business Administration Steven Hinch, College of Education Heather C. King, Office of Financial Aid Sarah McCallister, College of Health and Human Services Georgianna Sanders, College of Natural and Applied Sciences Lorene Stone, College of Humanities and Public Affairs Eric Straub, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Ex Officio: Rachelle Darabi (Associate Provost-Student Development & Public Affairs), Deb Dishman (Intercollegiate Athletics), Casey Hunt (Intercollegiate Athletics), Monica Jones (Intercollegiate Athletics), Kyle Moats (Director of Intercollegiate Athletics), Kyle Yates (Intercollegiate Athletics)

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Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance Sixth Year at Missouri State

Kyle Yates begins his third year as associate director of athletics for compliance and his sixth year overall at Missouri State after joining the Bears’ senior 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.

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

Deb Dishman begins her second year as Missouri State’s assistant director of athletics for business administration after joining the Bears’ athletics staff in August 2012. In her role, Dishman is responsible for all phases of the business operation for the athletic department, which includes development and management of the annual budget and the supervision of daily business operations. She also serves as sport administrator for women’s soccer and softball. Prior to her appointment as assistant A.D., Dishman spent the last three years as a financial aid counselor on the MSU campus in Springfield. In that capacity, she has worked with Director of Athletics Kyle Moats and the MSU Athletics staff monitoring student-athlete scholarships and grants, disbursing scholarship payments and stipends, and ensuring compliance with NCAA and Federal guidelines. Dishman earned her bachelor of science in accounting from Missouri State in 2007 after competing four years on the MSU swimming and diving squad under MSU Hall of Fame coach Jack Steck. She was the co-captain of the Bears’ 2007 squad. Dishman went on to earn her master’s of accountancy from MSU in 2008, while serving as a graduate assistant in the University’s Office of Financial Aid. She spent eight months working for BKD, LLP in Springfield as a tax accountant before returning to the University in October 2009. The former Deb O’Neal is a native of Billings, Mo. She and her husband David live in Springfield and have three-year-old twins, Hattie and Drake.

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

Monica Jones begins her second year with Missouri State after being selected as the department’s new assistant director of athletics for academics and student services in June 2012. A 1995 graduate of the University of Arkansas, Jones came 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 NACADA Emerging Leaders program and earned her master’s degree in counseling from Arkansas in 1999.

Senior Director of Athletics Development Second Year at Missouri State

Kevin Greim begins his second year working with Missouri State Athletics after being named to the position of senior director of athletics development in September 2012. A 1994 MSU graduate, Greim assists with the development of scholarship, capital and major athletics gifts, as well as overseeing all BearsFund operations. Prior to returning to his alma mater, Greim was a long-standing member of the Missouri Southern State University staff, spending 13 years at the Joplin school, most recently as major gifts officer. Before making the transition to the Missouri Southern foundation in April 2012, Greim was named associate director of athletics for external operations in 2011. He was named assistant athletics director for external operations in the fall of 2008 after beginning his tenure at Missouri Southern in 1999 as director of marketing. During his time at Missouri Southern, Greim managed the marketing, sales, and radio activities for the athletics department, served as the radio voice of the Lions, and also supervised the sports of baseball and golf. He also served as head coach of the MSSU men’s golf team from 2004 until 2010. In his six years as head coach, the Lions qualified for NCAA Super Regional play five times, and his 2009-10 Lions team tied for second place in the MIAA conference tournament. The native of Excelsior Springs, Mo., earned his master’s degree in health, physical education and recreation from Delta State (Miss.) University, where he worked as the football, basketball and baseball voice of the Statesmen. Greim and his wife, Sarah, have two children, Tegan and Miles.

Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications Sixth Year at Missouri State

Missouri State alumnus Rick Kindhart is in his sixth year directing MSU’s athletics communications efforts and his fifth 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 Self-Study 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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Missouri State University Board of Governors Orvin Kimbrough (Chair)

Cathy Smith

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Sixth District

Beverly Miller (Vice Chair)

Joe Carmichael

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Seventh District

Stephen B. Hoven

Gordon Elliott

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Seventh District

Carrie Carroll

Peter Hofherr

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Eighth District

Stephen Bough

Paige Jenkins

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Executive Director of Athletic and Entertainment Facilities 30th Year at Missouri State

Springfield native Randy Blackwood is entering his 30th year at Missouri State and his ninth 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), as well as the 2013 class of Leadership Missouri. He also serves as chairman of the board for the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. Blackwood resides in Springfield with his wife, Joyce Owen-Blackwood.

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

Frank Cuervo begins his second year at Missouri State after being named the general manager for marketing and corporate partnerships for Missouri State Sports Marketing, a division of Nelligan Sports Marketing, in February 2012. Cuervo leads the department’s marketing and sponsorship sales efforts, with a focus on developing strong partnerships between MSU Athletics and local, regional and national businesses. Prior to his appointment with NSM, Cuervo spent nearly two years as the senior associate athletics 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 tenure as assistant director of athletics for external operations at Indiana, where he managed the department’s marketing, ticketing and media relations efforts. From 2001-06, Cuervo spent six years at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he served as director of marketing and assistant athletics director for external operations. He 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. Cuervo is graduated from University of Florida in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree inmarketing and public relations and a minor in finance and later earned a master’s degree in Sport Management from The Ohio State University. Cuervo, his wife, Michelle, and newborn son Nathan, reside in Springfield.

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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. Over the course of the past 33 years, its impact on Missouri State Athletics has grown substantially. The fund’s name stands for “Building Excellence in Athletics through Recruiting and Scholarships,” and it plays a vital role of supporting the 400+ student-athletes at Missouri State University. The Bears Fund is comprised of over 1,000 private contributors that support the endeavors of the student-athletes at Missouri State University by giving them the opportunity to exceed both on and off the playing surface. The fund is administered by the Missouri State University Foundation with additional input from coaching and administrative staff members in intercollegiate athletics. There are nine different membership levels with the Bears Fund. The opportunity to participate and receive benefits starts at $50 each year. Various benefits include premium seating opportunities, game program recognition, Bears Fund exclusive emails, and parking and postseason ticket considerations. To see how current Bears Fund members are making the collegiate experience possible for the student-athletes at Missouri State, visit MissouriStateBears.com, or contact The Bears Fund at 417-836-4143 or via email at AthleticsDevelopment@MissouriState.edu.

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Dr. Jim Hutter begins his third year as faculty athletics representative and his 25th overall at Missouri State in 2013. 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 Second Year at Missouri State

After announcing its new ticketing partnership with Missouri State University in Februrary 2012, Collegiate Consulting selected Tom Ladd as the general manager of ticket sales and service for the MSU athletics property. Ladd enters his current role 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-by-play 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 Missouri State 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 is originally from Marine, Ill., and earned his bachelor’s degree from Maryville University in 1987. He and his wife, Sharon, have two children, Holly and Skyler.

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Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Eighth Year at Missouri State

Terry Sauerbry enters his eighth 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. Sauerbry and his wife, Christine, have two children, Bruce and Brayden.

Director of Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services 24th Year at Missouri State

Jim Penkalski enters his fifth full year as director of Missouri State Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services and his 24th 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, five 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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Ben Adamson

Assistant Director, Athletics Communications

Ron Boyce

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Rob Brewer

Susan Brown

Head Coach, Women’s Soccer

Ger Coppinger

Sean Coughlin

Brenda Espy

Administrative Assistant

Keith Guttin Head Coach, Baseball

Jim Huelskamp Assistant Coach, Swimming & Diving

Suzie Atkinson

Head Coach, Football

Director, Track & Field and Cross Country

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Melissa Blankenship Assistant Director, JQH Arena/HSC/PSC

Director, JQH Arena/HSC/PSC

Rob Christophel

Executive Director, Athletics Facilities

Rhett Caviel

Wayne Chambers

Mike Chandler

Terri Coulter

Frank Cuervo

Gerald Davis

Shannon Derricks

Paul Evans

Drew Fitzgerald Assistant Coach, Women’s Soccer

Jon Harper

Marketing Specialist

Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball

Casey Hunt

Dr. James Hutter

Senior Associate A.D./ SWA

Randy Blackwood

Assistant Coach, Football

Academic Advisor, ACIA

Administrative Assistant

Art Hains

Ben Barkema

Coordinator, Spirit Squads

Assistant Coach, Football

Assistant Coach, Baseball

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Faculty Athletics Representative

General Manager, NSM

Sue Frederick

Associate Head Coach, Softball

Kellie Harper

Head Coach, Women’s Basketball

Jeni Jones

Associate Head Coach, Volleyball

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Assistant Coach, Football

Jeremiah Frey

Assistant Coach, Football

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Lois Goldade

Keith Boaz

Assistant Coach, Football

Deb Dishman

Assistant A.D., Business Administration

Becky Grant

Tim Bohn

Assistant Director, Athletics Communications

Dave Collins

Associate Head Coach, Swimming & Diving

Eric Doennig

Assistant Director Athletics Communications

Kevin Greim

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

Senior Director, Athletic Development

Mitch Hauschildt

Jermaine Henderson

Holly Hesse

Dr. Landon Hough

Monica Jones

Kevin Kane

Rehabilitation Specialist and Performance Enhancement Coordinator

Assistant A.D., Academics and Student Services

Assistant Coach, Men’s Basketball

Head Coach, Women’s Golf

Head Coach, Softball

Head Team Physician

Rick Kindhart

Assistant A.D., Athletics Communications

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Tom Ladd

General Manager, Collegiate Consulting

Tyler Landgraf

Jon Leamy

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Head Coach, Men’s Soccer

Kendra Lewis Academic Advisor, ACIA

Associate Director, JQH Arena/HSC/PSC

Director of Operations, Women’s Basketball

Scott Moore

Alick Musukuma Head Coach, Cross Country

Administrative Assistant

Dan Raines

Fritz Rosenberg

Courtney Sanders

Terry Sauerbry

Cody Seidel

Gabby Gomez Sosa

Neal Stafford

Shannon Stanton

Laree Moore

Assistant Director, ACIA

Administrative Assistant, Men’s Basketball

Assistant Coach, Volleyball

Head Coach, Field Hockey

Assistant Coach, Football

Head Coach, Men’s Golf

Joan Newman

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

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Amy Luke

Paul Lusk

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Head Coach, Men’s Basketball

Brenda O’Connell

Taiwo Onatolu

Administrative Assistant

Steve Sawchak

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Cory Starr

Equipment Manager

Sam McMahon

Director of Operations, Men’s Basketball

Jim Penkalski

Kyle Moats

Director of Athletics

Beth Perine

Assistant Coach, Football

Director, Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services

Associate Head Coach, Softball

Austin Schilling

Michael Seabolt

Dr. Richard Seagrave

Jackie Stiles

Melissa Stokes

Assistant Director, Athletics Development

Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball

Assistant Coach, Men’s Soccer

Head Coach, Volleyball

Team Orthopedist

B.J. Stotser

Assistant Coach, Football

Boomer Mascot

Jennifer Sullivan

Brent Thomas

Derek Tilmon

Danny Weathermon

Tim Williams

Dr. Victor Wilson

Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball

Equipment Manager

Assistant Coach, Baseball

Head Coach, Cheerleading

Assistant Coach, Men’s Basketball

Team Orthopedist

Josh Udermann Assistant Coach, Swimming & Diving

Julie Wright

Administrative Assistant

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Associate Head Coach, Football

Kyle Yates

Associate A.D., Compliance

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Achievement Center (ACIA)

901 South National Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65897

(FORA -- 836-6829)

Monica Jones (Arkansas, ’95) Asst. A.D. for Academics and Student Services Dan Raines (Northwestern, ’98) Assistant Director Rhett Caviel (Missouri ’08) Academic Advisor Kendra Lewis (Missouri S&T, ’09) Academic Advisor A’dja Jones (Missouri State, ’11) Graduate Assistant Joan Newman Administrative Assistant

Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services Jim Penkalski (Kent State, ’87) Director Shannon Derricks (West Virginia, ’93) Assistant Director Suzie Atkinson (Missouri State, ’10) Assistant Athletic Trainer Tyler Landgraf (Iowa State, ’00) Assistant Athletic Trainer Amy Luke (Missouri State, ’06) Assistant Athletic Trainer Steve Sawchak (Missouri State, ’90) Assistant Athletic Trainer Mitch Hauschildt (South Dakota, ’00) Rehabilitation/Performance Coordinator William Baum (Baker, ’10) Intern Andilynn Beadles (Kansas, ’08) Intern Josh Bell (Missouri State, ’13) Intern Jillian Burrows (Missouri State, ’12) Intern Mattie Taylor (Lake Superior State, ’12) Intern Becky Grant Administrative Assistant

Athletics Communications (HAMC -- 836-5402)

Rick Kindhart (Missouri State, ’91) Assistant A.D. for Communications Ben Adamson (Oklahoma State, ’05) Assistant Director Tim Bohn (Northern Illinois, ’06) Assistant Director-Web and New Media Eric Doennig (Missouri, ’00) Assistant Director Kevin Kane (UNI, ’84) Assistant Kevin Agee (Missouri State, ’11) Graduate Assistant TBA Graduate Assistant

External Affairs (ALUM -- 836-4143)

Kevin Greim (Missouri State, ’94) Senior Director of Athletics Development Austin Schilling (Arkansas, ’11) Assistant Director of Athletics Development Frank Cuervo (Florida, ’97) NSM General Manager Sharry Olson (Johnson County CC, ’82) NSM Coordinator of Marketing & Sales Art Hains (SMU, ’76) University Marketing Specialist Julie Wright Administrative Assistant

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Kyle Moats (SIU Edwardsville, ’88) Brenda Espy Lois Goldade Casey Hunt (St. Bonaventure, ’94) Kyle Yates (Texas A&M, ’04) Deb Dishman (Missouri State, ’07) Monica Jones (Arkansas, ’95) Rick Kindhart (Missouri State, ’91)

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

HAMC HAMC FORA HAMC FORA HAMC FORA HAMC

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HHPA HAMC HAMC PLAS HAMC HAMC HAMC HAMC PLAS PLAS JQH FORA HAMC

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Coaches and Support Staff

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Director of Athletics Forsythe Athletics Center Hammons Student Center

Intercollegiate Athletics Administration Name (alma mater, class)

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Keith Guttin (Missouri-St. Louis, ’78) Brent Thomas (Missouri State, ’82) Paul Evans (Southern Illinois, ’81) Paul Lusk (Southern Illinois, ’95) Jermaine Henderson (Miami [Ohio], ’97) Brad Korn (Southern Illinois, ’04) Derrick Tilmon (Southern Illinois, ’00) Sam McMahon (Delaware, ’08) Cody Seidel Kellie Harper (Tennessee, ’99) Jon Harper (Auburn, ’99) Jackie Stiles (Missouri State, ’01) Jennifer Sullivan (Memphis, ’05) Scott Moore (Concordia, ’96) Terrie Coulter Gabby Gomez Sosa (Missouri State, ’05) Sydney Van Der Merwe (Cardiff Metropolitan, ’04) Terry Allen (UNI, ’79) D.J. Vokolek (Nebraska-Kearney, ’92) Rob Christophel (Austin Peay, ’84) Ben Barkema (Iowa State, ’07) Wayne Chambers (Oklahoma, ’07) Mike Chandler (Kansas, ’00) Sean Coughlin (Drake, ’01) Gerald Davis (Missouri State, ’08) Taiwo Onatolu (Nebraska-Omaha, ’06) Courtney Sanders (Arkansas, ’02) B.J. Stotser (UNI, ’05) Neal Stafford (Missouri, ’02) Kevin Kane (UNI, ’84) Jon Leamy (Roanoke, ’82) Mike Seabolt (West Texas A&M, ’00) Rob Brewer (Lynchburg, ’77) Drew Fitzgerald (Texas A&M, ’01) Holly Hesse (Creighton, ’82) Sue Frederick (Creighton, ’89) Beth Perine (Ohio State, ’82) Dave Collins (Drury, ’05) Jim Huelskamp (Nebraska, ’89) Josh Udermann (Missouri State, ’09) Ronald Boyce (Murray State, ’89) TBA Alick Musukuma (Oklahoma Baptist, ’96) Melissa Stokes (San Diego State, ’91) Jeni Jones (Florida, ’99) Fritz Rosenberg (Ball State, ’08)

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 Assistant 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 Head Women’s Soccer Coach Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach Head Softball Coach Associate Head Softball Coach Associate Head Softball Coach Head Men’s/Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach 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 (Missouri State, ’80) Keith Boaz (Missouri State, ’00) Laree Moore (Missouri State, ’88) Melissa Blankenship (Missouri State, ’10) Brenda O’Connell Tom Ladd (Maryville, ’87) Duane Miller (Missouri Valley College ’81) Matthew Phillips (Missouri State, ’13) Terry Sauerbry (Maryland, ’98) Jeremiah Frey (Central College, ’04) Shannon Stanton (Missouri State, ’92) Cory Starr (Kansas, ’01) Danny Weathermon

Executive Director Athletic & Entertainment Facilities Director, Hammons/Plaster/JQH Arena Associate Director, Hammons/Plaster/JQH Arena Assistant Director, Hammons/Plaster/JQH Arena Hammons Student Center Administrative Assistant General Manager, Collegiate Consulting Assistant General Manager, 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

Facility and Support Staff

Building indicators: HAMC - Hammons Student Center; PLAS - Plaster Sports Complex; ALUM - Alumni Center; FORA - Forsythe Athletics Center; HHPA - Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts; JQH - JQH Arena.

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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 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 Baseball (8) 1987 1995 1996 1997 1999 2002 2003 (CWS) 2012

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 1997 1998 2006 2011 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, claiming the title with four victories on its home field at Killian Stadium. The Bears have won more conference tournament games (678 than any other Valley club, while their six tourney titles equals Illinois State for the most championships won by a current league member in the 31-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 106 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 Un nder the guidance of 18th-year 18th year head 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 eight NCAA Tournaments, claiming MVC Tournament titles in 2005 and 2008 (above).

The 2010-11 Th 2010 11 Mi Missourii St State t Bears B captured t d 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 Missouri State sophomore swimmer Paul Le became the Bears’ first Division I AllAmerican after finishing 15th overall in the 200-yard backstroke on the final day of the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis. The Missouri State women became the first program in Missouri Valley Conference history to win six consecutive league titles, overpowering the field at the 2013 MVC Swimming & Diving Championships. The Bears won 11 events and picked up five NCAA provisional times on the weekend, led by co-MVC Swimmers of the Year Renata Sander and Dora Kiss.

The 2003 Baseball Th B b ll Bears B shocked h k d Nebraska N b k andd Ohio Ohi State St t in i NCAA regional i l play l to t advance d to t the th College C ll 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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Bears’ junior pitcher Nick Petree became the first three-time All-American in MSU baseball history in 2013, posting an 8-1 mound mark and a 1.61 ERA. The Clinton, Mo., product was one of three Bears picked in the MLB Draft, going in the ninth round to St. Louis.

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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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The Missouri State Cross Country Facility was unveiled as the new home course for MSU at Springfield Underground in 2007. The MSU Cross Country Facility hosted the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship for the second time in four years last November.

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SPORTS MEDICINE Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services The Missouri State Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services staff has more than 100 years combined experience in athletic training. Included are director Jim Penkalski; assistant director Shannon Derricks; and athletic trainers Suzie Atkinson, 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. Five intern athletic trainers join the full-time staff, along with a host of athletic training students who work with student-athletes under the supervision of staff members. Another essential asset to MSU studentathletes is the involvement of physicians and medical personnel from the community and Missouri State’s Taylor Health and Wellness Center. Landon Hough, 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 sport-specific 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 campus-wide 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 well-informed, 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 UniversityMountain Grove serves Missouri’s fruit industry through operation of the State Fruit Experiment Station. Missouri State Outreach provides anytime, anyplace learning opportunities through telecourses, Internetbased 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 39 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

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 500-mile 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 telecommunication-based delivery of distance education among and by the three campuses. Over 84 percent of the freshmen entering in Fall 2012 were in the top half of their high school classes and 60 percent achieved high school grade-point averages of 3.50 or higher.

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 2012, a record 21,059 students enrolled on MSU’s Springfield campus and a total of 23,071 enrolled in classes in the Missouri State University system. Each of Missouri’s 115 counties were represented on Missouri State’s campus. Additionally, students from 48 states and 86 foreign countries were enrolled at MSU. 2012 Freshmen Class - Springfield Campus Total first-time freshmen enrollment: 2,491 Female: 1,556 (62.5 percent) Male: 935 (37.5 percent) Average ACT composite: 23.9 Average high school GPA: 3.60

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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 real-world 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.

Caleb Schaffitzel (right) was one of just three sophomores named to CoSIDA’s Capital One Academic All-America Division I Football teams in 2012. The Fair Grove, Mo., product became Missouri State’s 10th Academic All-American in football with his second-team selection.

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 football player 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 cutting-edge 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 2012 was 23.9, well above the state and national averages. Student-to-Faculty Ratio Missouri State has a total of 797 full-time 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 game-day 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 Champion Athletes of the Ozarks Champions Committed to Kids Dance Bear-a-Thon benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Friends of the Library Healing Garden at Cox Hulston Center Healthy Heroes 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 Meaks A Million Ozarks Food Harvest Ozarks Literacy Council Portland Elementary Character Education Rotary Clubs of Springfield Rockin’ Ribs Shoe Bank benefitting Springfield Public Schools Special Olympics Weaver Elementary School Just Read! Program

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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), Healthy Heroes (top right), Just Read! and Read Across America (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 each May 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. Included in the variety of ways to enjoy the area are a Japanese stroll garden, bike trails, a dog park and more.

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IN THE PROS

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 NBA Blake Ahearn Don Anielak Winston Garland Curtis Perry Sh Shaun Marcu M Marcum um Milwaukee Brewers

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

WNBA Jackie Stiles NWSL Nia Williams* (FC Kansas City) MLS Chris Brunt Matt Caution Justin Douglass Doug Lascody Lance Parker Matt Pickens* (Colorado Rapids) Alex Riggs Jamal Sutton Burch Wylie

Bill Mueller 2003 A.L. Batting Champion

Clay Harbor Philadelphia Eagles

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MLB Scott Bailes Mark Bailey Matt Cepicky Ross Detwiler* (Washington Nationals) Bart Evans Jeff Gray Jason Hart Ryan Howard* (Philadelphia Phillies) Mike Kickham* (San Francisco Giants) Shaun Marcum* (New York Mets) Bill Mueller Matt Palmer John Rheinecker Brett Sinkbeil 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, Springfield-based Meyer Communications will once again carry the Bears and Lady Bears on its radio airwaves in 2013-14. 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-todate information on 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-the-scenes 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 full-service 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 businessto-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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MEDIA OUTLETS

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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: TBA

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 Editor in Chief: Nicolette Martin 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: Jeff Rosen 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

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 KTTS (1260 AM, 94.7 FM) 2330 W. Grand, Springfield, MO 65801 Phone: 869-2153; Fax: (417) 866-8537 News/Sports Director: Don Louzader KSMU (91.1 FM) 901 S. National, Springfield, MO 65897 Phone: 836-5878; Fax: (417) 836-5889 News Director: Scott Harvey

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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) 999 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807 (417) 831-1333; Fax: (417) 831-9358 Sports: Mike Scott, Matt Warner, Hugh Keeton KYTV (Channel 3, NBC) 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 Sports: J. Fotsch 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 Metro Sports - Kansas City TWC, 8221 W. 119th Street Overland Park, KS 66213 (816) 222-5618 News Contact: Shawn Beldin

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Missouri Valley Football Conference The Missouri Valley Football Conference is the nation’s premier NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) conference. There’s not much that has eluded the Missouri Valley Football Conference in its first 28 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. League member North Dakota State is a two-time defending national champion, and the league also has NCAA titles in 1997 and 2002. In 2012, the MVFC, for the secondstraight year, was the top-rated conference in the Gridiron Power Index, and NDSU held the top overall position in the GPI for a secondstraight year as well. 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 29th season in 2013. 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, three league teams (Illinois State, North Dakota State and South Dakota State) represented the conference in the FCS playoffs, marking the 18th-straight season in which at least two or more teams have participated in post-season play. All three teams won at least one game, and NDSU rolled to its second-straight national crown, beating Sam Houston State in the national championship game, 39-13. In 2012, the league wasn’t short of individual national accomplishments as RB Zach Zenner of South Dakota State (7th), DE Colton Underwood of Illinois State (6th), QB Sawyer Kollmorgen (2nd) and coach Craig Bohl of North Dakota State (winner) were all finalists in the Walter Payton, Buck Buchanan, Jerry Rice and Eddie Robinson Award voting,

respectively. Zenner, notably, set an all-time rushing record for the conference as he became the first to surpass the 2,000-yard mark in a single season. The Missouri Valley Football Conference has four recent national championships (North Dakota State – 2011 and 2012; 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 eight FCS championship trophies are housed on league campuses, in addition to three (Youngstown State twice and UNI in 2005) runner-up finishes. Only five FCS leagues possess more than a single FCS championship trophy, and the Missouri Valley Football Conference is among that elite. In recent years, the league has established itself as a leader among FCS conferences. Counting last year, an MVFC member has reached the FCS semifinals 13 times in the past 17 seasons (and 16 times overall). The league has four national championships in that span. 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,

All-Time Valley 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* 2012 - North Dakota State *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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whose members were 37-19 in that decade. Team accomplishments have helped solidify the Missouri Valley Football Conference as an FCS elite, but individuals at the league’s member institutions are the real source of pride within the conference. Thanks to great players and strong coaching, the Missouri Valley Football Conference has reached and will maintain its place among the FCS best. Last year, MVFC teams combined for an FCS-best 17-4 non-conference record against FCS teams, and the league also had three wins against FBS teams (more than any other FCS conference). Despite tough scheduling, six 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 19 times now, including the past 15 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 Year honor, while SIU’s Jerry Kill was National Coach of the Year. In 2005, UNI became the fourth league school to reach the FCS championship game since 1997, while Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky combined to hold the nation’s No. 1 ranking in the top-25 polls for five weeks. In 2006, Youngstown State won its secondstraight league championship and the Penguins were joined in the playoff field by Illinois

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west 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 28 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. The Missouri Valley Football Conference is the only automatic FCS qualifying conference that sponsors football as its only sport, as the league completed its service to women’s athletics following the 1991-92 season. Although the league no longer sponsors women’s sports, the league has an historical place in the development of intercollegiate women’s athletics. The 10 founders of the original Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference currently belong to three conferences. Eight members joined their men’s programs in the Missouri Valley: Bradley, Drake, Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, UNI, Southern Illinois, and Wichita State. Eastern Illinois is now in the Ohio Valley Conference, while Western Illinois competes in the Summit. Members of the Missouri Valley Football Conference (and initial year of membership) include Illinois State University (1985), Indiana State University (1986), Missouri State University (1985), North Dakota State University (2008), the University of Northern Iowa (1985), the University of South Dakota (2012), South Dakota State University (2008), Southern Illinois University (1985), Western Illinois University (1985), and Youngstown State University (1997). Five Missouri Valley Football Conference members also compete in the Missouri Valley Conference (Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, and Southern

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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

MVFC 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)

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 Conference sponsored championships in ten women’s sports and football. The women’s sports were basketball, cross country, golf, indoor and outdoor track & field, swimming and diving, tennis, softball, volleyball and, early on, field hockey. As the league approaches its 30th anniversary in 2015, Valley football continues to be a national leader at the FCS level.

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2012 Final MVFC Team Stats SCORING OFFENSE North Dakota St. Northern Iowa Illinois St. Youngstown State South Dakota St. Indiana St. Southern Illinois Missouri State South Dakota Western Illinois

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TD 63 43 52 43 36 30 32 22 23 11

FG 18 10 11 6 18 15 7 12 8 10

XP 2XPDXP Saf Pts 57 2 0 1 495 43 0 0 1 333 46 1 0 0 393 42 0 0 0 318 32 1 0 0 304 29 0 0 0 254 30 1 0 1 247 20 0 0 2 192 21 2 0 0 187 11 0 0 0 107

SCORING DEFENSE North Dakota St. Indiana St. South Dakota St. Southern Illinois Northern Iowa Youngstown State Missouri State Illinois St. Western Illinois South Dakota

G 15 11 13 11 11 11 11 13 11 11

TOTAL OFFENSE Illinois St. Youngstown State Northern Iowa North Dakota St. South Dakota St. Missouri State Indiana St. Southern Illinois South Dakota Western Illinois

G 13 11 11 15 13 11 11 11 11 11

Rush 1743 2055 1632 3044 2304 1385 1747 1355 1320 1244

Pass 3415 2187 2584 2501 2475 2218 1640 1900 1812 1176

TOTAL DEFENSE North Dakota St. Indiana St. South Dakota St. Youngstown State Southern Illinois Illinois St. Northern Iowa Missouri State Western Illinois South Dakota

G 15 11 13 11 11 13 11 11 11 11

Rush 1400 1419 1612 1045 1224 1667 1555 1789 2062 2153

PassPlays 2109 815 1841 722 2357 905 2350 638 2323 780 2687 897 2159 731 2094 798 1823 729 2100 771

RUSHING OFFENSE North Dakota St. Youngstown State South Dakota St. Indiana St. Northern Iowa Illinois St. Missouri State Southern Illinois South Dakota Western Illinois

G 15 11 13 11 11 13 11 11 11 11

RUSHING DEFENSE North Dakota St. Youngstown State Southern Illinois South Dakota St. Illinois St. Indiana St. Northern Iowa Missouri State Western Illinois South Dakota

G 15 11 11 13 13 11 11 11 11 11

PASS OFFENSE Illinois St. Northern Iowa Missouri State Youngstown State South Dakota St. Southern Illinois North Dakota St. South Dakota Indiana St. Western Illinois

G Cmp Att 13 274 442 11 192 331 11 215 376 11 184 292 13 213 385 11 196 336 15 220 357 11 165 290 11 157 289 11 127 256

PASS DEFENSE North Dakota St. Western Illinois Indiana St. South Dakota St. Missouri State South Dakota Northern Iowa Illinois St. Southern Illinois Youngstown State

G Cmp Att Int 15 200 341 13 11 171 292 16 11 170 318 16 13 255 455 13 11 208 339 12 11 163 267 6 11 206 308 10 13 216 416 17 11 226 371 9 11 206 330 4

Avg 33.0 30.3 30.2 28.9 23.4 23.1 22.5 17.5 17.0 9.7

TD FG XP 2XPDXP Saf Pts Avg 21 9 20 0 0 0 173 11.5 18 10 17 1 0 0 157 14.3 26 9 24 2 0 1 213 16.4 27 9 25 0 0 0 214 19.5 28 14 21 2 0 0 235 21.4 34 8 33 0 0 0 261 23.7 35 11 34 1 0 0 279 25.4 43 12 41 0 0 2 339 26.1 41 8 37 1 0 1 311 28.3 46 10 40 0 0 0 346 31.5

Att 641 496 483 426 364 476 375 418 348 414

Plays Yards Avg/P TD Yds/G 918 5158 5.6 50 396.8 788 4242 5.4 41 385.6 695 4216 6.1 40 383.3 998 5545 5.6 59 369.7 868 4779 5.5 33 367.6 751 3603 4.8 21 327.5 715 3387 4.7 24 307.9 754 3255 4.3 23 295.9 638 3132 4.9 21 284.7 670 2420 3.6 8 220.0

Yds 3044 2055 2304 1747 1632 1743 1385 1355 1320 1244

Rushes Yards 474 1400 308 1045 409 1224 450 1612 481 1667 404 1419 423 1555 459 1789 437 2062 504 2153 Int 12 8 20 8 14 10 8 9 9 13

Yards 3509 3260 3969 3395 3547 4354 3714 3883 3885 4253

Avg 4.3 4.5 4.4 5.3 4.5 4.9 5.1 4.9 5.3 5.5

Avg 4.7 4.1 4.8 4.1 4.5 3.7 3.7 3.2 3.8 3.0 Avg. 3.0 3.4 3.0 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.9 4.7 4.3

Pct. Yds 62.0 3415 58.0 2584 57.2 2218 63.0 2187 55.3 2475 58.3 1900 61.6 2501 56.9 1812 54.3 1640 49.6 1176 Pct. 58.7 58.6 53.5 56.0 61.4 61.0 66.9 51.9 60.9 62.4

Yds 2109 1823 1841 2357 2094 2100 2159 2687 2323 2350

TD 16 17 21 29 26 40 26 32 36 42

TD 40 25 18 14 18 23 12 11 13 6

Yds/G 202.9 186.8 177.2 158.8 148.4 134.1 125.9 123.2 120.0 113.1

TD 5 11 14 12 21 9 14 16 21 25 Avg 7.7 7.8 5.9 7.5 6.4 5.7 7.0 6.2 5.7 4.6

Yds/G 233.9 296.4 305.3 308.6 322.5 334.9 337.6 353.0 353.2 386.6

Yds/G 93.3 95.0 111.3 124.0 128.2 129.0 141.4 162.6 187.5 195.7 TD Yds/G 27 262.7 22 234.9 9 201.6 16 198.8 15 190.4 12 172.7 19 166.7 8 164.7 10 149.1 2 106.9

Avg TD 6.2 11 6.2 15 5.8 8 5.2 9 6.2 16 7.9 17 7.0 12 6.5 19 6.3 12 7.1 18

Yds/G 140.6 165.7 167.4 181.3 190.4 190.9 196.3 206.7 211.2 213.6

OPPONENT 1ST DOWNS Indiana St. Youngstown State North Dakota St. Northern Iowa Southern Illinois Western Illinois Missouri State South Dakota St. Illinois St. South Dakota

G 11 11 15 11 11 11 11 13 13 11

Rush 66 62 81 84 75 100 95 91 87 122

Pass Pen 85 18 98 11 93 16 100 10 106 17 91 11 99 18 108 25 116 30 97 16

Per/G 15.4 15.5 12.7 17.6 18.0 18.4 19.3 17.2 17.9 21.4

Att 158 209 142 197 188 162 142 169 149 168

Pct 51.9 50.2 45.8 40.6 37.2 36.4 32.4 30.2 28.9 25.0

G 13 11 11 15 13 11 11 11 11 11

Cmp 274 192 184 220 213 165 196 157 215 127

Att 442 331 292 357 385 290 336 289 376 256

Int 12 8 8 8 14 9 10 9 20 13

Pct. 62.0 58.0 63.0 61.6 55.3 56.9 58.3 54.3 57.2 49.6

Yds 3415 2584 2187 2501 2475 1812 1900 1640 2218 1176

TD Effic 27 141.6 22 140.7 16 138.5 19 133.6 15 114.9 8 112.3 12 111.7 10 107.2 9 104.0 2 80.6

3RD-DOWN CONVERSION PCT. Youngstown State North Dakota St. Northern Iowa Illinois St. South Dakota St. Missouri State South Dakota Southern Illinois Indiana St. Western Illinois

PASS DEF. EFFICIENCY G Indiana St. 11 South Dakota St. 13 Illinois St. 13 North Dakota St. 15 Western Illinois 11 Southern Illinois 11 Missouri State 11 Northern Iowa 11 Youngstown State 11 South Dakota 11

Cmp 170 255 216 200 171 226 208 206 206 163

Att Int 318 16 455 13 416 17 341 13 292 16 371 9 339 12 308 10 330 4 267 6

Pct. 53.5 56.0 51.9 58.7 58.6 60.9 61.4 66.9 62.4 61.0

Yds 1841 2357 2687 2109 1823 2323 2094 2159 2350 2100

TD 8 9 19 11 15 12 16 12 18 17

OPPONENT 3RD DOWN PCT. North Dakota St. Indiana St. Southern Illinois Illinois St. South Dakota St. Missouri State Western Illinois Youngstown State Northern Iowa South Dakota

KICKOFF RETURNS Northern Iowa Indiana St. South Dakota St. North Dakota St. Youngstown State Illinois St. South Dakota Western Illinois Southern Illinois Missouri State

G 11 11 13 15 11 13 11 11 11 11

Ret 38 25 37 36 42 37 42 36 34 32

Yds 999 602 832 766 879 750 722 561 528 493

TD 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Avg 26.3 24.1 22.5 21.3 20.9 20.3 17.2 15.6 15.5 15.4

SACKS BY G Sacks Yards _________________________________________________________ North Dakota State 15 42 277 Illinois State 11 35 254 Southern Illinois 11 35 230 South Dakota St. 13 33 227 Missouri State 11 23 198 Youngstown State 11 20 109 South Dakota 11 18 134 Indiana St. 11 16 94 Northern Iowa 11 11 69 Western Illinois 11 11 53

PUNT RETURN AVG North Dakota St. South Dakota Southern Illinois Indiana St. Illinois St. Missouri State South Dakota St. Northern Iowa Youngstown State Western Illinois

G 15 11 11 11 13 11 13 11 11 11

Ret 27 10 26 17 21 28 26 17 20 20

Yds 398 118 305 153 172 190 172 111 115 61

TD 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Avg 14.7 11.8 11.7 9.0 8.2 6.8 6.6 6.5 5.8 3.0

PENALTIES Youngstown State North Dakota St. Northern Iowa Western Illinois Indiana St. Southern Illinois South Dakota St. Missouri State Illinois St. South Dakota

G 11 15 11 11 11 11 13 11 13 11

No 43 73 59 59 63 69 83 66 91 80

Yds 425 600 459 482 561 592 721 642 784 715

Avg/G 38.6 40.0 41.7 43.8 51.0 53.8 55.5 58.4 60.3 65.0

Net/P 38.2 36.8 36.6 36.4 36.0 33.7 33.3 33.0 32.9 32.9

FIELD GOALS Western Illinois Youngstown State Illinois St. Indiana St. South Dakota St. Northern Iowa North Dakota St. Missouri State South Dakota Southern Illinois

G 11 11 13 11 13 11 15 11 11 11

Made 10 6 11 15 18 10 18 12 8 7

Att 10 7 13 18 22 13 24 16 14 14

Pct 1.000 .857 .846 .833 .818 .769 .750 .750 .571 .500

Tot Mar Per/G 13 +16 1.07 18 +8 0.62 18 +6 0.55 14 +5 0.45 22 +2 0.18 22 -1 -0.08 17 -1 -0.09 14 -3 -0.27 16 -5 -0.45 30 -13 -1.18

4TH-DOWN CONVERSION PCT. North Dakota St. Southern Illinois Youngstown State Northern Iowa Western Illinois Missouri State Indiana St. Illinois St. South Dakota St. South Dakota

G 15 11 11 11 11 11 11 13 13 11

Conv 15 11 11 7 11 7 8 7 6 3

Att 20 18 22 14 22 15 19 17 17 13

Pct 75.0 61.1 50.0 50.0 50.0 46.7 42.1 41.2 35.3 23.1

Total 305 259 238 236 205 193 187 182 164 127

OPPONENT 4TH DOWN PCT. Youngstown State Illinois St. Northern Iowa North Dakota St. South Dakota St. Indiana St. Missouri State Western Illinois South Dakota Southern Illinois

G 11 13 11 15 13 11 11 11 11 11

Conv 6 8 8 9 12 9 7 7 9 11

Att 16 20 18 20 25 18 14 13 15 16

Pct 37.5 40.0 44.4 45.0 48.0 50.0 50.0 53.8 60.0 68.8

PASS EFFICIENCY Illinois St. Northern Iowa Youngstown State North Dakota St. South Dakota St. South Dakota Southern Illinois Indiana St. Missouri State Western Illinois

PUNTING G Indiana State 11 North Dakota State 15 Southern Illinois State 11 Missouri State 11 Northern Iowa 11 Illinois St. 13 South Dakota St. 13 Youngstown State 11 South Dakota 11 Western Illinois 11

No. Yards Avg/P PR 64 2790 40.5 75 55 2374 42.2 205 72 2871 41.0 146 66 2708 37.7 44 40 1708 42.7 169 77 3024 39.3 304 71 2784 39.2 171 38 1507 39.7 154 64 2516 39.3 359 86 3169 36.8 192 Gained Lost TURNOVER MARGIN G Fum Int Tot Fum Int North Dakota St. 15 16 13 29 5 8 Illinois St. 13 9 17 26 6 12 Western Illinois 11 8 16 24 5 13 Indiana St. 11 3 16 19 5 9 Southern Illinois 11 15 9 24 12 10 South Dakota St. 13 8 13 21 8 14 Northern Iowa 11 6 10 16 9 8 Youngstown State 11 7 4 11 6 8 South Dakota 11 5 6 11 7 9 Missouri State 11 5 12 17 10 20 FIRST DOWNS North Dakota St. Illinois St. Youngstown State South Dakota St. Northern Iowa Indiana St. Missouri State Southern Illinois South Dakota Western Illinois

G 15 13 11 13 11 11 11 11 11 11

Rush 148 93 129 101 77 87 71 70 72 67

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Pen 30 17 10 19 14 26 17 23 17 6

Avg 1.5 3.6 2.2 0.9 4.2 3.9 2.4 4.1 5.6 2.2

TB 2 5 7 1 4 5 10 4 2 6

Effic 100.3 100.4 113.1 113.6 117.0 119.3 121.7 132.1 137.8 143.6

Per/G 20.3 19.9 21.6 18.2 18.6 17.5 17.0 16.5 14.9 11.5

G 11 15 11 13 13 11 11 11 11 11

Total 169 171 190 194 198 202 212 224 233 235

G 15 11 11 13 13 11 11 11 11 11

Conv 82 105 65 80 70 59 46 51 43 42 Conv 55 56 56 68 75 75 64 63 71 78

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Att 185 171 170 196 212 181 151 145 158 158

Pct 29.7 32.7 32.9 34.7 35.4 41.4 42.4 43.4 44.9 49.4


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2012 Final MVFC Individual Stats RUSHING Zach Zenner-SDSU Shakir Bell-INS Jamaine Cook-YSU David Johnson-UNI Darrelynn Dunn-ILS Sam Ojuri-NDSU John Crockett-NDSU Nikko Watson-WIU Marcus Simms-USD Caulton Ray-WIU

G 13 11 11 11 12 14 15 11 11 11

PASSING Matt Brown-ILS Sawyer Kollmorgen-UNI Kurt Hess-YSU Austin Sumner-SDSU Kory Faulkner-SIU Brock Jensen-NDSU Maten VanderJ.-USD Mike Perish-INS Ashton Glaser-MSU Kierra Harris-MSU

Att 300 269 279 178 265 215 194 164 120 168

Yds 2044 1475 1274 1021 1011 1047 1038 660 586 555

Avg TD Long Yds/G 6.8 13 99 157.2 5.5 11 64 134.1 4.6 15 44 115.8 5.7 13 77 92.8 3.8 13 34 84.2 4.9 12 53 74.8 5.4 9 57 69.2 4.0 1 32 60.0 4.9 4 53 53.3 3.3 3 18 50.5

G Cmp Att 13 272 439 11 185 313 11 176 278 13 209 372 11 191 325 15 207 338 11 151 268 11 155 280 11 116 210 9 99 163

PASS EFF Kollmorgen Sawyer-UNI Kurt Hess-YSU Matt Brown-ILS Austin Sumner-SDSU Brock Jensen-NDSU Kierra Harris-MSU Maten Vander-USD Kory Faulkner-SIU Mike Perish-INS Ashton Glaser-MSU

G 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 8

Att 136 141 147 137 114 93 110 115 118 52

Cmp 228 223 246 230 193 151 201 193 220 93

Int 12 8 7 14 10 8 7 8 12 8

Yds 3370 2450 2112 2443 1865 2331 1662 1615 1221 997

TD 27 21 15 15 11 17 7 10 2 7

Avg/G 259.2 222.7 192.0 187.9 169.5 155.4 151.1 146.8 111.0 110.8

Int 7 7 8 7 7 8 5 5 6 8

Yds TD Eff. 1711 15 138.3 1637 11 134.9 1856 11 131.4 1601 11 127.7 1337 7 122.0 906 7 116.7 1199 5 108.1 993 6 107.9 1145 6 100.9 502 0 84.11

RECEIVE YDS/GAME Tyrone Walker-ILS Will Powell-USD Aaron Rollin-SDSU Ryan Smith-NDSU Terrell Sinkfield-UNI Brett LeMaster-UNI Tyrel Kool-SDSU Dorian Buford-MSU Donovan Harden-ILS Chad Owens-UNI

G Rec 8 50 8 44 8 33 7 31 7 33 7 23 8 28 8 41 8 25 8 30

Yds 734 529 453 376 373 372 409 405 389 379

TD Long Avg/C Yds/G 5 76 14.7 91.8 2 50 12.0 66.1 2 49 13.7 56.6 2 58 12.1 53.7 4 32 11.3 53.3 3 76 16.2 53.1 1 50 14.6 51.1 2 46 9.9 50.6 2 79 15.6 48.6 2 35 12.6 47.4

RECEPTIONS/GAME Tyrone Walker-ILS Dorian Buford-MSU Will Powell-USD Terrance Terry-USD MyCole Pruitt-SIU Terrell Sinkfield-UNI Ryan Smith-NDSU Jr LaSte McKinney-SIU Lechein Neblett-ILS Aaron Rollin-SDSU

G Rec Yds 13 90 1319 11 59 642 11 55 625 11 53 567 11 49 577 10 43 494 12 49 549 11 43 363 13 49 667 12 44 567

TD Long Yds/G Rec/G 9 76 101.5 6.9 2 69 58.4 5.4 2 50 56.8 5.0 3 80 51.5 4.8 4 35 52.5 4.5 4 32 49.4 4.3 3 58 45.8 4.1 3 43 33.0 3.9 5 50 51.3 3.8 2 49 47.2 3.7

TOTAL OFFENSE Matt Brown-ILS Sawyer Kollmorgen-UNI Kurt Hess-YSU Maten Vander-USD Austin Sumner-SDSU Brock Jensen-NDSU Kory Faulkner-SIU Zach Zenner-SDSU Mike Perish-INS Shakir Bell-INS

G 13 11 11 11 13 15 11 13 11 11

Rush 152 62 121 495 -63 357 74 2044 -136 1475

Pass Plays Total 3370 496 3522 2450 364 2512 2112 333 2233 1662 406 2157 2443 455 2380 2331 449 2688 1865 401 1939 0 300 2044 1615 311 1479 0 271 1475

ALL PURPOSE YDS. G Rush Rcv PR Zach Zenner-SDSU 13 2044 197 0 Shakir Bell-INS 11 1475 142 0 Carlos Anderson-UNI 11 403 211 5 Jamaine Cook-YSU 11 1274 144 0 David Johnson-UNI 11 1021 383 0 Tyrone Walker-ILS 13 0 1319 0 Andre Stubbs-YSU 10 120 271 39 Darrelynn Dunn-ILS 12 1011 125 0 Ryan Smith-NDSU 12 104 549 189 Steve Strother-SIU 11 554 99 0

KR 0 0 836 0 0 0 545 0 187 252

Yds/G 270.9 228.4 203.0 196.1 183.1 179.2 176.3 157.2 134.5 134.1

Yds Avg/G 2241 172.4 1617 147.0 1455 132.3 1418 128.9 1404 127.6 1319 101.5 975 97.5 1136 94.7 1029 85.8 905 82.3

SCORING David Johnson-UNI Jamaine Cook-YSU Adam Keller-NDSU Tann Fritschle-INS J. Syrovatka-SDSU Shakir Bell-INS Darrelynn Dunn-ILS Tyler Sievertsen-UNI Nick Aussieker-ILS Zach Zenner-SDSU

G 11 11 15 11 13 11 12 11 13 13

TD 18 15 0 0 0 12 13 0 0 13

SCORING (TDs) David Johnson-UNI Jamaine Cook-YSU Shakir Bell-INS Darrelynn Dunn-ILS Zach Zenner-SDSU Sam Ojuri-NDSU Brock Jensen-NDSU Mika’il McCall -SIU Tyrone Walker-ILS John Crockett-NDSU

G TD 11 18 11 15 11 12 12 13 13 13 14 13 15 12 11 9 13 9 15 9

FG XPT 0 0 0 0 18 57 15 29 18 32 0 0 0 0 10 41 11 46 0 0

Rush Pass 13 5 15 0 11 1 13 0 13 0 12 1 12 0 8 1 0 9 9 0

Pts 108 90 111 74 86 72 78 71 79 78

Pts/G 9.8 8.2 7.4 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.1 6.0

Ret PAT Pts Pts/G 0 0 108 9.8 0 0 90 8.2 0 0 72 6.5 0 0 78 6.5 0 0 78 6.0 0 0 78 5.6 0 1 74 4.9 0 0 54 4.9 0 0 54 4.2 0 0 54 3.6

INTERCEPTIONS Ben Ericksen-ILS Marcus Williams-NDSU Caleb Schaffitzel-MSU Davis Martinez-WIU Tony Towalid-INS Calvin Burnett-INS David McDaniel-WIU Larry King-INS Devin Taverna-USD Skyler Luxa-SDSU

G 13 14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 13

TACKLES Ross Shafrath-SDSU Aaron Archie-INS Jac Washington-INS Caleb Schaffitzel-MSU Grant Olson-NDSU Mike Zimmer-ILS J.J. Raffelson-WIU Fr T.J. Lally-SDSU Fr Jonathon Rollins-WIU Jake Farley-UNI So

G Solo 13 82 11 49 11 42 11 56 15 51 13 56 11 43 13 63 11 40 11 46

Ast Total Avg/G Sacks 68 150 11.5 77 126 11.5 68 110 10.0 53 109 9.9 96 147 9.8 71 127 9.8 62 105 9.5 44 107 8.2 47 87 7.9 39 85 7.7

SACKS Colton Underwood-ILS Jayso DiManche-SIU Eze Obiora-SIU Nate Palmer-ILS Conn Underwood-INS Shelby Harris-ILS Cole Jirik-NDSU Nate Davis-MSU Evan Frierson-ILS Kenn Boatright-SIU

G Solo 13 9 11 8 11 6 13 6 11 6 13 7 15 7 11 5 13 6 11 4

Ast 3 0 4 3 0 0 1 1 1 3

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TACKLES FOR LOSS Colton Underwood-ILS Jayso DiMancho-SIU Shelby Harris-ILS Kenn Boatright-SIU Nate Palmer-ILS Eze Obiora-SIU Doug Peete-SDSU Tim Clark-UNI Evan Frierson-ILS Aaron Archie-INS

G Solo 13 15 11 12 13 13 11 8 13 11 11 9 13 11 11 10 13 10 11 6

Ast 9 6 6 11 8 6 3 1 4 8

Yds Total 19.5 15.0 16.0 13.5 15.0 12.0 12.5 10.5 12.0 10.0

FUMBLES FORCED Tyl Williamson-SIU Carlton Littlejohn-NDSU Travis Beck-NDSU Nate Palmer-ILS Andy Mink-SDSU Tyler Starr-USD Nate Davis-MSU Eze Obiora-SIU Zach Wilson-USD Wilmot Wellington-UNI

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Int 7 7 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 3

2XP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Yds 56 142 216 97 83 53 22 62 37 37

TD Long 0 47 1 98 1 100 2 49 3 31 0 36 0 21 0 45 0 39 1 23

G 11 15 15 13 13 11 11 11 11 11

Int/G 0.54 0.50 0.45 0.45 0.45 0.36 0.36 0.27 0.27 0.23

Total Avg/G 10.5 0.81 8.0 0.73 8.0 0.73 7.5 0.58 6.0 0.55 7.0 0.54 7.5 0.50 5.5 0.50 6.5 0.50 5.5 0.50

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Avg/G 1.50 1.36 1.23 1.23 1.15 1.09 0.96 0.95 0.92 0.91 Avg/G 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.23 0.23 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18

FUMBLES RECOVERED Winston Wright-SDSU Shelby Harris-ILS Carlton Littlejohn-NDSU Mike Hardie-NDSU Christian Dudzik-NDSU Tyl Williamson-SIU Terrell Wilson-SIU Jeremey Edwards-YSU Grant Olson-NDSU Mark Sewall-INS

G 13 13 15 15 15 11 11 11 15 9

Num 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1

Int 5 4 1 5 2 5 1 7 3 1

Total 14 12 12 11 12 10 9 11 10 8

Avg/G 0.31 0.23 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.13 0.11

PASSES DEFENDED G Tony Towalid-INS 11 Calvin Burnett-INS 11 Howard Scarborough-MSU 11 Caleb Schaffitzel-MSU 11 Mike Banks-ILS 13 Davis Martinez-WIU 11 Terrell Wilson-SIU 11 Marcus Williams-NDSU 14 Skyler Luxa-SDSU 13 Court Richmond-SIU 11

Brup 9 8 11 6 10 5 8 4 7 7

Avg/G 1.27 1.09 1.09 1.00 0.92 0.91 0.82 0.79 0.77 0.73

PUNT RETURN AVG. Ryan Smith-NDSU LaSte McKinney-SIU Donovan Harden-ILS Antoine Ford-WIU

G 12 11 13 11

Ret 18 22 19 19

Yds 189 198 150 50

TD Long 1 76 0 23 0 34 0 26

Avg 10.5 9.0 7.9 2.6

KICK RETURN AVG. Marcus Williams-NDSU Carlos Anderson-UNI Taje High-INS Jasper Sanders-USD T. Tiefenthaler-SDSU Andre Stubbs-YSU Fredson Salomon-WIU Steve Strother-SIU

G 14 11 11 11 12 10 11 11

Ret 17 31 16 15 16 24 26 15

Yds 475 836 384 354 370 545 442 252

TD Long 1 98 0 59 0 51 0 55 0 46 0 46 0 39 0 27

Avg 27.9 27.0 24.0 23.6 23.1 22.7 17.0 16.8

PUNTING Kyle Bernard-UNI Lucas Hileman-INS Sr Ben LeCompte-NDSU Fr C. Zwiefelhofer-USD Sr Chris Sullens-MSU Fr Ethan Sawyer-SDSU So Nick Liste-YSU Jr Patrick Wright-ILS Aus Pucylowski-SIU Jr Pat Smith-WIU Jr

G Punt 11 38 11 62 15 55 11 61 11 66 13 68 11 37 13 73 11 71 11 84

Yds 1677 2736 2374 2504 2708 2784 1507 2951 2855 3196

Long 70 66 65 67 70 72 67 63 65 54

Avg 44.1 44.1 43.2 41.0 41.0 40.9 40.7 40.4 40.2 38.0

FIELD GOALS Syrovatka-SDSU Tann Fritschle-INS Adam Keller-NDSU Austin Witmer-MSU Pat Smith-WIU Tyler Sievertsen-UNI Nick Aussieker-ILS Austin Johnson-SIU Kevin Robb-USD David Brown-YSU

G 13 11 15 11 11 11 13 9 11 11

FGA 22 18 24 16 10 13 13 12 14 7

Pct. 81.8 83.3 75.0 75.0 100.0 76.9 84.6 58.3 57.1 85.7

FG/G 1.38 1.36 1.20 1.09 0.91 0.91 0.85 0.78 0.73 0.55

FG 18 15 18 12 10 10 11 7 8 6

FIELD GOAL PCT. G FG FGA Long Pct. _________________________________________________________ PAT KICKING PCT. Tyler Sievertsen-UNI David Brown-YSU J. Syrovatka-SDSU Tann Fritschle-INS Austin Johnson-SIU Adam Keller-NDSU Nick Aussieker-ILS Austin Witmer-MSU SCORING BY KICKERS Adam KellerNDSU Tann Fritschle-INS J. Syrovatka-SDSU Tyler Sievertsen-UNI Nick Aussieker-ILS David Brown-YSU Austin Witmer-MSU Austin Johnson-SIU Kevin Robb-USD Pat Smith-WIU

G 11 11 13 11 9 15 13 11 G 15 11 13 11 13 11 11 9 11 11

PATs 57-61 29-30 32-33 41-41 46-50 42-43 20-23 22-23 21-21 11-11

Made 41 42 32 29 22 57 46 20 FGs 18-24 15-18 18-22 10-13 11-13 6-7 12-16 7-12 8-14 10-10

Att 41 43 33 30 23 61 50 23

Pct. 100.0 97.7 97.0 96.7 95.7 93.4 92.0 87.0

Pts 111 74 86 71 79 60 56 43 45 41

Pts/G 7.4 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.1 5.5 5.1 4.8 4.1 3.7

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First Team Matt Brown, Illinois State ....................................................................Sr. Shakir Bell, Indiana State ...................................................................Jr. Zach Zenner, South Dakota State ......................................................So. Jordan Neukirch, Illinois State ............................................................Jr. Dorian Buford, Missouri State .........................................................Jr. Tyrone Walker, Illinois State ...............................................................Sr. MyCole Pruitt, Southern Illinois ..........................................................So. Pete Cary, Illinois State ......................................................................Sr. Chris Elkins, Youngstown State ..........................................................Jr. Joe Lund, North Dakota State ............................................................Sr. Billy Turner, North Dakota State .........................................................Jr. Bryan Witzmann, South Dakota State ................................................Jr. Adam Keller ........................................................................................Sr. Ken Boatright, Southern Illinois ..........................................................Sr. Shelby Harris, Illinois State.................................................................Jr. Ben Obaskeki, Indiana State ..............................................................Sr. Colton Underwood, Illinois State ........................................................Jr. Aaron Archie, Indiana State ................................................................Sr. Grant Olson, North Dakota State........................................................Jr. Ross Shafrath, South Dakota State....................................................Sr. Ross Shafrath, South Dakota State....................................................Sr. Mike Zimmer, Illinois State..................................................................Sr. Ben Ericksen ......................................................................................Sr. Caleb Shaffitzel, Missouri State ......................................................So. Johnny Towalid, Indiana State ............................................................Sr. Marcus Williams, North Dakota State .................................................Jr. Lucas Hileman, Indiana State.............................................................Sr. Carlos Anderson, UNI.........................................................................Sr. Second Team Brock Jensen, North Dakota State .....................................................Jr. Jamaine Cook, Youngstown State ......................................................Sr. David Johnson, UNI............................................................................So. Austin Wozniak, Indiana State............................................................Jr. Will Powell, South Dakota ..................................................................Sr. Ryan Smith, North Dakota State ........................................................Jr. Will Shaw, Youngstown State .............................................................Sr. Evan Borchers, Indiana State .............................................................Sr. Will Castle, South Dakota State .........................................................Sr. Dan Kruger, UNI .................................................................................Jr. Casey Paswater, Indiana State ..........................................................Sr. Randy Richards, Missouri State......................................................Sr. Tanner Fritschle, Indiana State ...........................................................So. Cole Jirk, North Dakota State .............................................................Jr. Nate Palmer, Illinois State ..................................................................Sr. Doug Peete, South Dakota State .......................................................Jr. Leevon Perry, North Dakota State ......................................................Jr. Jayson DiManche, Southern Illinois ...................................................Sr. T.J. Lally, South Dakota State.............................................................Fr. Tyler Starr, South Dakota ...................................................................Fr. Jacolby Washington, Indiana State ....................................................Sr. Calvin Burnett, Indiana State ..............................................................Jr. Martinez Davis, Western Illinos ..........................................................So. Skyler Luxa, South Dakota State........................................................Sr. Varmah Sonie, UNI .............................................................................Sr. Kyle Bernard, UNI...............................................................................Sr. Ryan Smith, North Dakota State ........................................................Jr.

Honorable Mention Illinois State: DB Mike Banks, RB Darrelynn Dunn, LB Evan Frierson • Indiana State: TE Michael Mardis, DB Larry King, DE Connor Underwood • Missouri State: LB Nate Davis, DL Anthony Grady, TE Matt Thayer • North Dakota State: LB Travis Beck, DB Christian Dudzik, DL Kyle Emanuel • UNI: OL Tim Sauer, DB Garrett Scott, PK Tyler Sievertsen • South Dakota: OL Matt Huffer, DB Aaron Swift, WR Terrance Terry• South Dakota State: TE Seth Daughters, DL Andy Mink, PK Justin Syrovatka • Southern Illinois: WR/RS LaSteven McKinney P Austin Pucylowski, OL Richard Wilson • Western Illinois DL Ryan Demming, OL Jimmy Holtschlag, LB J.J. Raffelson, DB Jonathon Rollins • Youngstown State: QB Kurt Hess, OL Lamar Mady, DL Aronde Stanton

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All-Academic Team First Team D Kyle Bernard, UNI DT Nick DeKraker, Youngstown State QB Kurt Hess, Youngstown State OL Jimmy Holtschlag, W. Illinois QB Wil Lunt, Western Illinois OL Alex Olinger, South Dakota State P Austin Pucylowski, South Illinois DB Caleb Shaffitzel, Missouri State OL Taylor Suess, South Dakota State TE Matt Thayer, Missouri State RB Zach Zenner, South Dakota State Second Team OL Corey Boemer, Southern Illinois TE Seth Daughters, S. Dakota State NG Ryan Drevlow, N. Dakota State WR Brandon Hubert, S. Dakota State WR Tyrel Kool, South Dakota State LB Joe Okon, Youngstown State WR Will Powell, South Dakota OL Nick Purcell, South Dakota State K Kevin Robb, South Dakota WR Jason Schneider, South Dakota St. LB Ross Shafrath, South Dakota State LS Jason Stegman, Southern Illinois DE Colton Underwood, Illinois State Honorable Mention Indiana State: TE Michael Mardis, LB Dillion Painter, WR Tanner • Missouri State: LB Andrew Beisel, OL Kurt Kutter, PK Austin Witmer • UNI: OL Jack Rummells, • NorthDakota State: DE Kyle Emanual, FB Andrew Grothman, DT Danny Luecke, WR/ RS Ryan Smith • South Dakota: DE Jordan Eaton, LB Tim Marlette, QB Josh Vander Maten • South Dakota State: DB Bo Helm, P Ethan Sawyer • Western Illinois: PK/P Pat Smith, LB Jamel Wilmore • Youngstown State: TB Torrian Pace, LB Dom Rich

All-Newcomer Team Offense OL Josh Aladenoye, Illinois State OL Jermaine Barton, Illinois State FB Andrew Bonnet, North Dakota State OG Josh Colville, North Dakota State RB John Crocket, North Dakota State WR Phil Dudley, Illinois State RB Ryan Heaston, Missouri State QB Sawyer Kollmorgen, UNI QB Mike Perish, Indiana State TE Sam Rohr, UNI WR/KR Fredson Salomon, W. Illinois RB/RS Jasper Sanders, S. Dakota State Defense CB Julius Childs, Youngstown State LB Alex Donnelly, Illinois State LB Jake Farley, UNI LB T.J. Lally, South Dakota State P Ben LeCompte, North Dakota State DL Marshall Peugh, South Dakota State LB J.J. Raffelson, Western Illinois DB Mark Sewall, Indiana State SS Ezra Thompson, Illinois State DE Connor Underwood, Indiana State LB Tyler Williamson, Southern Illinois

Players of the Week Sept. 1: Andre Stubbs, YSU (Off.); Garrett Scott, UNI (Def.); Pat Smith, WIU (ST); Sawyer Kollmorgen, UNI (NC); Joe Lund, NDS (OL). Sept. 8: Zach Zenner, SDSU (Off.); Ben Ericksen, ILS (Def.); Marcus Williams, NDSU (ST); Jonathon Miller, ILS (NC); Will Castle, SDSU (OL). Sept. 15: Shakir Bell, INS (Off.); Colton Underwood, ILS (Def.); Ethan Sawyer, SDSU (ST); T.J. Lally, SDSU (NC); Evan Borchers, INS (OL). Sept. 22: Kurt Hess, YSU (Off); T.J. Lally, SDSU (Def.); Carlos Anderson, UNI (ST); T.J. Lally, SDSU (NC); Bryan Witzmann, SDSU (OL). Sept. 29: Matt Brown, ILS (Off.); Ross Shafrath, SDSU (Def.); Adam Keller, NDSU (ST); John Crockett, NDSU (NC); Billy Turner, NDSU (OL). Oct. 6: Brock Jensen, NDSU (Off.); Tyler Williamson, SIU (Def.); Ryan Smith, NDSU (ST); Fredson Salomon, WIU (NC); Tyler Gimmestad, NDSU (OL). Oct. 13: Matt Brown, ILS (Off.); Johnny Towalid, INS (Def.); Julian Burton, MSU (ST); Connor Underwood (NC). (No OL awarded) Oct. 20: Dorian Buford, MSU (Off.); Aaron Archie, INS (Def.); Mulku Kalokoh, SIU (ST); Anthony Thompson, SIU (NC); Dan Kruger, UNI (OL). Oct. 27: Austin Sumner, SDSU (Off.); Caleb Schaffitzel, MSU (Def.); Calvin Burnett, INS (ST); T.J. Lally, SDSU (NC); Bryan Witzmann, SDSU (OL). Nov. 3: Jamaine Cook, YSU (Off.); Caleb Schaffitzel, MSU (Def.); Justin Syrovatka, SDSU (ST); T.J. Lally, SDSU (NC); Lamar Mady, YSU (OL). Nov. 10: David Johnson, UNI (Off.); Grant Olson, NDSU (Def.); Nick Liste, YSU (ST); Ben LeCompte, NDSU (NC); Tyler Gimmestad, NDSU (OL). Nov. 17: Kurt Hess, YSU (Off.); Cole Jirik, NDSU (Deff.); Marcus Williams, NDSU (ST); Sawyer KollMorgen, UNI (NC); Chris Elkins, YSU (OL). Off. - Offensive Player of the Week Def. - Defensive Player of the Week ST - Special Teams Player of the Week NC - Newcomer of the Week OL - Lineman of the Week

MVFC Individual Honors Offensive Player of the Year: Matt Brown (QB), Illinois St. Defensive Player of the Year: Marcus Williams (DB), NDSU Coach of the Year: Craig Bohl, NDSU Newcomer of the Year: Sawyer Kollmorgen (QB), UNI Freshman of the Year: Sawyer Kollmorgen (QB), UNI

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 2012 Conf. PF PA ALL PF PA _______________________________________________________ North Dakota State 7-1 31.4 14.5 14-1 33.0 11.5 South Dakota State 6-2 22.9 15.2 9-4 23.4 16.4 Illinois State 5-3 22.4 21.5 9-4 30.2 26.1 Indiana State 5-3 20.8 15.4 7-4 23.1 14.3 Southern Illinois 5-3 21.2 15.1 6-5 22.5 19.5 Youngstown State 4-4 24.6 27.5 7-4 28.9 23.7 Northern Iowa 4-4 29.6 22.8 5-6 30.3 21.4 hMissouri State 3-5 19.1 20.6 3-8 17.5 25.4 Western Illinois 1-7 6.8 30.2 3-8 9.7 28.3 South Dakota 0-8 15.6 31.5 1-10 17.0 31.5

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All-Time MSU Valley Football Honors Players and Coaches of the Year

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

1991

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

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

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

1989-90 MVFC Offensive Player of the Year DeAndre Smith

DeAndre Smith, QB .......................................First Team Eric Jenkins, RB ............................................First Team Ken Kelly, TE .................................................First Team John Wilcox, OC ............................................First Team Chris Kapilovic, OT ........................................First Team Chris Reed, OG .............................................First Team

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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 Brad Kubik, OL .........................................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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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

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

1996

2000

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

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

1997 Brad St. Louis, TE .........................................First Team Brad Kubik, OL ..............................................First Team Travis Brawner, PK ....................................... First Team Corky Martin, LB ............................................First Team Maurice Daniels, RB .................................Second Team Jason Whittle, OL .....................................Second Team Corey Brunsvold, DL ................................Second Team Jeremy Hoog, QB ........................... Honorable Mention Jason Cannon, WR ......................... Honorable Mention Mitch Minick, DL .............................. Honorable Mention Travis Brawner, P ............................ Honorable Mention

1998 Brad St. Louis, TE .........................................First Team Travis Brawner, PK ........................................First Team Derek Jensen, QB ....................................Second Team Maurice Daniels, RB ................................ Second Team Tony Flint, OL ...........................................Second Team Frank Emeterio, DL ..................................Second Team Corky Martin, LB .......................................Second Team Isaac Harvin, DB...................................... Second Team Jeff Hewitt, WR ................................ Honorable Mention Jerry Arnold, DL ............................... Honorable Mention Mike Gailey, DB ............................... Honorable Mention

1999 Brad St. Louis, TE .........................................First Team Travis Brawner, PK ........................................First Team Jason Ringena, RB.................................. Second Team Jason Stealy, OL...................................... Second Team Corky Martin, LB .......................................Second Team

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

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

2005 Michael Sparks, WR .................................Second Team Justin Williamson, OL ...............................Second Team Jon Scifres, PK .........................................Second Team Lee Baker, RB ................................. Honorable Mention Steve Kohenskey, OL ...................... Honorable Mention Deyontae Batiste, DL....................... Honorable Mention

2006 Chris Wash, DL.........................................Second Team Nathan Stokes, P......................................Second Team Eric Davis, RS ..........................................Second Team Payne Hall, TE................................. Honorable Mention Justin Williamson, OL ...................... Honorable Mention Derrick Byrd, LB .............................. Honorable Mention Three-time All-MVFC first-team selection Travis Brawner

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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

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

2012 Dorian Buford, WR ........................................First Team Caleb Shaffitzel, DB ......................................First Team Randy Richards, OL .................................Second Team Nate Davis, LB................................. Honorable Mention Anthony Grady, DL .......................... Honorable Mention Matt Thayer, TE................................Honorable Mention

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2004

1994

Darren Barnett, CB ......................................... Junior Darryl Johnson, LB ......................................... Junior

Jeremy Hoog, QB .....................................Freshman Ryan Bravo, OL .............................................. Junior Brad Kubik, OL .........................................Freshman Kevin Lightburn, LB ........................................ Junior Chris Hurst, P ................................................. Junior

1995

Travis Brawner, PK ....................................1997-98-99 Jeff Killeen, DB ..........................................1997-98-99

2005 Lee Baker, TB .................................................Senior Scott Carroll, QB.................................... Sophomore Deyontae Batiste, DT .....................................Senior Greg Lovely, CB ............................................. Junior

2006

Jason Cannon, WR ............................... Sophomore Michael Cosey, RB ......................................... Junior Mike Miano, DL............................................... Junior Branyon Davis, DB .........................................Senior

Eric Davis, WR ...................................... Sophomore Tamarkus McElvane, WR ............................... Junior Jeron Poole, LB .............................................. Junior

1996

2007

Chance Thurman, WR ..............................Freshman Mike Blount, DB .............................................. Junior

1997 Corey McGriff, RB .......................................... Junior Travis Brawner, PK ................................ Sophomore Mitch Minick, DL .............................................Senior Corky Martin, LB .......................................Freshman Shawn Lockhart, DB .............................. Sophomore

1998 Justin Craun, OL.................................... Sophomore Eric Owens, OL ........................................Freshman Tacoma Fontaine, WR .................................... Junior Jeff Hewitt, WR ...................................... Sophomore P.J. Jones, LB ...........................................Freshman Mike Gailey, DB ........................................Freshman Isaac Harvin, DB............................................. Junior

1999 Jay Rogers, QB ..............................................Senior Luis Almanzar, DT .......................................... Junior Donte King, CB ............................................... Junior

2000 James Broyles, OL .........................................Senior Austin Moherman, QB .................................... Junior Elliot Smith, OG .............................................. Junior

Three-Time First Team All-Academic Selections

David Arkin, OG ........................................Freshman Kevaughn Brown, OT ..................................... Junior Clayton Dickehut, DE ..................................... Junior Cody Kirby, QB .........................................Freshman Derek Miller, CB........................................Freshman Kingjack Washington, TB..........................Freshman

2008 Jordan Chiles, P .......................................Freshman David Ingram, LB ......................................Freshman

2009 Antoine Wilkinson, LB..................................... Junior Adam Beauchamp, LB.................................... Junior Michael Keck, LB ................................... Sophomore Mikael Cooper-Falls, RB...........................Freshman Cadarrius Dotson, WR..............................Freshman

2010 Nick Canavan, LB .....................................Freshman

2011 Andrew Beisel, LB ....................................Freshman Mike Crutcher, S .......................................Freshman

2012

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) 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

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

Ryan Heaston, RB ....................................Freshman

1999

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

Travis Brawner, PK .................................. First Team Jeff Killeen, DB ........................................ First Team Chance Thurman, WR ............................. First Team Matt White, TE ............................Honorable Mention

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

Brandon Chambers, LB .................................. Junior Darryl Robinson, LB ....................................... Junior

2003 Cody Pratt, TB ................................................ Junior Steven Rush, WR ........................................... Junior Michael Sparks, WR .............................. Sophomore Torre Endsley, DB ........................................... Junior Kevin Sears, LB ........................................Freshman

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

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 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 Jason Whittle, OT .............................. Second Team Brad Duke, LB ............................Honorable Mention

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2000 Jerry Arnold, DT....................................... First Team Matt White, TE ......................................... First Team Jason Ringena, TB ............................. Second Team

2001 Jason Ringena, RB................................. First Team Sean Adams, WR ............................... Second Team Eric Owens, OT .................................. Second Team Jeff Bristol, OT ............................Honorable Mention

2002 Zach Dechant, TB................................... First Team Crockett Ladd, OC ................................... First Team Mark Marcos, WR .................................... First Team Jeff Bristol, OT ............................Honorable Mention

2003 Brad Durham, OC ............................... Second Team

2004 Brad Durham, OC ............................... Second Team

2005 Kevin Sears, LB .................................. Second Team Chris Geisz, WR .........................Honorable Mention Mike Radon, FS ..........................Honorable Mention David Tillman, OC...................... Honorable Mention

2006 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

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1993

2002

David Tillman, OC.................................... First Team Jared Emery, WR ............................... Second Team Chris Geisz, CB ..........................Honorable Mention

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

Pat Fleming, LB, Defensive ...........................Sept. 7 Zach Dechant, RB, Co-Offensive ................Sept. 21 Crockett Ladd, OC, Offensive Lineman .......Sept. 21

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

2012 Caleb Shaffitzel, DB ................................ First Team Matt Thayer, TE .................................. Second Team Andrew Beisel, LB ......................Honorable Mention Kurt Kutter, OL ............................Honorable Mention 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

1992

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 Tony Flint, OG, Offensive Lineman................. Oct. 3 Aaron Light, OC, Offensive Lineman ............ Oct. 31 Derek Jensen, QB, Offensive .........................Nov. 7 Justin Craun, OT, Offensive Lineman .............Nov. 7 Travis Brawner, P/PK, Special Teams ..........Nov. 14

1999 Jeff Hewitt, RS, Special Teams ...................Sept. 19 Justin Craun, OT, Offensive Lineman ..........Sept. 26 Corky Martin, LB, Defensive ........................... Oct. 3 Jason Stealy, OG, Offensive Lineman.......... Oct. 31 Aisali Faapouli, DT, Defensive ......................Nov. 14 Aaron Light, OC, Offensive Lineman ............Nov. 14 Luis Almanzar, DT, Defensive .......................Nov. 21 Travis Brawner, P/PK, Special Teams ..........Nov. 21

2000 Eddie Pena, P, Special Teams.......................Sept. 2 Austin Moherman, QB, Offensive ................... Oct. 7 Jason Ringena, RB, Offensive ..................... Nov. 11

2001

2003 Cody Pratt, RB, Offensive ............................Aug. 30 Torre Endsley, DB, Defensive .......................Aug. 30 Michael Sparks, RS, Special Teams............Sept. 13 Michael Sparks, RS, Special Teams...............Nov. 1 Steven Rush, WR, Offensive ..........................Nov. 8 Brad Druham, OL, Offensive Lineman ...........Nov. 8 Steven Rush, RS, Special Teams.................Nov. 15

2004 Brad Durham, OC, Offensive Lineman ........Sept. 11 Travis Brown, OT, Offensive Lineman ............ Oct. 2 Darren Barnett, CB, Defensive .......................Nov. 6 Jon Scifres, PK, Special Teams....................Nov. 13

2005 Mike Radon, S, Defensive .............................Sept. 3 Justin Williamson, OT, Offensive Lineman ..Sept. 17 Justin Williamson, OT, Offensive Lineman ..... Oct. 8

2006 Eric Davis, KR, Special Teams ....................Sept. 16 Marcus Colbert, CB, Special Teams ............. Nov. 11

2007 Gerald Davis, RB, Offensive..........................Sept. 1 David Arkin, OT, Offensive Lineman ..............Sept. 1 Nathan Stokes, PK, Special Teams ...............Sept. 8 Cody Kirby, QB, Offensive ...........................Sept. 22 David Arkin, OG, Co-Offensive Lineman .....Sept. 22 Seth Reichert, OG, Co-Offensive Lineman .Sept. 22 Cody Kirby, QB, Offensive .............................. Oct. 6 Kevaughn Brown, OT, Offensive Lineman...... Oct. 6 Nathan Stokes, P/PK, Special Teams .......... Oct. 27

2008 Kevaughn Brown, OT, Offensive Lineman.....Sept. 8 Roger Wright, S, Defensive ...........................Oct. 11 Cody Kirby, QB, Offensive ............................ Oct. 18 Seth Reichert, OG, Offensive Lineman ........ Oct. 18

2009 Waylon Richardet, DL, Defensive ................Sept. 19 Waylon Richardet, DL, Defensive ................... Oct. 3 David Arkin, OG, Offensive Lineman .............. Oct. 3 Clay Harbor, TE, Offensive ........................... Oct. 17 Matt Hottelman, K, Special Teams ............... Oct. 17 David Arkin, OG, Offensive Lineman .............. Oct. 3

2010 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 Trevor Wooden, QB, Offensive..................... Oct. 22 Trevor Wooden, QB, Offensive.....................Nov. 19 Harrison Menke, OC, Offensive Lineman .....Nov. 19

2012 Julian Burton, WR/RS, Special Teams ......... Oct. 13 Dorian Buford, WR, Offensive ...................... Oct. 20 Caleb Schaffitzel, Defensive......................... Oct. 27 Caleb Schaffitzel, Defensive............................Nov.3

Lee Coleman, KR, Special Teams .................Sept. 8 Jake Harriger, OG, Offensive Lineman......... Oct. 13 Jeff Bristol, OT, Offensive Lineman .............. Oct. 27 Brian Long, PK, Special Teams .................... Oct. 27 P.J. Jones, LB, Defensive .............................Nov. 17 Elliott Smith, OL, Offensive Lineman ............Nov. 17

Adrion Smith, DB, Defensive .......................Sept. 19

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Second Second Round Round Sat., Dec. Sat., Dec.47

Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Dec.13-14 10-11 Dec.

Semifinals Semifinals Dec. 20-21 17-18 Dec.

Championship Championship Fri.,Jan. Jan.4, 7 2014 Sat.

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NCAA Division I FCS Championship Game Results Year Result

Winning Coach

Game Site

1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

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 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 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 St. 6 North Dakota State 39, Sam Houston St. 13

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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 21,411

Team Yrs. W L Pct. ________________________________________________________________ *North Dakota State 3 10 1 .909 (2010-11-12) ___________________________________________ *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 4 4 4 .500 (1998-99-06-12) ________________________________________________________________ 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 2 1 2 .333 (2009-12) ________________________________________________________________ *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. W-L records include FCS national championships by SIU in 1983; YSU in 1991, 1993, 1994 and 1997; and WKU 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) ....................

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1912

L L L L

3 0 0 5 9 17

0 0 6 6 15 0 27

0 64 0 79 0 150 0 293

1913 - No Team 1914

Coach Arthur Briggs 9/25 Marshfield HS ................ W 10/3 Monett HS ..................... W 10/9 Marionville College ........ W 10/23 Pittsburg State ............... W 10/31 Kansas Mines ................ W 11/14 at Marionville College .... W Total (6-0) ....................

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

1925

Coach Arthur Briggs 10/19 NW Missouri State* ....... W 56 10/26 at Truman State* ........... W 23 11/2 at Missouri Wesleyan* ..... L 0 11/16 SE Missouri State .......... W 30 11/29 at Drury* .......................... L 0 Total (3-2) .................... 109

1918

Coach Paul Andrews 11/2 Pittsburg State ............... W 14 11/22 at Arkansas...................... L 6 11/28 at Missouri Wesleyan ...... L 0 Total (1-2) .................... 20

1919

Coach Arthur Briggs 10/11 Pittsburg State ................. 10/17 Kemper Academy .......... W 10/25 at Camp Pike ................... 11/8 Missouri Valley* ............. W 11/14 at Missouri S&T ............... 11/22 Missouri Wesleyan* ......... 11/27 SE Missouri State .......... W Total (3-4) ....................

1920

Coach Arthur Briggs 10/2 at Camp Pike ................... 10/9 at Pittsburg State ............ 10/15 Missouri S&T ................... 10/22 at Missouri Wesleyan ...... 10/29 Missouri Valley............... W 11/5 at William Jewell .............. 11/12 at SE Missouri State ...... W 11/19 Culver-Stockton ............... 11/25 Drury ................................ Total (2-6) ....................

1921

3-5

Coach Arthur Briggs 9/30 at Arkansas Tech ............. 10/7 Missouri Wesleyan .......... 10/14 at Missouri S&T ............... 10/20 SE Missouri State .......... W 10/28 Tarkio ............................... 11/4 William Jewell .................. 11/11 at Missouri Valley........... W 11/24 Drury .............................. W Total (3-5) ....................

1922

7-0 7-2

Coach Arthur Briggs 9/28 NW Missouri State ......... W 10/13 SE Missouri State .......... W 10/27 Tarkio ............................. W 11/3 at Missouri Wesleyan .... W 11/11 Central Wesleyan .......... W 11/17 Culver-Stockton ............. W 11/30 at Drury .......................... W Total (7-0) ....................

0 14 13 7 L 5 47 49 0 L 0 32 L 7 14 26 0 100 114

L 6 13 L 7 13 L 0 33 L 15 33 26 14 L 0 14 35 0 cancelled L 7 10 96 130

L L L

0 21 0 10 6 66 7 0 L 0 2 L 0 10 14 7 16 13 43 129

33 67 50 7 84 19 28 288

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Coach Arthur Briggs 10/8 Marionville College ........ W 97 10/15 at Missouri S&T ............... L 20 10/23 at Pittsburg State ............. L 15 10/29 Arkansas (Freshman) .... W 26 11/12 at Central Methodist ...... W 16 11/25 at Drury .......................... W 15 Total (4-2) .................... 189

0 51 21 19 0 7 62

1924

21 0 23 0 6 7 57

Coach Arthur Briggs 9/27 at Saint Louis................... L 0 10/4 at Arkansas...................... L 0 10/17 NW Missouri State* ......... L 0 10/25 Central Missouri* ............. L 0 10/31 at SE Missouri State* ...... L 6 11/7 Little Rock College .......... L 13 11/15 Truman State* ............. T 0 11/27 Missouri S&T ................. W 13 Total (1-6-1, 0-3-1 MIAA) 32

1915

1916

Coach Arthur Briggs 10/6 at Westminster (Mo.)* ...... L 6 10/27 Verona Acad. (Mo.)........ W 77 11/3 Pittsburg State ................. L 2 11/17 at NW Missouri St.* ....... W 46 11/24 Truman State* ............. T 6 11/30 at Drury* ...................... T 7 Total (2-2-2) ................. 144

Coach Arthur Briggs 9/29 Memphis ........................ W 20 10/6 at Missouri ....................... L 0 10/11 SE Missouri State .......... W 46 10/19 Culver-Stockton ............. W 32 10/26 Cumberland ................... W 17 11/2 at NW Missouri State ..... W 14 11/17 Arkansas-Little Rock ..... W 32 11/22 at Missouri Valley............. L 0 11/29 McKendree .................... W 26 Total (7-2) .................... 187

1-6-1

6 12 16 34

L

32 39 20 6 39 19 155

1923

0 0 17 0 19 36

6 0 0 6 6 0 0 18

0 10 3 2 0 7 6 14 0 42

1926

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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)

Missouri State

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) .................

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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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Orville Pottenger Z 1961-64

1961

4-4-1

Coach Orville Pottenger 9/16 Pittsburg State ................. L 9/23 Emporia State................ W 9/30 at Missouri Valley......... T 10/7 at Benedictine................ W 10/14 Central Missouri* ............. L 10/21 at Missouri S&T* .............. L 10/28 Truman State* ................. L 11/4 at NW Missouri State* ... W 11/11 SE Missouri State* ........ W Total (4-4-1, 2-3 MIAA)

1962

5-3-1

7 14 14 7 35 20 13 13 33 0 0 21 27 0 28 3 20 60 177 138

9-1

21 14 13 47 27 59 42 15 13

0 0 6 0 16 0 0 6 12

11/30 vs. Northern Illinois .......... L 14 Total (9-1, 5-0 MIAA)... 265

21 61

Mineral Water Bowl, Excelsior Springs, Mo.

21 0 21 13 L 14 35 49 L 0 42 L 7 202 L

7-4

7 55 6 7 10 6 7 7 0 19

Mineral Water Bowl, Excelsior Springs, Mo.

11/26 vs. Adams State .............. L 8 14 Total (7-4, 5-0 MIAA)... 211 138

4-6

Coach Jim Mentis 9/16 at Emporia State............ W 9/23 Texas A&M-Commerce .... 9/30 at Washburn .................. W 10/7 Pittsburg State ................. 10/14 at Missouri S&T* ............ W 10/21 Truman State* ................. 10/28 at NW Missouri State* ... W 11/4 SE Missouri State* .......... 11/11 Central Missouri* ............. 11/18 at Hillsdale College.......... Total (4-6, 2-3 MIAA)...

2-8

Coach Jim Mentis 9/21 Central Oklahoma ........... 9/28 at Texas A&M-Commerce 10/5 at Pittsburg State ............. 10/12 Illinois-Chicago ................ 10/19 at Truman State* ............. 10/26 NW Missouri State* ....... W 11/2 at SE Missouri State* ...... 11/9 at Central Missouri* ......... 11/16 Missouri S&T* ................ W 11/22 Southern Illinois ............... Total (2-8, 2-3 MIAA)...

L L L L L L

27 13 15 37 30 7 0 7 21 9 0 16 7 6 0 31 9 40 6 14 115 180

L 7 34 L 0 52 L 20 27 L 14 21 L 13 24 30 21 L 6 19 L 7 35 14 9 L 6 68 117 310

14 17 3 0 17 0 13 14 0 14 92

1969

Jim Mentis Z 1965-68

0-10

Coach Don Cross 9/20 at Central Oklahoma ....... 9/27 at Lincoln ......................... 10/4 Pittsburg State ................. 10/11 Hillsdale College.............. 10/18 Truman State* ................. 10/25 at NW Missouri State* ..... 11/1 SE Missouri State* .......... 11/8 Central Missouri* ............. 11/15 at Missouri S&T* .............. 11/22 Southern Illinois ............... Total (0-10, 0-5 MIAA)

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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2-7-1

Coach Don Cross 9/19 Central Oklahoma ........... L 9/26 at Pittsburg State ............. L 10/2 at Illinois-Chicago .......... W 10/10 at SE Missouri State* ...... L 10/17 Central Missouri* ............. L 10/24 at Missouri S&T* .......... T 10/31 Henderson State ............. L 11/7 Truman State* ................. L 11/14 at NW Missouri State* ... W 11/21 Lincoln*............................ L Total (2-7-1, 1-4-1 MIAA)

1971

Don Cross Z 1969-75

6-4

Coach Orville Pottenger 9/19 Emporia State................ W 9/26 at Akron University .......... 10/3 Henderson State ........... W 10/10 at Pittsburg State ........... W 10/17 at SE Missouri State* ...... 10/24 at Central Missouri* ....... W 10/31 Missouri S&T* ................ W 11/7 at Truman State* ............. 11/14 NW Missouri State* ....... W 11/21 Lamar Tech ...................... Total (6-4, 3-2 MIAA)...

7-3

Coach Jim Mentis 9/17 Emporia State................ W 48 9/24 at Lamar Tech .................. L 12 10/1 Washburn ...................... W 21 10/8 at Pittsburg State ............. L 6 10/15 Missouri S&T* ................ W 39 10/22 at Truman State* ........... W 27 10/29 NW Missouri State* ....... W 20 11/5 at SE Missouri State* .... W 20 11/12 at Central Missouri* ....... W 10 11/19 Southern Illinois ............... L 0

1968

Coach Orville Pottenger 9/14 Pittsburg State ............... W 9/21 at Emporia State............ W 9/28 Drake ............................. W 10/12 at NW Missouri State* ... W 10/19 SE Missouri State* ........ W 10/26 Central Missouri* ........... W 11/2 at Missouri S&T* ............ W 11/9 Truman State* ............... W 11/16 Akron University ............ W

1964

1966

1967

Coach Orville Pottenger 9/15 at Pittsburg State ............. L 9/22 at Emporia State............ W 9/29 Missouri Valley............... W 10/6 Benedictine.................. T 10/13 NW Missouri State* ....... W 10/20 at SE Missouri State* ...... L 10/27 at Central Missouri* ....... W 11/3 Missouri S&T* ................ W 11/10 at Truman State* ............. L Total (5-3-1, 3-2 MIAA)

1963

0 21 19 12 7 7 7 0 14 22 6 13 7 12 34 7 15 6 109 100

1970

Coach Jim Mentis 9/18 at Emporia State............ W 38 13 9/25 Okla. Panhandle State .. W 35 13 10/2 at Drake ........................... L 8 24 10/9 Pittsburg State ............... W 13 0 10/16 SE Missouri State* ........ W 27 13 10/23 Central Missouri* ........... W 35 14 10/30 at Missouri S&T* ............ W 14 0 11/6 Truman State* ................. L 0 28 11/13 at NW Missouri State* ... W 41 15 11/20 at Southern Illinois ........... L 6 19 Total (7-3, 4-1 MIAA)... 217 139

1-8-1

Coach Don Cross 9/18 at Central Oklahoma ....... L 9/25 Pittsburg State ................. L 10/2 Illinois State ..................... L 10/9 SE Missouri State* .......... L 10/16 at Central Missouri* ......... L 10/23 Missouri S&T* .............. T 10/30 at Eastern Illinois ............. L 11/6 at Truman State* ............. L 11/13 NW Missouri State* ....... W 11/20 Lincoln*............................ L Total (1-8-1, 1-4-1 MIAA)

1972

4-6

Coach Don Cross 9/16 Central Oklahoma ........... 9/23 at Pittsburg State ........... W 9/30 at Illinois State ................. 10/7 at SE Missouri State* ...... 10/14 Central Missouri* ........... W 10/21 at Missouri S&T* ............ W 10/28 Eastern Illinois ............... W 11/4 Truman State* ................. 11/11 at NW Missouri State* ..... 11/18 Lincoln*............................ Total (4-6, 2-4 MIAA)...

1973

3-7

Coach Don Cross 9/15 at Central Oklahoma ....... 9/22 Pittsburg State ................. 9/29 Illinois State ..................... 10/6 SE Missouri State* .......... 10/13 at Central Missouri* ......... 10/20 Missouri S&T* ................ W 10/27 at Evansville .................... 11/3 at Truman State* ............. 11/10 NW Missouri State* ....... W 11/17 Lincoln*.......................... W Total (3-7, 3-3 MIAA)...

1974

0 28 13 56 26 13 0 24 14 28 14 14 12 14 20 35 31 8 18 19 148 239

0 33 7 10 18 21 6 35 13 16 20 20 21 32 16 20 26 13 7 13 134 213

L 18 39 37 20 L 7 42 L 7 10 31 25 3 0 41 37 L 7 20 L 7 14 L 27 52 185 259

L 0 21 L 13 14 L 3 20 L 6 13 L 13 17 49 32 L 14 42 L 14 20 24 19 17 0 153 198

7-3

Coach Don Cross 9/14 Emporia State................ W 24 13 9/21 at Pittsburg State ........... W 26 3 9/28 at Illinois State ................. L 0 28 10/5 Missouri Southern ......... W 41 26 10/12 Central Missouri* ........... W 37 26 10/19 at SE Missouri State* ...... L 20 39 10/26 at NW Missouri State* ... W 29 24 11/9 Lincoln*.......................... W 55 3 11/16 Truman State* ............... W 31 7 11/23 Mis