TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The No. 23-ranked Pittsburg State Gorillas rolled into Doc Wadley Stadium and came away with a 45-7 win over the winless Northeastern State RiverHawks.
Pitt State held Northeastern State scoreless after halftime and scored the game’s final 24 points to improve to 3-0 overall and in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
A pair of former Neosho High standouts each recorded their first collegiate stats for their respective schools on Saturday.
Former quarterback Coleman Scott passed for 11 yards and rushed for nine yards in Missouri Southern’s blowout loss against Northwest Missouri.
Meanwhile, former receiver Bryce Murphy — Scott’s favorite target their senior seasons in 2016 —caught a pair of passes for Pitt State for 29 yards, highlighted by a long of 18 yards.
Scott’s a sophomore quarterback for the Lions and Murphy’s a redshirt freshman receiver for the Gorillas.
Pitt State racked up nearly 460 yards of total offense Saturday and limited the RiverHawks to 196.
Pitt State quarterbacks John Roderique and B.J. Bradbury each passed for touchdowns, Tyler Adkins led the way with 125 yards rushing and one score on 17 carries while both Kiah Kintchen and Roderique each found the end zone on the ground, and Lorenzo West made four grabs for 80 yards and one score. Brenner Clemons made the other scoring grab.
Defensively, Pitt State came away with four interceptions.
Pitt State returns to home Saturday for Family Day festivities against the Lopers of Nebraska-Kearney, who are 2-1 on the season with victories over Missouri Southern (45-0) and Central Oklahoma (31-27).