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Sept. 6, 2018Game | Football
(Photo courtesy Northwest Athletics)
Northwest Missouri State put up 24 unanswered points in the second half Thursday night on the way to a 38-17 win over Washburn.
The Bearcats (2-0) trailed the Ichabods (1-1) 17-14 midway through the third quarter, but Braden Wright led an offensive attack that put WU away.
Wright, the redshirt freshman quarterback from Elkhorn, Nebraska, ran for a 17-yard touchdown and connected with tight end Chase White on a 14-yard scoring strike in the second half. Josh Caldwell added his first rushing touchdown as a Bearcat with 2:01 left in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
Wright threw for 233 yards, rushed for 118 and accounted for three touchdowns.
Isaiah Strayhorn ran for 88 yards and a score, while Caldwell picked up 61 rush yards and a touchdown.
The Northwest defense made Washburn one dimensional by taking a way their ground attack. The Ichabods finished with just 51 rush yards, and earned 1.5 yards per carry.
Austen Eskew finished with six tackles, three for a loss, Andy Hessler had six tackles and a sack, and Chance Hall intercepted the third pass of his career.
The Bearcats return home for Family Weekend on September 15 for a game with Missouri Southern. Kickoff is set for 1:30pm. Pregame on KXCV 90.5 and KRNW 88.9 will begin at 12:30pm.
Full audio from Thursday's game against Washburn is available above.