(0-1, 0-1 home)
8:00 PM ET, September 4, 2008
Plaster Sports Complex, Springfield, MO
Passing: C. Kirby (MOSU) - 261 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: K. Washington (MOSU) - 14 CAR, 68 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving: C. Geisz (MOSU) - 3 REC, 61 YDS, 1 TD
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Jake Iverson threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores to lead Washburn over Missouri State 35-27 Thursday night.
The Division II Ichabods (2-0) dominated Missouri State of the Football Championship Subdivision from the start, taking an early 14-0 lead and trailing only briefly in the second half.
Missouri State (0-1) ran up 433 yards of offense to 374 for Washburn.
After rallying to tie the game at 21 at halftime, Missouri State took its only lead on a 31-yard field goal by Matt Hottelman with 6:33 left in the third quarter.
Washburn responded with a 64-yard drive capped by Payton Iverson's 1-yard touchdown yard that make it 28-24 with 3:33 left in the period.
A 9-yard scoring pass from Jake Iverson to Drameago Powers with 14 minutes remaining put Washburn ahead 35-24.
Hottelman kicked a 38-yard field goal with 8:22 left to bring Missouri State within 35-27.
Washburn ran up 14 points in the first quarter on a 29-yard scoring pass from Iverson to Brad Cole and Iverson's 12-yard touchdown run.
The Bears tied it on a 32-yard touchdown pass from Cody Kirby to Chris Geisz and a 4-yard run by Kingjack Washington with 11:54 left in the half.