Griffons claim king of the Jungle after 63-14 blowout

The Griffons turned into beasts in the jungle on Saturday, ripping defending national champion Pittsburg State from limb-to-limb with a 64-13 blowout win in Pittsburg, Kan.  The Griffons improve to 7-1 on the season while the Gorillas fall to 5-2. "Great, great win," Coach Jerry Partridge said. "I  think we played very well and it was fun to watch it all come together like that and play at that level." The Gorillas struck first with a pass from Anthony Abenoja to John Brown that gave them a 7-0 lead.  However, those would be the only points that the Griffon defense would allow all afternoon. Defensive coordinator Regi Trotter wasn't happy with the Gorillas success on their first possession, but was proud of the way the defense responded. "We really buckled down and stuck to our plan," Trotter said "We played very well." The Griffon offense scored 56 unanswered points, leaving the crowd of nearly 12,000 stunned and heading for the exits as Pittsburg State took only its 13th loss in history at Carnie Smith Stadium. "We were surprised because we always go in expecting a war," Safety Shane Simpson said. "It’s just a blessing and you love those days.  Everybody just played good, we did all the little things." Quarterback Travis Partridge threw for four touchdown passes and 213 yards on only 14 passing attempts.  Partridge connected for touchdowns with Derek Libby for 64 yards, Brandon Wright for 35 yards, Reggie Jordan from seven yards out, and found Michael Hill in the flat on a fake reverse play for a 48-yard score. Partridge was happy with the way the offense played and felt like it was a very complete performance by everybody. Hill scored three more touchdowns on the ground as he ran the ball into the end-zone from two, five, and 10 yards out.  Hill finished with 116 yards on the ground on 17 carries for an average of 6.8 yards per carry.  Hill got to rest early after totaling 180 all-purpose yards with the big lead as reserve backs Dominic Thomas and Raphael Spencer showed off their talents.  Thomas finished with 59 yards while Spencer ran for 64. Defensive end David Bass had a huge game, coming away with 2.5 sacks and an interception that he took back 55 yards for a touchdown.  Ben Pister was also wreaking havoc from the other end position with eight tackles, 1.5 sacks.  Pister recorded 2.5 tackles for a loss, a category in which he leads the MIAA.  Bass and Pister are seniors playing in their final season at Western. "It’s been fun watching those guys grow up," Trotter said.  "When you have two seniors that care so much about this program and have been dominant forces for four years now, it’s good to watch those guys do some damage." Defensive back Michael Jordan led the Griffons with nine tackles while safety Shane Simpson intercepted a pass in his first game back from a high ankle sprain that sidelined him for two weeks. "Shane Simpson is that senior leader back there and we really needed him," Trotter said. "He really stepped up for us when he came back in." Before the game, Western was ranked No. 16 in Division II football while Pittsburg was ranked No. 7.  After the game the Griffons moved up four spots to No. 12 while the Gorillas fell to No. 20 in the AFCA coaches poll.

38 thoughts on “Griffons claim king of the Jungle after 63-14 blowout

  1. Magnificent goods from you, man. I have take note your stuff prior to and you are just extremely wonderful.
    I actually like what you have got right here, really like what
    you are stating and the way in which during which you are
    saying it. You make it entertaining and you still care for to keep it smart.
    I can’t wait to learn much more from you. That is really a tremendous site.

  2. Someone necessarily help to make seriously articles I would state.
    This is the very first time I frequented your web page and up to now?
    I surprised with the research you made to create this particular put up amazing.
    Magnificent task!

  3. I needed to post you one tiny note so as to give thanks once again for those remarkable opinions you’ve shown on this page.
    It’s quite open-handed of you to allow publicly all that a few people could possibly have marketed as an e
    book to earn some bucks on their own, principally now that
    you might have tried it if you ever decided. The good ideas likewise
    acted to be a good way to recognize that someone else have the same dream just
    as my very own to know the truth a good deal more regarding this matter.
    I’m sure there are millions of more fun situations in the future for individuals that start
    reading your blog post.

  4. I’ve been surfing online more than three hours nowadays, but I by
    no means discovered any attention-grabbing article like yours.
    It is pretty value enough for me. In my opinion, if all website owners
    and bloggers made good content material as
    you did, the internet will probably be a lot more helpful than ever before.

  5. I would like to consider the opportunity of thanking you for the professional direction I have continually enjoyed viewing your site.
    I will be looking forward to the particular commencement of my college research and the
    entire preparing would never have been complete without coming to your blog.
    If I might be of any help to others, I might be delighted to
    help by what I have discovered from here.

  6. Hello very cool blog!! Guy .. Excellent .. Amazing ..
    I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds additionally…I’m satisfied to search out numerous useful
    info here in the post, we need develop more techniques on this regard,
    thank you for sharing.

  7. May I just say what a relief to find a person that really
    understands what they’re talking about online. You certainly realize how to bring a problem to
    light and make it important. More people need to check this out
    and understand this side of your story. I was surprised that you
    are not more popular given that you definitely possess the gift.

  8. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and
    was wondering what all is required to get setup? I’m assuming
    having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web savvy so I’m not 100% positive. Any recommendations or
    advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank

  9. Aw, this was an incredibly nice post. Spending some time and
    actual effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I put things
    off a lot and never manage to get anything done.

  10. Undeniably believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the internet the easiest thing
    to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people consider worries that they
    plainly don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people can take
    a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  11. Thanks for any other wonderful article. The place else may anyone
    get that kind of information in such a perfect approach of writing?
    I’ve a presentation subsequent week, and I am on the search for such info.

  12. What’s Happening i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve discovered It positively helpful and it has aided me out loads.
    I’m hoping to give a contribution & aid different customers like its helped me.
    Great job.

  13. I have been browsing online more than three hours today, yet I
    never found any interesting article like yours.
    It is pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all web
    owners and bloggers made good content as you did,
    the internet will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  14. I’ve been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It’s pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all
    website owners and bloggers made good content as
    you did, the net will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  15. After going over a few of the blog articles on your web site, I honestly appreciate your technique of
    blogging. I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back in the
    near future. Please visit my web site too and tell me your opinion.

  16. Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after browsing through
    some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely delighted I found it
    and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *