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Western sneaks by Fort Hays State with big conference win

Survival. That is what it was all about for the Griffons in their 26-21 victory against Fort Hays State on Saturday in Spratt Stadium. The clock reads 0:01 in the fourth quarter. The Griffons hold a five-point lead. The two teams had run 150 total plays up to this moment and it all comes down to this play. The official... Read More

Western prevails despite injuries

Without starting quarterback Skyler Windmiller or star wide receiver Dee Toliver, Missouri Western was still able to pull away from Lindenwood in the second half and cruise to a 34-14 victory. Sophomore quarterback T.J. LaFaver learned on Wednesday before the game that he would be the starter, as Windmiller was still dealing with effects from a concussion suffered last week.... Read More

Injury Report: Tolliver’s shoulder

The final score of Thursday’s Central Missouri game didn’t represent the only loss Western suffered that day. Last season’s leading receiver Dee Tolliver got off to a great start in the Week One matchup with a highlight-reel touchdown grab and finished with four catches for 84 yards. The senior suffered a shoulder injury and finished the 18-17 loss on the... Read More

COLUMN: Five takeaways from UCM loss

*Due to website server issues, we were unable to get a game story up after the UCM loss. I am sure you have have read plenty on how the game went and that the Griffons opened the season in a 0-1 hole following a 18-17 loss to the Mules. This column represents my takeaways from the game and what Thursday... Read More

Griffons bring a familiar look into 2015

Strong defense, an elite running game and an experienced quarterback. That combination has worked before for Coach Jerry Partridge and the Griffons. In 2012, the backfield was led by Harlon Hill, trophy finalist and current Dallas Cowboy running back Michael Hill. In 2015, the Griffons have Raphael Spencer. During Hill’s junior year in 2011, the St. Joseph-native ran for 1,305... Read More