Washburn football met the Missouri Western Griffons in Yager Stadium for a victory of 16-13, Oct. 29 on Washburn’s field.
The Griffons started with an advantage in the first quarter, utilizing penalties to move the ball. The game started off with a tilt towards the Griffons until Perry Schmiedeler successfully captured three field goals and tied the game.
Within the first half, Griffons jumped to 13-3 before Washburn made a push back.
Wesley Collins and Perry Schmiedeler came back in the second half with a 1-yard plunge and a 43-yard field goal to pull Washburn back to a tie.
Schmiedeler ended the game and the night with a 50-yard field goal, placing the Ichabods at the final score 16-13.
Washburn football started the game coming from a loss at Central Missouri in the Mules’ homecoming game on Oct. 22, going 5-3 in the MIAA. Washburn ties their standing with Pittsburg State in MIAA for fifth place.
Homecoming’s all-time record sits at 46-43 since the 1920-21 school year.