Ichabods “spooked” in the 112th turnpike tussle

Lauren Pierce

The Ichabods suffered a 47-21 loss against the Emporia State Hornets on Saturday, October 31, at Welch Stadium.

This was the 112th meeting of Ichabods and the Hornets and the third meeting on Halloween.

The Ichabods took a 13-6 win on October 31, 1930 in Emporia, and the Hornets came out ahead in a 19-0 win on October 31st, 1914 in Emporia.

ESU scored 13 points in the first quarter and 17 points in the second quarter, holding Washburn to 30-0 with 6:40 left in the first half.

Then Hayden Groves unleashed some power and scored Washburn’s first touchdown for a score of 30-7.

ESU scored another touchdown leaving the scoreboard displaying 37-7 at halftime.

The Ichabods broke out strong in the second half, holding the Hornets to three and out on their first three possessions.

Washburns Will Hamilton caught a seven-yard touchdown reception from Derek McGinnis with 10:12 left on the clock in the third quarter, capping a 3-play, 48-yard drive in 48 seconds.

ESU scored a touchdown and a field goal, adding 10 more points to their score for a total of 47-14.

Washburn’s Riley Davis pulled in a 26-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter making the final score of the game 47-21, ESU.

“Emporia State out played and out executed us in all three phases of the game. Their quarterback and wide receivers played outstanding,” said Washburn’s head coach Craig Schurig.

Washburn was outgained 445 to 291 overall yards in the game. ESU collected 307 passing yards and 138 rushing yards, whereas Washburn ended with 120 passing yards and 171 rushing yards.

“We are approaching this week as an opportunity to get better,” said Schurig. 

The Ichabods will return for more action on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. against Northeastern State in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.