East Central (1-1) defensive end Armonty Bryant had eight tackles, two forced fumbles and two pass breakups. He sacked SNU quarterback Dylan Terry three times for minus-35 yards. Terry threw for 158 yards and one TD, but the first-year starter was intercepted three times.
Southern Nazarene (0-2) will play its third consecutive road game next Saturday, at Friends (Kan.).
NORTHEASTERN RALLY FALLS SHORT
Jermaine Sherman caught seven passes for 133 yards in Northeastern State's 27-21 loss to Missouri Southern in Joplin. Sherman caught a 69-yard touchdown pass from Johnny Deaton with 2:13 left in the game, helping draw the RiverHawks within six points. Northeastern State failed to recover the onside kick, and Missouri Southern (2-0, 2-0 MIAA) ran out the clock.
Deaton threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns.
Northeastern State (0-2, 0-2 MIAA) will play at Washburn (Kan.) next Saturday.
RANGERS FAIL IN UPSET BID
Northwestern Oklahoma State fell to 0-2 after its 41-24 loss to Colorado State-Pueblo in Alva. The Rangers recovered from a 20-point deficit and owned a 21-20 lead in the third quarter. But Colorado State-Pueblo quarterback Ross Dausin rallied the Rocky Mountain Athletics Conference school with three touchdown drives. Dausin helped account for four TDs on the afternoon.
Colorado State-Pueblo (2-0, No. 6 in NCAA Division II) has won 17 consecutive regular season games.