2014 Football News

December 10, 2014
Giresse Forchu named second team All-Region
Missouri Southern junior fullback Giresse Forchu has been named a second-team All-Region pick by the Don Hansen Football Committee, the group announced today.

December 3, 2014
Giresse Forchu named first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American
Missouri Southern junior fullback Giresse Forchu has been named first-team Capital One Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced today.

November 21, 2014
Football lands 11 on MIAA Academic Honor Roll
The Missouri Southern football team had 11 members named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll as announced by the league office today.

November 18, 2014
Football lands ten on All-MIAA Squad
The Missouri Southern football team had ten players named to the All-MIAA squad the league announced today.

November 15, 2014
Southern football falls 22-21 in season finale against Missouri Western
The Missouri Southern football team scored 14 fourth-quarter points, but couldn't complete the comeback as the Lions fell 22-21 today at home in the season finale to Missouri Western.

November 11, 2014
Lions to honor seniors as part of final game of season
The Missouri Southern football team will honor its 17 seniors this Saturday when the Lions play host to Missouri Western in the final game of the 2014 season. Kickoff from Fred G. Hughes Stadium is slated for 1 pm.

November 8, 2014
Late comeback comes short and Lions fall 49-41 at Fort Hays
The Missouri Southern football team scored 34 second-half points, but the Lions couldn't complete the comeback and fell 49-41 at Fort Hays today inside Lewis Field Stadium.

November 6, 2014
Giresse Forchu named first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District
Missouri Southern junior fullback Giresse Forchu has been named first-team Capital One Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced today.

November 4, 2014
Lions travel to Fort Hays for tumble with the Tigers
The Missouri Southern football team travels to Hays, Kan. this weekend to take on the Tigers of Fort Hays State and the Lions look to get back to .500. Kickoff from Lewis Field Stadium is slated for 2 pm.

November 1, 2014
Southern football falls 41-10 to No. 7 Pittsburg State in State Farm Miners Bowl
The Missouri Southern football team scored first, but Pittsburg State scored 41 unanswered before a late Lions' touchdown, defeating the Lions 41-10 tonight in front of a near capacity crowd at Fred G. Hughes Stadium in the State Farm Miners Bowl.

October 31, 2014
Few tickets remain for State Farm Miners Bowl
In anticipation of the State Farm Miners' Bowl game Saturday night thousands of tickets have been sold and less than 1,000 reserved seat tickets remain for the game.

October 28, 2014
Lions football preps for Miners Bowl Trophy defense against No. 7 Pittsburg State
The Missouri Southern football team will look to defend the Miners Bowl Trophy as the Lions play host to No. 7 Pittsburg State this Saturday in the annual State Farm Miners Bowl. Kickoff from inside Fred G. Hughes Stadium at the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex is slated for 7 pm.

October 25, 2014
Balanced attack leads Green and Gold past Lindenwood, 31-17
The Missouri Southern football team controlled the ball for more than 38 minutes and Southern won on the road at Lindenwood today, 31-17 inside Hunter Stadium.

October 24, 2014
Gold-Out planned for Nov. 1 game against Pittsburg State
When the Missouri Southern football team plays host to Pittsburg State on November 1 in the State Farm Miners Bowl the game will be a 'Gold Out' the athletic department has announced.

October 21, 2014
Lions look to pull even with road tilt at Lindenwood
The Missouri Southern football team will look to get back to .500 this week as the Lions travel to Lindenwood University for an MIAA matchup on Saturday. Kickoff from Hunter Stadium in St. Charles is slated for 1:30 pm.

October 18, 2014
Lions score 27 second-half points en route to a 34-7 win at home over Northeastern State
The Missouri Southern football team saw Northeastern State get on the board first, but the Lions scored the next 34 points en-route to the 34-7 win at home today inside Fred G. Hughes Stadium.

October 14, 2014
Lions play host to Northeastern State for MIAA TV Game of the Week
The Missouri Southern football team will look to stop a two-game skid by playing host to Northeastern State this weekend. Kickoff from Fred G. Hughes Stadium is slated for 2:07 pm and the game will be televised as the MIAA TV Game of the Week.

October 11, 2014
Lions fall 43-41 in triple overtime at Central Oklahoma
Both Missouri Southern and Central Oklahoma scored on all of their overtime possessions, but the Bronchos converted on a two-point try on its final attempt and defeated the Lions 43-41 today inside Wantland Stadium.

October 7, 2014
Football travels to Central Oklahoma for MIAA TV Game of the Week
The Missouri Southern football team will look to make it three straight wins over the Central Oklahoma Bronchos as the Lions travel to Edmond this Saturday for a 2:07 pm kickoff at Wantland Stadium.

October 4, 2014
Southern football falls 34-31 in overtime to Central Missouri
The Central Missouri Mules scored 15 unanswered points to force overtime and hit a 33 yard field goal in extra time to take out Missouri Southern 34-31 today at Fred G. Hughes Stadium inside the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex.

September 30, 2014
Lions look to win third-straight as Southern plays host to Central Missouri for Homecoming
The Missouri Southern football team will look to win its third game in a row when the Lions play host to Central Missouri this Saturday for Homecoming 2014. Kickoff from Fred G. Hughes Stadium inside the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex is slated for 2 pm.

September 27, 2014
Big plays, key interceptions lead Lions to 42-21 win at home over Washburn
The Missouri Southern football team used a combination of big plays and stellar defense and the Lions defeated visiting Washburn 42-21 tonight at Fred G. Hughes Stadium inside the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex.

September 24, 2014
Southern football plays host to Washburn for Hall of Fame Weekend this Saturday
The Missouri Southern football team will look to move to .500 with a win this Saturday as the Lions play host to Washburn University for Hall of Fame Weekend. Kickoff from Fred G. Hughes Stadium is slated for 6:30 pm.

September 22, 2014
Freshman kicker Brock Renken named MIAA Special Teams Athlete of the Week
Missouri Southern freshman kicker Brock Renken has been named the MIAA Special Teams Athlete of the Week, the league announced today.

September 20, 2014
Southern football wins 34-17 at Nebraska-Kearney
The Missouri Southern football team scored 17 points in the third quarter and the Lions' defense held strong as Southern took out Nebraska-Kearney 34-17 inside Cope Stadium in Kearney, Neb.

September 16, 2014
Southern football heads to Kearney to take on the Lopers this Saturday
The Missouri Southern football team will look for win No. 1 this season as the Lions travel to Kearney, Neb. to take on the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers this Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 7 pm.

September 11, 2014
Lions football falls 40-14 at home to No. 1 ranked Northwest Missouri
Missouri Southern junior running back Giresse Forchu scored two rushing touchdowns, but the Lions' football team fell 40-14 tonight in the home opener against No. 1 ranked Northwest Missouri in front of 6,247 fans at Fred G. Hughes Stadium.

September 9, 2014
Southern football prepares for No. 1 ranked Northwest Missouri Thursday night
The Missouri Southern football team will play host to No. 1 ranked Northwest Missouri this Thursday for the home opener at Fred G. Hughes Stadium. Kick off is slated for 6:30 pm.

September 4, 2014
Southern football falls 53-28 at 22nd ranked Emporia State
The Missouri Southern football team scored first tonight, but the 22nd ranked Emporia State Hornets racked up 517 yards of offense and the Lions fell 53-28 in the 2014 season opener.

September 3, 2014
Pricing and viewing information for video telecasts
The MIAA has announced the pricing structure for live web streams via the Stretch Internet Game Central 2.0 platform. Fans can access the web streams through either the MSSU athletic website or from the league portal.

September 1, 2014
Football opens up 2014 season at No. 22 Emporia State Thursday
The Missouri Southern football team will travel to Emporia, Kan. this Thursday to open up the season as the Lions take on 22nd ranked Emporia State inside Welch Stadium at 7 pm.

August 20, 2014
Southern football mourns loss of former player
The Missouri Southern football program lost a former player this past weekend when Johnny Berry was killed in a one-car accident in Mississippi.

August 5, 2014
Southern football picked to finish seventh in 2014 MIAA Football Polls
The Missouri Southern football team has been picked to finish seventh in both the coaches and media polls that were released today as part of the 2014 MIAA Football Media Day held at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.

July 15, 2014
Ryon Phillips Nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
Missouri Southern senior defensive lineman Ryon Phillips is one of 182 nominees for the Allstate AFCA Good Wooks Team, the coaches association announced today.

June 4, 2014
Rashad Watson to participate Bill Walsh/NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship
Missouri Southern defensive coordinator Rashad Watson has been selected to participate in the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship.

April 11, 2014
Southern football announces 2014 schedule
The Missouri Southern athletic department has announced the 2014 football schedule as the Lions will have six home games and five road contests this fall.

April 1, 2014
Southern Athletics announces new color scheme for football turf
Missouri Southern Director of Athletics Jared Bruggeman has announced the turf at Fred G. Hughes Stadium will get a facelift this summer.

March 12, 2014
Rashad Watson elevated to defensive coordinator at MSSU
Missouri Southern head football coach Daryl Daye has announced the promotion of Rashad Watson to defensive coordinator.

March 11, 2014
Daye announces three additions to the football coaching staff
Missouri Southern head football coach Daryl Daye has announced the addition of three assistant coaches to his football staff.

March 11, 2014
Southern football begins spring practice today
The Missouri Southern football team will begin its 2014 spring practice today at Fred G. Hughes Stadium as the Lions hope to build on the 7-3 season the team had in 2013.