[ QB sets MIAA mark in 52-28 win ]

Ken Corbitt Capital-Journal

QB sets MIAA mark in 52-28 win

By Ken Corbitt

The Capital-Journal

JOPLIN, Mo. — Earlier in the week, Washburn coach Craig Schurig described Missouri Southern quarterback Josh Chapman as a “thousand- thousand guy,” meaning he is capable of passing and running for 1,000 yards each.

Schurig meant in a season, but it must have seemed Chapman did it all in one night.

All Chapman did was break the MIAA single-game total offense record, rolling up 533 yards to rally Missouri Southern from a halftime deficit to a 52-28 victory over the Ichabods on Saturday night at Hughes Stadium.

“He’s awfully tough,” Schurig said. “He’s like a magician, and I’ve seen him do it for three or four years. He’s especially good on this (artificial) turf. Everyone else is slipping and sliding and he’s got good footing.

“We did a pretty good job of holding him in check the first half, but in the second half he ran wild.”

Washburn led 21-17 at halftime, but Chapman beat the Ichabods with his arm and his legs. He completed 27 of 38 passes for 337 yards and four touchdowns and rushed 19 times for 196 yards and one TD, leading the Lions to a school-record 646 total yards.

He broke the conference total offense record of 475 yards set last year by Northwest Missouri State quarterback John McMenamin against Central Missouri State.

“It kind of blows your mind,” said Chapman, a senior from Webb City, Mo. “It didn’t seem like that much because we didn’t have a lot of big plays, but we did have a lot of long drives.”

Washburn (0-4, 0-2 MIAA) received a big night from freshman Sam Sissom, who had three touchdown receptions and 179 yards. Sissom scored on passes of 25, 18 and 63 yards from quarterback Dustin Hickel.

It was Chapman’s one rushing touchdown that sealed the victory for the Lions (4-0, 2-0 MIAA). Facing third-and-3 from the WU 39, Chapman dropped back to pass and Washburn penetrated the backfield and seemingly had him sacked. However, he eluded the tackle and broke free up the middle for a touchdown and a 31-21 lead with 3:34 left in the third quarter.

“We had him dead-to-rights,” Schurig said. “We had three guys right there, but he skips around the backside and he’s gone.”

The Lions then came back with a 14-play, 90-yard scoring drive to boost their lead to 38-21 with 12:13 remaining.

“Our big thing was in the second half we didn’t answer their scores,” Schurig said. “We started the second half with good field position and had a good drive but came away empty, then they took it down and scored.

“We can’t have three or four three-and-outs on offense and expect our defense to hold up and get three-and-outs because of the youth we have on defense. This is an offensive conference and if your defense is out there too long, they’ll wear out.”

Washburn scored on its final four possessions of the first half for a 21-17 lead. The Ichabods twice answered Lion touchdowns to pull into ties at 7-7 and 14-14, then the WU defense came up with a big play when free safety Joe Corcoran intercepted a Chapman pass.

The Ichabods drove downfield and reached the end zone when Hickel and Sissom connected on their second scoring pass from 18 yards out. The touchdown came with 51 seconds left in the half, enough time for the Lions to move into position for a field goal.

Washburn…….. (0-4, 0-2)……..7….14….0…..7 — 28

Missouri Southern (4-0, 2-0)……..7….10….14….21 — 52


MS — Hill 6 pass from Chapman (Minard kick), 5:37. Drive: 5 plays, 60 yards, 2:03.

WU — Lehman 2 run (DeKosky kick), 0:00.5. Drive: 6-76, 1:49.


MS — Winfrey 2 pass from Chapman (Minard kick), 10:08. Drive: 9- 78, 4:52.

WU — Sissom 25 pass from Hickel (DeKosky kick), 7:22. Drive: 7- 68, 2:46.

WU — Sissom 18 pass from Hickel (DeKosky kick), 0:51. Drive: 12- 58, 6:10.

MS — Minard 28 field goal, 0:00. Drive: 7-69, 0:51.


MS — Combs 16 pass from Chapman (Minard kick failed), 9:06. Drive: 10-74, 4:05.

MS — Chapman 39 run (Combs pass from Proctor), 3:34. Drive: 7- 80, 3:17.


MS — Bizzell 9 run (Minard kick), 12:13. Drive: 14-90, 4:30.

WU — Sissom 63 pass from Hickel (DeKosky kick), 11:52. Drive: 1- 63, 0:21.

MS — Bizzell 11 pass from Chapman (Minard kick), 8:41. Drive: 7- 59, 3:11.

MS — Glover 13 run (Minard kick), 4:58. Drive: 5-27, 2:42.

Attendance — 5,237.


……………………Washburn……….Mo. Southern

First downs………….15…………….33


Passing yards………..241……………337


Sacked-yards lost…….1-3……………0-0

Punts -Avg…………..4-47.5…………2-36.5



Time of possession……25:47………….33:19

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING — Washburn: Lawrence 13-55, DeLeon 8-38, Hickel 10-27, Humphrey 2-8, Lehman 1-2. Missouri Southern: Chapman 19-196, Glover 14-70, Bizzell 10-42, Winfrey 1-1.

PASSING — Washburn: Hickel 14-29-0, 241 yards. Missouri Southern: Chapman 27-38-1, 337.

RECEIVING — Washburn: Sissom 5-179, Scott 2-13, Benning 2-9, Lehman 1-19, Odupitan 1-11, Miller 1-8, Humphrey 1-7, Lawrence 1- (minus-5). Missouri Southern: Turner 6-92, Mathes 5-66, Combs 4-65, Glover 4-29, Winfrey 3-40, Hill 2-17, Bizzell 2-15, Basore 1-13.

PUNTING — Washburn: Roth 4-47.5. Missouri Southern: Stanley 2- 36.5.

LEADING TACKLERS — Washburn: Dewey 6 unassisted, 4 assists; D.smith 5-5; Kitchener 2-7. Missouri Southern: Byers 7-1; Elmer 3-4; Onstott 3-3; A.Smith 2-4.

INTERCEPTIONS — Washburn: Corcoran.

SACKS — Missouri Southern: Highley.

Copyright 2002

Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning Company. All rights Reserved.

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