Washburn football flips the script on Missouri Western

Washburn Ichabods

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Missouri Western State has come back in the second half of its past two games, but not against the Ichabods.

Washburn football beat Missouri Western in a close one Saturday, 47-41.

The Ichabods were tied with MWSU at halftime. Missouri Western took a 27-20 lead on its first drive of the second half, but the game was far from over.

Washburn came storming back with a touchdown of its own when Mitch Schurig connected with Peter Afful to tie the game. The Griffons quickly regained the lead, but Washburn answered again. This time with a 13-yard Zach Willis touchdown run to tie the game at 34.

On the next Washburn drive, Mitch Schurig found Jace Williams on the first play for a 33-yard touchdown pass, giving Washburn the lead for good. Schurig finished with 388 yards passing and five touchdowns.

James Letcher Jr. was the leading Ichabod receiver with 113 yards.

With the win, the ‘Bods become 3-1. Washburn is back in action Oct. 2 for the Turnpike Tussle at Emporia State.

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