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Missouri Western–Northwest Missouri State football rivalryDescription : The Missouri Western–Northwest Missouri State football rivalry between the Missouri Western Griffons football team and Northwest Missouri State Bearcats football team is between two Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association NCAA Division II rivals that are less than 50 miles apart.The schools off the field are constantly competing for state funds in the same market ever since Missouri Western expanded from a junior college to a four-year college in 1969 fulfilling a Missouri governor ... Page:m

Missouri Western–Northwest Missouri State football rivalry
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Missouri Western Griffons
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Northwest Missouri Bearcats
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First meetingSeptember 19, 1981
Missouri Western 20, Northwest 8
Latest meetingNovember 1, 2014
Northwest Missouri 40, Missouri Western 3
Next meetingOctober 31, 2015
Statistics
Meetings total36
All-time seriesNorthwest leads, 24–12
Largest victoryNorthwest Missouri, 42–0 (2010)
Longest win streakNorthwest Missouri, 8 (2004–10)
Current win streakNorthwest Missouri, 2 (2013–present)
Missouri Western–Northwest Missouri State football rivalry is located in Missouri
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The Missouri Western–Northwest Missouri State football rivalry between the Missouri Western Griffons football team and Northwest Missouri State Bearcats football team is between two Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association NCAA Division II rivals that are less than 50 miles apart.

The schools off the field are constantly competing for state funds in the same market ever since Missouri Western expanded from a junior college to a four-year college in 1969 fulfilling a Missouri governor Warren Hearnes campaign promise to build the school St. Joseph, Missouri (2000 population 73,912). At the time Northwest at Maryville (2000 population 10,581) founded in 1905 was the sole four-year state college in northwest Missouri.

In 1988 the state under John Ashcroft recommended that Northwest be closed altogether.

In the wake of the ultimately abandoned proposal both schools have considerably ramped up their football programs with Northwest appearing in seven NCAA Division II National Football Championships (winning three) while Missouri Western has lured the Kansas City Chiefs to the campus for its summer training camp starting in 2010.

The rivalry on the field is a big draw. The biggest crowds at Spratt Stadium are 10,129 in 2009 and 9,007 in 2007. A crowd of 9,346 attended the September 13, 2008 game—the second biggest at Northwest's Bearcat Stadium. The 2010 game was attended by 10,805 the biggest in the stadium history.

Game results

Missouri Western victoriesNorthwest Missouri State victoriesTie games
#DateLocationWinnerScore
1Sept. 19, 1981St. Joseph, MOMissouri Western20–8
2Sept. 18, 1982Maryville, MOMissouri Western17–14
3Sept. 17, 1983St. Joseph, MONorthwest Missouri State19–9
4Sept. 22, 1984Maryville, MONorthwest Missouri State30–27
5Sept. 21, 1985St. Joseph, MONorthwest Missouri State24–18
6Sept. 20, 1986Maryville, MOMissouri Western27–16
7Sept. 19, 1987St. Joseph, MONorthwest Missouri State20–17
8Sept. 17, 1988Pittsburg, KSMissouri Western27–16
9Sept. 2, 1989St. Joseph, MONorthwest Missouri State45–29
10Sept. 1, 1990Maryville, MOMissouri Western47–25
11Oct. 26, 1991St. Joseph, MONorthwest Missouri State49–26
12Oct. 24, 1992Maryville, MONorthwest Missouri State43–26
13Sept. 18, 1993St. Joseph, MOMissouri Western21–14
14Sept. 17, 1994Maryville, MOMissouri Western20–0
15Sept. 14, 1995St. Joseph, MOMissouri Western24–20
16Oct. 19, 1996Maryville, MONorthwest Missouri State31–24
17Sept. 27, 1997St. Joseph, MONorthwest Missouri State52–13
18Sept. 26, 1998Maryville, MONorthwest Missouri State45–32
19Oct. 9, 1999St. Joseph, MONorthwest Missouri State38–34
20Oct. 7, 2000Maryville, MONorthwest Missouri State46–27
21Nov. 3, 2001St. Joseph, MOMissouri Western37–30
22Nov. 9, 2002Maryville, MONorthwest Missouri State13–10
23Oct. 25, 2003St. Joseph, MOMissouri Western30–27
24Oct. 16, 2004Maryville, MONorthwest Missouri State31–13
25Sept. 17, 2005St. Joseph, MONorthwest Missouri State31–21
26Sept. 23, 2006Maryville, MONorthwest Missouri State24–21
27Sept. 15, 2007St. Joseph, MONorthwest Missouri State44–20
28Sept. 13, 2008Maryville, MONorthwest Missouri State42–35
29Oct. 3, 2009St. Joseph, MONorthwest Missouri State49–35
30Oct. 2, 2010Maryville, MONorthwest Missouri State42–0
31Nov. 20, 2010Maryville, MONorthwest Missouri State28–24
32Nov. 5, 2011St. Joseph, MONorthwest Missouri State31–28
33Nov. 19, 2011St. Joseph, MONorthwest Missouri State35–29
34Nov. 10, 2012Maryville, MOMissouri Western21–20
35Nov. 16, 2013St. Joseph, MONorthwest Missouri State51–21
36Nov. 1, 2014Maryville, MONorthwest Missouri State40–3
37Oct. 31, 2015St. Joseph, MONorthwest Missouri State24–10
Series: Northwest Missouri State leads 26–11
References
  1. ^ "A History of Missouri". google.com. 
  2. ^ Hearnes instrumental in Western’s BIRTH stjoenews.net - August 18, 2009
  3. ^ "ST. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper Archives". newsbank.com. 
  4. ^ Missouri Western Media Guide 2009 - gogriffins.com
  5. ^ Northwest Missouri Media Guide 2009 - nwmissouri.edu
  6. ^ [1] Archived October 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
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