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Missouri Western Griffons football

The Missouri Western Griffons football program represents Missouri Western State University in college football and competes in the Division II level (D-II) of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). In 1989, Missouri Western became a member of the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association, which was renamed the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA), and has remained in the league.[2] Missouri Western's home games are played at Spratt Stadium in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Missouri Western Griffons football
2018 Missouri Western Griffons football team
Missouri Western Griffons wordmark.svg
First season1970 (1970)
Athletic directorJosh Looney
Head coachMatt Williamson
2nd season, 4–7 (.364)
StadiumSpratt Stadium
(Capacity: 7,200)
FieldCraig Field
Year built1979
Field surfaceArtificial
LocationSt. Joseph, Missouri
NCAA divisionDivision II
ConferenceThe MIAA
Past conferencesCentral States Intercollegiate Conference
All-time record286–231–9 (.552)
Conference titles2 (2003, 2012)
ColorsBlack and Gold[1]
         
MascotMax the Griffon
OutfitterNike
Websitewww.gogriffons.com

Missouri Western's football program dates back to 1970.[3] The Griffons won two conference championships, in 2003 and 2012. Under Jerry Partridge the Griffons have appeared in the Division II playoffs in 2006, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

The team is coached by Matt Williamson,[4] who enters his first season in 2017 after the firing of 20-year head coach, Jerry Partridge.[5]

HistoryEdit

Conference affiliationsEdit

Conference championshipsEdit

Year Conference Coach Overall record Conference record
2003 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Jerry Partridge 9–3 7–2
2012 12–2 9–1
Total conference championships: 2
† Denotes co-champions

All-time record vs. current MIAA teamsEdit

Official record (including any NCAA imposed vacates and forfeits) against all current MIAA opponents as of the end of the 2015 season:

Opponent Won Lost Tied Percentage Streak First meeting
Central Missouri 17 16 1 .515 Lost 3 1975
Central Oklahoma 6 2 0 .750 Won 1 2005
Emporia State 24 16 0 .600 Lost 5 1976
Fort Hays State 14 12 1 .537 Lost 2 1976
Lindenwood 4 0 0 1.000 Won 4 2014
Missouri Southern 26 22 0 .542 Won 5 1970
Nebraska–Kearney 11 17 0 .393 Lost 1 1970
Northeastern State 8 0 0 1.000 Won 8 1994
Northwest Missouri State 12 27 0 .308 Lost 5 1981
Pittsburg State 12 31 0 .279 Lost 5 1970
Washburn 26 18 2 .587 Lost 3 1972
Totals 160 161 4 .498

StadiumEdit

The Griffons have played their home games at Spratt Stadium since 1979. The current capacity of the stadium is at 7,200.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Missouri Western State University Graphic Standards Manual (PDF). September 27, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association". Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "Missouri Western Football Media Guide 2013".
  4. ^ "Missouri Western Athletics - Matt Williamson Named Head Football Coach". Gogriffons.com. December 5, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  5. ^ "Missouri Western Athletics - Jerry Partridge Relieved of Coaching Duties". Gogriffons.com. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  6. ^ "Missouri Western State Griffons athletic facilities". Missouri Western State University. gogriffons.com. Retrieved August 25, 2014.

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