KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In jeopardy of having its 34-game winning snapped, Northwest Missouri State put together a 68-yard drive in the final 30 seconds to pull out a 24-20 win over Central Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday.
Trailing 17-13 in the final minute, Central Missouri capped an eight-play, 84-yard drive to take its first lead with 34 seconds left. Brook Bolles, a Lincoln North Star graduate, found Kyrion Parker on a 4-yard pass to cap the drive.
But the Bearcats, who were outgained by the Mules 381-330 yards on the day, put together their best drive when they needed it.
Northwest quarterback Zach Martin, who had completed only 14 of 35 passes before the final drive, hit Shawn Bane on passes of 14 and 47 yards to move the Bearcats to the 7-yard line.
On second-and-goal, Martin, an Omaha North grad, hit Jordan Bishop for the TD with seven seconds left.
Martin threw for 219 yards on the day, while Bolles was 17 of 43 for 309 yards for Central Missouri.