Missouri Western Griffons football

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Missouri Western Griffons football
2016 Missouri Western Griffons football team
MWSU Athletics wordmark.svg
First season 1970 (1970)
Athletic director Kurt McGuffin
Head coach Matt Williamson
1st year, 0–0 (–)
Stadium Spratt Memorial Stadium
Field Craig Field
Year built 1979
Seating capacity 7,200
Field surface Artificial
Location St. Joseph, Missouri
NCAA division Division II
Conference MIAA
Past conferences Central States Intercollegiate Conference
All-time record 282–224–9 (.556)
Conference titles 2 (2003, 2012)
Colors Black and Gold[1]
         
Mascot Max
Outfitter Nike
Website www.gogriffons.com

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'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]

Conference affiliations[edit]

Conference championships[edit]

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 teams[edit]

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 15 1 .530 Lost 2 1975
Central Oklahoma 5 2 0 .714 Lost 1 2005
Emporia State 24 15 0 .615 Lost 4 1976
Fort Hays State 14 11 1 .558 Lost 1 1976
Lindenwood 3 0 0 1.000 Won 3 2014
Missouri Southern 25 22 0 .532 Won 4 1970
Nebraska–Kearney 11 16 0 .407 Won 8 1970
Northeastern State 7 0 0 1.000 Won 7 1994
Northwest Missouri State 12 26 0 .316 Lost 4 1981
Pittsburg State 12 30 0 .286 Lost 4 1970
Washburn 26 17 2 .600 Lost 2 1972
Totals 156 154 4 .503

Stadium[edit]

Main article: Spratt Stadium

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ MWSU Graphic Standards (PDF). Retrieved 2016-03-23. 
  2. ^ "Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association". Retrieved 2016-09-26. 
  3. ^ "Missouri Western Football Media Guide 2013". 
  4. ^ "Missouri Western Athletics - Matt Williamson Named Head Football Coach". Gogriffons.com. 2016-12-05. Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  5. ^ "Missouri Western Athletics - Jerry Partridge Relieved of Coaching Duties". Gogriffons.com. Retrieved 2016-11-20. 
  6. ^ "Missouri Western State Griffons athletic facilities". Missouri Western State University. gogriffons.com. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 

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