2012 Football News

April 26, 2013
Brandon Williams Selected by the Baltimore Ravens in 3rd Round of NFL Draft
Missouri Southern senior defensive lineman Brandon Williams has realized a dream and has been taken by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round, the 94th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.

April 18, 2013
Kellen Cox named MSSU Outstanding Graduate and Glen Dolence Award Winner
Missouri Southern senior quarterback Kellen Cox has been named one of three Outstanding Graduates as named by the MSSU Alumni Association. He has also been named a Dolence Award Honree.

February 7, 2013
Brandon Williams invited to NFL Combine
Missouri Southern senior defensive tackle Brandon Williams has been invited to participate at the NFL Combine to be held at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 20-26. The event will be televised live each day on the NFL Network.

January 25, 2013
Lions add HT Kinney to football coaching staff
Missouri Southern head football coach Daryl Daye has announced the hiring of H.T. Kinney as an assistant head coach and co-offensive coordinator with the Lions' football team.

January 17, 2013
Brandon Williams named D2football.com National Defensive Player of the Year
Missouri Southern senior defensive lineman Brandon Williams has been named D2football.com's National Defensive Player of the Year, the organization announced today.

January 9, 2013
Williams/Edwards named to Don Hansen's All-Region Team
Missouri Southern senior defensive tackle Brandon Williams was today named the Regional Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-Region player, while freshman fullback Javonte Edwards picked up third-team All-Region honors.

December 21, 2012
Jay Thomas named head coach at Division I Northwestern State
Missouri Southern assistant head football coach and defensive coordinator Jay Thomas has been named the head coach at Division I Northwestern State University, the school announced today.

December 19, 2012
Brandon Williams named AP All-American
Missouri Southern senior defensive lineman Brandon Williams has been named to his fourth All-America team as the Associated Press has tabbed him as a first-team selection to the "Little All-America" Team.

December 13, 2012
Daktronics and SID's name Brandon Williams All-America
Missouri Southern senior defensive lineman Brandon Williams continues to add to his list of postseason awards as he was named a second-team All-America selection today by Daktronics and the Division II sports information directors.

December 10, 2012
Brandon Williams picks up second All-America nod
Missouri Southern senior defensive lineman Brandon Williams has been named an All-America selection by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the group announced today.

December 6, 2012
Brandon Williams accepts invitation to play in 2013 Senior Bowl
Missouri Southern senior defensive lineman Brandon Williams has accepted an invitation to participate in the 2013 Senior Bowl, to be held on January 26th at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.

December 5, 2012
Brandon Williams named BSN National Defensive Player of the Year
Missouri Southern senior defensive tackle Brandon Williams has been named the Division II National Defensive Player of the Year by Beyond Sports Network, the organization announced today.

November 29, 2012
Brandon Williams named Central Region Defensive Player of the Year
Missouri Southern senior defensive tackle Brandon Williams has been named the Central Region Defensive Player of the Year, as well as a first-team All-Region selection as the sports information directors announced their All-Region teams today, sponsored by Daktronics.

November 13, 2012
Brandon Williams named MIAA Defensive Player of the Year
Missouri Southern senior defensive lineman Brandon Williams has been named the MIAA Defensive Player of the Year as announced by the league office today.

November 12, 2012
Alex Wong named Academic All-District
Missouri Southern senior linebacker Alex Wong has been named an Academic All-District selection by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) the organization announced.

November 12, 2012
Brandon Williams named MIAA Defensive Player of the Week
Missouri Southern senior defensive lineman Brandon Williams has been named the MIAA Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the league office today.

November 10, 2012
Pittsburg State scores 16 unanswered to defeat Lions 26-14 in Sonic Miners Bowl
Pittsburg State scored 16 unanswered points in the second half and came-from-behind to defeat the Missouri Southern football team, 26-14 in the Sonic Miners Bowl today at Fred G. Hughes Stadium.

November 3, 2012
Lions score 34 unanswered in 34-10 win at home against Truman
The Missouri Southern offense scored 27 points in the second quarter and the defense held Truman scoreless for nearly 43 minutes as the Lions scored 34 unanswered points in a 34-10 win over Truman in the John Ware Memorial Classic today at Hughes Stadium.

October 27, 2012
Big plays doom Lions in 45-30 loss at Lindenwood
Missouri Southern took the opening kickoff back for a touchdown and scored on its next drive, but Lindenwood scored 31 unanswered points en route to a 45-30 win over the Lions in St. Charles today.

October 20, 2012
Brandon Williams sets sack record, but Lions fall 38-14 to #5 Northwest Missouri
Missouri Southern senior defensive lineman Brandon Williams set the MSSU all-time sack record today, but the Lions fell at home, 38-14 to fifth ranked Northwest Missouri at Fred G. Hughes Stadium.

October 13, 2012
Lions upset No. 4 ranked Missouri Western, 31-30
A pair of huge defensive plays helped solidify a 31-30 upset win over fourth ranked Missouri Western as the Lions defeated the Griffons today in St. Joesph.

October 6, 2012
Lions rush to 47-20 win against South Dakota Mines on Homecoming
Kellen Cox rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another as the Lions racked up 421 yards rushing and nearly 500 yards total in a 47-20 Homecoming win over visiting South Dakota Mines today at Hughes Stadium.

September 29, 2012
Southern football falls 35-10 at Central Missouri
Central Missouri scored 21-unanswered points and the Mules defeated visiting Missouri Southern today in football action at Walton Stadium in Warrensburg.

September 27, 2012
Kellen Cox named a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation William V. Campbell Trophy
Missouri Southern senior quarterback Kellen Cox has been named a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation's (NFF) William V. Campbell Trophy, the organization announced today.

September 25, 2012
Brandon Williams named BSN National Defensive Player of the Week
Missouri Southern senior defensive tackle Brandon Williams has been named one of the Beyond Sports Network (BSN) National Division II Defensive Players of the Week, the publication announced today.

September 23, 2012
Rod Smith inducted into Denver Broncos Ring of Fame
Missouri Southern football Hall of Famer Rod Smith was inducted as the 23rd member into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame today in a ceremony at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

September 22, 2012
Late touchdown lifts Southwest Baptist over Missouri Southern, 16-13
A 38-yard touchdown run by Southwest Baptist's Robert McWright with 6:32 to go in the fourth quarter lifted the visiting Bearcats over Missouri Southern 16-13 tonight in football action at Fred G. Hughes Stadium.

September 15, 2012
Phillips' late sack helps secure a 3-0 start for MSSU as Lions win 21-14 at Lincoln
Three rushing touchdowns by Kellen Cox and a sack by Ryon Phillips as time expired helped the Missouri Southern football team move to 3-0 as the Lions defeated Lincoln 21-14 in Jefferson City today.

September 8, 2012
Lions win home opener with 27-21 win over Northeastern State
The Missouri Southern football team took out visiting Northeastern State 27-21 tonight in the Lions home opener in front of more than 5,000 fans at Fred G. Hughes Stadium.

August 30, 2012
Southern football opens up 2012 season at Central Oklahoma
The Missouri Southern football team will open the 2012 campaign under head coach Daryl Daye this evening as the Lions travel to Central Oklahoma for a 7 pm kickoff in Wantland Stadium.

August 30, 2012
Southern football holds on for 25-20 win at Central Oklahoma
A fourth and inches run for a first down from senior quarterback Kellen Cox sealed win No. 1 for Daryl Daye and the Lions took out Central Oklahoma 25-20 in the 2012 season opener tonight in Edmond.

August 23, 2012
Brandon Williams named to Senior Bowl Watchlist
Missouri Southern senior defensive tackle Brandon Williams has been named to the Senior Bowl Watch List as announced by the event today.

August 6, 2012
Southern football picked 10th/11th in preseason MIAA Football Polls
The Missouri Southern football team has been picked to finish 10th by the coaches and 11th by the media in the preseason MIAA Football Poll, announced today at the League's Media Day in Kansas City.

July 11, 2012
Lions football adds another for 2012
Missouri Southern head coach Daryl Daye has announced another addition to his 2012 football recruiting class.

July 10, 2012
Lions add five newcomers for 2012 season
Missouri Southern football coach Daryl Daye has announced the addition of five more newcomers to his 2012 recruiting class. The list of athletes include three Division I athletes and two junior college transfers.

June 25, 2012
Williams/Zerkel named preseason first-team All-American
Missouri Southern seniors Brandon Williams and Landon Zerkel have been named preseason All-Americans by the Beyond Sports College Network (BSN), the organization announced today.

May 18, 2012
Rod Smith elected to Denver Broncos Ring of Honor
Missouri Southern Hall of Famer Rod Smith has been elected to the Denver Broncos Ring of Honor, the team announced Thursday.

April 24, 2012
MSSU Football Spring Game Photo Gallery and Coverage
The Daryl Daye era of MSSU Football hit high gear on April 21 when the Lions held their anual Green and Gold Spring Game in Fred G. Hughes Stadium. Click on the link for a photo gallery and local media coverage.

April 18, 2012
Football to conclude spring practice with annual Green and Gold Game
The Missouri Southern football team will conclude its spring practice this Saturday morning with the annual Green and Gold Spring game at Fred G. Hughes Stadium.

April 17, 2012
Lions Football out in the community
Recently, the Missouri Southern football team visited the NHC Health Care of Joplin facility and had a fun day with the residents of the community. Click below for a photo gallery or watch the newscast courtesy of Andy Searcy of KODE TV.

April 14, 2012
Football Practice at Neosho for Saturday Has Been Cancelled
The Football team's community engagement practice in Neosho today has been cancelled.

April 9, 2012
Southern releases 2012 Football Schedule
The Missouri Southern football team has announced its 2012 schedule that will feature six home games and trips to MIAA newcomers Central Oklahoma and Lindenwood.

April 2, 2012
Southern football to hold one spring practice at Neosho High School
The Missouri Southern football program will hold one of its spring practices at Neosho High School and invite all to attend the scrimmage.

March 30, 2012
Video highlights of the opening day of MSSU Spring Football Practice
Click here for video footage of the opening day of MSSU Spring Football Practice.

March 26, 2012
Southern football opens up Spring Practice this Friday, March 30
The Missouri Southern football team will open up spring drills this Friday, March 30 with a 3:20 pm practice at Fred G. Hughes Stadium.