Regular-season finales rule the day. Here’s Saturday’s area college football scoreboard

Here’s Saturday’s rundown of college football games around the region.

Still to come later Saturday were games featuring Missouri State, Pitt State, Northwest Missouri State and Missouri Southern vs. Missouri Western.

Emporia State 45, Fort Hays State 42: The Hornets outlasted the host Tigers in a regular-season-ending slugest on Senior Day in Hays, Kan. ESU (8-3) led 31-20 at halftime, but FHSU (7-4) battled back. Emporia’s Braden Gleason passed for 6 touchdowns, three to Tyler Kahmann.

Central Missouri 63, Lincoln 27: The Mules finished their regular season with a burst of scoring against the winless Blue Tigers at Reed Stadium in Jefferson City. Zach Zebrowski passed for 3 TDs and Marcellous Hawkins and Weston Bridges each rushed for 2 for UCM (10-1). Lincoln finishes the season 0-11.

Washburn 45, Northeastern State 14: Sam Van Dyne passed for 3 TDs as the Ichabods (2-9) ended their regular season with a win on Senior Day at Yager Stadium in Topeka. The RiverHawks fell to 1-10.

McKendree 35, William Jewell 14: The Cardinals fell to McKendree (5-5) in their season finale at Lebanon, Illinois. Keaundre McCullough rushed for 131 yards and a TD on 17 carries for Jewell (2-8).

MidAmerica Nazarene 38, Benedictine 31: This instant classic was tied at 31 with less than half a minute remaining. That’s when Adrian Parsons hit Myles Hymes for the game-winning 13-yard TD pass. Parsons finished with 4 TDs in all, on 491 passing yards, for MNU (9-2). Jackson Dooley had 4 TD passes for Benedictine (8-3).

Avila 48, Saint Mary 21: The Eagles rolled up 549 yards of offense in their regular-season finale at Leavenworth. Eli Williams passed for 323 yards and 4 TDs for Avila (4-7). Jahkese Watkins rushed for 135 yards and 3 TDs. Saint Mary fell to 3-8.

Baker 48, Missouri Valley 14: The visiting Wildcats spoiled Missouri Valley’s Senior Day festivities in Marshall, Mo. Truman Juelsgaard passed for 2 TDs and rushed for 3 as Baker improved to 8-2. Missouri Valley fell to 5-5.

Tabor 31, Ottawa 28: Trailing 28-14 entering the final quarter, host Ottawa (6-5) would score twice but draw no closer. William Green passed for 2 TDs for Tabor (3-8).