EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — It was a long time between bowl games — 68 years, to be exact — but the Missouri S&T Miners proved they were worthy of the post-season on Saturday (Dec. 1, 2018) with a convincing win over the Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragons in the 2018 Mineral Water Bowl.
Missouri S&T defeated MSU Moorhead 51-16 on a rainy afternoon in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Quarterback Tyler Swart, a petroleum engineering major from Dickinson, Texas, and defensive end Tershawn Wharton, an engineering management major from University City, Missouri, were named as the game MVPs — Swart for offense and Wharton for defense.
It was the first time a Miners football team had played in a bowl game since the 1950 Corn Bowl, when the Miners beat Illinois State 7-6, in Bloomington, Illinois. It was also only the second time a Miners football team played in a post-season bowl game, making the Miners undefeated in bowl games.