No. 12 Penguins use strong defensive performance to hold off No. 23 Missouri State
Oklahoma State uses 27 unanswered points to establish insurmountable advantage over Missouri State
Kierra Harris passes for 304 yards, while Zac Hoover snags 6 passes for 156 in 27-0 outcome
Glaser connects with Burton for 71-yard score on game's final play
Harris finishes with 265 passing yards, and offense scores 43 points to overshadow three turnovers
Poised to take a prominent role at receiver this fall for the Bears ... Was the star of the team's Maroon and White spring game (4/26/14) with 156 yards on 6 receptions, including a 49-yarder.
2013: Saw action in 10 games as a redshirt freshman ... Named MSU Special Teams Player of the Year by coaching staff ... Tied for 5th in the league in fumble recoveries (0.18) ... Finished with 4 receptions for 33 yards, including a pair of catches for 21 yards -- with a long of 15 -- in season opener against Northwestern State (8/29/13) ... Also had receptions in home wins over No. 24 Illinois State (9/28/13) and No. 15 South Dakota State (10/19/13) ... Earned MSU Special Teams Player of the Week honors for wins over South Dakota State (10/19/13) and Western Illinois (10/26/13) and was awarded game ball from coaching staff for win at WIU ... In the spring of 2013, he had 5 receptions for 21 yards in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13) and 11 catches for 89 yards in two scrimmages.
2012: Redshirted his first season at MSU ... Named MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors twice -- for games at No. 25 South Dakota State (9/29/12) and at No. 11 Illinois State (10/20/12).
High School: A Missouri Class 4 all-state selection as a senior, Hoover accounted for 26 touchdowns in 2011 for Coach Jimmy Tucker at Grain Valley (Mo.) High ... Pulled in 15 TD receptions in 2011 with 1,600 all-purpose yards and 11 rushing touchdowns ... Named second-team all-state as a senior by the AP and third team by the coaches ... Also claimed all-conference, all-area, all-metro and KMZU Dream Team distinction as a senior ... Posted a 94-yard TD reception as a senior ... Was also all-conference and all-area as a junior and was part of a state playoff team in 2009 ... Finished his career with 108 receptions and 38 touchdowns ... Was an all-state wrestler, finishing third in the Class 2 state tournament as a junior (31-12) and fifth as a senior (41-8) ... Was also sixth in Class 3 in the 110 high hurdles as a junior and 13th in the 300 intermediate hurdles as a senior.
Personal: Zachary Lynn Hoover was born 10/13/93 in Kansas City, Kan. ... Son of Dan and Lynette Hoover of Grain Valley, Mo. ... Has two brothers, Tanner and Bryan, and two sisters, Madelynn and Kaylynn ... Majoring in Kinesiology.