Blue Tigers come up short in home-opener

By Amani Grant-Pate

LU football playes get ready for their first home game on Sept. 12, 2019 at Dwight T. Reed Stadium. From left to right: Antonio Watts, Chavon Gross, Hosea Franklin, and Elex Harris Jr. (Photo by Keena Lynch)

JEFFERSON CITY –The Lincoln University of Missouri football team lost their second straight game of the season 38-14 at home against Missouri Southern on Thursday night. Lincoln was down early and trailed 21-0 at halftime. LU fought hard in the loss.

A positive for Lincoln was putting together a strong third quarter. Chavon Gross provided good energy for the LU defense with one interception. Chancellor Johnson threw two touchdowns to Tori Hicks in the third quarter. Hosea Franklin continues to make a big impact and finished with 118 yards rushing. Franklin broke former LU standout Leo Lewis’ record with 251 rushing yards last week against Washburn.

Hassan Muhammad Rogers contributed with 10 tackles total. Vontavious Thacker chipped in with 8 tackles. Cecil Stallings recorded 6 tackles. Cody Alexander also had 6 tackles.

Lincoln will be on the road Saturday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. against Central Missouri Oklahoma in Edmond, Okla.

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