Fort Hays defeats Blue Tigers

By Dan Carr/Assistant AD for Media Relations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a contest of tigers, the Lincoln football team fell to Fort Hays State, 66-6, on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 2).

Hosea Franklin led the LU Blue Tigers with 131 rushing yards, including 82 on a touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Franklin also had 23 receiving yards to lead Lincoln with 154 all-purpose yards.

The Fort Hays State Tigers scored on 10 of their 13 possessions, including each of their first five to take a 45-0 lead at halftime. Fort Hays State (7-2, 7-2 MIAA) out-gained Lincoln (1-8, 1-8 MIAA) in total yardage, 593-230, and converted six of 10 third downs while holding onto the ball for 30:34 of game time.

Chancellor Johnson threw for 60 yards, with Tori Hicks catching four passes for 33 yards. Hicks ended the day with 97 all-purpose yards, including 22 rushing yards. Michael Jones, meanwhile, ran the ball si times for 10 yards.

LU had five tackles for loss on the day, including two by JaJuan Chambers, who also had five tackles and a hurry. Cody Alexander led the Blue Tigers with 14 takedowns to go with a pass break-up and a tackle for loss, and Brennen DeMarco finished with six tackles while Chavon Gross and Quan Mason each had four.

Zyan Thomas-King and Austin Harris each broke up passes, Michael Smith had a hurry, TeAndre Skinner had a tackle for loss and Bri’on Sanders and Cody Bagby combined for another tackle for loss. Dawson Brandt and Vontavious Thacker additionally supplied five tackles apiece.

Lincoln will play its final road game of 2019 next Saturday (Nov. 9) when the Blue Tigers travel to Warrensburg, Mo. to play MIAA-leading Central Missouri at 1:00 p.m. CST.

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