By Dan Carr/Assistant AD for Media Relations
WARRENSBURG, Mo. – With 119 yards against Central Missouri, Hosea Franklin broke the Lincoln
football team’s single season record for rushing yards on Saturday afternoon.
(Nov. 9). The Mules, who entered the weekend ranked No. 10 in the country in
the latest American Football Coaches Association Division II rankings, ended up
defeating the Blue Tigers, 73-6.
Franklin, who also had two receptions for 11 yards and a touchdown against Central Missouri, now has 1,298 rushing yards on the season. That mark breaks the previous Lincoln single season record of 1,266, set by Morris Henderson in 2013. Franklin will have an opportunity to add to his record total in Lincoln’s season finale against Missouri Western, which will be played in Jefferson City, Mo. next Saturday (Nov. 16) at 12:00 noon CST.
Chrisshun Robinson had three catches for a team-high 55 yards against the Mules while Dre’Shon Alston had four grabs for 35 yards. Michael Jones and Tori Hicks combined for 25 rushing yards on five carries, and Desmond Hunter completed 12 passes for 111 yards with the score and no interceptions.
Cody Alexander and Chavon Gross each had nine tackles, with Alexander also tallying a tackle for loss, and Vontavious Thacker and Piere’ Jones each broke up passes while JaJuan Chambers had a hurry. Michael Smith added 1.5 tackles for loss, Zyan Thomas-King had a tackle for loss and five total takedowns, and Bri’on Sanders also made a tackle for loss. Elliot Albert provided six takedowns and 0.5 tackles for loss.