Lions v. Gorillas


Jessica Greninger

Senior wide receiver Scott Lathrop speeding pass a Washburn defender on Oct. 8, 2016 inside Fred G. Hughes Stadium. Scott is first on the team in receptions and third in reception yards this season. 

Kelvin Duley II

After winning their first home game of the season against Northeastern State University two Saturday’s ago, the Missouri Southern football team gave up their fourth 300-yard rushing performance in route to a 42-28 defeat to Lindenwood in St. Charles, Mo. inside Harlen C. Hunter Stadium last Saturday.

Southern lit up the scoreboard first jumping out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter with a 13-play, 93-yard drive capped off by a 10-yard touchdown reception from sophomore quarterback Brayden Scott to freshman tight end Josiah Bennett.

LU would score 21 straight points to end the first half.

Trailing 21-7 to begin the second half, freshman running back Ja’Kori Bell closed the deficit to seven as he found the end zone on a 11-yard touchdown run.

LU scored a touchdown before the end of the third quarter, giving them a two score lead. LU would then put the game out of early in the fourth quarter as senior running back Josh Hadley fumbled the ball and it was scooped up by junior defensive back Bakari Triggs who returned it 39-yards for a touchdown.

Senior wide receiver Anthony Cannon patted his stats in the fourth as he hauled in two touchdown receptions but it wasn’t enough as Southern fell 42-28.

Scott threw two interceptions as Cannon caught three passes for 50 yards and two touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Jordan Morrison caught seven passes for 152 yards.

Senior defensive back Ricky Green returned to the field after missing three games. Green had four tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and fumble recovery. Sophomore linebacker Justin Legier led the team in tackles with 10.

Southern returns home for the final game of the season to play in the rivalry that’s not a rivalry, the 2016 Miners Bowl against Pittsburg State. PSU has defeated Southern nine of the last 10 games. Southern’s last win against PSU did come in 2013. When Southern has played their final game at home, their record since 2008 is 0-5.

Kickoff from Fred G. Hughes Stadium is set for 3:30 p.m.