Lawrence tries to energize Missouri’s offense

Missouri running back Kendial Lawrence breaks into the end zone during Missouri’s 21-16 win against Central Florida on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. Lawrence had 18 carries in the second half of the game.

Missouri running back Kendial Lawrence breaks into the end zone during Missouri’s 21-16 win against Central Florida on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. Lawrence had 18 carries in the second half of the game. Photo by The Associated Press.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The riddle that has been Missouri’s stagnant offense this season has been tough to crack.

Through five games, Missouri’s offensive totals are down drastically from a year ago.

But as the Tigers (3-2, 0-2 Southeastern Conference) embark on a stretch of five straight SEC games, the running game got a much needed boost of confidence last week.

Running back Kendial Lawrence broke out with 104 rushing yards and a touchdown in Saturday’s 21-16 win against Central Florida.

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