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Lincoln expects tricky rushing attack today against Missouri Southern

Lincoln tailback Morris Henderson (2) finds a wide-open running lane thanks to a big block by wide receiver Khiry Draine against Lindenwood on Sept. 1 at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.

Lincoln tailback Morris Henderson (2) finds a wide-open running lane thanks to a big block by wide receiver Khiry Draine against Lindenwood on Sept. 1 at Dwight T. Reed Stadium. Photo by Kris Wilson.

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The Lincoln football team knows exactly what to expect when Missouri Southern comes to town today — a run-oriented offensive attack dominated by the option.

The only question is, can the Blue Tigers stop it?

“It looks like they move the ball well. Without a doubt, they run the ball extremely well,” Lincoln coach Mike Jones said. “So we’re going to have to figure out how to stop that option. Playing against an option offense, you have to be disciplined in what you’re doing. We have to work on continuing to be disciplined as a defense.”

That’s the key to victory as Lincoln hosts Missouri Southern at 2 p.m. at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.

The Lions are second in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and 10th in all of NCAA Division II in rushing offense, racking up 287 yards per game on the ground.

Senior quarterback Kellen Cox is the main threat, averaging 98.5 rushing yards per game. He’s carried the ball 28 times for 197 yards and two touchdowns while only throwing the ball 11 times with no touchdowns in the Lions’ first two games.

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