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The Lindenwood football team travels to the west side of the state on Saturday afternoon for a 1 p.m. game against the Missouri Western State University Griffons.

- Lindenwood enters the game with a 2-3 overall record, and it is currently tied for sixth in the MIAA standings. Last week, the Lions fell to No. 14 Fort Hays State by a 38-35 score. The two teams were tied at the end of three quarters, but the Tigers went ahead with a field goal and an interception return touchdown in the fourth.





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 If the rain didn’t put a damper on homecoming for Lindenwood University-Belleville (Ill.), the Spartans surely did. Missouri Baptist posted 413 yards of offense and six touchdowns in a 50-16 rout of the Lynx on Saturday.

Missouri Baptist (2-4) looked in prime form from the outset as they scored on their first play from scrimmage and never looked back. It was a wet day for both teams as storms set-in during the second quarter and continued through much of the third. The moisture caused issues for the long snappers as both sides recorded botched snaps on punt attempts, but in the end, Missouri Baptist capitalized on mistakes throughout.

Chase Brown became the first Missouri Baptist player in history to record a passing, rushing and receiving touchdown in a game. The sophomore got in on some of the play-calling fun as he caught a Devin Griffin pass and rumbled his way into the end zone. Brown finished the day with 154 yards and a touchdown.

Gunnar Griffin also saw extended time on Saturday posted two touchdown passes of his own. Perhaps the nicest of these came on a 72-yard strike to D’Ante Cox.

Cox had a big game for the Spartans on Saturday. The freshman was the deep threat for Missouri Baptist on Saturday with three receptions for 170 yards.

Austin Schultz also came up big for Missouri Baptist in the game. The senior capitalized on his opportunity to start and netted 81 yards on the ground with a touchdown.

Next up for Missouri Baptist will be the first of the final two consecutive home games at CBC. The Spartans will host No. 20-ranked Concordia (Mich.) next Saturday, October 14. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.



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WashU Football Stumbles in 28-21 Loss at Washington & Lee
Lexington, Va., Oct. 7, 2017 – The Washington University in St. Louis football team suffered its fourth-straight defeat with a 28-21 loss at Washington and Lee University Saturday in Lexington, Va.

Junior wide receiver Jason Singer had a career-day hauling in seven receptions for 150 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore quarterback Johnny Davidson was 33-of-45 for 319 yards and three touchdowns, but was sacked five times and picked off two times.

Washington & Lee improves to 3-2 with the win, while WashU dropped to 1-5.

The Generals, who entered the game ranked second in NCAA Division III in rushing offense (394.3), ran for 433 yards in the win. Washington & Lee quarterback Matt Sgro had 146 rushing yards on 22 carries and three TDs, while running back Josh Breece picked up 125 yards on 24 carries.

WashU fell behind 14-0 in the opening six minutes of the contest. Jimmie Johnson scored from 46 yards out on the Generals first possession. After a botched fake punt on the WashU 41-yard line, Sgro scampered in from six-yards out.

The Bears answered back with a 43-yard TD pass from Davidson to Singer with 1:22 left in the first quarter to make it 14-7.

Washington & Lee scored a TD with 3:15 left in the second quarter to push the advantage to 21-7. The Bears responded with an 11-play, 85-yard drive, as Davidson connected with Singer across the middle for a 17-yard TD to make it 21-14 at half.

The Generals ran for 270 yards in the first half, including 162 in the first quarter. Davidson was efficient completing 13-of-16 passes for 129 yards and two TDs.

After a scoreless third quarter, Sgro scored from 41 yards out with 7:31 to play to push the advantage to 28-14.

It took WashU just 51 seconds to answer right back as Singer hauled in a 53-yard touchdown pass from Davidson to cut the lead to 28-21.

Senior defensive back Nick Doctors made a season-high 12 tackles (10 solo), while senior defensive lineman Nick Leduc tied a career-high with seven stops (five solo).

Sophomore running back John Fisher ran for a career-high 83 yards on 11 carries, as WashU totaled 432 yards of total offense.

Davidson had a 73-yard punt in the first quarter, and all three of his punts landed inside the 20. He finished the day with a 52.7 average.

WashU hosts Buena Vista University (2-2, 1-2 IIAC) on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m. This game marks the Bears fifth home game of the season.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series with Washington & Lee, 14-8, in a series that dates back to 1939 … The Bears are 1-5 for the first time since 2012 … Senior wide receiver Marcus Ramspott had nine catches for 76 yards and moved into eighth in school history with 117 receptions.