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Comeback Falls Short for Football, Lions Lose to Central Missouri 31-28

The Lindenwood football team (3-7, 3-7 MIAA) lost 31-28 to Central Missouri (5-5, 5-5 MIAA) on Saturday afternoon in St. Charles, Mo. Cade Brister threw for 312 yards and rushed for another 100 as he accounted for all of the touchdowns scored by the Lions.

Lindenwood had a shaky first quarter falling behind 17-0 and allowed 229 yards of offensive production for the Mules. The Lions ended the first quarter with a strong drive, and Brister caped it off with a four-yard touchdown run to open the second frame. Lindenwood found some key turnovers as Ricky McCoy had an interception, and CJ Bivens forced a fumble on a punt to give the Lions great field position with 4:55 to go in the first half.

On just four plays, the Lions found the end zone again as a Erik Henneman touchdown reception helped make it a 17-14 ballgame. Central Missouri quickly responded with a touchdown to build its lead back to 10 heading into the half. The Lions put together a great drive to open the second half, but the Mules intercepted a pass at the goal line to end the drive. The Lions stood strong again on defense to give Brister and the offense great field position. Brister later found Henneman for the second time in the game to make it a 24-21 lead for the Mules.

Central Missouri scored its final touchdown to open the fourth quarter, but the Lions continued to fight. Brister found Paul Silvio for a 16-yard touchdown, but it was too little too late as the Lions fell 31-28 on senior day. Lindenwood was efficient on the offensive end as the Lions tallied 504 yards on offense and were 9-of-18 on third downs.

Cade Brister (29-53, 312 pass yards, 3 pass TD, 100 rush yards, 1 rush TD)
Erik Henneman (8 rec, 76 rec yards, 2 rec TD)
Ricky McCoy (4 tackles, 2 solo, 1 INT)

The Lions (3-7, 3-7 MIAA) will head to St. Joseph, Mo. on Saturday to take on Missouri Western at 1 p.m. for the final game of the regular season.



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Game Recap: Football | 11/3/2018 7:17:00 PM


ST. LOUIS – Welcoming the No. 2-ranked team in the NAIA is always a tall task and it was no different for Missouri Baptist football on Saturday at CBC's Ross Stadium. The Spartans showed glimpses against the visiting Knights, but came up empty in the MSFA Mideast League matchup as they fell to Marian, 42-0.

MBU football dropped to 3-7 overall and 1-4 in the ultra-competitive MSFA Mideast League. With the win, Marian is 9-0 on the year and poised for a deep run in the NAIA Football Championship Series. The Knights extended their current winning streak to 12 games, which dates back to Oct. 28, 2017.

Quarterback Chase Brown, he reigning MSFA Mideast League Offensive Player of the Week had very little time in the pocket to make decisions and got off to a slow start against the stout Marian defense. Following a Brown pass that was high-pointed and intercepted by MU's AJ Edwards, Marian scored on the next play in the form of a 76-yard pass from Luke Johnston to Johnny William to get the scoring started.

The Spartans put together a strong drive on its next possession with a balanced running and passing attack and got all the way to the MU 17 and inside the redzone on a Chase Brown pass to Chris Baldwin. MBU, which has been extremely efficient in the redzone this season and has scored on 84.6 percent of its trips, missed on its first opportunity of the day. The Spartans were unable to answer with points of their own as kicker Ethan Metzler pushed his 34-yard attempt wide right.

MU got its offense rolling in the second quarter and put points on the board in back-to-back drives via a Wesley Cook 14-yard rushing TD and a 44-yard TD through the air to Greg Miller.

The Knights' next two drives were victims to the stopped short by the Spartans' turnover happy defense. Ranked No. 9 in the NAIA in turnover margin at +10, Missouri Baptist recorded a pair of interceptions by defensive backs Michael Malone and Jaylen Cowley to improve that number to +11 heading into the season finale next week.

After taking a 21-0 lead into halftime, No. 2 Marian put the game away in the third quarter with three quick scoring drives of 60+ yards. The Knights ran seven minutes off the clock in its only drive of the fourth quarter, but was held scoreless in the final period. The 42-point win for Marian was 27 points fewer than its average margin of victory against the Spartans from 2015-17.

Junior running back Chris Baldwin was in large part held in check with 14 carries for 53 yards. QB Chase Brown added 40 yards on the ground to his 95 yards passing. Tight end Anthony Taele led the Spartans in receptions (4) and yards (39).

On defense, Jaylen Cowley had a record-breaking day with 20 total tackles, including 13 solo stops. It breaks a mark that was set in the first year of the program (2014) by Andrew Mahone, who had 16 tackles in a game against William Penn. In addition to the 20 tackles, Cowley also registered his second takeaway of the season with the interception in the second quarter. Linebackers Zack Kern and Collin Thomas each had six tackles apiece.

The Spartans will celebrate Senior Day next week in the final game of the season as they welcome Taylor University (3-6, 1-4 MSFA Mideast) to CBC's Ross Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.



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WashU Football Wins Shootout at Millikin

Decatur, Ill., Nov. 3, 2018 – Junior running back John Fisher ran for a career-high 158 yards and went over 1,000 career rushing yards to lead the Washington University in St. Louis football team to a 49-42 victory at Millikin University Saturday in Decatur, Ill.

WashU improved to 7-2 and 6-2 in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW), while Millikin dropped to 6-3 and 5-3 CCIW. The Bears are in a tie for third-place in the CCIW standings with one regular-season game remaining.

“The effort has been strong all year. We got on a roll in the second quarter with two touchdowns and then put two more on the board in the third,” said head coach Larry Kindbom. “It ended up being a great football game between two good teams. Every win has been big for us, but to finish a road win like that in the CCIW its huge.”

Junior quarterback Johnny Davidson totaled six touchdowns as he went 31-of-44 for 354 yards and four touchdowns and also ran for a pair of pair of TDs. Davidson went over 5,000 yards of total offense for his career (5,081), third most in school history.

The Bears totaled 540 of total offense, including a season-high 186 yards on the ground, and won the turnover margin (+2). Senior wide receiver Jason Singer added four catches for 107 yards and a TD.

Trailing 21-7 midway through the second quarter, WashU scored a pair of touchdowns in a span of 2:29 to tie the score at 21-21 at half.

Singer hauled in a 94-yard touchdown with 5:13 left in the second quarter, and then senior Ben Marcus forced a fumble and recovered it on the Millikin 26-yard line. Eight plays later, Davidson connected with junior tight end Mitchel Groen on a four-yard TD pass to tie the score.

WashU scored on the opening possession of the third quarter for the fourth-straight week on a 33-yard TD run from Fisher before Davidson scampered in from eight yards out to make it 35-21 with 6:52 left in the third.

Millikin answered back with a pair of TDs to tie the game 35-35, but Davidson orchestrated a 12-play, 70-yard drive that resulted in a four-yard TD pass to Groen with 11:36 left to make it 42-35.

The Big Blue tied the game with 8:29 to play after a block punt resulted in a three-yard TD run, but the WashU offense answered right back.

Fisher ran for 34 yards on five carries, while Davidson connected with senior wide receiver Matt Goldberg for an 18-yard TD pass to make it 49-42.

Senior defensive Andrew Whitaker came up with a big play with less than five minutes left as he picked off Millikin QB Nicco Stepina in the end zone.

Sophomore JT Streepy led the Bears with a career-high 11 tackles, including two for loss, while junior defensive back Justin DiCarlo recorded a career-high eight stops and added a third-quarter interception.

WashU hosts Carroll University (Wis.) on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. (CT) in the final regular season game of the 2018.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series 4-2, and the teams met for the first time since 1975 … The Bears played their fifth road game this season, all in the state of Illinois … Coon and Marcus started their 29th straight game … Singer is 16 receiving yards shy of 1,000 for his career … Senior kicker Charles Coccia was 7-for-7 in extra points … Singer’s 94-yard TD is tied for the longest offensive play in school history.