Lawrence, Moore Have Tough Act to Follow

4 years 11 months 1 week ago November 17, 2011 Nov 17, 2011 Thursday, November 17 2011 Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:59:00 PM CST in Tiger Talk
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri tailbacks Kendial Lawrence and De'Vion Moore realize they have a tough act to follow.

After starting the season at the top of the depth chart, both suffered injuries within the few first weeks and watched on the sideline as sophomore third-stringer Henry Josey became the Big 12's leading rusher.

After picking up 1,168 yards in 10 games, fifth most in Missouri history for a single season, Josey tore the patellar tendon and suffered tears to the medial collateral and anterior cruciate ligaments in his left knee Saturday against Texas.

Now, both Lawrence and Moore are expected to see significant time in the backfield on Saturday when Missouri (5-5, 3-4 Big 12) plays Texas Tech (5-5, 2-5) in the home finale.

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