Lincoln Wins Big Over Avilla
JEFFERSON CITY - The Lincoln University football team started the 2011 season and the Mike Jones era with a bang as they took down Avila University 35-3 on Saturday at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.
Both teams were passive on offense for the 1st quarter before Lincoln sophomore running back Deon Brock caught a 36-yard touchdown pass from redshirt freshmen quarterback Robert Redmond, capping a 62-yard drive. The Blue Tigers (1-0) attempted a two-point conversion but failed, giving them a 6-0 lead with 13:41 remaining in the 2nd quarter.
The team followed it up strong with another scoring drive, as senior fullback Nick Daniels found the endzone on a two-yard plunge. They came up with yet one more scoring drive right before halftime, as Brock punched it into the endzone and then converting for two points, giving his team the 20-0 lead.
The second half was a similar story as junior wide receiver Chris Willis scored in the 3rd quarter on a 36 yard reception and Corderious Gregory on a 65-yard touchdown catch in the 4th. With that, the Blue Tigers extended their lead to 35-0 with 11:50 left in regulation.
Avilla (0-1) would get on the board with a 38-yard field goal, but left the field with Lincoln on top.
The keys to the game were time of possession as Lincoln held that advantage 43:43 to 22:20. Moreover, they had a clear edge in yards gained with 458 in comparison to 275.
They are scheduled to play at Washburn at 6 p.m. on Thursday, which will broadcast on the MIAA TV network.