Football shutout by ranked UCM


Phil Brahm
| Lindenlink Managing Editor
October 31, 2015; 5:00 p.m.

UCM’s Markel Smith faces an LU defender while running the ball.
Photo by Carly Fristoe

A frightful performance by the Lions, No. 25 Central Missouri scored 31 unanswered points at Hunter Stadium on Halloween.

Combining for 166 total passing yards, quarterback Mason Bendigo and his receivers ended the day connecting on just 16 of 44 pass attempts. Two interceptions and a fumble put an end to any drive the Lions attempted to put together.

Doing their best to keep the Lions in the game, the defense held the Mules on three fourth-down conversions, and allowed only 14 points in the first half. They were unable to hold on past halftime though, as UCM added to 17
points to their lead.

By the end of the fourth quarter, the Lions moved the ball a total of 243 yards, compared to UCM’s 469.

The Lions fall to 3-6 on the season and will head to University of Central Oklahoma to face the Bronchos.