Last Football Game of the Season


Issa David | Lindenlink Contributor

With the 11th and last football game looming, the Lions look to end a strong season on a high note.

After Central Missouri spoiled the day for the Lion seniors last Saturday, they are looking towards the game in Edmond, Oklahoma as their going out party.

“We got one more homecoming,” senior linebacker Christian Golder said.

The Central Oklahoma Broncos —like Central Missouri —are a Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association conference program. LU will be joining this conference in 2012, and be able to participate in the playoffs in 2013.

“We are a quality football team,” head coach Patrick Ross said. “I know we are not that far away [from being able to compete.]

The Lions have upset a couple of teams this season when they beat NCAA Division 1 Football Championship Series Northern Colorado and Division 2 powerhouse Texas A&M Kingsville. Both were road games.

The Lions would like to have their first MIAA win before they head into next year when most of the schedule consists of MIAA teams.

“We are not shocked at the level of the MIAA,” Ross said. “The thing is to be consistent every week.”

“Next year all 11 games we have to play 60 minutes if we want a winning record,” LU junior quarterback John Uribe said.

The Broncos have a 2-8 record, but have faced excellent teams.

Kickoff is 2 p.m. in Edmond, Oklahoma.