Posted September 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer Line `em up when they're all healthy and Missouri's trio of speedy Texas tailbacks would make for quite the race. While waiting for All-Big 12 Henry Josey to recover from a pair of knee operations that will sideline him this season, the Tigers are counting on fellow burners Kendial Lawrence and Marcus Murphy. Both had big games in the opening 62-10 rout against lower division Southeastern Louisiana, but the degree of difficulty will be ramped up significantly when Missouri makes its Southeastern Conference debut against No. 7 Georgia on Saturday night. Lawrence has run a 4.31 40, fastest on the team. Murphy and Josey were on opposing 4x100-meter relay teams in high school. Together, they've added a necessary speed dimension that should ease the transition to the new conference. ''I can turn it on,'' Lawrence said. ''It's just a matter of knowing what speed to use at any give...
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