COLUMBIA, Mo. Missouri running back Kendial Lawrence became a forgotten man last year when his injury opened the door for Henry Josey's breakout campaign. He wasted little time reminding folks what he can do Saturday night.
Healthy and motivated for his senior season, Lawrence rushed for a career-best 121 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a 62-10 rout of Southeastern Louisiana in their season opener at a rainy Memorial Stadium.
Lawrence broke off a career long 76-yard touchdown run as part of a 28-0 scoring barrage early in the first quarter before adding a one-yard score just 44 seconds into the third quarter.
With Josey taking a medical redshirt this year, Lawrence appears to be more than capable of holding down the fort as the marquee back in the Missouri offense. And he began to prove it Saturday night.
"I feel like I can be a weapon also," Lawrence said "I'm not too worried about it. I know people may have forgotten and all that, but it just drives you to c...