Southern upsets 12th ranked Griffons

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The Missouri Western Griffon football team lost 35-34 to the Missouri Southern Lions Saturday, faltering in the fourth quarter and allowing 21 unanswered points. This is the first loss for Missouri Western against the Lions since 2004, when the Griffons lost 23-21 at Missouri Southern.

The Griffons never gave up, but they had a few glaring problems that they will need to fix before their next game.

Senior Brad Davidson thought Western came out flat but still played tough.

“We never gave up,” Davidson said. “We came out flat footed and expected an easy game, which you can’t do in the MIAA. Every team is good; this is the toughest conference. We had defensive miscues and mistakes that shouldn’t have happened, but we played hard and never gave up against a good team.”

Freshman Mike Hill agreed.

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