Lion notes

Emporia StAt Mo. Southern

Kickoff: 2 p.m.

Site: Fred G. Hughes Stadium, Joplin.

Records: Emporia St. 8-1 overall, 6-1 MIAA; MSSU 1-8, 1-6 MIAA.

Last game: Emporia St. 44, Mo.-Rolla 27; SW Baptist 28, Mo. Southern 6

Coaches: Rob Green, assistant head coach at Missouri Southern, (0-3 this season, 4-3 career); Dave Weimers, 3rd year at Emporia St. (22-10).

Series: MSSU leads 18-12 and has won 11 of 15 games in Joplin. Emporia won last year 47-16.

Senior Day: Mo. Southern officials will be saluting 17 departing seniors. They are Seth Austin, Ryan Burpo, Josh Combs, Dustin Drake, Josh Elmer, Dewann Farris, Josh Highley, Brandon Hill, Tim Jackson, Seth Johnson, A.J. Jones, Joey Miller, Kokain Mothershed, Arley Smith, Rob Stewart, Chris Turner and Darvin Willard.

Been there: A.J. Jones is three pass breakups off the school record of 12, set by Rob Townsend in 1996 and tied in 2002 by Nic Proctor. Jones, 26, has been teammates with both Townsend and Proctor. He suited up from 1995-97 and returned this year to complete his eligibility.

Radio: KWXD (103.5 FM), 1:30 p.m.

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