The series between the Lincoln University Blue Tigers and the Emporia State Hornets began in 1958 at the Mineral Water Bowl. The Blue Tigers came away with a 21-6 victory. Since then, these two have only faced off three times, ESU coming away victorious twice, including last year’s 52-23 victory.
This year the Hornets come in as hot as ever with their first 4-0 start since 2003. They rank number one in the MIAA in total offense and passing, as well as in the top 11 nationally. The offense has scored at least 30 points every game, while defensively shutting every opponent out in the first quarter.
Meanwhile, Lincoln University comes to Welch stadium off to a completely different start with a 0-4 record, losing to the top tier teams in the league who have a combined record of 13-3. The Blue Tigers defense however remain tied with ESU for second in the league in takeaways with 12.
“We still have to work on our fundamentals, we can’t just think because we are 4-0 we don’t have to work as hard, we have to work even harder,” said Garin Higgins, head coach.
Kick-off is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Welch Stadium.