Weather doesn’t do Langston any favors

It could be said that Langston came away with a victory on Saturday.

But only a moral victory.

The Lions won’t be able to put another mark in the win column following their trip to Abilene to take on NCAA D-III McMurry.

The Lions’ game with the War Hawks was halted midway through the second quarter, due to lightning delay. The delay lasted for more than two hours.

As the lightning continued, it was decided to call off the game entirely. Both teams received a ‘no contest’ as a result.

What might be frustrating for Langston fans (and quite possibly the coaching staff) was that the Lions looked to be well on their way to picking up a second win against an NCAA opponent.

LU was up 16-0 when the game was brought to a stop. The Lions had just scored a touchdown and didn’t get the opportunity to kick the extra point.

Although the stats won’t count, Mark Wright Jr. was 7-for-10 passing for 86 yards and Kievon Jackson had 15 carries for 99 yards rushing.

Langston next takes to the field in Phoenix, Ariz., as the Lions take on defending CSFL champion Arizona Christian. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m., on Oct. 1.