Mid-Missouri Outlaws Deafeated by Omaha Beef
The Mid-Missouri Outlaws traveled to take on the Omaha Beef on Sunday afternoon (May 5) and lost 68-13. The Omaha Beef charged out to a 15 point lead before quarterback Damien Dunning was able to find Marcus James open for a 10-yard reception for a touchdown. The Beef proved why they are the co-leaders in the CPIFL by holding the Outlaws scoreless until 11:59 was left in the 4th quarter and scored 40 more points of their own during that time.
Dunning was 13 for 24 passing for 91 yards and two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. Dunning also threw for two touchdowns to James and Josh Reid. Reid was the big target for the Outlaws with six receptions for 65 yards; James had four for 13 yards, James Cody had three receptions for eight yards, Brand Williams had a reception for 12 yards and Terry Dennis had a reception for four yards. Ken Davis led the team in rush with 13, while Dunning had five.
The Omaha Beef were led by quarterback James McNear, who was 16 for 20 in passing for 111 yards and 5 touchdowns. McNear had 41 yards rushing, while R.J. Rollins had 48. Jusmon Rivers led the way in receiving yardage with 69 on 3 catches; while Rollins had 29 yards on 6 receptions.
The Outlaws did have a good spark with Cody James as a receiver and back. He did kickoff duty and almost broke two for a touchdown. The other new player that made an impact on this game was Jahmikal Edwards, who stopped the Beef a couple times for a loss of yardage and brought some good pressure.
The Outlaws did suffer another blow to already depleted defense when Tenney Barber was injured in the 4th quarter during an extra point attempt. Barber appeared to injure his right leg, breaking a knee cap and possibly injuring his patellar tendon. Barber was on the turf for awhile, before getting up and hobbling off the field to a standing ovation from the Beef crowd, giving an "okay" signal as he hobbled off the field.
The Mid-Missouri Outlaws will travel to take on the Sioux City Bandits this Saturday, May 11. The Bandits currently are tied for the final spot in the CPIFL playoffs with the Salina Bombers, who are both 5-2 on the season. The Wichita Wild are 8-1, while the Beef are 6-1.