COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Henry Josey arrived at Missouri expecting to be an extra in a crowded backfield this season. In Game 2, he emerged as a star.
Vacancies on the depth chart have given Josey the opportunity to show what he can do. Starting running back Derrick Washington was dismissed amid a sexual assault claim and backup Kendial Lawrence suffered a right shoulder injury in the opener against Illinois.
The following Saturday against McNeese State, Josey piled up 112 yards and three touchdowns on just seven carries. The former sprinter credits his line for giving him the holes to run through.
Missouri (2-0) hosts San Diego State (2-0) this Saturday.
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