Lightning delayed Lindenwood football’s season after eight plays in St. Charles last night, but when play resumed the 2nd ranked Lions in the NAIA showed their own spark offensively routing Evangel 68-7 in the season opener for both teams.

After play resumed, Denodus O’Bryant scored on a six-yard run. That set the tone for the first half which eventually ended with the Lions leading 49-0. Seven different Lindenwood players scored in the first half as the Lions rolled up 569 yards of total offense. Philip Staback was 19-of-21 passing for 385 yards and three touchdowns and three of his receivers went over 100 yards receiving in the first two quarters.

Lindenwood finished with school records of 735 yards of total offense and 552 passing yards. Another school mark broken was most points in a half (49) and the 68 total points tied for the third most in Lions history.