If Mizzou RB Derrick Washington's suspension is going to cause him miss the season opener against Illinois, then the Tigers may officially have a running back problem.
Behind him is sophomore Kendial Lawrence. He's just 5-foot-9 and 190 pounds.
The third tailback is De'Vion Moore who is also 5-foot-9 and listed at 195 pounds. However, he's been out of practice for a week with an ankle injury and we're not sure where he stands.
After that is a handful of freshmen.
Washington's suspension probably isn't coming at a good time. At least if something like this had happened in the middle of the season, other backs on the roster would have a little more experience.
If Washington is out for the season opener, then say hello to Kendial Lawrence.