The Truman Bulldogs welcomed students and family on homecoming weekend in their 20-13 victory of Lincoln College on Saturday. Truman dominated the field throughout the first three quarters, heading into the fourth quarter leading 20-0.
Truman’s defense had a strong showing, containing Lincoln within its own side of the field, until Lincoln crossed the 50 for the first time with under eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Junior defensive lineman Jake Floyd led the Bulldogs defense with seven tackles and half a sack. Sophomore defensive back Wyatt Fishel posted six tackles of his own on the night.
Offensively, the Bulldogs dominated with a strong running game. Of their 422 total offensive yards, 352 were on the ground. Redshirt junior quarterback Jaden Barr led the rushers in total yards with 165, while junior running back Jordan Salima snagged a touchdown and 105 yards of his own. Senior running back Andy Satulla brought 82 yards of his own, and grabbed Truman’s other touchdown at Saturday’s game. Truman’s huge rushing numbers also won them the possession game, controlling the ball for 37:55 of regulation, compared to Lincoln’s 22:05.
With their fourth consecutive win under their belt, Truman State University has shot to the second position in GLVC standings. Truman’s next conference game will be at 2 p.m. Saturday against Southwest Baptist University, and the Bulldogs are looking to maintain their so far undefeated conference record.