The Truman Bulldogs will host Lindenwood (Mo.) University for Senior Day on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. at Stokes Stadium.
The Bulldogs have dropped four straight games including a 34-10 loss at Missouri Southern last Saturday while the Lions are coming off their biggest win of the season after downing the defending national champions, Pittsburg (Kan.) St. 44-33. Truman took a 10-0 lead over Missouri Southern early in the second quarter but then the Lions?? Ne??Ronte Threatt turned the corner on a running play and went 73-yards for a touchdown.
That play sparked the Lions to 27 second quarter points. Southern rushed for a season-high 409 yards against the Bulldogs and controlled the ball for nearly 40 minutes.
Garrett White had his ninth rushing touchdown for the Bulldogs and Dallas Grier caught 10 passes for 67 yards. Denodus O??Bryant was named the MIAA Offensive Player of the Week after rushing 15 times and had 314 total yards in Lindenwood??s victory over the Gorillas on Saturday.
O??Bryant had an 80 yard pass reception for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage and had an 80-yard rush for a score in the second quarter to put the Lions up 14-0.
He would later have an 87-yard reception that proved to be the backbreaker making the score 31-19. This is the first meeting between the Bulldogs and Lions on the gridiron. Lindenwood joined the NCAA Division II and MIAA this season after spending the previous years in the NAIA and Heart of America conference.
They played in the 2009 NAIA National Title game, falling to another new Division II member, University of Sioux Falls (S.D.) 25-22.
Courtesy Truman State University