The Bulldogs scored touchdowns in the first three quarters and held on for a 24-14 victory over SBU in the season opening game in 2012.
Truman rushed the ball 45 times for 137 yards while Conrad Schottel completed 14-of-32 passing attempts for 221 yards in the win.
Chico Orlando had a 15-yard TD reception in the first quarter and Garrett White had a one-yard rush and a 42-yard TD reception for the other two touchdowns.
The Bearcats were held to 257 yards of total offense with Derwyn Lauderdale catching 10 passes for 63 yards including a two-yard TD reception.
SBU was just 3-of-19 on third down conversion attempts on the night.
The Bulldogs were 4-7 last season while the Bearcats went 3-8 in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
Truman averaged 24.0 points per game with 344.8 yards of total offense and 430.3 yards of total defense.
Southwest Baptist averaged 20.2 points per game with 285.1 yards of total offense and 367.3 yards of total defense.
Courtesy Truman State University