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      Truman State shuts out Quincy in conference opener

      The Truman Bulldogs kicked off their first Great Lakes Valley Conference season with a 33-0 shutout victory over the Quincy (Ill.) University Hawks on Saturday afternoon.Conrad Schottel was efficient with 197 yards passing and completed 20-of-28 on the day.

      Garrett White gained 81 of Truman's 177 yards on the ground and Jared Haferbrier made five receptions for 49 yards.The defense held the Hawks to 145 yards of total offense and a negative 19 yards rushing aided by nine sacks for 70 yards and 13 tackles for loss.

      Tremaine Millender had four sacks and nine total tackles.The Hawks (1-4; 0-1 GLVC) took the opening kickoff and marched 55 yards before a failed fourth down conversion gave the ball to Truman at their own 22.

      Truman would go three and out in their first possession but Jacob Lamp turned the tide of the game with a punt.Lamp's 48-yard punt was muffed Dante Flowers and Steven Day recovered the fumble at the Hawks' eight yard line.

      Quincy held Truman to a Derek Koon 27-yard field goal after a penalty pushed the 'Dogs back.Koon started the second quarter capping off a 15-play 61-yard drive with another 27-yard field goal to make it 6-0.The Bulldog defense up the heat and held the Hawk offense to just 51 yards of total offense in the first half.Meanwhile, the offense scored touchdowns in their next three possessions to build up a 26-0 halftime lead.

      Aaron Hartfield struck first with an eight-yard scamper and was followed by a one-yard plunge by Conrad Schottel with 3:41 left.The Bulldogs ended the half with a six-play 73-yard drive in just 1:07 when Schottel found Chico Orlando on a 10-yard pass.