Truman State football is home Saturday against Missouri S&T


The much awaited home debut of the 2017 Truman Football team will be Saturday night as the Bulldogs raise the curtain on the Great Lakes Valley Conference season against Missouri S&T.

Dating back to last season, the Bulldogs have played their last four games on foreign soil and are 1-3 including losses to Michigan Tech and Morningside this year.

The Bulldogs rally came up short on Saturday against the fourth-ranked Mustangs as they lost 35-30. Truman put up 442 yards of total offense, the most in 17 games and had their second straight 100-yard rusher in Jordan Salima and a 100-yard receiver in Jordan Jorgenson.

The Miners will also be searching for their first victory of 2017 having lost home games to West Florida and Northwood (Mich.). S&T lost their opener to West Florida 20-16 then fell in a shootout with Northwood 47-34.

The two old rivals will be playing for the 80th time dating back to 1909.

The Bulldogs have a commanding 52-23-4 record against the Miners but each team has won on their opponents field in the last two games.

S&T spoiled the home opener for the Bulldogs in 2015 with a 10-7 win at Stokes Stadium and Truman returned the favor last year with a 44-20 victory in Rolla.

Courtesy Truman State University

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