Huskey Game-Winner In The 4th Quarter Pushes Truman Past The Hardrockers

Hallsville native Mason Huskey scored the go-ahead touchdown for the second straight week to push Truman State past South Dakota Mines 28-24 in the home opener at Stokes Stadium this afternoon (Sat.). It was the third lead change of the second half and gave the Bulldogs a 2-0 start to the season.

The Hardrockers got a field goal on the last play of the first half to lead 17-14 at intermission. Truman quarterback Nolan Hair capped a 12-play, 81-yard drive, with a one-yard sneak midway through the third quarter to give the Bulldogs a 21-17 lead. South Dakota Mines went back on top when Jayden Johannsen connected with Ben Noland for the second time in the game, on a 4th down touchdown pass, with 10:25 left. The ‘Dogs then marched 74-yards, on 12-plays, to get the game-winner…..

Brad Boyer with the call on KRES and The Hardrockers had to punt on what turned out to be their final possession. The Bulldogs were able to run out the clock when Hair converted a key third down on a designed quarterback run. Coach Gregg Nesbitt credited his offensive coordinator with dialing up right play….

In the second quarter, Nolan’s freshman brother, Dylan, made the most of his first college play….

Huskey enjoyed his first collegiate 100-yard rushing day, with 111 yards on 15 carries, to go with 66 yards receiving and two scores. Tim Johnson, Junior, added 61 yards on the ground on 10 carries…..

South Dakota Mines receiver Ben Noland finished with 12 receptions for 152 yards and two touchdowns. The Hardrockers drop to 1-1. The Bulldogs will stay at home to host Saginaw Valley State, Michigan, next Saturday. Pregame coverage will begin at 1:15 on KRES. You can find the full postgame interview with Gregg Nesbitt, with this story at

postgame with Gregg Nesbitt…