Lindenwood dug out of an early hole and rolled to 31 unanswered points in handing 18th ranked Truman its first loss of the season, 31-21, in the conference opener Saturday night at a packed Stokes Stadium. The Bulldogs scored on two of their first three possessions…..
Brad Boyer will the calls on Superstation KRES and centralmoinfo.com. The Lions capped an 80-yard drive with the first of two Robert Giaimo one-yard touchdown runs in the second quarter. The second one came after Truman fumbled on a failed reverse. Tied 14, the snowball rolled into halftime when a Truman interception resulted in a Lindenwood 36-yard field goal on the final play of the first half to make it 17-14. The Lions got a 33-yard touchdown pass from Cade Brister to Glen Gibbons in the third and a 22-yard run from Giaimo early in the fourth, to lead 31-14. With just over seven minutes left, the Bulldogs cut into the deficit with a 17-yard TD pass from Nolan Hair to Matt Hall.
Bulldog coach Gregg Nesbitt said they couldn’t overcome a minus-three turnover margin….
Giaimo ran for 108 yards and three scores. Brister became the school’s total offense leader by accounting for 329 yards. Cody Schrader led Truman with 132 yards rushing and 190 yards of total offense. Isaiah Estes of Fayette had 12 tackles. Nesbitt looked ahead…..
The 4-1 Bulldogs will visit Missouri S&T next Saturday. You can hear the game on Superstation KRES starting at 12:15. 3-2 Lindenwood will host Quincy. The Hawks beat S&T 31-28.