The Truman State football team hadn’t trailed in a game this season until there were six seconds left at Lindenwood Saturday….

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Brad Boyer had on the call on Superstation KRES and Cade Brister’s third touchdown pass of the fourth quarter to Erik Henneman completed a 17-point comeback for a 28-24 victory over 24th ranked Truman in St. Charles. The Lions scored two touchdowns in the final 1:16 thanks to a successful onsides kick.

The Bulldogs dominated the first half, outgaining Lindenwood 207-77 and putting a pair of Jordan Salima touchdowns runs on the scoreboard to lead 14-0 at the break. The ‘Dogs chewed up nearly eight minutes of the third quarter clock capped by a Josh Scheiderer 42 yard field goal to go up 17-0. The first of three Brister to Henneman TD passes cut the lead to 17-7 and the Lions were back in Truman territory on their next possession threatening to draw closer when Reed McBroom of Brookfield hit Brister from the blind side forcing a fumble recovered by Zach Nadle. The Bulldogs turned that turnover into points….

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Truman led 24-7 with 13:04. Brister drove the Lions right back down the field and connected with Payton Rose from 21 yards out to make the score 24-14. The Bulldogs halted the Lions’ momentum briefly when Ben Watson picked off Brister in the endzone with about five minutes left, but the ‘Dogs offense couldn’t produce a first down. Truman coach Gregg Nesbitt talked about the tough finish….

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Brister was 37-of-50 for 329 yards and four touchdowns, with over 200 of those yards and three TDs in the fourth quarter. The Lions improve to 3-0 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and 3-3 overall. Truman quarterback Jaden Barr produced 249 yards of total offense and a score. Dante Ruffin had a career-high nine receptions for 79 yards. The Bulldogs drop to 2-1 in the GLVC and 5-1 overall. Truman will host Missouri S&T on homecoming Saturday at Stokes Stadium. You can hear the game on Superstation KRES starting at 1:10. Find our full postgame interview with coach Gregg Nesbitt below.

Full Postgame Interview with Coach Gregg Nesbitt
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