Truman looks to continue its mastery over its neighbor Quincy Hawks when the two teams meet at Stokes Stadium on Saturday. The Bulldogs have won all four home games and the last four in the series, including a 63-14 victory across the river in 2019.
Truman is 6-2 overall and 2-2 in the GLVC. The Hawks started the season 3-2, but have dropped the last three. ‘Dogs coach Gregg Nesbitt says his defense will be tested by a Quincy offense averaging 34 points per game and receiver Eugene Witherspoon, who is tied for the Division II lead in touchdown receptions with 13…..
The Bulldogs have their own touchdown-maker in Cody Schrader, who is tied for second in the country in rushing TDs, with 17. His 1,317 yards are second in D2 only to GLVC rival back Toriano Clinton of Indianapolis (1521). Quincy coach Gary Bass said his defense will need to be more physical to neutralize Truman….
The Bulldogs defense officially ended up with seven sacks in the shutout of William Jewell last week. After giving up 400 yards through the air in the loss to SBU, coach Nesbitt says his pass rush did a better job….
Truman will face the second best passer in the GLVC in Tionne Harris, who averages 256 yards per game. Coach Bass says an early ankle injury has kept him from being even better…..
The Truman defense is sixth in the country against the run holding opponents to just 72 yards per game. You can hear the Bulldogs and Hawks contest Saturday on Superstation KRES and centralmoinfo.com starting with the Truman Tailgate at 11:15. Brad, Eric Holm, and Hank will have the broadcast.