Truman State made history in winning the inaugural America’s Crossroads Bowl in Hobart, Indiana this afternoon. The Bulldogs’ 21-7 victory over Ohio Dominican made coach Gregg Nesbitt’s team the first in program history to win 10 games…..
The Bulldogs played keep-away with two monster drives to build a 10-0 lead. On the opening possession, Truman ran 19 plays, including five third down conversions, and got a 20 yard field goal from Josh Scheiderer. After a Panther punt pinned Truman at their own one yard line, the Bulldogs drove the length of the field in 14 plays…
Brad Boyer with the call on Superstition KRES and centralmoinfo.com. Coach Nesbitt commented on that drive….
Truman answered ODU’s only score with a Scheiderer 40 yard field goal with two seconds left to go into the halftime locker room up 13-7. Jordan Salima and the Bulldogs went back to work in the third quarter….
The Bulldogs then scored a two-point conversion on a trick play from the swinging gate formation when fullback Jacob Morris threw to the kicker, Scheiderer.
Salima was the Offensive Player of the Game with 117 yards on 30 carries and the two TDs. Reed McBroom of Brookfield led the Truman defense with 10 tackles and an interception.
Nesbitt said former Bulldog players from six decades going back to the 1960’s came to the bowl game….
Gregg Nesbitt and the America’s Crossroads Bowl-champion Bulldogs finish the season 10-2. Ohio Dominican wrapped up 7-3. You can hear the full postgame interview with coach Nesbitt below.
Gregg Nesbitt Postgame Interview