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|Truman Over Nebraska||20/09/04|
|Big win for TrumanTruman State made it two from two early in the season with a 51-3 decision over the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in an eight-try romp Saturday in Kirksville, Missouri.
Truman’s All-American flyhalf Sean Foley turned in another polished performance and helped steer his side to victory with some clever decision making and a couple of conversions and a penalty goal.
Skipper Tom Tajkowski (2), along with his backrow partners Taurean Johnson and Brian Wilson were among Truman’s standouts, scoring four of their team’s eight tries on the day.
Another of the leaders on the field was big 6’ 3” fullback Ryan Worth who also nabbed a brace.
“We wanted to try to create a bunch of pressure in the scrum,” noted Truman coach Bill Sexton, “and we were able to get lower and drive them back which disrupted their possession at the back of the scrum.
“It also forced them into a counter attack kicking game that gave us counter attacking opportunities.”
Next up for Truman is a home game this Saturday against Oklahoma State.
Elsewhere, the remnants of Hurricane Ivan forced the cancellation of the scheduled game between Clemson and North Carolina State at Clemson. Attempts will be made to have the match re-scheduled at a later date.
Ohio State was idle this past weekend as students moved on to campus in readiness for the commencement of the new school term on Wednesday. The Buckeyes are due to face the University of Pittsburgh this coming weekend.
By Brian Lowe