In the Bulldog's season opener, Truman scored first on a 1-yard run by Jarrett Anderson, but VSU struck back with three touchdown passes of 31-, 75-, and 71-yards by Harlon Hill finalist Lance Funderburk to a duo of speedy receivers to take a 21-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.
VSU added another seven points on a 6-yard run before Truman answered with two TDs, one by Anderson on a 6-yard run and another by Chris Bray on a 42-yard pass. VSU and Truman each added seven more points before the end of the half.
The third quarter saw only one score, a 49-yard pass by VSU. Truman added its own TD in the fourth quarter on a 5-yard run by Bret Yoder, but VSU slammed the door with a 16-yard run with 2:39 left.
|Statistical Summary||Valdosta State||Truman|
Truman-Jarrett Anderson 1-yard run (Jeff Klee PAT).
VSU-Rodney Brown 31-yard pass from Lance Funderburk (Todd Douthit PAT).
VSU-Sean Pender 75-yard pass from Funderburk (Douthit PAT).
VSU-Brown 71-yard pass from Funderburk (Douthit PAT).
VSU-David Glisson 6-yard run (Douthit PAT).
Truman-Anderson 6-yard run (Klee PAT).
Truman-Chris Bray 42-yard pass from Nate Minnis (Klee PAT).
VSU-Brown 91-yard kickoff return (Douthit PAT).
Truman-Anderson 3-yard run (Klee PAT).
VSU-Brown 49-yard pass from Funderburk (Douthit PAT).
Truman-Bret Yoder 5-yard run (Klee PAT).
VSU- Glisson 16-yard run (Douthit PAT).
Coaches' Players of the Week
Offensive Back: Jarrett Anderson
Offensive Scout Team: Chris Sauer
Offensive Lineman: Jim Guntli
Receiver: Chris Bray
Defensive Scout Team: Moni Fearn
Defensive Lineman: Christian Hutson
Linebacker: Quantrell Huff
Defensive Back: Tommy Hernandez
Special Teams: Deric Johnson
Big Hits: Quantrell Huff & Jimmy Blackmore
Special Effort: Kelly Taylor
1996 Results | Football | Truman Athletics