INDIANAPOLIS — Truman State redshirt freshman quarterback Nolan Hair completed four touchdown passes Saturday, but the Bulldogs came up short in a 46-29 loss to the Indianapolis Greyhounds in the Great Lakes Valley Conference championship game.
Hair (Blair Oaks High School) had three touchdown passes by the midway point of the second quarter, finding Dante Ruffin for a 25-yard touchdown in the first quarter to open the scoring. He added a 5-yard pass to Jake Ellis and a 3-yard pass to Matt Hall to give Truman State a 21-14 lead.
Indianapolis responded with 23 unanswered points to take the lead for good. Hair added a 5-yard touchdown pass to Hall late in the fourth quarter and tacked on a 2-point conversion for the Bulldogs.
Hair finished the game 31-of-57 passing for 316 yards with no interceptions. In four games this season, he was 71-of-124 for 818 yards with nine touchdowns and three interceptions.
Truman State sophomore defensive back Ben Thomas (Blair Oaks High School) had six total tackles in the loss, including five solo stops. In four starts, Thomas had 16 total tackles — 13 solo stops — with three pass breakups and two interceptions.
Truman State finishes the 2021 spring season with a 3-1 record and a GLVC West Division title.