The Trinity Bible College Lions were heading into Saturdays contest against Mayville State University Comets riding a two game win streak and were looking to stay undefeated at home for the season. Both of those would fall as they would lose to a tough Mayville State University 7 to 44.
The first quarter was all Comets as they would score first and never look back. The Comets would find the endzone on a 1 yard touchdown run by Dom Bradley and the extra point was good to give them a 0 to 7 lead with 11 minutes left in the first quarter. It was only 3 minutes later when Dom Bradley would score again on a 1 yard touchdown run pushing the lead to 0 to 14 with 8 minutes left in the quarter. The Comets would then capitalize on a Lions fumble scoring the next drive in just one play on a 14 yard touchdown pass from Tanner Carpenter to Taylor Kunkel giving the Comets the 0 to 21 lead. The Comets would score two more times in the first quarter the first on a 1 yard run and the second on a 10 yard pass. The Comets held a commanding 0 to 35 lead after the first.
To start the second quarter the Lions would put together a nice drive going 9 plays for 50 yards but failed to score as they attempted a 22 yard field goal try and missed. The Comets would add another touchdown this time on a 5 yard run by John Poppe but the Lions would block the extra point attempt. The Lions trailed the Comets 0 to 41 going into the first half.
The third quarter was a quiet one as both teams would trade punts; eventually the Comets would use a drive taking 6 minutes and converted a 19 yard field goal to push their lead to 0 to 44. The Lions would not be shut out on the day as they would be the only team to score in the fourth quarter. The Lions would find the endzone on a 21 yard touchdown pass from Austin Morris (Duval, FL) to Cooper Spurgin (Red Oak, TX). The touchdown capped a 7 play 66 yard drive that took up 2 minutes and 31 seconds. The Lions would go on to lose 7 to 44 to the Comets.
In the loss the Lions were led offensively by Barry Bighorn (Culbertson, MT) who had 4 receptions for 53 yards to go with his 2 kick returns for 63 yards giving Barry 116 all-purpose yards. Austin Morris completed 15 passes out of 27 for 118 yards with one touchdown and 2 interceptions. The Lions defense was again led by Seth Peterson (Dazey, ND) who had 14 total tackles. Diego Ramirez (Dokl, FL) added 12 total tackles with half a tackle for loss and a forced fumble. Christian Troxler (West Memphis, AR) had a solid game punting the ball for the Lions with 4 punts for 169 yards averaging 42.2 yards per punt and with his longest punt of the day at 64 yards.
The Lions defense forced three Comet turnovers in the game, all three were fumbles. The Lions offense ran 66 total plays for 196 yards of total offense. The loss moves the Lions to 2-2 on the season with the next game being Homecoming, Saturday, September 22nd at home against Waldorf College with kick-off at 1:00pm.