Mitchell, a graduate transfer from Eastern Kentucky, scampered 60 and 63 yards for two of his scores, finishing with 12 carries for a 14.8 yards-per-carry average. Bret Bushka threw for 185 yards and a touchdown. The Bulldogs had 439 yards of offense.
The Bulldogs (1-1) led 17-7 at halftime on two Mitchell TDs and broke the game open with 21 points in the third quarter on Bushka's 36-yard pass to Luke Wooten, Mitchell's 63-yard run and Harry Ochs' recovery in the end zone of a muffed punt.
Damon Hockett threw for 94 yards on 10 attempts, including a 24-yard TD to Ja Thomas for the NAIA Trojans. Wide receiver Stephen Ellis connected with Dakohta Sonnichsen on 75-yard score.
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