Riding a string of nine consecutive seasons of seven victories or more, the Drake Bulldogs open their season Saturday at Truman State. The Bulldogs have most of their skill players returning from a year ago, but coach Rob Ash says there are a number of question marks.Ash says the Bulldogs have their hands full against a Truman State team that is coached by former Drake standout John Ware. He says they’ll be the most difficult opener in years. Ash says some of the new players will have a bearing on the outcome, especially in the offensive line and defensive front.