Here are some facts and figures about games involving Indiana college football teams. Times are eastern.
Indiana (5-6) at Purdue (5-6) (Noon): The Hoosiers clinched a bowl bid with a 26-24 win over Purdue last year. Morgan Ellison ran 15 times for 149 yards and two touchdowns as Indiana recorded its first Big 10 shutout since 1993 with a 41-0 blanking of Rutgers, Anthony Mahoungou caught seven passes for 135 yards and two scores in the Boilermakers’ 24-15 win at Iowa.
Notre Dame (9-2) at Stanford (8-3) (8 p.m.): The No. 20 Cardinal escaped with a 17-10 victory at No. 9 Notre Dame a season ago. Greer Martini recorded 15 tackles for the Fighting Irish in their 24-17 win over Navy. Bryce Love rambled 14 times for 101 yards and one score in Stanford’s 17-14 decision over California.
Northwestern (10-1) at Saint Francis (11-0) (Noon): This is the first meeting on the gridiron between the No. 10 Iowa-based Red Raiders and top-ranked and defending national champion Saint Francis. Jacob Kalogonis had 25 rushes for 140 yards and a touchdown in Northwestern’s 55-7 upset of No. 7 Langston. Nick Ferrer was 22-of-32 for 236 yards and two scores in the Cougars’ 26-21 win over No. 15 Benedictine. Northwestern was runner-up in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The Red Raiders are in the post-season for the 19th time. The winner moves on to the semifinal round on December 2 against an opponent to be determined.
NCAA DIVISION III PLAYOFFS
Trine (11-0) at Wartburg (11-0) (1 p.m.): The No. 23 Thunder are taking on Iowa Collegiate Athletic Conference titlist Wartburg for the first time on the football field. Evan Wyse completed 7-of-10 passes for 162 yards with a touchdown and ran 18 times for 191 yards and three scores in Trine’s 63-24 win over Monmouth. Connor Schrader had 20 rushes for 116 yards and two touchdowns in the No. 15 Knights’ 35-34 overtime win over Franklin. The survivor goes on to play Wisconsin-Oshkosh (10-0) or North Central (Illinois) (10-1) in the quarterfinals on December 2.
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR
Ball State (2-10): Malik Dunner ran 11 times for 60 yards and a touchdown as the Cardinals suffered their ninth straight defeat with a 28-7 loss to Miami.
Franklin (8-3): Jordan Brown’s 32 carries for 116 yards and three touchdowns was not enough as the Grizzlies came up short on a two-point conversion in overtime against Wartburg.
Indianapolis (11-1): Al McKeller raced 26 times for 144 yards and two scores, but the No. 6 Greyhounds bowed out of the NCAA Division II playoffs with a 27-24 loss to Harding.
Valparaiso (6-5): Ryan Clarke’s two-point conversion reception with 1:20 remaining helped the Crusaders earn their first winning season since 2003 with an 8-7 victory over Dayton.