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COLLEGE CORNER 17 – WEEK EIGHT

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Here are some facts and figures about games involving Indiana college football teams. Times are eastern.

OCTOBER 21

Purdue (3-3) at Rutgers (2-4) (Noon): This will be the first meeting on the gridiron between Purdue and the Scarlet Knights. Ja’Whaun Bentley recorded 12 tackles in the Boilermakers’ 17-9 loss at No. 5 Wisconsin. Gus Edwards ran 21 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns in Rutgers’ 35-24 win at Illinois.

Campbell (5-2) at Butler (4-3) (1 p.m.): The Fighting Camels from North Carolina earned a 33-27 win over Butler last year. Carlos Merritt racked up 11 tackles for Campbell in a 17-7 win over Dayton. Pace Temple hauled in six passes for 94 yards and one score in the Bulldogs’ 37-22 win over Jacksonville.

Hope (5-1) at Trine (6-0) (1 p.m.): The Flying Dutch from Michigan cruised to a 31-7 victory against Trine a year ago. Mason Opple threw for 136 yards and rushed for 74 yards and three touchdowns in Hope’s 22-3 win over Adrian. Simeon Washington came up with 10 tackles for the Thunder in their 42-7 win over Kalamazoo.

Lindenwood-Belleville (0-6) at Taylor (2-4) (1 p.m.): The Trojans needed two overtimes to claim a 48-45 win over Lindenwood a season ago. Watraie Jones had 13 rushes for 101 yards for the Illinois-based Lynx in a 48-6 loss to Saint Francis (Illinois). Holden Hodge had two catches for 40 yards in Taylor’s 56-14 loss to No. 13 (NAIA) Marian.

Marian (4-2) at Concordia (6-1) (1 p.m.): The Knights rolled to a 55-13 win over No. 17 (NAIA) Concordia last year. Luke Johnston went 16-of-20 for 217 yards and three touchdowns for Marian against Taylor. Joe Conner ran 13 times for 163 yards and two scores for the Michigan-based Cardinals in a 66-21 win over Missouri Baptist.

Saint Francis (7-0) at Missouri Baptist (2-5) (1 p.m.): The top-ranked and defending NAIA national champion Cougars posted a 56-24 victory over Missouri Baptist in 2016. Justin Green scampered 21 times for 142 yards and three touchdowns for Saint Francis in a 36-9 win at Siena Heights. Domini Demerath had three receptions for 46 yards and one score for the Spartans against Concordia.

Wabash (5-1) at Oberlin (2-4) (1 p.m.): The Little Giants blanked Oberlin. 51-0, in their last meeting. Evan Hansen racked up 14 tackles for Wabash in a 16-13 loss to Ohio Wesleyan. Zach Taylor completed 20-of-35 passes for 350 yards and two scores for the Ohio-based Yeomen in a 38-28 loss to the College of Wooster.

Wittenberg (6-0) at DePauw (6-0) (1 p.m.): The Tigers from Ohio were a 21-10 winner over DePauw a season ago. Logan Lee was 22-of-40 for 276 yards with a touchdown in Wittenberg’s 49-15 win over Allegheny. Jake Lasky threw for 119 yards and two scores and ran 22 times for 134 yards in the Tigers’ 26-17 win over Denison.

Bluffton (2-4) at Manchester (2-4) (1:30 p.m.): The Ohio-based Beavers claimed a 34-6 decision over Manchester last year. Lucas Espitia hauled in 10 receptions for 99 yards with a touchdown in Bluffton’s 31-28 loss to Hanover. Jack Kay tallied 10 tackles for the Spartans in a 44-13 loss to Rose-Hulman.

Franklin (4-2) at Rose-Hulman (6-1) (1:30 p.m.): The Fightin’ Engineers slipped past Franklin, 23-22, a year ago. Jacob Earl had 13 carries for 126 yards and four touchdowns in the Grizzlies’ 56-26 win over Earlham on October 7. Raymond Burtnick caught seven passes for 173 yards and three scores for Rose-Hulman against Manchester.

Mount St. Joseph (4-3) at Anderson (1-6) (1:30 p.m.): The Lions from Ohio roared to a 51-7 win over Anderson last season. Michael Williamson had nine touches for 63 yards in Mount St. Joe’s 66-7 win over Earlham. Drew Wilson came up with 10 tackles for the Ravens in a 45-0 loss to Defiance.

Hanover (2-4) at Earlham (0-6) (2:30 p.m.): The Panthers roared past Earlham, 54-0, a year ago. Shawn Coane ran 25 times for 128 yards and one score and caught six passes for 117 yards with a touchdown in Hanover’s win over Bluffton. Cyrus Clark managed just eight rushes for 28 yards for the Quakers against Mount St. Joseph.

Central Michigan (3-4) at Ball State (2-4) (3 p.m.): The Chippewas edged Ball State, 24-21, a season ago. Shane Morris was 17-of-37 for 182 yards and a touchdown in Central Michigan’s 30-10 loss to Toledo. Justin Hall managed seven catches for 48 yards in the Cardinals’ 31-3 loss to Akron on October 7.

Southern Illinois (3-3) at Indiana State (0-6) (3 p.m.): The Sycamores downed Southern Illinois, 22-14, in their last meeting. Sam Straub went 22-of-34 for 368 yards and four touchdowns in the Salukis’ 42-7 win over Illinois State. Jerry Nunez connected on field goals of 35 and 20 yards for Indiana State in a 56-6 loss to South Dakota.

Indiana (3-3) at Michigan State (5-1) (3:30 p.m.): The Hoosiers went to overtime to claim a 24-21 win against Michigan State last season. Morgan Ellison ran 14 times for 68 yards with a touchdown in Indiana’s 27-20 overtime loss to Michigan. L.J. Scott had 25 rushes for 194 yards and two scores for the Spartans in a 30-27 win at Minnesota.

Indianapolis (7-0) at Lincoln (1-5) (6 p.m.): The No. 6 (NCCA D-2) Greyhounds earned a 38-7 win over Lincoln last year. Al McKeller had 11 carries for 143 yards and three touchdowns for Indianapolis in a 55-0 blanking of Quincy. Drake Davidson was 21-of-34 for 190 yards in the Missouri-based Blue Tigers’ 37-3 loss to Missouri S&T.

Southern California (6-1) at Notre Dame (5-1) (7:30 p.m.): The No. 11 Trojans marched to a 45-27 win over No. 13 Notre Dame in 2016. Sam Darnold finished 27-of-50 for 358 yards and three touchdowns for USC in a 28-27 win over Utah. Ian Book came off the bench to complete 17-of-31 passes for 146 yards and one score in the Fighting Irish’s 33-10 win at North Carolina on October 7.