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COLLEGE CORNER 17 – WEEK FOUR

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

SEPTEMBER 23

College of Wooster (3-0) at DePauw (2-0) (1 p.m.): The Tigers downed Wooster, 35-24, a year ago. Gary Muntean was 25-of-34 for 362 yards and four touchdowns for the Ohio-based Fighting Scots in a 38-20 win over Ohio Wesleyan. Wooster is mourning the loss of offensive lineman Clayton Geib, who passed away on September 16. Matt Labus completed 20-of-30 for 377 yards and five scores in DePauw’s 55-28 win over Hiram.

Anderson (1-2) at Hanover (0-3) (1:30 p.m.): The Panthers rolled to 49-25 win over Anderson a season ago. Jarrod Hubble went 20-of-36 for 242 yards and two touchdowns in the Ravens’ 27-16 win over Earlham. Chase Lightfoot finished 36-of-62 for 446 yards and two scores in Hanover’s 38-28 loss to Rose-Hulman.

Defiance (0-3) at Rose-Hulman (2-1) (1:30 p.m.): The Fightin’ Engineers earned a 23-15 win against Defiance last season. Carl Stokes had nine catches for 93 yards for the Ohio-based Yellow Jackets in a 42-12 loss to Franklin. Zack Murphy tallied four receptions for 134 yards and one score for Rose-Hulman against Hanover.

Franklin (1-2) at Bluffton (1-2) (1:30 p.m.): The Beavers from Ohio suffered a 44-38 loss to Franklin last year. Jordan Brown rambled 17 times for 121 yards and two touchdowns for the Grizzlies against Defiance. Micah Roberson had nine catches for 186 yards for Bluffton in a 32-31 win over Mount St. Joseph.

Mount St. Joseph (1-2) at Manchester (1-1) (1:30 p.m.): The Ohio-based Lions claimed a 38-19 win over Manchester in 2016. Nykwuan Presswood rushed 10 times for 159 yards and one score for Mt. St. Joe against Bluffton. Jack Kay recorded 11 tackles for the Spartans in a 33-31 win over Alma on September 9.

Hiram (1-1) at Wabash (2-0) (2 p.m.): The Little Giants marched past Hiram, 45-21, in their last meeting. D.J. Franklin hauled in five passes for 53 yards with two touchdowns for the Ohio-based Terriers against DePauw. Oliver Page recorded six catches for 116 yards and one score in Wabash’s 62-7 win over Kenyon.

Marian (1-1) at Olivet Nazarene (3-1) (2 p.m.): The No. 9 (NAIA) Knights blanked Olivet Nazarene, 35-0, during the 2012 campaign. Johnny William caught 10 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns in Marian’s 49-28 win over Robert Morris on September 9. Jordan Lawton went 19-of-38 for 234 yards and one score in the Illinois-based Tigers’ 38-16 loss to Concordia (Mich.).

Valparaiso (1-2) at Drake (1-2) (2 p.m.): The Bulldogs from Iowa posted a 36-21 win over Valparaiso last season. Drew Snouffer racked up 10 tackles for the Crusaders in their 44-10 win over Trinity International. Steven Doran tallied five receptions for 91 yards with a touchdown in Drake’s 51-10 loss to South Dakota State.

Georgia Southern (0-2) at Indiana (1-1) (3:30 p.m.): This marks the first meeting between the Eagles and the Hoosiers. Shai Werts had 312 rushes for 124 yards in Georgia Southern’s 22-12 loss to New Hampshire. Peyton Ramsey came off the bench to complete 16-of-20 passes for 173 yards with two touchdowns and also ran for a score in Indiana’s 34-17 win at Virginia on September 9.

Michigan (3-0) at Purdue (2-1) (4 p.m.): The Wolverines clawed past Purdue, 44-13, in the 2012 season. Devin Bush came up with 12 tackles for Michigan in a 29-13 win over Air Force. David Blough finished 22-of-28 for 187 yards and one score in the Boilermakers’ 35-3 victory at Missouri.

Butler (2-1) at San Diego (1-2) (5 p.m.): The Toreros cruised to a 44-10 win against Butler last year. Will Marty’s one-yard touchdown run with seven seconds left helped the Bulldogs to a 27-21 win over Taylor. Justin Priest came up with 11 catches for 142 yards and one score in San Diego’s 27-17 loss to Princeton.

Hillsdale (2-1) at Indianapolis (3-0) (6 p.m.): The Greyhounds marched Hillsdale, 38-7, in the 2015 campaign. David Graham has 16 touches for 79 yards with a touchdown in the Michigan-based Chargers 24-21 loss to McKendrie. Quarterback Jake Purichia was named the Great Lakes Conference offensive player of the week for completing 11-of-16 passes for 267 yards with three touchdowns and running seven times for 47 yards in Indianapolis’ 45-17 win over Southwest Baptist.

Saint Xavier (3-0) at Saint Francis (3-0) (6 p.m.): The top-ranked and defending NAIA national champion Cougars recorded a 45-20 win over No. 13 St. Xavier in the 2013 season. Mike Ivlow ran 12 times for 189 yards and a touchdown in the Illinois-based Cougars’ 45-0 shutout of Lindenwood- Belleville. Nick Ferrer went 31-of-43 for 508 yards and six scores for St. Francis in a 49-21 win at St. Ambrose.

Ball State (2-1) at Western Kentucky (1-2) (7 p.m.): The Cardinals soared past Western Kentucky, 24-7, in the 2008 campaign. Lamar Anderson had a game-high nine tackles for Ball State in a 28-13 win over Tennessee tech. Quinton Baker carried the football 19 times for 79 yards with a score in the Hilltoppers’ 23-22 loss to Louisiana Tech.

Trinity International (1-2) at Taylor (1-1) (7 p.m.): The Trojans from Illinois slipped by Taylor, 17-14, a season ago. Maurcio Portillo came up with nine tackles for Trinity International against Valparaiso. Spencer Crisp racked up 21 carries for 85 yards and a touchdown for the Trojans against Butler.

Notre Dame (2-1) at Michigan State (2-0) (8 p.m.): The Spartans held on for a 36-28 win at Notre Dame a year ago. Brandon Wimbush ran 21 times for 207 yards and four scores for the Fighting Irish in a 49-20 victory at Boston College. L.J. Scott finished with 18 rushes for 86 yards and one touchdown in Michigan State’s 28-14 win over Western Michigan on September 9.