Here are some facts and figures about games involving Indiana college football teams. Times are eastern.
Concordia (5-0) at Saint Francis (5-0) (Noon): The top-ranked and defending NAIA national champion Cougars rolled to a 44-6 win over No. 20 Concordia last year. Ashton Gray ran 16 times for 151 yards and two touchdowns for the Michigan-based Cardinals in a 65-0 blanking of Lindenwood-Belleville. Nick Ferrer was 33-of-38 for 403 yards and three scores for Saint Francis in a 31-24 win at No. 13 Marian.
Butler (2-3) at Morehead State (2-3) (1 p.m.): The Eagles from Kentucky soared to a 54-28 win over Butler a season ago. Pace Temple had seven catches for 138 yards in the Bulldogs’ 27-16 loss to Drake. Starr Hutcherson recorded 11 tackles for Morehead State in 38-0 loss to Campbell.
Denison (3-1) at Wabash (4-0) (1 p.m.): The Little Giants posted a 22-14 win over Denison last season. Alex Raynor racked up seven tackles for the Ohio-based Bog Red in a 28-12 loss to Wittenberg. Isaac Avant ran 16 times for 126 yards and a touchdown in Wabash’s 33-28 victory over the College of Wooster.
North Dakota State (4-0) at Indiana State (0-4) (1 p.m.): The No. 2 (FCS) Bison cruised to a 41-17 win over Indiana State last year. Easton Stick completed 15-of-21 for 220 yards and two touchdowns in North Dakota State’s 38-11 win over Missouri State. Michael Thomas had a four-yard touchdown reception for the Sycamores’ 24-13 loss at No. 12 Illinois State.
Oberlin (2-2) at DePauw (4-0) (1 p.m.): The Yeomen from Ohio suffered a 50-17 setback to DePauw in 2016. Melvin Briggs had 16 carries for 51 yards and a score for Oberlin in a 45-17 loss to Denison on September 23. Ramon Lopez rushed 17 times for 63 yards with a score and caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in the Tigers’ 31-30 win over Ohio Wesleyan.
Siena Heights (3-2) at Taylor (2-2) (1 p.m.): The Michigan-based Saints slipped by Taylor, 21-14, in their last meeting. D’Aries Davis scampered 22 times for 194 yards and two touchdowns for Siena Heights in a 30-0 shutout of Missouri Baptist. Nicholas Lamioa caught five passes for 38 yards with a score in the Trojans’ 24-20 loss to No. 11 (NAIA) Saint Xavier.
Trine (4-0) at Albion (1-3) (1 p.m.): The Thunder stormed past Albion, 35-16, last year. Seth Boggs recorded 17 rushes for 108 yards in Trine’s 44-7 victory over Concordia (Illinois). Emmanuel Stewart scampered 39 times for 216 yards and two scores for the Michigan-based Britons in a 34-32 loss to Adrian.
Saint Ambrose (2-3) at Marian (2-2) (1:05 p.m.): This will be the first meeting on the gridiron between the Iowa-based Fighting Bees and Marian. Jake Osterberger had 18 carries for 85 yards in Saint Ambrose’s 42-19 loss to Saint Francis (Illinois). Maurice Woodard ran 11 times for 119 yards for the Knights against Saint Francis (Ind.).
Anderson (1-4) at Bluffton (1-3) (1:30 p.m.): The Beavers from Ohio marched past Anderson, 62-27, last season. Dakota Frauhiger racked up 13 tackles for the Ravens in their 48-23 loss to Rose-Hulman. Colby Speice was 24-of-37 for 295 yards and two touchdowns for Bluffton in 59-30 loss to Franklin on September 23.
Franklin (3-2) at Earlham (0-4) (1:30 p.m.): The Grizzlies roared past Earlham, 40-7, a year ago. Jacob Earl accumulated 19 carries for 90 yards with a touchdown in Franklin’s 69-19 win over Manchester. Elijah Bilal had five receptions for 66 yards and a score in the Quakers’ 34-14 loss to Defiance.
Manchester (1-3) at Defiance (1-4) (1:30 p.m.): The Yellow Jackets from Ohio edged Manchester, 20-14, a season ago. Alex Downard went 17-of-22 for 206 yards with a touchdown for the Spartans against Franklin. Carl Stokes hauled in four passes for 83 yards and two scores for Defiance against Earlham.
Indianapolis (5-0) at McKendree (4-1) (2 p.m.): The No. 7 (NCAA D-II) Greyhounds were a 34-24 winner against McKendree last year. This is the highest ranking Indianapolis has ever achieved. Daveon Bell earned Great Lakes Valley Conference special teams’ player of the week accolades for 86-yard punt return for a touchdown in Indianapolis’ 34-19 win over Truman. Ricco Gipson recorded 14 tackles for the Illinois-based Bearcats in a 28-7 win over Southwest Baptist.
Mount St. Joseph (3-2) at Rose-Hulman (4-1) (2 p.m.): The Lions from Ohio claimed a 45-27 victory against Rose-Hulman in 2016. Chaiten Tomlin was 16-of-31 for 286 yards and five touchdowns in Mount St. Joseph’s 35-20 win over Hanover. Garrett Wight raced 19 times for 125 yards and two scores for Fightin’ Engineers against Anderson.
Valparaiso (2-3) at Campbell (3-2) (2 p.m.): The Fighting Camels from North Carolina came away with a 34-24 win over Valparaiso in the 2014 campaign. Donny Navarro caught four passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns in the Crusaders’ 27-24 win over Stetson. Montel Goods ran 27 times for 193 yards and three scores for Campbell against Morehead State.
Ball State (2-3) at Akron (2-3) (3:30 p.m.): The Zips breezed past Ball State, 35-25, in their previous matchup. Morgan Hagee converted a 28-yard field goal in the Cardinals’ 55-3 loss at Western Michigan. Ulysees Gilbert tallied 11 tackles in Akron’s 34-23 win over Bowling Green.
Charleston Southern (2-2) at Indiana (2-2) (3:30 p.m.): The Buccaneers from South Carolina are making their first appearance at “The Rock” in Bloomington. Indiana picked up this contest after its game with Florida International was cancelled because of Hurricane Irma. Terrance Wilson had two carries for 106 yards and two touchdowns for Charleston Southern in a 58-7 win over Mississippi Valley. Tony Fields came up with 10 tackles for the Hoosiers in their 45-17 loss at No. 4 Penn State.
Minnesota (3-1) at Purdue (2-2) (3:30 p.m.): The Golden Gophers recorded a 44-31 win against Purdue last year. Conor Rhoda went 13-of-26 for 229 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota’s 31-24 loss to Maryland. T.J. McCollum had 10 tackles for the Boilermakers in a 28-10 loss to No. 7 Michigan on September 23.
Notre Dame (4-1) at North Carolina (1-4) (3:30 p.m.): The Fighting Irish hung on a 50-43 win over North Carolina during the 2014 season. Deon McIntosh carried the ball 12 times for 47 yards and a touchdown in Notre Dame’s 52-17 win over Miami (Ohio). Cayson Collins finished with 12 tackles in the Tar Heels’ 33-7 loss at Georgia Tech.