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COLLEGE CORNER 18 – VOLUME 14

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

NOVEMBER 24

Purdue (5-6) at Indiana (5-6) (1 p.m.): The Boilermakers became bowl eligible last year with a 31-24 win over Indiana. Rondale Moore’s nine receptions for 114 yards and two scores was not enough for Purdue in its 47-44 triple-overtime loss to Wisconsin. Marcelino Ball registered 10 tackles and an interception for the Hoosiers in their 31-20 loss at No. 4 Michigan.

Notre Dame (11-0) at Southern California (5-6) (8 p.m.): The No. 3 Fighting Irish cruised to a 49-14 victory against USC a year ago. Ian Book returned from an injury to complete 23-of-37 for 292 yards and two scores in Notre Dame’s 36-3 decision over No. 19 Syracuse. J.T. Daniels went 20-of-34 for 334 yards and two touchdowns in the Trojans’ 31-24 loss to rival UCLA.

NAIA PLAYOFFS

Baker (9-2) at Saint Francis (9-2) (Noon): The No. 8 and two-time defending national champion Cougars claimed the 2016 NAIA national championship with a 38-17 win over No. 12 Baker. Cooper Lee’s 41-yard field goal in overtime lifted the Kansas-based Wildcats to a 44-41 win over No. 3 Bethel (Tennessee). Rocky James caught seven passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns om Saint Francis’ 34-3 victory over No. 10 Grand View (Iowa).  The survivor moves on to the semifinal round on December 1 against an opponent to be determined after completion of the quarterfinal round.

NCAA DIVISION 2 PLAYOFFS

Indianapolis (10-1) at Quachita Baptist (11-0) (2 p.m.): The No. 12 Greyhounds and No. 4 Quachita Baptist are meeting for the first time on the gridiron. Al McKeller scampered 29 times for 137 yards in Indianapolis’ 38-27 win over No. 19 Fort Hays State. Brockton Brown ran eight times for 63 yards and three touchdowns in the Arkansas-based Tigers; 38-10 win over Henderson State. Up next for the winner is a date with No. 2 Ferris State (12-0) or No. 17 Northwest Missouri State in the quarterfinals on December 1.

DONE FOR THE SEASON

Ball State (4-8): Riley Miller hauled in five passes for 71 yards and a touchdown for the Cardinals in their 42-21 loss to Miami (Ohio).

Butler (4-7): Pace Temple came up 14 receptions for 169 yards and two scores in the Bulldogs’ 41-38 loss to Davidson.

Hanover (7-4): Walt Ballinger ran 18 times for 56 yards in the Panthers’ 56-0 loss to No. 9 North Central (Illinois) in the NCAA D-3 playoff opener.

Indiana State (7-4): Peterson Kerlegrand helped the Sycamores close out with a five-game winning streak with 21 carries for 102 yards in a 15-13 triumph over Western Illinois.

Indiana Wesleyan (7-3): Josh Davidson recorded 10 tackles and a fumble recovery as the Wildcats ended their first campaign with a 51-19 win over Lawrence Tech.

Marian (10-1): Charles Salary exploded for 31 carries for 276 yards and two scores, but the No. 2 Knights saw their season come to an abrupt end with a 34-21 setback to No. 17 Saint Xavier in the opening round of the NAIA playoffs.

Trine (10-1): Cayleel Hill’s 27-yard interception return for a touchdown was all the No. 10 Thunder could muster in a 31-7 loss to St. Norbert (Wisconsin) in the first round of the NCAA D-3 tournament.