Here are some facts and figures about games involving Indiana college football teams. Times are eastern.
DECEMBER 1 – NAIA SEMIFINALS
Saint Francis (10-2) at Morningside (13-0) (1 p.m.): The No. 8 and two-time defending national champion Cougars are 2-0 lifetime against the top-ranked Iowa-based Mustangs, including a 43-36 win in last year’s semifinals. Matt Crable was 11-of-26 for 186 yards with two touchdowns and ran five times for 33 yards in Saint Francis’ 33-23 win over No. 12 Baker (Kansas). Trent Solsma went 31-of-39 for 374 yards and five touchdowns in Morningside’s 51-14 victory over No. 17 Saint Xavier. The Cougars finished third in the Mideast League of the Mid-States Football Foundations, while the Mustangs were champions of the Great Palins Athletic Conference. Saint Francis has 10 straight playoff games, while Morningside was national runner-up in 2012. The winner moves on to meet No. 6 Kansas Wesleyan (13-0) or No. 6 Benedictine (12-1) for the national championship on December 15 in Dayton Beach, Florida.
WAITING FOR THEIR NEXT ASSIGNMENT
Notre Dame (12-0): Dexter Williams ran 16 times for 97 yards and a touchdown for the No. 3 Fighting Irish in their 24-17 win over USC. Notre Dame will find out its opponent in the Bowl Championship Series on December 2.
Purdue (6-6): David Blough helped the Boilermakers become bowl eligible for the second straight year by going 27-of-35 for 310 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-21 victory at Indiana. Purdue will also find out its bowl destination on December 2.
DONE FOR THE SEASON
Indiana (5-7): Peyton Ramsey completed 36-of-51 for 345 yards with a score against Purdue, but it was not enough to keep the Hoosiers from missing out on post-season play for the second year in a row.
Indianapolis (10-2): Jake Purichia was 14-of-28 for 164 yards and a touchdown, but the No. 12 Greyhounds bowed out of the NCAA D-2 playoffs with a 35-7 setback to No. 4 Quachita Baptist.