COLLEGE CORNER 18 – VOLUME FOUR

by | Sep 14, 2018 | Featured, Football Blogs, Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

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

SEPTEMBER 15

Ball State (1-1) at Indiana (2-0) (Noon): The Hoosiers posted a 30-20 win over Ball State during the 2016 season. Jacob White recorded nine tackles for the Cardinals in their 24-16 loss at Notre Dame. Stevie Scott ran 31 times for 204 yards and a touchdown in Indiana’s 20-16 win over Virginia.

Saint Ambrose (2-0) at Saint Francis (2-0) (Noon): The two-time defending NAIA national champion Cougars earned a 49-21 win over Saint Ambrose last season. Jake Romani was 26-of-39 for 305 yards with a score in the Iowa-based Fighting Bees’ 26-0 blanking of Lindenwood-Belleville. Matt Crable completed 26-of-36 passes for 340 yards and three touchdowns for Saint Francis in a 49-19 win at Saint Francis (Illinois).

Trinity Bible (0-2) at Indiana Wesleyan (1-1) (Noon): David Steeves ran six times for 55 yards for the Lions from North Dakota in their 46-0 loss to Grinnell. Devodney Alford helped the Wildcats claim the program’s first win with 21 carries for 186 yards and two scores in a 61-6 decision over Anderson.

Hiram (1-1) at DePauw (0-1) (1 p.m.): The Tigers cruised to a 55-28 win against Hiram a year ago. Randy Tucker was 10-of-20 for 149 yards and two touchdowns for the Ohio-based Terriers in their 47-13 win over Earlham. Chase Andries went 8-of-21 for 115 yards in DePauw’s 16-10 loss to Central (Iowa).

Franklin (1-1) at Anderson (0-2) (1:30 p.m.): The Ravens suffered a 63-17 loss to Franklin last year. Jacob Earl rambled 16 times for 145 yards in the Grizzlies’ 56-35 loss to Albion. Reggie Lipscomb managed only 28 yards on 14 carries for Anderson against Indiana Wesleyan.

Rose-Hulman (0-2) at Mount St. Joseph (1-1) (1:30 p.m.): The Fightin’ Engineers were a 35-10 winner of Mount St. Joe a season ago. Adam Sturgeon caught four passes for 44 yards in Rose-Hulman’s 43-19 loss to Rhodes. Chaiten Tomlin completed 15-of-27 for 190 yards and a score for the Ohio-based Lions in a 48-19 loss to Morehead State.

Taylor (1-1) at Trinity International (0-3) (2 p.m.): The Trojans claimed a 33-19 win over Trinity International in their last meeting. Spencer Crisp had 12 rushes for 32 yards in Taylor’s 31-17 loss to Butler. Derek Lowe caught a seven-yard touchdown pass for the Illinois-based Trojans in a 51-7 loss to Concordia (Michigan).

Trine (2-0) at Lakeland (0-1) (2 p.m.): The Muskies from Wisconsin roared to a 61-35 win over Trine during the 2015 season. Simeon Washington came up with seven tackles for the Thunder in a 34-13 win over Bluffton. Larry Rivers ran eight times for 59 yards for Lakeland in a 45-26 loss to Carroll.

Valparaiso (0-1) at Youngstown State (0-2) (2 p.m.): The Penguins from Ohio blanked Valparaiso, 59-0, during the 2012 campaign. Kyle Cartales carried the ball 14 times for 61 yards and two touchdowns for the Crusaders in a 23-21 loss at Duquesne. Tevin MCaster had 14 rushes for 72 yards and a score in Youngstown State’s 52-17 loss to West Virginia.

Wabash (2-0) at Kenyon (0-2) (2 p.m.): The Little Giants marched past Kenyon, 62-7, a year ago. Jose Franco earned North Coast Athletic Conference defensive player of the week honors with five tackles, a fumble recovery, and interception in Wabash’s 16-13 win over Wisconsin Stevens Point. Thomas Merkle was 39-of-69 for 392 yards with three touchdowns for the Ohio-based Lords in their 35-24 loss to Oberlin.

Bluffton (0-2) at Earlham (0-2) (2:30 p.m.): The Beavers from Ohio crushed Earlham, 65-21, a season ago. Adam Guncan had four receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown for Bluffton against Trine. Kobe Walker tallied 19 tackles and a fumble recovery for the Quakers against Hiram.

Vanderbilt (2-0) at Notre Dame (2-0) (2:30 p.m.): The Fighting Irish escaped with a 14-7 win at Vanderbilt in the 1996 season. Kyle Schurmur went 23-of-32 for 258 yards and two scores for the Commodores in a 41-10 win over Nevada. Miles Boykin had six catches for 119 yards for Notre Dame against Ball State.

Defiance (0-2) at Manchester (0-2) (6 p.m.): The Spartans edged Defiance, 23-21, last year. Corey Bennett carried the ball 16 times for 34 yards for the Ohio-based Yellow Jackets in a 41-0 loss to Hope. Bryce Tomasi was 21-of-36 for 256 yards and two scores in Manchester’s 39-33 loss to Alma.

Princeton (0-0) at Butler (2-0) (6 p.m.): The Tigers and Butler are playing on the gridiron for the first time. In a posting a 5-5 record in 2017, Princeton ran for 1,316 yards, compared to 1,461 yards for its opponents. Brad Sznajder scampered 26 times for 163 yards and a touchdown for the Bulldogs against Taylor.

Indiana State (1-1) at Eastern Illinois (0-2) (7 p.m.): The Panthers slipped past Indiana State, 22-20, last year. Jaquan Keys had 20 touches for 102 yards in the Sycamores’ 31-7 loss at Louisville. Jamal Scott ran 17 times for 96 yards for Eastern Illinois in a 48-10 loss to Arkansas.

Missouri (2-0) at Purdue (0-2) (7:30 p.m.): The Boilermakers raced to a 35-3 win at Missouri a season ago. Drew Lock completed 33-of-45 throws for 398 yards and four touchdowns in the Tigers; 40-13 win over Wyoming. Markell Jones came up with 12 carries for 109 yards in Purdue’s 20-19 loss to Eastern Michigan.

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