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COLLEGE CORNER 18 – VOLUME NINE

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

OCTOBER 20

Indiana Wesleyan (5-1) at Siena Heights (5-1) (Noon): Devodney Alford ran 18 times for 97 yards and two touchdowns for the Wildcats in a 38-24 win over Lawrence Tech. Tyler Knecht was 16-of-29 for 212 yards for the No. 23 (NAIA) Saints from Michigan in a 22-19 overtime loss to No. 12 Saint Francis (Indiana).

Missouri Baptist (2-5) at Saint Francis (5-2) (Noon): The Cougars rolled to a 56-23 win over Missouri Baptist last season.  Collin Thomas recorded nine tackles for the Spartans in a 28-7 loss to No. 10 Concordia (Michigan). Gavin Gardner booted field goals of 31, 34, 28, and the game-winning 26-yard kick for Saint Francis against Siena Heights.

San Diego (4-2) at Butler (3-3) (Noon): The Toreos posted a 38-17 win against Butler a year ago. Anthony Lawrence was 28-of-42 for 426 yards and three touchdowns in San Diego’s 36-34 win over Dayton. Pace Temple caught eight passes for 86 yards and a score for the Bulldogs in a 35-17 loss to Valparaiso.

DePauw (3-3) at Wittenberg (6-0) (1 p.m.): The Tigers from Ohio cruised to a 52-6 win over DePauw a season ago. Matt Crupi racked up 14 tackles for the Tigers in a 20-12 loss to Denison. Jake Kennedy went 21-of-31 for 378 yards and five touchdowns in Wittenberg’s 41-14 win over Allegheny.

Oberlin (1-5) at Wabash (5-1) (1 p.m.): The Little Giants marched past Oberlin, 35-21, last year. Ryan Gleeson caught eight passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns for the Ohio-based Yeomen in a 27-21 loss to the College of Wooster. Matt Penola has three receptions for 21 yards, including a six-yard touchdown, in Wabash’s 7-0 win over Ohio Wesleyan.

Trine (6-0) at Finlandia (0-6) (1 p.m.): This is the first meeting on the gridiron between the Thunder and Finlandia. Brandon Winters completed 7-of-13 passes for 156 yards with three scores for Trine in its 50-49 win over Olivet. Justin Woolever ran 27 times for 55 yards and a touchdown for the Michigan-based Lions in their 70-6 setback to Hope.

Concordia (6-1) at Marian (6-0) (1:05 p.m.): The Michigan-based Cardinals edged Marian, 39-36, in their last meeting. Joe Conner scampered 16 times for 99 yards and a score for Concordia against Missouri Baptist. Ethan Darter was 24-of-33 for 341 yards and four touchdowns for the No. 2 (NAIA) Knights in a 55-0 blanking of Taylor.

Anderson (2-4) at Rose-Hulman (2-4) (1:30 p.m.): The Fightin’ Engineers claimed a 48-23 victory over Anderson in 2017. Reggie Lipscomb rambled 18 times for 113 yards and two scores for the Ravens in a 63-0 triumph over Earlham. Carter Hounshell racked up 11 tackles and an interception for Rose-Hulman in its 23-14 win over Bluffton.

Earlham (0-7) at Franklin (5-1) (1:30 p.m.): The Grizzlies roared past Earlham, 56-26, last season. Joe Enwright went 10-of-25 for 74 yards for the Quakers against Anderson. Brad Bonomini tallied seven catches for 113 yard and a score for Franklin in a 42-34 win over Mount St. Joseph.

Hanover (4-2) at Manchester (3-4) (1:30 p.m.): The Spartans slipped by Hanover, 35-34, a year ago. A.J. Brett finished 27-of-35 for 256 yards with four touchdowns for the Panthers in their 48-7 win over Defiance. Clevarius Marshall caught two passes for 76 yards and a score for Manchester in a 21-17 win over Bluffton.

Taylor (2-4) at Lindenwood-Belleville (0-7) (2 p.m.): The Illinois-based Lynx are looking to make amends for a 63-10 loss to Taylor last season. Jordan Jackson accumulated seven tackles for the Trojans against Marian. Jaquay Owens romped 16 times for 73 yards for Lindenwood in a 55-0 loss to Saint Francis (Illinois).

Valparaiso (1-5) at Morehead State (2-4) (2:05 p.m.): The Crusaders recorded a 63-32 win over Morehead State last year. Cody Boxrucker ran 10 times for 40 yards and three touchdowns for Valparaiso against Butler. Jovan Smith raced 21 times for 127 yards and a score for the Kentucky-based Eagles in a 35-28 win over Davidson.

Eastern Michigan (3-4) at Ball State (3-4) (3 p.m.): The Cardinals suffered a 56-14 loss to Eastern Michigan in their last matchup. Mike Glass III had 10 carries for 125 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles in a 28-26 win over Toledo. Malik Dunner caught five passes for 55 yards in Ball State’s 24-23 win over Central Michigan.

Indiana State (2-5) at Southern Illinois (1-5) (3 p.m.): The Salukis racked up a 45-24 win against Indiana State a season ago. Ryan Boyle went 18-of-22 for 152 yards and ran 15 times for 81 yards in the Sycamores’ 29-26 loss to Missouri State. Raphael Leonard racked up seven receptions for 81 yards in South Illinois’ 51-3 loss to Illinois State.

Penn State (4-2) at Indiana (4-3) (3:30 p.m.): The No. 18 Nittany Lions registered a 45-14 victory against Indiana last season. Miles Sanders had 17 carries for 162 yards and a score in Penn State’s 21-17 loss to No. 24 Michigan State. Marcelino Ball tallied six tackles for the Hoosiers in a 42-16 loss to Iowa.

McKendree (4-3) at Indianapolis (5-1) (6 p.m.): The No. 16 (NCAA D-II) Greyhounds ran past McKendree, 28-10, a year ago. Preston Thompson accumulated 18 rushes for 122 yards and a touchdown for the Illinois-based Bearcats in 26-23 win over Southwest Baptist. Joe Lambright notched six tackles for Indianapolis in a 35-7 win over Quincy.

Ohio State (7-0) at Purdue (3-3) (7:30 p.m.): The No. 2 Buckeyes blanked Purdue, 56-0, during the 2013 campaign. K.J. Hill caught nine passes for 187 yards with two touchdowns in Ohio State’s 30-14 win over Minnesota. Isaac Zico came up with five catches for 127 yards and two scores for the Boilermakers in a 46-7 win at Illinois.