COLLEGE CORNER 18 – VOLUME THREE

by | Sep 7, 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.

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Eastern Michigan (1-0) at Purdue (0-1) (Noon): The Boilermakers posted a 54-16 win over Eastern Michigan during the 2012 campaign. Tyler Wiegers was 18-of-21 for 238 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles in a 51-17 win over Monmouth. D.J. Knox ran seven times for 77 yards in Purdue’s 31-27 loss to Northwestern.

Valparaiso (0-0) at Duquesne (1-1) (Noon): The Dukes from Pennsylvania escaped with a 45-40 win at Valparaiso last year. On the way to a 6-5 finish, the Crusaders rolled up 4,398 total yards, compared to 4,610 yards for the opposition. A.J. Hines scampered seven times for 77 yards and a touchdown in Duquesne’s 45-0 victory over Lock Haven.

Bluffton (0-1) at Trine (1-0) (1 p.m.): The Thunder stormed past Bluffton. 55-14, a season ago. Plummie Gardner went 16-of-29 for 298 yards and five touchdowns in the Ohio-based Beavers’ 44-34 loss to Wooster. Lamar Carswell had 13 carries for 162 yards and three scores in Trine’s 55-7 win over Manchester.

Central (1-0) at DePauw (0-0) (1 p.m.): The Dutch from Iowa and DePauw are meeting for the first time on the football field. Nathan Fitzgerald had 18 carries for 89 yards and two touchdowns in Central’s 49-3 win over Northwest Saint Paul. The Tigers outscored their opponents, 336-271 in posting an 8-2 mark.

Wisconsin Stevens Point (0-1) at Wabash (1-0) (1 p.m.): The Pointers and Wabash are getting together on the gridiron for the first time. John Urmanski went 29-of-54 for 302 yards and three scores in Wisconsin’s 45-21 loss to John Carroll. Jake Reid finished 18-of-20 for 273 yards and three touchdowns in the Little Giants’ 41-17 win over Hiram.

Thomas More (0-1) at Hanover (0-1) (1:30 p.m.): The Kentucky-bases Saints rolled to an 84-7 win over Hanover during the 2015 season. Hjavier Pitts ran 19 times for 121 yards and a score for Thomas More in a 35-28 loss to North Carolina Wesleyan. Dakota Marion recorded 12 tackles for the Panthers’ 28-18 loss to Centre.

Hiram (0-1) at Earlham (0-1) (3 p.m.): The Terriers from Ohio cruised to a 63-41 win over Earlham last season. Isaiah Jones had 14 rushes for 113 yards and a touchdown for Hiram against Wabash. Melvin Davis ran 17 times for 65 yards for the Quakers in a 49-7 loss to Wilmington.

Ball State (1-0) at Notre Dame (1-0) (3:30 p.m.): This is the first time the Cardinals and Notre Dame are playing football. Riley Neal went 23-of-30 for 259 yards and two touchdowns in Ball State’s 42-6 win over Central Connecticut State. Jafar Armstrong had 15 touches for 35 yards and two scores for the Fighting Irish in their 24-17 win over Michigan.

Marian (1-0) at Robert Morris (0-2) (4 p.m.): The Knights crowned Robert Morris, 49-28, last year. Wesley Cook galloped 15 times for 106 yards with a touchdown in Marian’s 52-7 win over Saint Xavier. Kenny Kirkland racked up 10 stops for the Chicago-based Eagles in a 44-7 loss to Davenport.

Saint Francis (Ill.) (0-1) at Saint Francis (Ind.) (1-0) (4 p.m.): The two-time defending NAIA national champion Cougars were a 68-23 winner over their namesake Saint Francis last season. Aaron Ellis was 19-of-32 for 165 yards and a touchdown for the Fighting Saints in a 55-7 loss to Sacramento State. Justin Green had 14 rushes for 113 yards and two scores in Saint Francis’ 42-9 win over Robert Morris.

Butler (1-0) at Taylor (1-0) (6 p.m.): The Bulldogs slipped past Taylor, 27-21, in their last meeting. Pace Temple hauled in 14 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown in Butler’s 23-21 win over Youngstown State. Zac Saltzgaber had nine rushes for 65 yards and a score in the Trojans’ 43-31 win at Indiana Wesleyan.

Franklin (1-0) at Albion (1-0) (6 p.m.): The Grizzlies and Albion are getting together on the gridiron for the first time. Braden Smith was 26-of-35 for 348 yards and four touchdowns in Franklin’s 55-38 win against Benedictine. Kyle Thomas completed 23-of-34 passes for 267 yards and four scores in the Michigan-based Britons’ 59-5 win over Defiance.

Indiana Wesleyan (0-1) at Anderson (0-1) (6 p.m.): Dontea Henderson had six receptions for 178 yards and two touchdowns against Taylor in the Wildcats’ first contest. Johnny Ovalle had 18 carries for 64 yards and a score for the Ravens in their 28-13 loss to North Park.

Manchester (0-1) at Alma (0-1) (6 p.m.): The Spartans slipped past Alma 33-31, a year ago. Donovan Henderson Jr. had 21 carries for 90 yards for Manchester against Trine. Mason Ippel went 16-of-26 for 282 yards and two scores for the Michigan-based Scots in a 63-21 loss to Baldwin Wallace.

Wayne State (1-0) at Indianapolis (0-1) (6 p.m.): The Greyhounds posted a 31-28 win over Wayne State in their last meeting. James Hill tallied 13 carries for 88 yards with a touchdown for the Michigan-based Warriors in a 31-0 win over Walsh. Connor Steeb racked up 13 tackles for Indianapolis in a 30-7 loss to Grand Valley State.

Indiana State (1-0) at Louisville (0-1) (7 p.m.): The Cardinals flew past Indiana State, 30-10, during the 2009 campaign. Titus McCoy carried the ball 10 times for 81 yards with a touchdown in the Sycamores’ 49-0 blanking of Quincy. Kemari Averett had four receptions for 30 yards and two touchdowns in Louisville’s 51-14 loss to Alabama.

Rhodes (1-0) at Rose-Hulman (0-1) (7 p.m.): The Fightin’ Engineers held on for a 16-13 win over Rhodes during the 2005 season. Jace Franklin caught two passes for 18 yards and a score for the Tennessee-based Lynx in a 21-0 win over Illinois College. Garrett Wight had 15 carries for 43 yards in Rose-Hulman’s 54-0 loss to Mount Union.

Virginia (1-0) at Indiana (1-0) (7:30 p.m.): The Hoosiers earned a 34-17 win at Virginia last year. Jordan Ellis ran 20 times for 146 yards and two touchdowns in the Cavaliers’ 42-13 win over Richmond. Peyton Ramsey was 20-of-27 for 156 yards and three scores in Indiana’s 38-28 win at Florida International.

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