COLLEGE CORNER 18 – VOLUME TWO

by | Aug 30, 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 and records indicated are from 2017 unless indicated.

AUGUST 30

Central Connecticut State (8-4) at Ball State (2-10) (7 p.m.): This marks the first meeting between the Blue Devils and Ball State on the gridiron. Central Connecticut averaged 36.2 points per game. The Cardinals, who are looking to halt a nine-game losing streak, were outscored 488-215.

Indianapolis (11-1) at Grand Valley State (8-3) (7 p.m.): The No. 13 (NCAA D-II) Greyhounds escaped with a 24-20 win against No. 10 Grand Valley State last season. Indianapolis was good on 12-of-15 field goals a year ago. The Lakers averaged 38.4 yards per punt.

Quincy (3-8) at Indiana State (0-11) (7 p.m.): The Sycamores rolled to 70-7 victory over Quincy during the 2013 season. The Hawks from Illinois lost 14 of their 23 fumbles a season ago. In the midst of a 14-game losing streak, Indiana State accumulated 3,169 total yards, compared to 5,320 yards for the opposition.

Manchester (6-4) at Trine (11-1) (7:30 p.m.): The No. 23 (NCAA D-III) Thunder claimed a 35-12 win over Manchester last year. The Spartans recorded 50 penalties for 478 yards. Trine averaged 329,6 yards rushing per game.

Northwestern (10-3) at Purdue (7-6) (8 p.m.): The Wildcats were a 23-13 winner against Purdue in their last meeting. Northwestern racked up 5,304 total yards, compared 4,644 yards for their opponents. The Boilermakers rolled up 1,970 yards on the ground, compared to 1,728 yards for the opposition.

SEPTEMBER 1

Wabash (8-3) at Hiram (2-8) (1 p.m.): The Little Giants hung on for a 33-28 win over Hiram last year. Wabash finished 20-of-31 (65 percent) on fourth-down conversions. The Terriers from Ohio allowed 455.3 yards rushing per game.

Butler (6-5) at Youngstown State (6-5) (2 p.m.): The Ohio-based Penguins cruised to a 44-20 win over Butler in the 2014 campaign. The Bulldogs tossed for 2,399 yards, while their opponents had 2,684 yards passing. Youngstown State registered 235 first downs, compared to 192 for the opposition.

Wilmington (2-8) at Earlham (0-10) (2 p.m.): In the battle of the Quakers, Wilmington earned a 49-20 win over Earlham a year ago. Wilmington, which has dropped seven straight contests, surrendered 45.2 points per game. Earlham, which is looking to end a 43-game losing streak, averaged 141.4 yards rushing per contest.

Taylor (4-6) at Indiana Wesleyan (0-0) (4 p.m.): This will be the first intercollegiate contest for Indiana Wesleyan. The Trojans intercepted 26 passes, compared to 10 for their opponents. The Wildcats will be an associate member of the Mid-State Football Association for the 2018 campaign.

Benedictine (7-3) at Franklin (8-3) (6 p.m.): The Grizzlies roared to a 46-14 win over Benedictine during the 1980 season. The Eagles from Illinois averaged 5.7 yards per play, while their opponents had an average of 5.2 yards.

Anderson (1-9) at North Park (3-7) (7 p.m.): The Illinois-based Vikings posted a 33-7 win over Anderson a season ago. The Ravens tallied only 275 yards rushing in 2017, compared to 2,068 yards for the opposition. North Park mustered just 1.9 yards per carry on the ground.

Hanover (4-6) at Centre (9-1) (7 p.m.): The Colonels from Kentucky came away with a 27-14 win over Hanover in their previous matchup. The Panthers averaged 31.1 points per game, compared to 30.7 points for the opposition. Centre ran for 14 touchdowns last season, while their opponents had eight scores on the ground.

Indiana (5-7) at Florida International (8-5) (7 p.m.): The Hoosiers earned a 34-13 victory against Florida International in the 2016 season. Indiana converted 80-of-211 (38 percent) third-down conversion a year ago. The Panthers were 10-of-21 (48 percent) on fourth-down opportunities.

Rose-Hulman (8-2) at Mount Union (15-0) (7 p.m.): The Fighting Engineers are taking on the defending NCAA D-III national champions for the first time in football. Rose-Hulman tallied 38 points off of turnovers in 2017. The Purple Raiders from Ohio accumulated 474.5 yards per game.

Michigan (8-5) at Notre Dame (10-3) (7:30 p.m.): The No. 12 Fighting Irish blanked No. 14 Michigan, 31-0, during the 2014 campaign. The Wolverines racked up 42 quarterback sacks, good for 285 yards. Notre Dame outscored the opposition, 111-54, during the first quarter.

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