Indianapolis (10-2) at Ashland (6-4) (7 p.m.): The Greyhounds squeezed past Ashland, 10-9, during the 2013 season. Al Keller scampered for 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns last season for Indianapolis. The Eagles from Ohio averaged 178.2 yards rushing and 189.5 yards passing per game in 2018. T.J. Edwards was 17-of-23 for 221 yards and two scores in the Greyhounds’ 24-9 victory.
Trine (10-1) at Manchester (4-7) (7:30 p.m.): The Thunder stormed past Manchester, 55-7, last year. Brandon Winters was 57-of-95 for 1,056 yards with 24 touchdowns for Trine a year ago. Harrington Greer carried the ball 27 times for 392 yards and six scores for the Spartans a season ago Dylan Dowling scampered 24 times for 92 yards and three touchdowns for the Thunder in their 38-21 victory. Conner Sherwin registered 13 tackles for Manchester.
Vanderbilt (0-1) at Purdue (0-1) (Noon): The Boilermakers blanked Vanderbilt, 15-0, during the 1970 campaign. Former Yorktown and Ball State signal caller Riley Neal was 14-of-25 for 85 yards in the Commodores’ 30-6 loss to No. 3 Georgia. Mishawaka Marian graduate Zander Horvath ran 19 times for 66 yards in Purdue’s 34-31 loss at Nevada.
Dayton (6-5) at Indiana State (0-1) (1 p.m.): The Flyers soared to a 20-14 win over Indiana State in the 1976 season. Jack Cook tossed for 2,421 yards and 20 touchdowns last season for Dayton. Dante Jones II had four receptions for 79 yards and a score in the Sycamores’ 24-17 loss at Kansas.
Centre (10-2) at Hanover (7-4) (1:30 p.m.): The Kentucky-based Colonels posted a 28-18 win over Hanover last season. Centre lineman Drew Yeager was an All-American a season ago. A.J. Breit completed 121-of-193 passes for 1,402 yards and 17 touchdowns for the Panthers in 2018.
Fordham (0-1) at Ball State (0-1) (2 p.m.): The Rams and Cardinals are meeting for the first time on the gridiron. Tim Demorat went 17-of-27 for 194 yards and three scores in Fordham’s 26-23 loss to Central Connecticut State. Caleb Huntley ran 22 times for 81 yards with a touchdown in Ball State’s 34-24 loss to Indiana.
Taylor (3-7) at Robert Morris (2-9) (3 p.m.): The Trojans needed overtime to claim a 27-24 win over Robert Morris during the 2014 season. Spencer Crisp had 143 rushes for 565 yards and four scores a season ago for Taylor. The Illinois-based Eagles were outscored 402-220 last year.
Eastern Illinois (0-1) at Indiana (1-0) (3:30 p.m.): This marks the first meeting in football between the Panthers and Hoosiers. Xander Richards hauled in five passes for 67 yards in Eastern Illinois 24-10 loss to Chattanooga. Michael Penix was 24-of-40 for 326 yards with a touchdown for Indiana against Ball State.
Saint Francis (9-3) at St. Francis (Ill.) (0-1) (5 p.m.): The No. 3 (NAIA) Cougars cruised to a 49-19 win over St. Francis in 2018. P.J. Dean rambled for 941 yards and eight scores a year ago for Saint Francis. Major Dedmond completed 13-of-28 for 150 yards in the Fighting Saints’ 80-0 loss to No. 1 (NAIA) Morningside (Iowa).
Indiana Wesleyan (7-3) at Butler (0-1) (6 p.m.): The Wildcats and Bulldogs are getting together on the gridiron for the first time. Payton Marksbury racked up 62 tackles last year for Indiana Wesleyan. Mason Brunner came up 10 tackles and a fumble recovery for Butler in a 57-10 loss to North Dakota State.
North Park (2-8) at Anderson (2-8) (6 p.m.): The Vikings from Illinois earned a 28-13 win over Anderson last season. North Park defensive back Gary Anish was named a second-team pre-season All-American by Free Agent Football. Zac Tallent recorded 41 receptions for 228 yards a season ago for the Ravens.
Franklin (8-2) at Benedictine (3-7) (7 p.m.): The Grizzlies roared past Benedictine, 55-38, in their last meeting. Jacob Earl rumbled for 1,072 yards with 14 touchdowns on 172 carries for Franklin in 2018. Jim Schroeder replaced Brad McCaslin as the top man for the Illinois-based Eagles.
Mount Union (14-1) at Rose-Hulman (5-5) (7 p.m.): The No. 2 (NCAA D-2) Purple Raiders from Ohio blanked Rose-Hulman, 54-0, last year. D’Angelo Fulford threw for 2,800 yards and 37 touchdowns a season ago for Mount Union. Noah Thomas had 71 catches for a single-season school record 932 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Engineers in 2018.