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COLLEGE CORNER 19 – VOLUME 3

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Here are some facts and figures about games involving Indiana college football teams. Times are eastern and records are current or final from 2018.

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Ohio State (2-0) at Indiana (2-0) (Noon): The No. 6 Buckeyes collected a 49-26 win over Indiana a year ago. J.K. Dobbins raced 17 times for 141 yards and two touchdowns in Ohio State’s 42-0 blanking of Cincinnati. Donavan Hales had five receptions for 110 yards and two scores in the Hoosiers’ 52-0 win over Eastern Illinois. Indiana might be without the services of quarterback Michael Penix.

Adrian (0-1) at Hanover (0-1): (1 p.m.): This marks the first contest on the football field between the Michigan-based Bulldogs and Hanover. Dwight Mann registered 13 tackles in Adrian’s 57-7 loss to Heidelberg. Shawn Coane had 25 carries for 159 yards in the Panthers’ 45-31 loss to Centre (Kentucky).

Eastern Kentucky (1-1) at Indiana State (0-2) (1 p.m.): The Sycamores downed Eastern Kentucky, 36-16, during the 2014 campaign. Steven Crowder tallied 11 tackles in the Colonels’ 42-0 loss to Louisville. Peterson Kerlegrand scampered 17 times for 194 yards in Indiana State’s 42-35 loss to Dayton.

Missouri Baptist (0-2) at Indiana Wesleyan (0-1) (1 p.m.): The Spartans and Wildcats are meeting for the first time on the football field. Former Shelbyville standout John Lux was 26-of-48 for 262 yards and two touchdowns in Missouri Baptist’s 45-37 loss to Saint Ambrose. Brayden Smith had 11 rushes for 165 yards and three scores in Indiana Wesleyan’s 30-27 overtime loss to Butler.

St. Ambrose (1-0) at Marian (9-1) (1:05 p.m.): The No. 7 (NAIA) Knights blanked St. Ambrose, 52-0, a season ago. Dino Borrelli went 12-of-23 for 149 yards for the Iowa-based Bees against Missouri Baptist. Ethan Darter completed 91-of-140 for 1,176 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2018 for Marian.

Trine (1-0) at Bluffton (0-1) (1:30 p.m.): The Thunder stormed past Bluffton, 34-14, last year. Brandon Winters was 13-of-19 for 206 yards and two touchdowns in Trine’s 38-21 win over Manchester. Peyton Spurlock recorded two catches for 60 yards and a score for the Ohio-based Beavers in their 31-6 loss to the College of Wooster.

Central Connecticut State (2-0) at Valparaiso (0-1) (2 p.m.): The Blue Devils and Valparaiso are playing football for the first time. Tyshaun James carried the ball five times for 15 yards and two touchdowns in Central Connecticut State’s 40-37 win over Merrimack. Cody Boxrucker romped 12 times for 35 yards in the Crusaders’ 53-7 loss to Eastern Kentucky,’

DePauw (4-6) at Central College (1-0) (2 p.m.): The Iowa-based Dutch held on for a 16-10 win over DePauw last year. Will Harris caught 34 passes for 429 yards and three touchdowns last season for the Tigers. Blaine Hawkins was 24-of-33 for 299 yards and six scores in Central’s 42-12 win over Northwestern Saint Paul (Minnesota).

Florida Atlantic (0-2) at Ball State (1-1) (2 p.m.): The Cardinals escaped with 31-27 win at Florida Atlantic in the 2016 season. Chris Robison finished 18-of-40 for 177 yards in the Owls’ 48-14 setback to Central Florida. Drew Plitt was 32-of-40 for 439 yards with six touchdowns in Ball State’s 51-29 win over Fordham.

Wabash (9-1) at Wisconsin Stevens-Point (0-1) (2 p.m.): The Little Giants claimed a 16-13 win over Wisconsin Stevens-Point in 2018. Isaac Avant accounted for 1,181 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns last year for Wabash.  Kameron Kryzanski recorded 14 tackles in the Pointers’ 21-7 loss to John Carroll.

New Mexico (1-0) at Notre Dame (1-0) (2:30 p.m.): The Lobos and Fighting Irish are playing on the gridiron for the first time. Brandt Hughes finished 12-of-29 for 218 yards in New Mexico’s 39-31 win over Sam Houston State. Tony Jones Jr. romped 15 times for 110 yards and a score in No. 7 Notre Dame’s 35-17 win at Louisville. New Mexico’s Bob Davie, who will not be in attendance because of a health issue, was Notre Dame’s top man from 1997 to 2001 where he compiled a 35-25 record.

Albion (0-1) at Franklin (0-1) (6 p.m.): The Michigan-based Britons posted a 56-35 win over Franklin in their last meeting. Markell McCoy ran 23 times for 153 yards and a score in Albion’s 56-6 win over Defiance. Evan Stambaugh tallied 10 tackles in the Grizzlies’ 26-25 loss to Benedictine (Illinois).

Cincinnati Christian (1-1) at Anderson (1-0) (6 p.m.): The Eagles and Anderson are playing for the first time on the football field. Adams Sanders raced 12 times for 46 yards and touchdown in Cincinnati Christian’s 14-6 loss to Cumberland. Tyson Harley completed 20-of-29 for 273 yards with two scores in the Ravens’’ 34-21 win over North Park (Illinois).

Hillsdale (0-1) at Indianapolis (1-0) (6 p.m.): The Greyhounds raced to 34-24 win over Hillsdale a season ago. Luke Keller went 8-of-22 for 169 yards and two scores in the Chargers; 29-14 loss to Michigan Tech. Connor Steeb accounted for 12 tackles and a fumble recovery for Indianapolis in a 24-9 win over Ashland.

Manchester (0-1) at Alma (0-1) (6 p.m.): The Michigan-based Scots were a 39-33 winner over Manchester last year. Darren Lathrop hauled in three receptions for 57 yards for the Spartans against Trine. Brendan Hamilton ran six times for 33 yards in Alma’s 31-14 loss to Baldwin Wallace.

Taylor (0-1) at Butler (1-1) (6 p.m.): The Trojans came up on the short end a 31-17 decision to Butler a year ago. Evan Guckenberger racked up eight catches for 111 yards with a score in Taylor’s 31-14 loss to Robert Morris (Illinois). Brayden Smith came up with 11 receptions for 165 yards and a touchdown for the Bulldogs against Indiana Wesleyan.

Texas Christian (1-0) at Purdue (1-1) (7:30 p.m.): The Boilermakers blanked TCU, 15-0, during the 1970 campaign. Tre’Vontae Hights had eight catches for 108 yards in the Horned Frogs’ 39-7 win over Arkansas Pine Bluff. Rondale Moore hauled in 13 passes for 220 yard and a touchdown in Purdue’s 42-24 win over Vanderbilt.

Rose-Hulman (0-1) at Rhodes (0-1) (8 p.m.): The Lynx from Tennessee rolled to a 43-19 win over Rose-Hulman in their last matchup. Andrew Dion was just 2-of-17 for 57 yards with a score in the Engineers’ 66-14 loss to Mount Union. Tony Heyward finished with 10 tackles in Rhodes’ 22-7 to Illinois College.