WHO: McKendree (1-1) at Hillsdale College (2-0)
WHEN: 7:00 Saturday, Sept. 16
WHERE: Hillsdale, Michigan | Frank "Muddy" Waters Stadium
INFO: Hillsdale College football game notes | McKendree football game notes
THE SERIES: This is the first-ever meeting between these football programs.
OVERVIEW: Both of these teams will be looking to build off wins in Week 2...McKendree shut out Kentucky State 50-0, rebounding nicely after a 42-2 loss to Angelo State in Week 1...Hillsdale scored 21 unanswered points to knock off Michigan Tech 31-27 in its hom eopener in Week 2...This is the only night home game on the Charger schedule...Senior DB Spencer Nehls was named the G-MAC Defensive Player of the Week after registering 10 tackles and a tackle-for-loss in the win over the Huskies...In that game, Nehls and the defense held MTU to no first downs and just 19 total yards in the fourth quarter...McKendree's Tobias Cook was named the GLVC Defensive Player of the Week earlier this week...He had a 47-yard interception return for touchdown while recording 6 total tackles in the Bearcats' 50-0 win last week...Hillsdale comes into the game leading the G-MAC in several defensive categories: opponents' rushing yards per game, opponents' third-down conversion rate and opponents' pass efficiency rating...The Chargers have gotten off to 2-0 starts in each of the past two seasons, something that hasn't happened since 1991-92...The last time Hillsdale opened a season 3-0 was 1992...Hillsdale College head coach Keith Otterbein is in his 16th season at his alma mater and notched his 93rd win with the Chargers last week vs. Michigan Tech...Hillsdale received 6 poll points in this week's AFCA Division II Top 25 poll...The last time the Chargers cracked the top 25 was October 27, 2012.