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Week 2 Football Preview

Week 2 Football Preview

 

September 13, 2014

Hillsdale College (0-1 overall, 0-1 GLIAC)
at
Lake Erie College (0-1 overall, 0-1 GLIAC)

Jack Britt Stadium | 1:00 p.m. kickoff

Radio: WCSR 92.1 FM |  Live Audio

Live Stats

No webcast available

Charger Game Notes 

The Series: Hillsdale leads 2-0
Last meeting: Hillsdale 35, Lake Erie 26 on Sept. 24, 2011 

Recent Meetings  
Sept. 24, 2011 HC 35, LE 26
Sept. 25, 2010 HC 42, LE 37


Last Lake Erie victory: N/A
Most lopsided Hillsdale win: 35-26 on Sept. 24, 2011
Most lopsided Lake Erie win: N/A 

GLIAC Standings | GLIAC Individual Stat Leaders | GLIAC Team Stat Leaders

Top 25 polls: AFCA Division II | D2football.com

VIDEO: Jessie Fox discusses the Week 2 matchup vs. the Storm with Charger coach Keith Otterbein

 

The lowdown:
The only two teams in the GLIAC with "college" in their title will look to bounce back from Week 1 losses Saturday afternoon in Painesville, Ohio. 

Hillsdale opens its schedule with back-to-back road games for the first time in nine years, and those games feature matchups against the only two offenses in the GLIAC to average more than 500 yards per game last year. The Chargers allowed 595 yards of offense and 46 points to the explosive Findlay Oilers, and now must deal with the pistol offense of the Storm.

However, the Chargers showed off some offensive firepower of their own despite having five players make their first collegiate start last week. Sophomore QB Mark LaPrairie completed 57 percent of his passes and didn't turn the ball over. He also led the team on a 54-yard drive in the game's final minute, with a chance to tie the game. Tailback Bennett Lewis also ran for 143 yards and 3 touchdowns in his long-awaited return to the lineup.

Lake Erie tends to play very high-scoring games. Only seven of its last 24 games have finished with neither team eclipsing 40 points. The team's offense can churn up plenty of yards and points. LEC was held to less than 30 points just three times last year and scored 48 or more points five times. But on the other side of the ball, the Storm have surrendered plenty of points over the years as well. Last week, LEC lost to Ashland 66-21, which was the fifth time sicne 2010 the team has allowed 60 or more points in a game.