Hillsdale College closes out its 124th season of football at Muddy Waters Stadium with a noon kickoff. The 4-5 Chargers will honor senior players prior to the game with 0-10 Lake Erie as they look to finish this season at .500.
The story around the GLIAC fanbases this week regarding Lake Erie is the storm within the Storm. Nearly 1/3 of the team quit after last week’s 45-21 loss to Tiffin. Reports close to the situation stated it was in protest to how administration handled disciplining participants in an altercation between a football player and a wrestler. Rumors had swirled that LEC could potentially forfeit but Hillsdale was assured early in the week that the game would still be played.
Lake Erie isn’t a team that needs anymore turmoil. The Storm are currently ranked 168th of 170 teams for total defense, giving up 529 yards per game. They are 167th for scoring defense, allowing 48.4 points per game. On the other side of the ball, the LEC offensive line has given up 49 sacks. Needless to say, today looks ripe for some big Hillsdale performances.
Besides trying to finish at .500 there are a couple of statistical races to follow. Both QB Chance Stewart and WR Trey Brock lead the GLIAC in yards per game passing and yards per game receiving. Big performances today would solidify their finishes atop the conference, one we all know Hillsdale will depart after today’s game. Brock also sits near the top of the national rankings. He is 4th in receptions per game and 4th in yards receiving per game. Chargerblue.com will keep you updated on how the GLIAC and NCAA races finish.
Here are all of your links for following the action today from a sunny Muddy Waters Stadium.
Live free webcast
Charger Football game notes
GLIAC Statistical Leaders
Get to know the Storm
Lake Erie College football webpage
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