We will know more about the GLIAC after this week’s games.
Michigan Tech at Ashland will be a big measuring stick game for me this weekend. It will be interesting to see how these two teams handle each other. Hillsdale pretty much had its way offensively with Tech last weekend, especially through the air where Troy Weatherhead was 24/32 for 324 and 3 TD, 0 Int. But, Tech was still able to make it a great ballgame with 35 points of their own.
I am anxious to see what the Ashland offense does against Tech and what Tech does against the Ashland defense. This will give me a little insight into the Hillsdale – Ashland matchup as well as where the Chargers fit amongst the top GLIAC teams (Ashland picked 2nd by the coaches, Tech picked 3rd in the preseason poll).
The ultimate GLIAC measuring stick will be in play Saturday Night when Saginaw Valley heads into Allendale for GVSU’s home opener. The Cards have 2 nice road wins and face their 3rd straight roady. We’ll see how well they handle that and what Grand Valley does against a defense most agree is legitimately pretty stout.
Of course, we all know the measuring stick that matters most for Hillsdale is how the Chargers play against Northwood on Saturday and then Indianapolis a week later under the lights at home.