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St. Francis vs. St. Ambrose

When: Noon Saturday

Where: Bishop D’Arcy Stadium (3,000/turf)

Radio: 1450 AM

Records: No. 6 Saint Francis 2-0; No. 20 Saint Ambrose 1-0

Series: Saint Francis leads 7-0

On the Web: For a video preview of Saturday’s game, go to the Saint Francis page at www.journalgazette.net

Saint Francis

Offensive statistics

Points per game: 42.5 (12th in NAIA)

Yards per game: 390.5 (24th)

Passing yards per game: 206.5 (25th)

Rushing yards per game: 184 (28th)

Defensive statistics

Points per game: 19 (T-26th)

Yards per game: 286.5 (23rd)

Passing yards per game: 164 (29th)

Rushing yards per game: 122.5 (25th)

Keys

Top 3 offensive players: RB Antoin Campbell, 119.5 yards per game, 4 TDs; QB Josh Miller, 90.5 ypg, 2 TDs; WR Austin Coleman 51.0 ypg, 2 TDs

Top 3 defensive players: LB Brody Kalbaugh, 23 tackles; LB Jamael Green, 14 tackles, 1 sack; S Taylor Brown, 11 tackles, 1 interception

Keys to victory: The “wake-up call” came last week when Wisconsin-Stevens Point scored 21 consecutive points to take a 24-13 lead in the second quarter. The fact that Saint Francis came back to win 39-31 could serve it well against a solid team from Saint Ambrose.

Injuries: None reported

Saint Ambrose

Offensive statistics

Points per game: 43 (T-9th)

Yards per game: 563 (4th)

Passing yards per game: 320 (7th)

Rushing yards per game: 243 (T-11th)

Defensive statistics

Points per game: 6 (T-4th)

Yards per game: 241 (10th)

Passing yards per game: 165 (T-30th)

Rushing yards per game: 76 (13th)

Keys

Top 3 offensive players: RB Cole Kelly, 136 yards, 2 TDs; QB Eric Williamson, 320 yards, 3 TDs; WR Zack Rockford, 81 yards

Top 3 defensive players: LB Tyler Donaldson, 6 tackles; CB Steve Thomas, 6 tackles, 1 interception; DE Ryne Diehl, 4 tackles, 2 tackles for loss

Keys to victory: Although Saint Ambrose is 0-7 against Saint Francis, the Bees came close to the Cougars last season in a 34-33 home loss and return their most potent weapon in Kelly, who led the Mid-States Football Association in rushing last season with 98.1 yards per game. Complementing him in the Bees’ 43-6 win over Trinity International last week was quarterback Eric Williamson, who completed 22 of 31 passes for 320 yards and three touchdowns.

Injuries: None reported

stwarden@jg.net

– Steve Warden, The Journal Gazette

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