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SAINT FRANCIS AT WILLIAM PENN

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Oskaloosa Community Stadium (3,500/grass), Oskaloosa, Iowa

Radio: 1450 AM

Records: No. 9 Saint Francis 4-2, 2-1 Mid-States Football Association Mideast League; No. 5 William Penn, 7-0, 3-0 MSFA Midwest League

Series: Saint Francis leads 4-0

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: 39.7 (9th in NAIA)

Yards per game: 450.7 (9th)

Passing yards per game: 251.7 (17th)

Rushing yards per game: 199 (18th)

Defensive statistics

Points per game: 20.8 (22nd)

Yards per game: 308.8 (22nd)

Passing yards per game: 178 (29th)

Rushing yards per game: 130.8 (26th)

Keys

Top 3 offensive players: RB Antoin Campbell, 119 yards per game, 8 TDs; QB David Yoder, 117 ypg, 4 TDs; WR Austin Coleman 66.2 ypg, 6 TDs

Top 3 defensive players: DB Taylor Brown, 44 tackles, 1 interception; LB Brody Kalbaugh, 43 tackles, 1 tackle for loss; LB Justin Juarez, 42 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss

Keys to victory: This is more than a “trap” game after last week’s emotional 45-38 loss at No. 1 Marian. William Penn is unbeaten through seven games and ranked fifth in the NAIA. The knock on the Statesmen is they haven’t been tested enough. Their closest game was a 19-8 win over Saint Francis, Ill. (5-3). Combined, William Penn’s opponents are 13-35.

Injuries: QB Josh Miller (ankle), questionable

William Penn

Offensive statistics

Points per game: 38.7 (10th)

Yards per game: 379.3 (T-35th)

Passing yards per game: 44.6 (80th)

Rushing yards per game: 334.7 (1st)

Defensive statistics

Points per game: 8.9 (2nd)

Yards per game: 255.9 (6th)

Passing yards per game: 132.7 (3rd)

Rushing yards per game: 123.1 (21st)

Keys

Top 3 offensive players: RB Evan Ressler, 72.4 ypg, 9 TDs; QB Taylor Parsons, 43.4 ypg, 2 TDs; WR Ed Cazenave, 19.1 ypg, 1 TD

Top 3 defensive players: LB Brock Peery, 59 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries; LB Scott Adams, 53 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss; DB Joseph Frye, 39 tackles, 1 interception

Keys to victory: Run, then run some more. William Penn is at opposite ends of the NAIA’s offensive statistical spectrum. The Statesmen are No. 1 in rushing with an average of nearly 335 yards per game and are last in passing with an average close to 45. Evan Ressler leads the team with a 72.4 rushing yards per game average, but six other players have run for 150 yards or more and have scored multiple touchdowns. The last meeting was 2007, when Saint Francis won 71-7.

Injuries: None reported

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– Steve Warden, The Journal Gazette

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