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The Journal Gazette

Friday, September 07, 2018 1:00 am

Bluffton at Trine

Records: Trine 1-0, Bluffton 0-1When: 1 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium, AngolaOutlook: Trine is coming off a commanding 55-7 victory over Manchester at Zollner Stadium, where Lamar Carswell had three rushing touchdowns and added a receiving touchdown. He's atop the Thunder's all-time records in points (290) and touchdowns (48). With 162 rushing yards and the three rushing touchdowns, Carswell took the early lead in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association statistics. ... Defensively, Marcus Winters had an interception, the 19th of his career, tying him for the program's all-time lead. ... Trine defeated Bluffton 55-14 last year. ... The Thunder has a 3-1 all-time record in the series and has outscored Bluffton 203-84. ... The Beavers lost 44-34 to Wooster in Week 1, but it was a deceptive score since the Beavers scored 20 points in the fourth quarter. Plummie Gardner completed 16 of 29 passes for 298 yards with five touchdowns and one interception. ... Trine was the preseason coaches pick to win the MIAA and is currently ranked 19th in the D3football.com Top 25 poll, in which Mount Union is the top-ranked team.

– Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette

jcohn@jg.net