D2Football.com's Tony Nicolette breaks down Bulldogs-Chargers and the rest of the GLIAC.
Hillsdale #25 (4-1, 4-2) at Ferris (3-2, 4-2)
Hillsdale Coach Keith Otterbein will hit is old stomping grounds...and
it'll be the first time in a lot of years (17 or so) that he won't be
facing Jeff Pierce when he does. Instead, he'll get Tony Annese's club
that has started to give clubs fits with their unique offense and feisty
defense. The question now is whether the Bulldogs can avoid a letdown
after beating arch-rival Grand Valley for the first time since the late
For Hillsdale to succeed, they have to avoid the mistakes they made a
week ago at Wayne. They turned the ball over four times and a couple of
key penalties that proved costly (including one that took a long TD off
the board). The Chargers need to execute cleanly like they would
normally expect, and then cash-in on drives. They also need to get some
big plays going...didn't really do that offensively last week. As for
Ferris, they basically need to keep doing what they're doing. They won
last week, and maybe should have the week before. What they must avoid
the kind of performance like they had three weeks ago against Walsh
where they trailed in the fourth quarter and needed to get a couple of
turnovers in order to win.
Picking winners in this league is always goofy...I've written about that
for years. This game is no exception so I'm going with my hunch:
Ferris will have some sort of letdown (not sure why I think that...just
do) and Hillsdale will come out crisp. It won't be easy by any stretch,
but Hillsdale gets a big day from Joe Glendening and wins the turnover
battle to take the game. Hillsdale 27, Ferris 24.
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