8 things to know when No. 7 Grand Valley hosts Nos. 2 and 3 Ferris State when they meet on September 28th
Ferris versus Grand Valley
What more can I say?
Well, quite a bit when these two Division II powers clash, and its going down this weekend.
Here are eight things to know:
The Lakers host the Bulldogs at 7 p.m. The Anchor-Bone Classic will be played at Lubbers Stadium in Allendale on Saturday, in a game billed as the Anchorbone Classic. The Bulldogs and Lakers are both 5-0 overall and tied for first place in the GLIAC with Michigan Tech at 2-0. The Bulldogs are second in the nation and the Lakers are seventh. Grand Valley is coming off a 70-19 victory over Northwood last week, while the Bulldogs had sat out the week.
THE SERIES ARE HERE TO BE AVAILABLE IN THE SAME SKY.
The Lakers hold a 29-20-1 lead in the all-time series, but the Bulldogs have remained in control for the majority of the past decade. The Bulldogs have won seven of the past eight meetings between the two teams and eight of their last 10. The Warriors have now won eight out of eight matches between their rivals. The Bulldogs won the most recent game 21-16 on Nov. 9, 2019.
TICKETS ARE NOT REQUIRED.
Grand Valley reported that tickets for Saturday's game are sold out, even standing room only, according to the paper. Students at GVSU may attend with a valid ID.
WHOS HOT? WHO'S WHO?
The Bulldogs and Lakers both have red-hot sophomore quarterbacks who have taken turns winning GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week awards in each of their past two weeks.
Cade Peterson, who helped the Lakers defeat Northwood, is the star on the roster. Peterson was 14-of-20 for 251 yards and four touchdowns in one half of play, and he led the Lakers to touchdown goals in all six of their first-half possessions.
The Ferris quarterback broke the Bulldogs' school record in their most recent game on Oct. 2 when he passed for 508 yards. He also threw six touchdowns.
Its more than a first place in the GLIAC and arguably 'a perfect record' on the line. Ferris is looking to extend its long winning streak while the Lakers are attempting to snap it. The Bulldogs have won a school-record 33 consecutive regular-season games. That includes 18 straight road victories and 26 conference games in a row.
FRAMEWORKS COMING TO MARCH!
What kind of game is expected? Dont be surprised if the scoreboard appears to light up.
The Bulldogs are averaging 50.2 points and 548.4 yards per game, which are both tops in Division 2. The Lakers arent far behind either. Grand Valley is averaging 48.4 points per game, and theyve not scored less than 34 points in fewer than ten games this season.
ONE SPECIAL TEAM IS PERFECT FOR THIS.
Denzel Williams blocked a punt and Grant Hart ran it back for 67 yards this season, and Grand Valleys special teams have scored three touchdowns this campaign, including one this past Saturday when Grant Har ran the ball back to Dencel Williams for 70 yards.
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