2019 NAIA Football Game of the Week No. 4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that the NAIA Football Game of the Week for October 5 will be No. 3 Saint Francis (Ind.) at No. 6 Marian (Ind.). The game was selected by fans across the country in an online vote.
One of the best rivalries in all of college sports, not to mention the NAIA, Marian vs. Saint Francis is always an all-out war on the field. The two Mid-States Football Association Mideast Division rivals again find themselves undefeated, in the Top 10, and looking for bragging rights for another year.
Marian enters Saturday’s contest looking to get back into the top five in the nation. The Knights will not have to look hard to find an offensive spark as Charles Salary leads the backfield yet again. The senior from LaPorte, Ind., is averaging over 107 yards per game this season and is No. 3 in the nation in scoring touchdowns per game.
University of Saint Francis will try to play road spoiler to Marian on Saturday and will look to its pass defense to help in that effort. The Cougars rank at the top of the NAIA with an average of 6.2 sacks per game.
NAIA Game of the Week Quick Facts
Time: 6:00 p.m. Eastern
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Location: St. Vincent Field, Indianapolis, Ind.
All-Time Series Record: Tied 7-7
Game Preview: Game Preview
NAIA Football Rankings
2019 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll 3 (October 2)
|RANK||LAST WEEK||SCHOOL [1st Place Votes]||RECORD||FINAL POINTS|
|3||3||Saint Francis (Ind.)||3-0||362|
|7||7||Grand View (Iowa)||5-0||295|
|9||10||College of Idaho||4-0||276|
|10||11||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||4-0||259|
|13||16||Dickinson State (N.D.)||3-1||187|
|15||9||Saint Xavier (Ill.)||1-2||174|
|19||20||Siena Heights (Mich.)||4-0||124|
|20||21||Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ)||4-0||104|
College Football: Ranked NAIA Football Games for October 2, 2019
(3) Saint Francis (Ind.) @ (6) Marian (Ind.)
(7) Grand View (Iowa) @ (2) Benedictine (Kan.)
(19) Siena Heights (Mich.) @ (5) Concordia (Mich.)
(1) Morningside (Iowa) @ Hastings (Neb.)
(11) Cumberlands (Ky.) @ Pikeville (Ky.)
Ave Maria (Fla.) @ (12) Southeastern (Fla.)
(13) Dickinson State (N.D.) @ Mayville State (N.D.)
Trinity International (Ill.) @ (15) Saint Xavier (Ill.)
(17) Langston (Okla.) @ Lyon (Ark.)
Graceland (Iowa) @ (18) Evangel (Mo.)
(20) Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) @ Oklahoma Panhandle State
(21) Reinhardt (Ga.) @ Kentucky Christian
Faulkner (Ala.) @ (22) Keiser (Fla.)
Clarke (Iowa) @ (24) Baker (Kan.)
(25) Bethel (Kan.) @ Southwestern (Kan.)
Culver-Stockton (Mo.) @ (RV) MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)
(RV) Sterling (Kan.) @ Saint Mary (Kan.)