2019 NAIA Football Game of the Week No. 4

Football - University of Saint Francis

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

Live Coverage: Live Video | Live Stats

 

NAIA Football Rankings

2019 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll 3 (October 2)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1st Place Votes] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Morningside (Iowa) 3-0 392
2 2 Benedictine (Kan.) 5-0 377
3 3 Saint Francis (Ind.) 3-0 362
4 4 Kansas Wesleyan 5-0 342
5 5 Concordia (Mich.) 4-0 327
6 6 Marian (Ind.) 3-0 320
7 7 Grand View (Iowa) 5-0 295
8 8 Northwestern (Iowa) 4-0 282
9 10 College of Idaho 4-0 276
10 11 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 4-0 259
11 13 Cumberlands (Ky.) 3-0 240
12 15 Southeastern (Fla.) 3-0 208
13 16 Dickinson State (N.D.) 3-1 187
14 17 Bethel (Tenn.) 3-1 175
15 9 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 1-2 174
16 19 Montana Western 4-0 172
17 18 Langston (Okla.) 2-1 163
18 12 Evangel (Mo.) 4-1 145
19 20 Siena Heights (Mich.) 4-0 124
20 21 Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) 4-0 104
21 14 Reinhardt (Ga.) 3-2 97
22 24 Keiser (Fla.) 3-0 91
23 25 Montana Tech 3-1 59
24 22 Baker (Kan.) 3-2 39
25 NR Bethel (Kan.) 4-0 38

 

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.)

Championship Information

NAIA Football Championship

64th ANNUAL
FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
November 23, 30, Dec. 7, 2019
Football Championship Series
Campus Sites

December 21, 2019
Eddie G. Robinson Stadium
Ruston, La.