Valparaiso (0-4, 0-1) vs. Butler (3-2, 2-0)
When: 1 p.m. today.
Where: At Brown Field.
Radio/Internet: WAKE-AM (1500)/valpoathletics.com.
Valparaiso will win if: The Crusaders don't dig themselves an early hole. VU trailed 37-0 at halftime in their last game -- a 51-14 loss at San Diego on Sept. 22.
Butler will win if: It can continue to roll on offense. The Bulldogs boast the Pioneer Football League's top offense, averaging 420.8 yards a contest. Running back Trae Heeter leads the league with 559 rushing and 662 all-purpose yards.
Notes: This game is The Battle for the Hoosier Helmet. The two schools first met in 1927. Butler leads the series 46-24.