Scouting Valparaiso football

2013-09-27T17:00:00Z 2013-10-05T03:31:05Z Scouting Valparaiso football nwitimes.com
September 27, 2013 5:00 pm

Campbell (1-2, 0-0) at Valparaiso (0-3, 0-0)

When: 1 p.m. today.

Where: Brown Field

Radio/Internet: WVUR-FM (95.1, Valparaiso); valpoathletics.com

Valparaiso will win if: Recent tradition holds against the Camels. Valparaiso has just two wins under fourth-year coach Dale Carlson in 36 games and both have come against Campbell. The Crusaders have averaged 37.5 points against the Camels in the last two meetings.

Campbell will win if: The Camels can get the ground game going against Valparaiso. Campbell uses a two-quarterback system and averages more than two rushes for each pass attempt this season. The Camels have six rushers who have scored a touchdown this season.

Notes: The Crusaders lead the all-time series 3-2 against Campbell. ... Valparaiso's last homecoming win came on Oct. 11, 2008 when the Crusaders beat Davidson 35-29 in overtime. ... The 2003 Valparaiso football team will be honoring the 10th anniversary of its Pioneer Football League championship this afternoon. ... Sophomore RB Jake Hutson is expected to play after being sidelined with an injury against William Jewell two weeks ago. -- Paul Oren

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