Preview: Storm look to bounce back against Illinois College

Preview: Storm look to bounce back against Illinois College

The Simpson football team looks to bounce back from last week's loss to Wis.-Stout when it hosts the Illinois College Blueboys in non-conference action from Buxton Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 9. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

The Storm (0-1) suffered a 17-0 loss to Wis.-Stout in week one while the Blueboys (0-1) lost a 33-32 heartbreaker to Rose Hulman.

Gameday Coverage
Video Stream: SimpsonAthletics.com
Video Talent: Todd Guessford (play-by-play), Paul Davis (analyst)
Radio: KNIA 1320 AM/95.3 FM and KNIAKRLS.com
Radio Talent: Andrew Swadner (play-by-play), Rick Wilson (analyst)
Live Stats: SimpsonAthletics.com

Quick Hits
• Simpson is looking to avoid its first 0-2 start since the 2011 season, when the Storm started out 0-3.
• Punter Nathan Hawkins had three punts of 50-plus yards in week one, giving him 10 for his career.
• Receiver Jackson Redmond went over 100 yards receiving for the third time in his career in week one.
• Illinois College allowed seven sacks in week one.

A look at the Blueboys
Illinois College showcased an explosive passing game in week one on the arm of freshman Drew Chance, who went 32-for-59 for 353 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. His primary targets were Logan Uyetake and Kyle Obertino, who combined for 21 catches and 275 yards. The defense picked off four passes and placekicker Zack DeWeitt was named MWC Player of the Week after hitting a school-record 50-yard field goal.

The Series
Saturday marks just the second meeting between Simpson and Illinois College in a series that began last season. Simpson won the game 25-23 behind a school-record four field goals by Drew Jensen, including the go-ahead 28-yarder with 1:10 left. Sasso threw for 154 yards and a TD in a relief role.

Watch the Storm in HD
Storm video streaming has gone high-definition! A new addition in the spring of 2017, Storm football fans can experience all six home game in HD for the first time this season. Veteran broadcaster Todd Guessford has the call alongside analyst Paul Davis, former defensive line coach for the Storm. Pregame begins at 12:30 p.m.

On the Air
Back again this season, all Simpson football games can be heard on KNIA 1320 AM/95.3 FM and online at KNIAKRLS.com. You can also download the KNIA app on iTunes and Google's Play Store. Andrew Swadner will have the call with Rick Wilson providing the color commentary.

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