Football Preview: Chicago

Joe Weppler (41) and Brendan Holmes (4)
Joe Weppler (41) and Brendan Holmes (4)

INDIANOLA, Iowa -- The Simpson football team looks to even its record on Saturday as the University of Chicago visits town for a 1 p.m. contest inside Buxton Stadium.

The Storm (0-1) lost 42-10 to Bethel in the season opener in Arden Hills, Minn. last Saturday. The Maroons (0-1) come into this matchup following a 43-7 loss against Washington (Mo.).

The game will be streamed live on SimpsonAthletics.com as Todd Guessford and Bryan Geelan will have the call for the Storm, pregame starts at 12:15 p.m.

GAME INFO
Chicago (0-1) at Simpson (1-0)
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
Kickoff: 1 p.m.
Buxton Stadium | Indianola, Iowa
Live Video | Live Audio | Live Stats

WATCH THE STORM: Storm football fans can enjoy all five Simpson home games in high definition, all free of charge! Visit SimpsonAthletics.com to access Simpson's video streaming portal through Stretch Internet.

LISTEN TO THE STORM: For the fifth straight season, KNIA is the radio home of Storm football. The team of Andrew Swadner and Rick Wilson will have the call on 94.3 FM and 1320 AM or online at kniakrls.com. Fans can also download the KNIA app, available on iTunes and Google Play. Pregame coverage begins at 12:35 p.m.

FIRST AND 10: The Storm are eyeing evening their record in the final nonconference game of the season after last week's 42-10 loss at Bethel … Simpson got on the board in the beginning of the second quarter on a career-long field goal of 36 yards from senior Zach Kreider … junior Joe Meyer punched it in from the 2-yard line in the fourth quarter to give the team its first touchdown of the year.

CHICAGO SERIES NOTES: This is the second meeting between the programs, with the first one taking place last season … the Storm won the inaugural contest, 21-0, on the road at Amos Alonzo Stagg Field in the Windy City on Sept. 8, 2018 … Simpson went up 14-0 at the half and tacked on another score in the fourth quarter to seal the win … the Storm have experience playing teams in the Midwest Conference and hold an overall record of 29-45-1.

ABOUT THE MAROONS: Chicago comes into the contest after falling to Washington (Mo.), 43-7 … the Maroons amassed 278 yards of total offense, with 201 coming through the air … Chicago threw on 46 instances as quarterback Jeffrey Jackson went 21-for-40 with 169 yards … Dante Nepa was his favorite target, who grabbed four passes for 69 yards … Jarrod Huther was their top tackler last Saturday with 15 tackles, eight solo, two tackles for loss and forced one fumble … Chicago finished 2018 with a 7-3 mark and 4-1 record in the MWC.

BARTLETT HITS CENTURY MARK: Senior Sam Bartlett recorded his second 100-yard receiving game in his career on Saturday … Bartlett finished with 119 yards and had a long of 28 yards … he hit the century mark last year with 109 yards in the team's 29-7 win over Coe.

TRIO OF TACKLERS: Simpson had three players with nine tackles last week to lead the team … Chris Bowles, Brendan Holmes and Quinn Slaven starred on defense in the opener … Slaven tallied six solo tackles for first on the team from his secondary spot.

KREIDER KICKS: Senior Zach Kreider tallied his career long last week at Bethel with a 36-yard boot to put the Storm on the board in the second quarter … Kreider tallied 81 yards on three punts during the game and had a long of 33 yards … he also placed one ball inside the 20-yard line.