SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Following a 73-17 loss at Nicholls State (NCAA-I, FCS) Evangel (2-2) returns home and to Heart of America conference play hosting Benedictine Saturday for a 6 p.m. kickoff at JFK Stadium.
Evangel's offense has been solid averaging around 450 total yards per game. Against Nicholls QB Andrew Brimhall led Evangel with 198 passing yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. WR Jesse Vaughn had 6 receptions and 88 yards.
The Crusaders defense will be tested against Bnedictine (4-0). The Ravens have scored 40 or more points in all 4 of their victories.
Evangel Head Coach knows a win over Benedictine would be a big step towards a possible conference championship and playoff berth.
"We've got 4 teams in our league that are top 10 type teams," said Illum. "We have to beat 2 of those 4 to get a chance at the playoffs and this is our next chance, so we have to throw everything we've got into it."
To watch the complete interview with Illum clink on the video link above.