SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Evangel travels to Graceland in a Heart of America conference game on Saturday. The Crusaders are 3-2 and 2-1 in the league following a 54-44 win over #6 Benedictine last week. Evangel has not won on the road yet this season with losses at #18 Baker and to NCAA-I (FCS) team Nicholls State.
Graceland is also 3-2 and 2-1 in the HAAC. The Yellowjackets won 28-20 last week at Peru State. Graceland’s only two losses have been against nationally ranked teams, at #15 Grand View (Iowa) 26-6 on Aug. 25 and at home against #6 Benedictine 48-0 on Sept. 22.
Evangel leads the all-time series 17-7 but has lost their last four games at Graceland with their last win in Lamoni coming in 2001.
To watch Evangel Head Coach Brenton Illum's interview about this weeks opponent click on the video link above.