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GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Storm Football Opens Conference Play Under the Lights at Ferris State

Brendan Gallagher (Photo by Ryan Baker/Baker Media Productions)
Brendan Gallagher (Photo by Ryan Baker/Baker Media Productions)

Lake Erie College Storm (0-1, 0-0 GLIAC)
at Ferris State University Bulldogs (0-1, 0-0 GLIAC)
Sept. 14, 2013 | 7p.m. | Top Taggart Field (Big Rapids, Mich.)


When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Where:  Top Taggart Field (Mondo Ecofill/6,500 capacity)
Lake Erie Broadcast:  WFUN ESPN 970 (LISTEN LIVE)
Announcers:  Tim O'Brien (play-by-play), Jason Tirotta (analyst)
Series: Ferris State leads 3-0 (FSU leads 1-0 at site)
Last Meeting: Sept. 8, 2012 (Ferris State won 49-21 in Painesville)

PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- The Lake Erie College football team travels to Big Rapids, Mich. to face Ferris State University in the Great Lakes Athletic Conference opener for both teams after each team suffered a defeat in their season opener… despite 650 yards of offense, the Storm fell to archrival Gannon 36-33 in the Battle for the Ship's Wheel Trophy last week (Sept. 5)… sophomore RB Anthony Bilal (Painesville, Ohio/Riverside) rushed for a career-high 210 yards and three TDs, earning GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week honors… as a team, the Storm ran for a school, single-game record 374 yards against the Golden Knights… redshirt senior QB Brendan Gallagher (Aurora, Ohio/Aurora) completed 26-of-36 passes for 276 yards – all career highs – and rushed for 88 yards in the opener. He did not commit a turnover in leading the Storm offense… Ferris State lost its first game to two-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State University 56-10 on Saturday Sept. 7 in Fargo, N.D…. despite the loss, QB Jason Vander Laan rushed for 100 yards and threw a touchdown pass in one half of action… Lake Erie is 1-16 all time against teams from Michigan.




UP NEXT: The Storm return home to face Wayne State University next Saturday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m. for the conference home opener.

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