OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Anderson 4-0, Richmond 3-1.SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Richmond, 13-2.LAST MEETING: Anderson, 39-13, Sep. 3, 2011.
RICHMOND VS ANDERSON PREVIEW:
Richmond begins NCC play Friday night against the Anderson Indians at Lybolt Field with the kick-off scheduled for 7:00. Richmond fell to 0-2 following a 28-6 loss to New Palestine in week two. For the second straight year Richmond had their chances after leading 6-0 but couldn’t manage to capitalize on scoring opportunities. The best opportunity came just after halftime when Jacob Flood returned a kickoff deep into New Palestine and the Dragons were penalized for a late hit which gave Richmond the ball at the New Pal 13. The Red Devils failed to score. Later in the game QB Justyn Curtis drove Richmond to the 3 yard line before that drive stalled as well. Curtis was 16 of 30 for 199 yards. Dragons RB Matt Siergiej led the ground attack with 204 yards on 28 carries and a touchdown. New Palestine finished with 299 yards of total offense, Richmond finished with 223 yards of total offense.
SERIES VS ANDERSON SINCE 1994: RICHMOND 15 ANDERSON 3
LAST SEASON VS ANDERSON
@ Ball State
Anderson 39 Richmond 12
Richmond committed 6 turnovers, 6 fumbles losing 4 and 2 interceptions
Anderson was penalized 10 times for 110 yards
Anderson rushed for 256 yards: Tim Boyd 114 , Devarte Rayford 82
Richmond rushed for 146 yards, Taylor Kidd 70, Chandler Miller 69
Miller was 14-32 passing 135 yards 2 int’s
Richmond managed 281 yards of total offense, Anderson 287
Richmond was down 32-0 before scoring on a Chandler Miller to Jacob Flood 22 yard touchdown pass in the third quarter.
ANDERSON’S FIRST TWO GAMES:
Greenwood 52 ANDERSON 6…. The visiting Woodmen racked up 398 rushing yards on 44 carries, including 227 yards in the first half. Sophomore Jake Hobson led Greenwood with 119 yards, senior Kyle Deal added 102, senior quarterback Ben Heller finished with 94 and senior Ethan Bailey finished with 81. The Woodmen scored on their first six possessions and led 38-6 at intermission. The Indians actually got off to a terrific start. Junior Jerian Beard ran 76 yards on the first play from scrimmage to set up a first-and-goal at Greenwood’s 4-yard line. Beard rammed his way into the end zone on his second carry, and Anderson had a quick 6-0 lead. Beard was the brightest light for the Indians, rushing for 100 yards in the first quarter and finishing with 152 yards on 19 carries.
Pendleton Heights 44 ANDERSON 21
PH senior Jon Furrow accounted for all but six of the Arabians’ points. The one score not from the fullback was on a Kurt Talbert touchdown reception from Jesse Furrow on a play that covered 76 yards to open the scoring. Four of Jon Furrow’s five touchdowns came on runs under 10 yards. The young offensive line of the Arabians also earned praise after clearing the way for 210 rushing yards — 129 of it by Jon Furrow — and 127 yards via the passing game. The edict from Anderson head coach Randy Albano to his Indians was that they had to cut down on the mental mistakes if they wanted to have a chance to win the game. The Indians were unable to eliminate the miscues as the game wore on. Anderson had 10 penalties against them, their lowest sequence came on their first possession of the second half. With Pendleton Heights leading 44-7 late in the third quarter, the Indians were called for three penalties in their first three plays of the series. They were penalized 12 yards because of those three flags, but those markers negated 98 yards of total offense. Jerian Beard rushed 17 times for 57 yards. Ty Welch scored a late touchdown for Anderson on a 51-yard run. Curtis Wilson completed 12 of 24 passes for 81 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.]