As you may have read, Wabash had a monumental comeback in a game for the ages against North Central last weekend. North Central that has to have a separate column on their roster page for "Previous School" they have so many higher level transfers, mind you. For your convenience, here is the game from Hometown Sports Indiana. It's broken up into halves, and the second half is a little easier to watch for Wabash fans, but I would recommend watching the whole game so you really get a feeling for how amazing the second half was.
The only other time we played Mount Union was at their place, and we got crushed. It was in 2002, though, so I don't know much about either team at that point. I do know that Mount Union hasn't been quite as dominant as usual this year (though still pretty dominant, granted), and I believe their starting quarterback is hurt. Ours is also banged up, but Burke has looked good in the past, and seemed to find his groove in the second half last week against a North Central team that many thought had a very good shot at beating Mount Union.
And, really, that right there is my biggest point. If North Central was supposed to be good enough to beat Mount Union, and our defense kept them in check and our offense (in the second half) made their defense look kind of foolish.* Can you be considered an elite defense and give up that many long fourth down conversions? Well, that's what happened last Saturday.
*I know 28 points isn't stellar, but when you're putting your defense in short yard situation after short yard situation, you're going to give up points. They only had a couple scoring drives of over 50 yards.
Unfortunately, and maddeningly, I might add, there is no live stream from the game this Saturday, if you're interested and don't live in the immediate vicinity of Alliance, Ohio, you will have to settle for the game on the radio. That's 91.3 FM if you're in the Crawfordsville area, or you can find the stream on the Wabash website. See you at noon tomorrow!