Area small college football preview

Who: Urbana University (2-0) at Central State University (0-2).

When: 1:30 p.m. today.

Where: Wilberforce.

Central State notes: This is the first home game for the Marauders, who played their season opener at Welcome Stadium and traveled to Northern Iowa last week and lost 59-0. It’s also the first Great Lakes Valley Conference game of the season for both teams.

Urbana notes: Quarterback D.J. Mendenhall was named Division II/FCS Offensive Player of the Week by OhioCollegeFootball.com after throwing four touchdown passes in a 34-31 win over Seton Hill. Punter Clay Lust was honored as special teams player of the week after averaging 47.5 yards on four punts.

Who: DePauw University (0-1) at Wittenberg University (1-0).

When: 7 p.m. today.

Where: Edwards-Maurer Field in Springfield

Wittenberg notes: The Tigers, of Ohio, had an off week after beating Capital 44-17 on Sept. 1. Four different players had at least seven rushes in the game, including quarterback Reed Florence, and seven players had at least one reception.

DePauw notes: The Tigers, of Indiana, are making their North Coast Athletic Conference debut in football tonight. They joined the league in all other sports a year ago. … DePauw lost 31-10 to St. Olaf in its season opener, committing four turnovers.

Who: Otterbein College (1-0) at Wilmington College (0-1).

When: 7 p.m. today.

Where: Williams Stadium in Wilmington.

Wilmington notes: The Quakers lost 37-14 to Mount St. Joseph in their opener on Sept. 1 and had an off week last Saturday. This is the first Ohio Athletic Conference game for both teams. … Junior quarterback Brandon Arehart, a Wilmington High School grad, threw two touchdown passes in the opener.

Otterbein notes: The Cardinals have beaten Wilmington five years in a row, including 40-14 in the season finale last season. … Otterbein beat Gallaudet in its season opener Sept. 1 and didn’t play last Saturday.

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