Players To Watch

GVL Staff

Kirk Spencer
Running back
Two weeks ago, the sophomore was a nice change-of-pace back playing behind Michael Ratay and Chris Robinson. Now, with both backs ahead of him dinged up, Spencer will have to shoulder a larger load. Look for him to be a factor running and catching passes out of the flats with Robinson out for the season.

Isiah Grimes
One start in, one victory for the sophomore. Grimes wasn’t the most efficient last week, but he did throw for over 300 yards and found a way to fight through the pouring rain to lead GVSU to a game-winning touchdown. He’ll need to avoid turnovers (two interceptions last week) to be successful on Saturday.

Denzel Rodgers
Defensive end
At 6-foot-5 and 255lbs, Rodgers is the prototypical defensive end, and with sophomore Matt Judon out with a knee injury, he will be leaned on to disrupt Michigan Tech quarterback Tyler Scarlett on Saturday. Rodgers leads the team in quarterback hurries with three to go with 1.5 sacks.

Michigan Tech
Tyler Scarlett
The sophomore is the leader of the Michigan Tech offense and will be the top priority for the GVSU defense. Scarlett’s ability to throw outside the pocket, an improvement Mitchell noted this week, will be important to stop. Even without defensive end Matt Judon, GVSU will need to pressure Scarlett into mistakes.

David Russek
Defensive tackle
One of the main returners on defense from last year, Russek serves as the Huskies presence in the middle. The junior leads the team in tackles for loss with 4.5 and has added two sacks as well. Containing Russek will be of importance for GVSU to have success on the ground.

Dan Perrault
Michigan Tech is going to bring pressure and they’re going to do it from a number of spots. Perrault has two sacks on the season, and the sophomore’s two tackles for loss and a forced fumble this season provide the Huskies with a disruptive rusher at linebacker.

We’re Going Streaking
GVSU’s numbers in their current 11-game winning streak
Points Scored: 49.4
Points Allowed: 19.6
Penalties: 13
Turnovers For: 20 (5 TDs)
Turnovers Against: 8 (0 TDs)

Inside the Opponent
Head Coach Tom Kearly
Record 3-0 (3-0 GLIAC)
Offense Pro Set
Defense 4-2
Points Forced 38.7
Points Allowed 10.7