Lake Erie College Storm (3-8, 3-7 GLIAC in 2012)
vs. Gannon University Golden Knights (3-8, 1-6 PSAC in 2012)
Sept. 5, 2013 | 7:05 p.m. | Jack Britt Memorial Stadium (Painesville, Ohio)
THE BATTLE FOR THE SHIP'S WHEEL TROPHY
Series: Gannon leads 4-1 (Tied 1-1 at Britt Stadium)
Last Meeting: Aug. 30, 2012 (Gannon won 36-33 in Erie, Pa.)
For the sixth straight season, Lake Erie and Gannon open the college football season on a Thursday night in "The Battle for the Ship's Wheel Trophy." Gannon has won four of the first five meetings but all five games in the series have been decided by six points or less. In the prior five meetings, Gannon has outscored Lake Erie 131-122 overall. The Storm's lone win in the series was in 2011, a 13-10 victory in Painesville. In 2011, a trophy was introduced to the Lake Erie-Gannon series, the Ship's Wheel to commemorate "The Battle of Lake Erie." For a brief history of the wheel, and its symbolism, click here.
UP NEXT: Lake Erie opens Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play on the road next Saturday, Sept. 14, with a cross-divisional game against Ferris State University. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Top Taggert Field in Big Rapids, Mich.