Ferris State University has dominated the regular season for the past two years, going 11-0 in both 2014 and 2015 and winning GLIAC titles both years.

However, Grand Valley State University has advanced farther in the playoffs each season and come into this years meeting ranked 2nd. Last year the Lakers lost to the Bulldogs 61-24 in September but got some revenge in the postseason with a 38-34 win.

While GVSU wants to prove that they're the best team in the GLIAC this year, a win over the Bulldogs would be their first in the regular season since 2011.