ANDERSON, Ind. —
Ladner said the setback is just one more step toward the ultimate goal of rebuilding AU into a winner.
“I’m not frustrated, frustrated is the wrong word,” he said. “We’re rebuilding this program. Everyone in the country knows that. That’s not anything new. There’s no frustration, there’s disappointment that we lost — that might be a better word — but not frustrating. Because we’re going to keep working, and we’re going to change this program around. Not only for the alumni but for our football players and our coaches. We’re going to continue to work, and that’s what it is.”
Ladner said the Ravens aren't far away from that long-awaited victory.
“We’re getting close, we’re very close,” he said. “We like our team, we like our recruits. And the guys that are in here and working hard for us, they want to win just as bad as the coaches and the fans, and I know it’s going to happen. It’s just a matter of time.”
For the first time all season, Ladner was able to go with one quarterback through the whole game. Farrow went 26-of-53 for 287 yards with two scores and no picks. Thomas and Thompson each had seven grabs for 89 and 57 yards, respectively, each with a touchdown reception.
The Quakers got a huge performance from linebacker Kaleb Lingg, who finished the game with 24 tackles, six tackles for a loss and a sack. He also punted for a 41.8-yard average and took four punt returns for 25 yards.