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Saturday’s small-college football games Saturday’s small-college football games

  • Published Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at 4:51 p.m.

MIAA

No. 20 Emporia State (8-1, 8-1 MIAA) at No. 4 Northwest Missouri (8-1, 7-1), 2 p.m. — The Hornets fell apart last week in a 57-28 loss to Missouri Western in Emporia, and face another tough test here. Another Hornets’ loss would likely drop them out of the NCAA Division II Top 25 and put a severe dent in their playoff hopes.

Other games

No. 25 Washburn (7-2, 7-2) at No. 11 Missouri Western (8-1, 7-1), 1:30 p.m.

Southwest Baptist (1-8, 1-8) at Central Oklahoma (2-6, 2-6), 2 p.m.

Lincoln (1-8, 1-8) at Northeastern State (2-6, 2-6), 2 p.m.

Fort Hays State (4-5, 3-5) at Central Missouri (5-4, 5-4), 2 p.m.

Lindenwood (6-3, 5-3) at No. 18 Pittsburg State (6-2, 6-2), 2 p.m.

Nebraska-Kearney (2-7, 2-7) at South Dakota Mines (2-6), 2 p.m.

Truman (4-5, 3-5) at Missouri Southern (5-4, 4-4), 3 p.m.

KCAC

No. 20 Tabor (6-2, 5-1) at Southwestern (4-5, 3-4), 1:30 p.m. — The Bluejays need to be in the Top 20 at the end of the regular season to qualify for the NAIA playoffs. Sophomore quarterback Simon McKee, a Halstead native, has been the difference with 797 rushing yards, 656 passing yards and 16 total touchdowns.

Friends (6-3, 5-2) at No. 19 Ottawa (6-2, 6-1), 1:30 p.m. — The Falcons must win to keep their NAIA playoff hopes alive. Friends has a pair of All-American candidates in linebacker Marcus Carter (117 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss) and defensive end Dexter Davis, who has 13 sacks and 18 tackles for loss totaling 105 yards.

Other games

Saint Mary (4-5, 4-3) at Bethel (0-8, 0-7), 1:30 p.m.

Sterling (1-7, 1-6) at Bethany (2-7, 1-6), 1:30 p.m.

McPherson (3-4, 3-3) at No. 23 Kansas Wesleyan (6-3, 6-1), 1:30 p.m.

Heart of America

No. 13 Baker (6-2, 5-2) at No. 18 Benedictine (6-3, 4-3), 1 p.m. — Baker hasn’t lost to rival Benedictine since the 2005 season opener. Loser of this game is essentially eliminated from the NAIA playoff hunt.

Other games

No. 12 MidAmerica Nazarene (6-2, 6-1) vs. Peru State (4-2, 2-5), 1 p.m.

Culver-Stockton (1-8) at Austin Peay (0-8), 1 p.m.

No. 3 Missouri Valley (8-0, 7-0) at No. 15 Evangel (7-2, 6-1), 1:30 p.m.

Avila (2-7, 1-6) at Graceland (4-5, 3-4), 2 p.m.

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