Saturday’s small-college football games (Sept. 14)

09/13/2013 4:29 PM

09/13/2013 5:00 PM

KCAC

No. 10 MidAmerica Nazarene (0-0) at No. 17 Tabor (1-0, 0-0 KCAC) — The Pioneers and coach Jonathan Quinn, a former NFL quarterback, get a big test in their opener at Tabor, the KCAC favorite. Tabor entered the season with a lot of hype around its two marquee offensive players — QB Simon McKee and RB James Monroe — but it was the Bluejays’ defense that saved the team in a 10-9 season-opening win at Nebraska Wesleyan last week, giving up only field goals.

Other games

Culver-Stockton (0-1) at Sterling (0-1), 1 p.m.

No. 15 Baker (1-0) at Saint Mary (1-0), 1:30 p.m.

Avila (1-0) at Bethany (1-0), 4 p.m.

No. 22 Evangel (0-0) at Kansas Wesleyan (0-1), 6 p.m.

No. 24 Benedictine (1-0) at Friends (1-0), 6 p.m.

No. 2 Missouri Valley (0-0) at No. 18 Ottawa (0-1), 6 p.m.

Peru State (1-0) at Southwestern (1-0), 6 p.m.

Central Methodist (0-1) at Bethel (1-0), 7 p.m.

Graceland (1-0) at McPherson (0-1), 7 p.m.

MIAA

Fort Hays State (0-1, 0-1 MIAA) at Washburn (1-0, 1-0), 6 p.m. — Washburn QB Mitch Buhler got his second season as a starter off to a good start in last week’s win over Nebraska-Kearney, going 16 of 29 passing for 273 yards and three touchdowns. On defense, the Ichabods have a pair of stars in LBs Bryce Atagi, who led the team with nine tackles last week, and Willie Williams, a former five-star recruit who had a pair of interceptions. If the Tigers can’t pull an upset here, an 0-4 start seems likely with back-to-back games coming against No. 3 Northwest Missouri and No. 6 Missouri Western.

Thursday’s results

Emporia State 34, Neb.-Kearney 21

Other games

Missouri Southern (1-0, 1-0) at Northeastern State (0-1, 0-1), 2:30 p.m.

Grambling State (0-2) vs. Lincoln (0-1) at Arrowhead Stadium, 4:30 p.m.

Central Missouri (0-1) at No. 3 Northwest Missouri (1-0), 6 p.m.

No. 16 Pittsburg State (1-0, 1-0) at Central Oklahoma (0-1, 0-1), 6 p.m.

Lindenwood (1-0, 1-0) at Southwest Baptist (0-1, 0-0), 6 p.m.

Missouri S&T (0-1) at No. 6 Missouri Western (1-0, 1-0), 6 p.m.

JAYHAWK

Independence (1-2, 0-1 Jayhawk) at No. 4 Butler (3-0, 2-0), 7 p.m. — Believe it or not, Butler’s regular season is halfway over after this game thanks to two remaining open dates, with an unscheduled open week on Sept. 28 thanks to a scheduling mixup with Air Force Prep, then a scheduled open week on Oct. 12. The Grizzlies have scored more than 40 points in their first three games and have yet to have an opponent get within 30 points.

Other games

Fort Scott (0-3, 0-2) at Coffeyville (1-2, 0-1), 1:30 p.m.

No. 11 Hutchinson (2-1, 2-0) at Dodge City (2-1, 1-1), 1 p.m.

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