State Colleges

September 27, 2013

Saturday’s small-college football games (Sept. 27)

Northeastern State (0-3 0-3 MIAA) at No. 24 Emporia State (3-0, 3-0), 1 p.m. — The biggest question for the Hornets headed into the season revolved around who would fill in for three-year starter Tyler Eckenrode at quarterback. Sophomore Brent Wilson has answered emphatically. The 6-foot, 183-pound Ponca City, Okla., native leads the MIAA with 1,120 passing yards, 14 touchdowns and no interceptions and is the reigning MIAA offensive player of the week.

MIAA

Northeastern State (0-3 0-3 MIAA) at No. 24 Emporia State (3-0, 3-0), 1 p.m. — The biggest question for the Hornets headed into the season revolved around who would fill in for three-year starter Tyler Eckenrode at quarterback. Sophomore Brent Wilson has answered emphatically. The 6-foot, 183-pound Ponca City, Okla., native leads the MIAA with 1,120 passing yards, 14 touchdowns and no interceptions and is the reigning MIAA offensive player of the week.

Other games

Neb.-Kearney (0-3, 0-3) at No. 3 Northwest Missouri (3-0, 2-0), 1 p.m.

No. 12 Pittsburg State (3-0, 3-0) at Lincoln (1-2, 0-2), 2 p.m.

Central Oklahoma (0-3, 0-3) at No. 18 Washburn (3-0, 3-0), 2:30 p.m.

Fort Hays State (0-3, 0-3) at No. 6 Missouri Western (3-0, 2-0), 6 p.m.

Missouri Southern (3-0, 3-0) at Southwest Baptist (0-3, 0-2), 6 p.m.

Missouri S&T (1-2) at Lindenwood (2-1, 2-1), 6 p.m.

Central Missouri (1-2, 1-2) at Truman State (2-1), 7 p.m.

KCAC

Southwestern (2-1, 1-0 KCAC) at Friends (2-1, 1-0), 7 p.m. — Friends senior linebacker Marcus Carter, a 6-2, 245-pound Las Vegas native, won KCAC defesnive player of the week honors for the second time after last Saturday’s win at Sterling. Sophomore defensive lineman Josh Hicks, a Wichita native, leads the Falcons with six tackles for loss. Friends coach Monty Lewis coached Southwestern from 1993 to 2001 and is the winningest coach in school history.

Other games

Bethany (1-2, 0-1) at Saint Mary (1-2, 0-1), 1:30 p.m.

Bethel (1-2, 0-1) at No. 12 Ottawa (2-1, 1-0), 6 p.m.

McPherson (2-1, 1-0) at Kansas Wesleyan (1-2, 0-1), 6 p.m.

No. 8 Tabor (3-0, 1-0) at Sterling (1-2, 0-1), 6 p.m.

JAYHAWK

Highland (3-2, 2-1 Jayhawk) at Hutchinson (2-2, 2-1), 7 p.m. — Can the Scotties do the unthinkable and win back-to-back road games at Butler and Hutchinson, the two most dominant teams in the Jayhawk over the last decade? Hutchinson had an open date last week to lick its wounds after a 40-34 overtime loss to No. 15 Dodge City. Highland, coached by former Butler offensive coordinator Ryan Held, has a star in the making in freshman quarterback Brandon Bergeron, who leads the Jayhawk with 1,588 passing yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Other games

No. 14 Garden City (3-1, 1-1) at Fort Scott (0-5, 0-4), 1 p.m.

No. 15 Dodge City (4-1, 3-1) at Independence (1-4, 0-3), 7 p.m.

Off: No. 12 Butler (4-1, 3-1), Coffeyville (3-2, 2-1)

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