No. 12 Washburn (5-1 overall, 3-1 MIAA) at Nebraska-Omaha (4-2, 3-1), 1 p.m. —Washburn sophomore quarterback Dane Simoneau isn't just a star in the making for the Ichabods anymore, he's a star. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Salina product _ who was an honorable mention all-MIAA pick at shortstop last season _ leads the league in passing with 1,511 yards and 15 touchdowns but should have his work cut out for him against the Mavericks, who have the top pass defense in the league. A must-win for Washburn with back-to-back games against Pittsburg State and Northwest Missouri coming up.
Fort Hays State (4-2, 2-2) at No. 16 Central Missouri (5-1, 3-1), 1:30 p.m.
Emporia State (1-5, 0-4) at Pittsburg State (3-3, 1-3), 2 p.m.
Sterling (2-2 overall, 1-2 KCAC) at No. 15 Friends (3-1, 3-1), 1:30 p.m. _ Each week, the Falcons' opening-game debacle against McPherson becomes more of a distant memory. The problem is that the three wins Friends has accumulated since then have been against the KCAC's three winless teams _ Southwestern, Tabor and Bethel.
On a positive note, 6-foot-5 wide receiver Mike Hyde, who also plays basketball for Friends, is quietly having a breakout season for the Falcons with 590 yards receiving and five touchdowns.
Southwestern (0-4, 0-4) at Panhandle State (1-4), 1 p.m.
Bethel (0-4, 0-3) at No. 25 Bethany (4-0, 3-0), 1:30 p.m.
No. 18 McPherson (3-1, 2-1) at Saint Mary (1-3, 1-2), 1:30 p.m.
No. 10 Ottawa (5-0, 4-0) at Tabor (0-4, 0-3), 2 p.m.
Kansas Wesleyan (3-1, 3-1) at Haskell, 2 p.m.
No. 13 Hutchinson (3-2, 2-2) at Coffeyville (3-3, 2-2), 7 p.m. —What looked like an easy win a month ago is now the biggest game of the year for the Blue Dragons, coming off back-to-back losses to Fort Scott and Butler while Coffeyville is playing its best football of the year. The Red Ravens' resurgence has been led by 6-foot-5, 225-pound quarterback Andy Summerlin, who leads the Jayhawk with 1,421 yards passing.
After scoring just 10 points in the last two games, Hutchinson needs to put some points on the board.
Dodge City (0-5, 0-3) at No. 3 Fort Scott (5-0, 4-0), 1 p.m.
Highland (0-5, 0-3) at Garden City (2-4, 1-3), 7 p.m.
No. 4 Butler , bye