No. 9 Washburn (8-1 overall, 6-1 MIAA) at No. 2 Pittsburg State (8-0, 7-0), 2 p.m. —The Gorillas can clinch a share of the MIAA title with a victory today over Washburn, which has won the last two games in this series but hasn't won three straight since taking four in a row from 1946-1949. The Ichabods, led by former Gorillas' assistant Craig Schurig, have one of the best quarterbacks in the nation in 6-foot-3, 227-pound senior Dane Simoneau, who has throw for 2,822 yards, 29 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Pittsburg State linebacker Nate Dreiling is fourth in the MIAA in tackles (70) and interceptions (3).
Emporia State (4-5) at Southwest Baptist (6-3), 1 p.m.
Missouri Southern (3-5, 2-5) at Fort Hays State (3-6, 2-5), 2 p.m.
No. 13 Ottawa (7-2 overall, 7-0 KCAC) at Friends (4-4, 4-3), 1:30 p.m. —Wichita Southeast product and Ottawa All-American Clarence Anderson has been unstoppable the last two years against his hometown team. In 2009 and 2010 — both Braves' victories — the 5-9, 170-pound wide receiver/kick returner has racked up 489 yards of offense and seven touchdowns. Anderson currently leads the NAIA with 1,464 all-purpose yards and younger brother Donald, a defensive back for Ottawa, leads the nation with 2.8 pass break-ups per game. Braves can clinch the KCAC title outright and a spot in the NAIA playoffs with a win today.
Kansas Wesleyan (4-5, 4-3) at McPherson (3-6, 3-4), 1:30 p.m.
Southwestern (3-6, 2-5) at Tabor (2-6, 1-6), 1:30 p.m.
Bethany (7-2, 5-2) at Sterling (4-5, 4-3), 1:30 p.m.
Bethel (1-8, 1-6) at Saint Mary (4-5, 4-3), 1:30 p.m.
— Tony Adame