State Colleges

Today's small college football (Nov. 12)


Central Missouri (7-3, 5-3 MIAA) at No. 6 Washburn (9-1, 7-1), 1 p.m. —A win for the Ichabods clinches at least a share of the MIAA title. Washburn senior quarterback Dane Simoneau is one of 22 players still up for the Harlon Hill Award, given to the best player in NCAA Division II, and will be making his 39th straight start today. Simoneau has thrown for 10,314 career yards and 95 touchdowns, just 377 yards back of Missouri Western's Drew Newhart for second place in MIAA history.

Missouri Southern (3-6, 3-6) at No. 9 Pittsburg State (8-1, 7-1), 2 p.m. —The Gorillas' running game fell apart in last Saturday's 43-25 loss to Washburn. Pittsburg State ran for 132 yards against the Ichabods, far below its MIAA-best 277.8 average. Pittsburg State can still clinch a share of the MIAA title with a victory here but would be well-served to try to get sophomore WR John Brown (1,297 all-purpose yards, eight touchdowns) more touches early to open up the ground attack.

Other games

Emporia State (5-5, 3-5) at Northwest Missouri (8-2, 6-2), 1 p.m.

Missouri Western (8-2, 6-2) at Fort Hays State (4-6, 3-5), 2 p.m.


No. 25 Bethany (8-2, 6-2 KCAC) at Southwestern (4-6, 3-5), 1:30 p.m. —The Swedes still have an outside shot at the NAIA playoffs, but they'll have to win convincingly here to jump up in the polls. Junior RB Theron Allen is second in the nation in rushing with 1,263 yards and still has an outside shot at leading the nation in rushing for the second straight season.

Other games

Saint Mary (6-4, 6-2) at Kansas Wesleyan (5-5, 5-3), 1:30 p.m.

Tabor (3-6, 2-6) at Friends (4-5, 4-4), 1:30 p.m.

Sterling (1-9, 1-7) at McPherson (3-7, 3-5), 1:30 p.m.

Bethel (2-8, 2-6) at No. 11 Ottawa (8-2, 8-0), 1:30 p.m.