Missouri Valley (0-0) at Ottawa (0-1) 6 p.m.
This game matches up the two defending conference champions. Missouri Valley is the defending NAIA national runner-up and is ranked second in the current NAIA poll. Ottawa opened the season last week with a 25-24 loss to no. 15 Baker, giving up a touchdown with 48 seconds remaining in regulation for the road loss. Ottawa quarterback Michael Behr passed for 250 yards and a touchdown. Joshua Stangby caught a touchdown pass and returned a kickoff 95 yards for a score. OU kicker Jeff Stamp hit three field goals
Mid-America Nazarene (0-0) at Tabor (1-0) 7 p.m.
Like Missouri Valley, Mid-America Nazarene also makes its season debut this week. The Pioneers are ranked 10th in the NAIA pre-season poll, finishing 8-3 last season and losing to Cumberlands (Ky.) in the first round of the NAIA playoffs. Tabor is ranked 17th in the NAIA poll. The Bluejays opened the season with a 10-9 win over Nebraska Wesleyan on the road. Jared Slavins hit a field goal early in the fourth quarter that held up as the game winner. Halstead High grad Simon McKee passed for 143 yards and rushed for 36 yards. Brandon Johnson rushed for a Tabor TD.
Evangel (0-0) at Kansas Wesleyan (0-1) 6 p.m.
Evangel makes its debut this week, while Kansas Wesleyan fell to Hastings 38-20 on the road last week. Evangel is ranked 22nd in the NAIA poll, finishing last season 7-4. Kansas Wesleyan trailed Hastings 14-13 at the half and 24-20 after three quarters, but gave up a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to allow Hastings to pull away. KWU quarterback Trey Dallas passed for 223 yards and a touchdown, but gave up four interceptions. Taylor Sachs rushed for 185 yards and a touchdown.
Baker (1-0) at Saint Mary (1-0) 1:30 p.m.
Baker, ranked 15th in the NAIA poll, edged rival Ottawa 25-24 last week. Saint Mary edged Oklahoma Baptist 36-30 in OBU's second game since 1940 and second straight loss to a KCAC opponent. Baker was led last week by quarterback Jake Morse, who passed for 325 yards and three touchdowns. Dillon Baxter rushed for 119 yards. For Saint Mary, Josh Ervin passed for 262 yards and three touchdowns. Will Ryan rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown. Jerrell Young had 98 receiving yards and two scores. Ronnie Cooper had 105 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Benedictine (1-0) at Friends (1-0) 6 p.m.
Benedictine, ranked 24th in the NAIA poll, opened the season with a 30-9 win over Briar Cliff at home. Friends, which is just outside the NAIA top 25 at 30th, opened with a 24-21 overtime win at home against 20th-ranked Doane. Benedictine's Cameron Fore rushed for 131 yards. Christian Haack had two carries for 17 yards, both carries for TDs. Quarterback Bill Noonan passed for 212 yards and a touchdown. Zach Keenan kicked three field goals. For Friends, Aaron Hansen passed for 261 yards and two touchdowns. Hansen added a rushing score. Thomas Hankerson rushed for 79 yards and a score. Hankerson also caught a touchdown pass. Chris Allen had 160 receiving yards and a score. Graceland (1-0) at McPherson (0-1) 7 p.m.
Peru State (1-0) at Southwestern (1-0) 6 p.m.
Southwestern opened the season with a 26-22 win over Oklahoma Baptist then took a bye week. Peru State opened with a 56-21 win over Dakota State and then took a bye week. Peru State was led by Tyler Audsley, who rushed for 148 yards and three touchdowns, and passed for 60 yards and a score. Southwestern was led by quarterback Brady May, who passed for 235 yards and a touchdown, and Halstead grad Tanner Strohl, who rushed for 110 yards. Chris Mayer kicked four field goals.
Culver-Stockton (0-1) at Sterling (0-1) 1 p.m.
Culver-Stockton opened the season with a 29-23 loss to Lindenwood-Belleville and then took a bye week. Sterling opened with a 35-13 loss to NCAA Division II Panhandle State in Guymon, Okla. Culver-Stockton Curtis Widener, who passed for 147 yards and a touchdown. Desmond Phillips rushed for 97 yards. Sterling was led by Reggie Langford with 54 rushing yards and 57 passing yards with a touchdown. Greg Williams added a rushing touchdown.
Avila (1-0) at Bethany (1-0) 4 p.m.
Avila opened with an 80-13 win over Haskell Indian Nations University last week, stopping a nine-game losing streak (four on the field, two of the losses were by forfeit). Bethany downed Southwestern Assemblies of God 35-20. Avila led Haskell 60-7 at the half. Avila took advantage of five turnovers. Avila passed for just 110 yards and two touchdowns, but rushed for 247 and six scores. Kelwin Burke Jr. rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Avila returned two interceptions for touchdowns and two punt returns for touchdowns. Bethany trailed SWAGU 20-14 at the half, but scored three unanswered touchdowns. Bethany's Tevis Linnebur rushed for 151 yards and a touchdown. Dhaniel Bly rushed for two touchdowns. LonDarius Thomas added a rushing touchdown. Kelton Evans scored on an 84-yard punt return.