Ottawa (3-1) at McPherson (3-1)
Ottawa downed Bethel 69-34 last week to move up two spots in the NAIA poll to 10th. McPherson edged Kansas Wesleyan 23-16 and is receiving votes in the NAIA poll, moving up to 27th.
Ottawa quarterback Michael Behr has 702 yards passing. Luke Lundy has 424 yards rushing. Jon Hilliger has 221 yards receiving. For McPherson, Jordan Hoffman has 1,008 yards passing. Terrance Jones has 281 yards rushing. Tremon Robinson has 261 yards receiving, followed by Michael Ramos with 219.
Southwestern (2-2) at Tabor (3-1)
Southwestern was edged by Friends 36-30 last week. Tabor fell to Sterling 46-45 in overtime, dropping seven spots on the NAIA poll to 15th.
A pair of Halstead High School grads face off in this game. Tabor quarterback Simon McKee has 228 yards passing and 169 yards rushing. Southwestern running back Tanner Strohl has 272 yards rushing.
For the Bluejays, James Monroe has 577 yards rushing. Scott Bauer has 72 yards receiving. For Southwestern, Spencer Pullen has 290 yards rushing. Brady May has 880 yards passing. Ceth Bannister has 299 yards receiving.
Friends (3-1) at Kansas Wesleyan (1-3)
Friends edged Southwestern 36-30 to enter the NAIA poll this week at 20th. Kansas Wesleyan fell to McPherson 23-16.
Friends is led by Aaron Hansen with 773 yards passing, Thomas Hankerson with 461 yards rushing and Chris Allen with 358 yards receiving. For Kansas Wesleyan, Trey Dallas has 993 yards passing, Taylor Sachs has 515 yards rushing and Zach McClain has 434 yards receiving.
Sterling (2-2) at Bethany (1-3)
Sterling upended Tabor 46-45 last week in overtime, going for a two-point conversion for the upset win. Bethany fell to Saint Mary 45-15.
For Sterling, Reggie Langford has 344 yards rushing and 216 yards passing. Denton Hudspeth has 104 yards receiving. For Bethany, Tevis Linnebur has 389 yards rushing, followed by Jafar Thomas with 241. Zach Dovenberger has 227 yards passing. Jafar has 119 yards receiving.