All games 1:30 p.m. unless noted
Saint Mary (3-2) at Ottawa (4-1) 6 p.m.
The Spires rallied back from an early deficit last week to claim a 45-37 win over Bethel. Ottawa took down McPherson 34-7, moving up to eighth in the NAIA poll.
Saint Mary threw the ball 81 times last week, 20 attempts shy of the college football all-time record. Spire quarterback Josh Ervin has 1,589 yards passing, sixth in the NAIA. Will Ryan has 146 yards rushing. Jerrell Young has 411 yards receiving, followed by Alex Gomes-Coelho with 408.
For Ottawa, Michael Behr has 926 yards passing and 190 yards rushing. Luke Lundy has 567 yards rushing. Jon Hillinger has 264 yards receiving, followed by Joshua Stangby with 223.
McPherson (3-2) at Friends (4-1)
Friends topped Kansas Wesleyan 45-22 last week, while McPherson fell out of a tie for first with a 34-7 loss to Ottawa. McPherson fell out of the NAIA polls with the loss. Friends moved up three spots in the NAIA poll to a tie for 17th.
Friends quarterback Aaron Hansen has 904 yards passing. Thomas Hankerson has 660 yards rushing. Chris Allen has 428 yards receiving. For McPherson, Jordan Hoffman has 1,244 yards passing. Terrance Jones has 281 yards rushing. Tremon Robinson has 334 yards receiving, followed by Paul Rotering with 322.
Kansas Wesleyan (1-4) at Tabor (4-1)
Tabor rebounded from its first loss of the season by stopping Southwestern 42-3. Tabor moved up one spot in the NAIA poll to 14th with the win. Kansas Wesleyan fell to Friends 45-22.
For Tabor, James Monroe has 663 yards rushing. Ryan Nelson has 233 yards passing. Starting quarterback Simon McKee, a Halstead grad, went down with a knee injury, missing the game. Scott Bauer has 142 yards receiving.
For Kansas Wesleyan, Trey Dallas has 1,290 yards passing. Taylor Sachs has 583 yards rushing. Zach McClain has 572 yards receiving.
Bethany (1-4) at Southwestern (2-3)
Bethany fell to Sterling 54-27 last week, while Southwestern fell to Tabor 42-3.
For Bethany, Tevis Linnebur has 402 yards rushing. Zach Dovenbarger has 434 yards passing. Jafar Thomas has 182 yards receiving. For Southwestern, Brady May has 983 yards passing. Spencer Pullen has 403 yards rushing. Ceth Bannister has 321 yards receiving.