Oklahoma Baptist at Southwestern
Southwestern enters the season looking to improve on its 5-6 record. Oklahoma Baptist revived its program, which had been dormant for decades, finishing 4-7.
The Bison were 0-2 against KCAC teams last year, losing to Southwestern 26-22 and the University of Saint Mary 36-30.
Southwestern has three pre-season all-conference picks — tight end C.J. Marple, offensive lineman Matt Thompson and linebacker Paul Mata. Mata had 104 total tackles, 22 total tackles for a loss and 8.5 quarterback sacks.
Southwestern was picked to finish fifth in the conference in both the coaches and media polls.
The remaining eight KCAC teams open the season next week.