A preview of today's Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference games
Tabor at Oklahoma Panhandle St.Tabor was rolled over by Sterling 54-19 last week while Oklahoma Panhandle State, an NCAA Division II independent, downed Southern Nazarane 34-26. Tabor claimed its only win of the season last year against the Aggies 49-28. Tabor is 0-2 this season, outscored 106-25. OPSU is 1-3. Before last week’s win, the Aggies were outscored 79-15 with losses to Fort Lewis College, Colorado State-Pueblo and Langston. Tabor’s Demetrius Cox has 258 yards rushing in 31 carries with three touchdowns. Marc Amos is the leading passer, hitting 13 of 27 passes for 177 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Phillip Robben has four catches for 65 yards receiving. Against Southern Nazarene, OPSU’s Vinny Gay hit 16 of 27 passes for 149 yards with a touchdown. Gay rushed for two touchdowns and 39 yards. Darryl Brister had 96 yards rushing and a touchdown.Bethany at FriendsFriends, 2-0, won in an unlikely manner last week, scoring a two-point defensive conversion by running back a blocked PAT kick to beat Ottawa 46-45. Bethany, 0-2, was pounded in a non-conference game by NCAA Division II Southwest Baptist 83-6 in a game where SBU set a number of offensive school records. Friends moved up in the NAIA Top 25 poll to eighth, up one place. Friends quarterback Alex Melugin has 522 yards passing with seven touchdowns. Chris Bolander has 91 yards rushing with a touchdown. Cole Hancock has 159 yards receiving and three touchdowns. For Bethany, Sean Daley has 74 yards rushing and a touchdown. Zachary Waggoner has 217 yards passing and two touchdowns. Willie Edwards has 159 yards receiving and a touchdown.Southwestern at McPhersonSouthwestern fell to 0-2 last week with a 49-3 non-conference loss at Northwestern Oklahoma State. McPherson fell to 1-1 with a 38-10 loss to Kansas Wesleyan. Chuck Wells leads Southwestern in rushing with 85 yards. Jesse Lyons has 232 yards passing with two touchdowns. Jeff Schaefer has 118 yards receiving and a touchdown. For McPherson, Josh White has 72 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Shane Mascerenas started at quarterback in week one with 321 yards and three touchdowns. Aaron Sunday played in week two with 226 yards and a touchdown. Gary Cox is the leading receiver with 262 yards and a touchdown. Stephen Harrison has 213 yards receiving and three touchdowns.Saint Mary at OttawaBoth of these teams are coming off heartbreak losses against the conference leaders last week. Saint Mary gave up a late touchdown, falling to Bethel 29-22. Ottawa gave up a defensive two-point conversion late against Friends in a 46-45 loss. Ottawa still received three points in the latest NAIA poll, good for 31st. Andy Otto has 183 yards rushing for Ottawa. Robbie DuBois has two rushing touchdowns. Ethan Haller has 601 passing yards with seven touchdowns. Zach Schultz has 195 receiving yards and four touchdowns. For USM, Rocky Rosales has 87 yards rushing and a touchdown. Daniel Robles has 615 yards passing and five touchdowns. Derick Schulte has 139 yards receiving and a touchdown.Kansas Wesleyanat Southwestern Assemblies of GodKansas Wesleyen rebounded from a week one loss to Bethel by stopping rival McPherson 38-10. Southwestern Assemblies of God, which returns to the Central States Football League for the first time since 2004, is 1-1, beating Austin College 16-14 in week one and falling to Sul Ross State 30-14 in week two. Both SWAGU foes are NCAA Division III schools. McPherson’s Preston McCorkle has 209 yards rushing. Quarterback Drew Dallas has 314 yards passing with three touchdowns and 133 yards rushing with a touchdown. Jason Dolan has 128 yards receiving with a touchdown. Jason Rice leads SWAGU in rushing with 154 yards. Rice also has 124 passing yards with two touchdowns. Joseph Garcia has 397 passing yards and two touchdowns. David Howard has 211 yards receiving with two touchdowns.