NAIA No. 20 Dordt (5-2, 5-2) at No. 2 Northwestern (8-0, 7-0), 1 p.m.
Hastings (1-6, 1-6) at Mount Marty (0-8, 0-8), 1 p.m.
Chadron State (4-4, 4-3) at DII No. 25 Colorado Mines (7-1, 5-1), noon MT.
Simpson (1-7, 1-5) at Nebraska Wesleyan (3-4, 1-4), 1 p.m.
DII # 17 Nebraska-Kearney (7-1, 7-1) at # 8 NW Missouri State (6-1, 6-1), 2 p.m.
* Doane has won three of his last four games before Saturday’s game at Midland. The Tigers do this behind an improved running offense, but also a defense. They had 19 tackles for loss in last week’s 28-7 win over Mount Marty.
* Nebraska Wesleyan is back on the field after a week off. The Prairie Wolves will be looking to revive their offense against a team that is allowing 48.8 points per game. Every game in this series since 2016 has been decided by a possession.
* A key to Wayne State’s 6-2 start? Red zone success. The Wildcats scored on 26 of 28 trips inside the 20-yard line. Defensively, Wayne State keeps his opponents at 62.5% when he reaches the red zone.
* UNK junior QB TJ Davis nears top of some school rankings. The Colorado Springs, Colorado native is two touchdowns from Jake Spitzlberger (2008-11) for career scores for a quarterback at 38. Davis has 2,207 career rushing yards by a QB to rank. n Â° 2 behind Spitzlberger (2,496).