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September 21, 2013

Injuries aplenty

RiverHawks roughed up right now heading into game against Washburn.


Washburn at Northeastern State

When: Saturday at 6 p.m.

Where: Doc Wadley Stadium.

Radio: KEOK, FM-102.1.

Nicknames: Northeastern State RiverHawks; Washburn Ichabods.

Coaches: NSU - Kenny Evans (sixth season, 20-37); Washburn - Craig Schurig (11th season, 81-48).

Records: NSU 0-2 (0-2 MIAA); Washburn 2-0 (2-0).

Rankings: NSU is not ranked in Division II football; Washburn is No. 22 in this week’s Division II coaches’ poll.

Series record: Washburn leads 2-1.

Last meeting: In 2012, Washburn held off NSU and won 24-20. The Ichabods scored 24 of the game’s first 34 points, and NSU got within four in the fourth quarter on a Joel Rockmore TD run, and a 27-yard field goal by Drew Patton.

Last week: NSU at home to Missouri Southern, 17-14. Washburn blew out Fort Hays State, 54-17.

Players to watch

— Northeastern State: Langston Jones (LB).

• The senior linebacker had 21 tackles against Missouri Southern and could drew several matchups with Washburn tight end Tore Hurst.

— Washburn: Mitch Buhler (QB).

• Washburn’s signal caller is third in the MIAA in passing efficiency. He’s already thrown for 545 yards and eight touchdowns while throwing only one interception.

Looking ahead: Northeastern State will play at Emporia State on Sept. 28, while Washburn will host Central Oklahoma on the same day.

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