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.