They said it
“They were getting there but they weren’t strong enough because our O-line was kicking their butts,” -- Nebraska Kearney’s Romero Cotton following the Lopers’ win over Lincoln (via the Kearney Hub).
Game of the week
Pittsburg State at Missouri Western
The schedule makers haven’t done Pittsburg State any favors the last two seasons. Putting games against Northwest Missouri State and Missouri Western back to back is less than ideal. Last year, Pittsburg State let a 31-21 loss to Northwest Missouri State linger, resulting in a 63-14 beatdown against the Griffons. That was at Carnie Smith Stadium in southeast Kansas, so this year the Gorillas head north to St. Joseph. The loser of this game can’t feel too great about postseason aspirations, so a lot is on the line.