Game of the week
Washburn at Northwest Missouri State
Washburn’s run of powder-puff opponents is over; it’s time to see what the Ichabods are made of. Last week, Washburn nearly ruined its season by losing to Lindenwood, but that can be chalked up to looking ahead to this week’s game. The Ichabods are posting 47.3 points per game, but they’ll be going against a defense that is incredibly stingy and is allowing 15.1 points per contest. Washburn ranks No. 1 scoring defense in the MIAA, but that credit goes more to its opponents. Prediction: Northwest Missouri State 27, Washburn 10.