Oklahoma State (7-2, 4-2) at Iowa State (6-3, 4-2)
Basics: 11 a.m., Jack Trice Stadium, Ames
TV/radio: ABC; KJOC (1170 AM), KWPC (860 AM)
Storylines: Iowa State dropped to No. 24 in the latest Associated Press poll after having its four-game winning streak snapped in a 20-16 loss at West Virginia. This will be the final home game for 20 seniors as the Cyclones play their last two regular-season games on the road. Oklahoma State, ranked No. 12 by AP, gained 661 yards last week in a 62-52 loss to Oklahoma. Mason Rudolph passed for 448 yards and five touchdowns and Justice Hill rushed for 228 yards. However, the Cowboys defense gave up 785 yards, including 598 passing.
Northern Iowa (5-4, 4-2) at Missouri State (3-6, 2-4)
Basics: 2 p.m., Robert W. Plaster Stadium, Springfield, Missouri
TV/radio: ESPN3; KGYM (1600 AM)
Storylines: Northern Iowa is coming off a stretch in which it played four straight teams ranked in the top 10 in the country. It won three of those games, including a 34-29 victory over No. 6 South Dakota last week. The Panthers, ranked 24th in the most recent FCS poll, have beaten Missouri State 11 consecutive times, including a 61-7 victory last season in Eli Dunne’s first career start at quarterback. Missouri State has won two straight games after a 1-6 start. Quarterback Peyton Husling leads the Bears in both passing yards (1,785) and rushing (621).
Indiana (3-6, 0-6) at Illinois (2-7, 0-6)
Basics: 11 a.m., Memorial Stadium, Champaign
TV/radio: BTN; WFXN (1230 AM), WRMJ (102.3 FM), WKEI (1450 AM)
Storylines: It’s a battle between the last-place teams in each of the Big Ten’s two divisions. Illinois lost its seventh straight game last week against Purdue, 29-10, while Indiana extended its losing streak to four games with a 45-17 loss to Wisconsin. The Hoosiers are last in the Big Ten in rushing offense (just below Illinois) but have shown an ability to throw the ball with either redshirt freshman Peyton Ramsey or senior Richard Lagow at quarterback. Simmie Cobbs leads the Big Ten and is 14th nationally with 59 receptions for 662 yards.
St. Ambrose (4-5, 2-2) at Olivet Nazarene (5-5, 1-3)
Basics: 1 p.m., Ward Field, Bourbonnais, Illinois
Storylines: The Fighting Bees are looking to avoid consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 1991-92 with a win to close out the season. The Bees are coming off their best defensive performance of the year in a 12-7 win over Trinity International. St. Ambrose will have the nation's sack leader in Chris Overton, whose suspension was overturned following a second-quarter ejection in that game. Olivet Nazarene is coming off a 30-29 double overtime loss to 10th-ranked Saint Xavier. Three of the Tigers' five losses have come to ranked teams, and they own a win over 24th-ranked Kansas Wesleyan to start the season. Caleb Coe leads the conference with 105 tackles this season. St. Ambrose lost to Olivet Nazarene 17-14 last season.