After their record setting win on Saturday, the Emporia State football team, now 5-0, looks to go 6-0 for the first time since 1988 this weekend. They will travel to Bolivar, Mo. to take on the 1-4 Southwest Baptist Bearcats on Saturday.
This will be the 19th meeting between the two. The Hornets have dominated the series as they lead 15-3, including winning the last seven games.
The Hornets are ranked nationally as the 11th best offense in the MIAA. The defense continues their vicious streak of not allowing a single point in the first quarter all year. The Hornets are also ranked in the top 25 nationally ranked college football teams for the first time since 2003.
The Bearcats enter their first season back in the MIAA after a four-year break as an independent. Unfortunately for them, they have not fared well as they sit at 1-4 in the bottom half of the league. They are, however, the only team in the MIAA who has not allowed a fourth down conversion and have the third-ranked punt returner in the MIAA.
“I’m upset about a few things, but at the end of the day we are 5-0,” said Head Coach Garin Higgins. “We just have to keep going and improve on it, starting with Southwest Baptist.
Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. Saturday.