Here’s a look at the WIAC schedule in Week 3:
Platteville at Thomas More, 11 a.m.
The Pioneers (1-0) had their open date last week after a wild win at East Texas Baptist, and will have a long road trip again — almost eight hours — to Thomas More (1-1) in Crestview Hills, Ky.
Platteville sophomore quarterback Colin Schuetz threw for 344 yards, while Bo Babich (17 carries, 104 yards, 4 TDs) and Sean Studer (16-124-1) ran all over ETBU in a wild Week 1 win.
The Saints are led by junior QB Justin Post, who’s averaging 222.5 pass yard per contest, and senior running back Hjavier Pitts, who has 261 and three TDs this season.
Missouri Baptist at River Falls, noon
River Falls (1-1) will look to bounce back against NAIA Missouri Baptist (0-3) after a tough season-opening loss to Bethel.
The Falcons have shown an explosive offense the first two weeks, scoring 34 points per game, but have turned the ball over six times. Sam Altena, River Falls’ lead back, is averaging just more than 100 yards per game, and has four TDs this year.
The Spartans have scored a total of 23 points in three games, and average just 2.3 yards per rushing attempt.
No. 15 Oshkosh at Lincoln (Mo.), 1 p.m.
After a tight loss at Division II Davenport last week, the Titans (1-1) fell 11 spots in the poll. They get another crack at a Division II team this week, taking on the Blue Tigers (1-1).
The turnover at key positions and the difficulty of their schedule thus far can explain Oshkosh’s dip offensively, as they’ve scored just 17 points on offense in two games. But they need to get it turned around soon, as they have averaged 166.5 total yards the first two weeks.
Lincoln has been a doormat since moving to Division II in 2009, but an 8½-hour drive certainly doesn’t help Oshkosh.
Middle Georgia State at No. 10 Whitewater, 2 p.m.
The Warhawks defense is stifling opponents to a startling degree. It has allowed just 12 points and 27 first downs, but six of those were off penalty.
The offense is jumping on teams quickly, with 45 first-half points. Cole Wilbur is completing nearly 60 percent of his passes, and Sparta High School graduate Ryan Wisniewski is the team’s leading receiver.
MGSU, a NAIA program, won its opener against a club team from the University of Florida. Apparently that counts.
Dakota State at Stevens Point, 6 p.m.
The Pointers (0-2) are the only WIAC team still searching for win No. 1, and turnovers are a big reason why. Stevens Point has 10 giveaways in two games, six via interceptions tossed by quarterback Matt Urmanski. He’s still averaging 240.5 yards per game, but giving up the ball has led to a nine-minute deficit in time of possession per game in the first two weeks.
Urmanski also needs to get big target Steve Herra going. He’s got just eight catches for 64 yards thus far.
Dakota State (1-2), an NAIA program, averages 228 yards per game on the ground, led by Brodie Fredriksen’s 211.
Open dates: Stout, Eau Claire