ACU will play Northwest Missouri State at noon Saturday in Maryville, Mo. Forecast currently calling for chilly temps all week but warming to 60 degrees on game day with a chance of showers.
My early thought on this game is that it looks on paper to be a bit of a role reversal from last year's playoff matchup between these two teams. In 2008, ACU had the record-breaking offensive juggernaut and Northwest the stingy defense. This year, the Bearcats are No. 2 in the nation in scoring at 44.5 points per game while the Wildcats lead the nation in rushing defense and are among the leaders in Division II in total defense.
ACU fans hope the final score is a role reversal, too.