In Division One it's a big weekend for State and U as each opens Missouri Valley Conference play.

The Jackrabbits host Western Illinois Saturday at 6 PM.

Though Bob Nielson left the Leathernecks for USD, Western hasn't shown any dropoff, starting 3-0 and beating FBS Northern Illinois last week.

The Jacks are stuck at 1-2 and had an extra week to simmer after their 38-31 loss to Cal Poly.