Nebraska-Omaha and Northwest Missouri State will be meeting for the 21st time this Saturday in Omaha and the first time as conference rivals. The Mavericks are ranked 5th in D-II football while the Bearcats are ranked 8th. Head coach Pat Behrns talks about this game and the Mavs’ season so far.
The Bearcats have advanced to the D-II football championship game in each of the last three years and have lost all three by a combined 17 points. Behrns has beaten the Bearcats two of the last three years.
This is one of D-II’s best college football games and while the teams like to knock heads on the field, the Behrns and Bearcat coach Mel Tjeerdsma are good friends.