Goodwell, Okla. Maybe the luck of Haskell Indian Nations University's football team will change today.
The Fightin' Indians have dropped three straight games, each by a touchdown or less, and hope to reverse that trend against Oklahoma Panhandle State. Kickoff will be at 1 p.m. at Wooten Stadium on the OPSU campus.
"I think it will be a very competitive game," HINU coach Eric Brock said.
For example, the Aggies and the Indians each have played Peru (Neb.) State and lost by three points. Another common opponent is Bacone. Panhandle edged Bacone, 42-41, while Bacone tripped Haskell, 21-16.
Panhandle State (3-5) is coming off a 38-14 win over Southwestern Assemblies of God U. Haskell fell to SAGU, 28-21, earlier in the season.
"Haskell will step up and hit us as hard as anyone we've played against this year," second-year Aggies coach Ryan Held said.
Haskell (2-5) will be idle Nov. 8, then finish the season with a trip Nov. 15 to Langston.
Benedictine next for Baker: The Baker University football squad will play host to Benedictine at 1:30 p.m. today at Liston Stadium.
The Wildcats (3-4, 3-4 Heart of America Athletic Conference) hope to rebound after a tough 27-23 road loss Oct. 25 to Lindenwood.
Baker will be hard-pressed to score against Benedictine, which leads the HAAC in team and total defense. The Ravens (6-2) allow just 13.5 points per game.
Baker travels Nov. 8 to Graceland University. Game time is 1:30 p.m.