Missouri Baptist in Lyon

WHEN 6 p.m.

WHERE Pioneer Stadium, Batesville

RECORDS 2021 Missouri Baptist 4-7; Lion 2-8

COACHES Jason Burianek (18-65 in season eight at Missouri Baptist); Chris Douglas (2-13 in the third season at Lyon)

SERIES Lyon leads 3-2 since 2016.

LAST MATCH Missouri Baptist scored 24 unanswered points to earn a 31-14 home win on August 28, 2021.

HIGHLIGHT It is the season premiere for both teams. … In last year’s game, Missouri Baptist rushed for 195 yards, with Ronald Allen rushing for 121 yards and a touchdown. The senior finished with 798 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in 11 games a year ago. … Lyon was outscored 418-194 in total offense and held the ball for 15 fewer minutes than Missouri Baptist in the 2021 matchup. … Missouri Baptist quarterback Josh Munn threw for 1,753 yards on 176 of 326 passes for 1,753 yards and 7 touchdowns last season. He also rushed for three touchdowns in the Spartans’ 17-point win over the Scots. … Lyon returns with six starters on offense, with quarterback Isaiah Bradford leading the way. He posted 1,166 yards of offense and eight touchdowns last season. … The last time the teams played in Batesville, Missouri, Baptist won 14-10, which was his third straight series win.

Arkansas Baptist in Bethel, Tenn.

WHEN 13:00 Center

WHERE Wildcat Stadium, McKenzie, Tenn.

2021 RECORDS Arkansas Baptist 2-8; Bethel 7-4

COACHES Richard Wilson (N/A record in season 15 at Arkansas Baptist); Michael Jasper (15-14 in season four at Bethel)

SERIES First Meeting

IMPORTANT The game can be streamed at … This will be the 478th game in Bethel history. … Arkansas Baptist is playing a hybrid schedule that includes NAIA and college programs. … Bethel returns with several key players, including wide receiver James Dixon. He was the Bluegrass Conference Offensive Freshman of the Year last season after finishing with 1,116 receiving yards, which ranked sixth in the NAIA, and 14 touchdowns. … Kristian Gammage and Justin Hughes give Arkansas Baptist a one-two punch at wide receiver after accounting for a large portion of the team’s offensive yards last season. … Bethel defensive back Vonte Bates had 99 tackles and three interceptions last season. … Arkansas Baptist will play six of its 11 regular-season games at home.

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