Instead of facing Pittsburg State in the Fall Classic, the Bearcats will take on another MIAA opponent.
Minnesota Duluth enters Saturday's playoff game averaging more than 300 rush yards per contest.
Due to budget cuts, Northwest Missouri State University is laying off 20 university personnel. Eight academic departments are also being eliminated.
The parents of a Northwest Missouri State University student have established a scholarship in memory of their daughter. Abby Cockrill, 22, was killed in August 2010 by a drunk driver.