SPOKANE -- A lot of college football teams like to schedule easy games for their season opener, but that's not the case for Whitworth University.
The Pirates play host to Hardin-Simmons University on Saturday at the Pine Bowl. The Cowboys are ranked No. 15 in the country in several preseason polls.
Hardin-Simmons and Whitworth squared of last year in Abilene, Texas. The Pirates led the game 24-13 at halftime, but the Cowboys exploded for 21 unanswered points in the third quarter for an eventual 48-31 win.
Kickoff at the Pine Bowl is scheduled for 1pm on Saturday. We'll have full coverage on KREM 2 News and KREM.com.
Watch for uncut interviews on KREM.com from Whitworth's practice later tonight.