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Linfield (0-2, 0-0 Northwest Conference) plays at Willamette (1-3, 1-0) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Puget Sound and Whitworth are both 3-0 in nonleague games. UPS opens conference play Saturday at home against Pacific Lutheran (3-0 nonleague). Azusa Pacific is at Whitworth in a Saturday nonconference game. Lewis and Clark (0-3) opens NWC play Oct. 7 at home against Menlo (2-2, 0-1 NWC after a 41-35 loss to Willamette last week).

• Western Oregon (4-0) could move into the NCAA Division II rankings. The Wolves are off till Oct. 7, when they play host to Humboldt State. They beat Southern Oregon 38-0 at Ashland last weekend, with running back Eliot Vinzant gaining 199 yards on 23 carries. That gives him 1,272 yards in his past 12 games.