When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Memorial Stadium

Records: Washington 4-2, 3-1; Pekin 3-3, 2-2

Last meeting: Washington won 42-21 in Week 7 last year

Outlook: Both coming off losses. Washington gained 160 yards in 28-0 loss to Dunlap. Morton gained 668 yards on the ground and set a single-season school scoring record in a 66-44 victory over Pekin. ... Washington needs to get its run game going early to give its offense a rhythm. RBs Sam Walter and Josh Schellenberg combined for 44 rushing yards last week after averaging 173 combined yards per game through the first five games. ... Pekin’s passing attack needs to continue to produce after Quinn Theleritis threw for 248 yards and three touchdowns against Morton, while rushing for two more. The Dragons have four reliable receivers, but Brad Johnson and Sebastian Hill stood tall last week; they combined for 21 catches and 210 yards. ... With a win, Pekin pulls into a tie with Washington for second place in the Mid-Illini Conference. ... It’s Pekin’s homecoming game. The Dragons are 3-0 at home and 0-3 on the road this season.