The Drake football team will be on the road this week to take on Southwest Missouri State. It marks the third straight year the Bulldogs have played a team from the Gateway Conference and coach Rob Ash says they enjoy the challenge, as it lets them see how they stack up.Ash says to have a chance the Bulldogs will have to be sound in all phases.Drake is coming off a 41-39 victory at Butler and Ash says after some heartbreaking losses this season it was good to finally win a close one.