Tulane at East Carolina

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium (50,000), Greenville, N.C.


LAST WEEK: Tulane lost to Memphis, 33-17; East Carolina beat Navy, 38-35.

LAST MEETING: East Carolina won 28-24 in 2008.

RECORDS: Tulane is 2-6 and 1-3 Conference USA; East Carolina is 3-4, 2-1.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: ECU leads, 8-2.

LATEST LINE: East Carolina by 16-1/2. TV: none.

RADIO: WIST-AM, 690 in New Orleans.

INTERNET: www.tulanegreenwave.com.

NOTES: After playing five of its first eight games at home, Tulane will spend four of the final five weeks of the regular season on the road. ... With 13 tackles last week against Memphis, Tulane LB Trent Mackey has 100 for the season and ranks second among C-USA players and fifth nationally with 12.50 per game. ... Tulane QB Ryan Griffin posted season-highs with 377 passing yards, 50 pass attempts and 31 completions against Memphis. ... East Carolina has overcome a 1-4 start with back-to-back victories. ... Last week at Navy, Pirates QB Dominique Davis connected on 26 consecutive passes (all in the first half), breaking the NCAA single-game record of 23 established by Tee Martin (1998) and Aaron Rodgers (2004). Davis has completed 71.6 percent (214-of-299) of his passes this season for 2,013 yards and 14 scores.


at Arkansas-Pine Bluff

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Golden Lion Stadium (12,500), Pine Bluff, Ark.


LAST WEEK: Grambling beat Mississippi Valley 30-24 in OT; Arkansas-Pine Bluff was idle.

LAST MEETING: Grambling won 35-25 in 2010.

RECORDS: Grambling is 3-4, 2-3 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference; UAPB is 4-3, 3-2.

RANKINGS: Neither teams is ranked.

SERIES: Grambling leads, 24-9-2.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: WPCH-FM, 99.3 in Ruston.

INTERNET: www.gsutigers.com.

NOTES: UAPB has a balanced attack with 1,196 yards rushing and 1,245 passing. ... Several UAPB players will miss Saturday’s game against Grambling after the SWAC suspended them for their involvement in a fight against Southern on Oct. 18. They are: WR Dezmond Beverly, WR Devontaa Bryant, RB Stephen Jones, OL Lyron McClenney, LB Chukwaso Oputa, RB Justin Billings, DB Joe Dalton, WR Cordara Frazier, WR Mose Frazier, DB Brandon Fulton, DB Kendrick Gray, DB Jherron Harris. ... Frank Rivers is the likely starting QB for Grambling with D.J. Williams, coach Doug Williams’ son, also seeing time.

Western Kentucky

at Louisiana-Monroe

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Malone Stadium (30,427), Monroe.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Western Kentucky beat Louisiana-Lafayette, 42-23; Louisiana-Monroe lost to North Texas, 38-21.

LAST MEETING: ULM won 35-30 in 2010.

RECORDS: WKU is 3-4, 3-1 in the Sun Belt; ULM is 2-5, 1-2.

RANKINGS: Neither teams is ranked.

SERIES: Tied, 3-3.

LATEST LINE: ULM by . TV: none.

RADIO: KJLO-FM, 104.1 in Monroe.

INTERNET: www.ulmwarhawks.com.

NOTES: ULM has won 15 of its past 21 home games dating to the 2007 season. ... The Warhawks rallied from down 24-7 entering the fourth quarter to defeat the Hilltoppers 35-30 last season in Bowling Green, Ky. ... ULM has won three straight games in the series. ... ULM RB Centarius Donald (lower body injury) is out for the season. ... WKU will try to get its fourth straight win for the first time since 2005. ... After visiting ULM on Saturday, WKU returns to Louisiana to face LSU on Nov. 12. ... Hilltoppers RB Bobby Rainey, who rushed for 206 yards last week, averages 130.0 yards per game rushing, third-best in the NCAA.

McNeese State

at Stephen F. Austin

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Homer Bryce Stadium (14,575), Nacogdoches, Texas.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: McNeese State lost to Sam Houston State, 38-14; Stephen F. Austin beat Nicholls State, 57-21.

LAST MEETING: SFA won 32-27 in 2010.

RECORDS: McNeese is 3-4, 2-2 in the Southland Conference; SFA is 2-5, 1-2.

RANKINGS: Neither teams is ranked.

SERIES: McNeese leads, 16-12-2.


RADIO: KNGT-FM, 99.5 in Lake Charles.

INTERNET: www.mcneesesports.com.

NOTES: McNeese has lost three straight games, its longest losing streak since 2004. ... McNeese fumbled the ball away on three straight possessions last week, and had 13 penalties for 78 yards. ... SFA ended a five-game skid last week with a rout of Nicholls State. ... Lumberjacks QB Brady Attaway passed for 365 yards and seven TDs last week. He has 2,015 passing yards and 16 TDs on the season. ... SFA WR Graylyn Crawford has 173 career receptions, 14 shy of the school record.

Northwestern State

at Texas State

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Bobcat Stadium (15,218), San Marcos, Texas.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Northwestern State was idle; Texas State lost to Southeastern Louisiana, 38-28.

LAST MEETING: Northwestern State won 16-3 in 2010.

RECORDS: NW State is 4-3, 3-1 in the Southland Conference; Texas State is 5-3.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Northwestern State leads, 17-11.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KZBL-FM, 100.7 in Natchitoches.

INTERNET: www.nsudemons.com.

NOTES: NW State QB Brad Henderson has completed 65 percent of his passes (109 of 168) this season. The school single-season record is 61 percent, set in 1966 by Don Guidry and tied in 1995 by Brad Laird, who is now the Demons’ defensive coordinator. ... NW State comes out of an open week having won three of its last four games. ... The Demons lead the SLC in interceptions (14) and field goals (10 of 12) and rank second in kickoff returns (23.8), scoring defense (23.8), pass defense efficiency (118.6), rush defense (103.7) and turnover margin (plus-8). ... Texas State has won five of its last six games. ... Bobcats freshman RB Terrence Franks finished last week’s game with 234 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries.

San Jose State

at Louisiana Tech

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Joe Aillet Stadium (30,600), Ruston.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: San Jose State was idle; Louisiana Tech beat Utah State, 24-17.

LAST MEETING: Louisiana Tech won 45-38 in 2010.

RECORDS: Both teams are 3-4, 2-1 in the Western Athletic Conference.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Tech leads, 6-4.

LATEST LINE: Tech by 7-1/2.

TV: none.

RADIO: KXKZ-FM, 107.5 in Ruston.

INTERNET: www. latechsports.com.

NOTES: SJSU has lost nine straight WAC road games, but has won three of its last four games overall. ... SJSU leads the WAC in turnovers gained (19), but is last in the WAC in turnovers lost (21). ... Louisiana Tech punter Ryan Allen averaged 52.2 yards on eight punts against Utah State. Seven were downed inside the 20-yard line. ... Tech LB Adrien Cole had 14 tackles against Utah State, including two for losses. ... Tech has lost three straight WAC home games, but won four straight WAC road games. The Bulldogs have won four straight homecoming contests.

Louisiana College

at Texas Lutheran

WHEN: 4 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Matador Stadium (9,000), Segiun, Texas

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: LC beat Sul Ross State, 56-21; TLU lost to Hardin-Simmons, 67-17.

LAST MEETING: LC won 38-21 in 2010.

RECORDS: LC is 6-1, 4-1 in the American Southwest Conference; TLU is 4-3, 3-2.

RANKINGS: LC is ranked No. 21 in the Division3.com poll.

SERIES: LC leads, 12-6.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KBUC-FM, 105.5 in Pineville.

INTERNET: www.1055kbuck.com.

NOTES: LC has won three straight games. ... The Wildcats are 5-0 at home and 1-1 away. ... TLU has lost two straight after reeling off three straight wins. ... LC leads the league in scoring at 39.9 ppg. . . . TLU is plus-4 in turnover margin. ... LC K Adan Olivares (34-for-34) and TLU K Allen Cain (26-for-26) are perfect on extra-point attempts.

Southeastern Louisiana

at Central Arkansas

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Estes Stadium (8,035), Conway, Ark.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Southeastern Louisiana beat Texas State, 38-28; Central Arkansas beat Lamar, 38-24.

LAST MEETING: UCA leads, 3-1.

RECORDS: SLU is 2-5, 0-3 in the Southland Conference; UCA is 5-3, 4-1.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KSLU-FM, 90.9 in Hammond.

INTERNET: www. lionsports.net.

NOTES: The Lions snapped a four-game losing streak last week with a nonconference win over Texas State. ... SLU RB LaTruan Weary had three TDs last week against Texas State, while WR Simmie Yarborough surpassed Felton Huggins as the school’s all-time reception yards leader with 2,417. Yarborough’s 202 receptions is nine shy of SLC record-holder Matt Dominiguez (Sam Houston State). ... UCA has won four straight games after starting 1-3. ... Bears QB Nathan Dick has passed for 1,718 yards and 17 TDs with just four interceptions this season.


at Middle Tennessee

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Floyd Stadium (31,000), Murfreesboro, Tenn.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Louisiana-Lafayette lost to Western Kentucky, 42-23; Middle Tennessee beat Florida Atlantic, 38-14.

LAST MEETING: ULL won 44-27 in 2008.

RECORDS: ULL is 6-2, 4-1 in the Sun Belt Conference; MTSU is 2-4, 2-2.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Tied, 6-6.



RADIO: KPEL-AM, 1490 in Lafayette.

INTERNET: www.ragincajuns.com.

NOTES: Cajuns QB Blaine Gautier, who leads the SBC in passer rating, threw for 419 yards last week, the third-most in school history. ... ULL was only able to muster 121 yards rushing last week, of which 79 yards came on Aaron Spikes’ first touchdown run of the season. ... The Cajuns’ offensive line has had the same five starters in all eight games (Kyle Plouhar, Jaron Odom, Leonardo Bates, Andre Huval and Daniel Quave). ... The Blue Raiders are averaging 36 points and 505 yards per game in the past four contests. ... MTSU QB Logan Kilgore completed his first 19 passes - a school record - against FAU and finished with 218 yards and three TDs.