SLU at Tulane

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Louisiana Superdome (69,703), New Orleans.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST SEASON: SLU was 2-9; Tulane was 4-8.

LAST MEETING: Tulane won 27-21 in 2010.

RECORDS: Both teams are 0-0.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Tulane leads, 5-0.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KSLU-FM, 90.9 in Hammond; WIST-AM, 690 in New Orleans.

INTERNET: www.lionsports.net; www.tulanegreenwave.com.

NOTES: The Lions return 38 lettermen, including 14 starters from last season. ? Lions WR Simmie Yarborough is the school?s all-time leader in pass receptions (168) and TD catches (27). ? The Green Wave returns 49 letterwinners, including 17 starters. ? Southeastern QBs Brian Young and Nathan Stanley, an Ole Miss transfer, will share playing time. ? Tulane RB Orleans Darkwa, a Doak Walker candidate, rushed for a Tulane freshman record 925 yards and scored 11 TDs last season. ? Tulane LB Trent Mackey had a team-high 124 tackles a year ago and was named to the All-Conference USA second team and Louisiana Newcomer of the Year. ? Tulane will play a school-record 13 games this season and won?t have an open week.

ULM at Florida State

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Doak S. Campbell Stadium (82,300), Tallahassee, Fla.

SURFACE: Grass.

LAST SEASON: ULM was 5-7; Florida State was 10-4.

LAST MEETING: First meeting.

RECORDS: Both teams are 0-0.

RANKINGS: Florida State is ranked No. 6 in the AP poll.

LATEST LINE: Florida State by 29?.

TV: ESPNU.

RADIO: KJLO-FM, 104.1 in Monroe.

INTERNET: www.ulmwarhawks.com.

NOTES: The Seminoles enter the season with their highest preseason ranking since 2004. ? Florida State is 8-1 all-time against current members of the Sun Belt Conference. ? FSU?s nonconference schedule is rated the sixth toughest in the nation. The slate includes games with No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 22 Florida. ? ULM is the only FBS or FCS team to open its season with a ranked opponent each of the past four seasons ? No. 10 Auburn (2008), No. 2 Texas (2009), No. 14 Arkansas (2010) and No. 6 Florida State (2011).

Grambling

vs. Alcorn State

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Independence Bowl (50,459), Shreveport.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST SEASON?S RECORD: Grambling was 9-2; Alcorn State was 5-6.

LAST MEETING: Grambling won 38-28 in 2010.

RECORDS: Both teams are 0-0.

RANKINGS: Grambling is ranked No. 4 in the Sheridan Broadcasting Network Black College poll; Alcorn State is No. 9.

LATEST LINE: none.

TV: ESPNU.

RADIO: WPCH-FM, 99.3 in Ruston.

INTERNET: www.gsutigers.com

NOTES: The game is dubbed the Port City Classic. ? D.J. Williams, the son of Grambling legendary quarterback and current coach Doug Williams, will start for the Tigers at quarterback. Williams spent last year at Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy, where he completed 72 of 102 passes for 1,402 yards and 14 touchdowns. ? Melvin Spears, a Clinton native and former Grambling assistant coach under Doug Williams, is Alcorn State?s coach.

McNeese State at Kansas

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Memorial Stadium at Kivisto Field (50,071), Lawrence, Kan.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST SEASON: McNeese State was 6-5; Kansas was 3-9.

LAST MEETING: First meeting.

RECORDS: Both teams are 0-0.

RANKINGS: McNeese State is ranked No. 20 in The Sports Network FCS poll.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KNGT-FM, 99.5 in Lake Charles.

INTERNET: www.mcneesesports.com.

NOTES: McNeese State has four tailbacks who have started games: Champlain Babin, Javaris Murray, Andre Anderson and Marcus Wiltz. Anderson tops that group with 855 rushing yards and five TDs last season. ? Kansas coach Turner Gill (1980-83) is a former Nebraska quarterback. Gill was 28-2 as a Cornhuskers starter. He coached at Buffalo before coming to Kansas ? Kansas is 67-47-7 (.583 winning percentage) in season openers. ? Kansas is led by RB James Sims, who had 742 yards and nine TDs last season. Jayhawks QB Jordan Webb started seven games last season, completing 121-of-214 passes for 1,195 yards and seven touchdowns.

ULL at Oklahoma State

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Boone Pickens Stadium (60,218), Stillwater, Okla.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST SEASON: ULL was 3-9; Oklahoma State was 11-2.

LAST MEETING: Oklahoma State won 54-28 in 2010.

RECORDS: Both teams are 0-0.

RANKINGS: Oklahoma State is ranked No. 9 in the AP poll.

SERIES: Oklahoma State leads 7-0.

LATEST LINE: Oklahoma State by 36.

TV: Fox College Sports.

RADIO: KPEL-AM, 1490 in Lafayette.

INTERNET: www.ragincajuns.com.

NOTES: Oklahoma State had four first-team All-Americans (and a school-record nine first-team all-conference picks) a year ago with two of those All-Americans returning in WR Justin Blackmon and punter Quinn Sharp. ? OSU returns all five starters on its offensive line. ? Three of the last four football coaches at ULL have started their careers with a game versus the Cowboys.

Belhaven at La. College

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Wildcat Stadium (7,000), Pineville.

SURFACE: Grass.

LAST WEEK: Belhaven beat Texas College 47-3; Louisiana College was idle.

LAST SEASON: Belhaven was 4-7; Louisiana College was 7-3.

LAST MEETING: Belhaven won 41-34 in 2010.

RECORDS: Belhaven is 1-0; Louisiana College is 0-0.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Belhaven leads, 2-1.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KBUC-FM, 106.5 in Pineville.

INTERNET: www.gsutigers.com.

NOTES: Belhaven quarteback Jimmy Basford threw for 314 yards and three TDs last week.. ? It will be LC?s first game without graduated Gagliardi Trophy finalist QB Ben McLaughlin, who has American Southwest Conference records in both career touchdown passes and passing yards.

Louisiana Tech

at Southern Miss

WHEN: 9 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: M.M. Roberts Stadium (36,000), Hattiesburg, Miss.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST SEASON: Louisiana Tech was 5-7; Southern Miss was 8-5.

LAST MEETING: Southern Miss won 13-12 in 2010.

RECORDS: Both teams are 0-0.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Southern Miss leads, 30-13.

LATEST LINE: none.

TV: none.

RADIO: KXKZ-FM, 107.5 in Ruston.

INTERNET: ESPN3.com.

NOTES: Tech will face a veteran laden Southern Miss squad that has returning 14 starters from a team that went 7-1 in conference play and lost four games by a combined eight points. ? USM?s spread attack will again be led by senior Austin Davis, who threw for 3,103 yards and 20 TDs in 2010. Davis needs 299 yards to pass Brett Favre as the school?s all time passing leader. ? True freshman Nick Isham start at quarterback for Louisiana Tech.