Tulane at Army

WHEN: 11 a.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Michie Stadium (38,000), West Point, N.Y.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Tulane lost to Duke, 48-27; Army lost to Ball State, 48-21.

LAST MEETING: Army won 41-23 in 2010.

RECORDS: Tulane is 2-2; Army is 1-3.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Tulane leads 9-8-1.

LATEST LINE: Army by 7.

TV: CBS Sports Network.

RADIO: WIST-AM, 690 in New Orleans.

INTERNET: www.tulanegreenwave.com.

NOTES: The game ends a three-game road swing for the Green Wave. ... The Green Wave is 2-2 for the fourth straight season under coach Bob Toledo. ... Tulane RB/KR Robert Kelley leads Conference USA players in all-purpose yards and ranks 21st nationally with 160 yards per game. ... The Black Knights’ offense ran for 402 yards in its loss to Ball State, the fourth straight game it has cracked the 300-yard mark and the second time it reached 400 yards this season. The Black Knights are on the other end of the spectrum in the passing game. Army did not complete a pass in four attempts at Ball State and have only one completion in the past two games (1-11).

La. College at

M. Hardin-Baylor

WHEN: 1 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Tiger Field, Belton, Texas.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Louisiana College beat Mississippi College; 52-17; Mary Hardin-Baylor beat Hardin-Simmons, 35-17.

LAST MEETING: Mary Hardin-Baylor won 42-38 in 2010.

RECORDS: LC Is 3-0, 1-0 in the American Southwest Conference; Mary Hardin-Baylor is 3-0, 2-0.

RANKINGS: LC is ranked No. 19 in the Division III poll; Mary Hardin-Baylor is ranked No. 4.

SERIES: Mary Hardin-Baylor leads 11-0.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KBUC-FM, 105.5 in Pineville.

INTERNET: www. 1055kbuck.com.

NOTES: LC has won seven straight conference games, while UMHB has prevailed in 13 straight. ... Matchup of the only two teams left in the ASC without a loss this season. . . . ASC’s top two running backs will be featured: UMHB’s Darius Wilson (123.7 ypg) and LC’s Ryan Montague (122.7 ypg).

Lamar at SLU

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Strawberry Stadium (7,408), Hammond.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Lamar was idle; SLU lost to McNeese, 48-27.

LAST MEETING: Lamar won 29-28 in 2010.

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

RANKINGS: Both teams are unranked.

SERIES: SLU leads 4-2.


TV: WBTR (Cable Ch. 19 in Baton Rouge).

RADIO: KSLU-FM, 90.9 in Hammond.

INTERNET: www.lionsports.net.

NOTES: Lamar leads the Southland in scoring, averaging 37.0 points per game. The Cardinals also have the league’s top defense, limiting opponents to 224.7 yards per game, and in pass defense with an average yield of 122.0 yards per game. ... Lions DB Tyler Stoddard earned his first career start at strong safety at McNeese and recorded 13 tackles. ...Lions WR Simmie Yarborough caught four passes for 41 yards and moved to within 115 yards of Felton Huggins’ school-record of 2,345 yards.

Hawaii at Louisiana Tech

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

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

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Hawaii beat UC Davis, 56-14; Louisiana Tech lost to Mississippi State, 26-20 in overtime.

LAST MEETING: Hawaii won 41-21 in 2010.

RECORDS: Hawaii is 2-2, 0-0 in the WAC; Louisiana Tech 1-3, 0-0.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Hawaii leads, 7-2.

LATEST LINE: Tech by 4.

TV: none.

RADIO: KXKZ-FM, 107.5 in Ruston.

INTERNET: www.latechsports.com.

NOTES: Hawaii has scored 56 points in the second quarter of games this season, the best in the WAC. ... Hawaii leads the WAC in scoring defense, passing offense and sacks. ... Hawaii QB Bryant Moniz leads the WAC with 328.2 yards per game. ... Tech RB Lennon Creer had his 15-game streak with a reception snapped last week. ... The Bulldogs are the most penalized team in the WAC, but Tech’s opponents are also the most penalized. ... Bulldogs LBs Adrien Cole (10.5) and Jay Dudley (10.2) are 2-3 in tackles per game in the WAC. ... Bulldogs WR Quinton Patton leads the WAC in receiving (118. ypg), while Lyle Fitte leads the league in kickoff return average (28.0).


WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Cajun Field (31,000), Lafayette.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: FAU lost to Auburn, 30-14; ULL beat Florida International, 36-31.

LAST MEETING: FAU won, 24-23.

RECORDS: FAU is 0-3, 0-0 in the Sun Belt Conference; ULL is 3-1, 1-0.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: FAU leads, 5-1.

LATEST LINE: ULL by 9-1/2.

TV: Cox4.

RADIO: KPEL-AM, 1490 in Lafayette.

INTERNET: www.ragincajuns.com.

NOTES: The game is the start of a three-game home stand for the Cajuns. ... Junior QB Blaine Gautier led the Cajuns to a season-high 419 yards of total offense last week and did not commit a turnover. He totaled 307 yards (221 pass/86 rush) and tossed three TD passes. ... The Cajuns defense had seven tackles-for-loss and has 20 in the past two games. ? FAU has never lost at Cajun Field. ... FAU coach Howard Schnellenberger is in his 25th and final year as a collegiate coach. His record is 157-143-3 (.523). ... FAU’s Graham Wilbert, who stands 6-foot-6, is the second-tallest starting QB in the FBS. The Owls’ backup QB, David Kooi, stands 6-7.

Prairie View

vs. Grambling

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Cotton Bowl (68,300), Dallas.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Prairie View beat Mississippi Valley, 43-34; Grambling lost to Alabama A&M, 20-14.

LAST MEETING: Grambling won 34-17 in 2010.

RECORDS: Prairie View is 2-2, 2-1 in the SWAC; Grambling is 1-3, 1-2.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Grambling leads, 46-15-1.


TV: none.

RADIO: KJLO-FM, 104.1 in Monroe.

INTERNET: www.gsutigers.com.

NOTES: Both teams start freshman QBs: Grambling will start D.J. Williams, the son of coach and Grambling legend Doug Williams, while Prairie View will start Jerry Lovelocke. ... Grambling’s Cliff Exama ranks sixth nationally in tackles per game (12.25). ... Prairie View’s Adrian Hamilton ranks first in the SWAC with 1.75 sacks per game.

Nicholls State

at Texas State

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Bobcat Stadium (16,000), San Marcos, Texas.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Nicholls State lost to Northwestern State, 34-0; Texas State beat Stephen F. Austin, 35-26.

LAST MEETING: Nicholls won 47-45 in four overtimes in 2010.

RECORDS: Nicholls State is 1-3; Texas State is 2-2.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Nicholls leads, 15-14.


TV: none.

RADIO: KLRZ-FM, 100.3 in Larose.

INTERNET: www.klrz.com.

NOTES: Texas State is making the transition to the FBS and is no longer in the Southland Conference. The Bobcats are an independent FCS team. ... Bobcats coach Dennis Franchione, a former Texas A&M head coach, is 15-11 in three seasons at Texas State. ... The game was dubbed the “Battle for the Paddle” in 1998 to recognize floods in Texas that postponed the game and killed 31 people in southwest and central Texas. A rowing oar serves as the traveling trophy to the winning school. ... Texas State enters the game on a two-game win streak. ... Bobcats QB Shaun Rutherford tossed four TD passes last week against 2010 SLC champion SFA, while RB Marcus Curry rushed for 128 yards.

McNeese State

at NW State

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Turpin Stadium (15,971), Natchitoches.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: McNeese State beat Southeastern Louisiana, 48-27; Northwestern State beat Nicholls, 34-0.

LAST MEETING: McNeese won 24-7 in 2010.

RECORDS: McNeese is 2-1, 1-0 in the Southland Conference; NW State is 2-2, 1-0.

RANKINGS: McNeese State is ranked No. 18 in The Sports Network FCS poll.

SERIES: McNeese leads, 38-21-1.


TV: none.

RADIO: KNGT-FM, 99.5 in Lake Charles; KBZL-FM, 100.7 in Natchitoches.

INTERNET: www.mcneesesports.com; nsudemons.com.

NOTES: McNeese had a pair of tailbacks rush for more than 100 yards (Andre Anderson got 118, while Marcus Wiltz got 104) against Southeastern last week. The Cowboys lead the SLC in total offense (426.3 ypg) and is second in scoring (37.0). ... McNeese QB Riley Dodge (unspecified injury) is out of the game. Cody Stroud will start the game. ... Demons QB Brad Henderson led the Demons to season-high 396 yards, including first-quarter TD passes of 9, 2 and 48 yards last week against Nicholls State.