Florida Tech (0-1)

at Southeastern La. (1-0)

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Strawberry Stadium (7,408),


TV: None

SERIES: First meeting

STAT THAT MATTERS: SLU’s offense was 4-for-4 in the red zone with four TDs in last week’s 34-20 win against Northwestern State.

NOTES: The Lions, ranked 18th in the latest FCS coaches poll, displayed a powerful offense in piling up 438 rushing yards at Northwestern State. QB D’Shaie Landor had 125 yards and RB Julius Maracalin, a freshman, added 120 as SLU averaged 7.2 yards per carry. The Lions put the ball in the air just 10 times. CB Harlan Miller was named SLC defensive player of the week after intercepting two passes against Northwestern State. Florida Tech, a Division II school from Melbourne, Florida, suffered a 31-28 season-opening loss when Newberry College scored the game-winning TD with 34 seconds left. SLU is 10-1 in home openers since the school brought the football program back in 2003.

Nicholls State (0-0)

at ULM (0-1)

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Malone Stadium (30,427), Monroe

TV: None.

SERIES: ULM leads 22-3.

STAT THAT MATTERS: Nicholls State hasn’t won in 700 days with that one coming on Oct. 12, 2013 against Northwestern State.

NOTES: New Colonels coach Tim Rebowe makes his college head-coaching debut against ULM, with whom he served as cornerbacks coach from 2001-03. The Colonels, who were 0-12 a year ago and have dropped a school-record 18 straight games, have notched three wins against FBS schools in program history, with the last coming in 2013 against Western Michigan. Nicholls has two 1,000-yard rushers in its backfield; running back Michael Henry did it in 2014 and quarterback Tuskani Figaro, who returns after a redshirt season, reached that mark in 2013. ULM wide receiver Rashon Ceaser had 13 receptions for 153 yards and a pair of TDs in the Warhawks’ season opener at Georgia. He accounted for well over half of ULM’s 251 total yards in a 51-14 loss at Georgia in a game that was stopped with just under 10 minutes to play because of lightning. ULM has won eight straight games in the series.

Incarnate Word (1-0, 0-0 SLC) at McNeese St. (0-0)

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Cowboy Stadium (17,610), Lake Charles


SERIES: McNeese State leads 1-0

STAT THAT MATTERS: Incarnate Word committed four first-half turnovers in last week’s 18-16 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville.

NOTES: McNeese State, ranked 23rd in the FCS coaches poll, will try to start its season for a second time after its opener at LSU was canceled by lightning with 10:08 remaining in the first quarter. The game against UIW will mark only the third time McNeese opens the season with an SLC game; the others came in 1972 and ’74. McNeese safety Brent Spikes, a preseason All-American, is well known to UIW after he had three interceptions and an SLC-record 148 return yards in a 41-21 rout of the Cardinals last season. UIW was just 2-for-6 with one TD in the red zone in last week’s narrow win over A&M-Kingsville. UIW’s Jordan Hicks returned a punt for a touchdown, the first in school history, last week.

Bethune-Cookman (0-1)

at Grambling (0-1)

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Eddie Robinson Stadium (19,600), Grambling

TV: None.

SERIES: Grambling leads 12-2.

STAT THAT MATTERS: Bethune-Cookman managed just 79 total yards in a season-opening loss to Miami.

NOTES: Grambling and Bethune-Cookman will try to bounce back after tough season openers against FBS competition. Grambling trailed 66-0 after three quarters and dropped a 73-14 decision to Cal, and BC fell to Miami 45-0. In the setback at Cal, Grambling’s defense allowed 656 total yards — including 471 passing yards. Martez Carter was one of the few bright spots for the Tigers as he had a 90-yard TD run and finished with 112 yards on nine carries. QB Johnathan Williams was just 7-of-22 for 103 yards with three interceptions. Bethune-Cookman averaged just 1.7 yards per offensive play and had five first downs in the loss to Miami.