Central Arkansas

at Nicholls State

WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: John L. Guidry Stadium (12,800), Thibodaux.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Central Arkansas beat Stephen F. Austin, 38-28; Nicholls State lost to Texas State, 38-12.

LAST MEETING: UCA won 31-7 in 2010.

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

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: UCA leads, 3-2.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KLRZ-FM, 100.3 in Larose.

INTERNET: www. klrz.com.

NOTES: The Bears broke a three-game losing streak with last week’s win. ... UCA is 2-0 at home and 0-3 on the road this season. ... Against SFA last week, UCA scored two offensive touchdowns, two defensive touchdowns and one special teams score. ... Bears QB Nathan Dick return to the lineup last week after missing 1-1/2 games because of a concussion. He completed 17 of 22 passes for 247 yards and two TDs without an interception. ... UCA coach Clint Conque, a Baton Rouge native, was a former Nicholls State All-American LB. ... Nicholls has lost four games in a row. ... Redshirt freshman QB Beaux Hebert, the son of former Saints QB Bobby Hebert, came on in relief of starter LaQuintin Caston last week and finished 10 of 19 passing for 94 yards. Caston suffered a concussion in last week’s game and coach Charlie Stubbs hasn’t named a starter for Saturday’s game.

Louisiana Tech at Idaho

WHEN: 4 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Kibbie Dome (16,000), Moscow, Idaho.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Louisiana Tech lost to Hawaii, 44-26; Idaho lost to Virginia, 21-20 in OT.

LAST MEETING: Tech won 48-35 in 2010.

RECORDS: Both teams are 1-4, 0-1 in the Western Athletic Conference.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Tech leads series, 4-2.

LATEST LINE: Tech by 4.

TV: none.

RADIO: KXKZ-FM, 107.5 in Ruston.

INTERNET: www. latechsports.com.

NOTES: Both teams have lost three straight games. ... Tech is the most penalized team in the WAC at 80.8 yards per game and has allowed the most sacks of any WAC team this year (15). ... Bulldogs WR Quinton Patton leads the WAC in both receptions per game (7.2) and receiving yards per game (120.2). ... Idaho is the second most penalized team in the WAC at 62.4 yads per game. ... The Vandals have outscored their opponents 50-9 in the fourth quarter of games this year. ... The Vandals are last in the WAC in both total offense and total defense

Troy at UL-Lafayette

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

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

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Troy beat UAB, 24-23; ULL beat FAU, 37-34.

LAST MEETING: Troy won 31-24 in 2010.

RECORDS: Troy is 2-2, 1-0 in the Sun Belt Conference; ULL is 4-1, 2-0.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Troy leads, 7-1.

LATEST LINE: Troy by 6-1/2.


RADIO: KPEL-AM, 1490 in Lafayette.

INTERNET: www.ragincajuns.com.

NOTES: Cajuns LB Lance Kelley leads the Cajuns and ranks fourth in the Sun Belt Conference with 39 tackles. ... ULL WR Harry Peoples had 12 receptions for 176 yards and a TD last week. He tied Brandon Stokley’s school record with 12 catches. ... Since 2006, the Cajuns have allowed Troy to score an average of 43 points per game. ... The Trojans used junior RB D.J. Taylor’s career-high three TD runs to help overcome three turnovers against UAB to escape with a one-point victory last week.

Arkansas State

at UL-Monroe

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

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

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Arkansas State beat Western Kentucky, 26-22; ULM was idle.

LAST MEETING: Arkansas State won 34-20 in 2010.

RECORDS: Arkansas State is 3-2, 1-0 in the Sun Belt Conference; ULM is 1-3, 0-0.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Arkansas State leads, 18-14.

LATEST LINE: Arkansas State by 2.

TV: None.

RADIO: KJLO-FM, 104.1 in Monroe.

INTERNET: www.ulmwarhawks.com.

NOTES: The Warhawks have won 10 of their past 12 home games. ULM’s last home loss came to ULL in the 2010 finale, a 23-22 decision. By contrast, the Warhawks have lost 17 of their past 24 road games. ... The teams have split the past six meetings with the home team winning each contest.

East Texas Baptist

at Louisiana College

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

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


LAST WEEK: East Texas Baptist beat Hardin-Simmons, 26-22; Louisiana College lost to Mary Hardin-Baylor, 36-10.

LAST MEETING: LC won 49-21 in 2010.

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

RANKINGS: LC is No. 24 in the D3Football.com poll.

SERIES: ETBU leads, 6-5.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: None.

RADIO: KBUC-FM, 106.5 in Pineville.

INTERNET: www.1055kbuck.com.

NOTES: LC leads the league with 37.5 points and 487.2 yards gained per game. ... ETBU DE Matt Tarver leads the league with 4.5 sacks and is tied for the ASC lead with 10 tackles for loss.

Texas State

at McNeese State

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Cowboy Stadium (17,410), Lake Charles.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Texas State beat Nicholls State, 38-12; McNeese State beat Northwestern State, 20-18.

LAST MEETING: McNeese won 36-6 in 2010.

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

RANKINGS: McNeese is ranked No. 15 in the FCS Sports Network poll.

SERIES: McNeese leads, 20-8.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KNGT-FM, 99.5 in Lake Charles.

INTERNET: www.mcneesesports.com.

NOTES: McNeese has won three straight games and is tied for first in the SLC at 2-0. ... Texas State, a longtime SLC member, is an FCS independent as it transitions to the FBS. ... Texas State DE Michael Ebbitt, a Texas A&M transfer, had four sacks against Nicholls State last week. ... Bobcats RB Terrence Franks is tied with Marcus Curry for the team lead with 285 rushing yards. ... Texas State lost the ball up five times (four fumbles, one interception) against Nicholls last week.

Northwestern State

at Lamar

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Provost Umphrey Stadium (16,000), Beaumont, Texas.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Northwestern State lost to McNeese State, 20-18; Lamar beat Southeastern Louisiana, 45-35.

LAST MEETING: Lamar won 28-13 in 1979.

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

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Lamar leads, 7-5-1.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KBZL-FM, 100.7 in Natchitoches.

INTERNET: www.nsudemons.com.

NOTES: The Demons defense held McNeese to 78 yards rushing on 29 carries last week. Through two conference games, the Demons are allowing an average of 79.5 rushing yards per game. ... In its first SLC game since 1986, Lamar beat Southeastern last week ... Lamar averages 39.8 points per game to lead the conference and rank fourth in the FCS. ... Lamar QB Andre Bevil was named SLC player of the week after passing for four TDs last week. Lamar had 561 total yards.

Syracuse at Tulane

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday.

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

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Syracuse lost to Rutgers, 19-16 in OT; Tulane lost to Army, 45-6.

LAST MEETING: Syracuse won 47-17 in 1999.

RECORDS: Syracuse is 3-2; Tulane 2-3.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Syracuse leads, 5-1.


RADIO: WIST-AM, 690 in New Orleans.

INTERNET: www.tulanegreenwave.com.

NOTES: Tulane, coming off back-to-back losses, returns home following a three-game road swing. ... Wave RB Orleans Darkwa had a season-high 138 yards rushing last week at Army on 16 carries (8.2 avg). The 100-yard performance was the sixth of his career. ... Tulane and Syracuse are two of seven college teams that play in a dome stadium. The other five are Idaho, Georgia State, Northern Iowa, North Dakota and North Dakota State. ... Syracuse has needed overtime in three of five games this season. The Orange is 2-1 in those contests.