Grambling (0-2) at Bethune-Cookman (1-0)
WHEN: 4 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Municipal Stadium (9,601), Daytona Beach, Fla.
STAT THAT MATTERS: Stephen Johnson was the Tigers’ leading passer against Houston, going 11-of-18 attempts for 151 yards and two interceptions.
NOTES: The tough road continues for Grambling heading into the third week of the season. After suffering a season-opening loss, the Tigers matched up against Houston in week two. Houston proceeded to blow out Grambling 47-0. The Tigers’ leading rusher in that game — redshirt freshman quarterback Stephen Johnson — rushed for only 23 yards on seven carries.
Henderson State (1-0) at Nicholls State (0-2)
WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: John L. Guidry Stadium (10,500), Thibodaux
SERIES: First time meeting.
STAT THAT MATTERS: Nicholls State has struggled to move the football, converting only 6 of 29 third down attempts.
NOTES: So far in 2014, Charlie Stubbs’ Colonels haven’t found success. Against Air Force and Arkansas, Nicholls State has been outscored 117-23, including a brutal 73-7 loss at the Razorbacks last Saturday. To further put the struggles into perspective, the team has been outrushed 1,034-97 in the two games. Henderson State hasn’t seen a Division I opponent since 2011, though, meaning week three could be the perfect time for the Colonels to bounce back.
Prairie View (0-1) at McNeese State (0-1)
WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Cowboy Stadium (17,610), Lake Charles
SERIES: McNeese State leads 3-0.
STAT THAT MATTERS: McNeese State junior running back Kelvin Bennett had 19 attempts but only 53 yards against Nebraska, averaging 2.8 yards per carry.
NOTES: The Cowboys were in striking distance of taking down Nebraska. With 20 seconds left in Lincoln, Neb., McNeese had the Cornhuskers tied 24-24. But after a poor display of tackling on a 58-yard catch and run by Nebraska senior running back Ameer Abdullah, the Cornhuskers avoided the upset. Now, McNeese State will look to rebound against Prairie View A&M. To pick up their first win of the season, the Cowboys will need junior quarterback Tyler Bolfing to improve after only completing 9 of 17 pass attempts for 101 yards and an interception in the season opener.