Mississippi Valley

at Grambling

WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Eddie Robinson Stadium (29,000), Grambling.


LAST WEEK: Mississippi Valley lost to Alcorn State, 17-16; Grambling beat Concordia-Selma, 44-0.

LAST MEETING: Grambling won 35-14 in 2010.

RECORDS: MVSU is 0-7, 0-6 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference; Grambling is 2-4, 1-3.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Grambling leads 39-18-3.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: WPCH-FM, 99.3 in Ruston; KJLO-FM, 104.1 in Monroe.

INTERNET: www.gsutigers.com.

Louisiana Tech

at Utah State

WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Romney Stadium (25,500), Logan, Utah.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Louisiana Tech was idle; Utah State lost to Fresno State, 31-21.

LAST MEETING: Louisiana Tech won 24-6 in 2010.

RECORDS: Tech is 2-4, 1-1 in the Western Athletic Conference; Utah State is 2-4, 0-1.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Louisiana Tech leads, 5-3.

LATEST LINE: Utah State by 6-1/2.


RADIO: KXKZ-FM, 107.5 in Ruston.

INTERNET: www. latechsports.com.

NOTES: Tech has won three straight WAC road games. ... The Bulldogs are facing their first non-senior quarterback of the season. ... Tech WR Quinton Patton leads the WAC in receptions with 7.7 per game. ... Bulldogs P Ryan Allen is second in the nation with 20 punts downed inside the 20-yard line. ... Utah State has lost three consecutive WAC games. ... Utah State is the only team in the nation to not throw an interception. ... Robert Turbin leads the WAC and is sixth in the nation in rushing with 125.7 yards per game. ... Utah State WR Stanley Morrison has caught at least one pass in 30 consecutive games, the longest such streak in the WAC..

Memphis at Tulane

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

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

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Memphis lost to East Carolina, 35-17; Tulane lost to UTEP, 44-7.

LAST MEETING: Memphis won 45-6 in 2008.

RECORDS: Memphis is 1-6, 0-3 in Conference USA; Tulane is 2-5, 1-2.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Memphis leads, 16-11-1.

LATEST LINE: Tulane by 12-1/2. TV: none.

RADIO: WIST-AM, 690 in New Orleans.

INTERNET: www.tulanegreenwave.com.

NOTES: Tulane will play Saturday’s game under the direction of interim coach Mark Hutson, who replaced Bob Toledo in the wake of Toledo’s resignation on Tuesday. Hutson is the 38th coach in school history. He was previously the interim coach at Eastern Illinois in 2006. ... Memphis senior QB Skylar Jones, a transfer from Wake Forest, made his first start and completed 10-of-18 passes for 124 yards last week. ... Former LSU assistant coach Larry Porter is Memphis’ head coach. ... To get a picture of Memphis’ futility this season, the Tigers rank 116th in the NCAA in points per game (14.0) and 116th in points allowed (36.4). They also rank 112th in rushing and 90th in passing.

ULL at Western Kentucky

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: L.T. Smith Stadium (25,000), Bowling Green, Ky.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: ULL beat North Texas, 30-10; Western Kentucky beat FAU, 20-0.

LAST MEETING: WKU won 54-21 in 2010.

RECORDS: ULL is 6-1, 4-0 in the Sun Belt Conference; WKU is 2-4, 2-1.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: ULL leads 3-1.


TV: none.

RADIO: KPEL-AM, 1490 in Lafayette.

INTERNET: www.ragincajuns.com.

NOTES: The Cajuns go on the road for the first time in a month in an attempt to avenge last season’s homecoming loss to Western Kentucky...The game is WKU’s 2011 homecoming. ... In the only previous trip to Bowling Green, Ky., the Cajuns came away with a 30-22 victory (Oct. 17, 2009). ... The Cajuns’ 6-1 start is the best in Sun Belt history and is ULL’s best start since 1976 (started 8-0). ... The Cajuns six game winning streak was most recently accomplished in 1993 (Jake Delhomme’s freshman season).


at North Texas

WHEN: 4 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Apogee Stadium (30,850), Denton, Texas.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: ULM beat Troy, 38-10; North Texas lost to Louisiana-Lafayette, 30-10.

LAST MEETING: ULM beat UNT, 49-37 in 2010.

RECORDS: ULM is 2-4, 1-1 in the Sun Belt Conference; North Texas is 2-5, 1-2.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: ULM leads, 15-12.


TV: none.

RADIO: KJLO-FM, 104.1 in Monroe.

INTERNET: www. ulmwarhawks.com.

NOTES: ULM has won three straight and 11 of the last 15 against North Texas. ... Kolton Browning tied a school record with a school-record five TD passes in last year’s game. ... It’s homecoming for the Mean Green. ... North Texas is going after its third straight win at home. ... Senior Brandon Akpunku moved into the top-10 all-time at North Texas with 14.5 sacks for his career, which ranks eighth all-time. This season Akpunku has 5.0 sacks, which is leads the Sun Belt Conference and is 24th in the nation.

Sul Ross State

at Louisiana College

WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Wildcat Stadium (7,500), Pineville.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Sul Ross State lost to Hardin-Simmons, 64-39; Louisiana College beat Howard Payne, 42-14.

LAST MEETING: LC won 56-46 in 2010.

RECORDS: SRSU is 1-5, 0-4 in the American Southwest Conference; LC is 5-1, 3-1.

RANKINGS: LC is ranked No. 21 in the .

SERIES: LC leads, 10-1.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KBUC-FM, 105.5 in Pineville.

INTERNET: www. 1055kbuck.com.

NOTES: Matchup features ASC team with the most sacks (LC, 22) against team that has allowed the fewest (SRSU, 5). ... LC is 4-0 at home. ... LC leads the league in total offense (483.3 ypg) and total defense (296 ypg). ... SRSU WR Lee Carothers leads the conference with 106.8 ypg.

Stephen F. Austin

at Nicholls State

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

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

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Stephen F. Austin was idle, 45-10; Nicholls State lost to Sam Houston State, 47-7.

LAST MEETING: SFA won 48-13 2010.

RECORDS: SFA is 1-5, 0-2 in the Southland Conference; Nicholls State is 1-6, 0-3.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: SFA leads, 20-7.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KLRZ-FM, 100.3 in Larose.

INTERNET: www. klrz.com.

NOTES: The game matches two teams riding long losing streaks. SFA has lost five straight since crushing McMurray 82-6 in its opener, while Nicholls has dropped six in a row after routing Evangel 42-0 in its opener. ... SFA is the two-time defending SLC champion. ... Lumberjacks QB Brady Attaway has completed 167 of 267 passes for 1,651 yards and nine TDs. He’s been intercepted 12 times. SFA leads the SLC in passing offense (317.3 ypg). .. Nicholls leads the Southland in pass defense, limiting opponents to 178.9 yards per game. ... Colonels P Corey Kemps ranks seventh in the FCS with a 44.2 yard average.

Sam Houston State

at McNeese State

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday.

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

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Sam Houston beat Nicholls State, 47-7; McNeese State lost to Central Arkansas, 21-18.

LAST MEETING: McNeese won 33-28 in 2010.

RECORDS: Sam Houston is 6-0, 3-0 in the Southland Conference; McNeese is 3-3, 2-1.

RANKINGS: Sam Houston is ranked No. 7 in The Sports Network FCS poll and No. 10 in the FCS Coaches Poll; McNeese is ranked No. 24 in the FCS Coaches Poll.

SERIES: McNeese State leads, 24-7-1.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KNGT-FM, 99.5 in Lake Charles.

INTERNET: www.mcneesesports.com.

NOTES: Counting last season’s wins in its final two games, SFA is riding an eight-game win streak. ... The Bearkats lead the SLC in scoring offense (35.5 per game) and scoring defense (14.2 per game). ... Bearkats RB Tim Flanders is averaging a league-best 99.3 yards per game. ... The Cowboys lead the conference and rank seventh in the FCS in punt return average (16.0). ... The game is homecoming for McNeese. ... The Cowboys lead the series 12-3 in Lake Charles.

Texas State

at Southeastern Louisiana

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday.

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

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Southeastern lost to Northwestern State, 51-17; Texas State defeated Lamar 46-21.

LAST MEETING: Southeastern won 49-24 in 2010.

RECORDS: Southeastern (1-5, 0-3 Southland Conference); Texas State (5-2).

SERIES: Texas State leads 12-2.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.


TV: Tape-delayed on the Southeastern Channel (Charter Cable Channel 18 in Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, Livingston and St. Helena parishes; Charter Cable Channel 17 in Washington Parish).

RADIO: KSLU-FM, 90.9 in Hammond.

INTERNET: www. lionsports.net (live video stream available).

NOTES: Texas State is a former Southland Conference member competing as a Football Championship Subdivision member this season as in transitions into membership in the Western Athletic Conference in 2012. ... Texas State is coached by former Texas A&M and Alabama coach Dennis Franchione ... SLU receiver Simmie Yarborough has 2,338 yards receiving - seven shy of the record set by Felton Huggins from 2003-05 ... Southeastern fans attending can take part in the fifth annual Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off during tailgating to help raise funds for Southeastern student-athletes.