Louisiana College

at Howard Payne

WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Gordon Wood Stadium (7,800), Brownwood, Texas.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Howard Payne lost to Hardin-Simmons, 33-14; Louisiana College beat East Texas Baptist, 31-24.

LAST MEETING: LC won 62-28 in 2010.

RECORDS: LC is 4-1, 2-1 in the American Southwest Conference; Howard Payne is 1-5, 1-3.

RANKINGS: LC is ranked No. 21 in the D3football.com poll.

SERIES: Howard Payne leads, 7-4.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KBUC-FM, 105.5 in Pineville.

INTERNET: www.1055kbuck.com.

NOTES: It’s just the second road game for LC this season, the other was a loss a 36-10 loss to Mary Hardin-Baylor. ... HPU has lost three straight games. ... LC leads the conference in total offense (478 ypg). . . . LC has not allowed a red zone passing TD this season. ... Howard Payne LB Demetrius Cody has made an ASC-high 60 tackles.

UTEP at Tulane

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (69,703), New Orleans.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: UTEP was idle; Tulane lost to Syracuse, 37-34.

LAST MEETING: Tulane won, 34-24.

RECORDS: UTEP is 2-3, 0-2 in Conference USA; Tulane is 2-4, 1-1.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Tied 3-3.

LATEST LINE: Tulane by 1. TV: Fox College Sports.

RADIO: WIST-AM, 690 in New Orleans.

INTERNET: www.tulanegreenwave.com.

NOTES: Miners RB Joe Banyard ran for a career-best 240 yards on 22 attempts with one touchdown in a wild 49-42 loss to Houston two weeks ago. It was the fourth-highest rushing total in school history. ... Tulane RB Orleans Darkwa has six TDs in six games. ... Wave LB Trent Mackey had a career-high 18 tackles against Syracuse. ... On paper, the game looks like a tossup: Tulane averages 27.7 ppg to UTEP’s 26.0. The Green Wave defense allows 34 ppg and UTEP gives up 32.6.

Nicholls State

at Sam Houston

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Bowers Stadium (14,000), Huntsville, Texas.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Nicholls State lost to Central Arkansas, 37-31; Sam Houston beat Stephen F. Austin, 45-10.

LAST MEETING: SHSU won 26-7 in 2010.

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

RANKINGS: SHSU is No. 10 in The Sports Network FCS poll.

SERIES: SHSU leads, 14-11-1.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KLRZ-FM, 100.3 in Larose.

INTERNET: www. klrz.com.

NOTES: The Colonels are riding a five-game losing streak. ... Landry Klan got the start at QB last week for Nicholls and passed for a career-high 237 yards on 19 of 26 passing with one TD. ... Nicholls CB Bobby Felder has three interceptions this season and has 10 in his Colonels career. ... Bearkats RB Tim Flanders (546 yards, nine TDs) has rushed at least 100 yards in 10 of his 15 career games. His 22 TDs rank fourth in school history. ... SHSU’s 5-0 start is its first since 1994. The Bearkats have won seven straight games overall.

McNeese State

at Central Arkansas

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Estes Stadium (8,035), Conway, Ark.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: McNeese State lost to Texas State, 21-14; Central Arkansas beat Nicholls State, 37-34.

LAST MEETING: UCA won 28-24 in 2010.

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

RANKINGS: McNeese is ranked No 22 in The Sports Network FCS poll.

SERIES: McNeese leads, 3-2.


RADIO: KNGT-FM, 99.5 in Lake Charles.

INTERNET: www. mcneesesports.com.

NOTES: The game is dubbed the Red Beans and Rice Bowl. .... McNeese ranks third in the SLC in scoring defense (25.0) and total defense (329.2). ... UCA’s offense averaging 395 yards per game. ... UCA LB Seth Allison leads the SLC with 7.5 tackles for losses. ... UCA QB Nathan Dick has thrown 12 TD passes, with three interceptions this season.


at Grambling

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

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


LAST WEEK: Concordia-Selma beat Texas College, 33-3; Grambling was idle.

LAST MEETING: Grambling won 35-0 in 2010.

RECORDS: Concordia Selma is 4-2; Grambling is 1-4.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Grambling leads, 2-0.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: WPCH-FM, 99.3 in Ruston

INTERNET: www.gsutigers.com.

NOTES: Grambling QB D.J. Williams (turf toe) is questionable for the game ... In last year’s game, the Tigers held the Hornets to five first downs and 94 total yards. Concordia averaged 1.1 yards per play. ... Grambling is riding a four-game losing streak. ... Concordia-Selma is an historically black college from Selma, Ala. The school has 600 students.

North Texas

at UL-Lafayette

WHEN: 4 p.m. Saturday.

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

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: North Texas beat Florida Atlantic, 31-17; ULL beat Troy, 31-17.

LAST MEETING: ULL won 28-27 in 2010.

RECORDS: North Texas is 2-4, 1-1 in the Sun Belt Conference; ULL is 5-1, 3-0.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: North Texas leads, 4-3.

LATEST LINE: ULL by 8-1/2. TV: Cox4.

RADIO: KPEL-AM, 1490 in Lafayette.

INTERNET: www.ragincajuns.com.

NOTES: UNT had two interception returns for TDs in last week’s win over FAU. ... Mean Green RB Lance Dunbar has 19 100-yard games, which ranks third among current NCAA running backs behind Boston College’s Montel Harris and Oregon’s LaMichael James. ... ULL has won five the past six games in the series. ... In three home games, ULL is averaging 28,285 fans per game and is on pace to shatter the school record average attendance record of 25,244 set in 1977.

SLU at Northwestern State

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

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

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Southeastern Louisiana was idle; Northwestern State beat Lamar, 37-17.

LAST MEETING: Northwestern State won 35-16 in 2010.

RECORDS: SLU is 1-4, 0-2 in the Southland Conference; NW State is 3-3, 2-1.

RANKINGS: Both teams are unranked.

SERIES: NW State leads, 28-26.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KSLU-FM, 90.9 in Hammond; KZBL-FM, 100.7 in Natchitoches.

INTERNET: www. lionsports.net; www.nsudemons.com.

NOTES: The Lions are averaging 33.4 points per game (third in the SLC), but allowing 40.2 (last). ... The Lions rank last in the Southland in penalties per game (80 ypg) and turnover margin (minus-8). ... NW State has a conference-leading 10 interceptions. ... The Demons rank second in the conference in scoring defense (24.8 ppg), rushing defense (113.2) and pass efficiency defense (118.7).

ULM at Troy

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Veterans Memorial Stadium (30,000), Troy, Ala.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Louisiana-Monroe lost to Arkansas, 24-19; Troy lost to Louisiana-Lafayette, 31-17.

LAST MEETING: ULM won 28-14 in 2010.

RECORDS: ULM is 1-4, 0-1 in the Sun Belt Conference; Troy is 2-3, 1-1.

RANKINGS: Both teams are unranked.

SERIES: Troy leads, 8-4-1.

LATEST LINE: Troy by 9. TV: CST.

RADIO: KJLO-FM, 104.1 in Monroe.

INTERNET: www.ulmwarhawks.com

NOTES: ULM ranks eighth in the NCAA, having allowed just two rushing plays for 20 yards or more this season. ... ULM will be looking to do something that it has never done before - win in Troy, Ala. The Warhawks, who have beaten the Trojans in two of the past three seasons, are 0-6 in Troy.