WHEN: 1 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Amon Carter Stadium (32,000), Fort Worth, Texas.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: ULM beat Grambling, 35-7; TCU beat Air Force, 35-19.

LAST MEETING: first meeting.

RECORDS: Both teams 1-1.

RANKINGS: TCU is ranked No. 23 in The Associated Press poll.


TV: none.

RADIO: KJLO-FM, 104.1 in Monroe.

INTERNET: www.ulmwarhawks.com.

NOTES: Saturday’s game will mark TCU’s first contest in Amon G. Carter Stadium amidst its $143 million renovation. Capacity for the 2011 season is 32,000. After completion of the renovation in 2012, the stadium will seat 43,000 with the ability to expand to 50,000. ... TCU has a school record 20-game home winning streak and has won 28 of its last 30 games and is 39-4 in its last 43 contests. ... ULM allowed only four first downs last week against Grambling. ... ULM is ranked fifth in the NCAA, allowing 59.0 rushing yards per game.

Tulane at UAB

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Legion Field (72,000), Birmingham, Ala.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Tulane lost to Tulsa, 31-3; UAB lost to Florida, 39-0.

LAST MEETING: UAB won 41-24 in 2008.

RECORDS: Tulane is 1-1; 0-1 in CUSA; UAB is 0-1, 0-0.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: UAB leads, 4-3.

LATEST LINE: UAB by 13. TV: none.

RADIO: WIST-AM, 690 in New Orleans.

INTERNET: www.tulanegreenwave.com.

NOTES: QB Bryan Ellis is No. 4 on UAB’s career list for passing yards. Ellis has 3,095 career yards and has reached that number in only 10 starts. ... The Blazers have registered their two most productive offensive seasons in school history the past two years. UAB posted a school-record total of 5,111 yards in 2009 and followed that with 5,074 yards a season ago. ... The Green Wave begins a three-game road swing at UAB. ... Tulane freshman Robert Kelley is averaging a Conference USA best 175.5 all-purpose yards per game, which places him 19th in the nation.


at La. College

WHEN: 5 p.m. Saturday.

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

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Millsaps beat LaGrange, 24-7; Louisiana College was idle.

LAST MEETING: Millsaps beat LC 44-10 in 2007.

RECORDS: Millsaps is 1-1; Louisiana College is 1-0.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Tied, 1-1.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KBUC-FM, 105.5 in Pineville.

INTERNET: www.1055kbuck.com.

NOTES: Millsaps freshman Mike Barthelemy had 157 all-purpose yards including a 43 yard touchdown catch in last week’s win. ... For the fourth time in the past five years, Millsaps was chosen as the preseason favorite to win the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship.


at Louisiana Tech

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Joe Aillet Stadium (30,600), Ruston.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Houston beat North Texas, 48-23; Louisiana Tech beat Central Arkansas, 48-42 in overtime.

LAST MEETING: Louisiana Tech won 19-7 in 1995.

RECORDS: Houston is 2-0; Louisiana Tech is 1-1.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

LATEST LINE: Houston by 6.5.

SERIES: Houston leads, 3-2.

TV: none.

RADIO: KXKZ-FM, 107.5 in Ruston.

INTERNET: www. latechsports.com; espn3.com

NOTES: Houston QB Case Keenum, who leads the NCAA with an average of 436.5 passing yards per game, is the school record-holder in passing yards, total offense, passing touchdowns, attempts and completions. ... Houston punter Richie Leone has averaged 53.8 yards on five punts. ... Tech DB Ryan Williams (knee) is questionable for the game. ... The Bulldogs gave up 372 passing yards and four TDs to UCA’s Nathan Dick last week.

Nicholls at ULL

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

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


LAST WEEK: Nicholls lost to Western Michigan, 38-7; ULL beat Kent State, 20-12.

LAST MEETING: ULL won 20-0 in 2001.

RECORDS: Both teams 1-1.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: ULL leads, 2-0.

LATEST LINE: None. TV: Cox 4.

RADIO: KLRZ-FM, 100.3 in Larose; KPEL-AM, 1490 in Lafayette.

INTERNET: www.klrz.com; www.ragincajuns.com.

NOTES: Colonels LB Jordan Piper led the team with 13 tackles last week against Western Michigan. ... The Colonels are leading the Southland and rank 12th in the FCS in rushing offense, averaging 225.5 yards per game. ... ULL’s win at Kent State was its first nonconference road victory since 2006. ... The Cajuns held Kent State to 186 yards of total offense, but the offense managed only nine first downs and 159 yards.

Southeastern La.

at Southern Miss

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Roberts Stadium (36,000), Hattiesburg, Miss.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: SLU beat Savannah State, 63-6; Southern Miss lost to Marshall, 26-20.

LAST MEETING: Southern Miss won 45-0 in 2006.

RECORDS: Both teams 1-1.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Southern Miss leads, 18-3.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KSLU-FM, 90.9 in Hammond.

INTERNET: www. lionsports.net.

NOTES: SLU is 0-14 against FBS opponents since resuming football in 2003. The Lions have come close to victory on several occasions, including four losses by eight points or less. ... Southern Miss holds an 11-game winning streak in the series dating to 1955. ... Southern Miss had six turnovers and a blocked punt in its loss to Marshall.


at Alabama State

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Cramton Bowl (21,800), Montgomery, Ala.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Grambling lost to ULM, 35-7; Alabama State lost to Eastern Michigan, 14-7.

LAST MEETING: Grambling won 22-7 in 2010.

RECORDS: Grambling is 1-1, 1-0 in the SWAC; Alabama State is 1-1, 1-0.

RANKINGS: Grambling is ranked No. 4 in the Sheridan Broadcasting poll; Alabama State is No. 10.

SERIES: GSU leads, 24-9.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KPCH-FM, 99.3, Ruston.

INTERNET: www. gsutigers.com.

NOTES: Alabama State QB Greg Jenkins missed the second half of last week’s loss to Eastern Michigan with an ankle injury. His is probable for the game. ... Grambling has not lost to Alabama State since 2006, the year before coach ASU Reggie Barlow took the reins.

Sioux Falls

at McNeese State

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Cowboys Stadium (17,400), Lake Charles.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Sioux Falls lost to Northwest Missouri State, 52-17; McNeese State was idle.

LAST MEETING: First meeting.

RECORDS: Sioux Falls is 0-2; McNeese State is 0-1.

RANKINGS: McNeese State is ranked No. 23 in The Sports Network FCS poll.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KNGT-FM, 99.5 in Lake Charles.

INTERNET: www. mcneesesports.com.

NOTES: Sioux Falls, which hails from Sioux Falls, S.D., moved from NAIA to Division II this season. The Cougars are a provisional Division II team this season and a full member in 2012. ... McNeese totaled 420 yards of offense against Kansas, including 325 yards passing.

NW State at SMU

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Gerald J. Ford Stadium (32,000), Dallas.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Northwestern State lost to LSU, 49-3; SMU beat UTEP, 28-17.

LAST MEETING: first meeting.

RECORDS: Both teams 1-1.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KZBL-FM, 100.7 in Natchitoches.

INTERNET: www. nsudemons.com.

NOTES: The “homecoming” tour continues Saturday for Demons coach Bradley Dale Peveto when his team visits SMU, his alma mater. SMU played in the Cotton, Sun and Aloha bowls when Peveto was a defensive back for the Mustangs from 1982-86. ... SMU LB Ja’Gared Davis enters the game as the reigning C-USA Defensive Player of the Week. ... SMU RB Zach Line, a Maxwell and Doak Walker Award Watch List member, rushed for 1,494 yards last season.