Tulane at Rice

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Rice Stadium (47,000), Houston.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Tulane lost to Houston, 73-17; Rice lost to Northwestern, 28-6.

LAST MEETING: Tulane won 54-49 in 2010.

RECORDS: Tulane is 2-9, 1-6 in Conference USA’ Rice is 3-7, 2-4.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Rice leads, 17-15-1.

LATEST LINE: Rice by 14. TV: none.

RADIO: WIST-AM, 690 in New Orleans.

INTERNET: www.tulanegreenwave.com.

NOTES: Tulane is riding an eight-game losing skid. Only one loss has been by single digits ... Tulane freshman Robert Kelley is the school’s all-time single-season leader in kickoff returns with 57 for 1,197 yards. ... Tulane is scoring an average of 22.2 points per game and giving up 39.4 (last in C-USA), while Rice averages 23.7 ppg and allows 36.6. ... The Owls have won their last eight home games in November. ... Rice ranks last in the C-USA in pass efficiency defense (161.86). ... Rice ranks second in C-USA in time of possession and has allowed just 16 sacks.

Stephen F. Austin

at Northwestern State

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday.

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

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Stephen F. Austin beat Southeastern Louisiana, 28-20; Northwestern State lost to Sam Houston State, 43-17.

LAST MEETING: SFA won 36-13 in 2010.

RECORDS: SFA is 5-5, 4-2 Southland Conference; NW State is 5-5, 3-3.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: NW State leads, 43-21-3.


RADIO: KZBL-FM, 100.7 in Natchitoches.

INTERNET: www.nsudemons.com.

NOTES: The game is billed the Battle for Chief Caddo. The 7-foot-6 320-pound trophy goes to the winner ... SFA has won four straight games and averaged and averaged 47.8 points in those wins, while allowing 17.0. ... SFA junior WR Gralyn Crawford is the school’s all-time receptions leader. ... SFA has 29 sacks in its past four games. ... The Demons will honor 14 seniors in pregame ceremonies. ... NW State’s Phillip Harvey is the only player in the SLC with TDs on a kickoff return, reception and rush.

Louisiana Tech

at Nevada

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Mackay Stadium (29,993), Reno, Nev.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Louisiana Tech beat Ole Miss, 27-7; Nevada beat Hawaii, 42-28.

LAST MEETING: Nevada won 35-17 in 2010.

RECORDS: Louisiana Tech is 6-4, 4-1 in the Western Athletic Conference; Nevada is 6-3, 4-0

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Nevada leads, 7-4.

LATEST LINE: Nevada by 7.

TV: none.

RADIO: KXKZ-FM, 107.5 in Ruston.

INTERNET: www. latechsports.com.

NOTES: A win by Tech would tie Nevada for first in the WAC with one game remaining for the Bulldogs. A Nevada win would ensure at least a tie in the conference. ... Both teams come into the game with five-game winning streaks. ... Nevada has won 16 straight home games. ... Nevada coach Chris Ault is in his third stint at the school. He has a 225-100-1 record. ... Nevada ranks seventh nationally in rushing yards per game (262.7) and fifth in total offense (524.7). ... Tech’s defense allows just 105.2 rushing yards per game and 375.4 yards of total offense.

Florida International

at Louisiana-Monroe

WHEN: 4 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Warhawk Field (30, 427), Monroe.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Florida International beat Florida Atlantic, 41-7; Louisiana-Monroe beat Middle Tennessee, 42-14.

LAST MEETING: FIU won 42-35 in double overtime in 2010.

RECORDS: FIU is 6-4, 3-3 in the Sun Belt Conference; ULM is 3-7, 2-4.

RANKINGS: Neither teams is ranked.

SERIES: ULM leads, 5-1.

LATEST LINE: ULM by 1-1/2. TV: none.

RADIO: KJLO-FM, 104.1 in Monroe

INTERNET: www.ulmwarhawks.com.

NOTES: FIU will be looking for its first win in Monroe since 2005. ... Panthers KR T.Y. Hilton, who had a 97-yard punt return for a TD last week, is the SBC’s all-time leader kickoff return yards (2,698). Hilton is also the SBC’s all-time leader in receiving yards (3,351) and all-purpose yards (7,089). He’s tied for the record in TD receptions (22). ... FIU kicker Jack Griffin leads the nation with 20 field goals. ... ULM sophomore Kolton Browning moved into sixth place in school history with 202 completions and 29 career touchdown passes.

McNeese State at Lamar

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Provost Umphrey Stadium (17,500), Beaumont, Texas.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: McNeese State beat Texas-San Antonio, 24-21; Lamar beat Nicholls State, 34-26.

LAST MEETING: McNeese won 30-27 in 2010.

RECORDS: McNeese is 5-5, 3-3 in the Southland Conference; Lamar is 4-6, 2-4.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: McNeese leads, 20-8-1.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KNGT-FM, 99.5 in Lake Charles.

INTERNET: www.mcneesesports.com.

NOTES: Cowboys RB Andre Anderson rushed for a season-high 158 yards on 26 carries against UTSA last week. He has 600 yards and six TDs this season. ... McNeese can finish with a winning season with a victory. The Cowboys have not had a losing season since finishing 4-7 in 2004. ... The Cardinals ended a five-game losing streak last week against Nicholls State. ... Lamar QB Andre Bevil, who did not play the previous week against Stephen F. Austin, entered the game in the second quarter against Nicholls and keyed the victory with three TD passes. Bevil completed 25 of 42 passes for a school-record 429 yards and three TDs against McNeese last season.