La. College at


WHEN: 1 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Shelton Stadium (4,000), Abilene, Texas.


LAST WEEK: Louisiana College lost to McMurry, 49-28; Hardin-Simmons was idle.

LAST MEETING: LC won 44-42 in 2010.

RECORDS: LC is 7-2, 5-2 in the American Southwest Conference; Hardin-Simmons is 5-4, 3-4.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: HSU leads, 8-2.


TV: none.

RADIO: KBUC-FM, 105.5 in Pineville.


NOTES: LC leads the conference with 31 sacks, while HSU is tied for tops in the league by allowing only 13 this season. ... HSU owns the ASC’s top red-zone offense (35-for-38), while LC has the league’s top red zone defense (20-for-34). ... HSU RB Steven Rockwell leads the ASC with 14 rushing TDs. ... LC QB Jamie Bunting is second in the league with 21 TD passes.


at Arkansas St.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: ASU Stadium (30,406), Jonesboro, Ark.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Louisiana-Lafayette beat Louisiana-Monroe, 36-35; Arkansas State beat Florida Atlantic, 39-21.

LAST MEETING: ULL won 31-24 in 2010.

RECORDS: ULL is 8-2, 6-1 in the Sun Belt Conference; ASU is 7-2, 5-0.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: ULL leads, 21-17-1.

LATEST LINE: Arkansas State by 11. TV: none.

RADIO: KPEL-AM, 1490 in Lafayette.


NOTES: Both schools have turned to first-year coaches to turn their programs around. ULL is 8-2 after going 3-9 last season. ASU is 7-2 after going 4-8 in 2010. ... ASU leads the SBC in total offense and total defense. ... ASU secured its first winning season since 1995. ... This is the SBC finale for ULL, which has an open date last week before closing the regular season at Arizona on Nov. 26. .. Cajuns TE Ladarius Green set an SBC tight ends record last week with 13 receptions against ULM.

Texas Southern

at Grambling

WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Robinson Stadium (29,600), Grambling.


LAST WEEK: Texas Southern beat Southern 29-15; Grambling beat Jackson State, 26-23.

LAST MEETING: Grambling won 41-34 in OT in 2010.

RECORDS: TSU is 4-5, 2-5 SWAC; Grambling is 5-4, 4-3.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Grambling leads, 39-16-3.


TV: none.

RADIO: WPCH-FM, 99.3 in Ruston.


NOTES: The Tigers have won four straight games after a 1-4 start. ... GSU is tied for the SWAC West lead at 4-3, but Prairie View A&M holds the tiebreaker after defeating the G-Men earlier this season. ... Dawrence Roberts has emerged as the Tigers’ top RB. The speedy Roberts has a SWAC-leading 797 yards after serving as a backup for the early part of the season. ... Grambling WR Mario Louis has 36 catches for 756 yards and 12 TDs. He averages 21.0 yards per catch. ... Texas Southern relies on grind-it-out running game led by an offensive line that averages 311 pounds per man. ... Texas Southern leads the SWAC in rushing offense (179.4 yards per game) and time of possession (36:23 per game).

Northwestern St.

at Sam Houston

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday.

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

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Northwestern State lost to Central Arkansas, 45-20; Sam Houston beat Southeastern Louisiana, 38-9.

LAST MEETING: NW State won 23-20 in OT in 2010.

RECORDS: NW State is 5-4, 3-2 in the Southland Conference; Sam Houston is 9-0, 6-0.

RANKINGS: Sam Houston is ranked No. 3 in The Sports Network poll.

SERIES: NW State leads, 19-14.


TV: WBTR (Cable Ch. 19).

RADIO: KZBL-FM, 100.7 in Natchitoches.


NOTES: The Demons had a three-game winning streak snapped last week against Central Arkansas, which knocked them out of the SLC race. ... The Demons led last week’s game 20-14 before giving up 31 unanswered points in the second half. ... Sam Houston and North Dakota State are the only unbeaten teams in the FCS. ... The Bearkats have won 11 straight games dating to last season ... SHSU leads the nation in scoring offense (39.4), rush defense (55.8), scoring defense (12.0) and turnover margin (2.56).

Lamar at Nicholls State

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

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

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Nicholls State lost to McNeese State, 26-17; Lamar lost to Stephen F. Austin, 69-10.

LAST MEETING: Lamar won 20-16 in 1984.

RECORDS: Lamar is 3-6, 1-4 Southland Conference; Nicholls is 1-8, 0-5.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Lamar leads, 2-1.

LATEST LINE: none. TV: none.

RADIO: KLRZ-FM, 100.3 in Larose.


NOTES: Lamar, which has been outscored 135-10 in its last two games, has lost five in a row after a 3-1 start. ... Lamar QB Doug Prewitt made his first start of the season in place of Andre Bevil (ankle) and completed 126 of 28 passes for 133 yards. Prewitt was sacked nine times. Lamar coach Ray Woodward declined to say which QB would start Saturday. ... The 359 points Lamar has allowed are 27 less than the school-record 386 surrendered in 1987. And the 1,987 passing yards allowed has Lamar on pace to top the record 2,321 set last season. ... Nicholls has lost eight straight games. ... The Colonels average a league-low 17.6 points per game.

SE Louisiana

at S.F. Austin

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Homer Bryce Stadium (14,575), Nacogdoches, Texas.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Southeastern Louisiana lost to Sam Houston State, 38-9; Stephen F. Austin beat Lamar, 69-10.

LAST MEETING: SFA won 51-14 in 2010.

RECORDS: SLU is 2-7, 0-5 in the Southland Conference; SFA is 4-5, 3-2.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: SFA leads, 8-5-1.

TV: none.

RADIO: KSLU-FM, 90.9 in Hammond.



NOTES: SLU has lost 11 straight Southland Conference games. ... SFA has won three straight games after losing five in a row. ... The Lumberjacks defense has 18 sacks in their last two games and held their last two opponents to less than 230 yards of total offense. The Lumberjacks lead the FCS, averaging 4.0 sacks per game. ... SFA WR Cordell Roberson has eight TD receptions in his last five games. ... SFA led 55-7 at the half last week against Lamar.

Louisiana Tech

at Ole Miss

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580), Oxford, Miss.

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Louisiana Tech beat Fresno State, 41-21; Ole Miss lost to Kentucky, 30-13.

LAST MEETING: Ole Miss won 24-0 in 2007.

RECORDS: Louisiana Tech is 5-4; Ole Miss is 2-7.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: Ole Miss leads, 8-1.

LATEST LINE: Tech by 2.


RADIO: KXKZ-FM, 107.5 in Ruston.


NOTES: Tech has a four-game winning streak and has also won three straight on the road. Tech is plus-11 in turnover margin during the streak ... Tech can become bowl-eligible with a win ... Bulldogs WR Quinton Patton needs 114 receiving yards to reach 1,000 on the season. ... Ole Miss has lost 12 straight SEC games ... Rebels PK Bryson Rose has made 17 straight field goals, one shy of the SEC record.

UT-San Antonio

at McNeese St.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday.

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

SURFACE: Artificial.

LAST WEEK: Texas-San Antonio was idle; McNeese State beat Nicholls State 26-17.

RECORDS: UTSA is 3-5; McNeese is 4-5.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

SERIES: First meeting.


TV: none.

RADIO: KNGT-FM, 99.5 in Lake Charles.


NOTES: UTSA is an FCS independent in football. It plans to join the Southland Conference in 2013. ... UTSA ranks ninth in the FCS with five blocked kicks. ... After drawing crowds of 56,743, 31,634, 33,517, 32,886 and 25,977 for their first five home games, the Roadrunners are averaging 36,151 fans at the Alamodome, tops in the FCS. ... Former Miami coach Larry Coker in the Roadrunners’ head man. ... McNeese snapped a four-game losing streak last week with its win over Nicholls State. ... McNeese leads the SLC and ranks 16 in the FCS in pass defense.