Southeastern Louisiana

at Missouri

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Faurot Field (71,004), Columbia, Mo.

TV: ESPN3. RADIO: KSLU-FM, 90.9 in Hammond.

2011 RECORDS: SLU 3-8; Missouri 8-5.

LAST MEETING: First meeting.


NOTES: SLU 0-15 against FBS opponents since 2003. ... Lions ranked No. 118 in the FCS in turnover margin last season (minus-16). ... RB Sam Fairley (undisclosed injury) and WR Carl Pearson (academics) are both out for the season. SLU must replace its top six receivers from last year.

Northwestern State

at Texas Tech

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Jones AT&T Stadium (60,454), Lubock Texas

TV: FoxSports Southwest. RADIO: KZBL-FM, 100.7 in Natchitoches.

2011 RECORDS: NW State 5-6; Texas Tech 5-7.

LAST MEETING: Texas Tech won 75-7 in 2007.

SERIES RECORD: Texas Tech leads, 1-0.

NOTES: Bradley Dale Peveto is 10-23 in three seasons as Demons coach. ... NW State is 10-28 against FBS foes since 1977. The last win was a 27-23 victory over ULM in the 2005 season opener.


vs. Alcorn State

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Independence Stadium, Shreveport

TV: none. RADIO: KPCH-FM, 99.3 in Ruston.

2011 RECORDS: Grambling 8-4; Alcorn 2-8.

LAST MEETING: First meeting.


NOTES: Grambling, ranked No. 5 in the Sheridan Poll, starts its quest to defend its SWAC crown. ... Alcorn State starts a new era with first-year coach Jay Hopson at the helm. ... Alcorn KR Terrance Lewis averaged 114.7 all- purpose yards per game last season. Leading rusher Arnold Walker ran for 713 yards and three TDs in 2011.

Rutgers at Tulane

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (72,000), New Orleans

TV: none. RADIO: WIST-AM, 690 in New Orleans.

2011 RECORDS: Rutgers 9-4; Tulane 2-11.

LAST MEETING: Tulane won 17-14 in 2010.

SERIES RECORD: Rutgers leads, 3-2.

NOTES: Tulane’s Curtis Johnson and Rutgers’ Kyle Flood make their head coaching debuts. ... Tulane has 13 true freshmen and five redshirt freshman on its two-deep depth chart, but has 16 returning starters ... Rutgers also has 16 returning starters.