Nicholls State at Oregon State
WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
WHERE: Reser Stadium (45,674), Corvallis, Ore.
RADIO: KLRZ-FM, 100.3 in Larose.
RECORDS: Nicholls State 1-9; Oregon State 8-3.
RANKINGS: Oregon State ranks No. 16 in The Associated Press poll; No. 15 in the BCS.
SERIES: First meeting.
NOTES: The game was rescheduled from what was to be the season opener on Sept. 1, but Hurricane Isaac forced Nicholls State to close and cancel it travel plans. ... Nicholls State coach Charlie Stubbs was an offensive coordinator/QBs coach under Dave Kragthorpe at Oregon State from 1985-90. ... Beavers OL Grant Bays’ father, Kirk, was a standout baseball player at Nicholls State in the early 1970s. ... Nicholls State’s season opener for 2013 is at Oregon. ... Oregon State has allowed nine or fewer points three times this season.
Louisiana-Lafayette at Florida Atlantic
WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday.
WHERE: FAU Stadium (30,000), Boca Raton, Fla.
RADIO: KHXT-FM, 107.9 in Lafayette.
RECORDS: ULL 7-4, 5-2 Sun Belt; FAU 3-8-2-5.
RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.
LAST MEETING: ULL won 37-34 in 2011
SERIES: FAU leads, 5-2.
NOTES: The Cajuns, who accepted an invitation to the New Orleans Bowl on Dec 22, will play in back-to-back bowl games for the first time in school history. The Cajuns will play East Carolina (7-4) if Tulsa wins Saturday’s Conference-USA title game against UCF. They’ll face Rice (6-6) if UCF beats Tulsa. ... ULL QB Terrance Broadway has the league’s second-best pass efficiency rating (152.9) and is fourth in total offense (263.3 ypg). ... Cajuns WR Harry Peoples is fourth in the Sun Belt in receptions per game (6.0) and receiving yards per game (77.2). The senior has 60 catches for 772 yards and five TDs. ... The Owls are coached by former Nebraska assistant coach Carl Pelini, who is in his first season at FAU. ... After losing six straight games, the Owls have split their last four. ... Owls WR William Dukes has a team-leading 775 receiving yards on 54 catches.