Around the state

When, where: 2 p.m. Saturday, Paulson Stadium

Key matchup: Citadel WR/PR Andre Roberts could cause problems for Georgia Southern, which allows 209 yards passing per game. He has 72 catches for 711 yards and seven touchdowns and is fourth in Division I-AA in punt returns with 13 for 208 yards, a 16-yard average. He caught 10 passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns in last weekend’s loss to Chattanooga.

Keep an eye on: Georgia Southern QB Lee Chapple (Greater Atlanta Christian) is listed first on the depth chart this week after not starting last week in coach Chris Hatcher’s attempt to jump-start the offense. Kyle Collins (Lovett) started last weekend’s loss to Furman.

Quick fact: Georgia Southern has scored in 175 consecutive games, a streak that dates to a 45-0 playoff loss to Montana on Dec. 2, 1995.

Savannah State (2-7) at North Carolina Central (3-7)

When, where: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium

Key matchup: Savannah State QB Kurvin Curry (Hart County) and the offense will need to find a way to move the ball through the air against a N.C. Central defense that allows only 150.2 yards passing per game. Curry, who has split time at quarterback this season, has thrown for 1,105 yards and eight touchdowns.

Keep an eye on: DE Chris Reed (Vidalia) leads Savannah State with 10-1/2 tackles for loss and has 6-1/2 sacks and 47 tackles, has forced two fumbles, recovered two fumbles and broken up two passes.

Quick fact: Savannah State has never defeated N.C. Central. The Eagles hold a 3-0-1 record against the Tigers, including a 30-14 win in 2007 and a 10-7 victory last season.

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