State college capsules

Georgia Southern (3-1, 1-0 Southern) vs. Wofford (3-1, 1-0)

When, where: 6 p.m. Saturday, Statesboro

Key matchup: Center vs. nose tackle for both teams. Eagles' center Brandavious Mann vs. Wofford nose tackle Eric Eberhardt and Terriers' center Trey Johnson vs. Georgia Southern's nose tackle Brent Russell. Controlling the middle of the line of scrimmage could determine which team wins.

Keep an eye on: Wofford fullback Eric Breitenstein, who was the Southern Conference offensive player of the week after scoring four touchdowns and running for 230 yards last week. Georgia Southern will need to slow him.

Quick fact: The past three meetings in the series have been decided by a total of nine points, with Georgia Southern winning two of them. In each of the past four meetings, the road team has won.

Morehouse (5-0, 4-0 SIAC) vs. Tuskegee (4-1, 3-1)

When, where: 2 p.m. Saturday, Columbus

Key matchup: Morehouse's defensive line vs. Tuskegee passing attack. Tuskegee relies on the pass almost exclusively while the Maroon Tigers have 20 sacks on the season.

Keep an eye on: Morehouse punter Ian Mullen. The California product has averaged 44 yards per punt this season.

Quick fact: Morehouse is scoring 40 points per game, tops in the conference.

Fort Valley State (4-1, 3-1 SIAC) at Clark Atlanta (3-2, 3-1)

When, where: 2 p.m. Saturday, Atlanta

Key matchup: Clark linebacker Darel Strong vs. Fort Valley State quarterback Eugene Smith. Smith has come on strong of late, taking over the job and leading an explosive offense. No one has bullied Strong though, or the rest of the Clark defense.

Keep an eye on: Clark's offensive line. It was poor last week against a suspect Stillman team and will have to block better for running back Winston Thompson if Clark is to have a chance.

Quick fact: Fort Valley is tops in the conference in passing offense and passing-defense efficiency.

North Alabama (5-0, 2-0 Gulf South) at West Georgia (3-2, 2-1)

When, where: 2 p.m. Saturday, Carrollton

Key matchup: West Georgia running back Yusuf Holloway vs. North Alabama's defensive front. The matchup isn't a good one for the Wolves, but in order to move the ball on the stingy defense, Holloway will need to move the pile.

Keep an eye on: Former GAC and Georgia Southern quarterback Lee Chapple, now leading the North Alabama offense.

Quick fact: North Alabama is coached by former Auburn coach Terry Bowden.


LaGrange (2-3) at Trine (4-0): LaGrange travels to Angola, Ind. For a 1 p.m. EST game against the Thunder, a scoring machine averaging almost 49 points per game.

Miles (2-4, 2-3) at Albany State (5-0, 4-0): Albany State continues its march through the SIAC, playing an inferior Miles team at 2 p.m. Saturday. Upcoming for Albany State: Morehouse.