State college football previews

When, where: 1:30 p.m., Panther Stadium

Key matchup: Kentucky State’s rushing attack, led by Anthony Boykins (407 yards) and Shannon Frieson (364), which is fourth in the SIAC, might find it tough to run against Clark, which allows 122.5 yards a game.

Keep an eye on: Kentucky State’s Jamaree Gordon, a junior from Decatur, who is third in the SIAC in all-purpose yards with 331 receiving and 358 on returns.

Quick fact: It’s homecoming at Clark, which has lost two consecutive games.

Georgia Southern (2-2, 1-1 Southern) at Wofford (1-3, 0-1)

When, where: 1:30 p.m., Gibbs Stadium

Key matchup: Georgia Southern, which had to prepare for Elon’s nationally ranked passing attack last week, will have to stop the nation’s fifth-best running team this week. The Terriers average 231.5 yards behind Mike Rucker, who averages 9 yards a carry.

Keep an eye on: Jamere Valentine, a freshman receiver from Myrtle Beach, S.C., leads the Eagles in catches (20), receiving yards (315) and touchdowns (three).

Quick fact: Georgia Southern DB Darrell Pasco leads the Southern Conference in passes defensed with six and kickoff returns a 27-yard average.

Morehouse (3-1, 2-1 SIAC) vs. Stillman (1-3, 0-3)

When, where: 7 p.m., B.T. Harvey Stadium

Key matchup: Morehouse QB William Brack has thrown for 751 yards (187.8 a game) and is going up against a defense that allows 200.7 yards a game.

Keep an eye on: On the other hand, don’t expect many passing yards for Stillman. The Tigers are averaging only 81.3 yards through the air and have thrown seven interceptions and only one touchdown. Morehouse has picked off eight passes.

Quick fact: The Maroon Tigers have won two in a row and were off last week to prepare for Stillman.

West Georgia (0-4, 0-2 Gulf South) at Henderson State (2-3, 2-1)

When, where: 4 p.m., Carpenter-Haygood Stadium

Key matchup: West Georgia RB Yusuf Holloway (Central Gwinnett), who is third in the GSC in rushing (89.2 yards per game) and is the Wolves’ top offensive threat, might find room to roam against a defense that allows 160 yards rushing a game.

Keep an eye on: Henderson State leads the GSC with 211.8 yards a game behind RBs Stefon Caeser (95.6) and Kenard Springer (64).

Quick fact: Henderson State PK Blake Allan was the GSC special teams player of the week after kicking six PATs and a field goal in the Reddies’ 51-7 victory over Southern Arkansas last week.

Around the state

* Albany State receiver Antwan Harris has caught two TD passes in each of the past two games. The 10th-ranked Rams (4-0, 3-0 SIAC), who play at Lane, lead the SIAC in scoring with 38.2 points a game and in points allowed with 8.8.

* Fort Valley State DE Alex Cook leads the SIAC with 5 ½ sacks. The Wildcats (3-2, 2-2 SIAC), who play at Miles (3-2, 3-1), committed 16 penalties for 152 yards in last week’s defeat of Edward Waters.

* Savannah State (1-3) has lost two games by a combined five points. The Tigers, who play at Charleston Southern (1-3) , lost 20-17 to Alabama State on Sept. 12 and 23-21 to Concordia last week.

* LaGrange (1-3) has an excellent opportunity to break its three-game losing streak when it plays at Lincoln (Mo.) today. Lincoln is 0-5 and has scored only one offensive touchdown this season. LaGrange is minus-7 in turnover margin and has had an interception returned for a touchdown in each of its past three games.

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