APPALACHIAN STATE (1-3, 1-0 Southern Conference) AT THE CITADEL (1-4, 1-1)
2 p.m., Johnson Hagood Stadium
A game between teams trying to find some momentum. Appalachian State is 1-3 for the first time since 2003, but that season the Mountaineers bounced back to finish 7-4. The losses this season, though, have been against teams with a combined 11-1 record and Appalachian State has not lost to a team with a losing record since 2004, when they fell 30-27 to rival Western Carolina. Although the Citadel has lost 17 of 19 in this series, it won 55-28 last year.
DAVIDSON (0-4, 0-1 PIONEER) AT DAYTON (2-2, 0-1)
Welcome Stadium, 1 p.m.
Jonathan Carkhuff and William Morris have been the bright spots for Davidson this season. Carkhuff leads the league in passing yards (309.8 per game) and Morris is second in receiving (113.5 per game), and both will be relied on to jumpstart a team that is last in the Pioneer Football League in points scored per game (15.0). Facing a team like Dayton (11th in the league at 18.5 ppg) could help.
LINCOLN (1-2, 0-1 CIAA) AT J.C. SMITH (3-1, 1-1)
Irwin Belk Complex, 2 p.m.
A game that is well needed after J.C. Smith suffered a close loss last week (19-17 to Virginia State). The host Golden Bulls are second in the CIAA in scoring (36 points per game) and Lincoln is 11th of 12 teams (14.3 ppg). In addition, the visiting Lions have allowed 28 or more points in each of their four games (36 ppg average).
NEWBERRY (4-0, 2-0 SAC) AT WINGATE (1-2, 0-1)
Newberry is making things difficult for SAC favorites Carson-Newman and Lenoir-Rhyne after a fast start. The outcome of this game will help determine a lot in that regard, and will also help determine the direction of Wingates season. Newberrys defense is the second-best in the SAC (15.2 points per game), which isnt good news for a Wingate offense that is last in the league (15.7 ppg). If the host Bulldogs (third in the SAC in passing at 226.7 ypg) can get their rushing game in order (11 yards per game), it will solve a lot of the problems.
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