Syracuse (2-4, 0-2) at Wake Forest (2-4, 0-2)
BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, 12 p.m.
Either the Orange or the Deacons will come away from Saturday’s game with their first ACC Atlantic Division win. … Both teams enter Saturday’s game on losing streaks – Syracuse has lost four straight, Wake Forest two straight. … The Orange lead the all-time series 1-2, but the Deacons’ lone win (in 2006) came at BB&T Field. Bill Kiser
Furman (2-4, 1-1 SoCon) at South Carolina (3-3, 2-3 SEC)
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Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C., 12 p.m. (SEC)
The Gamecocks take a break from a tough early-season SEC schedule to face the Paladins. … Both teams were off last week, and go into Saturday’s game with losing streaks. South Carolina has lost two straight, while Furman has dropped its past four games. … The Gamecocks are 27-20-1 all-time against the Paladins. B.K.
Gardner-Webb (3-3) at VMI (1-6)
Foster Stadium, Lexington, Va., 1:30 p.m.
The Bulldogs play the Keydets in their final non-conference game before beginning their Big South schedule. … Gardner-Webb is coming off its bye week after winning three of its past four games. … On the other hand, VMI has lost four straight. … The Bulldogs lead the all-time series 9-2, but both of the Keydets’ wins came on their home field. B.K.
Johnson C. Smith (1-5, 0-3) at Fayetteville State (2-4, 2-1)
Luther Jeralds Stadium, Fayetteville, 2 p.m.
The Golden Bulls and Broncos meet in a CIAA Southern Division game Saturday. … J.C. Smith has lost four straight, and sits at the bottom of the division, while Fayetteville State has bounced back from a rough start to win its past two games. B.K.
Appalachian State (1-5, 0-2) at Troy (1-5, 1-1)
Veterans Memorial Stadium, Troy, Ala., 3 p.m.
The Mountaineers have a good chance at getting their first Sun Belt win Saturday against the Trojans. … Appalachian State has lost four straight, including its first two conference games. Meanwhile, Troy snapped a five-game losing streak by beating New Mexico State last week. … The Trojans lead the all-time series 2-1, but the Mountaineers’ lone win came during the 2000 NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. B.K.
Clemson (4-2, 3-1) at Boston College (4-2, 1-1)
Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Mass., 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Two of the ACC’s top offensive teams face off in a nationally-televised Atlantic Division matchup Saturday. … The 24th-ranked Tigers are third in the ACC in total offense at 447.2 yards per game, while the Eagles are fourth at 443.5 ypg. … Clemson leads the series 12-9-2, and has won the past three games over BC. B.K.
Davidson (1-6, 0-3) at Campbell (3-3, 3-0)
Barker-Lane Stadium, Buies Creek, N.C., 4 p.m.
The Wildcats take on the other Pioneer Football League team in North Carolina – and one of the conference frontrunners – Saturday. … The Camels are a half-game behind Jacksonville in the PFL standings, and have won three straight. … Davidson has lost five straight, and sits at the bottom of the league. … The Wildcats are 4-2 in the series, and are 3-0 at Barker-Lane Stadium. B.K.