Football

Region GameDay

APPALACHIAN STATE (1-0) AT CLEMSON (1-0)

Memorial Stadium, Clemson, S.C., 12:30 p.m.

The 12th-ranked Tigers are 4-0 all-time against Appalachian State, but their last game came 18 years ago, a 23-12 Clemson win in 1997. … Appalachian State takes a seven-game winning streak into Saturday’s game, the fifth-longest active streak among FBS teams.

WAKE FOREST (1-0) AT SYRACUSE (1-0)

Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y., 12:30 p.m., WBTV

The Orangemen host the Deacons in an early ACC matchup. … Syracuse leads the series against Wake Forest 3-1, and has won the past three games, including last year’s 30-7 victory in Winston-Salem.

KENTUCKY (1-0) AT SOUTH CAROLINA (1-0)

Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, 7:30 p.m., SECN

The Gamecocks and Wildcats face off in the teams’ SEC openers. … South Carolina leads the series 17-8-1, but Kentucky snapped a three-game losing streak in winning last year’s game 45-38 in Lexington, Ky.

EAST CAROLINA (1-0) AT FLORIDA (1-0)

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Fla., 7 p.m., ESPN2

The Pirates face the Gators for the second time in eight months. … Florida beat ECU in the Birmingham Bowl 28-20 on Jan. 3. … The Gators are 2-0 all-time against the Pirates, including a regular-season win in 1983.

ELON (0-1) AT GARDNER-WEBB (0-1)

Spangler Stadium, Boiling Springs, 6 p.m.

The Bulldogs and Phoenix play for the 30th time in the programs’ history. … Elon leads the series 20-9, but Gardner-Webb won the last meeting, 38-27, at home in 2002. The Phoenix had won three straight before that loss.

CATAWBA (0-1) AT DAVIDSON (0-1)

Richardson Stadium, Davidson, 7 p.m.

The Wildcats face the Division II Indians in their home opener Saturday. … Davidson leads the series 16-6 and is 7-3 at home, but Catawba has won the past four games – three of those at Richardson Stadium.

JOHNSON C. SMITH (0-1) AT KENTUCKY ST. (0-1)

Alumni Stadium, Frankfort, Ky., 2 p.m.

The Golden Bulls play the first of three consecutive road games Saturday against the Thorobreds. … J.C. Smith leads the series 2-0, with the Golden Bulls winning in 1993 and 2014.

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