Area college football gameday for 9.6.14

S.C. State (1-0) at Clemson (0-1)

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

The 23rd-ranked Tigers host the MEAC co-champion Bulldogs for the second straight year and third time overall. … Clemson is coming off an embarassing 45-21 loss to Georgia, while S.C. State crushed Benedict 63-0 in its opener. … QB Adrian Kollock Jr. threw for 160 yards, and the Bulldogs ran for 381 yards and eight TDs against Benedict. Bill Kiser

Campbell (0-1) at Appalachian State (0-1)

Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)

The Mountaineers take on the Camels for the first time in 83 years in their home opener. … Appalachian State and Campbell last played in 1931, with the Mountaineers winning 20-6. … Both teams are coming off losses – Appalachian State to Michigan 52-14, Campbell to Charlotte 33-9. … Camels QB Dakota Wolf threw for 187 yards and a touchdown, and ran for 35 yards in the loss. B.K.

Gardner-Webb (0-1) at Wake Forest (0-1)

BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN3)

The Bulldogs return to BB&T Field for the first time in three years to face the Deacons in their home opener. … Wake Forest took a 48-5 victory over Gardner-Webb in the first meeting in 2011. … The Deacons lost to La.-Monroe 17-10 last week, while the Bulldogs fell to Furman 13-3. B.K.

East Carolina (1-0) at South Carolina (0-1)

Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C. 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

The 21st-ranked Gamecocks face the Pirates for the 18th time in school history in their home opener. … South Carolina is 12-5 all-time against East Carolina, and has won the past two meetings. … The Gamecocks suffered an embarassing 52-28 loss to SEC foe Texas A&M last week, while the Pirates crushed N.C. Central 52-7 in their season opener. B.K.

Catawba (0-0) at Davidson (1-0)

Richardson Stadium, Davidson, 7 p.m.

The Wildcats look to win back-to-back games for the first time in three years when they host the Indians. … Davidson ended two losing streaks – 12 games overall, and 11 straight at home – in crushing College of Faith-Charlotte 56-0 last week. … Catawba, a member of the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Conference, went 6-5 under first-year coach Curtis Walker. B.K.