Area college football gameday for 9.13.14

East Carolina (1-1) at Virginia Tech (2-0)

Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Va., noon (ESPN)

The Pirates are going for their third straight victory against an ACC opponent when they play the 17th-ranked Hokies. … East Carolina is also playing its second straight nationally ranked team, having lost to No. 21 South Carolina 33-23 last week. … Virginia Tech jumped into the national rankings this week after a huge 35-21 road victory against then-No. 7 Ohio State. Bill Kiser

Davidson (1-1) at VMI (0-2)

Foster Stadium, Lynchburg, Va., 1:30 p.m.

After an eight-year break, the Wildcats renew a longtime rivalry against the Keydets in their first road game of the 2014 season. … Davidson has played VMI 58 times, the most of any opponent, with the Keydets holding a 38-17-3 advantage in the series. … Both teams are coming off huge losses – the Wildcats to Catawba (35-7), VMI to Bowling Green (48-7). B.K.

Kentucky State (1-0) at Johnson C. Smith (0-1)

Irwin Belk Complex, 2 p.m.

The Golden Bulls take on the Thorobreds in their annual Eddie C. McGirt Classic. … J.C. Smith lost its opener last week to Charlotte 56-0. … Kentucky State beat Kentucky Wesleyan 41-21 in its opener behind 192 rushing yards and two TDs from Justin Williams. B.K.

Georgia (1-0) at South Carolina (1-1, 0-1)

Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, 3:30 p.m. (CBS)

The 24th-ranked Gamecocks play their second SEC opponent of the season when they host the sixth-ranked Bulldogs. … South Carolina bounced back from its season-opening loss to Texas A&M by downing East Carolina 33-23 last week. … Georgia has had two weeks to prepare for the Gamecocks and lead the series 47-17-2. B.K.

Virginia-Lynchburg (0-2) at Gardner-Webb (0-2)

Spangler Stadium, Boiling Springs, 6 p.m.

The Bulldogs have a good chance to get their first win in their home opener against the Dragons, an independent that began playing football in 2011. … Gardner-Webb is coming off a 23-7 loss to Wake Forest. … Lynchburg has been hammered hard in its first two games, getting outscored 114-7. B.K.

Wake Forest (1-1) at Utah State (1-1)

Romney Stadium, Logan, Utah, 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

This is the first meeting between the two schools. … Both teams came away with their first wins last week – Wake Forest over Gardner-Webb 23-7, Utah State a 40-20 victor against Idaho State. … The Aggies won the Mountain West title last season and finished 9-5 after beating Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl. B.K.