Virginia Union (2-1) at Johnson C. Smith (1-2)
Irwin Belk Complex, 2 p.m.
The Golden Bulls open their CIAA schedule against one of the league’s newest coaches. … The Panthers are off to their best start in three years under new coach Mark James. … Johnson C. Smith last played Virginia Union in 2011, winning 26-19. … The Golden Bulls suffered their second shutout loss of 2014 last week, falling to West Georgia 49-0. Meanwhile, the Panthers held Fayetteville State to just 11 rushing yards in a 25-13 victory. Bill Kiser
Wake Forest (2-2, 0-0) at Louisville (3-1, 1-1)
Papa John’s Stadium, Louisville, Ky., 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
The Deacons get a rematch against the ACC’s newest members in their conference opener. … Wake Forest is facing the Cardinals for the first time since the 2007 Orange Bowl in Miami, won by Louisville 24-17. … Both teams enter Saturday’s game coming off decidedly different wins – the Deacons a close 24-21 victory over Army, the Cardinals a 34-3 blowout over Florida International. B.K.
Gardner-Webb (2-2) at The Citadel (0-3)
Johnson Hagood Stadium, Charleston, S.C., 6 p.m.
Gardner-Webb looks to extend its winning streak to three games when it plays The Citadel for the first time Saturday. … G-W is coming off a 43-36 victory over Wofford last week. … The Citadel, under first-year coach Mike London, has lost to three nationally-ranked teams this season: Coastal Carolina, ranked No. 3 in the FCS coaches poll; defending BCS national champion Florida State and FCS No. 25 Charleston Southern. B.K.
Davidson (1-3, 0-1) at Princeton (0-1)
University Stadium, Princeton, N.J., 6 p.m.
The Wildcats have a good chance to snap a three-game losing streak Saturday against the defending Ivy League champion Tigers. … Princeton opened its season last week with a 39-29 loss to San Diego, while Davidson fell to Morehead State 40-32 in its Pioneer League opener. … This is the second meeting between Davidson and Princeton, with the Tigers winning 42-6 in 1987. B.K.
Missouri (3-1, 0-0) at South Carolina (3-1, 2-1)
Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
The 13th-ranked Gamecocks go for their fourth straight win in a nationally-televised SEC game against the Tigers. … South Carolina moved atop the SEC East standings by beating Vanderbilt 48-34 last week. … Missouri saw its three-game winning streak snapped with a 31-27 loss to Indiana, but the Tigers have won six consecutive road games, dating back to the 2013 season. … USC and Mizzou are 2-2 all-time, but the Gamecocks have won the past two meetings. B.K.