Football

Saturday’s Regional Football Games for 11.01.14

East Carolina (6-1, 3-0) at Temple (4-3, 2-2)

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, noon (ESPNEWS)

The 21st-ranked Pirates may have slipped in the rankings, but a win over the Owls will give ECU its first six-game winning streak since 1995. … The Pirates are 8-3 all-time against Temple, but are playing for the first time in 19 years. … The Owls have not beaten a ranked opponent since 1998, when they downed then-No. 14 Virginia Tech. Bill Kiser

Saint Augustine’s (2-6, 2-3) at Johnson C. Smith (1-7, 0-5)

Irwin Belk Complex, 1 p.m.

It is homecoming for the Golden Bulls, who host CIAA Southern Division foe Falcons in their final home game of the season. … J.C. Smith has lost six straight, its longest losing streak since 2010. A loss Saturday would give the Golden Bulls their first seven-game streak since 2004. … Saint Augustine’s has lost two straight, but boasts the league’s best rusher in Roderick Davenport (938 yards, six touchdowns). B.K.

Georgia State (1-7, 0-5) at Appalachian State (2-5, 1-2)

Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, 3:30 p.m.

The Mountaineers have a good chance to win back-to-back league games as a Football Bowl Subdivision program when they host the Panthers. … Appalachian State snapped a four-game losing streak by beating Troy last week, its first-ever Sun Belt win. … Georgia State leads the conference in passing offense (316.2 yards per game), but is also last in total defense (499.2 ypg). B.K.

Coastal Carolina (8-0, 2-0) at Gardner-Webb (4-4, 0-1)

Spangler Stadium, Boiling Springs, 3:30 p.m. (WCCB)

The Bulldogs host the second-ranked Chanticleers, who have dominated the Big South this season. … Coastal Carolina is off to an 8-0 start for the second straight year, and its No. 2 ranking in the FCS coaches poll is the best in program history. … Gardner-Webb has won five straight at home, but the Chanticleers are 5-0 all-time at Spangler Stadium. B.K.

Tennessee (3-5, 0-4) at South Carolina (4-4, 2-4)

Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C., 7:30 p.m. (SEC)

The Gamecocks look to snap a three-game SEC Eastern Division losing streak when they host the Volunteers. … Tennessee is off to its worst start in league play since 2012. … South Carolina’s SEC three-game skid is its first since 2009. … Vols linebacker A.J. Johnson leads the league in total tackles (73). B.K.

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