Valdosta State (9-2) at Lenoir-Rhyne (11-0)
Moretz Stadium, Hickory, Noon
The Bears open postseason play when they host the Blazers in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. … Lenoir-Rhyne, ranked No. 3 in the D-II coaches poll, has been off the past two weeks, ending its first undefeated regular season since 1962 with a 27-21 win over Catawba. … Valdosta State, ranked 21st, has won the D-II national title three times in the past 10 years (2004, 2007 and 2012), and advanced to Saturday’s game by edging North Alabama 33-31 last week. Bill Kiser
South Carolina (6-5, 3-5 SEC) at Clemson (8-3, 6-2 ACC)
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Memorial Stadium, Clemson, Noon (ESPN)
The 23rd-ranked Tigers and Gamecocks face off for the 106th consecutive year in the now-renamed Palmetto Bowl, the second-longest active rivalry in the nation. … Clemson holds a 65-42-4 advantage in the series, which began in 1896, but South Carolina has won the past five games. … South Carolina has won two straight, and became bowl eligible by beating South Alabama 37-12 last week. … The Tigers shut out Georgia State 28-0 last week, their seventh win in the past eight games. B.K.
Idaho (1-9, 1-6 Sun Belt) at Appalachian State (6-5, 5-2)
Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, 2 p.m.
The Mountaineers cap their first season as a Football Bowl Subdivision program by hosting Sun Belt rival Vandals. … After a rough start, Appalachian State has won five straight games, and could finish as high as second in the league standings with a win Saturday. … Idaho has lost three straight, and is coming off its second bye week this season. B.K.
Wake Forest (3-8, 1-6 ACC) at Duke (8-3, 4-3)
Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Another long-running rivalry, the Deacons take on the Blue Devils in both teams ACC finale. … This is the 95th meeting in the series, which began in 1889, with Duke holding a 55-37-2 advantage, including the past two games. … Wake Forest snapped a six-game losing streak last week by edging Virginia Tech 6-3 in two overtimes. … The Blue Devils have been slumping lately with back-to-back losses, including last Thursday’s 45-20 loss to North Carolina. B.K.