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Regional College Football Games for 11.22.14

South Alabama (6-4, 5-3 Sun Belt) at South Carolina (5-5, 3-5)

Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, noon

With their SEC schedule wrapped up, this is the Gamecocks’ last good shot at becoming bowl eligible for the 10th consecutive year. … Both teams enter Saturday’s game coming off close victories – South Carolina beat Florida 23-20 in overtime, while the Jaguars edged Texas State 24-20. … South Alabama leads the Sun Belt in scoring defense (23.1 points per game) and red-zone defense (73 percent). Bill Kiser

Gardner-Webb (4-7, 0-4) at Monmouth (5-5, 0-4)

Kessler Field, West Long Branch, N.J., noon

The Bulldogs close their season with their best (and last) chance at their first Big South victory. … Gardner-Webb is tied for last in the league standings with the Hawks. … The Bulldogs enter Saturday’s contest on a four-game losing streak, including last week’s 14-7 loss to Presbyterian. … Monmouth is also on a four-game losing streak, including a 52-21 loss to top-ranked Coastal Carolina last week.

Virginia Tech (5-5, 2-4) at Wake Forest (2-8, 0-6)

BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, 12:30 p.m.

The Deacons play their final home game of the season against the Hokies, who can become bowl eligible. … Wake Forest has lost six straight overall and 10 straight ACC games. … Virginia Tech snapped a three-game losing streak last week by beating Duke 17-16. … The Hokies have won five straight over the Deacons, and lead the all-time series 24-11-1.

Davidson (1-10, 0-7) at Valparaiso (3-8, 1-6)

Brown Field, Valparaiso, Ind., 2 p.m.

The Wildcats have their last chance to end two long losing streaks in their regular season finale against the Crusaders. … Davidson enters the game having lost 10 straight games and 16 straight in Pioneer League play. … The Wildcats lead the all-time series over Valpo 7-1, including a 28-27 overtime victory in 2012.

Georgia State (1-9, 0-7 Sun Belt) at Clemson (7-3, 6-2)

Memorial Stadium, Clemson, S.C., 3:30 p.m.

The Tigers gear up for next week’s annual meeting against in-state rival South Carolina by hosting the Panthers. … Clemson has locked up second in the ACC’s Atlantic Division despite last week’s loss to Georgia Tech. … Despite losing their past nine games, Georgia State QB Nick Arbuckle leads the Sun Belt in passing (281.2 yards per game).

Western Carolina (7-4, 5-2 SoCon) at Alabama

Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 4 p.m. (SEC)

The Catamounts wrap up one of their best seasons in program history by taking on the second-ranked Crimson Tide. … Western Carolina posted its first 7-win season since 2001, and the 12th in school history. … Alabama has never lost to the Catamounts since the series began in 2004, but had to vacate its 2009 win. … Western Carolina is 0-51 all-time against FBS opponents, and 0-3 this season.

Appalachian State (5-5, 4-2) at La.-Lafayette (7-3, 6-0)

Cajun Field, Lafayette, La., 5 p.m.

The Mountaineers look to keep their recent success going against the Ragin’ Cajuns, who are a half-game behind Georgia Southern atop the Sun Belt standings. … After a 1-5 start, Appalachian State has won its past four conference games to move to third in the league standings. … La.-Lafayette has also overcome a rough start, winning six straight after a 1-3 start.

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