State football capsules

Louisiana College
at Mary Hardin-Baylor

WHEN: Noon Saturday.

WHERE: Tiger Field, Belton, Texas.

TV: None. RADIO: KBUC-FM, 105.5, Pineville.

LAST WEEK: Louisiana beat Hardin-Simmons, 45-37; Mary Hardin-Baylor beat Mississippi State, 59-0.

RECORDS: LC is 8-2; UMHB is 10-0.

RANKINGS: UMHB is ranked No. 2 in the D3football.com Top 25 poll; LC is ranked No. 23.

LAST MEETING: UMHB won 30-3 on Oct. 13.

NOTES: LC is in the NCAA Division III football playoffs for the first time, but it will play a team it has never beaten, American Southwest Conference champion Mary Hardin-Baylor. ... LC’s 8-2 record is the best in its modern football history. ... UMHB is making its ninth straight playoff appearance and 11th in the past 12 years. ... The winner will advance to play the winner of the Adrian/Franklin opening round game.

East Carolina at Tulane

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (69,703), New Orleans.

TV: CST. RADIO: WIST-AM 690/104.9 FM, New Orleans.

LAST WEEK: East Carolina was idle; Tulane lost to Memphis, 37-23.

RECORDS: East Carolina is 6-4, 5-1 in Conference USA; Tulane is 2-8, 2-4.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

LAST MEETING: ECU won 34-14 in 2011.

SERIES: ECU leads, 9-2.

NOTES: In Tulane’s final home game of the season, the Green Wave will honor its 19 seniors. ... Tulane PK Cairo Santos is 17 of 17 on the season. His 11 field goals of 40 yards or more rank first in the nation. ... Tulane WR Ryan Grant has four straight 100-yard receiving games. He can tie the school record of five, held by JaJuan Dawson. ... An ECU win would lock up a winning record and likely lead to the sixth bowl game in seven seasons. ... The Pirates have won four straight and eight of the last nine meetings in the series.

North Texas
at Louisiana-Monroe

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Malone Stadium (30,427), Monroe.

TV: none. RADIO: KJLO-FM 104.1, Monroe.

LAST WEEK: North Texas beat South Alabama, 24-14; ULM lost to Arkansas State, 45-23.

RECORDS: North Texas 4-6, 3-3 Sun Belt Conference; ULM 6-4, 4-2.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

LAST MEETING: UNT won, 38-21.

SERIES: ULM leads, 15-13.

NOTES: ULM brings into the game the Sun Belt’s top scoring offense at 36.1 points a game. The

North Texas defense however is allowing only 26.7 points a game, which is second fewest in the Sun Belt this season. ... Warhawks QB Kolton Browning is listed No. 2 behind senior Cody Wells on the depth chart. Browning, the Sun Belt Conference’s total offense leader, is battling a foot injury that sidelined him for most of the loss to Louisiana-Lafayette and all of the game at Arkansas State. ... The Mean Green defense has held four of its opponents to 14 points or less this season, the best total since 2003.

Utah State
at Louisiana Tech

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Joe Aillet Stadium (30,600), Ruston.

RECORDS: Louisiana Tech 9-1, 4-0 Western Athletic Conference; Utah State 8-2, 4-0.

TV: none. RADIO: KXKZ-FM 107.5, Ruston.

LAST WEEK: Utah State was idle; Louisiana Tech beat Texas State, 62-55.

RANKINGS: Tech is No. 19 in the AP poll.

LAST MEETING: Louisiana Tech won 24-17 in 2011.

SERIES: Tech leads, 6-3.

NOTES: Tech can clinch a share of the WAC title with a win. ... The Bulldogs have won six of the past meetings between the teams. ... Tech ranks first nationally in total offense (576.5 yards per game) and second in scoring offense (53.4 points per game), while Utah State is 12th nationally in total defense (303.3 ypg) and sixth in scoring defense (13.5 ppg). ... Tech RB Kenneth Dixon has rushed for 1,052 yards and 24 TDs, while QB Colby Cameron has completed 71 percent of his passes with 27 TDs and no interceptions.

Northwestern State
at Stephen F. Austin

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Homer Bryce Stadium (14,575), Nacodoches, Texas.

TV: WBTR (Cable Ch. 19).

RADIO: KZBL-FM 100.7, Natchitoches.

LAST WEEK: Northwestern State lost to Sam Houston State, 52-17; Stephen F. Austin, lost to Southeastern Louisiana, 42-17.

RECORDS: NW State is 4-6, 2-4 Southland Conference; SFA is 4-6, 3-3.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

LAST MEETING: SFA won 33-0 in 2011.

SERIES: NW State leads, 43-22-3.

NOTES: The Demons have watched their last two opponents (Central Arkansas and Sam Houston) celebrate conference titles. The two teams will share the SLC title. ... The Demons were held to 183 yards, 42 rushing, and six first downs last week. ... Demons LB Derek Rose had 14 tackles last week. He leads the team with 89. ... After four straight games with 500 or more yards, SFA was held to 380 last week. ... SFA WR Cordell Roberson has missed the past two games with an injury, but needs 12 catches for 151 yards to become the conference’s all-time leader in both categories.

Western Kentucky
at Louisiana-Lafayette

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Cajun Field (31,000), Lafayette.

TV: ESPN3. RADIO: KHXT-FM, 107.9, Lafayette.

LAST WEEK: Western Kentucky lost to Florida Atlantic, 37-28; ULL lost to Florida, 27-20.

RECORDS: Western Kentucky 6-4, 3-3 Sun Belt Conference; ULL 5-4, 3-2.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

LAST MEETING: WKU won, 42-23 in 2011.

SERIES: ULL leads, 3-2.

NOTES: With a win, ULL would become bowl-eligible for the second straight season. ... The game will be Military Appreciation Night featuring Operation Blackout with Cajuns fans encouraged to wear black. ... The Cajuns are in fourth place in the league standings and need to win their final three league games to keep their league hopes alive. ... Cajuns QB Terrance Broadway is 27th nationally in pass efficiency (149.2 rating) and has accounted for 17 TDs (12 passing, 5 rushing). ... WKU is first in the SBC in every major defensive category, including total defense (325 yards per game, 19th nationally). ... WKU upset Kentucky on Sept. 15 but has lost three of its past four games.

Lamar at McNeese State

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Cowboy Stadium (17,410), Lake Charles.

TV: none. RADIO: KNGT-FM 99.5, Lake Charles.

LAST WEEK: Lamar beat Nicholls State, 34-24; McNeese State lost to Texas-San Antonio, 31-24.

RECORDS: Lamar 4-7, 1-5 Southland Conference; McNeese 6-4, 3-3.

RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.

LAST MEETING: McNeese won 24-21 in 2011.

SERIES: McNeese leads, 21-8-1.

NOTES: McNeese will celebrate Senior Day. Members of the 1997 Southland championship team and FCS national championship game participant will be in attendance as well and will be recognized at halftime. ... Cowboys QB Cody Stroud set a single-game school record with 34 pass completions against UTSA. He threw for a career-best 346 yards. ... Cowboys WR Wes Briscoe, a former Central High School star, caught a TD pass for the third consecutive game. All three were the Cowboys’ first score.