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Who: Ole Miss at Auburn

When: Saturday, 11 a.m.

Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, Mississippi

What to look for: Auburn’s best shot is keeping it a low-scoring game. That shouldn’t be a problem for Auburn’s offense. Can the Tigers slow down an Ole Miss offense that averages nearly 40 points per game?

Why to watch: Could this be the last time that Bryan Harsin is on the Auburn sidelines? It’s not hard to find people predicting that a change will come with an Auburn loss. We will see if that comes true.   


Who: Brevard at Huntingdon

When: Saturday, 1 p.m.

Where: Samford Stadium, Montgomery

What to look for: Brevard has thrown three touchdown passes and seven interceptions in five games. Huntingdon’s defense should have a chance at creating turnovers.

Why to watch: Both teams are 2-0 in USA South play. The winner will be in the driver’s seat for the conference title.


Who: Central State at Tuskegee

When: Saturday, 1 p.m.

Where: Abbott Stadium

What to look for: Central State quarterbacks have thrown nine interceptions and the Marauders have eight lost fumbles. Tuskegee has forced just seven turnovers thus far this season.

Why to watch: The Golden Tigers have won four consecutive games after starting the year with back-to-back losses.


Who: Faulkner at Lindsey Wilson College

When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Parnell Family Stadium

What to look for: Lindsey Wilson College has 33 sacks and 61 tackles for loss in five games. The Blue Raiders had 10 sacks in their last game.

Why to watch: Can Faulkner match the Blue Raiders’ defensive effort? Don’t expect much scoring.


Who: Mississippi Valley State at Alabama State

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Where: ASU Stadium

What to look for: Mississippi Valley State defensive end Ronnie Thomas is one of the top pass rushers in FCS. Thomas has seven sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss this season. The 6-foot, 250-pound junior has 21.5 career sacks.

Why to watch: Alabama State has a chance to get back on track after last week’s loss to Jackson State.


Who: Alabama at Tennessee

When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tennessee

What to look for: Will Bryce Young play quarterback for the Crimson Tide? If not, can the Tide find enough points to beat a high-scoring team?

Why to watch: Will the streak finally end or will it be business as usual for the Crimson Tide in this rivalry? Tennessee has not beaten Alabama since 2006. John Parker Wilson, currently the color analyst on Crimson Tide radio, was the Alabama quarterback in that game. Mike Shula was the Crimson Tide head coach.  


Who: Charlotte at UAB

When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Protective Stadium, Birmingham

What to look for: UAB’s DeWayne McBride is the national leader in rushing yards per game at 160.2. Charlotte allows 253 yards rushing per game, which is second to last in the country.

Why to watch: Charlotte’s passing game is entertaining and explosive. UAB’s secondary is outstanding. Strength vs. strength in that area.


Who: Texas State at Troy

When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Veterans Memorial Stadium, Troy

What to look for: How does Troy replace the production of injured receiver Jabre Barber, who has 25 catches for 351 yards with two touchdowns?

Why to watch: Texas State is coming off a game where it led by 27 points in the third quarter during a 36-24 win over Appalachian State. The Bobcats are better than their 3-3 record with two of the losses coming to Baylor and James Madison.


Who: Lane at Miles College

When: Saturday, 4 p.m.

Where: Sloan-Alumni Stadium, Fairfield

What to look for: Lane quarterbacks have thrown for 14 touchdowns with just four interceptions this season. Miles College quarterbacks have thrown for three touchdowns with five interceptions this season.  

Why to watch: At some point, Miles College will put it all together. Will that point come this season or in the future?


Who: Birmingham-Southern at Sewanee

When: Saturday, 6 p.m.

Where: Harris Stadium, Sewanee, Tennessee

What to look for: Opponents have fumbled 17 times against Sewanee this season. The Tigers have recovered just seven of those fumbles.

Why to watch: Birmingham-Southern lost a heartbreaker last week. How will the Panthers respond?


Who: Jacksonville State vs. UNA

When: Saturday, 6 p.m.

Where: Toyota Field, Madison

What to look for: Both teams have gotten steady play at quarterback, for the most part, but the team that establishes the run in this game will probably win.

Why to watch: The teams are playing a football game at a minor league baseball stadium with the offenses only traveling in one direction. You need another reason?


Who: West Alabama at Delta State

When: Saturday, 6 p.m.

Where: McCool Stadium, Cleveland, Mississippi

What to look for: West Alabama’s chance at upsetting the nationally ranked Statesmen begins with establishing the running game.

Why to watch: Delta State quarterback Patrick Shegog is sensational. The 6-foot, 200-pound graduate accounted for 1,745 yards and 19 touchdowns thus far.  


Who: Louisiana-Monroe at South Alabama

When: Saturday, 6 p.m.

Where: Hancock-Whitney Stadium, Mobile

What to look for: One huge key for the Jaguars thus far is turnover margin. South Alabama is winning the turnover battle, 13-6, which has helped them jump out to a 4-1 start.

Why to watch: With each game, the Jaguars seemingly get better. This could be a special season for South Alabama.


Who: Alabama A&M vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff

When: Sunday, 6 p.m.

Where: Simmons Bank Field, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

What to look for: The Bulldogs went from expecting a neutral site game to playing on the Golden Lions' home field. Will that make any difference?

Why to watch: Alabama A&M running back Donovan Eaglin has been part of jumpstarting the Bulldogs offense.

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