NCAAF on Saturday, 10-01-2016

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The undefeated Wake Forest Demon Deacons will take on the NC State Wolfpack in a conference battle Saturday afternoon from Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh. Wake Forest came away with an impressive 33-28 win on the road over Indiana last week, while NC State was off last week, and defeated Old Dominion by a 49-22 score in week three. NC State defeated Wake Forest by a 35-17 score last season.... Read More

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The Tulane Green Wave will head up North to Massachusetts for a date with the UMass Minutemen. The Green Wave managed to pick up a thrilling 41-39 win over the UL-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns last week. Meanwhile, the Minutemen suffered a 47-35 loss at the hands of the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Will UMass find a way to bounce back at home against Tulane on Saturday?... Read More

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Both the Michigan Wolverines and the Wisconsin Badgers will be hoping to improve to 5-0 when they square off at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines are beginning their season with five consecutive outings at the Big House, where they have so far taken care of Hawaii, Central Florida, Colorado, and Penn State. Wisconsin is contesting its second straight road game, having ventured away from home to hammer Michigan State 30-6 last weekend.... Read More

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It’s a Big 12 matchup as the Kansas State Wildcats are on the road against the West Virginia Mountaineers Saturday afternoon. Kansas State won their second straight with a 35-0 whipping of Missouri State last week. West Virginia remained unbeaten after holding off BYU 35-32 in a game played at FedEx Field last week. This is the seventh all-time meeting between the teams. Kansas State holds a 5-1 edge and won the last five meetings. That includes a 24-23 win at home last season in the most recent matchup.... Read More

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Air Force and Navy have started off their seasons strong at 3-0, but only one of them can continue on undefeated after Oct. 1st. As you can imagine, these two teams are no strangers on the field. They’ve faced off an impressive 48 times dating back to 1960, with the Air Force Falcons taking 28 of them. Their last matchup went to the Navy Midshipmen, however, who won their last two games with a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Both have played extremely well, but Navy will need to grab a stronger lead against the Falcons and avoid leaving the game tied in the fourth. The Air Force Falcons are a team that you need to put away fast. It’s going to be a great game.... Read More

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It’s a matchup of foes from the Big Ten Conference’s West Division in the Midwest. The Illinois Fighting Illini looks to play spoiler as they travel to face the #15 Nebraska Cornhuskers Saturday afternoon. Illinois had a bye last week. In their last game, they lost 34-10 at home to Western Michigan. Nebraska remained unbeaten and picked up a 24-13 win over Northwestern on the road in their conference opener last week. This is the 14th all-time meeting between the schools. Nebraska holds a 9-3-1 edge in the series. The Fighting Illini took a 14-13 win at home last season in the most recent meeting.... Read More

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After a season opening loss to the Georgia Bulldogs, North Carolina has reeled off three consecutive wins, including their 37-36 win over Pittsburgh in this past weekend’s ACC Opener. Florida State did not fare as well in their first conference game, getting run off the field in their 63-20 loss at Louisville. The Seminoles rebounded with a 30-point win on Saturday in Tampa against South Florida. The Tar Heels have beaten FSU just twice in 17 all-time meetings, but one of those victories came in the last meeting between the two sides. UNC went to Tallahassee in 2010 and came away with a 37-35 victory.... Read More

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You have to love small-school rivalries! Akron and Kent State open Mid-American Conference play on Saturday in a rivalry that is also known as the Wagon Wheel Challenge. I can honestly say I didn’t know that and I went to a MAC school. Check it out on ESPN3.... Read More

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A well-rested Maryland team faces Purdue, who is off to a 2-1 start, after beating Nevada last Saturday, 24-14. Maryland is coming off a 30-24 overtime win against UCF on Sept. 17. In that game, they lost senior quarterback Perry Hills to an undisclosed injury and he’s considered questionable for this game. ... Read More

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The Auburn Tigers are coming off a momentous victory over the LSU Tigers, and they’re looking to pick up their third win of the season as they take on the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks. The Warhawks had a week off coming into this matchup. Will the extra week of preparation give Louisiana Monroe a chance against the Auburn Tigers?... Read More

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The Northern Illinois Huskies hit the road to take on the Ball State Cardinals for a Saturday afternoon contest. Northern Illinois is looking to pick up their first win of the season after a set of some difficult losses to Wyoming and Western Illinois. The Huskies are led by Jordan Huff who has 272 rushing yards on the season. Ball State on the other hand have impressed and are the superior team at the moment. The Cardinals have been led by running back James Gilbert as he has 330 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Will the Huskies pull off the road upset or will the Cardinals keep rolling?... Read More

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Although the schedule has not been the most challenging, Minnesota is still off to a 3-0 start. They put their undefeated record on the line when they open their Big Ten slate against the Penn State Nittany Lions in Happy Valley. PSU is batting .500 on the season after last weekend’s 49-10 defeat in Ann Arbor in their Big Ten opener. The two teams have met 13 times previously, with the first encounter coming back in 1993. Overall Penn State leads the series 8-5 and has won three of the last four, but it was the Golden Gophers who won the last matchup, a 24-10 victory in Minneapolis back in 2013.... Read More

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The Texas A&M Aggies will be aiming to remain undefeated when they visit the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Texas A&M is a perfect 4-0 following wins over UCLA, Prairie View A&M, Auburn, and Arkansas. The Gamecocks opened SEC competition with a 13-10 victory at Vanderbilt, but they have since dropped conference games to Mississippi State (27-14) and Kentucky (17-10).... Read More

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The New Mexico Lobos will host the San Jose State Spartans in an MWC matchup Saturday afternoon in Albuquerque, NM. San Jose State were overmatched by a 44-10 score to Iowa State on the road last week, and New Mexico was off last week, and were defeated by Rutgers by a 37-28 score in week three. San Jose State defeated New Mexico 31-21 at home last season.... Read More

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College football action and a couple of foes from the Sun Belt will square off at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho as the Troy Trojans battle it out with the Idaho Vandals. The Trojans enter this game off a strong 52-6 win over New Mexico State, while the Vandals enter off a 33-30 road win over UNLV in OT. These teams met last year and Idaho won the game by a 19-16 score.... Read More

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A huge clash in the Big 12 this evening as the Oklahoma Sooners will go to war with the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. The 1-2 Sooners are not off to the start they were expecting and come into this game off a 45-24 home loss to Ohio State, while the 3-1 Horned Frogs are off a 33-3 win over SMU. Oklahoma won last year’s meeting 30-29 and they lead the all-time series 10-5.... Read More

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This will mark the second time that these two teams have faced off. Last year, Charlotte traveled to Norfolk, VA to take on Old Dominion and took home a close, three-point loss. The 49ers haven’t played well this season, only managing one win in their last four games. While Old Dominion hasn’t played too much better, they will still be a very tough opponent for Charlotte and risk sending them to 1-4.... Read More

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This Pac-12 matchup features two teams with contrasting styles. Cal offers one of the nation’s top offenses, but they struggle against the run. Utah has found a way to get to 4-0, but they are facing their toughest road test of the season when the meet the Golden Bears on Saturday.... Read More

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The Memphis Tigers are off to a perfect 3-0 start and will look to keep it going vs a strong 2-2 Mississippi Rebels team at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. The Tigers took out Bowling Green by a 77-3 score, while Ole Miss throttled Georgia by a score of 45-14. Last year the teams met and Ole Miss won 37-24. ... Read More

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The Florida Atlantic Owls don’t have to travel far for this week’s game. They’ll face off with their in-state rivals, the Florida International Golden Panthers. Both of these teams have struggled this season. The Owls are 1-3 after four games. Meanwhile, the Golden Panthers are still winless after their first four contests. Will Florida International finally get a win in this Sunshine State showdown?... Read More