Southwestern State at Southern Arkansas
*When: 6 p.m. Saturday
*Where: Wilkins Stadium, Magnolia, Ark.
*Records: Southwestern State is 1-1 overall, 1-0 in the Great American Conference. Southern Arkansas is 2-0 and 1-0.
*All-time series: Southern Arkansas leads 1-0. The Muleriders defeated Southwestern State 31-22 in September 2011.
*Scouting report: Southern Arkansas defeated lowly Texas College 56-0 in the season opener, and then the Muleriders pulled off an impressive 31-24 victory at week ago at Southeastern State in Durant. Tyler Sykora, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound junior quarterback, has thrown for 449 yards and six touchdowns. Sykora's top receiver is Oklahoma State transfer Rafael Thomas, who has 212 yards and four TDs. ... Southwestern State quarterback Dustin Stenta has thrown for 409 yards and two touchdowns. The Bulldogs' rush attack has struggled thus far, managing just 133 yards through two games.
*Coach-speak: Bulldogs coach Dan Cocannouer said: “Offensively, we need to put the ball in the end zone. We're doing a good job of keeping possession, but guys need to step up and make plays when we're in the red zone.”
State college predictions
TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO 45, Northwestern State 7, 1 p.m.
Washburn (Kan.) 35, CENTRAL OKLAHOMA 21, 2:35 p.m.
EAST CENTRAL 21, Arkansas-Monticello 13, 6 p.m.
Emporia State (Kan.) 28, NORTHEASTERN STATE 24, 6 p.m.
Harding (Ark.) 49, SOUTHERN NAZARENE 7, 6 p.m.
HENDERSON STATE (Ark.) 27, Southeastern State 20, 6 p.m.
SOUTHERN ARKANSAS 17, Southwestern State 13, 6 p.m.
Bacone 28, HASKELL INDIAN NATIONS (Kan.) 0, 7 p.m.
LAMAR (Texas) 33, Langston 14, 7 p.m.
NORTHEASTERN A&M 56, Southeast Prep (Kan.) 0, 7 p.m.
Bye week: Panhandle State
Last week's predictions record: 7-3 (. 700)
Season's predictions record: 23-9 (. 718)