Morehouse at UAPB
WHEN 6 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Golden Lions Stadium
RADIO KUAP-FM 89.7, Pine Bluff
2016 RECORDS Morehouse 3-7, 2-6 in SIAC; UAPB 1-10, 1-8 in SWAC
COACHES Monte Coleman (38-62 in 10th season at UAPB and overall); Rich Freeman (34-66 in 10th season at Morehouse and overall)
SERIES UAPB leads 1-0
LAST MEETING UAPB won 29-27 in three overtimes on Sept. 12, 2015
COMMENTS UAPB has lost four consecutive season openers and been outscored 206-18 during that stretch, although two of those losses came against Sun Belt Conference members Arkansas State (62-11) and Texas State (65-0). The Golden Lions haven’t won in Week 1 since beating Langston 17-14 in 2012. … Senior quarterback Brandon Duncan was third in the SWAC in passing last year after completing 209 of 337 passes for 2,229 yards, 10 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. … Junior kicker Jamie Gillan was named second-team preseason All-SWAC. … Morehouse has 15 starters returning but lost its top two offensive threats in quarterback Monqavious Johnson and running back Isaiah Hicks. … Morehouse senior linebacker David Smith had 27.5 tackles for a loss last season, which was second in Division II.
TODAY’S SWAC SCHEDULE
All times Central
Alabama A&M at UAB, 2:30 p.m. Mississippi Valley State at North Dakota State, 2:30 p.m. Miles College at Alcorn State, 6 p.m.
Morehouse College at UAPB, 6 p.m.
Grambling State at Tulane, 7 p.m. Jackson State at TCU, 7 p.m. Tuskegee at Alabama State, 7 p.m.
South Carolina State at Southern, 1:30 p.m.
SW Oklahoma State at
WHEN 6 p.m. Central
WHERE Willis Convoy Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium, Monticello
RADIO KHBM-FM, 93.7, in Monticello INTERNET uamsports.com
2016 RECORDS SW Okla. State 5-6 ; Arkansas-Monticello 4-7
COACHES Dan Cocannouer (34-53 in nine seasons at SW Okla. State and overall); Hud Jackson (18-47 in sixth season at UAM and overall)
SERIES Tied 3-3
LAST MEETING Arkansas-Monticello won 35-28 last season
COMMENTS UAM senior wide receiver Jalen Tolliver was an All-GAC first-team pick and a 2016 Don Hansen All-American honorable mention after leading the GAC with 1,090 yards and 14 touchdowns. … UAM ranked No. 34 in NCAA Division II in passing offense with 282.7 yards per game. … SW Okla. State sophomore quarterback Tyler Marr is set to start for the first time in his career. He played in three games last season with 115 yards passing, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions.
Lyon at Hendrix
WHEN 7 p.m.
WHERE Young-Wise Memorial Stadium, Conway
RADIO KZLE-FM, 93.1 in Batesville
INTERNET hendrixwarriors.com, lyonscots.com
RECORDS Hendrix 0-0, Lyon 1-0
COACHES Buck Buchanan (24-17 in fifth season at Hendrix and overall); Kyle Phelps (4-8 in second season at Lyon and overall)
SERIES Hendrix leads 2-0
LAST MEETING Hendrix won 49-14 last season
COMMENTS Lyon opened its season Aug. 26 with a 29-7 victory over Missouri Baptist in Batesville. Senior quarterback Cody Jones went 11-of-15 passing for 121 yards against the Spartans. The Scots forced seven turnovers, with junior Tre Hawkins intercepting two passes. … Hendrix is coming off a 7-3 season in 2016. … Sophomore quarterback Miles Thompson and senior running back Mason Millsap lead the Hendrix offense. Thompson completed 48 of 69 passes for 698 yards and 6 touchdowns last year. Millsap is the Warriors’ leading returning rusher, with 29 attempts for 217 yards and 4 touchdowns in 2016.
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