The Owls (2-5, 0-2 Sun Belt) stopped a four-game skid last week with a 24-20 win at Western Kentucky. Now they turn toward winning their first league game against the Warhawks (2-5, 1-2), who ended a three-game losing streak last week, beating North Texas 35-23. The Owls might try to continue building their ground game with senior Charles Pierre coming off a career best 194-yard, two-touchdown effort last week. That could help the struggling passing game and QB Rusty Smith (1,539 yards, six touchdowns, nine interceptions).
Bethune-Cookman at Winston-Salem, 2 p.m.
The Rams (1-5) come off a 16-day break and welcome the Wildcats (4-2) for a nonconference homecoming game. That's an insult in most visiting locker rooms, and will surely fire up a B-CU team coming off a tough 26-20 loss to Delaware State. The Wildcats bring their power running, ranked 12th in Division I-AA at 221.27 yards a game. Though several rushers share carries, Wildcats sophomore Brian Sumlar stands out with 387 yards and eight TDs.
Florida A&M at Norfolk State, 1 p.m.
The Rattlers (5-2, 1-2) own back-to-back victories after a 52-49 win at Southern. Next up, the Spartans (2-5, 1-3) in a key MEAC game and a chance for FAMU to build toward a 10-win season. The Rattlers get a chance to ruin the Spartans' homecoming with a scoring offense ranked 21st in the nation at 33.29 points a game.