OLD DOMINION AT EAST CAROLINA
Time: 3:30 p.m. Online: WatchESPN
Where: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium (cap. 50,000), Greenville, N.C.
Records: Old Dominion 1-3; East Carolina 1-2
Notable: The Monarchs pulled off a shocker last week, racking up 632 yards en route to a 49-35 upset of then-No. 13 Virginia Tech. It was the Monarchs’ first win, after opening with three consecutive losses. ... The Pirates began the season with a 28-23 loss to FCS opponent N.C. A&T. They bounced back with a 41-19 win against North Carolina.
LIBERTY AT NEW MEXICO
Time: 6 p.m. Online: libertyflames.com
Where: Dreamstyle Stadium (cap. 39,224), Albuquerque, N.M.
Records: Liberty 1-2; New Mexico 2-1
Notable: Flames quarterback Stephen Calvert has 874 yards and seven touchdowns on 60-for-112 passing. ... Liberty has given up an average of 42.5 points in its past two games. … The Lobos scored 42 and 62 points in their two victories. Quarterbacks Sheriron Jones and Tevaka Tuioti have combined for 610 yards passing and seven touchdowns this season for New Mexico.
COLGATE AT WILLIAM & MARY
Time: 6 p.m. Where: Zable Stadium (cap. 12,400), Williamsburg
Online: TribeAthletics.com Records: Colgate 3-0; W&M 1-2
Notable: This is W&M’s latest home opener since 2003 (Sept. 15 game against visiting Elon was canceled by Hurricane Florence). W&M has won nine of its past 10 home openers. ... The Tribe, beaten 51-0 at JMU last Saturday, have forced six turnovers in three games after forcing 10 all last season. ... Colgate, ranked No. 24, is picked to win the Patriot League and leads the FCS in scoring defense (6.7 ppg). Colgate earlier this season beat CAA member New Hampshire 10-3. Colgate has won eight straight, dating to last year.
MERCER AT VMI
Time: 1:30 p.m. Where: Foster Stadium (cap. 10,000), Lexington
Online: WatchESPN Records: Mercer 2-2, 1-1 Southern; VMI 0-4, 0-3
Notable: The Keydets have lost two consecutive Southern Conference games by 3 points or less. … Last week against Western Carolina, VMI quarterback Reece Udinski set school records with 491 yards passing and 43 completions, but the Keydets gave up 553 yards on defense. ... The Bears’ most notable win this season was a 30-24 victory over then-No. 9 Samford on Sept. 15.
LIVINGSTONE AT VIRGINIA UNION
Time: 1 p.m. Where: Hovey Field Radio: 1590
Records: Livingstone 2-1, 1-0 CIAA; VUU 2-1, 1-0
Notable: The Panthers return home after an impressive 27-19 win last week over Winston-Salem State. … Tabyus Taylor leads the Panthers offense with 412 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. … The Blue Bears are coming off back-to-back shutout victories, against Allen University (S.C.) and Lincoln University (Pa.), respectively.
SHAW AT VIRGINIA STATE
Time: 6 p.m. Where: Rogers Stadium (cap. 7,909), Ettrick
Radio: 91.3 Records: Shaw 1-2, 0-0 CIAA; VSU 1-2, 1-0
Notable: Virginia State defeated Johnson C. Smith 43-14 last week for its first victory. Quarterback Cordelral Cook threw for 191 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. … Shaw relies heavily on the passing of Keon Marsh, who threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns in a victory over Mars Hill on Sept. 8. … This is the first meeting in five years for these teams.
RANDOLPH-MACON AT WASHINGTON AND LEE
Time: 1 p.m. Where: Wilson Field, Lexington
Radio: 102.7 Records: R-MC 2-1; Washington and Lee 2-0
Notable: The Yellow Jackets and the Generals both had a bye week to prepare for this matchup, which pits the preseason favorites from the ODAC. ... In their last outings, Randolph-Macon exploded for 456 yards in a 41-6 rout of Catholic, and Washington and Lee tallied 501 yards in a 47-14 rout of Sewanee.
EMORY & HENRY AT HAMPDEN-SYDNEY
Time: 1 p.m. Where: Lewis C. Everett Stadium, Hampden-Sydney
Radio: 95.7 Records: Emory & Henry 2-0; Hampden-Sydney 0-2
Notable: The Tigers open ODAC play after a tough start to the season. ... Hampden-Sydney’s Alec Cobb has registered 729 yards and two touchdowns on 64-of-100 passing. … The Wasps are fueled by a high-powered offense that has averaged 48.5 points per game this season.