WOFFORD (7-1, 5-1 SOCON) AT SAMFORD (5-3, 3-3)
When: 3 p.m.
Wofford: RB Eric Breitenstein posted the 27th 100-yard rushing game of his career in a vital win against The Citadel — 110 yards on 23 carries with two touchdowns. The Terriers’ senior is 77 yards short of 5,000 for his career and needs 206 more to become the school’s all-time leader.
Samford: RB Fabian Truss ranks fifth nationally in all-purpose running with an average of 173.5 yards per game in various categories.
Outlook: Wofford doesn’t have to be reminded that Samford is a tough out, but the Terriers have won two in a row and three of the past four with the Bulldogs.
ELON (3-5, 1-4 SOCON) AT THE CITADEL (4-4, 3-3)
When: 2 p.m.
The Citadel: Ben Dupree ran for 72 yards and passed for 61 in a valiant but losing effort against Wofford.
Elon: WR Aaron Mellette ranks third nationally in receiving yards per game (126.0) and fifth in receptions per game (8.6).
Outlook: Finishing with a winning record for the first time in five years requires two wins in the past three games by the Bulldogs. The Elon game is the key. The Phoenix have won four in a row against The Citadel.
COASTAL CAROLINA (4-4, 2-1 BIG SOUTH) AT GARDNER-WEBB (2-6, 1-2)
When: 1:30 p.m.
Coastal Carolina: Jeremy Height ran for 99 yards and two touchdowns in a win against Liberty.
Gardner-Webb: Sophomore Lucas Beatty hit 24 of 32 passes for 328 yards and a career-high four touchdowns to headline a romp against VMI.
Outlook: G-W ended a seven-game losing streak against the Chanticleers last season, but the good news is Coastal never has faltered against the Runnin’ Bulldogs in Boiling Springs, N.C.
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN (4-4, 2-1 BIG SOUTH) AT LIBERTY (3-5, 2-1)
When: 3:30 p.m.
Charleston Southern: Malcolm Dixon was 5-for-6 passing for 115 yards and one touchdown and ran for 60 yards and two scores in an easy win against Edward Waters.
Liberty: Pat Kelly caught 16 passes for 122 yards and one touchdown in last week’s loss to Coastal Carolina.
Outlook: The Buccaneers turned around their season with three wins in a row and four in the past five, but CSU will get a true reading on how much it has improved this week against a team it has mastered two times in 17 tries.
BENEDICT (1-8, 1-5 SIAC) AT LANE (4-5, 2-5)
When: 2 p.m.
Benedict: Freshman Charles Powell had 11 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery last week against Albany State.
Lane: QB McKinsley Marbury earned SIAC offensive player of the week honors in his second starting assignment. He passed for 217 yards and ran for 90 yards and three touchdowns in a road win against Kentucky State.
Outlook: The Dragons ended a four-game losing streak against Benedict in last season’s finale. The Tigers would like nothing better than to regain the upper hand in the series and end a tough year on a high note.
LENOIR-RHYNE (6-2, 4-1 SAC) AT NEWBERRY (5-4, 3-2)
When: 2 p.m.
Newberry: Former Ridge View star Apollo Stretch closes out a memorable college career this week. The former Blazers star has 304 career tackles (a top 10 total in school history) and will finish second on the all-time solo tackle list (214 and counting).
Lenoir-Rhyne: Jarrod Spears ran for 150 yards and one touchdown on nine carries against Wingate.
Outlook: L-R is on a roll with four wins in a row and a shot at qualifying for the NCAA Division II playoffs. Newberry has lost four of five after getting off to a 4-0 start. The Wolves can salvage some satisfaction with a strong finish beginning with an upset in their final home game of the season.
WINGATE (5-4) AT NORTH GREENVILLE (3-6)
When: 1:30 p.m.
NGU: Freshman Darius Paulk, a Richland NE graduate, added to his team-leading rushing total with a 96-yard performance last week in a win against Catawba.
Wingate: WR Chris Bowden ranks second nationally in receptions per game (9.8) and fourth in receiving yards per game (123.1).
Outlook: The Crusaders have won two in a row and three of four in the wake of a 0-5 start. North Greenville hopes the salvage job continues over the final two games of a transition season.
Compiled by John Devlin