Around the state

September 22, 2012 

No. 17 Appalachian State (1-2) at Chattanooga (1-2), 6 p.m.

The Citadel ran wild against ASU last week, but the Mountaineers are 22-1 in their past 23 bounce-back games. ASU hasn’t lost consecutive Southern Conference games since 2002.

St. Augustine’s (2-1) vs. Bowie State (3-0), 7 p.m., Durham County Stadium

Secondaries, beware: Three of the CIAA’s top receivers will be on the field. BSU’s Doug McNeill leads the league in receiving yards per game (90). Quarterback Tyrae Reid Jr. passed for a career-high 329 yards and three touchdowns last week. St. Aug quarterback Teddy Bacote has thrown for 606 yards and seven touchdowns this season. Brian Richards has a CIAA-best 26 catches.

Shaw (1-2) vs. Chowan (1-2), 1 p.m., Durham County Stadium

Shaw’s offense found its rhythm last week. Antonio Dunn ran for 165 yards and two touchdowns and James Stallons passed for 261 yards and two more touchdowns in a 31-26 win over Stillman. Stallons ranks second in CIAA in passing yards per game (244).

N.C. Central (1-2) at Savannah State (0-2), 7 p.m.

MEAC opener for both schools. N.C. Central quarterback Jordan Reid, who came off the bench and played well at Duke, is expected to start. Savannah State has won just twice in the past 24 games, but both wins were against N.C. Central.

Elon (2-1) at No. 10 Georgia Southern (1-1), 6 p.m.

Last week, Aaron Mellette became the third Elon receiver to reach 3,000 career yards and Thomas Wilson became the program’s fourth quarterback to top 4,000 yards. Ga. Southern had two weeks to prepare after losing to The Citadel 23-21.

Campbell (1-2) at Butler (1-2), noon

Pioneer Football League opener for both. Campbell has won the past two matchups, but Butler leads the PFL in total offense (438 yards) and is second in scoring (21.3 points per game). Chris Wright

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