Around the state

October 13, 2012 

St. Augustine’s (4-2, 2-1 CIAA) at No. 3 Winston-Salem State (6-0, 3-0), 1:30 p.m., Winston-Salem

Key question in the key Southern Division matchup: Can anybody stop QB Kameron Smith (18 TD passes) and the Rams? They rank No. 8 in total offense (485 yards per game) and No. 11 in points (41.0 per game). Defensive-oriented St. Augustine’s might be able to slow them down.

Shaw (3-3, 2-1 CIAA) at Livingstone (2-4, 2-1), 1 p.m., Salisbury

Shaw QB James Stallons, the leading passer in the CIAA, passed for 360 yards and four TDs last week, pushing his season totals to 1,737 and 10.

No. 13 Appalachian State (4-2, 3-1 SoCon) at No. 25 Samford (5-1, 3-1), 3 p.m., Birmingham

ASU has righted itself after a 1-2 start and now faces surging Samford, which is off to its best start in 20 seasons. ASU’s strength is its offense (472.8 yards, No. 8 in FCS), led by QB Jamal Jackson (1,581 yards, 12 TDs).

N.C. Central (3-2, 2-0 MEAC) at Morgan State (3-2, 2-0), 1 p.m, Baltimore

Central, on the road for the fifth consecutive game, is chasing its first three-game winning streak since 2007. History means little as the teams have played just twice since 1983, but Morgan State did win last year’s matchup 52-3 in Durham.

Campbell (1-4, 0-2 PFL) at San Diego (2-3, 1-1), 5 p.m.

Campbell QB Dakota Wolff is averaging 124 yards passing and a team-high 84 yards rushing.

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