Around the state

October 26, 2012 

Winston-Salem State (8-0, 5-0 CIAA) at Shaw (4-4, 3-2), 1 p.m., Durham County Stadium

This game lost a little bit of its luster when Shaw suffered an upset last week against Johnson C. Smith. Still, Shaw has an opportunity to atone for last week’s offensive issues and delay Winston-Salem State from clinching a second consecutive division title.

St. Augustine’s (5-3, 3-2) at Johnson C. Smith (3-5, 3-2), 1 p.m.

Tyron Laughinghouse added nine catches and scored another TD as St. Augustine’s outlasted Fayetteville State 34-28 in triple overtime last week. St. Aug’s doesn’t have to look far to find motivation: J.C. Smith stunned Shaw last week, holding the Bears to 260 yards of total offense.

N.C. Central (5-2, 4-0 MEAC) at Bethune-Cookman (5-2, 4-0), 4 p.m., Daytona Beach

The winner has the inside track to the MEAC title. (Central doesn’t play Howard, which is lurking at 4-1.) Central brings the highest-scoring offense in the league (33.0) to Daytona Beach. B-C ranks second in scoring thanks to the league’s best rushing attack.

Campbell (1-6, 0-4 PFL) at Morehead State (1-6, 0-4), 1 p.m.

Campbell’s Isaac Scott had 3 sacks last week against Davidson, earning PFL defensive player of the week honors. Morehead State led Butler 35-17 in the fourth quarter last week before allowing 22 unanswered points in the final nine minutes.

Appalachian State (5-3, 3-2 SoCon) at Western Carolina (1-7, 0-6), 3:30 p.m.

ASU’s Tony Washington was named SoCon special teams player of the week after returning a kickoff 99 yards for a TD last week. Expect the Mountaineers to get healthy against WCU after a disappointing loss to Wofford.

Furman (2-6, 1-4 SoCon) at Elon (3-4, 1-3), 3 p.m.

Elon QB Thomas Wilson threw for 412 yards and a career-best 5 TDs last week, his fourth consecutive 300-yard game. Aaron Mellette caught 6 TD passes in the past two games.

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