4:30 p.m., Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Empire, 550-AM.
UB (1-6, 1-4 Mid-American Conference): The Bulls are 1-7 vs. Marshall with their only win coming in 1959. . . . Senior S J.J. Gibson is now second on the school's list in career solo tackles (195). . . . UB coach Jim Hofher and Marshall's Bob Pruett worked together on the same staff at Wake Forest during the 80s.
Marshall (3-3, 3-0): This is the Thundering Herd's last season in the MAC. They head for Conference USA next season. . . . The Herd is looking for their 100th win at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. . . . The Herd leads the MAC in scoring defense (18.2 ppg) and rushing defense (99.7 ypg).
Outlook: Considering the Marshall's offensive line has trouble in pass protection, the Bulls should be able to apply pressure to quarterbacks Stan Hill and Graham Gochneaur. Still, Hill, Gochneaur and wideouts Josh Davis and Brad Bates are all capable of creating big plays in the Herd's West Coast style offense. The keys for UB will be creating turnovers and taking care of the football, something they haven't done in all six of their losses this season.
Morrisville vs. ECC (5-2, 4-1)
1 p.m., Saturday at Jim Ball Stadium
ECC (5-2, 4-1 Northeast Football Conference): Shutout Dean last week, 45-0. . . . Clinch Western Division with a victory and would host Championship game on November 13th. . . . Linebacker Chris Wooten recorded 10 tackles last week including five for losses and one sack.
Morrisville (4-3, 3-2): Lost to Lackawanna last week, 24-21. . . . Running back Calvin Hall leads the conference in rushing with 521 yards, despite missing the first two games due to injury. . . . The Mustangs are second in the league in scoring defense (12.3 ppg).
Outlook: Look for a low scoring game between two of the premier defensive teams in the league. The Kats have turned their defense up a notch the last two weeks after suffering back-to-back losses. Last week against Dean, they scored touchdowns on interception returns and one blocked punt. The Kats need a big game from TB Terrance Graves, who saw his first action of the season last week and carried the Kats with 69 yards, all in the second half. He makes his first career start on Saturday.