1. (1) Charleston Southern 1-2, 0-0 *Nationally ranked #12
    This week: Charleston Southern 8 Florida State 52

    The Bucs had little hope in keeping up with Florida State due to the suspension of over 30 of their players by the NCAA for the ‘misuse’ of scholarship money. Half of those players served their suspension the previous week and the other half served it during this game, including all but one starting O-lineman and 3 senior RBs. Combine that with their starting and back-up QB being out with injuries and there was no chance of an upset. Charleston Southern has experienced enough controversy to make up for the entire season. No doubt they are already ready for a week off.

    Next up: BYE

  2. (2) Liberty 1-1, 0-0
    This week: Jacksonville 7 Liberty 55

    This game was exactly what the Flames needed to jump start their new offense. After a poor showing against Virginia Tech, Liberty amassed 319 rushing yards and 569 total yards on the night. Jacksonville isn’t the toughest opponent, but LU needed to find an offensive grove. The Dolphins, the first of 3 triple-option teams Liberty will see this year, had 173 rushing yards. The Flames have forced 8 turnovers in their first 2 games.

    Next up: Saturday @ SMU, 7:00pm

  3. (5) Monmouth 2-0, 0-0
    This week: Monmouth 34 Delaware State 20

    The Hawks have had a good start to their season and have recieved votes in the FCS poll. Monmouth got out to a 27-0 lead over the Hornets, but gave up 21 points over the course of 5 mintues late in the 3rd quarter. After the attempted comeback, Monmouth tacked on an extra score to keep Delaware State at bay. Ed Royds led the Hawks in rushing with 96 yards and 2 touchdowns. They had 441 yards on the day.

    Next up: Thursdays @ Kent State, 3:30pm

  4. (3) Gardner-Webb 1-1, 0-0
    This week: Gardner-Webb 14 Western Carolina 44

    Gardner-Webb took on SoCon member Western Carolina this past weekend. After a close first half, the Catamounts shut Gardner-Webb out and went on a 27 point run. RB Khalil Lewis rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown in the loss. The Runnin’ Bulldog’s defense gave up a whopping 690 yards of offense to WCU.

    Next up: Saturday vs. The Citadel, 6:00pm

  5. (4) Kennesaw State 1-1, 0-0
    This week: Point 3 Kennesaw State 49

    The Owls had not issues with D2 opponent Point University. KSU put up 555 yards against Point, thanks to that triple-option with 412 rushing yards. QB Chandler Burks lead the team in passing and rushing.

    Next up: BYE

  6. (6) Presbyterian 0-2, 0-0
    This week: Chattanooga 34 Presbyterian 0

    Not an ideal start for Presbyterian. In their first two games, they have scored 3 points and gained 322 total yards. The defense has had 7 sacks in that time though. RB Darrell Bridges produced the majority of their offense Saturday, rushing for 89 yards. Between 2 QBs, they had 110 passing yards. As it has always seems, the Blue Hose offense just hasn’t clicked.

    Next up: Saturday @ Campbell, 6:00pm

*Something to remember: During the beginning of the season, rankings don’t always do justice to the teams. Considering DII and FBS play, things are a little skewed. Once Big South play opens, it will be much easier to see how teams stack up against each other.