A pair of winless teams will meet up at Lumpkins Stadium tomorrow at 2 p.m., when the Faulkner University Eagles fly in to tangle with the Fighting Lions of SAGU.
At 0-8, Faulkner has losses to Pikeville College (30-6), Webber State (26-7), Kentucky Christian (20-12), Cumberland College (35-7), Edward Waters College (28-21), Huntingdon (30-12), Southern Virginia (39-18), UNC-Pembroke (43-22), and North Greenville (65-7).
At 0-9, SAGU has suffered as well, with losses to Austin College (35-21), Sul Ross State (39-7), Bacone (31-24), Kansas Wesleyan (30-28), Ottawa University (42-29), Friends University (28-12), Texas College (28-23), Haskell Indian Nation (26-24), and Peru State (41-26).
Barring a tie one of the teams will come away with a season ending victory.
Offensively, Faulkner has averaged just 216.3 yards per game. In their eight games, the Eagles have passed for 1,249 yards and rushed for just 481.
Faulkner has scored seven rushing touchdowns and five passing.
The Eagle defense has had a tough time, giving up 395.9 yards per game, 1,352 rushing and 1,815 passing.
They have given up 16 rushing and 21 passing touchdowns.
In comparison, the SAGU offense has exhibited a very balanced offense, gaining 322.9 yards per contest, 1,571 passing and 1,335 yards rushing.
The Fighting Lions have scored 10 rushing and 12 passing touchdowns.
The Lion defense has given up an average of 370.2 yards per outing, 1,979 rushing and 1,353 passing with 25 rushing and 16 passing touchdowns.
The leading rusher for Faulkner is Terrance Craig with 49 carries for 272 yards. Trent Richmond has 65 carries for 229 yards.
Passing leaders for the Eagles are Chad Kilgore (74-184-7 for 955 yards and 3 TDs) and Frank Chinoski (27-67-3 for 219 yards and a touchdown).
Jurrell Williams has 16 catches for 205 yards, and Fankie Padula has 13 catches for 136 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Eagle receivers.
Chris Eiland leads the Lion rushing attack with 894 yards gained.
He has gained 100 yards or more in four games this season - Bacone (27-143), Kansas Wesleyan (26-177), Haskell Indian Nations (23-182) and Peru State (20-112). Quarterback Jason Rice has rushed for 427 yards as well.
Rice (53-102-3 for 499 yards and 2 TDs) and Joseph Garcia (79-159-6 for 801 yards and 9 TDs) are the leading passers for the Lions.
The SAGU receiving corps is lead by Andrew Colvin (43-446, 6 TDs).
Garcia and Rice have spread the wealth around with David Howard (20-366, 3 TDs), Taylor Wallis (18-223, 2 TDs), Kendall Kersey (14-114, 1 TD) and eight others with receptions this season.
The tackles leaders for SAGU are Willie Mitchell (81), Ryan Muhlman (66), Joe Muse (64), Jerod Hudgins (54), Time Puckett (42), Shaunderrick Scott (42), Derek Brewer (25), Ryan McCray (25), Dwayne Young (24), Alex Moore (24), Kenneth Wuerch (24) and Dominique Phelps (22).
With no common opponents between the two schools it is hard to make predictions as to the outcome of this game.
However, SAGU has bee very close to victory this season and hopefully will come out on top.