Another close: After so many close Southern Conference losses last year, Mercer suffered another one, 34-33 in overtime to Wofford. The Bears are now 1-7 in Southern Conference play in one season plus one game, and five of those losses have been by single digits. Mercer travels to Western Carolina on Saturday.
Perfect 10: Georgia Southern is 10-0 in its 10 Sun Belt Conference games after an easy win at Louisiana-Monroe. The Eagles are off this week.
Tough fourth quarter: Fort Valley State gave up 20 fourth-quarter points in a 27-20 loss to Alderson Broaddus in non-conference play. The Wildcats return to SIAC play Saturday at Kentucky State.
Nice rally: Albany State trailed 14-0 at the half but rallied to beat Miles 29-16. The Rams are off this week.
Gulf South loss: Valdosta State suffered a 34-12 loss to North Alabama in Gulf South Conference play. The Blazers play Saturday at West Georgia.