WEST VIRGINIA STATE Coach Jon Anderson will seek his first career victory on Saturday when the Yellow Jackets travel to Callaghan Stadium in Athens for a 1 p.m. Mountain East Conference meeting with Concord (1-0).
The Mountain Lions are one of four MEC teams to open the season with a victory, earning an 18-10 verdict at 23rd-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne. Concord took an 11-0 halftime lead, beginning with a 34-yard field goal by former Winfield kicker Andy Ellington, before holding off the Bears.
The Yellow Jackets struggled to score in a season-opening 31-13 loss at Lock Haven (Pa.), but outgained the Bald Eagles 240-63 at halftime. The victory was just the second in the last 54 games for Lock Haven.
Running back LeFloyd Phillips finished with a career-high 107 yards on 26 carries and transfer quarterback Tyler Seals was 20-of-38 for 206 yards, and had seven passes dropped.
State also was penalized 14 times for 108 yards.
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THE GAME AGAINST Southern Illinois didn't appear on Charleston's schedule until the Golden Eagles had to scramble for an opponent.
UC was expected to play its return game against St. Joseph, but the Pumas pulled out assuming the Golden Eagles would fill the date with an opponent in its new league.
St. Joseph filled the date with Siena Heights (Mich.), an NAIA Division I school.
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FORMER UC assistant Jason Vrable is in his first season serving as the offensive quality control coach for the Buffalo Bills in the NFL.
Vrable spent two seasons at Syracuse University with current Bills coach Doug Marrone before moving to UC in 2011.