Incarnate Word at Lamar
When/where: 3 p.m., Provost Umphrey Stadium, Beaumont TV/Radio: ESPN+ Records: Incarnate Word 3-2, 3-0 Southland Conference; Lamar 1-4, 0-3 Southland Conference Incarnate Word update: The Cardinals have already tripled their win total from last year’s 1-10 season, winning three straight games for the first time since 2013. UIW received votes in the American Football Coaches Association FCS Coaches Top 25 Poll and in the STATS FCS Top 25 Media Poll for the first time in program history. … Incarnate Word’s offense is scoring 34.6 points per game and leads the Southland with 472.2 yards per game. … The Cardinals rank last in the Sun Belt in total defense, giving up 539.0 yards per game. Lamar update: The Cardinals come off an open week having lost four straight games. Their only win this season was a 70-7 blowout of NAIA school Kentucky Christian on Sept. 1. … Lamar leads the Southland Conference in rushing with 226.2 yards per game but ranks last in passing with 173.6 yards per game. Seven players have at least 10 rushing attempts this season. Senior quarterback Darrel Colbert leads the team with 345 yards and six touchdowns, while junior running back A.J. Walker has 283 yards. … Lamar leads the all-time series against Incarnate Word 3-2, but UIW has won the past two meetings.