Buffalo State takes its high-powered offense on the road to face the nation's top-ranked team.
The Bengals (1-1) have a tough task ahead against Wisconsin-Whitewater, the three-time defending Stagg Bowl Champion, when the two teams meet at 2 p.m. this afternoon in Whitewater, Wisc. Meanwhile, Erie Community College (0-2) hosts Alfred State College for Homecoming at 1 p.m. today at Jim Ball Stadium in a non-league matchup.
UW-Whitewater is a Division III powerhouse.
The Warhawks earned a 34-0 win over Washington University in St. Louis in its only game of the season on Aug. 31, and is coming off of a 15-0 season and is on a 46-game win streak, the longest active winning streak on all levels of college football and the fourth longest winning streak in NCAA history.
The Warhawks are the defending Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champions, winning the title for seven consecutive years. This is the first meeting between the two schools.
The Bengals lost at Brockport last weekend, 38-24, as Brockport reclaimed the I-90 Bowl trophy for the first time since 2009.
Quarterback Casey Kacz (Sweet Home) finished 26 of 47 for 295 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, while Caesarae Lewis was the Bengals' top receiver with seven receptions for 80 yards and a TD.
In order to keep pace with Whitewater, the Bengals must clean up their penalties. Buffalo State committed 12 infractions for 114 yards last week.
Meanwhile, ECC is coming off a 17-7 loss to Louisburg (N.C.) College. Kats freshman kicker Tyler Blackburn tied the school record with a 52-yard field goal while linebacker Brandon Cannon recorded 13 tackles to record the second most in a game by a Kat.
ECC recorded two safeties in the contest but was doomed by five turnovers.
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced its schedule for the 2012-13 season on Friday, including the first game of the season featuring Niagara playing on the road against Iona, last year's regular season champion, Nov. 28 at the Hynes Athletics Center.
First-year Canisius coach Jim Baron will make his conference debut Dec. 7 when the Golden Griffins face Fairfield on the road at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.
SUNY Geneseo has canceled the rest of its women's volleyball season, due to the allegation of hazing of the freshmen on the team.
School officials said they decided they had little choice but to end the team's season after hearing of the incident.
According to reports, six freshmen volleyball players said they were handcuffed, blindfolded and forced to drink vodka during a Sept. 2 initiation party that involved all but one member of the team. One girl was hospitalized for alcohol poisoning. The college suspended the team's season upon hearing about the incident and investigated.
There are four Western New York women on the roster, according to the school's website: junior Alysia Negron (City Honors), junior Julia Gangloff (Lancaster), junior Alex Wende (Clarence) and freshman Sarah Nowak (Lancaster).
Police have charged 11 current or former members of the team for hazing and serving alcohol to minors. The students also may have to face additional disciplinary measures.