West Virginia (5-0, 3-0) at Iowa State (2-3, 1-2)
Basics: 6 p.m., Jack Trice Stadium, Ames
TV/radio: FS1; KJOC (1170 AM), KWPC (860 AM), KGYM (1600 AM)
Storylines: ISU is coming off a 48-42 upset of No. 25 Oklahoma State. The Cyclones did it with freshman Brock Purdy playing all but one series at quarterback and without star David Montgomery in the backfield. West Virginia moved from No. 9 to No. 6 in the Associated Press Top 25 following a 38-22 win over Kansas. The Mountaineers, coached by Iowa native Dana Holgorsen, have a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate in quarterback Will Grier, who has completed 71 percent of his passes this season and tossed 21 touchdown passes in the first five games.
Purdue (2-3, 1-1) at Illinois (3-2, 1-1)
Basics: 2:30 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Champaign
TV/radio: FS1; WFXN (1230 AM), WRMJ (102.3 FM), WYEC (93.9 FM)
Storylines: Illinois snapped a 13-game Big Ten losing streak by beating Rutgers last week. Graduate transfer quarterback A.J. Bush returned from injury to run for 116 yards and two touchdowns. Purdue lost its first three games but has rebounded to beat Boston College and Nebraska. The Boilermakers, who are coming off their bye week, have an explosive offense led by David Blough, who has thrown for 1,318 yards, including 572 in a loss to Missouri. His favorite target is electrifying freshman Rondale Moore, who is second in the country in receptions per game and third in all-purpose yards.
Northern Iowa (2-3, 1-1) at South Dakota (3-2, 2-0)
Basics: 6 p.m., DakotaDome, Vermillion, S.D.
TV/radio: KGYM (1600 AM)
Storylines: UNI held a lead over six-time FCS national champion North Dakota State after three quarters on Saturday, then got blown out in the final 15 minutes of a 56-31 loss. Eli Dunne passed for 362 yards and three touchdowns in defeat. The Panthers may have lost two starting offensive linemen to injuries in the game. South Dakota, ranked No. 24 in the FCS poll this week, defeated Missouri State 35-28 last week. The Coyotes are led by quarterback Austin Simmons, who is averaging 319.8 yards passing per game and has thrown TD passes to seven different receivers already this season.
Augustana (2-3, 1-3) at North Park (1-4, 0-4)
Basics: 1 p.m., Holmgren Athletic Complex, Chicago
Storylines: Augustana dropped a 48-10 game to North Central last week and has lost three straight games. North Park lost 55-0 to Wheaton and has lost four straight games. Ryan Hennessy passed Gary Fairchild last week to become Augustana's all-time leading receiver with 115 catches. Augustana's opportunistic defense that has caused 12 turnovers this season gets its shot against a North Park team that has turned the ball over eight times this year. North Park is averaging less than 15.8 points per game while Augustana is allowing 24.8 points per game. Augustana is 52-4-0 against North Park, but two of those losses have come since 2013, including a 20-17 setback last year.