The University of Charleston football team has won back-to-back games and has notched three victories in its last four outings.
However, UC's biggest test of the season comes this Saturday at home against nationally ranked West Virginia Wesleyan.
The Bobcats (9-0, 6-0 West Virginia Conference) are undefeated and ranked No. 11 in the latest American Football Coaches Association Division II poll and they're coming off of a 42-6 win over West Virginia State last weekend. Wesleyan quarterback Adam Neugebauer threw for 395 yards and two touchdowns in that game, while Keith Dickens ran 14 times for 63 yards and three touchdowns.
The Golden Eagles (3-6, 3-3 WVC) made it two wins in a row by defeating Glenville State 46-36 last week. Junior running back and former Scott standout Jordan Roberts rushed for 137 yards and two scores, while Maurice Leak threw for two scores and rushed for another.
Last season, the Bobcats posted a 41-21 win over the Golden Eagles in Buckhannon. The last time the teams played in Charleston in 2009, UC came away with a 27-25 victory.
Last year, Fairmont State posted a 63-38 win over visiting West Virginia State. On Saturday, the Yellow Jackets hope for a reversal of fortune as the Falcons come to Lakin Field in Institute.
State lost 42-6 at West Virginia Wesleyan last week. The Yellow Jackets had a hard time mustering any offense against the conference's second-ranked defense, with receiver Landon Johnson scoring the team's lone touchdown late in the game.
Fairmont (6-3, 3-3) is coming off of a 20-7 home loss to Concord. Logan Moore completed 24 passes for 200 yards while rushing for a team-high 78 yards and a touchdown.
The last time these teams played in Institute, the Yellow Jackets (1-7, 1-5) came away with a 27-19 win.
WVU Tech plays its final home game of the season - and, perhaps, the final game in the program's history - when the Golden Bears tackle Pikeville at Martin Field.
Last week, Tech took one on chin, losing to Lindsey Wilson College 10-6 at Underwood Field in Nitro. The Golden Bears (0-8, 0-6 Mid South Conference) had their chances to win the game but committed four turnovers on three interceptions and a fumble. The Tech offense was stonewalled on 4th-and-goal from the 1-yard line on the first play of the fourth quarter.
Pikeville (4-4, 1-3) lost on the road to Virginia-Wise 56-14 last weekend.