7:30 LRN Sportscast

Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay is a big day for the Saints as they trail the first-place Buccaneers in the NFC South standings, but it might be an even bigger day for New Orleans Quarterback Jameis Winston as he faces the team that drafted him for the first time while starting for the Black and Gold. Coach Sean Payton wants Winston to play within his abilities…
cut 17 (22) “….understands that”
Saints swiss army knife Taysom Hill will miss his second straight game with a concussion and receiver and return specialist Deonte Harris is questionable with a hamstring injury.

The Pelicans dropped to one and five on the season as they lost to Sacramento 113 to 109 last night. The Kings missed just one free throw while the Pels were 16 of 25 from the charity stripe.

La Tech can use a win today as they visit one-and-six Old Dominion. The Bulldogs have scored 19 points in their last two games and in those contests they converted just nine times on 27 third-down opportunities. Tech Coach Skip Holtz says they got to get that percentage up…
Cut 19 (30) “…situations.”
Kick-off is at 2:30 in Virginia.

Also today, Tulane hosts 2nd ranked Cincinnati. The Cajuns take on Texas State in Lafayette, ULM visits Appalachian State, McNeese is at Southeastern, Nicholls hosts Northwestern, Grambling is at Florida A-and-M.