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San Francisco State vs. CS Northridge At CS Northridge 7 p.m. Chris Parker, who turned in a Western Football Conference record-equalling performance with four TD passes in last week’s 45-13 rout of St. Mary’s, leads 1-1 Northridge against San Francisco State in the Matadors’ home opener. Parker and running back Mike Kane, who needs 116 yards to become CSUN’s all-time leading rusher, face a defense that allowed 288 passing yards and 136 rushing yards in last week’s 28-24 loss to Cal Lutheran. The Gators are led by former Burroughs High of Burbank duo of Rich Strasser and Ron Teitel, who combined on five passes for 100 yards last week. Keith Yeager ran for 132 yards against Cal Lutheran, including a 65-yard TD burst. Cal State Hayward vs. Cal Lutheran At Cal Lutheran 2 p.m. Hayward (2-0) is ranked ninth in the NCAA Division II poll. The Pioneers 28-17 win over San Luis Obispo last week was especially impressive because the Mustangs were ranked sixth going into the game. Cal Lutheran last met Hayward in 1965. The Kingsmen (2-0) came from behind to win at San Francisco State last week. “One of the hardest things for a team to do is lose a lead, then come back and win,” CLC Coach Bob Shoup said. “Our performance showed a lot of character.” Shoup rates Hayward two touchdowns better than San Francisco, however. Hayward runs well with halfback Lonnel Conner. Leading the defense is defensive end Eric Houston and middle linebacker Joe Terry. CLC defensive back Chris Hutcherson will redshirt after suffering a knee injury. THE JCs Moorpark vs. Pierce At Pierce College 7:30 p.m. Moorpark has never beaten the Brahmas. Pierce improved its streak over the Raiders to nine games last season, posting a 59-54 victory. Moorpark is 2-0 this season, however, and has outscored its opponents, 64-13. Moorpark Coach Jim Bittner has installed a no-huddle offense to keep opposing defenses off balance. The Raiders are led by the passing combination of quarterback Ken Lutz and receiver Dan Russell, both All-Western State Conference selections last season. Pierce (1-2) lost to Sacramento City College last week, 39-27. Running back Robert Davis has rushed for 183 in three games. Last week, defensive back Jeff Armstead blocked a field goal, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. The Brahmas have not lost a home game since 1982. Valley vs. Santa Barbara City At SBC College 7:30 p.m. With the loss of starting quarterback Andy Ramos in last week’s game, coach Chuck Ferrero said there will be a couple of slight offensive variations in tonight’s game. Neosia Morris will be leading the Monarchs’ offense for the first time this season. “He’s more of a wide open, make-something-happen guy,” Ferrero said. “He’s a quick athlete and a leader.” As for the Monarchs’ defense, which did a good job of containing Glendale last week, there will be no changes. Santa Barbara has a young, improving team, and Ferrero is expecting his defense to keep a handle on them. Ramos, a freshman, underwent surgery on his right knee on Friday. Ferrero said the damage was not as severe as at first believed; Ramos might be able to return for the last couple of games.