Junior Terrell Williams delivered a breakout 28-carry, 237-yard rushing, four-touchdown effort in the Yellow Jackets’ shootout against Merrimack.
FRAMINGHAM STATE at
Rugged Rams pacing NEFC in rushing offense (260.0 yards per game) and run defense (32.0).
MIT at CURRY
Engineers have hit ground running with sophomore Justin Wallace (127.5 yards per game); Colonels junior Kevin Fruwirth was 30 of 47 with 3 TDs last week.
UCONN at WESTERN MICHIGAN
Slick special teamer Nick Williams burned Maryland with a 58-yard punt return for a score, earning Big East/ECAC honors.
UMASS at MIAMI (Ohio)
Minutemen kick off MAC era in Oxford; Will it be as successful as the first Mac era? (4 Yankee Conference titles under Dick MacPherson).
UNH at OLD DOMINION
Former Maine QB/assistant Bobby Wilder has 3-0 Monarchs (57.3 ppg) ranked 5th in FCS.
JAMES MADISON at RHODE ISLAND
Senior safety Clement Ani, Rams must corral two-way threat Justin Thorpe (221 yards rushing, 3 TDs; 388 yards passing, 3 TDs) to defeat sixth-ranked Dukes.
ALBANY at MAINE
Kendall James’s 100-yard pick-six against Bryant last week matched the program record.
mark set by Dave Brown, against Bowdoin in ‘62.
DARTMOUTH at HOLY CROSS
Crusaders captain Jack Maliska played 72 snaps against Brown: 30 at defensive tackle, 36 at offensive guard, and 6 on special teams.
YALE at CORNELL
Elis yielded just 11 completions against Georgetown; Big Red gunslinger Jeff Mathews was 38 of 56 with three TDs in opener.
HARVARD at BROWN
Norman Hayes never played defense in high school; Crimson’s emerging sophomore corner from Georgia had 9 tackles, 5 pass breakups vs. San Diego.
DUQUESNE at BRYANT
Jordan Brown 29 yards shy of Bulldogs’ career rushing mark (3,526 yards).
SACRED HEART at MONMOUTH
Junior linebacker Justin Sexton registered 16 tackles (13 solo) and 1½ sacks for 0-2 Pioneers in loss at Colgate.
WAGNER at CENTRAL CONN.
In their first game under the lights at renovated Arute Field since 2004, Blue Devils must contain sophomore return whiz Otis Wright.
SAINT ANSELM at NEW HAVEN
Unbeaten Chargers got only eight votes in AFCA Division 2 Coaches’ Poll, but freshman Karlos Locke (two blocked punts last week) certainly served notice.
SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT at MERRIMACK
Trainer to Warriors coach John Perry: “Joe Clancy is on a pitch count” after the senior QB’s 50-of-81, 538-yard line last week vs. AIC.
ASSUMPTION at STONEHILL
Senior corner Mickey Miela made a smashing return to Skyhawks lineup, picking off a pair of passes to secure win at Saint Anselm.
WESLEYAN at TUFTS
Seeking Jumbos’ first win since Sept. 25, 2010, Jay Civetti has added 26 recruits, along with 19-year Cardinals skipper Frank Hauser as offensive coordinator.
BOWDOIN at MIDDLEBURY
Panthers’ McCallum Foote led Division 3 in average completions (32.4) and passing yards (342.43) as a sophomore.
COLBY at WILLIAMS
Ephs have all-conference first-team performers in receiver/return dynamo Darren Hartwell (North Reading) and linebacker Chris Cameron (Walpole).
HAMIILTON at AMHERST
With two 8-0 runs in the last three seasons, Lord Jeffs attack will follow lead of four-year starting center John Ceccio.
BATES at TRINITY
The Bantams return Evan Bunker/Ben Crick duo in backfield, three all-NESCAC linemen, and five starters on defense.
COAST GUARD at
In the academies’ last clash for foreseeable future, Bucs out to wash away salty taste of last year’s 61-30 soaking.
MAINE MARITIME at
Shifty sophomore Steph’fon Teague generated 123 of the Falcons’ 151 total yards in last week’s setback to Salve Regina.
ENDICOTT at SALVE REGINA
Gulls (38.0 ppg) pace NEFC in scoring, while surging Seahawks (9.3 ppg) setting standard on D.
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND at NICHOLS
Ball not bouncing Bison’s way (minus-11 in turnover margin); Golden Bears (plus-11) are forcing the issue.
WESTFIELD STATE at
Lancer senior Graham Asum had school-record 191 yards in kickoff returns last week.
PLYMOUTH STATE at
Panthers pumped after their last-second, fourth-and-1 goal-line stand in Castine, Maine, locked 13-7 win over Mariners.
N.Y. MARITIME at
Spartan juniors Brandon Boyle (17 catches, 2 TDs) and Denny Wilhelm (10 catches, 2 TDs) snared accolades for play vs. RPI.
ROWAN at WESTERN CONN.
NJAC opener was a downer, but junior Octavius McKoy (26 carries, 124 yards, 1 TD) an impact player for Colonials.
WPI at RENSSELAER
Engineers have tall task for Transit Trophy: RPI rolled up 605 yards at Castleton last week.
ROCHESTER at SPRINGFIELD
Senior Mike Davis (15.6 yards per carry this season) fueled Pride’s second-half stunner against Mount Ida, tallying the game’s last three touchdowns.