This weekend’s New England football matchups


UConn at Syracuse

At 6 feet 2 inches, 233 pounds, Huskies senior end Trevardo Williams has racked up 20 sacks in his last 20 games.

Assumption at Southern Connecticut

With back-to-back 100-yard games, Owls senior Willie Epps now second in program history in receiving yards (2,784).

Salve Regina at MIT

Sophomore special teams whiz/CB Phil Terio paces unbeaten Seahawks in scoring and has not taken one snap on offense.



New Hampshire at Maine

UNH’s Nico Steriti has surpassed 100 yards rushing in four of last five games.

Rhode Island at Delaware

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Trip is a return home for Rams receivers coach David Boler, who snared 60 balls on Blue Hens’ 1-AA championship squad in 2003.

Penn at Yale

Eli senior Mordecai Cargill has 194 yards rushing the past two weeks.

Cornell at Brown

Bears shut out last week for first time in 163 Ivy games.

Harvard at Princeton

Crimson averaging 41 points per game; Tigers yielding 11.6, second-fewest in FCS.

Dartmouth at Columbia


Twelve Big Green players have at least one reception, led by sophomore Ryan McManus (19).

Holy Cross at Lafayette

Tom Gilmore’s Crusaders seeking fifth straight win in series.

Central Connecticut at Robert Morris

Blue Devils broke through for first win behind Rob Holloman (23 carries, 164 yards rushing, TD).

Sacred Heart at Duquesne

Junior LB Justin Sexton spearheaded Pioneers’ defensive effort at Dartmouth with game-high 13 tackles.

Bryant at Monmouth

Bulldog D will be tested by Kyle Frazier, who piled up an NEC-record 513 yards of total offense against Cornell.

Bentley at American International


Falcons LB Blaine Hopwood collected career-high 13 tackles last week, and dropped four punts inside New Haven 20.

Saint Anselm at Merrimack

Hawks senior Keith Charles punctuated his 288-yard all-purpose effort last week with an 82-yard kickoff return for a TD.

Hamilton at Colby

Sophomore LB Henry Nelson pacing Mules in stops for second straight year.

Amherst at Wesleyan

Cardinals junior TE Matt Long sat out last week’s win over Bates to donate bone marrow.

Trinity at Bowdoin

Bantams junior Evan Bunker of Topsfield churning out a NESCAC-high 161 yards rushing per game.

Bates at Middlebury

Concord-Carlisle grad Zach Driscoll (39 catches) has emerged as No. 1 target for McCallum Foote in Panthers’ 4-0 start.

Williams at Tufts

Jumbos started six freshmen in loss at Trinity, with 24 first-year players seeing action.

Mass. Maritime at Maine Maritime

Bucs’ attack cruising along (536.3 yards per game) entering 40th Admiral’s Cup matchup against winless Mariners.

Endicott at UMass-Dartmouth

Resurgent Gulls have an opportunity to close season with six straight wins.

Nichols at Curry

The Bison halted 17-game losing slide last week with sophomore Wesley Williams supplying school-record three interceptions.

Western New England at Plymouth State

Golden Bears bounced back from back-to-back losses with four picks against MIT.

Bridgewater State at Fitchburg State

Junior QB Mike McCarthy has piloted Bears to three straight wins.

Coast Guard at Worcester State

CGA QB Jon Resch continues to pace NEFC in total offense; Lancers junior Corey Spencer leads the way in passing efficiency.

Framingham State at Westfield State

Bogan Division-leading Rams started four freshmen on O-line last week in front of classmate Matt Silva (16 of 19, 330 yards).

Gallaudet at Becker

Hawks would be wise to kick away from Tony Tatum, who ripped off a 54-yard punt return for a score against Norwich.

Husson at Norwich

QB Kris Sabourin racked up a Cadet-record 411 yards of offense in thrilling comeback last week.

N.Y. Maritime at Mount Ida

Mustangs averaging 40.7 points the last four weeks.

Castleton State at Anna Maria

Spartans senior Cody TanCreti corralled conference defensive honors for his three picks.

Springfield at St. Lawrence

Jonathan Marrero (4 TDs passing, 3 TDs rushing last week) keeps Pride foes honest with his arm.

WPI at US Merchant Marine

Engineers face a defense that allowed 383 yards rushing against Springfield.

Western Connecticut at Brockport

Seconds away from halting 26-game skid, Colonials were denied by Morrisville State, 34-33.

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