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    New England college football matchups for Nov. 9-10

    FRIDAY

    Pittsburgh at UConn

    Sophomore linebacker Yawin Smallwood (Worcester Doherty) paces Big East in tackles for loss (13.0) and total stops (91).

    SATURDAY

    Georgia State at Maine

    Junior free safety Jamal Clay a bright spot against JMU, collecting a game-high 13 tackles and taking back his own strip 67 yards for a score.

    Rhode Island at Towson

    Sophomore linebacker Andrew Bose was a brute at Richmond, racking up a career-high 16 tackles for Rams.

    Princeton at Yale

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    Bulldogs sophomore TB Tyler Varga (1,396 yards) on track to break Rich Diana’s program season record for all-purpose yards.

    Harvard at Penn

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    The last time this Week 9 matchup did not impact the Ivy League title was 1996; Crimson have won five of last eight meetings.

    Brown at Dartmouth

    Big Green freshman Dalyn Williams was dazzling in his first start at Cornell: 14-of-20 passing, 96 yards rushing, three total TDs.

    Bryant at Central Connecticut

    A pair of freshman Bulldogs, corner Charles Wingate and kicker Dom Kozlowski, delivered game-changing plays in win over Sacred Heart.

    Robert Morris at Sacred Heart

    Junior linebacker Justin Sexton and Pioneers piled up 17 tackles for a loss in setback to Bryant.

    Holy Cross at Wagner

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    Crusaders have lost four games by 3 points or fewer, none more gut-wrenching than last week’s 36-35 setback to Lehigh at Fitton.

    Assumption at Bentley

    Host Falcons have ruled series (24-1), including Sept. 14 meeting in which Danny Guadagnoli hit Jeff Hill on a winning 70-yard touchdown strike with 51 seconds to play in Worcester.

    Saint Anselm at Merrimack

    How has Warriors senior wideout Isaiah Voegeli followed up an All-America season: 98 catches, 1,390 yards, 13 TDs. Mercy.

    Southern Connecticut at Stonehill

    Skyhawks career reception leader John Gomes (160 catches) teamed up with Voegeli at Barnstable High.

    American International at New Haven

    Third-ranked Chargers cruised past Yellow Jackets in Springfield last week, 37-6; will inaugural NE-10 title tilt be any different on the blue turf?

    Trinity at Wesleyan

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    Evan Bunker (162.3 rushing yards per game), Bantams can close out fourth 8-0 season since 2003 with 12th straight win over Cardinals.

    Williams at Amherst

    In 127th meeting of “The Biggest Little Game in America”, Ephs ride surging back Alex Scyocurka and a three-game winning streak into Pratt Field.

    Hamilton at Bates

    Thanks to career-best efforts from senior end Matt Gaither and junior receiver Kevin Davis last week, 4-3 Bobcats in position for best finish since 1981.

    Tufts at Middlebury

    Of McCallum Foote’s record-setting 27 touchdown passes for Panthers, 13 have connected with senior Zach Driscoll (73 catches) of Concord.

    Bowdoin at Colby

    Freshman QB Justin Ciero was impressive in Mules’ OT victory at Tufts, scrambling for 164 yards while passing for 118 more.

    Salve Regina at Framingham State

    The 13th and final championship game of 16-team NEFC features two attacks averaging at least 34 points and conference’s top scoring defenses.

    Norwich at Becker

    Hawks racked up 11 sacks, and program-high third win last week, but run defense must be stout against Kris Sabourin, Cadets.

    Mount Ida at Castleton State

    No ECFC foe has corraled Brandon Boyle (149.9 receiving yards per game, 17 TDs) and Spartans. Can Mustangs mount challenge?

    Husson at Anna Maria

    Visiting Eagles seeking to send out two-year coach Sean Murphy with a win before he takes over college’s lacrosse program.

    Springfield at WPI

    Pride backs Joey Altavesta and Mike Davis, along with freshman QB Jon Marrero have teamed up for 1,873 yards rushing and 24 TDs.

    Western Connecticut at William Paterson

    After snapping 28-game skid with OT thriller against Montclair, Colonials eye win in NJAC finale before moving on to MASCAC.

    CRAIG LARSON

    Craig Larson can be reached at clarson@globe.com. Follow him at Twitter @GlobeLars.