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New England college football matchups for Saturday, Nov. 17

Marcus Wasilewski and Maine usually don’t pass up a chance to run.

ROBERT BURKATY/AP

Marcus Wasilewski and Maine usually don’t pass up a chance to run.

Maine at Rhode Island

Backs Rickey Stevens (21 carries, 179 yards) and Nigel Jones along with QB Marcus Wasilewski fueled the Black Bears’ 48-carry, 332-yard rushing effort against Georgia State.

Towson at New Hampshire

Nearly unbeatable at Cowell Stadium (22-1 in their last 23 games in Durham), seventh-ranked Wildcats can lock up first outright CAA title and automatic FCS playoff bid.

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Yale at Harvard

Since 2007, Crimson are 10-0 following a loss. In 129th edition of The Game, Tim Murphy’s squad eyeing 11th win in last 12 meetings, and sixth straight.

Columbia at Brown

Patrick Donnelly (2 TD passing, 2 TDs rushing) was clutch in win at Dartmouth last week; Gold Helmet winner now tackles the Ivy’s worst defense with a 7-3 finish at stake.

Dartmouth at Princeton

Sophomore safety Stephen Dazzo collected a career-high 13 tackles last week for a Big Green squad gunning for its sixth straight road win.

Holy Cross at Georgetown

The Crusaders have yielded go-ahead score in final two minutes each of last three games, and five times this year; Tom Gilmore’s crew trying to avoid first one-win season since ‘03.

Sacred Heart at Saint Francis (Pa.)

In what has been a challenging and emotional season, Pioneers close out their season looking to end a four-game skid.

Central Connecticut at Albany

Cushing Academy grad Rob Hollomon (110.3 yards rushing per game) continues to rack up impressive numbers as a sophomore for Blue Devils.

Bryant at Bucknell

Sophomore end Jeff Covitz (school-record five tackles for loss last week) is emerging as a force off the edge for Bulldogs.

Framingham State at Cortland State

In 40th season, Tom Kelley’s 10-1 club making inaugural NCAA Division 3 playoff appearance.

Mount Ida at Wesley

NCAA Division 3 playoff matchup. Mike Landers calls this gritty and determined group his favorite team.

Bridgewater State at Widener

In NCAA Division 3 playoff opener, Bears must corral Chris Haught (33 TD passes) and Pride attack averaging 51.2 points per game.

Alfred at Springfield

Liberty League Rookie of the Year Jonathan Marrero (Brighton High) pilots Pride into ECAC D3 Northeast Bowl against former Empire 8 rival.

Norwich at Endicott

Drew Frenette and Gulls (41.4 ppg) flying into ECAC D3 North Atlantic Bowl with six straight wins and a victory margin of 26.2 points per game.

Castleton State at St. John Fisher

Entering ECAC D3 Northwest Bowl, Shane Brozowski (3,294 yards, 31 TD passes) and Spartans generating 84 percent of their total yardage through the air.

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