A breakdown of this week’s New England college football games in Divisions 1, 2, and 3.
New Haven at Assumption
Tad Beuchert’s 44-yard FG at AIC put Hounds back in NE-10 hunt.
Pace at Southern Connecticut
John Moscatel/Dequane June became the first Owl duo to each rush for 100 yards since 2011.
New Hampshire at Towson
Wildcats ruled first seven games of the series, but Tigers have erupted for 120 points in last two.
Delaware at Maine
Stout Black Bears D yielded just 65 yards rushing in thrilling win at Richmond.
Dartmouth at Penn
Big Green sophomore QB Dalyn Williams has passed for 200-plus yards in four straight games.
Yale at Cal Poly
Deon Randall (11 catches, 4 total TDs last week) and a ramped-up Eli attack take their show West.
Rhode Island at Brown
Revved up after its highest point total since 2009, Rams tangle with Bears in teams’ 98th meeting.
Harvard at Holy Cross
Off the edge, Zach Hodges will be a handful for Crusaders and poised freshman QB Peter Pujals.
Saint Francis at Central Connecticut
Blue Devils must take care of the ball and corral RB Kyle Harbridge (291 yards, 3 TDs vs. Fordham).
Wagner at Sacred Heart
Pioneers still perfect at 5-0, thanks to program-record-tying three picks from senior corner J.D. Roussel in a blanking of Bucknell.
Bryant at Stony Brook
In win over Wagner, redshirt freshman Paul Canevari (173 yards, 3 TDs) fueled Bulldogs’ best rushing effort since 2011.
Merrimack at LIU-Post
Staggering: Joe Clancy (64.5 percent passer) has tossed 22 TD passes (with 2 picks) and thrown for 1,590 yards in four games.
American International at Stonehill
Skyhawks can play a little D too, forcing 4 turnovers and racking up 6 sacks in blasting of Bentley.
Saint Anselm at Bentley
Senior QB Danny Guadagnoli, Falcons geared up to bounce back after program’s poorest offensive showing in six years.
Colby at Wesleyan
Host Cardinals pace NESCAC in scoring (43.5 ppg), defense (7.5 ppg), and Jesse Warren has a QB efficiency rating of 227.5.
Bowdoin at Tufts
Junior Jack Doll (school-record 46 completions) directed Jumbos to best offensive performance since 2010 in 4-point loss to Bates.
Hamilton at Trinity
Bantam linebacker Michael Weatherby registered game-high 11 tackles vs. Williams and his forced fumble in fourth quarter was pivotal.
Bates at Williams
Mansfield’s Shawn Doherty (182 yards rushing, 2 TDs) is coming off best performance by a Bobcat back in a decade.
Middlebury at Amherst
McCallum Foote (355.5 passing yards per game) must decipher a Lord Jeffs’ D that has picked off NESCAC-leading seven passes.
Maine Maritime at EndicottNew Bedford’s Drew Frenette (20 of 29, 308 yards, 4 TDs) was on target for Gulls in win last week.
Curry at MIT
Finally back at Steinbrenner Stadium, 2-1 Engineers put the focus on finishing after late loss to Salve Regina.
Salve Regina at Nichols
Senior Richie Edwards (120 yards rushing, TD vs. MIT) made a healthy return for Seahawks.
Western New England at Coast GuardCGA sophomore safety Joe Rizzardi was golden against Nichols, snaring a pair of pick-6s in victory.
UMass-Dartmouth at Framingham State
Salem High product Melikke Van Alstyne (5,095 career yards, 49 TDs) consistently pounds out tough yards for the Rams.
Western Connecticut at Bridgewater State
Mike McCarthy/Matt Green-powered Bear attack back in gear, averaging 40 points during three-game win streak.
Fitchburg State at Mass. Maritime
Eye-popping numbers from Bucs’ 64-63 loss to Worcester State: 121 offensive plays; 298 all-purpose yards from back Stefan Gustafson.
Westfield State at Plymouth State
Owls have not turned the ball over in back-to-back blowout wins and Chelmsford’s Tim Rich is back under center at QB.
Gallaudet at Mount Ida
Jawad Yatim (61.8 percent passer) and the 1-2 Mustangs have had two weeks to prepare for the ECFC-leading Bison.
Castleton at Husson
Host Eagles riding momentum of first shutout since 2008, with Stephen Dance and Ellis Throckmorton supplying stellar play.
Anna Maria at N.Y. Maritime
Senior linebacker Jordan Koehler (18 tackles) was a shining light in shutout loss at Catholic University.
Becker at Norwich
Can Hawks contain Cadets’ 1-2 punch of Al Georgio/Keyen Foley (343 yards, 3 TDs last game)?
WPI at Hobart
In tune after Transit Trophy win, sophomore safety Eric Lacroix, Engineers ready to tackle seventh-ranked Statesmen.
Union at Springfield
Winless Dutchmen a perfect remedy for Pride (D3-leading 393.5 rushing yards per game), prickly after 36-35 loss at Rochester.
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