A rundown of this weekend’s New England college football matchups in Divisions 1, 2, and 3.
Assumption at Saint Anselm
Everett’s Matt Heriveaux churned out career-high 125 yards rushing in first Greyhound start.
Bridgewater State at UMass-DartmouthBears senior end Rob Ruggiero (MASCAC-high 10 sacks) making a home in opposing backfields.
South Florida at UConn
Interim coach T.J. Weist, winless Huskies turn to 19-year-old true freshman Tim Boyle in the pocket.
Rhode Island at New Hampshire
Sophomore Sean Goldrich steps in at QB for 1-3 Wildcats in place of Andy Vailas (knee).
Harvard at Cornell
In first three starts, Crimson sophomore Paul Stanton has upped his rushing total (64 at San Diego, 91 vs. Brown; 103 at Holy Cross).
Yale at Dartmouth
Sophomore safety Cole Champion has quickly emerged as a playmaker for 3-0 Elis.
Holy Cross at Bucknell
Three-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week Peter Pujals, Crusaders kick off league play.
Brown at Bryant
Amazingly, the inaugural meeting for two Ocean State programs separated by 14 miles.
Central Conn. at Sacred Heart
Their perfect start now history after last weekend’s rally led by RJ Noel fell short, Pioneers need a win to stay in Northeast Conference race.
Bentley at Pace
Danny Guadagnoli has directed the Falcons to five fourth-quarter comebacks in 15 career starts.
New Haven at Merrimack
After statement win at LIU Post, Jimmy Holland (14 tackles), Warriors take on QB Ronnie Nelson and revved-up Chargers.
Stonehill at Southern Conn.
Junior Nate Robitaille (Attleboro) has racked up four straight 100-yard receiving performances for Skyhawks.
LIU Post at American International
In his second game receiving touches out of the backfield, AIC junior Maurice Easterling produced 107 yards on 28 carries.
Hamilton at Bowdoin
Sophomore punter/kicker Andrew Murowchick of Needham showed off strong leg in Polar Bears’ first win.
Bates at Wesleyan
Marblehead’s Josh Freedland (interception, two sacks, forced fumble, pass breakup) was a game-changer for Bobcats against Williams.
Amherst at Colby
NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week Landrus Lewis one of four DBs on Lord Jeffs with at least two picks.
Trinity at Tufts
In three of last five games, Jumbos (26 consecutive losses) have been one play away from victory; Bantams have won 12 straight.
Williams at Middlebury
McCallum Foote (a staggering 54 of 84, 459 yards vs. Amherst) and Panthers need to take care of the ball against winless Ephs.
Western New England at
Ballhawking Seahawks (3-1) have forced a turnover in 17 straight games. WNE has NEFC’s best offense.
Endicott at Nichols
Gulls QB Drew Frenette was golden last week, but tackle Marcell Cooper (13 tackles, two forced fumbles, one pass breakup) was unstoppable.
Coast Guard at Curry
Colonels defense was clutch against MIT, will need the same grit against CGA junior Collis Brown (school-record 16 catches, 244 yards, 2 TDs last week).
Mass. Maritime at Western Conn.
After back-to-back losses, QB Mike Stanton, Bucs face a sound squad that has best point differential (plus-90) in conference.
Framingham State at
In a matchup of MASCAC leaders, FSU coach Tom Kelley expects a “blue-collar game” on Western Avenue.
Worcester State at
Junior back Steph’fon Teague (175 yards rushing last week) and freshman Garrett Dellechiaie (16-of-21 passing) fueling Falcons attack.
Norwich at Gallaudet
Senior corner Dan Gogan (interception, forced fumble last week setting up TDs), Cadets back in step with consecutive victories.
Mount Ida at Castleton State
Mustangs have dropped three straight, but defensive effort against Gallaudet (three fumble recoveries, three fourth-down stops) was a building block.
Husson at Anna Maria
Eagles have taken flight with sophomore transfer Joe Seccareccia, who was stellar (12 of 17, 2 TDs) in debut vs. Castleton.
N.Y. Maritime at Becker
Hawks must corral junior fullback Kyle Gardner, who gouged Anna Maria for 221 yards rushing and a pair of TDs.
Hobart at Springfield
Pride face a tall task in halting two-game Liberty League skid with fifth-ranked Statesmen visiting Amos Alonzo Stagg Field.
WPI at Union
Engineers need to fortify defense after yielding 501 yards and 41 straight points at seventh-ranked Hobart.
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