New England college football matchups for Saturday, Nov. 3


William & Mary at New Hampshire

All-America linebacker Matt Evans can surge past Steve Doig as the Wildcats’ career leader in tackles.

James Madison at Maine

QB Marcus Wasilewski and the Black Bears will need to claw against a Dukes D that has been the most stingy (18.9 ppg) in the CAA.

Yale at Brown

Sophomore tailback-turned-QB Tyler Varga (25 carries, 220 yards) was a bulldog operating Wildcat last week.

Dartmouth at Cornell


Senior wideout Michael Reilly (12 catches, 165 yards last week) and the Big Green gun for fourth straight win over Big Red.

Columbia at Harvard

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Stepping in for sidelined captain Bobby Schneider, Harvard sophomore Jake Lindsey (12 tackles) shined under bright lights at Dartmouth.

Lehigh at Holy Cross

Last unbeaten in FCS, sixth-ranked Mountain Hawks (8-0) own nation’s longest regular-season winning streak (17 games).

Sacred Heart at Bryant

Senior Jordan Brown (4,003 career rushing yards) and Bulldogs bullish on locking up third straight victory.

Stonehill at Pace

At 4-4, Skyhawks shooting for first winning season since Connie Driscoll’s 1996 club went 8-2.

Saint Anselm at Seton Hill


Hawks freshman Andrew Murphy of Franklin was fabulous with his 47-of-66, 430-yard effort last week.

Bentley at Southern Connecticut

Falcons junior LB AC Carter stepped in for sidelined Blaine Hopwood last week and delivered career-high 11 tackles.

Assumption at Merrimack

Joe Clancy (33.3 completions per game) has seven 300-yard passing days for Warriors this year.

New Haven at American International

A enticing warm-up for next week’s inaugural NE-10 championship game, with the victor earning home-field advantage.

Colby at Tufts

Corner Austin Crittenden (12 tackles last week) and all-purpose threat Sam Diss continue to stand tall for winless Jumbos.


Bates at Bowdoin

After cutting through Colby, Mansfield’s Shawn Doherty (5 TDs in three weeks) and Bobcats can sweep the CBB title.

Amherst at Trinity

Can Lord Jeffs contain Evan Bunker/Ben Crick-fueled ground game churning out a whopping 309.3 yards per outing?

Middlebury at Hamilton

Humbled at Trinity, Panthers must contain James Stanell, who paces the NESCAC in all-purpose yards (181.0 per game).

Wesleyan at Williams

Focus on this duel: Cardinals’ Jake Bussani (three takeaways last week) vs. Ephs’ Darren Hartwell (297 all-purpose yards).

Bridgewater State at Mass. Maritime

Can Bears’ defense slow down an explosive Bucs attack (552.9 yards per game, second nationally) in 34th Cranberry Bowl?

Maine Maritime at Coast Guard

Record-setting QB Jon Resch and the Bears can secure first winning season since NEFC Bogan Division championship run in 2007.

Fitchburg State at Westfield State

Owls senior LB Dan Dowling was destructive last week with 15 tackles. He also averaged 43.7 yards on seven punts.

Worcester State at Framingham State

Ranked second in Division 3 in total defense, Rams allowing 7.75 points per game the past eight weeks in run to NEFC Bogan title.

Curry at Plymouth State

Colonels QB Kevin Fruwirth (23 TDs) hooked up with 10 receivers last week.

Nichols at Salve Regina

Connor Kelly and the Seahawks D held Plymouth State to 3 total yards in the second half last week.

UMass-Dartmouth at Western New England

Golden Bears sophomore Kevin Cook was a workhorse in 50-45 shootout loss to Endicott: 31 carries, 192 yards, and two TDs.

MIT at Endicott

Mike Murphy now Gulls’ career leader in receiving yards.

Anna Maria at Becker

One skid will end: AmCats (allowing 43 ppg) have dropped six straight, Hawks (yielding 34 ppg) on a four-game slide.

Mount Ida at Gallaudet

Fourth in Division 3 in passing efficiency (179.7), senior QB Scott Drosendahl has directed Mustangs to a school-record seven wins.

Castleton State at Husson

LB Mick Wong (2 blocked kicks, 7 tackles) was special last week for a Spartan squad that has ripped off five straight wins.

WPI at Rochester

Engineers back in gear thanks to a four-pick performance from grad student Mitch McClune.

RPI at Springfield

Freshman QB Jonathan Marrero (80.3 rushing yards per game) and the Pride can secure sixth victory and a winning season.

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The N.Y. Maritime-Norwich and Central Connecticut-Monmouth games were postponed because of the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy.

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