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    This weekend’s New England college football games


    Salve Regina at Curry

    Gloucester’s Jordan Shairs sank Coast Guard with his best game as a Colonel, 161 yards rushing.

    Nichols at MIT

    Senior linebacker Jake Laux stands alone atop the Engineers’ career tackles chart (335).


    UConn at Cincinnati

    Huskies junior Lyle McCombs delivered his 10th 100-yard rushing effort — career-high 164 — last week.

    Villanova at New Hampshire


    Villanova, ranked 12th, has not won in Durham since 2003, but is on the prowl after taking down Towson.

    William & Mary at Maine

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    Black Bears senior QB Marcus Wasilewski paces CAA in total offense (295.2 ypg).

    Richmond at Rhode Island

    Rams turned two turnovers into touchdowns in loss at New Hampshire.

    Fordham at Yale

    After yielding 423 yards in Hanover, Elis must shore up D against eighth-ranked Rams, 7-0 for the first time since 1930.

    Lafayette at Harvard

    With Conner Hempel (knee) still out, senior QB Michael Pruneau (23 of 29, 340 yards, 2 TDs at Cornell) starts again for 4-0 Crimson.

    Bucknell at Dartmouth


    Ivy rushing leader Dominick Pierre (133.8 yards per game) the third Big Green back to reach 2,000 career yards.

    Princeton at Brown

    Patrick Donnelly directed Bears to scores on all six of their first-half possessions against Bryant.

    Colgate at Holy Cross

    Senior Mike Fess is 12 catches shy of tying Crusaders’ career mark (190).

    Sacred Heart at Bryant

    Dominant D (14 picks, 22 sacks) has fueled turnaround season for J.D. Roussel, 6-1 Pioneers.

    Stonehill at New Haven

    Four-time NE-10 Defensive Player of the Week Brian Harrington and freshman DE Andrew Kibarian continue to spearhead Skyhawk D.

    Merrimack at Saint Anselm


    With Warriors’ Joe Clancy and Hawks’ Andrew Murphy at the trigger, a 100-point, 1,000-yard day is possible.

    American International at Bentley

    Lafayette transfer Jet Kollie (Lowell) racked up 266 all-purpose yards for Falcons at Pace.

    Southern Conn. at Assumption

    Greyhound senior Tad Beuchert has three longest field goals in NE-10 this season (48, 44, and 44 yards).

    Colby at Hamilton

    Mules junior corner Zach Padula (2 picks, 3 pass breakups, 3 tackles) was stellar vs. Amherst.

    Bowdoin at Trinity

    Senior linebacker Tom Haverty, unbeaten Bantams pace NESCAC in meaningful number, turnover margin (plus-11).

    Wesleyan at Amherst

    Ballhawking Lord Jeffs (15 picks) face NESCAC’s most efficient QB, Jesse Warren (11 TDs, 0 picks).

    Middlebury at Bates

    Panther weapons William Sadik-Khan (30), Joey Zelkowitz (27), and Brendan Rankowitz (24) rank 1-2-3 in NESCAC in receptions.

    Tufts at Williams

    Ephs (0-4) off to their worst start since 1947. Zack Trause, winless Jumbos coming off their best rushing day in five years.

    Union at Western New England

    At 5 feet 6 inches, 170 pounds, Kevin Cook the sixth Golden Bear to reach 2,000 rushing yards (26 games).

    Maine Maritime at Coast Guard

    Winless Mariners continue to pound the ground (369.8 yards per game), but they are allowing 370.8 yards on the ground.

    Worcester State at UMass-Dartmouth

    Sophomore Derek Tarpey (22 tackles last week) and freshman Cullen Hanna (3 TD passes) offer promise for Corsairs.

    Bridgewater State at Plymouth State

    Bears junior wideout Matt Green (Stoughton) paces MASCAC in receiving yards (136.2 per game) and receiving TDs (10).

    Mass. Maritime at Westfield State

    Mind-boggling: Senior back Stefan Gustafson, Bucs averaging 56.3 points per game in three road games.

    Fitchburg State at Western Conn.

    Falcons surely spent the week preparing to stop Colonials’ Octavias McKoy (43 rushes, 372 yards, 5 TDs vs. Mass. Maritime).

    Gallaudet at Castleton

    Spartans face a formidable challenge against a 5-0 Bison squad that paces ECFC in scoring offense (28.6 ppg) and scoring defense (15.0).

    Anna Maria at Mount Ida

    Mustangs back in the saddle after picking off four passes, recovering a fumble, registering a safety, and blocking an extra point against Castleton.

    Becker at Husson

    Sophomore QB Joe Seccareccia and senior back Byron Jackson teamed up for 255 yards on 32 rushes in Eagles’ win last week.

    N.Y. Maritime at Norwich

    Sophomore linebacker Sir Michael Finney submitted a 15-tackle effort in loss at unbeaten Gallaudet.


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