YALE (3-0, 1-0 Ivy League) at DARTMOUTH (3-0, 1-0 Ivy), Memorial Field, Hanover, N.H., 1:30 p.m.
Coaches: Tony Reno, Yale, sixth season; Buddy Teevens, Dartmouth, 17th season
Last meeting: Yale won, 21-13, Oct. 8, 2016, Yale Bowl, New Haven
Series: Yale leads, 54-40-6
Outlook: Dartmouth won 16-13 at Penn last week to remain undefeated, setting up this intriguing early season matchup. It's hHomecoming weekend for the Big Green, too. The last time the Bulldogs went up to Hanover, they got shelled 35-3. More importantly, there's something special brewing at Yale and this game will be a good test for the Bulldogs. Dartmouth squeaked out its last two wins, including a 27-26 overtime win over Holy Cross.
PENN (2-1) at CENTRAL CONNECTICUT (2-3), 1 p.m. Arute Field, New Britain
Coaches: Ray Priore, Penn, third season; Pete Rossomando, Central, fourth season
Last meeting: Penn won, 28-16, Oct. 8, 2016, Franklin Field, Philadelphia
Series: Penn leads 1-0
Outlook: It's a good opportunity here for the Blue Devils during homecoming weekend to earn a third consecutive victory as they head into conference play. The Blue Devils haven't won three in a row since 2010, the year they finished 8-3 and shared a piece of the Northeast Conference crown. It won't be easy for a team that has a passing game (163 yards per game) ranked 117th out of 123 FCS programs. It won't be easy for the Blue Devils to stop a rushing attack ranked 17th with a whopping 233 yards per game. But it is homecoming, which could provide a boost.
STONEHILL (3-2, 2-2 Northeast 10) at NEW HAVEN (4-1, 3-1), DellaCamera Stadium, West Haven, 1 p.m.
Coaches: Eli Gardner, Stonehill, second season; Chris Pincince, New Haven, fourth year
Last meeting: Stonehill won, 21-17, Oct. 15, 2016, W.B. Mason Stadium, North Easton, Mass.
Series: New Haven leads, 6-1
Outlook: The Chargers' matchup with undefeated Assumption is next Saturday, not this one. They'll have to focus on the matter at hand if they want to win the conference crown again for the first time since 2012. New Haven has gotten off to a fine start and is a missed late field goal from being undefeated as well. The Chargers will be going for their fourth straight win following a 35-34 loss to LIU Post at home. New Haven is averaging 28 points a game.
WORCESTER STATE (3-2, 2-1 MASCAC) at WESTERN CONNECTICUT (3-1, 1-1 MASCAC), 6 p.m.
Coaches: Joe Loth, Western, sixth year; Brien Cullen, Worcester St., 35th year
Last meeting: Western won, 40-13, at WestConn on October 22, 2016.
Series: Series is tied 2-2
Outlook: The Colonials suffered their first loss of the season last Saturday at UMass Dartmouth, 17-13. Hopefully they will be over it because Worcester State should offer a challenge. Lancers quarterback Noah Brum is 138 of 212 for 1,478 yards in five games. He has thrown 13 touchdowns but he's been intercepted 14 times. Colonials QB Quinn Fleeting (99 of 146, 1,402 yards, 12 TDs) is off to another fine start.
HAMILTON (0-3) at TRINITY (3-0), Jessee/Miller Field, Hartford 1 p.m.
Coaches: Dave Murray, Hamilton, fourth season; Jeff Devanney, Trinity, 12th season
Last meeting: Trinity won, 37-6, Oct. 8, 2016, Steuben Field, Clinton, N.Y.
Series: Trinity leads, 37-11-1
Outlook: The Bantams have won the last 22 meetings between the teams and unless something goes horribly wrong, they'll get No. 23 Saturday, especially since they didn't have a particularly good showing in a narrow 17-9 win over Williams. The Bantams were helped by four turnovers last week but can't expect that every game. Devanney was more than a little concerned with what he saw from his team, though, which is rare, but it is early. Hamilton has allowed 30-plus points in each of its losses and allows over 400 yards a game. Trinity averages almost 400 yards of offense.
COLBY (0-3), at WESLEYAN (2-1), Andrus Field, Middletown, 1 p.m.
Coaches: Jonathan Michaeles, Colby, sixth season; Dan DiCenzo, Wesleyan, third season
Last meeting: Wesleyan won 37-6, Oct. 8, 2016, Seaverns Field at Harold Alfond Stadium, Waterville, Maine.
Series: Wesleyan leads, 22-17
Outlook: Middletown native Dario Highsmith had a breakout game with 95 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns. He also had 34 receiving yards. After getting tripped up in the season opener, Wesleyan has to go on quite a run here to be in position for the NESCAC title. The Cardinals went on a six-game winning streak after falling in the season opener last year, too.
SPRINGFIELD (5-0, 2-0 NEWMAC) at COAST GUARD (3-2, 1-1), Cadet Memorial Field, New London 1:30 p.m.
Coaches: Mike Cerasuolo, Sprinfield, second season; Bill George, Coast Guard, 19th season
Last meeting: Springfield won, 49-10, Sept. 27th, 2003 Cadet Memorial Field, New London
Series: Springfield leads 12-4
Outlook: The teams haven't faced off since their final year as members of the now-defunct Freedom Football Conference. The last time, the Bears beat the Pride in 1999. For George, it was his first win at the Academy — and last that season. The Bears finished 1-9 overall. George has the most wins in school history (63) now.
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