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This weekend’s New England college football games

FRIDAY

Stonehill at American International

Can Skyhawk D slow down dual threat Kevin Arduino and buzzing Yellow Jacket attack?

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SATURDAY

Maine at Delaware

Black Bears must address a run defense that was toothless against Villanova last week (314 yards on 52 carries).

New Hampshire at Georgia State

The last two weeks, Wildcats sophomore Andy Vailas has been terrific: 46 of 74 for 651 yards, nine TDs (7 passing, 2 rushing).

Dartmouth at Yale

Showcase for a pair of promising passers: Big Green sophomore Alex Park (21 of 29 last week) and Eli freshman Eric Williams (114 yards rushing vs. Colgate).

Brown at Rhode Island

Anchored by junior end Michael Yules (South Dartmouth), Bears limited Georgetown to 1 yard in second half last week.

Cornell at Harvard

QBs Jeff Mathews (368.7) and Colton Chapple (298.3) rank 1-2 in Ivy in total offense, but Crimson D has league-high 13 sacks.

Bucknell at Holy Cross

Kicking off Patriot League slate, 0-4 Crusaders will turn to their third QB of season, 6-foot-4-inch sophomore Steven Elder.

Albany at Bryant

Bulldogs completed just 12 passes at Wagner, but nine went to junior Jordan Harris (201 yards, 2 TDs).

Wagner at Sacred Heart

Junior Luke Wischnowski (12 of 16) was a whiz in initial start, piloting Pioneers to first win.

Assumption at New Haven

Greyhounds have let four fourth-quarter leads slip away; eighth-ranked Chargers are well rested.

Southern Connecticut at Pace

Vaughn Magee’s 30-carry, 297-yard, 4-TD game last week punctuated by Division 2-record fourth quarter (187 yards) for Owls.

Bentley at Saint Anselm

Third in Division 2 in scoring defense (9.3 ppg), unbeaten Falcons following the lead of playmaking LB Blaine Hopwood.

Tufts at Bowdoin

Jumbos getting jolting efforts from LBs Tommy Meade (10.5 tackles per game) and Sean Harrington (9.5).

Wesleyan at Colby

Cardinals sophomore Kyle Gibson (6.9 yards per carry) cruising right along at 172 yards per game.

Williams at Bates

Senior LB Joe Dell’Erario had big hand in Bobcats’ win over Tufts: seven tackles, one-half sack, 60-yard pick-6, and a pass breakup.

Trinity at Hamilton

Masco grad Evan Bunker (NESCAC-leading 199.5 all-purpose yards per game) has hit the ground running for Bantams.

Amherst at Middlebury

Panthers junior QB McCallum Foote (10 TD passes) takes aim at conference’s top scoring defense (12 ppg).

Nichols at Endicott

Senior LB P.J. Bandini forced one fumble and recovered another as Gulls held off his father Skip’s Curry team last week.

Salve Regina at UMass-Dartmouth

Connor Kelly (101 yards last week) became the fourth player to lead 5-0 Seahawks in rushing.

Western New England at Curry

Duel between WNE corner Alex Miller (NEFC-leading 6 picks) and Colonels senior Rob Bambini (three games, 31 catches) is worth the trip to Milton.

Westfield State at Maine Maritime

Owls have dropped four straight, but senior LB Justin Ehrhardt (Stoneham) continues to rack up the tackles.

Plymouth State at MIT

Sophomore QB Peter Williams, freshman WR Karson Ota developing a connection for 2-2 Engineers.

Bridgewater State at Coast Guard

No coincidence that CGA senior Jon Resch is at the helm of most prolific attack in NEFC (42.2 ppg).

Framingham State at Fitchburg St.

Rams senior Tyrone Notice in thriller over Mass. Maritime: 176 all-purpose yards, blocked punt, game-saving pick in OT.

Mass. Maritime at Worcester St.

Lancers senior Corey Spencer (154.1) and MMA junior Mike Stanton (153.1) rank 1-2 in the NEFC in passing efficiency.

Gallaudet at Husson

Eagles must corral freshman QB Todd Bonheyo.

Anna Maria at Mount Ida

Senior QB Scott Drosendahl drove the Mustangs 66 yards in 24 seconds for the winning TD in 36-32 thriller against Norwich.

Becker at N.Y. Maritime

Bobby Baker taking flight for Hawks; junior threw for a school-record 491 yards on 30-of-45 passing in win over Husson.

Castleton State at Norwich

In the battle for Maple Sap Bucket, QBs Shane Brozowski (12 TD passes) and Kris Sabourin (81.2 rushing yards per game) in focus.

Springfield at Hobart

Pride freshman QB Jon Marrerro (Brighton High) was promising in first start.

Union at WPI

Dutchmen have impressive wins over St. Lawrence and Springfield the last two weeks.

Western Connecticut at Kean

Falaguerra brothers fabulous last week for Colonials: Ryan averaged 41.5 yards on six punts and tossed a 55-yard scoring pass; Connor caught eight balls.

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