SYRACUSE at UCONN Huskies coach Paul Pasqualoni guided the Orange to 107 wins and four Big East titles in 14 seasons.
JAMES MADISON at NEW HAMPSHIRE The ninth-ranked Wildcats are averaging 447.9 yards per game while allowing 449.7. They’ll need more D in pivotal CAA clash.
TOWSON at MAINE Warren Smith and seventh-ranked Black Bears can claw one step closer to CAA crown with victory against No. 14 Tigers.
WILLIAM & MARY at RHODE ISLAND Sophomore quarterback Bob Bentsen continues to make strides for a Rams squad seeking first win over Tribe since 2005.
VILLANOVA at UMASS
Behind a punishing effort from junior linebacker Perry McIntyre (11 tackles), Minutemen held Richmond to 1 yard rushing last week.
BROWN at YALE A meeting of the reigning Ivy players of the week on offense (Eli back Mordecai Cargill) and defense (Bears linebacker Daniel Smithwick).
HARVARD at COLUMBIA In his 18th season, Tim Murphy (117-59 record) can pass Joe Restic as program’s winningest coach, while keeping Crimson unbeaten in Ivy.
CORNELL at DARTMOUTH Big Green gave up 395 yards rushing last week against Harvard. Converted tight end Ryan Houska ran for 108 yards for Big Red last time out.
HOLY CROSS at LEHIGH Ryan Taggart-led Crusaders still in hunt for Patriot League title, but they won’t remain so unless they take care of business in Bethlehem.
ROBERT MORRIS at CENTRAL CONN.
Nose guard Gene Johnson and sophomore safety Antwione Reese each made a career-high 13 stops in loss at Saint Francis (Pa.) last week.
BRYANT at ALBANY Junior Jordan Brown (163.5 rushing yards per game) and 5-3 Bulldogs have had two weeks to prepare for NEC-leading Great Danes.
SACRED HEART at WAGNER
NEC defensive player of the week Niko Sierra (two picks at Robert Morris) and Pioneers primed for their fourth road win of the season.
SAINT ANSELM at STONEHILL Skyhawks will don orange tape and wristbands for Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness in honor of late teammate Henry Thevenin.
MERRIMACK at AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL Warriors junior wideout Isaiah Voegeli paces Division 2 in receiving yards per game (133.5) and is seventh in punt return average (17.7).
ASSUMPTION at BENTLEY QB Bryant Johnson enters his final game 166 yards shy of 8,000 for his career, a plateau only two Falcons have reached.
PACE at NEW HAVEN Sophomore Mike DeCaro (156.2 all-purpose yards per game) has been a clutch performer for Northeast-10-leading Chargers.
FRAMINGHAM STATE at WORCESTER STATE NEFC’s top two backs on display: Rams sophomore Melikke Van Alstyne (155.4 yards per game) and Lancers senior Marcus Price (150.4).
COAST GUARD at MAINE MARITIME Limited to 184 total yards last week, banged-up Mariners can salvage a winning season and halt three-game skid with a victory over 1-7 Bears.
MASS. MARITIME at BRIDGEWATER STATE Walter Butler and visiting Bucs can capture The Scoop for second straight season in 33d Cranberry Bowl.
SALVE REGINA at NICHOLS A conference-best plus-16 in turnover margin, Seahawks and junior cornerback Max Shubert (four interceptions) and Seahawks can secure a 7-3 season.
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND at UMASS-DARTMOUTH Golden Bears’ Mike Graham sliced through the snow on two returns in Endicott stunner.
PLYMOUTH STATE at CURRY NEFC-worst minus-25 in turnover margin, host Colonels can avoid first losing season since 1997 with a victory.
ENDICOTT at MIT Impact freshman back Justin Wallace and the Engineers must account for No. 42 in blue: 6-4, 276-pound tackle machine Kevin Eagan.
WESTFIELD STATE at FITCHBURG STATE Stoneham’s Dan Dowling was a one-man show in the snow last week for Owls: 10 punts, five tackles, and two fumble recoveries.
TUFTS at COLBY Versatile senior Connor Walsh of Westwood tossed a TD pass (26 yards), snared one (64), and scored from a yard out last week for Mules.
BOWDOIN at BATES Polar Bears have a dynamic duo in senior Pat Noone (85-yard punt return for TD last week) and sophomore Zach Donnarumma (158 yards rushing).
TRINITY at AMHERST Battle of NESCAC unbeatens. Bullish Bantams D has allowed four TDs and 1.1 yards per carry in six games.
WILLIAMS at WESLEYAN Junior linebacker Chris Cameron of Walpole had clinching fumble recovery with 55 seconds left in Ephs’ win over Hamilton.
HAMILTON at MIDDLEBURY Panthers absorbed a big blow with the loss of star sophomore McCallum Foote (shoulder), the top-rated passer in Division 3.
GALLAUDET at MOUNT IDA With two scoring tosses against Becker, Mustangs junior Scott Drosendahl is now the program leader in touchdowns (47).
HUSSON at CASTLETON STATE Host Spartans were grounded in the film room this week after the 59-40 gashing by Gallaudet (71 rushes, 532 yards).
NORWICH at N.Y. MARITIME After an 0-3 start, first-year coach Mark Murnyack and his Cadets can clinch ECFC crown in Throggs Neck with seventh straight win.
BECKER at ANNA MARIA Anna Maria’s losses have been humbling (56-7) and excruciating (56-52, 39-34, 48-40 in triple OT). Can Amcats break through for program’s first win?
WESTERN CONN. at COLLEGE OF N.J. Sophomore Dion Small (160 yards rushing) was a shining star at Montclair for a Colonials squad searching for its first win.
SPRINGFIELD at UTICA Josh Carter (246 yards rushing, 4 TDs) and Austin Bateman (195 yards, 3 TDs) showed off their traction in the snow at Hartwick.