It’s a relatively light weekend in DI-AA, with the East Coast taking a week off for 7s. A few other DI-AA teams are playing in non-qualifier 7s events, too.
In the Heart of America, there’s only one match-up as the race for second continues, with Truman State traveling to Manhattan, Kan. to take on Kansas State. Truman enters the contest 1-0 following a lopsided defeat of Kansas, and the Wildcats are 0-2 after losing by two to Missouri and hugely by Lindenwood’s sword.
There are two games in the Keystone Conference, but it’s a big week for the league, as Shippensburg and St. Joe’s play live on a Pennsylvania television station that reaches the entire state. Both teams are trying to get back on track after losses, St. Joe’s 37-21 to Pitt and Shippensburg 33-3 to Temple. Elsewhere, winless West Virginia and winless West Chester face off.
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In the Ivy League, Brown and Dartmouth make their likely returns to beating up on the competition. They tied last week, and this week the Bears host winless Yale and the Big Green travel to 1-2 Harvard. Barring ties, either Princeton or Cornell will get their first league win of the season when they meet Saturday and either Columbia or Penn will drop their first loss.
All of the MAC Schools teams are safe from Bowling Green this week as the Falcons have a week off. Bowling Green’s average margin of victory is 44.5.
Ball State tries to avoid an 0-5 record on the road at Western Michigan, whereas the Broncos are trying to get above .500 for the first time this season.
The biggest match-up is in Ohio, where Dayton hosts Central Michigan. The Chippewas should be hungry for a positive result after losing to BGSU by 53 last week, and if the Flyers can score a win, it’ll put them back in the hunt for second place. Elsewhere, Miami tries to avoid a blowout loss to Ohio and Cincinnati attempts to not get bludgeoned by second-place Northern Illinois.
The Empire Conference is in full swing again. 2-1 St. Bonaventure goes up against undefeated Army Sunday. No one has beaten the Black Knights this season, but scoring two points for a tie or a bonus point in a loss would be better than most.
On Saturday, Stony Brook, who is fresh off of a 12-point loss to Army, goes up against Buffalo. Elsewhere on Sunday, 0-4 Fordham plays 2-2 Iona and 1-3 USMMA plays 2-1-1 Brockport.