PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Just a handful of local college football teams are still playing here in mid-November.
Penn State, fresh off that come-from-ahead loss at nationally ranked Ohio State, will be down in our nation’s capital this Saturday. The Nittany Lions, 6-4 so far this season, will be taking on Indiana. The Hoosiers are 4-6 and coming off a loss to Wisconsin — a loss in which they allowed an astounding 83 points.
Villanova has lost two in a row to fall to 6-4, and they need a win on Saturday to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Wildcats will be visiting #1 Delaware.
These two teams have developed into big rivals over the years, and it’s a rivalry that Wildcats head coach Andy Talley enjoys.
“We fight for the same kids a lot. We fight for press. It’s just one of those deals where the alumni know each other, so there are bragging rights on the line. The games in the past, historically, have been seesaw — you can be up by 21 points or down by 21 points and you really can’t predict the outcome of the game,” he said on Thursday.
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Delaware is 9-1 on the season heading into Saturday.
The Penn Quakers, with a win on Saturday at Cornell, can win their second straight outright Ivy League title. Penn already has earned a share of the Ancient 8 crown. They are 8-1 this season overall, and 6-0 in the Ivy.
Delaware Valley College opens play in the Division III playoffs on Saturday as the Aggies host Salisbury in Doylestown. Aggies coach Jim Clements says this will be the fourth match-up between the two schools since 2006.
“So we are familiar with them, they are familiar with us. It will be an extremely physical football game. They do a great job running the football and mixing things up. And they are one of the best defenses that we’ve seen all year. So we are going to have our hands full,” Clements said on Thursday.
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The Aggies, 8-2, lost their regular season finale to Widener, 28-27. Salisbury is 7-2 coming into this one.
Meanwhile, Temple is idle until Tuesday, when it wraps up the regular season by paying Miami of Ohio a visit.
Reported by Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio 1060.