PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A big weekend in local college football is on tap.
Temple (above) looks to follow up that thrilling win against Bowling Green as they take to the road Saturday to visit Buffalo. Al Golden’s Owls are 5-2 on the season heading into this one.
Villanova, ranked #6 in 1-AA or FCS, will be hom on Saturday to host #11 James Madison in the latest in a long line of tough Colonial Athletic Association match-ups.
Wildcats’ head coach Andy Talley says this is a quality squad coming to the Main Line:
“JMU beat Virginia Tech, which was the national win of the year for a 1-AA team. So anybody that can take Virginia Tech down is awfully good. They are a very tough defensive football team, one of the best in the country, and they are hanging their hat on defense right now because they are not scoring a lot of points offensively.”
Hear the entire Andy Talley interview in this KYW SportsPod…
The Wildcats and the Dukes are both 4-2 this season. Villanova won this match-up last season, 27-0, down in Virginia.
Delaware will also be on the road Saturday. The #2 team in the country in 1-AA will visit William and Mary.
And Penn will be on the road on Saturday, the Quakers with a key Ivy League battle up in New Haven, Ct. against the Yale Bulldogs. Both teams are 4-1 this season and 2-0 in Ivy League action.
In Division II, West Chester has one of its toughest tests of the season as the Golden Rams go on the road to visit nationally ranked Bloomsburg.
West Chester has won two straight games and they are 3-4 this season overall. Head coach Bill Zwaan says they are going to need to put it all together to pull out a win in this one:
“We’ve stepped up to the challenge before — it will be a big challenge for us. We’ve got to play better than we have the past couple of weeks, but I think we are capable of it. And if we do, we are gointg to have a good shot at beating them.”
Hear the entire Bill Zwaan interview in this KYW SportsPod…
Bloomsburg is 6-1 this season and ranked #16 in Division II.
Also, Division II Cheyney is on the road this week, visiting Shippensburg while Lincoln takes a road trip down to Virginia State.
Delaware Valley College is ranked as high as #9 in Division III, and the Aggies will be back home on Saturday to host Lycoming. And it will be homecoming in Doylestown. Del Val head coach Jim Clements is looking forward to this one:
“We are pretty even. It’s going to be an exciting game. We haven’t played them at our place in three years, so we are looking forward to it.”
Hear the entire Jim Clements interview in this KYW SportsPod…
Both Delaware Valley College and Lycoming are 5-1 on the season.
Elsewhere in Division III, Widener hosts Albright. Undefeated Ursinus will be at home, in Collegeville, hosting McDaniel. The Bears are now 6-0 on the season and they are ranked #24th in Division III.
Rowan will be on the road Saturday, visiting Brockport.
Reported by Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio.