Tune in to CSN for great college football action ever week! Here's what to watch for in Week 3:
Delaware (1-1) at Villanova (1-1), Sat. 12:00 p.m. on CSN
Villanova looks to keep their Battle of the Blue trophy as they host Delaware. The Wildcats have looked impressive in the early season, despite their 1-1 record, with a narrow loss to FBS UConn and a 14-7 win over Fordham. As a result, the Wildcats have climbed all the way to No. 3 in the FCS AP rankings.
Villanova came in with arguably the best quarterback in the FCS, but its their defense and rush attack that has really carried them in the early going. Robertson threw for 161 yards against Fordham last week, but the Wildcats rushed for 239 yards and held the Rams to only 182 total yards on offense.
Delaware will struggle to account for both Robertson and running back Javon White.
The Blue Hens have a strong rush attack of their own that carried them to victory last week. Despite managing only 58 yards passing against Lafayette, Kareem Williams and Joe Walker combined for 161 yards rushing. Will that be enough to pull off the upset over the Wildcats?
Central Michigan (1-1) at Syracuse (2-0), Sat. 12:30 p.m. on CSN Plus
You've got to give credit to Syracuse. After starting quarterback Terrel Hunt went down in the first quarter of their first game, just about everyone counted out the Orange. Yet, they were able to gut out a tough win last week against Wake Forest and now have a chance to start 3-0 for the first since 1991.
To do it, they will have to get past Central Michigan. The Chippewas did not put up much of a fight last year in the Orange's 40-3 win, but quarterback Cooper Rush really hit his stride afterward later in the season and has kept right on rolling to start this year, completing 53 of 77 passes for 553 yards in two games.
This will be a much more confident group heading into the Carrier Dome.
The problem for Central Michigan is that the Syracuse defense that befuddled them last year looks just as stout this season. The Orange have forced seven turnovers in two games and are allowing only 25 yards on the ground.
This game is going to be won in the air, either by Rush finding holes in the secondary or by Syracuse shutting down the pass.
Albany (1-1) at James Madison (2-0), Sat. 3:00 p.m. on CSN
Tenth-ranked JMU has not been challenged yet this season, easily dispatching Morehead State and Lehigh in their first two games. If they want to make it three in a row, the Dukes better make sure they protect the football.
Albany is coming off a 35-7 win over Rhode Island in a game that was actually fairly even statistically. The difference was the six turnovers the Rams gave up allowing the Great Danes to run away with the victory. Albany, however, won't get as much help from JMU's offense.
The Dukes have managed 1,331 yards in their first two games. No, that's not a typo, they actually gained 1,331 yards in two games. They can beat you both through the air with quarterback Vad Lee and a bevy of dangerous receivers or on the ground with their stable of backs featuring junior running back Khalid Abdullah who has already rushed for five touchdowns.
JMU just might have too many weapons for Albany to handle.
VMI (1-1) at Richmond (1-1), Sat. 6:00 p.m. on CSN Plus
The season has gotten off to a rocky start for Richmond which is no surprise given that the Spiders had to replace quarterback Michael Strauss this year. Strauss set school records in completions, attempts, yards and touchdowns for a season for Richmond and his absence has been felt early on. A 50-21 loss to Maryland was to be expected, a narrow 31-28 win over Hampton in which the Spiders had to overcome a 21-7 halftime deficit was not.
Despite the change in quarterback and having redshirt senior Seth Fisher in the backfield, the Spiders are still dependent on their pass attack with only 214 rushing yards over their first two games combined. Now they face a plucky VMI team capable of putting some points on the board.
The Keydets are averaging nearly 40 points per game and Richmond has been powerless to stop either Maryland or Hampton. Could an upset be in the works?
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