Temple (5-5, 3-3 AAC) vs. No. 15 UCF (9-0, 6-0 AAC)
Lincoln Financial Field
Saturday, noon, ESPNU
Last time out
Temple beat Cincinnati, 35-24, last Friday.
UCF beat UConn, 49-24, last Saturday.
Both teams have a lot at stake in Saturday’s game. An Owls win would make them bowl eligible and give them a victory against a high-ranked opponent, which would certainly help when it comes time for bowl selection. On the other hand, UCF will look to preserve its perfect season and stay atop the AAC's East Division with a crucial matchup against 8-1 South Florida looming.
Frank Nutile, who will make his fourth consecutive start at quarterback, has sparked Temple’s offense. Since he stepped in, he has completed 61 of 89 passes for 803 yards, six touchdowns and just two interceptions, and led the Owls to two wins. He will need to continue his stellar play for Temple to beat UCF, which boasts the second-best total and scoring defense in the AAC, allowing 371 yards per game and 20.7 points per game.
The Knights also have the best total offense in the conference, putting up 538 yards per game and 48.6 points per game, which is more than six points better than the second-best team. The Owls must keep UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton (2,720 yards, 22 touchdowns, five interceptions) and the Knights' rushing attack, which averages 210.2 yards per game, in check if they want a chance at the upset.
The series is tied at 2-2 and Temple has won the past two matchups, including a 26-25 come-from-behind win last year.
Temple travels to play Tulsa next Saturday.
UCF hosts No. 23 South Florida on Friday night.
Penn (5-4, 3-3 Ivy) vs. Cornell (3-6, 3-3 Ivy)
Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
Last time out
Penn defeated Harvard, 23-6, last Saturday.
Cornell lost to Columbia, 18-8, last Saturday.
Penn has won its last three Ivy League contests and has gained a lot of momentum after losing its first three Ivy League games this season. Cornell shouldn’t pose much of a challenge to the Quakers since the Big Red are second worst in the conference in scoring offense, total offense and pass efficiency. The Quakers’ strength is their rushing attack, as they average 192 yards per game on the ground. Cornell’s rush defense is sixth in the conference, so look for the Quakers to take advantage of this matchup.
This is the 124th meeting between the teams. The Quakers hold a 72-46-5 advantage and won, 42-20, last season.
This is the final game of the season for both teams.
Villanova (4-6, 2-5 CAA) vs. Delaware (7-3, 5-2 CAA)
Villanova Stadium, Villanova, Pennsylvania
Saturday, 1 p.m.
Last time out
Villanova lost to Rhode Island, 20-6, last Saturday.
Delaware beat Albany, 22-3, last Saturday.
What stands out about this regular-season finale are the defenses for Delaware and Villanova. Delaware’s scoring defense is second to James Madison as the Blue Hens allow just 15.7 points per game. The Wildcats’ specialty on the defensive side of the football is their run defense. Villanova allows only 72 yards per game on the ground and will look to slow down a Delaware rushing attack that averages 200 yards per game. Also to note, the Blue Hens come in fighting for a berth in the FCS playoffs.
Villanova leads the series 28-21-1. The Wildcats won, 41-10, last season.
This is the regular-season finale for both Villanova and Delaware. For the second time in the last three seasons, the Wildcats won't make the FCS playoffs.