College football capsules


When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: Pace Stadium, Pleasantville, N.Y.

Records: Southern, 0-1; Pace, 0-1

On air:

Last week: Southern, 14-7 loss to Gannon; Pace, 21-20 loss to Millersville

History: Southern, 23-2

Last meeting: Pace, 14-7 (OT) Oct. 27, 2018

Notable: The Owls had an impressive defensive showing in season opener, holding Gannon to 198 yards as Stratford’s Rich Souffrant and Cromwell’s Justice Taylor combined for 3 1/2 tackles for loss. ... Former Trinity Catholic star Jonmichael Bivona led the offense wth 86 rushing yards, but Southern scored on just one of five trips to the red zone. ... Freshman John Amodeo averaged 43.8 yards on four punts with a long of 55 yards as the Owls rank ninth in Division II in net punting average. ... Carlton Aiken threw for 236 yards and ran for 73 in the opener as he connected with Trey Hodge and Adam Rybaltowski seven times each for Pace. ... Darius Jones had a 75-yard kickoff return setting up the Setters’ first touchdown while Jalen Martinez had nine tackles.

— Jim Fuller


When: Saturday, 12:30 p.m.

Where: Fisher Stadium, Easton, Pa.

Records: Sacred Heart, 1-1; Lafayette, 0-2

On air:

Last week: Sacred Heart, 30-10 win over Bucknell; Lafayette, 24-21 loss to Monmouth

History: Sacred Heart, 4-1

Last meeting: Sacred Heart, 35-6 Sept. 1, 2018

Notable: Sacred Heart scored 23 second-quarter points in a win over Bucknell last week. Julius Chestnut rushed for 162 yards and scored three touchdowns, two receiving, to win Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Logan Marchi passed for 316 yards and three touchdowns, including one to Tyrese Chambers. … Lafayette freshman Keegan Shoemaker was 20-of-32 passing for 256 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in his first collegiate start against Monmouth.

— Doug Bonjour


When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m.

Where: W.B. Mason Stadium, North Easton, Mass.

Records: UNH, 0-1; Stonehill, 1-0

On air:

Last week: UNH, 24-13 loss to Indiana (Pa.); Stonehill, 33-24 win over Bloomsburg University.

History: UNH, 8-2

Last meeting: UNH, 12-7 Oct. 27, 2018

Notable: Chargers opened with a loss at Indiana (Pa.), falling into a 14-point first quarter hole before coming up short. Chris Liggio rushed for 90 yard for UNH, while quarterback Nick Robins was 16 of 28 for 171 yards. … Stonehill compiled 466 yards of total offense in a season-opening win at Bloomsburg.

— Paul Doyle


When: Saturday, 6 p.m.

Where: Westside Athletic Complex, Danbury

Records: Dean, 0-1; WestConn, 1-0

On air:

Last week: Dean, 37-12 loss to Nichols College (Mass.); WestConn, 12-9 overtime win over William Paterson (N.J.)

Last meeting: WestConn, 33-22 Sept. 8, 2018

History: WestConn, 1-0

Notable: WestConn scored a dramatic win in Week 1 as Bethel native Will Daniels hauled in a pass in the corner of the end zone to give the Colonials the walk-off win over William Paterson. Daniels finished the game with five catches for 74 yards. ... The game was a defensive struggle as the teams combined for just 396 yards of total offense. Jordan D’Onofrio kicked a 42-yard field goal late in the game to send it to the extra session. ... After its home opener, WestConn will hit the road for the next two weeks

— Ryan Lacey


When: Saturday, 1 p.m.

Where: Corwin Stadium, Middletown

Records: Opener for both teams

On air:

Last meeting: Wesleyan, 28-20 Oct. 6, 2018

History: Wesleyan, 24-17

Notable: The Cardinals (5-4 last season) have posted seven consecutive winning seasons and are 22-12 in four years under Dan DiCenzo.

— Paul Doyle


When: Friday, 5 p.m.

Where: Vendetti Field, Dudley, Ma.

Records: Coast Guard, 1-0; Nichols, 1-0

Last week: Coast Guard, 27-17 win over University of New England; Nichols, 37-12 win over Dean

Notable: Coast Guard won its first consecutive season opener last week.


When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Where: Brown Field, Valparaiso, Ind.

Records: Central, 2-0; Valparaiso, 0-1

Last week: Central, 40-37 win over Merrimack; Valparaiso, 53-7 loss to Eastern Kentucky

Notable: Senior Francis Cole kicked a 44-yard game winning field goal with eight seconds left to lift Central over Merrimack last week.


When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Ellis Oval/Zimman Field, Somerville, Ma.

Records: Opener for both teams

Notable: Trinity, aiming for its fourth consecutive NESCAC title, is 24-1 over the past three seasons.