Top 10 reasons to watch Saturday's games on ASN (No. 107: Penn vs. Princeton)
And there's more.
You can also catch the leading passer in FCS, the eighth-ranked team in FCS and the first meeting between Conference USA rivals. Then there's the potential for a high-scoring Southland Conference shootout between Central Arkansas, with running back Blake Veasley on a recent record tear, and Stephen F. Austin.
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Murray State's KD Humphries is No. 1 in FCS passing with 2,807 yards and No. 2 in FCS total offense with 2,910 yards. He has thrown for 300 yards in six of eight games this season and is on pace to break MSU's single-season record of 3,729 passing yards set by his quarterbacks coach Casey Brockman in 2012. Saturday at Tennessee State, 3:30 p.m. ET
Two of Conference USA's newest football teams meet for the first time when Old Dominion, in its sixth season, travels to fifth-year program UTSA. Monarchs LB TJ Ricks ranks second in the conference and 13th in the FBS with 84 tackles, and Roadrunners QB Dalton Sturm is coming off a career-best showing at North Texas. Saturday at UTSA, 7 p.m. ET
Tennessee State sophomore Patrick Smith is the Ohio Valley's No. 3-leading receiver with 85.6 yards per game. He has seven touchdown receptions this season, tied for second in the OVC and 12th in the FCS. He and the Tigers face a Murray State pass defense ranked last in the OVC (292.5 yards per game). Saturday vs. Murray State, 3:30 p.m. ET
Charlotte's Khalif Phillips is one of four Conference USA running backs averaging 100 yards per game this season. He is second in the conference with 109.1 yards per game, behind Old Dominon's Ray Lawry (120.8), with five touchdowns in eight games. Against FIU, he and the 49ers face C-USA's sixth-ranked rushing defense (172 ypg). Saturday at FIU, noon ET
Gardner-Webb presents a challenge to Coastal Carolina's Alex Ross and the Big South's second-ranked offense. The Bulldogs are No. 5 among in the FCS in third-down defense. Opponents have converted only 28.0% on third down (33 of 118) against the Bulldogs, who also rank 13th nationally in first downs allowed (120). Saturday at Coastal Carolina, 3:30 p.m. ET
Penn sophomore WR Justin Watson has connected with Alek Torgersen on six touchdown passes this season, tying Watson for eighth in school single-season history. He's averaging 97.6 yards per game, fourth in the Ivy League, and 6.4 receptions (fifth). He set school freshman records for receptions (36) and receiving yards (420) last year. Saturday vs. Princeton, noon ET
In its third season under head coach Ron Turner, FIU is averaging 27.9 points per game — seventh in Conference USA and nearly a 5-point improvement over last season. The Panthers also have increased their total offense to 373.0 yards per game, up from 293.2. They face a Charlotte defense allowing the fewest first downs in C-USA. Saturday vs. Charlotte, noon ET
Princeton's Nolan Bieck is 8-for-8 on field-goal attempts this season and leads the FCS with a perfect field-goal percentage. He has 35 career field goals and needs one to tie Alex Sierk for third all-time in school history and move into the Ivy League’s all-time top 10. Saturday at Penn, noon ET
In their previous nine meetings, high-scoring Central Arkansas and Stephen F. Austin combined for 72.3 points per game (38.7 for UCA, 33.6 for SFA) with the winning team averaging 42. The highest combined total (97) came in 2013, when the UCA won 66-31. The lowest (37) was in 2010, when SFA won 30-7. Saturday at Central Arkansas, 3:30 p.m. ET
Surging Towson heads into a Week 10 CAA Football matchup against Maine on a three-game winning streak, including a 19-0 shutout against Delaware. It was the Tigers' first shutout since a 70-0 victory against Lock Haven on Sept. 10, 2005. Towson's defense also has scored three touchdowns in its past three wins. Saturday at Maine, 7 p.m. ET
One more reason to join us: You don’t want to miss #SocialSaturday starting at noon ET on Twitter @LiveOnASN. Get an inside look at our coverage of your favorite teams, from the tailgates and the press box to the sidelines. We’ll also reveal ASN’s Players of the Week.
Above: Blake Veasley has 484 yards rushing in his last two games. (Courtesy of Central Arkansas Athletics)