Top 10 reasons to watch Saturday's games on ASN: Bowl, playoff and title implications

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Harvard beat Dartmouth, Penn beat Harvard and Dartmouth beat Penn. So who will be the Ivy League champion? Find out Saturday on ASN when Princeton plays at Dartmouth at noon ET. (Elsewhere, Penn plays host to Cornell and Harvard plays at Yale. )

All three schools enter the final weekend of the FCS season with 5-1 records in the Ivy and a chance to share the title. If all three win, it will be the first time the title is shared by three teams since 1982 (Harvard, Penn and Dartmouth at 5-2). It also would be the fourth three-way tie for the championship in the Ivy’s 60 official seasons. The other two were 1966 (Dartmouth, Harvard and Princeton at 6-1) and 1969 (Dartmouth, Yale and Princeton at 6-1).

That's just one reason to watch Saturday's games on ASN. Here's more:

Southern Miss is No. 1 in total offense (525.1 yards per game) and total defense (346.9 ypg) in Conference USA heading into Saturday's game against Old Dominion. The Golden Eagles face Louisiana Tech on Nov. 28 for the West Division championship and berth in the Dec. 5 conference title game. Saturday vs. Old Dominion, 3:30 p.m. ET

One of the nation's hottest QBs is Southern Miss senior Nick Mullen. He is No. 2 in Conference USA behind Western Kentucky's Brandon Doughty in passing yards (3,276), touchdowns (30) and efficiency rating (159.9). The Golden Eagles have won five of six and can double their 2014 win total if they beat ODU. Saturday vs. Old Dominion, 3:30 p.m. ET.

Junior QB David Washington has led Old Dominion to three consecutive wins as the starter. A fourth in a row will make the Monarchs bowl-eligible for the first time. He has 868 yards and six TDs passing the last three games with junior WR Zach Pascal the biggest benefactor (33 receptions, 522 yards). Saturday at Southern Miss, 3:30 p.m. ET

Rice will try to keep its hopes alive for a fourth consecutive bowl game with a win at UTSA. The Owls have lost three in a row while the Roadrunners are coming off a win at Charlotte. Junior RB Jarveon Williams, Conference USA's sixth-leading rusher, paced UTSA with a school-record 181 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown. Saturday at UTSA, 7 p.m. ET

Middle Tennessee would gain bowl eligibility with its fifth Conference USA win on Saturday. Redshirt freshman QB Brent Stockstill is the first Blue Raiders quarterback to pass for 3,00 yards in a season and redshirt freshman Richie James the second MTSU WR with 1,000 yards. Stockstill's 23 TD passes are also a school record. Saturday vs. North Texas, noon ET

A win against Princeton would be Dartmouth's sixth in the Ivy League this season. Not only would that earn the Big Green a share of its first Ivy League title in 19 years (for a record 18 championships), it would also give the senior class 29 wins. That would be the most by a Dartmouth class since the Ivy's first 10-game slate in 1980. Saturday vs. Princeton, noon ET

There have been seven ties in the oldest football rivalry in the state of South Carolina. Saturday marks the 89th meeting between Furman and Wofford, who played the state's first college football game on Dec. 14, 1889, in Spartanburg. Furman leads the series, 53-28-7, and has won the last two meetings. Saturday at Wofford, 3:30 p.m. ET

Tennessee Tech is eighth in Ohio Valley Conference total offense but features one of the league's most exciting players in sophomore Brock McCoin, a triple threat as a passer, rusher and receiver. He's the only player in TTU history with a 100-yard rushing and receiving games and a 200-yard passing game — all this season. Saturday vs. Tennessee State, 3:30 p.m. ET

Nine teams remain in contention for Conference USA's eight bowl berths heading into the final two weeks of the FBS regular season, including four playing Saturday on ASNMiddle Tennessee vs. North Texas, noon ET); Old Dominion at Southern Miss, 3:30 p.m. ET; and Rice at UTSA, 7 p.m. ET). Conference USA Bowl Synopsis

There are 10 automatic qualifiers to the 24-team FCS playoffs, including Charleston Southern (Big South), Jacksonville State (Ohio Valley), Colgate (Patriot),  McNeese State (Southland) and Chattanooga (Southern). William & Mary leads CAA, which could come down to a four-team tiebreaker. Stay tuned. CAA Tiebreaker Scenarios

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: Quarterback Dalyn Williams has Dartmouth in the running for at least a share of the Ivy League championship. (Courtesy Mark Washburn/Dartmouth Athletics)

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