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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: WEEK 3 RECAP AND WEEK 4 PREVIEW. DEL VAL'S MICHAEL NOBILE IS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

BY ROCK HOFFMAN


COLLEGE FOOTBALL EDITOR


Recapping week 3 of the season, Delaware Valley defensive end Michael Nobile is the FootballStories College Player of the Week. The sophomore, who was an All-American as a freshman, got off to a fast start in the Aggies first game – a 37-7 win over Kean – by recording a safety midway through the first quarter for Del Val’s first points of the 2019 season. He finished with eight tackles including 6.5 which accounted for 23 yards in losses; he also added half a sack. As a team, the Aggies held to Cougars to minus-nine yards rushing. This Saturday, the 13th ranked Aggies (1-0) host No. 22 Wesley (1-0) which opened the season with a 69-0 blowout of Franklin Pierce University.


DELAWARE VALLEY'S MICHAEL NOBILE THE FOOTBALL STORIES COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK (Aggiesaction.com photo)

Widener and Rowan started their seasons against each other for the sixth year in a row and for just the second time since they started the annual kickoff meeting, Widener was victorious. They topped the Profs 38-28 in Glassboro in front of a crowd of 5,411. The Pride (1-0) is on the road at Lycoming (0-1)


“I’m really looking forward to it,” said Mike Barainyak Widener’s first year head coach when asked about the Pride’s visit to Williamsport which is a rare overnight road trip. “It’s our first year in this regime so it gives us an opportunity to get closer as a team. I think in the future, it’s going to make us a little tighter and continue to foster the culture we really want. Anytime you put 17 to 22-year-old guys on a bus that aren’t used to staying at a hotel, we’ve got to coach everything now so we’ve got to make sure we’re coaching that up as well.”


Rowan (0-1) hosts No. 12 Linfield College.


Elsewhere at the Division III level, The College of New Jersey (0-1) lost at No. 8 Muhlenberg 45-26. This week, the Lions entertain SUNY Cortland (1-0). Ursinus (1-0) topped Bethany (WV) 22-10. On Saturday, they’re at Gettysburg (0-1).


Temple (1-0) had an early bye week and return to action on Saturday at Noon when they host No. 21 Maryland.


Villanova (2-0) started slowly but ultimately beat Lehigh 38-10. The Wildcats, who are ranked 22nd in the FCS level, meet a Patriot League team for the third game in a row when they travel to Bucknell on Saturday night.


No. 18 Delaware bested Rhode Island 44-36 in three overtimes. This week, the Blue Hens (2-0) take on the challenge of No. 1 North Dakota State (2-0) Saturday at Delaware Stadium.


Delaware State (0-1), after a week off, hosts Lincoln (PA) on Saturday afternoon. It’s the first meeting between these former CIAA foes in 59 years. The Lions (0-1) opened with a 57-13 loss to Lock Haven.


West Chester opened with a 14-7 win over Bentley. This Saturday, the No. 19 Golden Rams (1-0) are on the road to Erie, PA to take on Gannon University (1-0).


Email Rock Hoffman at Rock@footballstories.com

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