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  • Rock Hoffman



College Football Editor

We’ve made it through the first Saturday of October and the games only get more important.

Villanova bounced back from back-to-back losses with a 45-20 win at Maine. Jaaron Hayek

VILLANOVA'S JAARON HAYEK (Villanova Athletics photo)

had a career day, He had five catches for 159 yards and four touchdowns, both of which are career highs.

For his efforts, Hayek, a senior from Wayne, NJ, is the Football Stories Magazine College Offensive Player of the Week.

The Wildcats (3-2, 1-1 CAA) are idle this week.

Penn went on the road and opened Ivy League play with a double overtime win over Dartmouth, 23-17. The Quakers (3-0, 1-0 Ivy) held the Big Green to 193 yards on the ground which was 157 yards below their average. Defensive lineman Jake Heimlicher led the way with 13 tackles including two for loss and a pair of quarterback hurries.

For his efforts, Heimlicher is the Football Stories Magazine College Offensive Player of the

PENN'S JAKE HEIMLICHER (Penn Athletics photo)

Week for the second time this season.

This week Penn steps back out of conference play and travels to face Georgetown (1-4, 0-2 Patriot).

Rowan went through Hurricane Ian but played in decent weather only to lose to Christopher Newport, 20-14. Under the Friday night lights, the Profs (2-2, 0-1 NJAC) host TCNJ (1-2, 0-0 NJAC) which has been off for two weeks.

Temple hung tough at Memphis but lost 24-3. This week, the Owls (2-3, 0-1 American) are idle.

Delaware was a 24-10 winner over Towson. On Saturday afternoon, the No. 6 Blue Hens (5-0, 3-0 CAA) battle No. 16/17 William & Mary (4-1, 1-1 CAA).

Delaware State scored a 14-9 win over Robert Morris. The Hornets (3-2) are idle.

Princeton won their Ivy opener at Columbia 24-6. The Tigers (3-0, 1-0 Ivy) are at Lafayette (2-3, 1-0 Patriot).

West Chester fell at Bloomsburg 21-16. The Golden Rams (3-2, 1-1 PSAC East) host Shippensburg (2-3, 1-1 PSCA East) for Homecoming.

Lincoln had their game with Winston-Salem State canceled because of Hurricane Ian. It’s Homecoming for the Lions (2-2, 1-1 CIAA) as well and they entertain Chowan (2-3, 2-1 CIAA).

Widener (1-3, 0-2 MAC) was off. Saturday, they’re on the road at FDU-Florham (3-2, 1-2 MAC).

Ursinus stumbled at Susquehanna, 17-12. The Bears (3-2, 2-2 Centennial) are idle this weekend.

Delaware Valley remained undefeated with a 26-7 win over Stevenson. The No. 9/15 Aggies (5-0, 3-0 MAC) host Lycoming (2-2, 1-1 MAC) on Saturday.

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