Top FCS Matchups
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Who: No. 6 New Hampshire Wildcats at No. 15 William & Mary Tribe
When: Saturday noon ET

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Who: Prairie View A&M Panthers at Alabama State Hornets
When: Saturday 2 p.m. ET

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Who: Portland State Vikings at No. 11 Montana Grizzlies
When: Saturday 3:05 p.m. ET

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Who: Massachusetts Minutemen at No. 8 Delaware Blue Hens
When: Saturday 3:30 p.m. ET

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Who: No. 20 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Liberty Flames
When: Saturday 3:30 p.m. ET

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Who: No. 23 Towson Tigers at No. 22 Old Dominion Monarchs
When: Saturday 3:30 p.m. ET

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Who: No. 14 South Dakota Coyotes at Illinois State Redbirds
When: Saturday 4 p.m. ET

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Who: Hampton Pirates at Norfolk State Spartans
When: Saturday 4 p.m. ET

Watch Them Now
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Decker
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14 Kevin Decker
New Hampshire
6-2 | 205 | Senior | QB

Key Notes: New Hampshire was picked to finish fourth in the preseason CAA Coaches' Poll, but with quarterback Kevin Decker lighting things up early on for the Wildcats, they find themselves at the top of the standings. The senior has been one of the best QB's in the country, leading the FCS in points responsible with 24 per game and the CAA in total offense (336.2 ypg), passing yards (295.6 ypg) and completions with 22.4 per game. Decker faces another tough test this Saturday when No. 6 UNH travels to No. 15 William & Mary.

Other Players to Watch this Week: Brad Sorenson, Southern Utah (Jr., QB); Kevin Decker, New Hampshire (Sr., QB); Shakir Bell, Indiana State (So., RB); Bryce Robertson, Bucknell (Sr., DB); Doug Johnson, Rhode Island (Jr., LB); Ryan Spadola, Lehigh (Jr., WR).

Keep Your Eyes on This

• Neither team is ranked in the latest FCS Coaches' Poll, but one of the best games of the week is in the SWAC. In what could very well be a preview of the conference title game, Prairie View A&M travels to Alabama State this Saturday in a clash of the division leaders. In a series that has been dominated by the Hornets (21-4-1), the Panthers will look to derail an ASU defense that has been fantastic in its first six games. Alabama State has averaged a +2.8 turnover margin -- tops in the FCS -- with teams averaging only 17.7 points per game against them (seventh nationally). Prairie View's defense is no slouch either, as the Panthers lead the nation averaging four sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss per game.

• Portland State fell two points short of tying No. 3 Montana State a week ago when the Grizz stuffed a two-point coversion try late in the game. What's the reward for the Vikings? A trip to one of the toughest venues in the country as PSU hits the road to take on No. 11 Montana on Saturday. While Portland State features the third-best rushing offense in the country (292.8 ypg), the Grizzlies nearly set a record a week ago when they held Idaho State to -26 rushing yards. UM's record for fewest rush yards allowed in a game was -43 to Weber State in 1989. Montana won last season's meeting 23-21 with a field goal as time expired, and have won six in a row and 10 of 11 in a series dominated by the Grizz.

• Coastal Carolina got a lot of publicity when head coach David Bennett made headlines for a news conference rant earlier in the year. Whatever he was saying worked. His Chanticleers have responded with a 4-1 record -- their only loss coming at Georgia -- and are now ranked No. 20 in the latest coaches' poll. The Chants will look to keep momentum going this week at Liberty in a matchup which could end the Flames' postseason hopes. Both teams are ranked in the top 16 in total defense, while Coastal Carolina QB is ranked eighth in the nation in passing efficiency.

• Before the season, Towson and Old Dominion were afterthoughts in the CAA. And with good reason. The Monarchs were the newcomers, while the Tigers have struggled in recent years. But midway through the season, the teams find themselves ranked and near the top of the league, turning the nation's top conference upside down. Neither team has made the FCS playoffs and after combining for a 9-1 start, a win on Saturday could be the difference in making an inaugural trip.