CAA Football Preview Week 8: Two good games, two snoozers

John Gress

What to watch for around the CAA conference.

Two unbeatens remain at the top of the CAA. Of the four games this weekend, two could be classified as games you want to see, while the other two have the potential to be blowouts.

Villanova and Maine won't face off for CAA supremacy until next weekend, but both teams have stout tests to get through first. For the first tim e all season, all eight teams in action will be facing a fellow CAA foe.

Team CAA Overall Streak
Villanova 3-0 4-2 W4
Maine 2-0 5-1 W2
Towson 2-1 6-1 L1
Delaware 2-1 5-2 W1
James Madison 2-1 5-2 W2
William & Mary 1-1 4-2 W1
New Hampshire 1-1 2-3 W1
Stony Brook 1-2 3-3 W2
Rhode Island 1-3 2-5 L2
Richmond 0-2 2-4 L2
Albany 0-3 1-6 L5

Saturday, October 19th

William & Mary (4-2, 1-1 CAA) vs. Maine (5-1, 2-0CAA) -- 12:30 pm ET

Just like Villanova can't letdown against New Hampshire, Maine can't get caught looking past the Tribe. Maine is coming off of a bye week, so they are well rested and should be focused. William & Mary is the model of consistency within the conference - no matter the odds, they always seem to bring a good game.

Richmond (2-4 0-2 CAA) vs. Rhode Island (2-5, 1-3 CAA) -- 1:00 pm ET

Too little, too late last weekend for the Spiders on the road at James Madison on national television. Michael Strauss is playing decently at quarterback, but he's going to eventually need some help from his defense which has given up a 33 points per game during their current two-game losing streak within the CAA. Rhody, coming off a 59-19 drubbing from New Hampshire, looks to be coming at just the right time.

Towson (6-1, 2-1 CAA) vs. Albany (1-6, 0-3 CAA) -- 3:30 pm ET

So you lost to Villanova? What better way than taking out all that frustration against the bottom feeders of the conference? Seriously, Terrance West might set a touchdown and/or yardage record.

*Stony Brook, Delaware and James Madison are off this week

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