• UMass Preview: UMass Minutemen (1-5) at La. Tech Bulldogs (4-1)
  • College: New England Division One Previews
  • Harvard Preview: Cornell Big Red (1-2) at Harvard Crimson (2-1)
  • High School: Week 6 games to watch
  • High School: MIAA Top 25 for Week 6
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UMass Preview: UMass Minutemen (1-5) at La. Tech Bulldogs (4-1)

The Minutemen face an uphill battle tonight when they travel to Ruston, Louisiana to take a good Louisiana Tech team. The Bulldogs are 4-1 but their wins have come against Grambling, Bowling Green, FIU and Rice. All four of those teams however are better than UMass right now so this will be another challenging week for the boys in maroon and white. Here are three keys to the game. 1….

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College: New England Division One Previews

It’s week seven of the college football season. There are several big games today in both the CAA and the Ivy League. Here are some thoughts on today’s Division One college football games in New England. 1. Yale travels to Dartmouth today in a battle of two undefeated teams. Dartmouth has been impressive thus far averaging 33.7 points per game on offense and 8 points per game on defense. Today…

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Harvard Preview: Cornell Big Red (1-2) at Harvard Crimson (2-1)

Harvard’s defense looks to lead the charge today against Cornell. The Crimson will look to make it three straight home wins when Cornell visits Cambridge today. The weather is going to be cold, raw and rainy. Perfect weather to run the football. Here three keys to the game for Harvard. 1. Pound the Rock: The Crimson have run the ball well the last two games and today is the perfect…

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High School: Week 6 games to watch

Colby Pires and Milford look to make a statement tonight at Canton. There are only a handful of important games this weekend but they have some big implications. Here are our top games for this weekend. #23 Milford Scarlet Hawks at #17 Canton Bulldogs: Milford is one of the most explosive offensive teams in the state. Colby Pires is the best quarterback in the Hockomock League but Canton quarterback Johnny…

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High School: MIAA Top 25 for Week 6

Nashoba, Wachusett square off in a big Central, Mass game this week. (Photo courtesy of Michael Wyand) Our weekly top 25 heading into week 6. Barnstable, B.C High and Xaverian all dropped out of my top 25. New Bedford, Milford and Bishop Fenwick are the new entrants. 1. Catholic Memorial (5-0): Knights make a statement by thrashing Xaverian. 2. St. John’s Prep (5-0): The Prep hosts CM on Saturday in what…

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Patriots Preview: New York Giants (2-3) at New England Patriots (5-0)

The Patriots return home to host a depleted New York Giants team on Thursday Night Football. The conditions at Foxboro are expected to be cold, wet windy and blustery. Not exactly an ideal night to throw the football. Here are five thoughts on the game. 1. Deal with the wind: The wind will be a factor in this game. It will impact the passing game and the kicking game. Look…

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College: Thoughts on Week 6 in New England College Football

Here are some thoughts on week six of the division one college football season in New England. There were some great interesting results, most notably UNH winning their third straight home game. 1. Boston College lost a 41-39 heartbreaker to Louisville. The defense once again struggled giving up 41 points and over six hundred yards of offense. On the bright side, the offense continued to produce despite quarterback Anthony Brown…

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High School: 10 thoughts on Week 5

Photo courtesy of Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com Week five featured some important games with long term implications. Here are my thoughts on the week that was. 1. Mansfield outlasted King Philip 15-13 in another classic between the two long time rivals. The story of the game was King Philip losing star running back Ryan Halliday to a thumb injury. The loss of Halliday impacted the Warriors offense greatly. They couldn’t consistently put drives…

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Patriots Rewind: Patriots 33 Redskins 7

Game Rewind: After giving up an early touchdown to the Redskins, the Patriots rattled off 33 straight points in the blowout victory. With the win, the Patriots improved to 5-0. Here are five thoughts on the game. 1. Slow start once again: The Patriots got off to a slow start offensively despite answering Washington’s early score on the next possession. Tom Brady and company couldn’t get in sync but they…

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Patriots Preview: New England Patriots (4-0) at Washington Redskins (0-4)

The Patriots travel to Landover, Maryland today to battle the Washington Redskins. On paper, this is a winnable game but it is far from a slam dunk given the Patriots offensive struggles of late. The Patriots only scored 16 points last week and managed just 225 yards of total offense. They will need to be much better today against a Redskins defense that isn’t very good but can rush the…

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