The Eagles' only win on the year came against FCS Maine, with losses to Miami and Northwestern, but the Tigers are coming off a loss of their own, blowing a lead against No. 4 Florida State, giving up 667 yards in a 49-37 loss, the second-most in program history. Chase Rettig may not be considered an elite quarterback, but he's given the Eagles the 17th best passing offense in the country with 325 yards per game through the air. Both teams are 0-1 in the ACC, although Florida State is a more formidable opponent than Miami. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Connecticut Huskies will look to redeem their failure to beat a MAC team in Western Michigan last week as they host the Buffalo Bulls Saturday at noon on the Big East Network and ESPN3. The Huskies' last three games have been decided by a touchdown or less, only mustering a single score against NC State, then eking out a win against a lowly Maryland squad. Then came last week's embarrassing loss, the second to the Broncos in as many seasons, a defeat that left many calling for head coach Paul Pasqualoni's head. Buffalo's offense looked horrendous in a 23-7 MAC-opener defeat to Kent State last week, with quarterback Alex Zordich going 4-for-22 with two picks, so if Connecticut continues its double-digit scoring from their past two games, that might be enough to beat the Bulls.
The UMass Minutemen are still searching for their first win as an FBS program, and it likely won't come against an Ohio Bobcats team that is predicted by many to win the MAC. The Minutemen were outscored 145-19 in their first three games, while the Bobcats are undefeated with a win over Penn State, and received 40 votes in the most recent AP Poll. The game will be on ESPN3 at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.