Local college football preview

Penn vs. Brown

Saturday, noon

Franklin Field

TV: Versus

Radio: WNTP (990-AM)

Records: Penn 4-2, 2-0 Ivy League; Brown 4-2, 3-0

History: Penn leads series, 54-20-2. But the teams have split last 10 meetings, with Brown winning last three.

Brown update: Bears already have beaten Harvard ... Bobby Sewall leads I-AA with eight receptions a game ... Michael Dougherty set Ivy record earlier this year against Holy Cross by throwing for 526 yards ... Team is fifth in I-AA in rushing defense (76 ypg) ... Robert Ranney is 7-for-9 on field goals, and is averaging 44.6 yards per punt, fourth in I-AA.

Penn update: Quakers have won four straight ... They haven't been 4-0 in Ivies since 2004 ... They have won four straight at home in the league ... Al Bagnoli won't make a decision on starting QB (Robert Irvin or Kyle Olson) until game time. Both played in last week's 9-7 win at Yale ... Team is about as healthy as possible at this time of year ... Next Friday night, Quakers are at Princeton.

Villanova at at Northeastern

Saturday, 1 p.m.

Where: Parsons Field, Brookline, Mass.

TV: None

Radio: ESPN (950-AM)

Records: Villanova 5-2, 3-1 CAA; Northeastern 2-6, 1-3

History: 'Nova leads series, 9-5. First meeting since 2005.

Villanova update: Wildcats are still ranked No. 7 in I-AA, after losing to No. 1 James Madison at home on 35-yard pass on final play, 23-19 ... Coach Andy Talley says he plans to use former starter Antwon Young a little more as backup QB, in case anything happens to Chris Whitney (shoulder) ... Talley can tie former New Hampshire coach Bill Bowes for most CAA wins, with 97 ... 'Cats are home next week against nationally ranked New Hampshire.

Northeastern update: Never an easy place to play ... Huskies lost last week at Maine, without seven injured starters. Their status remains uncertain ... Record is deceiving. Two losses were to I-A schools. Also lost at Southern Georgia, in OT, as well as close games to Massachusetts and New Hampshire ... Coach Rocky Hager is a former Temple assistant.

Temple at Navy

Saturday, 3:30 p.m.

Where: Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md.

TV: CBS College Sports Network

Radio: WPHT (1210-AM)

Records: Temple 3-5; Navy 5-3

History: Series is tied, 4-4. Navy has won each of the last three seasons.

Temple update: Owls rallied in fourth quarter to beat Ohio, 14-10, on Oct. 21 at home ... That was QB Adam DiMichele's first game back, after missing a month (shoulder) ... Freshman Kee-ayre Griffin has rushed for 197 yards and three TDs on 40 carries in three games since being moved over from defense ... Owls lead nation in kickoff returns (29-yard average) ... Defense has been impressive, especially against run ... This is final non-MAC game ... Owls play final road game at Kent State on Wednesday night, Nov. 12.

Navy update: Midshipmen became first I-A team in 11 years to win without attempting a pass last week against SMU, 34-7 ... Have won four of last five ... Third straight home game .... Shun White has rushed for 817 yards on 94 carries, with six TDs. Team averages 309 rushing yards, second nationally; is next-to-last in passing (62 ypg).