Penn at Central Connecticut State football preview

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Penn’s football teams aims two non-league road games in a season for the first time since 1993.

Saturday, 1 p.m., Arute Field, New Britain, Conn.

TV: None.
Radio: WFIL (560-AM)

Records: Penn 2-1, Central Connecticut 2-3
History: Penn leads 1-0
Last meeting: Penn won last year at home, 28-16

Talking points

— Penn, the two-time defending champion, lost its Ivy opener last week at home to Dartmouth, 16-13, on a 1-yard touchdown run on the last play. This is the Quakers’ last non-league game.

— They have not gone unbeaten in non-league play since 2003, when they finished 10-0. They haven’t won two non-league road games since 1993, when they also went 10-0.

— They’ve scored 107 points in their two non-league games. That’s already the most in the non-Ivy part of a season since they had 118 in three games in 2005.

— The 120 they’ve scored overall is their most over the first three games since 2002, when they had 125.

— Tre Solomon, who led the Ivies in rushing a year ago with just over 900 yards, is expected back after missing the last two games with an ankle injury suffered in the first quarter of the opener.

— After rushing for 410 yards on 39 carries in the first two games, Karekin Brooks had 47 on 14 attempts last week.

— First-year starter Will Fischer-Colbrie has completed 67 percent of his passes for seven TDs with just one interception.

— Justin Watson has 20 catches for 290 yards and four scores. He’s also run for a TD.

— The Blue Devils have won their last two. Last week they won at Sacred Heart, 26-15. They lost by 43 to FBS Syracuse and 50 to Youngstown State (ranked third in FCS) and beat Division II Walsh by 51.

— They average just 163 yards passing, and are completing 45 percent of their throws. Cameron Nash has rushed for 420 yards.

— They have six interceptions, as many fumble recoveries three defensive TDs.