Local college football previews

Posted: September 06, 2007

Villanova at Lehigh

Saturday, 1 p.m.

Goodman Stadium

Bethlehem, Pa.

TV: None.

Radio: WPEN (950-AM)

Records: Villanova 0-1; Lehigh 0-0.

History: Lehigh leads the series, 5-3.

About Villanova: The Wildcats opened with a 31-14 loss at Maryland ... Under Andy Talley, they're 18-3 against Patriot League opponents ... They played eight true freshmen against Maryland ... The offensive line remains the biggest concern; they need to develop a running game ... New QB Antwon Young looks like the real thing ... For the second straight year, they've already lost NG Brian Hentosz with a knee injury.

About Lehigh: This is the opener for the Mountain Hawks, coached by Andy Coen ... They're the defending Patriot League co-champs (6-5 overall) ... Starting QB Sedale Threatt threw for 14 TDs and ran for eight more in 2006 ... OL Mike Reese was named a preseason All-America.

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Buffalo at Temple

Saturday, 1 p.m.

Lincoln Financial Field

TV: None.

Radio: WYSP (94.1-FM).

Records: Buffalo 0-1; Temple 0-1.

History: Buffalo leads the series, 10-1. Last year, the Owls lost at Buffalo in the opener, 9-3, in OT.

About Buffalo: The Bulls, under second-year coach Turner Gill, the former Nebraska QB, were 2-10 a year ago. They opened with a 38-3 loss at Rutgers ... They return nine starters on both sides of the ball ... Junior QB Drew Willy, a 3-year starter, went 19-for-32, 165 yards vs. Rutgers.

About Temple: The Owls opened with a 30-19 loss to Navy at the Linc ... This is their first game in the MAC after two seasons as an independent ... The Owls, who still play mostly freshmen and sophomores, hurt themselves with early penalties vs. the Middies ... Adam DiMichele threw 21-for-29 for 199 yards and two scores. He was also intercepted twice ... Freshman Daryl Robinson (North Catholic) scored on an 18-yard pass.

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