CAA Week 7: Review and Power Rankings

Week 7 of FCS football is in the books and already teams are fighting for their spot in the postseason. At 4-0 in league play, James Madison is the clear favorite to win the league, but as we all know. Nothing is ever guaranteed in the meat grinder known as the Colonial Athletic Association. Will anyone knock off the number one team in the league? Or, will the preseason polls be proven wrong?

Maine 20, Albany 16

When the Great Danes of Albany traveled to Maine on Saturday they did so coming off an exciting triple overtime loss to the Richmond spiders. Maine would hand them their second straight loss in league play as QB Dan Collins threw for 280 yards and three touchdowns to carry the Black Bears toward a 20-16 victory. RB Darian Davis-Ray had the most rushing yards for Maine coming in at 81 yards off of 16 carries.

James Madison 42, New Hampshire 39

When James Madison traveled to New Hampshire on Saturday they did what most teams have been unable to do before them. Defeat the Wildcats in Durham. Although UNH would outgain JMU 569-437 yards, and beat JMU in time of possession 34:46 to 25:14, the efficiency of the JMU offense, and mistakes by the Wildcats would prove too much for UNH to overcome. QB Bryan Schor for JMU would end up completing 15 of 24 passes, and come away with 242 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead his team to victory.

Dartmouth 20, Towson 17

While a CAA matchup between JMU and UNH was taking place in NH, another team was fighting for their lives against out of conference Dartmouth in Hanover NH. Towson was hoping to pick up its second win of the season in the only out of conference game on the CAA slate, but a last second field goal by Dartmouth would quickly dash those dreams. Towson would outgain Dartmouth in total yards 470 to 253, but it would be the defense for Dartmouth coming up with two interceptions that would help to seal the deal hand Towson their fifth loss of the season.

Richmond 23, Villanova 0

What was billed as the CAA game of the week, ended up becoming quickly lopsided as the Spiders of Richmond blanked the Wildcats of Villanova. QB Kyle Lauletta for Richmond would put the Wildcats away completing 17 of 26 passes, for 218 yards and 1 touchdown.

 William and Mary 24, Delaware 17

William and Mary picked up a much-needed win as they put up 21 points in the fourth quarter to snatch victory away from the Blue Hens of Delaware. RB Kendall Anderson was instrumental in their win as he gained 115 yards on 27 carries and a touchdown.

Stony Brook 14, Rhode Island 3

Stony brook picked up its third conference win Saturday as the struggling Rhode Island Rams fell to 1-6 on the season, and 0-4 in the conference. Running backs Stacy Bedell and Jordin Gowins for Stony Brook ran for a combined 248 yards from 47, and a touchdown each carries to help put away the Rams.

Power Rankings

1. Richmond

2. James Madison

3. Villanova

4. Stony Brook

5. New Hampshire

6. Albany

7. Maine

8. William and Mary

9. Towson

10. Delaware

11. Elon

12. Rhode Island


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