Hello, Justin Berendzen (@jrberendzen on Twitter) with my top 5 FCS football matchups of week 7.
South Dakota State University at North Dakota State University
This Dakota Marker matchup is huge. The Bison offense is led by senior fullback Hunter Luepke who has 480 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns this season. Defensively for the Jackrabbits they have junior linebacker Adam Bock who has 50 tackles, 4.5 TFLs and 3 sacks in 2022. South Dakota State’s offense has senior wide receiver Jaxon Janke who has 334 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns this season. Defensively for North Dakota State they have senior defensive lineman Spencer Waege who has 11 tackles, 7.5 TFLs and 3.5 sacks in 2022.
Elon University at University of Rhode Island
Should be a good Colonial Athletic Association conference matchup here. Grad wide receiver Kahtero Summers has 358 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns in 2022 for Rhode Island’s offense. Defensively for the Phoenix they have sophomore defensive back Jaidyn Denis who has 17 tackles and 4 PBUs this season. Elon’s offense has senior wide receiver Bryson Daughtry who has 533 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns in 2022. Defensively for the Rams they have redshirt sophomore defensive back Antonio Carter II who has 29 tackles, 4 PBUs and 1 interception this season.
Villanova University at University of Richmond
Colonial Athletic Association conference gets 2 good matchups this week. Grad wide receiver Jakob Herres has 351 receiving yards and 1 touchdown this season for Richmond. Defensively for the Wildcats they have grad linebacker Antonio Montero who has 26 tackles, 2 TFLs and 1 PBU this season. The Villanova offense has senior wide receiver Jaaron Hayek who has 567 receiving yards and 6 touchdown in 2022. Defensively for the Spiders they have sophomore defensive back Bryson Parker who has 21 tackles, 2 PBUs and 1 interception this season.
Tarleton State University at Stephen F Austin State University
Potentially interesting matchup in Texas. The Lumberjacks offense has senior wide receiver Xavier Gipson who has 438 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns this season. Defensively for Tarleton they have junior linebacker Patrick Jones who has 32 tackles, 4 TFLs and 2 interceptions in 2022. The Texans offense has junior wide receiver Jaden Smith who has 568 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns this season. Defensively for SFA they have junior defensive back Jeremiah Walker who has 21 tackles and 6 PBUs in 2022.
University of Idaho at University of Montana
The Big Sky makes another appearance in the matchup articles. The Griz offense has redshirt senior wide receiver Mitch Roberts who has 301 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns this season. Defensively for Idaho they have sophomore defensive back Tommy McCormick who has 25 tackles and 2 interceptions in 2022. The Vandals offense has redshirt junior wide receiver Jermaine Jackson who has 450 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns this season. Defensively for Montana they have redshirt senior linebacker Patrick O’Connell who has 42 tackles, 9 TFLs and 7 sacks in 2022.