- The featured #NECFB Game of the Week on ESPN3 will determine the recipient of the league’s automatic FCS playoffs bid. NEC Preseason favorite Duquesne (4-0) will host Central Connecticut (4-0), which has won six games in a row following an 0-3 start, for a 12:00 pm ET kickoff on November 11.
- Duquesne, which saw its seven-game win streak snapped by a 27-24 loss at Liberty in Week 10, averages a league-high 33.1 points per game and ranks second amongst FCS national team leaders in red zone offense (93.5 pct).
- CCSU, which scored 28 points off turnovers during last week’s win over 2016 NEC champion Saint Francis, leads all Division I teams with six defensive touchdowns this season and ranks third in turnover margin (+14).
- The NEC is home to two of the top-seven rushers in the FCS. Duquesne sophomore AJ Hines, who ran for 253 yards at Liberty, ranks third (115.0 ypg) while Wagner junior Ryan Fulse, who has eclipsed the 150-yard mark in back-to-back weeks, sits seventh (110.3 ypg).
- The league’s top-three leaders in receptions will be on DeGol Field when Saint Francis hosts Sacred Heart in a game that can be seen live at NECFrontRow.com. SFU junior Kamron Lewis (61) tops the chart followed by SHU senior Byron Barney (55) and Andrew O’Neill (50).
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