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Towson football faces Dartmouth for first time

Towson football faces Dartmouth for first time
(Courtesy of Towson)

Towson (1-4, 0-3 in CAA) at Dartmouth (2-2, 0-2 in Ivy League)

When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

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Site: Memorial Field, Hanover, N.H.

TV: None

Radio: CBS Sports Radio 1300

Series: It's the first meeting between the two teams.

What's at stake: Both teams can use a win right now to get ready for the grueling part of their schedules. Dartmouth has dropped two games in a row while Towson has lost three in a row.

Key matchup: The Tigers' secondary could be tested heavily on Saturday. Big Green quarterback Jack Heneghan threw for a career-high 348 yards in a 21-13 loss to Yale. The last of his 57 throws was intercepted inside Yale's 5-yard line with less than a minute to play.

Player to watch: Shane Simpson. The replacement for Darius Victor at running back ran for a team-high 76 yards on 13 carries last Saturday against Stony Brook. He ranks 13th in FCS in all-purpose yards (151.0 ypg). Running the ball against Dartmouth will be key. Yale rushed 51 times for 241 yards, a 4.7 per carry average, along with two touchdowns.

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