VILLANOVA (2-2, 0-1 CAA) @ TOWSON (2-2, 0-1)
When: Saturday, 6 p.m.
Site: Johnny Unitas Stadium
Radio: 1300 AM
Series: Towson leads 8-5
What's at stake: Towson lost its Colonial Athletic Association opener last week and doesn't want a repeat of 2016, when it dropped five straight league games before winning. Trouble is, the Tigers will play again without Shane Simpson, their No. 1 running back, who's out indefinitely with an undisclosed injury. Villanova, though .500, ranks No. 14 in the STATS FCS Poll and No. 17 in the Coaches' Poll.
Key matchup: Can Towson stop quarterback Zach Bednarczyk? In two games against the Tigers, Bednarczyk has passed for 475 yards and five touchdowns, three of them in last year's 40-21 Villanova victory.
Player to watch: Rob Rolle, the Wildcats' defensive back who returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown against Towson last year.