The Skyhawks take a two-game winning streak to New Haven Saturday afternoon while Bridgewater State plays at UMass-Dartmouth Friday night.
The Stonehill College football team faces a challenging three-game stretch as it returns from a bye week.
The Skyhawks will be playing two teams tied for second place in the Northeast-10 Conference – the University of New Haven and Bentley University – and first-place Assumption College to finish October.
Stonehill resumes its schedule Saturday at 1 p.m. when it travels to Connecticut to take on New Haven.
Bentley visits W.B. Mason Stadium in Easton next Saturday night before Stonehill visits undefeated and 17th-ranked Assumption on Oct. 28.
The Skyhawks (3-2, 2-2 NE-10) put together a two-game winning streak before they were idle last weekend.
“Obviously it’s good to go into that bye week with a win,’’ said coach Eli Gardner. “The last one you play kind of sticks with you. It was good to have that momentum going into the bye and we’re just hoping to maintain it and build on that coming out of it.’’
Stonehill defeated Saint Anselm College and Merrimack College before the break after getting off to a 1-2 start.
“I think we’re starting to play more complimentary football,’’ said Gardner, whose team is midway through the season. “We’re starting to get some more stops defensively and create some shorter fields for our offense. We’re doing a better job of sustaining drives and on third down. And we’ve gotten some big plays special teams wise.
“We’re just starting to settle down a little bit. Every year you have to figure out who you are and what you’re good at. Hopefully our best football is still in front of us.’’
New Haven (4-1) is tied with Bentley at 3-1 in the NE-10, a game behind Assumption (4-0).
The Chargers’ lone loss was a 35-34 decision to LIU Post. They are riding a three-game winning streak and are led by quarterback Ajee Patterson (1,286 yards, 12 touchdowns).
The Stonehill-New Haven matchup was a thriller last season and was broadcast nationwide on ESPN3 as part of the Division 2 Football Showcase series.
The Skyhawks scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to overtake the Chargers, 21-17. Quarterback Matt Foltz threw for 405 yards while Andrew Jamiel caught 18 passes for 169 yards and scored the game-winning TD with 1:26 remaining.
BSU on the road: Bridgewater State University (1-5, 1-3 in the MASCAC) plays Friday on the road against the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth at 7 p.m.
BSU is coming off a 17-7 loss at Plymouth State with the Bears, compiling only 216 yards of total offense.
The last time BSU played at UMass-Dartmouth in 2015, the game was delayed two hours because of lightning before the Bears won, 34-13.
The Corsairs (2-3, 2-1 MASCAC) lost to Curry College last week after defeating Western Connecticut State in their previous game.
Louisville 35, Boston College 14: Another ACC setback for the Eagles.
Florida 28, Texas A&M 24: The Gators survive at home.
Harvard 31, Lafayette 17: The Crimson rebound with a win.
Bridgewater State 21, UMass Dartmouth 17: The Bears get their first road win of the season.
New Haven 24, New Haven 21: The Skyhawks are edged by the Chargers.
LAST WEEK: 2-3
SEASON TOTAL: 18-12