Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Villanova Stadium
TV/radio: FloFootball; ESPN-AM (610)
Records: Villanova 6-1 overall, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association, Stony Brook 4-3, 1-2 Colonial Athletic Association
Coaches: Villanova, Mark Ferrante (16-13, third season); Stony Brook, Chuck Priore (career 127-78, Stony Brook 88-69, 14th season)
Last meeting: Sep. 29, 2018, Stony Brook, 29-27
Series: Stony Brook leads, 2-1
All signs point to this week’s offense going through quarterback Daniel Smith. Villanova has won on the ground this season, ranking third in the Colonial with an average of 182.5 rushing yards per game. But after losing leading running back Justin Covington for the year to an ACL injury, the Wildcats have an uncertain backfield rotation set to face a Stony Brook defense that ranks third in the conference in run defense, holding opponents to an average of 127.6 yards per game. Expect Smith to look for junior Changa Hodge, who had two touchdowns in Villanova’s loss at James Madison, and freshman Jaaron Hayek in the air. The pair lead the team in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns.