Valparaiso (1-3, 1-0) at Marist (2-2, 1-0)
When: 11 a.m. today
Where: Tenney Stadium, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Radio/Internet: WVUR-FM (95.1, Valparaiso), valpoathletics.com
Valparaiso will win if: Eric Hoffman can continue torching opposing teams through the air. The third-year starting quarterback has thrown for more than 400 yards in each of the last two games and is continuing to grow chemistry with a trio of talented receivers.
Marist will win if: Tradition holds true. The Red Foxes have won four straight meetings over the Crusaders including last season's 44-7 win at Brown Field. Marist already has wins this season over Georgetown and Dayton.
Notes: Valparaiso is looking to start 2-0 in the Pioneer Football League for the first time since 2003. ... The Crusaders conducted their Friday practice at the United States Military Academy at West Point. ... Senior linebacker Pat Derbak was named to the 4th annual FCS Senior Scout Bowl in Myrtle Beach on Dec. 21st. -- Paul Oren