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A week after breaking up three passes in Buffalo's 40-3 home victory over Gardner-Webb, starting free safety Mike Newton (Calvert Hall) was back making big plays in the Bulls' 21-17 win over visiting Akron. The senior came up with two takeaways, recovering a fumble in the first quarter after Buffalo defensive lineman Anel Montanez forced Zips running back DeVoe Torrence to cough up the ball, and intercepting Akron quarterback Patrick Nicely in the second quarter. Newton also made eight tackles (two solo, six assists). Bulls senior Dane Robinson (Calvert Hall) started at defensive tackle, recording no statistics.Connecticut's 38-25 Homecoming win over Louisville was overshadowed this weekend by the death of Huskies junior cornerback Jasper Howard. Howard, 20, of Miami was stabbed early Sunday on the university's Storrs, Conn., campus and died from his wounds. Though the game is an afterthought in the wake of that tragedy, it should be noted that redshirt freshman Jerome Junior (Archbishop Curley) returned to his starting spot at safety and recorded four tackles (two solo, two assists). Cardinals freshman linebacker Horace Miller (Dunbar) played in the game but recorded no statistics.

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Maryland's trying season continued with a 20-9 defeat at the hands of Virginia on the Terps' Homecoming day. Starting senior strong safety Jamari McCullough (Randallstown) made five tackles (two solo, three assists) for Maryland, including teaming with linebacker Alex Wujciak to stop Cavaliers quarterback Jameel Sewell for no gain on third-and-1 in the second quarter and again pairing with Wujciak to stuff Sewell for a loss of 1 yard on third-and-1 in the third quarter. Terps wide receiver LaQuan Williams (Poly) made three catches for 19 yards, his longest going for a gain of 10 yards on first-and-10 on a third-quarter drive that led to a field goal that put Maryland ahead 9-3. The junior also carried once for 1 yard. Starting nose tackle A.J. Francis, a redshirt freshman who hails from Severn, assisted on one tackle, and senior linebacker Hakeem Sule (McDonogh) played but recorded no statistics. Virginia junior running back Raynard Horne (Overlea) recorded a solo tackle on kickoff coverage in the third quarter.

West Virginia freshman Tavon Austin (Dunbar) showed his kick-return skills in the host Mountaineers' 24-7 victory over Marshall. The three-time Baltimore Sun All-Metro Player of the Year ran back two kicks for a total of 67 yards, his longest a return of 43 yards in the first quarter. Austin also had one reception, losing 5 yards on the play. Freshman defensive back Terence Garvin (Loyola) made a solo tackle on kickoff coverage in the second quarter.

Baltimore native Matt Brown carried once for a gain of 8 yards in the second quarter of Temple's 27-13 road win over Army. The freshman wide receiver played his high school ball at New Jersey's Peddie School and attended prep school at Milford Academy in New York. Owls sophomore offensive lineman Sean Boyle (Calvert Hall) played in the game, and junior defensive back Kwame Johnson (Parkville) got onto the field but recorded no statistics. The Black Knights' Jacob Bohn (Mount St. Joseph), a junior linebacker, and Lonnie Liggins (Hereford), a freshman slotback, also played but didn't record any stats.

Senior wide receiver Andrew DePaola (Hereford) made one solo tackle in Rutgers' 24-17 loss to host Pittsburgh on Friday.

Senior backup quarterback Greg Zingler (Severna Park) played in visiting Navy's 38-35 overtime victory over Southern Methodist, recording no stats.

Wake Forest redshirt freshman linebacker Joey Ehrmann (Gilman) saw action in a 38-3 defeat at the hands of host Clemson but recorded no stats.

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