This Saturday: at Georgia Tech, Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Previous game: The Terps were humiliated by Penn State, 70-7, the second-worst defeat in Maryland's 102-year history. The Nittany Lions led 25-0 after 17 minutes and 46-7 at the half in the last scheduled meeting between the schools. Penn State, which forced six Maryland turnovers, blocked a punt and recorded a safety, improved its advantage in the series to 35-1-1. . . . Georgia Tech (1-3) lost, 51-0, to No. 1 Florida State.

Key statistics: The Nittany Lions had 659 yards total offense, 526 on the ground, and limited Maryland's passing attack, which had been the most productive in the nation, to 170 yards. Junior TBs Ki-Jana Carter (159 yards) and Mike Archie (120) had career highs in rushing.

Injury update: LB Tim Brown (sprained right knee) and DBs Raphael Wall (bruised right knee), Gene Green (strained neck muscle) and Allen Williams (bruised thigh) sustained minor injuries.

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This Saturday: Air Force, Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, 1:30 p.m.

Previous game: The Mids suffered a heartbreaking 27-25 loss to Tulane at the final gun in the Superdome when Bart Baldwin kicked a 43-yard field goal. Navy dominated the first half and led 13-0, but fell behind 24-13 early in the fourth quarter. QB Jim Kubiak (25-for-38, 274 yards, two TDs, three interceptions) threw scoring passes to Matt Scornavacchi and Damon Dixon to give Navy a 25-24 lead with 3:25 left. A missed two-point conversion try proved costly as reserve QB Billy Duncan rallied the Green Wave. . . . Air Force (1-4), which lost to Wyoming, 31-18, Saturday, holds a 17-8 series edge over Navy.

Key statistics: Navy committed six turnovers. Fumbles by TB Jason Van Matre and TE Jim Mill after third-quarter receptions led to a Tulane touchdown and field goal. Kubiak's third and last interception early in the fourth quarter was converted into a 53-yard TD return by CB Brandon Hamilton to give Tulane a 24-13 lead.

Injury update: For the fourth straight week, Navy had no major injuries.


This Saturday: Idle.

Previous game: The Tigers, behind a superb performance by RB Tony Vinson, rallied from a 20-14 deficit to edge Connecticut, 28-27. Vinson scored all four of Towson State's touchdowns, including two in the game's final 10 minutes.

Key statistics: Vinson had his best game of the season, rushing 36 times for 196 yards, including a 1-yard run for the game-winner with 2:34 left. He rushed for 95 yards in the first quarter. The Tigers piled up 290 yards on the ground. Connecticut QB Zeke Rodgers hurt the Tigers through the air, hitting 18 of 29 attempts for 244 yards, including a touchdown to Monte Nowden that pulled the Huskies to 28-27 with three seconds left. The two-point conversion failed.


This Saturday: South Carolina State, Hughes Stadium, 1:30 p.m.

Previous game: Idle.


This Saturday: Livingstone, Bulldog Stadium, 1 p.m.

Previous game: The Bulldogs are still looking for their first victory under first-year coach Sherman Wood after Saturday's 7-7 tie against Virginia Union.

Key statistics: Wood's losing streak was stopped against his old team. Last year, Wood was Virginia Union's defensive coordinator. The Bulldogs continued to struggle offensively, gaining only 200 yards. Although Bowie State rushed for a season-high 147 yards, QB Darrell Foote completed three of 23 passes for 53 yards and two interceptions. Bowie State's defense did its job, forcing four turnovers and holding Virginia Union to 231 yards. Marco Griffin's interception with 11 seconds left preserved the tie for the Bulldogs. Griffin, making his first appearance of the season, also broke up a pass.


This Saturday: Trenton State, Bobcat Stadium, 1:30 p.m.

Previous game: The Bobcats used a 20-point second quarter and forced seven turnovers to rout Chowan College, 27-0.

Key statistics: The Bobcats offense continued to roll behind QB Gil Telleria, WR Ariel Bell and RB Kevin Bellamy. Telleria directed Frostburg State to four first-half touchdowns. He completed six JTC of 13 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown. Bell's four receptions were good for 98 yards. Bellamy rushed 10 times for 41 yards and two TDs. The Bobcats allowed 341 yards, but negated Chowan's gains by intercepting six passes.


This Saturday: Ursinus, Homewood Field, 1:30 p.m.

Previous game: The Blue Jays' offense, after producing 73 points in the first two games, stalled for the second straight week in a 25-6 defeat at Gettysburg.

Key statistics: QB John Guglielmo, who was intercepted twice and suffered a concussion in last week's 38-21 loss to FDU-Madison, was pulled after completing one of six passes for 17 yards. He was sacked three times and threw two interceptions. RB Hari Lymon returned to give Hopkins a boost with 100 yards on 24 carries, but three turnovers put the Blue Jays in an 18-0 deficit. LB Stu Markley continued his outstanding season with 16 tackles. Gettysburg rushed for 256 yards and was led by DeWayne Marcus (33 carries, 163 yards, two TDs).


This Saturday: Randolph-Macon, Bair Stadium, 1:30 p.m.

Previous game: The Green Terrors dropped their third straight game, 29-27 to Muhlenberg, in their most frustrating defeat of the season.

Key statistics: Western Maryland's offense turned in its most balanced performance of the year. QB Brian Van Deusen had his most productive day, completing 29 of 51 passes for 318 yards and three scores, two of them to Paul McCord (five for 98 yards). Van Deusen's 24-yard TD to Alan Pietkiewicz (nine catches, 128 yards) cut Muhlenberg's lead to 22-20. RB Rob Johnson had his best day, rushing for 132 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. But the Green Terrors could not stop Muhlenberg QB Sean McCullough (17-for-28, 284, two TDs).

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