This Saturday: At Clemson, Memorial Stadium, Clemson, S.C., 12:05 p.m.


Previous game: The Terps defeated Wake Forest, 31-7. Clemson was idle.

Key statistics: The Terps have not been at .500 this late in the season since 1990. Maryland's two losses were to Florida State and Duke, who are a combined 8-0. The seven points allowed were the fewest Maryland has given up since Virginia scored six in the 1991 season opener (36 games). Maryland held the Demon Deacons to 309 yards of total offense, the fewest yards allowed by the Terps since 1990. The Terps' defense recovered three fumbles and had one interception. Wake Forest gained 22 yards in the first quarter and didn't get inside the Terps' 37-yard line in the last 28 minutes. Maryland's quarterback tandem of Kevin Foley and Scott Milanovich combined for 270 yards passing. Coach Mark Duffner hasn't decided yet on which one will start this week.


Injuries: Wide receiver Jermaine Lewis suffered a dislocated left shoulder and will not play against Clemson. Also sidelined Saturday will be wide receiver Geroy Simon, who sustained a hip pointer. Tight end Erik Henry sat out with a back injury. His status for Saturday has not been determined.

NAVY (0-3)

This Saturday: Duke, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, 1:30 p.m.

Previous game: Navy was idle. Duke, off to its best start since 1988, improved to 4-0 with a 27-12 win over Georgia Tech.


This Saturday: At Charleston Southern, CSU Football Stadium, Charleston, S.C., 1 p.m.

Previous game: One week after suffering an 87-12 loss to Grambling, the Bears lost to Knoxville College, 22-13. Charleston Southern was routed by Towson State, 51-0.

Key statistics: Charleston Southern quarterback Gordon Screen replaced starter Andre Williams in the first quarter and passed for 228 yards and two touchdowns. Morgan State committed four turnovers, including a fumble that Arthur Haggard recovered and returned 33 yards for a touchdown. Charleston Southern committed 22 penalties for 254 yards and the Bears were penalized 11 times for 91 yards. The Bulldogs had 417 yards of total offense, compared to the Bears' 144 yards.



This Saturday: At Howard University, Howard Stadium, Washington, 1 p.m.

Previous game: The Tigers routed Charleston Southern, 51-0, and have outscored their opponents, 125-34. It was the first shutout for Towson State since beating Morgan State, 21-0, in 1986. Howard lost to Florida A&M;, 29-2.

Key statistics: Towson State quarterback Dan Crowley threw a school-record five touchdown passes, completing 14 of 22 passes for 262 yards and no interceptions. Crowley had thrown four touchdown passes in last season's 52-14 win over Charleston Southern. Charleston Southern was held to 179 total yards and did not cross midfield. Towson State had 451 yards of total offense and held Charleston Southern to 42 yards passing and 179 total yards. The Tigers' Mark Orlando had three receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns. Brian McCarty had 81 yards rushing and a touchdown on 14 carries for the Tigers.


This Saturday: Virginia Union, Bulldog Stadium, Bowie, 1 p.m.


Previous game: Bowie State was shut out for the third consecutive game, dropping a 13-0 decision to Virginia State. Virginia Union was idle.

Key statistics: Rodney Granger's touchdown pass to tight end Gary Warren broke a scoreless tie with 5:49 left in the game. Virginia State limited the struggling Bulldogs offense to 103 total yards, led by Antonio Inge's nine tackles. Bowie State was hurt by 15 penalties for 139 yards.


This Saturday: At Chowan, Chowan Stadium, Murfreesboro, N.C., 1:30 p.m.

Previous game: Frostburg State defeated Salisbury State, 46-17. Chowan was routed by Union, 82-14.

Key statistics: The Bobcats, ranked seventh among Division III teams, generated 599 yards of offense, including 330 yards on the ground. Gilbert Telleria completed 10 of 14 passes for 260 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. Artie Bell caught two passes for 110 yards and a touchdown. Kermit Nored rushed for 83 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries. The Bobcats scored 33 unanswered points during one stretch. Telleria directed Frostburg State to touchdowns on five of its six first-half possessions.



This Friday: Gettysburg, Homewood Field, 7:30 p.m.

Previous game: The Blue Jays lost to Fairleigh Dickinson-Madison, 13-3. Gettysburg defeated Swarthmore, 30-10.

Key statistics: FDU-Madison, ranked eighth in Division III, sacked Johns Hopkins quarterbacks 13 times for 82 yards in losses. The Blue Jays, who have scored just 10 points in three games this season, were limited to minus-34 yards rushing on 31 carries. Hopkins quarterback Dan Redziniak completed 22 of 34 passes for 180 yards. The Jersey Devils scored all their points in the second quarter after the Blue Jays had taken a 3-0 lead on Todd lTC Beneivenni's 37-yard field goal in the first quarter. Johns Hopkins has permitted 29 points in three games this season, but its offense is the worst in the Centennial Conference (223 yards per game). The Blue Jays held FDU-Madison to 268 yards of total offense, well below its 412.5 average. Johns Hopkins has the top-rated defense in the conference, giving up 232 yards per game. The Blue Jays are also the best team in the league against the pass.


This Saturday: Idle. Next game Oct. 8 vs. Chowan, Sea Gull Stadium, Salisbury, 1 p.m.


Previous game: The Sea Gulls lost to Frostburg State, 46-17. Chowan was beaten by Union, 82-14.

Key statistics: The Sea Gulls were limited to 67 rushing yards. Salisbury's quarterback tandem of Marc Thomas (14-for-27, 159 yards) and David Doy (12-for-19, 132 yards) completed 26 of 46 passes for 291 yards and one touchdown. Byron Pugh rushed for 70 yards on 14 carries for the Sea Gulls.


This Saturday: Muhlenberg, Bair Stadium, Westminster, 1:30 p.m.

Previous game: Dung Dinh's 32-yard field goal with 1.7 seconds remaining gave the Green Terror a 22-20 victory over Ursinus. The winning kick completed a nine-play, 45-yard drive in the final 1:10. The key play was a 19-yard completion to midfield from Brian Van Deusen to Butch Schaffer on fourth-and-19. Muhenberg edged Franklin & Marshall, 13-12.

Key statistics: Van Deusen set school and Centennial Conference records with 433 yards passing and 415 yards of total offense. Van Deusen, the conference's Offensive Player of the Week, completed 28 of 42 passes and also rushed for two touchdowns. He also set a school record with 282 career completions. Western Maryland has the top-rated passing offense in the conference, amassing 331 yards per contest. Schaffer had a career-high nine catches for 196 yards and a touchdown and Alan Pietkiewicz added eight receptions for 116 yards. Western Maryland out-gained Muhlenberg, 482 total yards 298.