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No. 24 Maryland (3-0, 1-0)Last game: The...


No. 24 Maryland (3-0, 1-0)

Last game: The giddy Terps whipped West Virginia, 31-17, matching their 3-0 start of 1986, their best since the 1978 team began 8-0. The once-maligned defense forced six turnovers and limited the Mountaineers to 211 yards, the fewest by a Maryland opponent in five years. Buddy Rodgers rushed for 112 yards.

What's ahead: The Terps conclude a three-game homestand Saturday (7 p.m.) against Atlantic Coast Conference rival Duke (2-1, 0-1).

Injuries: Slot receiver Richard Roberts left the game with a hip pointer. Kicker Joe O'Donnell (quadriceps strain), strong safety Darrick Rather (ankle sprain) and defensive end Al Wallace (ankle sprain) also had minor injuries.

They said it: "No one has seen the true Maryland offense yet," sophomore quarterback Brian Cummings said after the run-and-shoot gained more yardage rushing than passing for the third straight game.

Morgan State (0-3)

Last game: The Bears lost their third straight, falling, 48-19, at Liberty Saturday night. Morgan allowed 260 yards rushing.

What's ahead: The Bears play at home for the first time this season Saturday, taking on Cheyney State at 1:30 p.m. Cheyney (0-2-1) lost to Southern Connecticut State, 55-3, Friday.

Injuries: None reported.

They said it: "It's been a brutal three weeks," Morgan coach Ricky Diggs said. "We've been pretty beat up over the last three games."

Navy (1-1)

Last game: The Midshipmen showed spunk in overcoming an early 14-0 deficit, but fell, 27-17, to Rutgers, which got 207 yards rushing from junior tailback Terrell Willis.

What's ahead: The Mids return home to face Wake Forest (0-3), which lost to Clemson Saturday, 29-14.

Injuries: None.

They said it: "We learned something about ourselves by winning the opener," said Navy LB Clint Bruce, "but you learn even more as a team through adversity."

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