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Today's area games


Towson State (1-1) at Wagner (1-0)

Time:Time: 1 p.m.

Site:Site: Fischer Memorial Field, Staten Island, N.Y.

Radio:Radio: WTMD (89.7 FM)

Outlook: The lack of a passing game and a rash of turnovers doomed the Tigers last week in a 38-0 loss at Dayton, ending their six-game winning streak. It was the first shutout of Towson since 1990. Red-shirt freshmen Ryan Waltz and Kevin Smith combined for 52 yards passing and five interceptions. Senior TB Larry Washington was held to 35 yards on 11 carries. Dayton scored on its first five possessions, and the Tigers committed six turnovers, giving them 12 in two games. Smith may start at quarterback against Wagner, which opened last weekend with a 28-27 victory over Stony Brook. This is the first meeting between Towson and Wagner.

Frostburg State (2-0) at Salisbury State (1-1)

Time:Time: 1 p.m.

Site:Site: Sea Gull Stadium, Salisbury

Radio:Radio: WFRB (560 AM), WTGM (960 (AM), WSUR (88.1 FM)

Outlook: Frostburg State used a strong second half to defeat Mercyhurst, 21-7. Freshman FB Richie Juergensen ran for two touchdowns, and HB Corey Simpson put Frostburg ahead for good early in the fourth quarter when he scored from a yard out on fourth down. Salisbury State didn't commit a turnover in routing Methodist last week, 34-19. The Sea Gulls scored on all four first-half possessions. Freshman Daron Wimbish ran for 160 yards and one touchdown and finished with 211 all-purpose yards. Senior David Doy has completed 60 percent of his passes in two games.

Cheyney (0-2-1) at Morgan State (0-3)

Time:Time: 1:30 p.m.

Site:Site: Hughes Stadium

Radio:Radio: WEAA (88.9 FM)

Outlook: This is the Bears' home-opener after three road losses, and the 12th meeting between the schools. Morgan has won each game, including a 2-0 decision the last time they played, during a rainstorm; James Dozier tackled Cheyney's punter in the end zone for a fourth-quarter safety. The Bears have made many changes this week, with reserve center Kamar Brooks moving to starting left guard and Andre Harris switching to right tackle. Last week, in a 48-19 loss to Liberty, LB Walter White, tackles Lajuan Thomas and Willie Thompson and ends Bill Garrett and Sidney Cutchins were inserted into the lineup with positive results. The coaching staff also saw changes, with linebackers/strength coach Melvin Spears becoming defensive coordinator, Anthony Green going from offensive to defensive line coach and Rudy Hughes being put in charge of the offensive line. Cheyney's defense has given up an average of 423.7 yards a game and has surrendered 132 points.

Bowie State (1-2) at Virginia State (2-1)

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Site: Rogers Stadium, Petersburg, Va.

Outlook: The Bulldogs won their first game last weekend, 35-26, over Knoxville, despite giving up 20 fourth-quarter points. Senior William Beverly (Old Mill) ran for 65 yards on eight carries, including a 47-yard touchdown. Darrell Foote passed for 111 yards and two touchdowns. Thomas Destry had four catches for 103 yards. Virginia State leads the series, 6-2. The Bulldogs were held to 117 yards last year and lost, 13-0. The Trojans, ranked No. 11 among Division II schools, lost their first game last weekend, 30-14, to No. 7 Savannah State. Robert 'Bo" Morgan ran for 71 yards, moving him into fourth place on Virginia State's all-time rushing list with 1,778 career yards. He's also second on the Trojans' all-time scoring list with 24 touchdowns. He rushed for 134 yards against Bowie last year. Antonio Inge made a career-high 18 tackles against Savannah.

Johns Hopkins (1-1) at King's College (0-2)

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Site: Monarch Field, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Outlook: The Blue Jays, led by an offense that rushed for 270 yards and a defense that forced three turnovers and had seven sacks, trounced Swarthmore last weekend, 25-3. Playing without Dan Redziniak, listed as day-to-day with a pinched nerve in his neck, Hopkins relied on junior FB Chuck Wotkowicz (11 carries, 106 yards) and sophomore TB Don Zajick (22 carries, 96 yards). Senior LB Victor Carter-Bey was named Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week with 10 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks, and he also scored twice on goal-line situations. This is the first meeting between the schools; King's football program is only in its third year. The Monarchs' wishbone offense hasn't produced any points this year. King's losses have come by a combined score of 79-0.

Ursinus (1-1) at Western Maryland (2-1)

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Site: Bair Stadium, Westminster

Outlook: Brian Van Deusen hooked up with Trey Rash on a 65-yard touchdown with 4:30 left to lead Western Maryland past Gettysburg last week, 21-17, in its Centennial Conference opener. Rash, a sophomore, had seven receptions for 143 yards and two scores. Van Deusen went 26-of-51 for 281 yards, and became the Green Terror's all-time leader in touchdowns with 49 (41 passing, eight rushing) and total offense with 5,425 yards. Western Maryland leads the series with Ursinus, 14-4-1, and has won six of the last seven. Ursinus was blanked by Franklin & Marshall last weekend, 14-0, after opening with a 16-6 win over Worcester Polytechnic. Its defense is much-improved over last year, when it allowed nearly 440 yards and 31 points a game. Sophomore QB Chris Orlando will make his first collegiate start.

Duke (2-1) at Maryland (3-0)

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Byrd Stadium, College Park

Radio: WITH (1230 AM), WASH (97.1 FM)

Outlook: The Terps haven't been 4-0 since 1978. To achieve that, they'll have to stop QB Spence Fischer, a four-year starter who's thrown for 7,156 yards and 41 touchdowns. The Blue Devils allowed 797 yards in a season-opening, 70-26 loss to Florida State, but gave up considerably fewer yards in wins over Rutgers and Army, the latter coming on a field goal with four seconds left. Sophomore Buddy Rodgers is averaging 96.7 yards rushing for Maryland, and QB Brian Cummings has completed 58.9 percent of his passes. Featured are two of the top defensive backs in the ACC, Blue Devil FS Ray Farmer and Terp CB Andreal Johnson, who has four interceptions and a forced fumble.

Wake Forest (0-3) at Navy (1-1)

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis

Radio: WWLG (1360 AM)

Outlook: After their impressive, 33-2 opening-game upset of SMU, the Midshipmen were worn down in the second half in losing to Rutgers, 27-17. First-year QB Chris McCoy, who rushed for 273 yards against SMU, was limited to 59, but scored two 2 TDs last Saturday. WR Matt Scornavacchi has proved a major pass-catching threat with six catches for 137 yards. New place-kicker Jason Covarrubias has converted three of four attempts, including a 47-yarder. Wake Forest showed improvement in last Saturday's 29-14 loss, leading 8-0 late in the first half. Senior QB Rusty LaRue has completed 65 percent (39-60) of his passes and thrown for 3 TDs. His prime target is WR Marlon Estes, with 14 receptions for 187 yards, but the Demon Deacons have had little success with their running game.

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