Frostburg shows depth in rushing to record for 2nd straight week


October 09, 1990|By John W. Stewart

Frostburg State produced another example of its offensive talent and depth when it registered a 41-0 victory for the second week in a row, at Catholic University on Saturday. Coach Dennis Riccio saw 13 ball carriers have a part in breaking the school rushing record for the second week in a row.

Frostburg State (5-0), the only unbeaten college football team in the state, ran for 461 yards against Catholic, eclipsing the standard of 400 yards set last week against Grove City. The previous record had been 390 yards against Bridgewater in 1971.

Two seniors -- four-year starter Mark Wells and three-year starter Mike McGuire -- head an experienced offensive line that has provided the backs with running room. Wells and junior Dave Snyder (Mount St. Joseph) are the tackles, McGuire and senior Bill Park the guards, and junior Paul Kumpar (Mount St. Joseph) the center.

It is weight (Wells is 250; McGuire, 270) on the left side and height (Snyder is 6-5; Park, 6-4) on the other.

* WESTERN MARYLAND: When Eric Frees scored with 6 minutes, 15 seconds left in Saturday's 14-14 tie at Randolph-Macon, coach Dale Sprague went with kicking specialist Buck Hartzell for the extra point, and his successful conversion tied the score at 14. Sprague said he figured his team would get the ball back at least one more time.

He was 50 percent right, as the Green Terrors did get the ball back, but they did nothing with the chance, netting 6 yards in seven plays. Randolph-Macon then saw its last chance die when a pass play that carried to the Western Maryland 5 was called back because of holding.

* MORGAN STATE: Despite its 42-0 loss at South Carolina State, Morgan State still was able to find some positives on both sides of the line. The defense had a solid effort not reflected by the score (poor field position, a blocked kick, and an interception led to touchdowns), and after three straight weeks of negative rushing yardage, the Bears improved to 48 net yards on the ground to go with 74 passing yards. The total of 122 yards was the team's best offensive effort of an 0-6 season.

* SALISBURY STATE: Bright spots for the Sea Gulls (0-5) in Saturday's 31-13 loss to Glassboro State included the team's first touchdown by its defense since 1988. Ed Hesson forced a fumble in the Glassboro end zone,and Mike Voorhees recovered for Salisbury.

* TOWSON STATE: Sophomore weak-side linebacker Will Otto who had just moved into a backup role, went out with a knee injury in the 55-26 loss at Bucknell, becoming the fourth Towson State player to be lost for the season with a knee injury. The weak-side position has been vulnerable, as starter Jared Freeze was hurt in the opener, came back a game later, but was re-injured and lost for the season. Backup Matt Geis came in and went out with a season-ending knee injury.

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