Weekend College Football Review

September 16, 1991|By Jeff Fletcher

MARYLAND (1-1)

* THIS SATURDAY: West Virginia, 4 p.m., Byrd Stadium.

* PREVIOUS GAME: The Terps lost, 31-17, to now 18th-ranked Syracuse, which took the lead for good midway through the third quarter, when Maryland QB John Kaleo had a pass picked off in the Terps' end zone by LB John Lusardi . . . West Virginia (2-1) beat South Carolina, 21-16, Saturday.

* KEY STATISTICS: Syracuse's freeze option helped the Orangemen outgain Maryland 362-268.

* INJURIES: S Mike Thomas (mild concussion), QB Jim Sandwisch (tendinitis in right shoulder), RB Mark Mason (aggravated bruised right shoulder), S Ron Reagan (pinched nerve in neck) and RB Troy Jackson (aggravated left ankle sprain) could be healthy again by Saturday.

* QUOTE: Starting QB Jim Sandwisch, who was pulled at halftime: "My shoulder was hurting me, my elbow was hurting me. Every time I tried a touch-pass in the flat, I couldn't get the ball there."

NAVY (0-2)

* THIS SATURDAY: William & Mary, 1:30 p.m., Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

* PREVIOUS GAME: In what would have to be described as a moral victory, Navy lost 17-10 to a Virginia team that had beaten the Midshipmen 56-14 last year. The difference yesterday was Navy could not stop Virginia when it really needed to -- on third down . . . William & Mary (1-1) lost, 28-21, to Delaware on Saturday.

* KEY STATISTICS: The Cavaliers, who converted more than 50 percent of their third-down plays, had one 87-yard drive in which they converted three third-and-longs . . . Navy had no turnovers, compared with five in last year's loss to Virginia.

* INJURIES: No major injuries.

* QUOTE: Coach George Chaump: "We did a lot of growing up in this game. A game like this against a good opponent can go a long way in instilling the confidence that we can play against good football teams. We're very young, but we are maturing rapidly."

MORGAN STATE (0-3)

* THIS SATURDAY: Vs. Youngstown State in Youngstown, Ohio, 7:30 p.m.

* PREVIOUS GAME: The Golden Bears ended hopes of collecting their first win of the season early against Bethune-Cookman, falling behind 23-0 in the first quarter, eventually losing 38-6. Besides being simply unable to handle either Bethune-Cookman's offense or defense, Morgan State, now 0-2 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, turned the ball over five times. Youngstown State lost, 33-29, to Delaware State.

TOWSON STATE (0-1)

* THIS SATURDAY: Vs. Delaware State at Minnegan Stadium, 7 p.m.

* PREVIOUS GAME: In losing their opener, 10-8, to Boston University, the Tigers gained only 8 yards passing . . . The halftime score was an unusual, 2-0. Towson NG Doug Irvin recorded the safety. One Towson drive was extended because the Terriers had too many players on the field while the Tigers were punting . . . Delaware State beat Youngstown State, 33-29.

BOWIE STATE (1-1)

* THIS SATURDAY: vs. North Carolina Central in Durham, N.C., 7 p.m.

* PREVIOUS GAME: WR Tom Butts made a diving catch in the corner of the end zone with less than four minutes to play, leading the Bulldogs to a 17-14 victory over Hampton . . . P Jason Herold, who hadn't played quarterback since high school, did just that for Bowie. He completed 13 of 22 passes for 164 yards with one touchdown . . . The Bulldogs benefited from 135 yards of penalties called on Hampton . . . Bowie is now 1-0 in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

FROSTBURG STATE (1-1)

* THIS SATURDAY: Vs. Thiel in Frostburg, 1:30 p.m.

* PREVIOUS GAME: Bobcats FB Rory McTigue had his second consecutive good game, rushing for 155 yards and four touchdowns in Frostburg's 29-7 victory over Catholic. In two games, McTigue has 239 yards and five touchdowns. His 93-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was the longest in school history . . . Thiel defeated Oberlin, 28-0.

JOHNS HOPKINS (0-0-1)

* THIS FRIDAY: Vs. Swarthmore at Homewood Field, 7:30 p.m.

* PREVIOUS GAME: Blue Jays PK Marzio Trotta had an extra point blocked and missed a 40-yard field goal, leaving Hopkins with a 19-19 tie last Friday against Lebanon Valley . . . QB John Guglielmo passed for 264 yards, completing 21 of 39 attempts . . . Swarthmore beat Hobart, 29-13.

SALISBURY STATE (0-1)

* THIS SATURDAY: Vs. Methodist at Salisbury, 1:30 p.m.

* PREVIOUS GAME: The Sea Gulls fell behind 10-0 and lost 10-5 to C.W. Post in their opener . . . QB Len Annetta completed 11 of 25 passes for 111 yards . . . Methodist was hammered, 34-0, by Guilford.

WESTERN MARYLAND (0-1)

* THIS SATURDAY: Vs. Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pa., 1:30 p.m.

* PREVIOUS GAME: In losing 14-13 to Albright, the Green Terrors saw All-America TB Eric Frees have his worst game as a starter since his freshman year. Frees gained only 51 yards, which was good enough to move him from 20th to 18th all-time among Division III runners . . . Gettysburg lost, 27-6, to Widener.

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