Area College Football Review

November 04, 1991|By Jeff Fletcher

H: MARYLAND (2-6) * THIS SATURDAY: Vs. Penn State, Memorial Stadium, 1:30 p.m.

* PREVIOUS GAME: The Terps were shut out for the first time in six seasons, losing 24-0 to North Carolina. The Tar Heels pulled away on TD drives of 84, 86 and 80 yards in the first half for a 21-point cushion . . . Penn State (7-2) was idle.

* KEY STATISTICS: Freshman QB Jason Stanicek, who made his collegiate debut, led the Tar Heels to 412 yards of total offense, 24 first downs, and 11 third-down conversions in 18 attempts.

* INJURIES: No major injuries.

* QUOTE: Coach Joe Krivak: "I thought it was one of the poorest performances that we had all year. I think we missed tackles, we didn't play with too much intensity and we've got problems on offense -- we just can't move the football."

NAVY (0-8)

* THIS SATURDAY: Vs. Tulane, New Orleans, 8 p.m.

* PREVIOUS GAME: For the first time this season, the Midshipmen didn't score first. In fact, they didn't score at all, losing 38-0 to Notre Dame. The loss extended Navy's losing streak against the Fighting Irish to 28. Navy kept the score down by using a virtually all-running game that ate up the clock . . . Tulane (0-9) lost 38-28 to East Carolina.

* KEY STATISTICS: Navy outgained Notre Dame 234-180 on the ground and controlled the ball for more than 35 minutes. The difference in the game was Notre Dame QB Rick Mirer, who was 17-for-23 for 303 yards.

* INJURIES: MG Dan Pidgeon (cartilage problem in his left knee) will miss the Tulane game. QB Jason Van Matre (right knee sprain) will be evaluated later this week.

* QUOTE: Coach George Chaump, on Mirer's ability to play well in sub-freezing temperatures and a strong wind: "He did not care about the elements. He just went out and did it all."

MORGAN STATE (0-9)

* THIS SATURDAY: Vs. Western Illinois, Hughes Stadium, 1:30 p.m.

* PREVIOUS GAME: The Bears lost 55-6 to Florida A&M. Morgan QB Orlando Persell, who was playing because of injuries to Mike Moore and Maurice Chase, was sacked eight times. While he was on his feet, he threw two interceptions . . . Western Illinois (6-2-1) lost 7-6 to Indiana State.

TOWSON STATE (0-8)

* THIS SATURDAY: Vs. Howard, Washington, 1 p.m.

* PREVIOUS GAME: The improving Tigers jumped to a 14-0 lead before losing 30-26 to Hofstra. Tigers freshman QB Dan Crowley had his best game at Towson, completing 28 of 52 passes for 399 yards. But Hofstra QB Tim Lynch completed 42 of 70 passes for 476 yards . . . Howard (2-6) lost 49-16 to Central State.

FROSTBURG STATE (6-2)

* THIS SATURDAY: Vs. Waynesburg, Bobcat Stadium, Frostburg, 1 p.m.

* PREVIOUS GAME: Without star fullback Rory McTigue, the Bobcats didn't gain their normal 300-plus yards, but they still beat Norwich 29-17. Junior J.R. Bosley, playing in place of the injured McTigue, scored three touchdowns . . . Waynesburg beat Thiel 32-6.

JOHNS HOPKINS (4-3-1)

* THIS SATURDAY: Vs. Franklin & Marshall, Homewood Field, 1:30 p.m.

* PREVIOUS GAME: Blue Jays QB John Guglielmo threw five interceptions, as Hopkins lost 25-6 to first-place Dickinson. The Blue Jays, now 2-3 in the Centennial Football Conference, are 1-3 on the road this season. At 5-0 in the CFC, Dickinson is close to wrapping up its fourth consecutive league title . . . Franklin & Marshall (5-3) beat Swarthmore 26-12.

SALISBURY STATE (1-7)

* THIS SATURDAY: Vs. Newport News Apprentice, NewporNews, Va., 1:30 p.m.

* PREVIOUS GAME: The Sea Gulls came close to breaking their five-game losing streak, but instead made it six with a 20-18 loss to Albany. RB Pierre Copes led Salisbury with 125 yards on 21 carries . . . Newport News Apprentice (4-4) was idle.

WESTERN MARYLAND (4-4)

* THIS SATURDAY: Vs. Swarthmore, Swarthmore, Pa., 1:30 p.m.

* PREVIOUS GAME: Western Maryland lost 15-13 to Lebanon Valley, stretching its losing streak to three games. The Green Terrors were forced to use freshman QB Jody Goane for the second week because of a concussion to starter Paul McCord. Goane was 9-for-28 with three interceptions . . . Swarthmore (1-7) lost 26-12 to Franklin & Marshall.

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