Area College Football Review

November 18, 1991|By Jeff Fletcher

MARYLAND (2-8) * THIS SATURDAY: Vs. No. 24 North Carolina State, Raleigh, 1 p.m.

* PREVIOUS GAME: The Terps lost 40-7 to No. 14 Clemson. Maryland scored a TD on its first possession of the game, and the game went downhill from there. By halftime, Maryland trailed 20-7. Included in the Tigers scores were a 43-yard pass, a 28-yard rush and an 89-yard punt return . . . N.C. State (8-2) beat Duke 32-31.

* KEY STATISTICS: Maryland rushed for 39 yards on 31 attempts, an average of 1.3 yards per carry. The Terps have lost seven of their last eight games. Dan DeArmas punted nine times. He has punted 19 times in the last two weeks.

* INJURIES: Backup H-Back Chad Wiestling (sprained right ankle) is questionable.

* QUOTE: Coach Joe Krivak: "It was a combination of mistakes and giving up the big play. There were 10 or 15 times that we did not make the play. If we made them, we could have stayed in the game."

MORGAN STATE (1-10)

* THIS SATURDAY: Season over.

* PREVIOUS GAME: The Bears jumped to a big lead and held on for a 37-28 victory over Howard, ending a string of 12 straight losses to Division I teams. Morgan has won its last game of the season three years in a row. The 37 points were the most Morgan has scored in the nine seasons it has been a Division I-AA member. RB Nathan Ayers gained 111 yards on 27 rushes. Sophomore QB Orlando Persell was 19 of 30 for 262 yards and no interceptions.

TOWSON STATE (1-9) * THIS SATURDAY: Vs. Youngstown State, Minnegan Stadium, p.m.

* PREVIOUS GAME: The Tigers scored 27 points in the second half. The problem was, they gave up 39 in the first half, and lost 49-34 to Maine. Freshman QB Dan Crowley rallied the Tigers by throwing three TD passes in the fourth quarter. Crowley was 25-for-53, but seven of those passes were intercepted . . . Youngstown State (7-3) beat Slippery Rock 40-21.

FROSTBURG STATE (7-3)

* THIS SATURDAY: Vs. William Paterson, Wayne, N.J., noon.

* PREVIOUS GAME: The Bobcats blew a 19-point lead in the fourth quarter and lost 21-19 to Charleston Southern, which didn't have a football program until this year. The Buccaneers, who had 11 freshmen in their starting lineup, scored the game-winner with 1:45 to play. Despite the loss, Frostburg State was selected for the ECAC Division III Southeast championship game, against the Pioneers.

JOHNS HOPKINS (5-4-1)

* THIS SATURDAY: Season over.

* PREVIOUS GAME: The Blue Jays finished the season by losing 24-21 at Western Maryland. Hopkins ended the season 1-4 on the road, compared with 4-0-1 at home. Hopkins RB Paul Ferreri rushed for 125 yards. QB John Guglielmo passed for 220.

SALISBURY STATE (1-9)

* THIS SATURDAY: Season over.

* PREVIOUS GAME: The Sea Gulls lost 37-14 to Kean. Salisbury gained 33 yards on 12 carries. Senior RB Pierre Copes, who had gained 272 yards in the previous two weeks, gained only seven against Kean. The Sea Gulls, who finished the season with eight straight losses, have gone 4-22-1 in the last three seasons.

WESTERN MARYLAND (5-5)

* THIS SATURDAY: Season over.

* PREVIOUS GAME: The Green Terrors ended their four-game losing streak with a 24-21 come-from-behind victory over Centennial Football Conference rival Johns Hopkins. TB Eric Frees, who ran for 205 yards, scored the winning TD with 2:25 to play. Frees ended his career with 5,281 yards, good for second on the Division III list. He increased his all-purpose yardage to 6,871, which leads Division III.

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