Johnson emerges as real Terror in the backfield State notebook

September 15, 1992|By Doug Brown | Doug Brown,Staff Writer

Rob Johnson reached the 1,000-yard rushing milestone, but he still has a long way to go to reach the top of Western Maryland's all-time chart.

The junior tailback out of North Carroll High raced for 167 yards on 29 carries -- both career highs -- in the 28-0 opening win over Albright. His 45-yard touchdown sprint gave the Green Terrors a 21-0 lead.

With 1,138 career yards, Johnson is 15th on the school's all-time rushing list, which is headed by June graduate Eric Frees. Frees is No. 2 in Division III history with 5,281 yards.

Two weeks into the season, Western Maryland is the only school in the state with a victory. The schools, combined, are 1-10.

Terps LB honored

Maryland linebacker Mike Jarmolowich was named Atlantic Coast Conference Lineman of the Week after making 14 tackles, intercepting a pass and breaking up another in the 14-10 loss to North Caroloina State. With two interceptions in two games, he is tied for first in the ACC.

Running back Mark Mason, after the most yards rushing (163) by a Terp in three years, leads the ACC with a of 123-yard average. Mason is second in the ACC in all-purpose yards with a 180-yard average.

A big headache

Wallace Marshall, one of Morgan State's eight freshman starters, came to the sideline in the first quarter of Saturday's 55-27 loss to Liberty and put an ice pack on his head.

"Man," the linebacker from Burlington, N.J., said to assistant head coach L. C. Cole, "I didn't know college football would be like this. This is hard."

Marshall played the entire game, but, as Cole noted, "He was hurting the next day."

Two Morgan players hurt in an auto accident more than two weeks ago -- linebacker Monjah Brown and safety Jameel Worthy -- may be out for the season. Both suffered back injuries. Quarterback Michael Moore, also hurt slightly in the accident, played Saturday.

The big O

Although his debut as Towson State's head coach resulted in a 36-19 loss to Rhode Island, Gordy Combs was somewhat cheered by his offense.

The Tigers accumulated 426 yards in total offense, after going over 400 only twice last season. Sophomore quarterback Dan Crowley passed for more than 300 yards for the fourth time in his career and threw three touchdown passes.

A BC blowout?

Navy was blown out in its opener, 53-0, by Virginia, and it might not get any better this week. The Midshipmen's next opponent, Boston College, has won its first two games by a combined 86-20.

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