Weekend Wrap

September 20, 1993


This Saturday: At Virginia Tech, Lane Worsham Field, Blacksburg, Va., 1 p.m.

Previous game: The Terps scored two touchdowns in the last eight minutes, but it wasn't enough to overcome West Virginia, which scored four touchdowns in the first half and cruised to a 42-37 victory at Byrd Stadium. . . . Virginia Tech (2-1) lost, 21-2, at Miami.

Key statistics: Sophomore QB Scott Milanovich had a record-setting game for the second straight week, as his 35 completions and 451 yards passing improved the Maryland records. He had a record-tying five touchdowns passes for the second straight week. West Virginia lost four fumbles and was out-gained 558 yards to 542, but sophomore Robert Walker rushed for 167 yards and senior Jake Kelchner passed for 270.

Injury update: Freshman DL Johnnie Hicks sprained his right ankle; senior LB Chad Wiestling aggravated a left knee sprain; sophomore WR Wade Inge sprained his left ankle.

NAVY (1-1)

This Saturday: Bowling Green, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 1:30 p.m.

Previous game: Navy beat Eastern Illinois, 31-10, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. It was Navy's first win of the season, and it marks the first time that Navy has been at the .500 mark since the 10th game of the 1990 season. The margin of victory was the biggest for Navy since a 41-7 win over Yale in 1988. The points scored were also the most since that Yale game.

Key statistics: Navy fullback Brad Stramanak, who missed all of last season after reconstructive knee surgery, scored three touchdowns -- including a 50-yard scoring run in the third quarter. Stramanak rushed for 92 yards on 16 carries. Quarterback Jim Kubiak completed 18 of 37 passes for 248 yards -- the most yardage by a Navy quarterback since Kubiak passed for a school record 406 yards against Wake Forest in 1991. . . . Defensive end Dave Shaw of Navy was named the ECAC Division I-A Defensive Player of the Week for his 10 tackles and three sacks.

Injury update: Stramanak came out of the game in the fourth quarter after hurting his knee.


This Saturday: Charleston Southern, Minnegan Stadium, 1:30 p.m.

Previous game: The Tigers are off to their first 2-0 start in seven years after scoring two fourth-quarter touchdowns to clinch a 31-14 victory over Delaware State. It was the first time Towson State had beaten the Hornets in four tries, and it improved the Tigers' home record to 6-1 under second-year coach Gordy Combs. . . . Charleston Southern lost to South Carolina State, 44-10.

Key statistics: Tony Vinson and Brian McCarty combined for 308 yards rushing and became the first pair of Towson State backs to rush for more than 100 yards in the same game. The Tigers overcame 10 penalties by forcing six turnovers, including two interceptions by free safety Aaron Bates. He picked off one pass in the end zone in the second half and stopped a first-half drive by forcing a fumble inside the Tigers' 5-yard line.


This Saturday: At Virginia Union, Hovey Field, Richmond, Va., 7 p.m.

Previous game: The Bears were blown out for the second straight week, 56-27, by Youngstown State. . . . Virginia Union lost to Hampton, 13-0.

Key statistics: Things went downhill quickly for Morgan State, which committed seven penalties in the first quarter. Youngstown State pulled out to a 28-0 lead early in the second period. Tameron Smith led the Penguins -- who won the Division I-AA championship two years ago -- with 148 yards rushing and two touchdowns. On the bright side, Bears QB Orlando Persell shook off some early-season rust by completing 30 of 57 passes, both school records, for three TDs. That wasn't enough to pick up the Bears' defense, which has surrendered 97 points in its past two games.


This Saturday: At Virginia State, Rogers Stadium, Petersburg, Va., 1:30 p.m.

Previous game: The Bulldogs suffered their most frustrating defeat of the season, dropping an 11-0 decision to Southern Connecticut State. . . . Virginia State routed North Carolina Central, 40-17.

Key statistics: Bowie State's offense finally showed some life, producing 318 yards. But five turnovers and 12 penalties -- at a cost of 105 yards -- sent the Bulldogs to their first shutout of the season. They have managed one touchdown in 12 quarters. Southern Connecticut had only five first downs and 154 yards on offense.


This Friday: At FDU-Madison, Jersey Devils Stadium, Madison, N.J., 7:30 p.m.

Previous game: The Blue Jays spotted Swarthmore a 17-0 lead, then stormed back with 40 unanswered points to rout the Garnet, 40-17. . . . Fairleigh Dickinson edged Lycoming, 21-20.

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