Weekend Wrap

September 27, 1993

MARYLAND (0-4)

This Saturday: Penn State, at Byrd Stadium, College Park, 7 p.m.

Previous game: The Terps remained winless, losing to Virginia Tech, 55-28, in their first game in Blacksburg, Va., in 44 years. Twice within 93 seconds, the Hokies converted a Scott Milanovich turnover into a touchdown that helped them to an early 21-7 lead. The Terps were never again within a touchdown when they had possession. . . . Penn State (4-0) beat Rutgers, 31-7.

Key statistics: Milanovich improved his week-old Maryland record for passing yardage to 498 and set another Terps' mark for total offense, but he also lost three interceptions and a fumble. Three Terps went over 100 yards receiving. Maryland out-gained Virginia Tech, 649-641, but the Terps had four turnovers and missed three field-goal attempts. Hokies QB Maurice DeShazo tied a school record with four touchdown passes, and redshirt freshman Tommy Edwards ran for a career-high 146 yards.

Injury update: The Terps sustained no serious injuries, although LB and defensive captain Chad Wiestling underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Friday to repair torn knee cartilage.

NAVY (2-1)

This Saturday: at Tulane, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Previous game: The Midshipmen won their first homecoming game since 1988, scoring with 5:20 left after a 48-yard touchdown drive to defeat Bowling Green, 27-20, in Annapolis. Bowling Green drove deep into Navy territory on the ensuing march, but DB Chris Hart's interception sealed the victory for the Midshipmen. Bowling Green played without nine players, including six starters, who were suspended for breaking training rules. Navy will be aiming for its first three-game winning streak in 12 years this weekend. . . . Tulane lost to Mississippi State, 36-10.

Key statistics: QB Jim Kubiak was hot, completing 28 of 34 passes for a career-best 82.4 percentage. He threw for 317 yards and two touchdowns. MLB Javier Zuluaga again excelled with 15 tackles and a key interception. Navy had only one turnover, an interception against Kubiak, who connected with nine different receivers.

Injury update: Navy has been fortunate in avoiding health problems. DL Ty Renick missed the Eastern Illinois game but returned to play Saturday and will be ready for Tulane.

MORGAN STATE (2-2)

This Saturday: Idle. Next game, Oct. 9, South Carolina State, at Hughes Stadium.

Previous game: The Bears launched a furious rally, scoring 35 consecutive points after falling behind 21-3 and whipping Virginia Union, 38-21, in Richmond, Va. The game included a controversy when Morgan was inadvertently given a fifth down deep in Virginia Union territory and a 19-yard pass to Otis Covington from Maurice Chase on the play set up a touchdown. That reduced Virginia Union's lead to 21-17 and Morgan went ahead for good in the third quarter on a 15-yard run by Chase. . . . South Carolina State lost to Southern University, 14-10, Saturday.

Key statistics: Covington caught four passes for 69 yards and scored the touchdown that sealed the victory. RB Tony Phillips had 98 yards and a touchdown for the Bears and Bobby Phillips accounted for 161 yards and three TDs to dominate the Panthers' offense.

BOWIE STATE (0-4)

This Saturday: at Virginia Union, Hovey Field, Richmond, Va., 1:30 p.m.

Previous game: The Bulldogs continued their struggles with a 30-7 loss to Virginia State in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association game. They were never really in the game after Damacio Green launched Virginia State with an 88-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. The result avenged a 1992 defeat to Bowie. . . . Virginia Union lost to Morgan State, 38-21.

Key statistics: Darrell Foote turned in a good effort throwing for the Bulldogs, completing 18 of 36 passes for 182 yards and the team's only touchdown.

TOWSON STATE (3-0)

This Saturday: at Connecticut, Harkness Field, Storrs, Conn., 1 p.m.

Previous game: Towson State is off to its best start as a Division I-AA team after blasting Charleston Southern, 52-14. Army veteran Maurice Sydnor took the opening kickoff 86 yards to a touchdown to start the romp, which included 46 first-half points. The development allowed coach Gordy Combs to rest a number of regulars after halftime. . . . Connecticut beat Yale, 25-14.

Key statistics: QB Dan Crowley completed nine of 13 passes for 165 yards and four touchdowns during the Tigers' blitz to a 46-0 lead. Tony Vinson gained 100 yards on the ground before the half and finished with 161 on 20 rushes. The Tigers have not started as well since they went 6-0 in 1986, their last season in Division II.

FROSTBURG STATE (3-0)

This Saturday: Chowan State, at Bobcat Stadium, Frostburg, 1.30 p.m.

Previous game: The Bobcats awakened in the second half after tough early resistance from underdog Salisbury State and scored a 34-21 in-state victory at Salisbury. Frostburg compiled 242 offensive yards in the second half and gradually pulled away from a team it has beaten five straight times. . . . Chowan lost to Newport News, 47-13.

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