Today's Fooball Games Colleges

October 30, 1993

MARYLAND (1-6) at CLEMSON (5-2)

Site: Clemson Memorial Stadium, Clemson, S.C., 12:10 p.m.

TV: Channels 7, 25

Radio: WBAL (1090 AM), WWRC (980 AM), WAMD (970 AM), WYRE (810 AM), WTTR (1470 AM)

Series: Maryland leads, 20-19-2

Line: Clemson by 12 1/2

Outlook: Maryland has had two weeks to enjoy its 26-18 defeat of Duke and prepare for Clemson, which surprisingly changed offensive formations last Saturday. The Terps routed the Tigers, 53-23, in College Park last year, and Clemson will have no difficulty getting up after struggling against some allegedly inferior competition. The Tigers rank last in the Atlantic Coast Conference in total offense, but Maryland is last in the nation in total defense. Coach Ken Hatfield switched from the I formation to the wishbone for last week's 27-0 defeat of Division I-AA East Tennessee State, and Richard Moncrief will get another start at quarterback. With 286 yards, senior HB Derrick Witherspoon is the top rusher. The Tigers, who allowed the Terps 573 yards last year, start two seniors on defense. Sophomore QB Scott Milanovich (187-298, 2,453 yards, 18 TDs) is ready to resume his assault on the Maryland record book. Milanovich and WR Jermaine Lewis (47 catches for 901 yards, seven touchdowns) are among the Terps who used the time off to heal assorted injuries. Senior LB Chad Wiestling, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and missed the past four games, will return, and walk-on John Milligan is expected to replace Ken Lytle as the Terps' kicker.

No. 2 NOTRE DAME (8-0) vs. NAVY (4-3)

Site: Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, noon

TV: Channel 13

Radio: WMAL (630 AM), WNAV (1430 AM)

Series: Notre Dame leads, 56-9-1

Line: Notre Dame by 34 1/2

Outlook: The Midshipmen are hoping the Irish will be looking ahead to their meeting with top-ranked Florida State on Nov. 13. Navy must spring an upset to have any chance for a Liberty Bowl bid. Notre Dame, with its current 15-game winning streak, has won the past 29 meetings with Navy since Roger Staubach directed the Mids to a 35-14 victory in 1963. Junior QB Jim Kubiak, who will be facing Notre Dame for the first time, has set single-season school marks for completions (171) and yards (1,845). Kevin McDougal returns to lead the Irish after missing last week's game with a sore knee. Notre Dame has averaged 254 yards rushing, led by TB Lee Becton (109 per game).

No. 12 PENN STATE (5-1) at No. 3 OHIO STATE (7-0)

Site: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio, 3:30 p.m.

TV: Channels 13, 7

Series: Penn State leads, 6-2

Line: Ohio State by 3 1/2

Outlook: The Buckeyes are off to their best start since an undefeated regular season in 1979 (11-0). Ohio State leads the Big Ten with a 4-0 record. Penn State is 2-1 in its first season of conference play and would be right back in the Rose Bowl picture with a win over the Buckeyes. Ohio State is unbeaten in its past 13 regular-season games (12-0-1) after a 45-24 win at Purdue last week. Raymont Harris has rushed for 311 yards and three touchdowns in his past three games. Penn State was idle last week after a 21-13 loss to Michigan. Ki-Jana Carter, an Ohio native, has five 100-yard rushing games for Penn State and is averaging 7.1 yards per carry.

TOWSON STATE (5-1) at HOFSTRA (3-3-1)

Site: Hofstra Stadium, Hempstead, N.Y., 7:30 p.m.

Radio: WITH (1230 AM)

Outlook: The Tigers, heading toward their best season in Division I-AA, go after their third straight road victory with a team that is running on all cylinders. RB Tony Vinson is the second-leading rusher in Division I-AA, averaging 150 yards. RB John Swigart has taken over for Brian McCarty, who will miss the rest of the season with a dislocated shoulder. He ran for 73 yards and two touchdowns in last week's 38-14 victory over Buffalo. QB Dan Crowley continues his sensational run. He has completed 59.3 percent of his passes for 1,033 yards and 16 touchdowns and has thrown only two interceptions in 118 attempts. DE Rob Stanavitch is coming off a school-record six-sack performance and CB Michael Collins has intercepted four passes in his past two games. Hofstra is undefeated in its past three games, and its run-and-shoot offense averages 341 yards behind QB George Beisel (162 of 281, 2,081 yards).


Site: Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla., 2 p.m.

Radio: WEAA (88.9 FM)


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