Today's Area Games

September 17, 1994

MARYLAND (0-2) at WEST VIRGINIA (1-2)

Site: Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, W. Va.

Time: 1 p.m.

TV: HTS, tape delay, tomorrow, 12:30 p.m.

Radio: WBAL (1090 AM), WWRC (980 AM)

Line: West Virginia by 14.

Series: West Virginia leads, 15-14-2.

Outlook: Both teams have been disappointing. The Mountaineers are one of just six teams in the nation scoring less than 10 points a game, but they still have a big offensive line and junior TB Robert Walker, who began his march to a school single-season rushing record with 161 yards in last year's 42-37 victory at Byrd Stadium. Eric Boykin has attempted 72 passes the past two weeks, but West Virginia figures to rely on the option against a Maryland defense that is allowing 631 yards a game. The Terps' run-and-shoot offense has had one good half in two games, and QB Scott Milanovich and WR Jermaine Lewis need to resume the long-ball connection they had last September and October.

NAVY (0-2) at BOWLING GREEN (1-1)

Site: Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Time: 1 p.m.

Radio: WWLG (1360 AM), WNAV (1430 AM), WMAL (630 AM)

Line: Bowling Green by 19.

Series: Tied 1-1.

Outlook: Navy defeated Bowling Green, 27-20, last season in Annapolis. Jim Kubiak was 28 of 34 passing for 317 yards and two TDs in that game. Last week, Kubiak became Navy's all-time career completion leader (390 to Bill Byrne's 381). He needs 453 yards to pass Byrne for the all-time yardage total (4,582). Bowling Green QB Ryan Henry has not been intercepted in his past 108 attempts.

TOWSON STATE (1-0) at DELAWARE STATE (1-1)

Site: Frawley Stadium, Wilmington, Del.

Time: 2 p.m.

Radio: WITH (1230 AM)

Outlook: After opening with a 32-16 victory against Buffalo, Towson State faces one of its toughest tests. Delaware State is coming off a 23-3 loss to Youngstown State, the defending Division I-AA champion. QB Dennis Jones (324 yards passing) and HB Phil Anderson (265 all-purpose yards) lead the offense. LB Tarik Abul-Qasim leads the defense with 22 tackles. The Tigers got outstanding efforts from QB Dan Crowley (14 of 27, 308 yards, 3 TDs), WR Mark Orlando (9 catches, school-record 238 yards) and CB Chad Scott (11 solo tackles, 2 interceptions).

SALISBURY STATE (0-1) at METHODIST (1-1)

Site: Monarch Field, Fayetteville, N.C.

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: The Sea Gulls will try to even their record against a Methodist team that has never defeated them. RB Byron Pugh got off to a great start in a season-opening loss to Trenton State, generating 156 of Salisbury State's 277 yards. QB Marc Thomas fared well in his first start, completing 14 of 28 passes for 200 yards and 2 TDs, including a 50-yarder to Freddy Grant.

BOWIE STATE (1-1) at LIVINGSTONE (2-0)

Site: Alumni Stadium, Salisbury, N.C.

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Outlook: The Bulldogs have managed only 26 points in eight quarters. And things won't get any easier against a Livingstone team that has recorded two shutouts. Bowie State's best hope is probably to win a low-scoring affair behind its strong defense, led by DE Tracy Ledbetter, who had 11 tackles including a sack in last week's 17-13 loss to West Virginia Wesleyan. S Chris Banks leads the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association with three interceptions.

JOHNS HOPKINS (0-1) at SWARTHMORE (0-1)

Site: Clothier Field, Swarthmore, Pa.

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Outlook: The Blue Jays have struggled for several years on the road, and last week was no different in their season opener, as they dropped a 10-0 decision at Lebanon Valley. To win their Centennial Conference opener, they'll need a much better performance from QB Mike Bopp, who was 12 of 33 and with three interceptions. RB Hari Lymon, who was hindered by injuries last year, rushed for 60 yards in the first half but sat out the second half with bruised ribs. He will start today. Hopkins' defense was in typical fine form, forcing five turnovers and getting strong efforts from LBs Stu Clutterbuck (15 tackles) and AlQadir Walker (7 tackles, 2 interceptions) and DB Rob McGuire (16 tackles).

GETTYSBURG (0-1) at WESTERN MARYLAND (0-1)

Site: Bair Stadium, Westminster.

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Outlook: The Green Terror will try to regroup after losing a heartbreaking, 21-20 decision to Juniata. Western Maryland led by 13 points with under five minutes to play, before losing on a long punt return with 1:40 left. Despite throwing three interceptions, the first of which broke a streak of 148 consecutive passes without a pickoff, Green Terror QB Brian Van Deusen threw for 221 yards and 3 TDs. WR Butch Schaffer had a career-high six catches for 94 yards and 2 TDs. LB Bob Symanski led the defense with 13 tackles.

MERCYHURST (1-0) at FROSTBURG STATE (1-0)

Site: Bobcat Stadium, Frostburg.

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Radio: WFRB (560 AM)

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