Today's Area Games

October 01, 1994

MARYLAND (2-2) at CLEMSON (1-2) Site: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, S.C.

Time: Noon

TV/Radio: Chs. 13, 7/WBAL (1090 AM), WRC (930 AM)

Line: Clemson by 7

Series: Tied, 20-20-2

Outlook: For the first time since 1990, the Terps go into a game with more wins than their opponent. Coming off wins over West Virginia and Wake Forest, they can make it three in a row for the first time since 1986. Clemson, which handled Division I-AA Furman in its opener but then lost to N.C. State and Virginia, never has started 0-3 in the ACC. Both teams have changed QBs in recent weeks. Maryland is 2-0 when Kevin Foley attempts more passes than Scott Milanovich, and Clemson will bench Patrick Sapp in favor of Louis Solomon. The Clemson line is young, and so is Maryland's defense, which hopes to continue its steady improvement against another struggling offense. Senior SB Allen Williams (242 yards) is on pace for the most productive season by a Terps RB since 1985. Clemson WR Antwuan Wyatt has been switched to TB. Maryland will be without WR Jermaine Lewis (dislocated shoulder), but will get back TE Erik Henry (back).

DUKE (4-0) at NAVY (0-3) Site:Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis

Time: 1:30 p.m.

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

(1360 AM)

Line: Duke by 22

Series: Navy leads, 14-9-5

Outlook: The Midshipmen are trying to end an eight-game losing streak. The three losses this season have been by an average of 39 points. Senior QB Jim Kubiak has passed for 708 yards, but thrown seven interceptions. After a two-week break, coach George Chaump plans to simplify both offense and defensive sets. Freshman Pat McGrew, who rushed for 62 yards and a TD against Bowling Green, will start at TB in place of injured Omar Nelson (groin). Freshman Travis Salley will make his first start at DE. Sophomore Mark Love was shifted from LB to DT. Duke, under new coach Fred Goldsmith, ranks 11th in the country in defense (11.2 points a game).

TOWSON STATE (3-0) at HOWARD (1-2) Site: Greene Stadium, Washington, D.C.

Time: 1 p.m.

Radio: WITH (1230 AM)

Outlook: This is the final meeting between Towson State and the Bison, and the Tigers have a chance to avenge last year's 44-41 homecoming loss to Howard. The Bison have struggled without QB Jay Walker -- now with the New England Patriots. They are averaging only 16.3 points a game. Howard has juggled three QBs this year and will go with junior Pep Hamilton today. Towson State is averaging 437 yards and 41.7 points behind QB Dan Crowley (890 yards, 10 TDs), WR Mark Orlando (24.6 yards per catch, five TDs) and TB Brian McCarty (six TDs).

VIRGINIA UNION (0-3) at BOWIE STATE (1-3) Site: Bulldog Stadium, Bowie

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: The Bulldogs tied Virginia Union last year in a midseason game that started Bowie State on the way to a solid finish. The Bulldogs would welcome the same scenario. They have wasted outstanding efforts by their defense (16.3 points per game) while getting shut out three straight times. QB Darrell Foote has been benched in favor of Delmar Glanton.

MORGAN STATE (0-3) at CHARLESTON SOUTHERN (0-3) Site: CSU Stadium, Charleston, S.C.

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Radio: WEAA (88.9 FM)

Outlook: If Morgan State loses today, the Bears may go winless in 1994. The Bears routed Charleston Southern by 34 points last year, and Charleston Southern is coming off a 51-0 pasting by Towson State. What's more, the Buccaneers have lost top RB D'Angelo Dereef to a knee injury. The Bears are coming off a 22-13 loss to Knoxville, a game in which Morgan State held a lead for the first time this year. They have been outscored, 150-25, have averaged 167.3 yards offense and given up 505 yards per week. QB Michael Moore has regained the starting job.

MUHLENBERG (2-1) at WESTERN MARYLAND (1-2) Site: Bair Stadium, Westminster

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Outlook: Western Maryland is coming off a 22-20 victory over Ursinus, in which Dung Dinh kicked a 32-yard field goal with 1.7 seconds left. Junior QB Brian Van Deusen (65 of 111, 883 yards, five TDs) was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week after passing for a school and conference record 433 yards.

FROSTBURG STATE (3-0) at CHOWAN (1-3) Site: Chowan Stadium, Murfreesboro, N.C.

Time: 2 p.m.

Radio: WFRB (560 AM)

Outlook: The Bobcats, ranked seventh among Division III teams, beat Chowan, 27-0, last year. Chowan is coming off an 82-14 pounding by Union (Ky.). The Bobcats are averaging 470 yards a game, behind FB Kermit Nored (64 yards per game, four TDs), QB Gilbert Telleria (221 total yards per game) and WR Ariel Bell (26 yards per catch).

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