Today's Area Games

October 29, 1994

TULANE (1-6) at MARYLAND (3-4) Site: Byrd Stadium, College Park, 1:30 p.m.

Radio: WBAL (1090 AM), WRC (930 AM)

Series: Tied, 2-2

Line: Maryland by 14

Outlook: The home team is unbeaten in this non-conference series, which was last played in 1981. Maryland is expected to keep alive that streak and move to .500 this late in the season for the first time since 1990. The Terps are coming off a 42-27 victory over Georgia Tech. Tulane, which is home against Navy next week, was whipped, 66-22, at Mississippi State. The Green Wave beat Southwest Conference-leader Rice and played tough against unbeaten Alabama, but the offense accounted for one touchdown in a three-game span. QB Tracey Watts has completed 45.9 percent, and sophomore HB Jerald Sowell has rushed for 483 yards. Terps QB Scott Milanovich (101-for-157, 1,098 yards, eight TDs) is coming off of his best game of the year, but Maryland's defense has allowed 949 yards the past two weeks. A homecoming crowd of 30,000 is expected.

NAVY (1-6) at NOTRE DAME (4-3) Site: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Ind., 1:35 p.m.

TV: Channel 2

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

Series: Notre Dame leads, 57-9-1.

Line: Notre Dame by 41

Outlook: The Midshipmen have lost the last 30 meetings. Senior QB Jim Kubiak was held to 156 yards in a 35-14 loss to Louisville last week. The Mids are hurting at linebacker. Junior Clint Bruce is out indefinitely with a sprained knee, and junior Fernando Harris (turf toe) is questionable. The Irish dropped out of the Top 25 after consecutive losses to Boston College and Brigham Young. Senior TB Lee Becton, an All-America candidate, is sidelined with a groin injury.

MORGAN STATE (1-6) at FLORIDA A&M (4-3) Site: Bragg Memorial Stadium, Tallahassee, Fla., 2 p.m.

Radio: WEAA (88.9 FM)

Outlook: The Bears have lost to all four Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opponents by an average of 41.7 points. Florida A&M has beaten the Bears six straight times. The Rattlers, led by QB Ray Domingo, RB Shamell Simpkins and WR Robert Wilson, average 324 yards and face a Morgan State defense that has surrendered 94 first-quarter points. Morgan State's offense has scored 37 points in the past two weeks, thanks largely to the emergence of RB Andre Thomas (426 yards, 5.2 yards per carry).

BOWIE STATE (2-5) at FAYETTEVILLE (3-4-1) Site: FSU Stadium, Fayetteville, N.C., 1:30 p.m.

Outlook: The Bulldogs will play in their fourth consecutive homecoming game, the last three of which have been on the road. Bowie, which lost to Fayetteville last year, 17-0, is coming off a 40-14 loss at Winston-Salem State. Fayetteville has the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's third-leading rusher in Clifton Davis (119.3 yards per game).

DICKINSON (7-0) at JOHNS HOPKINS (2-5) Site: Homewood Field, 1:30 p.m.

Radio: WWLG (1360 AM)

Outlook: The Blue Jays have dropped five games by a combined 27 points, the latest a 17-14 loss to Georgetown last week. This is the Blue Jays' toughest Centennial Conference game. Dickinson has one of the top rushing attacks in Division III, and even the sidelining of TB Chris Hughes with a knee injury has not slowed the offense. The Hopkins defense, led by DT Jelani Rucker (70 tackles, three sacks) and LB AlQadir Walker (44 tackles, two interceptions), has given up 13.5 points a game. Dickinson has allowed 39 points in its four conference games.

SALISBURY STATE (2-4) at ALBANY (2-4) Site: University Field, Albany, N.Y., 1 p.m.

Outlook: The Sea Gulls missed a chance to hit .500 last week, when a late rally fell short in a 49-47 loss to Wesley. Salisbury State's offense gets better each week, behind QB Marc Thomas (416 yards last week) and RB Byron Pugh (146 yards, six TDs last week). Pugh has rushed for more than 100 yards in four games. The Sea Gulls are averaging 35.7 points in their past three games.

FROSTBURG (7-0) at NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE (4-3) Site: Apprentice School Field, Newport News, Va., 1:30 p.m.

Radio: WFRB (560 AM)

Outlook: The Bobcats, ranked fifth in Division III, can take a big step toward their first undefeated regular season with a victory today. Their offense averages 35 points behind QB Gilbert Telleria (1,165 yards passing, seven TDs), WR Ariel Bell (four TDs, 25.2 yards per catch) and FB Kermit Nored (eight TDs). Their defense is allowing 12 points per game.

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