Today's Area Games

September 16, 1995

TOWSON STATE (1-0) at DAYTON (2-0)

Time: 1 p.m.

Site: Welcome Stadium, Dayton, Ohio

Radio: WTMD (89.7 FM)

Outlook: The Tigers opened with a 34-3 rout of Butler. Maryland transfer Larry Washington rushed for 179 yards and three TDs. The Tigers' defense, which limited Butler to 239 yards, was led by freshman DE Eric Erhardt (three sacks) and sophomore LB Jim Colongo (17 tackles). Dayton has outscored its opponents, 70-17. Senior QB Brian Kadel leads Dayton in rushing (155 yards) and scoring (18 points).

KNOXVILLE COLLEGE (1-1)

at BOWIE STATE (0-2)

Time: 1 p.m.

Site: Bulldog Stadium, Bowie

Outlook: The Bulldogs were held to 196 total yards in a 27-12 loss to Norfolk State. They allowed three TDs and 243 passing yards. Sophomore FB Scott Strother has been a bright spot with 60 yards on 13 carries. Senior Thomas Destry has seven catches for 122 yards, and freshman DE Shamar Foster has 18 tackles. Knoxville, a Division III school, is coming off a 31-12 loss to Langston.

METHODIST (0-2)

at SALISBURY STATE (0-1)

Time: 1 p.m.

Site: Sea Gull Stadium, Salisbury

Radio: WTGM (960 AM)

Outlook: ,7,7.3 Salisbury lost its opener at Trenton State, 22-3. QB David Doy, making his first start, went 15 of 31 for 162 yards and two interceptions. Freddy Grant had eight catches for 94 yards and three kickoff returns for 76 yards, and LB Shane Claiborne made 15 tackles. Salisbury, which lost LB Kevin Powell for the season with a knee injury, leads the series with Methodist, 3-1.

FROSTBURG STATE (1-0)

at MERCYHURST COLLEGE (1-0)

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Site: Veterans Stadium, Erie, Pa.

Radio: WFRB (560 AM)

Outlook: Neddy Vernon intercepted two passes, returning one for a TD, in Frostburg's 30-12 win over Bridgewater. Frostburg had 300 yards in total offense and held the ball for more than 38 minutes. Mercyhurst has won six of 10 meetings with Frostburg, though the Bobcats prevailed last year, 35-11. The Lakers limited Canisius to 194 yards in a 13-3 victory last week.

WESTERN MARYLAND (1-1)

at GETTYSBURG (1-0)

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Site: Musselman Stadium, Gettysburg, Pa.

Outlook: The Green Terror opens its Centennial Conference season. Brian Van Deusen was 26 of 37 for 271 yards and two TDs last week to help beat Juniata, 36-10. The Bullets have nine starters back on defense, but only three in their Wing-T offense, including RB Shannon Forsythe, who gained 1,078 yards and scored 14 TDs last year.

NAVY (1-0) at RUTGERS (0-1)

Site: Rutgers Stadium, Piscataway, N.J.

Time: 6 p.m.

Radio: WWLG (1360 AM)

Series: Navy leads, 6-3-1

Outlook: Despite their impressive opening-game, 33-2 rout of SMU, the Midshipmen are big underdogs to Rutgers, which lost at Duke, 24-14. Navy sophomore QB Chris McCoy set a national record with 398 total yards in his first start, including 273 rushing. Rutgers' main threat is RB Terrell Willis, the school's career leader in all-purpose yards.

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

Site: Byrd Stadium, College Park

Time: 7 p.m.

Radio: WITH (1230 AM), WASH (97.1 FM)

Series: Tied, 15-15-2

Outlook: The Terps are seeking their first 3-0 start since 1986. Sophomore QB Brian Cummings (20 of 30, 25 yards, 1 TD) is no longer feeling the effects of a sprained ankle, and RB Buddy Rodgers (36 carries, 185 yards) is the power runner Maryland has lacked in the 1990s. QB Chad Johnston (35 of 54, 500 yards) and RB Robert Walker (233 yards rushing) are the Mountaineers' top threats.

SWARTHMORE (1-0)

at JOHNS HOPKINS (0-1)

Time: ,7.3 7 p.m.

Site: Homewood Field

Outlook: The Blue Jays were beaten on the final play last week when FDU-Madison's Jason Herrick kicked a 36-yard field goal for a 20-17 win. Senior QB Dan Redziniak (pinched nerve in his neck) is day-to-day. The Garnet, which defeated Earlham, 28-21, returns six players on offense, including junior QB Pat Straub and senior TB Nick Milligan, and nine on defense.

MORGAN STATE (0-2) at LIBERTY (1-1)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Site: Liberty Stadium, Lynchburg, Va.

Radio: WEAA (88.9 FM)

Outlook: This is Morgan's third consecutive road game. Last weekend, the Bears lost to Bethune-Cookman, 33-10, and Liberty was beaten by VMI, 50-31. Sophomore Na'im Greene rushed for 83 yards against Bethune-Cookman and scored the Bears' only TD on a 22-yard jaunt. Liberty has scored 102 points in two games, and is averaging 192 yards rushing and 238 passing.

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