Today's games

September 11, 1999|By Kent Baker, Bill Free, Christian Ewell

Morgan State (0-1) at Bethune-Cookman (1-0)

Site: Municipal Stadium, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Time: 12: 07 p.m.

Radio: WEAA (88.9 FM)

Series: Bethune Cookman leads 10-3

Outlook: Morgan State's best hope is that the Wildcats are looking ahead to a matchup against Howard next week in Cincinnati. Otherwise, there's nothing to recommend hope of a victory for the Bears. Last week in Lewisburg, Pa., Morgan State gained less than 200 yards of total offense against Bucknell, when running back Ali Culpepper was hampered by a groin injury. This week, he's questionable with an ankle injury.

Randolph-Macon (1-0) at Western Maryland (1-0)

Site: Bair Stadium, Westminster

Time: 1 p.m.

Radio: None

Series: Western Maryland leads 12-9-2

Outlook: In six straight regular-season games and nine of the past 11, the Green Terror defense has removed the opposing quarterback from the game. The team hopes the trend continues today against the Yellow Jackets and Brian Partlow, who has thrown for more than 300 yards in five of seven career starts. Last week, he threw for 365 yards and five touchdowns in a 54-20 win over Gettysburg. Western Maryland's leading running back, Joe Kendorski, will again sit out with a hamstring injury, so more of the weight will rest with quarterback Ron Sermarini, who ran for a career-high 116 yards in a 24-0 win over Bridgewater.

Lafayette (0-0) at Towson (1-0)

Site: Minnegan Stadium, Towson

Time: 1 p.m.

Radio: WTMD (89.7 FM)

Series: Lafayette leads 2-1

Outlook: The Tigers play host to a Lafayette team that seems beatable. Where have we seen this before? Try last season, when the Leopards mowed down Towson, 27-7. After putting up 580 yards of total offense in a 34-7 win over Monmouth, the Tigers are looking at today's game and next week's game at Bucknell as a barometer for their progress in the Patriot League. The defense also will be looking for a positive follow-up after holding Monmouth to 185 offensive yards. Fallston High product Mike Levy will start at inside linebacker for the Leopards.

Washington & Lee (0-0) at Johns Hopkins (0-0)

Site: Homewood Field, Baltimore

Time: 1 p.m.

Radio: None

Series: Washington & Lee leads 5-3-1

Outlook: The Blue Jays have won each of the past two meetings against Washington & Lee (including a 43-23 triumph last year), but the Generals return 17 starters from last year's 4-6 team. With the NCAA playoff field expanding to 28 teams, this non-conference game is important for Johns Hopkins, which went 7-3 and finished second in the Centennial Conference in 1998.

Central Connecticut State (0-1) at Frostburg State (0-0)

Site: Bobcat Stadium, Frostburg

Time: 1 p.m.

Radio: WFRB (560 AM)

Series: Tied 1-1

Outlook: The Bobcats would like to start their season like they did in 1998, winning their first three games en route to a 7-3 finish. It will be a tall order, however, as the team starts with a Division I-AA team that delivered a 37-17 licking in the previous meeting two years ago. Frostburg's strength looks to be its defense -- ranked No. 37 nationally last season. The task will be to stop Central Connecticut State's tailback, Mark Strasser, who had 122 receiving yards and 55 rushing yards in a 35-13 loss to Albany.

Alfred (0-0) at Salisbury State (0-0)

Site: Sea Gull Stadium, Salisbury

Time: 1 p.m.

Radio: WICO (1320 AM)

Series: Salisbury State leads 1-0

Outlook: The game will be the first as Salisbury State coach for Sherman Wood, who hopes to turn around a program that went 3-7 last season. One of the few bright spots came in a 28-21 win over Alfred, when running back Myron Dent ran for 92 yards and a touchdown. The Saxons (5-4 in 1998) may be able to prevent a repeat of that, with 11 starters returning on defense.

Bowie State (1-0) at Millersville (0-1)

Site: Biemesderfer Stadium, Millersville, Pa.

Time: 1 p.m.

Radio: None

Series: First meeting

Outlook: After a 20-6 win over Cheney last week, the Bulldogs face an upgrade in competition against Millersville, ranked No. 17 in NCAA Division II. Bowie State running back Ray Hawkins looks for a repeat of last week, when he rushed for 79 yards and ran back two punts for 39 yards. The defense accounted for 3.5 sacks and will need similar pressure on Marauders quarterback Drew Folmar, who threw for 3,000 yards last season.

Navy (0-1) at Kent (0-1)

Site: Dix Stadium, Kent, Ohio

Time: 6 p.m.

TV: None

Radio: WNAV (1430 AM), WJFK (1300 AM), WMAL (630 AM)

Series: Navy leads, 3-0

Outlook: Navy takes a five-game losing streak dating to 1998 into this meeting with the Golden Flashes, who are on a 14-game skid. It is a step down for the Midshipmen, 49-14 victims of No. 10 Georgia Tech in a disappointing opener. Kent had only six first downs and 124 offensive yards while falling to Cincinnati, 41-3, and will rely on quarterback Jose Davis, who completed 24 passes for 359 yards against Navy last year. The Midshipmen are healthy and will be looking to add to a history of rolling up rushing yards against Kent. Two of their top four performances in school history (563 yards and 467) have come in this series. This is the first of five games on turf for Navy.

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