Today's games

October 02, 1999|By Kent Baker and Christian Ewell

Navy (1-3) at West Virginia (1-3)

Site: Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, W.Va.

Time: Noon

TV/Radio: Ch. 2, 7/WNAV (1430 AM), WJFK (1300 AM), WMAL (630 AM)

Series: Navy leads 5-2

Line: West Virginia by 10

Outlook: Both teams are smarting from two-game losing streaks, and the Mountaineers are without their talented starting quarterback, Marc Bulger (fractured finger). Brad Lewis replaces Bulger, who had not been effective for two weeks, with fleet Antonio Brown (29 catches) as his primary target. Navy must get more big plays out of its offense, which has scored 20 or more points only twice in the past seven games, because the defense is playing creditably. The Midshipmen have lost four straight in games decided by five or fewer points.

Holy Cross (1-2, 1-0 Patriot) at Towson (3-1, 2-0)

Site: Minnegan Stadium, Towson

Time: 1 p.m.

Radio: WTMD (89.7 FM)

Series: Tied 1-1

Outlook: Look for a hubris-free Towson team, after a miscue-filled performance in a 28-13 loss to Columbia. The Tigers committed two turnovers that turned into 28 points during the game, spoiling another solid effort by the defense. Jason Corle, who rushed only once last week because of an ankle sprain, should play against the Crusaders, who are coming off a 25-17 loss to Harvard. Holy Cross has a quality pass rusher in Tavares Brewington, who had four sacks against the Crimson.

Catholic (2-1) at Salisbury State (1-2)

Site: Sea Gull Stadium, Salisbury

Time: 1 p.m.

Radio: WICO (1320 AM)

Series: Salisbury State leads 3-2

Outlook: For the second time in as many years, the Sea Gulls are host to a ranked team, this time the 20th-ranked Cardinals who are averaging 43 points. Catholic WR Mike Hunter is averaging 116.3 yards in three games. RB Myron Dent is averaging 104 yards on the ground for the Sea Gulls.

Chowan (3-0, 2-0 ACFC) at Frosburg State (3-0, 1-0)

Site: Bobcat Stadium, Frostburg

Time: 1 p.m.

Radio: WFRB (560 AM)

Series: Frostburg State leads 5-1

Outlook: The game will help determine the leader of the American Central Football Conference, featuring the only two undefeated teams in the conference. The Bobcats, ranked No. 17 in Division III, are rushing for more than 200 yards a game, led by sophomore TB DeNelle Hale.

J. Hopkins (2-1, 1-0 Centennial) at Gettysburg (1-3, 1-1)

Site: Musselman Stadium, Gettysburg, Pa.

Time: 1 p.m.

Series: Gettysburg leads 18-6-2

Outlook: Two of the best Division III backs will be performing. Though he was slowed to 80 yards in a 24-20 loss to Kings Point, JHU's Adam Gentile is rushing for an average of 159.7 yards and ran for 218 in the last meeting with the Bullets. Gettysburg All-American Paul Smith has 7,443 all-purpose yards, getting 264 rushing last weekend in a 55-8 win over Swarthmore.

W. Maryland (4-0, 2-0 Centennial) at Muhlenberg (3-0, 2-0)

Site: Frank Marino Field, Allentown, Pa.

Time: 1 p.m.

Series: Tied 13-13-3

Outlook: Last season, Muhlenberg entered Westminster and left with a 43-3 loss. The Mules haven't lost since and put a seven-game winning streak on the line against a team that hasn't lost in conference since 1996. Muhlenberg QB Michael McCabe has thrown for three or more touchdowns in seven of the past 11 games, but he'll have to avoid a Green Terror pass rush that had nine sacks last week.

Morgan State (1-2, 0-1 MEAC) at Florida A&M (2-2, 2-0)

Site: Bragg Stadium, Tallahassee, Fla.

Time: 7 p.m.

Radio: WEAA (88.9 FM)

Series: Florida A&M leads 11-3

Outlook: This game will feature the MEAC's Players of the Week, Morgan CB Micah Ramseur (Walbrook), with 14 tackles and one pass break-up during a 24-21 win over Rhode Island, and Florida A&M QB JaJuan Seider, with three touchdown passes in a 76-17 beating of South Carolina State. Miami (No. 18 in Division I-A) and Tennessee State (No. 8 in Division I-AA) have defeated the Rattlers, who have beaten the Bears by an average of 44 points in the past four games.

Bowie State (2-2, 1-1 CIAA) at Virginia Union (2-2, 1-1)

Site: Hovey Field, Richmond, Va.

Time: 7 p.m.

Outlook: Bowie State hopes to emulate Winston-Salem State in its treatment of Virginia Union, victim of a 17-0 shutout last weekend. Of course, the Bulldogs have their own misery to escape, having suffered a 42-14 loss to Livingstone. Bowie is down to one regular quarterback -- Jimmy Whitehead -- after Joe Cannady was kicked off the team after the loss.

Pub Date: 10/02/99

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