Today's games Navy (0-2) at Boston College (1-1) Site...

September 23, 2000|By Kent Baker, Christian Ewell, Bill Free

Today's games

Navy (0-2) at Boston College (1-1)

Site: Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Time: Noon

Series standing: Boston College leads 14-11

TV: Comcast 8 (98 A. Arundel County).

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

Outlook: The Midshipmen face another rugged assignment against a Boston College team that routed Army two weeks ago, has had a Saturday off, and is playing its home opener. Navy's offense, which improved in a 40-13 loss at Georgia Tech, will be directed by the third quarterback, Ed Malinowski, who has 16 plays of game experience. Fullback Raheem Lambert, who ground out 118 yards in Atlanta, will have to be effective again, and Navy must avoid a repeat of six fumbles, including four lost. BC has two prominent seniors from Loyola High, kicker Mike Sutphin - who is perfect on extra points and field-goal tries -and linebacker Ryan Burch. Navy is 8-5 at Boston College, including a 32-31 upset two years ago.

Morgan State (0-2) at Howard (0-3)

Time: Noon

Site: Greene Stadium, Washington, D.C.

TV/Radio: HTS; WEAA (88.9 FM)

Series standing: Morgan State leads 32-30-3

Outlook: Morgan State, after a 31-7 loss to Towson last week, would like to avenge last year's 42-38 loss to the Bison, who scored 28 fourth-quarter points to erase a 17-point deficit. In an effort to beat Howard for the first time since 1994, coach Stanley Mitchell has changed nine starters. Quarterback Jorge Pena will replace Custavious Patterson. Howard hopes to get untracked in its first home game, coming off a 38-21 loss at Maine.

Greensboro (1-1) at Salisbury (1-2)

Time: 1 p.m.

Site: Sea Gull Stadium, Salisbury

Radio: WICO (1320 AM)

Series standing: Greensboro leads 1-0

Outlook: Salisbury State should be comfortable as a running team whose opponent hasn't defended the run well. Greensboro is giving up an average of 178 yards on the ground. Salisbury State is averaging nearly 200 rushing yards, with Reggie Boyce running for 124 and Tony Ellis 114 in a 17-14 loss to Methodist last week.

Methodist (3-0) at Frostburg (0-2)

Time: 1 p.m.

Site: Bobcat Stadium, Frostburg

Radio: None

Series standing: Frostburg leads 6-2

Outlook: Frostburg's leading offensive lineman, Jason Bauer, and best runner, DeNelle Hale, have been hampered by injuries. This might account for scoring troubles in its first 0-2 start since 1982. Methodist has allowed only 35 points in three games.

Towson (3-0) at Holy Cross (2-0)

Time: 1 p.m.

Site: Fitton Field, Worcester, Mass.

Radio: WTMD (89.7 FM)

Series standing: Holy Cross leads 2-0

Outlook: After combined wins over Fordham, Georgetown, Lafayette, Harvard and Morgan State, it's fair to say neither team is considerably tested. However, both teams have run the ball well - gaining more than 250 yards per game - while being stingy against the run. Towson allowed 9 net rushing yards against Morgan State last weekend. The Tigers ran for 259, including a career-high 152 from Noah Read.

Western Maryland (2-1) at Ursinus (2-0)

Time: 1 p.m.

Site: Patterson Field, Collegeville, Pa.

Radio/TV: WTTR (1470 AM)

Series Standing: Ursinus leads 6-2

Outlook: Last season, Western Maryland pasted Ursinus, which went on to win its final eight games and earn an NCAA playoff berth. The Bears now have a 10-game win streak, crushing Franklin & Marshall and Lebanon Valley by 80-13 in the first two weeks. The Green Terror seems to be back on track, beating Gettysburg, 45-27, for its second straight win. Teron Powell scored three touchdowns.

Bowie (0-3) at West Va. State (0-3)

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Site: Lakin Field, Institute, W.V.

Radio: None

Series standing: West Virginia State leads 1-0

Outlook: The only guess is that Bowie State, being a winless team, has a decent chance of victory against another winless team. Last season, West Virginia State nipped Bowie, 20-19.

Kings Point (0-3) at Hopkins (1-1)

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Site: Homewood Field, Baltimore

Radio: None

Series standing: Kings Point leads 3-0

Outlook: This could be Hopkins' best chance at beating a Kings Point team that has spoiled good starts in years past. Hopkins is coming off a 35-0 win over Swarthmore, highlighted by Scott Martorana's 226-yard rushing performance. The Mariners lost to Springfield, 47-12.

Middle Tennessee (1-2) at Maryland (1-1)

Site: Byrd Stadium, College Park

Time: 6 p.m.

Radio: WBAL (1090 AM), game will be heard in its entirety following the Orioles game at 5:05, WTEM (980 AM)

Series record: First meeting

Outlook: After struggling past Temple and losing to West Virginia, Maryland needs an impressive showing. Certainly, LaMont Jordan needs a monstrous night to keep alive any Heisman hopes. Maryland's offensive line is plagued by minor injuries, and junior quarterback Shaun Hill (mild shoulder separation) will play only in an emergency. On defense, a hamstring injury to redshirt freshman cornerback Curome Cox prompted coach Ron Vanderlinden to move sophomore tailback Bruce Perry to cornerback this week in practice. Perry had been expected to redshirt this season.

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