Today's games

November 10, 2001|By Kent Baker and Bill Free

Tulane (2-8) at Navy (0-7)

Site: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis

Time: Noon

Radio: WNAV (1430 AM), WWLG (1360 AM), WMAL (630 AM)

Series: Tulane leads, 8-5-1

Last week: Tulane lost to Louisville, 52-7; Navy was idle.

Outlook: In the opener for interim coach Rick Lantz, the onus is on the Navy defense to control a Green Wave attack triggered by quarterback Patrick Ramsey and running back Mewelde Moore. Moore, the No. 3 runner nationally, is within 17 yards of breaking Eddie Price's school record of 1,178 for the season, and is also Ramsey's favorite target with 53 receptions. Ramsey threw five touchdown passes in last year's 50-38 shootout in New Orleans, won by Tulane, and has registered at least one touchdown pass in all 30 college games he has played. Field-goal kicker Seth Marler has converted all 15 of his attempts, the longest from 53 yards. But Tulane has a porous defense that allows 40.8 points per game so another high-scoring game is possible. Navy has lost 17 of its past 18 games and 14 of its past 15 at home.

Fordham (4-4) at Towson (2-6)

Site: Minnegan Stadium

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Series: Towson leads, 3-1

Radio: WTMD (89.7 FM)

Last week: Towson was idle; Fordham defeated Lafayette, 45-24.

Outlook: This is the last home game for 21 Towson seniors, including tailback Noah Read, who leads the Patriot League in rushing this season (812 yards) and is fourth all-time in rushing at Towson (2,512 yards). LB Sean Hendricks is one of the departing seniors and has 94 tackles to lead the league. Fordham quarterback Mark Carney and wide receiver Javarus Dudley are coming off outstanding efforts in last week's win over Lafayette.

South Carolina State (3-5) at Morgan State (2-7)

Site: Hughes Stadium

Time: 1 p.m.

Series: South Carolina State leads, 21-4-1

Radio: WEAA (88.9 FM)

Last week: Morgan lost to Norfolk State, 33-27; South Carolina State defeated Howard, 37-33.

Outlook: The Bears have self-destructed in past weeks, and things won't get any easier this week as South Carolina State has tried to salvage some pride with two straight wins. Morgan junior CB Jamar Williams leads the Bears with six interceptions. South Carolina State is paced by Kambui Maxwell's 619 yards rushing and Johnny Allen's 17 receptions.

Johns Hopkins (5-3) at Western Maryland (8-1)

Site: Bair Stadium, Westminster

Time: 1 p.m.

Series: Hopkins leads, 39-35-5

Radio: WTTR (1570 AM)

Last week: Western Maryland defeated Jacksonville, 42-21; Johns Hopkins defeated Franklin & Marshall, 41-0.

Outlook: Tradition, pride and emotion. They'll all be present today when these two longtime rivals meet. The Green Terror has already wrapped up the Centennial Conference title this season and brings a 33-game Centennial winning streak into the game. Hopkins was the last Centennial team to beat Western Maryland in 1994. Western Maryland has won eight straight games and is ranked No. 9 in the country in Division III. The Green Terror is headed for its fifth straight NCAA tournament. While Western Maryland has a record-breaking offense led by quarterback Jamie "Boo" Harris, Hopkins is a defensive-minded team led by linebackers Mike Little (52 tackles) and Marc Della Pia (50 tackles). The Blue Jays are ranked No. 12 in the nation in total defense (235.5 yards a game).

Frostburg State (4-4) vs. Salisbury (4-5)

Site: RFK Stadium, Washington

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Series: Salisbury leads, 15-13

Radio: WICO (1320 AM in Salisbury)

Last week: Frostburg State defeated Waynesburg, Pa., 36-13; Salisbury defeated Ferrum, 24-17, in two overtimes.

Outlook: This is the third Regents Cup game (1-1 tie) in a big-time atmosphere for these two teams. Both the Bobcats and Sea Gulls have been inconsistent, with Frostburg's defense being porous and Salisbury being hurt by numerous injuries. Salisbury freshman FB Rob Pashkevich and DB Chuck Friedel led the team in last week's victory. Frostburg has been led all season by senior RB DeNelle Hale (Dunbar), who will be playing the final game of his collegiate career today. Hale needs just 42 yards to reach 1,000 this season.

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