Today's state games

College Football

October 02, 2004|By Bill Free

Salisbury (4-0) at Apprentice School (1-3)

Site: Builders Field, Newport News, Va.

Time: 1.30 p.m.

Radio: WICO (1320 AM)

Series: Salisbury leads, 6-4

Last week: Salisbury def. Greensboro, 54-20; Apprentice def. Chowan, 19-6.

Outlook: Junior Salisbury QB Travis Peters made an impressive debut last week in his first collegiate start, replacing three-year starter Dustin Johnson, who was out with an injury. Peters ran for 158 yards, scored three TDs, and threw for 91 yards to help keep the Sea Gulls unbeaten. However, the tough part of the schedule is still ahead for Salisbury. Apprentice has won just two of its past 13 games.

McDaniel (2-1) at Ursinus (1-2)

Site: Patterson Field, Collegeville, Pa.

Time: 1 p.m.

Radio: WTTR (1470 AM in Westminster)

Series: McDaniel leads, 22-5-1

Last week: Both teams idle

Outlook: McDaniel is using a vaunted ground game led by fifth-year senior fullback Jason Hartman and junior running back Broderick Maybank to push teams such as Catholic (34-0) around these days. Hartman, 5-10, 240 pounds, is a punishing blocker and runner, while Maybank (4.3 to 4.42 in 40) is the fastest football player ever to wear a Green Terror uniform. Ursinus is led by the passing of QB Vince Gallagher who is completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 433 yards and four TDs.

Bowie State (3-2) at Shaw (3-2)

Site: John H. Baker Stadium, Raleigh, N.C.

Time: 1 p.m.

Series: Bowie leads, 2-1

Last week: Bowie def. Winston-Salem State, 7-6; Shaw lost to Fayetteville State, 24-14.

Outlook: Senior Bowie defensive back A.T. Conway played like the All-American he was in past years, making 12 tackles to join Terrence Stafford (nine tackles) in leading the Bulldogs to a victory that has been typical of the team in past years.

Bethune-Cookman (2-1) at Morgan State (1-3)

Site: Hughes Stadium

Time: 6 p.m.

Radio: WEAA (88.9 FM)

Series: Bethune-Cookman leads, 13-5

Last week: Morgan lost to Hampton, 49-37; Bethune-Cookman def. Norfolk State, 43-3.

Outlook: Morgan's young secondary is still getting beat regularly, but other problems such as turnovers and penalties continue to bother the Bears, whose lone victory this season came against Division II Bowie State. Bethune-Cookman also has been hit hard by penalties, averaging a disheartening 126 yards a game.

Cornell (1-1) at Towson (1-2)

Site: Johnny Unitas Stadium

Time: 1 p.m.

Radio: WTMD (89.7 FM)

Series: Cornell leads 1-0

Last week: Towson lost to Northeastern, 27-3; Cornell def. Yale, 19-7.

Outlook: While the Tigers have been unable to pull off any upsets in their first two Atlantic 10 encounters because of a sluggish passing game, Cornell is coming off a major Ivy League surprise win over Yale last week behind a school-record four field goals by Trevor MacMeekin (Dulaney). MacMeekin now comes home looking for a second straight victory after a 10-game losing streak.

Frostburg (1-2) at Buffalo State (0-4)

Site: Coyer Field, Buffalo, N.Y.

Time: 1 p.m.

Series: Tied at 1

Last week: Frostburg lost to SUNY-Brockport, 24-10; Buffalo State lost to Cortland, 28-14.

Outlook: A paltry rushing attack (84.0 yards a game) has stifled a Frostburg offense that averages just 12.7 points compared to 17.7 points a game for the opposition. Buffalo State is attempting to return to the Division III glory days of the 1990s when it made seven straight trips to the NCAA playoffs.

- Bill Free

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