Today's games for state teams

September 09, 2006|By Kent Baker

Morgan State (0-1) at Monmouth (1-0)

Site -- Kessler Field, West Long Branch, N.J.

Time -- 1 p.m.

Radio -- 88.9 FM

Last year's result -- Did not play

Series record -- Morgan leads, 1-0

Outlook -- The Bears will be looking to upgrade their offensive production after not reaching the red zone in the opener, with their only score coming on a safety. They were hampered by penalties and three lost fumbles in a 30-2 loss at Towson. Monmouth is holding its home opener after a solid victory at Fordham in adverse weather conditions. RB David Sinisi ran for 67 yards and scored on a 72-yard screen pass for the Hawks, who also had the Northeast Conference defensive Player of the Week in LB Mike Castellano (interception, fumble recovery, eight tackles).

Seton Hill (0-2) at McDaniel (0-1)

Site -- Scott Bair Stadium, Westminster

Time -- 1 p.m.

Radio -- 1470 AM

Last year's result -- McDaniel won, 28-9

Series record -- McDaniel leads, 1-0

Outlook -- The Green Terror hopes to get its attack in gear after absorbing a 41-0 thrashing from No. 13 Bridgewater (Va.) and never reaching the red zone. It will rely on QB Brad Baer, who passed for 73 yards and ran for 70 in the opener. Seton Hill lost to the College of Charleston last week, 30-25.

SUNY Brockport (0-0) at Salisbury (1-0)

Site -- Sea Gull Stadium, Salisbury

Time -- 1 p.m.

Radio -- 1320 AM

Last year's result -- Salisbury won, 35-30

Series record -- Salisbury leads, 3-0

Outlook -- This is an early Atlantic Central Football Conference showdown for two rivals who finished in a three-way tie (including Wesley) at 4-1 last season. The Sea Gulls have not lost a home opener since 2001 and are coming off an impressive 32-14 road victory over No. 15 Washington & Jefferson.

Johns Hopkins (0-1) at Randolph Macon (1-0)

Site -- Day Field, Ashland, Va.

Time -- 1:30 p.m.

Last year's result -- Hopkins won, 24-0

Series record -- Tied 14-14-1

Outlook -- Hopkins lost its first September game since 2001 last week, 20-10 to Rochester, and will try to regroup with a running game led by Phil Roberts (career-high 157 yards). DE Brian Cook had one sack and became the Blue Jays' all-time leader with 21. QB Tyler Ball threw a 46-yard scoring pass with four seconds left to give Randolph-Macon a 20-14 opening-week win over Denison.

Towson (1-0) at Elon (1-0)

Site -- Rhodes Stadium, Elon, N.C.

Time -- 6 p.m.

Radio -- 89.7 FM

Last year's result -- Did not play

Series record -- Towson leads, 2-0

Outlook -- Towson will be facing a new Elon team with an old rival from Lehigh, Pete Lembo, as the coach. Both opened impressively, the Phoenix winning at No. 25 Coastal Carolina, 23-20, in its first victory over a ranked team in six years. With three offensive starters sidelined, the Tigers will depend on the arm of Sean Schaefer (262 yards, one touchdown vs. Morgan) and hope for an upgrade in a running game that gained only 84 yards against Morgan. The Towson defense has a trio of active linebackers, Bryan Bradford, Jordan Manning and Marcus Edwards. Elon is led defensively by LB Chad Nkang, the Division I-AA champ in total tackles last season and Southern Conference Player of the Week after the opener. QB Wes Pope passed for 202 yards last week.

Bowie (1-0) at Johnson C. Smith (2-0)

Site -- Irwin Belk Complex, Charlotte, N.C.

Time -- 6 p.m.

Last year's result -- Bowie won, 12-9

Series record -- Johnson C. Smith leads, 12-9

Outlook -- In the first of two trips to Charlotte, the Bulldogs encounter a traditional Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association foe, which is paced by QB Carl Richardson, who passed for 276 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-20 win over Glenville (W.Va.) last week. Bowie clobbered West Virginia State, 38-0, in its debut behind three TD throws by QB Lamar Manigo and 112 rushing yards by Nathaniel Queen.

Apprentice (1-0) at Frostburg State (0-0)

Site -- Bobcat Stadium, Frostburg

Time -- 6 p.m.

Radio -- 91.9 FM

Last year's result -- Apprentice won, 21-3

Series record -- Frostburg leads, 9-4-1

Outlook -- The Bobcats will try to start reversing a 1-4 Atlantic Central Football Conference record from last year in the first night game ever played at the facility. Frostburg returns 15 starters, including TB Shanorm Young (Poly). Apprentice opened with a 21-20 squeaker over North Carolina Wesleyan with RB Bruce Freeman running for 134 yards.

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