Today's games for state teams

September 16, 2006|By Kent Baker | Kent Baker,SUN REPORTER

Randolph-Macon (1-1) @ Frostburg State (0-1)

Site -- Bobcat Field, Frostburg

Time -- 1 p.m.

Radio -- 91.9 FM

Last year's result -- Did not play

Series record -- Tied, 2-2

Outlook -- This is the first meeting between these schools since 1984, when Randolph-Macon romped, 52-15. Turnovers hindered Frostburg in its opening loss to Apprentice, but TB Shanorm Young (Poly) ran for 110 yards, one more than the Yellow Jackets' leading rusher, Zak Thornton, has in two games.

McDaniel (0-2) @ Catholic U. (2-0)

Site -- DuFour Field, Washington

Time -- 1 p.m.

Radio -- 1470 AM

Last year's result -- McDaniel won, 37-36, in double overtime

Series record -- McDaniel leads, 9-2

Outlook -- The Green Terror has been struggling on the ground, rushing for only 27 yards last week, so the offense depends on QB Brad Baer, who has surpassed 2,000 career passing yards. Catholic has a good passing combination in QB Keith Ricca (315 passing yards) and WR Ryan Bowman (148 receiving yards, two TDs).

Christopher Newport (1-1) @ Salisbury (1-1)

Site -- Sea Gull Stadium, Salisbury

Time -- 1 p.m.

Radio -- 1320 AM

Last year's result -- Salisbury won, 44-24

Series record -- Salisbury leads, 3-1

Outlook -- Christopher Newport has been playing some tough competition, beating then-No. 6 Mary Hardin-Baylor last week, 15-10, after falling to No. 3 Rowan, 32-8. Salisbury seeks to rebound from its first defeat and curtail costly turnovers that resulted in no touchdowns against SUNY-Brockport. RB Ronnie Shockley tops the rushers with 139 yards.

Bowie State (2-0) @ Morgan State (0-2)

Site -- Hughes Stadium

Time -- 3:30 p.m.

Radio/TV -- 88.9 FM/MASN

Last year's result -- Bowie won, 35-21

Series record -- Tied, 4-4

Outlook -- Another rugged assignment awaits the Morgan defense. Bowie pounds away with its ground game; RB Nathaniel Queen has accumulated 288 yards already this season and Isaac Redman, the leading runner in the CIAA last season, is expected to return from a two-game absence. The Bears have scored a mere 11 points so far and will need QB Byron Selby for an entire game after he missed 2 1/2 quarters in the loss at Monmouth.

Liberty (2-0) @ Towson (2-0)

Site -- Johnny Unitas Stadium

Time -- 6 p.m.

Radio -- 89.7 FM

Last year's result -- Towson won, 38-17

Series record -- Liberty leads, 6-4

Outlook -- Towson carries a 10-game non-league winning streak - the longest in Division I-AA - into a game against a team that has won its first two for the first time in nine years. Liberty ranks third nationally in Division I-AA in rushing with 274.5 yards per game. The leader is RB Rashad Jennings, whose 160.5-yard average is second in the country. DE Jason Horn is tied for third in the division in both sacks (4) and tackles for loss (5 1/2 ). The Tigers have been relying heavily on the passing arm of Sean Schaefer, but the return of two running backs, including starter Nick Williams (Calvert Hall), is expected to bolster the rushing offense. Towson's last nonconference loss was in 2003 to Yale.


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