Today's games

October 07, 2006|By Kent Baker

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

Site -- Trojan Stadium, Garner, N.C.

Time -- 1 p.m.

Last year's result -- Shaw won, 22-20

Series record -- Shaw leads, 3-2

Outlook -- Bowie, which has lost three straight, started Deon Trotter at quarterback last week in the absence of injured senior Lamar Manigo. Running back Nathaniel Queen averages 107.2 yards per game. Shaw has won two of its past three, but has been outscored in the first half, 72-18.

Gettysburg (2-2) @McDaniel (1-3)

Site -- Scott Bair Stadium, Westminster

Time -- 1 p.m.

Radio -- 1470 AM

Last year's result -- Gettysburg won, 20-17

Series record -- Gettysburg leads, 43-15-1

Outlook -- The Green Terror has scored 21 points in four games and rushed for only four yards last week against Ursinus, a 22-year team low. McDaniel's defense has been respectable, but lack of punch could make it a long season.

Wesley (4-0) @Frostburg State (0-3)

Site -- Bobcat Stadium, Frostburg

Time -- 1 p.m.

Radio -- 91.9 FM

Last year's result -- Wesley won, 35-10

Series record -- Frostburg leads, 9-4

Outlook -- The Bobcats will have to spring a major upset to avoid starting 0-4 for the first time since 1978. Wesley has outscored them, 57-10, in the past two meetings and made the Division III semifinals last season.

Johns Hopkins (1-3) @Franklin & Marshall (2-2)

Site -- Sponaugle-Williamson Field, Lancaster, Pa.

Time -- 1:30 p.m.

Last year's result -- Hopkins won, 19-7

Series record -- Franklin & Marshall leads, 33-22-2

Outlook -- It has been a hard-luck ride season for the Blue Jays, who have been competitive in every game but have suffered two last-minute losses. Hopkins has beaten the Diplomats nine straight times. Blue Jays freshman quarterback Michael Murray came off the bench last week and completed 15 of 25 passes for 205 yards and a touchdown to Anthony Triplin, who is second on the all-time school list with 204 receptions.

Morgan State (2-3) @North Carolina A&T (0-4)

Site -- Aggie Stadium, Greensboro, N.C.

Time -- 1:30 p.m.

Radio -- 88.9 FM

Last year's result -- North Carolina A&T won, 40-33, in overtime

Series record -- Morgan leads, 35-32-3

Outlook -- The Bears were rejuvenated by an upset of Bethune-Cookman, and have a chance to gain valuable ground in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference race against the winless Aggies, who have allowed 179 points. Morgan's defensive front, led by Terrell Floyd and Anthony Young, will have to pressure Aggies QB Wayne Campbell, who set a school freshman record by completing 20 of 31 passes for 219 yards and two TDs last week.

Maine (2-2) @Towson (4-0)

Site -- Johnny Unitas Stadium

Time -- 3 p.m.

Radio -- 89.7 FM

Last year's result -- Did not play

Series record -- Tied, 3-3

Outlook -- Towson, seeking its first 5-0 start in 20 years, might be catching the Black Bears at a good time. Maine is coming off a physically demanding, 22-0 loss to Boston College last week and must travel to play a team it hasn't faced since 1991. The 17th-ranked Tigers, led by quarterback Sean Schaefer and buoyed by the return of standout receiver Andrae Brown (Milford Mill), have the top passing offense in Division I-AA. Maine relies heavily on senior running back Arel Gordon, its leading rusher (second in the Atlantic 10 with 93.5 yards per game) and receiver (16 catches for 139 yards).

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