Today's Games

October 21, 2006|By Kent Baker

Delaware State (4-2) @ Morgan State (4-3)

Site -- Hughes Stadium

Time -- 1 p.m.

Radio -- 88.9 FM

Last year's result -- Delaware State won, 41-14

Series record -- Morgan State leads 29-19

Outlook -- This is a pivotal game for both teams, which are tied for second in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with 3-1 records. The Bears have won three in a row - escaping in double overtime at Howard last week - and will be holding homecoming. The Hornets have the No. 2 scoring offense in the MEAC (30.7 points per game) and one of the top running backs in Emmanuel Marc (115.3 rushing yards per game). Former NFL assistant Al Lavan has turned around their program, which had been in the doldrums for five years. But they will be going against a rejuvenated Morgan defense that has allowed only one touchdown in the past two outings.

Muhlenberg (3-3) @ Johns Hopkins (2-4)

Site -- Homewood Field

Time -- 1 p.m.

Last year's result -- Hopkins won, 13-10

Series record -- Muhlenberg leads 20-17-1

Outlook -- All six of the Blue Jays' games have been decided in the last three minutes by 10 or fewer points and there is no reason to expect anything different this week. Freshmen have sparked the offense with RB Andrew Kase gaining 113 yards in his first start and QB Michael Murray throwing for a career-high 243 yards in a 23-18 loss to Gettysburg. Senior K Ben Scott has 39 career field goals, seventh in Division III history, including a school-record four last week.

Randolph-Macon (2-4) @ McDaniel (2-4)

Site -- Scott S. Bair Stadium, Westminster

Time -- 1 p.m.

Radio -- 1470 AM

Last year's result -- Randolph-Macon won, 34-10

Series record -- McDaniel leads 16-13-5

Outlook -- McDaniel is averaging only 9.2 points per game, and 38 of its 55 total points have come in the fourth quarter. LB Drew Abbamonte is close to the national leaders with 75 tackles, including 7.5 for losses, and QB Brad Baer is 74 of 146 passing for 744 yards and six touchdowns, five to Matt Gingrich. Randolph-Macon has lost three straight.

Frostburg (0-5) @ Union (2-4)

Site -- Burch/Nau Field, Barbourville, Ky.

Time -- 1:30 p.m.

Radio -- 91.9 FM

Last year's result -- Did not play

Series record -- First meeting

Outlook -- This is the first road game for the Bobcats, who didn't exactly flourish at home. They have started 0-5 for the first time since 1977 and have lost seven in a row overall. RB Shanorm Young (Poly) has been a bright spot at times, getting his second 100-yard game last week.

Bowie State (3-4) @ St. Paul's (2-5)

Site -- Russell Field, Lawrenceville, Va.

Time -- 1:30 p.m.

Last year's result -- Bowie State won, 21-7

Series record -- Bowie State leads 6-4

Outlook -- The Bulldogs are out of the CIAA championship race with a 1-3 league record, but still could post a winning record. RB Nathaniel Queen leads the conference with a 105-yard rushing average. QB Lamar Manigo (City) is back in the lineup full time.

Towson (4-2) @ Villanova (2-4)

Site -- Villanova Stadium, Villanova, Pa.

Time -- 3 p.m.

Radio -- 89.7 FM

Last year's result -- Towson won, 40-19

Series record -- Tied 1-1

Outlook -- The Tigers are smarting with a two-game Atlantic 10 losing streak, knocking them out of the Division I-AA Top 25 after they were shut out by Massachusetts. But this appears to be a matchup made for their league-leading passing offense - Villanova is last in pass defense. But starting QB Sean Schaefer is a questionable participant because of illness and stamina concerns. Andrew Goldbeck (Calvert Hall) might have to carry the load. He was hindered last week by the lack of practice time, so the offense should be more diversified now. There also is the possibility of a limited package being installed for all-league WR Andrae Brown (Milford Mill), a former QB. Wildcats QB Marvin Burroughs is one of the league's better athletes and carries a 209.5-yard passing average, but his receiving corps has been hampered by injuries.

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