Today's Games

November 11, 2006|By Kent Baker

Towson (6-3) @ Richmond (5-4)

Site -- UR Stadium, Richmond, Va.

Time -- 1 p.m.

Radio -- 89.7 FM

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

Series record -- Richmond leads 2-0

Outlook -- The Tigers strive to improve on last year's record against a team that has handled them easily in their only two meetings. Towson is 4-0 on the road and 3-3 in the Atlantic 10, but has been struggling with injuries on the defensive side and runs into a potent Spiders rushing attack featuring RB Tim Hightower and RB Arman Shields. Richmond, ranked 25th in Division I-AA, has lost three in a row, chiefly because it has the worst turnover ratio in the league.

McDaniel (4-5) @ Johns Hopkins (4-5)

Site -- Homewood Field

Time -- 1 p.m.

Radio -- 1470 AM

Last year's result -- Hopkins won, 14-5

Series record -- Hopkins leads 44-35-5

Outlook -- The Blue Jays shoot for their sixth straight win in this series; they have not allowed more than nine points in the past four meetings. Among the seniors departing Hopkins are Anthony Triplin, the school's No. 2 all-time receiver, and Ben Scott, fifth-ranked all time among Division III field-goal kickers. The Green Terror's Drew Abbamonte needs six solo tackles to set a school record of 174.

Salisbury (4-5) vs. Frostburg State (2-6)

Site -- Johnny Unitas Stadium

Time -- 2 p.m.

Radio -- 91.9 FM, 1320 AM

Last year's result -- Salisbury won, 30-24

Series record -- Salisbury leads 17-16

Outlook -- This is the eighth renewal of the Regents' Cup and the fifth to be played at Towson. Salisbury is coming off one of its biggest wins of the season, an upset at Widener, while Frostburg is probably happy to be playing anywhere but home, where it has lost five of six. Sea Gulls senior Byron Westbrook will end his career as the all-time interception leader at the school (currently 18).

South Carolina State (5-4) @ Morgan State (5-5)

Site -- Hughes Stadium

Time -- 6 p.m.

Radio -- 88.9 FM

Last year's result -- South Carolina State won, 65-15

Series record -- South Carolina State leads 26-5-1

Outlook -- It won't be an easy chore for the Bears to beat one of the MEAC's hottest teams. The Bulldogs have captured four of their past five, handing Hampton its lone loss and falling by a point at Delaware State. South Carolina State has the No. 1 rushing game in the league, headed by DeShawn Baker, the MEAC's only 1,000-yard runner to date. Because Morgan has the top rushing defense (107.4 ypg) and leads the league in sacks, this is an intriguing pairing.

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