today's state games

November 15, 2008|By Patrick Gutierrez

Towson (3-7, 1-5 CAA)

@Villanova (7-2, 5-1)

Time: 1 p.m.

Site: Villanova (Pa.) Stadium

Radio: 1570 AM

Outlook: The Tigers are coming off a loss at Delaware that pushed their losing streak to three games. The Wildcats had a big win over New Hampshire and are averaging 27 points behind sophomore RB Aaron Ball, who has 793 yards and seven TDs. Villanova has been using two quarterbacks this season, Chris Whitney and Antwon Young. Both have been effective of late, combining for 639 yards and six TDs in their past four games. WR Marcus Lee leads the Tigers with 44 catches and is tied for the team lead with four TDs. Towson is 0-5 on the road this season.

Prediction: Villanova 38, Towson 17

South Carolina State (8-2, 6-0 MEAC)

@Morgan State (6-4, 4-2)

Time: 4 p.m.

Site: Hughes Stadium

Radio: 88.9 FM

Outlook: The Bears' hopes for a MEAC title took a big hit with their loss to Norfolk State last week. They need to win their last two games and get plenty of help if they are to win their first conference championship in 29 years. RB Devan James was held to 69 rushing yards in last week's loss but still leads the conference in rushing average (114.6). The Bulldogs routed Howard last week, 56-0, to remain undefeated in the conference. William Ford (1,124 rushing yards, 11 TDs) and Travil Jamison (494 yards, 12 TDs) lead South Carolina State's rushing attack.

Prediction: South Carolina State 30, Morgan State 20

McDaniel (2-7, 1-6 Centennial)

@Johns Hopkins (7-2, 5-2)

Time: 1 p.m.

Site: Homewood Field

Outlook: The Blue Jays pulled out a one-point win over Franklin & Marshall to run their winning streak to four games. WR Tucker Michels had 133 receiving yards and 2 TDs in that game, and his four TDs are tied for the team lead with Sam Wernick. The Green Terror lost to Gettysburg last week and failed to score more than 10 points for the fifth consecutive game, all losses. The schools end their 2008 seasons today. Hopkins has won the past seven meetings.

Prediction: Hopkins 27, McDaniel 10

Salisbury (7-2) vs. Frostburg State (3-5)

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Outlook: The Sea Gulls had a bye last week while Frostburg State beat Apprentice, 20-7. Today's game marks the 10th time the teams will play for the Regents Cup. Salisbury relies on its rushing attack, with Shelby Fisher and Ronnie Curley splitting the load. Fisher has 850 rushing yards and 14 TDs this season. Curley has 866 rushing yards and 10 TDs. QB Brian Bonsan, who has thrown for 1,516 yards and 13 TDs, leads the Bobcats. Makiha Cooper leads them in catches (34) and TDs (six).

Prediction: Salisbury 40,

Frostburg State 20

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