Charlie Wysocki's bruised left shoulder, an injury suffered in the second quarter of Maryland's loss to Florida Saturday, should not prevent the tailback from practicing this week and playing Saturday against Wake Forest, trainer John Bush said yesterday.

Wysocki was tackled hard on the shoulder and left the lineup after gaining 19 yards in nine carries.

"He suffered a slight bruise of the shoulder near the collarbone," Bush said. "It was too painful and sore for him to go back in Saturday.

"Injuries like this need 36 hours or so before you can tell anything more. The best thing to do is just rest it up and pad it good before practicing. The shoulder had a little swelling, but it should be no big deal."

Wysocki already missed two games this season with a badly sprained right ankle. When the all-ACC running back left the field at halftime, Maryland (1-3-1) held a 7-6 lead. But sloppy tackling by the Terrapin defense and its inability to stop Florida's passing game led to the Gators' 15-10 victory.

Florida quarterback Wayne Peace completed 30 of 46 passes for 282 yards, and caught the winning touchdown pass from fullback James Jones on a trick play midway through the third quarter.

"We've never had this many passes thrown against us in any season," Claiborne said. Five opponents have thrown 201 passes against the Terps, an average of 40 per game. Maryland is 0-3-1 against the four teams that have passed for 250 yards or more. Claiborne said he expects Wake Forest to follow suit.

VIRGINIA: The winless Cavaliers, who already have 10 first-stringers injured, learned yesterday they have lost starting safety Pat Chester (severely sprained ankle) for the season. The senior, who played only seven quarters this season, will be red-shirted. Linebacker Bert Krupp hurt his Achilles' heel in Saturday's 27-0 loss to Clemson (5-0) and probably will miss the South Carolina game this weekend.

"These kids all realize you don't beat adversity by getting down and losing spirit," Bestwick said when asked about the morale of his 0-5 team.

HOWARD: Coach Floyd Keith may have found his quarterback for the next two seasons in sophomore Sandy Nichols, whose 257 yards passing led Howard (2-3) to its first victory in four weeks, a 31-27 defeat of Delaware State. "I'm not about to change quarterbacks now," Keith said yesterday. "Sandy did a nice job in his first start." Nichols replaced senior Ray Gray.

NAVY: Senior offensive tackle Cliff Hagan is probably out for the season with a broken right ankle incurred in the third quarter of Navy's 30-13 victory over Air Force. Hagan injured his right knee against Air Force last year and missed the rest of the 1980 season.

Coach George Welsh said Navy (3-2) played its best game of the year against the Falcons (1-4). He said sophomore Marco Pagnanelli (106 yards rushing, seven of 10 passes for 88 yards) is the starting quarterback, for now.

NATIONALS: For the fourth time this season, there will be a new No. 1 team in the college football polls. Southern Cal, a 13-10 loser to Pac-10 opponent Arizona, will be replaced by either No. 2 Penn State or No. 3 Texas. There was some consolation for Trojan senior tailback Marcus Allen: he ran for 211 yards to set an NCAA record with five consecutive games with 200 or more yards rushing. Allen also tied Ed Marinaro's 1971 record of five 200-yard games in one season.

Six teams in the top 20 lost and another was tied. Brigham Young, ranked eighth, lost in the last 19 seconds to Nevada-Las Vegas, led by quarterback Sam King's 473-yard passing performance. No. 8 Alabama was tied, 13-13, by Southern Mississippi when Bear Bryant, the Crimson Tide's coach, mistakenly called time out with eight seconds left. The Eagles, who had no timeouts remaining, got a 40-yard field goal from Steve Clark for the tie.

No. 10 Oklahoma lost to Texas, 34-14, after leading at halftime, 14-3. Stanford's first victory was a 26-23 upset over 16th-ranked UCLA, and Wisconsin (4-1, 3-0) remained in first place in the Big Ten by beating 18th-ranked Ohio State, 24-21.

It was the first time Wisconsin had beaten Ohio State in 22 years and the first time in school history the Badgers have defeated Ohio State, Purdue and Michigan in the same year.

San Diego State's Matt Kofler passed for 444 yards and four touchdowns to lead a 52-31 upset over 12th-ranked Iowa State. No. 14 Southern Methodist (5-0) is off to its best start since 1950, after tailback Eric Dickerson scored three touchdowns to lead SMU to a 37-20 victory over visiting Baylor. leading at halftime, 14-3. Stanford's first victory was a 26-23 upset over 16th-ranked UCLA, and Wisconsin (4-1, 3-0) remained in first place in the Big Ten by beating 18th-ranked Ohio State, 24-21.

It was the first time Wisconsin had beaten Ohio State in 22 years and the first time in school history the Badgers have defeated Ohio State, Purdue and Michigan in the same year.

San Diego State's Matt Kofler passed for 444 yards and four touchdowns to lead a 52-31 upset over 12th-ranked Iowa State. No. 14 Southern Methodist (5-0) is off to its best start since 1950, after tailback Eric Dickerson scored three touchdowns to lead SMU to a 37-20 victory over visiting Baylor.