Wake Forest at Maryland
Details: Byrd Stadium, 1:30.
Radio: WMAL-630 and the Terrapin Radio Network.
Records: Terrapins 3-2, 1-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference; Deacon Demons 3-3, 0-2.
Key Injuries: Maryland tight end Ron Fazio (bruised right thigh) and Gil Hoffman (twisted right ankle) probably will be out. Wake Forest reports no injuries.
Game Analysis: The Maryland defense has been spectacular against the rush all season, but vulnerable to screens and short passes over the middle. The linebackers and ends will have to cover better or Wake quarterback Gary Schofield will make this game a lot closer than it should be. Maryland has outscored its last three opponents, 75-0, in the first half, but hasn't played a meaningful second half in a month. Wake's defense has been vastly improved, but there is little evidence the Deacons can deal with the Terrapins.
William and Mary at Navy
Details: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, 2.
Radio: WRC-980; WNAV-1430.
Records: Indians 2-3; Midshipmen 2-3.
Injuries: Tailback Bernie Marrazzo, the Indians' leading rusher, is out with a sprained knee. Navy will miss fullback Andy Skehan, rib damage.
Game Analysis: William and Mary uses three wideouts on almost every play and has thrown an average of 43 times a game. Both quarterbacks, Stan Yagiello and Dave Murphy, have been effective, particularly on crossing patterns to wide receivers and short passes to backs. Midshipmen plan a more aggressive defense, although they hesitate to blitz because of inexperience in secondary. Indians like to gamble on defense, sometimes rushing eight men in passing situations, but they have been burned frequently. Howard at Virginia State
Details: Rogers Stadium, 2.
Records: Bison 2-4; Trojans 1-4.
Injuries: Bison quarterback Sandy Nichols (bruised shoulder) is probable, tailback Melvin Sutton (separated shoulder) and defensive end Charles Scott (bruised shoulder) are questionable; Trojans report no injuries either doubtful or questionable.
Game Analysis: Howard, off a come-from-behind 22-14 victory over Delaware State, catches a struggling Virginia State team that managed only 59 yards rushing in a 26-10 loss at Elizabeth City State last week. Sandy Nichols, who came in to pick up a sluggish Howard offense, is nearly recovered from a bruised shoulder and probably will start at quarterback. Nichols' favorite receiver is split end Tracy Singleton, who ranks among the top receivers in Division I-AA with 29 catches for 466 yards and three touchdowns. The Bison defense, allowing 364 yards per game, shouldn't be tested this week because the Trojans are averaging less than 250 yards per game and have scored only 57 points in five games.
St. Peter's at Georgetown, 1
Gallaudet at Appalachian State, 1
District of Columbia at New Haven, 1:30
Montgomery-Rockville at Chowan, 2
Southern Cal at Stanford
Trojans are favored by 5 1/2 . . . Game on WDVM-TV-9 at 3:45 . . . USC leads the series, 39-18-3 . . . Trojans (1-0 in the Pac-10, 3-1 overall) are ranked 14th by AP, but are on probation and ineligible for postseason play . . . USC is 12th in the nation in pass defense . . . Stanford is 1-1, 3-2, and is the top passing team nationally with 354 yards per game. . . Cardinals lost to Arizona State, 21-17, last week . . . QB John Elway, who is second in the nation in total offense, is the top passer in Pac-10 history with 7,837 yards . . . HB Vincent White leads the nation with eight catches per game.