Local Penn State at Maryland

Details: Byrd Stadium, 12:20 p.m.; no tickets available TV-Radio: WJLA-TV-7; WMAL-630 and the Maryland Radio Network Records: Nittany Lions 6-5 in 1984, currently ranked 18th; Terrapins 9-3, ranked 7th Key Injuries: Maryland CB Chad Sydnor (tendinitis in legs) is out, C John Perna (back) is questionable and RB Tommy Neal (hyperextended knee) is probable. Game Analysis: Penn State Coach Joe Paterno says his team probably threw too much last season, which may be a hint that the Nittany Lions will run D.J. Dozier -- a 1,000-yard rusher two seasons ago -- a lot at a Maryland defense that had trouble against the run last season. The big question is, can Penn State stop Maryland's offense? A high-scoring game would seem to favor Maryland. Last year, Penn State couldn't get anywhere near Maryland QB Stan Gelbaugh, who threw 48 passes for 308 yards without being sacked. If Gelbaugh gets that kind of protection today, Maryland should break its 20-game losing streak in this series. North Carolina at Navy

Details: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 7:30 p.m. TV-Radio: WBAL-TV-11; WNAV-1430 Records: Tar Heels 5-5-1 in 1984; Midshipmen 4-6-1 Key Injuries: Navy DB Vernon Wallace (sore toe) is probable. North Carolina FB Norman Becton (sprained ankle) is questionable. Game Analysis: Navy's offense is led by Heisman Trophy contender RB Napoleon McCallum, returning for a fifth year. But the Midshipmen's defense is not so well established after allowing nearly 25 points a game last year. The unit has experience and better overall speed than last year, and may return to form. The Midshipmen have great scoring potential in McCallum, junior QB Bill Byrne and a number of small, fast wide receivers. But so does North Carolina, which has undergone wholesale changes and will try to be more imaginative with junior QB Kevin Anthony, who led the Atlantic Coast Conference in completion percentage and was second in total offense last season. Defensively, the Tar Heels have gone from a five-man front to something resembling an eight-man front, designed to improve its pass defense. Howard at Maine

Details: Alumni Stadium in Orono, Maine, 1 p.m. Radio: WHUR-FM-96.3 Records: Bison 2-8 in 1984; Black Bears 5-6 Key Injuries: Howard NT Billy Dores is questionable with twisted ankle. Maine's projected starting tailback, Kurt Barnes, is out with hip pointer. Its No. 2 tailback, Jim Fox, will not start because of a twisted ankle, but may play. T Duane Ellis (knee) is out. Game Analysis: Maine's new coach, Buddy Teevans, is a former all-Ivy quarterback. He says sophomore QB Bob Wilder will throw about 50 percent of the time against a Howard secondary that yielded 144 yards per game last year. Freshman Doug Dorsey will start for the injured tailbacks. Howard will attempt to throw more often, and more accurately, out of its dive-option offense than it did last year. QB Leon Brown completed only 39 percent of his passes, but has new target in freshman Derrick Faison, who has excellent hands in addition to reported 4.3 time in 40-yard dash. Others

Fayetteville State at Bowie State, 11 a.m. (changed because of heat) District of Columbia at Elizabeth City State, 1:30 Lees McRae at Montgomery-Rockville, 1:30 Gallaudet at Shenandoah, 7 National Florida at Miami The Gators bring a nine-game winning streak -- second-longest in the nation -- to Miami. Gators Coach Galen Hall was 8-0 after taking over for Charley Pell. Sophomore QB Kerwin Bell completed 15 of 30 passes for 159 yards in last year's 32-20 loss to Miami, but would gladly throw less often if John Williams or Neal Anderson can establish the run. Miami FB Alonzo Highsmith, who had knee surgery last November, is said to be healthy again. Junior QB Vinny Testaverde starts for Miami. Florida leads the series, 24-22. Fla. State at Nebraska

Nebraska, 34-4 over the last three years and ranked No. 10 this year, returns only four starters, but the figure is deceiving. One "new starter" is LB Mike Knox, an all-Big Eight selection in 1983 who missed all of last season with a knee injury. Another is Doug DuBose, the conference's leading rusher as a reserve last year with 1,040 yards. Florida State, 1-0 and ranked No. 17, defeated Nebraska, 18-14, in Lincoln in 1980. (WJZ-TV-13, 3 p.m.; WJLA-TV-7 will join in progress at conclusion of Maryland-Penn State). UCLA at Brigham Young

No. 8 Brigham Young has the nation's longest winning streak at 25, including a 28-14 victory over Boston College this year. QB Robbie Bosco passed for a career-high 508 yards in that game, but last season's national champions committed six turnovers. UCLA, ranked No. 20, is 16-4 since losing, 37-35, to BYU in the fourth game of 1983. The Bruins have only seven seniors, including QB David Norris, who will be making his first start. (ESPN at 7:30 p.m.)