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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW Today's games



Published: Sat, October 21, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



Mount Union (6-0, 5-0 OAC)vs. Baldwin-Wallace (5-1, 4-1)

Game time: 1:30 p.m., Finnie Stadium, Berea.Series history: Mount Union leads, 22-21-1, including a 17-3 win last year.Scouting report: Mount Union is coming off a 65-9 romp past Wilmington, while B-W rolled to a 30-3 win over Muskingum. last Saturday for its fourth straight victory. MUC is averaging 61.5 points and is surrendering only 6.2. QB Mike Jorris leads the MUC offense with 1,086 yards and 19 TDs passing with just 2 interceptions. Pierre Garcon is the top receiver (32-652-11) and Nate Kmic is the leading rusher (83-673-10). The MUC defense is led by LB Tony Deriggi with 22 stops, while FS Nick Barren has 21 and E Justin Stickley 20. B-W is averaging 35.3 points per game while giving up 10.8.Radio-Internet: WDPN-1310 AM, WRMU-FM 91.1 at www.muc.edu.

Bethany (3-3, 1-2 PAC )vs. Westminster (1-5, 0-3)

Game time: 1:30 p.m., Harold Burry Stadium, New Wilmington, Pa.Series history: Westminster leads, 32-9-3.Scouting report: Titans' freshman QB, Kevin Franz leads the PAC in passing yards per game (187.7) and total yards per game (207.3). Bethany lost to Waynesburg last Saturday, 41-15. T.J. Parker, a senior WR for the Bison from Fitch, broke two school career receiving records and tied another. Parker caught eight passes for 76 yards and one touchdown to break the school career records for receptions and reception yardage and tie the school career record for TD receptions. Parker boosted his receptions total to 150 to surpass the 145 set by Zack Merz from 2001-04, increased his receiving yards to 1,969 to best the 1,959 set by Denny Williams from 1977-80. Parker has 17 TD receptions to equal the mark set by Brian Dickman from 1991-94. Parker leads the PAC in receptions (46) and receiving yards (486).Radio-TV-Internet: WWNW-FM 88.9, www.titanradio.net, Westminster Cable Network, Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Waynesburg (3-3, 3-0 PAC)vs. Thiel (4-3, 3-1)

Game time: 1:30 p.m., Alumni Stadium at Stoeber Field, Greenville, Pa.Series history: Waynesburg leads, 20-8-1.Scouting report: Waynesburg defeated Bethany last Saturday, 41-15, while Thiel blanked Grove City, 20-0. Waynesburg rushed for 354 yards against Bethany, led by Ryan Abels who rushed for 157 yards and 3 TDs. Thiel's win over Grove City was highlighted by Dan Hess with 113 yards in 32 carries and a career-best three TDs. Thiel's defense was led by junior DEs Robert Hughes (Chaney), who had four tackles, three for losses including two sacks.Radio-Internet: WPIC-AM 790, WLLF-FM 96.7, www.msasportsnetwork.com.

Grove City (1-5, 1-4 PAC)vs. Washington & amp; Jefferson (5-1, 2-0)

Game time: 1:30 p.m., Cameron Stadium, Washington, Pa.Series history: W & amp;J leads, 29-12.Scouting report: Grove City was blanked by Thiel, 20-0, last Saturday while W & amp;J rolled over Westminster, 50-7 two weeks ago. Jay Yanak caught a team-high five passes for 63 yards for Grove City, while senior Scott Fichter returned from an injury and caught two. Junior WLB Bill Waugh collected a season-high 17 tackles for the Wolverines, including 12 solo stops and two sacks.Radio-Internet: WSAJ-FM, www.gcc.edu/sports.

Denison (0-6, 0-3 NCAC)vs. Hiram (0-6, 0-3)

Game time: 1 p.m., Charles A. Henry Field, Hiram.Series history: Denison leads, 6-0.Scouting report: Hiram was drubbed by Wooster last Saturday, 52-0, while Denison lost to Ohio Wesleyan, 35-10. The Terriers were led by QB Trevor Henderson, who completed 12 of 25 passes for 115 yards with two interceptions. Senior wideout Greg Kibler caught a team-best six passes for 52 yards. Defensively, junior linebacker Tom Canitia recorded a game-high 11 tackles (four solo and six assisted).Internet: www.hiram.edu/athletics/listen/html.

Allegheny (4-2, 2-1 NCAC)vs. Wooster (5-1, 2-1)

Game time: 1 p.m., John P. Papp Stadium, Wooster.Scouting report: Allegheny defeated Kenyon, 49-38, while Wooster beat Hiram, 52-0. Senior Mario Tarquinio had career-high totals in rushing yards (252) and attempts (38) in Allegheny's win over over Kenyon. Wideout Jim Lieb had 214 all-purpose yards for the Gators -- 45 on receptions and 169 on kickoff returns, including the game-winning score on an 85-yard return. For Wooster, Jordan Ferns (Canfield High) caught a 24-yard TD pass.

Geneva (2-3, 0-2 MSFA Mideast)vs. Taylor (1-5, 0-3)

Game time: 7 p.m., Reeves Stadium, Beaver Falls, Pa.Series history: Geneva leads, 8-2.Scouting report: Geneva was blanked by Walsh last Saturday, 10-0, while Taylor was blanked by St. Francis (Ind.), 49-0. Geneva's defense has been outstanding this season, allowing just six touchdowns. It has held opponents to under 12 points per game. However, Geneva's offense has struggled to find the end zone and have been shut-out twice in 2006.

Malone (4-2, 2-1 MSFA Mideast)vs. St. Francis (Ind.) (6-0, 2-0)

Game time: Noon, Jim Wheeler Stadium, Upland, Ind.Series history: St. Francis leads, 7-1.Scouting report: Malone is coming off a 27-24 overtime win over Urbana, thanks to Mike Skvor's 36-yard field goal to snap a 24-24 tie. QB Mike Reifsnyder completed 21 of 34 passes for 230 yards and one TD. Josh Settlemire (Howland) had four receptions for 55 yards.Radio-Internet: WNPQ-FM 95.9, www.wnpqfm.com.

Ohio Dominican (4-2, 1-1 MSFA Mideast)vs. Walsh (7-0, 2-0)

Game time: Noon, Fawcett Stadium, Canton.Series history: Walsh leads, 2-0.Scouting report: Walsh continued its finest start in school history with a 10-0 blanking of Geneva last Saturday, scoring all 10 points in the fourth quarter. Junior Antwain Reine' led all rushers with 114 yards while Mike McGill caught two passes for 79 yards. Walsh held Geneva to just 32 yards on the ground. Radio: WCER AM 900, WHLO AM 640.

Lock Haven (1-6, 0-3 PSAC West)vs. Slippery Rock (4-3, 1-2)

Game time: 2 p.m., N. Kerr Thompson Stadium, Slippery Rock, Pa.Series history: Slippery Rock leads, 37-12-1.Scouting report: Slippery Rock fell to California (Pa.), 24-14, while Lock Haven lost in overtime to Shippensburg, 20-17. Slippery Rock committed four turnovers against California to increase its season total to 25, which is one more than its 10-game total a year ago. QB Nate Crookshank ranks No. 3 in career pass completions at the Rock with 345, and is No. 4 in career passing yards (4,525) and attempts (624) and No.5 in career TD passes (31). WR Luke Wetzel ranked No. 9 in career pass receiving yards (1,301) while H-back Colin Golden ranks No. 10 in career pass receptions (84).Radio-Internet: WISR-AM 680, www.rock.athletics.com, www.msassports.net.




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