2011 Maryland Terrapins Season Updates

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    2011 Maryland Terrapins Season Updates

    Season Schedule
    Column 1
    Week Opponent Result Record
    1 Alabama L 17-52 0-1
    2 @Georgia Tech W 42-7 1-1
    3 @Ole Miss L 31-38 1-2
    4 @NC State W 56-33 2-2
    5 @Virginia Tech W 46-44 3-2
    6 @Clemson L 31-34 3-3
    7 Utah State W 63-7 4-3
    8 Virginia Tech W 35-31 5-3
    9 Miami
    10 Wake Forest
    11 Bye
    12 Duke
    13 @Stanford
    14 Bye
    15 Bye

     
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    Reserved for Recruiting Commitments

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    Name Position (Rank) Height Weight State Week Committed Stars
    Randall Coleman WR (#96) 6'6" 195 PA 1 :3stars:
    Steve Bates WR (#68) 6'3" 231 MD 1 :3stars:
    Greg Palmer ATH (#17) 6'0'' 242 LA 5 :4stars:
    Greg Williams DE (#23) 6'1'' 228 LA 6 :4stars:


    Maryland enters the season with needs at fullback (2) and wide receiver (3). The Terrapins have 17 seniors on the team and 68 total players on scholarship at this time. With the plus three rule in effect, Maryland will look to hand out 22 scholarships on the year.

    With team needs at only two positions, Maryland will be looking to add impact players at all positions. Graduations after the 2010 season took away a lot of depth on the defensive side of the ball and has Maryland on the path towards a long and disappointing season overall. The overall grade for the team defense currently stands at a C with the best position being Free Safety (B overall). If Maryland doesn't land some major recruits this season, the Terrapins will likely struggle not only this season, but also in the next couple of years.
     
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    Maryland falls to #23 Ole Miss 38-31 in a week 3 battle. Ole Miss survived a mistake filled day to come out on top after falling behind at the half. Ole Miss used a monster game by senior All-American runningback Brandon Bolden to pace their comeback.

    Ole Miss started off the game driving downfield on their first possession and kicking a field goal to take a 3-0 lead. After a strong defensive stand, Ole Miss got the ball back but fumbled on the next possession. Cornerback Cameron Chism picked up the loose ball and raced 44 yards for the score. On the ensuing kickoff, Ole Miss fumbled again and Maryland was able to capitalize with an 8 yard touchdown run by quarterback Jamarr Robinson.

    With a 14-3 lead, people started to wonder if an upset was in the making. The upset bug would be squashed in the end as Ole Miss outscored Maryland 21-3 in the third quarter to regain the lead that they would ultimately hold for the remainder of the game. The pivotal sequence of the game took place when Maryland fumbled the ball on a kickoff after Ole Miss had taken a 7 point lead late in the third quarter. The fumble was picked up and returned 19 yards for a touchdown. The score gave Ole Miss a 14 point lead at the time that proved to be too much for Maryland to overcome in the end.

    Maryland's only turnover in the game proved to be its downfall despite forcing 5 Ole Miss turnovers on the day. The Ole Miss defense came up big when it needed to and the 251 rushing yards put up by Brandon Bolden wore out Maryland's defense in the end.
     
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    Good write-up. The only thing that saved me with all those fumbles was the fact that they came early. I had time to overcome them. I knew I would be able to score on most drives with Bolden, but I had no idea if my defense was going to show up. Luckily for me they did.

    Good game PH
     
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    Week 4
    Maryland wins shootout

    In an ugly game because of weather and the team's performance, Maryland defeated its rival, N.C. State, 56-33 in a wild, high scoring affair. Maryland's defense had two faces on the day. The good face forced 7 turnovers by the Wolfpack (6 fumbles and 1 interception). The bad face let up 590 yards of total offense to N.C. State.

    In the game, N.C. State's quarterback Russell Wilson was an absolute monster. I think it was Virginia Tech who had a game like this last season against Wilson, but there was nothing that could be done to stop him. Wilson started the game completing his first 23 passes. His first incompletion did not come until deep into the fourth quarter. Wilson also showed his superman abilities when avoiding the sack. Maryland should have had at least five sacks on the day, but Wilson carried defenders on his back before launching the pass or threw defenders down like rag dolls.

    The Terps did have some awful tackling in this game. On all of N.C. State's long scoring plays, there were at least three missed tackles on each one. It was an ugly game, but Maryland is happy to come away with the victory. Coming into the season, the Terps were hoping to at least match last year's 9-4 record, but with the way the defense is playing after losing a few vital pieces, they are probably heading for a 6-6 mark instead.
     
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    Week 5 Recruiting Update

    Instant commit during phone call

    Greg Palmer
    ATH (#17)
    6'0'' 242lbs
    Ponchatoula, LA
    :4stars:

    With Palmer's size, he is projected to be switched to a fullback to fill one of two needs at that position for the Terps. Strong attributes include an A+ agility rating and a B- ball carrier vision.
     
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    Week 5

    Maryland stuns Virginia Tech with a comeback victory after trailing by 17 at the half. Quarterback Jamarr Robinson threw for 5 touchdowns on the day. The defense still struggled to find an on-field leader after losing so many key pieces to graduation.

    46-44 Comeback victory!
     
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    Week 6 Recruiting Update

    Maryland received an instant commit during its phone call with DE Greg Williams. Williams is a run stopping DE and is rated 23rd best at his position. Williams is a strong tackler with decent quickness who will be counted on to improve the Terps run defense that has been so disappointing this season.
     
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    Week 6

    Maryland's upset bid against Clemson falls short 34-31. Self inflicted mistakes kept the Terps from winning the game as quarterback Jamarr Robinson threw three interceptions in the game. Two of the interceptions were horrible overthrows that must have been at least ten feet over the head of the receivers.

    In the end, it just wasn't to be on this day for Maryland. The Terps are happy to be heading home after a treacherous 5 game road trip.
     
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    Week 7

    Maryland cruises past Utah State 63-7

    There isn't much to say about this game other than Utah State is very bad. Maryland jumped out to a 28-0 lead after the first quarter and ran the ball the rest of the game. The Terps attempted 3 passes the entire day, completing them all for 139 yards. Receiver Torrey Smith had two catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns. Utah State showed some life in the fourth quarter against Maryland's 3rd stringers, but it just wasn't enough in the end. The Terps will be looking to carry this momentum into next week's rivalry game against Virgina, which is expected to be pivotal in several recruiting battles currently going on.
     
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    Week 8

    Maryland wins against rival Virginia 35-31. It was back and forth the entire game with neither team being able to pull away. Virginia was gifted the lead late in the third quarter on a horrendous fumble call on a kickoff that they returned for a touchdown. Maryland bounced back though and scored on their next possession to take the lead that they would hold until the end. The defense came up big with just over a minute left in the game forcing a fumble inside their own 10 yard line to seal the victory. The fumble came on a 4th down attempt that would have been extremely close had the receiver held on to the ball.

    Player of the game honors to WR Torrey Smith who had 10 catches for 172 yards. Smith seemed to be the only receiver who wanted to hold on to the ball on this day. Kerry Boykins pitched in 4 receptions for 95 yards and two touchdowns.
     

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