Terrapins Rising

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  1. ryalaman

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    Terrapins Rising

    Week 3 vs WVU

    For any Maryland fan with a bad heart, this game was torture. An up and down 25-22 escape out of Morgantown moves the Terps record to 2-1 but it was not without drama.

    The first quarter saw 2 WVU turnovers deep in their own territory and a long sustained Maryland drive. Unfortunately for the Terps, they were unable to punch any of these in the endzone and had to settle for Nick Ferrara field goals of 20, 26, and 45 yards.

    The second quarter featured WVU and Maryland trading punts back and forth until a 30 yard UMD drive resulted in a (see a trend here?) 45 yard Nick Ferrara field goal with 1:07 left to push the score to 12-0 Terps. WVU started their next drive at their own 20 and with the intention of running out the clock. After a first down run, Maryland took a timeout to try to get the ball back before half. On the next play, Coley White dropped back and hit an open Tyler Urban for a first down that started the WVU attempt to actually put up some points. After reaching their own 39, Coley White dropped back for a Hail Mary which looked dead to rites in the air for an easy Antwine Perez interception when disaster struck for Maryland. The ball deflected off of Perez into the waiting hands of none other than Maryland native (and former Terps target) Tavon Austin for a 61 yard TD to end the half.

    The third quarter was another struggle for the Maryland offense, one in which they actually put up negative yards for the quarter. WVUs offense also struggled for much of the corner until a triple option led to big TE Tyler Urban rumbling down the field for a 43 yard TD. After making the 2, WVU carried a 15-12 lead into the 4th.

    After a decent UMD drive Nick Ferrara (seriously) hit a 40 yard field goal to tie the game at 15 a piece with about 6 min to go. On the first offensive play of the next WVU posession, Geno Smith made a bad throw that went right into the waiting hands of Cam Chism who returned the pick inside the WVU 20. Eventually (5 Da'rel Scott runs and a Davin Meggett run later) the Terps were celebrating their first TD of the game and led 22-15. WVUs next drive almost seemed like they were being guided by another force. They converted 3rd down after 3rd down until they faced a 4th and 11 from the Maryland 20 with under a minute to play. As Coley White hit his 5th step he was crushed by Derek Drummond, however the ball was floating end over end towards the back corner of the end zone where it came inches away from Cam Chisms outstretched hand and into the hands of Steadman Bailey for an unlikely tying score.

    When UMD got the ball back at their own 30 with under 50 sec to play with an offense that had put up less than 200 yards of offense to that point it was assumed that they would just run out the quarter and go to OT. Coach ryalaman decided to play more aggressively and to go for the lead. On the first play JaMarr Robinson's pass hit Lansford Watson in stride and he was able to race for 24 yards and give the Terps a great chance to win the game in regulation. After a few short completions to Adrian Cannon and Torrey Smith, Ferrara trotted out for his 6th FG attempt of the day from 42 yards out. After a WVU TO to ice him, he calmly stepped up and knocked it straight down the middle as the clock hit 0:00 to give his Terps the win.
     
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    Week 4 at FIU

    Maryland 52-FIU 7

    The Maryland ground game returned to form today with well over 300 yards rushing and 6 combined rushing TDs. The 2 headed monster of Da'rel Scott and Davin Meggett had 161 and 145 yards rushing on the day respectively and made up for an uneven performance by JaMarr Robinson. ACC play starts next week for the Terps when the Duke Blue Devils come to town.
     

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