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Edsall remains perfect in season openers at Maryland

Posted on 01 September 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. –

Kicking It Off: Maryland opened the 2013 season with a 43-10 win over FIU. It is Maryland’s fourth straight season opening victory as the Terps improved to 4-0 all-time against the Panthers.

Starting Strong: Brad Craddock’s 20-yard field goal on Maryland’s opening drive marked the first time the Terps scored on an opening possession since Stefon Diggs returned the opening kickoff 100 yards at Virginia on Oct. 13, 2012, and the first time they scored on the opening possession of a season opener since Sept. 5, 2011 against Miami.

Offensive Outburst: The Terrapin offense racked up 520 yards of total offense and scored 43 points with 40 points coming in the first half. Against Morgan State on Sept. 11, 2010, the Terps scored 45 marking the last time Maryland scored 40 or more points in the first half. The Terps’ 520 total yards marks the first time Maryland has eclipsed the 500 yards of offense since posting 524 yards at North Carolina on Nov. 12, 2005.

Welcome Back: After missing the 2012 season with an ACL injury, C.J. Brown completed 20-of-23 passes for 281 yards and three touchdowns and rushed 105 yards and two scores. The five touchdowns he accounted for is the most by a Maryland player since Scott McBrien accounted for six against North Carolina on Nov. 1, 2003.

Do It All: Brown led the team in passing and rushing. The last time a Maryland quarterback led in both categories came at the 2002 Orange Bowl (Jan. 2) against Florida. Shaun Hill threw for 257 yards and rushed for 31 yards.

Long Time: Deon Long made his debut with the Terps by catching nine passes for 110 yards and a touchdown. Long is the first Maryland receiver to go over 100 yards receiving since Stefon Diggs finished with 152 at Boston College on Oct. 27, 2012.

Picking Up Where He Left Off: After a record-setting freshman season, Stefon Diggs started the 2013 season on a strong note. Diggs caught five passes for 98 yards and a touchdown. On the score, C.J. Brown found the wideout wide open down field for a 66-yard score tying his career long. Caleb Rowe hooked up with Diggs for a 66-yard touchdown at Boston College on Oct. 27, 2012.

Back in Action: C.J. Brown raced 29 yards for Maryland’s first touchdown of the season. It was Brown’s sixth career rushing touchdown and first since he rushed for two scores at NC State on Nov. 26, 2011.

Brown to Long: C.J. Brown found Deon Long in the end zone for a 25-yard score for the Terps first passing touchdown of the season. It was Brown’s eighth career passing touchdown and Long’s first receiving touchdown as a Terrapin.

First Four Possessions: Maryland scored on its first four possessions of the game. The last time the Terps accomplished the feat came at home against Wake Forest on Oct. 30, 2010. Maryland hit a field goal on its opening possession and followed it up with three consecutive touchdowns.

A First for Goins: Kenneth Goins, Jr., caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Brown for Maryland’s fifth score of the afternoon marking the redshirt freshman’s first collegiate touchdown.

Defensive Notes: L.A. Goree led the team in tackles with 10 marking the fourth straight game dating back to last season that he led or tied for the team high in tackles. Cole Farrand, Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil  and Quinton Jefferson all had seven tackles. Cudjoe-Virgil and Jefferson combined on a sack, while Marcus Whitfield finished with 1.5. Isaac Goins recovered a fumble off of a hit delivered by Alex Twine and Abner Logan. With a juggling third quarter interception, Dexter McDougle raised his career INT total to four. Darius Kilgo and Roman Braglio added sacks, while Andre Monroe finished with 0.5 sack.

– Maryland –

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Maryland opens season Saturday against Florida International

Posted on 30 August 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, MD. - The University of Maryland football team kicks off the 2013 season against Florida International Saturday at 12:30 p.m. inside Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. The Terrapins, under the direction of third-year head coach Randy Edsall, are opening football season No. 121. Saturday’s game will be broadcasted live on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic locally, as well as being broadcasted on the Terrapin Sports Radio Network.

LIVE Coverage on the Comcast SportsNet
• Saturday’s game will be broadcast on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic locally at 12:30 p.m. Wes Dunham (pbp), Brian Stann (color) and Jenn Hildreth (sidelines) will call the action. It can also be heard on the Terrapin Sports Radio Network – Johnny Holliday (pbp), Tim Strachan (color) and Scott McBrien (sideline) have the call.

First-and-10

• Entering preseason camp, Maryland welcomed back 37 letterwinners from the 2012 season including 18 on offense and six starters. Sophomore wide receiver Stefon Diggs, a second-team All-ACC selection as a specialist last season, leads a talented receiving corp that includes returning starter Nigel King and junior-college transfer Deon Long. Diggs’ 848 receiving yards were the third-most by an ACC rookie all-time and his 1,896 all-purpose yards are the sixth-highest total among active players in the conference. Long posted impressive numbers at Iowa Western leading the NJCAA in receptions (100), recieving yards (1,625), and touchdowns (25) en route to first team All-American honors. Running backs Albert Reid and Brandon Ross return in the backfield. Ross led the Terps in rushing with 390 yards (4.6 avg.) last season and topped 100 yards in two of the last three games including a career-best 141-yard performance at North Carolina to close the season.

• On the other side of the ball, the Terps will be tasked with replacing six starters on defense from a unit that ranked in the top-25 nationally under defensive coordinator Brian Stewart’s tutelage, but returns several playmakers particularly in the secondary. Senior defensive back Dexter McDougle will pair with Jeremiah Johnson to form an experienced duo. McDougle and Johnson have 36 starts combined. They will be joined by safety Anthony Nixon, who played in all 12 games last season and started five. McDougle led the team in solo tackles (58), tied for third in pass breakups (5) and tallied three tackles for a loss. Meanwhile, Johnson led the squad with eight pass breakups, while Nixon finsihed with 41 tackles, three pass breakips and an interception. The Terps will also welcome back linebackers Cole Farrand and L.A. Goree along with defensive lineman Darius Kilgo. Farrand tied for the team lead with 78 tackles and recorded 6.0 TFL. After appearing in five of the first nine games, Goree, a honorable mention freshman All-American in 2011, started the final three contests and tied or led the team in tackles each game, including a career-high 14 against North Carolina in the season finale. Kilgo started 11 of 12 games and finished with 40 tackles, 5.0 TFL and 1.5 sacks.

• After tearing his ACL in fall camp prior to the start of the 2012 season, quarterback C.J. Brown is back under center for the Terps. Brown had a breakout season in 2011, setting a Maryland single-season rushing yards record (574) for a quarterback and throwing for 842 yards in 10 games (five starts). Brown holds three of the top 10 rushing performances by a quarterback in Maryland history and set the record with 162 yards against Clemson (10/15/11). Brown spent last season learning offensive coordinator Mike Locksley’s offensive system and his ability to run and make plays with his arm should suit Locksley’s pro-style/spread offense well.

• After turning to several unproven players last season, the Terps return all of their special teams performers for 2013. Sophomore Brad Craddock will handle the place-kicking amd kickoff duties, and Nathan Renfro will handle the punting duties. Stefon Diggs was a constant threat in the return game last season, returning two kickoffs for touchdowns and averaging 10 yards per punt return.


Quick Hitters

• Brandon Ross peaked in the final third of the season last year eclipsing 100 yards rushing in two of the Terps’ final three games. Against Clemson on Nov. 10, Ross hit 100 yards on 16 carries marking just the 14th time in school history that a freshman rushed for 100 yards in a game. Two weeks later, Ross ran for 141 yards at North Carolina, including a season-long 71-yard run. The 141-yard performance was the most rushing yards by a Maryland running back since Da’Rel Scott rushed for 200 yards against East Carolina in the 2010 Military Bowl (12/29/10).

• The Maryland defense will have to replace six starters from a unit that finished the season ranked 21st nationally and third in the ACC. It returns five starters along with several other players with starting experience. Though they aren’t listed as returning starters, LB Matt Robinson, LB Alex Twine, LB L.A. Goree, LB Bradley Johnson, DB Sean Davis, DB Isaac Goins, DB A.J. Hendy, DL Andre Monroe, DL Keith Bowers and LB Marcus Whitfield have all started in their career.

• The Terps should benefit from consistentcy in the coaching staff this fall. With offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, defensive coordinator Brian Stewart and special teams coordinator Andre Powell, Maryland is one of just 18 FBS programs to retain its entire coaching staff from last season.

• Maryland’s two-deep includes 32 underclassmen (freshmen, redshirt freshmen and sophomores, and sophomores) and features 11 sophomore starters.

•Seven of the top 13 tacklers from 2012 are back this season, including linebacker Cole Farrand, who had 78 stops tying for the team lead, and defensive back Dexter McDougle, who had a team-high 58 solo tackles.


Terp Notes

Scout Team Players of the Week: Each Thursday during the season Edsall will announce the scout team players of the week. This week’s scout team players of the week are defensive back Tony Perry (offense), defensive lineman Chandler Burkett (defense), and defensive back Rashid Contee (special teams).

Flag Bearers: Offensive lineman De’Onte Arnett will carry the American Flag, and defensive back Dexter McDougle will carry the Maryland flag during Saturday’s introductions.

Game Captains: With the establishment of the leadship council for this season, Edsall will name game captains prior to each contest. The captains for the FIU game are running back Albert Reid (offense), linebacker L.A. Goree (defense), and defensive back Jeremiah Johnson (special teams).


Maryland-Florida International Series History

• The Terrapins and Panthers have met three times previously in school history, with the Terps emerging victorious in all three matchups. Maryland won the first-ever game between the two teams in 2006, 14-10 in College Park. In 2007, Maryland won the return meeting in Miami, 26-10. The last meeting came in College Park on Sept. 25, 2010, a 42-28 Maryland win.


Closed Captioning

Closed captioning of the game announcements will be available through an internet website that will be available on game day. The website can be accessed via any smart phone device or tablet device. A tablet device may be made available on a first come first serve basis for those wishing to utilize one during the game.

To receive the captioning website information contact 301-314-7126 in advance or upon arrival request the information at any Fan Assistance location. To check out a tablet device to be used for captioning proceed to the Stroller Check-Out located on the South side of Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium, adjacent to Gate H.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 27 August 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Pro Wrestling-WWE Live Show (Sunday 5pm Verizon Center); WNBA: Washington Mystics @ Atlanta Dream (Wednesday 7pm from Atlanta live on NBA TV); USA Hockey Training Camp Public Day (Tuesday 7am Kettler Capitals IcePlex)

10. Live/Kelly Bell Band (Saturday 2pm/6pm Baltimore Grand Prix); Luke Bryan (Wednesday 5:30pm Merriweather Post Pavilion); Maze feat. Frankie Beverly (Saturday 7pm Verizon Center); John Mayer (Saturday 7:30pm Jiffy Lube Live); Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (Thursday 8pm Wolf Trap); Anthony Hamilton (Wednesday & Thursday 8pm Howard Theatre), Salt-N-Pepa (Saturday 8pm Howard Theatre); Three Dog Night (Wednesday & Friday 7:30pm Birchmere); Fall Out Boy (Thursday 7:30pm Maryland State Fair), Three Days Grace (Sunday 7:30pm Maryland State Fair); Franz Ferdinand “Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

Hyperbole be damned. Live is one of the most consistently fantastic bands of the last 25 years. It’s a shame things couldn’t stay together.

The Kelly Bell Band…or as you know them…David Modell and I’s favorite band…

I know what John Mayer is now. I also know that there was a time I half enjoyed him.

I have probably enjoyed WAY more Fall Out Boy songs in my life than I’d ever like to admit.

9. Maryland State Fair (Tuesday-Monday Timonium Fairgrounds); Maryland Renaissance Festival (Saturday-Monday RenFest Fairgrounds); Finesse Mitchell (Thursday-Saturday Baltimore Comedy Factory); Jake Johannsen (Wednesday-Sunday DC Improv);  The Great Gatsby” and “Pain & Gain” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday)”

I’ll make an appearance in Timonium this week. When I do, there will be a peach sundae involved.

And yeah, maybe a red velvet funnel cake.

Don’t judge.

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Three Terps out for season, no others on Injury Report for opener

Posted on 26 August 2013 by WNST Staff

University of Maryland Football Injury Report

vs. Florida International

Position

Name

Injury

Status

DB Milan Collins Ankle Out for the season
OL JaJuan Dulaney Knee Out for the season
DL Ty Tucker Knee Out for the season

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Early Maryland football game times announced

Posted on 23 May 2013 by WNST Staff

Maryland Football Early Season Game Times Announced

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference on Thursday announced the start times for Maryland’s first two games of the 2013 season.

The Terrapins open the 2013 season on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 12:30 p.m., against Florida International University at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. The following week they will face Old Dominion, a Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) quarterfinalist in 2012, at 4:00 p.m.

Remaining game times will be announced at a later date. League home games are selected on a 12-day option by ESPN or the ACC Network. During the season, ESPN can choose certain ACC games on a six-day window. Times for early-season nonconference home games are announced in the summer.
2013 University of Maryland Football Schedule

Aug. 31            FIU

Sept. 7             OLD DOMINION

Sept. 14            at Connecticut

Sept. 21            vs. West Virginia (M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md.)

Sept. 28            Open

Oct. 5               at Florida State

Oct. 12             VIRGINIA 

Oct. 19             at Wake Forest

Oct. 26             CLEMSON

Nov. 2              Open

Nov. 9              SYRACUSE                                    

Nov. 16             at Virginia Tech

Nov. 23             BOSTON COLLEGE

Nov. 30             at NC State

 

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Maryland football agrees to home and home with FIU

Posted on 07 November 2012 by WNST Staff

Terps and Golden Panthers to meet in 2013 and 2016

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland and Florida International University have agreed to a two-year home-and-home football series.

 

FIU will travel to Maryland on Aug. 31, 2013 for the season opener inside Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. Maryland will travel to Miami, Fla. on Sept. 10, 2016 for the second matchup with the Golden Panthers.

 

The two schools have played three times, with Maryland winning all three contests. The last matchup came in 2010, when the Terrapins defeated the Golden Panthers 42-28 in College Park.

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