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Maryland QB Brown, LB Robinson pick up weekly ACC honors

Posted on 02 December 2013 by WNST Staff

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Three quarterbacks – Duke’s Anthony Boone, Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Maryland’s C.J. Brown – were selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Backs of the Week in the final 2013 ACC Football Players of the Week announced on Monday.

The trio of quarterback evenly split the votes among the ACC’s media panel after leading their teams to road wins in last Saturday’s regular-season finales.  Boone threw for 274 yards and a pair of scores as Duke clinched the Coastal Division title with a win at North Carolina. Winston keyed Florida State’s victory at rival Florida by throwing for 327 yards and three touchdowns. Brown passed for three touchdowns and ran for two more while accumulating 138 rushing yards in Maryland’s win at NC State.

Winston also shared ACC Rookie of the Week honors with Miami wide receiver Stacy Coley. Other ACC honorees include Virginia Tech’s Andrew Miller as Offensive Lineman of the Week, Florida State’s Kelvin Benjamin as Receiver of the Week, Georgia Tech’s Jeremiah Attaochu as Defensive Lineman of the Week, Maryland’s Matt Robinson as Linebacker of the Week, Virginia Tech’s Kendall Fuller as Defensive Back of the Week, and Miami’s Pat O’Donnell as Specialist of the Week.

CO-OFFENSIVE BACK – Anthony Boone, Duke, Jr.-R, QB, 6-0, 230, Weddington, N.C.
Boone completed 23-of-34 passes (.677) for 274 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the 20th-ranked Blue Devils’ 27-25 Coastal Division-clinching win over North Carolina. Boone engineered Duke’s game-winning drive in the fourth quarter – an 11-play, 66-yard march that resulted in Ross Martin’s 27-yard field goal with 2:22 left. On the afternoon, Boone directed a Duke offense that committed no turnovers and allowed no sacks while rolling up 27 first downs and 461 total yards (187 rushing and 274 passing). Duke entered the week converting an ACC-low 25.3 percent on third down, but Boone led the Blue Devils to an 8-of-15 conversion rate (.533) versus UNC.

CO-OFFENSIVE BACK/CO-ROOKIE – Jameis Winston, Florida State, Fr.-R, QB, 6-4, 225, Bessemer, Ala.
Winston threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns in leading Florida State to a 37-7 win at Florida on Saturday. Winston became the first opposing quarterback to pass for 300 yards in over three years – a 42-game stretch – against the Gators. Florida entered the game ranked third in the nation in passing defense, allowing 157.7 yards per game, and had given up a nation-low five passing touchdowns all season. By halftime, Winston had already totaled 208 yards passing – his eighth 200-yard first half of the season – and two scores. On the day, Winston set a new FSU single-season record for passing touchdowns (35), breaking the old mark of 33 set in 2000 by Chris Weinke, and recorded his sixth 300-yard passing game of the season as FSU’s 30-point victory was the largest by the Seminoles ever versus Florida in Gainesville.

CO-OFFENSIVE BACK – C.J. Brown, Maryland, Jr.-R, QB, 6-3, 210, Cranberry Twp., Pa.
Brown accounted for five touchdowns (three rushing and two passing) for the second time this season in a 41-21 win over NC State. Brown rushed for a season-high 138 yards, which is the third-best rushing performance by a quarterback in school history, and averaged 9.2 yards per carry. His three touchdowns on the ground are the most by a Terrapin in a single game since 2010. He also passed for 259 yards, including a 53-yard scoring strike for Maryland’s first touchdown. It marked the third time this season Brown has passed for over 250 yards and rushed for over 100 yards.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN – Andrew Miller, Virginia Tech, Sr.-R, LB, 6-4, 293, Bassett, Va.
Playing in his final game against Virginia Tech’s in-state rival, Miller had perhaps the finest game of his career in Saturday’s 16-6 win at Virginia.  Miller played all 75 offensive snaps, grading out at 92 percent with a career-high 20 knockdown blocks as the Tech offensive line paved the way for nearly 150 yards on the ground by the running backs. He finished the regular season with an 86 percent grade and a team-high 115 knockdowns, 56 more than his closest teammate.

RECEIVER – Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State, R-So.., WR, 6-5, 238, Belle Glade, Fla.
Benjamin became the first Seminole in 10 years to tally 200 yards receiving in a game and single handedly outgained the Gators’ entire offense in Saturday’s 37-7 win at Florida. Benjamin’s 212 receiving yards are the most in a game in the ACC in 2013, and the three touchdown receptions tied the ACC high for the season. Benjamin’s first touchdown put FSU ahead 10-0 in the second quarter when he broke three tackles en route to a 45-yard score. The Gators entered the game with the nation’s No. 3 pass defense, allowing just 157.7 per game, and had given up only five passing touchdowns all season, but were unable to slow down Benjamin, who had 108 yards and two scores before halftime.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN – Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech, Sr. DE, 6-3, 242, Washington, D.C.. 
Attaochu recorded a career-high 4.0 sacks – the third-most single-game sacks in Georgia Tech history – in a double-overtime loss to Georgia on Saturday. Attaochu, who also had eight tackles and a pass break-up, tied the Yellow Jacket all-time career sack record of 31.0, which ranks fifth in ACC history.

LINEBACKER – Matt Robinson, Maryland, Jr, LB, 6-4, 230, Columbia, Md.
Robinson finished with a career-high 17 tackles, the second-highest total for a Terp this season, including a personal-best 3.5 tackles for loss in Saturday’s 41-21 road win at NC State. He also registered a half-sack and one pass break-up.

DEFENSIVE BACK –Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech, Fr., CB, 5-11, 180, Baltimore, Md.
Fuller was a lockdown corner all day for the Hokies in shutting down the Virginia offense in Virginia Tech’s 16-6 win. He had a career-high eight tackles and four pass break-ups to go along with a half-sack and his team-leading and Tech freshman record sixth interception of the year.

SPECIALIST– Pat O’Donnell, Miami, Gr., 6-5, 220, P, Lake Worth, Fla.
O’Donnell booted four punts for a 44.2-yard average, including three kicks inside Pitt’s 20-yard line, in Miami’s 41-31 road win at Pitt. However, O’Donnell’s biggest play occurred on the opening kickoff ,when the graduate punter forced a Pitt fumble which was recovered by Miami’s Garrett Kidd. O’Donnell’s first career forced fumble resulted in the first of three Stacy Coley touchdowns in the Miami win.

CO-ROOKIE – Stacy Coley, Miami, Fr., WR, 6-1, 180, Pompano Beach, Fla.
Coley accumulated 171 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns in Miami’s 41-31 road win at Pitt. Coley hauled in two receiving touchdowns and later posted a rushing score  to his total. Coley now has touchdowns in three straight games. He finished with three catches for 73 yards and two touchdowns against the Panthers, while rushing for a 73-yard TD in the second quarter. With his 73-yard touchdown run, Coley became the only FBS player in 2013 to record a touchdown via receiving, rushing, punt return and kickoff return. He is the third Miami freshman in the past 20 years to record 10-plus touchdowns in his rookie campaign, joining Clinton Portis (1999) and Duke Johnson (2012).

 

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Maryland LB’s Twine, Robinson out for Wake Forest game

Posted on 17 October 2013 by WNST Staff

University of Maryland Football Injury Report

at Wake Forest

Position

Name

Injury

Status

DB Milan Collins Ankle Out for the season
LB Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil Upper Body Out for the season
OL JaJuan Dulaney Knee Out for the season
DB Dexter McDougle Shoulder Out for the season
DL Mike Minter Knee Out for the season
DL Ty Tucker Knee Out for the season
LS Christian Carpenter Knee Out
WR Tyrek Cheeseboro Head Out
RB Tyler Cierski Calf Out
K Adam Greene Quad Out
DB Jeremiah Johnson Toe Out
OL Nick Klemm Foot Out
WR DeAndre Lane Head Out
LB Matt Robinson Shoulder Out
LB Alex Twine Shoulder Out
OL Silvano Altamirano Back Probable
LB Cole Farrand Hand Probable
DL Zeke Riser Andle Probable
TE Dave Stinebaugh Knee Probable

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Terps expect hungry UConn team coming off bye, Towson loss

Posted on 10 September 2013 by WNST Staff

Linebacker Matt Robinson

On his versatility:

“It’s been a change, but I think I’ve adapted pretty well. I’ve always had a good grasp on the defense so just moving down into the box wasn’t that hard to adjust to, just the physical nature and how fast it comes.”

On this game week being any different:

“Just approaching it as another game on the schedule; first opportunity a lot of us have had to be 3-0 as Terps.  We’re just really focused on that. It doesn’t really matter who the opponent is, just going up there to get a win.”

Quarterback C.J. Brown

On the offense through two games:

“We’re going out and executing, that’s the biggest thing. We’re all on the same page, we’re just going out and doing what we do in practice. Go out there have fun, put the ball in playmakers’ hands and guys are going out and making plays. The biggest thing is we’re not shooting ourselves in the foot, we’re not going out and turning the ball over or having a lot of penalties.”

On what it will take to defeat Connecticut:

“They just had a bye week so we don’t have too much film on them this year. They have a new defensive coordinator.  They showed a lot of man coverage so it’ll be interesting to see how they play against us.  If they want those matchups on the outside, maybe they do, maybe they don’t.  We just gotta go in there and play our game.”

Linebacker Yannick Ngakoue

On the defense’s expectations for Connecticut:

“I’m expecting it to be a pretty good game because they just lost to Towson so I know they’re going to play with a chip on their shoulder.  Basically, I expect it to be a dogfight and it’s going to be a pretty good game.”

On preparing for Connecticut’s offense:

“We have to prepare this week, all day on and off the field; watching film, studying the tendencies.  Also, we got to practice hard, practice how you play.”

On being the first road game of the season:

“It’s going to be pretty fun because it’s my first road game of my college football career.  So it’ll be pretty fun like bonding; flying on the plane with my teammates so it should be a pretty good experience.”

Defensive Back Dexter McDougle

On how the secondary performed against Old Dominion with defensive back Jeremiah Johnson in the lineup:

“I think we stepped up to the challenge. We knew ODU was going to pass the ball and they did, but we prepared all week, we were ready even if JJ couldn’t play.  Before the game, I knew Isaac [Goins] was going to make some plays, you know he had an interception and Will [Likely] is always going to make plays.  So I think we played pretty well, but there is always room to improve.”

On the confidence level with defensive backs Isaac Goins and William Likely in the lineup:

“I’m real confident; I know those guys put the work in.  They want to be good, they want to be great.  DBs just feel like this is our year, we want to step up and do whatever we got to do and that’s what we’ve been doing.”

On the expected reception by the Connecticut fans:

“Since he was the coach there a couple years ago, you know they are probably just going to ‘boo’ us, but we expect that.  We’ll let the fans do what they got to do and we’ll do what we got to do.”

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Edsall says LB Robinson won’t have physical contact in Spring due to injury

Posted on 13 March 2013 by WNST Staff

Head Coach Randy Edsall

 

On the offense:

“I though Dustin [Dailey] did a good job taking all those snaps. We got things accomplished with the things we wanted to put out there. We got a lot in with the zone drill and the half-line drill, the inside run and all that. You practice and we’ll have a scrimmage on Thursday. When you practice, its guys getting their footwork down and everything else, which we need a lot of work at.”

 

On freshman defensive back William Likely:

“He’s a competitor. He plays with a chip on his shoulder and he’s very athletic. He’s got great feet, and he’s just got a really good knack. He’s been very well coached; you can tell, he’s been very well coached. He’s got good fundamentals, good technique and good patience. Like I said, the biggest thing is he’s a competitor. He plays a lot bigger than what he is and he plays with a chip on his shoulder.”

 

On junior Matt Robinson’s move to linebacker:

“Matt, when you look at him physically, he’s more suited to be an outside linebacker. In our opinion, when you watch him move and do the things that he does on the field, he’s more suited. You’re always trying to get your guys in the right position and we just felt after studying him and everyone else, and plus to get the best 11 on the field, that was the move to make. There’s no doubt in my mind that it’ll be a good move for us.”

 

On senior linebacker Marcus Whitfield:

“Marcus is getting better. I think he’s a little bit more confident now. He’s stronger and he’s gotten in the weight room and worked harder and put on some strength. He’s more comfortable because he understands the scheme and he knows he’s got competition behind him. I think he’s making improvement. We’ve still got to get him to do more. As we continue with these last 10 practices, it’ll be interesting to see if he can be one of those outstanding rushers for us.”

 

On Matt Robinson’s injury:

“He’s out there getting as many reps as he can. Plus he’s smart. That’s not something that’s going to hinder him; Matt’s a smart guy. He understands the defense and we’re getting him as many reps as we can. He’s just not going to have any physical contact, which isn’t an issue for me with what he’ll be able to do.”

– Terps –

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Edsall says LB “better position” for Matt Robinson

Posted on 05 March 2013 by WNST Staff

Head Coach Randy Edsall

 

Opening statement:

“I thought there was some improvement made from Saturday, but still not enough. You could see that they — having watched the film, I hope they got a little better with the fundamentals and technique, but we still have a long way to go.”

 

On sophomore linebacker Shawn Petty:

“I think he’s done a good job. He’s making mistakes but he’s got a pretty good feel for what we’re doing there. Now we’ll be able to see what happens as we put the pads on. So far I’ve been pleased with how he’s picked things up so far. Like I said, he’s got a natural feel for the position, so hopefully he’ll just keep progressing.

 

“What he had to do is just — I don’t know too many people that could do what he did. He took it all in stride and went out and showed the kind of competitor he was. To go in and do that and not bat an eye, I was very proud of him. Having the chance to be around him, it didn’t surprise me because of how competitive he is and his athletic ability.”

 

On sophomore running back Brandon Ross:

“We want to try and get him to be an every-down guy. First, second, third down, short yards, goal line — we want him to really be able to do it all. He’s out there running hard. I think he’s playing with a lot of confidence. I think he understands the offense, and with that understanding and the confidence he gained from last year, we expect his production and his play to go to a higher level.”

 

On sophomore wide receiver Nigel King:

“I think the biggest thing with Nigel is confidence. That was the biggest thing, and that North Carolina game gave him a lot of confidence last year. You see him out there and how he’s carrying himself and handling himself on the field, it’s a big difference from a year ago. It’s just amazing what just a couple things will do to help a guy like that along. It’s good to see because he does have the ability, and now what I think will happen is he’ll continue to work really hard to achieve a level of productivity that his God-given ability will allow him to have.”

 

On junior defensive back A.J. Hendy:

“I think that’s where he belongs, at safety. Right now him and Sean [Davis] are splitting and we’ll he how that progresses, but he’s got the ability. The biggest thing that we told him is we need to see it out of him physically and to be a better tackler. That was really the only thing holding him back; he’s got the ability and he understands the game, but he’s got to put in the physical part and be a better tackler. He’ll get the opportunity this spring to show that.”

 

On junior linebacker Matt Robinson:

“He’s doing good. I think he’s understanding what the Sam position is all about and it’s great that we can have him out there getting reps, even if he doesn’t have any contact. Matt’s a smart football player; he picks things up really quickly. I don’t have any issues with him or him not being able to pick things up or adapt to what we want. It’s a better position for him.”

 

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28 Terps on BC game injury report

Posted on 25 October 2012 by WNST Staff

University of Maryland Football Injury Report

at Boston College

Position

Name

Injury

Status

QB C.J. Brown Knee Out for the season
QB Devin Burns Foot Out for the season
QB Perry Hills Knee Out for the season
PK/P Nick Ferrara Hip Out for the season
WR Marcus Leak Toe Out for the season
DL Andre Monroe Knee Out for the season
WR Kerry Boykins Hip/Groin Out
OL Bennett Fulper Foot Out
TE David Stinebaugh Back Out
DL Justin Anderson Ankle Questionable
DB Matt Robinson Groin Questionable
OL De’Onte Arnett Ankle Probable
RB Wes Brown Shoulder Probable
OL Sal Conaboy Ankle Probable
DB Sean Davis Hip Probable
WR Stefon Diggs Thigh Probable
LB Darin Drakeford Abdomin Probable
DL A.J. Francis Shoulder Probable
OL Justin Gilbert Knee Probable
LB Demetrius Hartsfield Ankle Probable
DL Darius Kilgo Ankle Probable
WR Nigel King Foot Probable
OL Nick Klemm Knee Probable
TE Ryan Schlothauer Knee Probable
RB Albert Reid Shoulder Probable
LB Kenneth Tate Knee Probable
DL Joe Vellano Foot Probable
OL Andrew Zeller Knee Probable

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Ferrara, Tate, more out for Maryland against William & Mary

Posted on 30 August 2012 by WNST Staff

University of Maryland Injury Report for Saturday, 9/1 against William & Mary

Position

Name

Injury

Status

DL Keith Bowers Knee Out
QB C.J. Brown Knee Out
OL Josh Cary Knee Out
WR Tyrek Cheeseboro Ankle Probable
QB Dustin Dailey Ankle Out
PK/P Nick Ferrara Hip Out
DB Isaac Goins Sickness (mono) Out
DB A.J. Hendy Ankle Out
LB Abner Logan Quad Out
DL Andre Monroe Knee Out
DB Matt Robinson Shoulder Out
RB Brandon Ross Hamstring Out
DL Isaiah Ross Hamstring Out
LB Kenny Tate Knee Out

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