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Three Terps get first career picks in win over ODU

Posted on 08 September 2013 by WNST Staff

Postgame Notes – Old Dominion

COLLEGE PARK, Md. –

Kicking It Off: Maryland improved to 2-0 on the season with a 47-10 victory over Old Dominion in its first all-time meeting with the Monarchs. It is the third time in the last four seasons that the Terps have started the season 2-0.
Offense Continues to Roll: After posting 576 yards in the season opener against FIU, Maryland racked up 587 yards of total offense. It is the first time Maryland has totaled over 500 yards of offense in back-to-back games since at least the 1998 seasonThe Terps’ 47 points are the most points scored by Maryland since it posted 51 against East Carolina in the Military Bowl (12/29/10).

In addition, for the first time in program history, Maryland scored over 40 points in its first two games of the season.

 

Stingy Defense: The Terrapin defense held Old Dominion to 10 points, the lowest output by the Monarchs’ offense since at least the 2008 season. Its three interceptions marked the first time the Terrapins had three picks in a game since Nov. 7, 2009, against NC State.
Brown Under Center: After accounting for five touchdowns last weekend, Brown followed up that performance with two passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns. The senior quarterback passed for 275 yards and rushed for 30. For his career, Brown has accounted for 21 touchdowns, which is tied for 21st all-time.

 

Ross on the Board:  Brandon Ross scored his second career touchdown on Maryland’s second possession of the game capping a seven play, 77-yard drive. On the march, Ross carried the ball four times for 49 yards.

 

One-Two Punch: After being held to 30 rushing yards in the opener, Ross rushed for a career-best 149 yards and one score. Ross came one yard short of becoming the first Maryland player to rush for 150 yards since C.J. Brown ran for 162 at Clemson (10/15/11). Albert Reid also got into the mix on Saturday rushing for a career-high 56 yards and his first career touchdown. Reid’s 27-yard touchdown run was a career long.

 

Diggs on the Day: Stefon Diggs starred on the outside for the Terps. Diggs caught six passes for a personal-best 179 yards including a 41-yard sprint down the sidelines for a touchdown. Diggs now has 1,125 career receiving yards, which ranks 21st all-time in school history.

With his 12 yards rushing, Diggs now has 2,281 career all-purpose yards moving him to 24th all-time in Maryland history.

 

A Trio of Firsts: Isaac Goins’ interception on the opening possession of the game, Sean Davis’ pick late in the first quarter, and Yannick Ngakoue’s third-and-goal interception early in the second quarter are career firsts for all three players. The first turnover set up Maryland’s opening score of the game, a 32-yard field goal from Brad Craddock, and Davis’ interception set up a five-yard touchdown run by C.J. Brown.

 

Defensive Notes: Almost a year after recording a safety at Temple (9/8/12), Darius Kilgo recorded a safety early in the fourth quarter … the Terps’ had four sacks with Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil, L.A. Goree, Andre Monroe and Marcus Whitfield all with one … William Likely led the team in tackles with a personal-best 11, nine solo … Matt Robinson had eight tackles and led the team with tackles for a loss.

 

– Maryland –

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Hendy, Davis competing for safety job in Maryland camp

Posted on 14 August 2013 by WNST Staff

The Maryland football team took to the practice field for the 10th time this preseason on Tuesday afternoon at the on-campus practice facility as the squad continues to prepare for its Aug. 31 season opener against Florida International at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

Joining the Terps for the afternoon session were four families with the Casey Cares Foundation, which provides personalized programs for critically ill children and family members. The families enjoyed a fun-filled day at practice, which included a meet and greet with the players and head coach Randy Edsall immediately after practice. The families then joined the team for dinner at the Gossett Team House.

After scrimmaging on Saturday and enjoying a day off on Sunday, the Terps opened practice with some individual work before drilling the two-minute offense. The squad closed practice with team activities giving coach Edsall and the staff an opportunity to evaluate the competition for the No. 2 quarterback spot.

“I want to see Ricardo [Young], Perry [Hills], and Caleb [Rowe] because I have no idea right now who our number two QB is because no one has really separated themselves,” said Edsall. “So I thought it would be a good day today to get those guys involved with the first unit and evaluate them because within the next day or two we have to move forward.

“I’ve got to make a decision on who the number two is so I can get him all the reps that we got to get him to be prepared to play in a game so that’s why I did what I did today. C.J. [Brown], I know what  he can do, but I have to find out who the number two guy is and get this thing widdled down and get that guy ready to play and get the third guy some work because we just can’t give five guys work moving forward.”

While the competition for the second spot on the depth chart at quarterback drew most of the attention, the competition between A.J. Hendy and Sean Davis at safety is just as compelling.

“A.J. and Sean [Davis] are still switching, so nobody has established themselves as the starter there yet,” said Edsall. “We still have that competition going from A.J. and Sean, it just so happened that today was A.J.’s day to work with the ones. Again, that’s something that we’ll continue to evaluate. We know both of them are going to have to play for us in the different packages that we use. That one will probably go down to game week, and we’ll see if someone separates themselves. We still have a couple more scrimmages where we can evaluate those guys.”

The Terps will have two-a-day practices on Wednesday and Friday with an afternoon practice on Thursday leading up to Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday. Saturday’s scrimmage, which is open to the public, is set for 1:30 p.m. at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

-Maryland-

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