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Edsall returns to Connecticut Saturday as Terps look to start 3-0

Posted on 13 September 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, MD. - The University of Maryland football team hits the road for the first time this season when it travels to Rentschler Field to take on Connecticut at 7:34 p.m. Saturday. For the second consecutive game, the Terrapin offense racked up over 575 yards of total offense in a 47-10 victory over Old Dominion. The Terps finished with 587 total yards of offense, 312 on the ground and 275 through the air. It is the first time since at least the 1982 season that Maryland has produced over 500 yards of offense in back-to-back games to open the season.

LIVE Coverage on the ESPN3 & the Terrapin Sports Radio Network
• Saturday’s game will be broadcast on ESPN3 at 7:30 p.m. Bob Picozzi (pbp), K.C. Keeler (color) and John Brickley (sideline) 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. The game can also be heard on Sirius Radio Channel 136 and XM Radio Channel 190, as well as over the internet at www.umterps.com.

First-and-10

• The University of Maryland football team hits the road for the first time this season when it travels to Rentschler Field to take on Connecticut at 7:34 p.m. Saturday. For the second consecutive game, the Terrapin offense racked up over 575 yards of total offense in a 47-10 victory over Old Dominion. The Terps finished with 587 total yards of offense, 312 on the ground and 275 through the air. It is the first time since at least the 1982 season that Maryland has produced over 500 yards of offense in back-to-back games to open the season. The defense was equally as impressive holding the Monarchs to their lowest point total since football was reinstated at the university in 2009, and held quarterback Taylor Heinicke, the 2012 Walter Payton Award winner, to a career low as a starter, 166 yards passing. Also, it marked the first time a defense had held him below 200 yards passing as a starter.

• After quarterback C.J. Brown and wide receiver Deon Long starred in the season-opening win over FIU, the Maryland offense showcased some of its other playmakers in its victory over the Monarchs. Running back Brandon Ross eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the third time in his career with a career-high 149-yard performance on Saturday. The sophomore averaged 8.3 yards per carry and finished with one touchdown. On the flanks, wide receiver Stefon Diggs turned in a career performance with a personal-best 179 yards receiving on six catches, including a 41-yard catch and run down the right sideline for a touchdown earning him ACC Reciever of the Week honors. Running backs Albert Reid and Jacquille Veii also got into the act on the ground. Reid tallied his first career touchdown on a career-long 26-yard run and finished with 56 yards, while Veii had 10 carries for 55 yards. Under center, Brown went 14-of-22 for 275 yards and two scores and added two more touchdowns on the ground. Brown is averaging 345.5 yards of total offense per game, tops in the ACC.

• The Terps employed a defensive scheme that emphasized pressure and speed in order to control Heinicke and an Old Dominion offense that averaged 45.2 points per game in 2012 and scored 38 in its season opener at East Carolina. Of the Monarchs first four possessions, Maryland’s defense intercepted Heinicke three times and finished the game with four sacks. On Old Dominion’s opening possession, defensive back Isaac Goins intercepted Heinicke setting up a Brad Craddock field goal. On the Monarchs third possession, defensive back Sean Davis picked off an errant pass down the middle of the field and returned it 21 yards to set up Maryland’s first touchdown of the afternoon, a five-yard run by Brown. A minute and a half into the second quarter, linebacker Yannick Ngakoue pulled in his first career interception. With defensive back Dexter McDougle’s interception against FIU, the Terps have four interceptions on the season, which ties its total from 2012. Defensive pressure helped create the three turnovers. Defensive lineman Andre Monroe recorded two sacks, with linebackers L.A. Goree and Marcus Whitfield with one each. Defensive back William Likely made his first career start and had a team-high 11 tackles, nine solo, and earned Athlon Sports ACC Freshman of the Week honors. Linebacker Matt Robinson had six solo tackles including two tackles for loss to lead the team. On the season, the Terps rank 15th nationally in scoring defense and rank third in the conference.

• After two impressive performances, the Maryland offense and defense are both highly ranked nationally. The Terrapin offense is avergaing 45 points a game, which is tied for 24th nationally with Clemson, and is averaging 581.5 yards of total offense, good for 12th nationally. Defensively, the Terps are conceeding just 253.0 yards per contest, which is tied for the 16th nationally, and are tied for 15th in scoring defense having allowed just 10 points in each of their two games.


Quick Hitters

• Maryland’s offense has totaled 576 and 587 yards in the first two contests, respectively. It marks the first time since at least the 1982 season that the Terps have opened the season with back-to-back 500-yard performances.

• The high-octane offense netted 43 points in the season opener against FIU and 47 against Old Dominion. It is the first time in program history the Terps have eclipsed the 40-point plateau in consecutive games to begin the season.

• The 47 points scored by the Terps against the Monarchs is the most points scored by the Terrapins since totaling 51 against East Carolina in the Military Bowl on Dec. 29, 2010.

• The Terps have made their mark in the first half so far this season. Maryland has outscored its first two opponents 71-13 in the opening two quarters.The Terps have been particularly strong in the second quarter outscoring FIU and ODU, 41-7.

• Leading the attack, quarterback C.J. Brown is averaging 345.5 yards of total offense, a number that leads the ACC and ranks 13th nationally through two games.

• Additionally, Brown has completed 34-of-45 pass attempts for five touchdowns and no interceptions leading to a passer efficiency rating of 216.0, which ranks third in the country.

• Wide receiver Stefon Diggs had a career-high 179 yards receiving against ODU to earn ACC Receiver of the Week honors. Combined with Deon Long’s 110 yards against FIU, it is the first time since Oct. 22, 2011, the Terps have had two consecutive games with receivers totaling 100 yards or more. Quintin McCree had 177 at Florida State (10/22). The week prior against Clemson (10/15), Matt Furstenburg had 104.

• With his career-high performance on Saturday, Diggs ranks sixth nationally in all-purpose yardage. The sophomore is averaging 192.5 yards per game and leads the ACC. Diggs also ranks second in the conference in reception yards per game (138.5) and is averaging 25.2 yards per catch.

• Diggs continues to climb Maryland’s all-time record book. With 179 receiving yards on Saturday, Diggs moved up to 21st all-time with 1,125 career yards and now has 2,281 all-purpose yards, which ranks 24th all-time.

• After being held to 30 rushing yards in the opener, running back Brandon Ross rushed for a career-best 149 yards and one score. Ross was one yard short of becoming the first Maryland player to rush for 150 yards since C.J. Brownran for 162 at Clemson (10/15/11). The sophomore has rushed for 100 or more yards in three of the last five games dating back to last season.

• The Maryland defense held Old Dominion to 10 points, its lowest offensive output since football returned to the university in 2009.

• 2012 Walter Payton Award winner Taylor Heinicke was held to a career-low 166 passing yards by the Maryland defense.


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 wide receiver Taivon Jacobs (offense), defensive lineman Malik Jones (defense), and Elvis Dennah (special teams).

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 Connecticut game are quarterback C.J. Brown (offense), linebacker Matt Robinson (defense), and defensive back Sean Davis (special teams).


Maryland-Connecticut Series History

• Saturday will be Maryland’s third all-time meeting with UConn after going 70 years between the first meeting in 1942 and the second meeting last season. The Terps won the first ever meeting in 1942 in College Park, 34-0. Last season, the Huskies defeated the Terps at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium, 24-21. Saturday will be Maryland’s first trip to UConn.


Media Information

• Terps on the Web: For up-to-date game stories, statistics, schedules and results, and other Maryland athletic department information, please log-on to www.umterps.com on the Internet.

 

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Diggs honored by ACC after big game against ODU

Posted on 09 September 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – With a career-high 179 yards receiving in Maryland’s 47-10 win over Old Dominion on Saturday, wide receiver Stefon Diggs has been voted the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Receiver of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

Diggs caught six passes for a career-best 179 yards and one touchdown. His touchdown reception was a 41-yard catch and run down the right sideline for his second touchdown of the season. Diggs’ 179 yards are the most by a Maryland receiver since Torrey Smith had 224 against NC State on Nov. 27, 2010.

The sophomore is averaging 25.2 yards per catch in two games and is second in the ACC averaging 138.5 yards per game. For his career, Diggs now has 1,125 career receiving yards, which ranks 21st in Maryland history.

Maryland travels to Connecticut on Saturday for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. The Terps will be looking to improve to 3-0 after averaging 45 points in their first two games of the season.

– Maryland –

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Diggs’ Heisman Trophy odds hold at 50/1 after big game

Posted on 03 September 2013 by WNST Staff

Courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv,  Twitter: @BovadaLV).

 

Odds to win the 2013-2014 Heisman Trophy        

Teddy Bridgewater (QB Louisville)                      5/1

Braxton Miller (QB Ohio State)                           13/2

Johnny Manziel (QB Texas A&M)                        15/2

Marcus Mariota (QB Oregon)                             8/1

Tajh Boyd (QB Clemson)                                   8/1

Duke Johnson (RB Miami)                                 10/1

Jameis Winston (QB Florida State)                     10/1

A.J. McCarron (QB Alabama)                             12/1

De’Anthony Thomas (RB Oregon)                       15/1

Jadeveon Clowney (DE South Carolina)              15/1

T.J. Yeldon (RB Alabama)                                  15/1

Todd Gurley (RB Georgia)                                  15/1

Stephen Morris (QB Miami)                                20/1

Aaron Murray (QB Georgia)                                25/1

Devin Gardner (QB Michigan)                             25/1

Lache Seastrunk (RB Baylor)                              25/1

Sammy Watkins (WR Clemson)                          25/1

Marquis Lee (WR USC)                                      33/1

Kevin Hogan (QB Stanford)                               33/1

Taylor Martinez (QB Nebraska)                           40/1

Ameer Abdullah (RB Nebraska)                          50/1

Brett Hundley (QB UCLA)                                   50/1

Stefon Diggs (WR Maryland)                             50/1

Jordan Lynch (QB Northern Illinois)                     50/1

Jeff Driskel (QB Florida)                                    66/1

Ka’Deem Carey (RB Arizona)                              66/1

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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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Edsall thinks combination of Diggs, Long can give Terps “tremendous advantage”

Posted on 27 August 2013 by WNST Staff

OLLEGE PARK, Md. –

 

Head Coach Randy Edsall

 

Opening Statement:

“Good to see everybody, another start of the football season, which is very exciting for me, the coaches and all of our players associated with our program. We appreciate everybody coming out here. Before I get into talking about the game, I just wanted to cover a couple of things out here that are very important. What we’re really trying to do this year is engage the new students and all the students at Maryland to come out and celebrate with us and be part of our team and our program. Our players feel like they are a part of them, the general population here and the student body. Through the graciousness of a lot of people here and the groups on campus and also from Under Armour, all the students are going to get an Under Armour t-shirt. There will also be weekly specials as we look forward to really engaging them and having them out here early and supporting their fellow students.

 

“You can see some of the things that have taken place – the opposite end zone panels there – in terms of some of the things that have advanced the stadium and just under the upper deck there is going to be some things going under there. Again, kudos to the people that were involved to getting that done.

 

“The other day, I was also able to award four young men scholarships, Michael Dunn, G.T. Harraka, Tony Perry, and Regis Whittington. So that is something that is always very, very special to do and again knowing that those young men have worked extremely hard. Michael has earned himself a starting job, and the others have been in the program a number of years, working out there each and everyday, and to have the opportunity to do that is really special.

 

“I think as we head into Florida International, one thing that I’ve been pleased with is the leadership council and what they’ve done getting ready for the season and for Florida International. I think the leadership has been outstanding, the guys are ready to play, they’re tired of hitting one another, and I’m anxious and as a coaching staff were anxious to see them play because they put in a lot of hard work since last year, after three more days this week I think they will be more than ready and prepared to play. We know always with an opener it’s tough because you don’t know what to expect. With Florida International, we see a team that is going to be a pro-style offense with two backs, two tight ends, and really attack you with a west-coast style offense and a 4-3 defense. With all the different variations they do with that,  very talented up front on the defensive line, experience in the secondary, and a bunch of talented athletes who can run, outstanding quarterback who has played and done really well as a starter. They have a bunch of tight ends to contend with, with good speed on the outside with their receivers and good quickness with the running back. We respect them tremendously and we are going to have to play well in order to win. You take a look at us; we have a very young team, with two senior starters on offense and two senior starters on defense. But with that youthfulness that we have, we have a lot of guys who have played, and who are experienced at playing at such a young age. It’s not like were going in totally inexperienced. At most positions we feel pretty good about the depth. We’re still developing depth as we go, so there are going to be guys cutting their teeth more being on special teams and backups. And the biggest thing we have been trying to get across to these guys is to do their job and do it to the best of their ability and don’t do anybody else’s job. So I think they have done a pretty good job of doing that and were getting more established at the specialists position. I think we’re pleased with what Nate Renfro and what he’s done this season, getting more consistency out of Brad [Craddock] with the field goals. It’s a team that’s going to get better every time that we practice and every time that we play.”

 

On the continuity in the coaching staff:

“Continuity is always big in your coaching staff. Everybody has been through a season now together, in terms of how I do things, how we ran practice, how the coordinators conduct their meetings, how you do things in terms of the player meetings, it’s huge. You know how each other thinks, you know what everybody’s doing, you know that everybody is on the same page, there’s not as many questions being asked about certain things. So I think that anytime you can have that continuity, it’s a big bonus. It’s a big bonus to us as a staff. It’s a bonus to the players because there not getting used to somebody else, there not getting used to different techniques, there not getting used to a different scheme and you can really see as you start to go out there to practice and do things. It just makes the ship sail a lot smoother.”

 

On if he considers this season a fresh start with quarterback C.J. Brown returning:

“It’s more comforting knowing that C.J.’s there and as you watch him perform. I think he has had just an outstanding preseason. He’s thrown the ball better than he ever has since I’ve been here. He’s very poised and he’s a grad student – he’s an MBA student now – and you can just see, in terms of how he carries himself, there is a sense of calmness out there with the whole group as he’s out there playing. And again knowing that he can do everything that we need him to do to fit our personnel, it’s comforting. You feel very good for him because he was going to have this opportunity a year ago and then when he got the injury he kind of had it taken away from him. But now you can see the effort and how much he put into it and everything else. You see how the guys rally around him and listen to him. It’s good to have the veteran presence. He doesn’t have a whole lot of snaps or games under his belt, but just being as mature and having the experience having what he has it really does make a difference.”

 

On wide receiver Deon Long and his ability to complement Stefon Diggs:

“Well, Deon has been back out at practice and anything more about any injury situations we’ll make known at the end of the week, like we always do on Thursdays.

“Deon is a special talent in my opinion. I think he’s got speed, he’s got quickness, he’s got outstanding hands, he loves the game, he loves to play the game of football and he wants to compete. I just think when you can have a guy like Stefon on one side, then a guy like Deon on the other side, you can create some problems and you can do some things offensively that can be a tremendous advantage that can help you move the football. But I like Deon a lot. I like his personality, he’s bubbly, he’s enthusiastic, he’s a competitor who likes to play and I’m just glad he’s here.”

 

On wide receiver Stefon Diggs:

“First of all, everybody knows he’s a tremendous player. He proved that last year as a true freshman. He proved that by what he did as a receiver, what he did as a punt returner, and by what he did as a kickoff returner speaks for itself. I think the biggest thing with Stefon is he wants to be the best in whatever he does and he works at it. I talked about Deon and some of his traits, but I’m not sure if I’ve ever been around a guy who is so competitive and wants to win so badly. He’s kept a level head and I think he can be, as long as the good lord will allow him to stay healthy and allow him, to just continue to work and stay hungry. The sky’s the limit for Stefon. The thing I like about it is he’s gotten bigger and stronger. He’s put on 10 pounds; he’s gotten bigger and thicker. The other thing is you don’t get a chance to be around him every day like I do. I mean the growth and maturation from last year to this year has just been enormous. You talk about a young man who I put in a leadership position and somebody who’s really grabbed it and taken a hold of it and is out there being even more of a leader than what he’s been before and doing the things that great players are supposed to do. He’s not a prima donna. He’s a team guy, not an ‘I’ guy. To me you talk about a guy who’s got a chance to be unbelievable in whatever he does. He’s got the whole package. You know he’s not selfish. I just love the kid, I love being around him, he’s got a smile on his face all the time. He had a great year academically and he’s really embracing the role of being a leader and you don’t find that with guys with the talent that he has on the field and he wants to hold himself to a higher level to what I would hold him to or anybody else would hold him to. I just hope he can stay healthy because he’s as good as I’ve ever been around. The thing that makes it more impressive is just to see how much he’s grown and developed as a person and how much he’s relished and cherished this leadership position he’s been in and it’s good for him.”

 

On the defensive front seven:

“We lost some guys up front and those guys are playing well for their respective teams that their playing in the NFL But the good thing is we got a lot of guys who played up front to replace them. And again, it’s going be a thing up front where we have a bunch of guys that are going to play up front. I think when you take a look at the linebackers; they all have experience of playing because we had some injuries a year ago. I really like the move of Matt Robinson to the linebacker position, so I feel good about where we are right now, defensively. And the thing is all of those guys are going to get better, and what you really hope for is we have the program, what we want it to be, that when you lose players from year to year all you do is just reload and put another guy in who’s just as good or even better than the guy who left. That’s what you hope for. But again they have been practicing hard and they have been practicing well. It’s a group that communicates very well and I’m anxious to go out there and see them play starting Saturday.”
On how Brandon Ross earned the starting running back spot:

“Brandon is the starter and Albert [Reid] is the backup. But Albert is going to play and I’m not afraid to have Albert in the game. I like that, I think that Brandon just has a little more experience and he has done some things that we as the coaching staff puts him as the starter, but you always know that we’ve got to have two tailbacks playing in the ballgame anyhow. So we’ve got complete confidence in both of them, but Brandon’s just shown a little bit more.”

 

– Maryland –

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Bovada keeps Diggs’ Heisman odds at 50/1

Posted on 27 August 2013 by WNST Staff

Courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV).  Below the current odds are the odds for each when they were initially released so you can see the changes.

“With a couple days before the NCAA season kicks off we have seen increased action on the BCS Championship odds mainly on a few of the favorites including Alabama at 5/2 and Ohio State, who have dropped recently from 15/2 to 6/1. Those two teams have taken more volume than any other. Georgia is a close third, and at 14-1, are the book’s biggest liability going into the season. There is no question we will be paying close attention to their first two games against two Top 10 opponents in Clemson and South Carolina.”

Kevin Bradley, Sports Book Manager, Bovada.lv

 

Odds to win the 2013-2014 BCS National Championship         

Alabama                       5/2

Ohio State                    6/1

Oregon                         9/1

Georgia                        14/1

Louisville                      14/1

Texas A&M                   14/1

Stanford                       18/1

LSU                              18/1

Clemson                       20/1

Texas                           20/1

South Carolina              22/1

Florida State                 22/1

Florida                          25/1

Miami                           33/1

Michigan                       33/1

Nebraska                      40/1

Oklahoma                     40/1

Oklahoma State            40/1

USC                             40/1

Notre Dame                  50/1

UCLA                            50/1

TCU                              66/1

Wisconsin                     66/1

Boise State                   100/1

Michigan State              100/1

Oregon State                100/1

North Carolina               125/1

Mississippi                   125/1

Auburn                          150/1

Kansas State                150/1

Rutgers                         150/1

Virginia Tech                 150/1

Washington                   150/1

Northwestern                 150/1

BYU                             200/1

California                      200/1

Arkansas                      250/1

Arizona                         250/1

Cincinnati                      250/1

Georgia Tech                250/1

Mississippi State           250/1

Missouri                        250/1

Pittsburgh                     300/1

Tennessee                    300/1

West Virginia                 300/1

Boston College             500/1

Iowa                             500/1

South Florida                500/1

 

Odds to win the 2013-2014 Heisman Trophy    

Braxton Miller (QB Ohio State)                           9/2

Jadeveon Clowney (DE South Carolina)              13/2

A.J. McCarron (QB Alabama)                             10/1

Teddy Bridgewater (QB Louisville)                      10/1

Aaron Murray (QB Georgia)                                12/1

Johnny Manziel (QB Texas A&M)                        12/1

Marcus Mariota (QB Oregon)                              12/1

T.J. Yeldon (RB Alabama)                                  15/1

Tajh Boyd (QB Clemson)                                   15/1

De’Anthony Thomas (RB Oregon)                       16/1

Duke Johnson (RB Miami)                                 18/1

Devin Gardner (QB Michigan)                             25/1

Marquis Lee (WR USC)                                      25/1

Taylor Martinez (QB Nebraska)                           25/1

Lache Seastrunk (RB Baylor)                              30/1

Ameer Abdullah (RB Nebraska)                          33/1

Stephen Morris (QB Miami)                                33/1

Kevin Hogan (QB Stanford)                               33/1

Jameis Winston (QB Florida State)                     33/1

Marion Grice (RB Arizona State)                         33/1

Jordan Lynch (QB Northern Illinois)                     40/1

Brett Hundley (QB UCLA)                                   50/1

Jeff Driskel (QB Florida)                                    50/1

Ka’Deem Carey (RB Arizona)                              50/1

Stefon Diggs (WR Maryland)                             50/1

Todd Gurley (RB Georgia)                                  66/1

Kain Colter (QB Northwestern)                            66/1

Sammy Watkins (WR Clemson)                          66/1

Blake Bell (QB Oklahoma)                                  100/1

 

 

Odds to win the 2013-2014 BCS National Championship (From 1/8/13)   

Alabama                               5/1

Oregon                             8/1

Ohio State                    17/2

LSU                              12/1

Texas A&M                   12/1

Florida                          14/1

Florida State                 14/1

Clemson                       22/1

Louisville                              22/1

Notre Dame                  22/1

Miami                               25/1

Oklahoma                            25/1

South Carolina                   25/1

Georgia                            28/1

Nebraska                             28/1

Stanford                       30/1

Texas                               30/1

Michigan                              33/1

USC                             33/1

Oklahoma State            40/1

UCLA                            40/1

Mississippi State           50/1

Wisconsin                            50/1

TCU                              66/1

Virginia Tech                 66/1

Boise State                   75/1

Michigan State              75/1

North Carolina                    75/1

Oregon State                75/1

Arkansas                              100/1

Arizona                            100/1

Kansas State                100/1

Rutgers                         100/1

Tennessee                           100/1

Washington                         100/1

Cincinnati                             125/1

BYU                             150/1

Pittsburgh                            150/1

West Virginia                      150/1

Auburn                          200/1

Georgia Tech                200/1

Iowa                              200/1

Missouri                               250/1

Boston College                 300/1

California                             300/1

South Florida                     300/1

 

Odds to win the 2013-2014 Heisman Trophy (From 2/4/13)     

Johnny Manziel (QB Texas A&M)                        4/1

Braxton Miller (QB Ohio State)                           7/1

Marquis Lee (WR USC)                                      9/1

Aaron Murray (QB Georgia)                                10/1

De’Anthony Thomas (RB Oregon)                       10/1

A.J. McCarron (QB Alabama)                             12/1

Duke Johnson (RB Miami)                                 12/1

Jadeveon Clowney (DE South Carolina)              12/1

Tajh Boyd (QB Clemson)                                   15/1

Taylor Martinez (QB Nebraska)                           15/1

Ameer Abdullah (RB Nebraska)                          18/1

Marcus Mariota (QB Oregon)                              18/1

T.J. Yeldon (RB Alabama)                                  18/1

Brett Hundley (QB UCLA)                                   20/1

Lache Seastrunk (RB Baylor)                              20/1

Everett Golson (QB Notre Dame)                       22/1

Stephen Morris (QB Miami)                                25/1

Blake Bell (QB Oklahoma)                                  30/1

Jeff Driskel (QB Florida)                                    30/1

Ka’Deem Carey (RB Arizona)                              33/1

Devin Gardner (QB Michigan)                             40/1

Stefon Diggs (WR Maryland)                             40/1

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Maryland WR Diggs gets 50/1 odds to win Heisman

Posted on 19 August 2013 by WNST Staff

Courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV).

 

Odds to win the 2013-2014 Heisman Trophy    

Braxton Miller (QB Ohio State)                           9/2       

Jadeveon Clowney (DE South Carolina)              6/1

Teddy Bridgewater (QB Louisville)                      9/1       

A.J. McCarron (QB Alabama)                             10/1     

Marcus Mariota (QB Oregon)                              12/1     

Aaron Murray (QB Georgia)                                14/1     

T.J. Yeldon (RB Alabama)                                  14/1     

Tajh Boyd (QB Clemson)                                   14/1     

Johnny Manziel (QB Texas A&M)                        15/1

De’Anthony Thomas (RB Oregon)                       16/1

Duke Johnson (RB Miami)                                 16/1     

Marquis Lee (WR USC)                                      22/1     

Devin Gardner (QB Michigan)                             25/1     

Taylor Martinez (QB Nebraska)                           25/1     

Kevin Hogan (QB Stanford)                               25/1     

Lache Seastrunk (RB Baylor)                              30/1     

Ameer Abdullah (RB Nebraska)                          33/1     

Stephen Morris (QB Miami)                                33/1     

Jordan Lynch (QB Northern Illinois)                     33/1

Jameis Winston (QB Florida State)                     35/1

Blake Bell (QB Oklahoma)                                  50/1     

Brett Hundley (QB UCLA)                                   50/1     

Jeff Driskel (QB Florida)                                    50/1     

Ka’Deem Carey (RB Arizona)                              50/1     

Stefon Diggs (WR Maryland)                             50/1     

Todd Gurley (RB Georgia)                                  50/1     

Kain Colter (QB Northwestern)                            50/1     

Sammy Watkins (WR Clemson)                          50/1     

 

Regular Season Player Stats (Quarterbacks)

2013 Regular Season – Tajh Boyd (Clemson) – Total Passing Yards

Over/Under                               3575                

 

2013 Regular Season – Tajh Boyd (Clemson) – Total Passing Touchdowns      

Over/Under                               35½

 

2013 Regular Season – Marcus Mariota (Oregon) – Total Passing Yards           

Over/Under                               2900

 

2013 Regular Season – Marcus Mariota (Oregon) – Total Passing Touchdowns

Over/Under                               34½

 

2013 Regular Season – Braxton Miller (Ohio State) – Total Passing Yards        

Over/Under                               2800

 

2013 Regular Season – Braxton Miller (Ohio State) – Total Passing Touchdowns         

Over/Under                               19½

 

2013 Regular Season – Braxton Miller (Ohio State) – Total Rushing Yards        

Over/Under                               1000

 

2013 Regular Season – Braxton Miller (Ohio State) – Total Rushing Touchdowns         

Over/Under                               14½

 

2013 Regular Season – A.J. McCarron (Alabama) – Total Passing Yards           

Over/Under                               2900

 

2013 Regular Season – A.J. McCarron (Alabama) – Total Passing Touchdowns

Over/Under                               30½

 

2013 Regular Season – Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville) – Total Passing Yards  

Over/Under                               3900

 

2013 Regular Season – Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville) – Total Passing Touchdowns

Over/Under                               34½

 

2013 Regular Season – Aaron Murray (Georgia) – Total Passing Yards 

Over/Under                               3674

2013 Regular Season – Aaron Murray (Georgia) – Total Passing Touchdowns  

Over/Under                               30½

 

Regular Season Player Stats (Defense)

2013 Regular Season – Jadeveon Clowney (South Carolina) – Total Sacks       

Over/Under                               18½

 

Regular Season Player Stats (Running Backs)

2013 Regular Season – T.J. Yeldon (Alabama) – Total Rushing Yards   

Over/Under                               1400

 

2013 Regular Season – T.J. Yeldon (Alabama) – Total Rushing Touchdowns    

Over/Under                               14½

 

2013 Regular Season – Ka’Deem Carey (Arizona) – Total Rushing Yards           

Over/Under                               1650

 

2013 Regular Season – Ka’Deem Carey (Arizona) – Total Rushing Touchdowns

Over/Under                               18½

 

2013 Regular Season – Duke Johnson (Miami) – Total Rushing Yards  

Over/Under                               1300

 

2013 Regular Season – Duke Johnson (Miami) – Total Rushing Touchdowns   

Over/Under                               14½     

 

2013 Regular Season – De’Anthony Thomas (Oregon) – Total Rushing Yards   

Over/Under                               1400

 

2013 Regular Season – De’Anthony Thomas (Oregon) – Total Rushing Touchdowns    

Over/Under                               15½

 

2013 Regular Season – Todd Gurley (Georgia) – Total Rushing Yards  

Over/Under                               1200

 

2013 Regular Season – Todd Gurley (Georgia) – Total Rushing Touchdowns   

Over/Under                               15½

 

Regular Season Player Stats (Wide Receivers)

2013 Regular Season – Marqise Lee (USC) – Total Receiving Yards      

Over/Under                               1400

 

2013 Regular Season – Marqise Lee (USC) – Total Receiving Touchdowns       

Over/Under                               12½

 

2013 Regular Season – Stefon Diggs (Maryland) – Total Receiving Yards         

Over/Under                               1000

 

2013 Regular Season – Stefon Diggs (Maryland) – Total Receiving Touchdowns          

Over/Under                               9½

 

2013 Regular Season – Sammy Watkins (Clemson) – Total Receiving Yards     

Over/Under                               1225

 

2013 Regular Season – Sammy Watkins (Clemson) – Total Receiving Touchdowns      

Over/Under                               14½

 

2013 Regular Season – Amari Cooper (Alabama) – Total Receiving Yards         

Over/Under                               1000

 

2013 Regular Season – Amari Cooper (Alabama) – Total Receiving Touchdowns          

Over/Under                               9½

 

2013 Regular Season – Jordan Matthews (Vanderbilt) – Total Receiving Yards

Over/Under                               1200

 

2013 Regular Season – Jordan Matthews (Vanderbilt) – Total Receiving Touchdowns  

Over/Under                               6½

 

 

Conference Stats Leaders

2013 Regular Season – American Athletic Conference – Who will have the most Passing Yards?         

Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville)                1/5

David Piland (Houston)                          3/2       

Brendon Kay (Cincinnati)                        5/1       

 

2013 Regular Season – American Athletic Conference – Who will have the most Passing Touchdowns?          

Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville)                1/5

David Piland (Houston)                          3/2       

Brendon Kay (Cincinnati)                        5/1

 

2013 Regular Season – American Athletic Conference – Who will have the most Rushing Yards?        

Storm Johnson (UCF)                            2/1

Lyle McCombs (Connecticut)                 11/5

Savon Huggins (Rutgers)                       9/4       

Traylon Shead (SMU)                             3/1       

Brandon Hayes (Memphis)                     4/1

 

2013 Regular Season – American Athletic Conference – Who will have the most Rushing Touchdowns?         

Storm Johnson (UCF)                            2/1

Lyle McCombs (Connecticut)                 11/5

Savon Huggins (Rutgers)                       9/4       

Traylon Shead (SMU)                             3/1       

Brandon Hayes (Memphis)                     4/1

2013 Regular Season – American Athletic Conference – Who will have the most Receiving Yards?      

DeVante Parker (Louisville)                    5/6       

Brandon Coleman (Rutgers)                   11/4

Anthony McClung (Cincinnati)                3/1

Deontay Greenberry (Houston)               4/1

Geremy Davis (Connecticut)                   4/1

 

2013 Regular Season – American Athletic Conference – Who will have the most Receiving Touchdowns?       

DeVante Parker (Louisville)                    5/4       

Brandon Coleman (Rutgers)                   3/2

Anthony McClung (Cincinnati)                 13/4

Deontay Greenberry (Houston)               17/4

Geremy Davis (Connecticut)                   29/5     

 

2013 Regular Season – Atlantic Coast Conference – Who will have the most Passing Yards?   

Tajh Boyd (Clemson)                             1/3       

Stephen Morris (Miami)                          3/2       

Logan Thomas (Virginia Tech)                3/1

 

2013 Regular Season – Atlantic Coast Conference – Who will have the most Passing Touchdowns?    

Tajh Boyd (Clemson)                             4/13     

Stephen Morris (Miami)                          7/4       

Logan Thomas (Virginia Tech)                5/2

 

2013 Regular Season – Atlantic Coast Conference – Who will have the most Rushing Yards?  

Duke Johnson (Miami)                           5/4       

Roderick McDowell (Clemson)               5/2

Jerome Smith (Syracuse)                       11/4     

Shadrach Thornton (NC State)                7/2

Devonta Freeman (Florida State)            4/1

 

2013 Regular Season – Atlantic Coast Conference – Who will have the most Rushing Touchdowns?   

Duke Johnson (Miami)                           3/2

Roderick McDowell (Clemson)               7/4

Devonta Freeman (Florida State)            7/2

Jerome Smith (Syracuse)                       7/2       

Shadrach Thornton (NC State)                4/1

 

2013 Regular Season – Atlantic Coast Conference – Who will have the most Receiving Yards?

Sammy Watkins (Clemson)                    3/2

Stefon Diggs (Maryland)                        5/2       

Jamison Crowder (Duke)                        5/2

Rashad Greene (Florida State)               7/2

Phillip Dorsett (Miami)                           15/4     

 

2013 Regular Season – Atlantic Coast Conference – Who will have the most Receiving Touchdowns? 

Sammy Watkins (Clemson)                    3/2

Stefon Diggs (Maryland)                        5/2       

Jamison Crowder (Duke)                        5/2

Rashad Greene (Florida State)               7/2

Phillip Dorsett (Miami)                           15/4     

 

2013 Regular Season – Big 12 Conference – Who will have the most Passing Yards?   

Clint Chelf (Oklahoma State)                  10/11

Clint Trickett (West Virginia)                   11/10

David Ash (Texas)                                 3/2       

 

2013 Regular Season – Big 12 Conference – Who will have the most Passing Touchdowns?    

Clint Chelf (Oklahoma State)                  10/11

Clint Trickett (West Virginia)                   11/10

David Ash (Texas)                                 3/2       

 

2013 Regular Season – Big 12 Conference – Who will have the most Rushing Yards?  

Lache Seastrunk (Baylor)                       2/1

Damien Williams (Oklahoma)                  9/4

James Sims (Kansas)                            5/2       

John Hubert (Kansas State)                   3/1

Johnathan Gray (Texas)                         15/4     

 

2013 Regular Season – Big 12 Conference – Who will have the most Rushing Touchdowns?   

Joe Bergeron (Texas)                            3/2       

John Hubert (Kansas State)                   5/2

James Sims (Kansas)                            11/4     

Lache Seastrunk (Baylor)                       13/4

Damien Williams (Oklahoma)                  7/2

 

2013 Regular Season – Big 12 Conference – Who will have the most Receiving Yards?

Josh Stewart (Oklahoma State)              2/3

Jaxon Shipley (Texas)                           15/4     

Brandon Carter (TCU)                             4/1       

Jalen Saunders (Oklahoma)                   4/1

Tyler Lockett (Kansas State)                  17/4

 

2013 Regular Season – Big 12 Conference – Who will have the most Receiving Touchdowns? 

Josh Stewart (Oklahoma State)              7/4

Jaxon Shipley (Texas)                           5/2

Brandon Carter (TCU)                             13/4     

Jalen Saunders (Oklahoma)                   7/2

Tyler Lockett (Kansas State)                  7/2

 

2013 Regular Season – Big Ten Conference – Who will have the most Passing Yards?

Devin Gardner (Michigan)                       1/1

Braxton Miller (Ohio State)                     6/5

Taylor Martinez (Nebraska)                     7/5

 

2013 Regular Season – Big Ten Conference – Who will have the most Passing Touchdowns? 

Devin Gardner (Michigan)                       1/1

Braxton Miller (Ohio State)                     6/5

Taylor Martinez (Nebraska)                     7/5

 

2013 Regular Season – Big Ten Conference – Who will have the most Rushing Yards?

Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska)                    9/4

Venric Mark (Northwestern)                    9/4       

Braxton Miller (Ohio State)                     5/2

James White (Wisconsin)                       11/4     

Derrick Green (Michigan)                        3/1       

 

2013 Regular Season – Big Ten Conference – Who will have the most Rushing Touchdowns? 

Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska)                    9/4

Venric Mark (Northwestern)                    9/4       

Braxton Miller (Ohio State)                     5/2

James White (Wisconsin)                       11/4     

Derrick Green (Michigan)                        3/1

 

2013 Regular Season – Big Ten Conference – Who will have the most Receiving Yards?          

Allen Robinson (Penn State)                  11/5

Jeremy Gallon (Michigan)                       11/5     

Cody Lattimer (Indiana)                          12/5

Devin Smith (Ohio State)                       3/1

Kenny Bell (Nebraska)                           7/2       

 

2013 Regular Season – Big Ten Conference – Who will have the most Receiving Touchdowns?           

Allen Robinson (Penn State)                  2/1

Jeremy Gallon (Michigan)                       9/4       

Cody Lattimer (Indiana)                          5/2

Devin Smith (Ohio State)                       3/1

Kenny Bell (Nebraska)                           7/2       

 

2013 Regular Season – Pac-12 Conference – Who will have the most Passing Yards?  

Marcus Mariota (Oregon)                       2/3

Brett Hundley (UCLA)                             1/1

Taylor Kelly (Arizona State)                    11/5

 

2013 Regular Season – Pac-12 Conference – Who will have the most Passing Touchdowns?   

Marcus Mariota (Oregon)                       2/3

Brett Hundley (UCLA)                             1/1

Taylor Kelly (Arizona State)                    11/5

 

2013 Regular Season – Pac-12 Conference – Who will have the most Rushing Yards?  

Ka’Deem Carey (Arizona)                       9/5       

De’Anthony Thomas (Oregon)                2/1

Bishop Sankey (Washington)                 5/2

Storm Woods (Oregon State)                 3/1

Barry Sanders Jr. (Stanford)                  17/4

 

2013 Regular Season – Pac-12 Conference – Who will have the most Rushing Touchdowns?   

Bishop Sankey (Washington)                 2/1

De’Anthony Thomas (Oregon)                2/1

Ka’Deem Carey (Arizona)                       2/1       

Storm Woods (Oregon State)                 15/4

Anthony Wilkerson (Stanford)                4/1

 

2013 Regular Season – Pac-12 Conference – Who will have the most Receiving Yards?

Marqise Lee (USC)                                5/6       

Brandin Cooks (Oregon State)               3/1

Austin Hill (Arizona)                               7/2       

Kasen Williams (Washington)                 4/1

Shaquelle Evans (UCLA)                        17/4

 

2013 Regular Season – Pac-12 Conference – Who will have the most Receiving Touchdowns?

Marqise Lee (USC)                                2/3       

Brandin Cooks (Oregon State)               7/2

Austin Hill (Arizona)                               15/4

Kasen Williams (Washington)                 17/4

Shaquelle Evans (UCLA)                        9/2

2013 Regular Season – Southeastern Conference – Who will have the most Passing Yards?    

Aaron Murray (Georgia)                          1/2       

A.J. McCarron (Alabama)                       3/2       

Bo Wallace (Ole Miss)                           2/1       

 

2013 Regular Season – Southeastern Conference – Who will have the most Passing Touchdowns?     

Aaron Murray (Georgia)                          1/2       

A.J. McCarron (Alabama)                       3/2       

Bo Wallace (Ole Miss)                           2/1       

 

2013 Regular Season – Southeastern Conference – Who will have the most Rushing Yards?   

T.J. Yeldon (Alabama)                           1/1       

Todd Gurley (Georgia)                           2/1       

LaDarius Perkins (Mississippi State)       17/4

Tre Mason (Auburn)                               17/4     

Jeff Scott (Ole Miss)                             9/2       

 

2013 Regular Season – Southeastern Conference – Who will have the most Rushing Touchdowns?                

T.J. Yeldon (Alabama)                           1/1       

Todd Gurley (Georgia)                           7/4       

Tre Mason (Auburn)                               17/4     

LaDarius Perkins (Mississippi State)       17/4

Jeff Scott (Ole Miss)                             5/1       

 

2013 Regular Season – Southeastern Conference – Who will have the most Receiving Yards? 

Jordan Matthews (Vanderbilt)                 7/4

Donte Moncrief (Ole Miss)                     2/1

Amari Cooper (Alabama)                        11/5     

Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU)                        4/1

Dorial Green-Beckham (Missouri)           9/2

 

2013 Regular Season – Southeastern Conference – Who will have the most Receiving Touchdowns?  

Amari Cooper (Alabama)                        7/4       

Donte Moncrief (Ole Miss)                     7/4

Jordan Matthews (Vanderbilt)                 5/2

Dorial Green-Beckham (Missouri)           15/4

Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU)                        9/2

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Terps take day off Sunday to root on Orioles

Posted on 19 August 2013 by WNST Staff

A normal routine of Sunday afternoon meetings was the plan for the Maryland football team. But head coach Randy Edsall and the coaching staff decided the squad needed a break for the predictability of preseason camp and surprised the Terps with a trip north up I-95 to Camden Yards at Oriole Park to watch the Colorado Rockies take on the Baltimore Orioles.

The change of plans was announced in a Sunday morning team meeting and served as a welcome change of pace for the Terps  as they begin their final week of preseason camp on Monday in preparation for the season opener against Florida International on Aug. 31 at 12:30 p.m. at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

Prior to the start of the game, Stefon Diggs took to the mound to throw out the first pitch.

The Terps will be back on the practice field tomorrow for a two-a-day and are scheduled to break camp on Thursday.

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Stefon Diggs named to preseason All-ACC team

Posted on 24 July 2013 by WNST Staff

Sophomore wide receiver is named to the squad as a specialist

GREENSBORO, N.C.   Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs has been selected to the 2013 Preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference Football Team as a specialist, the league announced Wednesday.

An honorable mention All-ACC selection as a specialist following the 2012 season, Diggs received 34 votes for the specialist position. He also received 19 votes for wide receiver, which left him one vote shy of earning a spot at that position.

Diggs ranked second in the ACC in kick return average (28.5) and fifth in punt return average (10.0), while totaling the second-most all-purpose yards in a single season in school history (1,896) last season. The sophomore has also been named to the watch list for three national awards: the Biletnikoff, Hornung and Maxwell Awards.

Voting for the 25-man team was conducted by media in attendance at the ACC Football Kickoff, which was held July 21-22 in Greensboro, N.C. A total of 65 ballots were cast.

Clemson’s Tajh Boyd, who was tabbed the Preseason ACC Player of the Year by the media at ACC Kickoff, received the most votes with 59. Florida State led all schools with six players, with four from North Carolina and three from Clemson.

Duke, Miami and Wake Forest followed with two selections apiece, while Boston College, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Virginia and Virginia Tech each placed one player on the team.

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Maryland WR Diggs named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

Posted on 17 July 2013 by WNST Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.   University of Maryland sophomore Stefon Diggs has been named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced on Tuesday.

The Biletnikoff Award recognizes the nation’s most outstanding collegiate wide receiver and is selected by the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee.

The 2013 Biletnikoff Award winner will be announced live on Dec. 12 as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show, which will be broadcast on ESPN. Semifinalists will be announced on Nov. 18 with three finalists being named on Nov. 25.

Diggs is one of only 16 sophomores on the 75-player watch list and is one of 10 ACC players. In 2012, Diggs led the ACC and ranked eighth nationally in all-purpose yards with 172.4 per game and ranked fifth in the league with 77.1 receiving yards per game en route to earning second team All-ACC honors.

For a complete list of nominees, visit ncfaa.org.

-Maryland-

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