Posts Tagged ‘Tony Logan

03
Dec
10

Maryland Athletic Director Speaks on Bowl Situation

By Ben Linton

Here is the video from the new Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson’s speech about the football team’s bowl situation. Anderson first congradulated the Terps for its 8-4 season, in which Ralph Friedgen and Danny O’Brien were awarded by the ACC as Coach and Rookie of the Year. He also stated that Maryland will not know it’s bowl destination until Sunday.

Maryland also had other players be awarded by the ACC for their achievements this season. Wide Receiver Torrey Smith, Punt Returner Tony Logan, Linebacker Alex Wujciak, and Safety Kenny Tate all received first team all-ACC Honors this season. Smith led the Terps in receiving with 65 receptions for 1,065, while posting school records this year in touchdown receptions (12) and all-purpose yardage (5,183). Logan led the ACC in punt returns with and 18.8 yard average, which is also good for third in the FBS. He returned two punts for touchdowns this season as a Junior. Tate and Wujciak led the defense in averaging 22.3 points against per game, ranking 6th in the ACC, and improvement from last year’s 11th place finish.

Defensive Lineman Joe Vellano was named to second-team all ACC, while offensive Lineman Paul Pinegar was granted an Honorable-Mention Selection. Check back on Sunday when Maryland finds out their bowl destination.

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04
Oct
09

Terps win ACC Opener

Maryland players celebrate after a hard earned win over Clemson.

Maryland players celebrate after a hard earned win over Clemson.

By Ben Linton

The Maryland Terrapins football team got a huge boost of confidence today with a win over the Clemson Tigers to open up ACC play. The team’s morale is way up from a week ago, and they are building momentum heading into the ACC season. The final score was 24-21, and that improves Maryland to 2-3 overall (1-0 in ACC).

After a terrible first quarter that saw the Terps take an early 10-0 defecit, it seemed as if it would be the same old same old. But they rallied behind Senior Quarterback Chris Turner’s two touchdown passes and 215 yards to come back and win. Turner hooked up with Torrey Smith (3 rec, 64 yards) and Ronnie Tyler (5 rec, 39) for scores of 29 and 6 respectively to give Maryland a 17-13 lead at halftime.

In the second half, momentum swung back and forth like a seesaw as Maryland went up 24-13 on a 1 yard run by Davin Meggett to give the Terps a commanding 24-13 lead. It was set up by a 43 yard punt return by Tony Logan. Moments later, Clemson’s C.J. Spiller returned the ensuing kickoff for a 96 yard touchdown. Clemson got the two point conversion to make the score 24-21.

The fourth quarter was all about turnovers and missed opportunities. With 2 minutes and 38 seconds left, ball on their own 29, Maryland went for it on 4th and 1 and was stopped. The play call was highly questionable and not very creative (QB dive). Clemson failed to convert, however, as kicker Richard Jackson missed a 47-yard field goal. One play later, Maryland Running Back Davin Meggett fumbled to give Clemson to ball back. This time, Richard Jackson missed from 48-yards, as Maryland still dangled to a 24-21 lead.

After forcing a Maryland three-and-out, Clemson got the ball with 1:13 remaining and no timeouts. On third and five from the Maryland 28, Clemson Quarterback Kyle Parker was rocked by Maryland’s Demetrius Hartsfield and fumbled. The Terps recovered to seal the game. The defense was the hero in today’s game, stopping Clemson on three consecutive drives at around the Maryland 30 yard line. A much improved effort from recent contests.

This Maryland team has got to be the biggest roller coaster ride of emotions as far back as I can remember. If you have heart problems, please seek doctor’s perscription before you watch any Maryland Football Game. This team is just unpredictable, so when i say that the next 3 games (Wake, UVA, Duke) should be winable, don’t believe me. Anything can happen.

And how about these uniforms? Can you say fresh?

And how about these uniforms? Can you say fresh?




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