Posts Tagged ‘Wake Forest Demon Deacons

02
Nov
10

Maryland Destroys Wake, Becomes Bowl Eligable

Maryland Quarterback Danny O'Brien threw for 168 yards and 4 touchdowns against Wake Forest Saturday.

 

By Ben Linton

The Maryland Terrapins have continued to play well in what continues to be a turnaround season from last year. Maryland improved to 6-2 and became bowl eligable after a 62-14 smashing of Wake Forest last Saturday. The Terps, who only one two games last year, will now be attending their fourth bowl in the past five years and can now start focusing on the ACC Atlantic Division Race.

Maryland was led once again by outstanding freshman quarterback Danny O’Brien, who threw for four touchdowns (a career high) on way to earning ACC rookie of the week honors. The Terps outscored the Demon Deacons 45-0 in the second and third quarter combined, highlighted by two interception returns for touchdowns by Kenny Tate and Ryan Donohue. Maryland racked up 446 total yards, 261 coming on the ground, while limiting to Wake to a measly 155. The Demon Decons amassed 516 yards in a 42-32 win last year.

Maryland fans and players can now focus on going after their first ACC Atlantic Title since the league split up into divisions. The Terps are 6-2 (3-1 ACC) and tied with North Carolina State for second place behind Florida State, who is also 6-2 but 4-1 in the ACC. Here’s how each team’s schedule plays out for the remainder of the season:

Maryland                                NC State                                 Florida State

@Miami                                  @ Clemson                             vs. North Carolina

@Virginia                                vs. Wake                                 vs. Clemson

vs. Florida State                     @ North Carolina                 @ Maryland

vs. NC State                            @ Maryland                           vs. Florida

As you can see, Maryland has the most favorable schedule of the three teams. Maryland will face Florida State and NC State both at home, one game being a blackout and the other being the senior game. This means that the ACC Atlantic Title will be won in College Park, which is exactly what Maryland wants. The Terps will hit the road next week to face a Miami team that will be without Jacory Harris, who was injured in a 24-19 loss to Virginia last weekend. The last time Maryland played Miami was 2006, when the Terps won 14-13 in College Park. The game will be at 12:00 broadcasted on ESPNU.

14
Jan
10

Terps fall short to Deacs

http://www.umterps.com/view.gal?id=61432 <—– Photo Gallery from the game

By Ben Linton

Last night, the Maryland Basketball Team had to play its second ACC game in three days on the road in Winston Salem. The Terps started off hot, taking a 23-15 lead in the first eight minutes of the game. But due to lazy defense and sloppy offense, Wake was allowed to take the lead 42-39 at halftime.

In the second half, Maryland settled in and Greivis Vasquez took over, scoring a season high 30 points. The Terps had a chance to win the game in regulation, when Sean Mosely missed a jumper in the lane, then the follow up tip was missed by Dino Gregory.

In overtime,Wake Guard Ishmael Smith made a circus shot with 20 seconds to put Wake up 85-83. With 10 seconds left, Greivis Vasquez took a low percentage shot, shooting a three pointer in a defender’s face. The shot missed and the long rebound went to Sean Mosely, who missed an open three point shot with three seconds left as Maryland fell to Wake.

Free throws were a crucial part in the loss in overtime. Jordan Williams missed two free throws, while Greivis Vasquez missed another. That counts as three points left on the floor, and simple math says if the Terps make those free throws, they win the game.

Maryland (10-5) travels to face Boston College Saturday at 4 pm.

11
Oct
09

Terps continue road woes, lose to wake forest

Maryland Wake Forest Football

By Ben Linton

The Maryland Terrapins Football Team has continued to struggle on the road and at night with a 42-32 loss to Wake Forest Saturday. After evening up the score at seven, Wake Forest scored 21 unanswered points and took a 35-10 lead at halftime. Although Maryland rallied in the second half to make the score seem more respectable, it was never close and Wake dominated for the most part. Here are some key stats from yesterday’s game:

  • With this loss, Maryland has now lost their last five road games, and their last seven night games
  • Wake Forest scored on their first five possessions and finished with over 500 yards of total offense
  • Riley Skinner threw four touchdown passes, and threw for 360 yards
  • Chris Turner also played well, passing for 407 yards with three touchdowns and an interception

This team is becoming a nightmare to watch. You can almost tell from the beginning of the game whether or not they are going to win. They either get off to a fast start and keep it going, or start slow and never recover. This team has been lacking consistency for the past two years and its really starting to bother me. It’s almost as if I would rather see this team just lose consistency so I know what to expect, rather than just win a big game here and there. Next week, Maryland goes back home to Byrd Stadium for their Homecoming game vs. Virginia, who has won two straight games. Kickoff is at 4:00 PM.




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