Saturday, October 27, 2007

Clemson 30, Maryland 17

To quote George Costanza leaving a message on Jerry's answering machine in a Seinfeld episode, "Hey, it's George. I got nothing to say."

That pretty much sums up today's Maryland-Clemson game. Good night everyone, see you next week.

Wish it were that easy. The game was not as close as the score indicates.

On a beautiful Fall afternoon Maryland was on the wrong end of an old fashioned tail whippin'. The Terps took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter on a 35 yard Obi Egekeze field goal, then Clemson scored the next 30 points. Maryland got two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to make the score a bit respectable. Clemson's running game (249 yards rushing) just proved to be too much for the Terps.

Injuries to the offensive line (three starters in three games now) have just hurt the Terps to the point where they are using Freshman offensive linemen just to fill the positions. QB Chris Turner was 19 of 31 for 217 yards but was sacked twice and was hurt by several dropped balls. Darrius Heyward-Bey, the Terps leading receiver the past two seasons, was shut out today.

The banged up and battered Terps (4-4, 1-3 in the ACC) travel to Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, NC to face the University of North Carolina.

Game recap

Washington Post recap

Post Game Quotes

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know injuries have been brutal but I just hate seeing RF not succeed and while I seriously question his play calling I really want him to win.

I came into this season with realistic expectations (8-4) but then Portis got suspended. We all knew the D line was suspect and our corners could be improved. We all knew what Jordan would bring at QB and very few saw Turner playing at all. We also knew that we have good but not great backs and WR's that could be amazing if the QB could get the ball to them.

After the O Line was smashed to bits I've pretty much packed it in.
I think Cosh needs to go and I also hope Ralph finds a good OC so he can re-focus on what worked so well his first few seasons.