Sunday, August 31, 2008

Maryland 14, Delaware 7

Yesterday's game was a little too close for my liking but a win is a win and Maryland gets their first victory of the season 14-7 over Delaware.

The good:
Da'Rel Scott rushing for 197 yards, the most ever by a Maryland Running Back in a season opener.

Darrius Heywood-Bey caught 4 passes for 70 yards including a 36 yard reception in the first quarter. He also had a 12 yard rush for a touchdown.

Running Back Davin Meggett had 7 rushes for 53 yards and 1 touchdown. Maryland has a nice one-two punch at Running Back.

The Offensive Line and Secondary.

The bad:
QB Jordan Steffy struggled.

Kicker Obi Egekeze, a reliable kicker last year, missed three field goals (48, 44, 41). Granted none of these were gimmes, but if he makes a pair of these, the game is not a nailbiter at the end.

The ugly:
Fans booing Steffy throughout the game. I'm a Chris Turner fan and want him in there too but take it easy on the kid and at least give him a chance. Steffy left the game in the fourth quarter with a thumb injury and Turner replaced him.

Terrible clock management at the end of the first half resulted in a missed field goal. Maryland had time and enough time outs to get closer.

The thing about season openers is there is no preseason games to get the kinks out like the NFL. These guys have been practicing for a month and yesterday they finally got out there and played. Now the coaching staff has some game film to analyze and adjustments can be made.

The question to be asked now is: Who starts at QB, Jordan Steffy or Chris Turner?

Next up: Away against Middle Tennessee 7:00 PM

Washington Post article here

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