Interesting day Saturday. I met my friends that I went to the Maryland-Elon basketball game with and we hung out on the field during Maryland's pregame warm up. Then I took my regular seat in Section 19 for the first quarter when I got a text from my friend Dave, who I had not seen since he moved to Chicago two years ago. I spent the second quarter with him and his family in Section 8.
At halftime, I moved on to see my friends in Section 23 and from there I watched the rest of Maryland's victory. After the game, we went to Gossett Field House and sat in on Head Coach Friedgen's press conference. He talked about the game, the Terps seniors and the post season. We saw a couple Bowl representatives from the Chick-Fil-A Bowl and Champs Sports Bowl. I believe the Chick-Fil-A Bowl is interested in N.C. State. Just my two cents here but I do hope the Champs Sports Bowl representative was impressed with a team that improved from 2-10 to 8-4 that has a red shirt freshman QB throw for 417 yards and 4 TD's and a Lambourghini WR who caught 14 passes for 224 yards and 4 TD's. From there, we met Assistant Coaches Don Brown and Dave Sollazzo before we had a moment with Coach Friedgen.
In closing out the regular season, I hope everyone who checked in here on a week to week basis enjoyed the picture essays every home game and found this blog informative. I tried to capture the experience of Maryland Football via my camera from my seat in Section 19. I know I need some work on improving my skills which is why I'll be at other Terp sports in the future trying to learn more.
N.C. State kicks off
Maryland's first series
Action from Section 19
Maryland on the move
Danny O'Brien to TE Will Yeatman
D.J. Adams with the score for Maryland
Kickoff from Section 8
Terp Defense pressures QB Russell Wilson
Danny O'Brien leads the Terps
O'Brien is hit, fumbles...
Recovered by #71 Paul Pinegar
LB David Mackall with the sack
Blocked FG by Cameron Chism
Kenny Tate pressures Russell Wilson
Torrey Smith puts the Terps up 38-17
Late 4th quarter, N.C. State driving
Onside kick recovered, N.C. State now on the move.
N.C. State TD cuts the Terps lead to 7.
4th and 1 sequence late in the game for the Terps
N.C. State out of time outs, kneel down time!
The fellas with the Fridge after the game. I'm in the back in the black Terps hat.
Interesting thought: What bowl gets the Terps? Sun, Military, Champs, Chick-Fil-A?
Bidding goodbye to Byrd Stadium for 2010
Sad to say goodbye to a team I love to support but the future looks bright!