Saturday, October 22, 2011
Florida State 41, Maryland 16
Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown, left, is stopped short of a first down by Florida State’s Nigel Bradham. Photo by Steve Cannon/Associated Press
The Baltimore Sun
The Washington Post
Coach Edsall after the Terps lost their 5th in 6 games: "We can win and we’re going to win. I have no doubt about that. It’s going to get done."
Maryland’s losing streak continues as the Terrapins suffered their third straight defeat, a 41-16 pasting at Florida State. QB C.J. Brown made his second straight start but was knocked out of the game after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from Seminoles LB Nigel Bradham. Brown could have returned but Coach Edsall opted for Danny O’Brien to finish the game. Question now is who starts next Saturday vs Boston College?
To recap the game: QB E.J. Manuel threw for a touchdown and rushed for another for the Seminoles (4-3, 2-2 ACC). Jermaine Thomas and Davonte Freeman each scored on long touchdown runs in the second half as the Seminoles extended their home winning streak over Maryland to eleven.
The Seminoles went up 14-0 after scoring on their first two drives. However, they led only 17-3 lead at the half. A FSU missed field goal, interception and inspired play by the Maryland defense (Three sacks) kept the score close. With the loss Maryland falls to 2-5, 1-3 in the ACC.
I'm going to remain positive here and toss out a few notes:
QB's C.J. Brown and Danny O'Brien combined for 272 passing yards.
WR Quintin McCree had 9 catches for 177 yards including a 69 yard pass from Danny O'Brien.
RB Davin Meggett moved past 2,000 career rushing yards on his first carry of the game.
WR Marcus Leak started the first game of his career and had 8 receptions for 61 yards and a 15 yard TD catch in the 4th quarter.
Three of Maryland's top four tacklers were freshmen: Titus Till (8), Lorne Goree (7) and Mario Rowson (5)