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While the Terps were thoroughly outplayed in every phase of the game today, I think what stood out to me the most is what the biggest question mark was coming into the season: the offensive line. This is the first time this season they've played against a Div 1A caliber front seven, and the OL was clearly inferior. MD had a total of -13 yards rushing, and against a WV team that had zero sacks coming into the game, MD gave up 8 (Eight!) of them today. While there was enough lack of effort and execution to go around (the tackling was also atrocious today), this OL is no better than last year's was, I'm sorry to say.

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Ridiculously embarrassing. UM looked like a bad Division III team. Heads should roll.....but they won't.

Oh I disagree. If Maryland doesn't finish above 500 Friedgen and Franklin will be fired. They don't really have a choice. They are down to 19000 season ticket holders which is pathetic.

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Oh I disagree. When Maryland doesn't finish above 500 Friedgen and Franklin will be fired. They don't really have a choice. They are down to 19000 season ticket holders which is pathetic.

Fixed that for you.

MD football is a joke. James Madison and Delaware would put it on the Terps these days.

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Am I right to assume that it's a miracle Maryland was even within eleven as late as they were? I don't care what team it is, let alone Top-25, you can't spot them 21 points and have any real shot.

How does a running team end up with -10 rushing yards for the game? I don't care if Robinson got sacked seven times, Meggett and Scott have to combine for much more than 13-36. Although considering both numbers mentioned in that sentence it sounds like a crappy game all around for the offensive line.

Was Robinson as bad as the numbers make him look? Was the run getting stuffed when they did run? Was it all just West Virginia letting up at 28-0 and letting the Terps get back into the game?

I'm glad I didn't get to watch this.

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Am I right to assume that it's a miracle Maryland was even within eleven as late as they were? I don't care what team it is, let alone Top-25, you can't spot them 21 points and have any real shot.

How does a running team end up with -10 rushing yards for the game? I don't care if Robinson got sacked seven times, Meggett and Scott have to combine for much more than 13-36. Although considering both numbers mentioned in that sentence it sounds like a crappy game all around for the offensive line.

Was Robinson as bad as the numbers make him look? Was the run getting stuffed when they did run? Was it all just West Virginia letting up at 28-0 and letting the Terps get back into the game?

I'm glad I didn't get to watch this.

I wish I was as lucky.

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Am I right to assume that it's a miracle Maryland was even within eleven as late as they were? I don't care what team it is, let alone Top-25, you can't spot them 21 points and have any real shot.

How does a running team end up with -10 rushing yards for the game? I don't care if Robinson got sacked eight times, Meggett and Scott have to combine for much more than 13-36. Although considering both numbers mentioned in that sentence it sounds like a crappy game all around for the offensive line.

Was Robinson as bad as the numbers make him look? Was the run getting stuffed when they did run? Was it all just West Virginia letting up at 28-0 and letting the Terps get back into the game?

I'm glad I didn't get to watch this.

My summary:

Except for the 2 big plays, yes, it was that bad. MD's first offensive series consisted of 3 plays, and 4 dead ball penalties...including back-to-back delay of games. The coaching staff deserves to be fired for that series alone. On the 2 long passes to Smith....the first one the WV safety did not come help (why, I don't know) and Smith just jumped up and grabbed the ball and came down as the CB went out of bounds and ran in for the TD. The 2nd one was a thing of beauty....Smith got a step behind the CB and S, and Robinson threw the best pass I've ever seen him throw. The 2nd best pass I've ever seen Robinson throw was also today....but Smith dropped it in the end zone, a play that could have made it 28-21 late in the 3rd and really made WV sweat. But, no. The running game was MIA. And the offensive line was...well, offensive. :puke:

Defensively, MD did a horrible job of wrapping up and tackling. WV has several very fast athletes that can kill you in open space....but when you do get your hands on them you have to bring them down. On each of WV's 1st two TD passes, the WR was so wide open I can only imagine it was blown coverage.

All-in-all, like I said, the final score doesn't really tell the story. I bet if you asked someone who follows WV football they would tell you it was not their greatest performance.....the scoring margin should have been much greater. If they play like that at LSU next weekend I bet they lose. WV made some mistakes that allowed MD to get momentum and make it close in the 3rd Qtr. But once MD had to settle for a FG early in the 4th, you knew it was over. WV then went on an 8+ minute FG-drive that ended it for good.

MD should (should :noidea:) still win their next 2 games to start 4-1, which is better than I thought they would be. But looking at this team today against a quality opponent, I have a hard time seeing where they will get 2 more wins after that just to be bowl-eligible.

Oh, and I corrected a statistic in your post.

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My summary:

Except for the 2 big plays' date=' yes, it was that bad. MD's first offensive series consisted of 3 plays, and 4 dead ball penalties...including back-to-back delay of games. The coaching staff deserves to be fired for that series alone. On the 2 long passes to Smith....the first one the WV safety did not come help (why, I don't know) and Smith just jumped up and grabbed the ball and came down as the CB went out of bounds and ran in for the TD. The 2nd one was a thing of beauty....Smith got a step behind the CB and S, and Robinson threw the best pass I've ever seen him throw. The 2nd best pass I've ever seen Robinson throw was also today....but Smith dropped it in the end zone, a play that could have made it 28-21 late in the 3rd and really made WV sweat. But, no. The running game was MIA. And the offensive line was...well, offensive. :puke:

Defensively, MD did a horrible job of wrapping up and tackling. WV has several very fast athletes that can kill you in open space....but when you do get your hands on them you have to bring them down. On each of WV's 1st two TD passes, the WR was so wide open I can only imagine it was blown coverage.

All-in-all, like I said, the final score doesn't really tell the story. I bet if you asked someone who follows WV football they would tell you it was not their greatest performance.....the scoring margin should have been much greater. If they play like that at LSU next weekend I bet they lose. WV made some mistakes that allowed MD to get momentum and make it close in the 3rd Qtr. But once MD had to settle for a FG early in the 4th, you knew it was over. WV then went on an 8+ minute FG-drive that ended it for good.

MD should ([i']should[/i] :noidea:) still win their next 2 games to start 4-1, which is better than I thought they would be. But looking at this team today against a quality opponent, I have a hard time seeing where they will get 2 more wins after that just to be bowl-eligible.

Oh, and I corrected a statistic in your post.

I thought I saw that it was eight total sacks, with one on O'Brien?

And I didn't want to mention that first series, because just reading the game log made me angry. How the hell does that happen?

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I thought I saw that it was eight total sacks, with one on O'Brien?

And I didn't want to mention that first series, because just reading the game log made me angry. How the hell does that happen?

One was on O' Brien. Just pointed it out because like the others, it does count against the rushing total....but still, -13 yards is downright embarrassing. The first series was bad coaching/preparation, plain and simple.

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