Analysis of the Terps remaing games
By Ryan Broadwater
Six games down and six games to go for the Terps. Maryland is now getting into the heart of ACC play and the games really have some weight. If Maryland wins out the, Terps could be in the ACC Championship and on the way to a good bowl game. That’s definitely a big “IF” and I would not put money on it because Miami and Florida State are on the schedule, but it’s always fun to dream. Even if the Terps do not win the remainder of their games, they just need two more wins to become bowl eligible. Now that is attainable and could be easier than originally thought at the beginning of the season. Let’s look at Maryland’s remaining games in the regular season.
10/23 @ Boston College – BC is on a four-game losing streak. If there’s any team the Terps had to play on the road right now and get their first road victory in two years it’d be Boston College. Plus Maryland is due to win a game in Chestnut Hill.
10/30 Wake Forest – This is Maryland’s homecoming game. Wake Forest is down this year and its defense has been giving up an ungodly amount of points. Danny O’Brien should use this game as a confidence booster for the next week against Miami.
11/06 @ Miami – This game could be another Clemson-style blowout. Miami’s defense has been inconsistent, but it’s full of athletes which the Terps’ offense has trouble with. Also Maryland rarely wins football games in Florida unless they’re in January.
11/13 @ Virginia – A short trip down the road to Charlottesville could be a shootout. Virginia hasn’t been playing well this year, but they always seem to bring their “A” game against Maryland. Plus the Cavaliers they have won three out of the last four.
11/20 Florida State – Right now FSU is on a roll. The remainder of their schedule is against pretty good competition, but if they make it through unscathed, the Terps will need more than the cold weather to slow down the Seminoles. Maybe FSU will be looking ahead to their regular season finale against Florida….We can always hope.
11/27 NC State – Maryland’s last game of the regular season is against surprisingly good NC State. The Wolfpack have been playing well up until last weekend. We’ll have to see how the season plays out for them, but I think this could be another close game. It could also be Friedgen’s last at Byrd Stadium.
Looking at this line up I would think Maryland will end the regular season with seven wins. I predict the next three wins to be BC, Wake and UVA. I think Miami and Florida State just have too much talent for the Terps to handle. I believe the NC State game will be a toss up. Overall a 7-5 record would be a pretty successful season.
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| October 18, 2010; 4:30 PM ET
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