Another Strong Game by Turner
I have been thinking about the game quarterback Chris Turner played, and one play popped in my mind --- Maryland’s first offensive snap. Turner nearly threw an interception that might have been returned for a touchdown. It looked like perhaps the inconsistent Turner had shown up in Death Valley. During the first half, center Edwin Williams had some trouble hearing the snap count, much like he did two years ago, so that undoubtedly affected the offense as well. At halftime, Turner was 8 for 16 for 65 yards, but 25 of those had come on one play.
Turner completed 8 of 14 passes in the second half. But when those completions were made was the biggest thing. Turner completed three passes to Danny Oquendo, all for at least 11 yards, during the fourth quarter drive that resulted in Da’Rel Scott’s go-ahead score. And when Maryland got the ball with 5:36 left and looked to milk it, Turner completed third-down passes to Ronnie Tyler and to Da’Rel Scott to help run out the clock.
“We kept converting on third downs and you could hear the crowd start to get out of it, and the defense started to get down on themselves also,” Turner said. “Every week going into the game, that’s our goal, have long sustained drives that take time off the clock.”
Defensive lineman Jeremy Navarre said it was tough for Turner to put together two good games in a row last season. Now he has strung together three straight strong performances.
“I am feeling better, but I still have a lot to improve on,” Turner said. “That said, three in a row is not bad.”
Name the ACC quarterbacks you would take over Chris Turner at this point.
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