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For Terps, Here We Go Again

Flashback: Maryland went down to Raleigh last season needing a victory against North Carolina State to become bowl eligible. The Terps got it in commanding fashion, beating the Wolfpack, 37-0. This season, the Terps can also become bowl eligible with a victory over North Carolina State, but the circumstances are a bit different.

“We’re thinking a big bowl this season,” Maryland quarterback Chris Turner said. “We are thinking somewhere warm this year.”

Center Edwin Williams said a victory won’t lift a large weight off the backs of the Terrapins because they have higher goals this season. The team just tried to survive last season through a series of injuries. This year, players are eying an ACC title.

Where is the most realistic bowl destination for Maryland?

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 22, 2008; 10:51 AM ET
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I'm thinking Champs Sports Bowl is the most likely right now, and probably the best choice all things considered. There's a very low chance of the Orange because this team will find some way to stumble along the way and miss out on a trip to Tampa in December. The Gator Bowl will likely take the ACC runnerup (unless it's Wake or BC because neither travels well), and the Chick-Fil-A will likely take whoever isn't selected between Florida State, VaTech, GaTech, and Miami. The Terps could sneak into the Georgia Dome if those other teams struggle down the stretch, which would mean the Terps would match up against an SEC team that will clean their clock (Florida, LSU, or Auburn).

Personally, if the Terps can't make the ACC Title game, fans should be rooting for a trip to Orlando, and a date against a middle of the road Big 10 school.

Posted by: Section 203 | October 22, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

I think Orange or we just do not accept a bowl invitation.

Posted by: Orange Bowl Bound | October 22, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Anything is still possible at this point. If we don't make the title game, I could see us back in the Gator Bowl.

Posted by: Greg | October 22, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

We got "our clocks cleaned" in the Orange Bowl against an SEC team and I wouldn't take back that just because of the result.

We also beat a SEC team in 2002 Peach Bowl, so don't go assuming the worst.

Posted by: BuddhaUMD | October 22, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Orange Bowl? hahaha, some of you guys need to lay off the drugs. I'm thinking the smurf turf of Boise.

Posted by: Realistic | October 22, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Da Muffler Bowl vs. West Virginia!! I'll be there!

Posted by: Terpin | October 22, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

music city in nashville

Posted by: adam | October 22, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse


NC State -- 27
Maryland - 10

Maryland will finish with a 5-7 record.

I am extremely happy that Penn State is ranked number 3 in the country - and very soon to be ranked number one --- this will definitely hurt Maryland's recruiting - thank god !!!

I am happy that Maryland is no longer recruiting Tavon Austin.

Jelani Jenkins, Travis Hawkins and Isaac Holmes will be signing with the University of Florida.

Go Tar Heels

Posted by: hclark1 | October 23, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

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