Don Brown: 'We were up in their faces the entire night'
The defense played very well Saturday against an overmatched opponent. It held Morgan State to 85 total yards, the fewest in a game during the Friedgen era. The biggest issue coordinator Don Brown faced all night was deciding when to take starters out to not risk injury.
“Obviously this week we were back in the mode of throwing the personnel groups in and out,” he said. “We had to tweak our lineups after the half because we didn’t want players getting hurt. We were able to stay aggressive after we changed the lineups even though they did a number of things formation-wise that kept us on our toes. Even after the changes, we were able to maintain our level of intensity.”
At times it seemed like Maryland knew what Morgan State would run before Morgan State did. All three first downs by Morgan State early in the game came only because of penalties. This game was domination from start to finish.
“We knew what they were going to run route-wise,” Brown said. “They had two or three different combinations from each of their sets, and our guys did a great job preventing deep passes and stopping their momentum. We were up in their faces the entire night, and I think that is because of the defensive line. I thought we did a great job taking care of what we needed to take care of. We need to continue this type of play to remain dominant throughout the season.”
Morgan State quarterback Donovan Dickerson said, "We thought we could expose the secondary, but once again we really did not have enough time to get the ball off. Maryland did a good job preparing for this game."
September 13, 2010; 1:30 PM ET
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