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O'Brien looks solid in first career start

Maryland enjoys a 21-14 halftime lead over FIU.

Danny O’Brien has settled down in his first career start for the Terrapins. He has completed 12 of 17 passes and has thrown a nine-yard touchdown pass to LaQuan Williams. The question I have is whether this is the start of the O’Brien era at Maryland.

(Jamarr Robinson did not start because of his shoulder, which he injured last week in the West Virginia game).

Running back Da’Rel Scott had a 56-yard touchdown run. Punt returner Tony Logan had an 85-yard return for a touchdown.

FIU’s defense entered the game with a lot of hype because of a six-sack performance against Texas A&M and because it had forced eight turnovers in two games. But I have not been impressed with FIU’s defense in this game.

Your thoughts on O'Brien so far?

(Oh, and the personal foul on Scott for celebrating in the end zone was one of the worst calls I have seen in some time.)

By Eric Prisbell  | September 25, 2010; 11:48 AM ET
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Comments

Can make a call on that because I'm not watching the game. Looking at the box score, it appears the teams are pretty evenly matched.

Posted by: SirPelleas | September 25, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

O'Brien is doing well for his first start. 21 points is a good first half total against this D. Maryland's defense should not be allowing a thing against a weak FIU offense. They need to step it up in the second. Oh and the two Maryland personal fouls were awful calls.

Posted by: Kev29 | September 25, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

I think he's got to be the starter next week. No picks, maybe 1 sack, and he adds the pass option to the offense.

Posted by: PeteinAZ | September 25, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

According to one person, Nick Faust and Johnny O'Bryant appeared to be having a great time at the game hanging with Mosley, Peshon and some others. Bino was there and Faust & JOB apparently received plenty of love from the students.

Posted by: jake177 | September 25, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Danny played well in his first game. He is poised, and despite getting clocked a couple of times, hung in there to play out the full game.

From what I saw, Danny makes good reads, and accurately. There were a couple of throws where he needed to add some more zip to his passes.

Danny and our offense would benefit immensely from an explosive running game. For whatever reason, our run game has gone down the tubes. There were a couple of big runs ... but, it was inconsistent for the most part.

Posted by: mi6-007 | September 26, 2010 12:30 AM | Report abuse

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