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Terrapins Insider: October 31, 2010 - November 6, 2010

After throwing two picks, Miami's Morris gets last laugh

The absence of quarterback Jacory Harris, who suffered a concussion last weekend against Virginia, did not derail Miami’s chances of beating Maryland to become bowl eligible Saturday. Yes, Stephen Morris, the true freshman who made his first career start, threw...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 6, 2010; 6:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Maryland leads Miami, 17-15, at halftime

A 33-yard field goal by Miami in the final minute of the first half. Receiver Travis Benjamin's 48-yard reception highlighted Miami's drive. Will Maryland be able to hold off Miami in the second half? (By the way, the attendance for...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 6, 2010; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Maryland leads Miami, 17-12

Maryland moved the ball to the 2, but Jamarr Robinson, who came in for a play, fumbled the snap and lost eight yards when he recovered it. Maryland settled for a 27-yard field goal from Travis Baltz. It was not...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 6, 2010; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Maryland leads Miami, 14-12

Two touchdowns by each team, but Miami trails by two. Running back Mike James just scored on a short run, but the extra point was blocked by Joe Vellano. Miami has now botched five extra points this season. The rest...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 6, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Maryland leads Miami, 14-6

Now 18 different Maryland players have scored a touchdown for Maryland this season. Linebacker Alex Wujciak just intercepted quarterback Stephen Morris and returned it for a touchdown. Maryland leads, 14-6. Maryland has now outscored opponents 73-7 in points off turnovers...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 6, 2010; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Maryand leads Miami, 7-6

On the first play of the second quarter, Danny O’Brien threw deep down the right sideline to receiver Kevin Dorsey for a 42-yard score. Dorsey became the 17th different player to score a touchdown this season for Maryland. Looked like...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 6, 2010; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Where are the fans?

I'm in the chilled press box here at Sun Life Stadium. I saw pockets of fans in the parking lot. But there's hardly anyone in the cavernous, sterile stadium and we're 13 minutes shy of kickoff. And this is homecoming....

By Eric Prisbell  | November 6, 2010; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Poll: Will Maryland beat Miami in ACC showdown?

Thanks a lot for all the insightful comments the past few days. I usually am surprised by the results of the polls. I figured a little over half the voters would feel the program is headed in the right direction...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 5, 2010; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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Friedgen: 'My staff has not gotten a raise in a while'

Take a look at an interesting Associated Press story about how much the 12 ACC schools spend on their respective football programs. Two things stood out to me: During the 2008-09 academic year, the most recent year with data available...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 4, 2010; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
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Miami RB Damien Berry to miss game vs. Terrapins

Damien Berry, Miami's top running back with 690 rushing yards, will miss Saturday's game against Maryland because of "nagging injuries," the Associated Press is reporting. Berry has more rushing yards than the next six Hurricanes running backs combined. Miami quarterback...

By Matt Bonesteel  | November 3, 2010; 4:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Poll: Is Maryland football on the right track?

Thank you very much for all of the comments yesterday about the attendance issues. In the spirit of the election, I want to pose a right track/wrong track question about Maryland football. I’ll simply pose the question without any editorial...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 3, 2010; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
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Miami quarterback Jacory Harris not expected to play against Maryland

All indicates are that Stephen Morris will start Saturday in place of injured Jacory Harris at QB for Miami. This is the top of the notebook I just filed: Miami quarterback Jacory Harris is not expected to play in Saturday’s...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 2, 2010; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Maryland's run defense stands alone in ACC games

Some interesting numbers about this Maryland team: BY THE NUMBERS... 1.9... The opposition is averaging just 1.9 yards per carry vs. Maryland in its four ACC games, the best mark in the league. 3... Danny O’Brien’s 13 TD passes rank...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 2, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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If Maryland wins the ACC, will Maryland fans notice?

Please check out John Feinstein’s column on Coach Ralph Friedgen and the state of the Maryland program. What I found particularly interesting was his take on the attendance issues. The two biggest questions the next few weeks: Can Maryland win...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 2, 2010; 8:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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Maryland-Virginia will kick off at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 13

Maryland's game at Virginia on Nov. 13 is now set for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff. It can be seen on ESPN3.com. I just did not want a night game in an open press box, so I'm pleased....

By Eric Prisbell  | November 1, 2010; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Maryland quarterback O'Brien earns ACC rookie honors ... again

Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien earned ACC rookie of the week honors after throwing four touchdown passes in the 62-14 romp over Wake Forest. This from the ACC release: ROOKIE - Danny O'Brien, Maryland, QB, r-Fr., 6-3, 215, Kernersville, N.C. (East...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 1, 2010; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Who is the favorite for ACC coach of the year honors?

Once again: Miami QB Jacory Harris is questionable for Saturday’s Maryland game with a concussion suffered when he was hammered in the first half of the Virginia loss. The Maryland-Miami game is set for a noon kickoff. So who’s the...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 1, 2010; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Miami's Jacory Harris might not play against Maryland

Miami quarterback Jacory Harris, who was knocked out of Saturday's loss at Virginia in the first half, has a concussion and might not play against Maryland on Saturday, according to The Miami Herald. True freshman Stephen Morris would start at...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 31, 2010; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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