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Maryland's Danny O'Brien, Antwine Perez earn ACC honors

Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien earned ACC rookie of the week honors. Safety Antwine Perez earned defensive back of the week honors.

From the ACC release:

ROOKIE – Danny O’Brien, Maryland, QB, Fr., 6-3, 215, Kernersville, N.C. (East Forsyth) Starting the fourth game of his collegiate career, O’Brien had an efficient and error-free performance in directing the Terps to their first road win in 11 tries. He completed a career-high 26 passes on 39 attempts (66.7 percent) for 179 yards against BC which ranked third in the ACC in total defense. He also matched a career high with three TD passes, but did not toss an interception. Most importantly, he led the Terps to scores when given the opportunity. Maryland was 3-for-3 (all TDs) in red-zone opportunities and converted two of BC’s three turnovers into touchdowns. O’Brien ranks fifth nationally among FBS freshmen in passing efficiency (127.9).

DEFENSIVE BACK – Antwine Perez, Maryland, DB, Sr., 6-1, 210, Westville Grove, N.J. (Woodrow Wilson/USC) Perez came up big defensively for Maryland in its 24-21 win over Boston College. The senior had a hand in all three BC turnovers, collecting two interceptions and recovering a fumble, as the Terps scored 14 points off those miscues. Perez helped the Terps take control of the game in the second quarter as the Eagles turned the ball over on three of their final four possessions of the half. Perez, the first Terp to record multiple interceptions in a game since Cameron Chism had two against MTSU (9/19/09), set up Maryland’s second and third TDs of the game. He recovered a Montel Harris fumble on the BC 38 and picked off Chase Rettig pass on the Eagles’ next offensive play. He also stopped a potential BC scoring drive, intercepting Rettig at the Maryland 26 with less than 30 seconds to go in the opening half. Perez, who is tied for second in the ACC in passes defended (1.29 per game), also had four tackles, including a half of a tackle for loss.

By Eric Prisbell  | October 25, 2010; 12:57 PM ET
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Comments

Well deserved honors for both players. If this keeps up, Danny O'Brien looks to be the odds on favorite to win ACC rookie of the year. Oh how dreadful the future of the program looks.

By the way, the Terps will be playing yet another nationally televised game this weekend. We've play 7 games so far this season and by my count, this will be our FIFTH nationally televised game. Not sure why all the haters keep bringing up espn3 as if Maryland is the only BCS school that occasionally has games on that internet channel.

A quick look at this week's ESPN3 schedule shows that the following BCS teams are playing on the internet this weekend while the Terps are on national tv:

Clemson
Boston College
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee
Purdue
Illinois
Arkansas
Vanderbilt

That's just a small sampling and includes multiple top 25 teams. I wonder if fans of those schools litter their local message boards with comments claiming an occasional appearance on ESPN3 shows how far the program has fallen.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 25, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Let me point out that OBrien only completed 66% of his passes. If that was on your report card that would be a 'D'. Additionally, Perez's first interception was lucky and the fumble recovery was him being in the right place at the right time..................................................................................Sorry! TerpFanMA and/or Pete must have hijacked my account for a second!

Posted by: aviscardo | October 25, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Aviscardo: Let me point out that OBrien only completed 66% of his passes. If that was on your report card that would be a 'D'.
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Are you kidding? Do you know anything about football? 66% of all passes completed is an "A" for any Q-Back..

Posted by: smdterpfan | October 26, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

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