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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 Forsyth) O'Brien had a tremendous day against Wake Forest, throwing a career-high four touchdown passes in Maryland's 62-14 win over the Demon Deacons. The redshirt freshman, who has seven touchdowns and no interceptions over the last two games, completed 13 of 20 passes for 168 yards with an efficiency rating of 201.56. In all five of his starts this season, O'Brien has connected with at least eight different receivers. His 4.33-to-1 TD to interception ratio is tops in the FBS among freshmen, as is his 1.80 interception percentage. Despite not starting the first three games of the season, his 13 TD passes are tied for second in the country among freshmen.

By Eric Prisbell  | November 1, 2010; 12:11 PM ET
Categories:  Danny O'Brien, Football  
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The way he hung in there under serious pressure and delivered the ball for that one early touchdown definitely grabbed my attention.

Posted by: jake177 | November 1, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

DOB's ability to negate the poor playcalling with audibles and his uncanny accuracy can't be stressed enough.

Posted by: MerlinTerps | November 1, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

No doubt that DOB is a very good college QB at this point. Moreover, he is far more experienced at this point than J-Rob was at the beginning at the season (in terms of games played). Sure the real litmus test starts now and now is the time that I call on our faithful poster and FAN OF THE TERPS but unfortunately for him a yankees fan, Petecard.

Just like during BB season, lay out the rest of the schedule for us and what each successive victory will mean. This team does have a chance to be successful by anyones standards (definining 9-3 as exceeding any expectations; 8-4 is what we kinda expect at this point). Winning only one more game to go 7-5 isn't going to appease the majority of this board.

So Petecard, if you could do what you did during BB season with the schedule and mark-off, that would be appreciated. We were at a similar point during the BB season when the Terps were going to have to go on a run to avoid bubbling.

Regards -


Posted by: HughGRection | November 1, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

DOB is proving to be a real get for this team and further proof that recruiting at the QB position can be extremely difficult. The O-line should get some of the credit for this week's success even though they were playing against a pathetic defense. They gave DOB plenty of time to throw the ball when he wanted (he did stand in there on two of the TD passes against some pressure), and our receiver corps is showing why they were so highly rated when they came to Maryland (they just needed someone to get them the ball).

Maybe this team just needed some confidence, or maybe they just needed some experience, but they are starting to come together as a team that should finish in the upper tier of the ACC.

Posted by: Russtinator | November 1, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

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