Postgame Quotes: Maryland 27, Virginia Tech 24

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BLACKSBURG, Va. - Postgame quotes from head coach Randy Edsall following Maryland's 27-24 overtime win at Virginia Tech.

Opening Statement:

“We’re so proud of these young men. They had a resolve this week that they wanted to change things around. All credit goes to the players for getting it fixed and playing their hearts out with everybody contributing and everybody doing their job to help each other. It’s a beautiful win for us. All the credit goes to the players. Our coaching staff and everybody involved with the University of Maryland couldn’t be happier with what they accomplished today.”

On watching the video board replay of the touchdown in overtime:

“I was thinking there was no way they can overturn it. There was no way. That last play epitomized the effort that our team gave all day. We had a determination, a passion and a resolve that nothing was going to stop us. We were going to find a way. I think the play of C.J. [Brown] today was great. He helped our team, he motivated our offensive team. It’s amazing the things he can do when he is healthy. Our defense did a great job early on. They kept us in there, kept us going. That kick return really got us going. It got us motivated a little bit more. We were able to go down and score again. In the second half, we went down and scored on the first drive. We hit a couple falls, some issues on the kickoff coverage. Being on the sidelines the energy was there the whole day. Even when it was 21 to 21 our guys didn’t flinch. They knew they were going to find a way. In the first OT we overcome a questionable call and held them to a field goal. Then our offense went out there and to me it was heart and guts. We had so many guys step up today. If they put their mind to it and stick together as a team, anything can happen.”

On the defense:

“We did some different things up front to help our guys a little bit. We wanted to help them penetrate a little bit more. That made a big difference. We had a tremendous pass rush all day long.

On quarterback C.J. Brown running:

“They play a lot of man coverage. Things were happening early in the game and I said to C.J., ‘Don’t be afraid to run.’ We thought we could run the option against them because of their man coverage. It opened things up for him to run the ball. That’s when C.J. is the most effective, when he can use his legs as well as his arm. He did a tremendous job today.”

– Maryland –