Nov. 10, 2012
CLEMSON, S.C. - Postgame notes following Maryland's 45-10 loss at No. 10 Clemson.
Kicking Off: Maryland fell to 4-6 overall and 2-4 in the ACC after losing to Clemson 45-10...Clemson improved to 9-1 and 6-1 in the ACC...the Tigers now own a 33-26-2 advantage in the all-time series.
Vellano Recovers Fumble: When Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd fumbled in the opening quarterback, Joe Vellano jumped on the loose ball for his first fumble recovery of the season and third of his career. At the time, it was Maryland's 15th takeaway of the season.
Petty to Campbell: Shawn Petty found Devonte Campbell alone along the sideline for Maryland's lone touchdown of the game. The 17-yard touchdown pass was Petty's third of the season and Campbell's first touchdown reception in 2012. Campbell hauled in two touchdown receptions in 2011.
Ross over 100: Brandon Ross finished with 100 yards on 16 carries. Ross is the second Maryland rusher to run for at least 100 yards this season. Wes Brown topped 100 yards against NC State with 121 yards on 25 carries.
Longest Run of the Season: With the Terps backed up near their endzone in the second quarter, Brandon Ross sprinted down the Maryland sideline for a gain of 44 yards, a career high for Ross. The run was the longest run of the season for the Terps, a mark previously held by Devin Burns who had a 23-yard run against NC State.
McDougle On The Loose: When Spencer Benton's 55-yard field goal attempt feel short, Dexter McDougle received the field goal in Maryland's endzone and preceded to race 74 yards down the field to set the Terps' offense up at the Clemson 26-yard line. The field position eventually led to a 39-yard Brad Craddock field goal.
Defensive Notes: L.A Goree and Matt Robinson led the Terps with 10 tackles a piece. All of Robinson's tackles were solo. Goree finished up with nine solo tackles and one assisted tackle along with a team-high two tackles for loss...Anthony Nixon tied a career high with nine tackles, while Cole Farrand match a career-high with six solo tackles. Farrand has tied the mark four times in his career.