Nov. 12, 2011
LANDOVER, Md. - Danny O'Brien passed for 132 yards and a touchdown, while D.J. Adams led Maryland with 55 rushing yards and a score, but the Terrapins fell to Notre Dame, 45-21, Saturday at FedExField.
Maryland's sixth straight loss dropped the Terrapins to 2-8 overall this season, while the Irish improved to 7-3 overall. Notre Dame has won seven of its last eight.
Quintin McCree had five catches for 76 yards for the Terrapins and hooked up with O'Brien on a 13-yard scoring pass. The touchdown put the Terps on the scoreboard, but down 17-7. The Irish went 70 yards in 13 plays on their next possession to take a 24-7 halftime lead.
Notre Dame took the second half kickoff 84 yards in 14 plays to set up a 3-yard run by Cierre Wood. O'Brien suffered an interception on the next drive that Lo Wood returned 57 yards for an Irish touchdown and a 38-7 lead.
C.J. Brown entered the game midway through the third quarter when O'Brien was hurt. He took Maryland 97 yards on a 10-play drive and scrambled himself for a 24-yard touchdown with 14:02 left in the game.
Following another Notre Dame touchdown, Maryland finished the scoring with a 2-yard touchdown run from Adams.
Brown finished with 31 yards on three carries and hit 6 of 10 passes for 87 yards.
Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees passed for 296 yards and a pair of touchdowns on a 30-for-38 evening. Jonas Gray had 136 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries, while Wood had 99 yards on 18 rushes.
Maryland travels to Wake Forest next Saturday before ending its season at NC State.