Nov. 14, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Postgame notes following Maryland's 36-9 loss to Virginia Tech
Robinson Runs: Robinson proved to be a dangerous running threat, leading the team with 24 rushes for 129 yards. That marked the first time a Maryland quarterback ran for 100 yards since Shaun Hill had 105 on 11 carries against Duke on 10/20/01. Robinson accounted for 233 yards in individual total offense on the day, with Maryland finishing the game with 236 team yards in offense.
More Milestones For Smith: Torrey Smith entered the game needing just 35 all-purpose yards to break Lamont Jordan's single-season all-purpose mark of 1,840 set in 1999. On his second reception of the day Smith eclipsed Jordan, and finished the day with 115 all-purpose yards. He now has 1,921 on the season. With 55 receiving yards, Smith passed the 1,000 yard mark for his career.
Turner's Streak Snapped: Prior to today's game, Chris Turner had started 21 straight games, tied for the longest active streak with OL Phil Costa. Turner's streak was snapped due to his knee injury, but Costa made his 22nd consecutive start dating back to last season (11 at RG, 1 at LG, 10 at C).
Hokies Kick Away From Smith: Virginia Tech chose to kick away from All-ACC kick returner Torrey Smith during the first half, before Smith was able to get in on three returns in the second half. Smith totaled 60 yards on returns, while Dan Bonato, Tommy Galt, and Caleb Porzel also made returns. Maryland's average field position was just the 26-yard line following kickoffs. The Hokies entered the game leading the ACC in kickoff coverage.
Skinner Sets Career-High: With a team-leading 13 tackles, safety Terrell Skinner set a new career- high. His previous career-high was 11 tackles, also against Virginia Tech, on 11/6/08.
Wujciak Extends Streak: Alex Wujciak finished with 11 tackles, giving him five straight games with double figures in stops... He has posted double figures in tackles eight times this season.
No Turnovers For Terps: Maryland went the length of the game without an interception or fumble lost. The only fumble came on a dropped snap by Jamarr Robinson, who then picked it up and ran for two yards.
Two Weeks, Two Defensive TDs: Maryland's defense came up with its second touchdown in two weeks when Jared Harrell recovered a fumble in the end zone after Jamari McCollough sacked Tyrod Taylor and forced the fumble. The last time Maryland returned a fumble for a touchdown was 9/24/05, when Josh Wilson returned a fumble 20 yards for a TD at Wake Forest.