Terrapins Continue Winning Ways; Defeat Wake Forest, 27-20
Sept 22, 2001
By AARON BEARD
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Bruce Perry rushed for a career-high 276 yards, scoring on runs of 50 and 80 yards, as Maryland beat Wake Forest 27-20 on Saturday.
The Terps are 3-0 under new head coach Ralph Friedgen, a longtime offensive coordinator at Georgia Tech.
The game featured the two top rushers in the Atlantic Coast Conference with Perry and Wake's Tarence Williams, who came into the game averaging 137 yards. Williams finished with 100 yards - 70 coming in the second half - but could never find the kind of holes that allowed Perry to rumble frequently into the secondary.
Perry, who came into the game averaging 124.5 yards, finished with the second-highest rushing total in school history.
Perry opened with an 80-yard touchdown run. He added a 50-yard score with 8:38 to play in the game that gave the Terps (3-0, 2-0 ACC) a 27-13 edge.
The Deacons (2-1, 0-1) answered with a 42-yard TD pass from James MacPherson to Jason Anderson that pulled them to 27-20 with 6:54 to play. The Deacons had two late chances to tie the game.
The first drive ended with an incompletion, while a Tony Jackson interception in the end zone with 39 seconds to play stopped the second.
Maryland had 519 yards of offense and got 222 passing yards from quarterback Shaun Hill.
The Terps led 10-3 at halftime, but made several mistakes that kept Wake
Forest close. The Terps had a 13-yard scoring pass from Hill to Daryl Whitmer
called back because of a holding penalty in the second quarter. On its next
drive, Maryland moved the ball 72 yards on 12 plays, but turned the ball over
when safety Adrian Duncan intercepting a pass in the end zone just before
MacPherson threw for 214 yards as the Deacons finished with 379 yards.