Sept. 25, 2005
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. -
Maryland moved to 2-2 (1-1 ACC) on the season with today's x-X win over Wake Forest (1-3, 0-2 ACC). The Terrapins hold a 40-13-1 edge in the all-time series and have won seven straight in the series.
With the win, head coach Ralph Friedgen moves to 38-16 (23-11 ACC) all-time. The win moved him into a tie for fifth on the list of winningest fifth-year coaches in ACC history, matching the win total of Clemson's Tommy Bowden.
Maryland kicked a field goal on its first drive today, a 23-yarder by Dan Ennis. On the season, the Terrapins have scored three times on four opening drives, all Ennis field goals. Maryland's defensive stop on Wake's opening drive was its second in as many games after allowing touchdowns to Navy and Clemson on their first drives.
The Terrapin defense came out strong against the vaunted Demon Deacon rushing attack, holding Wake to a season-low 120 yards. WFU was averaging 270.3 per game -- eighth-best in the NCAA -- coming in and had the nation's top rushing duo in Chris Barclay (135.0 ypg) and Micah Andrews (153.3 ypg). Barclay was held to 86 yards and Andrews 23.
Sam Hollenbach did not have his best outing throwing the football, but showed comfort running it while showing proficiency in the option. On the day, he rushed for a career-high 45 yards on six attempts.
Sophomore Keon Lattimore also had the best rushing day of his career, rumbling for 76 yards on 15 carries (5.1 yard average) and his first career touchdown. Lattimore got all of his yards in the second half.
Maryland's first touchdown of the game came on a 21-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Josh Wilson (fumble was caused by Milton Harris). The TD was the first of Wilson's career and the first defensive score by the Terps this year. The last time a Maryland player scored on a fumble recovery was last year, as DT Henry Scott recovered a fumble in the end zone against Temple (9-11-04).
True freshman Jared Gaither started today's game at left tackle. Gaither became the first true freshman to start on the offensive line for Maryland since current Minnesota Viking Melvin Fowler started in 1998. Gaither also starts earlier in the season than any true freshman offensive player under Ralph Friedgen.
Junior Dan Ennis continured his excellent work in his first year as the Terrapins' placekicker. Ennis was 3-of-3 on the day with successful efforts from 23, 37 and 25 yards. Ennis remains perfect on the season (9-of-9).
D'Qwell Jackson led the Terps in tackles for the fourth time in as many games this year, posting nine (eight solo). Jackson now has 368 career tackles.
Milton Harris had his best game as a Terp, finishing with seven tackles and several big plays on the day. Harris forced two fumbles -- one which was returned for a touchdown by Josh Wilson -- and came up with a huge stop on fourth down, killing a Demon Deacon drive in Maryland territory.