Terps Downed By Wake Forest, 42-32
Oct. 10, 2009
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Chris Turner threw for 307 yards and three touchdowns as Maryland got its offense untracked in the second half during a 42-32 loss at Wake Forest in an Atlantic Coast Conference football game on Saturday.
Turner, a Maryland senior, hit the 300-yard mark for the first time since last season's game at Boston College. He finished with a pair of scoring passes to Adrian Cannon and another to Torrey Smith, who finished with a career-high 10 receptions for the Terrapins.
Riley Skinner threw for 360 yards and four touchdowns, shattering the Wake Forest record for yards passing in a career.
Chris Givens caught five passes for 116 yards and two scores for the Demon Deacons (4-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who moved into first place in the Atlantic Division.
Wake Forest scored touchdowns on its first five possessions in building a 35-10 halftime lead. Skinner went over 8,000 yards passing in the second quarter to move past Brian Kuklick. A week earlier he broke Kuklick's career touchdown mark.
Turner was 24 of 44 passing for Maryland, playing only its second road game of the season. Davin Meggett, filling in for injured running back Da'Rel Scott, had 21 yards on six carries, including a 1-yard touchdown run on a fourth-down play in the first quarter.
Turner's 4-yard touchdown pass to Smith with 1:37 left cut the lead to 10, but Wake Forest recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock.
With Wake Forest alum Arnold Palmer watching from the sidelines on homecoming, Josh Adams rumbled 48 yards for a touchdown on the opening possession with the aid of a crushing downfield block by Mike Rinfrette.
Skinner threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Marshall Williams, a 32-yarder to Givens and 20-yard TD to Andrew Parker as Wake Forest took control.
Skinner set a career-high for TDs in the third quarter when Givens scored on a 27-yard play for a 42-17 lead.
Skinner completed 24 of 33 passes for the Demon Deacons.
It was Wake Forest's 16th win in 58 meetings against Maryland, which won 26-0 last year.
Josh Adams added 94 yards rushing and a TD for Wake Forest.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.