Dec. 29, 2007
"I don't think we played as well as we could play. We started off fast, couldn't get much done after the 1st quarter"
"They played better than we did. They made plays and we didn't. We couldn't recover somehow"
"They did a great job of getting off blocks"
"We did a decent job on pass protection, but we couldn't get any run game going so we became one dimensional"
On the Terps defensive effort:
"Our defense created turnovers. I wasn't disappointed with the defense until the last possession. What bothers me is the same thing happened against Wake Forest and Virginia, and now here (opp. driving the ball down the field to clinch the game)."
About next year:
"They better come with their A game. We're going to get back to where we need to be"
On this year's team:
"I've enjoyed this team because of their togetherness. I've been with teams with better records who didn't do as well in that regard. That's why I wanted to win this game so they could finish with a winning record, but it wasn't meant to be"
On Oregon State:
"We played a very good team tonight. They were good both offensively, defensively and on special teams. We did not play as well as we could have. Our defense played [good], but in the third quarter did not hold them down. We made some plays and had some opportunities. I thought Chris [Turner] played well.
"We did not sustain our blocks very well, and I was concerned about that.; They had four outside guys that were very athletic and we became one dimensional.
"Our defense created turnovers and we were hanging in there pretty good."
On looking to future:
"We got to raise things to a whole new level. We have got to come with our 'A' game."
Maryland Player Quotes
On the difference in the game:
"We just couldn't get it done. I don't know what it was. It was just tough out there."
On the inconsistency throughout the season:
"It was like dejavu for some of the games. We started off fast but for whatever reason... they were physical all night."
On the running game:
"They were loading the box up and then we were in a situation where they knew the pass was coming so they'd man-up outside and make the play."
On the interceptions breaking up momentum:
"They might affect the rhythm but it doesn't affect me. It's just one of those things that happen. In general, interceptions done' feel good because the momentum shifts, but I've tried to stay upbeat as much as possible."
"In general interceptions don't feel good, but I try to stay up as much as possible"
On the running game:
"We knew it was going to be tough running on these guys. They're in the top 5 in the nation in run defense. We tried to come out and throw the ball to throw them off balance at the beginning and then come back and run it a bit."
On a tough Oregon State defense:
"I mean it was tough. They penetrated us and we just didn't get the job done. They have a really great defensive line though so that's a credit to them.
On gameplanning for Oregon State's offense:
"We came out and we knew they were going to try to run the ball. We knew that (Yvenson Bernard) was a really good back. Our emphasis was to try to stop the run and we didn't really do a good job of it. We tried to make them one dimensional and force them to pass the ballbut they ended up having a good day on the ground."