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Saturday, Sept. 12
Maryland (0-1, 0-0 ACC)
James Madison (0-0, 0-0 CAA)
Kickoff: 6 p.m. ET
Location: College Park, Md.
Stadium: Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium (54,000). Click here for parking information.
TV: ESPN360 - Bob Picozzi (play-by-play) and Je'Rod Cherry (color) will call the action in the webcast. Comcast SportsNet will air a replay in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore market at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Radio: Terrapin Sports Radio Network - Johnny Holliday (play-by-play), Jonathan Claiborne (color) and Tim Strachan (sidelines) have the call. Pregame with Gary Stein and Scott McBrien begins at 4:30 p.m. ET The game can also be heard on XM Satellite Radio Channel 191 and Sirius Channel 210. Click here to Listen Live on-line through Terps TV. The Terrapin Sports Radio Network (13 affiliates): WJZ-FM 105.7 - Baltimore (Flagship); WJZ-AM 1300 - Baltimore (Flagship); WJFK-FM 106.7 - Washington D.C.; WCEM-AM 1240 - Cambridge; WBEY-FM 97.9 - Crisfield; WGOP-AM 540 - Crisfield; WFMD-AM 930 - Frederick; WARK-AM 1490 - Hagerstown; WPTX-AM 1690 - Lexington Park; WVMD-FM 99.5 - Midland; WMSG-AM 1050 - Oakland; WQMR-FM 101.1 - Ocean City; WTGM-AM 960 - Salisbury.
Tickets: Tickets for home games are available through the Maryland Athletics Ticket Office. Fans my call 1-800-IM-A-TERP or click here.
Terps on the Air...
Maryland's football broadcasting lineup for 2009-10 includes the Ralph Friedgen Radio Show and the Ralph Friedgen Television Show. The Ralph Friedgen Radio Show airs from 8-9 p.m. each Wednesday during the season on the Terrapin Sports Radio Network which has 13 affiliates this season. The Ralph Friedgen Television Show, which is presented by Outback Steakhouse, airs weekly at 11:30 a.m. Saturday on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. The fast-paced, 30-minute show, goes behind the scenes with Friedgen and the Maryland football team. Replays of the show are scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday on Comcast SportsNet, just prior to the rebroadcast of the Terps most recent football game (Note: this week's replay will air at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15). Comcast SportsNet will carry the official rebroadcasts of all 12 University of Maryland football matchups.
The University of Maryland, under the direction of ninth-year head coach Ralph Friedgen, opens a four-game homestand Saturday when the James Madison Dukes visit Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. The Terps are coming off a season-opening 52-13 loss at No. 12 California, while the Dukes, ranked No. 6 in the FCS Preseason poll, have yet to play a game.
Senior quarterback Chris Turner, junior running back Da'Rel Scott and wide receivers Adrian Cannon and Torrey Smith are among those who headline what could be one of the most explosive offenses in the ACC under second-year coordinator James Franklin. Scott, a 2008 first-team All-ACC choice, rushed for 1,133 yards, the seventh-highest single-season total in school history, while Smith, just a sophomore, set the ACC single-season record for kickoff return yards (1,089) and had 24 receptions for 336 yards. Cannon, a junior, has the ability to make a big play. He had an impressive off-season and posted a career-high five receptions in the season opener vs. Cal. Senior Phil Costa, who has started 19 career games, anchors the o-line from his center position, his first season in that role. Junior Bruce Campbell, one of the most physically gifted linemen in the country, is a fixture at left tackle, though the other three o-line spots are manned by inexperienced players. Senior Cory Jackson returns as the starting fullback, opening holes for Scott, Davin Meggett, Gary Douglas and Morgan Green. Scott, Meggett and Green combined to rush for 140 yards (5.3 ypc) vs. Cal. The wide-receiving corps is extremely deep, with the possibility of nine wideouts seeing time. Junior LaQuan Williams and sophomore Ronnie Tyler received the bulk of the snaps among the reserves in the opener.
The Terps have just four starters back on defense, but have some veterans on that side of the ball with seven seniors in the opening-day starting lineup. Junior linebacker Alex Wujciak, a second-team All-ACC selection last season, is one of the playmakers for new coordinator Don Brown, who has implemented an attacking-style defense. Wujciak ranked second in the conference in tackles (133) last season and is fifth nationally among returning tacklers. Seniors Anthony Wiseman, Nolan Carroll, Terrell Skinner and Jamari McCollough each played significant roles last season and give Brown leadership in the secondary. Skinner is the second-leading returning tackler, having registered 63 stops last season and McCollough had a team-high four picks. Carroll has also emerged as the No. 1 cornerback with his big frame fitting into Brown's system. Sophomore Kenny Tate was one of the the most impressive defenders in the preseason. Senior Travis Ivey is expected to spearhead the line along with Jared Harrell. Ivey, who battled injuries last season, is an imposing figure in the interior of the line, while Harrell should give the Terps a pass-rushing presence at end. Junior Adrian Moten, the starter at Will LB, has been one of the team's top playmakers (seven career sacks) the last two seasons, despite just one career start entering 2009.
Special teams, under the direction of first-year coordinator Charles Bankins, features a pair of preseason All-Americans in Smith and junior punter Travis Baltz. Smith set the ACC single-season record for kickoff return yards (1,089) last season and is on track to set the Maryland career mark this year. Baltz was a first-team All-ACC choice in 2008 after leading the league in punting average (41.1 ypp). He was a preseason consensus first team All-ACC pick and is one of just nine punters on the watch list for the Ray Guy Award. True freshman Nick Ferrara won the place-kicking job over redshirt freshman Mike Barbour and delivered a pair of field goals in the season opener. Sophomore Tony Logan is in his first season as the No. 1 punt returner, taking over for three-year starter Danny Oquendo. Logan missed the opener with an injury and Kenny Tate handled the return duties.
Dating back to the end of the 2007 season, the Terps have won seven of their last eight home games. They have also won 10 of their last 11 home openers, including seven of eight during Ralph Friedgen's tenure.
Maryland fell to 6-3 in season-opening games under Friedgen with last weekend's loss to 12th-ranked California. That loss snapped a five-game winning streak in season openers under Friedgen.
Maryland and James Madison have faced each other just once, with the Terps defeating the Dukes, 23-15, in the 1998 season opener in College Park.
The Terps have won their last 14 meetings with current members of the Colonial Athletic Conference. The last loss occurred in 1971, when Villanova beat Maryland, 28-13.
Ralph Friedgen is among the winningest coaches in Atlantic Coast Conference history. He ranks ninth all-time in winning percentage with a record of 64-37 (.634). Maryland has made sixth postseason appearances in Friedgen's eight seasons, including a school-record four bowl wins.
Maryland is 22-8 in non-conference games under Friedgen, including an 18-2 mark at home.
The Terps' 10 returning starters are the second-fewest in the Friedgen era. Heading into the 2004 season, Maryland had nine starters (five offense/four defense) back from the previous campaign.
Chris Turner is on track to become the first three-year starting quarterback since Brian Cummings (1995-97). The senior ranks fourth on Maryland's career completion percentage list (59.5), sixth in career passing yards chart (4,641), seventh in total offense (4,436), fifth in completions (384), fifth in career pass attempts (645) and tied for 11th in TD passes (20). With 167 yards vs. Cal (9/5), Turner moved past Dan Henning (1985-87/4,560) and into sixth place on the career passing yards list. He needs 349 yards to pass Neil O'Donnell (1987-89/4,989) for fifth place.
Junior Da'Rel Scott moved from 22nd to 21st on the Maryland career rushing chart by posting 90 yards on the ground vs. Cal (9/5). Scott, who has 1,358 career rushing yards, needs 18 more to pass Tommy Neal (1983-86) and move into the top 20. Scott needs another 642 rushing yards this season to become the 10th back in school history to reach 2,000 yards.
Sophomore Torrey Smith averaged a school record 21.3 yards each time he touched the ball last season (1,425 yards/67 attempts) and he picked up where he left off Saturday vs. Cal. Smith posted a career-high 232 all-purpose yards (187 kickoff/29 receiving/16 rush) vs. the Golden Bears and moved from fifth to third on the Maryland career kickoff return yards list (1,276 yards). Smith, who set the ACC single-season kickoff return yards record (1,089) last season, needs 245 yards to eclipse Keeta Covington (1983-86/1,520) for the Terps career mark.
TE Tommy Galt (three for 29 yards) and WR Adrian Cannon (five for 30 yards) each posted a career high in receptions vs. Cal (9/5). On the defensive side of the ball, FS Antwine Perez registered a career-high eight tackles, including a career-best seven solo stops.
Suites Debut for JMU...
The newly-expanded Tyser Tower will officially open on Saturday when the Terrapins play host to James Madison (6 p.m. kickoff). The upgraded facility, which cost $50.8 million, includes 64 suites, mezzanine seating for over 400, new areas for working media and new booths for radio and television. Construction began in phases following the end of the 2007 season with the goal of opening prior to the 2009 season. The facility, which has tripled in size, also includes a new work area for coaches and game-day staff, a new merchandise outlet, enhanced seating for disabled customers and a new $1.2 million state-of-the-art video scoreboard, which was installed in time for the 2008 season.
Eight Terps started for the first time in their careers against California. Lamar Young, Andrew Gonnella, and Paul Pinegar all got their first starts on the offensive line, while Tommy Galt and Matt Furstenburg started as dual tight ends. On the defensive side, A.J. Francis and Deege Galt started on the D-line, while Demetrius Hartsfield started at linebacker.
Cool Under Center...
Senior Chris Turner has been the Terps starter the last two seasons, though he made his first season-opening start vs. Cal (9/5). Turner has made the most of his opportunities the last two years, leading the Terps to a pair of bowl appearances and six wins in eight appearances (5-2 as starter) vs. ranked teams (AP poll). He also directed three fourth-quarter game-winning drives last season. Turner seems to even have taken a step further this year as head coach Ralph Friedgen praised him throughout preseason camp for not only his improved play, but also his leadership. His teammates agreed as he is one of four elected team captains.
Turner has started under center for wins over No. 20 Clemson, No. 23 Cal, No. 21 Wake Forest and No. 17 North Carolina in 2008 and a victory over No. 8 Boston College in 2007. He also played an integral role in another such game (win over No. 10 Rutgers in 2007) during Maryland's winning streak against ranked foes which was snapped at six with last season's loss to Boston College.
Turner has been on target vs. ranked foes. In eight games vs. the Top 25, Turner has completed 160 of 255 passes (62.7 percent) for 1,803 yards with nine TDs and two interceptions.
Not Lacking for Talent...
At first glance, the Maryland coaching staff looks to have a daunting task this season as 30 seniors are gone from last year's team, including 23 players who started at least one time in their careers. The Terrapins do return a number of talented individuals with 38 letterwinners, including 10 starters (six offense/four defense) and two special teams standouts, back from last year's squad which advanced to the team's sixth bowl game (Humanitarian Bowl) in the last eight years. Fortunately, the Terps have a standout at quarterback in two-year starter Chris Turner, a gifted group of skill position players and some veterans on defense. The Terps also signed a recruiting class which was ranked as high as No. 26 in the country. A handful of those true freshmen have already seen time with LB Darin Drakeford, PK Nick Ferrara, OL Bennett Fulper and DL Zachariah Kerr playing vs. California (9/5). There were also 10 redshirt freshmen getting on the field for the first time with WR Kerry Boykins, RB Gary Douglas, WR Kevin Dorsey, DL Masengo Kabongo, LB Demetrius Hartsfield, OL Justin Gilbert, OL R.J. Dill, OL Justin Lewis, DL A.J. Francis and DL Carl Russell seeing snaps. TE Matt Furstenburg, a redshirt freshman, also played against the Golden Bears, though he saw time last season before earning a medical redshirt.
Offense Returns Plenty of Skill...
Despite losing a first-round NFL draft choice in Darrius Heyward-Bey and returning just six starters on offense, Maryland has many of its skilled players back in the fold:
Junior RB Da'Rel Scott is coming off a year in which he was named first-team All-ACC and MVP of the Humanitarian Bowl. He capped his sophomore campaign by rushing for a Maryland bowl-record 174 yards (all in the second half) on 14 carries (12.4 ypc) vs. Nevada. With that performance, Scott became the seventh player in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season and the first since Chris Downs in 2002. Scott finished the season with 1,133 rushing yards - the seventh-highest single-season total all-time at Maryland - and a team-best eight touchdowns. He rushed for 90 yards on 13 carries in the season opener vs. Cal (9/5).
Sophomore Torrey Smith emerged as a receiving threat midway through last season. As well as setting the ACC single-season record for kickoff return yards (1,089), Smith finished the year with 24 receptions for 336 yards. Both of those totals are tops among returning players.
Junior Adrian Cannon appears to have emerged as a prime receving threat. Cannon demonstrated his explosiveness in last year's bowl game, scoring on a 59-yard strike from Chris Turner on the third play of the game. Cannon also made a number of big plays in the preseason scrimmages and had five catches for 30 yards in the opener.
Sophomore Ronnie Tyler made a number of acrobatic catches last season and had a solid bowl game posting five receptions for 55 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown catch. Tyler may slide into the slot receiver spot occupied by Danny Oquendo the last three seasons, though redshirt freshman Kerry Boykins was impressive this spring in that role and LaQuan Williams is also expected to see time there after impressing in the preseason. After a solid 2007 season, Williams was hampered by a foot injury last season.
Davin Meggett had a memorable true freshman season. Meggett was second on the team in rushing (457 yards) and rushing touchdowns (four). He helped spark wins vs. NC State and North Carolina. Meggett had a key 31-yard reception on third down to set up the game-winning field goal vs. NC State, and tallied a career-high 86 yards on 13 carries in the win over UNC. He was pushing Scott in the preseason for the No. 1 tailback spot and had nine rushes for 36 yards in the season opener vs. Cal (9/5).
Sophomore wide receivers Tony Logan and Quintin McCree and redshirt freshman Kevin Dorsey were sharp in the spring. None of them have hauled in a pass in the regular season, but they are still battling for snaps.
Youth On the O-Line...
After losing five of his top seven performers from a year ago, offensive line coach Tom Brattan had a busy spring. Gone are three-year starting center Edwin Williams, two-year starting left guard Jaimie Thomas and two-year starting tackle Scott Burley. Jack Griffin and Dane Randolph also completed their eligibility. In all, those five players combined to start 115 games. LT Bruce Campbell and C Phil Costa return as starters. Campbell started the last six games at left tackle last season, while Costa has played at left and right guard in his career. Costa has taken over as the starting center this year and is the leader of this group. The other three spots were up for grabs entering the preseason. Lamar Young and Andrew Gonnella assumed the No. 1 spots at left and right guard, respectively, for the season opener, with junior Paul Pinegar sliding into the right tackle role. However a number of other linemen played vs. Cal (9/5). R.J. Dill also saw time at right tackle, while true freshman Bennett Fulper, redshirt freshman Justin Lewis and sophomore Maurice Hampton played at the two guard spots.
Youth Served at Linebacker...
With the loss of Dave Philistin, Moise Fokou, Chase Bullock and Rick Costa, the Terps will have to replace a ton of experience at linebacker. That group combined to play in 144 games, including 54 starts. During spring practice, the Terps had just one linebacker - Adrian Moten - who has played in a game at that position. With Alex Wujciak and Ben Pooler missing the spring, the LB two-deep featured three freshmen (Demetrius Hartsfield, Darin Drakeford and Avery Murray), junior Drew Gloster, who moved from tight end, and special teams performer Hakeem Sule. Moten has played in 24 career games, most among the linebacking corps. Despite the youth, the linebackers may prove to be a strength of the defense. Drakeford and Murray are true freshmen who arrived in January and have found their way into the two-deep. Gloster looks like a capable backup for Wujciak, and Pooler and Sule could see action behind Hartsfield, who was one of most impressive defenders in the preseason.
Tough Slate in `09...
Maryland's schedule is once again among the toughest in the nation, ranking 14th in the country. The Terrapins' 12 opponents posted a combined record of 92-64 (.590) last season. The Terps will face eight teams (California, Rutgers, Clemson, Wake Forest, NC State, Virginia Tech, Florida State and Boston College) in 2009 which played in bowl games last season and another (James Madison) which reached the FCS playoffs. Seven of those teams were either ranked or received votes in the preseason Associated Press poll.
James Madison At-A-Glance...
Ranked No. 6 in the Football Championship Subdivision preseason poll, James Madison returns 11 starters from a team that went 12-2 last season and won the Colonial Athletic Association championship with an 8-0 record.
Head coach Mickey Matthews became the program's all-time winningest coach in 2008 and holds a career record of 76-46. Additionally, JMU has been ranked in the past 44 FCS polls conducted by the Sports Network, and 65 of the last 68.
JMU must replace All-CAA quarterback Rodney Landers, who helped lead the Dukes to the national semifinal (FCS) last season. Landers passed for over 1,500 yards last season and ran for over 1700, and accounted for 37 TD's on the season.
The Dukes are likely to use two QBs against Maryland - junior Drew Dudzik and redshirt freshman Justin Thorpe. Dudzik has the experience, playing in every game last season and completing 17 of 32 passes for 110 yards on the year.
JMU must replace their top three rushers from 2008, who combined to gain over 3,300 yards on the ground. Landers and Eugene Holloman graduated, and Griff Yancey moved to free safety. The Dukes will use a combination of Jamal Sullivan, Corwin Acker and Scott Noble in a unit that is expected to account for 60 percent of the offensive plays.
WR's Rockeed McCarter and Marcus Turner, along with TE Mike Caussin headline a talented receiving corps. McCarter led JMU with 21 receptions for 347 yards and six TDs last season.
Preseason All-American (FCS) Scotty McGee is the Dukes' most dangerous special teams performer. The senior CB scored three touchdowns on punt returns and one on a kickoff return last season. He averaged 29.1 yards per return on kickoffs and 12.9 yards per return on punts. McGee also had 30 tackles and an interception on the season.
JMU has a total of five preseason All-Americans: McGee, OL Theo Sherman and DL Sam Daniels were named to the first team, while OL Dorian Brooks and DL Arthur Moats were named to the third team.
Maryland-James Madison Ties...
Maryland special teams coordinator/tight ends coach Charles Bankins played and coached at James Madison. Bankins was a running back from 1990-92 and coached at his alma mater in 1998.
Terrapin assistant head coach/offensive coordinator James Franklin spent the 1997 season as the wide receivers coach James Franklin.
The Maryland secondary looks like it may be the strength of the defense. The Terps lost starters Kevin Barnes and Jeff Allen, but they return six players, including four seniors, who saw plenty of action last season. CB Anthony Wiseman and FS Terrell Skinner are the returning starters, but Nolan Carroll, Kenny Tate, Jamari McCollough and Antwine Perez each played a number of snaps in 2008. Carroll, Skinner and Wiseman have combined to played in 99 career games, while McCollough, Perez and Tate played in all 13 games last season. Tate was one of the standouts of preseason camp, making plays daily in either practice or scrimmages. Cameron Chism, Trenton Hughes and Richard Taylor are the top backups at cornerback. Chism and Hughes played last season, though sparingly. Taylor is a sixth-year senior who has 24 games of playing experience. He gained a year of eligibility after suffering through two injury-plagued seasons.
With the departure of two-year starter Obi Egekeze, the place-kicking job was fairly wide open entering the preseason. True freshman Nick Ferrara edged out redshirt freshman Mike Barbour to win the starting place-kicking duties against Cal (9/5). Ferrara, who also handles kickoff duties, went 2-for-2 in the game, hitting from 26 and 42 yards. The two kickers went back and forth during the preseason, with Barbour nearing locking up the job early in the second scrimmage before missing his final three attempts in a 4-for-7 day. Ferrara followed that up by hitting all three attempts (45, 48, 48) in the final scrimmage of the preseason. However, Barbour came back and nailed both of his attempts. In fact, they were his two longest field goals of the preseason, both coming from 46 yards out. Barbour was good on 13 of his 20 attempts in the preseason, while Ferrara went 6-for-6. Barbour and Ferrara both hail from St. Anthony's High School in New York.
As a sophomore last season Travis Baltz averaged 41.1 yards per punt, which ranked first in the ACC and 43rd nationally (FBS). His hang time helped the Terps rank sixth in the country in punt return yardage defense (4.5. ypr). Baltz was one of just nine players named to the watch list for the 2009 Ray Guy Award, which honors the nation's top punter. He was a consensus preseason all-conference choice and a second-team preseason All-America choice.
Baltz earned first-team All-ACC honors for the 2008 season, marking the seventh time in the last eight seasons a Maryland punter has garnered all-conference honors.
Baltz looked to be in mid-year form in the Terps' final preseason scrimmage, averaging 47.3 yards on six punts.
Baltz averaged just 35.5 yards on six punts in the season opener, but his hang time did not allow Syd'Quan Thompson, one of the top returners in country last season, to return a punt.
RB Davin Meggett was a pleasant surprise last season and he will again be vying for extended time at tailback. The product of Clinton, Md., rushed for 457 yards, the most by a Maryland true freshman since Lamont Jordan posted 689 in 1997. In addition, his four rushing touchdowns were the most by a true freshman since Josh Allen scored eight in 2002. As a true freshman, Meggett secured the No. 2 tailback role in the preseason when Morgan Green was hampered with an injury. He had another impressive preseason camp and is currently pushing Da'Rel Scott for the No. 1 spot. In the season debut, Meggett rushed nine times for 37 yards.
Aye Aye Captain...
The Terps voted four captains just prior to the 2009 season. QB Chris Turner and OL Phil Costa represent the offense, while CB Nolan Carroll and LB Adrian Moten are the defensive captains. Friedgen mentioned the possibility of naming captains over the summer to the team's leadership council, which includes those four players plus Cory Jackson, Alex Wujciak, Da'Rel Scott, Torrey Smith, Davin Meggett and Kevin Dorsey. "I felt like we had a lot of quality kids to pick from," Friedgen said. "I think they made a good choice." This is the first time the ninth-year head coach had the team elect season-long captains. "I just felt with this team we had some real strong leaders.
In 12 games last season, running back Da'Rel Scott rushed for 1,133 yards on his way to becoming a first team All-ACC selection. His rushing total ranks seventh on the Maryland single-season rushing chart and he became the first Terrapin back to earn a spot on the conference's first team since Chris Downs in 2002.
In the 2008 Roady's Humanitarian Bowl versus Nevada, Scott rushed for a Maryland post-season record 174 yards, including a 49-yard TD run, despite playing only two quarters.
Scott finished the 2008 season ranked second in the ACC and 30th in the nation (FBS) in rushing with 94.4 ypg. He also ranked fifth in the ACC and 75th nationally in all-purpose yards with 108.7 per game. He led the team with eight touchdowns.
Scott's five 100-yard rushing games last season tied him with Bruce Perry (2001) for the most in a single season by a sophomore in Maryland history.
Scott had 11 carries of at least 24 yards in the 2008 season and another in the season opener vs. Cal (9/5), scoring on a 39-yard run.
Torrey Smith is turning into a guy who can do it all for the Terps. The sophomore, who last season set the ACC record for kickoff return yardage in a season (1,089), made a variety of plays against Cal, mixing into the running game, passing game, and special teams.
Smith's explosive ability as a kick returner helped make him a consensus preseason All-ACC selection. He is a constant scoring threat, having taken a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown in the 2008 Humanitarian Bowl. In week one against Cal, Smith racked up 187 yards on kickoff returns, including a long return of 48 yards.
Smith, who emerged as a reliable receiver late last season for the Terps, had one catch for 29 yards against Cal. He also had two rushes for 16 yards, and finished the evening with 232 all-purpose yards, the second-most in his career (245 vs. Boston College 11/29/08).
Smith also serves as a "gunner" on the coverage team.
By The Numbers...
3...Number of punters (Brooks Barnard, Adam Podlesh and Travis Baltz) the Terps have employed in the last nine years.
4...Number of seniors (Chris Turner, Phil Costa, Cory Jackson and Tommy Galt) on the offensive depth chart.
5...Number of players (Edwin Williams, Jeremy Navarre, Jeff Allen, Anthony Wiseman and Alex Wujciak), who started all 13 games in 2008.
6...Torrey Smith's 232 all-purpose yards (187 kickoff returns/29 receiving/16 rushing) vs. Cal was the sixth-highest total in the FBS during the opening weekend of action.
6...The Terps have had an All-ACC punter in six of the last seven seasons (Travis Baltz - 2008; Adam Podlesh - 2003-06; Brooks Barnard - 2002)
9...Number of 2008 postseason participants the Terps will face in the fall. Cal, James Madison, Rutgers, Clemson, Wake Forest, NC State, Virginia Tech, Florida State and BC all played in the postseason.
13...Number of true or redshirt freshmen who saw action for the first time vs. California (9/5).
14...Number of seniors on this year's squad. Last season Maryland had 30 seniors, which was the most during the Ralph Friedgen era.
14...The Terps have placed a league-best 14 representatives on the Academic All-ACC team over the last two years. Clemson ranks second with 10, while Boston College, Duke and Georgia Tech have eight apiece.
26...The Terps' offensive line entered the season with a combined 26 career starts (Phil Costa - 18; Bruce Campbell - 8).
58...Among the 85 scholarship players, 58 of them have at least three years of eligibility remaining.
110...Four of Maryland's offensive linemen who departed (Edwin Williams, Jaimie Thomas, Scott Burley and Dane Randolph) combined to start 110 games in their careers.
112...The Terps have not had a punt blocked since Nov. 13, 1999 (Florida State), a stretch of 112 games, which is the longest active streak in the nation.