Nov. 5, 1997
ACC Rookie-of-the-Year Candidate Jordan Nears Maryland Freshman Rushing Record; Continues to Pile Up Offensive Numbers
Cummings Numbers Continue to Climb; Senior Entering Terrapin Quarterback Stratosphere
MARYLAND TERRAPINS (2-7, 1-5 ACC) AT N.C. STATE WOLFPACK (3-5, 1-5 ACC) SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8, 1997; 12 NOON CARTER-FINLEY STADIUM/59,000 RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA JEFFERSON PILOT TELEVISION
UPCOMING MILESTONES LaMont Jordan Season Rushing Yards 466 (current) + 26 (needs) 492 (to become the all-time single season freshman rushing leader at Maryland) Brian Cummings Career Passing Yards 3,717 (current) + 844 (needs) 4,561 (to move past Dan Henning into 4th place all-time at Maryland) Brian Cummings Career Completions 316 (current) + 38 (needs) 354 (to move past Dan Henning into 4th place all-time at Maryland) Buddy Rodgers Career Yards Gained 1,475 (current) + 161 (needs) 1,636 (to move past Bren Lowrey into 11th place all-time at Maryland) Eric Ogbogu Career Sacks 18.5 (current) +1.5 (needs) 20 (to move past Charles Johnson, Bruce Palmer Mark Duda into 2nd place all-time at Maryland)
"Wait until they see the Full Monty. No, the topic isn't the first-run motion picture. Rather, it's LaMont Jordan, the Maryland freshman whose potential is more impressive than the prerformance he staged in Philadelphia on September 27. That was the day he broke school records for yards and carries that Steve Atkins set in 1975, but Jordan wasn't 100 percent physically and he was not completely comfortable with the rigors of his position." Paul McMullen The Baltimore Sun
JORDAN ON THE CUSP OF RECORD FOR TRUE FRESHMAN RUNNERS True freshman LaMont Jordan, the ACC Rookie of the Year candidate, enters today's game versus N.C. State with 466 rushing yards and needs only 26 yards to set the all-time Maryland record for rushing yards gained by a freshman. Jordan is chasing Steve Atkins, who gained 491 yards during the 1975 season. Atkins (1975-78) gained a career total of 2,971 yards which places him second on Maryland's all-time rushing list behind only Charlie Wysocki (3,317 yards, 1978-81).
JORDAN ON THE TRUE FRESHMAN TERPS RUSHING CHARTS True freshman LaMont Jordan, the ACC Rookie of the Year Favorite, rushed for a career-high and Maryland true freshman record 135 yards on a career-high and true freshman record 21 carries against Temple on September 27. In addition, Jordan rushed five times for 52 yards, a 10.4 yards per carry average against Florida State on September 13.
Yards/Single Gm Avg Carry/Single Gm Carries/Single Gm 1. LaMont Jordan, 135 Buddy Rodgers, 13.0 LaMont Jordan, 21 2. Steve Atkins, 12.6 3. Harold Wesltey, 10.9 4. LaMont Jordan, 10.4 Rush TD's/Single Gm Longest Gain/Single Gm Carries/Season 1. Steve Atkins, 2 Bren Lowery, 71 LaMont Jordan, 112 2. LaMont Jordan, 1 Steve Atkins, 60 3. Mark Mason, 59 4. LaMont Jordan, 44ACC ROOKIE OF THE YEAR FAVORITE LAMONT JORDAN BY THE NUMBERS
1 True freshman LaMont Jordan leads the Terps in rushing attempts (112), rushing yards gained (466), yards per carry (4.2) and yards per game (51.8).
1 True freshman LaMont Jordan leads the Terps in all-purpose yards with a 72.6 yards per game average.
1 True freshman LaMont Jordan ranks first on the Terps in all-purpose yards per play for players with 50 or more plays.
1 True freshman LaMont Jordan is tied for first on the Terps in touchdowns scored.
1 True freshman LaMont Jordan leads the Terps with 135 total offensive plays.
1 True freshman LaMont Jordan's 44-yard scoring run against Florida State is a team high for the season.
2 True freshman LaMont Jordan ranks second in total offense on the Terps with a 51.8 yards per game average.
2 True freshman LaMont Jordan is tied for second on the Terps in scoring with 12 total points.
3 True freshman LaMont Jordan is third on the Terps in receiving with 18 receptions for 111 yards. He is one of only 16 true freshman at Maryland to have at least 100 receiving yards in a single season.
3 True freshman LaMont Jordan ranks third on the Terps in kickoff return yardage with 76.
TEAM CHAMPIONS AGAINST VIRGINIA Defensive Line Delbert Cowsette Cleveland, Ohio Scout Team, Offense Gil Harris Virginia Beach, Va. Scout Team, Defense Reggie Lewis Chicago, Ill.
JORDAN RANKS FIFTH AMONG ACC RUSHING LEADERS True freshman LaMont Jordan ranks fifth among the rushing leaders in the ACC entering today's game versus N.C. State. He averages 51.8 yards per game, is the highest ranking freshman and is the only true freshman tailback ranked in the top five.
CUMMINGS TO JOIN TERP QUARTERBACK ELITE Senior quarterback Brian Cummings, who has completed 25 of 46 (54.3 percent) of his passes for 250 yards in the last two weeks, enters today's game versus N.C. State ranked in the top five in three different Maryland passing categories. He is ranked fifth in career completions (316), fifth in career attempts (545) and fifth in career yards passing (3,717). He trails three current NFL quarterbacks -- Scott Milanovich, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Boomer Esiason, Cincinnati Bengals and Neil O'Donnell, New York Jets and Dan Henning on the Terps' career lists.Career Completions Career Attempts Career Yards 1. Scott Milanovich, 650 Milanovich, 982 Milanovich, 7,301 2. Boomer Esiason, 461 Esiason, 850 Esiason, 6,259 3. Neil O'Donnell, 387 O'Donnell, 658 O'Donnell, 4,989 4. Dan Henning, 353 Henning, 641 Henning, 4,560 5. Brian Cummings, 316 Cummings, 545 Cummings, 3,717
IT HAPPENED FOR THE FIRST TIME AGAINST VIRGINIA... ...Redshirt junior Keon Russell caught his first career pass; ...Redshirt junior Clifton Crosby caused his first career fumble;
CAREER HIGHS WERE ESTABLISHED AGAINST VIRGINIA BY... ...Keon Russell who had one reception for a career-high seven yards; ...Keon Russell who recorded a career-high 33-yard kickoff return; ...Keon Russell who gained a career-high 33 kickoff return yards; ...Keon Russell who gained a career-high 51 all-purpose yards; ...Jason Hatala who recorded a career-high 104 kickoff return yards; ...Jason Hatala who returned a career-high five kickoffs;
CUMMINGS TOUCHDOWNS ARE UP; INTERCEPTIONS DOWN Senior quarterback Brian Cummings has thrown six touchdown passes and a career-low tying four interceptions through the first nine games of the season. Cummings's six touchdown passes are only one away from his single season personal best of seven which he threw during the 1996 season. His four interceptions are tied with his career-low during the 1995 season. Cummings is in his third year as Maryland's starting quarterback and though he played quarterback during his redshirt freshman season of 1994, he did not throw a pass.
CUMMINGS ESTABLISHES PERSONAL SINGLE-SEASON BESTS Senior quarterback Brian Cummings has completed a single season personal best 126 passes in a single season personal-best 206 attempts for a single season personal-best 1,397 yards this season. He had never before completed more than 100 passes (previous best 98 in 1996) or attempted more than 200 passes (previous best 173 in 1995). In addition, he had never passed for more than 1,200 yards (previous best 1,193 yards in 1995) in a single season during his career.
CUMMINGS AMONG ACC'S TOTAL OFFENSIVE LEADERS Senior quarterback Brian Cummings is ranked eighth in the ACC in total offensive yards per game with a 137.1 yards per game average.
FRESHMEN AS MARYLAND'S STATISTICAL LEADERS
1 True freshman tailback LaMont Jordan leads Maryland in rushing with a team leading 466 yards on a team leading 112 carries for a team leading 4.2 yards per carry average and a team leading 51.8 yards per game average.
1 Redshirt freshman wide receiver Moises Cruz leads the Terps with 21 catches for a team leading 267 yards and a 29.7 yard per game average.
1 True freshman tailback LaMont Jordan leads the Terps with 653 all-purpose yards on a team leading 135 plays for a team leading 72.6 all-purpose yards per game average.
1 True freshman kicker Brian Kopka leads the Terps in scoring with 22 total points.
1 True freshman defensive back/return specialist Tony Jackson leads Maryland with 12 punt returns.
1 True freshman receiver Jason Hatala caught Maryland's longest scoring pass of the season - a 76 yard touchdown strike from Brian Cummings against Duke.
1 True freshman kicker Brian Kopka has kicked a team leading seven point after touchdown attempts and a team leading five field goals.
1 True freshmen LaMont Jordan, Jason Hatala and redshirt freshman Omar Cheeseboro are tied for the team lead with two touchdowns each.
1 Redshirt freshman Mike Hull is Maryland's leading tight end with 11 catches for 93 yards.
TERPS TURNOVER MARGIN LEADS ACC Maryland leads the ACC and is tied for 17th nationally in turnover margin with a +0.89 ratio.
CUMMINGS GAME-BY-GAME IN 1997 Att. Comp. Yards Int. TD vs. Ohio 24 16 180 1 1 vs. Fl. State 11 7 48 0 0 vs. N. Carolina 20 13 120 0 0 vs. Temple 11 6 71 1 1 vs. Duke 23 17 242 0 1 vs. W. Virginia 24 15 197 1 1 vs. Wake Forest 47 27 289 0 2 vs. Clemson 32 20 204 1 0 vs. Virginia 14 5 46 0 0 206 126 1,397 4 6
HATALA CONTRIBUTING FROM KICKOFF RETURN POSITION True freshman Jason Hatala became only the fifth true freshman in school history to record 100 or more kickoff return yards when he returned a career-high five kickoffs for a career-high 104 yards against Virginia. Hatala, who was playing his first game as Maryland's primary kick returner, had two kickoff returns of 20 yards and one each of 13, 25 and 26 yards. He became the first true freshman since Jermaine Lewis in 1992 to amass 100 or more yards in kickoff returns in a single game
TOP TRUE FRESHMAN KICKOFF RETURNERS True freshman Jason Hatala became only the fifth true freshman to amass 100 or more kickoff returns in a single game against Virginia.
Player Opponent Returns/Total Yards Date Jason Hatala Virginia 5/104 Nov. 1, 1997 Jermaine Lewis Fl. State 6/157 Nov. 7, 1992 Raphael Wall Penn State 9/159 Nov. 9, 1991 Mark Mason Ga. Tech 4/103 Oct. 6, 1990 Tommy Neal Tennessee 5/181 Dec. 17, 1983
KEEPING THE INTERCEPTION RATE DOWN Senior Brian Cummings and redshirt sophomore Ken Mastrole have combined to throw only one interception in their last 107 passes. The 107 passes covers a three-game span. During that time, the Terp quarterbacks have a completion percentage of 53.7.
Opponent Attempts Completions Interceptions Virginia 25 8 0 Clemson 32 20 1 Wake 50 29 0 107 57 1
HOLDING OFF THE CAVALIERS VAUNTED DEFENSE The Virginia defense, which had intercepted at least one pass in 46 of the last 48 games entering Saturday's game was held without an interception against Maryland.
MASTROLE SEES FIRST EXTENDED PLAYING TIME OF SEASON Redshirt sophomore Ken Mastrole completed three passes in 11 attempts for 47 yards against Virginia. It was the fifth time Mastrole had seen action this season and he completed a season-high 25 yard pass to Kendrick Walton in the fourth quarter.BRIAN CUMMINGS BY THE NUMBERS
6 Quarterback Brian Cummings has thrown six touchdown passes this season - he threw seven during the entire 1996 season.
27 Quarterback Brian Cummings completed a career-high 27 passes against Wake Forest on October 18.
47 Quarterback Brian Cummings attempted a career-high 47 passes against Wake Forest on October 18.
51.5 Quarterback Brian Cummings has thrown a career-low four interceptions this season - one interception every 53.3 passes.
289 Quarterback Brian Cummings' 289 passing yards against Wake Forest was the second highest total in his career. He passed for a career-high 299 yards against Duke on September 23, 1995.
316 Quarterback Brian Cummings is one of only six player in school history to complete 300 or more passes during his career.
545 Quarterback Brian Cummings is one of only eight players in school history to attempt 500 or more passes.
3,717 Quarterback Brian Cummings has passed for 3,717 yards entering today's game versus N.C. State - the fifth highest career total in school history.
123.9 Quarterback Brian Cummings enters today's game versus Clemson with a career-high 123.9 pass efficiency rating.
JORDAN AMONG ACC ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE LEADERS True freshman LaMont Jordan ranks 14th in the ACC with 72.6 all-purpose yards per game.
INTERIOR DEFENSIVE LINE PERFORMS WELL Maryland's interior defensive line (seniors Johnnie Hicks, Ramon Oliveras and Anthony Jenkins along with sophomore Delbert Cowsette a true freshman Kris Jenkins) recorded a season-high tying three tackles for minus 14 yards. Previously, the interior defensive line had recorded three tackles for minus 16 yards against Wake Forest.
Player TFL/-Yards Delbert Cowsette 2/-12 Johnnie Hicks 1/-2
BARTON AND OGLE SURPASS 100 TACKLES Junior linebackers Eric Barton and Kendall Ogle enter today's game tied with a career-high 112 tackles each. Barton recorded 11 against Virginia while Ogle led the team with 13 stops. It marked the ninth time (every game this season) that either Barton or Ogle had led the Terps in tackles. It also marks the first time that two players have recorded 100 or more tackles in the same season since Scott Saylor and Glenn Page both surpassed the century mark in 1988.
SEASON HIGH SACKS BY TERPS' DEFENSE Maryland's defense tied its season-high of four sacks against Virginia. The team also recorded four sacks against Florida State, which is currently ranked third in the nation. Juniors Lewis Sanders (one sack - minus 12 yards), Kendall Ogle (one sack - minus six yards) and sophomore Delbert Cowsette (two sacks - minus 12 yards) helped record a season-high minus 30 yards on sacks.
COWSETTE TIES SINGLE-GAME SACK TOTAL Sophomore Delbert Cowsette's two sacks marked the third time this season that a Maryland players had at least two sacks in a game. Junior Eric Barton had two sacks for minus 11 yards against Florida State and senior Eric Ogbogu recorded three sacks for minus 14 yards against Temple.
CRUZ IN SIXTH AMONG FRESHMAN RECEIVERS Redshirt freshman Moises Cruz enters today's game in sixth place among freshman all-time at Maryland with 21 catches. The all-time record is 58 catches by Frank Wycheck during the 1990 season.
Rank Player, Year Catches Cruz Needs to Pass 1. Frank Wycheck, 1990 58 +38 2. Andrew Carter, 1993 41 +21 3. Jermaine Lewis, 1992 30 +10 4. Wade Inge, 1992 26 +6 5. A. Abdur-R'aoof 25 +5 6. Moises Cruz 21 --
SANDERS ENJOYS TOP NOTCH GAME AGAINST VIRGINIA Junior Lewis Sanders enjoyed a standout performance against Virginia. He recorded his first career sack, his first career fumble recovery and moved into sole possession of third place on Maryland's total tackles list with a career-high 59 tackles on the season.
SANDERS ENJOYING A PERSONAL POSITIVE TURNOVER MARGIN Junior Lewis Sanders has a +4 turnover margin on the season to lead the team. He has now intercepted three passes (against Temple) and recovered one fumble (Virginia).
CURRENT TERPS IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Player Team J.B. Brown Steelers Boomer Esiason Bengals Kevin Glover Lions Steve Ingram Bucs Clarence Jones Saints Jermaine Lewis Ravens Scott Milanovich Bucs Neil O'Donnell Jets Frank Reich Lions Chad Scott Steelers Al Wallace Jaguars Larry Webster Ravens Frank Wycheck Oilers Scott Zolak Patriots
BRIAN CUMMINGS AS THE TERPS' STARTING QUARTERBACK 1995 Sept. 2 Tulane W, 29-10 Sept. 9 N. Carolina W, 32-18 Sept. 16 W. Virginia W, 31-17 Sept. 23 Duke W, 41-28 Oct. 21 Clemson L, 0-17 Oct. 28 at L'Ville L, 0-31 1996 Aug. 31 N. Illinois W, 30-6 Sept. 7 Ala.-Birm. W, 39-15 Sept. 14 at Virginia L, 3-21 Oct. 12 at N. Car. L, 7-38 Oct. 19 Wake For. W, 52-0 Nov. 2 at Clemson L, 3-35 Nov. 14 Ga. Tech W, 13-10 Nov. 23 at Fl. State L, 10-48 1997 Sept. 6 Ohio L, 14-21 Sept. 13 at Fl. State L, 7-50 Sept. 20 N. Car. L, 14-40 Sept. 27 at Temple W, 24-21 Oct. 4 Duke W, 16-10 Oct. 11 W. Virginia L, 14-31 Oct. 18 Wake For. L, 17-35 Oct. 25 Clemson L, 9-20 Nov. 1 Virginia L, 0-45
JORDAN IN THE ACC STATISTICS True freshman LaMont Jordan leads all ACC freshman in rushing with 466 yards. Jordan was named as the ACC Rookie of the Week after rushing for a career-high 135 yards against Temple on September 27.
BAKER TIES PERSONAL CAREER-HIGH Senior defensive back Henry Baker tied his personal career-high with ten total tackles against Virginia. His total against the Cavaliers ties his personal best mark which he set earlier this season against West Virginia. Included in that 10 total tackle performance was a career high eight solo stops.
RODGERS ON THE RECEIVING END OF THINGS Senior Buddy Rodgers has caught 17 passes for 176 yards in the last four games. He has caught one pass for more than 10 yards in each of the last four games and caught a 34-yard pass from Russell Edwards on a fake punt against West Virginia on October 11. He is the team's second leading receiver with 20 catches for 198 total yards.
RUSSELL IN THE ROLE OF RETURNING PUNTS Redshirt junior Keon Russell has returned six punts for 66 yards in the last two weeks (against Clemson and Virginia) to take over Terps punt return leadership. Russell returned five punts against Clemson for 55 yards and returned one punt against Virginia for 11 yards. His 55 punt return yards was a team single game high as was his 24-yard return against Clemson.
RUSSELL GAINS 51 ALL-PURPOSE YARDS AGAINST VIRGINIA Redshirt junior Keon Russell gained a career-high 51 all-purpose yards against Virginia. He returned one punt for 11 yards, one kickoff for 33 yards and caught his first career pass for a seven yard gain.
JORDAN IN THE LAST SIX GAME ON THE GROUND True freshman LaMont Jordan is averaging 4.2 yards per carry in his last six games. He has rushed for 377 total yards on 90 carries and has been held under 3.0 yards per rush only once in the last six games.
Opponent Rushes Yards Yards/Rush vs. Temple 21 135 6.4 vs. Duke 18 70 3.9 vs. West Virginia 18 33 1.8 vs. Wake Forest 12 62 5.2 vs. Clemson 12 37 3.1 vs. Virginia 9 40 4.4 90 377 4.2
DOESN'T GET ANY CLOSER THAT THIS The Maryland versus N.C. State all-time series record is tied at 24-24-4. The Terps are 12-12-1 all-time in Raleigh and defeated the Wolfpack 30-13, in their last visit to Carter-Finely on November 4, 1995.
CUMMINGS IN TOP-10 FOR TOUCHDOWN PASSES Senior co-captain Brian Cummings enters today's game with 18 career touchdown passes. He is tied for ninth all-time at Maryland and needs only two scoring passes to tie Stan Gelbaugh for 8th place.
Rank No. Player, Year 1. 49 Scott Milanovich, 1992-95 2. 42 Boomer Esiason, 1981-83 3. 26 Neil O'Donnell, 1987-89 4. 24 Dan Henning, 1985-87 5. 23 Alan Pastrana, 1966-68 6. 22 Jack Scarbath, 1950-52 7. 21 Dick Shiner, 1961-63 8. 20 Stan Gelbaugh, 1981-85 9. 18 Brian Cummings, 1994-Present John Kaleo, 1991-92
CHARTING MARYLAND'S OPPONENTS
Ohio University (7-1) Ohio def. Kent, 31-7; Ohio def. Maryland, 21-14; Kansas St. def. Ohio, 23-20; Ohio def. Buffalo, 50-0; Ohio def. W. Michigan, 31-7; Ohio def. E. Michigan, 47-7; Ohio def. Bowling Green, 24-0; Ohio def. N. Illinois, 35-30.
Florida State (8-0) Fl. St. def. USC, 14-7; Fl. St. def. Maryland, 50-7; Fl. St. def. Clemson, 35-28; Fl. St. def. Miami, 47-0; Fl. State def. Duke, 51-27; Fl. St. Def. Ga. Tech, 38-0; Fl. St. Def. Virginia, 47-21; Fl. St. def. N.C. St., 48-35.
North Carolina (8-0) N. Car. def. Indiana, 23-6; N. Car. def. Stanford, 28-17; N. Carolina def. Md., 40-14; N. Car. def. Virginia, 48-20; N. Car. def. TCU, 31-10; N. Car. def. Wake, 30-12. N. Car. def. N.C. State, 20-7; N. Car. def. Ga. Tech, 16-13.
Temple (3-6) W. Mich. def. Temple, 34-14; Temple def. Boston Col., 28-21; Penn St. def. Temple, 52-10; Virginia Tech def. Temple, 23-13; Maryland def. Temple, 24-21; Temple def. Pittsburgh, 21-13; Syracuse def. Temple, 60-7; Miami (Fla.) def. Temple, 47-15; Temple def. Rutgers, 49-7.
Duke (2-6) N.C. St. def. Duke, 45-14; Northwestern def. Duke, 24-20; Duke def. Army, 20-17; Duke def. Navy, 26-17; Maryland def. Duke, 16-10; Fl. State def. Duke, 51-27; Virginia def. Duke, 13-10; Wake def. Duke, 38-24.
West Virginia (6-2) W. Virginia def. Marshall, 42-31; W. Virginia def. E. Carolina, 24-17; Boston Col. def. W. Virginia, 31-24; W. Virginia def. Miami, 28-17; W. Virginia def. Rutgers, 48-0; W. Virginia def. Maryland, 31-14; W. Virginia def. V. Tech, 30-17; Syracuse def. W. Virginia, 40-10.
Wake Forest (4-5) Wake def. Northwestern, 27-20; E. Carolina def. Wake, 25-24; Ga. Tech def. Wake, 28-26; Wake def. N.C. State, 19-18; Virginia def. Wake, 21-14; N. Car. def. Wake, 30-12; Wake def. Maryland, 35-17; Wake def. Duke, 38-24; Clemson def. Wake, 33-16.
Clemson (5-3) Clemson def. App St., 23-12; Clemson def. N.C. St., 19-17; Fl. St. def. Clemson, 35-28; Ga. Tech def. Clemson, 23-20; Clemson def. UTEP, 39-7. Virginia def. Clemson, 21-7; Clemson def. Maryland, 20-9; Clemson def. Wake, 33-16.
Virginia (5-3) Auburn def. Virginia, 28-17; Virginia def. Richmond, 26-7; N. Car. Def. Virginia, 48-20; Virginia def. Wake, 21-13; Virginia def. Clemson, 21-7; Virginia def. Duke, 13-10; Fl. St. def. Virginia, 47-21; Virginia def. Maryland, 45-0.
N.C. State (3-5) N.C. St. def. Syracuse, 32-31; N.C. St. def. Duke, 45-14; Clemson def. N.C. St. 19-17; N.C. St. def. N. Ill., 41-14; Wake def. N.C. State, 19-18; Ga. Tech def. N.C. State, 27-17; N. Carolina def. N.C. St, 20-7; Fl. St. def. N.C. State, 48-35.
Georgia Tech (4-3) Notre Dame def. Ga. Tech, 17-13; Ga. Tech def. Wake, 28-26; Ga. Tech def. Clemson, 23-20; Ga. Tech def. Boston College., 42-14; Ga. Tech def. N.C. State, 27-17; Fl. St. def. Ga. Tech, 38-0; N. Car. def. Ga. Tech, 16-13
TERPS TOP CAREER COMPLETION PERCENTAGE Senior co-captain Brian Cummings enters today's game versus N.C. State in seventh-place on Maryland's all-time pass completion list.
Rank Rate Comp./Att. Player, Years 1. .6623 261/394 Bob Avellini, 1972-74 2. .6619 650/982 Scott Milanovich, 1992-95 3. .629 132/210 Frank Reich, 1983-84 4. .5882 180/306 Larry Dick, 1975-77 .5881 387/658 Neil O'Donnell, 1987-89 6. .582 127/218 Dale Betty, 1958-60 7. .579 316/545 Brian Cummings, 1994-Present 8. .571 52/91 Ben Kinard, 1973-74 9. .569 305/537 John Kaleo, 1991-92 10. .553 251/454 Stan Gelbaugh, 1981-85
SANDERS INTERCEPTION YARDAGE Sophomore Lewis Sanders, the ACC leader in interceptions, has as many yards on interception returns (99) than Maryland's opponents combined (99).
EDWARDS JOINS TERPS' ALL-TIME TOP 10 Redshirt junior punter Russell Edwards punted three times against Wake Forest to bring his career total to 136. His 136 punts places him 8th all-time at the University of Maryland. Dan DeArmas (1988-91) is the career leader with 268 career punts.
CROSBY FORCES FUMBLE Redshirt junior Clifton Crosby caused his first career fumble against Virginia.
CAREER PUNTS Rank Player, Years Punts Edwards Needs to Pass 1. Dan DeArmas, 1988-91 268 +133 8. Russell Edwards, 1995-Present 136
TERPS ON THE AIR All Maryland games are heard on the Learfield/Maryland Radio Network. Johnny Holliday, in his 19th season as the Voice of the Terps, handles the play-by-play while Ken Broo joins the broadcast team this season as the color analyst. WBAL (1090-AM) serves as the flagship station for the 12-station network. The Terps can be heard on WJFK - FM (106.7) and WINX - AM (1600) in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
RON VANDERLINDEN'S WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE Head Coach Ron Vanderlinden will meet the media each Monday at Noon on the second floor of the Tyser Tower Press Box.
ACC COACHES TELECONFERENCE Ron Vanderlinden will be among the nine ACC coaches featured on the weekly teleconference each Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Coach Vanderlinden can be heard from 11:40-11:50. Each coach will make an opening statement and take questions during the 10 minute period. The number for media access only is (212) 547-0297.
TERP GAMES ON TEAMLINE Maryland fans can hear the live play-by-play of all 11 Terp games this season from any telephone in the world on TEAMLINE. Fans in the United States can dial 1-800-846-4700 and enter the Maryland Terrapins team code 5517 to access the games with a Visa or Mastercard.
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THE RON VANDERLINDEN TELEVISION SHOW The Ron Vanderlinden television show can been seen in the Washington, D.C. / Metropolitan area on Home Team Sports on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. and Fridays at 3:30 p.m. and on WNVT - TV 53 on Friday's at midnight. In addition the Ron Vanderlinden Show can been seen on the following outlets: SportSouth (Fridays at 4:00 p.m.); Sunshine Network (Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.); Empire Sports (Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m.); Comcast of New Jersey (Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.) and Charter Communications of Alhambra, Calif. (Thursdays at 11:30 p.m.)
RON VANDERLINDEN ON MARYLAND'S RADIO SPORTSLINE John Wagner, University System Radio-TV Director, provides actualities and interviews for radio with Maryland football coach Ron Vanderlinden. Stations can access these sound bites by calling the Sportsline at (301) 779-6397.
MARYLAND GRIDIRON NETWORK AUCTION - DINNER The Maryland Gridiron network (MGN) is sponsoring an auction-dinner to help support the Terrapin football program. The auction-dinner will be held Saturday April 18, 1998 at the Inn and Conference Center on the University of Maryland Campus. In addition to the auction-dinner, those in attendance will have the opportunity to meet and visit with he coaching staff and former players. For further information, please contact Ed Thomas (717) 352-4548 or Karyl Henry in the football office (301) 314-7096.