Maryland has outscored teams 51-31 in the fourth quarter. That's a key stat for a team that couldn't close out games last season. The conference teams Maryland has defeated are a combined 1-6 in league play. Neither team had a top quarterback, and Maryland's solid defense held both of the opponent's starters under a 50 percent completion rate. But you've got to start somewhere.
The Terps face a tougher test Saturday against a Wolfpack team that upset
We'll have a full-length story on the team for tomorrow's paper, but here are some highlights of today's media availability:
* Maryland says it's determined to revive its dormant running game, which ranks last in the ACC. Maryland's average of rushing 71.3 yards per game ranks it more than 30 yards behind the next ACC team.
Maryland’s running yardage actually dipped into negative territory last weekend (minus-2 yards against
* But Maryland's running game may need to work behind a patchwork line. Center Sal Conaboy and guard Bennett Fulper both left the Virginia game with injuries, and their statuses are uncertain.