Wycheck sets season receiving mark

October 21, 1990|By Mike Preston | Mike Preston,Sun Staff Correspondent

DURHAM, N.C. -- Redshirt freshman H-back Frank Wycheck set a University of Maryland record for single-season receptions yesterday.

Wycheck had five receptions for 26 yards in yesterday's 23-2 win over Duke at Wallace Wade Stadium, giving him 54 for the season. The previous best was 51 by Greg Hill during the 1984 season.

"I thought about asking for the ball if it happened during th game," Wycheck said, laughing. "But going into the game, I wasn't concerned about it. I haven't been playing well the last two games, so I just tried to concentrate on playing better.

"But it's nice to have a record, and it gives me something I may be able to look back on. At the beginning of the season, I never thought I would have this many catches."

* Several Maryland defensive players were motivated by las year's 46-25 loss to Duke at College Park. After the game, Duke players posed for a team picture in front of the Maryland scoreboard.

It was the first time the Blue Devils had beaten Maryland since 1972.

"I was all fired up," said Maryland defensive back Michael Hollis. "I really disliked those guys. There was not way we were going to lose to them. They shouldn't have taken that picture at our place."

"They have no class," said Rosen. "All they did was talk a lot o trash during the game."

* Dan DeArmas has yet to fail the Terps in crunch time during his two years as the No. 1 place-kicker.

DeArmas kicked a 20-yard field goal with 50 seconds left yesterday to lift Maryland to victory. He also had a game-winning 25-yarder against North Carolina State earlier this season, and kicked a 26-yard field goal with less than a minute left, as Maryland tied Penn State, 13-13, last season.

"Any time inside the 20, I'm very comfortable with Dan," sai Maryland coach Joe Krivak.

* Maryland defensive tackle Larry Webster, 6 feet 5, 275 pounds, had a few words for Duke halfback Randy Cuthbert, 6-3, 220, in the fourth quarter yesterday when Cuthbert blindsided him and knocked him down while Webster was chasing quarterback Billy Ray.

"He said, 'Hey, big man, I got you that time,' " said Webster. " told him to try it straight up if he was man enough."

Webster responded by sacking Ray once and forcing him out o the pocket twice in the remaining time.

* Maryland held Duke to 42 yards on four kickoffs yesterday, as the Terps repeatedly squib-kicked, keeping it way from Duke kickoff returners Randy Jones and Quinton McCracken.

Jones was averaging 26.8 yards a return before yesterday' game, including an 88-yard return for a touchdown last week against Western Carolina. Jones was ranked second in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 12th in the nation. McCracken was averaging 19.8 yards.

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