Terps drop lead, too

UM fumbles away game, direct path to ACC final

No. 20 Boston College 38 No. 21 Maryland 16

November 19, 2006|By Heather A. Dinich | Heather A. Dinich,Sun Reporter

Boston -- The Maryland football team's motto this season, according to linebacker Erin Henderson, is: "If it has to be, it's up to me."

But after a flat, error-filled performance in yesterday's 38-16 loss at Boston College, the Terps' future now hinges in part on the achievements of others.

Wake Forest @Maryland Saturday, 7:45 p.m., ESPN, 1300 AM, 105.7 FM

Fit to be tied

The Terps can still win the ACC's Atlantic Division title if Boston College loses at Miami on Thursday and Maryland beats visiting Wake Forest on Saturday.

Team ACC Overal

Wake Forest 5-2 9-2

Boston College 5-2 9-2

Maryland 5-2 8-3

Note: If Boston College and Wake Forest win, the Demon Deacons would win the division based on their victory over the Eagles.

Play it again

A summary of Maryland's 38-16 loss to Boston College:

What went right -- Maryland's defense held Boston College to 19 rushing yards in the first half.

What went wrong -- Three turnovers - including two fumbles on consecutive option pitches in the first quarter - resulted in 21 points for Boston College.

Defining moment -- Lance Ball fumbled an option pitch that was thrown slightly behind him, and JoLonn Dunbar returned it 38 yards for a touchdown and a quick 14-0 Eagles lead.

What it means -- With Wake Forest's loss last night to Virginia Tech, Boston College is still in the race for the Atlantic Coast Conference Atlantic Division title. An Eagles loss and a Maryland win over Wake would put the Terps in the championship game.

Up next -- The No. 21 Terps (8-3, 5-2 ACC) will host No. 14 Wake Forest (9-2, 5-2) on Saturday at 7:45 p.m. in the regular-season finale at Byrd Stadium.

Maryland 0 6 10 0-16

Boston College 14 14 7 3-38

First quarter BC-Dunbar 14 fumble return (Aponavicius kick), 14:18. BC-Dunbar 38 fumble return (Aponavicius kick), 11:52.

Second quarter Md-FG Ennis 29, 7:05. BC-Gonzalez 34 pass from Ryan (Aponavicius kick), 4:00. BC-Robinson 17 pass from Ryan (Aponavicius kick), :50. Md-FG Ennis 37, :00.

Third quarter Md-FG Ennis 46, 8:45. BC-Tribble 42 interception return (Aponavicius kick), 4:28. Md-Oquendo 9 pass from Jo.Allen (Ennis kick), 2:02.

Fourth quarter BC-FG Aponavicius 21, 13:11. A-44,500.

Md BC

First downs 22 22

Rushes-yards 29-73 30-124

Passing 258 249

Comp-Att-Int 28-43-2 19-29-0

Return Yards 0 42

Punts-Avg. 3-38.3 4-36.3

Fumbles-Lost 3-2 0-0

Penalties-Yards 4-34 11-85

Time of Possession 31:32 28:28 RUSHING-Maryland, Lattimore 13-40, Ball 7-23, Jo.Allen 4-12, Hollenbach 3-10, Heyward-Bey 1-4, Oquendo 1-(minus 16). Boston College, Whitworth 21-100, Callender 7-28, Team 2-(minus 4). PASSING-Maryland, Hollenbach 27-42-2-249, Jo.Allen 1-1-0-9. Boston College, Ryan 19-29-0-249. RECEIVING-Maryland, Oquendo 6-65, Haynos 6-45, Lattimore 6-34, Heyward-Bey 4-37, I.Williams 2-41, Ball 2-16, Jackson 1-13, Goode 1-7. Boston College, Gonzalez 4-76, Purvis 3-42, Sele 2-32, Challenger 2-25, Thompson 2-21, Robinson 2-20, Callender 2-1, Loyte 1-16, Whitworth 1-16.

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