Play it again

September 14, 2007|By HEATHER A. DINICH

What went right -- Once again, senior running back Keon Lattimore was a constant for the Terps. He scored Maryland's lone rushing touchdown and finished with 80 yards on 21 carries.

What went wrong -- While the defense showed improvement from last season, it gave up too many big plays that changed the game.

Defining moment -- Late in the third quarter, West Virginia backup running back Noel Devine dashed 76 yards on the first play of the drive, setting up a 1-yard touchdown run by Steve Slaton. The score put the Mountaineers ahead 28-7 and further deflated the Terps.

What it means -- The Terps have improved from a year ago, but aren't at the national level of West Virginia.

Up next -- The Terps (2-1) will travel to Wake Forest on Sept. 22 to face the defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion at 3:30 p.m. The Demon Deacons knocked Maryland out of the running for the ACC title last season.

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