Play it again -- Maryland 28, Georgia Tech 26

October 07, 2007|By HEATHER A. DINICH

What went right

Maryland had five plays of more than 20 yards - including a 78-yard touchdown pass - and quarterback Chris Turner, in his first start, completed 10 of 17 passes for 255 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.

What went wrong

The Terps were held to 88 yards rushing and 2.5 yards per carry, but both of those numbers were above the averages Georgia Tech had been allowing.

Defining moment

The holding call against Georgia Tech left guard Andrew Gardner with just over a minute left in the game pushed Georgia Tech back to the Maryland 35-yard line and set up third-and-20. Two plays later, the Yellow Jackets missed a 52-yard field-goal try with 54 seconds left, and Maryland ran out the clock.

What it means

Maryland (4-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) has a winning record at the halfway mark of the season but clearly needs the bye week so key players can heal, a necessity if the Terps are to continue that success.

Up next

The Terps have a bye this weekend before hosting Virginia on Oct. 20.

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