Farrand stands out on defense for Terps

Inside linebacker has 19 tackles in Maryland's Big Ten win

September 27, 2014|By Matt Zenitz | Baltimore Sun Media Group

BLOOMINGTON, IND. -- Excluding a 43-yard-run late in the third quarter, Maryland limited Indiana's standout running back, Tevin Coleman, to 79 yards on 21 carries.

Senior inside linebacker Cole Farrand was a big reason why.

Farrand saw limited action for the Terps vs. Syracuse last week, when the Orange rushed for 370 yards while averaging more than seven yards a carry. But Farrand got a full workload Saturday and made plays all over the field throughout the game.

His final stat line included 19 tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss and a pass deflection.

Farrand also had a key stop with Maryland leading 27-9 late in the third quarter, tackling Coleman for no gain on fourth-and-1 after the Hoosiers had moved the ball to the Terps' 41-yard line.

"Cole Farrand was just huge out there," Edsall said, later adding, "He's the heart and soul of our defense. And when he's not out there, it hurts us."

Maryland also got nine tackles from senior inside linebacker L.A. Goree.

Goree has been dealing a back injury and missed the Terps' game against West Virginia on Sept. 13, but he played through the injury last week and, like Farrand, was key in Maryland limiting Coleman and the rest of the Hoosiers' offense Saturday.

"You can't substitute experience," Edsall said. "L.A. has a tremendous amount of experience and leadership too as a senior. When L.A. and Cole are out there, they make us better."

End zone

Maryland freshman Juwann Winfree's first career catch went for a 30-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter. … The Terps played Saturday without starting outside linebacker Matt Robinson (shoulder), backup running back Albert Reid (lower leg) and backup inside linebacker Alex Twine (upper body). … Maryland starting cornerback Alvin Hill will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn PCL vs. Syracuse. He had surgery Thursday.

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