The Washington Times - November 7, 2008, 12:43AM

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Nothing went right for Maryland’s running game.

The offensive line struggled mightily. Da’Rel Scott seemed sluggish after going nearly two weeks without being hit.

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Oh, and those guys at Virginia Tech are pretty good, too.

The thing is, Maryland’s minus-12 rushing total could have been worse. Chris Turner was fortunate to only take three sacks. He was under pressure a lot more than that.

The yardage was, unsurprisingly, the worst in Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen’s eight years in College Park. The old “record” was a 7-yard output against Georgia Tech in 2004.

Here’s the full rundown of Maryland’s worst rushing days in the last eight seasons:

DateOpponentYards 
Result
11/6/08at Virginia Tech
-12L, 23-13
10/9/04Georgia Tech
7L, 20-7
8/31/02vs. Notre Dame
16L, 22-0
11/26/05at N.C. State
30L, 20-14
9/17/05West Virginia
50L, 31-19
11/6/04at Virginia
51L, 16-0
10/30/04Florida State
54W, 20-17 
11/4/06at Clemson
54W, 13-12
11/18/04at Virginia Tech
56L, 55-6
9/10/05Clemson56L, 28-24
11/11/06Miami56W, 14-13

Patrick Stevens