The Washington Times - September 27, 2008, 02:42PM

The fact Maryland is within 17-13 early in the fourth quarter probably says more about how unable Clemson is to exploit things than of Maryland’s ability to stay close.

Don’t take this away from the Terps: They have stuck around on the power of taking advantage of turnovers and one big gain. But this still really shouldn’t be close.

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The yardage gap closed to 318-216 by the end of the third quarter, but other ugly numbers remain. There’s 2-for-11 on third down, nearly seven fewer minutes of possession, and 28 yards on 20 carries other than Heyward-Bey’s run.

Despite all this, Maryland could soon be winning – provided it can piece together a sustained drive for the first time all day.

– Patrick Stevens