The immediate significance of Darrius Heyward-Bey’s 76-yard run that had him traverse about 120 yards on Saturday was obvious: It put Maryland back in a game it shouldn’t have been in.
But I found something less important but still interesting this morning; that scamper matches the longest non-scoring run in school history.
The record, which I snagged out of the 2003 Maryland media guide and then cross-referenced against the last five seasons, was originally set by Harry Bonk in 1948 against North Carolina.
It was also the fifth-longest run for a Terp this decade. Bruce Perry (2001 and 2003 at Wake Forest) and Josh Allen (2003 vs. Virginia) had 80-yard scoring jaunts, and LaMont Jordan ran for a 77-yard score at Duke in 2000.
Not that it means much, but here are a couple more long run tidbits. Jordan is the last Terp to go 90 yards on a run, getting exactly that many yards early in the third quarter against Virginia in 1999. And the school record belongs to Steve Atkins, who had a 98-yard touchdown run against Clemson in 1978.