The Washington Times - November 21, 2009, 03:11PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Maryland’s found many different ways to lose this season.

And even though the year was long since lost, this might have been the most wrenching way to go down yet.

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The Terrapins squandered a lead in the final minute, falling to Florida State 29-26 at Doak Campbell Stadium.

For an afternoon, Jamarr Robinson was ultra-effective, the running game was better than it’s been all season. The defense forced some timely turnovers.

Yet despite all that, Florida State still produced a long punt return when needed, still shredded Maryland on a four-play drive in the final 1:46, still got the winning touchdown when Lonnie Pryor barreled in from 3 yards out with 34 seconds left.

Florida State got bowl eligibility. Maryland just got more of the same – and still has a chance for the first 10-loss season in school history.

– Patrick Stevens