The Washington Times - October 18, 2009, 10:28AM

To answer the day’s most pertinent question – that is, has Maryland finally taken a spot at the bottom of the country in turnover margin – let’s turn to the NCAA’s stats page.

That answer, by the way, is no.

SEE RELATED:


Maryland is merely 118th in turnover margin, two rungs from the bottom among all major-college teams.

The Terps are -13 (or -1.86 a game) for the year. Qualitatively, that trumps Nevada (-2.00) and Miami, Ohio (-2.86).

Quantitatively, it is better than only transfer Clay Belton’s old school, which has rolled up a -20 margin in seven games in an almost unthinkable whirlwind of giveaways.

A couple other charts …

GIVEAWAY LEADERS

1. Miami, Ohio, 26
2. Purdue, 23
3. Maryland, 20
3. Washington State, 20

Miami is 0-7, Purdue and Maryland are 2-5, Washington State is 1-5

FEWEST TAKEAWAYS

1. Nevada, 4
2. Central Michigan, 6
2. Fresno State, 6
2. Georgia, 6
2. Miami, 6
2. Miami, Ohio, 6
2. Oregon State, 6
8. Florida Atlantic, 7
8. Maryland, 7
8. New Mexico State, 7
8. North Texas, 7
8. Stanford, 7
8. Texas Christian, 7

Patrick Stevens