The Washington Times - November 5, 2011, 08:59PM

Maryland has lost four straight conference games by 10 points or more.

This has not happened in a while.

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In fact, it’s only the fourth time the Terrapins have dropped four straight ACC games by double figures in a single season, and the first time since 1998.

The multi-year record is 11 (which obviously won’t be toppled this season), set over the 1997 and 1998 seasons. Those were Maryland’s first two seasons under Ron Vanderlinden.

Maryland, which lost 31-13 to Virginia on Saturday, could tie the school’s single-season record with double-digit losses to Wake Forest and N.C. State – a feat that could be dubbed dubious and little else.

A look at the four seasons the Terps have dropped four or more consecutive ACC games by double digits.

6: 1998 (at Virginia, Florida State, at Clemson, Wake Forest, vs. Georgia Tech, at North Carolina)

5: 1967 (N.C. State, at North Carolina, at South Carolina, at Clemson, at Wake Forest)
5: 1997 (at Wake Forest, Clemson, Virginia, at N.C. State, at Georgia Tech)

4: 2011 (Clemson, at Florida State, Boston College, Virginia)

Patrick Stevens