The Washington Times - October 30, 2011, 11:06AM

The question came up in the press box Saturday after Maryland’s 28-17 loss to Boston College of just when was the last time a non-service academy rolled up 372 rushing yards on the Terrapins.

After all, that was the total the Eagles collected in miserable conditions at Byrd Stadium.

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And the answer is … well, I think the answer is the 1993 finale against Wake Forest. And the reason it’s an “I think” rather than an “I know” is because there’s two games from 1996 where there wasn’t a box score or enough information available elsewhere to pin down an answer. One of those missing games was a Maryland win, while the other was a loss to Clemson.

(EDIT, 11:10 a.m.: Upon further review, only the 1996 game against Clemson is missing. The data for the Georgia Tech game was found on the Yellow Jackets’ website).

In any case, it appears Saturday was Maryland’s fifth-worst rushing defense performance since 1993. It also marks the first time since 1994 the Terps have allowed two 300-yard rushing days in a season.

526: Penn State, 1993 (L, 70-7)

412: vs. Navy, 2010 (W, 17-14)
411: at Georgia Tech, 1993 (L, 38-0)

396: at Wake Forest, 1993 (W, 33-32)
372:
Boston College, 2011 (L, 28-17)
353:
West Virginia, 2007 (L, 31-14)

344: at North Carolina, 1993 (L, 59-42)
340:
at West Virginia, 2006 (L, 45-24)
335: at North Carolina, 1994 (L, 41-17)
327:
N.C. State, 1994 (L, 47-45)
320:
Clemson, 1995 (L, 17-0)
318: at Duke, 1994 (L, 49-16)
316:
at Wake Forest, 2003 (W, 41-28)
306: Clemson, 2011 (L, 56-45)
301:
West Virginia, 2005 (L, 31-19)

Patrick Stevens