The Washington Times - October 8, 2011, 01:39PM

ATLANTA – With four freshman starters and its best player on the bench with injury (though available), the Maryland defense looked like it would be in trouble against Georgia Tech.

At the half, the Terrapins have allowed 232 total yards, 14 points and have allowed conversions on nine of 11 third downs.

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In short, not great. But not cataclysmic, either.

The Terps’ offensive numbers are another matter.

Maryland has completed as many passes to Georgia Tech as it has to its own receivers. Danny O’Brien took a seat in favor of C.J. Brown after tossing an interception. The Terps have 89 total yards, 68 on one possession alone.

In short, there’s problems – with a quarterback quandary emerging as one of them.

Down 14-3, the Terps aren’t toast. But it will take substantial improvement to avoid a loss in their first road game.

Patrick Stevens