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Reviewing the game-day predictions: Maryland-N.C. State

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Reviewing the picks before reviewing the stats …

1. Maryland will run for positive yardage.

CORRECT. Did it ever. Maryland rushed for a season-high 206 yards a week after managing minus-2 yards against Virginia. The Terps also had their first 100-yard rusher of the season with Wes Brown’s 121-yard day. He had 25 carries, compared with four for Justus Pickett and three for Albert Reid.

2. Josh Cary will start at left guard.

CORRECT. It was a makeshift line, with De’Onte Arnett at right guard and Evan Mulrooney earning a nod at center. Cary made his 10th career start, and his first of the season.

3. Look for less than 200 yards passing from the Terps.

INCORRECT. Maryland finished with 256 yards passing between its three quarterbacks, with Perry Hills throwing for 159 yards, Devin Burns adding 47 yards and then Caleb Rowe completing two passes for 50 yards in the closing minute.

4. Devin Burns will at least double his total snaps from the first half of the season.

CORRECT. This prediction was predicated simply on Maryland seeking a change of pace. Instead, Burns took over for an injured Hills and logged 39 snaps. Hills was on the field for 38 plays, while Rowe had four reps.

5. N.C. State will break its 16-game division road losing streak.

CORRECT. It just barely happened, but N.C. State won its first division road game since 2005 and in College Park for the first time since 2004.

N.C. STATE: 4-for-5
SEASON: 21-for-35

Patrick Stevens

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