The Washington Times - October 22, 2012, 11:03AM

A few charts of note involving Maryland football after Saturday’s 20-18 loss to N.C. State …

BROWN & FRESHMAN RUSHERS

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Tailback Wes Brown’s 121-yard rushing day was the best by a Maryland freshman since LaMont Jordan uncorked days of 135 yards (a Terp freshman record against Temple) and 126 yards (against N.C. State) in 1997. Only two other Maryland freshmen – Josh Allen and Randall Jones – managed 100-yard days since then.

A look at the top freshman rushing outings since Jordan’s strong debut in 1997:

121: Wes Brown (2012), N.C. State
116: Josh Allen (2002), at West Virginia
115: Randall Jones (1998), at Duke
93: Bruce Perry (1999), Western Carolina
91: Josh Allen (2002), at North Carolina
89: Da’Rel Scott (2007), at N.C. State
86: Josh Allen (2002), Eastern Michigan
86: Davin Meggett (2008), North Carolina
84: D.J. Adams (2010), Wake Forest
82: Davin Meggett (2008), California
82: Justus Pickett (2011), Towson

DIGGS THE ALL-PURPOSE PLAN

Freshman Stefon Diggs has not cracked Maryland’s single-season all-purpose yard rankings … yet. He probably will in the first quarter on Saturday against Boston College. If he has an average (for him) day, he will be 12th on the list.

1. Torrey Smith (2009), 2,192
2. LaMont Jordan (1999), 1,840

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10. Charlie Wysocki (1980), 1,383
11. Jo Jo Walker (2005), 1,350
12. Chris Downs (2002), 1,319
13. Bren Lowery (1988), 1,315
14. Da’Rel Scott (2008), 1,304
15. Charlie Wysocki (1979), 1,262
16. Art Seymore (1970), 1,254
17. Tom Brown (1962), 1,242
18. Marcus Badgett (1992), 1,240
19. Lu Gambino (1947), 1,219
20. Steve Suter (2003), 1,214
21. Louis Carter (1973), 1,212
22. LaMont Jordan (2000), 1,207
23. Ricky Johnson (1988), 1,201
24. Chet Hanulak (1953), 1,178
NR Stefon Diggs (2012), 1,162

HARTSFIELD THE TACKLING MACHINE

Linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield is edging closer to the top 15 in Maryland history in tackles. His 13-tackle day Saturday gave him 324 stops for his career.

1. Eric Wilson, 1981-84, 481
2. E.J. Henderson, 1999-2002, 473
3. Chuck Faucette, 1983-86, 466

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11. Bruce Palmer, 1976-78, 351
12. Aaron Thompson, 1998-2001, 348
13. Mike Corvino, 1979-82, 347
14. Ted Klaube, 1975-77, 344
15. Kevin Walker, 1985-87, 330
NR. Demetrius Hartsfield, 2009-present, 324

VELLANO’s TFL CLIMB

Defensive end Joe Vellano has 11.5 tackles for loss this year, the most for a Maryland player in a single season since Shawne Merriman had 17 in 2004. Vellano is also in the top 10 in TFL in Maryland program history for his career:

1. E.J. Henderson, 1999-2002, 62.5
2. Aaron Thompson, 1998-2001, 45

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6. Randy Starks, 2001-03, 34
7. Shawne Merriman, 2002-04, 32.5
8. Al Wallace, 1993-96, 32
9. Delbert Cowsette, 1996-99, 31
10. Joe Vellano, 2009-present, 29.5

– Patrick Stevens