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Reviewing the game-day predictions: Maryland-Connecticut

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Looking back on five predictions, most of which almost panned out. Almost, though, doesn’t count …

1. Maryland won’t commit four turnovers.

CORRECT. The Terrapins had only two giveaways, an improvement over the first two weeks of the season.

2. Connecticut’s Trevardo Williams will have two sacks.

INCORRECT. The defensive end had only one sack, but his teammates more than made up for things. The Huskies managed six sacks of quarterback Perry Hills, swarming the Maryland offensive line throughout the afternoon.

3. It will be a five-catch day for Kevin Dorsey.

INCORRECT. Dorsey had his third straight one-catch day, and this one ended with a loss of four yards on Maryland’s final drive. All of the seniors receptions have come in the fourth quarter this season.

4. Maryland tailback Brandon Ross won’t have a carry.

CORRECT. The redshirt freshman’s debut will have to wait another week. Ross was dressed and warmed up with the kick returners and tailbacks, but he missed his third straight game after dealing with a preseason hamstring injury.

5. Both teams will lead at some point in the fourth quarter.

INCORRECT. Maryland never led, but at least had a chance to rally in the fourth quarter. The Terps made it to the Connecticut 32 – perhaps within freshman kicker Brad Craddock’s range – before sputtering and moving backward over their final three plays.

CONNECTICUT: 2-for-5
SEASON: 6-for-15

Patrick Stevens

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