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It was another dissection of the Maryland defense, a commonplace occurrence these days regardless of which venue in Prince George’s County the Terps happen to play in on a given day. Perhaps more startling than the three 500-yard days surrendered by Maryland in a span of less than a month is the fact the Terps had only four such days in the previous decade.

The woes can be pinned on plenty of problems depending on vantage point: Injury, inexperience, feeble fundamentals, ill-fitting schemes or some combination of all of them. One thing isn’t debatable – a woeful season grew even more painful Saturday, especially for the quarterback whose autumn came to an abrupt end in the Terps’ latest loss.