Terps’ dark season has a few silver linings

Positives to be found amid 9 losses

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Dorsey’s a solid catch. Until suffering a midseason injury, junior wideout Kevin Dorsey had established himself as a potential No. 1 receiver. He wasn’t quite the same player after returning (13 receptions for 124 yards in three games) and is questionable for Saturday’s game with an undisclosed injury. Still, he’s a valuable piece of the puzzle for next year and said earlier this month he would be back.

Twine’s time arrives rapidly. Injuries to all three of Maryland’s starting linebackers forced Alex Twine into extensive action as a 17-year-old. He’s shown a penchant for solid tackling in difficult situations, and he had three tackles for loss in the Nov. 12 loss to Notre Dame, the most for a Terp in any game this season. The freshman could be a mainstay as the Terps look to develop their defense in the future.

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