Terps’ new look a design of the times

Uniforms, win create a buzz

Left to right: Defensive backs Austin Walker (29), Dexter McDougle (25) and wide receiver Quintin McCree, (17) of the Maryland Terrapins celebrate with fans in the student section after their win over the Miami Hurricanes at Byrd Stadium in College Park, on Monday, September 5, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)Left to right: Defensive backs Austin Walker (29), Dexter McDougle (25) and wide receiver Quintin McCree, (17) of the Maryland Terrapins celebrate with fans in the student section after their win over the Miami Hurricanes at Byrd Stadium in College Park, on Monday, September 5, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
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The Hurricanes took a lead into the final two minutes and had crossed midfield before Cameron Chism returned an interception 54 yards for the clinching touchdown with 39 seconds to go.

“I feel like we showed the country [a lot],” Ferrara said. “I understand Miami had players out. I understand that. But it’s still Miami, and it’s still a football game. They have players just like we do.”

Indeed, there is more to football in College Park than gaudy uniforms. Monday just happened to be the first step in the Terps’ attempt to recapture a place in the national consciousness.

“I feel like it put us on the map,” left guard Andrew Gonnella said. “I feel like it let everyone know we’re not joking around. We’re here to win.”

NOTES:Edsall said defensive end Isaiah Ross would undergo surgery. Ross was helped off the field after suffering an apparent leg injury Monday. Edsall declined to provide specifics of the injury and said Ross’ status was “to be determined at a later date.” Edsall also declined to say who would replace Ross in the starting lineup. Maryland’s listed backups at defensive end are Bradley Johnson and true freshman Keith Bowers.

Edsall said sophomore tight end Dave Stinebaugh would undergo shoulder surgery and will miss the season.

• Quarterback Danny O’Brien (offensive back), defensive tackle Joe Vellano (co-defensive lineman) and cornerback Cameron Chism (defensive back) earned player of the week honors from the ACC.

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