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“You’re supposed to give full effort on every play, obviously,” Francis said. “I think a lot of guys, and it’s every team, a lot of guys don’t take field goal block seriously. The only time they take field goal block seriously is if there’s 3 seconds left in the game and they’re up two. Then all the sudden they really care about it. Anytime you can keep points off the board, it’s big.”

NOTE: Maryland will honor the 50th anniversary of former wide receiver Darryl Hill breaking the color barrier in the ACC. Hill, who transferred from Navy to Maryland, made his Terp debut Sept. 21, 1963, against N.C. State and will be recognized during Saturday’s game.