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Maryland expects to get safety Matt Robinson (shoulder) and cornerback Isaac Goins (illness) back when Connecticut (1-1) visits Byrd Stadium on Saturday. That should fortify the secondary, Davis’ work as a regular the past two games should eventually prove beneficial.

There aren’t as many offensive reinforcements on the way back, so Hills and Diggs and tailback Wes Brown (two second-half fumbles Saturday) could endure their share of miscues in the weeks to come.

Unlike victories in spite of high turnover counts, that was to be expected all along.

“You’re going to have that sometimes with young kids,” Edsall said.

Notes: Francis became the first Maryland player since at least 2000 to have a sack, fumble recovery and blocked kick in the same game. Only six Terps have managed all three in a season during that span. … Edsall said offensive lineman Josh Cary (knee) made the trip to Temple as an emergency option and expects the junior to return to the two-deep as a reserve this week. Cary started nine games last season.