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So much for the idea that Oklahoma State didn't care about playing in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
Nestled in the second half of Saturday's blowout loss to Florida State was a lesson Maryland coach Randy Edsall could emphasize for some time to come.
Maryland's arduous November continues Saturday as No. 10 Florida State at Byrd Stadium, a meeting that could both serve as the Terrapins' last home game and clinch a losing season for the quarterback-starved team.
Bennett Fulper will depart the Maryland football program later this year, known to fans as a versatile offensive lineman who started for parts of each of his four seasons in College Park.
C.J. Brown, Maryland's presumptive starting quarterback and one of its team captains, already had his chance to play in 2012 extinguished in the preseason.
Maryland is the last team standing in the ACC without a conference loss. It's only mid-October. It's only after two games.
Nick Klemm didn't spend much of the past three years in the public eye. The offensive lineman was part of Maryland's field goal unit for half of last season, and he occasionally spelled starting tackles R.J. Dill and Max Garcia.
Maryland right tackle R.J. Dill, a stalwart for the Terrapins over the last three seasons, said in an e-mail Monday he intends to leave the program.
Almost two months ago, Maryland coach Randy Edsall faced the first true low tide of his tenure when Temple demolished the Terrapins 38-7 at Byrd Stadium.
Maryland coach Randy Edsall inherited a 9-4 team coming off its first top-25 finish in seven years. His first season will end just two days after Thanksgiving — potentially with a 10-loss season.
Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson one-upped Andrew Luck, padding his Heisman resume with a touchdown catch and No. 1 LSU crushed another SEC rival playing with a backup quarterback.
Maryland received a peek at Max Garcia's talents under emergency conditions late in the 2010 season.
Maryland couldn't make it out of April before losing a projected starter for part of next season.
If Bob Stoops had his way, the practice of redshirting incoming freshmen to save them for later would be scrapped at Oklahoma.
"Being a captain, he's definitely one of those guys who is a motivator and got us going all year and it's been the biggest thing," right tackle Justin Gilbert said. "He hasn't said anything about not getting a lot of catches. He's blocking as hard on the edge. To see him have a game like that was just cool."
"We've definitely set a bar for the level of commitment we have for this program," right tackle Justin Gilbert said. "I see it with all the other guys. We have freshmen who love being here as much as we do. It's just something I put a lot on coach Edsall, making guys like to be here and making guys want to play as hard as they can and making this program better."