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.