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Maryland's season arrived at its appointed conclusion early Saturday evening.
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.
Caleb Rowe's first career start was alternately bumpy and slick, with one successful comeback and another rally cut short by an unwise decision.
Maryland found out plenty about quarterback Perry Hills in the first month of the season, including a consistent ability to pick himself up after a sack and move along.
Tavon Austin gave his home-state team one last memory of his considerable talent. The Baltimore native and senior wide receiver caught three touchdown passes Saturday to lead No. 8 West Virginia to a 31-21 victory over Maryland at Mountaineer Field.
Geno Smith looked like a Heisman Trophy hopeful and Connor Shaw showed no signs of an injured shoulder.
The most improbable part of Maryland's season to date isn't its 2-0 record.
"I was surprised," Diggs said.
"Actually, when I was running, I was like, 'Are there some guys missing on the field?'