BLACKSBURG, Va. – Nothing went right for Maryland’s running game.
The offensive line struggled mightily. Da’Rel Scott seemed sluggish after going nearly two weeks without being hit.
Oh, and those guys at Virginia Tech are pretty good, too.
The thing is, Maryland’s minus-12 rushing total could have been worse. Chris Turner was fortunate to only take three sacks. He was under pressure a lot more than that.
The yardage was, unsurprisingly, the worst in Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen’s eight years in College Park. The old “record” was a 7-yard output against Georgia Tech in 2004.
Here’s the full rundown of Maryland’s worst rushing days in the last eight seasons:
|11/6/08||at Virginia Tech||-12||L, 23-13|
|10/9/04||Georgia Tech||7||L, 20-7|
|8/31/02||vs. Notre Dame||16||L, 22-0|
|11/26/05||at N.C. State||30||L, 20-14|
|9/17/05||West Virginia||50||L, 31-19|
|11/6/04||at Virginia||51||L, 16-0|
|10/30/04||Florida State||54||W, 20-17 |
|11/4/06||at Clemson||54||W, 13-12|
|11/18/04||at Virginia Tech||56||L, 55-6|