Rush to nowhere

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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:

DateOpponentYards 
Result
11/6/08at Virginia Tech
-12L, 23-13
10/9/04Georgia Tech
7L, 20-7
8/31/02vs. Notre Dame
16L, 22-0
11/26/05at N.C. State
30L, 20-14
9/17/05West Virginia
50L, 31-19
11/6/04at Virginia
51L, 16-0
10/30/04Florida State
54W, 20-17 
11/4/06at Clemson
54W, 13-12
11/18/04at Virginia Tech
56L, 55-6
9/10/05Clemson56L, 28-24
11/11/06Miami56W, 14-13

Patrick Stevens

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