Was thinking last night about how Maryland has a chance to do something quite rare in College Park – drop 30 points in three straight games.
It’s been 72 contests since that happened – way back in 2003 – and it is the second-longest such drought in the ACC (behind, naturally, Duke). But the Terps scored 38 against James Madison and 31 against Middle Tennessee. The streak ends with 30-plus against Rutgers tomorrow.
But the Terps aren’t the only conference team looking to hit reset on such a streak.
* Miami can end a 33-game run if it posts 30 points on Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. The Hurricanes reached that figure against both Florida State and Georgia Tech.
* N.C. State’s gap of 71 games (dating back to the halcyon days of Philip Rivers) will end with a 30-plus-points outing against Pittsburgh. The Wolfpack blitzed Murray State and Gardner-Webb the last two weeks.
Here is the full conference rundown of the gap since each school’s last run of three or more 30-point games, with year(s) and opponents included:
|Boston College||12||2008||UCF, URI, NCSU|
|Virginia Tech ||18||2007||FSU, MIA, UVA, BC|
|Clemson||19||2007||Central Michigan, Md., Duke, WF|
|North Carolina||26||2006-07||Duke, JMU, ECU|
|Georgia Tech||27||2006-07||West Virginia, ND, Samford|
|Miami||46||2005||Duke, Temple, UNC|
|Virginia||59||2003-04||WVU, Temple, UNC, Akron, ‘Cuse, Clemson |
|Wake Forest||62||2004||Clemson, ECU, NCA&T|
|Florida State||63||2004||UAB, Clemson, UNC|
|N.C. State||71||2003||Ohio State, Texas Tech, UNC|
|Maryland||72||2003||Citadel, E. Michigan, WVU|
|Duke||153||1995||UVa, NCSU, WF|