The Washington Times - November 7, 2008, 12:43AM

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.

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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:

Date Opponent Yards 
Result
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
9/10/05 Clemson 56 L, 28-24
11/11/06 Miami 56 W, 14-13

Patrick Stevens