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.


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 
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