The Washington Times - September 15, 2008, 06:44PM

Two of the numbers that were glaring a week ago were first-down passing and third-and-short defense.

Well, Chris Turner was 5-for-7 for 34 yards on first down. And Maryland’s defense didn’t face a third-and-short all day.

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So those got fixed up quite well for Maryland.

A couple things that stand out about this week: Turner targeted his tight ends seven times, and Dan Gronkowski and Lansford Watson combined for seven catches.

Also, Maryland had only four “explosive plays” – gains of 16+ yards – as opposed to eight a week earlier. But the offense still looked vastly better, even if there weren’t as many big plays.

(Those long-yardage plays were Da’Rel Scott’s 24-yard touchdown, Turner connecting with Darrius Heyward-Bey on gains of 32 and 27, and Davin Meggett running for 38 yards).

Anyway, here’s the extended rundown of Game Three of Maryland’s season:

TOUCHES vs. Cal Season
Da’Rel Scott 20 59
Davin Meggett 13 23
Darrius Heyward-Bey 3 12
Dan Gronkowski 4 6
Danny Oquendo 2 4
Lansford Watson 3 4
Morgan Green 3 3
Cory Jackson 2 3
Ronnie Tyler 1 3
Adrian Cannon 1 2
LaQuan Williams 0 2
Isaiah Williams 0 2
Haroon Brown 0 1
Torrey Smith 1 1
LOOKS (Targets/Catches) vs. Cal Season
Darrius Heyward-Bey 4 (2) 16 (9)
Dan Gronkowski 4 (4) 8 (6)
Da’Rel Scott 2 (1) 8 (3)
Danny Oquendo 2 (2) 7 (4)
Ronnie Tyler 0 (0) 5 (3)
Torrey Smith 1 (1) 4 (1)
Lansford Watson 3 (3) 4 (4)
LaQuan Williams 0 (0) 4 (2)
Isaiah Williams 0 (0) 4 (2)
Adrian Cannon 1 (1) 3 (2)
Davin Meggett 1 (0) 2 (1)
Haroon Brown 0 (0) 1 (1)
Morgan Green 1 (1) 1 (1)
Cory Jackson 0 (0) 1 (1)
RED ZONE LOOKS/TOUCHES (vs. Cal) Runs Targets Total Notes
Davin Meggett 4 0 4 * TD
Da’Rel Scott 4 0 4 * TD
Dan Gronkowski 0 2 2 * TD
Darrius Heyward-Bey 1 0 1  
Chris Turner 0 1 1  

 

SEASON

RED ZONE LOOKS/TOUCHES Runs Targets Total Notes
Davin Meggett 5 0 5 * 2 TD
Da’Rel Scott 4 0 4 * TD
Darrius Heyward-Bey 2 2 4 * TD rush
Chris Turner 1 1 2  
TEAM kneel 2 0 2  
Dan Gronkowski 0 2 2 * TD
Torrey Smith 0 1 1  
PENALTIES Offender Yards
Holding Nolan Carroll 10
Intentional grounding Chris Turner 0
Pass interference Kevin Barnes 15
PUNTING            
From To Yards Return Penalties Net Quarter
41 (20) 39 -1 40 2
2 50 48 4 44 2
16 (35) 49 5 44 3
41 (4) 55 55 4
TAKEAWAYS Type, Q Next drive (Plays, yards, time, result)
Kevin Barnes INT, 1 4-14-1:40, TD
GIVEAWAYS Type, Q Next drive (Plays, yards, time, result)
Torrey Smith F, 2 3-6-1:28, PUNT
Da’Rel Scott F, 3 4-5-1:26, DOWNS
QBs by down (vs. Cal)  
Chris Turner 15-19-156, 2 TD
First 5-7, 34
Second 3-4, 38, 2 TD
Third 7-8, 84
Fourth 0-0
Da’Rel Scott 0-1
First 0-1, 0
Second 0-0
Third 0-0
QBs by down (season)  
Jordan Steffy 10-18-115, 2 INT
First 3-8, 46, INT
Second 3-3, 29
Third 4-6, 40
Fourth 0-1, INT
Chris Turner 29-50, 374, 3 TD, 3 INT
First 8-19, 136, 1 TD, 3 INT
Second 9-14, 93, 2 TD
Third 12-17, 145
Josh Portis 1-1, 4
First 1-1, 4
Second 0-0, 0
Third 0-0, 0
Da’Rel Scott 0-1, 0
First 0-1, 0
Second 0-0, 0
Third 0-0, 0
TOTAL OFFENSE/QB vs. Cal Season
Chris Turner 63-290 128-670
Jordan Steffy 0-0 44-329
Josh Portis 4-7 15-52
THE CALLS Run Pass Season ratio
First down 21 9 52/31
Second down 19 6 43/21
* 1-3 5 1 6/3
* 4-6 3 0 10/3
* 7-9 5 2 12/5
* 10+ 6 3 15/10
Third down 3 9 12/25
* 1-3 0 1 4/3
* 4-6 1 2 4/5
* 7-9 1 1 2/8
* 10+ 1 5 2/9
Fourth down 0 0 2/1
* 1-3 0 0 1/0
* 4-6 0 0 1/0
* 7-9 0 0 0/0
* 10+ 0 0 0/1
TOTAL 33 24 109/78

THIRD DOWN CONVERSION (vs. Cal)

Quarter 1-3 4-6 7-9 10+ Total
First 0/0 2/2 0/0 1/1 3/3
Second 0/0 0/0 0/1 1/2 1/3
Third 1/1 0/0 1/1 0/1 2/3
Fourth 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/2 0/3
Total 1/1 2/3 1/2 2/6 6/12

THIRD DOWN CONVERSION (SEASON)

Quarter 1-3 4-6 7-9 10+ Total
First 1/1 2/4 0/0 1/2 4/7
Second 1/1 0/0 0/5 1/2 2/8
Third 2/2 0/1 3/4 1/3 6/10
Fourth 2/3 1/4 0/1 1/4 4/12
Total 6/7 3/9 3/10 4/11 16/37

THIRD DOWN DEFENSE (vs. Cal)

Quarter 1-3 4-6 7-9 10+ Total
First 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/2
Second 0/0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0/3
Third 0/0 0/1 1/1 1/2 2/4
Fourth 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/2 0/2
Total 0/0 0/3 1/3 1/5 2/11

THIRD DOWN DEFENSE (Season)

Quarter 1-3 4-6 7-9 10+ Total
First 2/3 1/2 0/3 0/1 3/9
Second 5/5 0/4 0/3 0/2 5/14
Third 1/2 0/4 2/3 1/2 4/11
Fourth 2/2 0/1 0/1 0/4 2/8
Total 10/12 1/11 2/10 1/9 14/42

Patrick Stevens