The Washington Times - September 21, 2008, 10:30AM

If you’re like me, you were wondering just when was the last time Maryland rolled up 486 yards offense in a game.

Hopefully, you’re not too much like me, because that was one of the first things I did once I got home last night from Byrd Stadium.

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Anyway, the answer to the question is Nov. 12, 2005, when the Terps piled up 524 yards (509 in regulation) in a 33-30 victory at North Carolina. A total of 32 games had passed since Maryland hit yesterday’s mark.

As a comparison, Maryland hit that total eight times in Ralph Friedgen’s first 32 games as coach.

This, of course, means it is chart time!

Today’s featured presentation: The top 15 total offense days of the Friedgen era:

Year Opponent Yards Result
2001 Duke 697 W, 59-17
2004 at Duke 685 W, 55-21
2003 North Carolina 612 W, 59-21
2002 at North Carolina 588 W, 59-7
2005 Virginia 570 W, 45-33
2002 Eastern Michigan 567 W, 45-3
2003 The Citadel 565 W, 61-0
2003 at Wake Forest 537 W, 41-28
2002 Wake Forest 533 W, 32-14
2005 at North Carolina 524 W, 33-30 (OT)
2003 vs. West Virginia (Gator Bowl) 522 W, 41-7
2001 at Wake Forest 519 W, 27-20
2001 Troy State 509 W, 47-14
2003 West Virginia 498 W, 34-7
2008 Eastern Michigan 486 W, 51-24

Patrick Stevens