The Washington Times - September 27, 2008, 01:14PM

CLEMSON, S.C. —- It isn’t that Maryland is losing 17-6 at Clemson with 7:17 left in the second quarter.

It’s how the Terrapins are losing.


James Davis has nine carries for 96 yards. C.J. Spiller has nine runs for 93 yards. Both have visited the rectangular nirvana all-but-untouched on runs of 30+ yards, both on carries that started between the tackles.

This is very, very troubling for a team that, despite its well known deficiencies on the perimeter, shouldn’t get battered like that up the gut. The Terps simply do not look prepared for anything, even if it was blatantly obvious Spiller and Davis would get plenty of carries and Cullen Harper would throw passes to the edge for Aaron Kelly and Jacoby Ford.

Davis and Spiller will match their twin 100+ yard games from last year. At this point, you have to wonder if both will make it to 200.

This could get very, very ugly at this rate.

—- Patrick Stevens