The Washington Times - November 21, 2009, 03:11PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —- Maryland’s found many different ways to lose this season.

And even though the year was long since lost, this might have been the most wrenching way to go down yet.


The Terrapins squandered a lead in the final minute, falling to Florida State 29-26 at Doak Campbell Stadium.

For an afternoon, Jamarr Robinson was ultra-effective, the running game was better than it’s been all season. The defense forced some timely turnovers.

Yet despite all that, Florida State still produced a long punt return when needed, still shredded Maryland on a four-play drive in the final 1:46, still got the winning touchdown when Lonnie Pryor barreled in from 3 yards out with 34 seconds left.

Florida State got bowl eligibility. Maryland just got more of the same —- and still has a chance for the first 10-loss season in school history.

—- Patrick Stevens