The Washington Times - October 8, 2009, 05:38PM

This is the 39th straight season Maryland and Wake Forest have played. some recent highlights.

Series: Maryland leads series 41-15-1. Wake Forest has won two of three, but Maryland is 7-2 in the Aughts.


Recent stars of the series: Josh Wilson returned a fumble for a touchdown as Maryland won the 2005 meeting in Winston-Salem. Wake’s Kenny Moore amassed 165 rushing yards and a score in the regular-season finale in 2006. Alphonso Smith intercepted Jordan Steffy and returned it for a touchdown to ignite a Demon Deacon comeback in ‘07. And Darrius Heyward-Bey caught a career-best 11 passes for 101 yards and a score in last year’s Maryland win.

Number worth noting, Part I: 16-4 —- Record for Maryland at BB&T Field

Number worth noting, Part II: 471 —- Yards passing in three games for Riley Skinner against Maryland, his lowest total against any Atlantic Division team.

Number worth noting, Part III: 13 —- Tackles for Maryland’s Alex Wujciak in last year’s meeting with Wake Forest.

Number worth noting, Part IV: 3 —- First-half points for Wake Forest in the teams’ last two meetings. The Demon Deacons trailed 17-3 at the break in 2007, and didn’t score last year.

Number worth noting, Part V: 1 —- Night game played between the teams in the last decade. The only other time a Maryland-Wake game started in that span was 2006.

Decade highlight, Wake Forest: In a winner-take-all showdown for the Atlantic Division title, the Demon Deacons steamrolled Maryland 38-24 in 2006. Wake scored on its first three possessions of the second half —- all of 10 plays or more —- and went on a week later to win its first ACC title since 1970.

Decade highlight, Maryland: Maryland pounded the Demon Deacons 32-14 in the 2002 season finale, and immediately after the game accepted an invitation to the Peach Bowl. E.J. Henderson had 14 tackles and an interception in his final home game

—- Patrick Stevens