The Washington Times - September 25, 2009, 09:10AM

Was thinking last night about how Maryland has a chance to do something quite rare in College Park – drop 30 points in three straight games.

It’s been 72 contests since that happened – way back in 2003 – and it is the second-longest such drought in the ACC (behind, naturally, Duke). But the Terps scored 38 against James Madison and 31 against Middle Tennessee. The streak ends with 30-plus against Rutgers tomorrow.


But the Terps aren’t the only conference team looking to hit reset on such a streak.

* Miami can end a 33-game run if it posts 30 points on Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. The Hurricanes reached that figure against both Florida State and Georgia Tech.

* N.C. State’s gap of 71 games (dating back to the halcyon days of Philip Rivers) will end with a 30-plus-points outing against Pittsburgh. The Wolfpack blitzed Murray State and Gardner-Webb the last two weeks.

Here is the full conference rundown of the gap since each school’s last run of three or more 30-point games, with year(s) and opponents included:

Season(s)     Opponents
Boston College
122008UCF, URI, NCSU
Virginia Tech    
182007FSU, MIA, UVA, BC
Clemson192007Central Michigan, Md., Duke, WF
North Carolina
262006-07Duke, JMU, ECU
Georgia Tech
272006-07West Virginia, ND, Samford
Miami462005Duke, Temple, UNC
Virginia592003-04WVU, Temple, UNC, Akron, ‘Cuse, Clemson         
Wake Forest
622004Clemson, ECU, NCA&T
Florida State
632004UAB, Clemson, UNC
N.C. State
712003Ohio State, Texas Tech, UNC
Maryland722003Citadel, E. Michigan, WVU
Duke1531995UVa, NCSU, WF

Patrick Stevens