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:
||UCF, URI, NCSU
||FSU, MIA, UVA, BC
||Central Michigan, Md., Duke, WF
||Duke, JMU, ECU
||West Virginia, ND, Samford
||Duke, Temple, UNC
||WVU, Temple, UNC, Akron, ‘Cuse, Clemson
||Clemson, ECU, NCA&T
||UAB, Clemson, UNC
||Ohio State, Texas Tech, UNC
||Citadel, E. Michigan, WVU
||UVa, NCSU, WF
—- Patrick Stevens