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.

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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:

School Games    
Season(s)     Opponents
Boston College
12 2008 UCF, URI, NCSU
Virginia Tech    
18 2007 FSU, MIA, UVA, BC
Clemson 19 2007 Central Michigan, Md., Duke, WF
North Carolina
26 2006-07 Duke, JMU, ECU
Georgia Tech
27 2006-07 West Virginia, ND, Samford
Miami 46 2005 Duke, Temple, UNC
Virginia 59 2003-04 WVU, Temple, UNC, Akron, ‘Cuse, Clemson         
Wake Forest
62 2004 Clemson, ECU, NCA&T
Florida State
63 2004 UAB, Clemson, UNC
N.C. State
71 2003 Ohio State, Texas Tech, UNC
Maryland 72 2003 Citadel, E. Michigan, WVU
Duke 153 1995 UVa, NCSU, WF

Patrick Stevens