The Washington Times - September 26, 2009, 04:10PM

Maryland needed to avoid turnovers.

Naturally, the first play from scrimmage was a pick-six for Rutgers.


Maryland needed to avoid penalties.

Naturally, the Terps found a way to offset a roughing the punter penalty with a fair catch interference flag of their own.

Maryland needed to avoid injuries.

Naturally, the Terps have lost punter Travis Baltz to a left leg injury.

Somehow, Maryland is only down 10-3. It can thank Torrey Smith for that.

But it’s lucky things aren’t worse at this point.