Lost in Sammy Watkins Mania and C.J. Brown running wild for Maryland and Clemson scoring at will in the second half was an interesting tertiary storyline in Saturday’s game at Byrd Stadium.
Maryland tight end Matt Furstenburg rolled up 104 yards and two touchdowns on five receptions, becoming the first Terrapin tight end to reach triple figures in receiving yards since Vernon Davis.
MARYLAND TOP SINGLE-GAME TIGHT END RECEIVING YARDAGE, 2001-PRESENT
168: Clemson, 2005 (Vernon Davis 140/TD, Dan Gronkowski 25, Joey Haynos 3/TD)
162: West Virginia, 2005 (Vernon Davis 158/TD, Jason Goode 4)
139: at North Carolina, 2005 (Vernon Davis 139/TD)
139: at Clemson, 2010 (Matt Furstenburg 98, Will Yeatman 41)
127: at Clemson, 2006 (Jason Goode 75, Joey Haynos 52)
124: at Duke, 2004 (Vernon Davis 101/3 TD, Rob Abiamiri 16, Derek Miller 7)
120: at N.C. State, 2005 (Vernon Davis 108/TD, Jason Goode 12)
108: Georgia Tech, 2007 (Jason Goode 78/TD, Joey Haynos 30)
104: at Virginia, 2004 (Vernon Davis 104)
104: Clemson, 2011 (Matt Furstenburg 104/2 TD)
Also of note: Furstenburg (21 receptions, 256 yards, 2 TDs) is one of 25 players on the Mackey Award midseason watch list. Three other ACC tight ends join him: Clemson’s Dwayne Allen, N.C. State’s George Bryan and Duke’s Cooper Helfet.
—- Patrick Stevens