TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —- Reviewing today’s mostly accurate predictions …
1. Maryland will not run for 100 yards.
CORRECT. The Terrapins managed only 59 yards on 37 carries, their second-lowest rushing total of the season. The Terps didn’t have a run of more than 10 yards as they were contained by the solid Florida State defense.
2. C.J. Brown will lead Maryland in rushing for the third time in four weeks.
INCORRECT. Brown accounted for zero yards on 10 carries. He was sacked four times, but rolled up 25 yards on his gains. That still wasn’t enough to match Davin Meggett, who had 11 carries for 44 yards. Speaking of which …
3. Davin Meggett will reach the 2,000-yard plateau for his career today.
CORRECT. Meggett reached the mark on Maryland’s second play from scrimmage. He now has 2,041 yards for his career, 11th in school history. He need exactly 100 yards to jump into the top 10 on the Terps’ all-time rushing charts.
4. Florida State will roll up 450 yards or more.
CORRECT. The Seminoles finished with 482 yards, with a fairly impressive balance of rushing (218) and passing (264). Florida State is the third team to accrue 480 yards against Maryland this season, and the Terps have surrendered 1,058 yards over the last two weeks.
5. Florida State will win by multiple possessions.
CORRECT. Not only did Florida State collect an easy 41-16 victory, it led by double digits for nearly the final 50 minutes of the game. The 25-point margin was greater than the combined margin of Maryland’s last three losses in Tallahassee (19 points).
FLORIDA STATE RECORD: 4-for-5
SEASON RECORD: 24-for-35
—- Patrick Stevens