Saturday brought a surprisingly good set of picks for Maryland-Towson. A look back at what was predicted of the Terrapins’ 28-3 victory. …
1. Danny O’Brien will throw multiple touchdown passes.
CORRECT. O’Brien completed touchdown passes to Kevin Dorsey and Tyler Cierski in the fourth quarter after going nine quarters without throwing for a score.
2. Multiple Maryland running backs will handle double-digit carries.
CORRECT. Davin Meggett (16 attempts) and Justus Pickett (14) both reached double figures in carries. Meggett ran for 102 yards, while Pickett managed 82 yards and scored his first career touchdown.
3. Maryland will start three freshmen on defense for the first time since the 2000 season finale.
CORRECT. Keith Bowers, Lorne Goree and Titus Till all started for the Terps. Goree and Till are redshirt freshmen, while Bowers is a true freshman.
4. Towson will have at least three players rush for 40 yards.
INCORRECT. Two Tigers —- Sterlin Phifer and Terrance West —- hit the 40-yard plateau. The prediction might have had a better chance of success if starting quarterback Grant Enders didn’t sit with an injury.
5. Maryland will even its record at 2-2.
CORRECT. After an underwhelming first half, the Terrapins forced four turnovers after the break to earn their second victory of the season.
TOWSON RECORD: 4-for-5
SEASON RECORD: 15-for-20
—- Patrick Stevens