The Washington Times - September 17, 2011, 06:52PM

It wasn’t a good Saturday for Maryland. It was a good day for making predictions about the Terrapins …

1. Maryland will score more than one touchdown in the red zone.


CORRECT. The Terps scored four touchdowns in six red zone trips, a distinct improvement from one touchdown in seven trips in the opening victory over Miami.

2. Kerry Boykins will at least double his targets from the opener.

CORRECT. While the weekly stats wrap is far from finished and it will require some extra review, Boykins had at least six targets (with four receptions) against West Virginia. That doubled the three he saw against Miami.

3. Maryland will use a freshman wide receiver.

CORRECT. Marcus Leak, Devin Burns and Adrian Coxson all played for the first time in their careers, with Leak and Burns used at wideout in the first quarter. Burns also caught a pass, a 17-yard reception.

4. Tavon Austin will hit his season average for all-purpose yards.

CORRECT. Austin came in averaging 191.5 all-purpose yards. He managed 243 yards (122 receiving, 121 on kickoff returns) against the Terps in his return to his home state.

5. West Virginia will escape with a win in a rare close game in the series.

CORRECT. The Mountaineers nearly squandered a 24-point lead, then got a field goal with 4:42 left and intercepted Danny O’Brien on Maryland’s last possession to clinch their sixth straight victory against the Terps. It was the closest meeting between the teams since West Virginia’s 19-16 overtime win in 2004.


—- Patrick Stevens