Maryland (3-2, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) returned to action after last week’s bye to open their ACC schedule against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-3, 1-3). They came back from their bye with a 19-14 win to surpass last year’s win total.
Their defense showed why they’ve been able to stay in games and the offense showed why this team is likely to just squeeze out wins or pile up losses this season.
The Terps’ defense was stellar in stopping Wake Forest on most drives. The Demon Deacons scored on a 73-yard pass in the first quarter and off of a Terps turnover in the third quarter. That was it for Wake Forest’s offense.
However, the Maryland offense still had trouble running the ball against the conference’s worst run defense. They also continued to have problems holding on to the ball. Perry Hills and Stefon Diggs fumbled. Hills also threw an interception to add to the team’s turnover woes.
Something else that was troubling that came out of this win was the porous play from Brad Craddock. The freshman kicker missed an extra point wide right and a long field goal wide left. That has to improve if the Terps are going to make a bowl game this season.
They will face the Virginia Cavaliers next Saturday at 3 p.m.