The Maryland Terrapins football program guarantees their first winning season since 2010 and first under Coach Randy Edsall after beating NC State 41-21.
In the football program’s last ACC game and last chance to audition for a bowl game, the Terps came out and took care of business against the Wolfpack. The Terps scored on their first six possessions and never let their foot off the gas.
C.J. Brown ran for three touchdowns and threw for two as the Maryland offense racked up 432 total yards on the day.
Brown’s five touchdowns were the most accounted for by a Maryland player since quarterback Scott McBrien tallied six against North Carolina in 2003.
The defense did their part as well on Saturday, posting a season-high 13 tackles for loss.
With this win, Maryland improves to 7-5 and will have their first winning season under head coach Randy Edsall.
“There was no guarantee that we’d go somewhere with six wins,” Edsall said. “I know we’ll go somewhere with seven.”
The Terps will find themselves in a bowl game as well, their first since winning the Military Bowl in 2010. It is this very bowl game that the Terps will likely find themselves playing in this year.
Maryland awaits December 8 for Selection Sunday to see where and whom they will be bowling against.
Quickly looking back on the 2013 season, there are a lot of what-ifs. But with everything that the Terps went through, I think all Maryland fans can be excited about what this team did and where the program is headed.
Yes, Maryland will be taking on the Big Ten next season, but I think there are a lot of B1G opportunities for this program in the near future.
There will be new rivalries, new faces, new stadiums; but the one thing that remains the same is our MARYLAND PRIDE!