Nov 1, 2014; University Park, PA, USA; Maryland Terrapins place kicker Brad Craddock (15) celebrates his go-ahead field goal with linebacker Yannick Ngakoue (7) during the fourth quarter at Beaver Stadium. Maryland defeated Penn State 20-19. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Top 5 Edsall-Era Memories: #2 – A Rivalry Renewed
On November 1, 2014, a rivalry was renewed.
Maryland and Penn State hadn’t played each other since the 1993 season and now that the Terps had joined the Big Ten, it was time for them to begin new rivalries with new opponents.
The Maryland-Penn State rivalry was more a border-rivalry for the two schools over the years because Penn State won every game except one up until last season.
That all changed with a kick from the Lou Groza Award winner, Brad Craddock. With 51 seconds remaining in the game and Penn State leading by two points, Craddock stepped up and knocked a 43-yard field goal right through the uprights.
Even though the game started out a little choppy with the Maryland captains declining to shake hands with the Penn State captains, the game proved to be the first of many great rivalry games to come.
Edsall showed his emotion and passion at the end of the game saying,
"“Let the rivalry begin now; let it begin…There should be a trophy for this game. It’s a bordering state. Let’s have some fun. Let’s really make it competitive. That was a hard-fought game.”"
There is no official trophy for this rivalry yet, but it would add a little something to what should be a heated rivalry for many years to come.
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