The Terps haven’t had issues with turnovers all season, but last night they gave the ball away four times. Quarterback Danny O’Brien played well in the first half, but a relentless pass rush by Florida State forced him to make mistakes. The running game was excellent, gaining 163 yards on 34 carries.
Maryland’s defense played a good game all night, but in the end, it wasn’t enough. Seminoles’ quarterback Christian Ponder made just enough plays to put the Terps away.
Now Maryland gets to play the role of spoiler next week against NC State. If the Terps win, NC State is eliminated from a chance at the ACC title. They will go to a bowl, but it won’t be the Orange Bowl or the Gator Bowl, more than likely.