The Maryland Terrapins played one of their better games of the season against the Miami (FL) Hurricanes Saturday and still lost.

Coach Ralph Friedgen called two timeouts with under four minutes to go while the Hurricanes had no timeouts left. That sums up the game.

Freshman quarterback Danny O’Brien played well. The defense was solid most of the day. Special teams was very good.

The difference in this game was coaching. Friedgen’s timeout calls halted Maryland’s momentum and gave Miami their final touchdown and win.

Maryland now heads in to next week’s game against rival Virginia. Instead of being 7-2 and 4-1 in the ACC, the Terps are 6-3 and 3-2 in conference.