|2010 Maryland Terrapins football|
Military Bowl Champions
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|2010 record||9–4 (5–3 ACC)|
|Head coach||Ralph Friedgen (10th season)|
|Offensive coordinator||James Franklin (3rd season)|
|Offensive scheme||West Coast offense|
|Defensive coordinator||Don Brown (2nd season)|
|Base defense||4–3 defense|
|Home stadium||Byrd Stadium|
|2010 ACC football standings|
|#17 Florida State x||6||–||2||10||–||4|
|#25 NC State||5||–||3||9||–||4|
|#16 Virginia Tech x†||8||–||0||11||–||3|
|Championship: Virginia Tech 44, Florida State 33|
|† – BCS representative as champion |
x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 11, 2011 • Rankings from AP Poll
The 2010 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Terrapins' (also officially known as the "Terps") 58th season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and its sixth within the framework of the ACC Atlantic Division. They played their home games at Byrd Stadium and were led by head coach Ralph Friedgen.
Before the seasonEdit
The season prior, Maryland finished with a 2–10 (ACC 1–7) record, the worst in head coach Ralph Friedgen's tenure and the first ten-loss season in school history. Despite rumors to the contrary, Friedgen was retained, but then athletic director Deborah Yow stated the expectation was seven wins in the 2010 season.
From the already inconsistent offensive line, Maryland lost left tackle Bruce Campbell and center Phil Costa. The 6-foot 7-inch, 310-pound Campbell elected to enter the NFL Draft a year early, and was selected in the fourth round by the Oakland Raiders. Backfield bulwark fullback Cory Jackson was lost to graduation, as was former starting quarterback Chris Turner. Other starters whose eligibility was exhausted were defensive tackle Travis Ivey, defensive ends Jared Harrell and Deege Galt, cornerback Anthony Wiseman, and safeties Jamari McCullough and Terrell Skinner.
Maryland's offensive unit returned seven starters. Jamarr Robinson, the only returning quarterback with game experience, entered the season as the starter as expected. In 2009, he filled in for an injured Turner and completed 46 of 85 pass attempts for 459 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. Former 1,000-yard rusher Da'Rel Scott amassed 425 yards and four touchdowns on 85 carries but sat out much of the 2009 season with a broken wrist. Davin Meggett also returned alongside Scott to split touches as the number-one running back. Torrey Smith returned as the leading wide receiver and a strong team leader. The offensive line's loss of Costa was replaced with former walk-on Paul Pinegar. The defensive unit returned five starters, including returning tackle (131) leader linebacker Alex Wujciak, returning sack (6) leader Adrian Moten, and interception (4) leader Cameron Chism.
|Information as of September 13, 2010|
V: Number of prior seasons varsity experience
Maryland and Navy renewed their intrastate rivalry for their second meeting in 45 years at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The Terrapins took a 14–0 first quarter lead before the Midshipmen equalized in the second half. Maryland punter Travis Baltz made good a final period field goal, which proved the margin of victory after a goal-line stop by Kenny Tate halted a Navy drive in the closing minutes. Navy gained 412 rushing yards, but the Maryland defense allowed them to convert only two of seven scoring opportunities in the red zone.
In Maryland's home opener they faced Division I FCS Morgan State of Baltimore in their first ever meeting. Maryland routed Morgan State, 62–3. The Terrapins held their opponent to 85 yards of offense, the smallest number during Friedgen's tenure as head coach. It featured the most points scored by a Maryland team since the 1975 game against Virginia, and the second-largest margin in the Ralph Friedgen era (after the 61–0 shutout of The Citadel in 2003).
Maryland started the game against West Virginia with four crowd noise-induced penalties that pushed them back against their own end zone. The Mountaineers took a 28–0 lead in the third quarter, but the Terrapins responded with 17 unanswered points. The Maryland passing attack exploited the absence of West Virginia cornerback Brandon Hogan who had been suspended for a drunk driving charge. Quarterback Jamarr Robinson completed long touchdown passes of 60 and 80 yards to Torrey Smith, who dropped a third would-be score in the end zone. Offensive lineman Justin Gilbert suffered a knee injury, and the Maryland line surrendered eight sacks, including one which re-injured backup quarterback Danny O'Brien's ankle in his only snap of the game. It was the most allowed by the offensive line during Friedgen's tenure.
Redshirt freshman Danny O'Brien started as quarterback in place of Jamarr Robinson, who had a sore throwing arm from the West Virginia game. In the first three possessions, O'Brien managed only one first down, and Maryland fell behind, 7–0. The quarterback then connected with Torrey Smith for a 32-yard pass, which was advanced to the Florida International 9-yard line because of a ten-yard facemask penalty. On the next play, O'Brien floated a pass to LaQuan Williams in the back corner of the end zone, and the point after touchdown equalized the score. In the second quarter, Tony Logan returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown, which put Maryland up 14–7 at halftime. It was the first time Maryland scored on a punt return since Steve Suter did so in the 2004 Gator Bowl. After Florida International equalized, Da'Rel Scott scored on a 56-yard rush with 2:46 left in the first half. In the third quarter, Florida International scored again before Maryland retook the lead with a 68-yard pass from O'Brien to Smith. Both teams scored once more, and with four minutes remaining in the game, Davin Meggett ran for a 76-yard touchdown. It was the first time Maryland had two 50-yard touchdown runs since Bruce Perry accomplished that feat in 2001.
In the ACC season opener, Maryland was outgained for the fourth time of the season yet again escaped with a victory. The Terrapins surrendered no turnovers while taking away two from Duke, on two interceptions by safety Antwine Perez and linebacker Adrian Moten. Maryland held Duke to field goals in its first three possessions, and fell behind 9–0. Davin Meggett scored on a 9-yard run to cap a Maryland drive shortly before half time. In the third quarter, Tony Logan returned a punt 85 yards which helped the Terrapins a 14–9 advantage. In the final period, Da'Rel Scott caught a short pass from Danny O'Brien and broke free for a 71-yard touchdown. Duke scored to cut the margin to 21–16, and drove to the Maryland 38-yard line. Antwine Perez broke up a pass from quarterback Sean Renfree, which gave Maryland possession on downs and allowed them to run out the clock.
North Carolina StateEdit
|September 6*||4:00 PM||vs. Navy||M&T Bank Stadium • Baltimore, MD (Crab Bowl Classic)||ESPN||W 17–14||69,348|
|September 11*||6:00 PM||Morgan State||Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD||ESPN3||W 62–3||40,099|
|September 18*||12:00 PM||at #21 West Virginia||Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry)||ESPNU||L 17–31||60,122|
|September 25*||12:00 PM||Florida International||Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD||ESPNU||W 42–28||33,254|
|October 2||6:00 PM||Duke||Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD||ESPN3||W 21–16||39,106|
|October 16||12:00 PM||at Clemson||Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC||ACCN||L 7–31||72,484|
|October 23||1:00 PM||at Boston College||Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA||ESPN3||W 24–21||36,078|
|October 30†||3:30 PM||Wake Forest||Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD||ESPNU||W 62–14||39,063|
|November 6||12:00 PM||at Miami (FL)||Sun Life Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL||ESPNU||L 20–26||55,434|
|November 13||3:30 PM||at Virginia||Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA (Rivalry)||ESPN3||W 42–23||45,634|
|November 20||8:00 PM||Florida State||Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD||ABC||L 16–30||48,115|
|November 27||3:30 PM||#23 NC State||Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD||ESPN2||W 38–31||35,370|
|December 29*||2:30 PM||vs. East Carolina||RFK Stadium • Washington, D.C. (Military Bowl)||ESPN||W 51–20||38,062|
|*Non-Conference Game. †Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.|
- Ralph Friedgen, ACC Coach of the Year
- Danny O'Brien, QB, ACC Rookie of the Year, Freshman All-America team
- Torrey Smith, WR, All-ACC first team
- Tony Logan, SP, All-ACC first team
- Kenny Tate, S, All-ACC first team
- Alex Wujciak, LB, All-ACC first team
- Joe Vellano, DT, All-ACC second team
- Paul Pinegar, OT, All-ACC honorable mention
Players of the weekEdit
- Danny O'Brien, QB, ACC Rookie of the Week, September 27, 2010
- Danny O'Brien, QB, ACC Rookie of the Week, October 25, 2010
- Danny O'Brien, QB, ACC Rookie of the Week, November 1, 2010
- Danny O'Brien, QB, ACC Rookie of the Week, November 15, 2010
- Danny O'Brien, QB, ACC Rookie of the Week, November 29, 2010
- Antwine Perez, DB, Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week, October 27, 2010
- Antwine Perez, DB, ACC Defensive Back of the Week, October 25, 2010
- Antwine Perez, DB, ACC Defensive Back of the Week, November 29, 2010
- Torrey Smith, WR, ACC Offensive Back of the Week, November 29, 2010
- Kenny Tate, DB, FWAA Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week, September 4, 2010
- Kenny Tate, DB, Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week, September 9, 2010
- Kenny Tate, DB, ACC Defensive Back of the Week, September 4, 2010
- Joe Vellano, DT, ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week, September 4, 2010
- Travis Baltz, P/K, William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist
- Adrian Moten, LB, Butkus Award Watch List
- Da'Rel Scott, RB, Doak Walker Award Watch List
- Da'Rel Scott, RB, Maxwell Award Watch List
- Torrey Smith, WR, Biletnikoff Award Watch List
- Torrey Smith, WR, Paul Hornung Award Watch List
- Kenny Tate, FS, Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List
- Alex Wujciak, LB, Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List
- Alex Wujciak, LB, Butkus Award Watch List
- Alex Wujciak, LB, Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List
- Alex Wujciak, LB, Lombardi Award Watch List
- Alex Wujciak, LB, Lott Trophy Watch List
- Torrey Smith, Preseason All-ACC team specialist
- Torrey Smith, Preseason All-ACC team wide receiver
- Alex Wujciak, Preseason All-ACC team linebacker
- Tony Logan, PR, Phil Steele's Midseason All-ACC first team
- Adrian Moten, LB, Phil Steele's Midseason All-ACC second team
- Torrey Smith, WR, Phil Steele's Midseason All-ACC first team
- Kenny Tate, S, Phil Steele's Midseason All-ACC second team
- Joe Vellano, DT, Phil Steele's Midseason All-ACC first team
- Alex Wujciak, LB, Phil Steele's Midseason All-ACC first team
- ↑ Prisbell, Eric; Yanda, Steve (December 1, 2009). "Terrapins Agree to Keep Friedgen Under One Condition: Win; After Two Days of Talks, Coach Will Return for His 10th Season". The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/12/01/ST2009120104059.html. Retrieved December 1, 2009.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2010 Maryland Preview – Offense, Scout.com, June 27, 2010.
- ↑ Maryland's Campbell to enter draft, ESPN, December 18, 2009.
- ↑ Raiders draft OT Bruce Campbell in 4th round, San Diego Union-Tribune, April 24, 2010.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Friedlander, Brett (August 26, 2010). "ACC Football Preview: Maryland". Star-News (Wilmington). http://acc.blogs.starnewsonline.com/15094/acc-football-preview-maryland/. Retrieved August 26, 2010.
- ↑ Maryland Terrapins Preview 2010 - Defense, Scout.com, June 27, 2010.
- ↑ 2010 University of Maryland Football Depth Chart, University of Maryland, September 13, 2010.
- ↑ Barker, Jeff (September 7, 2010). "Terps Hang on for Win Over Navy". The Baltimore Sun. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2010-09-07/sports/bs-sp-terps-navy-football-0907-20100906_1_navy-qb-dobbs-maryland-and-navy-kenny-tate. Retrieved September 7, 2010.
- ↑ Stevens, Patrick (September 11, 2010) Final: Maryland 62, Morgan State 3, D1Scourse.
- ↑ Barker, Jeff (September 18, 2010). "Terps Can't Keep Up With West Virginia". The Baltimore Sun. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2010-09-18/sports/bal-terpsfoot0919_1_jamarr-robinson-travis-baltz-maryland-backup-quarterback. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
- ↑ Barker, Jeff (September 25, 2010). "Dangerous Game for Terps at 7-7". The Baltimore Sun. http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/college/maryland_terps/blog/2010/09/dangeous_game_for_terps_at_77.html. Retrieved September 25, 2010.
- ↑ Barker, Jeff (September 25, 2010). "Halftime Maryland-FIU Observations". The Baltimore Sun. http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/college/maryland_terps/blog/2010/09/halftime_marylandfiu_observations.html. Retrieved September 25, 2010.
- ↑ Barker, Jeff (September 25, 2010). "Big Plays Boost Terps to 42-28 Win". The Baltimore Sun. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2010-09-25/sports/bs-sp-terps-fiu-gamer-0926-20100925_1_da-rel-scott-jamarr-robinson-trenton-hughes. Retrieved September 25, 2010.
- ↑ Florida International Golden Panthers vs. Maryland Terrapins Recap, ESPN, September 25, 2010.
- ↑ Barker, Jeff (September 25, 2010). "Maryland's Win -- the Good, the Bad and the Funny". The Baltimore Sun. http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/college/maryland_terps/blog/. Retrieved September 25, 2010.
- ↑ Tony Logan's 84-yard punt return boosts Terps by Blue Devils, ESPN, October 2, 2010.
- ↑ 17.00 17.01 17.02 17.03 17.04 17.05 17.06 17.07 17.08 17.09 17.10 "Single Game Team Report ATTENDANCE, Bowl Subdivision (FBS), Valid Thru 13-NOV-10". NCAA.org. http://web1.ncaa.org/mfb/2010/Internet/single%20game/FBS_teamattend.html. Retrieved November 17, 2010.
- ↑ "2010 Clemson Football Media Guide". Clemson University. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/clem/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2011-12/misc_non_event/football_media_guide_2011.pdf. Retrieved 2011-11-13.
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 Friedgen, O'Brien Honored by the ACC Friedgen earns league's coach of the year award for the second time; O'Brien first-ever Terp rookie of the year, University of Maryland, November 30, 2010.
- ↑ FWAA NAMES 2010 FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAM, Football Writers Association of America, January 10, 2010.
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 2010 All-ACC Football Teams Announced ACSMA honors top student-athletes from around the ACC., Atlantic Coast Conference, November 29, 2010.
- ↑ Atlantic Coast Conference Announces ACC Football Players of the Week For: September 27 NC State's Russell Wilson and Nate Irving Highlight Six Honorees, Atlantic Coast Conference, September 27, 2010.
- ↑ 23.0 23.1 ACC Announces ACC Football Players Of The Week for October 25 Clemson's Andre Ellington and Miami's Allen Bailey highlight six honorees, Atlantic Coast Conference, October 25, 2010.
- ↑ AACC Announces ACC Football Players of the Week for November 1 NC State's Russell Wilson and Boston College's Luke Kuechly Highlight Seven Honorees, Atlantic Coast Conference, November 1, 2010.
- ↑ ACC Announces Football Players of the Week for November 13 Games Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly and Florida State kicker Dustin Hopkins Highlight Six Honorees, Atlantic Coast Conference, November 15, 2010.
- ↑ 26.0 26.1 26.2 Three Terps Earn ACC POW Honors Smith voted offensive back of week, Perez the top defensive back, O'Brien No. 1 rookie, University of Maryland, November 29, 2010.
- ↑ Antwine Perez of Maryland Named the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week, Jim Thorpe Association, October 27, 2010.
- ↑ 28.0 28.1 MARYLAND'S TATE IS NAGURSKI NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK, Football Writers Association of America, September 7, 2010.
- ↑ Kenny Tate of Maryland Named Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week, Jim Thorpe Association, September 9, 2010.
- ↑ 30.0 30.1 Atlantic Coast Conference Announces ACC Football Players of the Week; UNC's Yates, Maryland's Tate Headline Eight Honorees, Atlantic Coast Conference, September 7, 2010.
- ↑ Prisbell, Eric (September 30, 2010). "Baltz a Semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy". The Washington Post. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/terrapins-insider/2010/09/baltz_a_semifinalist_for_the_w.html. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
- ↑ 32.0 32.1 32.2 Three Terps on Preseason Award Watch Lists Moten and Wujciak on Butkus list, Smith a candidate for Hornung Award, University of Maryland, August 17, 2010.
- ↑ Scott on Doak Walker Watch List Senior running back a candidate for the third straight season, University of Maryland, August 25, 2010.
- ↑ 34.0 34.1 Scott, Wujciak on Preseason Watch Lists Senior running back on Maxwell Award list, senior linebacker a Bednarik Award candidate, University of Maryland, August 9, 2010.
- ↑ Smith on Biletnikoff Watch List Terps junior in running for nation's top wide receiver award, University of Maryland, August 13, 2010.
- ↑ 36.0 36.1 36.2 Wujciak on Nagurski Watch List Senior linebacker candidate for third postseason award, University of Maryland, June 21, 2010.
- ↑ 37.0 37.1 37.2 2010 Preseason ACC Football Team Announced; North Carolina Leads With Five Selections, 20 of 23 Earned All-ACC Honors in 2009, Atlantic Coast Conference, July 28, 2010.
- ↑ 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 PHIL STEELE'S 2010 MIDSEASON ALL-ACC TEAM, Phil Steele's College Football Preview, retrieved October 20, 2010.
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