YES! What a win. Maryland is 1-0 baby! What a great start to the 2008 season.
What you saw today was Maryland role players performing their roles. Da’Rel Scott rolled off 26 carries for 197 yards and looked virtually unstoppable out there. Steffy, the “game manager”, kept the offense steady, going 10/18. He did throw a couple picks, but did not have any game changing turnovers. Darrius Heyward-Bey continued to live-up to the pro hype with 90 total yards and a touchdown, including a sweet 36-yard reception. My boy Davin Meggett started his Terrapin career off with a solid effort that included a score. All-around it was a solid offensive showing, especially considering this was basically a preseason game.
The defense was stout, holding a quality Delaware team to 249 total yards, and shutting them out until the fourth quarter. Defensive back Kevin Barnes started the year off right with an interception. The Terps kept the Blue Hens on their side of the field for most of the game and dominated at the line.
Delaware might be D-II, but as we heard repeatedly throughout the broadcast they are one of the powerhouse D-II programs. Delaware has played the Terps evenly throughout the history of this border state rivalry. They are no joke, and this Terrapin team took the task seriously to produce a win.
The Terps are undefeated. At this point, all signs point toward a winning season. GO TERPS!