terps lose game, turner, virginity to nc state

It’s one of those times when I hate being right, but in Maryland’s 38-31 loss to NC State this afternoon the game covered the over and State covered the spread.   I had a feeling this was coming given that both teams employ the Wet Paper Dag defense.  It’s an innovative variation on the 3-4 where the linemen use only their thumbs to tackle and the secondary covers the cheerleaders.

Even as turnovers mounted for the Wolf Pack, the Terps yielded 482 total yards to NC State.  Adding injury to insult, Chris Turner left the game in the first half with an injury to his MCL.  Backup Jamarr Robinson was ineffective in relief, going 5-11 passing with 27 yards in the second half.

Chris Turner could be lost for the rest of the year.  The Terps finish the season with three tough opponents, starting with Virginia Tech this weekend and continuing with games against Florida State and Boston College.  If you think the team looks ugly now, look for it to get uglier in the next three weeks.  There may be some competition for the starting QB job between Robinson and Danny O’Brien to keep you tuned in.  Either way, the Terps have a long November ahead of them.


2 Responses to “terps lose game, turner, virginity to nc state”

  1. November 8, 2009 at 9:31 am

    A lot of people have been clamoring to see Jamarr Robinson…this is/was their chance. Hope they’re excited!!!!!

    This late in the season, I hope they don’t burn Danny O’Brien’s red shirt. Might as well save him for next year and let Jamarr oversee this disaster.

  2. November 8, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    A QB competition would be unfair for O’Brien since Robinson has had a lot more experience in practice. You’re right, the Terps should start Robinson for the rest of the season and save O’Brien for next year. They can have a shout out in camp if need be. No matter who starts at QB they’re going to be taking a lot of hits.

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