Maryland/FIU- High Five/Low Five

TSR looks back at the high five and low five from yesterday's win.

High Five

1. Logan’s punt return TD

The junior showed off his speed as bulleted down the sideline. The 85-yard return was Maryland’s first punt return for a touchdown since 2004. Brought a little flashiness to the Terps.

2. Davin Meggett’s finishing touchdown

FIU scored late in the fourth quarter to get within a touchdown of the Terps. On the next play Meggett closed the door on the Golden Panthers with a 76-yard touchdown run.

3. Torrey Smith’s 68-yard TD

The bomb eventually ended up being the winning score. It was part of a huge day for Smith, who caught eight balls for 159 yards. Looks like he’s back in the swing of things.

4. Punt return coverage

The punt return coverage was phenomenal. They only gave up 14 total return yards, which prevented FIU from great field position. Freshman David Mackall laid someone out on one of the returns. It was a huge hit.

5. Danny O’Brien efficient in first start

With his first career start the redshirt freshman was finally able to show what he’s got. The kid went 18 for 27 with 250 yards and two touchdowns. He looked comfortable in the pocket and stayed poised throughout the game.

Low Five

1. Cornerbacks not effective

The play of the cornerbacks was sub-par. Cameron Chism and Dexter McDougle did not have good games. They were lit up. Wesley Carroll had a field day. He went 35 for 58 with 355 yards.

2. Offensive line still shaky

The offensive line continues to be a weak spot for Maryland. It could either make or break their season. They weren’t really able to get a consistent running game going and although they only gave up one sack, O’Brien was pressured the entire game.

3. Running game struggles

The Terps did not run the ball very well. Aside from the two long runs by Da’Rel Scott (56 yards) and Megget (76 yards) they only ran for 37 yards. They ran the ball 26 times, not including the two long ones, which comes to an average of 1.4 yards per carry.

4. Lack of student section

There weren’t as many students in Byrd Stadium as there usually are. This took away from the emotion of the game. The Terps have a tendency to not play as well in emotionless game, but they were able to come away with a win in this one.

5. Third down efficiency continues to be an issue

Two for twelve on 3rd down is not going to cut it. They continued to struggle converting third downs and continuing possessions. Although they won they only possessed the ball for about 25 minutes and ran about half the amount of plays as FIU.

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