Maryland/Wake Forest- High Five/Low Five

TSR highlights the high five and low five from Saturday's homecoming win over Wake Forest.

High

1. Overall Feel Of The Game

Maryland controlled the game the entire 60 minutes. They scored in all four quarters. After Wake Forest scored their first touchdown the Terps responded by scoring 45 unanswered points. It was a dominant performance. They played with confidence. It’s always nice when you win by 48 points.

2. Defense

The defense played great. They gave up -3 rushing yards and a total of 155 yards. Kenny Tate and Ryan Donohue both had interceptions for touchdowns. They also blocked two punts, which led to 10 points. They stayed away from allowing long drives; Wake Forest only had one over 40 yards.

3. Danny O’Brien’s Four-Touchdown Day

He continued to stay poised and showed that he can stick in the pocket. This was a career high for the freshman and he continues to develop as a player. The best part of his game may have been that the four touchdowns were to four different receivers, Smith, McCree, Brown, and Williams.

4. Kenny Tate

What can you say about this guy? He can do it all. The safety had an interception for a touchdown, a sack, and even led Maryland in tackles.

5. D.J. Adams

Late in the game Adams was able to see some playing time. He ran the ball 16 times for 84 yards and was able to get into the endz one. The performance by the freshman running back gives the Maryland running game hope for the future.

Low

1. Cornerbacks

Cameron Chism continued to struggle at times. He was called for a helmet-to-helmet hit. Even though it was a questionable call refs are cracking down on hits that close. Chism along with Dexter McDougle and Trenton Hughes all got beat a few times.

2. Kicking Game

Nick Ferrara struggled. He couldn’t kick the ball past the 12-yard line all day, so the Terps were forced to squib kick it. This gave Wake Forest decent field position. Travis Baltz only punted the ball three times, but he just doesn’t look like himself. He was only able to pin Wake inside the 20-yardline once.

3. Linebacker Coverage

The linebackers did a great job pressuring the quarterback and stopping the run. Their weak point was their coverage. Both Alex Wujciak and Darin Drakeford got beat a couple times throughout the game. We know their specialty isn’t coverage, but they need to step that up.

4. Lack Of Pressure On Tanner Price Late In The Game

The game was out of reach. The Demon Deacons were not coming back, so Don Brown cut back on the blitzing. They didn’t get to Price as much later in the game and when he had time he was able to find his man.

5. Kick Returns

When there is little to criticize, it’s time to nitpick. The kick return game did practically nothing, and although they didn’t hurt the team’s performance, it would have been nice for Tony Logan to break one.


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