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. Its always nice when you win by 48 points.
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 OBriens 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.
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 couldnt 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 doesnt 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 isnt 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 didnt 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, its time to nitpick. The kick return game did practically nothing, and although they didnt hurt the teams performance, it would have been nice for Tony Logan to break one.