10 in 10: Maryland vs. UConn

TurtleSportsReport.com post-game package goes much deeper than the stats and the nuts and bolts of the game. The "10 in 10" feature gives Terps fans 10 not-so-noticeable notes that each can be read in 10 seconds or less. The breezy format is perfect for office water-cooler talk the day after a game.

EAST HARTFORD, Conn.-- As part of TurtleSportsReport.com's post-game coverage, the "10 in 10" segment gives you 10 not-so-noticeable things that took place in the just-completed game.

It is designed for each of the 10 quick-hitters, each to be read in 10 seconds or less.

Here are the 10 from Saturday's 32-21 win against Connecticut.

** Beginner's Bonus**
Maryland's wide receivers

Deon Long had a key block that allowed Stefon Diggs to get in for a touchdown to make it 20-10. Jacobs and Diggs also had key blocks on Brown's 41-yd run in the second quarter.

1. Likely the next Diggs?
True freshman Will Likely has steadily improved since fumbling a punt return in his first game. Against UConn, Likely picked up 110 yards on his three kick off returns, including one for 45 yards on Saturday.

2. Will Not Stop
Not only was Likely effective in the return game, he had some key plays on special teams as well. He made a touchdown saving tackle on a kick off return, and also tripped up UConn early on a another return.

3.The High's: Senior cornerback Dexter McDougle had career-high two interceptions against UConn, including an interception which he returned for 49 yards. McDougle is the first Terp with a pick-six since A.J. Francis returned an INT for a TD vs. NCST on 10/26/11.

4. The Price of Winning
Coming off a game-changing interception, McDougle suffered a gruesome shoulder injury. He was taken off the field and did not return to the game, now the Terps are without their two starting corners heading into the WVU game.

5.King Goes Down
Wide receiver Nigel King also went down with an injury against the Huskies. He was helped off the field by the training staff and spent the remainder of the game on crutches on the sidelines. Edsall said after the game, it was "a leg injury," but would not elaborate further.

Maryland had a season-high four turnovers, but the Terps held Connecticut just three points off of those turnovers.

7. Defensive Pressure
Yannick Cudjo-Virgil had a personal-high 2.5 sacks, and Marcus Whitfield continued to be a dominant presence on the defensive end as he finished with 2 sacks and kept pressure on UConn QB Chandler Whitmer in the second half. Kilgo also had a big hand in causing McDougle's INT, as he pressured Whitmer to et the ball out.

8. Balanced Attack
Maryland had its third-straight game with over 500 yards, as Maryland finished with 501 yards of total offense on Saturday. The Terps had 224 rushing yards, and 277 passing.

9. No Where to Run
While Maryland gave up 349 yards in the air, the Terps managed to hold the Huskies to just 34 yards on the ground.

10. Big Day for Brown
Brown threw for 277 yards in the air and ran for 122 on the ground, marking the second time this season Brown has thrown for over 275 yards and rushed for over 100. The last quarterback to do so was Shaun Hill in 2001.

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