Some observations on a crushing Defeat
Torrey Smith is playing his way to the next level. Today he had 5 receptions for 165 yds and 2 TDs and 287 all purpose yards.
Chris Turner was 19-30 for 288 yds and 2 TDs–again playing well
2 fumbles in the 1st quarter led to 2 TDs and was really the reason the Terps lost
4th and 3 with 1 minute left. Here’s my take. If you kick the FG and its good, you are only up by 5 and a TD could lose the game. If you miss the FG which we did, MTS was in perfect position to drive for a winning FG. If you go for it and make it the game is over –no doubt. we were averaging 5 yds a rush. However this is an easy 2nd guess.
Tony Logan looked pretty good on his 17 yard punt return
Watching the game on ESPN 360 really stinks. First of all there must have been a 3 minute delay which made me have to listen to the ESPN announcing crew that was rooting so hard for an upset. The picture was herky jerky. But at least I could watch it.
At this point of the season it is impossible to guess what will happen next. It does seem like the loss to Cal might have been to a team capable of winning the NCAA Championship. Certainly it won’t be USC.
It was interesting to see FSU annihilate BYU as well as the Hokies pull a miracle to beat Nebraska.
Next week becomes gut check time for the Terps against Rutgers.