Thanks to Patrick Stevens of the Times for the text message score updates. (9-3 at the half?)
Ralph Friedgen was quoted in the Times as saying, "we called the wrong plays and wrong formations."
What? Who did? Why did that happen?
Stats that surprised me in checking out the box scores today:
Nine penalties for 67 yards.
UNC, which came into the game averaging just 2.9 yards per carry, outgained Maryland on the ground 110-93.
Keon Lattimore averaged 2.2 yards per carry.
Hey-Bey caught the ball five times.
The Tar Heels were held to 259 yards of total offense - an improvement by Maryland's defense, which had given up over 400 yards in four of its past six games. North Carolina made just three of 13 third-down conversions.
This was hardly the kind of performance to have one week before No. 2 Boston College rolls into town. And N.C. State beat Miami yesterday - proving yes, the same thing can happen again to Maryland in the state of North Carolina this month.
Ralph has his teleconference coming up. I'll pop on that to catch up on what I missed and fill you in later this afternoon.