The Terps fumbled four times, losing two, and Hills threw an interception. Maryland was penalized eight times for 55 yards.

Maryland coach Randy Edsall hinted after the game that he may make changes in offensive personnel.

Edsall said of Hills, who threw for 191 yards: "Perry has to get more consistent. I love Perry to death, but he is missing some things out there. He could make it a lot easier on himself and be a lot more efficient offensively if he goes where he is supposed to with the ball and make some better reads."

The backup quarterback, Devin Burns, has only played one snap, rushing for 17 yards against West Virginia. "We had talked about maybe getting Devin in there before the [Wake Forest] game, but the situation never presented itself," Edsall said.

After surrendering a quick touchdown, the Terps cut the margin to 7-6 on first-quarter field goals by freshman Brad Craddock from 49 and 52 yards. Craddock's second field goal was Maryland's longest since Travis Baltz's 52-yarder in 2010. Craddock later missed a 47-yard attempt and an extra point.

Leading 7-6, Wake Forest drove to the Maryland 1-yard line but running back Josh Harris was halted by several Terps for no gain on a fourth-down run.

"Huge," Edsall said of the goal-line stop.

It was one of the plays the Terps could celebrate before they began dissecting the game film and trying to fix their mistakes.

"We have a lot of things we still need to clean up, but I will take the win," Edsall said.

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