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More notes from Maryland's 27-26 victory over Virginia

More notes from Maryland’s 27-26 victory over Virginia:

* For the second straight game, Maryland had zero takeaways. The Terps had been among the best teams in the nation in forcing turnovers over their first four games.

* Will Likely is still learning how to field punts. The ball on his first catch appeared to hit him high, and he muffed the punt. But Maryland coach Randy Edsall continued to use him on punts and kickoffs. Stefon Diggs also returned kicks.

* Remember the pass that was tipped by Virginia cornerback Tim Harris into Diggs’ hands for a 39-yard gain? Diggs has a knack for this. He caught a touchdown pass last season on a tipped ball.

* Maryland safety Sean Davis showed good speed in catching running back Kevin Parks from behind after a 35-yard gain with the Terps ahead 14-13 in the second quarter. Davis had nine tackles.

* Virginia quarterback David Watford passed for a career-high 263 yards and led Virginia to 505 total yards. The Cavaliers ran 93 plays to Maryland’s 64, held the ball for 37:45 (to Maryland’s 22:15), had three takeaways ... and Maryland still won. Go figure. Part of the explanation is that Virginia did not take full advantage of its red-zone chances. Of their six red-zone chances, the Cavaliers got four field goals and two touchdowns.

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