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More notes from Maryland's victory over West Virginia

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More notes from Maryland 37, West Virginia 0:

** Maryland seems caught between wanting to celebrate its victory — and deservedly so — and knowing the season is young and that Florida State looms in two weeks.

"Here we are, a third of the way through our season," coach Randy Edsall said. "We're 4-0. We can't be better than that. But as a coach, there's still plenty of room for improvement, and we can get a whole lot better."

** Maryland's offensive line allowed only two sacks of C.J. Brown. But West Virginia's Will Clarke beat Maryland's Mike Madaras for a hard sack in the first quarter. The progression of the offensive line, which has a couple new starters this season, will be key as the year goes along.

** Maryland's six takeaways continue a trend of opportunistic defense that was not present last season, when the Terps had just four interceptions.

Maryland had two interceptions on Saturday. Cornerback Isaac Goins dropped what would have been a third with the Terps leading 20-0 in the second quarter.

** Both of Maryland's starting wide receivers — Deon Long and Stefon Diggs — absorbed some hard hits. Diggs caught just two passes for 13 yards but Maryland still rolled. "It shows the versatility of the offense," Brown said.

** Good for tight end Dave Stinebaugh (Perry Hall) to catch his first college touchdown pass in his hometown. It came on a deflected ball. "I tried to put it up high," Brown said. "He was like, 'Seriously, you had to make it that tough?' "

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