It’s customary for coaches to give out game balls after a win -- usually one to a defensive player, one to an offensive player and then one to a special teams player.
But Maryland coach Randy Edsall gave out 12 after the Terps’ 52-7 win over James Madison on Saturday -- one to a defensive player (L.A. Goree), one to safety Sean Davis for his work on special teams and then 10 to the players whose blocking he felt helped the Terps rush for 285 yards and five touchdowns.
Those players were: left tackle Michael Dunn, left guard Silvano Altamirano, center Sal Conaboy, right guard Andrew Zeller, right tackle Ryan Doyle, tight end Andrew Isaacs, fullback Kenneth Goins Jr. (Gilman), and wide receivers Marcus Leak, Stefon Diggs and Deon Long.
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Here are some other notes from Edsall’s teleconference with reporters Sunday:
* Edsall disclosed little about the knee injury suffered by wide receiver Taivon Jacobs aside from saying that Jacobs will undergo an MRI on Monday. A source said Sunday that Jacobs is likely to miss at least four weeks with the injury.
* Edsall said outside linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil (foot) will be able to do more in practice this week than he did last week, but the coach did not say whether he expects Cudjoe-Virgil to be available against South Florida this week.
* Edsall said inside linebacker Cole Farrand (lower leg) looked good in his limited action against James Madison. Farrand did not play until the second quarter, but he ended up being on the field for 17 plays. According to Edsall, Farrand did not have any issues stemming from his injury. “That was a good thing for Cole and for us,” Edsall said.
* Edsall said punter Nate Renfro “did a good job” Saturday, noting that five of Renfro’s six punts were downed inside the 20-yard line. Renfro averaged just 34.5 yards per punt, but Edsall said, “You’re not going to punt for a great average when you’re punting into a short field like he was punting into.”