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Maryland becomes bowl-eligible with 31-13 win over Rutgers in regular-season finale

Maryland becomes bowl-eligible with 31-13 win over Rutgers in regular-season finale

There was no wild comeback by the road team as Rutgers did in erasing a 25-point deficit at Maryland two years ago. There was no ruining the home team’s bowl chances as the Terps did to the Scarlet Knights last season in Piscataway, N.J.

A four-game losing streak, a three-game nightmare and a two-year wait since their last bowl appearance ended Saturday for the Terps with a 31-13 victory over the Big Ten's bottom-feeder before a sparse senior day crowd at Maryland Stadium -- announced, generously, at 30,220.

After starting the season 4-0 and getting to 5-2 with a victory over Michigan State on Oct. 22, Maryland (6-6, 3-6 Big Ten) became bowl-eligible in coach DJ Durkin's...

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