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Maryland falls to Pennsylvania, 26-14, in Big 33 Classic

Maryland falls to Pennsylvania, 26-14, in Big 33 Classic

The Maryland coaching staff knew it didn't have the same star power as Pennsylvania for the Big 33 Classic, but it didn't see any reason to think it couldn't hang with the Keystone State's finest in the annual all-star game.

And through the early part of Saturday night's matchup at Hersheypark Stadium, the Maryland defense was stout and trailed Pennsylvania by only a touchdown after the opening quarter.

But Pennsylvania's stable of playmakers started finding cracks in the Maryland defense, and soon those cracks turned into gashes as Pennsylvania pulled away for a decisive 26-14 victory.

"At the end of the day, we're just two teams putting on pads, so the paper was...

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