Midway through November, Maryland had lost three straight games and it began to look as if the team might never pick up its sixth win and become bowl eligible.
The turnover-prone Terps had just lost at home to Syracuse, 20-3, in a game in which Maryland players conceded the team appeared flat.
Maryland's outlook has changed dramatically since then.
A team that had never won a game in November under third-year coach Randy Edsall went on to win two of its last three in the regular season. The first victory — an upset of Virginia Tech in overtime on Nov. 16 — made the