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Terps get to play a meaningful game

We'll have plenty this week on Maryland's trip to West Virginia. Anybody else heading to Morgantown?

I wrote a notebook today that will appear online soon. Here are the highlights:

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--By passing their first two tests of the season -- which seems to be a huge relief for the program, by the way -- the Terps set themselves up to play a meaningful non-conference game.

Maryland was so frequently overmatched last season that it didn't play many games that could be fairly called "big."

It feels as if the outcome of this one will have a bearing on the rest of the season. The Terps didn't win a game on the road in 2009.

"This is a very big game for us, playing the 21st ranked team in the country," coach Friedgen said. "The more we win, the bigger the games get."

*Friedgen said again Tuesday that he expected quarterbacks Jamarr Robinson and Danny O'Brien to both play in the game.It's Maryland's two-headed quarterback monster!

*Friedgen said linebacker/defensive end Marcus Whitfield, a redshirt freshman, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament against Morgan State..

It was already known that third-string quarterback C.J. Brown broke his collarbone in the game and is out for the year.

Friedgen said he hoped to obtain medical redshirts for both players.

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Both were injured on the first plays of their college careers. Which brings to mind the saying: "If they didn't have bad luck, they'd have no luck at all."

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