COLLEGE PARK -- Three Maryland players were injured in yesterday's 30-23 loss to Wake Forest, but none are expected to miss Saturday's game against Duke.
Maryland starting cornerback Scott Rosen sprained his lefankle, while starting center Jade Dubis sprained his right thumb and starting tackle David Dunne had a right thigh bruise.
Dunne and Dubis played the entire game yesterday, and Rosehad to leave in the third period. All are expected to be examined again today by Maryland trainers.
They are all low
When asked if losing to Wake Forest was the low point of the season, first year coach Mark Duffner replied: "I don't think we're happy with any of them."
Wake Forest coach Billy Dooley had an interesting comment about the game, too: "I was like a bullfrog in a hailstorm, always blinking my eyes throughout."
How to be two places at once
Apparently, Wake Forest must have gotten North Carolina State's game film against Maryland.
Wake Forest used the same pass play, a play-action with thpass going to the fullback over the middle,for big yards yesterday.
Maryland uses a coverage in which the cornerback is supposed to cover the outside receiver and the fullback. Or was it just the outside receiver?
"We never made that adjustment on the sidelines, but late in the game on the field," said the Terps' Brandon Bertha, who started at cornerback.
Raphael Wall (Wilde Lake) rushed for 74 yards on 13 attemptand was the Terps leading rusher. . . . Terps receiver Marcus Badgett tied his career high for receptions with 11. Earlier this year against Pitt, Badgett also had 11 receptions. Badgett now has 52 catches for the year for 789 yards, both second-best single season totals. The school record for yards is 820, set by Greg Hill in 1984. The school record for catches is 58, set by current Terp Frank Wycheck in 1990. . . . Maryland had 501 yards in total offense, the fourth time this season Maryland has gone over the 500-yard mark.