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Looking back at recent matchups between Maryland and Rutgers

Maryland's Trenton Hughes hits Rutgers' Mohamed Sanu, who had signaled a fair catch on a punt in the first quarter of their game in 2009.
Maryland's Trenton Hughes hits Rutgers' Mohamed Sanu, who had signaled a fair catch on a punt in the first quarter of their game in 2009. (Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun)

Seven of the nine previous games between Maryland and Rutgers were played years before Terps coach Randy Edsall was even born, with only two of those meetings coming since 1942.

Here is a look back at those two most recent matchups:

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Sept. 26, 2009 in College Park: Rutgers 34, Maryland 13

While Rutgers quarterback Domenic Natale finished just 4 of 12 for 42 yards, the Scarlet Knights forced five Maryland turnovers and got 147 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries from running back Joe Martinek.

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Scarlet Knights defensive end George Johnson recovered a fumble by Terps quarterback Chris Turner in the end zone to give Rutgers a 17-13 late in the third quarter.

The Scarlet Knights then added a field goal and two Martinek touchdown runs during the fourth quarter — one of 29 yards and one of 61 yards.

While Turner threw for 271 yards, he was just 21 of 38 and had only one touchdown pass to go along with three interceptions and the costly lost fumble.

Rutgers also limited Terps running backs Da'Rel Scott and Davin Meggett to 32 on 12 carries.

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Wide receiver Torrey Smith was one of the bright spots for Maryland, finishing with four catches for 112 yards, including a 45-yard catch that set up an early field goal by Terps kicker Nick Ferrara.

Sept. 27, 2007 in Piscataway, N.J.: Maryland 34, No. 10 Rutgers 24

A sophomore Turner relieved injured starter Jordan Steffy and guided Maryland to an upset of a Ray Rice-led Rutgers team that was previously 3-0.

Turner finished 14 of 20 for 149 yards and helped the Terps battle back and eventually hold on for the win after Rutgers erased an early 14-3 Maryland lead and took a 17-14 lead into the half.

Terps running backs Keon Lattimore and Lance Ball combined to rush for 214 yards and three touchdowns on 46 carries.

Ball's second touchdown, a 14-yarder, extended the Terps' lead to 34-24 with 2:04 left in the fourth quarter after Rice scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to cut Rutgers' deficit to 27-24.

Rice had 97 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries.

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