The loss of wide receiver Marcus Leak (broken toe) a week ago means more defensive attention will be paid to freshman slot receiver Stefon Diggs the rest of the season.
Diggs still delivered Saturday, catching 11 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown.
It was his third 100-yard receiving game of the season. He became the first Maryland freshman to record consecutive 100-yard receiving games in more than 25 years when he did it against West Virginia and Wake Forest earlier in the season.
Diggs entered Saturday's game with 514 receiving yards, placing him just out of Maryland's top 25 leaders for a single season.
Leak was second on the team to Diggs in catches (23) and receiving yards (393) before his injury. His absence also means more playing time for redshirt freshman Nigel King, who has played in every game, but whose role had been limited. King entered Saturday with one reception — a 33-yarder last week in the final minute against North Carolina State.
King had three receptions for 15 yards Saturday.
Tough stretch coming
Maryland's game against Boston College was its third of four Atlantic Coast Conference contests so far against teams at or near the bottom of the standings.
The Terps are finding they have an unusually back-loaded schedule. Entering Saturday, Maryland's first four conference opponents had a combined 4-13 conference mark.