Quarterback C.J. Brown stayed on the field for several minutes after Maryland's loss to Stanford in the Foster Farms Bowl on Tuesday night, waiting around to share words with each of his fellow seniors as they walked back to the locker room.
Maryland's football team completed its regular season on Nov. 29 and is not practicing this week as players complete their final exams. That makes this a good time to hand out some regular-season superlatives.
The Terps led by 25 points late in the second quarter. Largely thanks to Friedgen's offense, Rutgers then outscored Maryland 31-3 on its way to a stunning 41-38 win over the Terps in front of an announced 36,673 at Byrd Stadium on Senior Day.
Each week during Big Ten play, The Washington Post¿s Roman Stubbs, another Maryland football beat writer and Matt Zenitz of the Baltimore Sun Media Group share their predictions for the Terps' upcoming game.
If starting quarterback C.J. Brown continues to struggle like he did during Saturday¿s 37-15 loss to Michigan State, then the Terps may be forced to bench him in favor of either redshirt sophomore Perry Hills or redshirt freshman Shane Cockerille (Gilman).
As a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Maryland was required to put out a detailed injury report each week that listed each injured player, their ailing body part and the player¿s status heading into the upcoming game. That is not the case in the Big Ten.
Maryland will look to sophomore wide receiver Jacquille Veii and others to help fill in for junior receiver Stefon Diggs, who is suspended for Saturday's game against No. 12 Michigan State and could miss the remainder of the season after suffering a lacerated kidney against Penn State on Nov. 1.
There were a lot of Maryland football fans scratching their heads after the Terps refused to shake hands with their Penn State counterparts during the coin toss before Saturday's game and also were hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for their pregame behavior.
Maryland kicker Brad Craddock hit a go-ahead field goal with 51 seconds remaining and the Terrapins' defense followed with one last stop to pull of a 20-19 win over Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Saturday.
When it was sunny and around 60 degrees in College Park on Tuesday, Maryland coach Randy Edsall joked about that weather not being beneficial for the Terps as they prepared for Saturday¿s game at Penn State.
Penn State's 4-0 start this season might have led some to believe that new coach James Franklin was simply putting the finishing touch on a masterful rebuilding job former coach Bill O'Brien started before he left for the Houston Texans after only two years.
After being limited to 175 yards of total offense during a 52-7 loss to Wisconsin last week, the Terps are preparing to face one of the top-ranked defenses in the country when they travel to Penn State on Saturday.