Senior forward Patrick Mullins' pass was directed by Virginia senior defender Kevin McBride into his own goal with 2:42 left in regulation to lift the No. 4 Terps to a 1-0 victory over the No. 12 Cavaliers before an announced 4,763 at the Maryland SoccerPlex on Sunday afternoon.
Two Fullers, senior Kyle and freshman Kendall, play defensive back for Virginia Tech (7-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), which hosts Maryland (5-4, 1-4 ACC) on Saturday. The Terps, who have lost three straight games, need one victory to become bowl eligible.
Playing its only exhibition game before Friday's regular season opener against Connecticut at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., Maryland started slowly but easily dispatched Division III Catholic, 84-39, before a sparse crowd Sunday at Comcast Center.
The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team will open the season with a pair of home games, hosting Ohio State in its only pre-noon start of the season Feb. 9 before Towson comes to Homewood Field on Feb. 15.
Aided by three takeaways, Maryland remained within a touchdown of the heavily favored Tigers until a critical fourth-quarter miscue. Clemson pulled away for a 40-27 victory in front of an announced 48,134, the largest home crowd of the season, on a sunny, chilly day at Byrd Stadium.
Scott Van Pelt is joking that he may have gone too far this time, that Maryland may turn on him for his pointed criticism about the droves of fans who abandoned Byrd Stadium's student section before the end of the Terps' one-point win over rival Virginia on Sept. 21.
Seven games into the season, the Terps say their goals remain the same. But a look at their injury-ravaged depth chart reveals how much more daunting those aims — including a division title and prominent bowl berth — have become with ninth-ranked Clemson (6-1, 4-1 ACC) coming to Byrd Stadium for homecoming Saturday.
ACC commissioner John Swofford said at a news conference on Wednesday that playing a men's basketball tournament in New York City sometime in the near future is possible, and that Washington is still on the league's radar as a potential tournament site despite Maryland's departure after this season.
ESPN personality Scott Van Pelt generated significant buzz in the Terps fan community with his criticism of Maryland students leaving early Saturday during the team¿s 27-26 victory over Virginia at Byrd stadium.
ESPN personality Scott Van Pelt was in College Park on Saturday for Maryland¿s 27-26 win over Virginia. He was happy with the result, of course. He was not happy with the small swath of students who saw it.
After Saturday's 27-26 victory over Virginia, Deon Long is Maryland's leading receiver with 28 catches for 446 yards and a touchdown. Stefon Diggs is second with 26 receptions for 520 yards and three touchdowns.
Maryland quarterback Caleb Rowe's second career start began under circumstances similar to his first as a freshman last season. It nearly ended with similar heartbreak for the 6-foot-3, 210-pound sophomore.
As he gets ready for a final college homecoming of sorts when Virginia plays Maryland in College Park on Saturday, Darius Jennings is not worried about those he has been compared to — if he ever thought about them at all. There is a more pressing concern: how to find his way back into Virginia's starting lineup.
Maryland was averaging 39.8 points per game before getting shut out at Florida State last week. Now, the Terps are starting over. Quarterback C.J. Brown (concussion) is doubtful, so sophomore Caleb Rowe is likely to start.
The Terps have played Virginia more than any other football opponent. The Maryland-Virginia border-state rivalry — which ends for the foreseeable future with Saturday's meeting at Byrd Stadium — never rose to the level of Ohio State-Michigan or Alabama-Auburn. The teams weren't prominent enough for that.
Virginia football coach Mike London was paying special attention when Maryland released its depth chart this week, looking for clues on whether starting quarterback C.J. Brown would rebound from a concussion in time to play Saturday against the Cavaliers.