The Maryland Terrapins have started the 2012 football season with a 2-2 record, and, in the process, have looked much better than most prognosticators anticipated.
The two wins haven’t come versus world-beaters in Temple and William & Mary, but the Terps have showed resolve and toughness in all four of their contests.
In not-so-surprising Maryland/DC-area sports team fashion, the Terrapins have fallen short when favored in a game and wildly exceeded predictions when underdogs. As home favorites versus Connecticut and Williams & Mary, the Terps have failed to cover the spread. However, when they were considered big underdogs versus Temple and West Virginia, Maryland cashed their backers’ tickets.
Coach Randy Edsall’s team has certainly had its ups and downs this season. Let’s take a look at the highlights and lowlights of the first four games of the 2012 season.