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Ronnie Tyler dives across the pylon to give the Terps a 7-0 lead
Maryland came out of the gates hot on offense as 2010 ACC Rookie of the Year Danny O’Brien led the Terps on an 11 play 79 yard drive, capped off by a touchdown pass to Ronnie Tyler.
Maryland had an effective game plan going with the no huddle offense, and throwing a lot of bubble screens to give their receivers running room.
When Maryland marched another 70 yards on their second drive they looked unstoppable, until O’Brien tried forcing a pass into the end zone which resulted in an interception. The following two drives were also 60 plus yards, but each time Maryland stalled in the red zone and was forced to settle for field goals. The Terps entered half time with a 20-14 lead, however the way their offense drove the ball it arguably could have been a 35-14 lead.
In the second half the pattern was repeated, as Maryland had three drives of over 60 yards, all ending with field goal attempts. If Maryland was able to convert a few of those drives into touchdowns, they would've run away with the game.
Maryland finished the game with 499 yards of total offense, but those yards need to turn into touchdowns if they are going to be able to compete with the rest of the ACC.
Keep in mind that Miami was playing with a depleted offensive line as a result of ineligibility.