FSU-Maryland: Noles Take Step Toward ACC with 37-3 Win

Chris WhitmoreCorrespondent INovember 22, 2008

FSU began the fourth with a touchdown with a fade route to Corey Surrency, but the Terps defended the pass.

Gano added to his impressive kicking stats by connecting on his second field goal of the game of 34 yards.

27-3, FSU

(Score update from Big 12: Oklahoma up on Texas Tech 42-7 at…HALF!?)

FSU’s defense just got their fourth turnover of the game as they recover their second fumble of the game at the Maryland 43.

The Noles just converted a third down in a lucky way.  A pass to Easterling was tipped and floated backyards but was caught by Preston Parker, who ran it for 16 yards to the Maryland 19.

Ponder ran for a one yard keeper on his first rushing touchdown of the game.  Ponder leads FSU in rushing on the game with 82 yards.

34-3, FSU.

True freshman linebacker Kendell Smith showed the Maryland offense the FSU defense is still taking the game seriously by giving the first punishing hit of the game to Maryland’s Megett.  The hit could clearly be heard on television as well as the reaction from the crowd.

For the first time since the Seminoles opened up with two FCS teams, the second team offense took the field with 7:18 left in the game.  D’Vontrey Richardson is in at quarterback and Carlton Jones is in a tailback.

Maryland’s stands look completely empty except for the small section of FSU fans behind the FSU bench.  With the temperature in the low 20s, it is hard to blame Terp fans for not wanting to sit through this.

Gano adds to his streak.  He hit his third field goal of the game for 48 yards. 

37-3, FSU.

Everette Brown again.  He is now credited for 3.5 sacks on the game.  He has spent just as much time in the Maryland backfield as Maryland’s running backs.

End of game.