What happened to the University of Maryland football team that opened the season again the Miami Hurricanes on ESPN? The Terps’ electric uniforms captured the media’s, and LeBron James’, attention. Lackadaisical performances in defeats against West Virginia and Temple have killed any resulting momentum from the team’s debut.
For Maryland fans, the hope is that Randy Edsall and company can rekindle the energy evident in the team’s season opening victory over the Hurricanes.
Considering that Maryland’s next three opponents are all ranked in the AP Top 25 (No. 21 Georgia Tech, No. 15 Clemson, and No. 23 Florida State) the Terps cannot afford to waste any time if they plan on returning to their winning ways.
Maryland’s 28-3 victory over Towson this past Saturday was a step in the right direction. Sure, Towson plays in the FCS. Sure, the Terps were only winning 7-3 at halftime. And sure, Maryland’s offensive line averaged about 20 pounds more than Towson’s.
True, the Terps walked off the field on Saturday with something left to be desired. With that said, the youthful Terrapins (21 players on Maryland’s two-deep are either freshmen or sophomores) were the beneficiaries of a much needed confidence booster in the form of the Towson Tigers.
Coming off of Saturday’s victory, here are four keys for the Terps to get back to their winning ways.