2010 Military Bowl, Maryland Vs. East Carolina: Terps Strike First As O'Brien Hooks Up With Kevin Dorsey, Lead 6-0

Maryland has struck first after shaking off some early miscues.

Quarterback Danny O'Brien's first pass of the game was an interception at mid field, after Maryland tried to go for a big play on their first offensive play from scrimmage. The ball was under thrown into triple coverage, and because of that, ECU got the ball near midfield after just one play. 

From there, the Maryland defense stood strong. On a 4th and 1 from midfield, the Maryland defense penetrated the line of scrimmage and tackled Giavanni Ruffin for no gain, giving Maryland the ball right back at mid field. Two plays later, O'Brien and the Maryland offense struck.

On a 3rd and 5, the ACC rookie of the year threw a deep ball under duress to receiver Kevin Dorsey, who caught the ball in stride and ran 45 yards into the endzone. Ironically, Dorsey was given more playing time because junior Quintin McCree was declared ineligible for academic reasons. The ensuing extra point attempt was blocked, keeping Maryland's lead at 6-0 early in the 1st quarter.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.