Maryland vs. Clemson 2012: Terrapins 'outclassed' in defeat

Mitch Stringer-US PRESSWIRE

The Maryland Terrapins were beaten in every phase of the game on Saturday.

The Maryland Terrapins had another rough outing on Saturday, losing to the Clemson Tigers, 45-10, in an ACC battle at Memorial Stadium.

Clemson never let there be a shred of doubt as to who the better team was, scoring 21 points in the first quarter and cruising to an easy victory from there.

Over at Testudo Times, Ben Broman explains that what happened in this contest should come as no surprise:

Maryland visited Clemson battered, bruised, and reeling. And they looked like it. The Terrapins were flat and outclassed, trailing out of the first quarter by 28 and ultimately losing 45-10 in a game that easily could've been even less competitive, if not for a host of Clemson mistakes.

The Tigers outgained Maryland in total yards, 436-180, including a massive 301-41 disparity in passing yardage. Clemson racked up 27 first downs on the day, compared to just 10 for the Terrapins.

Maryland also failed to keep any kind of drive going, converting a dismal 1-of-13 third down attempts. Brandon Ross was the lone bright spot on a dark afternoon for the Terps, gaining 100 yards on the ground with just 16 carries.

Next Saturday, Maryland will play host to the No. 10 Florida State Seminoles.

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