The Cavaliers have begun to expose Maryland's defense. The home team has scored on each of their final three drives of the first half to cut Maryland's lead to 21-20.
Following a Maryland three-and-out, Virginia was left with just 1:01 left on the clock before halftime. That's all they needed to drive the ball 37-yards and set up a field goal to allow them to trail by just one point. The Terrapins thought they had managed to push the Cavaliers out of field goal range thanks to a holding penalty in the backfield on the second-to-last play of the half. The penalty pushed the ball back to the 35-yard line. That wasn't enough to stop Cavaliers kicker Chris Hinkebein. The junior nailed a 52-yarder.
The Cavaliers had 16 first downs in the first half to Maryland's six. Despite those disappointing numbers, Danny O'Brien continues to do well for the Terrapins. He had 183 passing yards in the first half.