The Maryland Terrapins just can't buy a break.
When they were down by just three points and driving for the lead, a pass that hit the ground was ruled and confirmed as an interception. When they forced Florida State to punt a few plays later, the ball bounced off Cameron Chism's back and into the arms of a Seminoles player.
And then when the game was on the line (no, the ENTIRE SEASON was on the line) on fourth-and-seven from the Florida State 19-yard line when Maryland needed only a touchdown to tie the game, quarterback Danny O'Brien threw his worst pass of the night.
Sophomore safety Nick Moody intercepted O'Brien's pass and returned it 95-yards for the game clinching touchdown.
It must be said - This is a young Maryland team. They won't be playing in the ACC Championship Game this year, but this exciting season was a total surprise, and they are returning so many great players for 2011. O'Brien, who came of age in front of our eyes this year as a freshman, will be back when the Terrapins will get one more shot at the ACC Title in their last season with Ralph Friedgen as head coach.
Maryland will wrap up the regular season at home against N.C. State. A win would ensure an appearance in the ACC Championship Game for tonight's victors Florida State.