The Maryland Terrapins looked like they were going to run away from the N.C. State Wolfpack, but the waning moments of the game put the game in doubt.
After the Terps fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter, they then outscored the Wolfpack 38-3 over the next two and a half quarters and it looked like the Terps would simply run the clock out and end the game.
However, the Wolfpack quickly made it interesting as they refused to give up. They scored two quick touchdowns in less than two minutes to cut the Maryland lead to 38-31. After failing to recover an onsides kick, the Wolfpack gave the ball back to Maryland with all 3 of their timeouts left. The Terrapins gained 9 yards on their first 3 downs of that possession, and Ralph Friegen was forced with a critical decision on 4th and 1. He decided to go for it, and after getting a very favorable spot, the Terrapins got the first down, ran out the clock, and won the game 38-31.
Freshman quarterback Danny O'Brien had a sensational game, teaming up with receiver Torrey Smith for 4 touchdowns.
His final stat line? How about 33/47 for 417 yards, 4 touchdowns and no interceptions. Sounds pretty good if you're a Terps fan.
In their final regular season game of the season, the Terps were able to finish the season strong and because of that, they will hopefully play in a higher profile bowl game. For a team that has been eliminated from ACC contention, they certainly looked like a team that was still playing for something on this day.