Through three quarters of football in Atlanta, Maryland Terrapin quarterbacks have completed one pass. One. The utter lack of a passing game has played a big part in the 21-3 deficit the Terps face against Georgia Tech.
Even with the putrid passing statistics, the Maryland defense is putting forward an admirable effort. Georgia Tech is known to be an offensive machine, but the Terps have slowed the Tech triple option in the third quarter. Georgia Tech did net a touchdown on its first possession of the second half, but the bulk of the yardage came on a long kick return from Tony Zenon.
Backup quarterback C.J. Brown, in after an ineffective Danny O'Brien got benched in the first half, has shown some spunk. Certainly Brown has thrown some questionable balls, including an interception in the end zone, but the qb has shown speed on his feet and zeal for the game.
The big play of the third came on a trick play. Brown threw a lateral to receiver Tony Logan, who then threw long to Kevin Dorsey. The play went for 39 yards, but ultimately it was not enough to get the Terps on the scoreboard in the second half. The drive stalled on a 4th and Goal from the 8-yard line.
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