If you're rooting for the team in black (the Maryland Terrapins), the first half was bad. West Virginia moved the ball when and where they wanted. The Terps had some unlucky breaks, especially the interception thrown by Danny O'Brien, but through 30 minutes of football West Virginia is the better team. The Mountaineers lead, 27-10, at halftime.
The last Maryland drive allows for a hint of optimism, though. O'Brien moved the ball with authority, connecting on longer routes and a few check downs, and eventually connected with Kevin Dorsey for a touchdown. Questions about playcalling will surely come in a first half that saw an inordinate amount of WR screens. O'Brien has a big arm, so perhaps he can let it loose in the second half.
Otherwise, it's been all West Virginia. O'Brien has been intercepted twice, once for a touchdown, and the Mountaineers also have touchdowns on the ground.
The Terps' defense needs to play better. WVU quarterback Geno Smith has played well and Tavon Austin is well on his way towards another Terp-killing day. The receiver from Baltimore has over 100 yards at halftime, his second straight game against the Terps breaking the century mark. Again, it's only halftime.
if nothing else, Coach Discipline (Randy Edsall) needs to get the team to cut mistakes. This Maryland team cannot afford turnovers and penalties, like the late second quarter pass interference call that led to a WVU field goal for the current margin.
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