COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) A season that began with a stirring upset victory ended with a humiliating thud for Maryland, a program that a step backward in coach DJ Durkin's second year at the school.
Coming off a 6-7 season that included a bowl game, the Terrapins encountered an inordinate amount of injuries to their quarterbacks and staggered to a 4-8 finish, including 2-7 in the Big Ten.
The sad thing is, the team was filled with optimism after opening the season with a 41-31 victory on the road over then-23rd ranked Texas. But quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome tore an ACL in that game, and by season's end five different players had called signals in Durkin's no-huddle attack.