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Keeping you up to date with the Terps' rivalry showdown with UVA.

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Terps get lucky in 27-26 win

Maryland made many mistakes, but Virginia was unable to capitalize.

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Terps lead 20-16 after three

A slow third quarter saw just six points -- two Maryland field goals -- as the Terps enter the fourth quarter leading Virginia 20-16.

Maryland's offense started the second half on a notably hot note -- Caleb Rowe found Stefon Diggs for five yards before a seven-yard rush for Brandon Ross, and then Rowe completed an eight-yarder to Deon Long. On the next play, Brandon Ross ran 30 yards down the left sideline. Two plays later, Ross ran for eight yards, but a Rowe pass to Diggs fell out of his hands, setting up a Brad Craddock field goal. The Aussie hit the 36-yarder, giving the Terps the 17-16 lead.

The Cavaliers were given good field position on their next drive thanks to a solid return by Darius Jennings, and Kevin Parks burst free for a 19-yard run two plays later. A false start on another potential big gain by Parks stalled the Virginia drive, and David Watford made a crucial mistake when he elected to forego a potential first down, juking to the left and getting stopped instead of powering forward for the needed yardage. Virginia punted the ball away.

After a few uneventful drives back-and-forth, Albert Reid contributed to Maryland's success on the ground, taking the ball up the middle for a 38-yard gain. On third-and-13 two plays later, Rowe scrambled up the middle for 19 yards and a huge first down. On the next play, Rowe found Diggs on the right side for an 18-yard play where Diggs somehow managed to keep his feet in bounds. The drive stalled on two incomplete passes from Rowe, and a pitch to Diggs resulted in a loss of yardage, forcing another Craddock field goal. He hit it from 32 yards out, making it 20-16.

Some stats:

Caleb Rowe - 14/27 for 250 yards

Brandon Ross - Nine rushes for 91 yards and two touchdowns, two receptions for 79 yards

Stefon Diggs - five catches for 75 yards

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Terps trail 16-14 at halftime

Brandon Ross has continued his banner day, but repeated mistakes by Maryland on both sides of the ball have left the Terps trailing 16-14 at halftime. Ross has seven touches for 123 yards and two touchdowns, but Maryland has struggled in the other phases of the game.

Virginia started the quarter with the ball in Maryland territory, and were unable to get out as the Terrapin defense forced a punt.

On the first play of Maryland's next drive, Stefon Diggs did his thing. Caleb Rowe threw a poor pass down the field intended for Deon Long, and after Anthony Harris deflected it, Diggs found his way there for the 39-yard catch. After being sacked on the next play, Rowe made another bad throw -- this one tipped by Maurice Canady -- that found its way into the arms of Levern Jacobs, who caught it for a 17-yard gain. The Terps showed a new wrinkle in their offensive gameplan, as Albert Reid took a direct snap in the Wild Crab for a 20-yard touchdown, but it was called back for holding (when Reid was already ten yards down field). On the next play, Rowe fumbled the ball and Virginia recovered.

Virginia was unable to do anything on their next drive, as Watford ran for no gain, and threw two wildly incomplete passes to force the punt. After a one-yard loss for Brandon Ross, Rowe found Deon Long on the right side, who broke off a 37-yard gain. After an incomplete pass to Culmer, Ross ran 36 yards down the right side to bring Maryland into the red zone. Four plays later, Rowe pitched it outside to Ross, who ran seven yards for the touchdown, making it 14-6 Terps.

On the Cavaliers' following drive, Khalek Shepherd broke off a 44-yard to bring the ball into the red zone. A few plays later, Watford made an incredible play down the left side, running around the Maryland defense before finding Jake McGee in the end zone for the score to make it a one-point game.

True freshman Jacquille Veii got some play on Maryland's next drive, running for 16 yards on the first play before catching a screen pass for six more. After a rush for no gain by Veii, Rowe found Nigel King for a first down to keep the drive alive. Rowe was sacked for a loss of 13 yards, and on third-and-long he went deep to Deon Long -- too deep, and the Terps punted the ball away.

On the first play of the following drive, Watford found Parks for a 35-yard screen pass, before targeting the McGee/Hendy mismatch for 14 more. After two stops by the Maryland defense, Watford completed another screen to Parks for the first down. After a two-yard rush from Shepherd, Watford threw two incomplete passes (including a nice play by Hendy to break one up), but Vozenilek hit the 27-yarder to make it 16-14.

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Terps lead 7-6 after one thanks to Ross magic

Maryland's defense has come up strong in the red zone, and the offense came through at the end of the period to give the Terps a 7-6 lead over Virginia after one.

Virginia received the opening kickoff, and gave the ball to Kevin Parks early. The running back ran for five yards on his first carry and two on his second, and David Watford found Keeon Johnson over the middle for a first down. Parks ran for five yards on his next carry before Watford connected with Jake McGee for another first. Marcus Whitfield broke through for a big tackle of a loss of Khalek Shepherd, making it second-and-15. Watford found Kyle Dockins for a short gain, setting up third-and-long. The Cavaliers attempted a draw pitch, but Andre Monroe broke through into the backfield to force the punt. Will Likely fumbled the punt, giving the Cavaliers another possession.

The Terps stuffed two straight Virginia runs to make it third-and-nine from the eleven, and a Watford pass fell incomplete to the left side. Alec Vozenilek hit a 28-yard field goal, making it 3-0 Virginia.

After an incomplete pass from Caleb Rowe to start out the first drive, he found Stefon Diggs for a 12-yard gain. Kenneth Goins took the next play for a one-yard gain. Rowe was unable to find Ross on the next play, but connected with Amba Etta for a 13-yard gain. A play-action backwards pass to Diggs went out of bound for a one-yard loss, and a one-yard pass to Ross gained two yards to set up third-and-nine.  Rowe threw the ball in the middle of nowhere on the next play, setting up a punt for Nate Renfro, which he booted 43 yards into the end zone for a touchback.

On Virginia's next drive, Marcus Whitfield tipped a Watford pass back into the quarterback's hands, who was tackled for a four-yard loss. On the next play, Watford ran up the middle for nine yards, and then found Jake McGee for a 16-yard gain and a first down. After two incomplete passes, Watford found McGee over the middle for a 39-yard gain (who beat A.J. Hendy quite easily over the middle), bringing the Cavaliers near the Terrapin red zone. Two plays later, Watford found Zachary Swanson for a 14-yard gain to the six-yard-line. After a five-yard gain by Parks, the Terrapin defense stuffed him for no gain two plays in a row, forcing an 18-yard field goal from Vozenilek.

After his nationally-recognized performance against West Virginia, Hendy has really struggled over the past two weeks. Maryland is hurting without Jeremiah Johnson, Dexter McDougle and Matt Robinson (especially Robinson, who would cover those middle routes that Virginia has been preying on), and Hendy has been exposed since his award-winning performance against the Mountaineers.

Maryland's offense came to life late in the first quarter, as Rowe found Ross on a screen pass for 77 yards to bring the Terps to the goal line. Two plays later, Ross jumped over the pile for the touchdown, giving Maryland the 7-6 lead.

Some quick stats:

Caleb Rowe - 4/8, 104 yards

Brandon Ross - Two rushes, two yards, one touchdown, two receptions, 79 yards

Anthony Nixon - Five tackles, one for a loss

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Maryland QB C.J. Brown out against UVA

Caleb Rowe will start for the Terrapins.

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How to watch Maryland-UVA

Can Maryland end the ACC rivalry on a positive note?

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Maryland-UVA preview: Will Terps bounce back?

Maryland looks to recover from a tough blowout loss against a Virginia team that has struggled.

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Injury report: C.J doubtful, Robinson out for UVA

The Terrapins enter Saturday's contest with Virginia with some injuries on both sides of the ball.

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Behind Enemy Lines: Virginia

Testudo Times previews Saturday's game with staff from Streaking the Lawn, SB Nation's Virginia Cavaliers community.

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