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All your updates as the Terps take on the Wolfpack in their final ACC game.

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Terps win easily in final ACC game, 41-21

Maryland is guaranteed a winning season after blowing the Wolfpack out early and holding on to the lead.

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Terps blowing out Wolfpack at halftime

Maryland leads 34-14 over NC State at halftime after a dominating performance led by C.J. Brown, who has 268 total yards and four total touchdowns (both numbers greater than NC State's team).

On the first play of the second quarter, NC State was unable to punt, as a high snap went over the punter's head. He recovered, sliding on to the ball on the 19-yard line, giving the Terps possession in the red zone. Maryland was unable to score a touchdown on the drive, as C.J. Brown was unable to complete two pass attempts to Levern Jacobs, and a Brown rushing attempt went for a loss of one. Brad Craddock hit his second 33-yard field goal of the game, making it 20-7.

Maryland forced a punt on the next drive, thanks to a third-down sack by Yannick Ngakoue and Matt Robinson, and a shanked punt gave the Terps possession at the Wolfpack's 35. Maryland capped off that drive with Brown's third touchdown of the game, a two-yard run to make it 27-7.

Marcus Whitfield broke through for another third down Maryland sack of Brandon Mitchell, forcing a punt. On the next drive, C.J. Brown completed a huge pass while taking a gigantic hit, finding Amba Etta-Tawo over the middle for a 44-yard gain. Brown followed that up with an 18-yard run, bringing him over 100 rushing yards on the day. Brown punched it in from three yards out later in the drive, extending the lead to 34-7 and giving him his fourth touchdown of the half.

Mitchell threw a touchdown pass on the next drive, bringing NC State back to a 34-14 deficit.

Now, it's not over yet -- this is the exact same lead Maryland held two years ago, when the Wolfpack orchestrated a roaring comeback for the win. Then again, this NC State is much, much worse than that one.

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Terps lead 17-7 after one

The Terrapins survived an early defensive lapse, coming back with the C.J. Brown train rolling strong to take an early 17-7 lead in their final ACC game. Brown has 137 total yards through one quarter, with both of the Terps' touchdowns after a commanding first period.

On third-and-seven on NC State's first drive, Brandon Mitchell found Quinton Payton on a crossing route for a 54-yard gain past Will Likely, bringing the Wolfpack into the Terrapin red zone. Maryland's defense held strong, forcing a fourth-and-inches from the three-yard line, but after calling a timeout, NC State made a great playcall, as the play-action rollout easily beat the all-out blitz for a three-yard touchdown from Mitchell to Tyler Purvis. On that first drive, NC State gained 66 yards on third down, as Maryland's defense was unable to close.

Albert Reid had a nice return on the ensuing kickoff, and a facemask gave the Terps the ball at the opposing 30. C.J. Brown completed his first pass for nine yards, to Levern Jacobs, but the drive stalled a few plays later after Brown's third-down pass flew by Amba Etta-Tawo. Brad Craddock hit the 33-yard field goal, bringing the score to 7-3.

After forcing a Wolfpack punt, Maryland struck quickly, scoring a touchdown on the second play of their next drive. Brown threw a beautiful pass over the shoulder to Nigel King, who caught it past his defender and ran in for the 53-yard score, making it 10-7.

The Terps forced a punt on defense again, and C.J. Brown went right to work. He kept the ball for an 18-yard gain on his first play, and two plays later ran 49 yards for a touchdown to make it 17-7.

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Maryland-NC State GameThread

Come talk Terps for the final ACC game.

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Maryland vs. NC State viewing guide

Maryland squares off for their final ACC game.

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Behind Enemy Lines: N.C. State

The regular season finale, with Backing the Pack.

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