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Maryland Terrapins-Virginia Cavaliers: The GameThread

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Thank you, seniors. Especially you, Davin.

Gameday Reading: Maryland-Virginia Preview: Sliding Terrapins, Streaking Cavaliers Meet in Border Rivalry | [Testudo] | Maryland vs. Virginia: Terps' seniors to play final home game of roller-coaster college careers [WaPo] | Virginia-Maryland clash more than just about the win in the standings [Washington Times] | Run defense, passing game among areas Maryland seeks to improve [Sun] | Playing the QB shuffle at Maryland and Virginia [Washington Examiner]

Random, Baseless Prediction: Maryland intercepts a pass, which is then challenged, barely upheld, and leads to three points. I'm going for the specificity bonus points, you see.

Prediction: I've given up actually expecting Maryland to win. I think everyone's sort of in the same boat. Maryland has talent, but Randy Edsall is Randy Edsall and the deficiencies on this team are starting to glare a bit. Virginia is on the cusp of making a bowl and have entered Phase 2 of the London Era already. Frankly, even though this is a winnable game for Maryland, I don't think too many people, if anyone, really think they have a shot.

Which, of course, is why they probably will. Let's face it: it's a rivalry game on Senior Day. Maryland should be more hyped for this game than any contest since the Miami game, and if they're not we might as well just fire Edsall now. Davin Meggett goes for a big total on his Senior Day and the Terps pull it out in a close one, 26-20.

And no, that's not "rational Ben" talking.