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Game Balls: Which Terps performed best against Penn State

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Maryland narrowly escaped the Nittany Lions in State College and moved to 6-3 on the season in large part to these three performers.

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Ed. Note: These game balls are given out by Grant, not Randy Edsall.

Offensive game ball: Wes Brown

There weren't too many high points for the Terrapins' offense as they recorded a total of 193 yards and were just 1-14 on third downs, but Wes Brown's one-yard plunge gave Maryland the lead for a brief time before captain clutch Brad Craddock notched home the game-winner. Brown didn't rush very efficiently, muscling his way to 24 yards on 10 carries, but got the yardage where it mattered most: on the goal line. He also added a 13-yard reception.

Defensive game ball: Sean Davis

Opposed to the offense, there were several deserving candidates for game balls on the defensive side of the ball. The junior safety recorded 11 tackles, one for loss and broke up three passes. He was a hawk on defense, anticipating everywhere quarterback Christian Hackenberg was going to throw. In all, Maryland's defense held Hackenberg to 171 yards and forced an interception. The defense also contributed five sacks and only allowed 42 rushing yards, good for best all season. Davis was just the catalyst and leader that spurred the great defensive day for the Terps.

Special teams game ball: Brad Craddock

Craddock once again proved his worth to the Terps, netting home the game winner with seconds to spare from 43-yards, clinching the win for Maryland over Penn State. Craddock is still perfect on the season and is one of the top candidates for the Lou Groza Award, awarded annually to the best kicker in the country. Already this year, Craddock drilled a 58-yarder and now he has a game-winner under his belt.