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Game balls from Saturday: which Terps played the best against James Madison?

C.J. Brown, Sean Davis and Stefon Diggs take home week one honors.

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Offensive game ball: C.J. Brown

Before all of you roll your eyes and say "he didn't pass well whatsoever," look at his rushing stats and the amount of times he crossed the pylon. Brown was inconsistent through the air and struggled to find a rhythm but what he lacked in throws, he made up for with his legs and decision making. He ran for 61 yards on seven attempts, with three of those rushes ending in a touchdown celebrations. The senior needs to find his dominant receiving corps more often to utilize their explosive abilities, but scheduling James Madison was a tune-up game and that's exactly what Brown made out of it. The dual-threat quarterback needs to be better this Saturday on the road at South Florida, but he was instrumental in the Terps' victory against the Dukes.

Defensive game ball: Sean Davis

We've been raving all offseason about how good Sean Davis has looked in camp and we finally got a little taste of his talent. The safety recorded 10 tackles, good for second best on the team, but also forced an interception when he pressured Lee into making a bad throw that was picked by Jeremiah Johnson. Davis has the size, speed and smarts to play to compete for an All-Conference selection, and he made a nice opening case for it against JMU.

Special teams game ball: Stefon Diggs

This category was the hardest to choose a clear-cut winner, because of William Likely's 35 yard punt return and also Brad Craddock's smooth delivery on his 40+ yard attempt. But ultimately, the best run of the day came from wide receiver Stefon Diggs when he returned a kickoff 59 yards to set up Maryland with great field position.

Now it's your turn: who gets your pick for the three game ball categories?