UVa vs. Maryland Scouting Report: Maryland Offense

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To win, Virginia must contain Keon Lattimore

The Terps’ offense is led by a solid ground game, which features senior backs Lance Ball and Keon Lattimore . Lattimore ranks third in the ACC and 40th nationally in rushing, and has tallied a league-high eight rushing TDs. Maryland’s 162.0 rushing yards per game ranks second in the ACC.

Senior guard Andrew Crummey, a preseason All-American and candidate for the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy, is the leader on the offensive line, but he is shelved indefinitely with a broken leg.

The receivers all have good wheels and are big play threats, led by Darrius Heyward-Bey . Maryland’s TE’s are tall, good hands people and punishing blockers.

Sophomore Chris Turner has stepped under center for junior Jordan Steffy , who is in his first year as a starter, but sat out vs. Georgia Tech due to a concussion suffered at Rutgers. Turner has completed 24 of 37 passes for 404 yards over the last six quarters of action.

Statistics

  • Maryland quarterback Chris Turner averaged 25.5 yards per completion (10 of 17, 255 yards) in the win over Georgia Tech. That was the most yardage through the air by a Terrapin quarterback since Sam Hollenbach posted 374 against North Carolina on Nov. 12, 2005.
  • Lance Ball became the ninth back in school history to go over 2,000 career rushing yards with his team-high 86 yards in the win over Georgia Tech.
  • The Terps rank sixth in the NCAA in time of possession, holding the ball for an average of 32:47 minutes per game. Through their first five games of the year, the Terps led the nation in TOP, averaging 34:48 minutes per game.
  • Maryland has outscored its opponents by a 50-16 count in the first quarter. In the remaining three
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