The Upstate Life
The Upstate Life

Monday, November 12, 2007
Spoiler Alert

First thing's first: I need to stop making predictions in my DCist previews. Not only have I been zero for two but my forecasts have been completely off the mark. Nonetheless, I'll take Saturday night's result in a heartbeat. Oh, and whoever betted on Boston College and thought it was easy money (Eagles were favored by 6.5), then ha! It just goes to show you the parity in the ACC (and/or how overrated Boston College was). I mean, Virginia blanking Miami in the final game of the Orange Bowl? Virginia??? I'll tip my hat off of to the Cavs since that was like their first convincing win all season and not a game that was handed to them on a silver platter by a referee giving them a more than favorable spot for a first down (Nope, I don't think I'll ever get over that).

Anyway, let's talk about Maryland's upset Saturday night. Was it worth braving the elements and watching a team whose post-season outlook prior to kickoff looked entirely grim? Um, yes. Yes it was. Ralph finally opened the playbook after being conservative 99.9% of the time this season and it paid royal dividends. This team looked like the one that upset #10 Rutgers on the road and not at all reminiscent of the one struggling against North Carolina just eight days ago. Checkout the highlights for yourself. The Terps overcame #8 Boston College 42-35 in one of the rowdiest crowds in Byrd Stadium all season and gave fans such as myself hope for a potential bowl bid. Turner was practically unstoppable all evening and completed a pass to nearly every receiver available on the depth chart, and this was without slot WR Danny Oquendo who is now unfortunately lost for the season after suffering a knee injury in practice.

For the Terps to pull off an unthinkable win like this on Senior Night not only rejuvenated the team, but also revitalized their post-season chances as well. Now 5-5, Maryland faces both of its final opponents on the road: Florida State and NC State. At least one win makes you bowl eligible, but with 10 teams in the conference already notching 6 victories, 7-5 all but guarantees a trip in December. With a season marred by injury, suspect playcalling, and downright bad luck, Saturday's victory was especially rewarding. In fact, this was the first time in the program's history that the Terps have defeated two Top 10 teams in one season. It just kills me that we haven't seen this type of play all season. Hopefully we will in the next two weeks.

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