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Maryland gets hammered on its last visit to Florida State before leaving the ACC for the Big Ten.
Florida State's Jacob Coker (14) is congratulated by teammates including Myles Davis (center) after scoring a touchdown against Maryland on Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State won 63-0.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Things couldn’t have gone much worse for the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday. Their quarterback suffered a concussion and missed half the game and Maryland suffered a historic loss.
Eighth-ranked Florida State beat No. 25 Maryland 63-0 and the Terps tied for the most lopsided loss by a Top 25 team in FBS history. No. 11 Texas lost 66-3 to UCLA in 1997.
“Not really much to say today,” Maryland coach Randy Edsall said. “We weren’t very good. ... I take full responsibility for this. We didn’t play well offensively, defensively, special teams.
“I know the guys in the locker room. I know who they are and I know the resolve that we have and we will go back and we will look at this and get better.”
Maryland (4-1, 0-1) hoped to make its last scheduled trip to Tallahassee, Fla. a good one by upsetting the reigning ACC champion. The school moves to the Big Ten in 2014, so Saturday was the last scheduled meeting between programs that have played yearly since 1992.
The Terrapins entered as the No. 2 offense in the conference with quarterback C.J. Brown as the individual leader in total offense.
Brown went down late in the second quarter with the Terrapins trailing 14-0. Brown released a pass downfield just before Christian Jones hit him around the waist and Jaccobi McDaniel followed with a blow to the chest.
Edsall said Brown suffered a concussion and will be evaluated today.
The Terrapins were held to 121 first-half yards. Maryland punted on its first three possessions and Terps converted just 2 of 15 third downs.
The Maryland offense was held to 234 yards and 33 yards rushing on 25 attempts.
Brown completed 6 of 14 passes for 82 yards. Backup Caleb Rowe was 9 for 17 with 119 yards passing. Receiver Deon Long caught three passes for 77 yards.
Punter Nathan Renfro had a busy day with 11 punts.
All of this came days after Maryland moved into the rankings for the first time since 2010. It was the worst loss since 1993 when the Terps were routed at home by Penn State 70-7.
“They have great athletes. They always do,” Rowe said. “They were good, but we also could have taken advantage of a few things and we didn’t do that.”
Florida State (5-0, 3-0) scored on its first drive, a Karlos Williams 1-yard touchdown run, and then punted on the next three consecutive drives. That’s when the Jameis Winston show began.
The Seminoles scored touchdowns on their next eight consecutive possessions as the redshirt freshman quarterback reaffirmed his Heisman Trophy candidacy.
Winston completed 23 of 32 passes for a career-high 393 yards and five touchdowns.
Maryland hosts Virginia next week.
Maryland 0 0 0 0 — 0
Florida St. 7 14 21 21 — 63
FSU—K.Williams 1 run (Aguayo kick), 8:14.
FSU—Freeman 5 run (Aguayo kick), 6:15.
FSU—Benjamin 5 pass from Winston (Aguayo kick), :28.
FSU—O’Leary 8 pass from Winston (Aguayo kick), 12:18.
FSU—Shaw 21 pass from Winston (Aguayo kick), 9:47.
FSU—O’Leary 12 pass from Winston (Aguayo kick), 1:50.
FSU—Benjamin 21 pass from Winston (Aguayo kick), 14:56.
FSU—K.Williams 17 run (Aguayo kick), 11:28.
FSU—Coker 24 run (Aguayo kick), 9:49.
First downs 9 33
Rushes-yards 25-33 43-183
Passing 201 431
Comp-Att-Int 15-32-0 26-39-0
Return Yards 0 50
Punts-Avg. 11-38.2 4-42.0
Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-0
Penalties-Yards 4-40 4-26
Time of Possession 25:45 34:15
RUSHING—Maryland, Veii 8-15, Rowe 5-9, Diggs 1-5, Reid 4-4,
C.Brown 3-3, B.Ross 3-(minus 1), Team 1-(minus 2). Florida St.,
Freeman 17-63, Wilder 6-40, K.Williams 5-29, Coker 1-24, Winston 7-24,
R.Green 4-16, Stevenson 2-10, Team 1-(minus 23).
PASSING—Maryland, Rowe 9-17-0-119, C.Brown 6-14-0-82,
Diggs 0-1-0-0. Florida St., Winston 23-32-0-393, Coker 3-7-0-38.
RECEIVING—Maryland, Long 3-77, King 3-46, B.Ross 3-17, Diggs 2-24,
Stinebaugh 1-13, L.Jacobs 1-10, K.Goins 1-9, Veii 1-5. Florida St.,
Shaw 5-96, Benjamin 5-60, Greene 4-108, O’Leary 4-55, Freeman 3-35, C.Green 2-39, I.Jones 1-16, K.Williams 1-15, Broxsie 1-7.
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