2010 Maryland Terrapins football team

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2010 Maryland Terrapins football
Maryland Terps logo.png
Military Bowl champion
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
CoachesNo. 24
APNo. 23
2010 record9–4 (5–3 ACC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJames Franklin (3rd season)
Offensive schemeWest Coast offense
Defensive coordinatorDon Brown (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumByrd Stadium
(Capacity: 54,000)
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2010 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 17 Florida State x   6 2         10 4  
No. 23 Maryland   5 3         9 4  
No. 25 NC State   5 3         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
Clemson   4 4         6 7  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 9  
Coastal Division
No. 16 Virginia Tech x$   8 0         11 3  
Miami   5 3         7 6  
Georgia Tech   4 4         6 7  
North Carolina   4 4         8 5  
Duke   1 7         3 9  
Virginia   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Virginia Tech 44, Florida State 33
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Terrapins' (also officially known as the "Terps") 58th season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and its sixth within the framework of the ACC Atlantic Division. They played their home games at Byrd Stadium and were led by head coach Ralph Friedgen. They finished the season 9–4, 5–3 in ACC play and were invited to the Military Bowl where they defeated East Carolina, 51–20.

Head coach Ralph Friedgen was fired at the end of the season. He was replaced on January 2, 2011 by Randy Edsall who was the head coach at Connecticut for twelve seasons (1999–2010).

Before the season[edit]

The season prior, Maryland finished with a 2–10 (ACC 1–7) record, the worst in head coach Ralph Friedgen's tenure and the first ten-loss season in school history. Despite rumors to the contrary, Friedgen was retained, but then athletic director Deborah Yow stated the expectation was seven wins in the 2010 season.[1]

Key losses[edit]

From the already inconsistent offensive line, Maryland lost left tackle Bruce Campbell and center Phil Costa.[2] The 6-foot 7-inch, 310-pound Campbell elected to enter the NFL Draft a year early,[3] and was selected in the fourth round by the Oakland Raiders.[4] Backfield bulwark fullback Cory Jackson was lost to graduation, as was former starting quarterback Chris Turner. Other starters whose eligibility was exhausted were defensive tackle Travis Ivey, defensive ends Jared Harrell and Deege Galt, cornerback Anthony Wiseman, and safeties Jamari McCullough and Terrell Skinner.[5]

Key returns[edit]

Maryland's offensive unit returned seven starters. Jamarr Robinson, the only returning quarterback with game experience, entered the season as the starter as expected. In 2009, he filled in for an injured Turner and completed 46 of 85 pass attempts for 459 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions.[2] Former 1,000-yard rusher Da'Rel Scott amassed 425 yards and four touchdowns on 85 carries but sat out much of the 2009 season with a broken wrist. Davin Meggett also returned alongside Scott to split touches as the number-one running back. Torrey Smith returned as the leading wide receiver and a strong team leader. The offensive line's loss of Costa was replaced with former walk-on Paul Pinegar.[5] The defensive unit returned five starters, including returning tackle (131) leader linebacker Alex Wujciak, returning sack (6) leader Adrian Moten, and interception (4) leader Cameron Chism.[6]



Depth chart[edit]

Information as of September 13, 2010[7]



  • 7 Adrian Cannon – Sr-3V
  • 12 Kevin Dorsey – So-1V
  • 85 Tony Logan – Jr-2V

 Left tackle

  • 75 Justin Gilbert – So-1V
  • 74 Nick Klemm – Fr-RS

 Left guard

  • 77 Andrew Gonnella – Jr-1V
  • 67 Pete White – Fr-RS
  • 73 Max Garcia – Fr-HS


  • 71 Paul Pinegar – Sr-3V
  • 51 John Dillon – So-SQ
  • 60 Chris Rhodes – Jr-SQ

 Right guard

  • 78 Justin Lewis – So-1V
  • 63 Bennett Fulper – So-1V
  • 68 Josh Cary – Fr-RS
  • 61 Reginal Ricks – So-1V

 Right tackle

  • 76 R.J. Dill – So-1V
  • 79 Pete DeSouza – Fr-RS
  • 54 Cody Blue – Fr-RS

 Tight end-Y

  • 89 Matt Furstenburg – So-1V
  • 81 Ryan Schlothauer – So-SQ
  • Injured 80 Lansford Watson – Jr-2V
  • Injured 88 Will Yeatman – Sr-TR
  • Injured 34 Devonte Campbell – So-1V




  • 30 Haroon Brown – Jr-2V
  • 49 Louis Berman – Jr-SQ
  • 47 Paul Lariviere – Jr-SQ
  • Injured 36 Taylor Watson – Jr-2V


  • 82 Torrey Smith – Jr-2V
  • 17 Quintin McCree – Jr-2V
  • 83 Emani Lee-Odai – Sr-3V


 Tight end-F

  • 86 Dave Stinebaugh – Fr-RS
  • 89 Matt Furstenburg – So-SQ


 Defensive end

  • 15 Drew Gloster – Sr-2V
  • 44 Derek Drummond – Jr-2V
  • 58 Bradley Johnson – Fr-RS
  • Injured 91 De'Onte Arnett – Fr-RS
  • Injured 41 Marcus Whitfield – Fr-RS

 Nose tackle

  • 96 A.J. Francis – So-1V
  • 90 Maurice Hampton – Jr-1V
  • 50 Ian Davidson – Jr-1V

 Defensive tackle

  • 72 Joe Vellano – So-1V
  • 69 Zachariah Kerr – So-1V


  • 95 Justin Anderson – So-1V
  • 56 Isaiah Ross – So-1V
  • 99 Carl Russell – So-1V

 SAM linebacker

  • 1 Adrian Moten – Sr-3V
  • 52 Darin Drakeford – So-1V
  • 45 Nick Peterson – Jr-SQ

 MIKE linebacker

 WILL linebacker

  • 9 Demetrius Hartsfield – So-1V
  • 51 Ryan Donohue – So-1V
  • 53 Lorne Goree – Fr-HS
  • Injured 42 Ben Pooler – Jr-1V


  • 21 Trenton Hughes – Jr-1V
  • 25 Dexter McDougle – Fr-RS
  • 38 Jeremiah Johnson – Fr-HS

 Free safety

  • 6 Kenny Tate – Jr-2V
  • 48 Eric Franklin – So-1V
  • 27 Titus Till – Fr-HS

 Strong safety

  • 2 Antwine Perez – Sr-2V
  • 19 Travis Hawkins – Fr-RS
  • 40 Matt Robinson – Fr-HS


  • 22 Cameron Chism – Jr-2V
  • 24 Avery Graham – Fr-RS
  • 26 Michael Carter – Sr-1V



  • 35 Travis Baltz – Sr-3V
  • 37 Ted Townsley – Sr-1V
  • Injured 43 Nick Ferrara – So-1V

 Kickoff specialist

  • 37 Ted Townsley – Sr-1V
  • 35 Travis Baltz – Sr-3V


 Punt returner

  • 85 Tony Logan – Jr-2V
  • 25 Dexter McDougle – Fr-RS

 Kick returner


 Long snapper

  • 64 Tim Downs – Jr-1V

  Fr: Freshman
  So: Sophomore
  Jr: Junior
  Sr: Senior

  V: Number of prior seasons varsity experience
  RS: Redshirt status prior season
  TR: Sat out prior season due to NCAA transfer rules
  SQ: Practice squad prior season
  HS: High school experience only




1 234Total
Navy 0 770 14
Maryland 14 003 17
Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs rushes against Maryland.

Maryland and Navy renewed their intrastate rivalry for their second meeting in 45 years at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The Terrapins took a 14–0 first quarter lead before the Midshipmen equalized in the second half. Maryland punter Travis Baltz made good a final period field goal, which proved the margin of victory after a goal-line stop by Kenny Tate halted a Navy drive in the closing minutes. Navy gained 412 rushing yards, but the Maryland defense allowed them to convert only two of seven scoring opportunities in the red zone.[8]

Morgan State[edit]

In Maryland's home opener they faced Division I FCS Morgan State of Baltimore in their first ever meeting. Maryland routed Morgan State, 62–3. The Terrapins held their opponent to 85 yards of offense, the smallest number during Friedgen's tenure as head coach. It featured the most points scored by a Maryland team since the 1975 game against Virginia, and the second-largest margin in the Ralph Friedgen era (after the 61–0 shutout of The Citadel in 2003).[9]

West Virginia[edit]

Maryland started the game against West Virginia with four crowd noise-induced penalties that pushed them back against their own end zone. The Mountaineers took a 28–0 lead in the third quarter, but the Terrapins responded with 17 unanswered points. The Maryland passing attack exploited the absence of West Virginia cornerback Brandon Hogan who had been suspended for a drunk driving charge. Quarterback Jamarr Robinson completed long touchdown passes of 60 and 80 yards to Torrey Smith, who dropped a third would-be score in the end zone. Offensive lineman Justin Gilbert suffered a knee injury, and the Maryland line surrendered eight sacks, including one which re-injured backup quarterback Danny O'Brien's ankle in his only snap of the game. It was the most allowed by the offensive line during Friedgen's tenure.[10]

Florida International[edit]

Redshirt freshman Danny O'Brien started as quarterback in place of Jamarr Robinson, who had a sore throwing arm from the West Virginia game. In the first three possessions, O'Brien managed only one first down, and Maryland fell behind, 7–0. The quarterback then connected with Torrey Smith for a 32-yard pass, which was advanced to the Florida International 9-yard line because of a ten-yard facemask penalty. On the next play, O'Brien floated a pass to LaQuan Williams in the back corner of the end zone, and the point after touchdown equalized the score.[11] In the second quarter, Tony Logan returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown, which put Maryland up 14–7 at halftime.[12] It was the first time Maryland scored on a punt return since Steve Suter did so in the 2004 Gator Bowl.[13] After Florida International equalized, Da'Rel Scott scored on a 56-yard rush with 2:46 left in the first half. In the third quarter, Florida International scored again before Maryland retook the lead with a 68-yard pass from O'Brien to Smith. Both teams scored once more, and with four minutes remaining in the game, Davin Meggett ran for a 76-yard touchdown.[14] It was the first time Maryland had two 50-yard touchdown runs since Bruce Perry accomplished that feat in 2001.[15]


In the ACC season opener, Maryland was outgained for the fourth time of the season yet again escaped with a victory. The Terrapins surrendered no turnovers while taking away two from Duke, on two interceptions by safety Antwine Perez and linebacker Adrian Moten. Maryland held Duke to field goals in its first three possessions, and fell behind 9–0. Davin Meggett scored on a 9-yard run to cap a Maryland drive shortly before half time. In the third quarter, Tony Logan returned a punt 85 yards which helped the Terrapins a 14–9 advantage. In the final period, Da'Rel Scott caught a short pass from Danny O'Brien and broke free for a 71-yard touchdown. Duke scored to cut the margin to 21–16, and drove to the Maryland 38-yard line. Antwine Perez broke up a pass from quarterback Sean Renfree, which gave Maryland possession on downs and allowed them to run out the clock.[16]


Boston College[edit]

Wake Forest[edit]



Florida State[edit]

North Carolina State[edit]

East Carolina[edit]

Ralph Friedgen and the Maryland Terrapins take the field in the 2010 Military Bowl


September 64:00 pmvs. Navy*ESPNW 17–1469,348[17]
September 116:00 pmMorgan State*ESPN3W 62–340,099[17]
September 1812:00 pmat No. 21 West Virginia*ESPNUL 17–3160,122[17]
September 2512:00 pmFlorida International*
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
ESPNUW 42–2833,254[17]
October 26:00 pmDuke
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
ESPN3W 21–1639,106[17]
October 1612:00 pmat ClemsonACCNL 7–3172,484[18]
October 231:00 pmat Boston CollegeESPN3W 24–2136,078[17]
October 303:30 pmWake Forestdagger
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
ESPNUW 62–1439,063[17]
November 612:00 pmat Miami (FL)ESPNUL 20–2655,434[17]
November 133:30 pmat VirginiaESPN3W 42–2345,634[17]
November 208:00 pmFlorida State
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
ABCL 16–3048,115[17]
November 273:30 pmNo. 21 NC State
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
ESPN2W 38–3135,370[17]
December 292:30 pmvs. East Carolina*ESPNW 51–2038,062
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time



Players of the week[edit]

Watch lists[edit]


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  2. ^ a b 2010 Maryland Preview – Offense Archived 2010-08-22 at the Wayback Machine, Scout.com, June 27, 2010.
  3. ^ Maryland's Campbell to enter draft, ESPN, December 18, 2009.
  4. ^ Raiders draft OT Bruce Campbell in 4th round, San Diego Union-Tribune, April 24, 2010.
  5. ^ a b Friedlander, Brett (August 26, 2010). "ACC Football Preview: Maryland". Star-News. Wilmington. Retrieved August 26, 2010.
  6. ^ Maryland Terrapins Preview 2010 – Defense Archived 2012-03-06 at the Wayback Machine, Scout.com, June 27, 2010.
  7. ^ 2010 University of Maryland Football Depth Chart, University of Maryland, September 13, 2010.
  8. ^ Barker, Jeff (September 7, 2010). "Terps Hang on for Win Over Navy". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved September 7, 2010.
  9. ^ Stevens, Patrick (September 11, 2010) Final: Maryland 62, Morgan State 3, D1Scourse.
  10. ^ Barker, Jeff (September 18, 2010). "Terps Can't Keep Up With West Virginia". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
  11. ^ Barker, Jeff (September 25, 2010). "Dangerous Game for Terps at 7–7". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved September 25, 2010.
  12. ^ Barker, Jeff (September 25, 2010). "Halftime Maryland-FIU Observations". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved September 25, 2010.
  13. ^ Barker, Jeff (September 25, 2010). "Big Plays Boost Terps to 42–28 Win". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved September 25, 2010.
  14. ^ Florida International Golden Panthers vs. Maryland Terrapins Recap, ESPN, September 25, 2010.
  15. ^ Barker, Jeff (September 25, 2010). "Maryland's Win – the Good, the Bad and the Funny". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved September 25, 2010.
  16. ^ Tony Logan's 84-yard punt return boosts Terps by Blue Devils, ESPN, October 2, 2010.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Single Game Team Report ATTENDANCE, Bowl Subdivision (FBS), Valid Thru 13-NOV-10". NCAA.org. Retrieved November 17, 2010.
  18. ^ "2010 Clemson Football Media Guide" (PDF). Clemson University. Retrieved 2011-11-13.
  19. ^ a b Friedgen, O'Brien Honored by the ACC Friedgen earns league's coach of the year award for the second time; O'Brien first-ever Terp rookie of the year Archived 2012-05-15 at the Wayback Machine, University of Maryland, November 30, 2010.
  20. ^ FWAA NAMES 2010 FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAM, Football Writers Association of America, January 10, 2010.
  21. ^ a b c d e f 2010 All-ACC Football Teams Announced ACSMA honors top student-athletes from around the ACC. Archived January 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, Atlantic Coast Conference, November 29, 2010.
  22. ^ Atlantic Coast Conference Announces ACC Football Players of the Week For: September 27 NC State's Russell Wilson and Nate Irving Highlight Six Honorees Archived 2012-10-08 at the Wayback Machine, Atlantic Coast Conference, September 27, 2010.
  23. ^ a b ACC Announces ACC Football Players Of The Week for October 25 Clemson's Andre Ellington and Miami's Allen Bailey highlight six honorees Archived 2012-10-08 at the Wayback Machine, Atlantic Coast Conference, October 25, 2010.
  24. ^ AACC Announces ACC Football Players of the Week for November 1 NC State's Russell Wilson and Boston College's Luke Kuechly Highlight Seven Honorees Archived 2012-10-08 at the Wayback Machine, Atlantic Coast Conference, November 1, 2010.
  25. ^ ACC Announces Football Players of the Week for November 13 Games Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly and Florida State kicker Dustin Hopkins Highlight Six Honorees Archived 2012-10-08 at the Wayback Machine, Atlantic Coast Conference, November 15, 2010.
  26. ^ a b c Three Terps Earn ACC POW Honors Smith voted offensive back of week, Perez the top defensive back, O'Brien No. 1 rookie Archived 2012-05-15 at the Wayback Machine, University of Maryland, November 29, 2010.
  27. ^ Antwine Perez of Maryland Named the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week[permanent dead link], Jim Thorpe Association, October 27, 2010.
  28. ^ a b MARYLAND'S TATE IS NAGURSKI NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK, Football Writers Association of America, September 7, 2010.
  29. ^ Kenny Tate of Maryland Named Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week Archived 2011-05-27 at the Wayback Machine, Jim Thorpe Association, September 9, 2010.
  30. ^ a b Atlantic Coast Conference Announces ACC Football Players of the Week; UNC's Yates, Maryland's Tate Headline Eight Honorees Archived 2012-10-07 at the Wayback Machine, Atlantic Coast Conference, September 7, 2010.
  31. ^ Prisbell, Eric (September 30, 2010). "Baltz a Semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
  32. ^ a b c Three Terps on Preseason Award Watch Lists Moten and Wujciak on Butkus list, Smith a candidate for Hornung Award Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine, University of Maryland, August 17, 2010.
  33. ^ Scott on Doak Walker Watch List Senior running back a candidate for the third straight season Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine, University of Maryland, August 25, 2010.
  34. ^ a b Scott, Wujciak on Preseason Watch Lists Senior running back on Maxwell Award list, senior linebacker a Bednarik Award candidate Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine, University of Maryland, August 9, 2010.
  35. ^ Smith on Biletnikoff Watch List Terps junior in running for nation's top wide receiver award Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine, University of Maryland, August 13, 2010.
  36. ^ a b c Wujciak on Nagurski Watch List Senior linebacker candidate for third postseason award Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine, University of Maryland, June 21, 2010.
  37. ^ a b c 2010 Preseason ACC Football Team Announced; North Carolina Leads With Five Selections, 20 of 23 Earned All-ACC Honors in 2009 Archived 2010-12-31 at the Wayback Machine, Atlantic Coast Conference, July 28, 2010.
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