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Virginia beats error-prone Maryland 20-9

Oct 17, 2009 - 11:47 PM By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer

COLLEGE PARK, Md.(AP) -- Virginia defensive end Nate Collins scored on a 32-yard interception return to help the Cavaliers beat Maryland 20-9 in a cold, steady rain on Saturday.

It was the third straight victory for Virginia (3-3, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Cavaliers trailed 9-3 late in the third quarter before scoring 10 points in a 19-second span.

After Robert Randolph kicked a 31-yard field goal, linebacker Darren Childs deflected a pass by Maryland quarterback Chris Turner. The 290-pound Collins latched onto the ball, broke to his left and took it down the sideline into the end zone.

Maryland's Nick Ferrara missed field goal tries of 44 and 37 yards in the fourth quarter. Then, after Turner threw an incomplete on a fourth-and-17 from the Maryland 2, Rashawn Jackson scored for Virginia with 1:43 left.

The Terrapins (2-5, 1-2) have lost four of five.

Maryland fumbled four times, losing two, and Turner was intercepted twice.

Virginia played the fourth quarter without quarterback Jameel Sewell, who left with an undisclosed injury. The Cavaliers finished with 67 yards rushing, the first time in 16 games since 1957 that Virginia beat Maryland when rushing for fewer than 100 yards.

After Ferrara kicked a 29-yard field goal to make it 9-3 with 6:08 left in the third quarter, a fluky reception by Virginia's Kris Burd set up Randolph's second field goal. Burd was on his back near the sideline when Antoine Perez dropped a potential interception, and the ball landed on Burd's chest for a 28-yard gain.

Then Collins gave the Cavaliers the lead for good. It was the third interception returned for a touchdown against Maryland this season.

The Terrapins finished with a minus-3 turnover differential and are minus-13 for the season.

Maryland led 6-3 at halftime after holding the Cavaliers to 12 yards on 15 plays in the second quarter.

The Terrapins' first drive ended with a fumble by David Meggett at the Virginia 24, setting the tone for the afternoon.

On their second possession, the Cavaliers had a first-and-goal at the Maryland 1 but had to settle for a 32-yard field goal. The Terrapins tied it when linebacker Adrian Moten forced a fumble by Sewell at the Virginia 33 and Ferrara followed with a 48-yard field goal.

An attempted rugby punt by the Cavaliers' Jimmy Howell went for minus-3 yards and went out of bounds at the Virginia 40, setting up a 30-yard field goal.








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    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    VIRGINIA 3 0 10 7 20
    MARYLAND 0 6 3 0 9 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: VIRGINIA - FG, ROBERT RANDOLPH 32 YD, 13:13.
    VIRGINIA 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: MARYLAND - FG, NICK FERRARA 48 YD, 1:46.
    MARYLAND 3-3
    MARYLAND - FG, NICK FERRARA 30 YD, 13:21.
    MARYLAND 6-3
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    VIRGINIA 20
    MARYLAND 9 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

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    VIRGINIA 20
    MARYLAND 9 1:43 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Virginia 20, Maryland 9  4th - 1:43Oct 17 7:18 PM
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    MARYLAND 9 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

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    MARYLAND 9 1:43 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Virginia 13, Maryland 9  3rd - 1:43Oct 17 6:32 PM


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    VIRGINIA 12
    MARYLAND 9 1:43 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Virginia 12, Maryland 9  3rd - 1:43Oct 17 6:32 PM


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    VIRGINIA 6
    MARYLAND 9 2:02 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Virginia 6, Maryland 9  3rd - 2:02Oct 17 6:28 PM


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    VIRGINIA 3
    MARYLAND 9 6:08 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Virginia 3, Maryland 9  3rd - 6:08Oct 17 6:13 PM


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    VIRGINIA 3
    MARYLAND 6 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    VIRGINIA 3
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    Virginia 3, Maryland 6  2nd - 1:39Oct 17 5:25 PM


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    VIRGINIA 3
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    Virginia 3, Maryland 3  2nd - 13:14Oct 17 4:48 PM


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    VIRGINIA 3
    MARYLAND 0 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Oct 17 4:41 PM


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    MARYLAND 0 1:47 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Virginia 3, Maryland 0  1st - 1:47Oct 17 4:34 PM
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