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Maryland responds, slows down California

Sep 13, 2008 - 11:34 PM COLLEGE PARK, Maryland (Ticker) -- After a dismal effort last week, Chris Turner and Maryland clearly had something to prove.

Turner passed for two touchdowns and Da'Rel Scott rushed for a pair of scores Saturday, leading the Terrapins to a 35-27 upset of 25th-ranked California in the first meeting between the schools.

In last week's 24-14 loss to Middle Tennessee, Turner threw three interceptions. The junior was on target Saturday, completing 15-of-19 passes for 156 yards, including a 1-yard TD toss to Dan Gronkowski in the second quarter and a 27-yard scoring strike to Darrius Heyward-Bey in the third.

"I think this game proves we can play with anyone," Turner said. "We can put a lot of points on the board and probably should have scored a few more touchdowns."

"Chris managed the offense extremely well today," Maryland tackle Jamie Thomas added. "We moved the ball up and down the field well with good passing and running."

Scott scored on touchdown runs of 24 and 1 yards in the first quarter to stake the Terrapins (2-1) to an early 14-0 lead. He rushed for 87 yards on 19 carries before leaving in the third quarter with a shoulder injury.

"I kind of challenged them last night at our meeting," Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen said. "They came out ready to play, and they played with their hearts. That's what I asked them to do."

California (2-1) headed east after scoring 102 points in its first two games, including a 66-3 drubbing at Washington State last week, when the Golden Bears set a school record for points in a Pac-10 Conference game.

Through three quarters Saturday, California played as though it was still on West Coast time, managing only a pair of field goals. The summer-like conditions on the East Coast also bothered the Golden Bears, according to at least one player.

"It was tough," California tight end Tad Smith said. "The offense wasn't firing in the first three quarters and we were playing a little sluggish. To tell you the truth, the humidity was tough. I was over-heated in the game."

However, Maryland seemed to let up after building a 28-6 lead, and Kevin Riley threw a scare into the Terrapins with three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter.

With still almost seven minutes remaining, California coach Jeff Tedford elected to attempt an onside kick. The move backfired, as Maryland recovered and Davin Megget's 38-yard run set up his 1-yard TD plunge that made it 35-13.

Still, Riley made it close with TD passes to Smith and Verran Tucker in the final five minutes. The sophomore attempted 58 passes, completing 33, for 428 yards after a slow start.

After rushing for 391 yards last week, the Golden Bears were held to 38 Saturday. Cal was forced to mostly abandon its running game after falling behind, 21-3, on the first play of the second period.

"We looked at (Maryland's tape) and knew they had a lot of ability," Tedford said. "I don't think the first two weeks they played to their potential."








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CALIFORNIA (23) 3 3 0 21 27
    MARYLAND 14 7 7 7 35 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MARYLAND - TD, DA'REL SCOTT 24 YD RUN (OBI
    EGEKEZE KICK), 3:55. MARYLAND
    7-0
    MARYLAND - TD, DA'REL SCOTT 1 YD RUN (OBI
    EGEKEZE KICK), 6:19. MARYLAND
    14-0
    CALIFORNIA - FG, DAVID SEAWRIGHT 29 YD, 10:04.

    California(23) 27, Maryland 35  FinalSep 13 3:31 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD CALIFORNIA
    TAD SMITH 9 YD PASS FROM KEVIN RILEY
    (DAVID SEAWRIGHT KICK)
    CALIFORNIA (23) 20
    MARYLAND 35 5:03 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    California(23) 20, Maryland 35  4th - 5:03Sep 13 3:13 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD MARYLAND
    DAVIN MEGGETT 1 YD RUN
    (OBI EGEKEZE KICK)
    CALIFORNIA (23) 13
    MARYLAND 35 6:22 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    California(23) 13, Maryland 35  4th - 6:22Sep 13 3:06 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD CALIFORNIA
    CAMERON MORRAH 10 YD PASS FROM KEVIN RILEY
    (DAVID SEAWRIGHT KICK)
    CALIFORNIA (23) 13
    MARYLAND 28 6:55 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    California(23) 13, Maryland 28  4th - 6:55Sep 13 2:59 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CALIFORNIA (23) 3 3 0 6
    MARYLAND 14 7 7 28 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MARYLAND - TD, DA'REL SCOTT 24 YD RUN (OBI
    EGEKEZE KICK), 3:55. MARYLAND
    7-0
    MARYLAND - TD, DA'REL SCOTT 1 YD RUN (OBI
    EGEKEZE KICK), 6:19. MARYLAND
    14-0
    CALIFORNIA - FG, DAVID SEAWRIGH

    Sep 13 2:37 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD MARYLAND
    DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY 27 YD PASS FROM CHRIS TURNER
    (OBI EGEKEZE KICK)
    CALIFORNIA (23) 6
    MARYLAND 28 8:36 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    California(23) 6, Maryland 28  3rd - 8:36Sep 13 2:12 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CALIFORNIA (23) 3 3 6
    MARYLAND 14 7 21 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MARYLAND - TD, DA'REL SCOTT 24 YD RUN (OBI
    EGEKEZE KICK), 3:55. MARYLAND
    7-0
    MARYLAND - TD, DA'REL SCOTT 1 YD RUN (OBI
    EGEKEZE KICK), 6:19. MARYLAND
    14-0
    CALIFORNIA - FG, DAVID SEAWRIGHT 29 YD,

    Sep 13 2:03 PM
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    California(23) 6, Maryland 21  2nd - 12:52Sep 13 2:02 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CALIFORNIA (23) 3 3 6
    MARYLAND 14 7 21 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MARYLAND - TD, DA'REL SCOTT 24 YD RUN (OBI
    EGEKEZE KICK), 3:55. MARYLAND
    7-0
    MARYLAND - TD, DA'REL SCOTT 1 YD RUN (OBI
    EGEKEZE KICK), 6:19. MARYLAND
    14-0
    CALIFORNIA - FG, DAVID SEAWRIGHT 30 YD,

    Sep 13 1:33 PM
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    California(23) 6, Maryland 21  HalfSep 13 1:33 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG CALIFORNIA
    DAVID SEAWRIGHT 22 YD
    CALIFORNIA (23) 6
    MARYLAND 21 10:10 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    California(23) 6, Maryland 21  2nd - 10:10Sep 13 12:55 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD MARYLAND
    DAN GRONKOWSKI 1 YD PASS FROM CHRIS TURNER
    (OBI EGEKEZE KICK)
    CALIFORNIA (23) 3
    MARYLAND 21 14:56 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    California(23) 3, Maryland 21  2nd - 14:56Sep 13 12:45 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CALIFORNIA (23) 3 3
    MARYLAND 14 14 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MARYLAND - TD, DA'REL SCOTT 24 YD RUN (OBI
    EGEKEZE KICK), 3:55. MARYLAND
    7-0
    MARYLAND - TD, DA'REL SCOTT 1 YD RUN (OBI
    EGEKEZE KICK), 6:19. MARYLAND
    14-0
    CALIFORNIA - FG, DAVID SEAWRIGH

    Sep 13 12:41 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG CALIFORNIA
    DAVID SEAWRIGHT 30 YD
    CALIFORNIA (23) 3
    MARYLAND 14 4:56 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    California(23) 3, Maryland 14  1st - 4:56Sep 13 12:29 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD MARYLAND
    DA'REL SCOTT 1 YD RUN
    (OBI EGEKEZE KICK)
    CALIFORNIA (23) 0
    MARYLAND 14 8:41 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    California(23) 0, Maryland 14  1st - 8:41Sep 13 12:19 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD MARYLAND
    DA'REL SCOTT 24 YD RUN
    (OBI EGEKEZE KICK)
    CALIFORNIA (23) 0
    MARYLAND 7 11:05 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    California(23) 0, Maryland 7  1st - 11:05Sep 13 12:11 PM
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