COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland missed an opportunity at a field goal try as running back Wes Brown attempted to get to the sideline and stop the clock just before the end of the first half on Saturday against Bowling Green.
So the Terrapins would head into the locker room with a 13-6 lead. But they would have longer than normal to think about that missed opportunity as the game was delayed 55 minutes due to lightning in the area.
Bowling Green would go on a 42-14 rampage out of the extended break, going on to win by a margin of 48-27.
But head coach Randy Edsall maintains that the delay had little to do with the second-half breakdown.
“Both teams had to go through the same situation,” he said, “and they came out and they hit a tunnel screen on us for a big play.
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“Our guys have to continue to be more disciplined.”
That 64-yard screen out of the gate would be a precursor to what would come in that second half, which was plagued by long Falcon gains and too much time on the field for the Maryland defense.
Back-to-back drives in the fourth quarter of 99 yards and 73 yards would put the game out of reach for good.
Though the offense showed signs of life after the delay, quarterback Perry Hills said it wasn’t comfortable to endure.
“It does stink because you’re kind of sitting there for a long time not being warmed up and things like that,” he said. “But it really shouldn’t matter that much.”
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Jordan McNair, a University of Maryland football player hospitalized after an organized team workout two weeks ago, has died.
Maryland executive athletic director Damon Evans said McNair was hospitalized on May 29 and died Wednesday.
McNair was a 6-foot-4, 325-pound offensive lineman preparing for his sophomore season. A graduate of McDonogh (Md.) High School, McNair played one game last season.
After leading McDonogh to an 8-3 record as a senior, McNair chose Maryland over Ohio State, Auburn, Penn State and Rutgers.
In a statement, Maryland coach DJ Durkin said, "Our team is heartbroken with the loss of Jordan McNair. Jordan was an incredible young man, and his passion and enthusiasm made him an invaluable and beloved member of our team."
He added, "Over the past few weeks, Jordan never gave up with his family, friends and team by his side. Our team will continue to be inspired by the spirit of this brave fighter."
Maryland basketball head coach Mark Turgeon announced earlier today that assistant coach Dustin Clark is parting ways with the program to pursue an opportunity in Texas with a family business.
In three seasons as a full-time assistant, Clark was responsible for recruiting Kevin Huerter and Anthony Cowan Jr., along with incoming freshman Aaron Wiggins.
The 35-year-old also made a point to recruit overseas, spending much of his time at the Canaris Basketball Academy in the Canary Islands, where he found former Terps center Michal Cekovsky and current redshirt freshman forward Joshua Tomaic.
Clark will become the second member of Turgeon's staff to leave the team following this past season. Nima Omidvar, who was brought on to replace Clark as director of basketball operations in 2014, walked away to become a full-time assistant coach at South Alabama in April.
At the start of the 2018-19 season, Bino Ranson will be the only original member of Turgeon's staff.
Matt Brady, who has had previous head coaching stints at James Madison and Marist, will replace Clark.
In his eight years at JMU, Brady won 139 games and enjoyed four seasons with 20 wins or more. His 2012-13 team won the Colonial Athletic Association and reached the NCAA tournament. He finished with a 73-50 overall record after four seasons at Marist.
The news comes after a season in which the team failed to make the NCAA tournament with an overall record of 19-13, including 8-10 in Big Ten play.