Pack v. Terps

Carolina is our most-hated rival, sure. But for the past decade, Maryland has been our bugaboo. Somewhere out there SFN member Codebrown is crouched in a corner, quivering at the very thought of having to watch this game.

A few notes:

*Maryland is the only undefeated ACC team in conference play. ACC! ACC! ACC!

*In his sixth season, TOB is still looking for his first Atlantic road win. That is not a misprint.

*We’ve won in College Park only once since 1998, way back in 2004. It’s a close second to Winston-Salem.

*Maryland installed artificial field turf before the season, so will there be any speed advantage for them against our secondary? Oddly and inexplicably, Jimbo Fisher never challenged us down field, where Tennessee and Miami both had enormous success against us. Will Maryland try to mimic a gameplan that has worked?

*We control our own destiny in the Atlantic. In fact, we’re in the exact same situation as we were in 2010 after losing to Virginia Tech and then beating Florida State.

*We had to beat Florida State to win the Atlantic, but the loss to Miami does matter because it doesn’t leave any room for error the rest of the way. Another loss essentially ends our hopes of playing in Charlotte December 1.

*Did we finally break through against Maryland with last year’s big comeback? We’ll see.

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28 Responses to Pack v. Terps

  1. Cabin Creek Wolf 10/20/2012 at 9:45 AM #

    MARK IT ZERO, WOLFPACK! Beat the damn herps of UMd! GO WOLFPACK!

  2. UpstateSCWolfpack 10/20/2012 at 9:59 AM #

    I have a very good feeling about this game.

  3. tractor57 10/20/2012 at 11:18 AM #

    Cautiously optimistic here. The Terps are always a pain but our team seems to be on the upswing. Go Pack!

  4. BassPacker 10/20/2012 at 11:18 AM #

    TOB 0 fer in Atlantic road wins….that just boggles my mind. Terps at home worries me. Go Pack !

  5. Wufpacker 10/20/2012 at 11:25 AM #

    I’m not currently allowed on game threads during games for superstitious reasons (self-imposed), but it’s probably just as well. My behavior would likely be far from exemplary today with a UMd game on the line, and I could get myself banned….so, serendipity for today.

    An early foot on the throat of the turtles would be a good thing, but even a 1 point win will be accepted…though that might cause the need for replacement of broken household items.

  6. doug 10/20/2012 at 1:09 PM #

    Pulling for our WOLFPACK here in TN.

  7. Virginia Wolf 10/20/2012 at 2:13 PM #


  8. STLPack01 10/20/2012 at 2:40 PM #

    That stoopid Miami game is going to bite us in the tail….

  9. LRM 10/20/2012 at 2:56 PM #

    Both State and Clemson are cheering for Miami tonight. Breathing room.

  10. Rick 10/20/2012 at 3:08 PM #

    Is this the game thread?

  11. Gowolves 10/20/2012 at 3:41 PM #

    Why not?

    Defense looks awful. Can’t get off the field on third down and tackling is awful.

  12. Gowolves 10/20/2012 at 3:44 PM #

    Have to keep the ball out diggs hands. He is a difference maker.

  13. Gowolves 10/20/2012 at 3:53 PM #

    Nice play call to the fullback

  14. eas 10/20/2012 at 4:09 PM #

    I can’t catch the game today unfortunately due to my daughters tourney….what the heck is going on? Did we forget to show up just like usual? All I can see is the score. Looks like we suck so far.

  15. HPWolf 10/20/2012 at 4:13 PM #

    Can’t win the conference till we win the division. Can’t win the division until we learn to win on the road in the division. We have to get this monkey off our back. TODAY TOB!!!!

  16. JohnGalt78 10/20/2012 at 4:30 PM #

    Is it my set, Time Warner or ESPN….the broadcast is in stutter mode. Anyone else having that problem??

  17. HPWolf 10/20/2012 at 5:20 PM #

    Damn, we needed that bad.

  18. UpstateSCWolfpack 10/20/2012 at 5:31 PM #

    These announcers are idiots.

  19. Cosmo96 10/20/2012 at 5:59 PM #

    I think this one’s over. This team just doesn’t want it bad enough.

  20. JohnGalt78 10/20/2012 at 6:10 PM #

    This is NC State football. This is what we do.

  21. JohnGalt78 10/20/2012 at 6:42 PM #

    Well, sometimes luck comes our way.

  22. tuckerdorm1983 10/20/2012 at 6:49 PM #

    we suck. sometimes it is better to be lucky than good. There is no way we should have won that in that way. They have a good defense, but once the Md QB went out we should have destroyed them. No way we run the table. No way. Luck will have to run out. The NCST that played against Miami showed up tonight. No way they should have been able to go the length of the field at the end with a QB that never took a snap in a college game. We suck.

  23. HPWolf 10/20/2012 at 6:49 PM #

    Unfreakin real, this team is killing me. I love it! Now let’s beat those cheating aholes from the dump on the hump.

  24. tuckerdorm1983 10/20/2012 at 6:51 PM #

    not likely a good outcome over there in Orange County if we play like we did tonight.

  25. packforestry 10/20/2012 at 6:59 PM #

    I think the missed FG in the end is justification for the terrible call on the Amerson pick. Should have been a TD. We Hung in there and gave our selves a chance against a good defense. I’m happy as hell we won this one. Not to mention we had to change our game plan for a completely different style of QB in the second half. Not pretty but WE WON. GO PACK!

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