What We Learned From Morgan State

O'Brien, with an unsprained ankle for another half a second.

  • The Terps can score. Morgan State’s defense is most likely the worst Maryland will face all year, but 62 points against any team is still very impressive.
  • Desmond Kearse is a force to be reckoned with. The true freshman gave the Bears’ left tackle fits all game and was continually in the face of Donovan Dickerson.
  • Maryland has five reliable choices when running the ball. Yes, five. We already knew that Da’Rel Scott, Davin Meggett, and Jamarr Robinson could move the ball down field, but D.J. Adams came to play on Saturday and Ronnie Tyler proved to be an interesting option when the Terps ran the flexbone.
  • The future looks bright. With freshmen Danny O’Brien, Matt Robinson, David Mackall, Adams, and Kearse all excelling, Maryland fans have a lot to look forward to.
  • Tight end is not as much of an issue as we might have thought. Matt Furstenburg led the team in receiving yards and looked very comfortable in that position; more importantly, Jamarr Robinson and O’Brien looked comfortable throwing to him.
  • Ultimately, the biggest lesson we learned was that the Terps are mentally strong enough to blow out a team they are supposed to blow out. Along the line, that means beating teams they’re supposed to beat (like Duke and Wake Forest), and then eventually beating teams they aren’t expected to (Florida State, anyone?).

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