Continued success for the offensive line
As was mentioned above, Maryland has had one of the most impressive offenses in the Big Ten this season.
Part of the reason for that success is the growth of the offensive line.
Randy Edsall may not have done a lot of things right during his time in College Park, but he did recruit the offensive line well. Edsall was responsible for bringing several talented offensive linemen to Maryland.
Center Brendan Moore and offensive tackles Derwin Gray and Damian Prince are all very talented starts and were all Edsall recruits.
Moore wasn’t a highly rated recruit, but has developed into one of the best centers in the Big Ten. Gray and Prince were four-star recruits, but have needed a lot of development since arriving on campus.
Now they’re part of a group that has only allowed three sacks in the first two games. In fact, coach D.J. Durkin has attributed some of the early success of Hill to the help that he gets from his offensive line.
It’s an experienced group aside from guard Sean Christie. Christie played in all 13 game last season, but all of that action came on special teams.
It’s also a group that has really looked dominant and shouldn’t falter when Big Ten plays rolls around. Look for the success to continue against a Central Florida team that has just one sack on the season.