It had to have been the uniforms. In what was a little less dramatic than anticipated, Maryland ended up shutting out West Virginia, 37-0.
It all felt fresh for Maryland on Saturday — its splashy, bright red uniforms, its first four-game winning streak in seven years and the beginning of a new chapter against a West Virginia team that had beaten the Terps seven straight times.
Even with a persistent rain, it turned out to be the perfect afternoon for Maryland to debut its new “Pride 2.0″ uniforms on the field. In their first game with hand-painted helmets and “no-grab” Under Armour fabric, the Terps had six takeaways in a 37-0 victory over the Mountaineers (2-2) at M&T Bank Stadium.
It was Maryland’s first shutout since 2008, and the first against the Mountaineers since 1999.
The Terps already have matched last season’s win total, and are 4-0 for the first time since 2001. Their last four-game winning streak was in 2006. They are two wins shy of bowl eligibility.
For the first time this season, Maryland failed to surpass 500 yards in total offense — but it didn’t need to.
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