Florida State Pitching a First Half Shutout Against Maryland


There has been one half of football played inside Doak Campbell Stadium between the Florida State Seminoles and the Maryland Terrapins and, so far, the shootout that everyone expected–isn’t happening.

Maryland, who has never won a game on this field, brought in one of the most potent, balanced offenses in the country so far in hopes of trying to change that stat. But, thus far, they have not been able to score a single point against this vaunted FSU defense, as the ‘Noles currently lead at the half, 21-0.

The Florida State Seminoles have held the Terps’ offense to just 131 total yards through the first two quarters and are dominating the in the trenches.

As for Jameis Winston and that FSU offense, well, they’re just fine.

Winston currently is 14-of-20 for 202 yards with a touchdown to 6-6 WR Kelvin Benjamin right before the half ended. In something just a bit unusual, though, he has been sacked three times so far.

But, unquestionably, the story is the ineffectiveness of the Maryland offense, who also lost their QB CJ Brown in the second quarter to injury. Brown was also injured on this field in 2011, so it’s safe to say that Doak is not his favorite place to play.

We’ll see if the Maryland offense can find their groove in the second half with backup Caleb Rowe at the helm.


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