After getting off to a dominant 4-0 start which included some of the more explosive offensive performances we’ve seen this year, the Maryland Terrapins have struggled mightily since Florida State brought them back down to earth with a 63-0 beatdown.
They nearly lost to a sub-par Virginia team two weeks ago, escaping with just a one-point victory, and last week were downed in a big way by Wake Forest, 34-10. Certainly, this is not what they saw happening when they were 4-0 and heading into what people called a huge match up against FSU.
But, as with anything in the game of football, injuries have played their part in the Terrapins’ woes. QB C.J. Brown was knocked out of the Florida State game, and, even worse, they’ve lost their top two playmakers for the rest of the season in wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long,
The team once thought of as one of the best offenses in the nation has now basically been relegated to scratching their heads.
Now, it’s one thing to point out injuries as they happen, as we do here on a daily basis for you. Reporting on one player at a time can make you forget about some of the other issues.
But, to put things in perspective, when you look at the photo below of the entire injury list released by the Terps (via Paul Myerberg), then you start to gain that perspective and wonder in your head how Maryland is even fielding a team: