On Petty, who completed 9-of-18 passes for 2 TD and 1 INT:
"I think he got better as the second half went on," Edsall said. "I think he was a little behind the speed in the first half and settled down. We knew him better in the second half. … Given what was presented to him, he handled it the best way possible."
Bennett Fulper returned to action after missing the two previous games due to a turf toe injury. He spelled Josh Cary in the second half.
Also returning was center Sal Conaboy, who has been out of commission since October 13. He filled in for Evan Mulrooney on the last drive of the game.
On the offensive line:
“We had planned to play (Fulper) and get him reps and he came out of it well,” Edsall said. “I thought he did a good job while he was in there. We’ll have some decisions to make this week.”
Wes Brown sustained an injury (yeah right, join the cub). In his place, Brandon Ross ran for a team-high 66 yards.
On Ross, who was named the starter at tailback at the start of the season.
"We had planned to rotate him every third series, and when Wes [Brown] got banged up, he got a little bit more of an opportunity which he took advantage of," Edsall said. "It was good to see."
Edsall addressed the freshman after the game and told him he needs to be more mature in the future.
ESPN's weekly bowl game projections found spots for seven ACC teams, and a "TBD" for one, a bowl the Terps know awfully well.
With Florida State likely to the Orange Bowl, Clemson to the Chick-fil-A Bowl, and the likes of Miami, Virginia Tech, Duke, N.C. State and Wake Forest to another, could the Terps be Military Bowl-bound?
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