Maryland 37

(3-2, 1-2 away)

E Michigan 13

(1-4, 1-2 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 27, 2003

Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI

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MD 6 10 7 1437
EMU 3 7 3 013


YPSILANTI, Michigan (Ticker) -- This time, Maryland found a way to defeat a Mid-American Conference opponent.

Scott McBrien threw for a season-high 252 yards as the Terrapins scored the final 21 points for a 37-13 victory over Eastern Michigan.

Maryland (3-2) was ranked 14th in the country before losing its season opener at Northern Illinois on August 28 in overtime, 20-13. The Terrapins were forced to make a second trip to a MAC opponent this season thanks to prior contractual commitments before coach Ralph Friedgen took over two years ago.

The Eagles (1-4), who suffered a 39-7 loss at Navy last week, cut the deficit to 16-13 on Andrew Wellock's 25-yard field goal with just under 11 minutes to go in the third quarter.

The Terrapins answered on Josh Allen's eight-yard TD run with 5:42 to go in the third, his second of the game.

A 60-yard pass from McBrien to Derrick Fenner set up McBrien's eight-yard touchdown run on the first play of the fourth quarter. McBrien capped the scoring with a 14-yard TD pass to Dan Melendez on the Terrapins' next series.

Allen carried 18 times for 71 yards. Bruce Perry, who has battled injuries throughout the year, managed just 38 yards on 11 carries.

The Terrapins were the first school from the Bowl Championship Series to visit Eastern Michigan's Rynearson Stadium. The game drew 19,628 fans.