Scores

Final

Maryland 37

(6-6, 3-3 away)

NC State 0

(5-7, 3-4 home)

12:00 PM ET, November 24, 2007

Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC

1 2 3 4 T
MD 3 21 6 737
NCST 0 0 0 00

Top Performers

Passing: C. Turner (MD) - 206 YDS

Rushing: L. Ball (MD) - 18 CAR, 78 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Blackman (NCST) - 5 REC, 98 YDS

Maryland 37, N.C. State 0

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Lance Ball and Keon Lattimore rushed for two touchdowns apiece as Maryland routed North Carolina State 37-0 on Saturday.

The Terrapins (6-6, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) posted their first shutout since 2004 and became bowl eligible for the second consecutive year. They scored on four straight possessions in the first half.

Chris Turner was 19-of-24 for 206 yards and had a 41-yard keeper that set up a touchdown for Maryland. The Terrapins ran for a season-high 249 yards while holding the Wolfpack to just 10 yards rushing.

The Wolfpack's faint bowl hopes were dashed in an unexpectedly lopsided game. Maryland came in having lost four of five, while N.C. State had won four of five.

The Wolfpack were shut out for the first time since a 14-0 loss to Baylor on Sept. 23, 1995, a span of 150 straight games that was longest active streak in the ACC.

Maryland faced a nearly identical situation before its most recent visit to Carter-Finley Stadium in 2005, with both teams entering their regular-season finale one victory shy of the six needed to qualify for a bowl. N.C. State won and advanced to the Meineke Car Care Bowl, while Maryland's season ended.

The Terrapins didn't let that happen again, outscoring N.C. State 21-0 in the second quarter and using big plays to set up their three touchdowns.

Turner's keeper through the left side set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Lattimore. On the next drive, Turner's 38-yard pass to Isaiah Williams came three plays before Ball ran for a 15-yard touchdown to make it 17-0.

Da'Rel Scott then rushed 33 yards up the middle to open a possession that ended with Ball's second TD, a 2-yard burst around right end that gave the Terps a 24-0 lead with 4 minutes left before halftime. By then, some fans were headed for the exits.

Obi Egekeze kicked three field goals for Maryland.

It was a rare rout in a series that had been dominated by close games, with the previous seven meetings decided by an average of fewer than 6 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MD
NCST
1st Downs2214
Total Yards466250
Passing217240
Rushing24910
Penalties6-424-38
3rd Down Conversions8-161-13
4th Down Conversions0-00-3
Turnovers01
Possession37:5522:05

Passing Leaders

MarylandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Turner19/242068.600
North Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Evans18/291685.801

Rushing Leaders

MarylandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott88911.1033
Ball18784.3220
North Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown393.003
Eugene1070.706

Receiving Leaders

MarylandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Haynos57114.2021
Williams35217.3038
North Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Blackman59819.6041
Bowens55711.4018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMDNCST
FG01:48Obi Egekeze 30 Yd
Drive: 7 plays, 27 yds, 4:10
30
SECOND QUARTERMDNCST
TD12:43Keon Lattimore 1 Yd Run (Obi Egekeze Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 54 yds, 2:06
100
TD07:39Lance Ball 15 Yd Run (Obi Egekeze Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 88 yds, 4:00
170
TD04:05Lance Ball 2 Yd Run (Obi Egekeze Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 63 yds, 2:09
240
THIRD QUARTERMDNCST
FG05:45Obi Egekeze 34 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 48 yds, 3:33
270
FG00:08Obi Egekeze 30 Yd
Drive: 8 plays, 44 yds, 3:28
300
FOURTH QUARTERMDNCST
TD10:25Keon Lattimore 5 Yd Run (Obi Egekeze Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 63 yds, 4:14
370