Scores

Final

Clemson 21

(2-3, 0-2 away)

Maryland 24

(2-3, 2-2 home)

Coverage: ESPNU

12:00 PM ET, October 3, 2009

Byrd Stadium, College Park, MD

1 2 3 4 T
CLEM 10 3 8 021
MD 0 17 7 024

Top Performers

Passing: C. Turner (MD) - 215 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Spiller (CLEM) - 18 CAR, 72 YDS

Receiving: T. Smith (MD) - 3 REC, 64 YDS, 1 TD

Missed FGs cost Clemson win vs. Maryland

Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Chris Turner passed for two touchdowns and Maryland overcame two late missed field goals by Clemson in a 24-21 win on Saturday.

The win snapped a two-game losing streak by the Terps (2-3, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who snuffed out the Tigers' final drive at the 28 with a sack and fumble recovery by Demetrius Hartsfield with 27 seconds to play.

Clemson (2-3, 1-2) cut the score to 24-21 with 4:11 left in the third quarter after C.J. Spiller scored on a 92-yard kickoff return and a 2-point conversion pass from Kyle Parker to Michael Palmer. The Tiger could have tied and taken the lead but Richard Jackson missed field goals from 47 and 48 yards away.

Maryland was held to 28 yards and a single first down in the first quarter as Clemson built a 10-0 lead. But the Terps rallied with 17 points in the second quarter to pull ahead.

Turner completed 19 of 26 passes for 215 yards and had scoring tosses of 29 yards to Torrey Smith and 4 yards to Ronnie Tyler. The pass to Tyler put Maryland ahead 17-13 with 35 seconds left in the first half.

Maryland managed just 69 yards on 45 carries, fumbling four times on -- losing two. The Terps outgained the Tigers 284-274.

Kyle Parker was 20-for-37 passing for 180 yards and Spiller rushed for 72 yards for the Tigers.

Smith, who caught three passes for 64 yards, became the first ACC player to go over 1,000 all-purpose yards this season.

Maryland's go-ahead drive covered 81 yards with Turner completing 5 of 5 passes for 49 yards and running the ball four times for 27 yards. The Terps closed the half with an interception by Jamari McCullough at the goal line.

Maryland punter Nick Ferrara had a big day, as well. He was forced to handle the punting duties due to an injury, averaging 43.2 yards on eight punts. He had punts of 61 and 53 yards in the first half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CLEM
MD
1st Downs1815
Total Yards274284
Passing193215
Rushing8169
Penalties7-506-57
3rd Down Conversions4-167-17
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers32
Possession28:4931:11

Passing Leaders

ClemsonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Parker20/371804.901
MarylandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Turner19/262158.320

Rushing Leaders

ClemsonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Spiller18724.0012
Ford2199.5117
MarylandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Meggett10272.7110
Douglas7213.009

Receiving Leaders

ClemsonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Palmer56513.0018
Ford5377.4017
MarylandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith36421.3129
Cannon44210.5015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCLEMMD
FG06:06Richard Jackson 41 Yd 30
TD01:23Jacoby Ford 17 Yd Run (Richard Jackson Kick) 100
SECOND QUARTERCLEMMD
FG12:56Nick Ferrara 43 Yd 103
FG08:29Richard Jackson 51 Yd 133
TD04:32Torrey Smith 29 Yd Pass From Chris Turner (Nick Ferrara Kick) 1310
TD00:35Ronnie Tyler 4 Yd Pass From Chris Turner (Nick Ferrara Kick) 1317
THIRD QUARTERCLEMMD
TD04:27Davin Meggett 1 Yd Run (Nick Ferrara Kick) 1324
TD04:11C.J. Spiller 92 Yd Kickoff Return (Kyle Parker Pass To Michael Palmer For Two-Point Conversion) 2124