Maryland 13, Wake Forest 7

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Sam Hollenbach threw for 164 yards in
his first college start and Maryland's defense redeemed itself with
an impressive performance in a 13-7 victory over Wake Forest on

Hollenbach, who spent most of the season as the third
quarterback on the depth chart, went 16-for-27 with no
interceptions. The sophomore started ahead of the ineffective Joel
Statham and injured second-stringer Jordan Steffy.

Despite the victory, Maryland (5-6, 3-5 Atlantic Coast
Conference) finished with a losing record for the first time in
four seasons under coach Ralph Friedgen.

Hollenbach played well, but the Terrapins won because of a
defense that had yielded 55 points in its previous outing against
Virginia Tech. Wake Forest's only touchdown came on a 28-yard drive
following a turnover.

Wake Forest (4-7, 1-7) trailed 13-7 when Cory Randolph replaced
starting quarterback Ben Mauk and drove the Demon Deacons to the
Maryland 10 midway through the fourth quarter. But the march ended
when safety Chris Kelley forced a fumble at the 1 and the Terrapins
recovered with 8:25 remaining.

Maryland then punted, and Wake Forest failed on a fourth-down
try from the Maryland 27 with 4:06 to go. The Deacons' final drive
ended before they reached midfield.

Nick Novak kicked two field goals for the Terrapins and finished
his career with 393 points, most in ACC history and tied for fifth
on the NCAA Division-I list.

Chris Barclay ran for 103 yards and scored the lone touchdown
for Wake Forest. The 5-foot-10 junior finished with 1,010 yards
rushing to become the first Wake Forest player to top the
1,000-yard mark in successive seasons, and his 30th career TD tied
a school record.

The Terrapins led 13-0 in the third quarter before a miscue
enabled the Demon Deacons to get back in the game. Maryland's J.J.
Justice was blocking on a Wake Forest punt when the ball hit him in
the foot, and the Deacons recovered.

That set up a 5-yard touchdown run by Barclay, and late in the
quarter Jeremy Thompson blocked a 37-yard field goal try by Novak
to keep the score at 13-6.

It was 13-0 at halftime, the first time this season the Demon
Deacons were held scoreless in the first half.

After Ryan Plackemeier missed a 25-yard field goal for Wake
Forest, Hollenbach directed an 11-play, 80-yard drive that produced
the Terrapins' first touchdown in 10 quarters. Hollenbach went
3-for-4 for 40 yards before Josh Allen scored on a 13-yard run.

In the second quarter, Hollenbach engineered a 13-play drive
that produced a 22-yard field goal by Novak and a 10-0 lead with
2:27 left. Allen carried nine times for 43 yards during the march.

Maryland then forced a punt, and the Terrapins moved 34 yards in
seven plays over 40 seconds before Novak kicked a 47-yard field
goal as time expired in the half.

Allen gained 74 yards on 18 carries before tearing the anterior
cruciate ligament in his left knee late in the half.


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