Halftime – Wow. What a stinker.

I have to say I’m shocked. Sure, the terp fan in me could see this coming, but I did not want to believe that the team would come out and play like a bunch of bums, thinking this was going to be a romp. They have looked listless in offense, very little creativity in the play calling. No screens, no slants, nothing.

The defense looks horrendous. No tackling, confusion on what a QB making his THIRD START EVER is going to do.

Just getting beat from one end of the field to the other. Do I have faith in a second half comeback? After what happened last week, it’s possible, but the difference is UVA has cashed in on all of its scoring opportunities. We are not staring at an 11 poing deficit. We are 21 points down.

Who can we blame?! I’d love to blame somebody, but I have no idea why this team contiinues to do this to us and itself.

Terps v. Cal (Almost) Halftime Thread

I have to remove the “They Can’t Win” Thread off the top of the page; just for karma’s sake.

Today is my birthday. I can’t picture a better present than what the Terps gave us in the first half. The running game has stayed true and Turner has been able to make them pay when Cal stacks the box. He isn’t going down the field (except for that laser that Turner threw to Heyward-Bey); but the screen pass and short outs have been effective.

I’m still concerned about the complete lack of defensive pressure. Cal’s QB has all day back there and the Bears have been able to move the ball as a result. The good news is that the defense has stiffened in the red zone thus far.

Turner has not made any mistakes which has keyed our success. Let our athletes do what they do. Just get them the ball in open space and we will be fine.

I’m cautiously optimistic that the Terps can finish this big win off in the next 30 minutes. As Gregg alluded to in his post; a win would set the season up for success because the ACC is way down (as everyone and their brother keeps mentioning)

MD Playing Atrocious Perimeter Defense

That is why we are losing at the half. They need to get their collective heads out of their collective asses. FSU is having shooting practice out there. Get a hand in their faces!

Why is Jason McAlpin playing? Is half the team sick with the flu. There is something going on with the audio I am getting through the slingbox so I can tell. I just know you don’t play your walk ons unless something is really wrong.

Why did it take Maryland 30 minutes to figure out that FSU’s offense consists of running high screens until someone gets open?

Halftime Observations

We suck.

There’s your observation. Now I can’t watch this game (thank goodness), but I’m following it on the GameTracker. It seems like it’s pretty much self explanatory as far as the numbers go. Let’s take a look, why don’t we:

We are losing to American 25-20 at the half. Just unbelieveable.

We are shooting 21%, that’s 5 of 24 from the field. But we are 3 of 10 from three point range, so that means we are 2 of 14 from inside of the arc. 2 of 14.

We are being outrebounded 23-18 and AU has 6 offensive boards.

After having just 1 turnover in the first 12 minutes, we now have 6.

Vazquez only took 4 shots. Hayes took 4. Gist took 3 and has 2 fouls.

Folks, I don’t understand this team. Our defense has been good all year, but this offense is so unbelievably bad. I mean reeeeeeeealy bad. Horrible.

I just can’t wait for the 2nd half! (Insert Sarcasm here)