Maryland's package call. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
I went around the media world to pull some quotes from the most obvious places.
Georgia Tech's excursion through the wilderness of the ACC has turned out to be more nettlesome than expected...For the second week in a row, against a weaker league opponent, the Yellow Jackets failed to generate a full team effort and tread close to their first loss of the season...Through three quarters, Tech had given up 176 yards. Eight Maryland possessions, not including a kneel-down at the end of the first half, had produced three points and led coach Randy Edsall to pull starting quarterback Danny O'Brien for backup C.J. Brown. - Ken Sugiura, AJC
For Maryland, there was a perpetual sense Saturday of trying desperately to hang on — to Georgia Tech ball carriers, to the game, and to a season the Terps hoped would not begin to slip away...Maryland coach Randy Edsall said he was disappointed to lose, but encouraged by a defense that held the run-happy Yellow Jackets — who had been averaging 51.6 points and 378 rushing yards per game — scoreless for the final 27 minutes..."I thought they did what they were coached to do," Edsall said of his injury-plagued defense...The Terps said they were inspired by left guard Andrew Gonnella — a team captain and the offensive line’s only senior — who suffered a gruesome leg injury and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital midway through the fourth quarter. - Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun
The Yellow Jackets are now 6-0 and the first bowl-eligible team in the country, while the Terrapins fall to 2-3 with another ranked (and undefeated) opponent on the horizon with Clemson next Saturday. But don't let the scoreline fool you: Tech looked very beatable in this game, putting up only 368 total yards (as opposed to the 600+ they normally have) and 21 points (as opposed to the 60 or so that they're averaging), and that was against the ACC's worst defense. Which, by the way, I have enormous respect for after their performance; the defense, in fact, was outstanding and deserves any number of plaudits. - Ben Broman, Testudo Times