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2007 Maryland Terrapins Football Preview

2007 Maryland Terrapins season preview from Maddux Sports. Below you can find our official Maryland Terrapins football preview as well as the 2007 Maryland Terrapins Football Schedule. Dont miss Maddux's college football predictions against the college football point spread from the 2-time UHC contest winner.

Coach: Ralph Friedgen (7th year at Maryland)
Team Name: Terrapins
2006 Overall Record: 9-4
Returning Starters: 14

After finishing tied for second in the ACC Atlantic, the Maryland Terrapins (9- 4 overall, 5- 3 ACC) went on to defeat Purdue 24- 7 in the Champs Bowl. It will be tough for the Terrapins to repeat that performance in 2007.

Most of the offense on this team is generated by the ground game. Maryland has two problems—former starting QB Sam Hollenbach is gone and the Terrapin receivers can't seem to hold onto the ball. Senior TB Lance Ball (174 CAR, 815 YDs, 8 TDs) can cut and run between tacklers. TB Keon Lattimore (743 YDs, 3 TDs), also a senior, is a breakaway threat. Three starters return to the offensive line, but they must stay healthy; there's little depth. Sophomore Darrius Heyward-Bey (45 REC, 694 YDs, 5 TDs) is the team's best receiver. Junior Jordan Steffy and sophomore Josh Portis are both in contention for the QB spot.

The defensive frontline returns all four starters—seniors and juniors. The Terrapins ranked 96th nationally versus the run and; with this line, they should be able to do better. Senior Dre Moore and junior Jeremy Navarre recorded 3.5 sacks each. Junior WLB Erin Henderson (114 tackles, 54 solo) returns as the leading tackler. The middle is a big question mark. The secondary has speed and athleticism, but they are without former standout Josh Wilson. Wilson was a true team leader, who kept things together on and off the field. At free safety Christian Varner is a tough and hard hitter.

Six wins are possible if Maryland can win back-to-back swing games at home against Virginia and Clemson. They also play West Virginia at home and may be able to pull an upset off against the Mountaineers. Seven wins and this team goes to a bowl game. That won't be easy, but it can happen.

Maryland Terrapins Football Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Away
Sep 1 Villanova Home
Sep 8 Fla International Away
Sep 13 West Virginia Home
Sep 22 Wake Forest Away
Sep 29 Rutgers Away
Oct 6 Georgia Tech Home
Oct 20 Virginia Home
Oct 27 Clemson Home
Nov 3 North Carolina Away
Nov 10 Boston College Home
Nov 17 Florida St Away
Nov 24 NC State Away

 

For more info on the 2007 Maryland Terrapins football program, view the Terrapins sports website or scroll down below to read up on the rest of the ACC foes.

 

2007 ACC Football Team Previews

All of the Atlantic Coast Conference teams from both the Coastal & Atlantic divisions are listed to the right. Each link gives our individual team preview for all of the ACC colleges. For non ACC teams visit our 2007 college football preview page.

At any time you may return to the Atlantic Coast Conference Preview page for a quick thumbnail on the conference as a whole including how we forecast the division races playing out. Are the Miami Hurricanes back? Will Va Tech's defense be too much? Finally who will win the jumbled Atlantic division.

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