Maryland stuns No. 23 California

Maryland pulled off the upset of the day, topping No. 23 California 35-27 in College Park Saturday.

It was over when… Chris Turner hit Darrius Heyward-Bey for a 27-yard TD pass to give the Terps a 28-6 lead in the third.
Gameball goes to… Turner, whose efficient afternoon included 156 passing yards and two TD throws.
Stat of the game… 0. After Maryland QBs combined for five picks over the first two games, Turner threw none against the Bears.

The media has been quick to note that the 12:00 PM ET kickoff (which is 9:00 AM PT) was a clear disadvantage for California, but they were just outplayed as Maryland did whatever it wanted on the ground in the second half. The Cal offense did its part in totaling 461 yards, but whenever the defense needed to get a stop, it just couldn’t get one. While looking at the overall numbers, it’s hard to fathom how Maryland won this game, but the win was impressive nonetheless.

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