Scores

Final

Virginia 26

(2-4, 0-2 ACC)

Maryland 27

(5-1, 1-1 Big Ten)

Coverage: ESPNU

3:30 PM ET, October 12, 2013

Byrd Stadium, College Park, MD

1 2 3 4 T
UVA 6 10 0 1026
MD 7 7 6 727

Top Performers

Passing: C. Rowe (MD) - 332 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: B. Ross (MD) - 14 CAR, 88 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. McGee (FLA) - 8 REC, 114 YDS, 1 TD

Maryland squeezes past Virginia 27-26

Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Caleb Rowe threw for 332 yards and hit tight end Dave Stinebaugh for the go-ahead score with 5:14 left as Maryland beat Virginia 27-26 Saturday in perhaps the final meeting between these border rivals.

Rowe's 12-yard touchdown pass made it 27-26. Virginia moved to the Maryland 24-yard line in the closing seconds before Alec Vozenilek's 42-yard field goal attempt sailed wide right with 10 seconds remaining.

Rowe made his second career start in place of C.J. Brown, who sustained a concussion in last week's 63-0 loss at Florida State. Rowe went 18 for 34 and directed an offense that accumulated 468 yards.

Brandon Ross ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns for the Terrapins (5-1, 1-1), who ended a three-game skid at home against the Cavaliers (2-4, 0-2).

The Terrapins and Cavaliers first clashed in 1919 and have played every season since 1957. But Maryland is leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference next year to join the Big Ten, leaving the future of the series in doubt.

As it stands now, Maryland leads 44-32-2.

David Watford went 27 for 44 for 263 yards and a score, and tight end Jake McGee had eight catches for 114 yards for Cavaliers, who have lost three straight. Kevin Parks ran for 112 yards and a touchdown, and Khalek Shepherd contributed 81 yards rushing to an offense that amassed 505 yards.

The Terrapins trailed 23-20 in the fourth quarter when a Virginia punt hit a Maryland player and was recovered by the Cavaliers. That led to Vozenilek's fourth field goal with 7:11 remaining.

Rowe brought the Terrapins back, with the help of two exceptional catches. After Deon Long leaped between two defenders to grab a floater on a third-and-22 for a 47-yard gain to the Virginia 13, Stinebaugh made a diving catch in the middle of the end zone.

Down at halftime, Maryland got two field goals from Brad Craddock in the third quarter to take a 20-16 lead. Craddock's second 3-pointer came after Rowe ran 19 yards on a third-and-13 and followed that with a 21-yard completion to Stefon Diggs.

The advantage disappeared when Parks scored on a 6-yard run with 13:15 left in the game.

Vozenilek kicked three field goals, and the Cavaliers took advantage of two Maryland turnovers in going up 16-14 at halftime.

Virginia's first possession ended with a punt. William Likely fumbled the kick, Darius Lee recovered for the Cavaliers and Vozenilek made it 3-0.

Minutes later, Watford completed passes of 16 and 38 yards to McGee in a drive that produced another field goal after Parks was twice stuffed at the 1-yard line.

The Terrapins went up 7-6 late in the quarter when Ross turned a screen pass into a 77-yard gain, then ran it in from the 1.

After a holding penalty wiped out a Maryland touchdown, Rowe lost a fumble. But the Terrapins got the ball back, and Ross made it 14-6 with a 7-yard touchdown run.

The Cavaliers then closed to 14-13, using a 44-yard run by Shepherd set up a 4-yard TD pass to McGee.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UVA
MD
1st Downs2919
Total Yards505468
Passing263332
Rushing242136
Penalties5-386-48
3rd Down Conversions8-204-12
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers03
Possession37:4522:15

Passing Leaders

VirginiaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Watford27/442636.010
MarylandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rowe18/343329.810

Rushing Leaders

VirginiaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Parks281124.0119
Shepherd10818.1044
MarylandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ross14886.3236
Reid34113.7038

Receiving Leaders

VirginiaRECYDSAVGTDLG
McGee811414.3138
Parks55010.0035
MarylandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Long49824.5047
Diggs69616.0039

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUVAMD
FG08:53Alec Vozenilek 28 Yd 30
FG01:18Alec Vozenilek 18 Yd 60
TD00:08Brandon Ross 1 Yd Run (Brad Craddock Kick) 67
SECOND QUARTERUVAMD
TD06:40Brandon Ross 7 Yd Run (Brad Craddock Kick) 614
TD04:33Jake McGee 4 Yd Pass From David Watford (Alec Vozenilek Kick) 1314
FG00:19Alec Vozenilek 27 Yd 1614
THIRD QUARTERUVAMD
FG12:34Brad Craddock 36 Yd 1617
FG02:00Brad Craddock 32 Yd 1620
FOURTH QUARTERUVAMD
TD13:15Kevin Parks 6 Yd Run (Alec Vozenilek Kick) 2320
FG07:11Alec Vozenilek 26 Yd 2620
TD05:14Dave Stinebaugh 12 Yd Pass From Caleb Rowe (Brad Craddock Kick) 2627