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Terps fall to Marshall in Military Bowl, 31-20

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The Maryland Terrapins couldn't finish off their season on a high note, falling to the Marshall Thundering Herd in the Military Bowl, 31-20.

The Terps fell behind in the first quarter and could never seem to catch up the rest of the way. Maryland actually rallied to take a 20-17 lead in the second half, but Marshall eventually pulled away.

The Maryland defense really struggled on third down. The Terps had trouble getting pressure on the quarterback and the secondary had a lot of breakdowns in communication and coverage.

Offensively, it seemed like the Terps had terrible field position all day. There were a number of times that Maryland started drives from inside their own five-yard line, which really limited some of their play-calling.

It's tough to put points on the board when you have to drive the entire length of the field nearly every time you have the ball to score a touchdown.

Quarterback C.J. Brown didn't get much help from his wide receivers, which dropped a number of passes, some of which would have extended drives. Brown threw two interceptions late in the game, but he was just trying to make something happen in a desperate situation.

It was a disappointing loss, but not all that surprising. Marshall actually has a really good team and the Terps had to scratch and claw to overcome all of their injuries just to become bowl eligible.

Will Randy Edsall keep his job? Rumors surfaced earlier in the week that Edsall would be fired if his team lost to Marshall, only for athletic director Kevin Anderson to deny that speculation. I think he should, and will, keep his job, but you never know with the Terps heading to the Big 10 next year.

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