The Maryland Terrapins got off to a sluggish start and never recovered in a 34-10 loss to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
C.J. Brown threw two interceptions in the first half and really struggled with his reads and downfield throws. It could have been a case of rust after a concussion kept him out of last week's game, or maybe his passing ability is being exposed.
Brown was so ineffective that Randy Edsall turned to Caleb Rowe after the first offensive series of the second half.
Adding injury to insult, Deon Long was carted off the field with a serious leg injury. As if that wasn't bad enough, Stefon Diggs had to be helped off the field in the second half and was eventually carted to the locker room with his right ankle wrapped in ice.
It was later discovered that Long broke his leg and Diggs fractured his leg. Both players will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.
It's just the latest in a number of injuries that have hit the team hard in recent weeks.
Maryland was decimated by injuries at the quarterback position last year, leading many to hope that luck would be on the Terps side in 2013. While the quarterbacks have managed to stay healthy, other positions are being hit very hard by the injury bug.
Unfortunately for Maryland, the injuries have really taken their toll on a defense that was among the nation's best early in the season. Take away Long from the offense and suddenly the Terps are really hurting on both sides of the ball.
Maryland remains just one win away from bowl eligibility, and despite a favorable schedule, it's possible they might not be able to get another victory this year.
It's a sobering reality for a team that started off the season so strong and was even garnering some support as a darkhorse in the ACC race.