I don't really know what to say at this point. It's never surprising anymore--how could it be? But the disappointment, the anger, the frustration...they're always independent of expectation. I felt good about today. After the first quarter, I even let myself think it might be easy.
I should have guessed that another second-quarter lull was in order, this one a near-total collapse that completely turned the game around for Maryland. The offense sputtered; Jeff Ruiz shanked a punt; we had a field goal blocked. The defense did pretty well under the circumstances but was put in a bad spot too many times. These things have come to define this team.
Who's ready for the Champs Sports Bowl? I hear the Big East is really compelling this year.