It's a good thing for Randy Edsall that Maryland eeked out a 19-14 win over Wake Forest.
The Deacs were without six suspended players, including four starters. They were without their top offensive playmaker, injured receiver Michael Campanaro. And they were on the road. Facing a team that had a bye week to prepare. Yet the Deacs just wouldn't go away.
Maryland's offense got the last word, though, thanks in large part to a 63-yard play by Stefon Diggs that set up the game winner, and the Terps have officially surpassed last year's win total. They're also 1-0 in league play. It just wasn't a very convincing 1-0. Still, considering last year's disappointment, the Terps will take what they can get. Wake Forest, on the other hand, has now lost back-to-back games heading into the bye week. It could use a break to regroup and heal. Once again, getting to a bowl game isn't going to be a given.
This game was a snapshot of the competition in the Atlantic Division. It was also a reminder that it's Florida State, Clemson, "and everybody else."