When it mattered most, Maryland's defense got the stop it needed. On fourth-and-goal, the Terps stopped Navy from scoring the game-winning touchdown and earned a 17-14 win in the "Crab Bowl."
Not only was it a game-saving stop, it might also have been a career-saving stop for coach Ralph Friedgen.
Maryland just hired a new athletic director. From Army. Army doesn't like Navy. Odds are first-year Maryland AD Kevin Anderson wouldn't have liked his new coach to lose to the Middies, either. Instead, Maryland got exactly what it needed -- the kind of win that can give them some confidence and help erase the embarrassment from last year's 2-10 season. This win will help the Terps take a step in the right direction, but they'll have to continue to work and eliminate the mistakes, along with find a passing game.