Terps get lesson in what's at stake

The Terps have been watching a different kind of film lately.

Earlier this week, Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen showed his team a Power Point presentation on what each game still means to the conference standings and the Terps' bowl hopes.

"Right now we're one of 10 teams eligible for a bowl game," Friedgen said. "I told them that just because you are bowl eligible, does not mean you are going to make a bowl. So every win from here on out will determine which bowl we go to. That was not all that was mentioned, we also spoke about what Virginia is able to do that could jeopardize not jut our bowl contention but our conference championship."

Bottom line: Maryland is still in it if it keeps winning. If the Terps win out, they win the Atlantic Division, it's that simple. The question is whether Maryland can bounce back from a tough loss at Miami against the same team that was able to upset the Hurricanes on Oct. 30.

"It was a tough loss for us but we are over it now," said quarterback Danny O'Brien. "Win or lose, you have to get ready for the next opponent, so we are all focused on Virginia this week. We have been good at bouncing back from losses so far this year and we get another chance to do that this week. It's back to the drawing board and we have to get ready for this one."