October 19, 2011
Matchup Analysis: Maryland comes to town
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While the Terrapins have been terrible on defense this season, their ability to defend against the pass has at least been average with the Terps ranking eighth in the conference. Junior safety Eric Franklin leads Maryland in both tackles and pass break-ups (5). West Virginia is the only team to throw for over 300 yards on the Terps defense.
FSU's passing attack ranks No. 1 in the ACC and with a healthy EJ Manuel running the show this should be continue to be a team strength. Manuel's mobility will be needed since a decimated FSU offensive line, which is missing two senior starters, will be providing pass protection. The health of couple of FSU's young wide receivers remains in question.
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