Maryland Terrapins head coach Randy Edsall reacts with linebacker Jermaine Carter Jr. (23) after the the Terapins defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 27-24 in overtime at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - C.J. Brown ran for 122 yards, including a touchdown in overtime, and Maryland beat Virginia Tech 27-24 on Saturday to become bowl eligible and damage the Hokies' hopes of playing for the ACC championship.
The Terrapins (6-4, 2-4) arrived at Lane Stadium for Senior Day having lost four of five, but scored three consecutive touchdowns to open a commanding 21-7 lead, then held on after the Hokies pulled even with 9:32 to play in regulation. In the overtime, the Terps limited Virginia Tech to a field goal, then needed just four plays to cover the 25 yards, with Brown fittingly finishing it.
He finished with 122 yards and threw for 135 yards.
Virginia Tech (7-4, 4-3) came into the game knowing that if it beat the Terps and then Virginia next weekend, and if Duke lost one of its three remaining games, the Hokies would win the Coastal Division.