BOWL SUCCESS

Terps Win Back-to-Back Bowl Games Against Tennessee and West Virginia

Peach Bowl – Dec. 31, 2002

ATLANTA - The Terps posted their first bowl win since 1985 with a dominating performance against the Tennessee Volunteers, winning by a score of 30-3. QB Scott McBrien ran for a pair of touchdowns, Nick Novak booted three field goals, All-America linebacker E.J. Henderson registered 12 solo tackles, and cornerback Curome Cox returned an interception for a touchdown to highlight Maryland's performance. The Terps never trailed in the game, taking their opening possession in for a touchdown on a one-yard run by McBrien and taking a 17-3 lead into intermission. It was the most lopsided bowl loss in UT history.

Gator Bowl – Jan. 1, 2004

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former Mountaineer Scott McBrien threw for a career-high 381 yards to help Maryland to a 41-7 victory over West Virginia in the Gator Bowl, a rematch of a regular-season game that was almost as lopsided. Playing against the team he left in 2001, McBrien threw for three scores and ran for another. His teammate, Steve Suter, returned a punt for a touchdown and made a highlight-reel catch to help the Terrapins reach 10 wins for the third-straight year under coach Ralph Friedgen.

source: umterps.com