COLLEGE PARK, Md.—Last year when Maryland went 2-10, the Terrapins simply weren't good enough to beat most teams.
This year, they are good enough. The Terrapins won four of their first five games, including an upset of Navy in the season opener.
The raised expectations that accompanied that improvement left Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen most unhappy with Saturday's 31-7 loss to Clemson.
Maryland (4-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference)) was done in by its own mistakes, Friedgen said, which is something the Terrapins have to get past if they are to end their current 10-game road losing streak at Boston College (2-4, 0-3 ACC) this week.