There's two sides to every blowout, and Wake Forest's Jim Grobe didn't have many answers after the Demon Deacons' 62-14 loss to Maryland.
“We’re just not playing good enough to beat a good team right now,” Grobe said.
And so it would seem the Terrapins (6-2, 3-1 ACC) qualify as that.
Certainly, beating the struggling Demon Deacons doesn't exactly boost Maryland's profile. But the way it happened certainly warrants some attention.
Maryland dropped 62 points on an opponent for the second time this season, and while Wake isn't exactly an annual ACC title contender, it certainly has some more cache than Morgan State.
What's more the 62 points ties a school record against an ACC opponent; the Terps mauled Virginia 62-24 in 1975.
And as for how a 48-point pummeling of a conference opponent ranks in program history. Well, it's the third largest margin of victory for the Terps in an ACC game. Take a look:
52: Wake Forest, 1996 (52-0)
52: at North Carolina, 2002 (59-7)
48: Wake Forest, 2010 (62-14)
47: Wake Forest, 1974 (47-0)
43: Virginia, 1959 (55-12)
43: vs. Duke, 1974 (56-13)
42: Duke, 2001 (59-17)
41: Clemson, 1974 (41-0)
41: Virginia, 1981 (48-7)
That's a whole lot of Wake Forest --- and Wake Forest on Homecoming, no less --- at the top of the list.
There's only so much of a statement that can be made against a team that's dropped six in a row. But however big it can be, Maryland surely managed it.