One look back on expectations and reality from Maryland's 51-20 rout of East Carolina.
1. Torrey Smith will catch at least two touchdown passes.
INCORRECT. Smith had only two receptions for 10 yards in his final game at Maryland. Perhaps just as notable a number is Maryland had 13 completions against East Carolina while Smith had 14 by himself in the regular season finale against N.C. State
2. Maryland's safeties will account for at least one turnover.
CORRECT. Eric Franklin had an interception, Kenny Tate recovered a fumble and Antwine Perez (while not getting credit for a turnover) made a touchdown-saving tackle as a prelude to Maryland's goal-line stand in the fourth quarter.
3. East Carolina will throw for 300+ yards.
CORRECT. The Pirates got there on their final snap, finishing with 311 yards over 62 attempts. While not remotely efficient, they did hit the plateau they usually reach.
4. Maryland will score 40 points.
CORRECT. Da'Rel Scott's 91-yard run --- the longest in coach Ralph Friedgen's tenure --- put Maryland over the top of the 40-point barrier with 11:20 to play. Ultimately, Maryland scored 40 points for the fifth time this year and finished with a 31.5 scoring average, the Terps' highest since 2002.
5. Maryland will send Ralph Friedgen out a winner.
CORRECT. Maryland never trailed, collected four turnovers and at one point scored five touchdowns on 25 snaps in the second half. It was a demolition, and Maryland set a school bowl record for points (51) and came within three points of the school record for bowl margin of victory (the 2004 New Year's Day defeat of West Virginia in the Gator Bowl was a 34-point bludgeoning). It didn't look great early on, but Maryland wound up earning an emphatic victory in Friedgen's last game.
East Carolina: 4-for-5