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Maryland 21, Clemson 7

10/4/2003

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Scott McBrien threw three touchdown
passes as Maryland beat Clemson 21-7 Saturday for its fourth
straight victory.

Steve Suter, Rich Parson and Derrick Fenner had touchdown
receptions to help the Terrapins (4-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast
Conference) beat the Tigers for the third straight time since Ralph
Friedgen took over as head coach.

Derrick Hamilton caught seven passes for a career-high 175 yards
and a touchdown for Clemson (3-2, 1-1 ACC), which had a three-game
winning streak snapped. The Tigers had only 10 yards rushing on 29
attempts.

The game attracted 51,455 to Byrd Stadium, the third straight
sellout and the first time the Terrapins have drawn in more than
50,000 fans for three consecutive home games.

Josh Allen led Maryland with 65 yards rushing on 16 carries.

The Terrapins limited Clemson to minus-14 yards on the ground in
the first half and took a 14-7 lead on a pair of scoring passes by
McBrien, who finished 14-for-27 for 204 yards.

McBrien capped off a 12-play, 68-yard drive by connecting with
Suter on a crossing pattern good for a 25-yard touchdown with 5:41
left in the first quarter.

Parson hauled in a 10-yard scoring reception from McBrien in the
right side of the end zone, extending the lead to 14-0 on the third
play of the second quarter.

Clemson's passing game was largely ineffective in the first
half, save for the 70-yard touchdown pass from Charlie Whitehurst
to Hamilton that cut Maryland's lead in half with 2:33 left in the
second period.

Fenner scored on a 69-yard pass from McBrien late in the third
quarter for a 21-7 lead. On third-and-10, Fenner outleaped Tye Hill
in front of the Clemson bench to corral McBrien's floater, then cut
back across the field and outraced Hill to the end zone.

Whitehurst was 22-for-45 for 320 yards.