Terps record 13 sacks in final three games, rank second in ACC
By Daniel Gallen
Senior staff writer
When Shawn Petty knifed through the opening between the right guard and right tackle Saturday afternoon, the Terrapins inside linebacker had a clear path at N.C. State quarterback Brandon Mitchell.
The Wolfpack signal-caller tried to roll left and escape the sophomore, but Petty grasped the red jersey and twisted him to the ground. The sack, the Terps’ sixth and final of the day, came on fourth-and-4 and was N.C. State’s final play in the Terps’ 41-21 win.
And for the second time in three games, the Terps defense turned in a masterful performance rushing the quarterback and got a victory out of it. While they have been solid for most of the season, the Terps are at their best when they are getting to the opposing quarterback, and Saturday was just another example of that.