November 6, 2007

Seniors prepare for home finale

In August, Maryland's 15 seniors envisioned their final home game being full of drama and ACC championship implications. Three close losses and an unrelenting string of injuries derailed those dreams, but Saturday night's home finale against Boston College will still have plenty of meaning.

The injury-ravaged Terps have lost three games in a row and their fading bowl hopes rest on defeating the eighth-ranked Eagles, who are in control of the Atlantic Division, in a nationally televised game (8 p.m., ABC).

For the Terrapins playing at home for the final time, the game represents not only a chance to extend their 2007 post-season hopes but also an opportunity to say goodbye to Byrd Stadium on a positive note.

"It's a huge game, it's on national television," Haynos said. "We really couldn't ask for anything else going out as seniors in Byrd Stadium. If we get a win, that would be a real nice memory to have."

The Terps will have to beat Boston College, which is 21-8 away from home the last five years, if they hope to avoid their first four-game losing streak since the end of the 1999 season, and it will be a difficult task.

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