Only N.C. State (65) has given up more second half points than Maryland's 42. True a bunch of teams like Florida State have not played anyone but the next closest team in second half points surrendered is Virginia Tech with 34.
Even if Da'Rel Scott misses the Eastern Michigan game he is still the early favorite to claim the ACC rushing title. He has 139 more yards than the second place rusher and is averaging almost 50 yards per game more than anyone in the ACC. The only concern is that he will wear down like Bruce Perry did in 2001 with assorted injuries but if he stays healthy the best running back duoin the ACC may not be Clemson's ballyhooed Spiller and Davis but Scott and Davin Meggett.
After enduring death by a thousand cuts against Middle Tennessee and their spread passing game the Maryland defense got dumped in a wood chipper by Cal's passing attack last Saturday. That dropped them to last in the ACC in pass defense. The Terps are only 9th in pass efficiency defense with Virginia, Virginia Tech and N.C. State below them.
Two other weak points worth pondering are the kick coverage which is the worst in the ACC and the Red Zone offense, also last in the ACC. Maryland is only 5/9 in the Red Zone but that is mostly due to Obi Egekeze's kicking struggles as he has missed two field goals inside the 20.
Two huge divisional matchups this weekend with Virginia Tech travelling to North Carolina and Wake Forest visiting Florida State. The Hokies shaky pass defense will get a stern test matching up with the Tar Heel aerial attack. It may be the only game all season with two ranked ACC teams playing each other when Wake and FSU play in Tallahassee. It is tough to say if FSU is really any good since they have not played anyone worth noting so far. These two games may go a long way in determining who plays in Tampa Bay for the ACC title.