COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Nick Ferrara kicked a 32-yard field goal with 1:39 left, Danny O'Brien threw for 348 yards and a touchdown, and Maryland beat short-handed Miami 32-24 Monday night in coach Randy Edsall's first game with the Terrapins.
Miami was playing its initial game under Al Golden without eight suspended players, including quarterback Jacory Harris, linebacker Sean Spence and defensive linemen Marcus Forston and Adewale Ojomo.
Stephen Morris capably filled in for Harris, going 19 for 28 for 195 yards and running for a touchdown. But on a fourth-and-4 in the final minute, the sophomore threw an interception that Cameron Chism took 54 yards for the clinching score with 39 seconds remaining.
It was the second touchdown by the Maryland defense, both involving Chism. He also forced a fumble that provided the Terps with a 20-14 halftime lead.
Ferrara's game-winning field goal, his 4th of the game, came just 2:22 after Miami took a 24-23 lead on a Jake Wieclaw field goal.